Latest smartwatch reviews

Michael Kors Access Runway review: Fabulous and fashionable
4.5 stars Michael Kors Access Runway review: Fabulous and fashionable By Britta O'Boyle

Fashion brand Michael Kors has returned for the third time with its Runway Access smartwatch, made by Fossil. Is this the new season's must-have?... Read more

Huawei Watch GT initial review: Wear OS is shown the door
Huawei Watch GT initial review: Wear OS is shown the door By Mike Lowe

Huawei's latest - which focuses on notifications and fitness tracking - ditches Wear OS for its own operating system and considerable battery life... Read more

Best smartwatch 2018: Top smart wristwear available to buy today
Best smartwatch 2018: Top smart wristwear available to buy today By Britta O'Boyle

A round up of the best smartwatches available to buy today, covering various platforms from Wear OS to Watch OS and numerous styles. Read more

Samsung Galaxy Watch review: Tantalized by Tizen
4.5 stars Samsung Galaxy Watch review: Tantalized by Tizen By Cam Bunton

The 2018 Samsung smart and sports watch comes with Tizen OS and works with Android and iOS devices. It's got a great battery life, but not many apps.... Read more

Apple Watch Series 4 review: The smartwatch king is bigger and better than ever
5.0 stars Apple Watch Series 4 review: The smartwatch king is bigger and better than ever By Stuart Miles

With a bigger screen dominating its design, the Apple S4 watch upgrades software, processing power, well-being via heart-monitoring and more... Read more

Garmin Fenix 5 Plus review: The champion smart sports watch is better than ever
4.5 stars Garmin Fenix 5 Plus review: The champion smart sports watch is better than ever By Cam Bunton

Garmin has refreshed its Fenix sports watch range for 2018, adding more features to the 5 Plus and making it a more powerful sports watch than ever!... Read more

Casio Pro Trek WSD-F30 initial review: Wear OS for the great outdoors
Casio Pro Trek WSD-F30 initial review: Wear OS for the great outdoors By Chris Hall

Casio has updated its Pro Trek outdoors smartwatch, giving longer battery, a slimmer package and lots more information.... Read more

Sony FES Watch U: The e-paper watch that costs more than an Apple Watch
Sony FES Watch U: The e-paper watch that costs more than an Apple Watch By Britta O'Boyle

Sony-owned Fashion Entertainment is releasing the FES U e-paper watch in the UK. Here's what you'll get for £700.... Read more

TicWatch Pro review: Best battery-life smartwatch outshines the big brands
4.5 stars TicWatch Pro review: Best battery-life smartwatch outshines the big brands By Cam Bunton

Looking for a smartwatch with long battery life? For those with a limited budget, the dual-screen TicWatch Pro is a great Wear OS smartwatch choice.... Read more

Asus VivoWatch BP initial review: Read your blood pressure on the go
Asus VivoWatch BP initial review: Read your blood pressure on the go By Cat Thomas

Among other announcements at this year’s Computex in Taipei, Asus announced the VivoWatch BP.It is the world’s first wearable, blood pressure-reading... Read more

Fossil Q Explorist Gen 3 review: The Wear OS fashionista
4.0 stars Fossil Q Explorist Gen 3 review: The Wear OS fashionista By Cam Bunton

Smartwatches are in an interesting place at the moment. We've seen Google's wrist-worn operating system change name from Android Wear to Wear OS in a bid... Read more

Samsung Gear Sport review: Health-tracking in a compact and capable package
4.0 stars Samsung Gear Sport review: Health-tracking in a compact and capable package By Cam Bunton

Samsung is in an interesting place with wearables. It's been making them for years and, since switching to making exclusively Tizen-based watches and wrist-worn... Read more

Apple Watch Series 3 review: A great smartwatch comes with some caveats
4.0 stars Apple Watch Series 3 review: A great smartwatch comes with some caveats By Stuart Miles

We've been wearing, exercising, calling, texting, and plenty of other things using the new 4G-equipped Apple Watch Series 3 to find out whether now is... Read more

Diesel On Full Guard review: Big on style, short on features
3.5 stars Diesel On Full Guard review: Big on style, short on features By Cam Bunton

Android Wear - which is Google's wearable operating system - has something of a complicated history, but after nearly four years in existence the platform... Read more

Michael Kors Access Sofie review: Stunning smartwatch with serious sparkle
4.5 stars Michael Kors Access Sofie review: Stunning smartwatch with serious sparkle By Britta O'Boyle

Fashion brand Michael Kors is back with a second version of its Access smartwatch - the Sofie. The device follows on from the chunky but brilliant Access... Read more

Casio Edifice EQB-501 hands-on: A modern, smart chronograph
Casio Edifice EQB-501 hands-on: A modern, smart chronograph By Cam Bunton

Smartwatches are here to stay, but for some, they're an unnecessary annoyance. Constant bleeping, notifications and attention-grabbing might be your idea... Read more

Fitbit Ionic preview: A smart start for Fitbit's smartwatch
Fitbit Ionic preview: A smart start for Fitbit's smartwatch By Britta O'Boyle

Fitbit is no stranger to the wearables market. In fact, it's been kicking around for a decade this year, having sold over 67 million devices. That's quite... Read more

LG Watch Style review: Subtlety over style
4.0 stars LG Watch Style review: Subtlety over style By Britta O'Boyle

When the LG Watch Style was announced in February 2017, it was one of the only Android Wear 2.0 watches, which gave it a notable point of interest. Six... Read more

Montblanc Summit review: Far from peak performance
3.0 stars Montblanc Summit review: Far from peak performance By Chris Hall

Android Wear started life in technology companies like LG and Samsung, before it spread its wings and convinced a wider range of brands that this Android-based... Read more

Huawei Watch 2 Sport review: New tricks and 4G's a hit
4.0 stars Huawei Watch 2 Sport review: New tricks and 4G's a hit By Chris Hall

The second-gen Huawei smartwatch, the aptly named Watch 2, arrives as part of the Android Wear 2.0 brigade and, therefore, with more features than its... Read more

Casio WSD-F20 review: The best Android Wear sports watch for outdoor activities
4.0 stars Casio WSD-F20 review: The best Android Wear sports watch for outdoor activities By Cam Bunton

Last year, Casio took the wraps off its first Android Wear watch aimed at active outdoors people: the WSD-F10. Although it never officially made its way... Read more

Acer Leap Ware preview: More a limp than a leap
Acer Leap Ware preview: More a limp than a leap By Mike Lowe

When Acer CEO Jason Chen showed off the company's latest wearable, the Leap Ware, at Acer's annual conference, the slender looking wrist-wearable looked... Read more

Tag Heuer Connected Modular 45 review: The undisputed smartwatch fashion king
4.5 stars Tag Heuer Connected Modular 45 review: The undisputed smartwatch fashion king By Chris Hall

"It's too expensive". "It's unnecessary". "It's too big". "It doesn't have all the features of a watch a quarter of the price".The arguments against the... Read more

New Balance RunIQ review: Runs into some hurdles
3.0 stars New Balance RunIQ review: Runs into some hurdles By Cam Bunton

There has been something of an interesting shift in the Android Wear watch market over the past year to 18 months. Traditional companies are seemingly... Read more

Fossil Q Marshal review: Gorgeous looks lack technical hook
3.5 stars Fossil Q Marshal review: Gorgeous looks lack technical hook By Luke Johnson

Smartwatches are no longer just the products of tech giants, fashion brands have been getting in on the act too. We've already seen wrist-based gadgets... Read more

LG Watch Sport preview: The crown prince of Android Wear 2.0
LG Watch Sport preview: The crown prince of Android Wear 2.0 By Chris Hall

Android Wear has so far been a middling story of wearable devices. The best iterations have been sold on a brand's strengths - like Polar's integration... Read more

Apple Watch Nike+ review: Great smartwatch, just not a perfect runner's watch
4.0 stars Apple Watch Nike+ review: Great smartwatch, just not a perfect runner's watch By Chris Hall

We can all agree that the Apple Watch is one of the best smartwatches out there. Its user interface is slicker than many rivals, it works seamlessly and... Read more

Samsung Gear S3 review: Android Wear, beware, this is the smartwatch to beat
4.5 stars Samsung Gear S3 review: Android Wear, beware, this is the smartwatch to beat By Cam Bunton

Samsung has been in the wearable game longer most other tech companies. From its original Galaxy Gear through to now with its latest Gear S3 - available... Read more

Emporio Armani Connected preview: Simple and sophisticated
Emporio Armani Connected preview: Simple and sophisticated By Britta O'Boyle

Fossil has been busy stirring up the smartwatch world, launching a number of devices over the last year in collaboration with several fashion companies.... Read more

Nixon Mission review: Surf and snow goes hardcore
4.0 stars Nixon Mission review: Surf and snow goes hardcore By Chris Hall

The best iterations of Android Wear don't come from electronics manufacturers trying to make watches, it comes from watch manufacturers taking advantage... Read more

DieselOn Time preview: Solid, stylish, smart
DieselOn Time preview: Solid, stylish, smart By Britta O'Boyle

Fossil's latest fashion smartwatch collaborations come in the form of Diesel, Kate Spade and Emporio Armani, joining the existing partnerships with Michael... Read more

Kate Spade Hybrid Smartwatch preview: Fashion and tech in perfect harmony
Kate Spade Hybrid Smartwatch preview: Fashion and tech in perfect harmony By Britta O'Boyle

New York fashion brand Kate Spade is entering the smartwatch world, with a little help from the Fossil Group. The two companies have teamed up to launch... Read more

Pebble 2 review: Smart, but not fancy
4.0 stars Pebble 2 review: Smart, but not fancy By Cam Bunton

Before the plethora of Android watches and, eventually, the Apple Watch hit the market, there was Pebble. It wasn't the first ever smartwatch, but it was... Read more

Michael Kors Access Bradshaw review: An Android Wear smartwatch you'll actually want to wear
4.5 stars Michael Kors Access Bradshaw review: An Android Wear smartwatch you'll actually want to wear By Britta O'Boyle

Michael Kors is a fashion label with a huge presence, so when it announces a smartwatch it's a big deal, just as it was when Tag Heuer and Guess did the... Read more

Fossil Q Founder review: More Qs than As for this fashion smartwatch
3.5 stars Fossil Q Founder review: More Qs than As for this fashion smartwatch By Cam Bunton

Once gadget manufacturers started producing smart, connected watches, it was never going to be long before traditional watch brands got on board. Companies... Read more

Apple Watch Series 2 review: Fitness first
4.5 stars Apple Watch Series 2 review: Fitness first By Stuart Miles

As the Apple Watch continues to polarise opinion, Apple has released a new version of the smartwatch which hopes to address many of the concerns of the... Read more

Skagen Connected: More than meets the eye
Skagen Connected: More than meets the eye By Britta O'Boyle

Danish company Skagen, part of the Fossil Group, has shown off its Skagen Connected Hybrid Smartwatch at consumer electronics show IFA in Berlin. The... Read more

Asus ZenWatch 3 preview: Android Wear marches on
Asus ZenWatch 3 preview: Android Wear marches on By Chris Hall

Asus has unveiled its latest ZenWatch model, following two watches that have tried to be a little different in the original ZenWatch and ZenWatch 2.It's... Read more

Omate Rise preview: Full Android 3G smartwatch with carbon fibre for $280
Omate Rise preview: Full Android 3G smartwatch with carbon fibre for $280 By Luke Edwards

Omate, more well known for children's watches, is making its entrance into the big boys game with an impressive offering. The Omate Rise plans to straddle... Read more

Motorola Moto 360 Sport review: Lifestyling sport
3.5 stars Motorola Moto 360 Sport review: Lifestyling sport By Chris Hall

The second-gen Motorola 360 Android Wear watch has a special edition that's pitched towards sports training. That's obvious enough from its Moto 360 Sport... Read more

Razer Nabu Watch: Here's that enormous digital watch with some 'smart functions'
Razer Nabu Watch: Here's that enormous digital watch with some 'smart functions' By Elyse Betters

The company that is "for gamers, by gamers" has made a smartwatch that it doesn't want you to call a smartwatch.While at CES 2016 in Las Vegas, we got... Read more

Martian made a hybrid smartwatch for women: Here's the Kindred vip
Martian made a hybrid smartwatch for women: Here's the Kindred vip By Elyse Betters

Martian Watches is at CES 2016 in Las Vegas showing off a couple new watches, including something described as a hybrid smartwatch for women.The watch... Read more

Casio WSD-F10 Android Wear smartwatch: Google wearable goes rugged
Casio WSD-F10 Android Wear smartwatch: Google wearable goes rugged By Stuart Miles

Casio has revealed an Android Wear powered smartwatch at CES in Las Vegas, but added its own design ethos on to the experience to help it stand out from... Read more

Huawei Watch Jewel and Elegant: Huawei's Android Wear watch just got a lot glitzier
Huawei Watch Jewel and Elegant: Huawei's Android Wear watch just got a lot glitzier By Elyse Betters

Huawei is at CES 2016 in Las Vegas, where it is taking a moment to refresh its product lineup, and of course it hasn't ignored the Huawei Watch. You can... Read more

Tag Heuer Connected review: Android Wear gets its luxury tag
4.5 stars Tag Heuer Connected review: Android Wear gets its luxury tag By Chris Hall

The Tag Heuer Connected was described as a marriage of Watch Valley and Silicon Valley at the launch, with the larger-then-life CEO of the Swiss watch... Read more

Android Wear review: The smartwatch platform?
4.0 stars Android Wear review: The smartwatch platform? By Chris Hall

Android Wear is the platform for wearables designed to put the power of Google on your wrist. It keeps you always connected by delivering tailored alerts... Read more

Guess Connect review: Fashion with function
4.0 stars Guess Connect review: Fashion with function By Britta O'Boyle

Fashion company Guess may be better known for handbags and shoes, but it has been making watches for over 30 years. The Guess Connect is the result of... Read more

Apple Watch Magnetic Charging Dock: Charging time?
Apple Watch Magnetic Charging Dock: Charging time? By Stuart Miles

There are plenty of Apple Watch docks on the market already. Companies like Griffin, TwelveSouth, Belkin and others were all keen to offer something in... Read more

Asus ZenWatch 2 review: Suave without the spending plan
4.0 stars Asus ZenWatch 2 review: Suave without the spending plan By Elyse Betters

The wearable market is still in its infancy. Android Wear watches began hitting store shelves just last year, with the original Asus ZenWatch one of the... Read more

Blocks reveals up]dated design and glimpse at bespoke OS
Blocks reveals up]dated design and glimpse at bespoke OS By Luke Edwards

Blocks, the modular smartwatch, is nearing the final stages of its Kickstarter run and getting ready to start making deliveries in May.This should be the... Read more

Samsung Gear S2 review: The Tizen gamble
3.5 stars Samsung Gear S2 review: The Tizen gamble By Mike Lowe

You may know Samsung as the lead manufacturer for Android, with its smartphone sales decimating those of the official Nexus series. However, it also has... Read more

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