Tag Archives: wearable technology

Getting it right second time

In the technology industry, it’s rare to get anything right first time. In fact, we once worked with a software company that started from the get-go with version 3.0 of their software

Analysis: Fitbit’s week from hell

Fresh from its IPO, wearables firm Fitbit saw its stock price fall off a cliff after declaring its first quarterly results as a public company. The drop – which took place over

Living with an Apple Watch: Our impressions

Apple’s Watch is the highest-profile – and highest priced – piece of consumer wearable technology to arrive on the market so far. But how easy is it to live with? To better

Climbing the Apple Watch learning curve

How easy is it to get started with an Apple Watch? The New York Times described a “steep learning curve” before its reviewer fell head-over-heels in love with their wristwatch. We wanted to

How to liberate your wearable data (tip: Let the IoT work for you)

Earlier this week we reported on Government warnings not to use wearable tech apps provided by health insurers. Now we outline how to liberate your data from the four most-popular smart wearables: The Fitbit family,

Healthcare insurers pose privacy concerns for wearables

Health insurers are using step-counting phone apps as a Trojan horse to lure customers into sharing “very sensitive information” such as daily movement, sleep patterns and even heart rate, according to a

Airing is the world’s first hose-free CPAP machine

As regular readers will know, we’ve got a vested interest in any technology that can address the problem of sleep apnea – which is why we immediately reached for our credit card

Tyia smart bracelet unchains you from a smartphone

In a move that’s quite the opposite from the principles of the instant notifications of the Apple Watch, Tyia is a smart bracelet that filters out all but the most essential alerts

Japan doesn’t embrace smart wristbands

One year on and we’re revisiting the wearables market in Japan. Back in 2014, we reported that local firm Omron ruled the roost when it came to wearable technology: At the time,

Our survey says … something doesn’t add up

Does the general public really understand what wearables is all about? We think not, based on the results from a recent survey on wearables carried out in the UK by reputable pollsters