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Feature Articles

Top 40 Best Smartwatches 2017

Posted by Martin Simkin in Feature Articles on 27/08/2017.

Best smartwatches 2017 - the ultimate list! Looking for the best smartwatches of 2017? Look no further. We’ve created a huge, detailed list of the best smartwatches in 2017 to help you in your search. Over the last two years, there has been an explosion in the number of smartwatches brought to market. The good news with regards to that recent explosion is that there’s now lots of choice. The bad news is that sifting through the good, the exceptional and the downright rubbish smartwatches is not always an easy task. That task is made even harder when you consider that many smartwatches do the same things, and for those that are markete..


Top 10 Waterproof Smartwatches 2017

Posted by Martin Simkin in Feature Articles on 26/08/2017.

Whether you want to be able to take a shower with your smartwatch on or go diving with it on, your ability to do so safely depends on what water resistance rating it has. Watches are given a water resistance classification that is based on what atmospheric pressures they can resist. These are most commonly 30 metres / 3 ATM, 50 metres / 5 ATM, 100 metres / 10 ATM, or 200 metres / 20 ATM. Some watches are also given an IP rating, such as IP68 or IPX7. IP68 devices can be submerged in water up to 1.5m for 30 minutes, while IPX7 devices can be submerged in water up to 1.0m for less than 30 minutes. For a watch to be considered ‘wate..


Top 10 Kids Wearables 2017

Posted by Martin Simkin in Feature Articles on 19/08/2017.

If you are considering buying a wearable piece of technology for your child, it’s important to consider what you want you or your child to get from the device. For some parents, a wearable that offers location tracking is high on the agenda for enhanced security. For others, a wearable that simply tracks their child’s activity and shows them that data on their smartphone is insight enough. Whatever you are looking for, the good news is that there’s a wide range of wearables out there to suit your criteria. And best of all, most of these kid’s wearables look great and are comfortable to wear with water-resistance. So, without furt..


Top 10 Running GPS Smartwatches 2017

Posted by Martin Simkin in Feature Articles on 31/07/2017.

Looking for a running smartwatch that’ll accurately track your runs, and help you get more from them? We hear you. Whether you are looking for a smartwatch that’ll track basic data such as your step count and calories burned, or a more advanced smartwatch that’ll gather stride length and vertical ratio metrics, there’s a device out there for you. Running GPS smartwatches come in all shapes and sizes, and some are more capable than others. In this article, we’ll take a look at some of the best. Here’s our top 10 running GPS smartwatches in 2017:   New Balance RunIQ The New Balance RunIQ is one of the most comfortable r..


Top 10 Android Wear Smartwatches 2017

Posted by Martin Simkin in Feature Articles on 20/07/2017.

When Android Wear smartwatches first came out, they acted as an extension of your smartphone. They would notify you of incoming calls and texts, they would send you app notifications, and they would let you control your smartphone’s camera. Today, Android Wear smartwatches are much more capable. The recent Android Wear 2.0 update brought with it standalone apps, its own Play Store, Android Pay and improved messaging features. Now, you can wear smartwatches untethered from a smartphone and they don’t lose out on any functionality. In other words, they are multi-talented. It is Android Wear’s multi-talented feature-set that has driven..


Top 10 Sleep Trackers 2017

Posted by Martin Simkin in Feature Articles on 06/07/2017.

We spend a third of our lives asleep, and sleep trackers can provide a fascinating insight into that deep, slumberous unknown. If you have trouble sleeping sometimes, or you find yourself feeling more tired than you should in the morning, a sleep tracker could help you to understand why. Sleep trackers are fitness trackers. They have sensors within them that detect movement, so they can tell when you toss and turn in the night or when you get up. That data is then offered up within a smartphone application. In terms of accuracy, these devices are accurate and they also do a good job of detecting the difference between being asleep a..


Top 5 Fitbits For Kids 2017

Posted by Martin Simkin in Feature Articles on 07/06/2017.

Fitbit is one of the best-known brands of fitness and activity trackers. Fitbits are reliable, well-made and most importantly of all, they are extremely accurate. For kids, Fitbit is an accessible brand since all their products are keenly priced - and that’s great news for parents of younger kids, who might not be able to or who might not want to break the bank purchasing an activity tracker for their child or teenager. In this article, we will take a closer look at the top 5 Fitbits for kids in 2017.   (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); Fitbit Zip The Fitbit Zip is a simple and discreet tracker..


Top 10 Standalone Smartwatches 2017

Posted by Martin Simkin in Feature Articles on 17/05/2017.

If you’ve shopped for a smartwatch recently, you’ll have probably noticed that smartwatches tend to be listed for specific markets. For instance, outdoor smartwatches make different lists than fashion smartwatches. However, what these devices have in common is that they usually require a connection to your smartphone to be useful - or at least, for you to use their best features. The solution to the issue of smartphone-tethering is to buy a standalone smartwatch, which lets you use all its best features without a connection to your smartphone. Below, we have listed 10 standalone smartphones that you should know about. We’ve covered ..


Top 10 Hybrid Smartwatches 2017

Posted by Martin Simkin in Feature Articles on 18/04/2017.

If you’re into smartwatches, but you like the timelessness of analogue dials, then a hybrid smartwatch is what you want. Hybrid smartwatches don’t have a touchscreen. Instead, they boast a stonking battery life and track your activity and sleeping patterns - with your daily progress displayed on a smartphone application. They’re wear and forget devices, and what they do they do well. But, with so many to choose from, sifting the good from the bad isn’t easy. Thankfully, we’re here to help. Below, we’ve listed what we believe to be the top 10 hybrid smartwatches of 2017 to help you buy the right smartwatch for you. So, without fur..


Medical Detection and Diagnosis with Smartwatches

Posted by Martin Simkin in Feature Articles on 16/01/2017.

The current generation of smartwatches can track your steps, detect what activities you perform, calculate your calorie burn and monitor and measure your heart rate. These solo functions are valuable for a wide variety of people, although these smartwatches are yet to break into healthcare with any real force, a market which many people thought would be a key beneficiary of the smartwatch revolution. The biggest challenge smartwatches face with healthcare is that the data they collect isn’t guaranteed accurate. For instance, no OEM has published a percentage accuracy of the optical heart rate monitor on their smartwatch. This means tha..


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