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..
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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..
Huawei has launched a new smartwatch this week - but it’s probably not what you’d expect from them if you have a Huawei Watch. The new Huawei TalkBand B5 is a 2-in-1 smartwatch and Bluetooth headset. You wear it on your wrist like a normal smartwatch, but the smart module can be unclipped from the wristband and used as a Bluetooth earpiece for phone calls. The TalkBand B5 replaces the older Huawei TalkBand B3. It boasts improved battery life over its predecessor and more accurate fitness tracking. It’s also got a more vibrant screen - a 1.13-inch AMOLED unit with a 160 x 300 resoluti..
You don’t have to have your smartphone in your pocket to listen to music. You can do it with a smartwatch and a pair of Bluetooth headphones. It’s just as easy and perhaps more convenient, since you can skip tracks from your wrist. Most people get into smartwatches because they want a lightweight music device for running or the gym. It’s these activities which show smartphones up - they get in the way and are quite frankly extracting. If you don’t want a glass brick in your pocket when you’re working up a sweat, a smartwatch for music is what you want. Don’t work out? That’s fine. Bu..
Qualcomm has announced a new processor that’s designed specifically for kid’s smartwatches. The Snapdragon Wear 2500 CPU promises better battery life than the 2100 generation CPU that’s found in today’s kid’s smartwatches, as well as built-in voice assistant capabilities for a smarter experience. This is a big deal for the smartwatch market. The Snapdragon Wear 2100 CPU was released back in February 2016, over two years ago. Qualcomm hadn’t released a replacement in that time. The 2500 CPU is the first advancement of the old chipset. Same performance - better battery It has ..
South Korean internet company Kakao has this week acquired a 51 per cent stake in KIWI PLUS, a local smart technologies company. Kakao’s acquisition of KIWI PLUS will see the technology giant inject 10 billion won ($9.23 million) into the company. This will be used to strengthen Kakao’s portfolio. What does this mean for the KIWI PLUS brand? Unclear. The KIWI WATCH 2 is still listed on the KIWI PLUS website. However, the website has been updated with product pages for the new Kakao Kids Phone and Kakao Kids Watch. As far as we can tell, the Kakao Kids Watch is the exact same device a..
Sometimes, the best things in life come from South Korea. Okay, we’ve made that expression up, but the AKI smartwatch certainly makes a case for it. This new kid’s smartwatch is seriously smart and looks great to boot. It’s also loaded with unique features and comes with an impressive hardware spec sheet. AKI AKI is a kid’s smartwatch, but you might not think it. It has a rugged aluminium frame, a durable silicone band and IP68 water resistance rating. The design is minimalist and sleek, with smooth surfaces and a round display. The 1.2” AMOLED screen is protected by Gorilla..
It’s a fact that most consumer electronics out of China are cheaper than consumer electronics manufactured elsewhere in the world, which is good news if you’re in the market for a new smartwatch. Chinese smartwatches are 50 to 80 per cent cheaper than smartwatches made by Western brands. It’s important to point out too that Chinese smartwatches are branded - it’s just you’ve probably never heard of them. So-called micro-brands tend to pop up, put their name on a smartwatch, and then disappear to rename themselves. It’s just how the market works over there, and it works well. Th..
Rugged smartwatches are incredibly versatile. They’re great for hiking, swimming, wearing to work, playing with the kids and everything in-between. What makes a smartwatch rugged? It’s got to have a durable outer body, some level of shock protection and waterproofing of some kind, be it an IP certification such as IPX8 or IP68 or an ATM rating such as 10ATM. It’s also got to have in-built GPS - a feature which is extremely useful if you do any outdoor exploring. Unfortunately, there are literally hundreds of smartwatches out there that claim to be rugged but really aren’t. They’re ju..