wearable tech


Reviews & hands-on

  • Gadgets 5 out of 5

    Pebble Steel review

    By 12 March 2014

    Pebble has followed up the launch of its original smartwatch with the Pebble Steel, a smartwatch for grown-ups which, as the name suggests, is crafted from stainless steel rather than plastic. Its purpose is simple: to pair with your smartphone to offer...

  • Gadgets 3 out of 5

    Qualcomm Toq review

    By 21 February 2014

    Qualcomm has a smartwatch, and it’s called Toq. As in tick tock. It’s a nifty little wearable that serves as a companion device to an Android smartphone, and if you're based in the US you can purchase it right now should you so desire. But there is...

  • 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...

  • Sports Fitness

    Hands-on: Garmin Vivofit is a long-lasting and affordable fitness band

    By 11 January 2014

    Wearables are everywhere. But when a company such as Garmin, renowned for its fitness and GPS products, announces a new product it's time to stand up and listen. Welcome the Garmin Vivofit, a wristband fitness device that we got to see at this year's...

  • Sports Fitness

    Razer Nabu: We eye-up gaming laptop maker’s wearable tech band

    By 10 January 2014

    Wearable tech was the promise of 2013, but one that failed to truly deliver. In 2014 it looks as though every manufacturer wants to be the one to crack the market, including gaming laptop maker Razer with the Nabu. Described as a discreet wearable, the...

  • 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 4 out of 5

    Misfit Shine personal physical activity monitor review

    By 23 October 2013

    Wearable tech is all the rage at the moment, whether its Google Glass at the top of the tree or the Nike FuelBand at the more accessible end. More and more of us are intrigued by tracking our movements whether it's for fun, fitness or performance. Tapping...

  • 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...