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Samsung is developing a new smartwatch/fitness tracker hybrid

Samsung is developing a new smartwatch/fitness tracker hybrid

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Samsung is developing a new wearable device that will combine "the best bits from Gear S3 and Gear Fit 2". The new device won't be the Gear S4, but an entirely new device that will have some smartwatch functions, along with fitness tracking capabilities.... >>

Porsche Design Huawei Watch 2 is the same great watch, with a much higher price tag

Porsche Design Huawei Watch 2 is the same great watch, with a much higher price tag

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Huawei has officially launched the Porsche Design version of the Watch 2, arriving with a new design and a new, much higher price tag. Huawei Watch 2 Sport review: New tricks and 4G's a hit First announced at Mobile World Congress back in March, the Porsche... >>

Montblanc Summit review: Far from peak performance
3.0 stars

Montblanc Summit review: Far from peak performance

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Android Wear started life in technology companies like LG and Samsung, before it spread its wings and convinced a wider range of brands that this Android-based platform was the ideal way for them to take a slice of the fledgling smartwatch sector.That's... >>

Casio Edifice 501XD continues Bluetooth smartphone connectivity in analogue form

Casio Edifice 501XD continues Bluetooth smartphone connectivity in analogue form

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Casio Edifice has followed last year's Bluetooth connected analogue watch series with a follow-up.Designed in partnership with F1 team Toro Rosso, the Casio Edifice EQB-501, in red or blue fascia detailing, can link with a smartphone to ensure accurate... >>

Samsung Pay comes to Gear S3, use your Samsung smartwatch to make payments

Samsung Pay comes to Gear S3, use your Samsung smartwatch to make payments

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Samsung has today made it possible to use the Gear S3 smartwatch with Samsung Pay, the company's alternative contactless payment method to Android Pay and Apple Pay, in the UK. What is Samsung Pay, how does it work and what banks are supported? With... >>

Intel pulls out of wearables, smartwatch and fitness tracker plans ditched

Intel pulls out of wearables, smartwatch and fitness tracker plans ditched

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Intel was full of beans when it acquired wearables company Basis a few years ago, even telling Pocket-lint that the Basis Peak smartwatch "worked the best" and development on new products would continue apace.However, it has now decided to shut down... >>

Fitbit smartwatch is "on track", waterproof and will offer accurate health measurement

Fitbit smartwatch is "on track", waterproof and will offer accurate health measurement

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Fitbit, the company known for its range of fitness trackers, will release its very first smartwatch later this year. Until now, the smartwatch has largely been subject to rumours and leaks, but Fitbit's CEO James Park has revealed some information to... >>

Louis Vuitton joins the smartwatch revolution with the Android Wear Tambour Horizon

Louis Vuitton joins the smartwatch revolution with the Android Wear Tambour Horizon

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While some will tell you that smartwatches aren't making a huge impact on the world, that hasn't stopped new fashion brands joining the connected party.Louis Vuitton has announced its own Android Wear smartwatch called the Tambour Horizon, which will... >>

Fitbit's smartwatch project hit by staff walkouts

Fitbit's smartwatch project hit by staff walkouts

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Fitbit has been developing its very own smartwatch, and has been buying companies such as Pebble to strengthen its team and to ultimately produce a product that consumers will want to buy. Fitbit GPS smartwatch rumours: Everything we know so far about... >>

Huawei Watch 2 Sport review: New tricks and 4G's a hit
4.0 stars

Huawei Watch 2 Sport review: New tricks and 4G's a hit

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The second-gen Huawei smartwatch, the aptly named Watch 2, arrives as part of the Android Wear 2.0 brigade and, therefore, with more features than its predecessor. The Watch 2 is also available in two finishes: Sport, as reviewed here, for the sportier... >>

Getting fit with the Huawei Watch 2: Phone-free fitness, direct from your wrist

Getting fit with the Huawei Watch 2: Phone-free fitness, direct from your wrist

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Whether you're hitting the pavement, working it in the gym or going for a cycle, tracking your exercise sessions allows you to monitor your progressing fitness levels and gives you serious, irrefutable bragging rights over your mates when you break their... >>

Customising the Huawei Watch 2: Straps, colours and faces for perfect personalisation

Customising the Huawei Watch 2: Straps, colours and faces for perfect personalisation

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A smartwatch is a more personal gadget than many of the other devices in your tech arsenal. Getting a smartphone or pair of headphones that fit your unique needs and individual style is key, but a smartwatch like the Huawei Watch 2 takes tech personalisation... >>

How the Huawei P10 Plus and Watch 2 make light work of a busy day

How the Huawei P10 Plus and Watch 2 make light work of a busy day

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A lot happens in any given day. From fitness, to work, to social engagements and entertainment - we rely on our technology to get us through the connected world more than ever before.With the Huawei P10 Plus in pocket and Huawei Watch 2 strapped to wrist... >>

How Android Wear 2.0 puts the Huawei Watch 2 ahead of the competition

How Android Wear 2.0 puts the Huawei Watch 2 ahead of the competition

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The Huawei Watch 2 is one of the first smartwatches to run Google's Android Wear 2.0 software direct from the box. This gives the watch a distinct edge over the competition, offering a mass of features many of its rivals don't have.These are meaningful... >>

Who needs a phone with the Huawei Watch 2?

Who needs a phone with the Huawei Watch 2?

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We all love our smartphones, but it's time to become less reliant on them.No, don't worry, we're not going to start acting like your mum, telling you to put down your phone and go outside every once in a while. But how about switching up your tech addiction... >>

Apple Watch major software update: What's new in WatchOS 4?

Apple Watch major software update: What's new in WatchOS 4?

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Apple has announced the latest version of WatchOS.Called WatchOS 4, it'll replace WatchOS 3 and is meant for Apple Watch. It debuted at Apple's Worldwide Developers Conference in June 2017. It's a significant update that brings new watch faces, including... >>

Apple unveils watchOS 4, new Toy Story faces and much more

Apple unveils watchOS 4, new Toy Story faces and much more

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Apple has revealed some of the new features coming to Apple Watch when watchOS 4 is released later this year.During its Worldwide Developers Conference in San Jose, the Cupertino company explained that there will be new watch faces, including a Siri Watch... >>

Misfit now lets you fully customise your wearable before you buy it

Misfit now lets you fully customise your wearable before you buy it

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Remember Moto Maker? Well, Misfit has a similar tool for its devices.Motorola launched an online tool in 2013 that allowed customers to customise the look of their Moto X phones. We reviewed it and loved the experience. Now, taking a page from Motorola's... >>

Casio WSD-F20 review: The best Android Wear sports watch for outdoor activities
4.0 stars

Casio WSD-F20 review: The best Android Wear sports watch for outdoor activities

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Last year, Casio took the wraps off its first Android Wear watch aimed at active outdoors people: the WSD-F10. Although it never officially made its way over to the UK, the watch was clearly aimed to offer something that hadn't really existed before.For... >>

When is Android Wear 2.0 coming to my smartwatch?

When is Android Wear 2.0 coming to my smartwatch?

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Google is in the midst of rolling out Android Wear 2.0 to many smartwatches on the market.It has released three major updates to Android Wear in the past two years. In Android Wear 2.0, you get a design overhaul, standalone apps, improvements to watch... >>

These Apple Watch bands from Nike were made to match your trainers

These Apple Watch bands from Nike were made to match your trainers

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Nike has catered to Apple fans once again.The company, which has a long history of working with Apple and even recently partnered with the company to create a specific version of the Apple Watch for runners, has unveiled a new collection of Apple Watch... >>

Is Apple testing an Apple Watch device that tracks blood sugar?

Is Apple testing an Apple Watch device that tracks blood sugar?

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Tim Cook is reportedly testing a yet-to-be-announced Apple Watch accessory aimed at people with diabetes.According to a report from CNBC, which cited anonymous sources, Apple's chief executive has been wearing a prototype glucose tracker that pairs with... >>

Asus might never make another ZenWatch Android Wear watch

Asus might never make another ZenWatch Android Wear watch

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Remember the Asus ZenWatch line? Well, it could be done for good.Asus's first ZenWatch debuted in 2014, and it was followed a year later by the ZenWatch 2, both of which are square. Then, in 2016, ASUS released the ZenWatch 3 with a round-face. But don't... >>

Fitbit's GPS smartwatch 'Project Higgs' fully revealed in photo leak

Fitbit's GPS smartwatch 'Project Higgs' fully revealed in photo leak

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Fitbit is working on its first official GPS smartwatch - and it looks a lot like an existing Fitbit watch.Fitbit, which dominates the activity tracker space and has been buying up smaller smartwatch firms in recent years, currently sells one connected... >>

Acer Leap Ware preview: More a limp than a leap

Acer Leap Ware preview: More a limp than a leap

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When Acer CEO Jason Chen showed off the company's latest wearable, the Leap Ware, at Acer's annual conference, the slender looking wrist-wearable looked as though it had promise.That's often been the case with Acer wearables, however, with the majority... >>

Acer Leap Ware fitness watch offers plenty of features and sensors for a reasonable €139

Acer Leap Ware fitness watch offers plenty of features and sensors for a reasonable €139

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Acer has announced a smart fitness watch that is packed with tracking sensors yet looks more like a standard wristwatch.The Acer Leap Ware has a circular 1.6-inch screen covered in Corning Gorilla Glass SR+. It is also IPX7 water resistant, which will... >>

5 reasons to buy the awesome Garmin Fenix 5

5 reasons to buy the awesome Garmin Fenix 5

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There’s a reason Garmin watches are so popular among sports and outdoor enthusiasts. Their devices are tailor-made for the active people on the planet. The ones who climb mountains, run marathons, swim across lakes and snowboard down slopes.The company’s... >>

Apple and Nike made a new Apple Watch called NikeLab and it's limited

Apple and Nike made a new Apple Watch called NikeLab and it's limited

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Apple and Nike have made a new, limited-edition version of the Apple Watch Nike+ watch.Nike has announced that it partnered with Apple to create a Apple Watch Nike+ that combines a Space Grey Apple Watch Series 2 aluminium case with a black and white... >>

Garmin Fenix 5 review: Smart sports watches don't come better than this
5.0 stars

Garmin Fenix 5 review: Smart sports watches don't come better than this

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If you're an avid runner or cyclist, there's a good chance that either you or someone you know well is sporting a Garmin watch. Over the past few years, the company's reputation for building the best sports-tracking wearables has grown.With the Fenix... >>

Fitbit delays launch of GPS smartwatch and wireless headphones until autumn

Fitbit delays launch of GPS smartwatch and wireless headphones until autumn

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Fitbit is working on its first official smartwatch, but don't expect it until this autumn.According to Yahoo Finance, Fitbit's upcoming smartwatch, as well as an upcoming pair of Bluetooth headphones, have been delayed due to production challenges related... >>

ZTE Quartz offers Android Wear 2.0 and 3G, but it's only for T-Mobile

ZTE Quartz offers Android Wear 2.0 and 3G, but it's only for T-Mobile

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ZTE is officially getting into the Android Wear game.The company has unveiled the Quartz and said it will be available online from 14 April or from 21 April via T-Mobile for just $192 (about £154). It features a round 1.4-inch AMOLED display, 768MB RAM,... >>

New Balance RunIQ review: Runs into some hurdles
3.0 stars

New Balance RunIQ review: Runs into some hurdles

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There has been something of an interesting shift in the Android Wear watch market over the past year to 18 months. Traditional companies are seemingly approaching the product category with more hesitation, while fashion companies like Tag Heuer, Guess,... >>

Pebble app update allows watches to (kind of) still work after Fitbit sale

Pebble app update allows watches to (kind of) still work after Fitbit sale

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Fitbit acquired Pebble late last year, and ever since then, Pebble owners have been wondering what will happen to their watches.At the time, Pebble said devices would continue to work as normal with no immediate changes to the Pebble user experience,... >>

Tag Heuer Connected Modular 45 vs Tag Heuer Connected 46: What's the difference?

Tag Heuer Connected Modular 45 vs Tag Heuer Connected 46: What's the difference?

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Tag Heuer has a new Connected watch, bringing some innovation to smartwatches with the introduction of modularity.It looks very much like the previous Connected 46 watch, with both offering a sporty style and firmly placed in the luxury segment of the... >>

Whoops! Google delays Android Wear 2.0 update due to software bug

Whoops! Google delays Android Wear 2.0 update due to software bug

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Have you been anxiously checking our list of when Android Wear 2.0 will arrive for your device?Well, we have some bad news: Google just confirmed the availability of its second iteration of Android Wear has been delayed, thanks to a tricky software bug... >>

Samsung's future smartwatch could have world's first rotary dial flexible display

Samsung's future smartwatch could have world's first rotary dial flexible display

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Samsung has filed a patent for a smartwatch with a second, flexible display on the rotary dial going around the outer edge. It would be the first display of its kind to be fitted to a watch, but since it is just a patent for now, we have to take the likelihood... >>

Connected watches of Baselworld 2017: From hybrid to smart in all shapes and sizes

Connected watches of Baselworld 2017: From hybrid to smart in all shapes and sizes

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Baselworld is a politely divided show. On one hand you have the most exquisite watches ever made, you have heritage and tradition, craftsmanship and some very expensive results.On the other hand, you have a movement to upgrade the watch into something... >>

Hugo Boss, Tommy Hilfiger reveal new Android Wear 2.0 watches

Hugo Boss, Tommy Hilfiger reveal new Android Wear 2.0 watches

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Six months ago it seemed like we shouldn't expect  new Android Wear hardware, but now, there are several companies announcing watches, with the latest being fashion brands Hugo Boss and Tommy Hilfiger.While at Baselworld 2017, they introduced two Android... >>

These are the Samsung Gear S3 smartwatches you'll never own

These are the Samsung Gear S3 smartwatches you'll never own

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Samsung is attending Baselworld in Switzerland this year to illustrate the connection it has, as a tech manufacturer, with the watch industry. And to prove that point has created three concept timepieces based on the Gear S3 - albeit with very different... >>

Samsung quietly announces Gear S3 Classic watch with LTE connectivity

Samsung quietly announces Gear S3 Classic watch with LTE connectivity

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Samsung has given 4G LTE connectivity to its Gear S3 Classic.The original S3 Classic only offered Wi-Fi and Bluetooth, leaving LTE just for the S3 Frontier model. Samsung hasn't announced pricing or a release date, but it did confirm you will be able... >>

Casio Pro Trek Smart WSD-F20 UK price confirmed as £450

Casio Pro Trek Smart WSD-F20 UK price confirmed as £450

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Casio didn't bring the first Android Wear watch it launched - the WSD-F10 - to the UK, but we've now had it confirmed that the new version will be coming to the UK.Casio confirmed at Baselworld 2017 that the new Pro-Trek Smart WSD-F20 model will be... >>

Tory Burch Collins hybrid smartwatch coming for Christmas 2017

Tory Burch Collins hybrid smartwatch coming for Christmas 2017

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Like many fashion labels these days, Tory Burch is entering the smartwatch market. It is to release a hybrid device - analogue with smart features - at the end of the year.Made by the Fossil Group, the Tory Burch Collins hybrid smartwatch is based on... >>

Diesel enters smartwatch market with a bang, with Diesel On oversized Android Wear 2.0 device

Diesel enters smartwatch market with a bang, with Diesel On oversized Android Wear 2.0 device

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Diesel is finally entering the smartwatch field. The fashion label has dabbled in hybrid, connected watches and trackers in recent times but will now release its own Android Wear 2.0 smartwatch in collaboration with the Fossil Group.Its first watch will... >>

Fossil bets the house on smartwatches and hybrids, adds Instagram watch faces for 2017

Fossil bets the house on smartwatches and hybrids, adds Instagram watch faces for 2017

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With the Baselworld watch trade show in Switzerland now in full swing, we fully expect plenty of Android Wear 2.0 and other connected smartwatches to be announced. Most of them will come from the Fossil Group, it seems.Fossil has its own-branded smartwatches,... >>

Casio Pro Trek WSD-F20S takes Android Wear 2.0 to an even tougher level

Casio Pro Trek WSD-F20S takes Android Wear 2.0 to an even tougher level

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It's Baselworld this week, the world's biggest watch trade show being held in Switzerland, so we expect to be inundated with smartwatch launches.Casio, for example, has announced a more rugged, luxury version of its WSD-F20 we saw at CES in January.The... >>

Guess Connect smartwatch gets an Android Wear 2.0 refresh

Guess Connect smartwatch gets an Android Wear 2.0 refresh

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Guess has announced it will be launching an updated version of its Connect smartwatch at Baselworld 2017, which starts on 23 March.The new version will run on Android Wear 2.0 as opposed to Martian on the old model, and will use Qualcomm's new Snapdragon... >>

Luxury Swiss watch brand Gc enters Android Wear 2.0 market with Gc Connect

Luxury Swiss watch brand Gc enters Android Wear 2.0 market with Gc Connect

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With the watch trade show Baselworld taking place in Switzerland this week, we fully expect many luxury timepiece brands to announce new smart devices; some for the first time.Swiss luxury watch manufacturer Gc is among those, with an announcement that... >>

Swatch is developing its own smartwatch platform, avoiding the lure of Android Wear

Swatch is developing its own smartwatch platform, avoiding the lure of Android Wear

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Swatch is looking to enter the smartwatch market using its own platform, the company confirmed in an interview on 16 March, choosing not to follow suit and use Google's Android Wear as a number of rivals have done.Company CEO Nick Hayek confirmed the... >>

Montblanc takes on Tag with new Android Wear 2.0 smartwatch

Montblanc takes on Tag with new Android Wear 2.0 smartwatch

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The Montblanc Summit is the latest Android Wear 2.0 smartwatch to launch, but it's not just your average wrist-worn gadget.It's made from luxury materials, like stainless steel and titanium, with a curved sapphire crystal display. It's meant for fashion-minded... >>

Tech meets fashion: 6 of the most stylish smartwatches

Tech meets fashion: 6 of the most stylish smartwatches

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The worlds of fashion and tech are becoming more and more entwined. The collaborations that happen during fashion week are just the tip of the iceberg though, with numerous devices taking a fashion spin.It's smartwatches that have seen one of the biggest... >>