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​The best wearable payment devices : Put the bank card down and pay with your body

Wearables aren’t just for showing smartphone notifications and tracking your fitness (or lack of it): a growing number of them are adding contactless payments to

And finally : Samsung gives us big hope for the Gear S4 and more

Welcome to another And finally, where we mop up all the rumours, murmurs and smaller stories of the week. Over the past seven days we’ve

Best golf wearables : GPS watches and swing analysers

Knock shots off your handicap with these top wearables Investing in a golf GPS watch or a swing analyser is a great way to slash

And finally : Microsoft Band to be dumped and more

The week in wearable tech has been dominated by the Apple Watch Series 2 going on sale, news that China loves wearablesand the Amazon Echo

UNO NOTEBAND REVIEW

HIGHS Spritz speed-reading tech is effective Not very expensive Tracks steps LOWS Software disappoints Too big Strap isn’t very robust Uninspiring design Short battery life

And finally : 4G Apple Watch plans ditched and more

And finally is where we mop up the wearable tech rumour mill, bringing you fully up to speed with what’s being rerported by the tech

Basis Peak Review – Great, But Wait To Buy

THE GOOD Comfortable attractive design Tracks sleep Comprehensive data Built-in heart rate monitor THE BAD Not all features available at launch Doesn’t track distance VERDICT

​12 features Apple Watch 2 should steal from other smartwatches

The Apple Watch has great potential, but it’s by no means the perfect device. Even with the improvements delivered bywatchOS 2, and the impending arrival

And finally : Waterproof Apple Watch 2 to sport GPS and new screen tech

Welcome to And finally, our round-up of the rumours, half-truths and smaller stories from the past week. At Wareable we try to steer clear of

The Gear Fit 2 is Samsung’s best wearable yet

A more stylish design and the addition of GPS tracking make it something we can recommend. Samsung has made plenty of wearables over the years,

Samsung Gear Fit 2 vs Gear Fit: What’s changed ?

Gear Fit 2 vs Gear Fit: How has Samsung updated its quirky fitness band for 2016? One of Samsung’s weirder products from recent years was

Samsung Gear Fit 2 specs on GPS, water resistance and more leak

Second gen Fit tipped to have more features than older gen devices The Gear Fit2 leaks just keep on coming. Last we saw, the next-gen

Garmin Vivosmart HR Plus review

PROS Rugged waterproof design Five-day battery life Excellent fitness tracking GPS and heart-rate monitor included CONS App isn’t very intuitive Not the prettiest wearable around

Hands-on with Garmin’s new Vivosmart HR+ (now with GPS)

They grow up so fast.  Less than two years ago the original Vivosmart was a slightly awkward and kinda scrawny activity band.  It’s dim display

Garmin vivoactive HR Review : All-Purpose Performer

THE GOOD Tracks a wide range of activities Good battery life Screen is readable in daylight Customizable interface Tracks wide range of activities THE BAD

Jaybird Reign review

PROS Robust, comfortable design Long battery life Can track users’ heart-rate variability CONS Infuriating pairing process Fitness tracking can be hit-and-miss KEY FEATURES Multiple straps

11 essential ​Microsoft Band 2 tips : Get to know your fitness tracker inside out

The Microsoft Band 2 is something of a triumph for the Redmond-based software giant, and the company has finally managed to pile a super array

Microsoft Band 2 gains appeal with lower price

The Microsoft Band 2 hit the market in late 2015 and looked much better to the eye than the original wearable from Microsoft. The biggest

Android vs iOS vs Windows 10 Mobile : Which mobile operating system is best?

Android vs iOS vs Windows 10 Mobile: Which OS is best? More important than any hardware concerns when shopping for a new smartphone is establishing

Polar A360 review : Polar’s first heart rate monitoring tracker is not up to scratch

The Polar A360 could have been a brilliant addition to the current glut of activity trackers, but it’s let down by some pretty major issues.

Fossil Q Grant review

If you’re looking for a snazzy looking, well-built, Fossil watch and you think you might be interested in some basic fitness tracking, and that vibration

Fitbit Charge HR – UPDATED review

A decent fitness tracker, the Fitbit is a good indicator of overall health, but don’t confuse it for a scientific training assistant. Lack of GPS

Garmin Vivosmart HR review

As an advanced fitness tracker, the Garmin Vivosmart HR does a sterling job at a decent price. Accurate steps and sleep, resting heart rate and

Microsoft Band updated with music controls, activity reminders

While it might be a fairly low-key option in the sea of wearables right now,Microsoft continues to update and improve its Band device, whether it

Fossil Q Reveler review

The Fossil Q Reveler is an activity tracker with a difference. It’s not packed with sensors or can really compete with similarly priced trackers for

Microsoft Band 2 review: Still flawed, but a step in the right direction

You really can’t accuse Microsoft of phoning it in when it built the original Band. Between jamming 10 different sensors into a glorified wristband and

Polar debuts A360 fitness wearable with optical heart rate monitoring

Fitness wearables maker Polar has announced the A360, its first wrist-worn device that features optical heart-rate monitoring. While the band has a simple design, that’s

Microsoft Band vs Band 2 comparison: What’s the difference between the old and new Microsoft Bands?

Microsoft has unveiled a new fitness tracker / smartwatch called the Band 2. You can pre-order one straight away, and it costs the same as

Best GPS watch for running: 8 great wearables that accurately track running distance and time – GPS sport watch group test

There is no better way of getting fitter, stronger or faster than – well – training. And training gets a lot more effective if you

Epson Runsense SF-810 review: An ideal companion for long-distance running

WHAT IT IS, WHY IT MATTERS The Epson Runsense SF-810 is a watch that, as the name may suggest, is built for runners. It includes