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What's new in Google's 'H' update to Wear OS?
What's new in Google's 'H' update to Wear OS? By Maggie Tillman

Google has announced a new update to Wear OS. It's simply called "H", and no, Google didn't explain what that means.... Read more

You need a background check to buy this Hublot watch with Bitcoin
You need a background check to buy this Hublot watch with Bitcoin By Maggie Tillman

Hublot has a new luxury watch that you can only buy online using Bitcoin. And you need a background check first.... Read more

Best upcoming smartwatches: Future wristwear to look forward to
Best upcoming smartwatches: Future wristwear to look forward to By Britta O'Boyle

Here are all the best smartwatches thought to be coming or confirmed for 2018 and 2019. Read more

Fossil Sport smartwatch is the first to use Wear 3100 and it's just £250
Fossil Sport smartwatch is the first to use Wear 3100 and it's just £250 By Maggie Tillman

Fossil has adopted Snapdragon Wear 3100 for thin, sport new smartwatch line-up.... Read more

Spotify begins testing its official Apple Watch app - see the screenshots here
Spotify begins testing its official Apple Watch app - see the screenshots here By Maggie Tillman

If you'd like to test official Spotify support on the Apple Watch now, you can sign up for Spotify's iOS beta.... Read more

Samsung's next smartwatch could be a hybrid
Samsung's next smartwatch could be a hybrid By Rik Henderson

Samsung could be planning a hybrid smartwatch for 2019, if a newly published patent is anything to go by.... Read more

Want to use Apple Watch ECG outside the US? There's a simple trick to get it working
Want to use Apple Watch ECG outside the US? There's a simple trick to get it working By Rik Henderson

There is a way to unlock the ECG app in regions around the world, once the new WatchOS is available.... Read more

Mobvoi made a pair of lookalike AirPods and a new Wear OS watch
Mobvoi made a pair of lookalike AirPods and a new Wear OS watch By Maggie Tillman

Mobvoi has announced a pair of wireless earbuds and updated its smartwatch lineup with a new wearable called the TicWatch C2 (Classic 2).... Read more

Misfit Vapor 2 is a more stylish, more confident Wear OS sequel with GPS
Misfit Vapor 2 is a more stylish, more confident Wear OS sequel with GPS By Rik Henderson

Misfit has announced a follow-up to its first smartwatch that is seemingly more capable and adopts Google Wear OS and GPS.... Read more

Garmin Instinct, for those who like a bit of rough and have £270 to hand
Garmin Instinct, for those who like a bit of rough and have £270 to hand By Rik Henderson

Garmin is really going for it with its smart and sports watches of late. The latest is the Garmin Instinct, a tough, rugged watch with built-in GPS.... 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

These are the key new features in watchOS 5.... Read more

How to add Spotify to your Garmin watch
How to add Spotify to your Garmin watch By Cam Bunton

Garmin has added Spotify to its sports watch range. Here we describe how you can set it up and download songs to play.... Read more

LG Watch W7 Wear OS hybrid is a smartwatch for those who don't like smartwatches
LG Watch W7 Wear OS hybrid is a smartwatch for those who don't like smartwatches By Maggie Tillman

LG not only announced a new smartphone, the V40 ThinQ, but also a new smartwatch. Called the Watch W7, it is a hybrid wearable.... Read more

Huawei Watch GT pic and details leak, Sport, Fashion/Classic models at reasonable prices
Huawei Watch GT pic and details leak, Sport, Fashion/Classic models at reasonable prices By Rik Henderson

A new Huawei Watch has been on the cards for a while and it could be unveiled alongside the Huawei Mate 20 and Mate 20 Pro smartphones on 16 October.... Read more

AIX Armani Exchange Connected: Wear OS built to impress
AIX Armani Exchange Connected: Wear OS built to impress By Rik Henderson

The first touchscreen smartwatch from Armani Exchange is available now. Made by the Fossil Group, the AIX Armani Exchange Connected smartwatch runs Wear OS and is... Read more

How to turn on Fall Detection on Apple Watch Series 4 and how it works
How to turn on Fall Detection on Apple Watch Series 4 and how it works By Maggie Tillman

Apple over the years has positioned its Apple Watch as a health accessory - and its new "fall detection" feature is a prime example.... Read more

Apple Watch ECG: Should you really be able to do an ECG yourself?
Apple Watch ECG: Should you really be able to do an ECG yourself? By Dan Grabham

Apple claims its new Watch Series 4 can perform an ECG or electrocardiogram. But can it? And should it?An ECG is a non-invasive way in which a medical... 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 Maggie Tillman

Here's everything you need to know about Apple Watch Nike+.... Read more

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

The Apple Watch Series 3 was launched last Autumn and was a critical hit. Now Series 4 is here... Read more

New Apple Watch Series 4 unveiled, bigger screen, faster processing
New Apple Watch Series 4 unveiled, bigger screen, faster processing By Rik Henderson

Apple has announced a new version of its smartwatch during the "Gather Round" event in Cupertino.The Apple Watch Series 4 has a new curved display...... Read more

Google Pixel watch specs, release date, news and rumours
Google Pixel watch specs, release date, news and rumours By Britta O'Boyle

Google is apparently planning to launch its own-branded Wear OS smartwatch. So what should we expect?... Read more

Qualcomm’s Snapdragon Wear 3100 offers better battery life for incoming Wear OS watches
Qualcomm’s Snapdragon Wear 3100 offers better battery life for incoming Wear OS watches By Dan Grabham

Qualcomm has introduced its new smartwatch platform that will power the next generation of Wear OS smartwatches.... Read more

Garmin watches finally get full Deezer integration
Garmin watches finally get full Deezer integration By Rik Henderson

After announcing that it was coming at the start of this year, Garmin has finally added Deezer support to several of its smartwatches.If you take up or... Read more

No Google Pixel Watch this year after all
No Google Pixel Watch this year after all By Rik Henderson

There has been a lot of speculation in recent months that Google will announce its own-branded Wear OS smartwatch during its October Pixel 3 launch event.... Read more

Apple Watch Series 4 leak: Image shows larger display and gold finish
Apple Watch Series 4 leak: Image shows larger display and gold finish By Maggie Tillman

The Apple Watch has a gold enclosure (maybe a stainless steel option with a gold finish) - just like the new iPhone models.... Read more

Sony’s e-paper FES Watch U finally gets a release outside Japan
Sony’s e-paper FES Watch U finally gets a release outside Japan By Andrew Williams

The Sony FES Watch U is a watch with a strap and face design you can change with the press of a button.Its face and strap have a layer of e-paper, which... Read more

Casio Pro Trek WSD-F30 boosts battery to 3 days, offers slimmer design
Casio Pro Trek WSD-F30 boosts battery to 3 days, offers slimmer design By Chris Hall

Casio has announced an update to its Pro Trek family of smart outdoors watches, with the new WSD-F30 model.The new Casio Pro Trek builds on the foundations... Read more

Diesel Full Guard 2.5 is the biggest Wear OS watch around
Diesel Full Guard 2.5 is the biggest Wear OS watch around By Andrew Williams

Ever looked at a smartwatch and thought, yeah it’s nice, but I wish it were bigger? That’s what the Diesel Full Guard 2.5 is here for.Sure, we’ve... Read more

Skagen Falster 2 smartwatch adds brains to beauty
Skagen Falster 2 smartwatch adds brains to beauty By Andrew Williams

Skagen’s Falster 2 takes the pretty design that made the original Falster smartwatch so superficially appealing and adds to it all the features missing... 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

The wearable has a recognisable case with steel bracelet choices and new silicone straps.... Read more

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

Samsung has officially announced its all-new smartwatch: the Samsung Galaxy Watch.... 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.... 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... 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 the new range - Fossil Q Venture HR and Fossil Q Explorist HR.... 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.... 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.... 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... 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

Samsung's next smartwatch could appear sooner than we all previously thought; alongside the Note 9 at Unpacked in August.... 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.... 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.... 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 launched a newer, more premium smartwatch with a dual layer screen... 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

Ice Universe claimed Samsung will use "Android Wear" on the new Gear S4, meaning it'll run Wear OS. Also, the watch might even be called Galaxy Watch.... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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.... 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... 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... 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,... 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... Read more

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