The way we see it, any smartwatch that classes itself as a ‘fitness smartwatch’ must pass a simple, but important test: It must be comfortable to wear. To be comfortable when out running, lifting weights at the gym or anything else, a smartwatch needs to be small. If a smartwatch isn’t small, then it’s going to get in the way of your workouts and hinder your progress. Over the years, we’ve seen a fair few enormous smartwatches tout themselves as suitable for fitness activities. An example being the Samsung Galaxy Gear S3, which has a 46mm face. At that size, a smartwatch is uncomfortabl..
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Best smartwatches 2017 - the ultimate list! Looking for the best smartwatches of 2017? Look no further. We’ve created a huge, detailed list of the best smartwatches in 2017 to help you in your search. Over the last two years, there has been an explosion in the number of smartwatches brought to market. The good news with regards to that recent explosion is that there’s now lots of choice. The bad news is that sifting through the good, the exceptional and the downright rubbish smartwatches is not always an easy task. That task is made even harder when you consider that many smartwatches ..
Whether you want to be able to take a shower with your smartwatch on or go diving with it on, your ability to do so safely depends on what water resistance rating it has. Watches are given a water resistance classification that is based on what atmospheric pressures they can resist. These are most commonly 30 metres / 3 ATM, 50 metres / 5 ATM, 100 metres / 10 ATM, or 200 metres / 20 ATM. Some watches are also given an IP rating, such as IP68 or IPX7. IP68 devices can be submerged in water up to 1.5m for 30 minutes, while IPX7 devices can be submerged in water up to 1.0m for less than..
If you are considering buying a wearable piece of technology for your child, it’s important to consider what you want you or your child to get from the device. For some parents, a wearable that offers location tracking is high on the agenda for enhanced security. For others, a wearable that simply tracks their child’s activity and shows them that data on their smartphone is insight enough. Whatever you are looking for, the good news is that there’s a wide range of wearables out there to suit your criteria. And best of all, most of these kid’s wearables look great and are comfortable ..
Apple plans to release a new smartwatch later this year with 4G LTE, which will allow it to break away from the iPhone and make calls as a standalone device. The smartwatch, which has not yet been named (it may well be the Apple Watch Series 3, or another device entirely), is also expected to have GPS. This will allow runners to leave their iPhone at home, and thus lighten the load when out and about. It has also been alleged by numerous media outlets that AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile and Verizon are all lining up to sell the new device with their own data plans. Should this happen - a..
Looking for a running smartwatch that’ll accurately track your runs, and help you get more from them? We hear you. Whether you are looking for a smartwatch that’ll track basic data such as your step count and calories burned, or a more advanced smartwatch that’ll gather stride length and vertical ratio metrics, there’s a device out there for you. Running GPS smartwatches come in all shapes and sizes, and some are more capable than others. In this article, we’ll take a look at some of the best. Here’s our top 10 running GPS smartwatches in 2017: New Balance RunIQ The ..
A smartwatch collaboration between Porsche Design and HUAWEI was announced back in February, but no further details had been announced in terms of specs. Now, we finally have our first glimpse of the device in question and it’s certainly a good-looking smartwatch. Based on the HUAWEI Watch 2, the Porsche Design HUAWEI Watch builds on the standard device’s solid build quality with unique design details. Here’s what you need to know: Porsche Design HUAWEI Watch First things first, if you like the look of the HUAWEI Watch 2, then you’ll love Porsche Design’s efforts which only ..
When Android Wear smartwatches first came out, they acted as an extension of your smartphone. They would notify you of incoming calls and texts, they would send you app notifications, and they would let you control your smartphone’s camera. Today, Android Wear smartwatches are much more capable. The recent Android Wear 2.0 update brought with it standalone apps, its own Play Store, Android Pay and improved messaging features. Now, you can wear smartwatches untethered from a smartphone and they don’t lose out on any functionality. In other words, they are multi-talented. It is Android..
Louis Vuitton has this week revealed the Tambour Horizon, its first ever smartwatch. The Tambour Horizon runs Android Wear 2.0 and boasts a 1.2-inch round AMOLED touchscreen display with a 390x390 resolution. The crystal covering the display is a sapphire crystal, as you would expect from a luxury smartwatch, and the case is 42mm with a 12.55mm thickness. That puts the Tambour Horizon at around the same size as the original HUAWEI Watch, which is 12.6mm thick with a 42mm case. What sets the Louis Vuitton Tambour Horizon apart from the various other Android Wear smartwatches on the ma..
We spend a third of our lives asleep, and sleep trackers can provide a fascinating insight into that deep, slumberous unknown. If you have trouble sleeping sometimes, or you find yourself feeling more tired than you should in the morning, a sleep tracker could help you to understand why. Sleep trackers are fitness trackers. They have sensors within them that detect movement, so they can tell when you toss and turn in the night or when you get up. That data is then offered up within a smartphone application. In terms of accuracy, these devices are accurate and they also do a good job ..