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Don't touch the watch: LG Watch Urbane Luxe glitters behind glass

Don't touch the watch: LG Watch Urbane Luxe glitters behind glass

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One of the devices we were really looking forward to getting our hands on at IFA 2015, was the LG Watch Urbane Luxe.Recently announced, this limited edition version of the Watch Urbane is rather special. It's 23-karat gold for starters, has an alligator... >>

New Moto 360: Two sizes, sleeker design, but still has that black bar on the face (hands-on)

New Moto 360: Two sizes, sleeker design, but still has that black bar on the face (hands-on)

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This is the new Moto 360 (not the Moto 360 2 as was widely touted) Android Wear smartwatch. It's a sleeker smartwatch than its predecessor, embodying a number of tweaks and enhancements. But it's still got that darn black band at the bottom of the watch... >>

Sony Wena smartwatch moves the brains to the bracelet

Sony Wena smartwatch moves the brains to the bracelet

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At the end of the Sony press conference at IFA 2015 in Berlin, the company's CEO Kazuo Hirai mentioned a new smartwatch it was working on going by the name of Wena. It launched earlier this week on Sony's First Flight crowdfunding platform and it is part... >>

Huawei Watch officially priced from €399, now available for pre-order

Huawei Watch officially priced from €399, now available for pre-order

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Huawei has taken to the stage at IFA 2015 to announce that the Huawei Watch is now officially on sale, with pre-orders opening in the US from 2 September. The Huawei Watch, Huawei's first Android Wear smartwatch, was first introduced at MWC 2015 where... >>

Samsung Gear S2: What's the story so far?

Samsung Gear S2: What's the story so far?

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Samsung confirmed at its Samsung Unpacked event in August, in which it unveiled the Galaxy Note 5 and the S6 edge Plus, that the there was more to come in the near future, and then it quickly showed off a round smartwatch.It's no secret that Samsung has... >>

Your iPhone will now work with Android Wear: Here's what you need to know

Your iPhone will now work with Android Wear: Here's what you need to know

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Those of you who own an iPhone and want to own a smartwatch other than Apple Watch will be overjoyed to learn that Google has heard your woes and made Android Wear compatible with iPhone.That's right. Your iPhone will now work with any Android Wear watch.... >>

Swatch CEO calls Apple Watch an "interesting toy", outlines plans for NFC Swatch

Swatch CEO calls Apple Watch an "interesting toy", outlines plans for NFC Swatch

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In an interview with Swiss paper Tages-Anzeiger, Swatch Group CEO Nick Hayek candidly outlines smartwatch plans for the Swiss company moving forward, while taking the opportunity to call out manufacturers like Apple, Samsung and Sony for their rivalling... >>

Apple Watch smart bands that connect to watch's hidden port might launch in 2016

Apple Watch smart bands that connect to watch's hidden port might launch in 2016

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Apple might be working on new accessories for the Apple Watch. They're described as "smart bands" and could launch by next year.A Czech website has claimed the Cupertino-based company plans to announce new bands that plug into the hidden data port on... >>

Android Wear can now Google Translate your conversations: This is how it works

Android Wear can now Google Translate your conversations: This is how it works

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The world is a big place, and it's filled with people who speak many, many different languages. That can sometimes cause problems for you should you want to travel or even strike up a conversation with someone new. You never know if someone will understand... >>

Intel’s future vision: Robot butlers, fashion wearables, super-fast SSD and RealSense prevail at IDF 2015

Intel’s future vision: Robot butlers, fashion wearables, super-fast SSD and RealSense prevail at IDF 2015

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At the Intel Developer Forum (IDF) 2015 it's all go this year: we've seen automated robot butlers, Fossil unveiling a glimpse of its forthcoming fashion smart wearables, Razer jumping on board Intel's RealSense technology in its new Twitch-friendly camera,... >>

Fossil Android Wear smartwatch to arrive October, powered by Intel technology

Fossil Android Wear smartwatch to arrive October, powered by Intel technology

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Intel and Fossil Group announced a partnership in September 2014, and now we're seeing the fruits of that as tangible product at the Intel Developer Forum (IDF) 2015. Yep, Fossil will release its first fashion smartwatch, an as-yet-unnamed Android Wear... >>

Vector Luna Watch review: Simple but stylish
3.5 stars

Vector Luna Watch review: Simple but stylish

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The Vector Luna Watch isn't your typical smartwatch. Sure, it does everything you'd expect a smartwatch to do – deliver notifications, track your activity, wake you up with an alarm and offer customisable watch faces – but Vector claims those receiving... >>

Samsung watch: The story of Samsung's smartwatches then, now and what's to come

Samsung watch: The story of Samsung's smartwatches then, now and what's to come

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Samsung has been creating smartwatches for years.But only now does it have stark competition from Apple's Watch, LG, Sony, Asus, and others. Can focusing on it's own operating system and adding 4G connectivity (standalone) help it lead the way?We've dissected... >>

This is the Samsung Gear S2

This is the Samsung Gear S2

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Samsung has shown off its first round watch ... via a fashion lookbook.Hours after revealing it will unveil the Gear S2 in September before IFA, Samsung has released images from a fashion-focused photo shoot that show off the new smartphones it announced... >>

Samsung confirms Gear S2 smartwatch launch for IFA 2015 in September

Samsung confirms Gear S2 smartwatch launch for IFA 2015 in September

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Samsung dropped a surprise annoucement at its Samsung Unpacked event where it unveiled the Galaxy Note 5 and the S6 edge Plus. At the end of the presentation, Samsung teased that there was more to come in the near future, before quickly showing off a... >>

750,000 smartwatches sold in the UK, but can we trust that number?

750,000 smartwatches sold in the UK, but can we trust that number?

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Ofcom has reported that around three per cent of UK households claim to own a smartwatch.The number, which has been detailed in Ofcom's 2015 Communications Market Report, on the surface shows that people in the UK have embraced the "quantified self" in... >>

Samsung Galaxy S6 edge smartwatch: Ready to drool at these pictures?

Samsung Galaxy S6 edge smartwatch: Ready to drool at these pictures?

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When Samsung completely redesigned its flagship smartphone and came up with the Galaxy S6 edge, it was clear the handset was going to give Apple's iPhone 6 a run for its money. But what about the Apple Watch? Samsung still has a long way to go on watch... >>

Apple Watch Epoca takes decadent to a new level, Russian leader level to be exact

Apple Watch Epoca takes decadent to a new level, Russian leader level to be exact

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If a normal Apple Watch is becoming far too common for you then the Epocha range from luxury maker Caviar might draw your wrist in.Caviar, famed for paying tribute to Russian leaders on modified iPhones, has done it again. The Apple Watch Epocha line... >>

This Swiss timepiece lets you attach an Apple Watch to make a double-sided watch

This Swiss timepiece lets you attach an Apple Watch to make a double-sided watch

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What's better than an Apple Watch? A double-sided Apple Watch. No? Just us?Well, it doesn't matter anyway, because such a thing doesn't exist. However, California-based Nico Gerard has launched a new luxury timepiece that lets you attach an Apple Watch... >>

The best looking Apple Watch you’ll ever see but likely never own, in pictures

The best looking Apple Watch you’ll ever see but likely never own, in pictures

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The Apple Watch is a design focused bit of kit. Even for those not that bothered by gadgets it's been something they're hearing about and even want.But the latest variant on the Apple Watch theme has got to be the best yet.The design was done by hand... >>

HSBC comes to Apple Pay in the UK, better late than never

HSBC comes to Apple Pay in the UK, better late than never

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HSBC has joined the ranks of UK banks taking part in Apple Pay.Initially HSBC wasn't appearing as a partner of Apple when Apple Pay launched in the UK. Following a lot of bad reactions on Twitter the bank has now announced it will be available on Apple... >>

Three Peaks Challenge: How well did Apple, Asus, Fitbit, Misfit and Withings track our activity?

Three Peaks Challenge: How well did Apple, Asus, Fitbit, Misfit and Withings track our activity?

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The Pocket-lint team recently completed the Three Peaks Challenge within a 24 hour period, climbing the three highest peaks in Scotland, England and Wales over the weekend of 11-12 July.It was a tough challenge, with the weather very much against us when... >>

Latest Samsung Gear A leak fully reveals what the round smartwatch has for specs

Latest Samsung Gear A leak fully reveals what the round smartwatch has for specs

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A new spec leak has revealed that the Samsung Gear A is still happening, still round, and still very much an exciting wearable.It's no secret at this point that Samsung has another smartwatch in the works. It's purportedly codenamed Samsung Orbis, but... >>

Android Wear to embrace interactive watch faces and watch-to-watch communications

Android Wear to embrace interactive watch faces and watch-to-watch communications

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Under increased competition from rival smartwatch styles and operating systems, such as the Apple Watch and the Pebble Time, Google plans to update its Android Wear platform to include some interesting new features.After wading through a leaked document,... >>

Pebble Time review: A smartwatch stepping stone
4.0 stars

Pebble Time review: A smartwatch stepping stone

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When Pebble announced its second-generation smartwatch it became the most successful Kickstarter project ever, smashing all records and reaping $1 million in just 30 minutes of the funding round starting.The Pebble Time, and the subsequently unveiled... >>

Withings Activité and Activité Pop now offer automatic swim tracking

Withings Activité and Activité Pop now offer automatic swim tracking

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Withings has announced that swim tracking is now available on the Activité and the Activité Pop.Just in time for the summer to start here in the UK, the stylish activity trackers from Withings are, according to the company, the first devices to automatically... >>

Hyundai now lets you voice control its cars remotely with Apple Watch

Hyundai now lets you voice control its cars remotely with Apple Watch

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If you own a Hyundai car and an Apple Watch, you just got some new functionality between the two: the ability to remotely control your vehicle from your wrist.The Android Wear version of the Hyundai's Blue Link app, which launched earlier this year, allowed... >>

Honor Band Zero offers minimalist design, life tracking features

Honor Band Zero offers minimalist design, life tracking features

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Honor, the spin-out brand of Huawei, has revealed the Honor Band Zero via Twitter. The new wearable offers a minimalist design, with a strap that's reminiscent of Apple's classic buckle for Apple Watch.Honor doesn't give away much in the tweet - appearing... >>

Shopping with Apple Pay and Eddy Cue

Shopping with Apple Pay and Eddy Cue

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Apple Pay is coming to the UK in July, and while it's been available in the US for some time, Pocket-lint wanted to find out first hand what it is like to use your phone, or watch, to buy things in store rather than your cards.And so who better to show... >>

The flexible battery is here, soon your watch strap will be a power supply

The flexible battery is here, soon your watch strap will be a power supply

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Flexible batteries are coming, wearables demand it. But will the first to arrive be built from the ancient Japanese art of Kirigami?Much like Origami the art of Kirigami involves cutting and folding of paper. When applied to batteries this results in... >>

Apple Watch available to pick up in store from today

Apple Watch available to pick up in store from today

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The Apple Watch is becoming more available than ever, from today. Anyone can now order an Apple Watch online and pick it up in an Apple Store. Technically you could order in an Apple Store and pick it up right there.Until now the Apple Watch has been... >>

We train with the Brownlee brothers at the Human Performance Lab using the gadgets of the future

We train with the Brownlee brothers at the Human Performance Lab using the gadgets of the future

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Science in sport is now becoming more important than ever as athletes reach peak performance. But the tech developed for the pros can even help us normal folk to get fitter. We visited the GSK Human Performance Lab, while Olympic medal-winning triathletes... >>

What great watches you could buy instead of the Apple Watch?

What great watches you could buy instead of the Apple Watch?

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Apple launched the Watch as a fashion piece, a desirable objet du jour, neatly divided into easily digestible price segments. There's the Apple Watch Sport for those at the bottom end, teasing you with plenty of strap options to dress it up and make... >>

What's new in Apple watchOS 2? 11 cool new features to look forward to

What's new in Apple watchOS 2? 11 cool new features to look forward to

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Apple has announced a new version of its Apple Watch operating system dubbed watchOS 2.The new watchOS 2 now offers new time piece functions, better comms, health and fitness, maps, Siri and even more control for developers.The full watchOS 2 update will... >>

Apple Pay set to hit the UK in the next two months

Apple Pay set to hit the UK in the next two months

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Apple is reportedly going to announce its Apple Pay service in the UK from its World Wide Developer Conference, starting tonight.Apple is also expected to announce a UK launch date of two months time. Apple Pay is already available in the US.Until now... >>

Here are 9 ways to control your heating through your smartwatch

Here are 9 ways to control your heating through your smartwatch

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There are a number of smart heating systems available now, all of which allow you to remotely control your heating and even your hot water depending on which system you have, anytime and anywhere.This control started on smartphones and tablets, but some... >>

You’ll soon be able to buy an Apple Watch in Apple Stores and walk out with it

You’ll soon be able to buy an Apple Watch in Apple Stores and walk out with it

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Apple has revealed that it will be selling Apple Watch models in its retail stores in the UK, US and other regions from 18 June. It will also be selling the device in other countries not on the original rollout from 26 June.The Apple Watch has been... >>

Blocks Wearables: A closer look at the modular Android smartwatch

Blocks Wearables: A closer look at the modular Android smartwatch

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Blocks Wearables is working on a modular smartwatch. We recently reported that the project is moving forward, hitting Kickstarter this summer, looking to crowd-fund and wing its way to the wrists of gadget fans everywhere. We caught up with Blocks Wearables... >>

Got a smartwatch? Here is how to control your smart lighting from your wrist

Got a smartwatch? Here is how to control your smart lighting from your wrist

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Smartwatches are becoming more popular and whether you like them or not, they are now becoming devices that do a lot more than just track your activity and deliver notifications from your smartphone.You can also control your lighting from your smartwatch,... >>

New Motorola smartphone and Moto 360 expected in summer, says Lenovo

New Motorola smartphone and Moto 360 expected in summer, says Lenovo

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There's been a lot of talk about updates to Motorola, specifically new devices that come post-Lenovo's takeover of the Motorola brand from Google.Lenovo chairman and chief exec, Yang Yuanqing, has confirmed that we'll be seeing new models saying: "We... >>

Forget Project Ara, Blocks will let you make your own Android smartwatch

Forget Project Ara, Blocks will let you make your own Android smartwatch

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Blocks Wearables, which is creating a modular smartwatch, has been at it a while now but finally details are being released ahead of its crowd-funding kick-off.Blocks, a watch that will allow for part-swapping upgrades, has been shown off in more detail... >>

QiLaunch Wear predictive interface wants to save you time and smartwatch battery life

QiLaunch Wear predictive interface wants to save you time and smartwatch battery life

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Tapping and swiping down through menus is still a time consuming issue for most smartwatches. Sure, voice control is a thing, but in public who ever uses it? Quantum Interface reckons it has the solution.The Texas based Quantum Interface has created QiLaunch... >>

Asus ZenWatch 2 vs Asus ZenWatch: What's the difference?

Asus ZenWatch 2 vs Asus ZenWatch: What's the difference?

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Asus has announced the successor to its ZenWatch Android Wear smartwatch at Computex 2015, bringing a number of refinements, as well as two size options. The original ZenWatch was acclaimed for its design and it was by far one of our favourite Android... >>

Asus ZenWatch 2 is the Apple Watch of Android Wear

Asus ZenWatch 2 is the Apple Watch of Android Wear

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Asus has announced an update to its smartwatch range in a press event prior to the opening of Computex 2015 in Taiwan.The Asus ZenWatch 2 is an Android Wear device, like the original, but now comes in two different sizes - one with a 22mm strap and another,... >>

Android Wear support is the cherry on top of the Citymapper awesome cake

Android Wear support is the cherry on top of the Citymapper awesome cake

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Citymapper is one of our favourite apps, one that we depend on day-to-day for quick navigation around London and other cities.Winner of the Judges Choice for best overall app in the GSMA 2014 Global Mobile Awards, it's recently had a couple of big updates... >>

Tag Heuer Carrera Wearable 01: The luxury brand smartwatch has a name

Tag Heuer Carrera Wearable 01: The luxury brand smartwatch has a name

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Tag Heuer Carrera Wearable 01 could be the name of the first smartwatch from Tag.The luxury watchmaker already announced that it was teaming up with Google and Intel to create its first smartwatch. Since then few details have emerged ahead of its expected... >>

Watch the Google I/O 2015 keynote livestream right here

Watch the Google I/O 2015 keynote livestream right here

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Google I/O is about to kick-off again with big announcements expected from the Moscone Centre West in San Francisco.The main keynote speech, which should include the most exciting announcements, will begin at 5:30pm BST today.As this is a developer event,... >>

Lenovo Magic View smartwatch: Two screens, multiple shortcomings

Lenovo Magic View smartwatch: Two screens, multiple shortcomings

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We like big claims. We really do. But the suggestion that the Lenovo Magic View smartwatch concept is akin to "virtual reality for smartwatches" thanks to its dual-screen design - as quipped on stage at the Lenovo Tech World conference - is simply nonsense.In... >>