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Would you buy the Tag Heuer Connected smartwatch for $1500?

As you may have seen in the news recently, Tag Heuer is about to enter the nascent smartwatch market with its own Android Wear-based device called the Connected, developed in partnership with tech giants Intel and Google. The watch is said to be available in limited numbers at launch in select markets, and will retail for around […]

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Apple Watch Owner Reactions to Apple’s First Wearable Device, Based on 451 Research Survey

In case you missed it last month, a recent consumer survey from 451 Research finds a strong, positive reaction to the Apple Watch among owners. “Our latest survey shows the Apple Watch is off to a great start, with high marks in satisfaction and a strong likelihood of recommending it to others,” said Andy Golub, […]

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Apps to watch: Microsoft Outlook for Apple Watch

In our mini “apps to watch” series, we’ve covered a handful of useful or innovative apps for Apple’s diminutive wearable. With WatchOS 2 about to be released in just a couple of days, apps for the device are soon to become even more responsive. However, there are still some great apps available now that no self respecting […]

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Apps to Watch: Uber for smartwatches

Uber is probably the most well known of the various ride-sharing services around the world, with millions of users in dozens of countries. Despite the company’s ongoing problems with incumbent taxi firms in places like Paris and Connecticut — and various legal battles regarding whether drivers should be classed as employees or contractors — it’s obviously a very popular service […]

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Wearables Wednesday: the Jawbone UP3 lifestyle tracker

It’s Wearables Wednesday, and it’s time to take a brief look at one of the latest and most popular wearables, the Jawbone UP3. Jawbone has had a successful line of products in its UP lineup for some time now, and thankfully the latest model is no exception. For anyone that doesn’t yet feel like they’re ready for […]

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Would you buy a modular smartwatch?

We’ve talked recently about modular smartphones, in particular Project Ara – Google’s somewhat experimental phone that allows you to replace that parts that you need. For example, you can swap out the camera for a more advanced model or change the CPU module for a more powerful one. This invention, along with another project called Phonebloks, […]

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Wearables Wednesday: the Garmin Vivoactive GPS smartwatch

The Apple Watch might be the wearable du jour at the moment, but there are plenty of other wearable devices that can do much of what Apple’s expensive smartwatches can, at least in terms of fitness and activity tracking. One of the most popular devices on Amazon at the moment is the Garmin Vivoactive GPS […]

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The wearables boom is all about the wrist

A boom in wearables? Since the tablet market has decline somewhat in recent years, many people have predicted wearables to be the net big thing in the technology and mobile industry. With the Apple Watch about to go on sale today, all the signs are pointing to a growing market and increased interest among consumers. […]

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Wearables Wednesday: the Apple Watch (again)

You may not be aware that today is “Wearables Wednesday”, which means covering a relevant piece of wearable tech, gadget or news item. To kick things off, even though most tech sites on the planet have already contributed thousands of lines of opinion about this particular device, I feel the Apple Watch is an unavoidable first topic, simply because it […]

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Meet Tinitell, a dedicated smartphone for kids

With this week’s news coming thick and fast from Mobile World Congress, it’s easy to miss some of the more interesting technology that might be lost among all the headlines. Tinitell is device that has caught our attention recently, being a wearable mobile phone for kids that “enables peace of mind for parents, and lets kids be kids.” Tinitell […]

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What to expect at the Consumer Electronics Show

This week, the annual Consumer Electronics Show (CES) takes place in Las Vegas between 6-9 January. The show is always a hotbed of activity where everyone from the huge electronics manufacturers to small indie companies reveal their latest products for the coming year. As usual, there will be a wealth of high-tech delights such as 4K televisions, new mobile […]

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Why the Apple Watch will be a hit…

When Apple teased us with a fascinating glimpse of the Apple Watch in September, it was apparent that the forthcoming device was the culmination of years of careful design and planning, with a rich set of features which would complement and enhance the iPhone. Instead of being just another smart watch that’s packed full of technology for the sake of it, Apple has aimed squarely at the fashion and […]