ZTE Blade V8 Pro Review

ZTE Blade V8 Pro Review

Featuring everything we expect in a high-end flagshio smartphone, the ZTE Blade V8 Pro sells at $230. It features a 5.5-inch 1080p LCD display, Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 octa-core processor with 3GB RAM, dual 13-megapixel camera sensors, NFC, Dolby Hi-Fi audio chipset, fingerprint scanner and Android 6.0 Marshmallow. Will the Blade V8 Pro be your next…

Best Apple Watch straps: Third party bands to pimp your watch for less
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Best Apple Watch straps: Third party bands to pimp your watch for less

Whether you’ve got an original Apple Watch, the new Apple Watch Series 2 or sports-centric Apple Watch Nike+, your smartwatch is primed for a pimping. Aside from some great Apple Watch accessories, there’s nothing that changes a watch’s look quite like a new strap or band. Sure, you’ve probably got your eye on one or…

Misfit Vapor first look: Designer looks with a sporty interior
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Misfit Vapor first look: Designer looks with a sporty interior

The days of Misfit only making fitness trackers are over. That doesn’t mean it’s abandoning making more Rays or Shines, but since the startup was bought up by the Fossil Group, it’s turned its attention to smartwatches. It’s already launched the Misfit Phase, its first hybrid smartwatch. Now it’s getting more ambitious with the Misfit…

Fitbit is building an app store and wants to launch it in 2017
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Fitbit is building an app store and wants to launch it in 2017

Fitbit CEO and co-founder James Park has revealed that the company wants to launch its own wearable app store. Speaking in an interview at CES, Park said he wanted to launch a dedicated store “as soon as possible” and that building one would be helpful for employers and health care companies that use Fitbit’s fitness…

Withings CEO on improving the Steel HR, and why 10,000 steps isn’t enough
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Withings CEO on improving the Steel HR, and why 10,000 steps isn’t enough

Withings came to CES 2017 with several announcements in its bag, including a new smart home camera and (finally) a launch date for the Steel HR watch – but it was a hairbrush that stole the show. The Withings smart hairbrush, developed in partnership with L’Oréal, generated a lot of buzz by virtue of just…

The best Android Wear watch faces
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The best Android Wear watch faces

Android Wear 2.0 might be on hold until next year, but that doesn’t mean the army of third-party developers have stopped work. Especially in the watch face department. There’s now more ways to personalise your watch screen including designer options and interactive watch faces too. Read this: The best Android Wear watches Whether you’re using…

Armani Exchange’s first hybrid smartwatch has rugged good looks
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Armani Exchange’s first hybrid smartwatch has rugged good looks

Another Fossil partner is getting into wearables at CES 2017, with Armani Exchange debuting its first hybrid smartwatch. The AX Connected is the first Fossil Group wearable with a silicone case, giving it a more rugged feel than others in the line up. However even with the 44mm case, it didn’t feel too overbearing when…

New Balance RunIQ first look: Android Wear made for runners
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New Balance RunIQ first look: Android Wear made for runners

We’ve billed Android Wear 2.0 as Google’s most important smartwatch OS update and that’s because last year was a tough one for the platform. Wear 2.0 was delayed and hardware partner Motorola decided to hold off making more Wear watches. But software is nothing without the hardware to run it on and New Balance is…

A look at Fossil’s Spring 2017 collection: Q Accomplice, Modern Pursuit and more
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A look at Fossil’s Spring 2017 collection: Q Accomplice, Modern Pursuit and more

What’s that – you thought launching 100 wearables in a single year wasn’t going to be possible? Fossil laughs in your face, having in fact hit almost 150 SKUs in the end, and in 2017 it’s doubling down with a plan to get to 300. Fossil Group announced this at CES, where it showed off…

Upcoming smartwatches 2017: What to expect from the next-gen wearables
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Upcoming smartwatches 2017: What to expect from the next-gen wearables

2017 is set to be a big year for smartwatches. Android Wear 2.0 is finally set to land, we’re expecting to see even more hybrid smartwatches and you can bet your money we’ll be seeing follow-ups to the Apple Watch Series 2 and the Samsung Gear S3. Hey, we might even finally see a Fitbit…