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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... >>

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... >>

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... >>