Wearable tech http://www.stuff.tv/my/wearable-tech/news en-MY Samsung’s rounded smartwatches revealed in patent filings http://www.stuff.tv/my/gear-2/samsung-s-rounded-smartwatches-revealed-patent-filings/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> They’re not likely Android Wear devices, but perhaps new Tizen options </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Samsung&#039;s rounded smartwatch" alt="Samsung&#039;s rounded smartwatch" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/samsung-round-watch1.jpg?1406771010" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Not content to have both the <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/gear-live/google-io-2014/samsung-reveals-gear-live-its-first-android-wear-smartwatch/news">Gear Live</a> and <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/gear-2/samsung-gear-2-and-gear-2-neo/review">Gear 2</a> smartwatches on the market, Samsung may be pursuing a couple of models with rounded screens, as well, if <a href="http://pdfpiw.uspto.gov/.piw?docid=D0709875">uncovered patent filings</a> bear fruit.</p> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/my/users/andrew-hayward" title="View user profile.">Andrew Hayward</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>MobileGeeks (via Android Central) claims that the camera is part of a gesture system of some sort, which had been previously hinted at in other patent filings, but has yet to be detailed out. These applications were filed in the United States in March 2013, but the design patents were only just awarded yesterday.</p> <p>If there was any doubt that Samsung intends to keep pushing ahead with wearables, surely these filings will convince you otherwise. What remains unclear is how quickly the company will push out a new product considering the newness of its recent efforts.</p> <p>[Sources: <a href="http://www.mobilegeeks.de/samsung-patentiert-drei-designs-fuer-runde-smartwatches-mit-ladeanschluss-im-armband/">MobileGeeks</a> and <a href="http://www.androidcentral.com/samsungs-latest-smartwatch-design-patents-reveal-rounded-displays">Android Central</a> via <a href="http://www.slashgear.com/samsung-says-me-too-with-round-smartwatch-30339264/">SlashGear</a>]</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/gear-2/samsung-reportedly-set-unveil-standalone-watchphone-soon/news">Samsung reportedly set to unveil standalone watch phone soon</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="651" title="Samsung&#039;s rounded smartwatch" alt="Samsung&#039;s rounded smartwatch" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/samsung-round-watch2.png?1406771010" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/gear-2/samsung-s-rounded-smartwatches-revealed-patent-filings/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/my/gear-2/samsung-s-rounded-smartwatches-revealed-patent-filings/news#comments Gear 2 Gear Live Samsung Smartwatches Wearable tech Wed, 30 Jul 2014 18:04:00 +0000 Hafizah Osman 1443704 at http://www.stuff.tv Direction by vibration: no need to click your heels together to get home, these smartshoes will tell you exactly where to go http://www.stuff.tv/my/direction-vibration-no-need-click-your-heels-together-get-home-these-smartshoes-will-tell-you-exactl <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Bluetooth on your feet? Sure, why the hell not </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="819" height="614" title="These shoes were made for walking. Then again, so are were shoes." alt="Direction by vibration: no need to click your heels together to get home, these " src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/Smartshoes-hot-stuff.jpg?1406682987" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/my/users/esat-dedezade" title="View user profile.">Esat Dedezade</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><strong>Ahhhhh! Red trainers. That&#39;s a level 1 fashion offence.</strong><br />We might actually agree with you on something for once. But&nbsp;they come in black too, so no harm done.</p> <p>Snuggled within the <a href="http://lechal.com/shoes.html" target="_blank">Lechal shoes</a> (named after the phrase &quot;take me along&quot; in Hindi), are removable insoles which are packed with tech.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-1"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><strong>Tech? Don&#39;t tell me these are camera shoes...</strong><br />Heavens no. Pavements would make for very boring photos.</p> <p>The insole in each shoe contains a Bluetooth transmitter and a battery that&#39;s good enough for three days of use.</p> <p>Once connected to your iPhone, Android or Windows Phone, you can fire up Google Maps, hunt for directions, and then slip your phone back in your pocket.</p> <p>Each corresponding shoe will vibrate when you have to turn left or right, so you can stroll along at your leisure like a person who actually knows where they&#39;re going.</p> <p>Granted, we expect you&#39;ll need to whip out your phone more than a few times to navigate complicated junctions (we&#39;re looking at you, KL), but it&#39;s still a nicer alternative than having your phone out all the time.</p> <p>Although you could just plug in some headphones and listen to voice guidance. But where&#39;s the fun in that?</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="600" height="450" title="The brains of the operation" alt="Direction by vibration: no need to click your heels together to get home, these " src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/sensors.jpg?1406682987" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-2"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><strong>Surely they&#39;ll be able to count - </strong><br />- how many steps you&#39;ve taken? Sure. And calories burned. And distance travelled, for good measure.</p> <p>And before you ask - yes the insoles are removable, yes they&#39;re got an anti-bacterial coating, and yes the battery is rechargeable. Just slide each battery out of its insole, and slot it into the charger.</p> <p>Click your fingers, and you&#39;ll get an auditory report of the charging status too. Swanky.</p> <p><strong>I might bite.</strong><br />For &pound;80 (RM430), why not? There&#39;s no solid release date beyond &quot;September&quot; for the time being, but we&#39;ll let you know once these smartshoes are ready for walking.</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/hot-stuff" target="_blank">All the hottest stuff, on one scorching page</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="754" height="565" title="Black!" alt="Direction by vibration: no need to click your heels together to get home, these " src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/lechal-smartshoes-black.jpg?1406682987" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> http://www.stuff.tv/my/direction-vibration-no-need-click-your-heels-together-get-home-these-smartshoes-will-tell-you-exactl#comments Hot Stuff Wearable tech Tue, 29 Jul 2014 09:41:00 +0000 Tein Hee Seow 1443593 at http://www.stuff.tv Star.21 fitness band guilt-trips you into good health http://www.stuff.tv/my/star21-fitness-band-guilt-trips-you-good-health/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> This tracker helps you form healthy habits in 21 days with its carrot-and-stick approach </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1202" height="900" title="Star.21 fitness tracker" alt="Star.21 fitness tracker" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/star21.jpg?1406600569" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/my/users/stephen-graves" title="View user profile.">Stephen Graves</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><strong>Another fitness tracker? I&#39;ve got an armful of them&hellip;</strong><br />The <a href="http://www.pozible.com/project/183785/-1/657f640555d2ffcba0e847d881397b6f" target="_blank">Star.21</a>&nbsp;is&nbsp;a little different. Aside from looking rather lovely, with its glossy triangle-pattern finish, it&#39;s designed specifically to help you form healthy habits.</p> <p><strong>Don&#39;t all fitness trackers do that? </strong><br />When you first get them you&#39;re all about the calorie-counting and step tracking &ndash; but once the novelty wears off, you fall back into your bad ways. The problem, Star.21 reckons, is that it takes 21 days for new behaviours like healthy eating and activity to become habitual.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-1"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><strong>So how does it keep me on the straight and narrow? </strong><br />By grabbing you by the short and curlies, essentially. Star.21 pairs up with the Lifebalanz iOS/Android app over Bluetooth BLE &ndash; it&#39;s designed to shepherd you through the 21-day process of forming new habits. It presents your fitness goals as a journey; succeed in meeting your daily goals and you&#39;ll advance a step, fail to do so and you&#39;ll backtrack.</p> <p>Essentially it&#39;s guilting you into doing better. Reminders and notifications pop up more frequently during the first few days, before tailing off as you form healthier habits.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="video-wrapper youtube-player-wrapper"> <iframe width="640" height="385" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/D1RGX7pjNPU" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-2"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><strong>What does it track? </strong><br />All the usual metrics &ndash; it tracks your steps, sleep habits and monitors how many calories you&#39;re burning off. Like Fitbit&#39;s Flex, it&#39;ll show you how close you are to your daily goals using percentages displayed through an LED array. It&#39;ll also provide Smart Reminders to prompt you to drink water, go to bed, and get off your backside.</p> <p><strong>So how much is it? </strong><br />Star.21&#39;s currently raising funds on crowdfunding site <a href="http://www.pozible.com/project/183785/-1/657f640555d2ffcba0e847d881397b6f" target="_blank">Pozible</a>; you can snap up a band for &pound;19 on the lowest reward tier.</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/25-hottest-gadgets-july-2014/feature" target="_blank">The 25 hottest gadgets of July 2014</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1202" height="900" title="Star.21" alt="Star.21" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/star21-02.jpg?1406600569" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> http://www.stuff.tv/my/star21-fitness-band-guilt-trips-you-good-health/news#comments Health and fitness Hot Stuff Wearable tech Mon, 28 Jul 2014 13:47:00 +0000 Tein Hee Seow 1443499 at http://www.stuff.tv Google’s new project: the perfect human body http://www.stuff.tv/my/google/google-s-new-project-human-body/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The Big G&#039;s attempting to paint a picture of ideal human health </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Google’s new project: the human body" alt="Google’s new project: the human body" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/Google_1200.jpg?1406597154" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Google has embarked on an ambitious new project; an attempt to build a database of what a healthy human being should be.</p> <p>Dubbed Baseline Study, the project will kick off with researchers collecting anonymous genetic and molecular information from 175 people.</p> <p>The study will then draw information from thousands more in a bid to create a picture of a person in perfect health.</p> <p>It is hoped that the data collected will be used to help detect diseases, such as cancer and heart disease, much earlier than is currently possible.</p> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/my/users/peterawlins" title="View user profile.">Peter Rawlins</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/google/google-s-new-project-human-body/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/my/google/google-s-new-project-human-body/news#comments Google Wearable tech Fri, 25 Jul 2014 15:04:00 +0000 Hafizah Osman 1443309 at http://www.stuff.tv Special wetsuits help you avoid becoming a shark's meal http://www.stuff.tv/my/special-wetsuits-help-you-avoid-becoming-sharks-meal/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Avoid being mistaken for a juicy seal by a great white so you can snorkel in peace (rather than pieces) </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="567" height="425" title="Special wetsuits help you avoid becoming a shark&#039;s meal" alt="Special wetsuits help you avoid becoming a shark&#039;s meal" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/shark_bait.jpg?1406336310" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>It&#39;s a hard thing being a shark conservationist as people don&#39;t get why you&#39;d want to help preserve something that gets in the way of us enjoying the ocean...by trying to eat us. If it was just deep seas it wouldn&#39;t be a problem but with sharks roving near beaches and reefs, what&#39;s a hapless ocean lover to do?</p> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/my/users/erna-mahyuni" title="View user profile.">Erna Mahyuni</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Fish are friends, not diners </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>One websuit created for surfers, the&nbsp;<a href="https://radiator.net/category/diverter-dive/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Diverter</a>&nbsp;is marked with dark blue and white-striped to repel sharks, making them look like animals that a shark wouldn&#39;t ordinarily go for like pilotfish.</p> <p>The other websuit, the&nbsp;<a href="https://radiator.net/category/elude-dark/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Elude</a>&nbsp;works on a different principle - blending into the water in such a way a shark finds it hard to see you apart from the environment when you&#39;re wearing it, so a shark would be less likely to attack what it cannot recognise as food.</p> <p>Typical wetsuits, dark and sleek, might make diving easier but often lead to sharks mistaking wetsuit wearers for seals.</p> <p>A plus point is that the wetsuits are pretty stylish-looking, with patterns that impact sharks&#39; vision while remaining easy on the eyes.</p> <p>As the weather warms, shark attacks near the beaches have doubled as Western Australia will attest and it&#39;s estimated that the US beaches will also see more attacks in the summer. Better websuits could help stave off attacks or at least give divers, snorkellers and surfers enough time to get away from a shark once sighted.</p> <p>Speaking of wearable tech protection, the <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/us-military-really-building-iron-man/news">US army is taking it a step further by building its very own Iron Man</a>.</p> <p>[Source: <a href="http://www.psfk.com/2014/07/anti-shark-wetsuit-protects-divers-surfers.html#!blEwyr" target="_blank">PSFK</a>]</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="537" height="402" title="Special wetsuits help you avoid becoming a shark&#039;s meal" alt="Special wetsuits help you avoid becoming a shark&#039;s meal" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/antishark_02.jpg?1406336310" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/special-wetsuits-help-you-avoid-becoming-sharks-meal/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/my/special-wetsuits-help-you-avoid-becoming-sharks-meal/news#comments Wearable tech Fri, 25 Jul 2014 07:00:40 +0000 Erna Mahyuni 1443249 at http://www.stuff.tv Shake hands to swap numbers: Razer Nabu smartband plays nice with WeChat messaging service http://www.stuff.tv/my/razer-nabu-wearable-integrate-wechat/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Razer&#039;s wearable gets an update to make communication even easier. If you&#039;re in China, that is </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Razer Nabu" alt="Razer Nabu" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/Razer%20Nabu_0.jpg?1406252848" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><strong>Razer has announced that its first wearable, the Nabu smartband, will integrate with messaging app WeChat.</strong></p> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/razer/ces-2014/smartwatch-different-kind/news" target="_blank">Revealed in January</a>, the Nabu smartband blends together smartwatch functions like notifications, as well as fitness-tracking features like step counting.</p> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/my/users/peterawlins" title="View user profile.">Peter Rawlins</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/razer-nabu-wearable-integrate-wechat/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/my/razer-nabu-wearable-integrate-wechat/news#comments Geek accessories Razer Wearable tech Thu, 24 Jul 2014 14:54:00 +0000 Hafizah Osman 1443217 at http://www.stuff.tv Xiaomi officially outs the Mi4, plus the big news you’ve missed http://www.stuff.tv/my/android/xiaomi-officially-outs-mi4-and-all-other-news-you-ve-missed/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Quickly recap of what made the top stories over the past week </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="567" height="425" title="Xiaomi officially outs the Mi4, and all the other news you’ve missed " alt="Xiaomi officially outs the Mi4, and all the other news you’ve missed " src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/mi4_0_0.jpg?1406249630" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>It&rsquo;s now all about smartphones, or technologies that&rsquo;s related to it. If you&rsquo;ve had trouble keeping up with all the latest tech toys that&rsquo;s been getting launched over the past few days, don&rsquo;t worry, we&rsquo;ve done the hard work for you and summarised it into our weekly news wrap-up.</p> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/my/users/hafizahosman" title="View user profile.">Hafizah Osman</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Xiaomi unveils the Mi4 </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>After weeks of speculation, Xiaomi&rsquo;s finally lifted the wraps off its Mi4 smartphone. The successor to the Mi3, the new unit&rsquo;s apparently Xiaomi&rsquo;s fastest Android phone yet (or so it says) and runs on the new MIUI v6. Get your fingers ready, it&rsquo;s expected to sell online on 16 August.</p> <p><strong>READ MORE:</strong> <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/android/mi4-official-xiaomis-fastest-android-phone-yet/news">Xiaomi Mi4 official, touted as its fastest Android phone yet</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="video-wrapper youtube-player-wrapper"> <iframe width="640" height="385" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/rbA4RFobaWE" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-1"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> LG’s said to be on smartphone creation overdrive </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>LG must have gotten a newfound confidence with the launch of its LG G3 and LG G3 Beat, because it&rsquo;s rumoured to be making another three new smartphones at the same time. These devices are also expected to be launched soon, if you believe the import tracking leak from India.</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: </strong><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/lg/rumour-lg-s-got-three-new-smartphones-works/news">Rumour: LG&rsquo;s got three new smartphones in the works</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="567" height="425" title="LG’s said to be on smartphone creation overdrive " alt="LG’s said to be on smartphone creation overdrive " src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/lgleaks_0.jpg?1406249630" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-2"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Is there a premium edition of the Samsung Galaxy Note 4 coming? </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The Samsung Galaxy Note 4 could possibly be pimped up as compared to its vanilla predecessor and it could be one that might excite many. Rumour has it that the super-duper prime version will come with a flexible screen and sturdy metal body. We&rsquo;ll just have to wait and see if Samsung unveils it. &nbsp;</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: </strong><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/samsung/samsung-making-super-duper-prime-edition-galaxy-note-4/news">Is Samsung making a super-duper Prime edition of the Galaxy Note 4?</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="604" height="453" title="Is there a premium edition of the Samsung Galaxy Note 4 coming? " alt="Is there a premium edition of the Samsung Galaxy Note 4 coming? " src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/samsung-g-note-3.JPG?1406249630" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-3"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Pimp up your Android Wear smartwatches </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The idea of having an Android Wear smartwatch that&rsquo;s unique to us seems very appealing, and that&rsquo;s what Google is aiming to provide in the coming months. Google&rsquo;s spoken out that the Android Wear team&rsquo;s working on an application programming interface (API) for developers to build custom make watch faces &ndash; but that&rsquo;s all it&rsquo;s saying for now. &nbsp;</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: </strong><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/google/your-android-wear-will-have-customisable-watch-faces-future/news">Your Android Wear will have customisable watch faces in future</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="567" height="425" title="Pimp up your Android Wear smartwatches " alt="Pimp up your Android Wear smartwatches " src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/andwear.jpg?1406249631" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-4"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Apple rolls out iTunes Pass </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>iTunes Pass is now officially available to most of the world, indicating how serious Apple&rsquo;s getting about the mobile payments space. What this&#39;ll enable you to do is add credit to your App Store, iTunes Store or iBookstore within Apple stores. Sadly, we&rsquo;re still waiting for a South-East Asian launch.</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: </strong><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/apple-rolls-out-itunes-pass-mobile-payment-service/news">Apple rolls out iTunes Pass mobile payment service</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="604" height="453" title="Apple rolls out iTunes Pass" alt="Apple rolls out iTunes Pass" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/iTunes%20Pass.jpg?1406249631" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> http://www.stuff.tv/my/android/xiaomi-officially-outs-mi4-and-all-other-news-you-ve-missed/news#comments Android Apple LG Round-up Wednesday Samsung Smartphones Wearable tech Xiaomi Wed, 23 Jul 2014 01:18:44 +0000 Hafizah Osman 1443006 at http://www.stuff.tv Apple iWatch? It's iTime for a change http://www.stuff.tv/my/apple/iwatch-its-itime-change/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Apple patent shows off smart wristwear with gesture control and sensors in the strap </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1202" height="900" title="iWatch? It&#039;s iTime for a change" alt="iWatch? It&#039;s iTime for a change" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/apple-itime-01.jpg?1406082477" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>An Apple patent has revealed details of a smartwatch device dubbed &#39;iTime&#39;.</p> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/my/users/stephen-graves" title="View user profile.">Stephen Graves</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The first version resembles a sixth-generation iPod nano; a dockable module that can be clipped into a strap, turning it into a smartwatch. Interestingly, the illustrations of this device refer to it as &quot;iTime&quot; &ndash; though Apple has already filed for <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/apple/apple-snaps-iwatch-trademark-russia/news" target="_blank">&quot;iWatch&quot; trademarks</a>.</p> <p>The device&#39;s strap could contain sensors &ndash; such as accelerometers and GPS &ndash; and haptic feedback devices systems.&nbsp;Other electronics packed into the strap could include Bluetooth and, interestingly, a near-field antenna &ndash; is Apple finally ready to get aboard the NFC bandwagon?</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1202" height="900" title="Apple iTime" alt="Apple iTime" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/apple-itime-02_0.jpg?1406082477" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-1"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The second version of the device is a more conventional watch-style device, with a curved glass screen and an integrated strap.</p> <p>Apple&#39;s patent also describes ways in which the iTime device could function as part of a &quot;personal wireless environment,&quot; communicating with an iPhone. The example cited will be familiar to anyone who&#39;s used <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/google/android-wear/review" target="_blank">Android Wear</a>; an incoming e-mail triggers a notification, with the option to interact with it using the iPhone or iTime device.</p> <p>Apple&#39;s expected to announce a smartwatch this year &ndash; although the usually-reliable KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/apple/apple-iwatch/review" target="_blank">claims</a> that production of the device has been delayed due to the challenges of working with the new materials involved in its production. Only iTime will tell.</p> <p>[Source: <a href="http://patft.uspto.gov/netacgi/nph-Parser?Sect1=PTO2&amp;Sect2=HITOFF&amp;u=%2Fnetahtml%2FPTO%2Fsearch-adv.htm&amp;r=1&amp;p=1&amp;f=G&amp;l=50&amp;d=PTXT&amp;S1=(361%2F679.03.CCLS.+AND+20140722.PD.)&amp;OS=ccl/361/679.03+and+isd/7/22/2014&amp;RS=(CCL/361/679.03+AND+ISD/20140722)" target="_blank">US Patent Office</a> via <a href="http://appleinsider.com/articles/14/07/22/apple-granted-comprehensive-itime-smartwatch-patent-with-in-strap-circuitry-arm-gesture-support" target="_blank">Apple Insider</a>]</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1202" height="900" title="Apple iTime" alt="Apple iTime" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/apple-itime-03.jpg?1406082477" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/apple/iwatch-its-itime-change/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/my/apple/iwatch-its-itime-change/news#comments Apple iWatch Smartwatches Wearable tech Wed, 23 Jul 2014 04:36:00 +0000 Hafizah Osman 1443002 at http://www.stuff.tv HTC 'accidentally' reveals smartwatch in official video http://www.stuff.tv/my/htc/htc-accidently-reveal-smartwatch-official-video/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> &quot;Whoops, we didn&#039;t mean to leave our new smartwatch casually lying around,&quot; says HTC, unconvincingly </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1200" height="900" title="HTC Smartwatch" alt="HTC Smartwatch" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/Screenshot_1200.jpg?1406079957" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>HTC likes to show off its phones, but a recent design video from the company may have revealed something else entirely.</p> <p>In the video, which was released on 9 July on HTC&#39;s official YouTube channel, a square watch face can be seen; it looks likely that it&#39;s HTC&#39;s new smartwatch, which the company has claimed will&nbsp;<a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/htc/mwc-2014/htc-launch-smartwatch-and-tablet-end-2014/news" target="_blank">launch this year</a>.</p> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/my/users/peterawlins" title="View user profile.">Peter Rawlins</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><iframe allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="340" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/UHvbLkFbYJM" width="604"></iframe></p> <p>The watch seen in the video looks very similar to recent leaks by&nbsp;<a href="http://evleaks.at/2014/07/18/htc-android-wear-artist-reproduction-hardware-phone-designer-httpswww-facebook-comphonedesigner-ui-ferry-passchier-httpswww-facebook-comfportfolio/" target="_blank">@evleaks</a>; both the leaked image and the shots in the video suggest&nbsp;that the design will be similar to the squared-off <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/lg/lg-g-watch/review" target="_blank">LG G Watch</a> and <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/gear-live/google-io-2014/samsung-reveals-gear-live-its-first-android-wear-smartwatch/news" target="_blank">Samsung Gear Live</a> rather than the round face of Motorola&rsquo;s <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/google/android-wear/review" target="_blank">Moto 360</a>.</p> <p>The video also shows a dock for the watch, which could just be for display purposes, but we&rsquo;d like to think it serves a second purpose. Wireless charging, anyone?</p> <p>Whilst HTC hasn&rsquo;t given us much to go on with regards to their new smartwatch other then it will run Google&#39;s <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/google/android-wear/review" target="_blank">Android Wear</a> (unsurprisingly), we wouldn&rsquo;t be shocked if it ends up looking like the prototype seen in the video.</p> <p>It seems unlikely that the company would leave it for all to see in a &ldquo;behind the scenes&rdquo; design video if it wasn&rsquo;t. Once? Maybe. Twice? That&#39;s no mistake.</p> <p>[Source: <a href="http://www.androidcentral.com/unannounced-htc-smartwatch-made-quiet-cameo-official-video" target="_blank">Android Central</a>]</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/smartwatches" target="_blank">All the latest smartwatch news</a></strong></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/htc/htc-accidently-reveal-smartwatch-official-video/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/my/htc/htc-accidently-reveal-smartwatch-official-video/news#comments HTC Smartwatches Wearable tech Tue, 22 Jul 2014 11:41:00 +0000 Hafizah Osman 1442993 at http://www.stuff.tv Your Android Wear will have customisable watch faces in future http://www.stuff.tv/my/google/your-android-wear-will-have-customisable-watch-faces-future/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Until then, Google wants it to be under bolt and seal </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="567" height="425" title="Your Android Wear will have customisable watch faces in future " alt="Your Android Wear will have customisable watch faces in future " src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/img9969.jpg?1405669737" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Customisable <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/google/android-wear/review">Android Wear </a>watch faces will be the fancy of many, or at least, that&rsquo;s what we&rsquo;re presuming &ndash; you must be kidding yourself if you don&rsquo;t want the likes of the code stream from&nbsp;<em>The Matrix</em>, a highlighted puzzle, or even a <em>Star Trek</em></p> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/my/users/hafizahosman" title="View user profile.">Hafizah Osman</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> All under wraps for now </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>But Google doesn&rsquo;t want these developers to release any of these watch face apps into the general Google Play store just yet &ndash; it wants creators to stick to alpha and beta versions until some official support is released.</p> <p>If you&rsquo;re already dying to get the feature on your <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/meet-android-wear-googles-new-android-platform-wearable-devices/news">LG G watch, Motorola Moto 360</a>, or <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/gear-live/google-io-2014/samsung-reveals-gear-live-its-first-android-wear-smartwatch/news">Samsung Gear Live </a>(when you get your wrists on them in the coming weeks), you&rsquo;ll have to hold your horses; the development will only arrive sometime later this year.</p> <p>And the bad news is, creators will have to wait until Android Wear fully migrates to the Android L release before any of this even happens. So until then, we&rsquo;ll have to play the usual waiting game.</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: </strong><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/android/you-can-now-control-your-phone-s-camera-using-your-android-wear-smartwatch/news">Android Wear levels up, gains new ability to control your smartphone&#39;s camera&nbsp;</a></p> <p>[Sources: <a href="http://www.gsmarena.com/android_wear_devices_will_have_customizable_watch_faces-news-9064.php" target="_blank">GSM Arena</a> and <a href="http://techcrunch.com/2014/07/17/android-wear-sdk-to-get-a-custom-watchface-api-google-discourages-posting-face-apps-until-then/" target="_blank">TechCrunch</a>, images: <a href="http://techcrunch.com/2014/07/17/android-wear-sdk-to-get-a-custom-watchface-api-google-discourages-posting-face-apps-until-then/" target="_blank">TechCrunch</a>&nbsp;and <a href="http://www.gsmarena.com/android_wear_devices_will_have_customizable_watch_faces-news-9064.php" target="_blank">GSM Arena</a>]</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="567" height="425" title="Your Android Wear will have customisable watch faces in future " alt="Your Android Wear will have customisable watch faces in future " src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/mtot.jpg?1405669737" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/google/your-android-wear-will-have-customisable-watch-faces-future/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/my/google/your-android-wear-will-have-customisable-watch-faces-future/news#comments Android Wear Google Wearable tech Fri, 18 Jul 2014 07:32:24 +0000 Hafizah Osman 1442467 at http://www.stuff.tv Could a wristband keep partygoers safer? http://www.stuff.tv/my/could-wristband-keep-partygoers-safer/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> An intriguing design concept surfaces at Microsoft&#039;s Design Expo </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="567" height="425" title="Could a wristband keep partygoers safer?" alt="Could a wristband keep partygoers safer?" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/wristband%20vive.jpg?1405581506" /> </div> </div> </div> <p dir="ltr" id="docs-internal-guid-7af01c6a-42f4-0321-0532-e154c860450b">It&#39;s called Vive and it&#39;s simple. Here&#39;s a wristband. It tracks your hydration and alcohol levels. It periodically vibrates &ndash; you squeeze it to tell it you&#39;re still conscious, able, and having fun. If you don&#39;t, it&#39;ll communicate with your other wristband friends to tell them to go look for you. It&#39;s elegant and it simply extends the pre-existing partygoer&#39;s concept of The Buddy System.</p> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/my/users/erna-mahyuni" title="View user profile.">Erna Mahyuni</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Safer partying, people </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Another key element, noted by judges, is that it isn&#39;t all about preventing sexual assault or similarly compromising situations. The Young, Hip and Reckless (which could be unfortunately abbreviated as YoHipReck) wouldn&#39;t only go for that of course.</p> <p>Safety isn&#39;t always a priority in and of itself. So the wristband comes with some sort of social element to it &ndash; Vive can connect to your smartphone and you could make connections by tapping wristbands with people you meet at said parties.</p> <p>The design was made by a team of University of Washington design students. They presented the design at Microsoft Research&#39;s Design Expo held annually in Redmond, Virginia. The Design Expo was launched over 10 years ago, aiming to showcase student-led designs against real business and industry heads in the world of tech development. This year&#39;s theme was &ldquo;In a world with a billion sensors, how will we make sense of it all?&rdquo;</p> <p><strong>READ MORE:</strong> <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/tech-wear-existed-even-we-knew-it/news">5 imaginary gadgets that heralded the coming of wearable tech</a></p> <p>[Source:<a href="http://1 - http://www.geekwire.com/2014/can-wristband-prevent-sexual-assault-uw-concept-brings-sensors-party/" target="_blank">Geekwire</a>]</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="567" height="425" title="Could a wristband keep partygoers safer?" alt="Could a wristband keep partygoers safer?" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/vive%2002.jpg?1405581506" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/could-wristband-keep-partygoers-safer/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/my/could-wristband-keep-partygoers-safer/news#comments Wearable tech Thu, 17 Jul 2014 06:29:28 +0000 Erna Mahyuni 1442346 at http://www.stuff.tv Android Wear gives Tinder the option to let you make questionable dating choices http://www.stuff.tv/my/you-can-now-woo-tinder-using-your-android-wear/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Android Wear, giving you the ability to swipe right for that cute guy or pretty girl without being too obvious </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="567" height="425" title="You can make questionable dating choices on Tinder with Android Wear " alt="You can make questionable dating choices on Tinder with Android Wear " src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/tind.jpg?1405494693" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Tinder&rsquo;s one of the most popular social apps when it comes to flirting/pursuing/dating someone (whichever&rsquo;s up your alley, we don&rsquo;t judge). And now, it&rsquo;s made life easier for you because you don&rsquo;t have to flash your smartphone to swipe someone that you fancy to the right.</p> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/my/users/hafizahosman" title="View user profile.">Hafizah Osman</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> There’s no fuss required to get it </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Setting up isn&rsquo;t going to be as hard as you think &ndash; all you need to do is pair your Android smartwatch to your phone. That&rsquo;s literally it. You say &ldquo;Start Tinder&rdquo; to begin your classic swipe adventure. Besides being able to view matches and get your swipe on, you can tap on their profile to open it on your paired phone to have a closer look.</p> <p>Alerts of new matches and message notifications will be included in the watch&rsquo;s stream, and you&rsquo;ll also be able to respond to them from your Android Wear. For example, responding to the messages will require you to speak your reply into the smartwatch.</p> <p>Just make sure you&rsquo;re not in a very crowded location where your cheesy pickup line can be heard and judged. &nbsp;</p> <p><strong>READ MORE:</strong> <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/you-can-now-flirt-tinder-using-snapchat-features/news">You can now flirt on Tinder using Snapchat features&nbsp;</a></p> <p>[Source and images: <a href="http://www.tinder.com/blog" target="_blank">Tinder</a>]</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1400" height="1223" title="You can now woo on Tinder using your Android Wear " alt="You can now woo on Tinder using your Android Wear " src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/lgapp-v2.jpeg?1405494693" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/you-can-now-woo-tinder-using-your-android-wear/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/my/you-can-now-woo-tinder-using-your-android-wear/news#comments Android apps Apps and Games Wearable tech Wed, 16 Jul 2014 03:12:07 +0000 Hafizah Osman 1442230 at http://www.stuff.tv Google’s smart contact lenses get one step closer to reality http://www.stuff.tv/my/google/google-s-smart-contact-lenses-get-one-step-closer-reality/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> New deal with Novartis to speed the development of glucose-sensing contacts for diabetics </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Google’s smart contact lenses get one step closer to a reality" alt="Google’s smart contact lenses get one step closer to a reality" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/google-smart-contact-lens.jpg?1405473097" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Back in January, <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/google/go-poke-your-eyes-googles-prototype-smart-contact-lens/news">Google announced that it was working on a smart contact lens</a>. And now a new partnership with Swiss healthcare company Novartis is bringing the technology one step closer to a reality.</p> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/my/users/sam-kieldsen" title="View user profile.">Sam Kieldsen</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Novartis and Google will now collaborate on the development and potential production of the smart contact lens and, while there&rsquo;s still no indication as to when it&rsquo;ll hit the market, the signs for it actually doing so at some point are encouraging.</p> <p>And you&rsquo;d have to think that putting a sensor and wireless transmitter inside something as tiny and non-invasive as a contact lens is a step towards the sort of HUD-equipped contacts seen in the most recent <em>Mission: Impossible</em> movie. And that could mean the power of <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/glass/google-glass/review">Google Glass</a> without having to wear the headset&hellip;</p> <p>[<a href="http://multimediacapsule.thomsonone.com/novartis/foresight-announcement" target="_blank">Novartis</a> via <a href="http://www.theverge.com/2014/7/15/5900871/google-and-novartis-smart-contact-lens-partnership" target="_blank">The Verge</a>]</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/recon-instruments/recon-ceo-says-contact-lenses-google-glass-displays-will-happen/feature">Recon CEO says contact lenses with Google Glass-like displays &ldquo;will happen&rdquo;</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Google’s smart contact lenses get one step closer to a reality" alt="Google’s smart contact lenses get one step closer to a reality" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/google-smart-contact-lens-hands.jpg?1405473097" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/google/google-s-smart-contact-lenses-get-one-step-closer-reality/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/my/google/google-s-smart-contact-lenses-get-one-step-closer-reality/news#comments Google Wearable tech Tue, 15 Jul 2014 11:21:00 +0000 Tein Hee Seow 1442204 at http://www.stuff.tv LG G Watch http://www.stuff.tv/my/lg/lg-g-watch/review <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> It’s the first Android Wear device - but is the G Watch a worthy flagship for Google’s new OS? </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1200" height="900" title="The first Android Wear smartwatch is here " alt="LG G Watch review" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/LG-G-Watch-review-side-view.png?1405905079" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/my/users/sophie-charara" title="View user profile.">Sophie Charara</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>Hello, Android Wear - we&rsquo;ve been expecting you. And we see you&rsquo;ve brought your new friend the LG G Watch with you too. Right then, you&rsquo;d better come in and introduce yourself properly. Yes, Google&rsquo;s bold new wearables platform has finally arrived in the form of the not-quite-so-bold G Watch.</p> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-pricing"><legend>Pricing</legend><div class="field field-type-number-float field-field-test-price"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> RM-1.00 </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-price-from"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 0 </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-ratings"><legend>Ratings</legend><div class="field field-type-hcmreviewrating-rating field-field-overall-rating"> <div class="field-label">Overall rating:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="hcmrating-default">8 stars</div> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-pros"> <div class="field-label">Pros:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Android Wear is mostly brilliant </div> <div class="field-item even"> Comfortable to wear </div> <div class="field-item odd"> Compatible with most Android devices </div> <div class="field-item even"> Waterproof </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-cons"> <div class="field-label">Cons:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Battery life </div> <div class="field-item even"> Needs a charging cradle </div> <div class="field-item odd"> Uninspired design </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>Review Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Smart and Subtle but no Moto 360 </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>While smartwatch designers seem to be aiming for either &lsquo;secret nerd&rsquo; or &lsquo;stylish nerd&rsquo;, the G Watch could best be described as &lsquo;subtle nerd&rsquo;. It looks smart enough to wear with a suit and unless you get an email or phone call when someone&rsquo;s glancing at your wrist, it won&rsquo;t get much attention.</p> <p>It&rsquo;s taller and slightly chunkier but otherwise very similar to last year&rsquo;s <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/smartwatch/sony-smartwatch-2/review">Sony SmartWatch 2</a>, with a plain, rectangular glass front and stainless steel frame that&rsquo;s waterproof for up to 30 minutes in 1m of water. LG hasn&rsquo;t even stuck its name anywhere apart from inside the device and there are precisely zero buttons, not even a power button. This actually isn&rsquo;t a problem day-to-day &ndash; just don&rsquo;t power off then lose the charging cradle or you&rsquo;re done for.</p> <p>Like most smartwatches it ultimately ends up looking like a mini smartphone with two watchstraps attached, but the metal sides of our Black Titan version catch the light nicely and there&rsquo;s a slightly blingier White Gold model should you wish to match your smartwatch to <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/g3/lg-g3/review">your gold LG G3</a>. Plus, the straps can be swapped out for any 22mm watchstraps, and though it sits oddly flat atop the wrist it&rsquo;s fairly comfortable to wear.</p> <p>In summary, it&rsquo;s inoffensive rather than stunning. Maybe the forthcoming <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/motorola/moto-360-smartwatch-likely-be-cheaper-expected/news">Motorola Moto 360</a> will be the first true smartwatch icon.</p> <p><strong>READ MORE:</strong> <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/gear-2/samsung-gear-2-and-gear-2-neo/review">Samsung Gear 2 review&nbsp;</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="No icon " alt="LG G Watch review" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/LG-G-Watch-review-colourful-watchface.png?1405905079" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-2"> <div class="field-label">Image #2:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_2" width="1200" height="900" title="Classic faces suit the Pebble Steel better " alt="LG G Watch review" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/LG-G-Watch-review-classic-watchface.png?1405905079" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-3"> <div class="field-label">Image #3:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_3" width="1200" height="900" title="Sits flat on the wrist but is still comfortable " alt="LG G Watch review" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/LG-G-Watch-review-on-wrist-side.png?1405905079" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-4"> <div class="field-label">Image #4:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_4" width="1200" height="900" title="The only LG logo is hidden on the inside " alt="LG G Watch review" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/LG-G-Watch-review-inside.png?1405905078" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-1"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Screen - Lovely (in an ordinary sort of way) </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Android Wear&rsquo;s colourful cards and icons look great on the G Watch&rsquo;s fairly big 1.65in screen and make the e-paper Pebble Steel seem even more retro. The IPS display is easy to see even when not fully tilted towards you and contrast is decent.</p> <p>That&rsquo;s as far as it goes for good news, though. It&rsquo;s not exactly sharp at 290x290 and with its 1.63in 320x320 display the incoming <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/gear-live/google-io-2014/samsung-reveals-gear-live-its-first-android-wear-smartwatch/news">Samsung Gear Live</a> will make it look positively archaic. The Samsung will be AMOLED too so it should be easy to read even in direct sunlight - the G Watch is tricky to make out in the sun. Still, there&rsquo;s a brightness toggle with six options in the settings, which helps a bit.</p> <p>Our biggest problem with the screen is that the G Watch&rsquo;s motion sensor is supposed to wake it up from dimmed whenever we tilt our wrist, but this is really hit and miss. More often than not, we&rsquo;ve been tapping the screen to wake it. It&rsquo;s also a fingerprint magnet, so you&rsquo;ll find yourself wiping it with your sleeve throughout the day.</p> <p><strong>READ MORE:</strong> <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/martian/martian-notifier/review">Martian Notifier review&nbsp;</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Good colours, bad waking up abilities " alt="LG G Watch review" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/LG-G-Watch-review-colour-face.png?1405905079" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-2"> <div class="field-label">Image #2:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_2" width="1200" height="900" title="Text is easy to read but the Gear Live is sharper " alt="LG G Watch review" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/LG-G-Watch-review-missed-call.png?1405905079" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-box-out-title"> <div class="field-label">Box Out Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> LG G Watch Tech Specs </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-box-out-body-text"> <div class="field-label">Box Out Body Text:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Screen: 1.65-inch LCD IPS (280X280)</p> <p>OS: Android Wear</p> <p>Processor: 1.2GHz Snapdragon 400 processor</p> <p>RAM: 512MB</p> <p>Storage: 4GB</p> <p>Bluetooth: 4.0</p> <p>Water &amp; Dust Resistance: IP67</p> <p>Battery: Li-Polymer 400mAh</p> <p>Strap size: 22mm (Interchangeable)</p> <p>Dimensions: 37.9 X 46.5 X 9.95mm</p> <p>Weight: 63g</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-2"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Runs Fast, Drains Faster </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>LG&rsquo;s done a good job making sure Android Wear performs excellently here. There&rsquo;s no stutters when opening agendas or swiping away notification cards and the Bluetooth connection is steady.</p> <p>That&rsquo;s no surprise considering the G Watch is as powerful as some mid-range phones. It runs on the same processor as the <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/htc/htc-one-mini-2-hands/review">HTC One Mini 2</a>, Qualcomm&rsquo;s Snapdragon 400, which you might think is overkill considering all it has to do is display Google Now cards and take care of voice input.</p> <p>So that&rsquo;s that. Smooth sailing. Battery life, though, is a problem. LG&rsquo;s stuffed a big (for a smartwatch) 400mAh battery into the G Watch; that&rsquo;s larger than those in the <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/gear-live/google-io-2014/samsung-reveals-gear-live-its-first-android-wear-smartwatch/news">Gear Live</a> and <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/smartwatch/sony-smartwatch-2/review">SmartWatch 2</a>. But even though LG quotes 36 hours for it, we haven&rsquo;t managed that yet, instead getting no more than 24 hours of use out of it. And that&rsquo;s a pain.</p> <p>It&rsquo;s not entirely LG&rsquo;s fault - Android Wear is busy, colourful and designed for mini LCD screens such as the G Watch&rsquo;s, so it was never going to compete with the e-paper <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/pebble/pebble-steel/review">Pebble Steel&rsquo;s five-day battery life</a>. Nor do we expect the Gear Live to last any longer. But that Snapdragon chip was probably unnecessary - the Pebble gets by just fine on a 80MHz ARM processor - and we&rsquo;re sure more can be done by Google to optimise Wear for smartwatch batteries.</p> <p>Having to charge it once a day is bad enough but there&rsquo;s a charging cradle to contend with, too. While a little annoying - heaven help you if you lose it - it&rsquo;s a well designed bit of kit, holding the G Watch securely in place via the magic of magnetism. Plus, its inclusion means there&rsquo;s no need for a microUSB port to ruin the G Watch&rsquo;s sleek lines.</p> <p><strong>READ MORE</strong>: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/g3/lg-g3/review">LG G3 review - the best smartphone money can buy&nbsp;</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Boop - pull down for the date and battery " alt="LG G Watch review " src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/LG-G-Watch-review-battery.png?1405905079" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-2"> <div class="field-label">Image #2:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_2" width="1200" height="900" title="The neat charging cradle " alt="LG G Watch review " src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/lg-g-watch-review-charging-cradle.jpg?1405905079" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-3"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Android Wear - defining the smartwatch </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>After living with it for a few days, it&rsquo;s obvious that Android Wear is the future of smartwatches. Yes, it&rsquo;s rough around the edges and needs tons of tweaks before it&rsquo;s perfect, and yes, it&rsquo;s early days for third-party apps. But the basics are so exciting that you won&rsquo;t care.</p> <p>We&rsquo;ll dive into more detail in our full review of Android Wear - coming very soon - but for now, here&rsquo;s what you need to know. Like any Android Wear smartwatch, the G Watch pairs to an Android phone running Jelly Bean and above via Bluetooth. Wear pushes phone notifications - calls, texts, emails, social media, calendar appointments - to the watch and manages everything in the free Android Wear app.</p> <p>But unlike other smartwatch operating systems, Wear also displays &lsquo;cards&rsquo; - basically Google Now, miniaturised - containing info on anything it thinks you might need. That means handy weather and calendar cards first thing in the morning; bus times for the bus stop you&rsquo;re heading towards; the number of minutes it&rsquo;ll take you to walk to the pub you looked up on Google Maps (on your phone) a few hours earlier.</p> <p><iframe class="vine-embed" frameborder="0" height="480" src="https://vine.co/v/MxWlODvg265/embed/simple" width="480"></iframe></p> <p>That&rsquo;s not to say it always gets it right. Google&rsquo;s making educated guesses on what you might find useful and when you&rsquo;re being buzzed by the G Watch 100 times a day thanks to work emails, being told you&rsquo;re ten minutes away from home for no reason can grate. That&rsquo;s not helped by the lack of granular control over which notifications come through - something we hope Google fixes quickly. For now, it&rsquo;s all or nothing.</p> <p>It&rsquo;s more than just a mind-reader, though. Gmails, for instance, pop up on the screen and can be opened with a tap then read in full by scrolling down. It&rsquo;s also damn good looking, with full-screen photos behind the text, colourful icons and big round action buttons such as &lsquo;Open on phone&rsquo; accessed by a swipe to the left. And there&rsquo;s a decent, if not huge, selection of watchface styles to choose from.</p> <p>And then there&rsquo;s the voice control...</p> <p><strong>READ MORE</strong>: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/android/oneplus-one/review">OnePlus One review - the king of the budget smartphones</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Wear&#039;s location smarts are insanely clever " alt="LG G Watch review" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/LG-G-Watch-review-time-to-home.png?1405905079" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-2"> <div class="field-label">Image #2:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_2" width="1200" height="900" title="It&#039;s egg past frying pan " alt="LG G Watch review" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/LG-G-Watch-review-egg-face.png?1405905079" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-3"> <div class="field-label">Image #3:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_3" width="1200" height="900" title="Swipe left for actions like open on phone " alt="LG G Watch review" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/LG-G-Watch-review-open-on-phone.png?1405905078" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-4"> <div class="field-label">Image #4:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_4" width="1200" height="900" title="Watchfaces can look cooler when the screen&#039;s dimmed " alt="LG G Watch review" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/LG-G-Watch-review-monochrome-face.png?1405905078" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-4"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Voice - the best we&#039;ve used on a wearable yet </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Proof that this is the most impressive voice control we&rsquo;ve seen on a wearable? We&rsquo;ve used the feature every day we&rsquo;ve had the G Watch so far. On our sofa and on the street. And for the most part, it&rsquo;s worked.</p> <p>The G Watch doesn&rsquo;t need to be millimetres from your mouth to pick up your commands, which helps. &lsquo;OK Google&rsquo; launches voice when the screen is awake but we found a tap to wake (if the motion sensor doesn&rsquo;t kick in) and another tap to access the &lsquo;Speak now&rsquo; screen works best.</p> <p>So what can you do? The most used app here will probably be navigation - just say &lsquo;How do I get to..?/Navigate to&rsquo; and Google will pull up the route on your phone. It hasn&#39;t worked everytime on our review unit but hopefully this will get more reliable and maps will make the leap over to the watch itself.<iframe class="vine-embed" frameborder="0" height="480" src="https://vine.co/v/Mx7ZLHEHrJY/embed/simple" width="480"></iframe></p> <p>Also useful are &lsquo;Text/email Mum&rsquo; type commands which work better for short messages where you don&rsquo;t care about punctuation rather than for full-blown emails. The voice recognition isn&rsquo;t 100% spot-on but it&rsquo;s good enough to use - just be careful with hard-to-pronounce names and be prepared to swiftly hit the &lsquo;x&rsquo; if it chooses the wrong contact.</p> <p>Of course there are lots of times when you won&rsquo;t want to use voice, so with one tap on the watchface and a tap of the arrow you can access your calendar, steps and settings without uttering a word. It doesn&rsquo;t speak back to you like a <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/gear-2/samsung-gear-2-and-gear-2-neo/review">Gear 2</a> does, but it can do if you hook up LG&rsquo;s Tone+ Bluetooth headset.&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>READ MORE:</strong> <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/android/android-45/review">Android L preview - everything you need to know about Google&#39;s new OS&nbsp;</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Get voice control stagefright? Google gives you prompts " alt="LG G Watch review" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/LG-G-Watch-settings-menu_0.png?1405905079" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-5"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Apps - Give It Time </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>There aren&rsquo;t a whole lot of third-party apps for Android Wear yet, but if it doesn&rsquo;t overtake even the thriving <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/pebble/pebble-steel/review">Pebble app store</a> in a matter of months we&rsquo;ll eat our microSIM.</p> <p>The big essential that&rsquo;s missing right now is Spotify control, something that can be done with a Pebble. Album artwork and a play/pause button appear onscreen when listening to the service on the paired smartphone but that&rsquo;s it. Google Play Music, on the other hand, gets voice control to start and skip tracks.</p> <p>Elsewhere, the FlyDelta app supports QR code boarding passes, Bunting takes care of voice tweeting and RunTastic is the first of the third-party fitness apps to get onboard. And with the likes of Pinterest, the Guardian, IFTTT, Duolingo and Hue Control for Philips Wi-Fi bulbs updating apps to support Android Wear, it&rsquo;s by no means a wasteland.&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>READ MORE:</strong> <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/android/30-best-free-apps-android/feature">30 fantastic free Android apps&nbsp;</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Apps for Wear are popping up every day " alt="LG G Watch review" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/LG-G-Watch-review-apps.png?1405905079" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-6"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> LG G Watch Verdict </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The G Watch gets a lot right and not that much wrong. And in Android Wear, it has the best smartwatch OS we&rsquo;ve seen: it&rsquo;s somehow incredibly simple and awesomely ambitious at the same time.</p> <p>But while we&rsquo;d definitely choose the G Watch over the <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/gear-2/samsung-gear-2-and-gear-2-neo/review">Samsung Gear 2</a> or <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/smartwatch/sony-smartwatch-2/review">Sony Smartwatch 2</a> on the strength of its software alone, we can&rsquo;t see any reason to go out and buy one right now. Samsung&rsquo;s Gear Live, which is due any day, has a higher resolution screen, while the circular <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/motorola/moto-360-smartwatch-likely-be-cheaper-expected/news">Moto 360</a> looks like it&rsquo;ll be the first device to nail the smartwatch design problem. Both will also run on Android Wear and it makes sense to wait until they arrive before choosing between them.</p> <p>And of course there&rsquo;s also the <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/pebble/pebble-steel/review">Pebble Steel</a>, which kills the G Watch with its five-day battery life and for many represents a more appealing take on the smartwatch concept: a way to augment your smartphone rather than display it on your wrist.</p> <p>Ultimately, while the G Watch is a neat enough bit of kit to show off Android Wear&rsquo;s capabilities, it&rsquo;s just not as bold as the operating system it was built for.</p> <p><strong>READ MORE:</strong> <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/wearable-tech/top-ten">The ten best smartwatches and other wearables in the world</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Not quite the icon Android Wear needs " alt="LG G Watch review " src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/LG-G-Watch-review-message-2.png?1405905079" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-review-rating"><legend>Review Rating</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-review-type"> <div class="field-label">Type:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> design </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-review-score"> <div class="field-label">Score:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 8 </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-1"><div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-review-type"> <div class="field-label">Type:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> smarts </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-review-score"> <div class="field-label">Score:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 9 </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-2"><div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-review-type"> <div class="field-label">Type:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> battery </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-review-score"> <div class="field-label">Score:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 6 </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-3"><div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-review-type"> <div class="field-label">Type:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> screen </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-review-score"> <div class="field-label">Score:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 8 </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-4"><div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-review-type"> <div class="field-label">Type:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> apps </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-review-score"> <div class="field-label">Score:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 5 </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-verdict"> <div class="field-label">Verdict:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Not quite the icon Android Wear needs&nbsp;</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-preview"> <div class="field-label">Preview:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Disabled </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-carousel-item"><legend>Carousel Extras</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-text field-field-carousel-item-title"> <div class="field-label">Carousel item title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> LG G Watch review </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-carousel-item-standfirst"> <div class="field-label">Carousel item standfirst:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Is this the right smartwatch for your wrist? </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-carousel-image-small"> <div class="field-label">Carousel item small image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_carousel_image_small" width="450" height="340" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/LG-G-Watch-review-colour-face_1.png?1405905079" /> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/lg/lg-g-watch/review" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/my/lg/lg-g-watch/review#comments Android Wear LG Smartwatches Wearable tech Fri, 11 Jul 2014 11:58:38 +0000 Tein Hee Seow 1441817 at http://www.stuff.tv Misfit Shine teams up with Beddit for a more accurate sleep tracking service http://www.stuff.tv/my/misfit-shine-teams-beddit-more-accurate-sleep-tracking-service/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Reckon you’re not getting enough quality shut-eye? There’s now a way to get a deeper analysis of your nocturnal downtime </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Misfit Shine teams up with Beddit for a more accurate sleep tracking service" alt="Misfit Shine teams up with Beddit for a more accurate sleep tracking service" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/misfit-beddit-sensor.jpg?1405088326" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Several health trackers and smartphone apps are capable of tracking your sleep activity, but the Misfit Shine is about to offer something a little more in-depth than most of its rivals.</p> <p>The company has partnered with Beddit to create the Misfit Beddit Sleep System. The key component is a long, paper-thin sensor that slides underneath your mattress and communicated with the Misfit Shine via Bluetooth.</p> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/my/users/sam-kieldsen" title="View user profile.">Sam Kieldsen</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Wake up feeling refreshed </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The sensor, which can&rsquo;t be felt through your mattress and thus won&rsquo;t cause any discomfort, is capable of accurately tracking heart rate, breathing, movement and snoring. All this data is integrated into Misfit Shine&rsquo;s existing app.</p> <p>One result is &ldquo;Smart Alarm&rdquo;, which uses the data to wake you up while you&rsquo;re in the light stage of your sleep cycle; the idea is that you&rsquo;ll feel far more refreshed than if you were pulled out of a deep sleep. You can also view graphs and stats related to sleep in order to help set yourself goals and see insights as to why you&rsquo;re sleeping better or worse on particular nights.</p> <p>The Misfit Beddit Sleep System will cost US$150 (RM478) in the US.&nbsp;</p> <p>[<a href="http://misfitwearables.com/beddit">Misfit</a> via <a href="http://www.cnet.com/uk/news/misfit-beddit-an-under-the-bed-sleep-sensor-that-works-with-shine-fitness-tracker-and-app-too/">CNET</a>]</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="The data is integrated into Misfit&#039;s smartphone app" alt="The data is integrated into Misfit&#039;s smartphone app" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/misfit-beddit-iphone-app.jpg?1405088326" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> http://www.stuff.tv/my/misfit-shine-teams-beddit-more-accurate-sleep-tracking-service/news#comments Health and fitness Wearable tech Fri, 11 Jul 2014 10:50:51 +0000 Hafizah Osman 1441776 at http://www.stuff.tv