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Apple Watch Series 4 rumours, specs, release date and news
Apple Watch Series 4 rumours, specs, release date and news By Dan Grabham

The Apple Watch Series 3 was launched last Autumn and was a critical hit. We also think it has sold quite well, but we don't really know since Apple refuses to outline the numbers sold.That's probably because the numbers wouldn't look that great up against... Read more

Michael Kors adds new Runway Wear OS watches to Access collection
Michael Kors adds new Runway Wear OS watches to Access collection By Maggie Tillman

When we think about Wear OS watches, we honestly think about fashion watches first.From the Kate Spade New York Scallop smartwatch to the Louis Vuitton Tabour Horizon smartwatch, fashion brands have fully adopted Google's smartwatch OS, and Michael... Read more

Philips 803 OLED TV (55OLED803) review: Ambilight and multiple delights
Samsung Galaxy Watch initial review: Premium design meets beefy battery
Samsung Galaxy Watch initial review: Premium design meets beefy battery By Britta O'Boyle

Samsung has been in the smartwatch game a long time. Things started in a very different place to where they are now but based on the latest addition, the journey appears to have been worth it. The company's newest smartwatch member comes in the form... Read more

Google Pixel watch specs, release date, news and features
Google Pixel watch specs, release date, news and features By Dan Grabham

Google will allegedly announce and launch its own-branded Wear OS smartwatch this fall. And it will fall under the Pixel umbrella.The Google Pixel Watch - as it could be called - will reportedly be unveiled during Google's fall hardware event, alongside... Read more

Samsung Galaxy Watch specs, release date, news and features
Samsung Galaxy Watch specs, release date, news and features By Chris Hall

This week saw the launch of the Galaxy Note 9 - but we also saw a new smartwatch from Samsung - Galaxy Watch. As was heavily rumoured, gone is the Gear S branding in favour of bringing it into the Galaxy family.Samsung has walked its own path with its... Read more

Samsung Galaxy Watch official, several days battery on a single charge
Samsung Galaxy Watch official, several days battery on a single charge By Rik Henderson

Samsung has officially announced its all-new smartwatch: the Samsung Galaxy Watch.As heavily rumoured, gone is the Gear S branding in favour of bringing it into the Galaxy family.There are three different models available - Silver, Midnight Black and... Read more

Qualcomm's next gen Wear OS chip to be unveiled 10 September
Qualcomm's next gen Wear OS chip to be unveiled 10 September By Rik Henderson

Qualcomm has teased the date it will unveil its next smartwatch chip specifically designed for Google's Wear OS platform.In a "save the date" email to multiple journalists in the US, the company attached an image of a watch showing the time "9.10". It... Read more

Fossil intros two new Fossil Q smartwatches with GPS, Google Pay, heart-rate tracking and swimproofing
Fossil intros two new Fossil Q smartwatches with GPS, Google Pay, heart-rate tracking and swimproofing By Dan Grabham

We've known for a little while that some new Fossil smartwatches were en route and here's a new pair of fourth-generation watches - the 40mm Q Venture HR and 45mm Fossil Q Explorist HR. As you can probably guess from the HR suffix, heart-rate tracking... Read more

BMW smartwatches to launch in 2019 thanks to Fossil
BMW smartwatches to launch in 2019 thanks to Fossil By Chris Hall

BMW and Fossil have announced that they've partnered on an agreement to bring BMW watches and smartwatches to market from 2019.The watches will be designed in collaboration with BMW and sold through 4000 BMW retail channels and key Fossil retailers, but... Read more

watchOS 5 features: What's in Apple's new watch software?
watchOS 5 features: What's in Apple's new watch software? By Britta O'Boyle

Apple has revealed several new features that will be coming to Apple Watch with the WatchOS 5 software update.Here's what's coming up later this year - the watch OS 5 release date is probably late September.  Apple Watch Series 4 rumours, specs, release... Read more

Samsung accidentally reveals new Galaxy Watch on its website
Samsung accidentally reveals new Galaxy Watch on its website By Maggie Tillman

It looks like Samsung just leaked its next smartwatch.Called the Galaxy Watch, the device briefly appeared on Samsung's US retail website, as spotted by CNET. The model depicted was a 42mm rose gold version, and it looked very similar to the Gear S3 Classic.... Read more

Samsung Galaxy Watch likely to come in two sizes, LTE support on both
Samsung Galaxy Watch likely to come in two sizes, LTE support on both By Chris Hall

The replacement for the Samsung Gear S3 has been rumoured for some time, but things are getting closer to the final details - and launch - with both watches passing through the FCC.Initially referred to as the Samsung Gear S4, rumours then suggested it... Read more

Samsung Galaxy Watch will be at Unpacked 9 August, run Tizen OS after all
Samsung Galaxy Watch will be at Unpacked 9 August, run Tizen OS after all By Rik Henderson

There have been plenty of will it, won't it stories floating around about Samsung's next smartwatch and a new report nigh-on contradicts every current train of thought.It effectively confirms the name as Samsung Galaxy Watch rather than Gear S4, as we... Read more

TicWatch Pro review: Best battery-life smartwatch outshines the big brands
4.5 stars TicWatch Pro review: Best battery-life smartwatch outshines the big brands By Cam Bunton

Wear OS, the former Google Android Wear wearable operating system, has gone through something of a shift over the past few years. As fewer traditional tech companies are building smartwatches, more designer watch brands are picking up the slack, which... Read more

Incredible Apple Watch Series 4 renders show larger screen and almost no bezel
Incredible Apple Watch Series 4 renders show larger screen and almost no bezel By Rik Henderson

Apple's next Watch is tipped to come with a considerably larger screen to the current models, and now we know what that might look like.Concept designer Ben Geskin (@VenyaGeskin1) often visualises products with excellent renders based on leaked information,... Read more

New evidence points to Gear S4 being called Samsung Galaxy Watch, will come with Bixby too
New evidence points to Gear S4 being called Samsung Galaxy Watch, will come with Bixby too By Rik Henderson

It has been thought for a while that Samsung's next smartwatch will ditch the Gear branding.We've heard previously that it might be called the Samsung Galaxy Watch instead of Gear S4. Now new evidence has emerged to add further weight to that claim.A... Read more

TicWatch Pro has a dual-layer screen, impressive battery life and won't hurt your bank balance
TicWatch Pro has a dual-layer screen, impressive battery life and won't hurt your bank balance By Cam Bunton

Mobvoi has just launched a new model to add to its existing lineup of affordable Wear OS based smartwatches. Called the TicWatch Pro, this new watch is a bit more serious, but really impressive sounding considering its price.  Buy the TicWatch Pro from... Read more

Samsung's Gear S4 might launch as 'Galaxy Watch' with Wear OS
Samsung's Gear S4 might launch as 'Galaxy Watch' with Wear OS By Maggie Tillman

Google recently rebranded Android Wear to Wear OS, and ever since then, there have been rumours about an upcoming Wear OS watch.Samsung is reportedly planning to adopt Google’s Wear OS for its next watch, though, up until recently, the evidence to confirm... Read more

Huawei Watch 3 could come with Bluetooth in-ear headphones in the band
Huawei Watch 3 could come with Bluetooth in-ear headphones in the band By Rik Henderson

Huawei is reportedly working on a new smartwatch that could store a pair of wireless in-ear headphones in the wristband.It last released a watch two years ago, in the shape of the Huawei Watch 2 Sport, but has been rumoured to re-enter the market for... Read more

Qualcomm introduces Snapdragon 2500 chip, specifically for kids' watches
Qualcomm introduces Snapdragon 2500 chip, specifically for kids' watches By Max Langridge

Up until now, Qualcomm has only had one dedicated smartwatch chip in the Snapdragon 2100. However at MWC Shanghai, the chip manufacturer has announced the Snapdragon 2500. It's not intended to be the 2100's successor though for Wear OS watches, but rather... Read more

Seven Fossil Group smartwatches with Android Pay on the way
Seven Fossil Group smartwatches with Android Pay on the way By Max Langridge

An FCC filing has revealed that the Fossil Group, which owns the Fossil brand as well as others such as Marc Jacobs, Kate Spade, Diesel, Misfit, Skagen and Michael Kors, has seven new smartwatches on the way, all of which have NFC built-in.  Wear OS:... Read more

Samsung Gear S4 could feature much improved battery life
Samsung Gear S4 could feature much improved battery life By Max Langridge

Previous reports have suggested Samsung is working on a Gear S4 smartwatch, although it could also be called Galaxy Watch, for launch in Q4 2018. Those rumours are still on track, as Twitter tipster Ice Universe has said in a Weibo post that Samsung will... Read more

Apple Watch 4 could get touch-sensitive buttons with haptic feedback
Apple Watch 4 could get touch-sensitive buttons with haptic feedback By Max Langridge

Apple may be looking to replace the buttons on the Apple Watch with solid-state buttons for the Apple Watch 4, according to a report from Fast Company. The report, which cites a source with direct knowledge of Apple's plans, says that Apple will stick... Read more

Asus VivoWatch BP initial review: Read your blood pressure on the go
Asus VivoWatch BP initial review: Read your blood pressure on the go By Cat Thomas

Among other announcements at this year’s Computex in Taipei, Asus announced the VivoWatch BP.It is the world’s first wearable, blood pressure-reading smartwatch and Pocket-lint was on hand to give it a whirl.The VivoWatch BP has a medical grade silicon... Read more

Asus VivoWatch BP is a fitness tracker and blood pressure monitor in one
Asus VivoWatch BP is a fitness tracker and blood pressure monitor in one By Max Langridge

Asus has announced a new wearable at Computex 2018 called the VivoWatch BP, with the BP standing for Blood Pressure. That's because this wearable is one of the first in the consumer space to be able to measure your blood pressure and it doesn't need an... Read more

Marc Jacobs brings touchscreen control for the first time to Riley smartwatch
Marc Jacobs brings touchscreen control for the first time to Riley smartwatch By Max Langridge

Marc Jacobs, under the ownership of Fossil, has announced a refreshed version of the Riley smartwatch it first launched at Baselworld 2017. The new model comes with a new name: Riley Touchscreen, and we won't be giving out any prizes for those who correctly... Read more

New Apple Watch 'Pride' face leaks out ahead of WWDC 2018
New Apple Watch 'Pride' face leaks out ahead of WWDC 2018 By Maggie Tillman

When Apple executives take the stage at WWDC 2018 next week, they'll likely spend a moment unveiling an all-new watch face.Before we get ahead of ourselves, let's back up. 9to5Mac recently found strings in the beta version of iOS 11.3 that suggested Apple... Read more

Samsung Galaxy Watch could be Wear OS not Tizen
Samsung Galaxy Watch could be Wear OS not Tizen By Rik Henderson

Samsung will reportedly look back to Google's smartwatch operating system for its next device, reports from China suggest.Although it abandoned Android Wear for its own Tizen platform several years ago, the company is said to be planning a Wear OS device... Read more

Fossil Q Explorist Gen 3 review: The Wear OS fashionista
4.0 stars Fossil Q Explorist Gen 3 review: The Wear OS fashionista By Cam Bunton

Smartwatches are in an interesting place at the moment. We've seen Google's wrist-worn operating system change name from Android Wear to Wear OS in a bid not to put off iPhone users from adopting it. And over a fairly long period of time we've also seen... Read more

Round Apple Watch could be on the way, according to awarded patent
Round Apple Watch could be on the way, according to awarded patent By Rik Henderson

Apple could switch to a round display for a future Apple Watch, if an awarded patent is anything to go by.Its patent for circular screen technology has been approved and considering that the approved document also mentions a wristwatch, some speculate... Read more

LG Watch Timepiece Wear OS hybrid smartwatch confirmed by FCC
LG Watch Timepiece Wear OS hybrid smartwatch confirmed by FCC By Rik Henderson

Around two weeks ago we brought you news of a forthcoming hyrbrid smartwatch from LG.The LG Watch Timepiece was first reported by Android Headlines based on insider sources and is said to be coming soon.Further evidence has now emerged, with a device... Read more

Wear OS: Your complete guide to Google's smartwatch OS
Wear OS: Your complete guide to Google's smartwatch OS By Elyse Betters

Four years after launching Android Wear, Google has renamed it to Wear OS and given the operating system new branding.That means Android Wear is no more. From now on, all existing and future Android Wear smartwatches will be known as Wear OS watches.... Read more

LG Watch Timepiece will be a hybrid Wear OS smartwatch and announced soon
LG Watch Timepiece will be a hybrid Wear OS smartwatch and announced soon By Rik Henderson

LG is tipped to unveil a new smartwatch in the coming days.The LG Watch Timepiece is said to be the company's first Wear OS device to also have an analogue clock setup. It is a hybrid, therefore, and can even have the operating system disabled to save... Read more

Fitbit Pay now supports its first major UK bank in Santander
Fitbit Pay now supports its first major UK bank in Santander By Max Langridge

Fitbit has announced that British bank Santander is now supported via the Fitbit Pay platform, for the Ionic and Versa smartwatches. The update to both smartwatches means those who bank with Santander can now make contactless payments using the Ionic... Read more

Puma Wear OS smartwatches on their way, to be made by Fossil
Puma Wear OS smartwatches on their way, to be made by Fossil By Rik Henderson

Puma has signed a 10-year agreement with Fossil to make its own branded smartwatches.Fossil has carved a niche for itself, making Wear OS (formerly Android Wear) watches for brands such as Diesel, Emporio Armani and many other fashion labels. It also... Read more

Samsung Gear Sport review: Health-tracking in a compact and capable package
4.0 stars Samsung Gear Sport review: Health-tracking in a compact and capable package By Cam Bunton

Samsung is in an interesting place with wearables. It's been making them for years and, since switching to making exclusively Tizen-based watches and wrist-worn bands, is making some of the best smartwatches around. The Gear S3 from earlier in 2017 was... Read more

Apple Watch Series 3 review: A great smartwatch comes with some caveats
4.0 stars Apple Watch Series 3 review: A great smartwatch comes with some caveats By Stuart Miles

We've been wearing, exercising, calling, texting, and plenty of other things using the new 4G-equipped Apple Watch Series 3 to find out whether now is the time to start wearing it, or whether you can pass this one by.While much remains the same in the... Read more

Samsung Gear S4 could be gearing up for launch in Q4 2018
Samsung Gear S4 could be gearing up for launch in Q4 2018 By Max Langridge

Rather than release a true successor to the Gear S3 in 2017, Samsung side-stepped and launched the Gear Sport fitness-focused smartwatch instead. Later in 2018 though, Samsung may in fact launch a Gear S4 smartwatch, according to SamMobile founder Martin... Read more

Mondaine launches Helvetica Regular hybrid smartwatch at Baselworld 2018
Mondaine launches Helvetica Regular hybrid smartwatch at Baselworld 2018 By Max Langridge

Swiss watchmaker Mondaine has announced the Helvetica Regular smartwatch at Baselworld 2018. It's the latest version of the Helvetica smartwatch, first released in 2015, and is designed to look like a regular horological watch. However, the Helvetica... Read more

Hublot's first smartwatch has a 2018 World Cup theme and crazy price
Hublot's first smartwatch has a 2018 World Cup theme and crazy price By Elyse Betters

Hublot has unveiled its first smartwatch with a rather interesting name: the Big Bang Referee 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia. Yeah.The Swiss watch brand's connected timepiece runs Google's Wear OS (previously known as Android Wear), and it's apparently launching... Read more

Apple has all-new pastel Apple Watch bands for you to buy this spring
Apple has all-new pastel Apple Watch bands for you to buy this spring By Elyse Betters

Apple just announced a springtime-themed Apple Watch band collection.Although you may still have a foot of snow outside your home, Apple wants to show you all the pretty pink, blue, and yellow colours you can strap around your wrist. Its new bands are... Read more

Barclays bPay now supported by 7 watch brands including Guess and Timex
Barclays bPay now supported by 7 watch brands including Guess and Timex By Max Langridge

bPay, the contactless payment system from Barclays, has announced partnerships with a total of seven watch brands that will see its payment chip embedded in myriad watches and fitness trackers. bPay Loop adds payments to your wearable: Garmin and Mondaine... Read more

Fitbit OS 2.0 now rolling out to the Ionic
Fitbit OS 2.0 now rolling out to the Ionic By Max Langridge

Fitbit has confirmed that the latest version of its smartwatch OS, Fitbit OS 2.0, will be rolling out to the Ionic in the coming weeks. The latest software, which will come preinstalled on the recently announced Fitbit Versa, will bring a number of new... Read more

When is Google Wear OS coming to my smartwatch?
When is Google Wear OS coming to my smartwatch? By Rik Henderson

After almost four years in existence, Android Wear is no more. Google has decided to rebrand its smartwatch operating system as Wear OS by Google, and given it a funky new logo.This is partly thanks to the fact that a third of Android Wear smartwatches... Read more

Goodbye Android Wear: Google hits reset with new Wear OS name
Goodbye Android Wear: Google hits reset with new Wear OS name By Elyse Betters

Google introduced Android Wear in 2014, but now, it's ditching the software's name and branding. Although partner manufacturers have launched a bunch of Android Wear devices since 2014, some critics could argue that the software isn't as ubiquitous as... Read more

The best Wear OS smartwatch 2018
The best Wear OS smartwatch 2018 By Britta O'Boyle

Wear OS - formerly known as Android Wear - has had several big updates since it originally launched, all of which have pushed several new features, including iOS compatibility, making it increasingly more attractive, not just to Android users, but... Read more

Android Wear rebranding underway it seems, get ready for Wear OS
Android Wear rebranding underway it seems, get ready for Wear OS By Rik Henderson

It looks like Google is rebranding Android Wear, its smartwatch operating system.Not only has a new logo popped up online, but reports suggest the name is changing too.Reddit user H3x0n noticed that a completely different logo appeared on a set-up screen... Read more

Fitbit's new smartwatch for 2018 revealed
Fitbit's new smartwatch for 2018 revealed By Max Langridge

Soon after Fitbit CEO James Park revealed the company wants to produce more "mass appeal" smartwatches this year following the release of its first model, the Ionic, Wareable has obtained exclusive information relating to a future watch. Fitbit confirms... Read more

Fitbit Ionic Adidas Edition watch will launch in March for $330
Fitbit Ionic Adidas Edition watch will launch in March for $330 By Elyse Betters

Those of you waiting for the Adidas-themed Fitbit Ionic will be glad to know there has been an update.Last year, Fitbit and Adidas announced they were developing a Fitbit Ionic: Adidas Edition. Little else was said at the time, leaving us and many others... Read more

Fitbit confirms more smartwatches for 2018
Fitbit confirms more smartwatches for 2018 By Max Langridge

Fitbit released its first smartwatch in the Ionic in 2017 after specialising solely in fitness trackers, and now during its latest earnings call, the company has confirmed that it will produce more smartwatches in the year ahead. Which Fitbit is right... Read more