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Huawei could ditch Android Wear for Samsung's Tizen smartwatch OS

Huawei could ditch Android Wear for Samsung's Tizen smartwatch OS

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Huawei has rapidly become one of the top manufacturers of smartwatches over the last year or so and its always used Android Wear to run them.However, that could change with its next device. It is tipped to be switching to the Tizen OS that Samsung... >>

Fitbit Charge 2 review: Taking charge
4.5 stars

Fitbit Charge 2 review: Taking charge

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The Fitbit Charge HR was the fitness tracker to beat in 2015. It wasn't only one of the best from the company - which also makes the Surge, Blaze and Alta - but one of the best dedicated trackers with heart-rate monitoring from any manufacturer.And now... >>

TomTom Spark 3 review: Getting better with age
4.0 stars

TomTom Spark 3 review: Getting better with age

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Waking early in the city offers plenty of unique advantages to the urban runner. It's a chance to run as the local population is wiping the sleep from its eyes, going about the routine of preparing for the day, heading to work, heading home from nights... >>

Nike Hyperadapt 1.0 are the BTTF trainers with powerlaces you can actually own

Nike Hyperadapt 1.0 are the BTTF trainers with powerlaces you can actually own

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After teasing them back in May, Nike is now ready to put its first mass consumer-ready powerlaced trainers on sale.Like the boots Marty wore in Back to the Future II, the Nike Hyperadapt 1.0 sneakers have self-powered laces that tighten around your feet... >>

Fossil Q Founder review: More Qs than As for this fashion smartwatch
3.5 stars

Fossil Q Founder review: More Qs than As for this fashion smartwatch

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Once gadget manufacturers started producing smart, connected watches, it was never going to be long before traditional watch brands got on board. Companies like Tag Heuer, Casio, Nixon and Michael Kors have all launched Android-powered smartwatches, as... >>

New Microsoft Band device won't debut this year and maybe never will

New Microsoft Band device won't debut this year and maybe never will

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Amid reports that Android Wear partners aren't releasing new hardware this year, it looks like Microsoft won't update its Band line either.According to ZDNet, the Microsoft Band 2 might be the last Band ever released, though the Microsoft Health service... >>

There won't be any big new Android Wear smartwatches this year

There won't be any big new Android Wear smartwatches this year

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Wearables may not be the next big thing after all.LG, Lenovo, and Huawei aren't going to release new Android Wear smartwatches in 2016, according to CNET, which seems to imply they are in no hurry to put out new hardware, as consumer demand might not... >>

Apple Watch Series 2 review: Fitness first
4.5 stars

Apple Watch Series 2 review: Fitness first

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As the Apple Watch continues to polarise opinion, Apple has released a new version of the smartwatch which hopes to address many of the concerns of the first outing. It's called the Apple Watch Series 2.The new watch features a much greater focus on fitness;... >>

Apple Watch major software update: What's new in WatchOS 3?

Apple Watch major software update: What's new in WatchOS 3?

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Apple is about to release the latest version of the WatchOS operating system, WatchOS 3, to the public.The software, which is meant for Apple Watch, debuted at Apple's Worldwide Developers Conference in June. It's a significant update that brings new... >>

Move over Apple Watch, Pokemon Go also coming to Android Wear

Move over Apple Watch, Pokemon Go also coming to Android Wear

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Hot on the heels of Apple’s announcement that Pokemon Go will be available as an app for the Apple Watch, it’s been confirmed that Android Wear smartwatches will soon have the same support.Pokemon Go Hub has delved into the code of the latest Pokemon... >>

Ceramic Apple Watch Edition in pictures

Ceramic Apple Watch Edition in pictures

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Apple has retired the 2015 Apple Watch Edition - that's the super expensive gold one - and replaced it with a white ceramic version instead to sit at the top of the Apple Watch pile.The new Apple Watch Edition (Series 2) is available in two different... >>

Apple Watch Series 2: Release date, specs and everything you need to know

Apple Watch Series 2: Release date, specs and everything you need to know

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Apple's next generation of smartwatch has finally been announced in the form of the Apple Watch Series 2.The new device arrives two years after the original debuted on stage and it brings with it a couple of new features, including waterproofing and... >>

Apple Watch Nike Plus is designed to be your perfect running partner

Apple Watch Nike Plus is designed to be your perfect running partner

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Apple has taken to the stage in San Francisco to make a collection of announcements, including the updated Apple Watch Series 2.Taking advantage of the new Apple Watch's GPS, there's the revival of a huge partnership between Apple and Nike. Introducing... >>

Finally! Apple shows off new Apple Watch Series 2 models

Finally! Apple shows off new Apple Watch Series 2 models

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Nearly 18 months after the Apple Watch launched in the US and eight other countries, Apple has introduced second-generation models.The Cupertino, CA-based company is live at the Bill Graham Civic Auditorium in San Francisco, where it is showing off the... >>

Pokemon Go is coming to Apple Watch by end of 2016

Pokemon Go is coming to Apple Watch by end of 2016

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Pokemon Go just got more mobile than ever. Pokemon Go has been downloaded more than 500 million times, Apple said. Because of that success, the team behind the app has been focusing on ways for Pokemon trainers to play in more ways. During a demo on... >>

Garmin Forerunner 35: Compact and connected sports watch

Garmin Forerunner 35: Compact and connected sports watch

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The Garmin Forerunner 35 is a GPS-enabled running watch that comes with wrist-based heart rate monitoring and can be used as a general activity tracking device. Thanks to the built-in GPS, it can track how far, fast and where you are running, while... >>

Skagen Connected: More than meets the eye

Skagen Connected: More than meets the eye

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Danish company Skagen, part of the Fossil Group, has shown off its Skagen Connected Hybrid Smartwatch at consumer electronics show IFA in Berlin. The new device looks like a typical watch on first look, but it is so much more than that when you look... >>

TomTom Adventurer is the sports watch for your snow sports, hiking and trail running

TomTom Adventurer is the sports watch for your snow sports, hiking and trail running

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TomTom has added a new model to its line-up of sports watches with the TomTom Adventurer.As the name suggests, this is a watch for the great outdoors. Built on the foundation of the new TomTom Spark, it uses a similar design to TomTom's existing line-up... >>

Garmin Fenix Chronos is about as smart as sportswatches get

Garmin Fenix Chronos is about as smart as sportswatches get

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Garmin has introduced a new premium version of the Fenix sportswatch. Based on the Fenix 3, the new Fenix Chronos packs in all the navigational and sporting nouse of the original, but places it in a high-quality design, at home in the wilds of the outback,... >>

SGNL smart watch strap will let you make calls using your fingertip, like James Bond

SGNL smart watch strap will let you make calls using your fingertip, like James Bond

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If you've been wanting to live that secret agent dream, then now is your time thanks to SGNL, a smart replacement for your watch strap.This smart watch strap will let you take phone calls using your finger, rather than having to use a headset. Using "body... >>

Jabra Elite Sport headphones remove the cables, tracks your heart rate from your ear

Jabra Elite Sport headphones remove the cables, tracks your heart rate from your ear

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Jabra has announced a pair of in-ear headphones that ditch the cables completely and are able to track your heart rate from within your ear.The Jabra Elite Sport, as they will be known, delivers a cord-free wearing style whether you choose to use one... >>

TomTom Spark 3 and Runner 3 let you explore on your runs with new route tracking feature

TomTom Spark 3 and Runner 3 let you explore on your runs with new route tracking feature

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The TomTom Spark (and the Runner sister product) have expanded their skills with a new route discovery feature.In its new guise as the TomTom Spark 3 (or Runner 3), you get all the features of the current models, but boosted with the new route tracking... >>

TomTom Touch activity tracker monitors your body fat, not just your steps

TomTom Touch activity tracker monitors your body fat, not just your steps

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TomTom is making its move against market leaders Fitbit, with the launch of the TomTom Touch. This is an activity tracker that wants to stay with you throughout your fitness journey, looking to differentiate itself from the mass of other devices by showing... >>

Samsung Gear S3 smartwatch: Release date, specs and everything you need to know

Samsung Gear S3 smartwatch: Release date, specs and everything you need to know

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Samsung has finally lifted the lid on its 2016 smartwatch models and there's two devices, the Samsung Gear S3 Frontier and Samsung Gear S3 Classic.The Samsung Gear S2 will continue in the line-up, but the new watches have all-new features and interesting... >>

Samsung Gear S3 Frontier vs S3 Classic: What's the difference?

Samsung Gear S3 Frontier vs S3 Classic: What's the difference?

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It was hardly a secret that Samsung was going to unveil the Gear S3 smartwatch at its Berin Unpacked event on 31 August. But two watches? It was rumoured, and now it's official: the Gear S3 will arrive in Frontier and Classic variants. How, then, do they... >>

Asus ZenWatch 3 preview: Android Wear marches on

Asus ZenWatch 3 preview: Android Wear marches on

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Asus has unveiled its latest ZenWatch model, following two watches that have tried to be a little different in the original ZenWatch and ZenWatch 2.It's perhaps a little worrying, then, that the latest ZenWatch doesn't so much strive to be different,... >>

Asus Zenwatch 3 is here, it's round and charges stupendously fast

Asus Zenwatch 3 is here, it's round and charges stupendously fast

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Asus has taken the wraps off its next generation ZenWatch. It’s called the ZenWatch 3 and is the first wearable in the series to feature a round case and display.The ZenWatch 3’s round case is built from jewellery-grade 316L stainless steel, similar... >>

Fitbit Charge 2 and Fitbit Flex 2: Release date, specs, price and everything you need to know

Fitbit Charge 2 and Fitbit Flex 2: Release date, specs, price and everything you need to know

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When it comes to activity tracking devices, Fitbit is a name many will recognise. The company already offers a huge number of options and they have just announced two more are on their way.There are currently eight devices in the Fitbit line-up comprising... >>

Fitbit Charge 2 vs Charge HR vs Charge: What's the difference?

Fitbit Charge 2 vs Charge HR vs Charge: What's the difference?

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Fitbit offers several devices in the activity tracking market, from the plain and simple Flex to its GPS sportswatch, known to friends as Surge.The company has recently announced another couple of devices to its line-up however, with both a Flex successor... >>

Fitbit updates activity tracker lineup with new Charge 2 and Flex 2

Fitbit updates activity tracker lineup with new Charge 2 and Flex 2

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Fitbit promised the world it would introduce new devices this year. It's now unveiling two of them.The new Fitbit Charge 2 and Fitbit Flex 2 are activity-tracking wristbands. They are update models, actually. For instance, much like its predecessor, the... >>

Asus ZenWatch 3 to launch on 31 August, going head-to-head with Samsung Gear S3

Asus ZenWatch 3 to launch on 31 August, going head-to-head with Samsung Gear S3

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In the world of wearables, 31 August is going to be a busy day. First of all Samsung pinned a date on its next Gear launch and now Asus has joined the fray, tweeting that it will also be lining up a launch on 31 August, just a few days before IFA 2016... >>

Leak shows Fitbit Charge 2 and Flex 2 in stunning detail

Leak shows Fitbit Charge 2 and Flex 2 in stunning detail

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A new high-quality leak has shown off the unreleased Fitbit Charge 2 and Fitbit Flex 2. The images were published by TechnoBuffalo, and show the upcoming wearables in superb detail. The most interesting of the two new fitness-focused wearables is the... >>

Asus ZenWatch 3 revealed in leaked hands-on pics ahead of IFA 2016

Asus ZenWatch 3 revealed in leaked hands-on pics ahead of IFA 2016

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After originally being spotted on a posting by the Federal Communications Commission, the new, round Asus ZenWatch 3 has broken further cover in a collection of hands-on pictures leaked online.The FCC filing suggested that the forthcoming smartwatch,... >>

Asus ZenWatch 3 is round, likely to launch at IFA 2016

Asus ZenWatch 3 is round, likely to launch at IFA 2016

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An FCC filing from Asus reveals that the next ZenWatch, called the ZenWatch 3, is going to be a round device, moving away from the company's history of releasing square Android Wear watches. For those unaware, devices that use radio communications of... >>

This ring lets you feel your loved one’s heartbeat in real time

This ring lets you feel your loved one’s heartbeat in real time

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If you buy your partner TheTouch's HB ring, you'll always know if he or she is alive and well - no matter where they are.The HB ring works like this: as long as you're wearing the ring, and your partner is wearing one too, you'll both be able to feel... >>

You can pre-order Fossil's new Android smartwatches on 12 August

You can pre-order Fossil's new Android smartwatches on 12 August

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Fossil has said it will release more than 100 connected devices in 2016, including Android Wear smartwatches, two of which will soon be available for pre-order.Those two models, called the Q Wander and Q Marshal, were introduced earlier this year and... >>

Polar M600 could get Android Wear back on track

Polar M600 could get Android Wear back on track

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Polar has launched its very first Android Wear device, and just like the rest of its wrist-worn gadgets, it's designed with the fitness fanatic in mind. And it could be just what the Android Wear market needs to get back on track. With new announcement... >>

Pokemon Go Plus explained: Release date, price and everything you need to know

Pokemon Go Plus explained: Release date, price and everything you need to know

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There are few out there who haven't heard about Pokemon Go, on a basic level at least. It's a global phenomenon that has been covered way beyond the confines of games or tech news outlets.However, as the craze settles and the true Pokemon Go gamers settle... >>

Casio Edifice EQB-500: Watch first, connected device second

Casio Edifice EQB-500: Watch first, connected device second

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Smartwatches have taken a few headlines over the past year, with devices like the Apple Watch offering a whole range of features for when you don't want to be using your phone.The most important thing about the Casio Edifice is that it's a good looking... >>

A Pokemon Go smartwatch app needs to happen

A Pokemon Go smartwatch app needs to happen

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Pokemon Go has basically taken the rulebook and thrown it out of the Window. It's seen huge interest around the globe and really shaken up mobile gaming, by insisting that you leave your house.The biggest downside - apart from the demand overwhelming... >>

Broadsword Spine is the wearable tech to power future warfighters

Broadsword Spine is the wearable tech to power future warfighters

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Soldiers have always had a problem with powering their equipment and with the increasing need for battery-powered kit, BAE Systems has been working on a potential solution. Say hello to Broadsword Spine.The idea behind Broadsword Spine is to make it simple... >>

Philips personal health programmes: A full suite for managing health and chronic conditions

Philips personal health programmes: A full suite for managing health and chronic conditions

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Wearables and health monitors are nothing new: we've seen bundles of fitness trackers, bands, smart scales and more from a variety of manufacturers. Which is why Philips' personal health programmes suite of products is an interesting take on the health... >>

Withings Go review: Tracking on a budget
3.5 stars

Withings Go review: Tracking on a budget

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French company Withings has been central to the activity tracking and health markets for some time. It might not be as well known as the likes of Fitbit, but it has produced some winning devices in the past.Buy into the Withings platform and your options... >>

This is the Gear S2's upcoming software refresh

This is the Gear S2's upcoming software refresh

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According to a recent leak, Samsung is preparing a fresh software update for the Gear S2 smart watch. A collection of images were posted by SamMobile and show a number of welcome new features and user interface changes. Undoubtedly the biggest update... >>

Are these Google's upcoming Android Wear smartwatches?

Are these Google's upcoming Android Wear smartwatches?

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If you haven't heard already, Google is making two Android Wear smartwatches (possibly Nexus-branded), and now a leaked render has surfaced depicting what those upcoming smartwatches might look like and feature.Android Police, which published a bunch... >>

bPay Loop adds payments to your wearable: Garmin and Mondaine confirm support

bPay Loop adds payments to your wearable: Garmin and Mondaine confirm support

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While many have been worrying about whether they can use Apple or Android Pay on their smartphone, bPay has been presenting a number of easy payment options for a number of years. Now it is the turn of wearables, with Garmin and Mondaine both confirming... >>

Google's making two Android Wear devices, possibly Nexus-branded

Google's making two Android Wear devices, possibly Nexus-branded

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It's about time!Google is building two Android Wear devices, according to Android Police, which has published many Google-related rumours lately based on details from "reliable" sources. These upcoming wearables aren't Samsung-made watches, nor are they... >>