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LG Watch Urbane review: All that glitters is not rose gold
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LG Watch Urbane review: All that glitters is not rose gold

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LG launched the Watch Urbane to the world, saying it was time to step forward with luxury accessories that people would really want to wear.Presented in stainless steel or rose gold, the LG Watch Urbane looks to take a more traditional approach to this... >>

Android Wear 5.1.1 now rolling out with Wi-Fi support and ability to draw emoji

Android Wear 5.1.1 now rolling out with Wi-Fi support and ability to draw emoji

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Google has begun rolling out an update to Android Wear just hours after Apple released the first update to Watch OS, and it appears as though the LG G Watch and LG G Watch R are among the first devices to get the software.According to Android Police,... >>

Apple releases first Watch OS update for Apple Watch with bug fixes and more

Apple releases first Watch OS update for Apple Watch with bug fixes and more

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Apple has just released its first software update for Apple Watch since launching the wearable last month.Called Version 1.0.1 of Watch OS, the smartwatch's operating system update brings bug fixes and improvements for things like Siri, measuring stand... >>

Android Wear 5.1 explored: One small step for Android Wear...

Android Wear 5.1 explored: One small step for Android Wear...

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Google announced an update to Android Wear in April, making its debut on the LG Watch Urbane and rolling out to other devices in the family. It's the most significant Wear update so far, a step change in functionality.Android Wear has spent its time floundering,... >>

This is how your classic timepiece will become a smartwatch

This is how your classic timepiece will become a smartwatch

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Smartwatches are creating enough of a stir in the classic watch world to get timepiece creators to pay attention. The latest classic watch to get the smart treatment is IWC Schaffausen with its smart strap upgrade.IWC Connect has been announced as a... >>

You've heard of Apple Watch app developers, right? How about strap developers?

You've heard of Apple Watch app developers, right? How about strap developers?

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While it might be obvious that Apple is courting third-party app developers to provide applications for its new wearable gadget, the Apple Watch, it is perhaps less so that it has also published guidelines on its dedicated development website for manufacturers... >>

Apple Watch has a secret, hidden port likely for charging accessories

Apple Watch has a secret, hidden port likely for charging accessories

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If you think you know everything about Apple Watch, think again.Despite all the tear-downs and breakdowns and coverage, a hidden hardware feature on Apple's smartwatch has just been uncovered by an accessory maker that plans to capitalise on its discovery.... >>

Apple Watch apps: This is the experience Apple sells you

Apple Watch apps: This is the experience Apple sells you

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The Apple Watch launch has come and gone. If you're still debating buying one you probably want to know what you get from the Watch.Unlike Google's Android Wear found on smartwatches from Motorola, LG, Asus and others, Apple and third-party developers... >>

Tattoogate: Apple confirms wrist tattoos can impact Apple Watch performance

Tattoogate: Apple confirms wrist tattoos can impact Apple Watch performance

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It's time for another "gate" scandal involving Apple.What's it about? Apple Watch and tattoos, of course. The new controversy, dubbed Tattoogate by some, is about how certain Apple Watch functions may not work when the smartwatch is worn over tattoos.... >>

Tag Heuer smartwatch price, release date and battery life revealed

Tag Heuer smartwatch price, release date and battery life revealed

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So eagerly anticipated is the Tag Heuer smartwatch that even its Google and Intel-partnering announcement was big news. Now more details have come to light.According to Bloomberg the Tag Heuer smartwatch will go on sale in October or November for $1,400... >>

LG Watch Urbane available now as most expensive Android Wear device yet

LG Watch Urbane available now as most expensive Android Wear device yet

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On the day LG is supposed to announce its G4 smartphone officially, its Watch Urbane has become available. The LG Watch Urbane is listed on Google Play at more than any other Android Wear device.The LG Watch Urbane price is £259 on Google Play. It is... >>

Apple Watch damage gallery: Here are photos of already broken Apple Watches

Apple Watch damage gallery: Here are photos of already broken Apple Watches

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Apple began dishing out its much-anticipated Watch on Friday 24 April. It's been on the wrists of wearers for one weekend and already photos of broken models are appearing online.The Apple Watch comes in three variants and so far we've seen photos of... >>

Apple works with Pebble to fix apps being rejected for mentioning Pebble in the code

Apple works with Pebble to fix apps being rejected for mentioning Pebble in the code

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UPDATE: Pebble has released a statement saying it's working with Apple to fix the issue and has not been banned. The full statement reads: "Still a work-in-progress, but we're working with Apple to clear up any misunderstandings to make sure rejections... >>

Watch Jony Ive and Marc Newson talk about why they designed Apple Watch

Watch Jony Ive and Marc Newson talk about why they designed Apple Watch

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Apple's most famous designers appeared at the Conde Nast International Luxury Conference to talk about Apple Watch, and now video of their interview has been posted to British Vogue's YouTube Channel.Jony Ive and Marc Newson spoke with Vogue's Suzy Menkes... >>

These are the only places you'll be able to buy an Apple Watch today to walk away with

These are the only places you'll be able to buy an Apple Watch today to walk away with

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If you thought you could walk into an Apple Store from today and walk out sporting an Apple Watch, think again. But that isn't to say there aren't a few shops on the planet that will let this happen.Apple has already announced it will let customers try... >>

Apple Watch teardown: Could measure your blood oxygen, battery loses to Android Wear and more

Apple Watch teardown: Could measure your blood oxygen, battery loses to Android Wear and more

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The Apple Watch has been sliced and diced by iFixit which has given the smartwatch its teardown treatment. The results reveal an oxygen sensor that's not used, a battery that can't compete with Android Wear, and more.The iFixit teardown revealed that... >>

Next Samsung Gear smartwatch will be round, OS teased by Samsung

Next Samsung Gear smartwatch will be round, OS teased by Samsung

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Samsung has officially dangled a glance at its next Gear smartwatch and it's going to be round.Samsung announced the launch of a new SDK on its website with a link for developers who want to apply to get involved. But rather than just words it also teased... >>

Asus announces £120 sports fitness VivoWatch with whopping 10-day battery, due May

Asus announces £120 sports fitness VivoWatch with whopping 10-day battery, due May

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Asus has already impressed with its sleek ZenWatch and it's not stopping there. The new Asus VivoWatch takes on sporting needs while offering another attractive design and impressive 10-day battery.Most smartwatches these days will last two days, if... >>

Android Wear is getting a feature boost, here's what's coming

Android Wear is getting a feature boost, here's what's coming

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Android Wear hit the streets about a year ago, as Google's platform for wearables. Today, a major update was announced, as Android Wear moves to fend off Apple Watch.Android Wear has been incrementally updated since its launch. Like many Google products... >>

Moto Maker for Moto 360 review: Is personalised smartwatch design worth the extra wait?

Moto Maker for Moto 360 review: Is personalised smartwatch design worth the extra wait?

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Silver or gold? Or maybe black with stone leather? This is tricky.In the tech world it's almost always been black, black, black, maybe a white option. More recently space greys and mystic champagnes have begun to dominate (in among other bonkers colour... >>

Field Trip updated to include Android Wear, take your tourist guide with you on your wrist

Field Trip updated to include Android Wear, take your tourist guide with you on your wrist

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Google's Niantic Labs has updated its Field Trip tourist guide app to also work on Android Wear smartwatches. You can now check out the exploration app on your wrist.The Field Trip app has been around for several years now, but originally for Android... >>

Marathon day near? These tech tips will help you finish faster

Marathon day near? These tech tips will help you finish faster

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Running, cycling, swimming, triathlon or adventure racing – they can all be improved with gadgets. We don't just mean the usual list of kit for runners or bike bolt-ons for cyclists but tech that can make you faster.If you're running a marathon and... >>

Apple Watch for £37 anyone? Apple stocks are low, so why not get a replica?

Apple Watch for £37 anyone? Apple stocks are low, so why not get a replica?

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Apple Watch stock is reportedly running low with some countries sold out at pre-order and long waits in others. Could a £37 Chinese replica be the answer?In the Chinese city Shenzen Apple Watch knock-offs are selling for just £37. They're claimed to... >>

Apple Watch sells 1m units on the first day of pre-order in the US, not got one? Expect a wait

Apple Watch sells 1m units on the first day of pre-order in the US, not got one? Expect a wait

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It looks like Apple's potential stock shortages on its Watch are because of ridiculous first day sales with around 1 million pre-orders in the US.Consumer spending tracker, Slice Intelligence, studied 9,080 US online shoppers and says Apple sold around... >>

This Apple Watch is worth £1,200 more than the new one

This Apple Watch is worth £1,200 more than the new one

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The Apple Watch has garnered a lot of attention since its unveiling last year, with hype magnifying significantly since Apple opened its pre-order process for the new device on Friday 10 April.Even new areas in Apple Stores and concessions in major shops,... >>

If you're looking to get an Apple Watch this could be the best place to go

If you're looking to get an Apple Watch this could be the best place to go

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Pre-orders for the Apple Watch opened on 10 April and within minutes Apple's online stores were already having to shift shipping dates. Many customers will now not be able to get a device on launch day.You can however try one on and get advice on which... >>

Apple Watch vs Pebble Time Steel: Which one should you choose?

Apple Watch vs Pebble Time Steel: Which one should you choose?

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In just a few hours of being made available on Kickstarter, Pebble's new smartwatch, Time, became the most successful crowd-funded campaign of all time. But surprisingly the company wasn't done with new product announcements.At Mobile World Congress,... >>

Apple Watch straps that don’t cost a wrist and a leg

Apple Watch straps that don’t cost a wrist and a leg

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The Apple Watch is finally available along with its myriad straps to personalise the setup. But not only is the Watch pricey, the straps are too.Rather than buy the straps from Apple, which you need to do because of those odd 38mm and 42mm sizings, there... >>

Apple Watch: You won't be able to buy in Apple store on day one

Apple Watch: You won't be able to buy in Apple store on day one

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If you're thinking you'll just walk into an Apple store on the 24 April and pick up an Apple Watch, think again.Apple has confirmed to Pocket-lint that the only way you'll be able to buy an Apple Watch is online or have an assistant at an Apple Store... >>

Apple Watch pre-orders open and first wave sold out already, just as well Katy Perry got hers early

Apple Watch pre-orders open and first wave sold out already, just as well Katy Perry got hers early

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Apple opened pre-orders for its Apple Watch early this morning and already all models are suggesting a four to six week wait for shipping, even though the device officially comes out in two weeks time, on 24 April.That includes all variations of the Watch... >>

Going to try on an Apple Watch? 12 things you should know before you go

Going to try on an Apple Watch? 12 things you should know before you go

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The Apple Watch has been on the radar for so long that there's plenty of information out there already. Following the Apple announcement you might think you know everything there is to know. But there are probably a few more cool things you aren't aware... >>

Apple Watch available to pre-order now if you go Goldgenie

Apple Watch available to pre-order now if you go Goldgenie

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The Apple Watch will go up for pre-order tomorrow, Friday 10 April, but you can pre-order one early – presuming you're rich and like Goldgenie.Goldgenie, the company responsible for blinging up the Apple Watch, has announced its pre-orders are already... >>

Apple Watch Edition gold hands-on: What to expect from Apple's £8,000 smartwatch

Apple Watch Edition gold hands-on: What to expect from Apple's £8,000 smartwatch

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Apple Watch is almost here. After months of speculation following the Cupertino announcement in September last year, we now have almost all the details of the new smartwatch from Apple: how it will work, how much it will cost, what the battery is going... >>

Samsung Gear A: The company's first round smartwatch should offer 3G calling

Samsung Gear A: The company's first round smartwatch should offer 3G calling

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Samsung has been creating smartwatches for some years now and is only just about to release round-faced wrist-wear in its Gear A, or Orbis, according to rumours.New leaks have appeared on Sammobile that suggest the Samsung Gear A, codenamed Orbis, is... >>

Excited about Apple Watch? Apple fuels the hype with all-new guided tour videos

Excited about Apple Watch? Apple fuels the hype with all-new guided tour videos

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If you didn't know how Apple Watch worked before today, you will now.When Apple launched the iPhone back in 2007, it did so with the release of several videos that explained how to use the smartphone and navigate its interface. The company is repeating... >>

Apple's Activity and Workout apps: How do you use them with Apple Watch?

Apple's Activity and Workout apps: How do you use them with Apple Watch?

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Apple Watch will work with a bunch of built-in apps developed by Apple, some of which have yet to be unveiled. One of them, which everybody has probably heard about, is the Health app, an easy‑to‑read dashboard that displays all your health and fitness... >>

Casio Edifice EQB-510D continues to blur lines between smart and sexy

Casio Edifice EQB-510D continues to blur lines between smart and sexy

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After success with its connected G-Shock watches, Casio added Bluetooth Smart technology to its Edifice range at the tail end of last year, on the EQB-500 which we finally got to see in the flesh at CES in January.It has now continued that trend with... >>

Why is the Olio Model One smartwatch such a threat to Pebble, Android Wear and Apple Watch?

Why is the Olio Model One smartwatch such a threat to Pebble, Android Wear and Apple Watch?

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What happens when a former Apple and HP product designer creates a smartwatch from scratch? Olio.Smartwatches are now coming thick and fast with Android Wear in many forms and the Apple Watch ready to hit wrists the world over. But the Olio is different,... >>

What is MotionX technology and why are Swiss smartwatches using it?

What is MotionX technology and why are Swiss smartwatches using it?

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Swiss watch makers are finally stepping into the 21st century by announcing smartwatches.Within the last few weeks, notable Swiss watch makers like Frederique Constant, Alpina, and Mondain have unveiled new timepieces. Although they're luxury watches... >>

Where can you try on the Apple Watch? Selfridges, Isetan, Galleries Lafayette, and more

Where can you try on the Apple Watch? Selfridges, Isetan, Galleries Lafayette, and more

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Previous Apple products may not have needed a real world hands-on experience before buying, but the Apple Watch changes that. To make sure everyone can try before they buy, Apple is extending their retail reach and opening shops-in-shops worldwide.The... >>

Blurred lines: Up close with the Frédérique Constant and Alpina smartwatches at Baselworld

Blurred lines: Up close with the Frédérique Constant and Alpina smartwatches at Baselworld

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First came the Withings Activité with its analogue approach and intelligent invisible smart capabilities. Now more Swiss companies are offering smartwatches with similar technologies, but are they as good? We caught up with watch makers Frédérique... >>

LG Watch Urbane LTE gets official price and release date, for Korea

LG Watch Urbane LTE gets official price and release date, for Korea

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LG has announced the release date for its first completely autonomous smartwatch, the LG Watch Urbane LTE.The Korean LG site says the smartwatch will arrive in 27 days, which make it a 21 April release date.LG has also mentioned the price of the Watch... >>

Breitling B55 smartwatch hands-on: An instrument for pros rather than notifications on the go

Breitling B55 smartwatch hands-on: An instrument for pros rather than notifications on the go

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"Instruments for Professionals" Breitling's UK MD Gavin Murphy tells Pocket-lint in a behind closed doors fourth floor meeting room on the opulent Breitling Baselworld 2015 stand at the world's biggest watch trade show.Murphy has just showed us the new... >>

Kairos see-through smartwatch lets you have your cake and eat it

Kairos see-through smartwatch lets you have your cake and eat it

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The trouble with many smartwatches is that when the screen isn't on, they are a hunk of metal or plastic on your arm doing nothing.Not the Kairos, a new smartwatch that hopes to let you have your cake and it eat it, so to speak, by featuring a fully working... >>