PCR's guide to wearable tech

Acer's Liquid Leap and Razer's Nabu X feature this month
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Jade Burke highlights some of the newest wearable products from smart bands to activity trackers…

ACER LIQUID LEAP

Distributor: Exertis

Users can wear the Liquid Leap during the day to track their exercise or keep it on whilst sleeping to track sleeping patterns. It features a waterproof design and can be paired with a smartphone, so users can read text messages. Its battery life can last for up to one week and is available in a variety of colours.

Specs: Bluetooth 4.0 technology, waterproof, touchscreen, 128x32 screen resolution.

SRP: £79.99

GARMIN VIVOFIT ACTIVITY TRACKER

Distributor: DirekTek

Vivofit learns a user’s current activity level and then assigns daily attainable goals. It comes with a year’s battery life and also displays steps, calories, distance and monitors sleep. Users can also wirelessly sync the Vivofit with the Garmin Connect mobile app to see their exercise progress.

Specs: One year’s battery life, connects to Garmin Connect mobile app, counts calories, monitors sleep.

SRP: £70

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HANNSPREE SPORTS WATCH

Distributor: Entatech

This new sports watch from Hannspree features an OLED display and offers functions such as weight loss tracking, sleep monitoring, an alarm and a pedometer. It can also be synced with a smartphone, which can display message notifications on screen. It is available in either blue or black and offers a long battery life. 

Specs: Blue or black colour options, OLED display, smartphone syncing. 

SRP: £29.99

MISFIT SHINE ACTIVITY TRACKER

Distributor: Westcoast

No charging is required with the Misfit Shine activity tracker, since it runs on a coin battery for four to six months. A sports band and clasp is included plus it is water resistant by up to 50 metres. It works with the Misfit app and tracks activities including walking, cycling and swimming.

Specs: Coin battery, 50 metres water resistant, tracks calories, sleep and distance.

SRP: £79.99

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SOLEUS GO! ACTIVITY TRACKER

Distributor: DirekTek

The Soleus counts steps, features a dedicated exercise mode and keeps track of how well the wearer sleeps. Using Bluetooth 4.0, the tracker can sync with a smartphone and display message notifications and incoming calls. It also features a silent wake-up alarm, as well as an auto and manual sleep timer.

Specs: Three colour options, sleep pattern tracking, silent wake-up alarm, Bluetooth 4.0 technology.

SRP: £60

RAZER NABU X

Distributor: VIP Computers

Razer’s Nabu X features no screen, instead a vibration indicates when an incoming alert comes through the wearer’s phone, while the LEDs light up in customisable colours. It can track steps walked, hours slept and calories burnt, plus data can be exchanged via a high-five when another user is wearing the Nabu.

Specs: Five to seven days’ battery life, one metre water resistant, LED light display, activity tracking.

SRP: £49.99

CONTACT

DirekTek 01494 471100

Entatech 0333 101 1000

Exertis (Basingstoke) 01256 707070

Exertis (Harlow) 01279 822 822

VIP Computers 0871 622 7500

Westcoast 0118 912 6000

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