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Checking-in at the W with Apple Watch, is it the future for hotels?

Checking-in at the W with Apple Watch, is it the future for hotels?

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As we walk back to the hotel from dinner at a nearby restaurant it suddenly dawns on us that we don't have our room key. Having travelled to numerous hotels around the world, the key, now normally a card, is a stable addition to our back pocket.Tonight... >>

LG Watch Urbane review: All that glitters is not rose gold
3.5 stars

LG Watch Urbane review: All that glitters is not rose gold

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LG launched the Watch Urbane to the world, saying it was time to step forward with luxury accessories that people would really want to wear.Presented in stainless steel or rose gold, the LG Watch Urbane looks to take a more traditional approach to this... >>

Next generation Spotify will use your phone's sensors to match songs to your running pace

Next generation Spotify will use your phone's sensors to match songs to your running pace

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Spotify has revealed that it is to use the accelerometer in your phone to choose the pace of your music streaming to match your running.The new version of the Spotify app, which is being rolled out for iPhone now, will find tracks that have the same... >>

Android Wear 5.1.1 now rolling out with Wi-Fi support and ability to draw emoji

Android Wear 5.1.1 now rolling out with Wi-Fi support and ability to draw emoji

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Google has begun rolling out an update to Android Wear just hours after Apple released the first update to Watch OS, and it appears as though the LG G Watch and LG G Watch R are among the first devices to get the software.According to Android Police,... >>

Forget head tracking on Oculus Rift, Fove VR headset can track your eyes

Forget head tracking on Oculus Rift, Fove VR headset can track your eyes

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When you read you don't move your head from side-to-side, just your eyes. And when you are looking around in your normal field of vision, you are not expected to make sharp and distinct head movements either. But that is what we are expected to do when... >>

Stand-up gadgets: Tech to get you fit by doing very little at all

Stand-up gadgets: Tech to get you fit by doing very little at all

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If we told you there was a way to get fitter, lose weight and even strengthen muscle by doing pretty much nothing, would you believe it? Well, yes, you probably would as the headline clearly gives away standing as the secret.Time for some science. According... >>

This bionic lens could give you 3 times better vision than 20/20

This bionic lens could give you 3 times better vision than 20/20

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The jump from standard definition to high definition may not be reserved for screens alone for much longer. A new bionic contact lens could enhance perfect 20/20 vision by three times more quality.The Ocumetics Bionic Lens creator Dr Garth Webb, says... >>

Fitness trackers in the wild: Misfit vs Withings vs Fitbit vs Samsung vs Huawei

Fitness trackers in the wild: Misfit vs Withings vs Fitbit vs Samsung vs Huawei

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Monitoring activity has become a massive trend. There are countless activity trackers available from standard rubber bands, to Swiss Made watches, all of which will tell you how many steps you've taken, how far you have travelled, and plenty more.But... >>

Garmin Forerunner 225, its first optical heart rate watch: Is this the end of the chest strap?

Garmin Forerunner 225, its first optical heart rate watch: Is this the end of the chest strap?

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Garmin has finally joined the competition in offering a sports GPS watch that tracks heart rate using optics built-into the watch rather than a connected chest strap. The Garmin Forerunner 225 will be the company's first optical HR watch.Pocket-lint previously... >>

Android Wear 5.1 explored: One small step for Android Wear...

Android Wear 5.1 explored: One small step for Android Wear...

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Google announced an update to Android Wear in April, making its debut on the LG Watch Urbane and rolling out to other devices in the family. It's the most significant Wear update so far, a step change in functionality.Android Wear has spent its time floundering,... >>

This is how your classic timepiece will become a smartwatch

This is how your classic timepiece will become a smartwatch

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Smartwatches are creating enough of a stir in the classic watch world to get timepiece creators to pay attention. The latest classic watch to get the smart treatment is IWC Schaffausen with its smart strap upgrade.IWC Connect has been announced as a... >>

You've heard of Apple Watch app developers, right? How about strap developers?

You've heard of Apple Watch app developers, right? How about strap developers?

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While it might be obvious that Apple is courting third-party app developers to provide applications for its new wearable gadget, the Apple Watch, it is perhaps less so that it has also published guidelines on its dedicated development website for manufacturers... >>

Apple Watch apps: This is the experience Apple sells you

Apple Watch apps: This is the experience Apple sells you

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The Apple Watch launch has come and gone. If you're still debating buying one you probably want to know what you get from the Watch.Unlike Google's Android Wear found on smartwatches from Motorola, LG, Asus and others, Apple and third-party developers... >>

Misfit Flash review: Good for beginners
3.5 stars

Misfit Flash review: Good for beginners

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The Misfit Flash is an activity tracker and the follow-up to the Misfit Shine which launched back in 2013. The new model follows a similar design cue but swaps metal for plastic and slashes the price by half, making it the cheapest activity tracker out... >>

5 reasons why HoloLens could put Oculus Rift, Vive and Google Glass in the shade

5 reasons why HoloLens could put Oculus Rift, Vive and Google Glass in the shade

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Although it was previously unveiled earlier this year, HoloLens' appearance at Microsoft's Build developers conference in San Francisco revealed so much more about the headset. It also left us with the feeling that we have definitely seen something new,... >>

TomTom Bandit vs Garmin VIRB XE: What’s the difference?

TomTom Bandit vs Garmin VIRB XE: What’s the difference?

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Navigation companies creating action sports cameras is a fairly new prospect but already the two big boys, Garmin and TomTom, are squaring up for a head-to-head.Garmin recently unveiled its VIRB XE as the follow-up to its original VIRB action camera... >>

Tag Heuer smartwatch price, release date and battery life revealed

Tag Heuer smartwatch price, release date and battery life revealed

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So eagerly anticipated is the Tag Heuer smartwatch that even its Google and Intel-partnering announcement was big news. Now more details have come to light.According to Bloomberg the Tag Heuer smartwatch will go on sale in October or November for $1,400... >>

LG Watch Urbane available now as most expensive Android Wear device yet

LG Watch Urbane available now as most expensive Android Wear device yet

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On the day LG is supposed to announce its G4 smartphone officially, its Watch Urbane has become available. The LG Watch Urbane is listed on Google Play at more than any other Android Wear device.The LG Watch Urbane price is £259 on Google Play. It is... >>

Apple Watch damage gallery: Here are photos of already broken Apple Watches

Apple Watch damage gallery: Here are photos of already broken Apple Watches

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Apple began dishing out its much-anticipated Watch on Friday 24 April. It's been on the wrists of wearers for one weekend and already photos of broken models are appearing online.The Apple Watch comes in three variants and so far we've seen photos of... >>

Apple works with Pebble to fix apps being rejected for mentioning Pebble in the code

Apple works with Pebble to fix apps being rejected for mentioning Pebble in the code

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UPDATE: Pebble has released a statement saying it's working with Apple to fix the issue and has not been banned. The full statement reads: "Still a work-in-progress, but we're working with Apple to clear up any misunderstandings to make sure rejections... >>

These are the only places you'll be able to buy an Apple Watch today to walk away with

These are the only places you'll be able to buy an Apple Watch today to walk away with

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If you thought you could walk into an Apple Store from today and walk out sporting an Apple Watch, think again. But that isn't to say there aren't a few shops on the planet that will let this happen.Apple has already announced it will let customers try... >>

Apple Watch teardown: Could measure your blood oxygen, battery loses to Android Wear and more

Apple Watch teardown: Could measure your blood oxygen, battery loses to Android Wear and more

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The Apple Watch has been sliced and diced by iFixit which has given the smartwatch its teardown treatment. The results reveal an oxygen sensor that's not used, a battery that can't compete with Android Wear, and more.The iFixit teardown revealed that... >>

Philips and Allianz are working on a smartphone-controlled backpain solution

Philips and Allianz are working on a smartphone-controlled backpain solution

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Philips are partnering with Allianz to bring a smartphone-controlled backpain solution, aiming to cross the divide between healthcare professional and patients.Announced on stage at the IFA 2015 Global Press Conference in Malta, Bernd Laudahn, managing... >>

Next Samsung Gear smartwatch will be round, OS teased by Samsung

Next Samsung Gear smartwatch will be round, OS teased by Samsung

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Samsung has officially dangled a glance at its next Gear smartwatch and it's going to be round.Samsung announced the launch of a new SDK on its website with a link for developers who want to apply to get involved. But rather than just words it also teased... >>

Acer's Liquid Leap range adds three new wearables, including a stress-sensing one

Acer's Liquid Leap range adds three new wearables, including a stress-sensing one

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Acer is holding an event in New York, where it just unveiled three new wearables. Two of them are all about health and fitness, while the third one is a fashion-focused device, but they've each been unveiled as part of the Liquid Leap brand.The Taiwan-based... >>

Asus announces £120 sports fitness VivoWatch with whopping 10-day battery, due May

Asus announces £120 sports fitness VivoWatch with whopping 10-day battery, due May

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Asus has already impressed with its sleek ZenWatch and it's not stopping there. The new Asus VivoWatch takes on sporting needs while offering another attractive design and impressive 10-day battery.Most smartwatches these days will last two days, if... >>

Android Wear is getting a feature boost, here's what's coming

Android Wear is getting a feature boost, here's what's coming

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Android Wear hit the streets about a year ago, as Google's platform for wearables. Today, a major update was announced, as Android Wear moves to fend off Apple Watch.Android Wear has been incrementally updated since its launch. Like many Google products... >>

Microsoft Band update tracks your cycling using Strava and offers more Health options

Microsoft Band update tracks your cycling using Strava and offers more Health options

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The Microsoft Band is packed with hardware potential and it looks like Microsoft wants to use that by keeping the software updated. It's announced an update that will make cycle tracking possible.The latest Microsoft Band update will allow wearers to... >>

Nike Free 4.0 Flyknit: Stimulating, lightweight, but tough on your calves

Nike Free 4.0 Flyknit: Stimulating, lightweight, but tough on your calves

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Barefoot running has seemingly come and gone. But if you look closely, brands are still supporting the idea of running as close to barefoot as possible, but without all the hype.Nike's approach is to offer three different running shoes as part of its... >>

Moto Maker for Moto 360 review: Is personalised smartwatch design worth the extra wait?

Moto Maker for Moto 360 review: Is personalised smartwatch design worth the extra wait?

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Silver or gold? Or maybe black with stone leather? This is tricky.In the tech world it's almost always been black, black, black, maybe a white option. More recently space greys and mystic champagnes have begun to dominate (in among other bonkers colour... >>

Microsoft Band review: Heaps of potential offset by design downfall
3.5 stars

Microsoft Band review: Heaps of potential offset by design downfall

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Like Apple, Microsoft arrived to the wearables party late – albeit in slightly different fashion. Instead of a smartwatch, the Windows maker has released the Microsoft Band, a fitness tracker with some smartwatch-like functions, but still a device... >>

Sitting is reportedly the new smoking: This standing desk setup could save your life

Sitting is reportedly the new smoking: This standing desk setup could save your life

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Avoid heart disease, lose weight, feel more awake - all simply by standing. There are respected studies that point to sitting as the cause of poor health with some even calling it the new smoking. But fear not, a cure is already here.For those that... >>

Jawbone partners with Amex for contactless payment Up4 and replaces Up24 with Up2 tracker

Jawbone partners with Amex for contactless payment Up4 and replaces Up24 with Up2 tracker

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A lot is happening in the world of Jawbone, specifically with its fitness trackers. Although we will still have to wait until later this year for the sensor-laden Up3 to hit the UK (US shipping starts 20 April), there are also two new devices coming.Again,... >>

Marathon day near? These tech tips will help you finish faster

Marathon day near? These tech tips will help you finish faster

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Running, cycling, swimming, triathlon or adventure racing – they can all be improved with gadgets. We don't just mean the usual list of kit for runners or bike bolt-ons for cyclists but tech that can make you faster.If you're running a marathon and... >>

Apple Watch for £37 anyone? Apple stocks are low, so why not get a replica?

Apple Watch for £37 anyone? Apple stocks are low, so why not get a replica?

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Apple Watch stock is reportedly running low with some countries sold out at pre-order and long waits in others. Could a £37 Chinese replica be the answer?In the Chinese city Shenzen Apple Watch knock-offs are selling for just £37. They're claimed to... >>

Apple Watch sells 1m units on the first day of pre-order in the US, not got one? Expect a wait

Apple Watch sells 1m units on the first day of pre-order in the US, not got one? Expect a wait

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It looks like Apple's potential stock shortages on its Watch are because of ridiculous first day sales with around 1 million pre-orders in the US.Consumer spending tracker, Slice Intelligence, studied 9,080 US online shoppers and says Apple sold around... >>

5 top gadgets that are heavier than Adidas’ Adizero 99g football boots, you won’t believe number 5

5 top gadgets that are heavier than Adidas’ Adizero 99g football boots, you won’t believe number 5

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A couple years ago Pocket-lint got to check out Adidas' prototype football boot, its Adizero 99g which weighed, you guessed it, 99 grams. Now the company is ready to release a pair as part of its "Limited Edition" footwear range.They will only be available... >>

Garmin Virb X and Virb XE action cameras are smarter and tougher, GoPro should worry

Garmin Virb X and Virb XE action cameras are smarter and tougher, GoPro should worry

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Garmin has announced upgrades to its action sports cameras in its latest Virb X and Virb XE models.Garmin has gone back to the drawing board and redesigned its action cam form factor for the Virb X and Virb XE. The result is a new shape and smaller form... >>

This Apple Watch is worth £1,200 more than the new one

This Apple Watch is worth £1,200 more than the new one

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The Apple Watch has garnered a lot of attention since its unveiling last year, with hype magnifying significantly since Apple opened its pre-order process for the new device on Friday 10 April.Even new areas in Apple Stores and concessions in major shops,... >>

If you're looking to get an Apple Watch this could be the best place to go

If you're looking to get an Apple Watch this could be the best place to go

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Pre-orders for the Apple Watch opened on 10 April and within minutes Apple's online stores were already having to shift shipping dates. Many customers will now not be able to get a device on launch day.You can however try one on and get advice on which... >>

Apple Watch vs Pebble Time Steel: Which one should you choose?

Apple Watch vs Pebble Time Steel: Which one should you choose?

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In just a few hours of being made available on Kickstarter, Pebble's new smartwatch, Time, became the most successful crowd-funded campaign of all time. But surprisingly the company wasn't done with new product announcements.At Mobile World Congress,... >>

Apple Watch straps that don’t cost a wrist and a leg

Apple Watch straps that don’t cost a wrist and a leg

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The Apple Watch is finally available along with its myriad straps to personalise the setup. But not only is the Watch pricey, the straps are too.Rather than buy the straps from Apple, which you need to do because of those odd 38mm and 42mm sizings, there... >>

Apple Watch: You won't be able to buy in Apple store on day one

Apple Watch: You won't be able to buy in Apple store on day one

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If you're thinking you'll just walk into an Apple store on the 24 April and pick up an Apple Watch, think again.Apple has confirmed to Pocket-lint that the only way you'll be able to buy an Apple Watch is online or have an assistant at an Apple Store... >>

Your wearable is already outdated: Sweat tracking changes everything

Your wearable is already outdated: Sweat tracking changes everything

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Activity trackers, heart rate monitors, smartwatches – they're all obsolete already because they don't analyse sweat.Until now heart rate tracking has been a pretty accurate way of measuring your body's training effort. It let you work on certain goals... >>

8 Apple Watch alternatives for iPhone users

8 Apple Watch alternatives for iPhone users

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Apple's first smartwatch is now available to pre-order. However, the Apple Watch sold out faster than you can say "early adopter" so even if you pre-order one now, it is unlikely to ship until May at the least.If you want to queue on launch day, 24 April,... >>

Jawbone UP3 with HR release date announced, US gets first dibs

Jawbone UP3 with HR release date announced, US gets first dibs

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Jawbone has been teasing its UP3 next generation activity tracker for sometime now. After delays in release its finally going to begin shipping.Jawbone has said shipping of the UP3 will begin from 20 April in the US and everyone who pre-ordered will finally... >>