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Here are the Pebble apps you should download to your watch right now

Here are the Pebble apps you should download to your watch right now

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This year could be described as the year of the smartwatch, but don't believe for one second that Pebble, one of the most popular watches, has fallen behind the competition.On the contrary, Pebble's app store offers thousands of apps and watch faces and... >>

Asus ZenWatch review: Adding a touch of elegance
4.0 stars

Asus ZenWatch review: Adding a touch of elegance

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Of all the Android Wear devices to appear in 2014, we didn't think it would be Asus that landed with the most elegant solution.That's not because Asus can't do design - just look at some of the Zenbook models - but because we expected a low price, high... >>

Coffee texting app lets you avoid awkwardly talking to your Android Wear watch

Coffee texting app lets you avoid awkwardly talking to your Android Wear watch

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If you thought you'd never need another texting app, think again.In order to send messages with Android Wear, Google's version of Android designed specifically for wearables and smartwatches, you are limited to dictating a text or Hangouts reply. It's... >>

Apple Pay confirmed for UK and Europe by withdrawn Apple job advert

Apple Pay confirmed for UK and Europe by withdrawn Apple job advert

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Apple has inadvertently confirmed that it is bringing Apple Pay, its contactless payment system that works with iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, to the UK and Europe soon.In an online job advert for a London-based intern,l which has since been taken down,... >>

Asus ZenWatch on sale in the UK from 23 December for Android Wear fans

Asus ZenWatch on sale in the UK from 23 December for Android Wear fans

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After seeing the Asus ZenWatch at the IFA trade show we were convinced it could be the most attractive Android Wear device yet. After a long wait it's finally being released in the UK.The Asus ZenWatch will be on sale just in time for last minute Christmas... >>

Tag Heuer has been working on a smartwatch for months, eyeing late 2015 announcement

Tag Heuer has been working on a smartwatch for months, eyeing late 2015 announcement

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Tag Heuer is finally taking this whole smartwatch thing seriously.According to Reuters, the company has decided it wants to compete with Apple Watch. It's even mulling acquisitions that will help it leap from luxury watches to smartwatches. Jean-Claude... >>

Netflix notifications can come right through your Android Wear smartwatch

Netflix notifications can come right through your Android Wear smartwatch

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Netflix added social recommendations to its service back in September but only limited to its website, iOS, PS3 and Xbox – now it's arrived on Android including Android Wear.Now that the recommendations feature has been added to Android Wear it will... >>

Apple Watch isn't out yet but that hasn’t stopped pre-orders for Diamond iWatch at more than $30K

Apple Watch isn't out yet but that hasn’t stopped pre-orders for Diamond iWatch at more than $30K

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US jeweller Mervis Diamond Importers has jumped the gun when it comes to the Apple Watch by pledging to sell a diamond-encrusted version after the official release for more than $30,000 (around £19,000).The Diamond iWatch "Watch edition", which the... >>

LG G Watch R2 to appear in March as world's first 4G smartwatch?

LG G Watch R2 to appear in March as world's first 4G smartwatch?

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The LG G Watch R has only just been released and already rumours are starting to fly about its successor, the G Watch R2, which could come with 4G connectivity.According to industry sources LG is already working on the successor to its excellent LG G... >>

Tag Heuer may unveil its Intel powered smartwatch at CES in January

Tag Heuer may unveil its Intel powered smartwatch at CES in January

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Smartwatches are well and truly here with Android Wear in many forms and the Apple Watch on its way. Another level is about to be revealed as luxury watch brands start releasing smartwatches, beginning with Tag Heuer.According to sources of Business Insider... >>

FES e-ink watch can change face and strap to match your mood, just push the button

FES e-ink watch can change face and strap to match your mood, just push the button

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Japanese start-up company Fashion Entertainments has developed a watch with an e-ink face, much like the Pebble, but also with an e-ink strap that can be changed in design to something different at the push of a button.It has now been made clear that... >>

Will.i.am's Puls smartwatch launched in limited numbers, second generation version also coming early 2015

Will.i.am's Puls smartwatch launched in limited numbers, second generation version also coming early 2015

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The smartwatch musician Will.i.am has been touting around, his own i.am Puls, is now available in limited numbers in the US and those interested can apply to get one. It's the watch that he wore on UK show The Voice and publicly unveiled in October,... >>

Sony's next smartwatch could have an e-paper screen

Sony's next smartwatch could have an e-paper screen

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Sony is looking to e-paper for its next smartwatch, it is reported. Even the wristband will be made out of the mono display technology so that it can change its appearance.Sound familiar? Yep, the Japanese FES Watch Pocket-lint wrote about at the end... >>

LaserWatch can burn through objects and is finally a reality, not just for James Bond

LaserWatch can burn through objects and is finally a reality, not just for James Bond

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The dream of a smartwatch is finally a reality so why not a laser watch? Both have featured in films dreaming about the future and now, finally, the laser watch that actually burns objects is a reality.Before you start throwing money at the screen be... >>

Motorola Moto 360 second-generation smartwatch could arrive early next year

Motorola Moto 360 second-generation smartwatch could arrive early next year

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It looks like Motorola wasn't happy with its first smartwatch attempt in the round Android Wear Moto 360. We could see the second generation of Moto 360 early next year. Just in time to tackle the Apple Watch then.The news of a second generation Moto... >>

What is the Geak Watch II and why has it made quarter of a million dollars in funding already?

What is the Geak Watch II and why has it made quarter of a million dollars in funding already?

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It seemed the days of massive crowd funding successes were over, with prospective technology on sites like Kickstarter, Indiegogo and Pozible meeting targets but failing to get the sort of enormous figures products like Ouya, Pebble and Oculus Rift received... >>

Attention app developers: You can now make stuff for Apple Watch

Attention app developers: You can now make stuff for Apple Watch

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Apple has launched WatchKit.Most of you probably don't care about this piece of software, but you should: it gives developers the necessary tools to create experiences for Apple Watch (that fancy new wrist-worn gadget Apple plans to release next year).Apple... >>

LG G Watch R review: Android Wear's new champion
4.0 stars

LG G Watch R review: Android Wear's new champion

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Hot on the heels of the LG G Watch, the Korean company has released a new version of its Android Wear device in the G Watch R. It certainly looks the part too: blurring the lines between traditional watch design and modern smartwatch functions.As the... >>

Apple Watch to launch next spring, says retail head in leak

Apple Watch to launch next spring, says retail head in leak

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Apple Watch is expected to launch in early 2015, though a more exact timeframe of "spring 2015" has just been leaked.Tech website 9to5Mac has posted a transcript of an internal video message that featured Angela Ahrendts, the retail chief at Apple. According... >>

This is what HP's MB Chronowing not-so-smart smartwatch looks like

This is what HP's MB Chronowing not-so-smart smartwatch looks like

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MB Chronowing from Hewlett-Packard seems more watch than smart. And ahead of its launch next week, the first close-up images and in-depth details about the wearable have emerged.HP was thought to be in the running for best looking smartwatch, even outdoing... >>

Android Wear state of the nation: New software, new devices

Android Wear state of the nation: New software, new devices

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Android Wear so far has been interesting, if not really raising itself to "must have" status. As we knew it would, the pace of change is rapid, with the first generation of devices now almost forgotten.There's been respectable change of step in the past... >>

All the Android Wear watches in photos, Moto 360, G Watch R, ZenWatch, SmartWatch 3 and more

All the Android Wear watches in photos, Moto 360, G Watch R, ZenWatch, SmartWatch 3 and more

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Android Wear is out the door and staking its smartwatch claim, recently boosted with Android Wear updates and the confirmation of dates for the latest two devices - the LG G Watch R and the Sony SmartWatch 3 - both of which are available in November.Pocket-lint... >>

Nike and Apple working together on future wearable projects, even after death of the FuelBand

Nike and Apple working together on future wearable projects, even after death of the FuelBand

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Nike CEO Mark Parker has revealed that even though the sports wear brand discontinued its FuelBand fitness tracker earlier in the year, it is still working on ideas for wearable technology products in the future. And they could involve the help of Apple.With... >>

Android Wear first big update: What's new and different?

Android Wear first big update: What's new and different?

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Google has released the first big update to Android Wear, and the software is essentially trying to get rid of your phone.The update includes offline storage for your music, direct Bluetooth pairing, and GPS support. Although these features might not... >>

The Cicret Smart Bracelet puts a touch-controlled projector on your arm. Move over Google Glass

The Cicret Smart Bracelet puts a touch-controlled projector on your arm. Move over Google Glass

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The Circret Smart Bracelet, which appeared on Indiegogo not long ago, has now finished its campaign for funding. The result should be a bracelet wearable that can project a touch-controlled screen onto your arm.The Circet uses a Pico projector to throw... >>

Microsoft Windows smartwatch coming before Christmas?

Microsoft Windows smartwatch coming before Christmas?

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It's been a while since we've heard anything about a potential Microsoft smartwatch here at Pocket-lint, with previous reports suggesting that it would launch one in the summer.That obviously didn't happen, but the latest is that the company could launch... >>

Indie developers able to produce Apple Watch apps too, WatchKit SDK coming in November

Indie developers able to produce Apple Watch apps too, WatchKit SDK coming in November

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Apple has confirmed that it will allow all developers to develop apps for the Apple Watch from November rather than just a select few. The SDK, called WatchKit, will be added to the developer preview programme next month and means that it isn’t just... >>

Apple might stop selling Fitbit devices now that Fitbit won't support Health app

Apple might stop selling Fitbit devices now that Fitbit won't support Health app

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One week after Fitbit confirmed it won't directly support Apple's Health app or Healthkit for the time being, Apple has supposedly decided it will no longer sell Fitbit's popular devices.While it looks as though Apple is strong-arming Fitbit into submission,... >>

Android Wear keyboard created by Microsoft lets you type on the wrist

Android Wear keyboard created by Microsoft lets you type on the wrist

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Until now interacting with Android Wear smartwatches has been done with voice commands. Seeing this isn't ideal in all situations Microsoft created a wearable keyboard for the wrist.Android Wear connects to Android smartphones and allows basic controls... >>

LG Smartwatch teased featuring webOS and Bean Bird himself

LG Smartwatch teased featuring webOS and Bean Bird himself

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LG looks set to unveil a new smartwatch running its quite recently acquired webOS operating system found in its TVs.The popular webOS, after being bought from HP, has made its way onto LG TVs to create one of the most fluid TV operating systems ever.... >>

Pebble is coming to the UK as new update turns it into a fitness tracker

Pebble is coming to the UK as new update turns it into a fitness tracker

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One of the most popular smartwatches, the Pebble, is to go on sale in the UK in the coming weeks at Dixons, O2, Firebox, and Amazon, the company has confirmed to Pocket-lint.The move comes as the company pushes to be the smartwatch to own for Christmas... >>

This smartwatch lasts an entire year on a charge

This smartwatch lasts an entire year on a charge

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If the thought of having to charge yet another gadget puts you off smartwatches, the No-Charge Smart Watch might be for you.As the name suggests this watch won't require plugging in at all as the battery lasts an entire year, it's claimed.The No-Charge... >>

Yes, you can play Minecraft on an Android Wear smartwatch, Gear Live demo is bonkers (video)

Yes, you can play Minecraft on an Android Wear smartwatch, Gear Live demo is bonkers (video)

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Minecraft is playable on a smartwatch and here's proof.Corbin Davenport sideloaded the Minecraft Pocket Edition 0.9.5 APK of the Android version of the game onto his Samsung Gear Live watch running Android Wear OS 4.4W and it works without needing any... >>

Samsung Gear Live review
3.5 stars

Samsung Gear Live review

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The Samsung Gear Live is the company's first smartwatch to run on Google's Android Wear platform, but the third operating system that the Korean company has utilised throughout its sometimes experimental smartwatch campaign. Practice makes perfect after... >>

Charge your Samsung smartwatch using your phone, says Samsung

Charge your Samsung smartwatch using your phone, says Samsung

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Smartwatches are well and truly here with Android Wear leading the charge and Apple's Watch coming soon. But it's just another gadget to charge, Samsung heard you say. That's why it's created a cable that will allow you to charge your smartwatch from... >>

Why have a health and fitness tracker like the rest, get a Death Watch instead

Why have a health and fitness tracker like the rest, get a Death Watch instead

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Most wearable devices are designed to encourage and even help you to become healthier, fitter and, perhaps, lengthen your lifespan. The Death Watch, now available at Firebox.com, does not. In fact, it's a wrist-worn constant reminder of your own mortality.Having... >>

Want to give Apple Watch as a Valentine's present? You might have to think again

Want to give Apple Watch as a Valentine's present? You might have to think again

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Valentine's Day 2015 may come too soon for Apple Watch, claim reports. A retail partner of Apple has allegedly been told that the company is struggling to release it by then.Apple's first smartwatch has been a hot topic of conversation since it was unveiled... >>

Casio G-Shock GBA-400 lets you edit music on your phone from your wrist

Casio G-Shock GBA-400 lets you edit music on your phone from your wrist

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Casio has been releasing G-Shock watches that connect to phones via Bluetooth for years but now it's added more controls to a new iPhone and Android connected watch.The Casio G-Shock Mix Series is a new watch that connect to the iPhone or Android device... >>

Cogito Pop review
3.5 stars

Cogito Pop review

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Cogito is looking to shake-up the smartwatch market with its newly announced Cogito Pop - an affordable, fun and fashionable watch that also offers basic notification from your top apps via four icons on the watch face.Smartwatches are all the rage at... >>

Motorola Moto 360 review
3.5 stars

Motorola Moto 360 review

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When Android Wear - Google's operating system for wearables - was announced, three devices lined up for scrutiny: the LG G Watch, Samsung Gear Live and the Moto 360. Of the three, the Moto 360 was heralded as the best of the bunch, the apple of Android... >>

Apple Watch to cost from $349 but could go up to $5K, says expert

Apple Watch to cost from $349 but could go up to $5K, says expert

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Those of you who are eager to buy the fancy 18-carat gold version of Apple's Watch Edition sometime early next year better start saving your loose change now. It's expected to cost at least a couple of mortgage payments.More specifically, Daring Fireball's... >>

Microsoft OneNote app now out for Android Wear, uses 'OK Google' to record notes

Microsoft OneNote app now out for Android Wear, uses 'OK Google' to record notes

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Microsoft has a launched a version of OneNote for Android Wear devices and new functionality for the OneNote for iOS 8 app, but it hasn't yet announced a version of OneNote for Apple Watch.Starting today, anyone with an Android Wear-compatible smartwatch... >>

Can Tag Heuer bring us a smartwatch we actually want to wear?

Can Tag Heuer bring us a smartwatch we actually want to wear?

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Tag Heuer has expressed its interest in launching its own smartwatch, which could bring about the clash of the old world and the new, and result in a smartwatch you'd actually want. Talking to Swiss newspaper NZZ am Sonntag, Jean-Claude Biver, head of... >>

Intel claims Basis 'Peak' smartwatch will deliver more advanced optical heart rate monitor

Intel claims Basis 'Peak' smartwatch will deliver more advanced optical heart rate monitor

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At the Intel Developer Forum 2014, Mike Bell, corporate vice president and general manager of the new devices group at Intel, took to the stage during the opening keynote and unveiled a sneak peek of a forthcoming smartwatch by Basis. But details of... >>

Jawbone's new Up app will launch for rival smartwatches and wearables later this month

Jawbone's new Up app will launch for rival smartwatches and wearables later this month

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Jawbone has released a new version of the Up activity and lifestyle app, enabing compatible devices - such as an Android Wear device, Pebble smartwatch, Apple Watch, or any wearable connected via Apple's Health app - to join the Up community and experience... >>

The Apple Watch looks far better with a round face, it suits the UI

The Apple Watch looks far better with a round face, it suits the UI

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Apple unveiled its Watch to the world and the world responded with mixed reactions. One was surprise at the fact it wasn’t round as many of the iWatch rumours had suggested. The Apple Watch UI seems made for circles, so a designer has adapted it for... >>

Apple Watch: The fashion industry delivers its verdict

Apple Watch: The fashion industry delivers its verdict

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Apple's approach to the wearables market is decidedly different from other manufacturers in the space and nothing said that more than the company openly courting fashion influencers.But if Apple is to make a success of the Apple Watch, it has to make... >>