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[August 29, 2014]
WATCH LIST ; PETER JENKINSON picks out six high-tech timepieces worth checking [Liverpool Echo (England)]
(Liverpool Echo (England) Via Acquire Media NewsEdge) ONE TO WATCH Cogito Pop Pounds 84.90 from amazon.co.uk THE Cogito Pop is the 'non-geeky' smartwatch option, available in a variety of hues. It doesn't try to overwhelm you with too much information, it just offers a peek into your digital life via on-screen icons that light up when something's going on with your smartphone.
STONE ME Pebble Smartwatch Pounds 130 from mobilefun.co.uk THIS offers immediate access to all information from your smartphone on the electronic paper-styled screen. Buttons give you the power to take/reject calls without even thinking about going into your pocket/ bag. There are also loads of downloadable faces.
SCREEN SWIPE Sony Smartwatch 2 Pounds 149.99 from currys.co.uk ANOTHER device that offers up email, text and caller numbers at a glance, Sony's second crack at this sector improves on their first but there's still no iOS compatibility. Available in a number of different styles, this watch somehow feels like the 'grown-up one'.
NO KIDDING Vtech Kiddizoom Smart Watch Pounds 39.99 from smythstoys.com THIS 8-in-1 watch for children provides endless fun, from taking photos and playing games to choosing from more than 50 clock face designs.
The amount of storage available is huge too.
THE PERFECT FIT Huawei Talkband B1 Pounds 99.99 from expansys.com THIS hybrid of fitness tracker and Bluetooth headset is the only one of its kind. The central part of the band offers the basic time and battery info, tracks sleep and other health data and syncs it with a fitness app.
ON AND ON LG G Watch Pounds 149.95 from currys.co.uk THIS ingenious watch screen is 'Always On', so you don't even need to bother tapping it to access your information (email, text, caller info and calendar alert) - you can control it by your voice though, thanks to a pretty intuitive voice recognition system.
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