Displaying items by tag: Smart watch

Powered by Qualcomm's Snapdragon Wear 3100 processor, the Suunto bills its Suunto 7 as "a state-of-the-art smartwatch with adventure-proof GPS sport watch" with a "no-compromise approach to wearable technology", now at $599 at JB Hi-Fi and Suunto's online store.

Published in Home Tech

Smart watches have come of age, with the latest being a sub-$200 model called the MOVETIME Family Watch, letting parents stay in touch with 4G calls, video calls, photo sharing, messaging and GPS tracking.

Published in Home Tech

Technology company MGM Wireless has inked a retail sales deal for office products and services provider Officeworks to sell its SPACETALK all-in-one smartphone, watch and GPS device across its national store network.

Published in Deals

From the two new Note 10 super-smartphone sizes, through to Samsung's Tab S6, Active Watch 2, Galaxy Book S and heavily promoted new Microsoft partnership, Samsung has presented its most integrated ecosystem of smart products yet.

Published in Phones

With the help of multi-Gold Medal winning Olympian Sally Pearson, Huawei has launched two new models in its existing Watch GT range in Australia, one for the active user at the larger 46mm size, while an elegant new 42mm model for smaller wrists has also arrived.

Published in Watch

Myths about smartphone sales being saturated seem overrated as Telsyte tells of Australian smartphone sales having experienced "strong growth in 2017 driven by an Android replacement cycle".

Published in Home Tech

Fighting fit and fighting Fitbit, Apple and others is a new competitor: the Striiv Apex HR, promising to help you reach your summer fitness goals and keep on top of your busy lifestyle. 

Published in Home Tech
Thursday, 12 January 2017 14:09

Fitbit acquires Vector Watch

Fitbit, the world’s largest fitness wearable company, has acquired luxury brand smartwatch start-up Vector. This comes shortly after its acquisition of Pebble smartwatches.

Published in Market
Thursday, 08 December 2016 12:15

Wearables' growing commercial and health use

ANALYSIS Do smartwatches and fitness bands have a commercial, health or other use? The short answer is not so much at present, but it is heading that way.

Published in Internet of Things
Thursday, 01 September 2016 08:44

Samsung Gears up – meet the GS3 smart 'phatch'

Comic strip detective Dick Tracy first showed his two-way wristwatch communicator in 1946, and although there have been numerous attempts to emulate that, the technology has not been up to the task. Now it is. The GS3 will make and take calls without a smartphone.

Published in Mobility

Promising to not just tell the time but to "give you more time", the 2nd-gen Moto 360 boasts "more style, more features and more battery", only its local launch is "untimely".

Published in Mobility
Wednesday, 06 July 2016 10:46

Samsung Gear Fit2 (review)

Samsung has had many iterations of its Gear range of smartwatches and fitness bands, improving on design and usability each time. The Gear Fit2 fitness band and its accompanying S Health app are very good with few compromises.

Tuesday, 22 September 2015 12:27

Apple’s watchOS 2.0 launches at last

After a bug last week that halted the launch of watchOS 2.0 for the Apple Watch, the new update is finally available to download.

Published in Mobility

Apple CEO Tim Cook is convinced the Apple Watch will be ‘one of the top gifts of the holiday season’, so Australian retail availability is expanding!

Published in Mobility

Wearable devices could be very helpful to field staff, business software vendor IFS believes, and the company is ready to support smart watches as soon as its customers are ready.

Wednesday, 14 January 2015 03:14

Crapple Watch now on sale - US $38.53, free shipping

I’m waiting for the Apple Watch, but the Crapple Watch is available now at a tenth of the price, a hundredth of the features and free shipping - but is it any good?

Published in Mobility

Luxury goods maker Montblanc, famous for its pens, also sells luxury watches and has a smart watch band coming soon.

Published in Mobility

Do you have a beloved mechanical watch that you wish you could turn into a smartwatch, or want to buy a mechanical watch that’s a smartwatch, too?

Published in Mobility
Monday, 10 November 2014 11:29

VIDEO: LG’s G Watch R in OZ now for $359

LG’s new completely round-faced Android Wear watch has officially launched in Australia at last, fighting against squared-faced watches, Motorola’s 360 watch, fitness wearables, the Gear S and the upcoming Apple Watch.

Published in Mobility
Tuesday, 21 October 2014 05:02

Here comes the Microsoft smart watch

Microsoft will announce its own smart watch in time for the holiday season, according to reliable reports. It will rely on a decent battery to give it a marketing advantage.

Published in Mobility
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