The Apple Watch has finally landed, here’s why I won’t be getting one

Apple Watch SportYou heard right, Apple have finally launched the Apple Watch this week, it will be available for order from April 10 and in stores across the globe from April 24.

We all know that the Apple Watch looks very pretty indeed, but does it provide the functionality that will make it more than a fashion accessory and more of a useful addition to the iPhone that you are already carry around? In my opinion – no. It is overpriced, limited in terms of functionality and has a battery life that means it can’t be used as a permanent addition to your arm. Continue reading

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What is Android Wear? Here’s all you need to know

What is Android Wear?So, on Tuesday 18th March, Google’s developers announced ‘Android Wear’, but what exactly is Android Wear? That is the question I was asking myself when I heard about it so after a bit of research I have put together some of the information that I have managed to find out about this mysterious new technology that actually sounds like a clothing brand. Continue reading

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What does a smart watch actually do?

Samsung Galaxy Gear smart watchWith the Samsung Gear smart watch looking set for a September 25th launch, there are a lot of people asking “what does a smart watch actually do?”, “is it worth me getting one?” and “does it replace a smart phone?” Well, here’s the lowdown….

We will focus on the Galaxy Gear as that’s the imminent release and the talk of the industry, but it is understood that other manufacturers such as Apple, Sony (called SmartWatch), Motorola (rumoured to be Pebble) and even Qualcomm (the Toq) are also readying smart watches for launch. As the name suggests, you will also need a Samsung Galaxy android cell phone to accompany your new smart watch, it is not a direct phone replacement. It is synced to your cell using Bluetooth and a dedicated app. At present it will only work with the upcoming Galaxy Note 3 which is scheduled for launch the same day but future updates will make it compatible with other models. Continue reading

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