August launches SWB200 smart activity and fitness tracker for £54.95

August launches affordable, app enabled fitness tracker wristband with OLED display, notifications and 30-day battery life Accurately tracks daily activity including steps, distance, heart rate, blood oxygen, calories burnt and sleep UK based consumer electronics company August International has announced the launch of the SWB200 smart activity tracker. Packed full of features, this app-enabled wristband tracks a…

Twinery introduces NOVA, first machine-washable, self-illuminating jacket for runners

Twinery, the innovation arm of MAS Holdings, has announced the launch of NOVA –  the first high visibility jacket with on-demand illumination, designed specifically for runners and outdoor enthusiasts. This machine-washable, self-illuminating running jacket aims to keep wearers safe in low light conditions. Featuring patent-pending LightGuide technology embedded into the fabric, it can be  activated…
Apple Watch apps: Match.com.

Who is wearing wearables? New survey shows 12 per cent of adults. Female ownership up

A new study of trends in wearables reveals that ownership has doubled in the last 12 months to 12% of the population with activity trackers and smart watches both doing well. However the growth of GPS sports watches has fallen. Based on 3,000 interviews with a nationally representative survey, the poll from Clicked Research Agency's Wearable…

CES 2016: Sphero announces Star Wars Force Band

At CES 2016 in Las Vegas, connected play brand Sphero announced its first wearable gadget dubbed the Force band. Expanding outside of Sphero's usual heritage app-enabled robotic experiences, the Force band attaches to the wrist and utilises gesture-based controls to operate the BB-8 app-enabled Droid product. “Branching out of app-enabled robotics and into new categories that…

Stocking fillers. Wear your sound with Wraps headphones

OK it's not what most of us think of when we think about wearables. They're not exactly hi-tech or particularly 'smart' - quite dumb really. But these Wraps headphones might just make a great stocking filler for a teenage girl or boy for that matter. Apparently, at the recent MTV EMA awards, celebs including Ed…

Bling and Bing? Microsoft smart ring patent unveiled

According to a patent unearthed by website Patently Apple, Microsoft could be about to launch its first piece of smart jewellery. Earlier this month the US Patent Office published a new Microsoft patent application covering an invention that relates to using wearables - such as a ring or a wristband - to control other devices, including…
Neyya ring

Is the Neyya smart ring the future of wearable tech?

If 2015 was all about fitness trackers you wear on your wrist, then 2016 is set to see new types of wearables emerging for different types of users and different functions (we don't all like to work out, you know). One of these is the new category of smart rings. One of the first we've…

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…
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…

Apple Watch apps: Skin.

13 of the best apps for the Apple Watch part two: Skin, Ocado, Match.com

So you've got your hands on a new Apple Watch, but where do you even begin when there are so many apps, games and other iWonders to change your life from your wrist? Well, we're here to help...   Skin This app uses a proprietary video analysis algorithm to evaluate your skin’s health and track…