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Fitbit Ionic and Fitbit Flyer: Fitness tracking giant introduces GPS smartwatch and wireless headphones

Fitbit Ionic and Fitbit Flyer: Fitness tracking giant introduces GPS smartwatch and wireless headphones

By Britta O'Boyle

Fitbit has announced its long-rumoured GPS smartwatch in the form of the Fitbit Ionic, alongside a pair of wireless Bluetooth headphones called Fitbit Flyer.The Fitbit Ionic smartwatch has an aluminium build with interchangeable straps and it comes with... 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 a lot. While the company dominates the fitness tracking market though, it isn't as prominent in... Read more

Samsung's new fitness smartwatch, Gear Sport, pops up in leaked image

Samsung's new fitness smartwatch, Gear Sport, pops up in leaked image

By Elyse Betters

Things are getting more interesting with that new Gear watch.Samsung revealed after its Unpacked/Galaxy Note 8 event that it will announce its next Gear-branded watch while at IFA 2017. While some reports wondered if that meant the successor to the Gear... Read more

Samsung will announce the next Gear smartwatch at IFA 2017

Samsung will announce the next Gear smartwatch at IFA 2017

By Elyse Betters

The successor to the Gear S3 will debut next week.Samsung told CNBC after its Unpacked/Galaxy Note 8 event that it will announce its next Gear-branded watch while at IFA 2017. The company, which has used the electronics trade show to introduce a Gear... 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

Samsung's next fitness device, Gear Sport, pops up in FCC filing

Samsung's next fitness device, Gear Sport, pops up in FCC filing

By Elyse Betters

It looks like Samsung has a new smartwatch in the works.Android Headlines noticed a US Federal Communications Commission filing from Samsung that features a yet-to-be-announced device called the Samsung Gear Sport. It appears to be a smartwatch or fitness... Read more

Latest Fitbit smartwatch leak shows off design and new heart-rate tech

Latest Fitbit smartwatch leak shows off design and new heart-rate tech

By Elyse Betters

Fitbit is working on a GPS-equipped smartwatch, and thanks to a new leak, we know what it might look like and feature come launch day.Wareable posted two images that supposedly show the final version of the smartwatch from all angles. We also get some... Read more

Fossil's latest Android Wear smartwatches are now available for pre-order

Fossil's latest Android Wear smartwatches are now available for pre-order

By Max Langridge

Fossil's third-generation smartwatches, the Q Explorist and Q Venture are now available to pre-order. The two watches were announced at Baselworld back in March and will come running Android Wear 2.0. Fossil bets the house on smartwatches and hybrids,... 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 months on, however, at the point of its release, it faces some tough competition from the likes of... 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

Fitbit's first smartwatch confirmed to launch in time for the holiday season

Fitbit's first smartwatch confirmed to launch in time for the holiday season

By Max Langridge

Fitbit's first ever smartwatch is still on course to launch later this year, following the confirmation by the company's CEO James Park. Fitbit GPS smartwatch rumours: Everything we know so far about Project Higgs Speaking during Fitibit's second quarter... Read more

Samsung is developing a new smartwatch/fitness tracker hybrid

Samsung is developing a new smartwatch/fitness tracker hybrid

By Max Langridge

Samsung is developing a new wearable device that will combine "the best bits from Gear S3 and Gear Fit 2". The new device won't be the Gear S4, but an entirely new device that will have some smartwatch functions, along with fitness tracking capabilities.... Read more

Porsche Design Huawei Watch 2 is the same great watch, with a much higher price tag

Porsche Design Huawei Watch 2 is the same great watch, with a much higher price tag

By Max Langridge

Huawei has officially launched the Porsche Design version of the Watch 2, arriving with a new design and a new, much higher price tag. Huawei Watch 2 Sport review: New tricks and 4G's a hit First announced at Mobile World Congress back in March, the Porsche... 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 platform was the ideal way for them to take a slice of the fledgling smartwatch sector.That's... Read more

Casio Edifice 501XD continues Bluetooth smartphone connectivity in analogue form

Casio Edifice 501XD continues Bluetooth smartphone connectivity in analogue form

By Rik Henderson

Casio Edifice has followed last year's Bluetooth connected analogue watch series with a follow-up.Designed in partnership with F1 team Toro Rosso, the Casio Edifice EQB-501, in red or blue fascia detailing, can link with a smartphone to ensure accurate... Read more

Samsung Pay comes to Gear S3, use your Samsung smartwatch to make payments

Samsung Pay comes to Gear S3, use your Samsung smartwatch to make payments

By Max Langridge

Samsung has today made it possible to use the Gear S3 smartwatch with Samsung Pay, the company's alternative contactless payment method to Android Pay and Apple Pay, in the UK. What is Samsung Pay, how does it work and what banks are supported? With... Read more

Intel pulls out of wearables, smartwatch and fitness tracker plans ditched

Intel pulls out of wearables, smartwatch and fitness tracker plans ditched

By Rik Henderson

Intel was full of beans when it acquired wearables company Basis a few years ago, even telling Pocket-lint that the Basis Peak smartwatch "worked the best" and development on new products would continue apace.However, it has now decided to shut down... Read more

Fitbit smartwatch is "on track", waterproof and will offer accurate health measurement

Fitbit smartwatch is "on track", waterproof and will offer accurate health measurement

By Max Langridge

Fitbit, the company known for its range of fitness trackers, will release its very first smartwatch later this year. Until now, the smartwatch has largely been subject to rumours and leaks, but Fitbit's CEO James Park has revealed some information to... Read more

Louis Vuitton joins the smartwatch revolution with the Android Wear Tambour Horizon

Louis Vuitton joins the smartwatch revolution with the Android Wear Tambour Horizon

By Chris Hall

While some will tell you that smartwatches aren't making a huge impact on the world, that hasn't stopped new fashion brands joining the connected party.Louis Vuitton has announced its own Android Wear smartwatch called the Tambour Horizon, which will... Read more

Fitbit's smartwatch project hit by staff walkouts

Fitbit's smartwatch project hit by staff walkouts

By Max Langridge

Fitbit has been developing its very own smartwatch, and has been buying companies such as Pebble to strengthen its team and to ultimately produce a product that consumers will want to buy. Fitbit GPS smartwatch rumours: Everything we know so far about... 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 predecessor. The Watch 2 is also available in two finishes: Sport, as reviewed here, for the sportier... Read more

Customising the Huawei Watch 2: Straps, colours and faces for perfect personalisation

Customising the Huawei Watch 2: Straps, colours and faces for perfect personalisation

By Pocket-lint Promotion

A smartwatch is a more personal gadget than many of the other devices in your tech arsenal. Getting a smartphone or pair of headphones that fit your unique needs and individual style is key, but a smartwatch like the Huawei Watch 2 takes tech personalisation... Read more

How Android Wear 2.0 puts the Huawei Watch 2 ahead of the competition

How Android Wear 2.0 puts the Huawei Watch 2 ahead of the competition

By Pocket-lint Promotion

The Huawei Watch 2 is one of the first smartwatches to run Google's Android Wear 2.0 software direct from the box. This gives the watch a distinct edge over the competition, offering a mass of features many of its rivals don't have.These are meaningful... Read more

Who needs a phone with the Huawei Watch 2?

Who needs a phone with the Huawei Watch 2?

By Pocket-lint Promotion

We all love our smartphones, but it's time to become less reliant on them.No, don't worry, we're not going to start acting like your mum, telling you to put down your phone and go outside every once in a while. But how about switching up your tech addiction... 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

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 over to the UK, the watch was clearly aimed to offer something that hadn't really existed before.For... Read more

When is Android Wear 2.0 coming to my smartwatch?

When is Android Wear 2.0 coming to my smartwatch?

By Elyse Betters

Google is in the midst of rolling out Android Wear 2.0 to many smartwatches on the market.It has released three major updates to Android Wear in the past two years. In Android Wear 2.0, you get a design overhaul, standalone apps, improvements to 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

Asus might never make another ZenWatch Android Wear watch

Asus might never make another ZenWatch Android Wear watch

By Elyse Betters

Remember the Asus ZenWatch line? Well, it could be done for good.Asus's first ZenWatch debuted in 2014, and it was followed a year later by the ZenWatch 2, both of which are square. Then, in 2016, ASUS released the ZenWatch 3 with a round-face. But don't... Read more

Fitbit's GPS smartwatch 'Project Higgs' fully revealed in photo leak

Fitbit's GPS smartwatch 'Project Higgs' fully revealed in photo leak

By Elyse Betters

Fitbit is working on its first official GPS smartwatch - and it looks a lot like an existing Fitbit watch.Fitbit, which dominates the activity tracker space and has been buying up smaller smartwatch firms in recent years, currently sells one connected... 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 as though it had promise.That's often been the case with Acer wearables, however, with the majority... 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

Fitbit delays launch of GPS smartwatch and wireless headphones until autumn

Fitbit delays launch of GPS smartwatch and wireless headphones until autumn

By Elyse Betters

Fitbit is working on its first official smartwatch, but don't expect it until this autumn.According to Yahoo Finance, Fitbit's upcoming smartwatch, as well as an upcoming pair of Bluetooth headphones, have been delayed due to production challenges related... Read more

ZTE Quartz offers Android Wear 2.0 and 3G, but it's only for T-Mobile

ZTE Quartz offers Android Wear 2.0 and 3G, but it's only for T-Mobile

By Elyse Betters

ZTE is officially getting into the Android Wear game.The company has unveiled the Quartz and said it will be available online from 14 April or from 21 April via T-Mobile for just $192 (about £154). It features a round 1.4-inch AMOLED display, 768MB RAM,... 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 Tag Heuer Connected Modular 45 are many and varied. What we see, however, is a fashion-forward and... 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 approaching the product category with more hesitation, while fashion companies like Tag Heuer, Guess,... Read more

Pebble app update allows watches to (kind of) still work after Fitbit sale

Pebble app update allows watches to (kind of) still work after Fitbit sale

By Elyse Betters

Fitbit acquired Pebble late last year, and ever since then, Pebble owners have been wondering what will happen to their watches.At the time, Pebble said devices would continue to work as normal with no immediate changes to the Pebble user experience,... Read more

Tag Heuer Connected Modular 45 vs Tag Heuer Connected 46: What's the difference?

Tag Heuer Connected Modular 45 vs Tag Heuer Connected 46: What's the difference?

By Chris Hall

Tag Heuer has a new Connected watch, bringing some innovation to smartwatches with the introduction of modularity.It looks very much like the previous Connected 46 watch, with both offering a sporty style and firmly placed in the luxury segment of the... Read more

Whoops! Google delays Android Wear 2.0 update due to software bug

Whoops! Google delays Android Wear 2.0 update due to software bug

By Elyse Betters

Have you been anxiously checking our list of when Android Wear 2.0 will arrive for your device?Well, we have some bad news: Google just confirmed the availability of its second iteration of Android Wear has been delayed, thanks to a tricky software bug... Read more

Samsung's future smartwatch could have world's first rotary dial flexible display

Samsung's future smartwatch could have world's first rotary dial flexible display

By Max Langridge

Samsung has filed a patent for a smartwatch with a second, flexible display on the rotary dial going around the outer edge. It would be the first display of its kind to be fitted to a watch, but since it is just a patent for now, we have to take the likelihood... Read more

Connected watches of Baselworld 2017: From hybrid to smart in all shapes and sizes

Connected watches of Baselworld 2017: From hybrid to smart in all shapes and sizes

By Chris Hall

Baselworld is a politely divided show. On one hand you have the most exquisite watches ever made, you have heritage and tradition, craftsmanship and some very expensive results.On the other hand, you have a movement to upgrade the watch into something... Read more

Hugo Boss, Tommy Hilfiger reveal new Android Wear 2.0 watches

Hugo Boss, Tommy Hilfiger reveal new Android Wear 2.0 watches

By Elyse Betters

Six months ago it seemed like we shouldn't expect  new Android Wear hardware, but now, there are several companies announcing watches, with the latest being fashion brands Hugo Boss and Tommy Hilfiger.While at Baselworld 2017, they introduced two Android... Read more

These are the Samsung Gear S3 smartwatches you'll never own

These are the Samsung Gear S3 smartwatches you'll never own

By Rik Henderson

Samsung is attending Baselworld in Switzerland this year to illustrate the connection it has, as a tech manufacturer, with the watch industry. And to prove that point has created three concept timepieces based on the Gear S3 - albeit with very different... Read more

Samsung quietly announces Gear S3 Classic watch with LTE connectivity

Samsung quietly announces Gear S3 Classic watch with LTE connectivity

By Elyse Betters

Samsung has given 4G LTE connectivity to its Gear S3 Classic.The original S3 Classic only offered Wi-Fi and Bluetooth, leaving LTE just for the S3 Frontier model. Samsung hasn't announced pricing or a release date, but it did confirm you will be able... Read more

Casio Pro Trek Smart WSD-F20 UK price confirmed as £450

Casio Pro Trek Smart WSD-F20 UK price confirmed as £450

By Chris Hall

Casio didn't bring the first Android Wear watch it launched - the WSD-F10 - to the UK, but we've now had it confirmed that the new version will be coming to the UK.Casio confirmed at Baselworld 2017 that the new Pro-Trek Smart WSD-F20 model will be... Read more

Tory Burch Collins hybrid smartwatch coming for Christmas 2017

Tory Burch Collins hybrid smartwatch coming for Christmas 2017

By Rik Henderson

Like many fashion labels these days, Tory Burch is entering the smartwatch market. It is to release a hybrid device - analogue with smart features - at the end of the year.Made by the Fossil Group, the Tory Burch Collins hybrid smartwatch is based on... Read more

Diesel enters smartwatch market with a bang, with Diesel On oversized Android Wear 2.0 device

Diesel enters smartwatch market with a bang, with Diesel On oversized Android Wear 2.0 device

By Rik Henderson

Diesel is finally entering the smartwatch field. The fashion label has dabbled in hybrid, connected watches and trackers in recent times but will now release its own Android Wear 2.0 smartwatch in collaboration with the Fossil Group.Its first watch will... Read more

Fossil bets the house on smartwatches and hybrids, adds Instagram watch faces for 2017

Fossil bets the house on smartwatches and hybrids, adds Instagram watch faces for 2017

By Rik Henderson

With the Baselworld watch trade show in Switzerland now in full swing, we fully expect plenty of Android Wear 2.0 and other connected smartwatches to be announced. Most of them will come from the Fossil Group, it seems.Fossil has its own-branded smartwatches,... Read more