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Pebble 2016 line-up: Pebble Core, Pebble 2 and Pebble Time 2 explained

Pebble 2016 line-up: Pebble Core, Pebble 2 and Pebble Time 2 explained

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Pebble has announced a trio of new products that enhance the company's standing in the smartwatch and wearables sector.The first couple are replacement devices for its Pebble and Pebble Time watches. Cunningly titled Pebble 2 and Pebble Time 2, they each... >>

Pebble Core will support Amazon Alexa: Shopping, Prime Music access and more

Pebble Core will support Amazon Alexa: Shopping, Prime Music access and more

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After announcing its near SIM-enabled wearable last week, Pebble has confirmed that the Pebble Core will be compatible with Amazon Alexa, the retailer's voice controlled services.It will be the first time that a fully independent, third-party mobile device... >>

Pebble Time 2 vs Time Steel vs Time: What's the difference?

Pebble Time 2 vs Time Steel vs Time: What's the difference?

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Pebble has announced successors to the original Pebble, as well as the Pebble Time. The company revealed three new devices in the form of the Pebble 2, Pebble Time 2 and the Pebble Core, the latter of which is a fitness tracker.You can read all out how... >>

Pebble 2 vs Pebble Time 2: What's the difference?

Pebble 2 vs Pebble Time 2: What's the difference?

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Pebble has announced a trio of new devices comprising the Pebble 2, Pebble Time 2 and the Pebble Core.The Pebble 2 and Pebble Time 2 are both successors to the original Pebble and the original Pebble Time, but how do they differ from each other?Read on... >>

Pebble 2 vs Pebble Classic: What's the difference?

Pebble 2 vs Pebble Classic: What's the difference?

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Pebble has announced an update to the humble Pebble, its first generation smartwatch, appropriately called the Pebble 2.In many ways the Pebble 2 reflects the Pebble heritage, offering many of the same features and functions. But with a new focus on giving... >>

Pebble is announcing something today - what could it be?

Pebble is announcing something today - what could it be?

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Pebble has something up its sleeve, apparently.That's what the company wants us to think after it sent email invitations to the media with a GIF of the word "OMG" spelt out in LED lights on a circuit board of some sort. The caption with the invitation... >>

Google shows off Android Wear 2.0 update: standalone apps, handwriting keyboard, and more

Google shows off Android Wear 2.0 update: standalone apps, handwriting keyboard, and more

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Google is in Mountain View showing off its latest developments at Google I/O, and it has revealed a major update to Android Wear is on the way.Called Android Wear 2.0, the new software for Android wearables will bring a Material Design-themed overhaul,... >>

Garmin Forerunner 735XT shows that sports watches can be sleek too

Garmin Forerunner 735XT shows that sports watches can be sleek too

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Garmin has unveiled a top of the range running and multisports watch that features heart rate monitoring yet is sleek on the wrist.The Garmin Forerunner 735XT is lightweight and has 24/7 Elevate heart rate monitoring built-in. It also has GPS - after... >>

Watch this smartwatch turn an arm into a touchscreen control

Watch this smartwatch turn an arm into a touchscreen control

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Researchers at Carnegie Mellon University have developed a smartwatch system that uses your arm as a touchscreen.Called SkinTrack and developed by the Human-Computer Interaction Institute’s Future Interfaces Group at the university, the new system basically... >>

Samsung just leaked these official images of the Gear Fit 2 and Gear IconX

Samsung just leaked these official images of the Gear Fit 2 and Gear IconX

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Samsung has accidentally revealed unannounced devicesLeaked images surfaced online last month, revealing Samsung has been working on a successor to 2014's Gear Fit as well as smart wireless earbuds with fitness tracking capabilities, but now both devices... >>

HTC One Wear smartwatch not coming until June, Petra delay reported

HTC One Wear smartwatch not coming until June, Petra delay reported

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The prospective smartwatch from HTC, which has gone under the names HTC Petra and HTC One Wear in the past, clearly didn't appear in April, as suggested in previous rumours and leaks. Instead, it is not said to be launched in the week commencing 6 June.Twitter... >>

Google’s Mode watchbands for Android Wear make it easier to swap styles

Google’s Mode watchbands for Android Wear make it easier to swap styles

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Google has launched a new line of watchbands called Mode.The idea behind Mode is pretty straightforward: Google wanted to offer different styles of watch straps that are easy to snap on or swap out whenever your little heart desires. The first collection... >>

Samsung Gear S3 smartwatch plans leaked, luxury de Grisogono version confirmed

Samsung Gear S3 smartwatch plans leaked, luxury de Grisogono version confirmed

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It might come as no surprise that Samsung is planning a new smartwatch for 2016 and even less so that it will likely be called the Samsung Gear S3. What is surprising however is that one of its partners seems to have let the cat out of the bag early doors.Luxury... >>

New Apple Watch Hermès bands announced, complete collection to be sold separately

New Apple Watch Hermès bands announced, complete collection to be sold separately

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Apple has announced that from 19 April anyone will be able to get their hands on new and previously released Hermès straps for the Apple Watch, as they will be sold individually.Until now the only way to sport an Hermès Apple Watch strap was to buy... >>

Huawei TalkBand B3 added to company's wearables line-up

Huawei TalkBand B3 added to company's wearables line-up

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As well as its new P9 and P9 Plus smartphones, Huawei used its London launch event to unveil a new version of its smartwatch/fitness tracker hybrid, the Huawei TalkBand B3.Like former models, it has a more bracelet-like design to the company's watches,... >>

What is Apple Pay, how does it work, and which banks support it?

What is Apple Pay, how does it work, and which banks support it?

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Apple Pay is a payment system designed to change the way you shop. The company has been leading the way in the effort to move consumers from physical wallets packed with cards to a world in which your iPhone or Watch does all the work.We've combed through... >>

Best Apple Watch stands and docks

Best Apple Watch stands and docks

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The Apple Watch has been out since April 2015 but while there are plenty of options when it comes to case colours, materials and straps through Apple, it only offers one official docking station for holding the Watch. The Magnetic Charging Dock activates... >>

Pebble lays off 25 per cent of entire staff, says 'money is tight'

Pebble lays off 25 per cent of entire staff, says 'money is tight'

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Pebble is having trouble finding its place in a niche market full of big players, and because of that, about 40 employees are getting the axe.The smartwatch-maker told TechInsider that it is laying off about 25 per cent of its staff. CEO Eric Migicovsky... >>

Apple offers 26 new Apple Watch bands: See them all here

Apple offers 26 new Apple Watch bands: See them all here

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Apple is done holding its now-annual spring event in California, where it unveiled a number of new products, including a budget iPhone, more portable iPad Pro, and new Apple Watch bands alongside a price drop for its wearable.Apple revealed it will now... >>

Apple ResearchKit and CareKit: Everything you need to know

Apple ResearchKit and CareKit: Everything you need to know

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Apple wants to turn iPhones from across the world into devices that collect scientific data for medical research. Back in March 2015 the Cupertino company introduced ResearchKit during its Spring Forward event, following that up a year later with the... >>

Apple drops Apple Watch price, unveils new watch bands and more

Apple drops Apple Watch price, unveils new watch bands and more

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Apple is now holding its spring event in California - where it just announced a new price for the Apple Watch along with fresh accessories for the year-old wrist wearable.Starting with the new watch accessories, Apple said it is coming out with a new... >>

The amazingly eye-catching novelty watches of Baselworld 2016

The amazingly eye-catching novelty watches of Baselworld 2016

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Baselworld brings together the world's biggest watch and jewellery makers in a celebration of luxury, in the Swiss town of Basel. Naturally there's a heavy leaning towards the traditions of the Swiss Watch industry, but there's a growing sense of smart... >>

What to expect at Apple's 21 March event: iPhone SE, iPad Air 3 and more

What to expect at Apple's 21 March event: iPhone SE, iPad Air 3 and more

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Apple has issued invitations to an event on 21 March, saying "Let us loop you in".Rumours about a March event have been circulating for some time, and now it's official: we're going to be facing a range of new launches from the Cupertino company.Apple's... >>

Fossil Q analogue watches: Smart in looks, smarter in function

Fossil Q analogue watches: Smart in looks, smarter in function

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When it comes to wearables, Fossil is going for it big time. Not only has the company announced a range of smartwatches under the parent Fossil brand, but it's extending it's smartwatch range across a number of other brands, like Michael Kors, Kate Spade... >>

Michael Kors smartwatches announced, as Fossil wearable onslaught continues

Michael Kors smartwatches announced, as Fossil wearable onslaught continues

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Michael Kors is getting into the wearable biz, with a fashion-centric line of Android Wear watches.The luxury brand is part of Fossil Group, and you might've heard by now that Fossil plans to launch 100 wearables in 40 countries (with support for 20 languages)... >>

Tissot is the latest Swiss Watch company to reveal smartwatch plans

Tissot is the latest Swiss Watch company to reveal smartwatch plans

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For those familiar with Swiss Watch company Tissot, news of a smartwatch might not be so strange. The company has been flirting with smart functionality for some time through its T-Touch models, and has referred to them as smart in the past. At Baselworld... >>

Tag Heuer Connected doing well, new models reported for 2017

Tag Heuer Connected doing well, new models reported for 2017

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You might have up to eight different Tag Heuer Connected watches to choose from by this time next year.Shortly after teasing Hublot would be the next Swiss watchmaker to get into connected watches, the CEO of France's LVMH has announced that another subsidiary,... >>

Hublot might be the next Swiss watchmaker to make connected watches

Hublot might be the next Swiss watchmaker to make connected watches

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If you don't mind paying through the nose for a new gadget, you'll be stoked to learn Hublot is likely entering the smartwatch space.Swiss luxury watchmaker Hublot is currently a subsidiary of France's LVMH. Tag Heuer belongs to the same parent company,... >>

Samsung Gear S2 by de Grisogono is diamond and rose gold level premium

Samsung Gear S2 by de Grisogono is diamond and rose gold level premium

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If you were a fan of Samsung's Gear S2, you're going to love the overhauled version by luxury specialist de Grisogono.The Samsung Gear S2 by de Grisogono is the result of the two companies pairing up to release an ultra premium smartwatch in time for... >>

Best Apple Watch apps to streamline your family life

Best Apple Watch apps to streamline your family life

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With plenty of apps available on iTunes these days, the Apple Watch can potentially revolutionise interactions by extending phone features to our wrist and making them more efficient. And beyond the situations early adopters took their phones through,... >>

Fossil's connected device lineup adds two Android Wear watches and more

Fossil's connected device lineup adds two Android Wear watches and more

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Fossil has said it will release more than 100 connected devices in 2016, so it's no surprise to learn the company has just expanded its Android Wear smartwatch lineup with two new models called the Q Wander and Q Marshal.To put these in context, Fossil... >>

Pebble slashes pricing for Pebble Time and Pebble Time Round smartwatches

Pebble slashes pricing for Pebble Time and Pebble Time Round smartwatches

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Pebble needs to keep consumers interested, especially with so many wearables now flooding the market.The smartwatch-maker has therefore announced deep price cuts for two of its smartwatch models. Starting today, you can get the Pebble Time for $149.99... >>

Mondaine adds PayChip contactless payments to new Swiss smartwatch

Mondaine adds PayChip contactless payments to new Swiss smartwatch

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Swiss watchmaker Mondaine has come out with a new contactless payment technology for its smartwatches.The Helvetica No1 will be the first smartwatch in Mondaine's lineup to be equipped with what the company dubbed "PayChip". The Helvetica watch brand... >>

MyKronoz Swiss-designed smartwatch collection, in pictures

MyKronoz Swiss-designed smartwatch collection, in pictures

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MyKronoz, the Swiss smartwatch specialist whose kit is of course designed in Switzerland, has been at MWC 2016 with its many watches. By many we really mean a bunch.MyKronoz may have come seemingly out of nowhere but the start-up has done so with plenty... >>

Victorinox Cybertool is a smart accessory for your analogue watch

Victorinox Cybertool is a smart accessory for your analogue watch

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Victorinox and Acer have been working together to combine Acer's technology passions with Victorinox's Swiss pursuit of quality, and bring something a little different to the wearable market.The Victorinox Cybertool is a high-tech addition for your Inox... >>

These are the new Guess Connect watches and they are amazing

These are the new Guess Connect watches and they are amazing

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Fashion brand Guess first announced its entry to the world of smartwatches at CES 2015. The Guess Connect took its design cues from the Guess Rigor watch but added smart functionality from Martian.It prioritised being a good-looking, stylish watch with... >>

Omate Rise preview: Full Android 3G smartwatch with carbon fibre for $280

Omate Rise preview: Full Android 3G smartwatch with carbon fibre for $280

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Omate, more well known for children's watches, is making its entrance into the big boys game with an impressive offering. The Omate Rise plans to straddle the boundaries between connectivity, form and price.Omate says the Rise, when it arrives in June,... >>

Haier Watch: Full Android 6.0 Marshmallow on your wrist

Haier Watch: Full Android 6.0 Marshmallow on your wrist

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Haier has shown off its new flagship smartwatch that comes packing full Android OS, dubbed simply, Watch.The Haier Watch, shown off at MWC 2016, is due for release in April priced at €200. Its aim is to offer a high quality build and full Android OS... >>

Samsung Gear S2 Classic 3G to bring card-free eSIM enabled smartwatches to the UK

Samsung Gear S2 Classic 3G to bring card-free eSIM enabled smartwatches to the UK

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Samsung has announced, ahead of MWC, that it will be bringing its 3G enabled eSIM-toting version of the Gear S2 Classic smartwatch to the UK.Not only does this mean a 3G connected smartwatch from Samsung but, more crucially, it's packing the new eSIM... >>

Qualcomm's Snapdragon Wear chipset signs up its first smartwatch manufacturers

Qualcomm's Snapdragon Wear chipset signs up its first smartwatch manufacturers

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Qualcomm recently announced the launch of the Snapdragon Wear 2100, a new chipset that's designed specifically for wearable devices. The company, on the eve of Mobile World Congress 2016, has revealed that the first manufacturers have signed up to use... >>

Pong was made for the Apple Watch, say goodbye to your battery life

Pong was made for the Apple Watch, say goodbye to your battery life

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Apple is all about minimalist design so what better game to put on its super simple Apple Watch than Pong?Pong was one of the first games ever to go mainstream meaning its basic. As such it certainly fits in the minimal design format with its white ball... >>

Which Withings activity tracker is right for you? Go vs Pulse Ox vs Activite

Which Withings activity tracker is right for you? Go vs Pulse Ox vs Activite

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Withings is a company dedicated to helping you live a healthier life. It not only has numerous activity trackers to monitor how much you move, but it also has a sleep system, smarthome camera, baby monitor, blood pressure monitor and Wi-Fi scales within... >>

Snapdragon Wear will give your next smartwatch better battery life and more

Snapdragon Wear will give your next smartwatch better battery life and more

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Qualcomm has announced a wearables platform and new system on chip that could potentially solve a couple of the most common complaints for smartwatches.Many Android Wear smartwatches already use the company's Snapdragon 400 chipset, but the newly unveiled... >>

Reasons why Realifex for iPhone and Apple Watch is the fitness tracker for the mind

Reasons why Realifex for iPhone and Apple Watch is the fitness tracker for the mind

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The online world and devices in our pockets aren’t always conducive to mental wellbeing. The endless checking of social media and always present technology, such as smartphones and, nowadays, smartwatches can make it even harder to find calm in the... >>

17 great gadget gifts for girls

17 great gadget gifts for girls

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There are hundreds of gadgets out there, some much more exciting than others. It could be the latest smartwatch, delivering notifications directly to your wrist, or a quirky external battery pack to keep your devices charged up.Either way, gadgets make... >>

This is HP’s Isaac Mizrahi smartwatch, with Swarovski crystals for just $250

This is HP’s Isaac Mizrahi smartwatch, with Swarovski crystals for just $250

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HP has dabbled in the wearables sector before, but its latest parnership with designer Isaac Mizrahi has resulted in a swish timepiece with more than the touch of bling about it.That's because the Isaac Mizhari Smartwatch Engineered by HP (yep, catchy... >>

HTC One smartwatch could launch in April, alongside One M10

HTC One smartwatch could launch in April, alongside One M10

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Sony has a smartwatch, Samsung has a smartwatch, LG has a wristful of smartwatches, as does Huawei, Asus and a number of others. But HTC doesn't, which seems odd. HTC has been looking to diversify in recent times as its smartphone business struggled... >>

You can finally buy the Apple Watch Hermes online starting 22 January

You can finally buy the Apple Watch Hermes online starting 22 January

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You will soon be able to purchase the Apple Watch Hermes online.Nearly four months after Apple announced its collaboration with the French luxury brand during its iPhone event in September, the Cupertino-based company has confirmed to Fashionista that... >>

Motorola Moto 360 Sport review: Lifestyling sport
3.5 stars

Motorola Moto 360 Sport review: Lifestyling sport

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The second-gen Motorola 360 Android Wear watch has a special edition that's pitched towards sports training. That's obvious enough from its Moto 360 Sport namesake, perhaps bringing some clarity to a segment of wearable technology that's a little muddled... >>

All Samsung smartwatches in future could be iPhone compatible, Gear S2 just the beginning

All Samsung smartwatches in future could be iPhone compatible, Gear S2 just the beginning

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During its CES 2016 press conference, Samsung announced that it will be bringing iOS compatibility to its Gear S2 smartwatch. What's more, during the show it also confirmed to Pocket-lint that that the firmware update and, presumably, dedicated iPhone... >>