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New Balance RunIQ Android Wear smartwatch and PaceIQ headphones are all about runners

New Balance RunIQ Android Wear smartwatch and PaceIQ headphones are all about runners

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The New Balance smartwatch rumoured for sometime is finally here in the form of the RunIQ. The company announced the Android Wear-powered device along with the PaceIQ wireless sports headphones at CES 2017, with availability for both starting in February. The... >>

Casio's WSD-F20 is a seriously hardcore smartwatch, runs Android Wear 2.0

Casio's WSD-F20 is a seriously hardcore smartwatch, runs Android Wear 2.0

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Casio has used CES 2017 to launch a new version of its Android Wear smartwatch, one of the more interesting Android Wear devices to launch in 2016.The new WSD-F20 makes a few cosmetic changes to the original version, but still sticks to the big brash... >>

Garmin Fenix 5 brings fitness finesse in smaller sizes

Garmin Fenix 5 brings fitness finesse in smaller sizes

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Garmin has unveiled a new range of three Fenix smartwatches. For the first time, the Fenix 5 series offers three unique styles and sizes without compromising on the tech and capabilities. The Fenix 5 has a 47mm case, but a new design that makes it more... >>

Swarovski to launch its own Android Wear smartwatch in 2017

Swarovski to launch its own Android Wear smartwatch in 2017

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Jewellery brand Swarovski will announce its own Android Wear smartwatch during BaselWorld in March. And it will have Qualcomm's Snapdragon chipset inside, as revealed by the chip manufacturer at CES 2017.Swarovski has long been associated with tech, with... >>

The Pocket-lint guide to smartwatch etiquette

The Pocket-lint guide to smartwatch etiquette

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We're entering a brave new world. A world where you're not (just) covertly alerted by the buzzing in your pocket, but overtly, visually and audibly by the device on your wrist.The shifting sands of technology bring sweeping changes in social behavior.... >>

Emporio Armani Connected preview: Simple and sophisticated

Emporio Armani Connected preview: Simple and sophisticated

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Fossil has been busy stirring up the smartwatch world, launching a number of devices over the last year in collaboration with several fashion companies. The latest to join the party come from Diesel, Kate Spade and Emporio Armani.Like the other two fashion... >>

Best Android Wear smartwatch 2016: The best smartwatches available on Google's platform

Best Android Wear smartwatch 2016: The best smartwatches available on Google's platform

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Android Wear launched in 2014 with three hero smartwatches - the Motorola Moto 360, LG G Watch and the Samsung Gear Live. These three watches are now obsolete, taken over by fancier models that are far more appealing, far better looking and far more... >>

Google to launch two Android Wear watches in 2017, others also expected

Google to launch two Android Wear watches in 2017, others also expected

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Google is taking hardware seriously lately, as it's now getting into wearables.It's been long-rumoured that Google is developing its own smartwatches, mostly because several Android Wear manufacturers have decided not to move forward with new wrist-worn... >>

Pokemon Go for Apple Watch: How to play and when can you get it?

Pokemon Go for Apple Watch: How to play and when can you get it?

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Apple brought developer Niantic Labs on stage during its iPhone event in September to announce that Pokemon Go is finally coming to the Apple Watch, and now the watch app is finally out.The entire experience is geared toward fitness, since the Apple Watch... >>

Apple Pay unlimited: Where can you use your iPhone or Watch to pay more than £30?

Apple Pay unlimited: Where can you use your iPhone or Watch to pay more than £30?

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Contactless payments have pretty much become the norm and services like Apple Pay and Android Pay have started to become part of everyday life. Unlike when they first launched though, recent updates have meant over half of contactless payment terminals... >>

Nixon Mission review: Surf and snow goes hardcore
4.0 stars

Nixon Mission review: Surf and snow goes hardcore

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The best iterations of Android Wear don't come from electronics manufacturers trying to make watches, it comes from watch manufacturers taking advantage of Google's smartwatch platform. Devices like the Tag Heuer Connected and the Polar M600 achieve... >>

Apple Watch Series 2 freezing problems make Apple pull watchOS update

Apple Watch Series 2 freezing problems make Apple pull watchOS update

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Apple has pulled its watchOS 3.1.1 update after reports emerged of the software "bricking" some users' Apple Watch Series 2 devices.After downloading and installing the update, which was released alongside iOS 10.2, several Series 2 Watch owners noted... >>

DieselOn Time preview: Solid, stylish, smart

DieselOn Time preview: Solid, stylish, smart

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Fossil's latest fashion smartwatch collaborations come in the form of Diesel, Kate Spade and Emporio Armani, joining the existing partnerships with Michael Kors and Danish brand Skagen.Like the Skagen Connected previewed at IFA 2016, the DieselOn Time... >>

Kate Spade Hybrid Smartwatch preview: Fashion and tech in perfect harmony

Kate Spade Hybrid Smartwatch preview: Fashion and tech in perfect harmony

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New York fashion brand Kate Spade is entering the smartwatch world, with a little help from the Fossil Group. The two companies have teamed up to launch the Kate Spade Hybrid Smartwatch, following in the footsteps of Michael Kors and Skagen, both of... >>

Fossil expands smartwatch portfolio with Diesel, Armani and Kate Spade models

Fossil expands smartwatch portfolio with Diesel, Armani and Kate Spade models

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Fossil announced at Baselworld 2016 that it would bring its smartwatch technology to numerous brands. We saw the launch of the Michael Kors Access in September and a preview of the Skagen Connected at IFA 2016, but now the company has shown off its... >>

Pebble is dead and your warranty expired, Fitbit finalises acquisition

Pebble is dead and your warranty expired, Fitbit finalises acquisition

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We first heard the news that Fitbit was on the verge of buying Pebble at the beginning of the month, one week later and the deal has been finalised.However, it's not great for fans of the smartwatch manufacturer.Fitbit has said it's only interested in... >>

Your next Apple Watch could be round, according to leaked patent

Your next Apple Watch could be round, according to leaked patent

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An Apple patent has been unearthed that suggests the company is working on a round version of its Apple Watch. Or, at least, that it has mulled it over in the past year.The patent, titled "Electronic Device Having Display With Curved Edges", shows a circular... >>

Uh-oh! Don’t expect a new Moto 360 from Lenovo any time soon

Uh-oh! Don’t expect a new Moto 360 from Lenovo any time soon

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It looks like Lenovo is throwing in the towel when it comes to Android Wear.The company has confirmed that it will not release a new smartwatch for the launch of Android Wear 2.0, which is expected to launch early next year. Lenovo has already told us... >>

Fitbit is on the verge of buying Pebble for $40 million

Fitbit is on the verge of buying Pebble for $40 million

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The Information has reported that smartwatch and fitness tracking specialist Fitbit is in the midst of a $40 million takeover of smartwatch maker Pebble. If the deal goes through, then Fitbit is said to receive all of Pebble's intellectual property and... >>

Cyber Monday UK smartwatch deals: The best deals online

Cyber Monday UK smartwatch deals: The best deals online

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With Black Friday mostly over, Cyber Monday is keeping the deals coming, so there are plenty of smartwatch deals to be had.With a range of smartwatches being produced by various manufacturers including Apple, Samsung, Pebble and more, there are plenty... >>

Apple Black Friday deals disappointing? Get huge price cuts on Apple kit at KRCS instead

Apple Black Friday deals disappointing? Get huge price cuts on Apple kit at KRCS instead

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Apple hasn't really entered into the spirit with Black Friday this year. Instead of deals across its product range it is offering gift cards. Buy an iPad Pro, for example, and you get a £40 Apple Store gift card - ensuring that any money you would traditionally... >>

The Pocket-lint Gadget Awards winners

The Pocket-lint Gadget Awards winners

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Another year draws to a close but not before we celebrate the finest games, gadgets and other tech treats of the last 12 months in the annual EE Pocket-lint Gadget Awards. It's time to reveal the winners.You have been voting in your droves, along with... >>

Android Wear watches 'confirmed' to get tap-to-pay feature

Android Wear watches 'confirmed' to get tap-to-pay feature

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Google could soon make Android Wear watches a more viable smartwatch option as it looks to introduce tap-to-pay. The feature would let Android Wear smartwatches with an NFC chip to touch on various terminals, such as contactless terminals and Oyster terminals... >>

Toms, the hip shoemaker, now makes Apple Watch bands for charity

Toms, the hip shoemaker, now makes Apple Watch bands for charity

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Toms has announced a lineup of Apple Watch bands.The company, which is behind the popular line of slip-on shoes, said it will provide one year of solar light to a person in need every time one of its Apple Watch bands are bought. The company has a long... >>

The Timex IQ+ Move is a basic fitness tracker in a sleek analogue watch body

The Timex IQ+ Move is a basic fitness tracker in a sleek analogue watch body

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American watchmaker Timex has launched the IQ+ Move fitness tracker, disguised as a regular watch. It can only carry out basic tracking functions, such as distance travelled, number of steps taken and calories burned, and can also track your sleep. Timex... >>

Pebble 2 review: Smart, but not fancy
4.0 stars

Pebble 2 review: Smart, but not fancy

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Before the plethora of Android watches and, eventually, the Apple Watch hit the market, there was Pebble. It wasn't the first ever smartwatch, but it was the first to excite the tech community with its ping-from-phone alerts and apps and was, for a while,... >>

This Tag Heuer Connected Android smartwatch will set you back almost $10K

This Tag Heuer Connected Android smartwatch will set you back almost $10K

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When we reviewed the Tag Heuer Connected smartwatch at the end of last year we were impressed with its abilities but highlighted its £1,100 price as a sticking point for many. Just imagine what we'd have said if we'd seen the rose gold version - the... >>

Gator Watch review: Parental peace of mind
4.0 stars

Gator Watch review: Parental peace of mind

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When do you buy your kids a mobile phone? Age 15, 12, eight? With such hectic lives, perhaps separate lives, being able to keep in touch with your kids on the way home, when at a friend's house, or your ex-partners house, is becoming more the norm.Buying... >>

Misfit Phase is the company's first smartwatch; records fitness and delivers notifications

Misfit Phase is the company's first smartwatch; records fitness and delivers notifications

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Fitness and sleep tracking expert Misfit has launched its first smartwatch, the Phase. On the face of it, it looks like a regular analogue watch but there's a whole load of technology hiding underneath. Best fitness trackers 2016: The best activity bands... >>

What is Apple Watch Nike+ and when can you buy it?

What is Apple Watch Nike+ and when can you buy it?

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Apple and Nike announced in September that they revived their partnership, with the introduction of Apple Watch Nike+ during Apple's Special Event. Now we know when that sports-centric smartwatch will go on sale.Here's everything you need to know about Apple... >>

An amazing look inside the new Apple Regent Street store: Trees, marble and staff galore

An amazing look inside the new Apple Regent Street store: Trees, marble and staff galore

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It's not every day you get ponder life while sat under a tree in a shop on the busiest retail street in London. But that's exactly what we've been doing.We sat under a tree on a comfy cushion inside Apple's new flagship store on Regent Street and we have... >>

Michael Kors Access Bradshaw review: An Android Wear smartwatch you'll actually want to wear
4.5 stars

Michael Kors Access Bradshaw review: An Android Wear smartwatch you'll actually want to wear

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Michael Kors is a fashion label with a huge presence, so when it announces a smartwatch it's a big deal, just as it was when Tag Heuer and Guess did the same.But this isn't just about the tech, it's about the luxury surrounding the tech. The Access smartwatch... >>

HTC could finally be ready to release its first Android Wear smartwatch

HTC could finally be ready to release its first Android Wear smartwatch

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Smartwatches are nothing new anymore, they've been around for a good number of years, but while smartphone manufacturers such as Apple, Samsung, Sony and LG have all produced several models, HTC has remained noticeably absent, until now.There have already... >>

Polar M600 review: Top-notch smartwatch and fitness tracker fusion
4.5 stars

Polar M600 review: Top-notch smartwatch and fitness tracker fusion

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The explosion of smartwatches and fitness trackers has thrown up some real gems and thrown down some real turds, leaving us all to step carefully when choosing a new device. Polar is an established name in fitness devices, one of the oldest, perhaps,... >>

Polar M200 is an affordable GPS running watch with heart rate tracking

Polar M200 is an affordable GPS running watch with heart rate tracking

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Polar has just announced the M200, the latest in its lineup of smartwatches designed for fitness fanatics. The M200 borrows much of the same technology that can be found in the M400 and M600, but comes in at a more affordable price.It doesn't run on Android... >>

Google decided not to release Android Wear 2.0 this autumn

Google decided not to release Android Wear 2.0 this autumn

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Google has release the third preview of Android Wear 2.0 for developers and announced it is delaying the software's official launch for consumers.Earlier this month, reports claimed LG, Lenovo, and Huawei aren't planning to release new Android Wear smartwatches... >>

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... >>

CoWatch smartwatch is the Amazon Echo for your wrist

CoWatch smartwatch is the Amazon Echo for your wrist

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We're only just about to get Amazon Echo and Amazon Echo Dot in the UK for the first time, with the Echo coming on 28 September and the smaller Dot arriving a month later, but US customers have had access to Alexa-enabled devices for more than a year.That's... >>

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... >>

Apple Watch Series 2 vs Apple Watch Series 1 vs Apple Watch (2015): What's the difference?

Apple Watch Series 2 vs Apple Watch Series 1 vs Apple Watch (2015): What's the difference?

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Apple announced a new smartwatch at the beginning of September in the form of the Apple Watch Series 2. This comes in a standard model, a Nike+ model, Hermès model and an Edition model.The new device sits alongside the Apple Watch Series 1, which is... >>

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... >>