Smartwatch http://www.stuff.tv/pebble/smartwatch/features en-GB Samsung could unveil two Galaxy S6 smartphones and a round smartwatch at MWC http://www.stuff.tv/samsung/samsung-unveil-two-s6-smartphones-and-round-smartwatch-mwc/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The Samsung rumour mill is working on overtime, with the latest whispers pointing towards a flurry of MWC launches </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="Samsung could unveil two Galaxy S6 smartphones and a round smartwatch at MWC" alt="Samsung could unveil two Galaxy S6 smartphones and a round smartwatch at MWC" src="/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/samsung-galaxy-alpha-01_2.jpg" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>CES 2015 has been, gone, and provided us with the t-shirt. And jet lag. The next big event on the tech calendar is Mobile World Congress which takes places in Barcelona in March. And fingers are now pointing towards a double flagship launch from Samsung, along with the introduction of a new round smartwatch.</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="/users/max-langridge" title="View user profile.">Max Langridge</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>According to <a href="http://uk.businessinsider.com/samsung-galaxy-s6-details-and-announcement-2015-1">Business Insider</a>, we&#39;ll see two versions of the Samsung Galaxy S6. The first model will be an all-metal version, but it&#39;s unclear whether it will be an all-metal unibody design or just have metal accents. Given the release of the full-metal Galaxy <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/samsung/all-metal-samsung-galaxy-a3-and-a5-look-set-hit-uk/news" target="_blank">A3, A5</a> and <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/samsung/samsung-adds-galaxy-a7-premium-all-metal-range/news" target="_blank">A7</a> handsets, coupled with previous leaks of supposedly genuine full-body aluminium shells, we&#39;re keeping out fingers crossed for an all-metal version.</p> <p>The second rumoured Galaxy S6 handset will reportedly have a screen that curves off at the edge, much like the <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/samsung-galaxy-note-edge/review">Samsung Galaxy Note Edge.&nbsp;</a></p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/samsung-galaxy-s6-review">Samsung Galaxy S6 preview</a></strong></p> <p>Samsung is also reportedly going to unveil a new smartwatch at MWC, with a round face to rival the likes of the <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/moto-360/motorola-moto-360/review">Moto 360</a> and <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/lg/lg-g-watch-r/review">LG G Watch R.&nbsp;</a>The new Samsung smartwatch will likely run <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/google/android-wear/review">Android Wear</a> as opposed to its own Tizen software.&nbsp;</p> <p>Samsung hasn&#39;t commented on any of these rumours as of yet. With just over a month to go until the show kicks off at the beginning of March, we shouldn&#39;t have too long to wait.</p> <p>We&#39;ll report all the news back from the front lines in Barcelona, so stay tuned.</p> <p>[<a href="http://uk.businessinsider.com/samsung-galaxy-s6-details-and-announcement-2015-1">Business Insider</a>&nbsp;via&nbsp;<a href="http://www.techradar.com/news/phone-and-communications/mobile-phones/samsung-to-launch-two-galaxy-s6-phones-and-moto-360-rival-at-mwc--1279968?src=rss&amp;attr=all">TechRadar</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-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/samsung/samsung-unveil-two-s6-smartphones-and-round-smartwatch-mwc/news#comments Samsung Smartphones Smartwatch Mon, 12 Jan 2015 14:10:36 +0000 Max Langridge 1457367 at http://www.stuff.tv CES 2015: Check out LG and Audi’s webOS-powered smartwatch http://www.stuff.tv/audi/ces-2015/ces-2015-check-out-lg-and-audi-s-webos-powered-smartwatch/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Looks like LG is shunning Android Wear for its as-yet unnamed wearable collaboration with the car manufacturer </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="CES 2015: Check out LG and Audi’s webOS-powered smartwatch " alt="CES 2015: Check out LG and Audi’s webOS-powered smartwatch " src="/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/lg-audi-watch-android-central.jpg" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>LG and Audi have been collaborating on a smartwatch and while it doesn&rsquo;t yet have a name, we do know a couple of things about it: (a) it&rsquo;s one of the best-looking wrist-wearables we&rsquo;ve seen in a while; and (b) unlike LG&rsquo;s G Watch, it&rsquo;s not running Android Wear &ndash; it&rsquo;s running webOS.</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="/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>AndroidCentral&rsquo;s report reveals that pressing the watch&rsquo;s centre button brings up a list of apps (with icons styled similar to LG&rsquo;s smartphone interface): a dialler, messaging app, music, calendar, email and something called &ldquo;LG Health W&rdquo;.</p> <p>Naturally, there&rsquo;s an Audi app too, and it&rsquo;s a highlight. It allows the user to control functions of his or her Audi vehicle: the door can be unlocked via NFC, for instance. It won&rsquo;t yet let you call your self-driving Audi back to you &ndash; but that&rsquo;s something that can be added in the future, eh?</p> <p>The watch seems to have its own cellular phone signal, which suggests you&rsquo;ll be able to make calls directly from it, without the need for a paired smartphone, and its backplate reveals that it&rsquo;s water resistant and constructed of stainless steel and sapphire crystal. There&rsquo;s also a &ldquo;Sounds&rdquo; setting in the menu, which hints at the presence of a built-in speaker &ndash; something Android Wear watches don&rsquo;t have.</p> <p>This watch is a prototype, so we should stress that there&rsquo;s no evidence that it&rsquo;ll launch in the UK, or indeed at all &ndash; but if not it&rsquo;s certainly likely to influence future smartwatches. Stay tuned for more news when we get it.</p> <p>[Source and image: <a href="http://www.androidcentral.com/lg-audi-watch-android-wear-webos" target="_blank">AndroidCentral</a>]</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/ces-2015/ces-2015-stuff-wearable-tech-award-winners-announced/news">CES 2015: Stuff Wearable Tech award winners announced</a></strong></p> <p><iframe frameborder="0" height="180" src="http://pages.haymarket.com/stuff_signup/enews_embed" width="300"></iframe></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/_EGRJPNZvX4" 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> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/audi/ces-2015/ces-2015-check-out-lg-and-audi-s-webos-powered-smartwatch/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/audi/ces-2015/ces-2015-check-out-lg-and-audi-s-webos-powered-smartwatch/news#comments Audi CES 2015 LG Smartwatch Wearable tech Thu, 08 Jan 2015 10:23:48 +0000 Sam Kieldsen 1457033 at http://www.stuff.tv CES 2015: Four new Garmin fitness wearables explode from the blocks http://www.stuff.tv/fenix/ces-2015-four-new-garmin-fitness-wearables-explode-blocks/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The GPS kingpin debuts watches at both ends of the sports-tracking spectrum </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="CES 2015: Four new Garmin fitness wearables explode from the blocks" alt="CES 2015: Four new Garmin fitness wearables explode from the blocks" src="/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/Garmin-mainimage.jpg" /> </div> </div> </div> <p class="p1">For all the talk of fashion houses adding their sparkle and sequins to wearable tech, it&rsquo;s comforting to know that the old master of GPS watches is still innovating on the functionality front.</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="/users/mark-wilson" title="View user profile.">Mark Wilson</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"> Garmin Epix </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 class="p1">The Epix has a 1.4in touchscreen and comes with Garmin&rsquo;s worldwide relief maps, though you can also download other maps from third party sources and install them on its 8GB memory. Also stuffed into its waterproof body are a digital compass, altimeter, barometer and support for Garmin&rsquo;s &lsquo;Connect IQ&rsquo; app store for adding extra widgets and watch faces.</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="Epic Epix" alt="CES 2015: Four new Garmin fitness wearables explode from the blocks" src="/sites/stuff.tv/files/Epix-main_0.jpg" /> </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"> Garmin Fenix 3 </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>Sitting just below the Epix in Garmin&rsquo;s high-end hierarchy is the Fenix 3 (from &pound;370, due January 2015), an update to its line of multisport GPS watches. Like the Epix but without the colour screen and maps, the Fenix 3 is again aimed at triathletes and multi-sporters who want to hook it up to heart-rate sensors and use VO2 max calculations and stroke counts to shave time of their PBs.&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="1200" height="900" title="Risen from the ashes" alt="CES 2015: Four new Garmin fitness wearables explode from the blocks" src="/sites/stuff.tv/files/Fenix3-main_0.jpg" /> </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"> Garmin Vivoactive </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 class="p2">At the other end of wearable spectrum (at least in Garmin-land) are two new faces aimed more at beginners and casual runners. Like the older Forerunner 15, the Vivoactive (&pound;200, March 2015) is an entry-level GPS watch with a healthy dash of basic background tracking such as step- and calorie-counting.&nbsp;</p> <p class="p2">What it lacks in ruggedness it makes up for with user-friendliness and a versatile feature set &ndash; 50m water resistance, support for heart-rate straps, GPS tracking, and even the option of downloading golf course maps) that could see it become one of Garmin&rsquo;s most popular watches.&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="1200" height="900" title="For the dainty ones" alt="CES 2015: Four new Garmin fitness wearables explode from the blocks" src="/sites/stuff.tv/files/Vivoactive-main_0.png" /> </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"> Garmin Vivofit 2 </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 class="p2">Not that Garmin is just about watches these days &ndash; its Vivofit fitness band has been given a minor, colourful update too. The Vivofit 2 (from &pound;100, due March 2015) has largely identical functions to its predecessor aside from some new &lsquo;audible alerts&rsquo;, but now has extra packs of coloured bands that will be available for &pound;20.</p> <p class="p2">If these are a bit too Swatch for you, it also announced that a Signature Series will add the option of leather and stainless steel bands from Spring 2015. We&rsquo;ll be looking to get some hands-on time with all four of Garmin&rsquo;s new wearable wonders tomorrow so stay tuned to this story for updates.&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="1200" height="900" title="Fit says it all" alt="CES 2015: Four new Garmin fitness wearables explode from the blocks" src="/sites/stuff.tv/files/Vivofit2-main_0.jpg" /> </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-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" alt="" src="/sites/stuff.tv/files/Vivofit2-main.jpg" /> </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/fenix/ces-2015-four-new-garmin-fitness-wearables-explode-blocks/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/fenix/ces-2015-four-new-garmin-fitness-wearables-explode-blocks/news#comments Fenix Garmin GPS Health and fitness Smartwatch Tue, 06 Jan 2015 05:18:20 +0000 Mark Wilson 1456806 at http://www.stuff.tv HP’s first smartwatch offers more style than an Apple Watch http://www.stuff.tv/hp/hp-s-first-smartwatch-offers-more-style-iwatch/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The MB Chronowig is compatible with both iOS and Android devices and goes on sale this Friday </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 MB Chronowig. Nice" alt="HP MB Chronowig" src="/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/mb-chronowig.jpg" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>HP may be best known for its printers and chunky-but-reliable laptops, but its first smartwatch is among the most stylish we&rsquo;ve clapped eyes on.</p> <p>The company has teamed-up with Gilt Group designer Michael Bastian to produce the just-announced MB Chronowig, which will go on sale from 7 November.</p> <p>There are plenty of good and a few bad bits to the HP MB Chronowig: let&rsquo;s start with the good.<br />&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</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="/users/andrew-williams" title="View user profile.">Andrew Williams</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"> The good bits </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>First, it looks like a normal watch, not a proof of concept no-one short of a lover of the socks-and-sandals combo would wear. &ldquo;I wanted to create a wearable device that looked like a cool watch, first and foremost,&rdquo; says designer Bastian.</p> <p>Mission accomplished, although the MB Chronowig is clearly a pretty male-centric design; all you&#39;ll see on its website are moody-looking blokes with designer stubble.</p> <p>Next up on the list of pros, the watch lasts for up to seven days off a charge. Take that <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/apple/apple-iwatch/review">Apple Watch</a>, which reportedly only lasts for one full day before needing a top-up.</p> <p>The MB Chronowig is designed to work with plenty of devices too - it&#39;s compatible with iPhones from the iPhone 4S up and Androids running Android 4.3 and newer.</p> <p>As well as looking like a normal watch, the Chronowig should also feel like one: it uses normal watch-style straps in leather, nylon or rubber, and from the pics we&#39;ve seen it doesn&rsquo;t look to be any thicker than some metal wrist-burdens that don&rsquo;t offer any phone smarts at all.</p> <p>After all the fuss about whether the <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/apple/apple-iphone-6/review">iPhone 6</a>&nbsp;would get a Sapphire glass display, you&nbsp;may also be interested to know that the HP watch has a Sapphire Crystal top plate: it&rsquo;s harder than nails. Unless those nails are made of diamonds.</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 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"> The Bad (but certainly not ugly) </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>So what&rsquo;s the catch? Well, the MB Chronowig is smart, but not that smart.</p> <p>It doesn&rsquo;t run <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/google/android-wear/review">Android Wear</a> or another known operating system, but instead seems to offer fairly basic smart features that all take place using Bluetooth. The front&#39;s not even a touchscreen &ndash; can a smartwatch already be retro?</p> <p>You get email alerts, calendar notifications and can control music from the watch. But you&rsquo;re not going to be playing games, measuring your heart rate or tracking your runs. There are 10 smart features in total, just a fraction of what&#39;s possible with most other smartwatches. Simple is the order of the day.</p> <p>It does have a share tracker function, though, which seems apt because this watch does not come cheap. It&rsquo;s expected to cost between US$350 and US$650.</p> <p>And making a UK conversion is a bit pointless when, with just 300 MB Chronowig watches being made, they may not be too easy to get hold of anyway. Still, check out the <a href="http://www.gilt.com/sale/men/mm/michael-bastian-x-hewlettpackard-1">Gilt website</a> from November 7 if you fancy a particularly pricey stop-gap until the Apple Watch turns up next year.</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/apple/apple-iwatch/review">Hands on with the Apple Watch</a></strong></p> <p><iframe frameborder="0" height="180" src="http://pages.haymarket.com/stuff_signup/enews_embed" width="300"></iframe></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"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> http://www.stuff.tv/hp/hp-s-first-smartwatch-offers-more-style-iwatch/news#comments Android Wear HP Smartwatch Wearable tech Mon, 03 Nov 2014 14:58:13 +0000 Andrew Williams 1452076 at http://www.stuff.tv Lenovo slides into wearable tech with the SW-B100 smartband http://www.stuff.tv/smartwatch/lenovo-quietly-gets-wearable-tech-sw-b100-smartband/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Fitness tracker outed on Lenovo store, with specs but no price tag </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="Lenovo slides into wearable tech with the SW-B100 smartband" alt="Lenovo slides into wearable tech with the SW-B100 smartband" src="/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/lenovo%20smartband_0.jpg" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>It&#39;s no longer a case of who&#39;s getting in on wearable tech but who isn&#39;t &ndash; and Lenovo is no longer content to be the latter.</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="/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-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The band is available in two colours: blue and orange. As far as compatibility requirements go, it seems to work with Windows (Windows 8 minimum), Android (4.3 and newer only) and iOS (version 7.1 and newer).</p> <p>It weighs 22g, which is pretty light. Other than that, it doesn&#39;t do much different from the standard fitness tracker - it measures fitness wearables, calories burned, heart rate and steps taken, and apparently also your sleep habits.</p> <p>As for notifications, you will get the standard ones for texts, calls and calendar appointments. Expect small icons as the screen is too small to display whole mssages &ndash; you won&#39;t be reading any emails on this. One particularly cool feature is that you can unlock your PC with the wristband.</p> <p>Pricing is not yet available and Lenovo has yet to make an official announcement regarding the wristband or any other wearable tech it might have. But we&#39;ll update you when we know more.</p> <p>[Source:&nbsp;<a href="http://www.theverge.com/2014/10/26/7072947/lenovo-reveals-its-first-fitness-tracker" target="_blank">The Verge</a>]</p> <p><iframe frameborder="0" height="180" src="http://pages.haymarket.com/stuff_signup/enews_embed" width="300"></iframe></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="Lenovo quietly gets into wearable tech with the SW-B100 smartband" alt="Lenovo quietly gets into wearable tech with the SW-B100 smartband" src="/sites/stuff.tv/files/lenovo%20smartband%202_0.jpg" /> </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/smartwatch/lenovo-quietly-gets-wearable-tech-sw-b100-smartband/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/smartwatch/lenovo-quietly-gets-wearable-tech-sw-b100-smartband/news#comments Lenovo Smartwatch Wearable tech Mon, 27 Oct 2014 09:50:59 +0000 Stephen Graves 1451472 at http://www.stuff.tv Asus looks set to unveil new ZenFone and ZenWatch next week http://www.stuff.tv/asus/prepare-yourselves-possible-launch-new-asus-zenfone-and-zenwatch/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The company&#039;s Japanese wing has released a handful of promotional teaser pics hinting at new gear </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="Prepare yourselves for new Asus ZenFone and the ZenWatch" alt="Prepare yourselves for new Asus ZenFone and the ZenWatch" src="/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/watch_1.jpg" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Asus has an event scheduled for 28th October &ndash; and it could well be that we&#39;ll be getting our first official look at new ZenFone and ZenWatch models.</p> <p>At the IFA tech expo in early September, Asus announced that its elegant <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/android-wear">Android Wear</a>-running <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/asus/ifa-2014/asus-zenwatch-announced-out-christmas-under-199/news">ZenWatch</a> would be out by Christmas and priced at under &pound;200.</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="/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"> Being optimistic </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>Looking at things optimistically, we could be seeing a new variant of the ZenWatch with different (i.e. better) specs than the one we&#39;ve already seen. </p> <p>The ZenWatch sports a 1.63in AMOLED display with a 320 x 320 resolution (resulting in a pixel density of 278ppi), in addition to a Snapdragon 400 chipset with a 1.2GHz CPU and 512MB of RAM. Not bad, but we&rsquo;re hoping that if there&rsquo;s a new ZenWatch it ups its game on the spec front.&nbsp;</p> <p>As for the ZenFone unveiling, rumours have indicated at the company crafting up a 5.5in ZenFone device, which is predicted to debut at CES 2015 but we&rsquo;re secretly hoping Asus is already done with it and ready to bring it to market. We&rsquo;ve got a week more to speculate what&rsquo;s coming before Asus confirms it for us.&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/blocks-modular-smartwatch-lets-you-create-your-dream-watch-different-occasions/feature">Blocks modular smartwatch lets you build wristwear for every occasion</a></strong></p> <p>[Sources: <a href="http://www.gsmarena.com/asus_japan_teases_a_launch_of_a_phone_and_a_smartwatch-news-10007.php" target="_blank">GSM Arena</a> and <a href="http://www.gsmarena.com/a_55_asus_zenfone_is_reportedly_in_the_works-news-9837.php" target="_blank">GSM Arena</a>]&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <h1 itemprop="name">&nbsp;</h1> <p><iframe frameborder="0" height="180" src="http://pages.haymarket.com/stuff_signup/enews_embed" width="300"></iframe></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="Prepare yourselves for new Asus ZenFone and the ZenWatch" alt="Prepare yourselves for new Asus ZenFone and the ZenWatch" src="/sites/stuff.tv/files/phone.jpg" /> </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/asus/prepare-yourselves-possible-launch-new-asus-zenfone-and-zenwatch/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/asus/prepare-yourselves-possible-launch-new-asus-zenfone-and-zenwatch/news#comments Android Wear Asus Smartphones Smartwatch Thu, 23 Oct 2014 10:52:46 +0000 Stephen Graves 1451159 at http://www.stuff.tv Blocks modular smartwatch lets you build wristwear for every occasion http://www.stuff.tv/blocks-modular-smartwatch-lets-you-create-your-dream-watch-different-occasions/feature <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> From rock climbing in the country to taming the treadmill, this transforming smartwatch concept has you covered </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="500" height="375" title="Blocks modular smartwatch lets you build the perfect watch for every occasion" alt="Blocks modular smartwatch lets you build the perfect watch for every occasion" src="/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/blocks-smartwatch.jpg" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Remember <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/motorola/motorola-teams-phonebloks-project-ara-modular-phones/news-0">Google&#39;s Project Ara modular phone concept</a>? It lets you swap out individual components like the camera and processor without having to upgrade to a brand new device.&nbsp;</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="/users/esat-dedezade" title="View user profile.">Esat Dedezade</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><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>Modules range from extra batteries to screens, cameras, processors and GPS radios. If you&#39;re heading down to the gym then you might opt for a heart rate sensor and pedometer, for example.</p> <p>If you&#39;re off on a long hike however, you might want to add in an extra battery and GPS module to make sure you don&#39;t end up lost and stranded.</p> <p>An 8MP camera and a SIM card for uploading snaps directly from your watch might be the better choice for a night out, especially if you&#39;re prone to leaving your phone in the thieving embrace of a black cab seat.</p> <p>Like modular phone concepts, the possibilities are vast, and very exciting - but Blocks is currently only in the &#39;working prototype&#39; stage.&nbsp;</p> <p>While the Blocks team is aiming to launch &nbsp;device in the first half of 2015, it&#39;s set to debut on a crowdsourcing site soon to get the ball rolling - so stay tuned.</p> <p>[<a href="http://www.chooseblocks.com/" target="_blank">Blocks</a> via <a href="http://www.gizmag.com/blocks-modular-smartwatch/31113/" target="_blank">Gizmag</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/M86jRh8a4w4" 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-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><strong>Update 14/10/14:&nbsp;</strong>The Blocks smartwatch has made the list of finalists in Intel&#39;s Make It Wearable challenge, which kicks off on 3 November in Berkeley, California.</p> <p>So far the project&#39;s been awarded US$50,000 by Intel, and it&#39;s in the running to win an additional US$500,000.</p> <p>If you fancy diving in early then you could be one of the first 1000 exclusive members to reserve their own Blocks smartwatch on 16 October, with a US$50 deposit.</p> <p>That&#39;ll nab you a super early bird price when the crowd-funding campaign launches early next year, so it shouldn&#39;t be too long before you&#39;re strutting around amongst your <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/moto-360/motorola-moto-360/review" target="_blank">Moto 360</a>-toting friends with an air of superiority.</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/moto-360/motorola-moto-360/review" target="_blank">Motorola Moto 360 review</a></strong></p> <p><iframe frameborder="0" height="180" src="http://pages.haymarket.com/stuff_signup/enews_embed" width="300"></iframe></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/m1dB4LzIVSU" 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> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-carousel-item"><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"> Build your own smartwatch </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"> Blocks: the first modular smart wristwear </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/blocks-modular-smartwatch-lets-you-create-your-dream-watch-different-occasions/feature" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/blocks-modular-smartwatch-lets-you-create-your-dream-watch-different-occasions/feature#comments Smartwatch Wearable tech Tue, 14 Oct 2014 13:08:14 +0000 Esat Dedezade 1433576 at http://www.stuff.tv iWatch will have NFC, wireless charging and a flexible sapphire glass display http://www.stuff.tv/apple/iwatch-will-have-nfc-wireless-charging-and-flexible-sapphire-glass-display/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> More iWatch specs leak, including details of its dinky processor </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="426" title="iWatch will have NFC and wireless charging – and will be bigger than a postage stamp" alt="iWatch will have NFC and wireless charging – and will be bigger than a postage s" src="/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/iw.jpeg" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Apple&#39;s&nbsp;<a href="http://www.stuff.tv/apple/its-official-apple-sends-out-invites-9-september-event/news">9 September</a>&nbsp;event is drawing near &ndash; and it&#39;s widely expected to debut its first wearable device, the rumoured&nbsp;<a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/apple/apple-iwatch/review">iWatch</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="/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-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> <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"> iWatch to get NFC and flexible sapphire screen </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/apple/iwatch-will-have-nfc-wireless-charging-and-flexible-sapphire-glass-display/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/apple/iwatch-will-have-nfc-wireless-charging-and-flexible-sapphire-glass-display/news#comments Apple iOS Smartwatch Watch Wearable tech Fri, 05 Sep 2014 10:57:26 +0000 Stephen Graves 1446700 at http://www.stuff.tv Samsung Gear Solo watchphone to be revealed next month http://www.stuff.tv/gear-2/samsung-gear-solo-watchphone-be-revealed-next-month/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Standalone call-making wearable expected at IFA alongside the Galaxy Note 4 </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 devices" alt="Samsung devices" src="/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/samsung-wearables_0.jpg" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Back in May, reports indicated that Samsung was moving ahead with plans for <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/gear-2/samsung-reportedly-set-unveil-standalone-watchphone-soon/news">a smartwatch with its own SIM card</a> - and no need for a paired phone. Now it seems likely that we&rsquo;ll hear about it as soon as next month.</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="/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>Just last week, patent filings from Samsung hinted at <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/gear-2/samsung-s-rounded-smartwatches-revealed-patent-filings/news">new Gear models with rounded faces</a> and strap-mounted cameras (pictured above), the latter of which would indicate that they aren&rsquo;t Android Wear devices. Perhaps one of those distinctive designs will be used to make the Gear Solo stand out from its brethren.</p> <p>It appears that we&rsquo;ll hear much more in a few short weeks, as Samsung already has an event planned for 3 September where it is expected to unveil the Galaxy Note 4. Don&rsquo;t be surprised if the Gear Solo appears alongside it before IFA kicks off two days later.</p> <p>[Source: <a href="http://english.chosun.com/site/data/html_dir/2014/08/07/2014080701403.html">The Chosun Ilbo</a> via <a href="http://www.techradar.com/news/portable-devices/samsung-gear-solo-set-to-arrive-alongside-galaxy-note-4-at-ifa-1260780">TechRadar</a>]</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/samsung/samsung-galaxy-note-4/review">Samsung Galaxy Note 4 preview</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 patent filing" alt="Samsung patent filing" src="/sites/stuff.tv/files/samsung-round-watch2_0.png" /> </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/gear-2/samsung-gear-solo-watchphone-be-revealed-next-month/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/gear-2/samsung-gear-solo-watchphone-be-revealed-next-month/news#comments Gear 2 IFA 2014 Samsung Smartphones Smartwatch Fri, 08 Aug 2014 16:26:37 +0000 Andrew Hayward 1444354 at http://www.stuff.tv No screens, no messages, no nonsense: this watch shows the time, live football scores, and nothing else http://www.stuff.tv/smartwatch/no-screens-no-messages-no-nonsense-watch-shows-time-live-football-scores-and-nothing-else <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The time is quarter past... YES, GET IN MY SON </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="Meet the sort-of-intelligent watch" alt="No screens, no messages, no nonsense: this watch shows the time, live football s" src="/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/hotblack-watch.jpg" /> </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="/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>I don&#39;t understand. This isn&#39;t a smartwatch.</strong><br />Not all watches have to be smart you know. Some are allowed to just sit there and look pretty. There&#39;s nothing wrong with that.</p> <p>But you&#39;re wrong, or half wrong at least. This might not be a smartwatch, but it&#39;s at least a semi-intelligent one.</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>What are you getting at?</strong><br />Football my dear boy. Football.&nbsp;</p> <p>Despite its regular analogue appearance, Hoptroff London&#39;s Hotblack timepiece has Bluetooth powers, allowing it to talk to a corresponding iOS or Android app, which beams live football scores straight to your wrist.</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="Wristy business" alt="No screens, no messages, no nonsense: this watch shows the time, live football s" src="/sites/stuff.tv/files/hotblack-watch-2.jpg" /> </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>Hang on what -</strong><br />It&#39;s all explained above. In normal use, the middle dial shows off the date. When your selected team&#39;s match kicks off, the bottom dial shows off the elapsed time in each half, as well as a dedicated section for extra time.</p> <p>The top dial shows off your team&#39;s goals (going up to an ambitious 8+), while the date dial then doubles up as the opposition&#39;s score.</p> <p>Oh, and of course, the hands and large numbers on the outer edge are there to tell you the time.</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="660" height="495" title="Simples" alt="No screens, no messages, no nonsense: this watch shows the time, live football s" src="/sites/stuff.tv/files/hotblack-watch5.jpg" /> </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 railway track: natural territory of the smartwatch" alt="No screens, no messages, no nonsense: this watch shows the time, live football s" src="/sites/stuff.tv/files/hotblack-watch-4.jpg" /> </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-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><strong>This&hellip; this is actually rather brilliant, in a simple sort of way.</strong><br />Isn&#39;t it just? Sadly the Hotblack is a little pricey however. It&#39;s currently available for pre-order on <a href="https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1087611122/hotblack-the-premium-watch-with-live-football-scor/comments" target="_blank">Kickstarter</a>, where you can currently nab one from &pound;400.</p> <p>Still, it&#39;s less &nbsp;than a season ticket we suppose...</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/hot-stuff" target="_blank">All the hottest stuff, on one scorching page</a></strong></p> <p><iframe frameborder="0" height="180" src="http://pages.haymarket.com/stuff_signup/enews_embed" width="300"></iframe></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="So urban, very metal, wow" alt="No screens, no messages, no nonsense: this watch shows the time, live football s" src="/sites/stuff.tv/files/hotblack-watch-1.jpg" /> </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/smartwatch/no-screens-no-messages-no-nonsense-watch-shows-time-live-football-scores-and-nothing-else#comments Geek accessories Hot Stuff Smartwatch Watches Wed, 02 Jul 2014 11:02:17 +0000 Esat Dedezade 1440763 at http://www.stuff.tv Rumour: LG G smartwatch to come with long battery life and massive storage http://www.stuff.tv/lg/purported-lg-g-smartwatch-come-long-battery-life-and-massive-storage/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> If you believe leaks, you can expect up to 36 hours of battery life and 4GB of internal memory </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="Purported LG G smartwatch to come with long battery life and massive storage" alt="Purported LG G smartwatch to come with long battery life and massive storage" src="/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/gallery_9.jpeg" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>We know that LG is brewing up the G Watch smartwatch &ndash; and now we know even more about it. At least, we do if the latest leak is correct.</p> <p>According to Chinese leaker&nbsp;<a href="https://twitter.com/upleaks" target="_blank">@upleaks</a>, the G Watch will have long, long battery life and a massive amount of storage (at least by smartwatch standards).</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="/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"> Is there any truth to 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>The alleged spec sheet also takes us a step closer towards confirming some details that were previously assumed, such as its usage of Bluetooth 4.0 to match up to your smartphone, as well as a speech recognition feature that lets you articulate simple commands to it.</p> <p>Speculative news of the LG wearable made their rounds for a while now, but LG has yet to confirm any of these conjectures. We&rsquo;re hoping it will make a debut at Google&rsquo;s annual I/O conference, which runs between 25 and 26 June.</p> <p>Rumours even suggest the G Watch will be handed out to developers at the event, but we&rsquo;re not sure how deep these tittle-tattles run.</p> <p>[Source: <a href="http://9to5google.com/2014/06/10/lg-g-watch-specs-back-panel-leak/" target="_blank">9to5Google</a>, image: <a href="https://twitter.com/upleaks/status/476402160620425216/photo/1" target="_blank">@upleaks</a>]</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/meet-android-wear-googles-new-android-platform-wearable-devices/news">Meet the stunning LG G Watch and Moto 360, the first Google Android Wear smartwatches</a></strong></p> <p><iframe frameborder="0" height="180" src="http://pages.haymarket.com/stuff_signup/enews_embed" width="300"></iframe></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="Purported LG G smartwatch to come with long battery life and massive storage" alt="Purported LG G smartwatch to come with long battery life and massive storage" src="/sites/stuff.tv/files/spec.jpg" /> </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-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 smartwatch gets massive battery </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/lg/purported-lg-g-smartwatch-come-long-battery-life-and-massive-storage/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> LG Smartwatch Wearable tech Wed, 11 Jun 2014 10:16:45 +0000 Stephen Graves 1438913 at http://www.stuff.tv Video: Pebble Steel review – the best smartwatch yet http://www.stuff.tv/pebble/video-pebble-steel-review-best-smartwatch-yet/video <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Equally fashionable and functional, the successor to the most successful smartwatch to date takes wearable tech beyond the gimmicks we&#039;ve seen so far </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="Video: Pebble Steel review – the best smartwatch yet" alt="Video: Pebble Steel review – the best smartwatch yet" src="/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/Screen%20Shot%202014-04-05%20at%2014.23.37.png" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="video-wrapper brightcove-player-wrapper"> <script language="JavaScript" type="text/javascript" src="http://admin.brightcove.com/js/BrightcoveExperiences.js"></script> <script src="http://admin.brightcove.com/js/APIModules_all.js"></script> <div class="brightcove-player"> <object id="myExperience-3433201048001" class="BrightcoveExperience"> <param name="bgcolor" value="#000000" /> <param name="playerID" value="" /> <param name="playerKey" value="AQ~~,AAAAEgPmGlk~,Fzd-TvXcznw-P3piHaryQBMeIzWITldz" /> <param name="isVid" value="true" /> <param name="isUI" value="true" /> <param name="dynamicStreaming" value="true" /> <param name="@videoPlayer" value="3433201048001" /> <param name="autoStart" value="" /> <param name="htmlFallback" value="true" /> <param name="includeAPI" value="true" /> <param name="templateLoadHandler" value="brightcoveTemplateLoaded" /> <param name="width" value="640px" /> <param name="height" value="360px" /> </object> <!-- This script tag will cause the Brightcove Players defined above it to be created as soon as the line is read by the browser. If you wish to have the player instantiated only after the rest of the HTML is processed and the page load is complete, remove the line. --> <script type="text/javascript">brightcove.createExperiences();</script> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> http://www.stuff.tv/pebble/video-pebble-steel-review-best-smartwatch-yet/video#comments Pebble Smartwatch Wearable tech Sat, 05 Apr 2014 13:17:12 +0000 Lucy Hedges 1434896 at http://www.stuff.tv Wearables Week: the Rufus Cuff brings your Pip-Boy 3000 one step closer to reality http://www.stuff.tv/smartwatch/wearables-week-rufus-cuff-brings-your-pip-boy-3000-one-step-closer-reality/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> This crowd-sourced smartwatch is the the hulking behemoth of the wearable world </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="Wearables Week: the Rufus Cuff brings your Pip-Boy 3000 one step closer to reality" alt="Wearables Week: the Rufus Cuff brings your Pip-Boy 3000 one step closer to reali" src="/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/rufus-cuff.jpg" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>The Rufus Cuff smartwatch&#39;s name alone hints at its beefy proportions, but you can&#39;t quite appreciate just how big it is until you see it hugging a wrist.</p> <p>With a 420x240 3in TFT display, it absolutely dwarfs the rest of the smartwatch world and looks like it was custom built for the likes of André the Giant and Shaquille O&#39;Neil. Think Fallout 3&#39;s Pip-boy module running Android 4.4 KitKat, and you&#39;ve got the right idea.</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="/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>So, we&#39;ve established that it&#39;s big. As in, Big. But what else has the Rufus Cuff brought to the already crowded smartwatch table, besides its own gravitational field?</p> <p>Well, it&#39;s got access to the full Google Play Store for starters. Apps, games, music, movies - the whole lot. That&#39;s an impressive feat for a smartwatch, and it&#39;s all thanks to the phone-like size of the screen, which will actually allow you to play games and use apps without obscuring everything with your fingers.</p> <p>The larger screen also means you&#39;ve got access to a full Android keyboard, making this the first smartwatch you can actually use to respond to emails and messages with. A full web browser also means you can browse the wonders of the interwebs straight from your wrist.</p> <p>Naturally it can also keep track of your steps and other exercise stats like speed and distance, and it&#39;s even got a front-facing camera and microphone for video calls.</p> <p>Chuck in 16GB of storage, an LED flashlight, forgotten phone reminders and iOS and android compatibility, and we&#39;ve got ourselves one of the most fully featured wearable devices around.</p> <p>Sure you can&#39;t actually make calls on it independently of your phone as it lacks a SIM slot, but built-in Wi-Fi takes care of emails and browsing even when you&#39;re not paired up with your smartphone.</p> <p>Plus you&#39;ll probably feel ridiculous enough playing Candy Crush on it as it is, let alone holding it up to your face Dick Tracy style. Do you actually enjoy making babies cry? Of course not.</p> <p>The Rufus Cuff can currently be snapped up on indiegogo for the earlybird price of US$230. Its creators are looking for a substantial US$250,000 total to make it a mass-produced reality, so if you want your wearables to go all out then you&#39;d better show your support.</p> <p><strong>READ MORE:&nbsp;<a href="http://www.stuff.tv/meet-android-wear-googles-new-android-platform-wearable-devices/news" target="_blank">Meet the stunning LG G Watch and Moto 360, the first Google Android Wear smartwatches</a></strong></p> <p>[<a href="http://www.indiegogo.com/projects/the-rufus-cuff-more-than-a-smartwatch-a-wrist-communicator" target="_blank">indiegogo</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="922" height="691" title="Wearables Week: the Rufus Cuff brings your Pip-Boy 3000 one step closer to reality" alt="Wearables Week: the Rufus Cuff brings your Pip-Boy 3000 one step closer to reali" src="/sites/stuff.tv/files/rufus-cuff2.jpg" /> </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="1154" height="866" title="Wearables Week: the Rufus Cuff brings your Pip-Boy 3000 one step closer to reality" alt="Wearables Week: the Rufus Cuff brings your Pip-Boy 3000 one step closer to reali" src="/sites/stuff.tv/files/pip-boy-3000.jpg" /> </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/smartwatch/wearables-week-rufus-cuff-brings-your-pip-boy-3000-one-step-closer-reality/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/smartwatch/wearables-week-rufus-cuff-brings-your-pip-boy-3000-one-step-closer-reality/news#comments Geek accessories Smartwatch Wearable tech Mon, 31 Mar 2014 08:11:47 +0000 Esat Dedezade 1434582 at http://www.stuff.tv TomTom Multi-Sport http://www.stuff.tv/smartwatch/tomtom-multi-sport/review <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> TomTom hops out of the car and onto your wrist with its first big push into the world of sports trackers </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="TomTom Multi-Sport" alt="TomTom Multi-Sport review" src="/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/tomtom-multisport.jpg" /> </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="/users/tony-horgan" title="View user profile.">Tony Horgan</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>By concentrating on what matters most in a sports watch and leaving secondary features to one side, TomTom has come up with a tracker that works just as hard as you do.</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"> £180.00 </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> <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"> Does less, does it for longer </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>TomTom&rsquo;s first solo effort in the fitness world is slim enough to wear all day as a normal watch. Straps are interchangeable and data syncing is done by docking the watch in a USB cradle. The LCD screen is clear and straightforward, with navigation via TomTom&rsquo;s simple &lsquo;one-button&rsquo; setup &ndash; which is actually a four-way rocker. The &lsquo;swim sensor&rsquo; mode uses accelerometers to track your time in the pool, and it also logs treadmill workouts.</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="TomTom Multi-Sport" alt="TomTom Multi-Sport" src="/sites/stuff.tv/files/TomTomMultiSport-2.jpg" /> </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"> TomTom Multi-Sport 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>Waterproof to 50m ● 1.3in, 144x168, monochrome LCD ● USB ● Optional heart-rate belt (&pound;230 bundle) ● 50g</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"> 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"> The triathlete&#039;s choice? </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>TomTom keeps things simple here, and while the menu layout initially seems odd, you&rsquo;ll soon learn where to find everything. The TomTom&rsquo;s web app isn&rsquo;t as slick as those of its rivals but a bespoke smartphone app has just gone live and you can sync to some 3rd party services. Tracking of runs, swims and cycles makes it great for triathletes in training, but the lack of a dedicated triathlon mode means it&rsquo;s more awkward than it should be for actual races. The accelerometer-based swimming mode can also be a bit patchy. But it lasts for days, the clear display gives stats at a glance and the &lsquo;training partner&rsquo; pacing function is brilliant. There&rsquo;s no Wi-Fi transfer but the potential is great given the price.</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="TomTom Multi-Sport" alt="TomTom Multi-Sport" src="/sites/stuff.tv/files/TomTomMultiSport-3.jpg" /> </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-number-integer field-field-review-score"> <div class="field-label">Score:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 0 </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>A comparative bargain and a must for multi-disciplinarians</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> http://www.stuff.tv/smartwatch/tomtom-multi-sport/review#comments Health and fitness Smartwatch Wearable tech Mon, 17 Mar 2014 12:07:02 +0000 Tony Horgan 1433804 at http://www.stuff.tv Adidas MiCoach Smart Run http://www.stuff.tv/adidas-micoach-smart-run/review <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Adidas&#039; MiCoach Smart Run wants to be your training partner, but does this smartwatch have the legs to keep up with you? </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="Adidas MiCoach Smart Run" alt="Adidas MiCoach Smart Run review" src="/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/Adidas-MiCoach-smart-run-01.jpg" /> </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="/users/tony-horgan" title="View user profile.">Tony Horgan</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>A pulse-taking sportswatch that&#39;s also a Bluetooth music player sounds like a plan, so we put the plan into action...</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"> £300.00 </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">6 stars</div> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <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 running watch </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>With a big touchscreen dominating its front, this part-smartwatch, part-running watch instantly brings to mind Samsung&rsquo;s Galaxy Gear. It&rsquo;s no bandwagon jumper, though &ndash; the Smart Run has proper sportswatch skills of its own, taking your pulse by measuring the blood flow on your wrist and auto-syncing with the miCoach website over Wi-Fi. The inclusion of a 3GB Bluetooth MP3 player is an added bonus.</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="Adidas MiCoach Smart Run" alt="Adidas MiCoach Smart Run" src="/sites/stuff.tv/files/Adidas-MiCoach-smart-run-02.jpg" /> </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"> Adidas MiCoach Smart Run 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>Showerproof ● 1.45in, 184x184, colour LCD ● Wi-Fi, USB, Bluetooth ● Optical heart-rate monitor ● 79g</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"> 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"> Lacking stamina </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>As a training partner, it&rsquo;s spectacularly comprehensive &ndash; it&rsquo;ll even serve up helpful videos of exercises in the gym. Adidas&rsquo; MiCoach app is great, but it&rsquo;s the only software the Smart Run talks to. Shame it doesn&rsquo;t link to MyFitnessPal and other heaA pulth trackers, too. The beltless heart-rate monitoring is great, too, but all this comes at a cost. For starters, it&rsquo;s bulky &ndash; definitely too big to wear all the time. Battery life also takes a hit: all too often we&rsquo;d get ready for a run only to find it&rsquo;d died. Even in non-GPS mode it won&rsquo;t last a full day. What&rsquo;s more, we had to stand around in the cold while it took a leisurely 90 seconds to pick up GPS, compared to a speedy sub-15 seconds by the TomTom and Garmin. More training needed, Adidas.</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="Adidas MiCoach Smart Run" alt="Adidas MiCoach Smart Run" src="/sites/stuff.tv/files/Adidas-MiCoach-smart-run-03.jpg" /> </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-number-integer field-field-review-score"> <div class="field-label">Score:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 0 </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-1"><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"> 0 </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>As smart as they come, but not quite fit enough to keep up</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> http://www.stuff.tv/adidas-micoach-smart-run/review#comments Health and fitness Smartwatch Wearable tech Mon, 17 Mar 2014 11:15:03 +0000 Tony Horgan 1433801 at http://www.stuff.tv