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..
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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..
Alpina has shown off its latest smartwatch at Baselworld 2018. The AlpinerX is a rugged smartwatch that’s endlessly customisable, with some 3,200 colour combinations available online. It’s also got a great feature-set. Here’s what you need to know: Alpina AlpinerX Casio recently proved adventure and fashion can go together with the WSD-F20 smartwatch, and Alpina has done the same with the AlpinerX. We wouldn’t go so far as to call the AlpinerX a beauty, but it is certainly good-looking and remarkably rugged. Incredibly, there are 3,200 colour combinations to choose from. You..
Danish timepiece brand Skagen has somewhat of a collection of excellent hybrid smartwatches. They recently unveiled another at Baselworld 2018, in the name of the Holst. For those of you who want to wear a smartwatch without shouting about it, the Skagen Holst is perfect. This stylish, minimalistic hybrid smartwatch tracks activity down to a tee and is extremely versatile with its black or navy watch face. Utilising the same basic fitness tracking technology as the Skagen Hagen Connected range, the Holst tracks steps and calories burned accurately. Connect it to your iPhone or Androi..
If you like the idea of a Swiss-Made smartwatch, perhaps you’ll be tempted by the new Mondaine Helvetica Regular unveiled at Baselworld 2018. Although better-known for their Swiss railway watch design, which they have produced since 1986, Mondaine also have a watch line called Helvetica, a line which celebrates the sans-serif Helvetica typeface developed in 1957 by Max Miedinger. The Mondaine Helvetica range is available in a few different designs. The Regular models feature bold fonts, while the Light line throws numbered indices away for applied markers for minimalism. The new Mond..
Of all the fashion brands, Fossil have the most smartwatches. They’ve twice as many as the nearest competitor with over 30 models under the Fossil brand. The Fossil Group, who own Misfit and Skagen and license a dozen other brands, including Armani Exchange and Michael Kors, have over a hundred additional smartwatches on the market. Suffice to say, you’ve plenty of Fossil and Fossil Group smartwatches to choose from. But which are the best? In this article, we’ve rounded up the best Fossil smartwatches on the market. These smartwatches are all under the Fossil brand to keep things..