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Garmin Vivosmart 5

Garmin Vivosmart 5

The Vivosmart 5 is Garmin’s latest answer to the Fitbit Luxe and Charge 5. It’s a slim-form-factor band design wearable designed for runners that want a discreet wearable to track their weekly workouts and 5km runs or cycles. While it’s far from the prettiest wearable, it’s by the far the smartest you’ll find at this […]

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Lypertek PurePlay Z5 ANC

Lypertek PurePlay Z5 ANC

Lypertek’s first foray into noise-cancelling impresses with the PurePlay Z5 with an entertaining audio performance and strong ANC for the price. Comfy fit, easy operation and app customisations help make the Z5 an easy-to-use pair of headphones, though battery life and signal connection aren’t the best. Pros Great, comfortable fitBalanced audioStrong noise cancelling/ambient sound modes […]

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Adidas FWD-02 SPORT

Adidas FWD-02 SPORT

Another set of Adidas true wireless earphones that entertain with their audio. The FWD-02 Sport are the best value option of them all; they’re comfortable to wear, easy to operate and with a solid awareness mode. Like the rest of the Adidas true wireless series, however, they’re lighter on overall features compared to rivals. Pros […]

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Sendy Apollo

Sendy Apollo

On their own, the Apollo offer a pleasantly engaging and warm sound. Combined with a DAC/headphone amplifier, these open-backed cans fulfil more of their potential. Pros Warm, pleasant soundGreat aestheticsVery comfortable Cons Amplification gets more performance from them Availability UKRRP: £459 USARRP: $499 EuropeRRP: €549 CanadaRRP: CA$709 AustraliaRRP: AU$809 Key Features Planar magnetic driversFeatures 68mm […]

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Shure AONIC Free

Shure AONIC Free

A pair of wireless earphones that aren’t the most modern in terms of their design sensibility and lack of features; but the sound the Shure AONIC Free offer is a disciplined and versatile one. Pros Clear, detailed and dynamic soundNice range of in-app customisationVery good call qualityPhysical buttons Cons Average battery Stripped-down feature setGetting them […]

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Roku Streaming Stick 4K

Roku Streaming Stick 4K

Another excellent streaming player from Roku that’s easy to use, features excellent voice integration and a strong streaming performance. If you don’t fancy Alexa or Google, there’s no better choice than Roku. Pros AffordableExcellent streaming performanceGood feature set and app selectionSupports all main HDR formatsStable Wi-Fi connection Cons Remote could feel better to use, only […]

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Cleer Roam NC

Cleer Roam NC

The Cleer Roam NC earbuds come with active noise cancelling technology and multiple earpieces. While they don’t offer the best audio, they’re an easy sell for anyone on a budget. Pros Earbuds look stylishIPX4 water ratingAudio is good for the priceInexpensive compared to other brands Cons ANC is undisguisable from Ambient mode Touch controls aren’t […]

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Xiaomi Watch S1

Xiaomi Watch S1

The Watch S1 moves Xiaomi closer in its efforts to make a smartwatch you’d actually want to wear. Nevertheless, the company still has some work to do in order for it to be a strong alternative at this price range. For those after a smartwatch that offers a decent hardware and software experience, the Watch […]

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Xiaomi Watch S1 Active

Xiaomi Watch S1 Active

For the money, the Xiaomi Watch S1 Active feels like a better proposition than the Xiaomi Watch S1 – you get largely the same experience for less money. You’ll have to live with the sportier look, but if you’re after a smartwatch that offers decent fitness tracking in a slim, exercise-friendly design, then the Xiaomi […]

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Tag Heuer Connected Calibre E4

Tag Heuer Connected Calibre E4

The Tag Heuer Connected Calibre E4 is a beautiful smartwatch, with processing power that delivers zippy performance and leaves it open to being updated to Wear OS 3.0. However, the promise of big sports and wellness features isn’t quite realised, and while battery life is improved, you can find better performance for less in the […]