Smartwatches http://www.stuff.tv/smartwatches/all en-GB Apple iWatch? It's iTime for a change http://www.stuff.tv/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?1406047456" /> </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="/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?1406047456" /> </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/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/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><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="1202" height="900" title="Apple iTime" alt="Apple iTime" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/apple-itime-03.jpg?1406047456" /> </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/apple/iwatch-its-itime-change/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/apple/iwatch-its-itime-change/news#comments Apple iWatch Smartwatches Wearable tech Tue, 22 Jul 2014 16:36:31 +0000 Stephen Graves 1442962 at http://www.stuff.tv HTC 'accidentally' reveals smartwatch in official video http://www.stuff.tv/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?1406038678" /> </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/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="/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/lg/lg-g-watch/review" target="_blank">LG G Watch</a> and <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/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/meet-android-wear-googles-new-android-platform-wearable-devices/news" 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/smartwatches" target="_blank">All the latest smartwatch news</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-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/htc/htc-accidently-reveal-smartwatch-official-video/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/htc/htc-accidently-reveal-smartwatch-official-video/news#comments HTC Smartwatches Wearable tech Tue, 22 Jul 2014 11:41:07 +0000 Peter Rawlins 1442937 at http://www.stuff.tv LG G Watch http://www.stuff.tv/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?1406038908" /> </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/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"> £160.00 </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/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><iframe frameborder="0" height="576" scrolling="no" src="http://gfycat.com/ifr/FatherlyEasyFishingcat" width="626"></iframe></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/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/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/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?1406038908" /> </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?1406038908" /> </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?1406038908" /> </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?1406038908" /> </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/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/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?1406038908" /> </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?1406038908" /> </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/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/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/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/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/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?1406038908" /> </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?1406038908" /> </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/android/oneplus-one/review">OnePlus One review - the &pound;230 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?1406038908" /> </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?1406038908" /> </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?1406038908" /> </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?1406038908" /> </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/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?1406038908" /> </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/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/android/25-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?1406038908" /> </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/gear-2/samsung-gear-2-and-gear-2-neo/review">Samsung Gear 2</a> or <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/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/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/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/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?1406038908" /> </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: &quot;Gets a lot right and not that much wrong&quot; </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 the G Watch a worthy flagship for Google’s new OS? </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/lg/lg-g-watch/review" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/lg/lg-g-watch/review#comments Android Wear LG Smartwatches Wearable tech Fri, 11 Jul 2014 11:58:38 +0000 Sophie Charara 1441662 at http://www.stuff.tv LG Kizon smartwatch lets parents keep track of their kids http://www.stuff.tv/lg/lg-kizon-smartwatch-lets-parents-keep-track-their-kids/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> GPS and Wi-Fi tell you your child’s location, and you can even talk to them over 3G </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="LG Kizon smartwatch lets parents keep track of their kids" alt="LG Kizon smartwatch lets parents keep track of their kids" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/lg-kizon.jpg?1404952790" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>The G Watch might be LG&rsquo;s best-known smartwatch, but it&rsquo;s not the only piece of tech-packed wrist-wear in its range. The company has just unveiled the Kizon, a smartwatch designed for primary school age kids.</p> <p>The Kizon is fitted with GPS and Wi-Fi, which will keep parents abreast of the wearer&rsquo;s location in real-time. It also has a 3G connection, microphone and speaker, allowing the parent to call and speak to the child or vice versa (only one number can be stored in the Kizon, and that can be changed using its companion app).</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-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> It&#039;s 10am – do you know where your kids are? </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>Alerts can be set up, so that the parent is automatically kept updated on the wearer&rsquo;s location throughout the day &ndash; and an alert will also come through when the Kizon&rsquo;s battery is at 25 percent (LG claims it&rsquo;ll last for 36 hours per charge).</p> <p>The Kizon won&rsquo;t be restricted to LG&rsquo;s native South Korea, and the company plans to launch the watch in Europe and America in the coming months. Blue, green and pink colour finishes will be available, but a price has yet to be announced.</p> <p>[Via <a href="http://www.pocket-lint.com/news/129793-kizon-is-the-lg-smartwatch-for-the-little-people-that-lets-their-big-people-track-and-call-them-directly">Pocket-lint</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-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/lg/lg-kizon-smartwatch-lets-parents-keep-track-their-kids/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> LG Smartwatches Wearable tech Wed, 09 Jul 2014 10:43:18 +0000 Sam Kieldsen 1441528 at http://www.stuff.tv The Arrow smartwatch has a rotating camera for selfies and spy shots from any angle http://www.stuff.tv/arrow-smartwatch-has-360-degree-rotating-camera-selfies-and-spy-shots-any-angle/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Mission briefing/Agent 35179/Covertly acquire photographs of neighbour&#039;s cat rolling on back without being detected. End transmission </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="684" height="513" title="You spin me right round baby right round..." alt="The Arrow smartwatch has a rotating camera for selfies and spy shots from any an" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/arrow-smartwatch-hot-stuff.gif?1405008206" /> </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 have five smartwatches on each wrist already. Why&#39;s this one special?</strong><br />Want to get straight to the point eh? Nothing wrong with that, good for you.</p> <p>The Arrow smartwatch&#39;s standout feature is a 360 degree rotating camera and microphone system.&nbsp;</p> <p>It&#39;s built into the watch face&#39;s surrounding bezel and can be adjusted for selfies or photographs without having to contort your wrist into awkward positions.</p> <p><iframe frameborder="0" height="288" scrolling="no" src="http://gfycat.com/ifr/EmotionalImpassionedGadwall" width="598"></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-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>That&#39;s amazing. If you actually care about a camera on your wrist, that is.</strong><br />Admittedly, cameras aren&#39;t high on the smartwatch priority list for most people.&nbsp;</p> <p>But if you&#39;re looking for a way to capture moments faster than the time it takes to whip your smartphone out of your pocket, then you&#39;re not to going to manage it much quicker than this, unless you&#39;ve got a <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/glass/google-glass/review" target="_blank">Google Glass</a> unit perched on your face.</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-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><iframe frameborder="0" height="388" scrolling="no" src="http://gfycat.com/ifr/ImpressiveVigilantHuman" width="618"></iframe></p> <p><strong>How smart is it?</strong><br />There&#39;s not much info on the Arrow&#39;s internals at this early stage, but the renders show off a timepiece that rivals Android Wear for looks, as well as functionality.</p> <p>It&#39;s capable of doing all the things we&#39;ve come to expect from smartwatches - navigation, messaging, notifications and widgets, with the added bonus of an in-built heart rate sensor, matching it against the <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/gear-2/samsung-gear-2-and-gear-2-neo/review" target="_blank">Samsung Gear 2</a>.</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/gear-2/samsung-gear-2-and-gear-2-neo/review" target="_blank">Samsung Gear 2 review</a></strong></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-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><iframe frameborder="0" height="342" scrolling="no" src="http://gfycat.com/ifr/CreativeAmusingElk" width="588"></iframe></p> <p><strong>Please tell me it has wireless charging.</strong><br />The Arrow rivals the gorgeous Motorola Moto 360 in the looks department, thanks to its circular display,&nbsp;and it also matches its rival with wireless charging powers.</p> <p>It comes with a Qi charging pad too, so there&#39;s no unsightly microUSB port to ruin its sleek case.</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-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-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><iframe allowfullscreen="" height="281" mozallowfullscreen="" src="//player.vimeo.com/video/98959993" webkitallowfullscreen="" width="500"></iframe></p> <p><strong>I might as well add it to my wrist. Where do I send my money?</strong><br />Nowhere, for the time being at least.</p> <p><a href="http://www.arrowsmartwatch.com/" target="_blank">The Arrow</a> has yet to be finalised. Specs include an ambitious 8MP camera and potentially even Android Wear, so we&#39;re a fair way off from being able to hit the buy button.&nbsp;</p> <p>Once it makes it that far though, we&#39;ll let you know so you can prepare your wallet in advance.</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/hot-stuff">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-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/arrow-smartwatch-has-360-degree-rotating-camera-selfies-and-spy-shots-any-angle/news#comments Geek accessories Hot Stuff Smartwatches Wearable tech Mon, 07 Jul 2014 16:34:39 +0000 Esat Dedezade 1441295 at http://www.stuff.tv The Withings Activité is the most gorgeous fitness tracker we've ever seen http://www.stuff.tv/withings-activite-most-gorgeous-fitness-tracker-weve-ever-seen/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Its one year battery life isn&#039;t too shabby either </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="1171" height="878" title="No ordinary watch" alt="The Withings Activité is the most gorgeous fitness tracker we&#039;ve ever seen" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/withings-activite.jpg?1404121095" /> </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>That&#39;s a lovely watch</strong><br />It sure is. But it&#39;s more than just a pretty face. Beneath the minimalist dial of this Swiss-made analogue timepiece lies the brains of a fitness tracker.</p> <p><strong>That&#39;s a fitness tracker? But it looks so&hellip; not ugly</strong><br />That&#39;s because Withings wanted to create a stylish watch first and foremost, as opposed to creating a fitness band with aesthetics bolted on as an afterthought.&nbsp;</p> <p>The Activité looks just like a regular watch. No distracting blinking LEDs, no screen flashing up messages. Just a standard watch face with regular hands for telling the time. Remember those?</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>The smaller Activity dial is the only visible clue to the Activité&#39;s secret agenda. It lets you know how far you are towards completing your fitness goals for the day.</p> <p>The Activité&#39;s built-in accelerometer can track your steps, distance and sleep, automatically distinguishing between running and walking for more accurate recordings.</p> <p>Swap out the French calf leather strap for the plastic sports strap, and it&#39;ll happily join you for a swim too, recording your lengths and calories burned in the process.</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="960" height="720" title="The second dial tracks your progress" alt="The Withings Activité is the most gorgeous fitness tracker we&#039;ve ever seen" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/withings-activite-1.jpg?1404121095" /> </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>Impressive stuff. But how can I see my stats?</strong><br />An accompanying iOS app (sorry Android fans) will track the Activité&#39;s data via Bluetooth 4.0, letting you browse through your stats to see if you&#39;re on the right track.</p> <p>You can also use the app to set your alarm. When it goes off, the Activité&#39;s built-in vibrator should, in theory, gently wake you up from your slumber a lot more gently than a traditional alarm siren.</p> <p><strong>I&#39;ve got enough gadgets I need to charge daily. I don&#39;t need another one.</strong><br />The Activité uses a regular watch battery, and it&#39;ll last around a year before it needs replacing. Not too shabby eh?</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="752" height="564" title="Also available in black" alt="The Withings Activité is the most gorgeous fitness tracker we&#039;ve ever seen" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/withings-activite-2.jpg?1404121095" /> </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="946" height="710" title="Which colour do you prefer?" alt="The Withings Activité is the most gorgeous fitness tracker we&#039;ve ever seen" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/withings-activite-3.jpg?1404121095" /> </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>A whole year without charging? I&#39;m in.</strong><br />Good stuff. Just be aware that this isn&#39;t a smartwatch that&#39;ll push notifications from your phone, or let you answer calls. If that&#39;s the sort of thing you&#39;re after, then you&#39;re better off waiting for an <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/android/8-things-you-need-know-about-android-wear/feature" target="_blank">Android Wear</a> device, or opting for something like the <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/samsung-gear-fit/review" target="_blank">Samsung Gear Fit</a>.</p> <p>If you&#39;re just after a regular fitness tracker though, then you&#39;ll definitely want to give the <a href="http://www.withings.com/activite/en-US" target="_blank">Activité</a> a look when it lands in Autumn for &pound;320.&nbsp;</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="687" height="515" title="One for each wrist" alt="The Withings Activité is the most gorgeous fitness tracker we&#039;ve ever seen" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/withings-activite-4.jpg?1404121095" /> </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/withings-activite-most-gorgeous-fitness-tracker-weve-ever-seen/news#comments Geek accessories Health and fitness Hot Stuff Smartwatches Wearable tech Tue, 24 Jun 2014 14:37:31 +0000 Esat Dedezade 1440010 at http://www.stuff.tv Martian Notifier http://www.stuff.tv/martian-notifier/review <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The £100 alert-obsessed Martian Notifier could be the perfect first smartwatch </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="Martian Notifier review" alt="Martian Notifier review" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/martian-notifier-review-weather-2.JPG?1403748800" /> </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/sophie-charara" title="View user profile.">Sophie Charara</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>The Martian Notifier is the first 2014 smartwatch we&rsquo;ve tested that&rsquo;s actually a watch. Yes, this affordable &pound;100 tech timepiece is an honest-to-goodness analogue quartz watch - the small OLED screen for displaying alerts is what makes it &lsquo;smart&rsquo;.</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"> £96.00 </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> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-price-notes"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> US$130 martianwatches.com </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"> Essentially an analogue watch </div> <div class="field-item even"> Custom vibrations work nicely </div> <div class="field-item odd"> iOS and Android compatible </div> <div class="field-item even"> Works with lots of apps </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"> Needs charges every three-four days </div> <div class="field-item even"> Limited to alerts </div> <div class="field-item odd"> Tweaked microUSB cable for charging </div> <div class="field-item even"> Not waterproof </div> <div class="field-item odd"> Small screen </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"> A Watch That&#039;s Smart </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>This wearable hybrid really is a proper mechanical watch - Japanese movement, real hands that &lsquo;glow&rsquo; in the dark, a two year battery for the analogue part.</p> <p>The Notifier&rsquo;s combination of a plastic case (in white, black or red), stainless steel bezel and matte silicone strap is neither strikingly classy nor ugly. The important thing is it&rsquo;s subtle, inoffensive and will only turn heads for the right reasons. In this respect, the Martian automatically has more mass appeal than, say, a <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/gear-2-neo/samsung-gear-2-neo/review">Samsung Gear 2</a>.</p> <p>As with any slightly sporty &pound;100 watch the Notifier is also comfortable to wear and light, at 52g. Plus if you don&rsquo;t like Martian&rsquo;s selection of rainbow coloured Quick Change Straps, any 22mm watch band can be fitted without the need for fiddly tools.</p> <p>It&rsquo;s just a shame it&rsquo;s not waterproof - unlike the <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/pebble/pebble-steel/review">Pebble</a> and <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/gear-2-neo/samsung-gear-2-neo/review">Gear 2</a>, it&rsquo;s only splashproof if the port flap is sealed and Martian recommends wiping off water drops as soon as possible.&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>READ MORE:</strong> <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/gear-2-neo/samsung-gear-2-neo/review">The Gear 2 Neo is our pick of the two Samsung smartwatches &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="Notifier colour options - white, red and black " alt="Martian Notifier review " src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/martian-notifier-colour-options.jpg?1403748800" /> </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="Chunky but comfortable " alt="Martian Notifier review " src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/martian-notifier-review-side.jpg?1403748800" /> </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"> Good Vibrations </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>What makes the Notifier unique is how it combines its admittedly tiny monochrome 96x16 OLED screen with customisable vibrations. Yep, Martian has essentially squeezed a pager into a regular looking watch.</p> <p>The screen takes up part of the bottom quarter of the Notifier&rsquo;s classic watchface, blocking out the 5, 6 and 7 lines (<em>indices,&nbsp;</em>watch nerds). It&rsquo;s not quite symmetrical due to the M logo to the right, which will irk perfectionists, and head-on it doesn&rsquo;t blend into the watchface perfectly either. But it&rsquo;s as subtle as smartwatches get right now and much cleaner and clutter-free than some of Martian&rsquo;s previous efforts. Apart from the OLED there&rsquo;s a small LED above the 8 line - red for charging, green for charged, blue for pairing. Simple.</p> <p>The screen has good contrast so it&rsquo;s easy to read alerts outdoors. These scroll along the display in a single line of white text following the app icon and are pulled in from your iPhone, iPad or Android device&rsquo;s notifications and apps via Bluetooth (see Tech Specs for full compatibility).</p> <p>The clever bit is how the Notifier vibrates when you get an alert. It&rsquo;s more useful than a smartphone in your pocket because as well as setting the strength in the free companion apps, you can customise the pattern of vibrations and pauses for different apps e.g. two short bursts for a text message, one short, one long for Gmail.</p> <p>In practice, you&rsquo;ll still glance down at your wrist, at least we still do. But after a few months with the Martian, this tech morse code could well become entrenched in your memory making it a killer method of knowing when to sneakily tilt the watch towards you in meetings or at dinner.&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>READ MORE:</strong> <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/pebble/pebble-steel/review">Pebble Steel - our favourite smartwatch - reviewed&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="You&#039;ll know it&#039;s a WhatsApp message without looking " alt="Martian Notifier review " src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/martian-notifier-review-whatsapp.png?1403748800" /> </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="Set patterns out of long vibes, short vibes and pauses " alt="Martian Notifier review " src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/martian-notifier-review-set-pattern.jpg?1403748800" /> </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="The bit your wrist gets cosy with so worth a pic " alt="Martian Notifier review " src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/martian-notifier-review-inside.JPG?1403748800" /> </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="Breaking news - your flatmate ate the last yoghurt " alt="Martian Notifier review " src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/martian-notifier-review-message.png?1403748800" /> </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"> Martian Notifier 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><strong>Screen</strong>: 96 x 16 OLED display&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>Battery</strong>: Lithium polymer, separate watch battery</p> <p><strong>Connectivity</strong>: Bluetooth 4.0 LE</p> <p><strong>Compatibility</strong>: Android 2.3 and above, iPad mini/iPad Air/iPad 3rd gen, iPhone 4s/5/5c/5s</p> <p><strong>Dimensions</strong>: 43.22 x 43.22 x 12.7mm&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>Weight</strong>: 52g</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"> Tons of Compatible Apps </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 main Martian Notifier companion apps are free on the App Store and Google Play and setting up the Bluetooth connection is simple. &nbsp;The Alerts section of the Martian app lists core alerts - calls, texts, calendar, Facebook, Twitter, Gmail etc - with the options to tick to activate and customise the vibrate pattern. And more compatible apps are available as a longer, hidden &lsquo;Installed app notifications&rsquo; list too.</p> <p>There&rsquo;s some difference between compatible apps on iOS and Android but both platforms have strong offerings of news, fitness and the social apps smartphone addicts use everyday- WhatsApp, Snapchat, Skype, Vine, Instagram, Tinder.</p> <p>There&rsquo;s a couple of bonus features too - Find Phone triggers an alarm on your phone or tablet, remote shutter quickly launches the camera app and, finally, pressing the top button from sleep activates Google Voice on your device. Full voice controls and phone call functionality are missing.</p> <p>Ultimately, the Notifier is a one-trick pony. It&rsquo;s extremely reliable at displaying alerts with lots of granular customisation - speed and delay of scrolling, date and time formats, do not disturb - and the Bluetooth connection dropped out just once in an entire week. But we missed being able to skip Spotify tracks - as on the <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/pebble/pebble-steel/review">Pebble Steel</a> - or see info that needs a bigger screen like maps or train times. The Notifier&rsquo;s simplicity is admirable but Pebble hits the sweet spot for now.</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="Martian Notifier review" alt="Martian Notifier review" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/martian-notifier-review-date_0.JPG?1403748800" /> </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="Core alerts on Android with vibration patterns " alt="Martian Notifier review" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/martian-notifier-review-vibrations.JPG?1403748800" /> </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"> Four Day Battery Life </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>We&rsquo;ve been using the Martian Notifier as it was designed to be used - that&rsquo;s plenty of alerts coming through from eight to ten apps, worn almost all day until slung to one side before bedtime. And we&rsquo;ve been getting a three to four day battery life tops which is less than Martian&rsquo;s quoted five to six days.</p> <p>It&rsquo;s not the only smartwatch to offer alert vibrations but Pebble devs have been advised to use the feature sparingly to extend battery life. To stretch the Notifier to five days, the vibration strength slider needs to be 3 or below and non essential alerts culled.</p> <p>It&rsquo;s easy to keep an eye on battery with an icon in the watch&rsquo;s settings menu and a percentage in Android notifications. But it takes two to three hours to fully charge and it can only be used with the bundled long-plug microUSB cable as the port is embedded so deeply into the device. Of course you can start using this for your phone too, for trips away, but it&rsquo;s one more cable to lose.</p> <p>With a screen this small and functionality this simple, a longer battery life - say, a week - would really make the Notifier stand out. Still, three to four days is decent.&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="The pesky, bundled long-plug microUSB cable " alt="Martian Notifier review" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/martian-notifier-review-usb-charger.png?1403748800" /> </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="For battery percentage, you&#039;ll need to check your phone " alt="Martian Notifier review" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/martian-notifier-review-battery-icon.png?1403748800" /> </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="There won&#039;t be a setting you can&#039;t find " alt="Martian Notifier review" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/martian-notifier-review-settings.png?1403748800" /> </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"> Martian Notifier 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>Smartwatches may have come a long way but we&rsquo;re still waiting for that &lsquo;iPhone moment&rsquo; for the category. The Notifier isn&#39;t the watch to do it.</p> <p>It does one job - alerts - impeccably well and you won&rsquo;t be ashamed to wear one in public. It doesn&rsquo;t completely shake off smartwatches&rsquo; dorky image but does offer a design which blends a regular-looking watch with smartphone smarts into an affordable, comfortable, reliable - if not flawless - package.</p> <p>If the Martian&rsquo;s functionality is too simple, try the<a href="http://www.stuff.tv/pebble/pebble-steel/review"> Pebble Steel</a>. If you want a truly next-gen smartwatch for 2014, keep your eyes pinned to our <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/android/8-things-you-need-know-about-android-wear/feature">Android Wear coverage</a> for news of the upcoming <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/meet-android-wear-googles-new-android-platform-wearable-devices/news">Moto 360 and more</a>.&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: </strong><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/wearable-tech/top-ten">The ten best bits of wearable tech on the planet&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="This isn&#039;t the smartwatch we&#039;ve been waiting for " alt="Martian Notifier review" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/martian-notifier-review-arm.png?1403748800" /> </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"> 7 </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"> 7 </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"> 6 </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>Affordable, simple and (relatively) stylish, the Notifier has its limits but is still a practical, reliable smartwatch</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> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/martian-notifier/review" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/martian-notifier/review#comments Geek accessories Martian Notifier Smartwatches Wearable tech Fri, 20 Jun 2014 13:55:02 +0000 Sophie Charara 1439383 at http://www.stuff.tv No wrist left behind: Apple iWatch will land in multiple sizes, with at least 10 different sensors http://www.stuff.tv/no-wrist-left-behind-apple-iwatch-will-land-multiple-sizes-least-10-different-sensors/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> From skinny wrists to meaty forearms - the iWatch should fit them all </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="828" height="621" title="Triple threat" alt="No wrist left behind: Apple iWatch will land in multiple sizes, with at least 10" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/iwatch-trio.jpg?1403340653" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Apple could release more than one <a href="http://No wrist left behind: Apple iWatch will land in multiple sizes, with at least 10 different sensors" target="_blank">iWatch</a> alongside the <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/apple/apple-iphone-6/review" target="_blank">iPhone 6</a> reveal in September.</p> <p>According to the Wall Street Journal&#39;s source, iWatch models with different screen sizes will be available, catering to big chunky watch lovers and minimalist fans alike.</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>Apple has already revealed its one-stop-shop for fitness tracking stats in the form of the Health app on<a href="http://www.stuff.tv/apple/ios-8/review" target="_blank"> iOS 8</a>, and we expect to see the iWatch arrive with a heart rate sensor, at the very least.</p> <p>There&#39;s also been speculation that the iWatch will feature a <a href="https://plus.google.com/u/1/b/117781174173561503872/+StuffTV/posts" target="_blank">UV light sensor</a> and a pulse oximeter for measuring blood oxygen levels, although we&#39;ve yet to shed any light on the authenticity of these rumours.</p> <p>We expect Tim Cook to walk onto the iPhone 6 launch stage with an iWatch strapped to his wrist, which is when all will finally be revealed. September can&#39;t come soon enough...</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/apple/apple-iwatch/review" target="_blank">Apple iWatch: specs, price, release date - everything we think we know</a></strong> <p><iframe frameborder="0" height="180" src="http://pages.haymarket.com/stuff_signup/enews_embed" width="300"></iframe></p> <p>[<a href="http://online.wsj.com/articles/apple-plans-multiple-designs-for-smartwatch-1403245062" target="_blank">Wall Street Journal</a>, iWatch render - <a href="http://www.martinhajek.com/" target="_blank">Martin Hajek</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="600" height="450" title="An apple a day..." alt="No wrist left behind: Apple iWatch will land in multiple sizes, with at least 10" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/apple-health.jpg?1403340653" /> </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 come in multiple sizes </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"> No wrist left behind with Apple&#039;s forthcoming smartwatch </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/no-wrist-left-behind-apple-iwatch-will-land-multiple-sizes-least-10-different-sensors/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/no-wrist-left-behind-apple-iwatch-will-land-multiple-sizes-least-10-different-sensors/news#comments Apple Geek accessories iWatch Smartwatches Wearable tech Fri, 20 Jun 2014 10:16:14 +0000 Esat Dedezade 1439638 at http://www.stuff.tv Wrists at the ready: Samsung Android Wear smartwatch incoming http://www.stuff.tv/android/fcc-leaks-hint-new-samsung-smartwatch-running-android-wear/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The Google watch shelf is becoming more and more crowded </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="604" height="453" title="Your wrist has never been more popular" alt="Wrists at the ready: Samsung Android Wear smartwatch incoming" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/gallery_11.jpeg?1403193150" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Samsung&rsquo;s <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/samsung-gear-fit/review">Gear Fit</a> and <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/galaxy-gear/mwc-2014/samsung-unveils-galaxy-gear-2-and-gear-2-neo-one-day-mwc-2014-kicks/news">Gear 2 </a>smartwatches&nbsp;made their debut just a couple of months ago, but now it looks like the South Korean tech giant is back at it again, with another smartwatch reportedly in the works.</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"> Samsung Android Wear watch incoming </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/android/fcc-leaks-hint-new-samsung-smartwatch-running-android-wear/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/android/fcc-leaks-hint-new-samsung-smartwatch-running-android-wear/news#comments Android Samsung Smartwatches Wearable tech Thu, 19 Jun 2014 09:52:36 +0000 Stephen Graves 1439552 at http://www.stuff.tv The thin and curvy Moment smartwatch wraps a full QWERTY keyboard around your wrist http://www.stuff.tv/thin-and-curvy-moment-smartwatch-wraps-full-qwerty-keyboard-around-your-wrist/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Would you wear this curvy smart-bracelet? </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="2048" height="1536" title="Dat curve..." alt="The thin and curvy Moment smartwatch wraps a full QWERTY keyboard around your wr" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/momentum-smartwatch-1.jpg?1403055965" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Smartwatches are a dime-a-dozen these days. From notification alerts to measuring your pulse, the space on your wrist has never been so&hellip; smart.</p> <p>The latest entry into the wearables arena, is the Moment Smartwatch. Well, sort of.&nbsp;</p> <p>It&#39;s more of a stainless steel bracelet than a watch. Curving around your entire wrist at only 0.9mm (thin thanks to a flexible E Ink display), it offers enough room for a full QWERTY keyboard, letting you reply to messages and missed calls with more than just a few paltry preset options.&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"><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>Preset messages are still possible however, and you can control music playback as well as other smart connected devices like lightbulbs too.</p> <p>Unlike other smartwatches which require charging after a week at best (and two days at worst), the Momentum promises to last thirty days on one charge, eliminating one of our biggest gripes with wearable devices.</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="833" height="625" title="Wrist messaging has never been easier" alt="The thin and curvy Moment smartwatch wraps a full QWERTY keyboard around your wr" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/moment-watch-2.jpg?1403055965" /> </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>While we can&#39;t imagine typing out full emails on its display will be particularly comfortable, it&#39;s nice knowing that the option&#39;s there. You know, for those occasions when you&#39;re tied up with your phone hidden in a secret pocket. It happens to the best of us.</p> <p>The Moment has the standard motion sensor and Bluetooth 4.0 capability we&#39;ve come to expect from all smartwatches, and it offers the ability to read messages on the inside of your wrist for privacy. Which is nice.</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="1042" height="781" title="We prefer the black" alt="The thin and curvy Moment smartwatch wraps a full QWERTY keyboard around your wr" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/moment-3.jpg?1403055965" /> </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="2160" height="1620" title="Shiny" alt="The thin and curvy Moment smartwatch wraps a full QWERTY keyboard around your wr" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/moment-4.jpg?1403055965" /> </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>Sadly, the Momentum is nothing more than a concept for the time being. Co-owner of Momentum Labs Ray Fischer has however told <a href="http://venturebeat.com/2014/06/16/this-is-the-smartwatch-weve-been-waiting-for-but-it-doesnt-exist-yet/" target="_blank">Venture Beat </a>that R&amp;D on the Moment is 80% complete, and it&#39;s looking to raise US$300,000 on Kickstarter on 24 June to transform it from concept to reality.</p> <p>While it might lack extras like a heart rate sensor, we think that those looking for a smartwatch that&#39;s easy on the eyes with stamina to match will find plenty to like about the Moment, assuming it ever sees the light of day.</p> <p>Stay tuned to see if it ever makes it into our hands. We&#39;ll be sure to let you know what we think of it, if and when it does.</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/apple/apple-iwatch/review" target="_blank">Apple iWatch: price, specs, release date - everything we think we know</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/gSmD7NTeK-U" 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> http://www.stuff.tv/thin-and-curvy-moment-smartwatch-wraps-full-qwerty-keyboard-around-your-wrist/news#comments Geek accessories Smartwatches Tue, 17 Jun 2014 15:13:47 +0000 Esat Dedezade 1439380 at http://www.stuff.tv Microsoft's planned smartwatch reportedly works with iOS and Android http://www.stuff.tv/android/microsoft-reportedly-planning-own-smartwatch-works-ios-and-android/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Wearable device tracks heart rate throughout day, expected out as soon as summer </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="Microsoft&#039;s smartwatch" alt="Microsoft&#039;s smartwatch" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/microsoft-smartwatch_0.jpg?1401435836" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>According to a report, Microsoft is nearing the launch of its own fitness-minded smartwatch&mdash;but in a surprising twist, the device will be compatible with smartphones that aren&rsquo;t its own.</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-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/android/microsoft-reportedly-planning-own-smartwatch-works-ios-and-android/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/android/microsoft-reportedly-planning-own-smartwatch-works-ios-and-android/news#comments Android iOS Microsoft Smartwatches Wearable tech Windows Phone Thu, 29 May 2014 20:56:50 +0000 Andrew Hayward 1438125 at http://www.stuff.tv Samsung reportedly set to unveil standalone watchphone soon http://www.stuff.tv/gear-2/samsung-reportedly-set-unveil-standalone-watchphone-soon/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> After phone-linked smartwatches, will we see a Tizen-powered solo option this summer? </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="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/samsung-wearables.jpg?1401272700" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Samsung&rsquo;s recent wrist-based wearables have been dependent on linked handsets to make calls, but its next device may be primed to handle its own business independent of a phone.</p> <p>That&rsquo;s according to a report from the Wall Street Journal, which claims that Samsung is nearing the debut of a new smartwatch that runs the Tizen operating system and has its own SIM card and cellular radio, allowing it to make calls, send texts, and use wireless data.</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-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"> Samsung watchphone is coming </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/gear-2/samsung-reportedly-set-unveil-standalone-watchphone-soon/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/gear-2/samsung-reportedly-set-unveil-standalone-watchphone-soon/news#comments Gear 2 Samsung Smartwatches Wearable tech Fri, 23 May 2014 19:06:04 +0000 Andrew Hayward 1437732 at http://www.stuff.tv This stunning smartwatch blends traditional mechanical innards with a transparent OLED display http://www.stuff.tv/stunning-smartwatch-blends-traditional-mechanical-innards-transparent-oled-display/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> But is it too good to be true? We certainly hope not </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="1294" height="971" title="Please be real, please be real, please be real...." alt="This stunning smartwatch blends traditional mechanical innards with a transparen" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/kairos.jpg?1400851614" /> </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>Another smartwatch? Seriously? I&#39;ve got three on each wrist already!</strong><br />Not just another smartwatch. The Kairos is a traditional mechanical watch - you know, the type with actual moving gears and a 46 hour self-winding movement - merged with a transparent colour OLED display.</p> <p>That means it serves up the best of both worlds - a handsome design, coupled with useful notifications and functions.</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>Transparent OLED? What is this, 2029?</strong><br />We&#39;ve actually seen quite a few examples of transparent OLED screens in the past. Samsung unveiled a <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/samsung/samsungs-transparent-smart-window-brings-sci-fi-life-ces/news" target="_blank">smart window at CES</a>, and Microsoft&#39;s shown off an impressive <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/microsoft/next-big-thing-%E2%80%93-microsoft-transparent-3d-screens/news" target="_blank">transparent 3D display</a> too.</p> <p>Transparent OLED displays have clear components (namely substrates, cathodes and anodes) which, when turned off, provide up to 85% transparency.</p> <p>When a transparent OLED screen is turned on, light is able to pass through it in both directions, overlaying the on-screen information over whatever is behind it. In this case, that&#39;ll be the watch face.</p> <p>[Image credit: <a href="http://electronics.howstuffworks.com/oled4.htm" target="_blank">How Stuff Works</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="600" height="450" title="Science, yo." alt="This stunning smartwatch blends traditional mechanical innards with a transparen" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/oled-tech.jpg?1400851614" /> </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><iframe frameborder="0" height="316" scrolling="no" src="http://gfycat.com/iframe/DecisiveWatchfulChickadee" width="562"></iframe></p> <p><strong>What makes it smart?</strong><br />Well, like existing smartwatches, the Kairos can alert you of incoming calls, letting you answer them directly from your wrist. Notifications like email, messaging and social network updates can also be beamed straight to the Kairos&#39; screen.</p> <p>It can even act as a remote control for your smartphone, letting you take photos remotely. Naturally, it&#39;ll track your steps too, letting you know how many calories you&#39;ve burned in the process.</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-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>What, er, watch stuff can it do?</strong><br />Apart from tell the time you mean? Well, the Kairos includes a stop watch and an elapsed time counter. It&#39;s also clever enough to automatically reset the time to your local timezone, thanks to its GPS-enabled world time function.&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>It looks too good to be true.</strong><br />It does a bit, doesn&#39;t it? Pre-orders range between US$500 to US$1200, and we have to admit, we have our trepidations.</p> <p>As fantastic as it looks, we haven&#39;t seen anything this ambitious from tech giants like Samsung, let alone a startup. Even the fantabulous <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/motorola/moto-360-smartwatch-likely-be-cheaper-expected/news" target="_blank">Moto 360</a> has yet to prove itself, and that&#39;s &#39;only&#39; using a circular LED screen. We&#39;d also like to see a working physical prototype, rather than just renders of the envisaged product.</p> <p>We&#39;ll be keeping a close eye on <a href="https://kairoswatches.com/" target="_blank">Kairos</a>, hoping that it&#39;ll live up to the hype it&#39;s rightfully earned itself.</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/hot-stuff">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-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/ndycU_dUHNQ" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe> </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="667" height="500" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/kairos-2.jpg?1400851614" /> </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/stunning-smartwatch-blends-traditional-mechanical-innards-transparent-oled-display/news#comments Geek accessories Hot Stuff Smartwatches Fri, 23 May 2014 11:13:00 +0000 Esat Dedezade 1437714 at http://www.stuff.tv Is Microsoft building its own smartwatch? http://www.stuff.tv/microsoft/microsoft-building-its-own-smartwatch/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 2012 patent suggests Microsoft will focus on health and fitness with “Surface Smartwatch” </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="Is Microsoft building its own smartwatch?" alt="Is Microsoft building its own smartwatch?" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/ms-smartwatch.jpg?1399599150" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Unsurprising news of the day: Microsoft is most likely working on a smartwatch.</p> <p>A patent filed by the company in 2012 describes a &ldquo;wearable personal information system&rdquo; focussed on health and fitness (a little like the <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/samsung-gear-fit/review">Samsung Gear Fit</a>). The device uses GPS and other sensors to track movement and activity, including heart rate, without the need for external add-ons.</p> <p>Interestingly, the main part of the device can be removed from a wristband and inserted inside other fitness equipment or a docking station.</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>While activity tracking seems to be the main purpose of the device, it will also offer a music player and telephone and messaging apps, much like other smartwatches. We imagine it would act as a companion device to a smartphone (most likely a Windows phone), but the patent does mention an independent data connection, meaning there&rsquo;s a possibility it won&rsquo;t need to piggyback on a phone&rsquo;s 3G or 4G connection.</p> <p>Microsoft is holding event in New York on 20th May, at which it is expected to launch a smaller range of Surface tablets. Could there be a surprise guest in the form of this smartwatch too? Not too long until we find out&hellip;</p> <p>[Via <a href="http://www.pcadvisor.co.uk/news/gadget/3515471/microsoft-set-launch-smartwatch/">PC Advisor</a>]</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/microsoft/microsoft-surface-mini-outed-amazon-listing/news">Microsoft Surface Mini outed by Amazon listing</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="1200" height="900" title="The Microsoft smartwatch may be mountable on a dock" alt="The Microsoft smartwatch may be mountable on a dock" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/ms-smartwatch-2.jpg?1399599150" /> </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/microsoft/microsoft-building-its-own-smartwatch/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Microsoft Smartwatches Wearable tech Thu, 08 May 2014 11:11:51 +0000 Sam Kieldsen 1436758 at http://www.stuff.tv Samsung Gear 2 Solo with SIM card slot incoming? http://www.stuff.tv/gear-2/samsung-gear-2-solo-sim-card-slot-incoming/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> What? You didn&#039;t think Samsung had any intentions of slowing down, did you? </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="604" height="453" title="Samsung&#039;s latest wristputer" alt="Samsung Gear 2 Solo with SIM card slot incoming?" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/Main%20choice_2.JPG?1399513693" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Samsung&#39;s <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/gear-2/samsung-gear-2-and-gear-2-neo/review" target="_blank">Gear 2</a> and <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/gear-2-neo/samsung-gear-2-neo/review" target="_blank">Gear 2 Neo </a>smartwatches have barely been out for a month, but rumours of a successor have already flittered out of the Samsung rumour mill.</p> <p>According to import-export database Zauba, Samsung has shipped a SIM card-toting Gear 2 variant - reportedly called the Gear 2 Solo - to India for testing purposes.</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-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/gear-2/samsung-gear-2-solo-sim-card-slot-incoming/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/gear-2/samsung-gear-2-solo-sim-card-slot-incoming/news#comments Gear 2 Geek accessories Samsung Smartwatches Wearable tech Wed, 07 May 2014 11:03:14 +0000 Esat Dedezade 1436699 at http://www.stuff.tv