The homescreen of an Apple Watch smartwatch. Photograph: Chris Ratcliffe/Bloomberg

Apple, which launched the Apple Watch in June, is within striking distance of leader Fitbit in the wearable devices market, market research firm IDC s(...)

Wearable tech devices that can track users’ heart rate
Strong Q2 results for Fitbit

Fitness tech firm Fitbit outperformed expectations in its second quarter results released this week. The California firm, which manufactures wearab(...)

Fitbit’s Flex is  an “electronic coach”. The firm offers bracelets and clip-on devices which monitor your physical activity, especially steps taken, pace and heart rate. Photograph: Josep Lago/AFP/Getty

The Tudor Queen, Elizabeth 1st, was reputedly among the first in the world to wear a clock on her body, an “armlet” received as a new year gift in 157(...)

Fingleton ‘did not read’ files Michael Fingleton, former head of Irish Nationwide, argued that he should not be liable to repay a €5.5 million(...)

People wait in front of the Apple Store in Tokyo’s Omotesando shopping district to get a glimpse of the new Apple Watch. Photograph: Toru Hanai/Reuters 1:24

Consumers in Australia flocked to Apple’s store in Sydney on Friday to get the world’s first up-close look at the tech giant’s smartwatch, which the c(...)

It’s the new year, so inevitably, that means there are resolutions to be made and fitness regimes to implement. So maybe you need to start looking at (...)

To deal with concerns that a bigger phone will make typing with one hand difficult, some changes to the design of the iPhones’ user interface will allow people to type or use apps with just one hand.

When Apple wants to make a big splash, it returns to its history. Thirty years ago at the Flint Center for the Performing Arts, a roomy auditorium in (...)

Gadgets

Whistle  There’s so much wearable technology around, with smartphone-paired hardware like Jawbone’s Up, Nike’s FuelBand and Fitbit’s Fl(...)

Nike digital sport’s Stefan Olander speaks on stage during the unveiling of the NIKE+ FuelBand in 2012. Photograph: Neilson Barnard/Getty Images

The race to dominate the nascent wearable technology market is already witnessing early stumbles, even before one pot(...)

Price: €100Whether it’s wifi scales or bands that encourage you to keep moving, the fitness technology market has exploded in recent months. Now you c(...)