Tag Archives: wearable technology

Our search for the perfect tracker continues (as Withings Steel HR fails)

It’s starting to look like an impossible quest: The search for the perfect fitness tracker. After a strong performance over the last weeks, our Withings Steel HR has failed in a spectacular

What’s going on at Jawbone?

Almost four years after a Jawbone UP got us hooked on wearable tech, we’ve got a ‘new’ UP3 smart wristband. Our return to Jawbone made us wonder what is going on at

WebSummit panel to highlight wearable’s next top model

WebSummit is shaping up to be THE technology event of the year, and we’ll be there to cover it. Join WTW editor-in-chief Simon Jones as he moderates the “Wearable’s next top model”

The PitPat of tiny footsteps – a dedicated fitness tracker for your pooch

A couple of years ago, my expectations were shattered after putting a Fitbit on our family dog. I’d expected a good 20,000 steps per day – but what the readouts showed was

Fitbit’s lowest-ever stock price: Cause for alarm?

On paper, it would be one of the greatest wearables success stories – clearly recognized as the market leader in terms of sales (and to an extent, for its products too), two

Is there an Apple Watch use case?

Arriving at #NEM360 in Stockholm today*, we struck up conversation with a fellow Apple Watch owner. Here’s how the conversation went: Him: “I’m actually really disappointed with it” WTW: “Really?” Him: “I

Fitbit Blaze is a new “smart fitness watch”

It’s CES week – and that means a slew of new wearables, including a second “smart fitness watch” from wristband market leader Fitbit. Fitbit is sensibly trying to expand its range beyond

Smartwatch, smartband or both? Take our survey

Today we’re launching a short survey to try and take the pulse of the wearable tech market. Do you own a smartwatch, a smartband, or both? Let us know, take our two-minute

To succeed, wearable tech must become invisible

We’ve passed the fad phase: Nobody’s impressed if you’re wearing a tracker on your wrist or hip to count your steps / tally your abs / count your heartbeats as you work

What does 2016 hold for consumer wearable tech?

If 2015 was supposed to be the “year of wearable tech”, then what about 2016? “The true year of wearables” or the year in which early consumer devices like smart wristbands start to fade away? Although