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Smart Watches and Smart TV's

Smart Watches

Samsung Galaxy Gear:

Be free with the Samsung Galaxy Gear this stylish wearable device connects seamlessly with your Samsung smartphone to make life easier on the go. With the Galaxy Gear on your wrist, you can control your phone, make calls and answer them, see new messages and more.

Retail Price : £299.00

Apple iWatch:

Rumors of an Apple smart watch have abounded since Pebble first hit the big time. The so-called iWatch has so far failed to materialize in 2013 but will we see Apple get in on the wrist-worn game in 2014?

Retail Price: Unrealsed

Google Smart watch:

Google’s long-rumored smartwatch is real, and still “officially” expected to begin shipping in mid to late March. However, many members of the smartwatch team inside Google believe that date will either be pushed back to June, or the watch will end up shipping incomplete with a smaller feature set than originally intended. As it stands now, the timeline for the watch’s release is far from happening.

Retail Price: Unrealsed

Smart TV's

Google TV:

The web and app goodness of Google TV is built right into your TV set, so you just need to plug in your existing cable (or satellite) receiver as usual. Did we mention that you can use the remote (or your phone!) to control your cable box, TV, and stereo.A small box sits between your existing cable (or satellite) receiver and the TV, bringing the goodness of Google TV to your TV set. You can also use the remote to control your cable box, TV, and stereo. If you’re still not impressed, then try controlling it with your phone.

LG Smart TV:

Just like other brands, LG offers smart TV features on its sets that can connect to the internet. While it lacks popular catch-up TV apps, such as ITV Player and 4oD, there’s a good range of services available, including Facebook, BBC iPlayer and Sky’s Now TV, plus an app store for you to download other apps.

LG’s smart TV hub makes it easy to organised apps by favorites, or add them to your ‘home screen’ for easy access. However, the home dashboard is quite cluttered and the pages are all packed with icons, which can be confusing at first.

The LG ‘Magic Wand’ remote, available on newer models, works a bit like a computer mouse, with a movable cursor on screen. It makes it easier to operate the smart TV functions, but it’s only included with the pricier TVs, otherwise you’ll have to buy it separately.