PCR’s guide to the latest wearable tech

We take a look at the latest fitness trackers, smartwatches and enterprise-grade wearables.

Apple Watch 4

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Specs: GPS, water resistant, barometric altimeter, electrical heart sensor, 16GB capacity, S4 chip with 64-bit dual-core processor, up to 18 hours battery life, Bluetooth 5.0.

“Gorgeous curved corners and a large selection of beautiful wristbands give your Apple Watch Series 4 a touch of class that goes with any outfit. This model is bigger and better than the previous series. Apple have increased the size of the screen without sacrificing battery time, so you can stay up-to-date on your diary and fire questions at Siri all day, all on a single charge. It features Smart Coaching (like having your own personal trainer around your wrist, with three simple activity rings to let you track your progress throughout the day, with reminders to move, exercise, and stand), voice calling, voice commands, smartphone notifications, contactless payments (via Apple Pay), health and fitness tracking with heart rate monitor and GPS, and a battery life of up to 18 hours.”

Contact: Target Components

Hama Fitness Tracker

Specs: Bluetooth 4.0 smartphone pairing, high-quality OLED display, step and calorie counter, distance tracker, integrated heart rate monitor and sleep monitor, GPS tracking via smartphone app, precise 3D motion detection, alarm, 4 modes (daily, sleep, sport, nap), rechargeable Li-polymer battery, up to 10-day battery life, adjustable silicone strap, IPX7 waterproof.

“Hama Fitness Tracker provides an affordable solution for those looking to take control of their fitness, track training, monitor daily steps and sleep patterns, or simply receive notification of messages, emails and social media more accessibly at the wrist. Packed full of essential features, the Hama Fitness Tracker features four unique, interchangeable modes – daily, sleep, sport and nap – where core stats (heart rate, distance, pace etc.), GPS location and performance can be accurately recorded and fed through to the i-gotU Life smartphone app via wireless Bluetooth 4.0 connection.”

Contact: Hama UK

dynaEdge DE-100 with AR100 Viewer

Specs: dynaEdge: Intel HD Graphics 515, up to 16GB LPDDR3 on board memory, up to 512GB storage, Bluetooth 4.2, Intel dual-band wireless, USB 3.0 port, USB 3.1 Type-C port, mic/headphone jack. AR100 Viewer: 5MP camera, auto focus, 1080p 30fps video capture, flash LED, built-in speaker, dual microphones.

“dynaEdge DE-100 is a lightweight and fully portable intelligent and mobile edge computing device which offers the power of a full performance PC through its 6th Generation Intel Core vPro processor. Running on Windows 10, the solution can be easily integrated into the existing IT infrastructure, while simultaneously benefitting from the support and security delivered through Microsoft updates to the platform. A rechargeable battery provides life of up to 6.5 hours (depending on configuration and usage conditions) with a single charge. This is also removable, enabling workers to achieve all-day operation whether on the move or in the field by simply switching it with a replacement if required.”

Maki Yamashita, Global Vice President at dynabook Northern Europe, commented: “We are proud to be at the forefront of the wearable-enterprise space, introducing the first monocular assisted reality solution to combine the power of a Windows 10 Pro PC, the robust feature set of industrial-grade smart glasses, and industry- specific workflow efficiency provided through our partnership with Ubimax. This blend enables us to deliver next-level workflow and efficiency optimisation to frontline workers.”

Contact: dynabook

Withings Move

Specs: GPS, Health Mate app, 18 months battery life, sleep score, sleep cycles, smart wake-up, design customisation.

“Withings Move is an advanced activity tracker housed in a classic watch designed for simplicity: it has no screen but shows your activity directly on the dial with its third hand. Withings Move seamlessly tracks walking, running, sleeping, swimming and much more. It also features connected GPS to map your path. It syncs with the free Health Mate app so you can view your trends and improve over time. With up to 18 months of use with no charging, Withings Move has the longest battery life in the market so you can enjoy hassle-free activity and go the extra mile for your health.”

Contact: Withings

Fitbit Versa

Specs: On-screen workouts, connected GPS, bluetooth headphones, 4+ day battery life, purepulse continuous heart rate, wallet-free payments, personalised reminders, sleep tracking, water- resistant, cardio fitness level, guided breathing sessions, clock faces, dashboard.

“This lightweight, water-resistant smartwatch empowers you to reach health and fitness goals with actionable insights, personalised guidance, on-screen workouts and more. Run your day with notifications, quick replies, apps, music and 4+ day battery life. Plus, wear it your way with fresh accessories and clock faces.”

Contact: CMS Distribution

Moov Now

Specs: 15.1g in weight, Omni Motion sensor, real-time coaching, bluetooth, Moov app, motion tracking for running, walking, cycling, swimming, cardio boxing and weight training.

“Moov Now has an Omni Motion sensor that features three times the sensors used in basic fitness trackers, providing real-time accuracy. The most advanced fitness wearable out there, Moov Now analyses and coaches your form, measures your motion and landing impact, counts your reps, has real-time coaching, is wireless, water and dust proof, and comes with a battery life of up to six months.”

Contact: Moov

Garmin Forerunner 945

Specs: Corning Gorilla Glass DX, QuickFit watch band compatible, silicone strap, 240 x 240 pixels display.

“Forerunner 945 is the GPS smartwatch that’s designed for the driven, the qualifiers, the elite. We made
this watch for you: the up-at-dawn runners and the conditioned-for-pain triathletes. While you chase your next victory, make sure you’ve got the right tool for the job. Sync music from select premium streaming services or store up to 1,000 songs on your watch, and connect with headphones (sold separately) enabled with Bluetooth technology for phone-free listening. Performance monitoring features include VO2 max and training status with adjustments for heat, altitude acclimation status, training load focus, recovery time, and aerobic and anaerobic training effects. Garmin Pay contactless payment solution lets you make convenient payments with your watch so you can leave your cash and cards at home. Full-colour, onboard maps guide you on your run so you never get lost during your workout.”

Contact: Garmin

Misfit Vapor 2

Specs: Phone-free music player, smart notifications and alarms, swimproof in shallow water, all day battery life, compatible with iPhone and Android, powered by Wear OS by Google.

“The Misfit Vapor 2 comes with a newly redesigned built-in heart rate tracking, standalone GPS to display run and activity routes, metrics and stats, and the ability to pay with your watch using Google Pay. Now available in two sizes (41mm and 46mm case sizes), the Misfit Vapor 2 features a thinner case for a more streamlined design and has a textured sport strap option that looks and feels like leather but is waterproof and sweatproof like silicone.”

Contact: Misfit

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