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Garmin looking to make its MARQ with a new collection of tool watches

Hey, you know what we really need? A bunch of highly-specific smartwatches, tailored to one of several very specific activities. Just kidding, you never need anything like that. Unless you're making a living doing said activities, we guess. Wanting them, though? That's another story. And we certainly want to give Garmin's new MARQ line of connected tool watches a closer look. 

How billing works for Vodacom’s new eSIMs

We asked Vodacom for more information on how its new eSIM offering works and is priced. This is what the operator had to say.

Vodacom first to launch eSIM support in South Africa

Mobile operator Vodacom has launched support for eSIM devices in South Africa along with a new accompanying service, called OneNumber, that allows users to use a single mobile phone number across multiple devices. The first devices the network will launch with eSIM support out of the box are Samsung's recent 42mm and 46mm Galaxy Watch (the LTE editions).

Apple’s rumoured AR headset could appear next year, may require an iPhone to function

Apple is supposed to have an augmented reality headset in development, though the company is being typically close-mouthed about any plans they have in that direction. But folks are on the lookout for signs of Apple's AR headset, and there is talk that we're going to see it in 2020. 

Meet the four new Fitbit’s: The Versa Lite, Inspire and Inspire HR, and Ace 2

Fitbit has announced four new products, including a smartwatch, two bands and a new fitness tracker for children.

Samsung is bringing some Buds (and their fitness friends) to the party

Samsung wasn't content to reveal their first folding smartphone and three new Galaxy S10 models at this year's Unpacked even in San Fran. No, they took the wraps off a set of wireless earbuds and two new fitness-focused wearables, too.

Samsung’s upcoming wearables leak (through Samsung’s own app)

We treat a lot of tech leaks with suspicion -- not because it's inaccurate, but because we can't believe that they're anything more than 'leaks'. Hey, it happens. But sometimes a leak is actually a leak and we'd like to believe that this is one of them. If only because the circumstances are so weird. Samsung's upcoming range of wearable tech, which should be announced alongside a whole mess of sma...[Read More]

Microsoft teases HoloLens 2 ahead of Mobile World Congress 2019

VR, much like winter, is coming. One of the best things about it is that we're not really sure what form it's going to take. Microsoft's HoloLens is an implementation that we've been impressed with from the start, combining the best bits of a full-fat VR system with what Google Glass was supposed to be. And it looks like we're going to get a look at the sequel in short order. HoloLens 2 should be ...[Read More]

Samsung leak: Galaxy earbuds could charge wirelessly via the S10

It looks like Samsung might beat Apple to producing wireless charging earbuds. In this case they’re called the Galaxy Buds, and we expect them to launch with the upcoming Galaxy S10 on 20 February. Leaked images from German tech website, WinFuture, show the Galaxy Buds in a case, resting on the back of what we believe to be the Galaxy S10. We’ve seen enough leaks to know about that sweet pearl ...[Read More]

Link your Huawei wearables with Discovery Vitality and earn points

Today, Huawei South Africa announced their partnership with Discovery Vitality. This means you’ll now be able to earn Vitality points from Huawei fitness trackers and smartwatches. Time to get off the couch, hey? Discovery Vitality gives users special benefits and rewards in exchange for getting fit… or, depending how you look at it, in exchange for their personal fitness data. Fitness track...[Read More]

VO₂max: the gold standard for measuring fitness explained

If you could pick one measure to evaluate your health, what would you pick? Blood pressure? Cholesterol? These are commonly measured by your GP, but there is something that is more informative: maximal aerobic capacity, otherwise known as VO₂max. This measure tells you your maximum (max) rate (V) of oxygen (O₂) uptake and use during exercise. The greater this is, the better your health. In fact, V...[Read More]

Want Nike’s self-lacing Adapt BB kicks? You’re going to need to import them

We’re still waiting on Back to the Future-style hover boards, but at least self-lacing takkies are a reality thanks to Nike. Last week the company announced its Adapt BB footwear will come to market on 17 February 2019 with a recommended price tag of $350 (around R4,800). The bad news? Nike South Africa says there are no plans to bring them to local outlets, so if you want ’em, youR...[Read More]

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