Garmin has today launched a new fitness tracker for kids, called the Vivofit Jr. The Vivofit Jr is aimed at children aged 4 to 9. It has a swim friendly design and is available in a range of fun colourways. It boasts a 1-year battery life, which is way beyond what any other kid’s fitness tracker on the market can currently muster, and the Vivofit Jr app - which comes with the device for free – allows parents to keep track of their child’s activity, sleep and more from the comfort of their smartphone or tablet computer. Activity Motivation One of the neatest features of the..
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Thankfully you can get a great deal of smartwatch for your money right now. As new generation smartwatches release the older models drop in price. This leads us to a time in the life cycle where you can pick up big brand names like Sony and Samsung, at budget prices. Below, we have provided recommendations for what we believe to be the best cheap smartwatches in 2016; many are last-generation products, but remember - you get 80% of the speed and features of a latest-gen product, for sometimes 50 per cent less, when you opt for something released a year or so ago. It’s a win-win. So with..
If you have been looking on temptingly at the smartwatch market these last few years, it’s fair to say that you have done well not to pull the trigger and buy one so far. The likes of Motorola, Samsung and Apple have all launched excellent smartwatches, and even Swiss watchmakers Breitling and TAG Heuer have gotten in on the action with smartwatches that are, for all intents and purposes, aimed solely at men. In fact, most smartwatches are aimed at men, which is understandable given the stereotype that men are more interested in tech than women. But the main reason the smartwatch market h..
Korean software developer KIWI Plus has launched a children’s smartwatch in collaboration with Swiss company U-blox. The smartwatch, which is called the ‘LINE Kid’s Watch’, is one of the most capable kid’s smartwatches on the market as far as communication is concerned. Communication, communication, communication It boasts U-blox’ high performance UBX-G7020 multi-GNSS chip, which supports GPS, and U-blox’ SARA-U270 UMTS/HSPA module which offers high-speed mobile connectivity. In the real world (and forgetting all those letters and numbers and chipsets), what this means is ..
KD Group, the makers of the Kurio line of Android and Windows kid’s tablets, has unveiled a new smartwatch designed for kids at the 2016 American International Toy Fair. Dubbed the ‘Kurio Watch’, the wearable device takes a different tact to the Octopus smartwatch we recently wrote about. Whereas the Octopus smartwatch is an educational wearable device, the Kurio Watch is more of an entertainment-based wearable. For example, the Kurio Watch has a customisable interface and a video recorder and a camera, in addition to 20 preinstalled mini-games and apps for kids to sink their teeth into..
Danish watch manufacturer Skagen, owned by the popular Fossil Group, has joined the world of smartwatches with the announcement of the Skagen Hagen Connected, an analogue watch with smart features. The Connected is based on Skagen’s popular Hagen watch, which itself is an ultra-modern and sleek timepiece. The Connected, as such, looks incredible in renders although we are still holding out for case dimensions and crystal specifications, to assess whether or not the Hagen Connected can become a must-have smartwatch in a crowded market where nothing but perfection cuts it now. Sm..
As any parent would tell you, life is hard with young children. It’s enjoyable, fun and fulfilling, but it’s hard. So when something comes along that makes life a little easier – such as Bonjela for teething, or the Amazon Fire tablet for quenching boredom – it can be absolutely wonderful. So today we hope to introduce you to the next big thing – or what has the potential to be at least. It’s called Octopus, and it’s a smartwatch for children. Octopus Octopus is an educational timepiece for children aged 3 to 8 years old. Unlike other smartwatches on the market, this smartwatc..
If you are a fan of premium styling but you don’t have the spare cash or desire for more costly brands, then we have found the perfect alternative for you. It’s called the Mlais Android 5.1 Smart Watch and it is very similar to the big names as far as looks are concerned. The 43mm 316L stainless steel case is a dead-ringer for more expensive smart watches on the market today but at half the price. Exceptionally it sports a full-round display without a ‘black bar’ at the bottom. Available in three colours to suit all tastes with steel or leather band options. It wouldn't look out of p..
When one is in the market for a luxury timepiece, one might pay their local Omega or Rolex boutique a visit. Or if we are talking really high-end stuff, then one might make an enquiry with the likes of Patek Phillipe, Greubel Forsey and Richard Mille. Depending on how ‘luxurious’ you want to go, when you step into the world of luxury watches spending £100k is nothing. Smartwatches meanwhile are comparatively cheap and while they might not have automatic movements laced with precious metals or complications, they do offer greater functionality and, in cases, comparable build quality. ..
In an era of digital technology, today’s children have arguably the best tools at their disposal to make something of their lives. However, it can be all too easy for children to become immersed in their digital lives and fail to recognise the world before theirs – a world where analogue reigned supreme and a world that still plays a huge role in society today. Analogue watches are a perfect example of this. In a study conducted by DiscountWatchStore.com last year in the Bronx, NY area, it was found that just 1 in 5 children aged 6 to 12 could tell the time on an analogue watch properly..