New colours and features added to Jawbone UP2 and UP3 fitness trackers

Wearables company Jawbone has unveiled a new design with a new strap for  its UP2 fitness trackers and 10 new colours for the UP2 and UP3, further expanding its portfolio of fashion-focussed activity trackers. Crafted by leading industrial designer Yves Behar, Jawbone’s new UP activity trackers are designed for 24/7 wear and can be accessorised with jewellery…

#IFA2015 trend report: five things we learned

IFA, Europe's biggest annual consumer electronics and home appliances show in Berlin, Germany, was packed full of exciting products as usual. Here are five key things we learned this year. 1. Women's smartwatches are definitely a thing While there have been some stylish-looking smartwatches released recently – the Apple Watch and the Alcatel OneTouch watch, especially – they are…

#IFA2015 Samsung SleepSense wearable for improving sleep

Developed in conjunction with medical device manufacturer EarlySense, Samsung has announced SleepSense at IFA 2015 in Berlin. It's a new type of personal healthcare device that is supposed to help you improve the quality of your sleep. Just slip the sensor underneath your mattress to track your movements in the night. This sensor (pictured above) then syncs…
5 great reasons not to buy the Apple Watch.

5 great reasons to not buy an Apple Watch

If you’re vaguely interested in the Apple Watch yet not sure whether it’s the best use of your money, allow us to play devil’s advocate and offer up five great reasons to not buy an iWatch, despite the hype…

Reasons to buy an Apple Watch: Cutting-edge tech.

5 great reasons to buy an Apple Watch

If you still need to justify the purchase to yourself, your partner, or anyone else, though, here are five solid reasons to buy an Apple Watch…

Apple Watch apps: Yelp.

13 of the best apps for the Apple Watch: Yelp, Do Button, Instagram

As soon as you’ve got your hands on your new Apple Watch, you’ll want to set up all the basics, like syncing it with your iPhone. But after that, you can get on with the fun stuff: customising it and adding the apps you want/need. But what should you download first? Here are our 13 of our favourite apps for the Apple Watch to get you started…

Swimmo smartwatch launches on Kickstarter. Available to backers later in the year

There are lots of smart watches out there for general fitness as well as for specific sports such as running and cycling. However the appropriately named Swimmo claims to be the first specifically-designed smart watch for both pool and open water swimmers. True, there are watches available from Speedo and from smaller companies like the…