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Fitbit Versa Lite – A safe bet for varied tracking but few standout features

We've used Fitbit’s Versa for some time, but the company's since gone and released a stripped-back version of the smartwatch/fitness tracker -- that's the Fitbit Versa Lite Edition to you. The new wearable loses a fair few functions but that means that the price is right. On paper, at least. The RRP for the Versa Lite Edition is lower than the Versa's RRP -- not that it matters all that much.

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. 

Here’s what we know about the Huawei Watch GT – thanks to Huawei’s own website

It’s hard keeping secrets in an age where everyone has a video camera and a microphone in their front pocket, and when all the information you could ever need (and a whole lot more that you never will) lives inside that same device. Huawei learned that the hard way this weekend when the company prematurely published info concerning their upcoming smartwatch, the Watch GT. All of the specific...[Read More]

Samsung leaks the upcoming Galaxy Watch on its own website

Samsung’s not very good at keeping secrets, something we’re still not sure isn’t completely intentional on their part. The latest secret the company has failed to keep is the Galaxy Watch, the next wearable device to enter the market. We’re familiar with the likes of Samsung’s wearables, with the most recent being the Gear S3 range. An announcement for the Gear S4 is ...[Read More]

Samsung Gear S3 Frontier review: Lookin’ classy while exer(Tizen)

When it comes to smartwatches, you have a few choices. You can get something that only works with iPhones, you can choose from a range of Wear OS-powered devices from the big names in Android, or you can go the fitness-focused route by choosing a Garmin, TomTom, Suunto or Fitbit and surviving with a slim selection of apps. Samsung’s Gear S3 offers another option: a customisable and flexible OS tha...[Read More]

MoveTime Family Watch now available in South Africa

The quirky and colourful MoveTime Family MT30 3G wearables have finally landed in South Africa, meaning that parents in SA can now keep track of their children’s whereabouts using some wristwear. Global mobile and tablet brand TCL, designed the MT30 smartwatch specifically for children, incorporating a smaller wristband and providing access to a limited number of apps and functionality. The main i...[Read More]

TAG Heuer debuts their R2.4m Connected Full Diamond smartwatch

There are times when you really want to rub it in someone’s face that you’re able to wear the price of a luxury German car or a double-storey beach house on your wrist. If that’s you, but you can’t bear to miss any Facebook notifications, then the TAG Heuer Connected Full Diamond might be what you’re after. The very expensive timepiece debuted at the Salon Internation...[Read More]

Fitbit Ionic – A powerful fitness tracker surrounded by smartwatch scaffolding

How smart do you like your fitness trackers? If the answer is ‘not very’ then Fitbit has had you covered for a while with its merry band of clever, if not particularly connected, trackers. But now it’s gone the other way and made a proper frontman in the form of its first smartwatch, the Ionic. It’s a bold if somewhat belated move – rivals like the Apple Watch Series 3 and the forthcoming Samsung ...[Read More]

Skagen Connected review: Subtle but simple

We get wrist-on with the Skagen Connected, a “hybrid smartwatch” from the Danish horologists that offers simple fitness tracking and notifications in an elegant timepiece. Review unit supplied by Watch Republic. Shot using Fujifilm X-T2 and XT20 cameras c/o Fujifilm South Africa.

9 things you need to know about the Fitbit Ionic

Smartwatches have been ‘the Apple Watch show’ for too long, but things are finally about to get interesting – enter player Fitbit. We’ve long known that the king of fitness trackers is stepping up a weight class to take on the Apple Watch. And now it’s here in the form of the Ionic, a smartwatch with built-in GPS, waterproofing and a heart-rate monitor. The good news is that the Ionic is a lot mor...[Read More]

Fitbit smartwatch: everything we know so far

The Apple Watch has had a pretty easy time of it in smartwatch town. But galloping over from a nearby town called Fitbit is a smart gunslinger who reckons this town is big enough for the both of them. Fitbit has confirmed that it is definitely building the logical evolutionary step from fitness trackers like the Blaze. To be fair, we had our suspicions when it bought Pebble and Vector last year. B...[Read More]

Louis Vuitton wants its Tambour Horizon smartwatch to be the choice for globetrotters

Sure, you can spend $10,000 on a top-end Apple Watch if you want, but to the casual observer it’ll still look like every other Apple Watch out there. If you want exclusivity and smartwatch functionality there are options from the likes of Tag Heuer, Michael Kors and Mont Blanc… and now from Louis Vuitton. But it’s the LV-branded options that might prove most appealing to image-co...[Read More]

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