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Company behind Apple's original Clock design to release own Apple Watch rival

Company behind Apple's original Clock design to release own Apple Watch rival

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Mondaine is to take on Apple in the high-end smartwatch market with its own Swiss-made device. The Mondaine Helvetica No 1 Horological Smartwatch is analogue in design but links with an app for smartphones and tablets that sends information to the face. The... >>

LG Watch Urbane LTE: All the makings of a 4G smartphone on your wrist

LG Watch Urbane LTE: All the makings of a 4G smartphone on your wrist

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LG has officially unveiled its latest smartwatch ahead of MWC 2015 next week, the LG Watch Urbane LTE.LG will be showing off what it says is the world's first 4G LTE smartwatch at MWC 2015 next week. It has already announced a non-LTE Urbane that connects... >>

Bremont Jaguar MKI and MKII wristwatches show why smartwatches might never be cool

Bremont Jaguar MKI and MKII wristwatches show why smartwatches might never be cool

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Amidst all the hoo-hah and fuss surrounding smartwatches it is easy to forget just how gorgeous a well-made and well-designed conventional wristwatch can be. Bremont certainly hasn't as it has crafted a couple of beauties in collaboration with Jaguar... >>

Pebble Time makes $1 million in just 30 minutes on Kickstarter, smashes record

Pebble Time makes $1 million in just 30 minutes on Kickstarter, smashes record

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Pebble Time, the new smartwatch from Pebble, made a million dollars in funding on Kickstarter in around 30 minutes, trouncing the record in doing so.The previous record was held by The Veronica Mars Movie Project, which raised $1 million (£647,340)... >>

Dazzling LG Watch Urbane shows off strap options in official video ahead of MWC 2015

Dazzling LG Watch Urbane shows off strap options in official video ahead of MWC 2015

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LG has released an official video of its newly designed Watch Urbane, showing off what the next step will be after its G Watch R.Officially announced last week and expected to appear at Mobile World Congress, the LG Watch Urbane is the company's take... >>

Pebble Time arrives to give Apple Watch some serious competition

Pebble Time arrives to give Apple Watch some serious competition

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After several days of rumours, speculation and an accidental official image leak, Pebble is finally ready to show off its new smartwatch for the first time.The Pebble Time is set to take on the Apple Watch and Android Wear devices head-to-head as it's... >>

New colour screen Pebble leaked early... by Pebble

New colour screen Pebble leaked early... by Pebble

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Pebble has unwittingly leaked its own major announcement a day early. The company was planning to official unveil an all-new smartwatch model tomorrow, Tuesday 24 February prior to hands-on opportunities during Mobile World Congress in Barcelona early... >>

Apple Watch taking too long? Android Wear for iPhone is now a thing

Apple Watch taking too long? Android Wear for iPhone is now a thing

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For many Apple iPhone users the coming Apple Watch probably feels like it's been just out of reach for a while. If that wait, or the thought of how much the Watch will cost, is too much there is hope in Android Wear.Developer Mohammad Abu-Garbeyyeh, who's... >>

Pebble has something new to show off next week: What could it be?

Pebble has something new to show off next week: What could it be?

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Pebble is getting ready to announce something or possibly debut something new next Monday, but it's giving the world very little clues as to what that surprise could be, apart from a digital countdown on its website.The smartwatch maker's website has... >>

All-new Pebble tipped: Thinner, brighter and colour

All-new Pebble tipped: Thinner, brighter and colour

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Pebble has a countdown on its official site for what appears to be a new watch, but since that went live little else was revealed. Now reports are surfacing that suggest we can expect a thinner design and colour display.According to sources of 9to5mac... >>

Choose your Apple Watch: All the straps and styles

Choose your Apple Watch: All the straps and styles

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With three different models and a number of different straps, there will be a lots of deciding to do when Apple launches the Apple Watch in April.While the functionality of the watch will be the same across the board, how it will look will vary drastically.... >>

Pebble is now compatible with Android Wear notifications

Pebble is now compatible with Android Wear notifications

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We've not heard much from Pebble recently, but the plucky wearable has just rolled out a new software update for Android users bringing compatibility with Android Wear notifications.With Google pushing its own smartwatch agenda through Android Wear -... >>

Apple Watch had health features cut, this isn’t the watch Apple wanted

Apple Watch had health features cut, this isn’t the watch Apple wanted

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The Apple Watch will arrive to the excitement of many except, it seems, Apple. According to The Wall Street Journal Apple planned to make a watch with far more health sensors but failed to create it in time.According to the WSJ report Apple wanted to... >>

LG Watch Urbane: A classic design twist on the G Watch R

LG Watch Urbane: A classic design twist on the G Watch R

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LG is releasing a new smartwatch - the LG Watch Urbane - a classic reworking of its G Watch R.The Watch Urbane has been designed to look like a classic timepiece, with a metal body and stitched leather strap, resulting in an Android Wear watch that looks... >>

HTC's Petra wearable may come with shoe sensor and GPS but no Android Wear

HTC's Petra wearable may come with shoe sensor and GPS but no Android Wear

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A leaked list of specs purportedly shows what we can expect from HTC's first wearable named Petra.The leak appeared on upleaks where it shows off quite a bit of detail on the wearable. Petra will feature a 1.8-inch PMOLED flexible display with 32 x 160... >>

Man City pioneers Android Wear apps for football updates on your wrist

Man City pioneers Android Wear apps for football updates on your wrist

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Manchester City football club is leading the way for Android Wear devices with a new app that should keep its fans up to date. The CityMatchday Wear app will deliver notifications right to the wrist of its owner.Sure this app is pretty niche, with non... >>

Swatch taking on Apple Watch with wearable you don’t charge

Swatch taking on Apple Watch with wearable you don’t charge

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Swatch plans to launch a smartwatch in three months that'll directly rival Apple Watch.According to Bloomberg, which spoke with Nick Hayek, CEO of Swatch, the smartwatch is described as a colourful plastic timepiece that will work with Windows and Android... >>

Goodbye batteries, skin powered gadgets are finally here

Goodbye batteries, skin powered gadgets are finally here

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Wearables and smart clothing are going to be appearing in huge numbers in 2015 but the problem with them will always be the same – power. Or will it?A breakthrough flexible nanogenerator, revealed at the MEMS 2015 conference last week, could fix power... >>

New Pebble products and software coming later this year, says CEO

New Pebble products and software coming later this year, says CEO

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Pebble hasn't decided to give up just because Apple Watch is launching in two months and Google plans to forge ahead with Android Wear. On the contrary, it's suiting up for battle.Eric Migicovsky, CEO and founder of Pebble, told The Verge that his company... >>

Time is running out to enter the Asus Face the Future Design Contest

Time is running out to enter the Asus Face the Future Design Contest

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Fancy winning an ASUS ZenWatch? What about designing a watch face that will be available to all ZenWatch owners around the world? If you think you've got what it takes then there is still time (geddit) to enter the Asus Face the Future Design Contest.Running... >>

Huawei to reveal tablets and three new wearables at MWC 2015 (updated)

Huawei to reveal tablets and three new wearables at MWC 2015 (updated)

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Huawei has announced its brand strategy for 2015 during a media trip to its head quarters in Shenzen, China, and has revealed the company will be introducing three new wearables and tablets at Mobile World Congress in 2015.A focus will be put on "premium... >>

Apple Watch release date: April, confirms Apple

Apple Watch release date: April, confirms Apple

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Apple has confirmed Apple Watch will ship in April. It didn't give a date, though Tim Cook, Apple's chief, announced a specific timeframe during the company's latest quarterly earnings call."Development for Apple Watch is right on schedule, and we expect... >>

Samsung to unveil round smartwatch with wireless charging at MWC 2015 in March?

Samsung to unveil round smartwatch with wireless charging at MWC 2015 in March?

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Samsung may reveal yet another smartwatch at Mobile World Congress 2015 in March. Unlike its current offerings this watch should be round and charge wirelessly.According to SamMobile sources Samsung's new watch, codenamed Orbis, will come with wireless... >>

HTC smartwatch with Under Armour will arrive at MWC 2015

HTC smartwatch with Under Armour will arrive at MWC 2015

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HTC will unveil its first smartwatch in conjunction with Under Armour, at MWC in March 2015.Sources talking to Pocket-lint have confirmed that a smartwatch will be unveiled at Mobile World Congress, confirming a report from Bloomberg. After plans to make... >>

Watch out GoPro, Apple has plans for its own action camera

Watch out GoPro, Apple has plans for its own action camera

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Apple may have its sights set on the mega-popular GoPro camera range with plans to create its own version.A patent has been granted to Apple for a remote-controlled action camera very like the GoPro Hero range. The patent mentions using a watch to control... >>

You will control Apple Watch with this companion app set to launch in March

You will control Apple Watch with this companion app set to launch in March

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Apple Watch is expected to launch alongside a new app that'll let you control and manage its settings, according to 9to5Mac, which just revealed the iPhone app by publishing a tonne of leaked screenshots.The app, called Apple Watch Companion, includes... >>

Want to see how Apple Watch will work? Check out this interactive demo

Want to see how Apple Watch will work? Check out this interactive demo

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Pipes has launched a website, but it's not just any website. It's an interactive page that demonstrates how the Apple Watch will work.In an attempt to get you familiar with the news-focused Pipes app for Apple Watch, Pipes has created an online demo with... >>

Casio G-Shock GBA-400 gives wrist control over music without going full smartwatch (hands-on)

Casio G-Shock GBA-400 gives wrist control over music without going full smartwatch (hands-on)

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As well as its GPS and radio wave connected G-Shock watch to keep accurate time around the world, Casio also displayed its GBA-400 Bluetooth Smart G-Shock at CES 2015. And while its available from certain retailers in the UK, generally imported from... >>

Casio Edifice EQB-500 proves that Bluetooth watches can look darn cool (hands-on)

Casio Edifice EQB-500 proves that Bluetooth watches can look darn cool (hands-on)

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Ever since its first Bluetooth-enabled G-Shock (GB-6900) appeared at the CES trade show in 2012, Casio has been adding connectivity and tech innovations in various examples of its wristwear. The Casio Edifice EQB-500 is slightly different however, its... >>

Casio G-Shock GPW1000 is world's first watch to receive radio and GPS signals, but is it worth £750?

Casio G-Shock GPW1000 is world's first watch to receive radio and GPS signals, but is it worth £750?

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The Casio G-Shock Gravitymaster GPW1000 is a beast of a watch, built with metal and resin and coming with high-brightness LED lighting and solar charging, but those are not its biggest features.Its highlight specifications include multi-band 6 atomic... >>

Sports and fitness wearables to look forward to in 2015

Sports and fitness wearables to look forward to in 2015

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Sports and fitness is firmly on the wearable agenda, with plenty of new innovative devices launching over the past year. Well, 2015 has a lot in store for those wanting to track, trace and monitor their fitness.From smarter headphones, to smart fabrics,... >>

LG and Audi watch is the first to put webOS on the wrist

LG and Audi watch is the first to put webOS on the wrist

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LG and Audi teamed up to show off a new smartwatch at CES that is the first to run webOS. This could be the start of LG's push for webOS in watches which it already has on its TVs – not a positive move for Google's Android Wear OS then.Until now most... >>

Apple Watch coming March if employee training is anything to do with it

Apple Watch coming March if employee training is anything to do with it

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One of the notable absentees of CES every year is Apple. It doesn't attend and lets others take the limelight for the first couple of weeks each year while it plans its own major events for new products and software builds.The next of those will be in... >>

Beats Solo for £50? Samsung Gear Fit for £70? Grab a bargain as Phones4U tech auction closes

Beats Solo for £50? Samsung Gear Fit for £70? Grab a bargain as Phones4U tech auction closes

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UPDATE: The auction ends today, grab a deal fast.Phones4U has collapsed not too long ago, which is a sad thing, but as the saying goes every cloud has a silver lining. In this case its more metallic, like a gadget. Phones4U gadgets are being auctioned... >>

Guess Connect smartwatch delivers notifications, voice controls and style

Guess Connect smartwatch delivers notifications, voice controls and style

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There's no avoiding the tech juggernaut rampaging across our wrists and Guess is one of the first fashion companies to announce a smartwatch of its own. With Guess Connect, at least, you can get your notifications with style.Guess Connect has come about... >>

Sony goes "fashion" with new stainless steel Smartwatch 3 and designer SmartBands

Sony goes "fashion" with new stainless steel Smartwatch 3 and designer SmartBands

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Sony has followed up its SmartWatch 3 launch from 2014 with a new stainless steel version at CES in Las Vegas, while also teaming up with a number of fashion designers to enhance its SmartBand fitness band.The new SmartWatch 3 model, which will be available... >>

Alcatel OneTouch Watch pictures and hands-on

Alcatel OneTouch Watch pictures and hands-on

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Alcatel OneTouch has just showed off its new smartwatch, aptly called Watch, at CES 2015 in Las Vegas. It looks and feels really great, despite a few disappointing bits.Alcatel OneTouch Watch reminds of Pebble Steel in two ways: the watch itself is made... >>

Polar A300 blends fitness band appeal with sports watch functionality

Polar A300 blends fitness band appeal with sports watch functionality

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Polar has announced the A300, which it describes as a fitness and activity monitor, sitting between the Polar Loop and its more advanced sports watches.So on one hand the A300 will track your steps and alert you if you've been inactive for too long like... >>

You can now use an Android Wear watch to remotely control your Hyundai car

You can now use an Android Wear watch to remotely control your Hyundai car

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If you own a Hyundai car as well as an Android Wear watch, you just got some cool and new integration between the two.First of all: you can now remotely control your car. A new Android Wear version of Hyundai's Blue Link app has just been announced, giving... >>

Alcatel's smartwatch is called Watch like Apple Watch but looks like the Moto 360

Alcatel's smartwatch is called Watch like Apple Watch but looks like the Moto 360

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On top of a new smartphone, Alcatel has announced it made a smartwatch for the first time. It's being marketed as an affordable smartwatch.Alcatel has named the smartwatch "Watch" - just like Apple's Watch - and said it will be available at a "fraction... >>

Montblanc e-Strap lets you upgrade your current watch to make it smart

Montblanc e-Strap lets you upgrade your current watch to make it smart

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The smartwatch revolution is here and age-old watchmakers are fighting to keep up. One new option from Montblanc is its e-Strap that offers a smart screen to put notifications on your wrist while keeping a classic analogue watch.The Montblanc e-Strap... >>

Sony SmartWatch 3 review: Brains over beauty
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Sony SmartWatch 3 review: Brains over beauty

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The latest Android Wear watch to enter the race for your wrist is the Sony SmartWatch 3. As a company in the wearables game since the outset, experience shows in this third generation device. But after previous so-so attempts is it finally a case of third... >>

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
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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,... >>