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LG G Watch R2 to appear in March as world's first 4G smartwatch?

LG G Watch R2 to appear in March as world's first 4G smartwatch?

By Luke Edwards

The LG G Watch R has only just been released and already rumours are starting to fly about its successor, the G Watch R2, which could come with 4G connectivity.According to industry sources LG is already working on the successor to its excellent LG G... Read more

Tag Heuer may unveil its Intel powered smartwatch at CES in January

Tag Heuer may unveil its Intel powered smartwatch at CES in January

By Luke Edwards

Smartwatches are well and truly here with Android Wear in many forms and the Apple Watch on its way. Another level is about to be revealed as luxury watch brands start releasing smartwatches, beginning with Tag Heuer.According to sources of Business Insider... Read more

Sony's next smartwatch could have an e-paper screen

Sony's next smartwatch could have an e-paper screen

By Rik Henderson

Sony is looking to e-paper for its next smartwatch, it is reported. Even the wristband will be made out of the mono display technology so that it can change its appearance.Sound familiar? Yep, the Japanese FES Watch Pocket-lint wrote about at the end... Read more

Pebble Android app update brings support for full notifications and more languages

Pebble Android app update brings support for full notifications and more languages

By Elyse Betters

Pebble is on a roll.Despite kicking off the week with handy apps like Domino's Tracker and PayPal, the smartwatch maker has yet another announcement up its sleeve: an update for the Pebble Android app that brings push support for every notification on... Read more

Motorola Moto 360 second-generation smartwatch could arrive early next year

Motorola Moto 360 second-generation smartwatch could arrive early next year

By Luke Edwards

It looks like Motorola wasn't happy with its first smartwatch attempt in the round Android Wear Moto 360. We could see the second generation of Moto 360 early next year. Just in time to tackle the Apple Watch then.The news of a second generation Moto... Read more

What is the Geak Watch II and why has it made quarter of a million dollars in funding already?

What is the Geak Watch II and why has it made quarter of a million dollars in funding already?

By Rik Henderson

It seemed the days of massive crowd funding successes were over, with prospective technology on sites like Kickstarter, Indiegogo and Pozible meeting targets but failing to get the sort of enormous figures products like Ouya, Pebble and Oculus Rift received... Read more

Attention app developers: You can now make stuff for Apple Watch

Attention app developers: You can now make stuff for Apple Watch

By Elyse Betters

Apple has launched WatchKit.Most of you probably don't care about this piece of software, but you should: it gives developers the necessary tools to create experiences for Apple Watch (that fancy new wrist-worn gadget Apple plans to release next year).Apple... Read more

LG G Watch R review: Android Wear's new champion
4.0 stars

LG G Watch R review: Android Wear's new champion

By Luke Edwards

Hot on the heels of the LG G Watch, the Korean company has released a new version of its Android Wear device in the G Watch R. It certainly looks the part too: blurring the lines between traditional watch design and modern smartwatch functions.As the... Read more

You can now buy Sony's SmartWatch 3 from Google Play Store

You can now buy Sony's SmartWatch 3 from Google Play Store

By Elyse Betters

Two months after debuting its latest wearable device, Sony has released the SmartWatch 3 through Google's Play Store.In doing so, the company jumps onto the Android Wear bandwagon, following the leads of rivals Samsung and LG. The Sony SmartWatch 3 has... Read more

Asus ZenWatch to launch in US on 9 November, coming to Play Store later

Asus ZenWatch to launch in US on 9 November, coming to Play Store later

By Elyse Betters

Asus has stepped into the wearables market, with the launch of the Asus ZenWatch.Anyone in the US will be able to purchase the Asus ZenWatch through Best Buy from 9 November, according to Asus. It'll cost $199. TechCrunch said it will also cost $199... Read more

Apple Watch to launch next spring, says retail head in leak

Apple Watch to launch next spring, says retail head in leak

By Elyse Betters

Apple Watch is expected to launch in early 2015, though a more exact timeframe of "spring 2015" has just been leaked.Tech website 9to5Mac has posted a transcript of an internal video message that featured Angela Ahrendts, the retail chief at Apple. According... Read more

This is what HP's MB Chronowing not-so-smart smartwatch looks like

This is what HP's MB Chronowing not-so-smart smartwatch looks like

By Elyse Betters

MB Chronowing from Hewlett-Packard seems more watch than smart. And ahead of its launch next week, the first close-up images and in-depth details about the wearable have emerged.HP was thought to be in the running for best looking smartwatch, even outdoing... Read more

Moto 360 spotted in champagne and cognac colours, leaked by Amazon

Moto 360 spotted in champagne and cognac colours, leaked by Amazon

By Elyse Betters

Within hours of Motorola officially being under Lenovo's wing, the company has experienced a major leak: unannounced models of the Moto 360 have accidentally surfaced through Amazon.Although the Amazon listings are no longer live, cached pages have revealed... Read more

Android Wear state of the nation: New software, new devices

Android Wear state of the nation: New software, new devices

By Chris Hall

Android Wear so far has been interesting, if not really raising itself to "must have" status. As we knew it would, the pace of change is rapid, with the first generation of devices now almost forgotten.There's been respectable change of step in the past... Read more

All the Android Wear watches in photos, Moto 360, G Watch R, ZenWatch, SmartWatch 3 and more

All the Android Wear watches in photos, Moto 360, G Watch R, ZenWatch, SmartWatch 3 and more

By Luke Edwards

Android Wear is out the door and staking its smartwatch claim, recently boosted with Android Wear updates and the confirmation of dates for the latest two devices - the LG G Watch R and the Sony SmartWatch 3 - both of which are available in November.Pocket-lint... Read more

Android Wear first big update: What's new and different?

Android Wear first big update: What's new and different?

By Elyse Betters

Google has released the first big update to Android Wear, and the software is essentially trying to get rid of your phone.The update includes offline storage for your music, direct Bluetooth pairing, and GPS support. Although these features might not... Read more

The Cicret Smart Bracelet puts a touch-controlled projector on your arm. Move over Google Glass

The Cicret Smart Bracelet puts a touch-controlled projector on your arm. Move over Google Glass

By Luke Edwards

The Circret Smart Bracelet, which appeared on Indiegogo not long ago, has now finished its campaign for funding. The result should be a bracelet wearable that can project a touch-controlled screen onto your arm.The Circet uses a Pico projector to throw... Read more

Indie developers able to produce Apple Watch apps too, WatchKit SDK coming in November

Indie developers able to produce Apple Watch apps too, WatchKit SDK coming in November

By Stuart Miles

Apple has confirmed that it will allow all developers to develop apps for the Apple Watch from November rather than just a select few. The SDK, called WatchKit, will be added to the developer preview programme next month and means that it isn’t just... Read more

Will.i.am's Puls is more a smartcuff than smartwatch, exclusive to O2 in UK, AT&T in US

Will.i.am's Puls is more a smartcuff than smartwatch, exclusive to O2 in UK, AT&T in US

By Elyse Betters

Will.i.am - the rapper, tech entrepreneur, and a founding shareholder of Apple-owned Beats - has launched his very own wearable. It's called i.amPuls if you want to use the cringe worthy full name, Puls for short.The international star has long teased... Read more

Will.i.am to launch smartwatch at 15 October event, claims it will offer something different to Apple Watch

Will.i.am to launch smartwatch at 15 October event, claims it will offer something different to Apple Watch

By Elyse Betters

Rapper Will.i.am is set to launch his smartwatch this week, it's claimed.The Telegraph has reported that Will.i.am is planning to go head-to-had with Apple on 15 October - the day before Apple has an event scheduled in Cupertino - by launching his... Read more

HTC is making wearables - it just wasn't ready for 8 October event

HTC is making wearables - it just wasn't ready for 8 October event

By Elyse Betters

Don't expect HTC to unveil a wearable on Wednesday or even anytime this year. But that doesn't mean 2015 is out as well.Recode has reported that HTC is still developing wearables. In fact, Jason Mackenzie, head of HTC America, admitted during an interview... Read more

LG Smartwatch teased featuring webOS and Bean Bird himself

LG Smartwatch teased featuring webOS and Bean Bird himself

By Luke Edwards

LG looks set to unveil a new smartwatch running its quite recently acquired webOS operating system found in its TVs.The popular webOS, after being bought from HP, has made its way onto LG TVs to create one of the most fluid TV operating systems ever.... Read more

Pebble is coming to the UK as new update turns it into a fitness tracker

Pebble is coming to the UK as new update turns it into a fitness tracker

By Stuart Miles

One of the most popular smartwatches, the Pebble, is to go on sale in the UK in the coming weeks at Dixons, O2, Firebox, and Amazon, the company has confirmed to Pocket-lint.The move comes as the company pushes to be the smartwatch to own for Christmas... Read more

This smartwatch lasts an entire year on a charge

This smartwatch lasts an entire year on a charge

By Luke Edwards

If the thought of having to charge yet another gadget puts you off smartwatches, the No-Charge Smart Watch might be for you.As the name suggests this watch won't require plugging in at all as the battery lasts an entire year, it's claimed.The No-Charge... Read more

Yes, you can play Minecraft on an Android Wear smartwatch, Gear Live demo is bonkers (video)

Yes, you can play Minecraft on an Android Wear smartwatch, Gear Live demo is bonkers (video)

By Rik Henderson

Minecraft is playable on a smartwatch and here's proof.Corbin Davenport sideloaded the Minecraft Pocket Edition 0.9.5 APK of the Android version of the game onto his Samsung Gear Live watch running Android Wear OS 4.4W and it works without needing any... Read more

Samsung Gear Live review
3.5 stars

Samsung Gear Live review

By Luke Edwards

The Samsung Gear Live is the company's first smartwatch to run on Google's Android Wear platform, but the third operating system that the Korean company has utilised throughout its sometimes experimental smartwatch campaign. Practice makes perfect after... Read more

Charge your Samsung smartwatch using your phone, says Samsung

Charge your Samsung smartwatch using your phone, says Samsung

By Luke Edwards

Smartwatches are well and truly here with Android Wear leading the charge and Apple's Watch coming soon. But it's just another gadget to charge, Samsung heard you say. That's why it's created a cable that will allow you to charge your smartwatch from... Read more

Why have a health and fitness tracker like the rest, get a Death Watch instead

Why have a health and fitness tracker like the rest, get a Death Watch instead

By Rik Henderson

Most wearable devices are designed to encourage and even help you to become healthier, fitter and, perhaps, lengthen your lifespan. The Death Watch, now available at Firebox.com, does not. In fact, it's a wrist-worn constant reminder of your own mortality.Having... Read more

Want to give Apple Watch as a Valentine's present? You might have to think again

Want to give Apple Watch as a Valentine's present? You might have to think again

By Rik Henderson

Valentine's Day 2015 may come too soon for Apple Watch, claim reports. A retail partner of Apple has allegedly been told that the company is struggling to release it by then.Apple's first smartwatch has been a hot topic of conversation since it was unveiled... Read more

Casio G-Shock GBA-400 lets you edit music on your phone from your wrist

Casio G-Shock GBA-400 lets you edit music on your phone from your wrist

By Luke Edwards

Casio has been releasing G-Shock watches that connect to phones via Bluetooth for years but now it's added more controls to a new iPhone and Android connected watch.The Casio G-Shock Mix Series is a new watch that connect to the iPhone or Android device... Read more

Cogito Pop review
3.5 stars

Cogito Pop review

By Britta O'Boyle

Cogito is looking to shake-up the smartwatch market with its newly announced Cogito Pop - an affordable, fun and fashionable watch that also offers basic notification from your top apps via four icons on the watch face.Smartwatches are all the rage at... Read more

Motorola Moto 360 review
3.5 stars

Motorola Moto 360 review

By Chris Hall

When Android Wear - Google's operating system for wearables - was announced, three devices lined up for scrutiny: the LG G Watch, Samsung Gear Live and the Moto 360. Of the three, the Moto 360 was heralded as the best of the bunch, the apple of Android... Read more

Apple Watch to cost from $349 but could go up to $5K, says expert

Apple Watch to cost from $349 but could go up to $5K, says expert

By Elyse Betters

Those of you who are eager to buy the fancy 18-carat gold version of Apple's Watch Edition sometime early next year better start saving your loose change now. It's expected to cost at least a couple of mortgage payments.More specifically, Daring Fireball's... Read more

Can Tag Heuer bring us a smartwatch we actually want to wear?

Can Tag Heuer bring us a smartwatch we actually want to wear?

By Chris Hall

Tag Heuer has expressed its interest in launching its own smartwatch, which could bring about the clash of the old world and the new, and result in a smartwatch you'd actually want. Talking to Swiss newspaper NZZ am Sonntag, Jean-Claude Biver, head of... Read more

Intel claims Basis 'Peak' smartwatch will deliver more advanced optical heart rate monitor

Intel claims Basis 'Peak' smartwatch will deliver more advanced optical heart rate monitor

By Mike Lowe

At the Intel Developer Forum 2014, Mike Bell, corporate vice president and general manager of the new devices group at Intel, took to the stage during the opening keynote and unveiled a sneak peek of a forthcoming smartwatch by Basis. But details of... Read more

The Apple Watch looks far better with a round face, it suits the UI

The Apple Watch looks far better with a round face, it suits the UI

By Luke Edwards

Apple unveiled its Watch to the world and the world responded with mixed reactions. One was surprise at the fact it wasn’t round as many of the iWatch rumours had suggested. The Apple Watch UI seems made for circles, so a designer has adapted it for... Read more

Apple Watch: The fashion industry delivers its verdict

Apple Watch: The fashion industry delivers its verdict

By Stuart Miles

Apple's approach to the wearables market is decidedly different from other manufacturers in the space and nothing said that more than the company openly courting fashion influencers.But if Apple is to make a success of the Apple Watch, it has to make... Read more

Apple Watch preview: Apple hopes it's time for the ultimate iPhone accessory

Apple Watch preview: Apple hopes it's time for the ultimate iPhone accessory

By Stuart Miles

After months of speculation, the Apple Watch is here. From early 2015 you'll be able to get an Apple device for your wrist that connects to your iPhone (iPhone 5 and higher) to deliver a series of notifications, sports data, and even let you pay for stuff.We... Read more

What is Apple Watch and what can it do?

What is Apple Watch and what can it do?

By Elyse Betters

Apple has finally unveiled a smartwatch at the Flint Center in Cupertino.The gadget, which notably goes by the name Watch instead of iWatch, has many stylish bands and comes in different sizes and models. Jony Ive, head of design at Apple, said there... Read more

Apple Watch could kill activity trackers and sports watches, but not the Samsung Gear S

Apple Watch could kill activity trackers and sports watches, but not the Samsung Gear S

By Luke Edwards

Apple has announced its Watch and with it two new fitness apps that can track and train its wearer, simply called Activity and Fitness.Now that Apple has moved firmly into the wearable market and is offering complete fitness tracking, it could be a time... Read more

Game over Android Wear? Apple Watch is here: $349 and available early 2015

Game over Android Wear? Apple Watch is here: $349 and available early 2015

By Rik Henderson

Apple has finally unveiled its long-rumoured smartwatch and has dropped the "i" before its much-touted name. The Apple Watch (not iWatch) has been launched during the company's iPhone 6 press launch in Cupertino and it looks as if it could redefine the... Read more

iPhone 6 and iWatch launch: We're here

iPhone 6 and iWatch launch: We're here

By Rik Henderson

Pocket-lint has arrived at the mysterious white building that Apple will be holding its 9 September press event this evening and we're getting all the more excited about what we are about to see.Current rumours suggest that it could be the biggest Apple... Read more

Diesel Black Gold bands for Samsung Gear S make it look even more like a dog collar

Diesel Black Gold bands for Samsung Gear S make it look even more like a dog collar

By Rik Henderson

Not content with sticking thousands of pieces of glass to one special edition Gear S smartwatch, Samsung has collaborated with another fashion label to create an alternative version - this time for those with a penchant for looking like Billy Idol. From... Read more

Why we can expect an Apple iWatch launch in a few hours

Why we can expect an Apple iWatch launch in a few hours

By Luke Edwards

Apple is about to kick off its yearly September announcement event in San Francisco where the iPhone 6 is expected to launch. This year should be special though as Apple is also expected to launch its first wearable with the iWatch.This year not only... Read more

Now is the perfect time to launch iWatch, because Android Wear just became 'meh'

Now is the perfect time to launch iWatch, because Android Wear just became 'meh'

By Chris Hall

With IFA 2014 under our belts and on the eve of the big Apple reveal on 9 September, wearables are pulled sharply into focus.Rumours are pointing to Apple launching the iWatch. Long rumoured, but so far absent from the agenda. With 2014 being so heavily... Read more

LG Kizon smartwatch lets you directly call and track your little ones (hands-on)

LG Kizon smartwatch lets you directly call and track your little ones (hands-on)

By Britta O'Boyle

LG announced a wearable for kids back in July, dubbed the Kizon smartwatch, which allows parents to track and call their children directly.Despite its name, it's not really a watch as such given that there is no way to tell the time, but it's pretty... Read more