The Abu Dhabi Police love a little extravagance. Around this time last year, they splashed out and added one of the rarest supercars in the world to their fleet, the Lykan Hypersport, which joined a Lamborghini Aventador, Ferrari FF, BMW i8 and Bugatti Veyron in the force’s garage. Their funding is huge – so it makes no wonder that they are to be equipped with smartwatches, which for all intents and purposes are small change to the police force. The smartwatches are to be issued to serving police officers for health monitoring and to promote better performance. The project is called “Sm..
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There’s big news this week as a patent released by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), originally filed in September 2014, shows that Apple may be looking to incorporate breakthrough safety technology in their smartwatch the Apple Watch. The patent and how the system would work The patent released by the USPTO describes in detail a system capable of interpreting environmental and user data to transmit alerts and the safety technology, which would use the device’s sensors to detect emergency situations, could in theory detect car accidents, muggings, falls, he..
One key feature that makes the smartwatch a revolutionary device, that stands apart from the smartphone, is it's close proximity to the skin when on a wearer's wrist. This has opened up a new category for all types of beneficial health sensors that are built into smartwatches and available to the general public. Potentially helping us to live healthier and fitter lifestyles. When your project gets backed with $780,000 on Indiegogo you know that your onto a winner and that's exactly what has happened with Empatica's seizure and stress detecting Embrace smart band. It's got..
Your Android Wear smartwatch can do way more than tell you the time. Of course, you already know that, however the number of apps available has increased dramatically this last twelve months and in turn so has your device’s functionality. To get the most out of your Android Wear device, be it a HUAWEI Watch, Moto 360 or one of the many more great smartwatches now available, we have compiled a list of what we believe are the top Android Wear apps in 2016. We’ve chosen these apps based on their user experience and their features. Find My Phone Find My Phone is an essenti..
Back in July 2015 the Apple Watch surpassed the 8,500 apps mark – today, there are an estimated 11,000 Apple Watch apps and counting. The key point here isn’t necessarily the number of apps the Apple Watch has, though, it’s their overall quality. As with the iPhone and iPad, the Apple Watch app market is choc-full of really great apps and that’s really rather incredible, given the very little real estate (screen size) developers have to work with on smartwatches. And so, coming up with a definitive list of the top Apple Watch apps for 2016 wasn’t easy, but we reckon the apps listed belo..
Whether you walk, jog, run or swim to keep fit (or all of these), there’s a smartwatch out there for you. Now we know what you’re probably thinking - that your fitness band does a good enough job at tracking your activity – but with a display and in-built apps, the additional functionality a smartwatch offers is well worth the outlay. So to help you choose the right fitness smartwatch for you, here’s our pick of the top ten health and fitness smartwatches in 2017. So you know you’re not wasting your time, all of the watches on this list have GPS and are rated to, at a minimum, IP67. So ..
When it comes to smartwatches for women, we’ll admit there’s not a huge variety to choose from right now. To make a case in point, walk into a shoe store and you’ll find dozens of boots, dozens of heels, dozens of flats and plenty of accessories to try on. Walk into any high street electronics store, and you’ll probably find an Apple Watch on display, select FitBit and Pebble products but little else. That’s where we are at right now as the high street reacts to a new and developing market. The good news, however, is that while there isn’t an awful lot of choice out there in the stores ..
Thought smartwatches weren’t going to catch on? Think again. For the first time ever, smartwatch shipments have exceeded Swiss watch shipments according to research by Strategy Analytics. In Q4 2015, smartwatch shipments peaked at 8.1 million units while Swiss watch shipments peaked at 7.9 million units, marking the first time in history that smartwatches have out-shipped Swiss watches on a global scale. But it isn’t the result of this research that’s interesting (we all knew that smartwatches were going to out-ship Swiss watches at some point) - it’s how fast it has happened. Apple ..
If you have been looking for a smartwatch with wicked battery life, then there’s a good chance that you have been searching high and low. Even when writing this article, we couldn’t find a good list of smartwatches ranked by battery life, which is strange because battery life is one of the most important features of any handheld device be it a smartwatch or smartphone. Thankfully, we have drawn on our expertise in the smartwatch market to come up with a definitive list of the top 10 smartwatches for battery life in 2017, to aid your research and help you buy a smartwatch that isn’t goin..
“Fashion comes and goes, but style lasts forever” is a quote from Gabriel “Coco” Chanel made during an interview with journalist Joseph Barry in 1965 for McCall’s magazine. For some reason, that quote really resonates with me as I cast gaze over the smartwatch market today. Some 51 years after being spoken, it just sounds so right and so true; fashion comes and goes, but style lasts forever. Will there ever be a smartwatch that transcends its lifecycle, in a way that will prove Coco Chanel’s quote just? You could argue that perhaps the Apple Watch will become some kind of icon. What we ca..