​The week in wearable tech

All the big stories from the week in one place
The week in wearable tech

It's been another big week for wearable tech, with news about the LG G Watch R, Moto 360 and Razer Nabu showing that this Christmas is set to be a huge wearable showdown. If you've taken your eye off the wearable ball this week, catch up with this weekly digest of everything you need to know.

Lenovo Smartband surfaces

The Lenovo Smartband has surfaced this week with images and the user manual hitting the web. The new band will track calories, steps and distance and includes a built-in heart rate monitor. It also offers smartwatch-esque features; by way of SMS and incoming call notifications.

Razer Nabu gets release date

It seems the eternal wait for the Razer Nabu release date might be over. Reports are now suggesting that the band will launch on 31 October, priced at €99, which has been backed up by whispers from our contacts at the company.

Samsung Gear S will have web browser

While most smartwatch makers are tying to keep a lid on features, it appears Samsung didn’t get the memo. In addition to calling and text features thanks to the SIM card slot on the Gear S, this week a new version of the Opera web browser surfaces, enabling full surfing from your wrist.

LG G Watch R release date

Our hearts were stolen by the LG G Watch R at IFA 2014, and it now appears the wait is almost over. The new circular Android Wear watch now has a release date and looks to be dropping on 14 October in Korea. However, the price may not impress…

Essential reading: Moto 360 vs LG G Watch R

Moto 360 comes to the UK

It’s been consistently sold out in the US, but now the Moto 360 is coming to the UK . Amazon has listed the watch for pre-orders, for a reasonable £199. Make sure you read our full Moto 360 review, to see if you should buy the ever-popular Moto.

Crowdfund this...

This week’s top crowdfunding tip is RUI, a smart ring that boasts an integrated remote control, gesture control, multi-touch control, and augmented and virtual reality control features. Big promises, but will it deliver?


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