Latest smartwatch news

Android Oreo rolling out to Android Wear devices now, full list of supported watches revealed

Android Oreo rolling out to Android Wear devices now, full list of supported watches revealed

By Max Langridge

Google announced late last week that Android Oreo is now rolling out to Android Wear devices, bringing with it various new features and more supported languages. At the time, it wasn't clear which Android Wear watches would be in line to receive the update,... Read more

GymKit tested: What is Apple GymKit and how can you use it?

GymKit tested: What is Apple GymKit and how can you use it?

By Stuart Miles

GymKit is the latest technology to come out of Apple. It, as the name suggests, allows Apple Watch users to connect to various bits of kit at the gym. But what does it do, how does it work, and what kit will wit work with?We've used one of the first installations... Read more

Michael Kors Access Sofie tips and tricks: Master your new sparkly smartwatch

Michael Kors Access Sofie tips and tricks: Master your new sparkly smartwatch

By Britta O'Boyle

The Michael Kors Access Sofie is the second smartwatch to appear from the fashion giant, following in the footsteps of the chunkier Access Bradshaw.The new device brings all the bling, along with a fully-round display, smooth performance, an excellent... Read more

The Pocket-lint guide to smartwatch etiquette

The Pocket-lint guide to smartwatch etiquette

By Chris Hall

We're entering a brave new world. A world where you're not (just) covertly alerted by the buzzing in your pocket, but overtly, visually and audibly by the device on your wrist.The shifting sands of technology bring sweeping changes in social behavior.... Read more

Fitbit Ionic's first major software update adds new apps and watchfaces

Fitbit Ionic's first major software update adds new apps and watchfaces

By Elyse Betters

Fitbit has rolled out the first major update to Fitbit OS, the software that powers its Ionic smartwatch.The update adds more than a dozen third-party apps, including: British Airways, Clue, Flipboard, Game Golf, Hue Lights, Nest, Surfline, The New York... Read more

Apple Heart Study launches as FDA clears first Apple Watch EKG reader

Apple Heart Study launches as FDA clears first Apple Watch EKG reader

By Elyse Betters

Apple has launched a new app.It isn't a productivity app or video app or note-taking app or any of that usual app stuff. Instead, this new app will allow the company to collect your heart rhythm data, as long as you're wearing the Apple Watch. Called... Read more

Misfit launches Command hybrid smartwatch, combining classic watch looks with modern-day smarts

Misfit launches Command hybrid smartwatch, combining classic watch looks with modern-day smarts

By Max Langridge

Misfit has announced the Command Hybrid smartwatch, a mash-up of fitness tracker and smartwatch in a sleek, minimalist body that at first glance looks like a regular analogue watch. It's available in a range of colours and with a either stainless steel... Read more

Fossil unveils the Q Control, its first water-resistant smartwatch with heart rate monitor

Fossil unveils the Q Control, its first water-resistant smartwatch with heart rate monitor

By Max Langridge

Fossil has announced the Q Control, a brand new smartwatch and fitness tracker that has a couple of firsts for the company. It's the first of Fossil's watches to come with a built-in optical heart rate sensor and a water-resistant case, making it ideal... Read more

Nike announces new 'Midnight Fog' Apple Watch with matching trainers

Nike announces new 'Midnight Fog' Apple Watch with matching trainers

By Elyse Betters

Nike and Apple partnered up on a new Nike Apple Watch Series 3.They're releasing the "Midnight Fog edition Nike Apple Watch Cellular + GPS", which is designed to match Nike's new Air VaporMax trainers. Keep in mind, the shoe company, which has a long... Read more

Apple Watch Series 3's mobile connection saves stranded surfer's life

Apple Watch Series 3's mobile connection saves stranded surfer's life

By Max Langridge

A kitesurfer from California who got stranded out in the ocean has said he was able to contact the lifeguard and get taken back to shore all thanks to his Apple Watch Series 3. Apple Watch Series 3 review: A great smartwatch, albeit with plenty of caveats... Read more

Apple WatchOS 4.1 now out: LTE music streaming, GymKit, and more

Apple WatchOS 4.1 now out: LTE music streaming, GymKit, and more

By Elyse Betters

Apple isn't done doling out sweets on Halloween.Alongside the release of iOS 11.1, which brought new emoji and a patch for the KRACK vulnerability, Apple has launched WatchOS 4.1, the first major update to the WatchOS 4 operating system for Apple Watch.... Read more

Nixon launches the Mission SS, the super-tough smartwatch gets a stainless steel makeover

Nixon launches the Mission SS, the super-tough smartwatch gets a stainless steel makeover

By Max Langridge

Nixon has announced the Mission SS smartwatch, which introduces cosmetic updates, rather than evolutionary upgrades, over the original Mission launched in 2016. The new feature here is a stainless steel band, available in black, silver or gold colour... Read more

Five reasons to buy the Apple Watch from EE

Five reasons to buy the Apple Watch from EE

By Pocket-lint Promotion

The Apple Watch Series 3 is out, and available on EE with Cellular connectivity. Here are five reasons you should get it from the leading 4G network in the UK.  See Apple Watch Series 3 on EE 1 The advanced networkEE launched the UK’s first 4G network... Read more

Fossil launches new Q Neely and Q Jacqueline hybrid smartwatches

Fossil launches new Q Neely and Q Jacqueline hybrid smartwatches

By Elyse Betters

Fossil has two new hybrid smartwatches, called Q Neely and Q Jacqueline, which are now smaller than ever. Described as being "tailored specifically to the female customer," these new additions to the Fossil Q line look like classic analogue watches,... Read more

Apple WatchOS 4.0.1 update brings fix for Wi-Fi bug on Series 3 models

Apple WatchOS 4.0.1 update brings fix for Wi-Fi bug on Series 3 models

By Elyse Betters

Apple has released a new software update for the Apple Watch.The software on the smartwatch is upgrading from WatchOS 4 to WatchOS 4.0.1. This update comes one week after Apple first released WatchOS 4 to the public, and it can be downloaded through the... Read more

Google launches latest Android Wear beta for LG Watch Sport

Google launches latest Android Wear beta for LG Watch Sport

By Max Langridge

Google has begun rolling out the latest version of the Android Wear beta, which is only available for the LG Watch Sport. The latest version of the beta isn't for a whole new version of Android Wear, but rather an update of the API level to API 26. Android... Read more

Scrapped Xbox smartwatch pictures leak online

Scrapped Xbox smartwatch pictures leak online

By Rik Henderson

Back in 2013, Microsoft was developing its own smartwatch and planned to release it under the Xbox brand. However, it ditched the idea and has mostly pulled out of the wearables market since.Now images have emerged online of one of the scrapped Xbox... Read more

Don't think you can buy a US cellular Apple Watch 3 on the cheap, it won't work in UK

Don't think you can buy a US cellular Apple Watch 3 on the cheap, it won't work in UK

By Rik Henderson

As soon as Apple releases anything, many in the UK quickly scour the US Apple store site to compare prices. And often, thanks to exchange rates and duties, the kit over there turns out to be less expensive, even after state tax.If you are heading to America... Read more

EE exclusive UK network for Apple Watch Series 3 at launch, but others will follow

EE exclusive UK network for Apple Watch Series 3 at launch, but others will follow

By Rik Henderson

Apple announced a new version of its smartwatch, the Apple Watch Series 3, during its special media event on Tuesday 12 September. It is faster than previous models and has a couple of new features.However, its biggest new addition is an eSIM - a tiny... Read more

Apple Watch Series 3: Release date, specs and everything you need to know

Apple Watch Series 3: Release date, specs and everything you need to know

By Britta O'Boyle

Apple has announced its third generation of its smartwatch, the Apple Watch Series 3, alongside its new iPhones.There were by no means as many leaks surrounding the next Apple Watch as there were the iPhones, but everything is now official so here... Read more

Apple Watch Series 3 is here, LTE, barometric altimeter and new colours incoming

Apple Watch Series 3 is here, LTE, barometric altimeter and new colours incoming

By Cam Bunton

Apple has just taken the wraps off its newest Apple Watch, and thanks to plenty of leaks and rumours in the months running up to the 12 September event, there wasn’t a huge amount to surprise us.Several leaks over the weekend had seemingly confirmed... Read more

These are Fossil's sexy smartwatches coming out in 2017: Diesel, Michael Kors, Emporio Armani and more

These are Fossil's sexy smartwatches coming out in 2017: Diesel, Michael Kors, Emporio Armani and more

By Britta O'Boyle

Fossil announced a range of Android Wear smartwatches at Baselworld 2017 in March, all of which were on display in all their glory at consumer electronics show IFA at the beginning of September.The devices come in the form of both full touchscreen devices,... Read more

Samsung takes the wraps off its new Gear Sport fitness smartwatch

Samsung takes the wraps off its new Gear Sport fitness smartwatch

By Elyse Betters

Samsung has introduced a new fitness-focused smartwatch.The Samsung Gear Sport is different from last year's Gear S3 in that it adds 5 ATM water resistance for swimming. Samsung said it's good for salt and freshwater. If you're considering this watch,... Read more

Fitbit Ionic: Release date, specs and everything you need to know about Fitbit's GPS smartwatch

Fitbit Ionic: Release date, specs and everything you need to know about Fitbit's GPS smartwatch

By Britta O'Boyle

Fitbit is well known in the activity tracking field but until now, it had yet to fully take the leap into the smartwatch world. The Fitbit Blaze was an attempt at bridging the gap between fitness tracker and smartwatch but it was never an Apple Watch or... Read more

Fitbit Ionic and Fitbit Flyer: Fitness tracking giant introduces GPS smartwatch and wireless headphones

Fitbit Ionic and Fitbit Flyer: Fitness tracking giant introduces GPS smartwatch and wireless headphones

By Britta O'Boyle

Fitbit has announced its long-rumoured GPS smartwatch in the form of the Fitbit Ionic, alongside a pair of wireless Bluetooth headphones called Fitbit Flyer.The Fitbit Ionic smartwatch has an aluminium build with interchangeable straps and it comes with... Read more

Samsung's new fitness smartwatch, Gear Sport, pops up in leaked image

Samsung's new fitness smartwatch, Gear Sport, pops up in leaked image

By Elyse Betters

Things are getting more interesting with that new Gear watch.Samsung revealed after its Unpacked/Galaxy Note 8 event that it will announce its next Gear-branded watch while at IFA 2017. While some reports wondered if that meant the successor to the Gear... Read more

Samsung will announce the next Gear smartwatch at IFA 2017

Samsung will announce the next Gear smartwatch at IFA 2017

By Elyse Betters

The successor to the Gear S3 will debut next week.Samsung told CNBC after its Unpacked/Galaxy Note 8 event that it will announce its next Gear-branded watch while at IFA 2017. The company, which has used the electronics trade show to introduce a Gear... Read more

Apple Watch 3 should show its face alongside new iPhone lineup in September

Apple Watch 3 should show its face alongside new iPhone lineup in September

By Max Langridge

Chinese news outlet The Economic Daily Times has said that Taiwanese-based Quanta Computing, the manufacturer of MacBooks and the Apple Watch, has ramped up production of the third-generation smartwatch in preparation for launch later this year. Apple... Read more

Samsung's next fitness device, Gear Sport, pops up in FCC filing

Samsung's next fitness device, Gear Sport, pops up in FCC filing

By Elyse Betters

It looks like Samsung has a new smartwatch in the works.Android Headlines noticed a US Federal Communications Commission filing from Samsung that features a yet-to-be-announced device called the Samsung Gear Sport. It appears to be a smartwatch or fitness... Read more

Latest Fitbit smartwatch leak shows off design and new heart-rate tech

Latest Fitbit smartwatch leak shows off design and new heart-rate tech

By Elyse Betters

Fitbit is working on a GPS-equipped smartwatch, and thanks to a new leak, we know what it might look like and feature come launch day.Wareable posted two images that supposedly show the final version of the smartwatch from all angles. We also get some... Read more

Fossil's latest Android Wear smartwatches are now available for pre-order

Fossil's latest Android Wear smartwatches are now available for pre-order

By Max Langridge

Fossil's third-generation smartwatches, the Q Explorist and Q Venture are now available to pre-order. The two watches were announced at Baselworld back in March and will come running Android Wear 2.0. Fossil bets the house on smartwatches and hybrids,... Read more

Next Apple Watch will have LTE and possibly an 'all-new form factor'

Next Apple Watch will have LTE and possibly an 'all-new form factor'

By Elyse Betters

Apple is hard at work on the next version of the Apple Watch, and according to the latest reports, it's going to be totally different.First up, Bloomberg claimed Apple plans to release an Apple Watch with built-in LTE this year. This feature will allow... Read more

Fitbit's first smartwatch confirmed to launch in time for the holiday season

Fitbit's first smartwatch confirmed to launch in time for the holiday season

By Max Langridge

Fitbit's first ever smartwatch is still on course to launch later this year, following the confirmation by the company's CEO James Park. Fitbit GPS smartwatch rumours: Everything we know so far about Project Higgs Speaking during Fitibit's second quarter... Read more

Samsung is developing a new smartwatch/fitness tracker hybrid

Samsung is developing a new smartwatch/fitness tracker hybrid

By Max Langridge

Samsung is developing a new wearable device that will combine "the best bits from Gear S3 and Gear Fit 2". The new device won't be the Gear S4, but an entirely new device that will have some smartwatch functions, along with fitness tracking capabilities.... Read more

Porsche Design Huawei Watch 2 is the same great watch, with a much higher price tag

Porsche Design Huawei Watch 2 is the same great watch, with a much higher price tag

By Max Langridge

Huawei has officially launched the Porsche Design version of the Watch 2, arriving with a new design and a new, much higher price tag. Huawei Watch 2 Sport review: New tricks and 4G's a hit First announced at Mobile World Congress back in March, the Porsche... Read more

Casio Edifice 501XD continues Bluetooth smartphone connectivity in analogue form

Casio Edifice 501XD continues Bluetooth smartphone connectivity in analogue form

By Rik Henderson

Casio Edifice has followed last year's Bluetooth connected analogue watch series with a follow-up.Designed in partnership with F1 team Toro Rosso, the Casio Edifice EQB-501, in red or blue fascia detailing, can link with a smartphone to ensure accurate... Read more

Samsung Pay comes to Gear S3, use your Samsung smartwatch to make payments

Samsung Pay comes to Gear S3, use your Samsung smartwatch to make payments

By Max Langridge

Samsung has today made it possible to use the Gear S3 smartwatch with Samsung Pay, the company's alternative contactless payment method to Android Pay and Apple Pay, in the UK. What is Samsung Pay, how does it work and what banks are supported? With... Read more

Intel pulls out of wearables, smartwatch and fitness tracker plans ditched

Intel pulls out of wearables, smartwatch and fitness tracker plans ditched

By Rik Henderson

Intel was full of beans when it acquired wearables company Basis a few years ago, even telling Pocket-lint that the Basis Peak smartwatch "worked the best" and development on new products would continue apace.However, it has now decided to shut down... Read more

Fitbit smartwatch is "on track", waterproof and will offer accurate health measurement

Fitbit smartwatch is "on track", waterproof and will offer accurate health measurement

By Max Langridge

Fitbit, the company known for its range of fitness trackers, will release its very first smartwatch later this year. Until now, the smartwatch has largely been subject to rumours and leaks, but Fitbit's CEO James Park has revealed some information to... Read more

Louis Vuitton joins the smartwatch revolution with the Android Wear Tambour Horizon

Louis Vuitton joins the smartwatch revolution with the Android Wear Tambour Horizon

By Chris Hall

While some will tell you that smartwatches aren't making a huge impact on the world, that hasn't stopped new fashion brands joining the connected party.Louis Vuitton has announced its own Android Wear smartwatch called the Tambour Horizon, which will... Read more

Fitbit's smartwatch project hit by staff walkouts

Fitbit's smartwatch project hit by staff walkouts

By Max Langridge

Fitbit has been developing its very own smartwatch, and has been buying companies such as Pebble to strengthen its team and to ultimately produce a product that consumers will want to buy. Fitbit GPS smartwatch rumours: Everything we know so far about... Read more

Customising the Huawei Watch 2: Straps, colours and faces for perfect personalisation

Customising the Huawei Watch 2: Straps, colours and faces for perfect personalisation

By Pocket-lint Promotion

A smartwatch is a more personal gadget than many of the other devices in your tech arsenal. Getting a smartphone or pair of headphones that fit your unique needs and individual style is key, but a smartwatch like the Huawei Watch 2 takes tech personalisation... Read more

How Android Wear 2.0 puts the Huawei Watch 2 ahead of the competition

How Android Wear 2.0 puts the Huawei Watch 2 ahead of the competition

By Pocket-lint Promotion

The Huawei Watch 2 is one of the first smartwatches to run Google's Android Wear 2.0 software direct from the box. This gives the watch a distinct edge over the competition, offering a mass of features many of its rivals don't have.These are meaningful... Read more

Who needs a phone with the Huawei Watch 2?

Who needs a phone with the Huawei Watch 2?

By Pocket-lint Promotion

We all love our smartphones, but it's time to become less reliant on them.No, don't worry, we're not going to start acting like your mum, telling you to put down your phone and go outside every once in a while. But how about switching up your tech addiction... Read more

Apple Watch major software update: What's new in WatchOS 4?

Apple Watch major software update: What's new in WatchOS 4?

By Elyse Betters

Apple has announced the latest version of WatchOS.Called WatchOS 4, it'll replace WatchOS 3 and is meant for Apple Watch. It debuted at Apple's Worldwide Developers Conference in June 2017. It's a significant update that brings new watch faces, including... Read more

Apple unveils watchOS 4, new Toy Story faces and much more

Apple unveils watchOS 4, new Toy Story faces and much more

By Rik Henderson

Apple has revealed some of the new features coming to Apple Watch when watchOS 4 is released later this year.During its Worldwide Developers Conference in San Jose, the Cupertino company explained that there will be new watch faces, including a Siri Watch... Read more

When is Android Wear 2.0 coming to my smartwatch?

When is Android Wear 2.0 coming to my smartwatch?

By Elyse Betters

Google is in the midst of rolling out Android Wear 2.0 to many smartwatches on the market.It has released three major updates to Android Wear in the past two years. In Android Wear 2.0, you get a design overhaul, standalone apps, improvements to watch... Read more

These Apple Watch bands from Nike were made to match your trainers

These Apple Watch bands from Nike were made to match your trainers

By Elyse Betters

Nike has catered to Apple fans once again.The company, which has a long history of working with Apple and even recently partnered with the company to create a specific version of the Apple Watch for runners, has unveiled a new collection of Apple Watch... Read more

Is Apple testing an Apple Watch device that tracks blood sugar?

Is Apple testing an Apple Watch device that tracks blood sugar?

By Elyse Betters

Tim Cook is reportedly testing a yet-to-be-announced Apple Watch accessory aimed at people with diabetes.According to a report from CNBC, which cited anonymous sources, Apple's chief executive has been wearing a prototype glucose tracker that pairs with... Read more