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  • A week in reviews: 31 March - 4 April
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    A week in reviews: 31 March - 4 April

    By 5 April 2014

    It's the week when April Fools' jokes happen aplenty. And we witnessed some crackers this week, all condensed into our best picks from around the web. Giggles brushed aside and we're left with a bevy of tech wonderment in this week's reviews. It's as...

  • TomTom Runner Cardio & Multi-Sport Cardio add built-in heart rate monitor, Bluetooth app sync
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    TomTom Runner Cardio & Multi-Sport Cardio add built-in heart rate monitor, Bluetooth app sync

    By 2 April 2014

    TomTom has refreshed its Runner and Multi-Sport sports watches with the addition of new Cardio models, capable of measuring heart rate using a wrist-based built-in heart-rate monitor. Pocket-lint is at the London launch where we've been quick-testing...

  • A week in reviews: 10 - 14 March
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    A week in reviews: 10 - 14 March

    By 15 March 2014

    It's here. Titanfall has landed. And we've been playing our socks off to see whether it's the game that makes the Xbox One whole. And with that major out of the way we don't hold back. Oh no, we continue to drop bombs of tech review wonderment. We've...

  • Pebble Steel review
    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...

  • A week in reviews: 17 - 21 February
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    A week in reviews: 17 - 21 February

    By 22 February 2014

    It's the week before Mobile World Congress 2014, the mobile phone show of the year, so expect plenty of smartphones and tablets to be covering these pages over the coming days. During the quiet before the storm it's been a week dominated by cameras....

  • Qualcomm Toq review
    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...

  • A week in reviews: 3 - 7 February
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    A week in reviews: 3 - 7 February

    By 8 February 2014

    It's the week of everything. Like a lucky dip of tech. As February rolls on the headline-grabbing product this week is the launch of the Sony PS Vita Slim, available right now. Perfect for enhancing the PlayStation 4 experience, but stronger than its...

  • Pebble review
    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...

  • Adidas updates Smart Run watch with improved battery life, GPS data export
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    Adidas updates Smart Run watch with improved battery life, GPS data export

    By 21 January 2014

    Adidas released a sizable update for its Smart Run training watch on Tuesday, addressing the complaints voiced by early users. The update is now available to download on the training watch, adding the ability to export GPS data from runs. It also improves...

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

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

  • Bem Wireless Speaker Band is a Bluetooth speaker for your wrist
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    Bem Wireless Speaker Band is a Bluetooth speaker for your wrist

    By 8 January 2014

    Forget about owning a smartwatch, activity tracker, or sports band, because now you can own a speaker band. That's right, it's a Bluetooth speaker for your wrist. Bem Wireless is at the 2014 CES tradeshow in Las Vegas, where it has unveiled a wrist-wearable,...

  • Gear of the Year 2013: The Pocket-lint team's favourite tech gadgets of the year
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    Gear of the Year 2013: The Pocket-lint team's favourite tech gadgets of the year

    By 31 December 2013

    It's been a rollercoaster ride through the world of tech in 2013. The promise of wearable tech seems to have all but worn off - pun intended - and we're at the advent of Ultra HD 4K content and devices becoming mainstream. Or supposedly. The chatter of...

  • Hottest gadgets for 2014
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    Hottest gadgets for 2014

    By 31 December 2013

    The new year is almost upon us and with it comes a cyborg’s suitcase full of the gadgets vying for your body.  It’s the year of wearables, but that doesn’t mean smart homes, 4K TV, games, tablets, cars or laptops are not going to amaze. Here are...

  • LG's G-Arch and G-Health wearables to debut at MWC 2014?
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    LG's G-Arch and G-Health wearables to debut at MWC 2014?

    By 26 December 2013

    LG's next flagship will reportedly work with both a smartwatch and health-tracking wristband, according to new reports from Korea-based media outlets. Daum has reported that LG's smartwatch, called G-Arch, and wristband, called G-Health, will debut at...

  • Sony may have a new SmartWatch planned for 2014
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    Sony may have a new SmartWatch planned for 2014

    By 26 December 2013

    Sony is planning to release a new smartwatch in the near future, if a filing with the FCC is any indication (it usually is). The Japan-based company filed to get approval for the "BT Wrist Notifier". It carries a model number of SWR10, a step up from...

  • A week in reviews: 9 - 13 December
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    A week in reviews: 9 - 13 December

    By 14 December 2013

    The Christmas countdown is on and there's tech aplenty on the approach too. What will Santa put under the tree this year? Perhaps it'll be the rather lovely 8-inch LG G Pad tablet. Or, if there's a bit more cash in the kitty and you're off on a new year's...

  • Magellan Echo review
    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...

  • Best wearable tech 2013: 10th Pocket-lint Gadget Awards nominees
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    Best wearable tech 2013: 10th Pocket-lint Gadget Awards nominees

    By 22 November 2013

    Wearable tech has really come into its own this year and, as such, has rightly deserved its own category in the 2013 Pocket-lint Gadget Awards. Samsung made its debut in the market with its Galaxy Gear smartwatch allowing you to take pictures and answer...

  • Asus to launch wearable gadgets and potentially build the 2014 Nexus 7
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    Asus to launch wearable gadgets and potentially build the 2014 Nexus 7

    By 15 November 2013

    Asus, after its successful Google Nexus 7 build this year, could be making the Nexus 7 (2014) for Google. It has also announced it will be revealing its range of wearable devices next year. While Asus isn’t certain to be the next Nexus 7 provider, it’s...

  • Adidas miCoach Smart Run review
    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...

  • Nissan wearable 3E HUD, in futuristic Google Glass style, is teased in video
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    Nissan wearable 3E HUD, in futuristic Google Glass style, is teased in video

    By 12 November 2013

    Nissan has unveiled its in-car heads up display looking like something from a sci-fi movie. It did this in a video called “Nissan 3E birth” which gives away very little but the awesome looks of this cyborg-like headgear. The HUD is due to be unveiled...

  • Google partners for Glass prescription, fashion and sports lenses
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    Google partners for Glass prescription, fashion and sports lenses

    By 8 November 2013

    Google has had plans in the pipeline for a prescription lens version of Glass and now it’s coming to light. Google has teamed up with Rochester Optical to design and create “custom prescription, fashion, and sports lenses”. The lenses should be...

  • Motorola patent would tattoo a mic and lie detector to your throat
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    Motorola patent would tattoo a mic and lie detector to your throat

    By 7 November 2013

    A new patent has come to light that shows Motorola is thinking about wearable technology and every possible place it could take it...or rather, put it.  Say hello to the the throat tattoo by Motorola. The Google-owned company has filed a patent with...

  • A week in reviews: 28 October - 1 November
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    A week in reviews: 28 October - 1 November

    By 2 November 2013

    As we roll into November it's clear that gaming season is upon us. And just ahead of the fourth generation of consoles, it looks as though its the season of fourth-in-season releases too: Battlefield 4 and Assassin's Creed IV head up proceedings, with...