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You can now download WatchOS 2, Apple Watch's first major software update

You can now download WatchOS 2, Apple Watch's first major software update

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Apple has begun rolling out WatchOS 2 to the public. It is the first major update to Apple Watch's software.The update brings many new features and capabilities, including the ability to run native apps on the watch itself (rather than the iPhone). Also,... >>

Apple Watch review: 5 months with Apple's smartwatch
4.0 stars

Apple Watch review: 5 months with Apple's smartwatch

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Before it even went on sale the Apple Watch, which some affectionately call the iWatch, polarised opinion around the globe. Six months on from initial launch and it's still up against a multitude of challengers, with the number seemingly growing by the... >>

Apple WatchOS 2 explored: 10 reasons to upgrade your Apple Watch

Apple WatchOS 2 explored: 10 reasons to upgrade your Apple Watch

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Apple has released WatchOS 2, a major update to its operating system that powers the Apple Watch.The new OS, first announced in June but now available for all Apple Watch owners, brings a host of new features to the smartwatch and fixes a couple of issues... >>

Microsoft Band 2 may fix comfort issues with curved screen, flexible strap and more

Microsoft Band 2 may fix comfort issues with curved screen, flexible strap and more

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The new Microsoft Band 2, expected soon, has leaked in render form showing off what we may see appear soon. And it's improving in all the right areas.The problem with the first Microsoft Band, for many, was comfort. The large flat screen and hard battery-filled... >>

Target is giving all 335,000 US employees this fitness tracker for free

Target is giving all 335,000 US employees this fitness tracker for free

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From now on, whenever you go into a Target in the US, you might notice the company's employees are all wearing the same activity tracker. That's because Target has just teamed up with Fitbit.Fitbit makes a variety of activity trackers for consumers, though... >>

Timex launches Metropolitan+ analogue smartwatch to track activity in style

Timex launches Metropolitan+ analogue smartwatch to track activity in style

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Watch manufacturer Timex has announced its first connected smartwatch, sort of. The Timex Metropolitan+ is a classic faced analogue watch with activity tracking technology.The activity tracking is transmitted via Bluetooth to a connected smartphone. This... >>

Apple delays watchOS 2 rollout, not coming today

Apple delays watchOS 2 rollout, not coming today

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Apple will not be releasing watchOS 2 today as planned, the company has confirmed to Pocket-lint. It cites a bug that is taking longer than expected to fix, causing a delay as to when the operating system can be made available. "We have discovered a... >>

Apple Watch Hermes: First fashion partnership creates unique offering (pictures)

Apple Watch Hermes: First fashion partnership creates unique offering (pictures)

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Apple has teamed up with Hermes to create the Apple Watch Hermes for those that want something a little more fashion focused on their wrist.The new variant of the Apple Watch Hermès starts at £1,000 for the 38 mm stainless steel case with the Single... >>

New Apple Watch models available today, Apple Watch OS 2 coming 16 September

New Apple Watch models available today, Apple Watch OS 2 coming 16 September

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Apple has announced a number of new Apple Watch apps that are coming along with Watch OS 2. Plus, two new styles of Watch will be available from later today.Alongside the more than 10,000 apps that are already available on the Watch, Facebook Messenger... >>

Will HTC Halfbeak be firm’s first Android Wear smartwatch or will it just be another HTC Petra?

Will HTC Halfbeak be firm’s first Android Wear smartwatch or will it just be another HTC Petra?

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HTC is once again rumoured to be dipping its toes into smartwatch waters with a device codenamed the HTC Halfbeak.Even though the company has been listed as a key partner for Android Wear by Google in the past, a wearable device has failed to materialise... >>

Garmin Forerunner 25: Running down the price (hands-on)

Garmin Forerunner 25: Running down the price (hands-on)

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Running watches are a common companion for many, but for newbies looking to get from sofa to 5K the idea of spending a small fortune on a fitness companion is unlikely to make sense. That's where the Garmin Forerunner 25 comes in, the company's entry-level... >>

Moto 360 Sport is an athletic lean on Moto's new smartwatch

Moto 360 Sport is an athletic lean on Moto's new smartwatch

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Amidst the announcements for Motorola's new Android Wear devices was the Moto 360 Sport. It's the athletic cousin to the two new 360 devices launched by Motorola.The big difference between this smartwatch and the others is that there is a silicone strap... >>

iHealth Wave wants to track swimming, activity and sleep without using buttons

iHealth Wave wants to track swimming, activity and sleep without using buttons

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iHealth specialises in wellness, rather than simple health tracking. For this reason it's pushing swimming tracking which can be used to recover from injuries as well as enhance fitness. The iHealth Wave is the fitness tracker it wants to help make these... >>

The Samsung Gear S2 watch faces, in pictures

The Samsung Gear S2 watch faces, in pictures

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The Samsung Gear S2 and Gear S2 Classic smartwatches were unveiled by Samsung at the IFA 2015 trade-show. We got hands-on time and managed to snap all the watch faces on offer.Samsung did point out that on certain faces it is possible to personalise the... >>

Runtastic Moment smartwatches show that fitness tracking and style can go hand-in-hand

Runtastic Moment smartwatches show that fitness tracking and style can go hand-in-hand

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Runtastic might be better known for smartphone and smartwatch applications but the Adidas-owned company has been putting its name to hardware too in recent times.There are sports watches, heart rate monitors, even a weighing scale with the Runtastic logo... >>

Samsung Gear S2 Classic hands-on: Ultimate style with all the smarts

Samsung Gear S2 Classic hands-on: Ultimate style with all the smarts

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Samsung has ramped up its design game for the Galaxy S6 already, now it's doing the same with its smartwatches. The Gear S2 Classic is the premium version of its latest Gear S2 smartwatch.Featuring a slimmer rotating bezel than the Gear S2, this is the... >>

Watch the Samsung Gear S2 launch right here, we have the IFA 2015 showcase livestream

Watch the Samsung Gear S2 launch right here, we have the IFA 2015 showcase livestream

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Although Samsung has already unveiled its Gear S2 smartwatch, including the specifications, there's still a lot of mystery about the device and we're yet to see it in the flesh, rather than just press images.It will be shown off for the first time during... >>

Don't touch the watch: LG Watch Urbane Luxe glitters behind glass

Don't touch the watch: LG Watch Urbane Luxe glitters behind glass

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One of the devices we were really looking forward to getting our hands on at IFA 2015, was the LG Watch Urbane Luxe.Recently announced, this limited edition version of the Watch Urbane is rather special. It's 23-karat gold for starters, has an alligator... >>

New Moto 360: Two sizes, sleeker design, but still has that black bar on the face (hands-on)

New Moto 360: Two sizes, sleeker design, but still has that black bar on the face (hands-on)

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This is the new Moto 360 (not the Moto 360 2 as was widely touted) Android Wear smartwatch. It's a sleeker smartwatch than its predecessor, embodying a number of tweaks and enhancements. But it's still got that darn black band at the bottom of the watch... >>

Sony Wena smartwatch moves the brains to the bracelet

Sony Wena smartwatch moves the brains to the bracelet

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At the end of the Sony press conference at IFA 2015 in Berlin, the company's CEO Kazuo Hirai mentioned a new smartwatch it was working on going by the name of Wena. It launched earlier this week on Sony's First Flight crowdfunding platform and it is part... >>

TomTom Spark is a multisports watch with music in mind

TomTom Spark is a multisports watch with music in mind

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TomTom has announced its fourth-generation of sports watch, the TomTom Spark.TomTom's aim is to tackle the problem of what to do with your music when you're working out, so the Spark offers wireless music functions and along with full multisport capabilities.The... >>

Huawei Watch officially priced from €399, now available for pre-order

Huawei Watch officially priced from €399, now available for pre-order

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Huawei has taken to the stage at IFA 2015 to announce that the Huawei Watch is now officially on sale, with pre-orders opening in the US from 2 September. The Huawei Watch, Huawei's first Android Wear smartwatch, was first introduced at MWC 2015 where... >>

Samsung Gear S2: What's the story so far?

Samsung Gear S2: What's the story so far?

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Samsung confirmed at its Samsung Unpacked event in August, in which it unveiled the Galaxy Note 5 and the S6 edge Plus, that the there was more to come in the near future, and then it quickly showed off a round smartwatch.It's no secret that Samsung has... >>

Garmin Edge Explore 1000 wants to take you and your bike off-road

Garmin Edge Explore 1000 wants to take you and your bike off-road

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Garmin's latest Edge Explore 1000 cycle computer is made for tracking data, guidance and to keep you safe too.The Edge Explore 1000 is aimed at touring and adventure cyclists that like to get off the roads and explore paths less travelled. And since that's... >>

Swatch CEO calls Apple Watch an "interesting toy", outlines plans for NFC Swatch

Swatch CEO calls Apple Watch an "interesting toy", outlines plans for NFC Swatch

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In an interview with Swiss paper Tages-Anzeiger, Swatch Group CEO Nick Hayek candidly outlines smartwatch plans for the Swiss company moving forward, while taking the opportunity to call out manufacturers like Apple, Samsung and Sony for their rivalling... >>

Sony SmartBand 2 adds heart rate tracking to the mix

Sony SmartBand 2 adds heart rate tracking to the mix

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Sony has announced a second generation activity and fitness tracker that maintains the core design and abilities of its first, but adds a heart rate tracker to more accurately judge pulse and cardio information.The Sony SmartBand 2 looks almost identical... >>

Intel’s future vision: Robot butlers, fashion wearables, super-fast SSD and RealSense prevail at IDF 2015

Intel’s future vision: Robot butlers, fashion wearables, super-fast SSD and RealSense prevail at IDF 2015

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At the Intel Developer Forum (IDF) 2015 it's all go this year: we've seen automated robot butlers, Fossil unveiling a glimpse of its forthcoming fashion smart wearables, Razer jumping on board Intel's RealSense technology in its new Twitch-friendly camera,... >>

How Intel wants to change BMX and action sports: Accurate trick-tracking could come to pro competitions by 2016

How Intel wants to change BMX and action sports: Accurate trick-tracking could come to pro competitions by 2016

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At a developer forum you don't expect to watch BMX pros front-flipping over a ramp. But that's exactly what we were treated to on the third floor of the Moscone Centre in San Francisco at the Intel Developer Conference (IDF) 2015.And not just "because... >>

Fossil Android Wear smartwatch to arrive October, powered by Intel technology

Fossil Android Wear smartwatch to arrive October, powered by Intel technology

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Intel and Fossil Group announced a partnership in September 2014, and now we're seeing the fruits of that as tangible product at the Intel Developer Forum (IDF) 2015. Yep, Fossil will release its first fashion smartwatch, an as-yet-unnamed Android Wear... >>

Misfit unveils Speedo Shine, the water wearable for swimmers

Misfit unveils Speedo Shine, the water wearable for swimmers

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Misfit, best known for its Shine activity tracker, has teamed up with Speedo to create its first water-specific wearable. The Misfit Speedo wants to make swimming data collection easy.The Speedo branded tracker will not only track swimming but will work... >>

Vector Luna Watch review: Simple but stylish
3.5 stars

Vector Luna Watch review: Simple but stylish

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The Vector Luna Watch isn't your typical smartwatch. Sure, it does everything you'd expect a smartwatch to do – deliver notifications, track your activity, wake you up with an alarm and offer customisable watch faces – but Vector claims those receiving... >>

Samsung watch: The story of Samsung's smartwatches then, now and what's to come

Samsung watch: The story of Samsung's smartwatches then, now and what's to come

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Samsung has been creating smartwatches for years.But only now does it have stark competition from Apple's Watch, LG, Sony, Asus, and others. Can focusing on it's own operating system and adding 4G connectivity (standalone) help it lead the way?We've dissected... >>

This is the Samsung Gear S2

This is the Samsung Gear S2

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Samsung has shown off its first round watch ... via a fashion lookbook.Hours after revealing it will unveil the Gear S2 in September before IFA, Samsung has released images from a fashion-focused photo shoot that show off the new smartphones it announced... >>

Samsung confirms Gear S2 smartwatch launch for IFA 2015 in September

Samsung confirms Gear S2 smartwatch launch for IFA 2015 in September

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Samsung dropped a surprise annoucement at its Samsung Unpacked event where it unveiled the Galaxy Note 5 and the S6 edge Plus. At the end of the presentation, Samsung teased that there was more to come in the near future, before quickly showing off a... >>

Electrolux HP+ wearable concept projects on the hand to make learning fun

Electrolux HP+ wearable concept projects on the hand to make learning fun

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The idea of making the world into a giant game, to help children learn, is far from new – but making it a wearable projector is certainly novel.The Electrolux HP+ is a concept design that's in the runnings of the Electrolux Design Lab competition for... >>

Asus VivoWatch review: Pretty but not perfect
3.5 stars

Asus VivoWatch review: Pretty but not perfect

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Asus is no stranger to good design. Its ZenWatch was greeted with showers of praise when it launched last year and many have high expectations for its successor, the ZenWatch 2, which was announced back in June. It's a company with heaps of potential... >>

Polar made an affordable wrist wearable with an OHR sensor, coming soon

Polar made an affordable wrist wearable with an OHR sensor, coming soon

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Polar has confirmed it is working on a new fitness wearable for consumers, and you can expect it to arrive shortly. The upcoming device will feature a built-in optical heart rate monitor. Keep in mind Polar specialises in heart-rate monitors that you... >>

750,000 smartwatches sold in the UK, but can we trust that number?

750,000 smartwatches sold in the UK, but can we trust that number?

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Ofcom has reported that around three per cent of UK households claim to own a smartwatch.The number, which has been detailed in Ofcom's 2015 Communications Market Report, on the surface shows that people in the UK have embraced the "quantified self" in... >>

Samsung Galaxy S6 edge smartwatch: Ready to drool at these pictures?

Samsung Galaxy S6 edge smartwatch: Ready to drool at these pictures?

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When Samsung completely redesigned its flagship smartphone and came up with the Galaxy S6 edge, it was clear the handset was going to give Apple's iPhone 6 a run for its money. But what about the Apple Watch? Samsung still has a long way to go on watch... >>

Apple Watch Epoca takes decadent to a new level, Russian leader level to be exact

Apple Watch Epoca takes decadent to a new level, Russian leader level to be exact

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If a normal Apple Watch is becoming far too common for you then the Epocha range from luxury maker Caviar might draw your wrist in.Caviar, famed for paying tribute to Russian leaders on modified iPhones, has done it again. The Apple Watch Epocha line... >>

The best looking Apple Watch you’ll ever see but likely never own, in pictures

The best looking Apple Watch you’ll ever see but likely never own, in pictures

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The Apple Watch is a design focused bit of kit. Even for those not that bothered by gadgets it's been something they're hearing about and even want.But the latest variant on the Apple Watch theme has got to be the best yet.The design was done by hand... >>

WIN: Fitbit Flex activity tracker and two IMAX tickets to see Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation

WIN: Fitbit Flex activity tracker and two IMAX tickets to see Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation

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As we celebrate the IMAX cinema release of Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation, Pocket-lint has a Fitbit Flex wireless activity tracker and sleep wristband to give away alongside a pair of tickets to see the film in IMAX’s immersive format at Cineworld.The... >>

Own a Nike+ Fuelband? Here’s how to get money for it from Nike

Own a Nike+ Fuelband? Here’s how to get money for it from Nike

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Nike and Apple have been in court for a while over the Nike+ Fuelband and now have agreed to terms that can make you money.The two-year class action lawsuit was over the accuracy of the Fuelband. While Apple and Nike still haven't admitted fault they... >>

Sony Smart-B Trainer first run: Your Walkman sports coach

Sony Smart-B Trainer first run: Your Walkman sports coach

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Sony is no stranger to the wearable or music markets, it's been a player in both for years and its new device combines the two in a bid to help runners of every level, well, run. The Smart B-Trainer is a type of Walkman, but it has been designed for... >>

Garmin made two heart-rate monitors just for underwater use, called HRM-Swim and HRM-Tri

Garmin made two heart-rate monitors just for underwater use, called HRM-Swim and HRM-Tri

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Swimmers need heart-rate monitors too.That's what the engineers at Garmin must've been saying to themselves months ago, because the company decided to come up with underwater heart-rate monitors. Announced today, the new monitors are called HRM-Tri and... >>