You might recall back in 2016 Nokia acquired Withings, makers of the excellent Activité smartwatch. Following two years of poor growth, Withings bought itself back from Nokia in May and they’re finally back with a new device. The new Withings Steel HR Sport is a hybrid smartwatch that takes fitness seriously. It’s got the (now) obligatory heart-rate sensor but goes further with oxygen intake sensors for greater cardiovascular health metrics. It’s also got GPS connectivity, making it a legit option for outdoor running and route tracking. In some ways, the Withings Steel HR Sport is simi..
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Launched at IFA (Internationale Funkausstellung Berlin) this year, the XPLORA 3S is a kid’s smartwatch that doubles up as a watch phone. XPLORA is a Norwegian manufacturer of wearables and they’ve a history of producing really great GPS smartwatches for kids. The first-generation XPLORA smartwatch was a huge success for them and this version builds on that. Keen to make the XPLORA 3S a smartwatch that’ll stand up to the rigours of childhood (you’d be surprised by how many kid’s devices don’t) it’s got an IP67 water resistance rating so it’s good for submersion at a depth of 1.5-metre..
You may remember back in July we covered a new processor from Qualcomm, the Snapdragon 2500. Designed specifically for kid’s smartwatches, it offered better battery optimisation than the old 2100 CPU. But adults wouldn’t see it powering their smartwatches – and we were left in lurch about whether we’d get a faster one. Well, good news! We’re pleased to report we do. Qualcomm has today announced the Snapdragon Wear 3100, and it’s all about better battery life. The new processor’s key feature is it’s actually two processors in one (think twin-turbo engine, one small one large). The 310..
Only the rich (and gaudy) need apply here. The world’s most expensive smartwatch costs $180,000, and it’s absolutely, insanely extravagant. What is it? It’s a solid white gold and diamond encrusted Tag Heuer Connected Modular 45, aptly named the Tag Heuer Connected Modular 45 Full Diamond. What you get for your money is the same module from the standard Tag Heuer Connected Modular 45 (for which the RRP starts from around $1,555) but the watch case and bracelet are made from 18k white gold with 589 VVS baguette size diamonds. The watch retains the removable watch module, so it can ..
There’s a common theme with people ‘in the know’ about smartwatches. They’re always banging on about ecosystem. You know, apps. But here’s the thing - no one uses their smartwatch to play games or write documents or manage their email. The most important feature set of a smartwatch is for it to handle push notifications well and track activity down to a tee. These features aren’t typically handled by third-party apps. They’re handled by the watch’s OS and dedicated apps. And it’s here where the new Samsung Galaxy Watch really makes sense. Forget for a moment the colossal app ecosyste..
The pedometer, more commonly known as a step counter or fitness tracker, has been around for centuries. To be exact, since 1780 when the Swiss inventor, Abraham-Louis Perrelet, invented the first pedometer. Tracking the number of steps we take on a daily basis has become a bit of an obsession in recent years, but understandably so! From walking and running to hiking or biking, being active every day is essential to maintaining overall health. As a matter of fact, the number of steps an individual takes each day can now be used to predict their risk of developing potentially harmful chro..
Looking for the best budget smartwatch? We’ve got you covered. Budget smartwatches come in a wide range of shapes and sizes, so there’s lots of choice. The thing to remember is there’s two main types of budget smartwatch: Budget hybrid smartwatches These are analogue smartwatches (mechanical hands) with fitness tracking sensors built in (sometimes a heart-rate sensor too). You access fitness metrics on your smartphone via an app, which is how you set alarms and stuff. Hybrid budget smartwatches have the benefit of excellent battery life (typically in excess of 6-months). &nb..
Recently bought yourself a smartwatch with cellular connectivity? If it doesn’t have eSIM functionality (which clones your smartphone’s SIM card), then you’re going to need a SIM card for your smartwatch to get 4G LTE. SIM cards are often free to order, but you’ll need to opt into a mobile data plan to get 4G LTE on your wrist. Some SIM cards for smartwatches have unlimited data in the US. If you’re going to use your smartwatch for streaming music and videos we recommend you get a SIM card with a minimum 10GB monthly data allowance. In this consumer guide, we’re going to cover everyt..
Fitness trackers - they come in all shapes and sizes. The best fitness tracker is very much a personal choice, because everyone has different needs. For some people, a fitness tracker that just counts steps and crunches calories is enough. Others want heart-rate tracking, VO2 max tracking and GPS to track their running routes. The bottom line is no matter how advanced you want a fitness tracker to be – no matter what features you find most valuable – you can have them. In this guide to the top 10 best fitness trackers in 2018, we’ll reveal the fitness trackers that are at the top of their..
A new smartwatch has been launched which could save your life. The iBeat Heart Watch is designed for people with heart problems and cardiovascular disease. It monitors heart rhythm and rate in real-time and acts as a medical alert system in the event of an emergency. It has a medical-grade optical heart rate sensor, optimised to use as little energy as possible, to accurately track heart rate. In the event of an emergency, it can call paramedics and emergency services automatically. The watch also has a panic button, which can be pressed if the patient falls or is otherwise having di..