Tag Archives: wearable

The wristwatch strikes back

Technically speaking, the Withings Activité is a smartwatch – but don’t expect to use it to read your mails. On the surface, the Activité is a stylish unisex watch. Under the face,

Your next generation smart wristband is a smartphone

Thinking about buying a next-generation smart wristband? Watching the market carefully for the next feature set, or the next morph in form factor, such as Huawei’s innovative wristband/Bluetooth headset combi? Well, that

Samsung’s Simband confirms the real battle of the smartbands is for data collection

Samsung’s announcement this week of the Simband “reference design” simply underlines something that has been becoming clearer and clearer over the last year: that the real battle of the smartbands will not

Did Nike sacrifice FuelBand on the Apple altar?

Did Nike sacrifice its FuelBand on Apple’s altar? Is the decision a sign that the long-hyped iWatch is actually going to launch soon? Looking into the past helps to provide the big picture. Nike and

Goccia leads the race towards a hot summer for activity trackers

It is promising to be a hot summer for wearable technology. In an increasingly-crowded market for wearables, the Goccia activity tracker promises real innovation. The Kickstarter-funded firm is developing a tiny tracker that

Research firm IDC weighs in on wearables

Leading market research firm IDC has thrown its hat into the ring regarding market sizing for wearables. IDC’s predictions carry some weight, with a well-earned reputation for getting it right on the numbers.

Going UP: Jawbone UP24 goes worldwide – at a price

Jawbone has finally announced worldwide availability for its flagship UP24 smart wristband. However, going UP has a double meaning, as there’s a huge price premium in some markets. The UP24, which syncs

Trouble ahead? Wearable technology in the workplace

There could be trouble ahead for #wearabletech in the workplace. Just as employers start to get to grips with the huge problem of “Bring Your Own Device”, so “Bring Your Own Wearables”

There’s gonna be a (wrist) revolution

Smartwatches look like they’ll play a major role at CES, the show even has a dedicated exhibition area called Wrist Revolution (no snickering please) featuring 10 firms. Among them is the navigation

New wearables: Nike+ Fuelband SE and fugly Fitbug Orb

Hard on the heels of Fitbit’s Force comes another wave of wearable technology – turning wrist space into valuable real estate. Two more new arrivals in the last 24 hours – at