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Feature Articles

Feature Articles

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..

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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..

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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 tracke..

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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 ..

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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..

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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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Top 10 Kids Fitness Trackers 2017

Posted by Martin Simkin in Feature Articles on 29/12/2016.

Today’s children have a lot of things keep them occupied. But the trouble is, most of these things do not promote an active lifestyle. Video games are immersive and fun but they are played sitting down, and smartphones and tablets are good for nothing but thumb exercise. Indeed, going outdoors and being active seems novel to many children today. But what if you, as a parent, could make physical activity as fun as a video game? And what if you could get your child to be more active and actually enjoy it? Well, that’s the aim of the game with kid’s fitness trackers. Below, we have created for you a list of the top 10 kid’s fitness tra..

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Top 10 Kids SmartWatches 2017

Posted by Martin Simkin in Feature Articles on 29/12/2016.

When I was younger, my parents bought me my first watch. It was an analogue Timex piece with a fabric strap. Its only superpower was its ability to tick away for four whole years before the battery needed replacing. I loved that watch. I was amazed that I could tell the time just by looking at my wrist. I was in love with something that was, to me, high-tech. Today’s kids have it a whole lot better though. Merely telling the time is the least that smartwatches can do. Kids can play games on their watch now, or sync their watch with their smartphone so they never miss that text from mum or dad telling them to come home because their tea..

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Top 10 Smartwatches for the Elderly 2017

Posted by Martin Simkin in Feature Articles on 28/12/2016.

Smartwatches are a fashion statement for some, a neat piece of technology for others. But for the elderly, they transcend any ‘cool factor’ and can be genuinely useful. For instance, they can provide medication reminders, track daily activity and even alert loved ones of any emergency. Some smartwatches can also take and receive phone calls, which is a particularly useful feature because unlike a phone a watch will be worn all of the time. If you are looking to invest in a smartwatch or fitness device for your loved one, we have prepared a list for you below which we feel covers the best devices available right now. So without further ..

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Android Wear 2.0 Features and Release Date

Posted by Martin Simkin in Feature Articles on 23/12/2016.

Android Wear smartwatches have seen sales soar over the last two years, which is testament to the fantastic work OEMs are doing. There really are some excellent devices out there now, but they all have one thing in common: The current version of Android Wear leaves much room for improvement. Thankfully, however, that will be addressed soon, with a software update called Android Wear 2.0 coming to select devices. Android Wear 2.0 was announced at Google I/O 2016. It was initially supposed to launch in late 2016, but Google announced in September that they were delaying the launch until “sometime” in early 2017, for reasons undisclosed. ..

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