Monthly Archives: August 2016

Skagen Hagen Connected joins a growing list of stylish smart watches

Posted by & filed under , .

Skagen, the Danish design company that’s owned by the Fossil Group, is unleashing its Hagen Connected smartwatch at IFA ahead of a launch in September. Clearly following the near same design blueprint as Fossil’s own smart analogue watches, the Hagen Connected retains the same minimalist look as Skagen’s dumb timepieces while elegantly adding in the […]

What to expect in wearable tech

Posted by & filed under .

There’s something in the air. Friends are asking us for smartphone and smartwatch and gadget recommendations about 25% more than usual. To them, and to you, we say this: wait. Because September is gadget launching season. Not only are we fully expecting an Apple Watch 2 at a special San Francisco event but there’s also […]

Samsung is bringing iOS support to the Gear S2

Posted by & filed under .

Brace yourself iPhone owners – Samsung is letting the Gear S2, and potentially the Gear S3, play nice with iOS devices after rolling out its iOS beta program. Available for the Gear S2 and the Gear Fit 2, the beta program will let you pair the Samsung wearables to the iPhone. Much like Android Wear […]

Strava integration and new colour bands

Posted by & filed under .

Moov has announced that it’s to integrate Moov Now workouts with Strava and MapMyFitness, as well as launching a range of new coloured bands. Runs and workouts logged in the Moov app will now show up in Strava, which means users can keep a record of their workouts in one place, as well as access […]

Ticwatch 2 first impressions

Posted by & filed under .

The smartwatch world needs a budget powerhouse to emerge from China. The country has fuelled the fitness tracker market with the Xiaomi Mi Band 2 and given us a boggling array of decent smartphones – but the smartwatch world is still left wanting. The simple truth is that most smartwatches are too expensive. Sure, there […]

Tizen v Android Wear

Posted by & filed under , .

It’s fair to say no-one has answered the smartwatch question yet. But in Google’s Android Wear and Samsung’s Tizen OS, we have two very different attempts. We pit the two operating systems against each other, looking at hardware, compatibility, interface, health and fitness tracking and apps to help you decide which platform to plump for. […]

You’re twice as likely to own an Apple Watch

Posted by & filed under .

As many as 44% of 18 – 34 year-olds (millenials in marketing speak) own a smartwatch compared to 23% of over 35s, according to a study from ad tech company Fluent. The study, which surveyed 3,000 people, also found that the 18 – 34 group was twice as likely to own an Apple Watch – […]

Five biggest challenges to overcome and keep the dream alive

Posted by & filed under .

The next few weeks are set to have huge implications for the future of smartwatches. By the end of the September, we will have likely seen the Apple Watch 2, the Gear S3 and maybe even a Xiaomi smartwatch enter the fold. Pebble’s new smartwatches, including the Time 2, will land before Christmas; while Google’s […]

Ticwatch 2 creators spell out whose apps backers are getting

Posted by & filed under .

Mobvoi – the Chinese AI and smartwatch company that’s partly owned by Google – has for the most part, successfully launched the Ticwatch 2 smartwatch via Kickstarter. But the team didn’t specify everything about the wearable early on and has sent out a message to fully illustrate what backers are funding, while apologizing for the […]