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Ed Furnace 2021-02-16
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Some Apple Watch owners are having trouble charging their device after it enters the Power Reserve mode, and now Apple is offering free repairs in some cases.
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Troy Jones 2021-03-18
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Now that Apple is pushing an affordable Apple Watch, do you really need the high-end Series 6?
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Ricky Nesbitt 2019-09-10
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The new Apple Watch Series 5, revealed by Apple earlier today, goes heavy on the bling—but light on new health features.

The new wearable now has an always-on display that dims, rather than disappears, when you lower your arm.

Finally, almost like a real watch.

The power savings come thanks to a new low-power display driver, which might one day make it's way to other Apple devices.

The Watch Series 5 adds a built-in compass that can discern which direction you're facing, just like the iPhone.

In addition to heading, the Compass app can also show elevation, latitude, longitude, and even incline.

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Mark Alexander 2017-02-24
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The AA-powered, pocket-sized touch daddy

The Psion Series 5 has stormed a Reg poll of technologies readers would most like revived.

The ground-breaking personal digital assistant PDA pulled in a record 1,199 votes to land first place in The Reg poll: what technology is ripe for revival next?

Second by a long way was the Sony Walkman Stereo Cassette player, with 672 votes, and in third place was Atari s 2600 console – which succeeded in turning 1970s youf arcade game culture into a wholesome front-room experience.

The Series 5 benefited from 10 years of development on organisers from plucky British tech firm Psion, which started life building software with Sinclair Research.

With the Series 5, Psion managed the successful combination of hardware and software.

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Thomas Saysongkham 2019-08-17

We haven't heard much in the way of leaks and rumors about the Apple Watch Series 5, but the next generation of Apple's wearable is still in the pipeline, according to respected analyst Ming-Chi Kuo.

According to Kuo, the fifth Apple Watch is going to see the light of day in the second half of 2019, with September the most likely month for a launch.

Considering that the four previous Apple Watches have all launched in September, that's not much of a surprise, but this is a confirmation of sorts.

The original Apple Watch is the only one that hasn't launched in September, arriving in April 2015.

Unfortunately Kuo doesn't share too much about what to expect from the Apple Watch 5, but we've previously heard that a new ceramic casing could be on the cards, even if sleep tracking doesn't make the cut this year.

Another big September for Apple

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Glenn Vedder 2018-02-23
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The device, demonstrated at CES earlier this year, is now on its way to initial backers and start-up Planet Computers is taking orders for more

Gemini, the clamshell Android smartphone with an integrated touch-type keyboard, has begun shipping to its initial backers, with British start-up Planet Computers taking orders for a second production run.

The device is inspired by the Psion Series 5, a 1990s-era forerunner of the modern smartphone.

Psion is closely linked with the early history of smartphones – it developed the Symbian operating system used by most major mobile manufacturers for their smart devices until it was made obsolete by the iPhone and Android.

Key to the new device is the Riddiford-designed keyboard, which aims to replicate a feature no modern smartphone has been able to match so far – the ability to touch-type on an integrated physical keyboard.

It’s only 1.51 cm thick and weighs 320g, with dual USB-C connectors for external keyboards, screens, mice and charging cables.

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Jose Rhoades 2017-12-22
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It has already picked up an Innovation Award from the organisers of the International Consumer Electronics Show next month, where a formal launch will take place.

In case you missed it, Gemini brings the Psion Series 5 design into the 21st century.

These come into their own for systemwide shortcuts – Fn-A for the Android task switcher, Fn-D to get to the desktop, Fn-F for flight mode, and Fn-R for a screenshot (this is not an exhaustive list).

Starting at the bottom righthand corner for the oldest – the gold design – and zigzag up to the newest in the top left hand corner.

The bracket also extends the device's centre of gravity, making it more stable on a flat surface.

The wordle reflects interest in the Gemini project from around the world: the larger the word, the more has been pledged from that country.

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Clifford Ketcham 2018-01-08
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Fond memories of the classic Psion Series 5 are to blame, of course, and the Android-powered clamshell taps into that nostalgia with pitch-perfect accuracy.

The 5.99-inch 18:9 aspect display runs at 2160 x 1080 resolution, and held up to the CES 2018 show floor lights surprisingly well.

Android, happily, no longer looks quite so awkward as it once did on a landscape-orientation screen, and Planet Computers have made a few customizations to better suit the form factor.

The real magic is in the keyboard, of course.

Devotees of Psion’s Series 5 still maintain that it’s the best hardware ‘board to have graced a mobile device, with its fiendishly clever multi-articulated hinge and surprising degree of travel.

The Gemini doesn’t go quite so far, though it does have a pop-out stand that helps support it some on a table.

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Michael Marcano 2017-02-28
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MWC Bill Clinton was still US President when the last pocket computer that you could touch type on came out.

Back then, almost everyone accessed the internet at home on a dialup modem, not broadband, and no phone yet sported a colour screen or a camera.

Psion’s computers were no more obtrusive than a specs case, fitting nicely into a jacket pocket, but people wrote books and even PhD theses on them.

Attempts to revive the Psion-style computer – including a relatively recent effort by Psion founder Sir David Potter himself – came to naught.

We could only see one of these today, the hinge, as the new 21st-century keyboard wasn’t on the only demo unit.

The unit did show us how the hinge performs and an idea of its shape, size and weight.

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Stephen Martinez 2017-02-27
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Psion, was a lion, in iron Reg readers called it

Exclusive The original Psion designers have returned to put the classic British pocket computer in a modern body.

Martin Riddiford, the designer of the Psion Series 3 and Series 5 keyboards, and co-founder of Therefore, has come up with an entirely new design for the 21st Century.

Therefore co-founder Jim Fullalove explained to us: It s a modern 64GB smartphone feature set, but with a beautiful new full travel compressible keyboard from Martin.

The keyboard compresses under a magnetic spring force.

A new venture backed called Planet Computing is behind the new device, led by Dr Janko Mrsic-Flogel, a well known software author in the Sinclair era, and backed by Therefore, amongst others.

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Robert Flowers 2019-09-11
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“The Apple Watch Series 5 is on track to be the best smartwatch.”

Tons of options to personalize

watchOS 6 adds plenty of new features

Apple didn’t need to make an Apple Watch Series 5, because last year’s Series 4 is still well ahead of the competition in terms of features, app support, and overall polish.

Google’s Wear OS smartwatches have had this feature for years, and it indeed has been sorely missed on previous Apple Watches.

Switching from the main screen to the always-on display is slick, and it’s still easy to see the time in this new mode.

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0
Daniel Slye 2019-09-11
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Apple unveiled the latest iteration of its fitness wearable, the Apple Watch Series 5, on Tuesday as it introduced the iPhone 11 at its annual September event.

While the iPhone grabbed most of the attention, the new watch, which succeeds the Watch Series 4, adds a few new features.

It will start at $399 (£399, AU$649) for the GPS-only model, and $499 (£499, AU$799) for both GPS and cellular.

You can order the Apple Watch Series 5 now and it will be available in stores on Sept. 20.

As the fifth iteration of one of the best-selling fitness wearables, the Apple Watch and its suite of apps focuses on user fitness, biometrics and health research.

It's something other watches have had, and we're excited to see it come on the Apple Watch.

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Wayne Chapple 2019-09-10
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There’s probably a long German word for the act of refining something which is already at the top of its segment, and if I knew what it was I’d be using it for the Apple Watch Series 5.

Despite the best efforts of Google, Samsung, and others, the Apple Watch tends to be the go-to in smartwatches, not least for its combination of fitness tracking, design, and app functionality.

As someone who has been wearing the Apple Watch Series 4 since it launched last year – something of a record for my wrist and any one wearable – I was curious to see whether Apple could coax enough out of the replacement to capture my interest.

The big news is the Apple Watch Series 5’s always-on display, which addresses one of the most-frequent frustrations of users of the earlier smartwatches.

While their displays have generally been bright and clear, they’re only active when you tilt your wrist and wake them up.

It’s because of a new display, which is low-power enough to run 24/7 while you’re wearing it, without cutting into the roughly 18 hours of battery life of the old model.

collect
0
Everett Toliver 2019-10-02
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Apple remains the king of the smartwatch game, especially with the release of the near-perfect Series 5 during the company’s September event.

If you’re looking for an Android-compatible smartwatch with a solid mix of connectivity and activity-tracking options, check out Amazon’s deal on the Samsung Galaxy Watch Active.

Normally $280, you can currently score the 40mm silver variant for only $178.

This Samsung smartwatch flaunts a sleek and modern design that you’ll be proud to show off.

It has a nicely proportioned profile — a round face and comfortable straps — that looks good on both small and large wrists.

For exterior functionality, the Korean tech giant ditched the rotating bezel and went for some side-mounted buttons.

collect
0
Jason Vest 2019-07-24
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Bloomberg ran a report back in February that Apple is planning to integrate advanced sleep tracking into the Apple Watch, but maybe not until 2020.

Instead it relies on third-party sleep tracking apps that can be installed on the watch, but they're by no means a fully integrated solution that works seamlessly via Apple's own Health and Activity apps.

The iPhone has had a sleep-related bedtime clock for years, and getting proper sleep certainly lines up with Apple's other core heart health and wellness missions.

Currently, it can last up to a day and a half before needing a recharge.

Findings from clinical studies are published before clearance like that happens, and we haven't heard anything yet.

Samsung has a study with UCSF that's exploring how successful the Galaxy Watch Active's heart rate monitor can be at estimating blood pressure, but the study is opt-in and still hasn't produced definitive results yet.

collect
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Alfred Borrow 2019-09-12
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The new Apple Watch model will be available on September 20, 2019.

The Apple Watch Series 5, the 2019 version of Apple's popular smartwatch, will be available at retail starting at $399.

There are several different price points, though, depending upon what style and model of Apple Watch Series 5 you choose.

You can buy it with GPS only (no cellular plan) for $399, or GPS + Cellular for $499.

Check out the products mentioned in this article:

Apple Watch Series 5 (From $429 at Best Buy)

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Ed Furnace 2021-02-16
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Some Apple Watch owners are having trouble charging their device after it enters the Power Reserve mode, and now Apple is offering free repairs in some cases.
Ricky Nesbitt 2019-09-10
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The new Apple Watch Series 5, revealed by Apple earlier today, goes heavy on the bling—but light on new health features.

The new wearable now has an always-on display that dims, rather than disappears, when you lower your arm.

Finally, almost like a real watch.

The power savings come thanks to a new low-power display driver, which might one day make it's way to other Apple devices.

The Watch Series 5 adds a built-in compass that can discern which direction you're facing, just like the iPhone.

In addition to heading, the Compass app can also show elevation, latitude, longitude, and even incline.

Thomas Saysongkham 2019-08-17

We haven't heard much in the way of leaks and rumors about the Apple Watch Series 5, but the next generation of Apple's wearable is still in the pipeline, according to respected analyst Ming-Chi Kuo.

According to Kuo, the fifth Apple Watch is going to see the light of day in the second half of 2019, with September the most likely month for a launch.

Considering that the four previous Apple Watches have all launched in September, that's not much of a surprise, but this is a confirmation of sorts.

The original Apple Watch is the only one that hasn't launched in September, arriving in April 2015.

Unfortunately Kuo doesn't share too much about what to expect from the Apple Watch 5, but we've previously heard that a new ceramic casing could be on the cards, even if sleep tracking doesn't make the cut this year.

Another big September for Apple

Jose Rhoades 2017-12-22
img

It has already picked up an Innovation Award from the organisers of the International Consumer Electronics Show next month, where a formal launch will take place.

In case you missed it, Gemini brings the Psion Series 5 design into the 21st century.

These come into their own for systemwide shortcuts – Fn-A for the Android task switcher, Fn-D to get to the desktop, Fn-F for flight mode, and Fn-R for a screenshot (this is not an exhaustive list).

Starting at the bottom righthand corner for the oldest – the gold design – and zigzag up to the newest in the top left hand corner.

The bracket also extends the device's centre of gravity, making it more stable on a flat surface.

The wordle reflects interest in the Gemini project from around the world: the larger the word, the more has been pledged from that country.

Michael Marcano 2017-02-28
img

MWC Bill Clinton was still US President when the last pocket computer that you could touch type on came out.

Back then, almost everyone accessed the internet at home on a dialup modem, not broadband, and no phone yet sported a colour screen or a camera.

Psion’s computers were no more obtrusive than a specs case, fitting nicely into a jacket pocket, but people wrote books and even PhD theses on them.

Attempts to revive the Psion-style computer – including a relatively recent effort by Psion founder Sir David Potter himself – came to naught.

We could only see one of these today, the hinge, as the new 21st-century keyboard wasn’t on the only demo unit.

The unit did show us how the hinge performs and an idea of its shape, size and weight.

Robert Flowers 2019-09-11
img

“The Apple Watch Series 5 is on track to be the best smartwatch.”

Tons of options to personalize

watchOS 6 adds plenty of new features

Apple didn’t need to make an Apple Watch Series 5, because last year’s Series 4 is still well ahead of the competition in terms of features, app support, and overall polish.

Google’s Wear OS smartwatches have had this feature for years, and it indeed has been sorely missed on previous Apple Watches.

Switching from the main screen to the always-on display is slick, and it’s still easy to see the time in this new mode.

Wayne Chapple 2019-09-10
img

There’s probably a long German word for the act of refining something which is already at the top of its segment, and if I knew what it was I’d be using it for the Apple Watch Series 5.

Despite the best efforts of Google, Samsung, and others, the Apple Watch tends to be the go-to in smartwatches, not least for its combination of fitness tracking, design, and app functionality.

As someone who has been wearing the Apple Watch Series 4 since it launched last year – something of a record for my wrist and any one wearable – I was curious to see whether Apple could coax enough out of the replacement to capture my interest.

The big news is the Apple Watch Series 5’s always-on display, which addresses one of the most-frequent frustrations of users of the earlier smartwatches.

While their displays have generally been bright and clear, they’re only active when you tilt your wrist and wake them up.

It’s because of a new display, which is low-power enough to run 24/7 while you’re wearing it, without cutting into the roughly 18 hours of battery life of the old model.

Jason Vest 2019-07-24
img

Bloomberg ran a report back in February that Apple is planning to integrate advanced sleep tracking into the Apple Watch, but maybe not until 2020.

Instead it relies on third-party sleep tracking apps that can be installed on the watch, but they're by no means a fully integrated solution that works seamlessly via Apple's own Health and Activity apps.

The iPhone has had a sleep-related bedtime clock for years, and getting proper sleep certainly lines up with Apple's other core heart health and wellness missions.

Currently, it can last up to a day and a half before needing a recharge.

Findings from clinical studies are published before clearance like that happens, and we haven't heard anything yet.

Samsung has a study with UCSF that's exploring how successful the Galaxy Watch Active's heart rate monitor can be at estimating blood pressure, but the study is opt-in and still hasn't produced definitive results yet.

Troy Jones 2021-03-18
img
Now that Apple is pushing an affordable Apple Watch, do you really need the high-end Series 6?
Mark Alexander 2017-02-24
img

The AA-powered, pocket-sized touch daddy

The Psion Series 5 has stormed a Reg poll of technologies readers would most like revived.

The ground-breaking personal digital assistant PDA pulled in a record 1,199 votes to land first place in The Reg poll: what technology is ripe for revival next?

Second by a long way was the Sony Walkman Stereo Cassette player, with 672 votes, and in third place was Atari s 2600 console – which succeeded in turning 1970s youf arcade game culture into a wholesome front-room experience.

The Series 5 benefited from 10 years of development on organisers from plucky British tech firm Psion, which started life building software with Sinclair Research.

With the Series 5, Psion managed the successful combination of hardware and software.

Glenn Vedder 2018-02-23
img

The device, demonstrated at CES earlier this year, is now on its way to initial backers and start-up Planet Computers is taking orders for more

Gemini, the clamshell Android smartphone with an integrated touch-type keyboard, has begun shipping to its initial backers, with British start-up Planet Computers taking orders for a second production run.

The device is inspired by the Psion Series 5, a 1990s-era forerunner of the modern smartphone.

Psion is closely linked with the early history of smartphones – it developed the Symbian operating system used by most major mobile manufacturers for their smart devices until it was made obsolete by the iPhone and Android.

Key to the new device is the Riddiford-designed keyboard, which aims to replicate a feature no modern smartphone has been able to match so far – the ability to touch-type on an integrated physical keyboard.

It’s only 1.51 cm thick and weighs 320g, with dual USB-C connectors for external keyboards, screens, mice and charging cables.

Clifford Ketcham 2018-01-08
img

Fond memories of the classic Psion Series 5 are to blame, of course, and the Android-powered clamshell taps into that nostalgia with pitch-perfect accuracy.

The 5.99-inch 18:9 aspect display runs at 2160 x 1080 resolution, and held up to the CES 2018 show floor lights surprisingly well.

Android, happily, no longer looks quite so awkward as it once did on a landscape-orientation screen, and Planet Computers have made a few customizations to better suit the form factor.

The real magic is in the keyboard, of course.

Devotees of Psion’s Series 5 still maintain that it’s the best hardware ‘board to have graced a mobile device, with its fiendishly clever multi-articulated hinge and surprising degree of travel.

The Gemini doesn’t go quite so far, though it does have a pop-out stand that helps support it some on a table.

Stephen Martinez 2017-02-27
img

Psion, was a lion, in iron Reg readers called it

Exclusive The original Psion designers have returned to put the classic British pocket computer in a modern body.

Martin Riddiford, the designer of the Psion Series 3 and Series 5 keyboards, and co-founder of Therefore, has come up with an entirely new design for the 21st Century.

Therefore co-founder Jim Fullalove explained to us: It s a modern 64GB smartphone feature set, but with a beautiful new full travel compressible keyboard from Martin.

The keyboard compresses under a magnetic spring force.

A new venture backed called Planet Computing is behind the new device, led by Dr Janko Mrsic-Flogel, a well known software author in the Sinclair era, and backed by Therefore, amongst others.

Daniel Slye 2019-09-11
img

Apple unveiled the latest iteration of its fitness wearable, the Apple Watch Series 5, on Tuesday as it introduced the iPhone 11 at its annual September event.

While the iPhone grabbed most of the attention, the new watch, which succeeds the Watch Series 4, adds a few new features.

It will start at $399 (£399, AU$649) for the GPS-only model, and $499 (£499, AU$799) for both GPS and cellular.

You can order the Apple Watch Series 5 now and it will be available in stores on Sept. 20.

As the fifth iteration of one of the best-selling fitness wearables, the Apple Watch and its suite of apps focuses on user fitness, biometrics and health research.

It's something other watches have had, and we're excited to see it come on the Apple Watch.

Everett Toliver 2019-10-02
img

Apple remains the king of the smartwatch game, especially with the release of the near-perfect Series 5 during the company’s September event.

If you’re looking for an Android-compatible smartwatch with a solid mix of connectivity and activity-tracking options, check out Amazon’s deal on the Samsung Galaxy Watch Active.

Normally $280, you can currently score the 40mm silver variant for only $178.

This Samsung smartwatch flaunts a sleek and modern design that you’ll be proud to show off.

It has a nicely proportioned profile — a round face and comfortable straps — that looks good on both small and large wrists.

For exterior functionality, the Korean tech giant ditched the rotating bezel and went for some side-mounted buttons.

Alfred Borrow 2019-09-12
img

The new Apple Watch model will be available on September 20, 2019.

The Apple Watch Series 5, the 2019 version of Apple's popular smartwatch, will be available at retail starting at $399.

There are several different price points, though, depending upon what style and model of Apple Watch Series 5 you choose.

You can buy it with GPS only (no cellular plan) for $399, or GPS + Cellular for $499.

Check out the products mentioned in this article:

Apple Watch Series 5 (From $429 at Best Buy)