Podcast - 11th September 2013
This week's show is packed with new products, including two iPhones, three smartwatches, two Android smartphones and a couple of innovative lens-based camera accessories.
We also find time to talk about mobile security, virtual networks and being dishonest via text message.
Japanese motor manufacturer Nissan is creating a smartwatch designed specifically for drivers of its high-performance Nismo cars.
The Nissan Nismo Concept Watch, which is being shown at the Frankfurt Motor Show from this week, will capture the driver’s biometric data via a heart rate monitor whilst also reporting on vehicle telematics and performance data.
Technology giant Qualcomm says its Connected Experiences subsidiary will release a Qualcomm-branded smartwatch by the end of this year.
The Qualcomm Toq will use the company’s low-power Mirasol display, ensuring the colour touchscreen display is always on. It’ll also feature wireless charging and a stereo Bluetooth audio connection.
After months of rumours, the Samsung Galaxy Gear smartwatch has been announced at IFA 2013.
It’s designed to work as a companion to high-spec Samsung smartphones, notifying users about calls, texts, emails and other messages.
A smartwatch project on crowd-funded site Kickstarter has exceeded its $100,000 (£64,000) financial target in the first day of its 30-day funding window.
The Omate TrueSmart is designed to connect to a smartphone via Bluetooth or WiFi and can also become a stand-alone mobile phone if a SIM card is fitted.