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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... >>

Which Apple Watch should you choose?

Which Apple Watch should you choose?

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Apple announced the second generation of its smartwatch in the Apple Watch Series 2 in September 2016. It arrived two years after the original was announced, and 17 months after it went on sale. Along with introducing the Series 2, Apple upgraded the... >>

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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With contactless payment in the UK becoming more popular and services like Apple Pay becoming part of everyday life, a number of shops on the high street have started to allow Apple device owners to pay for things way beyond the £30 contactless limit.Sadly,... >>

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... >>