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  • Casio Edifice EQB-500 joins G-Shock range in adding Bluetooth smartphone connectivity
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    Casio Edifice EQB-500 joins G-Shock range in adding Bluetooth smartphone connectivity

    By 26 March 2014

    Casio has unveiled two watches that further the company's goal to make its timepieces smart. The Casio Edifice EQB-500 essentially adds Bluetooth 4.0 LE connectivity to a classic, steel-banded analogue EQS-500, while the G-Shock GPW-1000 adds automatic...

  • A week in reviews: 3 - 7 February
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    A week in reviews: 3 - 7 February

    By 8 February 2014

    It's the week of everything. Like a lucky dip of tech. As February rolls on the headline-grabbing product this week is the launch of the Sony PS Vita Slim, available right now. Perfect for enhancing the PlayStation 4 experience, but stronger than its...

  • Pebble review
    Gadgets 4 out of 5

    Pebble review

    By 4 February 2014

    Pebble. The name hangs in the air when you say it. The darling of Kickstarter, the smartwatch that's acceptable to own.  Pebble was previewed at CES 2013 before shipping started later in January. With chatter about wearables now everywhere, the timing...

  • Pebble 2.0: The first eight apps to download to your new watch
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    Pebble 2.0: The first eight apps to download to your new watch

    By 3 February 2014

    Pebble 2.0 is now available in the iTunes app store for iPhone users (Android coming soon) bringing a host of new tricks to the popular smartwatch. We've browsed through the 1,000s of apps and watch faces now available to bring you what we think are eight...

  • Van Cleef & Arpels' midnight planetarium watch could well be the most beautiful ever created
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    Van Cleef & Arpels' midnight planetarium watch could well be the most beautiful ever created

    By 27 January 2014

    Luxury watchmaker Van Cleef & Arpels has crafted perhaps the most magnificent watch we've ever seen here at Pocket-lint. As soon as we clapped eyes on images of the Complication Poétique Midnight Planétarium watch we fell in love. Not only is it encased...

  • iWatch concept ditches the watch look by taking inspiration from FuelBand
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    iWatch concept ditches the watch look by taking inspiration from FuelBand

    By 21 January 2014

    San Francisco-based designer Todd Hamilton has mocked-up what could be one of the best iWatch concepts to date. Unlike a few others, Hamilton ditched the old-school watch look and went for a FuelBand-like design. Given its Apple roots, user interface...

  • Adidas updates Smart Run watch with improved battery life, GPS data export
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    Adidas updates Smart Run watch with improved battery life, GPS data export

    By 21 January 2014

    Adidas released a sizable update for its Smart Run training watch on Tuesday, addressing the complaints voiced by early users. The update is now available to download on the training watch, adding the ability to export GPS data from runs. It also improves...

  • Verb watch and flash drive combo gives a whole new meaning to the phrase, watch this space
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    Verb watch and flash drive combo gives a whole new meaning to the phrase, watch this space

    By 15 January 2014

    The Verb watch isn't quite a smart watch but does double as a wearable flash drive. Made from resilient silicone, the Verb is a 4GB flash drive that can be worn on your wrist. It not only stores data but also displays the time on its LED face. At a glance...

  • Hands-on with Mercedes Pebble and Mercedes Google Glass app
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    Hands-on with Mercedes Pebble and Mercedes Google Glass app

    By 9 January 2014

    Mercedes is starting to experiment with a range of different wearable technologies in its cars by teaming up with companies like Google and Pebble. Announced at CES, the German car maker is to launch a Pebble smartwatch app that connects with your car...

  • Hands-on: Pebble Steel review (video)
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    Hands-on: Pebble Steel review (video)

    By 8 January 2014

    We slip the Pebble Steel on to our wrist and it's cold. It might be because the spokeswomen from the company has just hot-footed it from the Venetian to the Las Vegas Convention Centre in the chilly Las Vegas air, or because the strap is now made of steel....

  • Casio G-Shock STB-100 sports watch displays sports app data and controls music with 2-year battery life
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    Casio G-Shock STB-100 sports watch displays sports app data and controls music with 2-year battery life

    By 7 January 2014

    Casio has updated its G-Shock watch to display sports apps on screen and control music using its Bluetooth 4.0 connection. While retaining the G-Shock look, sturdy waterproof build and long battery life, the new STB-100 is now also compatible with four...

  • Pebble goes premium: Pebble Steel available from 29 Jan for $249
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    Pebble goes premium: Pebble Steel available from 29 Jan for $249

    By 6 January 2014

    Pebble has announced a new premium model of its popular smartwatch, the Pebble Steel. A year after Pebble showed off the first-generation Pebble device at CES, the company is back  to reveal the next step for the watch. The Pebble Steel sticks to the...

  • Sony may have a new SmartWatch planned for 2014
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    Sony may have a new SmartWatch planned for 2014

    By 26 December 2013

    Sony is planning to release a new smartwatch in the near future, if a filing with the FCC is any indication (it usually is). The Japan-based company filed to get approval for the "BT Wrist Notifier". It carries a model number of SWR10, a step up from...

  • A week in reviews: 9 - 13 December
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    A week in reviews: 9 - 13 December

    By 14 December 2013

    The Christmas countdown is on and there's tech aplenty on the approach too. What will Santa put under the tree this year? Perhaps it'll be the rather lovely 8-inch LG G Pad tablet. Or, if there's a bit more cash in the kitty and you're off on a new year's...

  • Magellan Echo review
    Sports Fitness 4 out of 5

    Magellan Echo review

    By 12 December 2013

    Running watches are fast becoming two a penny. Magellan, best known as GPS company, is also entering the ever-busying market with its Echo smartwatch. But with the likes of the TomTom Runner, Pebble, Adidas miCoach Smart Run, Samsung Galaxy Gear - and...

  • Kisai Rorschach ePaper watch takes a new approach to reading the time
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    Kisai Rorschach ePaper watch takes a new approach to reading the time

    By 19 November 2013

    Tokyoflash Japan is looking to get into the watch game like everyone else, and has launched the Kisai Rorschach. It won't read like the typical watch, instead using the Rorschach inkblot test developed by Swiss psychologist Hermann Rorschach in 1921. ...

  • TokyoFlash Kisai Console Wood watch is one futuristic version of nature
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    TokyoFlash Kisai Console Wood watch is one futuristic version of nature

    By 12 November 2013

    TokyoFlash is back with another whacky watch design - although this seems to be one of its more sane models. Oh yeah, apart from it being made from wood. The Kisai Console LED watch features a wooden body and strap housing a fit-inducing array of flashing...

  • Adidas miCoach Smart Run review
    Sports Fitness 2 out of 5

    Adidas miCoach Smart Run review

    By 12 November 2013

    Smart watches are all the rage at the moment, particularly those designed for sports. Adidas has added the Smart Run watch to its miCoach personal training system and crammed it full of tech. It includes a strapless heart rate monitor, GPS tracking, full...

  • A week in reviews: 4 - 8 November
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    A week in reviews: 4 - 8 November

    By 9 November 2013

    November's headlines are largely going to be owed to gaming. Ahead of PS4 and Xbox One launches we've been shooting the faces off, well, pretty much everybody in Call of Duty: Ghosts on the Playstation 3. It's a game that'll sell boat loads of copies...

  • Pebble adds full iOS 7 notification integration, announces SDK 2.0 with new APIs
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    Pebble adds full iOS 7 notification integration, announces SDK 2.0 with new APIs

    By 6 November 2013

    Pebble has enhanced support for iPhone users on iOS 7, with full Notification Center integration thanks to the latest iOS app and Pebble watch update. The new development means that you'll be able to have seamless integration with your notifications,...

  • TomTom Multi-Sport review
    Sports Fitness 3.5 out of 5

    TomTom Multi-Sport review

    By 5 November 2013

    TomTom Multi-Sport is the GPS company’s first solo venture into the world of wearable sports-watches that, as its name suggests, caters for multiple sports disciplines. The Multi-Sport was released alongside the Runner, the latter targeted, and no surprised...

  • Move along smartwatch: The Garmin Tactix is SWAT you want
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    Move along smartwatch: The Garmin Tactix is SWAT you want

    By 22 October 2013

    Garmin has announced a new GPS navigator watch called the Garmin Tactix.  Garmin says it's inspired by "the requirements of Law Enforcement and Police Special Operations", hence the name. The Garmin Tactix is a rugged watch, offering 50-metre waterproofing,...

  • A week in reviews: 12 - 18 October
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    A week in reviews: 12 - 18 October

    By 19 October 2013

    Another week rolls on by and it's been busy, busy, busy. In addition to the announcement of the 10th Pocket-lint Awards, due to take place at the end of November, there have been all kinds of mighty products rolling in through the office. Top of the list...

  • Sony SmartWatch 2 review
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    Sony SmartWatch 2 review

    By 18 October 2013

    Smartwatches. There's that buzz word. These wearable tech devices are the next big thing if releases from Samsung, Pebble, Sony and more are anything to go by. Sony's SmartWatch 2 is the second attempt at the company putting out the perfect wearable device,...

  • Adidas could develop apps for other watches
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    Adidas could develop apps for other watches

    By 18 October 2013

    Adidas has told Pocket-lint that it would be interested in developing apps for smartwatches if they take off, following the announcement of its own sports watch. "We would be interested in developing watch apps in the future for other platforms," Simon...