Microsoft Band – fit or flop for the software giant?

Having slipped seriously behind in the smartphone arena it’s interesting to see how Microsoft aims to keep pace with the handheld and wearable market, one area of which – fitness tracking, resulted in the launch of the Microsoft Band. It’s a relatively new market and one that’s been flooded quite quickly with a range of … Continue reading Microsoft Band – fit or flop for the software giant?

Hannspree Smart Sports Watch – can budget prices drive the Smartwatch market?

The Smartwatch market is waiting with bated breath to see if Apple’s new number can help jump-start an industry that has been idling along rather more slowly than many manufacturers would like. There could be any number of reasons why people haven’t put this down as the next must-have gadget – conflicting style, bulky designs, … Continue reading Hannspree Smart Sports Watch – can budget prices drive the Smartwatch market?

Garmin Forerunner 920XT – best fitness “smartwatch” on the market?

At first glance you’d be forgiven for classifying the Garmin Forerunner 920XT as “just another smartwatch”, albeit on with more of a sporty twist. This is another category of “wearable” entirely though – best described as a multisport GPS watch it offers a massive range of data for various exercises and delivers far more than … Continue reading Garmin Forerunner 920XT – best fitness “smartwatch” on the market?

CES 2015 Video: Pacif-i Bluetooth baby pacifier/dummy

CES 2015 has been quick to support parents of young children, from the momaRoo to the Baby Glgl. Next to present their newest tool to new parents were Blue Maestro with their Pacif-i Bluetooth pacifier for babies. This isn’t any ordinary Pacifier – with Bluetooth connectivity and built-in sensors, the pacifier will send information such … Continue reading CES 2015 Video: Pacif-i Bluetooth baby pacifier/dummy

CES 2015 Video: Slow Control’s Baby Glgl, the ‘smart’ baby milk bottle

CES 2015 has shown us a number of useful gadgets for parents of young families, such as the mamaRoo. The Baby Glgl from the team behind the ‘Smart Fork’ – Slow Control – is a ‘smart’ baby milk bottle, which comes coupled with an app. The bottle allows parents to combat issues that children can … Continue reading CES 2015 Video: Slow Control’s Baby Glgl, the ‘smart’ baby milk bottle

Best ‘smart’ health and fitness gadgets for 2014

We take a look at the latest and greatest in the world of ‘smart’ fitness and health products for 2014. The LG Lifeband Touch If you ‘conveniently’ have difficulty remembering when it’s time to exercise or justifiably find it hard to drag yourself into the sub-zero conditions to go for a run, the LG Lifeband … Continue reading Best ‘smart’ health and fitness gadgets for 2014

Blue teeth: Kolibree the world’s first connected toothbrush

When the inventors of Bluetooth revealed their new wireless communication method in the late 1990s, few people could have envisaged it being used to monitor toothbrushes. However, at the recent Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, French firm Kolibree unveiled a connected toothbrush that uses Bluetooth to provide users with unparalleled levels of feedback about … Continue reading Blue teeth: Kolibree the world’s first connected toothbrush

Garmin enter ‘wearables’ with new Vivofit wristband

Although it doesn’t officially open until tomorrow, CES 2014 is already becoming the ‘year of the wrist band’. The latest company to announce its entry in to this market is Garmin, who are probably better known for their satnav devices. The new Vivofit (prounced veevo-fit) is a lightweight fitness band featuring a curved display that … Continue reading Garmin enter ‘wearables’ with new Vivofit wristband