Latest smartwatch news

Huawei Watch 2 price slashed to £149 in Prime Day sales
Huawei Watch 2 price slashed to £149 in Prime Day sales By Chris Hall

Amazon is slashing prices across its UK store and the Huawei Watch 2 has just received a big discount. Normally retailing for about £279 (but available at £189.99 recently) the Huawei Watch 2 can be yours for just £149.99 in Amazon's Prime Day sales.... 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

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.Some, though not all, of the new features were detailed during the company's Worldwide Developer Conference 2018 so we have rounded them up to... Read more

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

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 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

Google Pixel Watch tipped to launch alongside Pixel 3
Google Pixel Watch tipped to launch alongside Pixel 3 By Rik Henderson

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

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

Apple updates WatchOS, TvOS, and HomePod: Here's what's new
Apple updates WatchOS, TvOS, and HomePod: Here's what's new By Elyse Betters

Apple has pushed out updates to all its devices.The biggest update, iOS 11.3, arrives for iPhones and iPads. You can read all about that from here. But Apple also released WatchOS 4.3 for the Apple Watch. It follows six beta builds issued to public... 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

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

What is Apple Watch Nike+? And how is it different to the standard Apple Watch?
What is Apple Watch Nike+? And how is it different to the standard Apple Watch? By Elyse Betters

Here's everything you need to know about Apple Watch Nike+. Be sure to check out our Apple Watch Nike+ review as well, where we said it looks great, has a sporty feel, and feels really comfortable on the wrist. Apple Watch Nike Plus is designed to... Read more

Apple Watch tips and tricks: Hidden secrets of WatchOS revealed
Apple Watch tips and tricks: Hidden secrets of WatchOS revealed By Stuart Miles

Your Apple Watch has finally arrived, but you've been staring at the new smartwatch for the last 10 minutes trying to work out how to use it.There's no denying it, the Apple Watch is a complex device that offers plenty to those happy and keen to explore... Read more

Omate X Nanoblock is a Lego-inspired smartwatch kids will really want
Omate X Nanoblock is a Lego-inspired smartwatch kids will really want By Rik Henderson

There are plenty of smartwatches available now but finding one that suits a child, both for style and security, can be tough. Omate believes it has the answer and will be showing its kid-friendly wearable at Mobile World Congress at the end of the month.The... Read more

Casio Pro Trek WSD-F20-WE Android Wear smartwatch available in limited numbers
Casio Pro Trek WSD-F20-WE Android Wear smartwatch available in limited numbers By Rik Henderson

Casio has announced a limited edition version of its WSD-F20 smartwatch.The Casio WSD-F20-WE is part of its Pro Trek Smart series of watches for outdoor enthusiasts and comes in a limited colour scheme of fluorite white.The colour is maintained with a... Read more

Future Huawei Watch might let you gesture and write on back of hand
Future Huawei Watch might let you gesture and write on back of hand By Elyse Betters

Smartwatch screens are frustrating.While phone makers have been delivering phones with the larger displays or more screen real estate than ever before, those same phone makers have been selling smartwatches with dinky little screens that are hard to futz... Read more

Fitbit will officially kill support for Pebble smartwatches this summer
Fitbit will officially kill support for Pebble smartwatches this summer By Elyse Betters

Fitbit is ending support for Pebble smartwatches in June.The company, which acquired Pebble in December 2016, said in a blog post that it will extend support for Pebble smartwatches until June 2018. In other words, support for Pebble will come to a final... Read more

Microsoft Xbox Watch leaks out: New pics reveal scrapped smartwatch
Microsoft Xbox Watch leaks out: New pics reveal scrapped smartwatch By Elyse Betters

Microsoft's Xbox Watch has leaked online again.In 2013, Microsoft was developing its own smartwatch and planned to release it under the Xbox brand. It eventually ditched the idea and pulled out of the wearables market. Nevertheless, last autumn, images... Read more

This TAG Heuer smartwatch has 589 diamonds and costs £143,000
This TAG Heuer smartwatch has 589 diamonds and costs £143,000 By Elyse Betters

Are you in the market for a diamond-studded smartwatch?If so, luck you. But also, check out TAG Heuer's latest wearable. The company put a whopping 589 baguette-size diamonds, totaling 23.35 carats, on its Connected Modular 45 Full Diamond smartwatch.... Read more

Tag Heuer Connected Modular 41 is designed for smaller wrists, has bigger specs
Tag Heuer Connected Modular 41 is designed for smaller wrists, has bigger specs By Max Langridge

Luxury Swiss watch manufacturer Tag Heuer has announced a slightly smaller version of its Connected Modular Android Wear smartwatch, with a 41mm case. Tag had been promising a smaller version of the watch for some time, although CEO Jean-Claude Biver... Read more

Casio unveils new watches including a GPS smartwatch with a solar panel
Casio unveils new watches including a GPS smartwatch with a solar panel By Elyse Betters

Casio has introduced a new G-Shock watch at CES 2018.Called the GPR B-1000, it's a GPS-equipped wearable that falls under the Rangeman line. It can do standalone GPS navigation for up to 33 hours on a single charge. There's also a built-in solar panel... Read more

Fitbit might finally make a smartwatch just for children
Fitbit might finally make a smartwatch just for children By Elyse Betters

Fitbit has apparently discovered kids exist.The company's current lineup of colourful wearables and trackers are recommended for anyone aged 13 or above. However, for the first time, it is reportedly considering a smartwatch for children, according to... Read more

Misfit Path marries a sleek watch design with smart functions
Misfit Path marries a sleek watch design with smart functions By Max Langridge

Misfit has announced a brand new hybrid smartwatch model at CES 2018. Called Path, the hybrid smartwatch looks like a regular analogue watch, but has all the internals of a digital smartwatch. With Path, you track steps you've taken, calories burned... Read more

Skagen and Kate Spade introduce their first touchscreen Android Wear smartwatches
Skagen and Kate Spade introduce their first touchscreen Android Wear smartwatches By Max Langridge

The Fossil Group has used CES 2018 to introduce two new touchscreen smartwatch models from its Skagen and Kate Spade brands. Both watches share many similar features, including Android Wear 2.0 and the Qualcomm Snapdragon Wear 2100 processor. However... Read more

Amazon Alexa on the go: What does this mean and which headphones and wearables support it?
Amazon Alexa on the go: What does this mean and which headphones and wearables support it? By Elyse Betters

Amazon won't be happy until Alexa is everywhere.It's already supported by tonnes of different speakers, devices, and gadgets. And, just recently, Amazon announced that it’s adding microwave and oven control features to its assistant, allowing Alexa... Read more