Reviews & hands-on

  • Gadgets 4 out of 5

    Pebble review

    By 4 February 2014

    Pebble. The name hangs in the air when you say it. The darling of Kickstarter, the smartwatch that's acceptable to own.  Pebble was previewed at CES 2013 before shipping started later in January. With chatter about wearables now everywhere, the timing...

  • Cars

    Hands-on with Mercedes Pebble and Mercedes Google Glass app

    By 9 January 2014

    Mercedes is starting to experiment with a range of different wearable technologies in its cars by teaming up with companies like Google and Pebble. Announced at CES, the German car maker is to launch a Pebble smartwatch app that connects with your car...

  • Gadgets

    Hands-on: Pebble Steel review (video)

    By 8 January 2014

    We slip the Pebble Steel on to our wrist and it's cold. It might be because the spokeswomen from the company has just hot-footed it from the Venetian to the Las Vegas Convention Centre in the chilly Las Vegas air, or because the strap is now made of steel....

  • Sports Fitness 4 out of 5

    Magellan Echo review

    By 12 December 2013

    Running watches are fast becoming two a penny. Magellan, best known as GPS company, is also entering the ever-busying market with its Echo smartwatch. But with the likes of the TomTom Runner, Pebble, Adidas miCoach Smart Run, Samsung Galaxy Gear - and...

  • Sports Fitness 2 out of 5

    Adidas miCoach Smart Run review

    By 12 November 2013

    Smart watches are all the rage at the moment, particularly those designed for sports. Adidas has added the Smart Run watch to its miCoach personal training system and crammed it full of tech. It includes a strapless heart rate monitor, GPS tracking, full...

  • Sports Fitness 3.5 out of 5

    TomTom Multi-Sport review

    By 5 November 2013

    TomTom Multi-Sport is the GPS company’s first solo venture into the world of wearable sports-watches that, as its name suggests, caters for multiple sports disciplines. The Multi-Sport was released alongside the Runner, the latter targeted, and no surprised...

  • Gadgets 3 out of 5

    Sony SmartWatch 2 review

    By 18 October 2013

    Smartwatches. There's that buzz word. These wearable tech devices are the next big thing if releases from Samsung, Pebble, Sony and more are anything to go by. Sony's SmartWatch 2 is the second attempt at the company putting out the perfect wearable device,...

  • Gadgets 3.5 out of 5

    Samsung Galaxy Gear review

    By 4 October 2013

    Some people think that the Galaxy Gear is a response to Apple's rumoured iWatch, which has yet to materialise. But the fact is, Samsung follows Sony in this interesting little market, and while we found the Sony watch interesting, it doesn't offer a massive...

  • Phones

    Sony SmartWatch 2 pictures and hands-on

    By 2 September 2013

    Sony has announced the Sony SmartWatch 2, taking the time to point out how the company has been in the smartwatch business for some time. Unfortunately the sample on display at the London launch event for the new Sony Mobile devices was a prototype, so...

  • Sports Fitness 3 out of 5

    TomTom Runner review

    By 13 August 2013

    Wearable tech is all the rage at the moment, particularly smartwatches. It's hardly a surprise, then, that plenty of manufacturers want a slice of the pie. But what makes TomTom - the company better known for its satnav devices - believe it has what it...

  • Gadgets

    Casio Edifice Infiniti Red Bull Racing 2013 watches pictures and hands-on

    By 19 June 2013

    Just launched is the Casio Edifice 2013 range of Formula One-inspired watches. Combining F1-style design with Casio's best timepieces, the Edifice watches make a change from the company's usual digital display-centric looks. Casio Edifice has been working...

  • Gadgets

    Plastic Logic shows off colour e-paper display smart watch concept: the future of wearable tech?

    By 26 March 2013

    Plastic Logic - the maker of flexible e-paper - has shown off an e-paper smart watch concept with a difference: this one's in colour. The concept isn't the complete dynamic colour solution like the company's colour e-paper, however, because this smart...

  • Gadgets 3.5 out of 5

    Casio G-Shock GB-6900AA review

    By 28 February 2013

    Casio has taken a leap into the world of the smart watch with its new Bluetooth range of G-Shock watches. Coupling the company's expertise in building desirable tech-filled time pieces with the email and messaging capabilities of the iPhone, the GB-6900aa...

  • Gadgets

    Braun Prestige BN10 digital watch pictures and hands-on

    By 6 February 2013

    It's been around for "a few months", Pocket-lint was told, but the Amazon Summer Wish List event was the first time that we've come up close with the Braun Prestige BN10 digital watch for men - and we likey. A lotty. Made from incredibly solid stainless...

  • Gadgets

    Casio G-Shock GB-6900AA Bluetooth iPhone watch multiple colours pictures and hands-on

    By 14 January 2013

    When we first saw the first Casio G-Shock Bluetooth-compatible watch - the GB-6900 - there were a couple of things that were different. First, it was connected to an Android smartphone. And second, it only came in black with a white (grey) face. Now,...