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  • The smartwatch that's moved beyond apps
  • The smartwatch that's moved beyond apps
    Olio Devices (2015) ©

The smartwatch that's moved beyond apps

Does a smart watch really need to have its own messaging app? Or an mp3 player? That's the thinking behind the Model One smartwatch developed by Olio. Rather than giving you separate apps, Olio's watch gives you everything you need to stay connected in one unified interface.



  • A smartwatch from Swatch A smartwatch from Swatch

    Payments at the flick of a wrist. Directions to dinner with a brief glance at that miniature screen. Smartwatches promise to make our lives easier, but in a market populated with products from big tech guns like Apple and Samsung, can a traditional watch manufacturer like Swatch stand out?

  • Article image Android Wear: making smart watches wearable

    Over 30% of people are interested in buying a smartwatch, but their unwieldy design and poor functionality have put many off. Motorola’s offering hopes to appeal to the masses with a conventional aesthetic and integration of Google Now. Could it finally normalise the smartwatch?

  • Article image What do people need from an app?

    The Apple App Store houses over one million apps. Despite once trying to do everything, apps are now being split into single purpose platforms. But how do people actually use them? And which is more useful – the Swiss Army knife approach or a tailored, single purpose app?

  • Article image How 'wearable' is wearable tech?

    People prefer devices that are unobtrusive, fit into daily life, and look stylish. But do they really want to wear technology on their wrists, faces and around their necks?