Can Smartwatches Be the Future of Wearable Tech?

Mat Greenfield | Posted 14.01.2015 | UK Tech
Mat Greenfield

The crop of wearable smart devices at CES overwhelmingly leant towards controlling the features of your phone and fitness tracking, but are these the only applications?

Time Will Tell, but Watch This Space for the Rise of Wearables

Robert Williams | Posted 14.01.2015 | UK Tech
Robert Williams

One such example of where it is starting to ramp up, is the UK market which is predicted to reach a value of £313.6 million by the end of 2014. Many brands are hoping that the upcoming Christmas period will finally see a breakthrough for wearable technology into the consumer space or certainly soon after as Apple throws its considerable weight behind the market.

Harvard Nieman Foundation: Visiting Fellowship 2015

Jack Riley | Posted 16.12.2014 | UK
Jack Riley

Apple, Samsung, Motorola and the other wearable manufacturers have been squaring up, tweaking their products and getting ready for a multi-year assault on the consumer market... I'm excited to start my project at Harvard in February, where I'm researching and writing a report on how the relationship between smartwatches and content companies is going to develop.

Windows On A Watch Is... Pointless

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 06.10.2014 | UK Tech

To show just how far technology has come in 20 years a 16-year old hacker has managed to get Windows 95 running on his Samsung Gear Live smart watch. ...

7 Genuinely Cool Smartwatch Life Hacks

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 25.09.2014 | UK Tech

Smartwatches are the latest idea to capture everyone's imagination in the world of tech. Even Apple is getting in on the action, announcing its own mi...

What to Expect in the Apple Watch 2

Mat Greenfield | Posted 14.11.2014 | UK Tech
Mat Greenfield

Given the years of hype around the idea of their smartwatch, it would have been all too easy for Apple to just stick a sixth-generation iPod Nano on an overpriced wrist strap and be done with it. Instead, the Cupertino-based company has given its Apple Watch a nifty way of gliding through menus, a healthy slew of supported apps and crammed it with more sensors than a North Korean game show.

We Need a Low-Cost Smartwatch to Give Wearable Tech a Kick-Start

Mat Greenfield | Posted 07.11.2014 | UK Tech
Mat Greenfield

Low-cost 'feature' smartwatches, supporting only functions baked in by the manufacturer and lacking flashy designs, may be the push needed to help smartwatches go mainstream. Without it, the market might remain limp-wristed for a long time to come.

Until Brands Get Smart, It's Not Time to Ditch Your Stupid Watch

James Connelly | Posted 03.11.2014 | UK Tech
James Connelly

A confession - I'm not a smartwatch fan. They're nearly all ugly, crap battery and over-engineered. Also, I like normal watches, with nice dials and nice straps. Smartwatches stink of innovation by public companies to drive sales and share value. I'm perfectly happy having a smartphone and a stupid watch.

Michael Rundle

Samsung Unveils A Phone Without An Edge | Michael Rundle | Posted 03.09.2014 | UK Tech

Samsung has stunned the IFA tech conference in Berlin by revealing a phone with a curved edge that seems to disappear off the side of the device. ...

If The iWatch Looked Like This, Would You Buy It?

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 03.07.2014 | UK Tech

Back in the distant past of this time last year, the iWatch was a mystical, strange idea. Smartwatches barely existed in any usable form, and even the...

The First Android Wear Reviews Are In, And They're... Mixed

The Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 27.06.2014 | UK Tech

The first two Android Wear smartwatches are available to buy now -- and many members of the tech press already have their hands on them. And while ...

The Moto 360 Is Going To Be Just Stunning

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 19.06.2014 | UK Tech

Virtually everyone -- in the tech press, at least -- seems convinced that the Moto 360 Android Wear smartwatch, expected to be released this summer, w...

'Bluetooth Buckle' Turns Any Watch Into A Futuristic Smartwatch

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 16.05.2014 | UK Tech

Everyone in tech is trying to convince you that you need to buy a smartwatch. Whether it's for triathlon training, checking your email or just being s...

Now You Can Google On Your WRIST

Huffington Post UK | Posted 22.04.2014 | UK Tech

LG has unveiled new details and specs for its first Google-powered smartwatch. The LG G Watch will be one of the first to run Google's Android Wear...

The iWatch Will Have Curved Screen Made By LG

Huffington Post UK | Posted 17.04.2014 | UK Tech

Apple was never going to be the first company in the world to release a smartwatch - or even a curved screen wearable. But it's still just possible...

Is It Smartwatch Time Yet?

Huffington Post UK | Posted 15.04.2014 | UK Tech

The Samsung Gear 2 (£249) and Gear 2 Neo (£169) are available now from Carphone Warehouse. Key Features: 1.63-inch Super AMOLED (320 x 320) sc...

Samsung Gear Fit Hits UK

Huffington Post UK | Posted 11.04.2014 | UK Tech

Samsung has released its new Gear Fit curved fitness band alongside the new Galaxy S5 smartphone and the Gear 2 smartwatch. The Gear Fit (priced at...

Samsung Gear Fit: Features And Pictures As New Fitness Band Hits UK

Huffington Post UK | Posted 11.04.2014 | UK Tech

Samsung has released its new Gear Fit curved smartwatch and fitness band alongside the new Galaxy S5 smartphone. The Gear Fit packs a pedometer and...

The Wearable Gadget Has One Function: It Will Save Your Life.

Huffington Post UK | Posted 18.03.2014 | UK Tech

A wristband which monitors the amount of UV rays you are exposed to has been unveiled in London. As part of the Wearable Technology Conference, Ame...

Samsung Galaxy S5 and Gear Fit Set Higher Standards for Everyday Tech

Stephen Ebbett | Posted 27.04.2014 | UK Tech
Stephen Ebbett

The Galaxy S5 features a medley of specs we've already seen in other flagship smartphones. The waterproof and dust-resistant body falls in line with the Sony Xperia range, and suggests tougher outerwear will now be the standard for top-of-the-range smartphones rather than a novelty.

Pebble Steel: Is This The Smartwatch of Your Dreams?

Huffington Post UK | Posted 30.01.2014 | UK Tech

The Pebble Steel is the latest smartwatch to make the claim that it is (a) beautiful and (b) genuinely useful. Arguably no smartwatch has managed ...

Google's Smartwatch Could Be Released Alongside Nexus 5

Huffington Post UK | Posted 16.12.2013 | UK Tech

Google might be about to take the wraps off its long-awaited wearable device - as well as a brand new flagship phone and mobile OS. The 'Nexus 5' s...

This Smartwatch Advert Is Better Than The Actual Product...

Huffington Post UK | Posted 06.12.2013 | UK Tech

Samsung released its Galaxy Gear smartwatch in the UK late last month, and it hasn't been an overwhelming hit so far. In our review we liked its sligh...

Samsung Galaxy Gear VS. Sony Smartwatch 2

Huffington Post UK | Posted 02.12.2013 | UK Tech

The battle for your wrist is hotting up - and not just between the various fitness bands and activity trackers, but between the real hardcore smartwat...

How Smart Is This Watch?

Huffington Post UK | Posted 27.11.2013 | UK Tech

The Samsung Galaxy Gear is an app-enabled smartwatch designed to work in conjunction with a Samsung phone or tablet. It costs £299 and works with eit...