The week in wearable tech

All the biggest stories from another busy week of new wearables
The week in wearable tech

And we really thought that was it for big pre-Christmas wearable tech launches. Boy, are we suckers. The launches keep on coming, showing no signs of slowing down even as the Gift Guides are rearing their heads for another year.

LG outed a new smartwatch, Tag revealed the date we will get our hands on its first Android Wear project and GoPro announced a new budget action cam. Here's what's shaking in the world of wearables.

Second gen LG Watch Urbane lands

LG Watch Urbane 2nd Edition official

LG's fourth Android Wear smartwatch, the new Watch Urbane 2nd Edition, offers 3G and 4G coverage as well as calls on the go. With an improved display, chunkier body and much bigger battery it's a nice step up all round.

Elsewhere in smartwatches this week we look at all the new wearable payment devices on offer - it's not all Apple Pay you know - as well as the best Android Wear watch you can buy in anticipation of our reviews of the Samsung Gear S2 and second gen Moto 360 that will be landing later this month on Wareable.

Tag Heuer's Android Wear watch is coming

Tag Heuer smartwatch launches 9 November

On 9 November to be exact. And that's not a pic of it, sorry, but we do now have an official release date for Tag's first Android Wear effort which CEO Claude Biver referred to, in his chat with Wareable, as the Carrera Wearable 01. Check out our in depth guide to the Tag Heuer Android Wear smartwatch for everything we know so far.

The Fossil Q smartwatches and smart jewellery were also teased this week with new pictures and specs. Plus the semi-luxury, indie Vector smartwatches - with 30 day battery life - went on sale properly this week too and luxury phone maker Vertu teased plans to get into wearables.

Second gen NFC Ring heads to KickStarter

Second-gen NFC Ring now on Kickstarter

The new and improved NFC Ring 2 has a new design, better range and more storage. The crowdfunded smart jewellery is cheap as too, starting at just £23. We're sold.

If you're strapped for cash but looking to get into wearables, you could also make a DIY VR Headset with our handy guide - more Oculus thrift than Oculus Rift. We've also taken a look at the smart home kit that actually saves you money and the best budget fitness trackers.

GoPro Hero+ is a budget cam with Wi-Fi

GoPro Hero+ is a new budget action cam

The GoPro has long been one of those highly covetable gadgets that we'd love as a gift but couldn't quite justify buying one for ourselves. Not so any longer with the new GoPro Hero+ which brings Wi-Fi streaming and 60fps 1080p recording to a £170 GoPro.

Think your hijinks are dangerous? Have a read of how VR is training the perfect solider. Homebodies can check out the best smart bulbs and best smart heating systems while the energetic types mess around outdoors.

Crowdfund this


Smart Froc is the first smart highchair. Yep. Available from $149, the company behind is looking to raise $55,000. It's essentially some smart scales in a kids' seat - if you're interested of tracking your children's weight up to the age of ten without fighting to get them onto the scales every morning head over to Smart Froc's Kickstarter campaign.

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