Latest Apple smartwatch news

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

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

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 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

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

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

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

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

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

Future Apple Watches could have an EKG reader to detect heart illness
Future Apple Watches could have an EKG reader to detect heart illness By Elyse Betters

Apple is developing new versions of the Apple Watch with EKG capabilities, according to a new report.Bloomberg has reported that new versions of the Apple Watch could feature souped-up heart-monitoring technology. More specifically, they could use electric... 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Apple and Nike made a new Apple Watch called NikeLab and it's limited
Apple and Nike made a new Apple Watch called NikeLab and it's limited By Elyse Betters

Apple and Nike have made a new, limited-edition version of the Apple Watch Nike+ watch.Nike has announced that it partnered with Apple to create a Apple Watch Nike+ that combines a Space Grey Apple Watch Series 2 aluminium case with a black and white... Read more

First Apple Watch Series 3 rumour: Watch will sport new display tech
First Apple Watch Series 3 rumour: Watch will sport new display tech By Elyse Betters

Just five months ago, Apple released Watch Series 2. That means we're due for some Watch Series 3 rumours.Right on time, our first rumour has arrived: DigiTimes, which has a so-so track record when it comes to leaking Apple news, claims the third-generation... Read more

iPhone owners to benefit from Android Wear 2.0, thanks to standalone apps
iPhone owners to benefit from Android Wear 2.0, thanks to standalone apps By Chris Hall

Android Wear has supported the iPhone for a while, but the experience has been rather jilted. Unlike the Apple Watch, the experience didn't "just work", it was more a case of "barely worked".There are a lot of reasons why, not least because of the approach... Read more

Yep, this is a retro Macintosh Apple Watch stand (and it's dirt cheap)
Yep, this is a retro Macintosh Apple Watch stand (and it's dirt cheap) By Elyse Betters

Apple fanboys are about to lose their minds. See that gadget above? Yep, it's an Apple Watch stand.Now that you're done picking your jaw up off the floor, let us tell you a bit about it. Called the Elago W3 Apple Watch stand, it's a $15 silicone smartwatch... Read more

Apple Watch 'New Year' challenge encourages you to stick to your resolutions
Apple Watch 'New Year' challenge encourages you to stick to your resolutions By Max Langridge

Christmas has passed and now you've probably, like us, become one with the sofa because you can't move from all the food. It's time to set a New Year's resolution to drop a few pounds, then. Apple Watch Series 2 review: Fitness first If you have an Apple... Read more

Apple Watch Series 2 freezing problems make Apple pull watchOS update
Apple Watch Series 2 freezing problems make Apple pull watchOS update By Rik Henderson

Apple has pulled its watchOS 3.1.1 update after reports emerged of the software "bricking" some users' Apple Watch Series 2 devices.After downloading and installing the update, which was released alongside iOS 10.2, several Series 2 Watch owners noted... Read more

Your next Apple Watch could be round, according to leaked patent
Your next Apple Watch could be round, according to leaked patent By Rik Henderson

An Apple patent has been unearthed that suggests the company is working on a round version of its Apple Watch. Or, at least, that it has mulled it over in the past year.The patent, titled "Electronic Device Having Display With Curved Edges", shows a circular... Read more

Toms, the hip shoemaker, now makes Apple Watch bands for charity
Toms, the hip shoemaker, now makes Apple Watch bands for charity By Elyse Betters

Toms has announced a lineup of Apple Watch bands.The company, which is behind the popular line of slip-on shoes, said it will provide one year of solar light to a person in need every time one of its Apple Watch bands are bought. The company has a long... Read more

Apple Watch major software update: What's new in WatchOS 3?
Apple Watch major software update: What's new in WatchOS 3? By Elyse Betters

Apple is about to release the latest version of the WatchOS operating system, WatchOS 3, to the public.The software, which is meant for Apple Watch, debuted at Apple's Worldwide Developers Conference in June. It's a significant update that brings new... Read more

Ceramic Apple Watch Edition in pictures
Ceramic Apple Watch Edition in pictures By Stuart Miles

Apple has retired the 2015 Apple Watch Edition - that's the super expensive gold one - and replaced it with a white ceramic version instead to sit at the top of the Apple Watch pile.The new Apple Watch Edition (Series 2) is available in two different... Read more

Apple Watch Series 2: Release date, specs and everything you need to know
Apple Watch Series 2: Release date, specs and everything you need to know By Britta O'Boyle

Apple's next generation of smartwatch has finally been announced in the form of the Apple Watch Series 2.The new device arrives two years after the original debuted on stage and it brings with it a couple of new features, including waterproofing and... Read more

Apple Watch Nike Plus is designed to be your perfect running partner
Apple Watch Nike Plus is designed to be your perfect running partner By Chris Hall

Apple has taken to the stage in San Francisco to make a collection of announcements, including the updated Apple Watch Series 2.Taking advantage of the new Apple Watch's GPS, there's the revival of a huge partnership between Apple and Nike. Introducing... Read more

Finally! Apple shows off new Apple Watch Series 2 models
Finally! Apple shows off new Apple Watch Series 2 models By Elyse Betters

Nearly 18 months after the Apple Watch launched in the US and eight other countries, Apple has introduced second-generation models.The Cupertino, CA-based company is live at the Bill Graham Civic Auditorium in San Francisco, where it is showing off the... Read more

Apple WatchOS 3 update: Control Center, Dock, Scribble, and more
Apple WatchOS 3 update: Control Center, Dock, Scribble, and more By Elyse Betters

Apple has kicked off its Worldwide Developer Conference with some news about the next major operating system update for its Apple Watch.The update, called WatchOS 3, will be available later this year, but to get you excited for what’s coming, Apple has... Read more

New Apple Watch Hermès bands announced, complete collection to be sold separately
New Apple Watch Hermès bands announced, complete collection to be sold separately By Luke Edwards

Apple has announced that from 19 April anyone will be able to get their hands on new and previously released Hermès straps for the Apple Watch, as they will be sold individually.Until now the only way to sport an Hermès Apple Watch strap was to buy... Read more

Apple offers 26 new Apple Watch bands: See them all here
Apple offers 26 new Apple Watch bands: See them all here By Elyse Betters

Apple is done holding its now-annual spring event in California, where it unveiled a number of new products, including a budget iPhone, more portable iPad Pro, and new Apple Watch bands alongside a price drop for its wearable.Apple revealed it will now... Read more

Apple drops Apple Watch price, unveils new watch bands and more
Apple drops Apple Watch price, unveils new watch bands and more By Elyse Betters

Apple is now holding its spring event in California - where it just announced a new price for the Apple Watch along with fresh accessories for the year-old wrist wearable.Starting with the new watch accessories, Apple said it is coming out with a new... Read more

You can finally buy the Apple Watch Hermes online starting 22 January
You can finally buy the Apple Watch Hermes online starting 22 January By Elyse Betters

You will soon be able to purchase the Apple Watch Hermes online.Nearly four months after Apple announced its collaboration with the French luxury brand during its iPhone event in September, the Cupertino-based company has confirmed to Fashionista that... Read more

Can Apple Watch work without an iPhone? Yes, and here’s what it can do
Can Apple Watch work without an iPhone? Yes, and here’s what it can do By Elyse Betters

You might not know this, but...you can use an Apple Watch without an iPhone.Apple released the Apple Watch almost a year ago, and while there is a tonne of information floating around about how it works with your iPhone to pass data back and forth, few... Read more

Apple Watch Magnetic Charging Dock lets you recharge side on simply
Apple Watch Magnetic Charging Dock lets you recharge side on simply By Luke Edwards

Apple has announced a new official accessory for its Watch that allows for wireless charging in a new style.The Apple Watch Magnetic Charging Dock is a circular platform that the Watch can be placed on to wirelessly charge, as the name suggests, magnetically.Thanks... Read more

Watch complications: What is Apple talking about?
Watch complications: What is Apple talking about? By Chris Hall

Over the past year, the world of tech that we inhabit has been exposed to a new vernacular. As companies diversify product offerings, we've seen new terms appear, crawling out of presentations and press releases, with little thought as to whether they're... Read more

You can now download WatchOS 2, Apple Watch's first major software update
You can now download WatchOS 2, Apple Watch's first major software update By Elyse Betters

Apple has begun rolling out WatchOS 2 to the public. It is the first major update to Apple Watch's software.The update brings many new features and capabilities, including the ability to run native apps on the watch itself (rather than the iPhone). Also,... Read more

Apple WatchOS 2 explored: 10 reasons to upgrade your Apple Watch
Apple WatchOS 2 explored: 10 reasons to upgrade your Apple Watch By Stuart Miles

Apple has released WatchOS 2, a major update to its operating system that powers the Apple Watch.The new OS, first announced in June but now available for all Apple Watch owners, brings a host of new features to the smartwatch and fixes a couple of issues... Read more