Rugged smartwatches are incredibly versatile. They’re great for hiking, swimming, wearing to work, playing with the kids and everything in-between. What makes a smartwatch rugged? It’s got to have a durable outer body, some level of shock protection and waterproofing of some kind, be it an IP certification such as IPX8 or IP68 or an ATM rating such as 10ATM. It’s also got to have in-built GPS - a feature which is extremely useful if you do any outdoor exploring. Unfortunately, there are literally hundreds of smartwatches out there that claim to be rugged but really aren’t. They’re ju..
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Looking for the best Samsung smartwatch? You have five devices to choose from in 2018. These are the Samsung Gear S3 Classic and Samsung Gear S3 Frontier, Samsung Gear Sport, Samsung Gear Fit2 GPS and Samsung Gear S2. These are Samsung’s latest smartwatches and are your best bet if you want a great smartwatch experience. Here’s some quick facts about all these smartwatches: • They are all compatible with devices running Android 4.4 or later • They are all compatible with iPhone devices running at least iOS 9 • They all featur..
Whether you pump iron, take calisthenics classes or get in your cardio at the gym, a smartwatch can help you workout harder and smarter. The best gym smartwatches will track each lift and every step you take in the gym. If that’s something you’d benefit from, we’ve got some great recommendations for you. It’s important to note that regular fitness trackers have little to offer if your workouts heavily focus on weightlifting. The market is such that it caters for running, swimming and cycling rather than lifting weights. Even something as simple as a push-up, or pull-up, isn’t tracked by..
With 30 days of battery life, the TicWatch Pro smashes its Wear OS competition. But do those long legs sacrifice usability? It’s something all smartwatch users dream of - being able to wear their watch to bed, or take it off, and not have to worry about charging it. Unfortunately, lithium-ion batteries are as efficient as they can get for their size. So, unless a smartwatch is very large or very thick to accommodate a big battery, there’s little else an OEM can do. Or so we thought. The TicWatch Pro Mobvoi - the company behind the TicWatch S and TicWatch E - has announced..
Kickstarter is a crowdfunding platform where technology start-ups, and sometimes established brands, pitch a new product for investment. Ordinary folk invest a fixed amount in the product to help it reach its funding goal. Once funded, the product begins production and generally starts shipping a few months later. Right now, there are over a hundred smartwatch projects on Kickstarter bidding for investment. In this article, we’ll detail the top 10 Kickstarter smartwatches. Please note: By the time you read this article, some or all the smartwatches listed won’t be available for inves..
Good news ladies. You can now track your menstrual cycle on your Fitbit Versa or Ionic smartwatch. Fitbit has rolled out their new menstrual cycle tracking feature after initially announcing it alongside the Versa in March. It follows a commitment from the company to improve its feature-set for female users. Menstrual Cycle Tracking The new tracking feature will allow you to track your menstrual cycle. It will also predict future cycles and keep track of your fertility windows. The app also allows you to log symptoms. You can log cramps, headache, tender breasts, acne and sickn..
Fitbit’s latest earnings call makes for grim reading. For the first quarter of 2018, the company’s revenue fell by $41.9 million compared to the same time last year. Going from $298.9 million to $248 million hasn’t fazed CEO James Park though, who has revealed stern optimism in future growth led by the Versa smartwatch. Versa Leads the Way Park revealed during Fitbit’s earnings call that the Versa, the company’s new smartwatch, saw the best initial sales of any Fitbit in history. Park also revealed that the Versa, Ionic and Aria 2 smart scale accounted for 30 per cent of all..
Do you know what’s better than one touchscreen? Two touchscreens. Or so that’s the thoughts of researchers at Carnegie Mellon University and ASU Tech, who have unveiled a new smartwatch prototype that turns your arm into a touchscreen with a tiny projector that could one day complement a smartwatch’s regular display. The LumiWatch The LumiWatch as it’s called is the first device of its type. It’s a self-contained device with smartwatch internals and a projector with a red, blue, and green interface. You swipe on your arm to unlock the device, and apps are then displayed on your..
Image: https://hypebeast.com/2016/9/cara-delevingne-puma-ambassador Puma has teamed up with fashion brand Fossil to produce Puma-branded smartwatches from next year. Puma’s smartwatches are expected to cater to the fitness market with automatic activity detection for walking, running, swimming and cycling. It marks the first time a sports brand has teamed up with Fossil Group, who hold the largest market share for hybrid smartwatches. Puma’s deal with Fossil is a 10-year deal that gives Puma access to Fossil’s technologies and manufacturing infrastructure. It means Puma will be abl..
Hublot make some very expensive, very interesting watches. Prices for the mechanical Big Bang range from a few thousand dollars to over a hundred thousand dollars. Celebrities love them and so do sponsors. Their lack of an entry in the smartwatch market hasn’t gone unnoticed though, with the likes of TAG Heuer mopping up the luxury crowd with the Connected Modular 41 and 45. However, that could now be about to change with the launch of the Hublot Big Bang Referee 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia, a smartwatch which caused quite a stir at Baselworld this year with technology and sports fans..