Garmin has a rich history with GPS watches. Well before the Apple Watch, Android Wear and the ‘smartwatch’ name rocked up, Garmin were creating GPS watches with fitness tracking capability - and for what it’s worth, they were decent devices. However, the GPS-packing and app-toting smartwatches launched by other OEMs over the last 2 years have rendered many of the older devices launched by Garmin obsolete. And, for such an iconic company as Garmin, that won’t do. And so, Garmin has launched a new range of smartwatches this week which they hope will bring the brand forward. That line o..
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Misfit, the makers of the Ray, Shine and Speedo fitness trackers, teased their first smartwatch at CES 2017. The Misfit Vapor (sorry, we won’t be making any vapourware puns) boasts a 1.39” AMOLED display, GPS and a unique touch bezel, which lets you interact with some features of the watch by tapping or touching the bezel around the screen. Misfit teased the Vapor with it rocking a highly-customised version of Android Wear, which is odd, since OEMs aren’t allowed to customise it. However, Misfit sell most of their devices in the Chinese market, where they can do pretty much what they li..
Swarovski’s high street stores are full of bling. The brand has carved out its own market in the jewelry industry, and now they will be moving into wearables, with an announcement at CES that the company will launch its own Android Wear smartwatch. Swarovski Smartwatch - What we know The Swarovski smartwatch will target women and it’ll be unveiled at Baselworld in March. This is good news for the market as whole as so far smartwatches designed specifically for women have been few and far between. Something that needs to change. Aside from those details, very little is know..
Armani Exchange has this week at CES launched a new hybrid smartwatch, called the AX, thus following in the footsteps of the Fossil Group. Armani Exchange’s take on the smartwatch is simple; their hybrid devices are masculine and sporty. The range is highly simplified compared to Fossil’s, too, so choosing one will be a lot easier, and they boast the ability to stay in range of a smartphone up to 84-feet away. Impressive. What is a hybrid smartwatch? Well, a hybrid smartwatch can be defined as a watch that boasts fitness tracking sensors and Bluetooth for mobile push notifications, comb..
One year on from launching their first smartwatch, the WSD-F10, Casio has launched an updated version. The new watch, which is called the Casio WSD-F20, has several improvements over its predecessor which make it a very fine smartwatch indeed. The first key improvement is the design. To look at, the older WSD-F10 and the new WSD-F20 look the same but the devil is in the detail. The WSD-F20 has a new matte black protective bezel running around the display, and the aluminium buttons on the side of the case have been altered in size to make differentiating them easier (for reference, the m..
When I was younger, my parents bought me my first watch. It was an analogue Timex piece with a fabric strap. Its only superpower was its ability to tick away for four whole years before the battery needed replacing. I loved that watch. I was amazed that I could tell the time just by looking at my wrist. I was in love with something that was, to me, high-tech. Today’s kids have it a whole lot better though. Merely telling the time is the least that smartwatches can do. Kids can play games on their watch now, or sync their watch with their smartphone so they never miss that text from mum ..
Today’s children have a lot of things keep them occupied. But the trouble is, most of these things do not promote an active lifestyle. Video games are immersive and fun but they are played sitting down, and smartphones and tablets are good for nothing but thumb exercise. Indeed, going outdoors and being active seems novel to many children today. But what if you, as a parent, could make physical activity as fun as a video game? And what if you could get your child to be more active and actually enjoy it? Well, that’s the aim of the game with kid’s fitness trackers. Below, we have crea..
Smartwatches are a fashion statement for some, a neat piece of technology for others. But for the elderly, they transcend any ‘cool factor’ and can be genuinely useful. For instance, they can provide medication reminders, track daily activity and even alert loved ones of any emergency. Some smartwatches can also take and receive phone calls, which is a particularly useful feature because unlike a phone a watch will be worn all of the time. If you are looking to invest in a smartwatch or fitness device for your loved one, we have prepared a list for you below which we feel covers the bes..
Android Wear smartwatches have seen sales soar over the last two years, which is testament to the fantastic work OEMs are doing. There really are some excellent devices out there now, but they all have one thing in common: The current version of Android Wear leaves much room for improvement. Thankfully, however, that will be addressed soon, with a software update called Android Wear 2.0 coming to select devices. Android Wear 2.0 was announced at Google I/O 2016. It was initially supposed to launch in late 2016, but Google announced in September that they were delaying the launch until “..
When I was younger, my parents refused to buy me a mobile phone. They didn’t want me to have unmonitored access to a device that would allow me to communicate with my friends, and the fact a mobile phone would also allow me to communicate with them was irrelevant. It sounds harsh, but I understand their reasoning; I wasn’t exactly mature. Smartwatches are a whole different kettle of fish though. They don’t allow children to dial any number they like (or any number at all, if they don’t have cellular connectivity), and they are more easily monitored than a mobile phone. They can be a lea..