Gadget Guru: Whoop smartband keeps it simple, while JBL Flip 6 and Yikes deal with speakers and sneakers

This week’s gadgets under the spotlight are the Whoop 4.0 smartband, the JBL Flip 6 speaker and Yikes shoe boxes

The Whoop 4.0: a deceptively simple smartband that sends data directly to a companion app on your smartphone

Whoop 4.0; price: €30 for a monthly membership with a free unit; rating: *****

It’s a smartband that you don’t look at. That’s the unique aspect to Whoop’s products and its latest, the 4.0, delivers a pleasant experience that doesn’t have the user overly focused on what their wrist is telling them. The fit is neat and simple with the unit itself covered by the wraparound band that comfortably adjusts whatever your wrist size.

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