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Apple Watch Series 3 review: A great smartwatch, albeit with plenty of caveats
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Apple Watch Series 3 review: A great smartwatch, albeit with plenty of caveats

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The Apple Watch is now in its third year, so is it third time's a charm, or just more of the same?We've been wearing, exercising, calling, texting, and plenty of other things using the new 4G-equipped smartwatch to find out whether now is the time to... >>

Casio Edifice EQB-501 hands-on: A modern, smart chronograph

Casio Edifice EQB-501 hands-on: A modern, smart chronograph

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Smartwatches are here to stay, but for some, they're an unnecessary annoyance. Constant bleeping, notifications and attention-grabbing might be your idea of a nightmare. However, it is possible to have a regular analogue watch that uses a smartphone's... >>

Garmin Vivomove HR preview: Hybrid smartwatch with hidden touchscreen and heart rate monitoring

Garmin Vivomove HR preview: Hybrid smartwatch with hidden touchscreen and heart rate monitoring

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Garmin announced several devices at consumer electronic show IFA in Berlin, including the Vivomove HR.On first glance, the Vivomove HR looks like any other analogue watch, but this device has a dirty little secret. It has a hidden touchscreen, as well... >>

Fitbit Ionic preview: A smart start for Fitbit's smartwatch

Fitbit Ionic preview: A smart start for Fitbit's smartwatch

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Fitbit is no stranger to the wearables market. In fact, it's been kicking around for a decade this year, having sold over 67 million devices. That's quite a lot. While the company dominates the fitness tracking market though, it isn't as prominent in... >>

LG Watch Style review: Subtlety over style
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LG Watch Style review: Subtlety over style

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When the LG Watch Style was announced in February 2017, it was one of the only Android Wear 2.0 watches, which gave it a notable point of interest. Six months on, however, at the point of its release, it faces some tough competition from the likes of... >>

Montblanc Summit review: Far from peak performance
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Montblanc Summit review: Far from peak performance

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Android Wear started life in technology companies like LG and Samsung, before it spread its wings and convinced a wider range of brands that this Android-based platform was the ideal way for them to take a slice of the fledgling smartwatch sector.That's... >>

Huawei Watch 2 Sport review: New tricks and 4G's a hit
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Huawei Watch 2 Sport review: New tricks and 4G's a hit

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The second-gen Huawei smartwatch, the aptly named Watch 2, arrives as part of the Android Wear 2.0 brigade and, therefore, with more features than its predecessor. The Watch 2 is also available in two finishes: Sport, as reviewed here, for the sportier... >>

Casio WSD-F20 review: The best Android Wear sports watch for outdoor activities
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Casio WSD-F20 review: The best Android Wear sports watch for outdoor activities

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Last year, Casio took the wraps off its first Android Wear watch aimed at active outdoors people: the WSD-F10. Although it never officially made its way over to the UK, the watch was clearly aimed to offer something that hadn't really existed before.For... >>

Acer Leap Ware preview: More a limp than a leap

Acer Leap Ware preview: More a limp than a leap

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When Acer CEO Jason Chen showed off the company's latest wearable, the Leap Ware, at Acer's annual conference, the slender looking wrist-wearable looked as though it had promise.That's often been the case with Acer wearables, however, with the majority... >>

Garmin Fenix 5 review: Smart sports watches don't come better than this
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Garmin Fenix 5 review: Smart sports watches don't come better than this

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If you're an avid runner or cyclist, there's a good chance that either you or someone you know well is sporting a Garmin watch. Over the past few years, the company's reputation for building the best sports-tracking wearables has grown.With the Fenix... >>

Tag Heuer Connected Modular 45 review: The undisputed smartwatch fashion king
4.5 stars

Tag Heuer Connected Modular 45 review: The undisputed smartwatch fashion king

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"It's too expensive". "It's unnecessary". "It's too big". "It doesn't have all the features of a watch a quarter of the price".The arguments against the Tag Heuer Connected Modular 45 are many and varied. What we see, however, is a fashion-forward and... >>

New Balance RunIQ review: Runs into some hurdles
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New Balance RunIQ review: Runs into some hurdles

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There has been something of an interesting shift in the Android Wear watch market over the past year to 18 months. Traditional companies are seemingly approaching the product category with more hesitation, while fashion companies like Tag Heuer, Guess,... >>

Fossil Q Marshal review: Gorgeous looks lack technical hook
3.5 stars

Fossil Q Marshal review: Gorgeous looks lack technical hook

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Smartwatches are no longer just the products of tech giants, fashion brands have been getting in on the act too. We've already seen wrist-based gadgets from the likes of Tag Heuer and Nixon, but it's the Fossil group that's that's jumped in deepest with... >>

LG Watch Sport preview: The crown prince of Android Wear 2.0

LG Watch Sport preview: The crown prince of Android Wear 2.0

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Android Wear has so far been a middling story of wearable devices. The best iterations have been sold on a brand's strengths - like Polar's integration into its M600 giving you a great Polar Flow experience, or Tag's premium reworking on the Tag Heuer... >>

Apple Watch Nike+ review: Great smartwatch, just not a perfect runner's watch
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Apple Watch Nike+ review: Great smartwatch, just not a perfect runner's watch

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We can all agree that the Apple Watch is one of the best smartwatches out there. Its user interface is slicker than many rivals, it works seamlessly and exclusively with the iPhone and comes wrapped in high-quality, understated hardware. The Nike+ edition... >>

Samsung Gear S3 review: Android Wear, beware, this is the smartwatch to beat
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Samsung Gear S3 review: Android Wear, beware, this is the smartwatch to beat

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Samsung has been in the wearable game longer most other tech companies. From its original Galaxy Gear through to now with its latest Gear S3 - available in Classic and Frontier models - the progression shows the company's refined focus on its smartwatch... >>

Emporio Armani Connected preview: Simple and sophisticated

Emporio Armani Connected preview: Simple and sophisticated

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Fossil has been busy stirring up the smartwatch world, launching a number of devices over the last year in collaboration with several fashion companies. The latest to join the party come from Diesel, Kate Spade and Emporio Armani.Like the other two fashion... >>

Nixon Mission review: Surf and snow goes hardcore
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Nixon Mission review: Surf and snow goes hardcore

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The best iterations of Android Wear don't come from electronics manufacturers trying to make watches, it comes from watch manufacturers taking advantage of Google's smartwatch platform. Devices like the Tag Heuer Connected and the Polar M600 achieve... >>

DieselOn Time preview: Solid, stylish, smart

DieselOn Time preview: Solid, stylish, smart

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Fossil's latest fashion smartwatch collaborations come in the form of Diesel, Kate Spade and Emporio Armani, joining the existing partnerships with Michael Kors and Danish brand Skagen.Like the Skagen Connected previewed at IFA 2016, the DieselOn Time... >>

Kate Spade Hybrid Smartwatch preview: Fashion and tech in perfect harmony

Kate Spade Hybrid Smartwatch preview: Fashion and tech in perfect harmony

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New York fashion brand Kate Spade is entering the smartwatch world, with a little help from the Fossil Group. The two companies have teamed up to launch the Kate Spade Hybrid Smartwatch, following in the footsteps of Michael Kors and Skagen, both of... >>

Pebble 2 review: Smart, but not fancy
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Pebble 2 review: Smart, but not fancy

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Before the plethora of Android watches and, eventually, the Apple Watch hit the market, there was Pebble. It wasn't the first ever smartwatch, but it was the first to excite the tech community with its ping-from-phone alerts and apps and was, for a while,... >>

Michael Kors Access Bradshaw review: An Android Wear smartwatch you'll actually want to wear
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Michael Kors Access Bradshaw review: An Android Wear smartwatch you'll actually want to wear

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Michael Kors is a fashion label with a huge presence, so when it announces a smartwatch it's a big deal, just as it was when Tag Heuer and Guess did the same.But this isn't just about the tech, it's about the luxury surrounding the tech. The Access smartwatch... >>

Fossil Q Founder review: More Qs than As for this fashion smartwatch
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Fossil Q Founder review: More Qs than As for this fashion smartwatch

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Once gadget manufacturers started producing smart, connected watches, it was never going to be long before traditional watch brands got on board. Companies like Tag Heuer, Casio, Nixon and Michael Kors have all launched Android-powered smartwatches, as... >>

Apple Watch Series 2 review: Fitness first
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Apple Watch Series 2 review: Fitness first

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As the Apple Watch continues to polarise opinion, Apple has released a new version of the smartwatch which hopes to address many of the concerns of the first outing. It's called the Apple Watch Series 2.The new watch features a much greater focus on fitness;... >>

Sony FES Watch U: The e-paper connected watch improves

Sony FES Watch U: The e-paper connected watch improves

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Sony-owned Fashion Entertainment presented its new e-paper watch at consumer electronics show IFA in the form of the FES Watch U.A prototype of the new device was on the Sony stand at the show, sitting alongside its significantly less attractive predecessor... >>

Skagen Connected: More than meets the eye

Skagen Connected: More than meets the eye

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Danish company Skagen, part of the Fossil Group, has shown off its Skagen Connected Hybrid Smartwatch at consumer electronics show IFA in Berlin. The new device looks like a typical watch on first look, but it is so much more than that when you look... >>

Asus ZenWatch 3 preview: Android Wear marches on

Asus ZenWatch 3 preview: Android Wear marches on

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Asus has unveiled its latest ZenWatch model, following two watches that have tried to be a little different in the original ZenWatch and ZenWatch 2.It's perhaps a little worrying, then, that the latest ZenWatch doesn't so much strive to be different,... >>

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,... >>

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... >>

Razer Nabu Watch: Here's that enormous digital watch with some 'smart functions'

Razer Nabu Watch: Here's that enormous digital watch with some 'smart functions'

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The company that is "for gamers, by gamers" has made a smartwatch that it doesn't want you to call a smartwatch.While at CES 2016 in Las Vegas, we got a look at Razer's interesting new device, called the Razer Nabu Watch, and the first thing we noticed... >>

Martian made a hybrid smartwatch for women: Here's the Kindred vip

Martian made a hybrid smartwatch for women: Here's the Kindred vip

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Martian Watches is at CES 2016 in Las Vegas showing off a couple new watches, including something described as a hybrid smartwatch for women.The watch is the Kindred vip. It has a round watch face with a diameter of 38mm set in a stainless steel case.... >>

Casio WSD-F10 Android Wear smartwatch: Google wearable goes rugged

Casio WSD-F10 Android Wear smartwatch: Google wearable goes rugged

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Casio has revealed an Android Wear powered smartwatch at CES in Las Vegas, but added its own design ethos on to the experience to help it stand out from the crowd.The new WSD-F10, which harks plenty of the G-Shock qualities from the company's rugged range... >>

Huawei Watch Jewel and Elegant: Huawei's Android Wear watch just got a lot glitzier

Huawei Watch Jewel and Elegant: Huawei's Android Wear watch just got a lot glitzier

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Huawei is at CES 2016 in Las Vegas, where it is taking a moment to refresh its product lineup, and of course it hasn't ignored the Huawei Watch. You can now get the company's Android Wear watch with ultra-fancy design options.The idea here is of course... >>

Tag Heuer Connected review: Android Wear gets its luxury tag
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Tag Heuer Connected review: Android Wear gets its luxury tag

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The Tag Heuer Connected was described as a marriage of Watch Valley and Silicon Valley at the launch, with the larger-then-life CEO of the Swiss watch company, Jean-Claude Biver, introducing this forward-looking device from a traditional watch company.It's... >>

Guess Connect review: Fashion with function
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Guess Connect review: Fashion with function

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Fashion company Guess may be better known for handbags and shoes, but it has been making watches for over 30 years. The Guess Connect is the result of its most successful design - the Guess Rigor - joining the wonderful world of smartwatches.Smartwatches... >>

Apple Watch Magnetic Charging Dock: Charging time?

Apple Watch Magnetic Charging Dock: Charging time?

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There are plenty of Apple Watch docks on the market already. Companies like Griffin, TwelveSouth, Belkin and others were all keen to offer something in place of Apple's absence.Now Apple has announced, and launched its own docking station for the Apple... >>

Asus ZenWatch 2 review: Suave without the spending plan
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Asus ZenWatch 2 review: Suave without the spending plan

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The wearable market is still in its infancy. Android Wear watches began hitting store shelves just last year, with the original Asus ZenWatch one of the affordable numbers that added a touch of elegance to the party.Elsewhere we're beginning to get a... >>

Blocks reveals up]dated design and glimpse at bespoke OS

Blocks reveals up]dated design and glimpse at bespoke OS

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Blocks, the modular smartwatch, is nearing the final stages of its Kickstarter run and getting ready to start making deliveries in May.This should be the beginning of a new platform that does to hardware development what apps did to software.We caught... >>

Samsung Gear S2 review: The Tizen gamble
3.5 stars

Samsung Gear S2 review: The Tizen gamble

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You may know Samsung as the lead manufacturer for Android, with its smartphone sales decimating those of the official Nexus series. However, it also has a habit of going off on a tangent, in the occasional bid for world domination. The Samsung Gear S2... >>

Pebble Time Round coming to the UK sooner than you think, we take a first look

Pebble Time Round coming to the UK sooner than you think, we take a first look

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It didn't seem long after the launch of the Pebble Time and Pebble Time Steel smartwatches that the company unveiled another model in the line-up. However, while it is in the same family, and with the same colour Pebble OS and Timeline software, the Pebble... >>

Pebble Time Steel review: Steel-ing the smartwatch limelight?
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Pebble Time Steel review: Steel-ing the smartwatch limelight?

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When the Pebble Time Steel was first released, we decided to give our first impressions rather than rush into a full review straight away. There were a couple of reasons for this: firstly, we had not long before reviewed the Pebble Time and save for some... >>

Huawei Watch review: Android Wear gets glitzy
3.5 stars

Huawei Watch review: Android Wear gets glitzy

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The Huawei Watch is in an interesting device, because it caters to a relatively niche group: techy, stylish, and well-off people who prefer the Google-Android ecosystem strapped to their wrist rather than an Apple Watch.There's no denying the Huawei Watch... >>

Motorola Moto 360 (2015) review: Pretty but still not perfect
3.5 stars

Motorola Moto 360 (2015) review: Pretty but still not perfect

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The original Moto 360 smartwatch was the poster boy for Android Wear. It was the first round-faced watch to run Google's operating system, making it instantly more appealing than the rectangular alternatives. Sadly, the black-out bar at the bottom of... >>

LG Watch Urbane second edition: Massive Android Wear watch with LTE connectivity

LG Watch Urbane second edition: Massive Android Wear watch with LTE connectivity

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In the shadow of the LGs’ main event today, there appeared a successor to LGs’ first Android Wear smartwatch, the Watch UrbaneCalled the LG Watch Urbane 2nd Edition LTE, the new watch includes several fresh features, including a heart rate monitor,... >>

Apple Watch review: 5 months with Apple's smartwatch
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Apple Watch review: 5 months with Apple's smartwatch

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Before it even went on sale the Apple Watch, which some affectionately call the iWatch, polarised opinion around the globe. Six months on from initial launch and it's still up against a multitude of challengers, with the number seemingly growing by the... >>