This year at Mobile World Congress the show floor has been well and truly taken over by wearables. Smartwatches are fast becoming almost as important as smartphones as far as manufacturers are concerned. And what better place to show them off than at MWC in Barcelona?

With the Apple Watch due out soon and Android Wear still powering ahead we've found all the best smartwatches at MWC 2015 to see who's going to be wrist dominant this year. Plus a few activity trackers and even smart headphones to add in the mix.

Here are some that stood out from the crowd and deserve a place on your arm.

The most highly funded Kickstarter is here. Pebble is really what kicked off smartwatches when its first generation appeared. Now after the Pebble Steel we've got Pebble Time.


Pebble Time is special as it’s the only Pebble that can not only still offer a low-power screen but colour too. Despite adding a colour E Ink screen its smaller, thinner and lighter than previous models. It may feel more budget than the likes of the Apple Watch or LG Watch Urbane but that's the point. It's there for function, not looks, and it stays there – for seven days on a charge.

The strap can be swapped out easily apparently and the rear is more curved now to sit comfortably on your wrist.

The interface has changed too. Pebble has focused on a timeline approach to the interface that looks to work really well. A press of a button shows you what's next, another for what's just happened. Colour is used to good effect too adding a bit of punch to the notifications that appear on your wrist.

READ: Pebble Time: Hands-on with the most successful Kickstarter project ever

Pebble may have had great success on Kickstarter with the Pebble Time but it's not the top of the company's range. A week after announcing its first new model for 2015 it followed it up with the Pebble Time Steel; a version with the same screen and design, but with better materials and one or two other surprises.


Coming in silver, black or gold, the Steel version of the watch has a larger battery than the regular edition. Pebble claims that it can last up to 10 days on a single charge in preference to its stablemate's seven.

It also comes with a couple of Smartstraps, in leather and stainless steel, which can be customised through adding a third-party sensor for different tasks, but that GPS, heart rate or something else.

READ: Forget Pebble Time, it's the Pebble Time Steel with Smartstrap that's the next big thing

The LG Watch Urbane is the third smartwatch to come out of the Korean company and it's by far the best looking. In fact this might be the best-looking smartwatch out there right now. That stitched leather strap and metal body sure are hard to find a fault with.


The LG Watch Urbane runs Android Wear like its predecessor. It also plays friendly on another front, the strap – this is 22mm so can be swapped out easily.

On the specs front  there's a 1.3-inch round P-OLED display with 320 x 320 resolution, 245ppi. It's powered by the 1.2GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 chipset, with 512MB RAM and 4GB of internal storage. The battery is the same 410mAh as the G Watch R, and again you get the array of sensors, including the PPG heart rate sensor. There's still not GPS onboard, although this clearly isn't aimed at the runners out there anyway.

READ: LG Watch Urbane: A classic take on Android Wear (hands-on)

For a brand that's usually about affordability the Hauwei Watch certainly adds a touch of premium. It's not cheap on any level with sapphire glass, a metal unibody and powerful hardware.


Like some other high-end watches Hauwei's Watch has gone for the large heft with a very thick build that's probably how everything is crammed into that

Android Wear runs the show while the screen is an AMOLED 1.4-inch display at 400 x 400 pixels resolution in 286 ppi at a 10,000:1 high contrast ratio, making it the most vibrant Android Wear smartwatch going.

Huawei has used a Qualcomm 1.2GHz processor, 4GB of storage and 512MB of RAM – pretty standard now and similar to the LG Watch Urbane.

Pricing has not been announced but the Huawei Watch should be available from June.

READ: Huawei Watch hands-on: Android Wear goes fashion conscious

HTC has teamed up with Under Armour to create its first activity tracking wearable with GPS, the HTC Grip.


Unlike most sports activity trackers the HTC Grip comes with GPS built-in – meaning accurate tracking while running and cycling. Most other trackers rely on the accelerometer to measure steps which isn't as accurate. It can even be paired with a heart rate monitor to give more data. And when you're done it'll track your sleep too.

There's a 1.8-inch wide passive OLED touch display with 32 x 160 pixel resolution on the top that will let you sweep through the various information and control screens. 

HTC says the Grip will offer 5 hours of GPS tracking and with that turned off it should keep going for two and a half days.

The HTC Grip will launch in spring for $200 which is about £130.

READ: HTC Grip: GPS sports tracker is the first child of the Under Armour and HTC union

This is, like the LG Urbane LTE, a complete connected smartwatch on the wrist. 

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MyKronoz ZePhone features full the Android 4.2 operating system, tweaked for the wrist. It also feature a SIM slot for a 3G card and allows access to all of Android's apps.

But this goes further than any other smartwatch-cum-smartphone as it also features a heart rate monitor making it a complete sporting device too. Yup, it's got GPS and Wi-Fi for run tracking too.

Everything is voice controlled, like Google Now, and the battery will reportedly last three days on a charge, apparently. The watch is large but then with full apps running that's probably needed for a clear screen.

The Liquid Leap+ is the next generation of Acer's activity tracking band.


The Leap+ is based around a touchscreen core sitting in a rubber strap that can be popped in and out. It has a 1-inch OLED display and is all operated by touch.

The Acer Liquid Leap+ will track your steps, running distance and calories burnt, which can all be monitored in the companion Leap Manager app on your smartphone. 

One of the more unique propositions is that Leap+ works with Android, iOS and Windows Phone. It will arrive in March for €79 which is about £57.

READ: Acer Liquid Leap+ fitness band has changeable straps, works with iOS, Android, Windows Phone

The Huawei TalkBand N1 is a wireless Bluetooth headset with mic that doubles as an activity tracker.


While this headset doesn't measure heart rate like the Jabra Pulse it has been designed carefully. The ends magnetically link so it can be dropped from you ears without worry of it falling off.

The TalkBand N1 comes with a 4GB internal memory which the company claims is big enough to store up to 1000 music files that can be synced via the app, or using the USB. It should last 12 days on standby or three days with regular use, says Huawei.

READ: Huawei TalkBand N1 hands-on: This wireless headset tracks activity, plays music and accepts calls

LG unveiled its latest Watch Urbane LTE at MWC which shows what the future holds for wearables. As the name suggests it is 4G LTE connected and runs its own LG Wearable Platform OS meaning it can work without a smartphone connected to it.


The watch appears to combine sports watch, smartphone and wearable all in one. Check out our hands-on to find out what it was like to use.

The specs are similar to the Watch Urbane - with a 1.2GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 processor and 1.3-inch 245ppi display - but there's a bump in RAM to 1GB, that bigger battery and all that connectivity, including LTE, Wi-Fi and NFC. 

READ: LG Watch Urbane LTE: Fully connected glimpse of the future (hands-on)

Huawei unleashed plenty of wearable as MWC as you can see. Another premium looking wearable that impressed us was the TalkBand B2.

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This cool wearable is not only an activity tracker but doubles as a Bluetooth earpiece.

The TalkBand B2 features a brushed aluminium finish and has a 0.73-inch PMOLED touch display with a HD resolution that you swipe to pull up the next screen, such as calories burned or steps walked. It should also manage 12 days of standby or five days of regular use. It also has NFC and works with iOS and Android.

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