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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.The new Apple Watch Series 4 has a multitude of sensors inside that can help it to do everything from ECGs/EKGs to detect... 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 professional can detect issues with the heart by checking its activity and rhythm. It involves electrodes... Read more

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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

Apple has revealed a new Apple Watch, the Apple Watch Series 4 and again it's available in a Nike+ version.The Series 4 Nike+ Edition is essentially the same as the standard Apple Watch Series 4 but it features redesigned Nike watch faces that match... 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 4 has been announced, with a new edge-to-edge screen and black ceramic back - over 30 percent larger screens are on both 40 and 44mm models.It has a slimmer design, while the UI has also been redesigned to take advantage of the... 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 that is 30 per cent larger than the former versions, with 40mm and 44mm models replacing the previous sizes.In... Read more

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

A Google-branded smartwatch has been rumoured for some time - no pun intended - but it has yet to materialise despite the WearOS platform running numerous third-party smartwatches.Speculation suggests that a Pixel Watch is finally coming though, it's... 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. The new platform will offer some significant battery life savings thanks to a bespoke design that no longer takes so many cues from Qualcomm's... 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 have an existing Deezer Premium subscription, you can even download songs to your watch for offline... 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. However, that is now not likely.Latest reports suggest the Pixel Watch (or Pixel Time, as some have... 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

It's an odd day for Apple. First, it announced a 12 September event to unveil the next iPhone models. Then, those phones leaked online.Now, images of the next Apple Watch, the Apple Watch Series 4, have leaked online (via 9to5Mac), giving us a better... 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 looks similar to the screen of an Amazon Kindle ereader. The FES Watch U went on sale in Japan in... 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 laid by the original F10 and the updated GPS-equipped F20, enhancing the dual-layer display, boosting... 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 never heard anyone say anything close to that. But it is refreshing to see something at least slightly... 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 the first time around.The first Falster was a bit of a brainless beauty: looked great, couldn’t... 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

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

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 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

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

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

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