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Verizon quietly debuts its first watch 'Wear24' running Android Wear 2.0

Verizon quietly debuts its first watch 'Wear24' running Android Wear 2.0

By Elyse Betters

Buried in announcement that it would sell Google's new LG watches, Verizon has quietly announced its own Android Wear smartwatch.That's right. Verizon is releasing its own branded Android Wear device, called the Wear24. Like the LG Watch Sport and Style,... Read more

LG Watch Sport vs LG Watch Style: What’s the difference?

LG Watch Sport vs LG Watch Style: What’s the difference?

By Britta O'Boyle

LG has announced two new smartwatches, designed in collaboration with Google. The two devices will be the poster boys for Android Wear 2.0, which launches at the same time, bringing some excellent new features.As their names suggest, the LG Watch Style... 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

Official: LG Watch Sport and LG Watch Style are Google's first Android Wear 2.0 watches

Official: LG Watch Sport and LG Watch Style are Google's first Android Wear 2.0 watches

By Chris Hall

Google and LG have officially announced the LG Watch Sport and the LG Watch Style, a pair of new devices designed in collaboration to showcase Android Wear 2.0.Android Wear 2.0 was first announced at Google I/O in May 2016, but its official announcement... 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 into its M600 giving you a great Polar Flow experience, or Tag's premium reworking on the Tag Heuer... Read more

LG Watch Sport and LG Watch Style: Release date, specs and everything else you need to know

LG Watch Sport and LG Watch Style: Release date, specs and everything else you need to know

By Chris Hall

It would be fair to say that LG has hit Android Wear with some vigour over the past few years: LG G Watch was one of the first Android Wear devices, followed by the LG G Watch R. LG Watch Urbane in followed in 2015 and the Watch Urbane 2 was launched,... Read more

ZTE is making its first Android Wear watch called ZTE Quartz, reveals leak

ZTE is making its first Android Wear watch called ZTE Quartz, reveals leak

By Elyse Betters

ZTE is getting into the Android Wear game.According to VentureBeat's Evan Blass, ZTE is the latest smartphone maker to develop an Android Wear device. The company is reportedly working on something called ZTE Quartz, and while many manufacturers are already... Read more

LG Watch Style design confirmed in leaked photo, Watch Sport to get quad-core processor

LG Watch Style design confirmed in leaked photo, Watch Sport to get quad-core processor

By Max Langridge

Both the LG Watch Style and LG Watch Sport are expected to be announced in three days time on 9 February. They'll be the first two watches to feature Android Wear 2.0 and have been developed in collaboration with Google. LG Watch Sport and LG Watch Style:... Read more

Fitbit's CEO confirms expansion into the smartwatch scene

Fitbit's CEO confirms expansion into the smartwatch scene

By Max Langridge

Fitbit is on a bit of a charge at the moment. At the end of 2016, the company acquired Kickstarter record setting smartwatch company Pebble while in May last year, it acquired Coin, a company with its fingers in mobile payments. Pebble is dead and your... Read more

Amazing LG Watch Style picture leak reveals Android Wear's next smartwatch darling

Amazing LG Watch Style picture leak reveals Android Wear's next smartwatch darling

By Chris Hall

LG could be preparing to launch two new smartwatches in partnership with Google, called the LG Watch Style and the LG Watch Sport. The names of these devices were first revealed by Evan Blass, who has now followed-up the name with high-quality images... Read more

Huawei Watch 2 might arrive next month with built-in cellular data

Huawei Watch 2 might arrive next month with built-in cellular data

By Elyse Betters

Android Wear seems to be making a comeback this year.Determined not to be left out of the loop, Huawei is reportedly planning to unveil a newer, sportier Huawei Watch. It'll be called Huawei Watch 2, according to Venture Beat, and you can expect it to... Read more

Google's LG-made Android Wear 2.0 watches revealed in (slightly blurry) pictures

Google's LG-made Android Wear 2.0 watches revealed in (slightly blurry) pictures

By Max Langridge

We heard last week that LG was the manufacturer of choice to make the first Android Wear 2.0 watches. Now, we have pictures to show what they are expected to look like.The LG Watch Sport and LG Watch Style will allegedly launch on 9 February at a Google... 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 exclusively with the iPhone and comes wrapped in high-quality, understated hardware. The Nike+ edition... Read more

HTC Halfbeak Under Armour smartwatch: What's the story?

HTC Halfbeak Under Armour smartwatch: What's the story?

By Chris Hall

The HTC smartwatch has been often rumoured, but has failed to appear, with dates in 2015 and 2016 slipping by, with HTC staying out of the smartwatch arena.HTC does have some wearable devices however, first showing off the HTC Grip, a sports device that... Read more

HTC's smartwatch could be gearing up for launch after yet more pictures leak

HTC's smartwatch could be gearing up for launch after yet more pictures leak

By Max Langridge

HTC's upcoming smartwatch could arrive imminently after more pictures have leaked on Chinese site Weibo. Some initial images of the watch, codenamed Halfbeak, appeared on the same site in October 2016, but the latest ones give us our clearest indication... Read more

Tag Heuer Connected was a success, new Tag smartwatch arrives in May with NFC and GPS

Tag Heuer Connected was a success, new Tag smartwatch arrives in May with NFC and GPS

By Max Langridge

Tag Heuer CEO Jean-Claude Biver has said in an interview with German publication Neue Zürcher Zeitung that the company's Connected smartwatch was a lot more successful than expected. Tag Heuer thought it would only sell around 20,000 units but it in... Read more

Google's two LG-made Android Wear 2.0 watches revealed, coming 9 Feb

Google's two LG-made Android Wear 2.0 watches revealed, coming 9 Feb

By Elyse Betters

New information has surfaced on Google's upcoming pair of Android Wear 2.0 watches, including the name of the manufacturer.According to Venture Beat's Evan Blass, a usually reliable leaker, Google will unveil its much-rumoured smartwatches on 9 February... Read more

Is LG about to launch a round Android Wear 2.0 smartwatch?

Is LG about to launch a round Android Wear 2.0 smartwatch?

By Elyse Betters

LG is getting ready to unveil the LG G6 at Mobile World Congress next month, but it looks like that's not all we can expect from the company.An Android Wear device from LG recently passed through the US Federal Communications Commission, and according... 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

Google reveals when Android Wear 2.0 will arrive - and it's soon

Google reveals when Android Wear 2.0 will arrive - and it's soon

By Elyse Betters

You'll soon have new Android Wear software goodies to keep you busy.It's been eight months since Google announced the Android Wear 2.0 update for Android Wear devices, and a few months since it confirmed the software was delayed but would arrive by early... 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 in Classic and Frontier models - the progression shows the company's refined focus on its smartwatch... Read more

Best of CES 2017 - Smartwatches and fitness trackers: Casio, New Balance, Garmin and more

Best of CES 2017 - Smartwatches and fitness trackers: Casio, New Balance, Garmin and more

By Britta O'Boyle

Smartwatches and fitness trackers have yet again had a noticeable presence at CES 2017. We haven't seen as many devices as previous years, but there have been a number of announcements within the smartwatch and fitness tracking fields worthy of attention.From new... Read more

Samsung Gear S3 and Gear S2 now connect to iPhone, here's how it works

Samsung Gear S3 and Gear S2 now connect to iPhone, here's how it works

By Cam Bunton

Samsung's Gear S smartwatches are finally compatible with the iPhone. We take a dive down in to the app and experience to see whether or not the watch is worth taking over Apple's own smartwatch. The SetupBefore starting, make sure you have a compatible... Read more

Samsung Gear devices can now be used with the iPhone

Samsung Gear devices can now be used with the iPhone

By Max Langridge

Samsung and Apple have never always seen eye to eye as we've seen all too often the two smartphone giants trying to outdo each other. But we're pleased to say that Samsung has been the bigger man and announced its Gear series of wearables can now used... Read more

New Balance RunIQ Android Wear smartwatch and PaceIQ headphones are all about runners

New Balance RunIQ Android Wear smartwatch and PaceIQ headphones are all about runners

By Britta O'Boyle

The New Balance smartwatch rumoured for sometime is finally here in the form of the RunIQ. The company announced the Android Wear-powered device along with the PaceIQ wireless sports headphones at CES 2017, with availability for both starting in February. The... Read more

Casio's WSD-F20 is a seriously hardcore smartwatch, runs Android Wear 2.0

Casio's WSD-F20 is a seriously hardcore smartwatch, runs Android Wear 2.0

By Chris Hall

Casio has used CES 2017 to launch a new version of its Android Wear smartwatch, one of the more interesting Android Wear devices to launch in 2016.The new WSD-F20 makes a few cosmetic changes to the original version, but still sticks to the big brash... Read more

Swarovski to launch its own Android Wear smartwatch in 2017

Swarovski to launch its own Android Wear smartwatch in 2017

By Rik Henderson

Jewellery brand Swarovski will announce its own Android Wear smartwatch during BaselWorld in March. And it will have Qualcomm's Snapdragon chipset inside, as revealed by the chip manufacturer at CES 2017.Swarovski has long been associated with tech, with... 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. The latest to join the party come from Diesel, Kate Spade and Emporio Armani.Like the other two fashion... 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

Google to launch two Android Wear watches in 2017, others also expected

Google to launch two Android Wear watches in 2017, others also expected

By Elyse Betters

Google is taking hardware seriously lately, as it's now getting into wearables.It's been long-rumoured that Google is developing its own smartwatches, mostly because several Android Wear manufacturers have decided not to move forward with new wrist-worn... 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 of Google's smartwatch platform. Devices like the Tag Heuer Connected and the Polar M600 achieve... 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

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 Kors and Danish brand Skagen.Like the Skagen Connected previewed at IFA 2016, the DieselOn Time... 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 the Kate Spade Hybrid Smartwatch, following in the footsteps of Michael Kors and Skagen, both of... Read more

Fossil expands smartwatch portfolio with Diesel, Armani and Kate Spade models

Fossil expands smartwatch portfolio with Diesel, Armani and Kate Spade models

By Britta O'Boyle

Fossil announced at Baselworld 2016 that it would bring its smartwatch technology to numerous brands. We saw the launch of the Michael Kors Access in September and a preview of the Skagen Connected at IFA 2016, but now the company has shown off its... Read more

Pebble is dead and your warranty expired, Fitbit finalises acquisition

Pebble is dead and your warranty expired, Fitbit finalises acquisition

By Max Langridge

We first heard the news that Fitbit was on the verge of buying Pebble at the beginning of the month, one week later and the deal has been finalised.However, it's not great for fans of the smartwatch manufacturer.Fitbit has said it's only interested in... 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

Uh-oh! Don’t expect a new Moto 360 from Lenovo any time soon

Uh-oh! Don’t expect a new Moto 360 from Lenovo any time soon

By Elyse Betters

It looks like Lenovo is throwing in the towel when it comes to Android Wear.The company has confirmed that it will not release a new smartwatch for the launch of Android Wear 2.0, which is expected to launch early next year. Lenovo has already told us... 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

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 the first to excite the tech community with its ping-from-phone alerts and apps and was, for a while,... Read more

This Tag Heuer Connected Android smartwatch will set you back almost $10K

This Tag Heuer Connected Android smartwatch will set you back almost $10K

By Rik Henderson

When we reviewed the Tag Heuer Connected smartwatch at the end of last year we were impressed with its abilities but highlighted its £1,100 price as a sticking point for many. Just imagine what we'd have said if we'd seen the rose gold version - the... Read more

What is Apple Watch Nike+ and when can you buy it?

What is Apple Watch Nike+ and when can you buy it?

By Elyse Betters

Apple and Nike announced in September that they revived their partnership, with the introduction of Apple Watch Nike+ during Apple's Special Event. Now we know when that sports-centric smartwatch will go on sale.Here's everything you need to know about Apple... 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 same.But this isn't just about the tech, it's about the luxury surrounding the tech. The Access smartwatch... Read more

HTC could finally be ready to release its first Android Wear smartwatch

HTC could finally be ready to release its first Android Wear smartwatch

By Max Langridge

Smartwatches are nothing new anymore, they've been around for a good number of years, but while smartphone manufacturers such as Apple, Samsung, Sony and LG have all produced several models, HTC has remained noticeably absent, until now.There have already... Read more

Google decided not to release Android Wear 2.0 this autumn

Google decided not to release Android Wear 2.0 this autumn

By Elyse Betters

Google has release the third preview of Android Wear 2.0 for developers and announced it is delaying the software's official launch for consumers.Earlier this month, reports claimed LG, Lenovo, and Huawei aren't planning to release new Android Wear smartwatches... Read more

Huawei could ditch Android Wear for Samsung's Tizen smartwatch OS

Huawei could ditch Android Wear for Samsung's Tizen smartwatch OS

By Rik Henderson

Huawei has rapidly become one of the top manufacturers of smartwatches over the last year or so and its always used Android Wear to run them.However, that could change with its next device. It is tipped to be switching to the Tizen OS that Samsung... Read more

CoWatch smartwatch is the Amazon Echo for your wrist

CoWatch smartwatch is the Amazon Echo for your wrist

By Rik Henderson

We're only just about to get Amazon Echo and Amazon Echo Dot in the UK for the first time, with the Echo coming on 28 September and the smaller Dot arriving a month later, but US customers have had access to Alexa-enabled devices for more than a year.That's... 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 like Tag Heuer, Casio, Nixon and Michael Kors have all launched Android-powered smartwatches, as... Read more

There won't be any big new Android Wear smartwatches this year

There won't be any big new Android Wear smartwatches this year

By Elyse Betters

Wearables may not be the next big thing after all.LG, Lenovo, and Huawei aren't going to release new Android Wear smartwatches in 2016, according to CNET, which seems to imply they are in no hurry to put out new hardware, as consumer demand might not... 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 first outing. It's called the Apple Watch Series 2.The new watch features a much greater focus on fitness;... Read more