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Apple Watch Series 2 review: Fitness first
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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

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

Sony FES Watch U: The e-paper connected watch improves

Sony FES Watch U: The e-paper connected watch improves

By Britta O'Boyle

Sony-owned Fashion Entertainment presented its new e-paper watch at consumer electronics show IFA in the form of the FES Watch U.A prototype of the new device was on the Sony stand at the show, sitting alongside its significantly less attractive predecessor... 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 new device looks like a typical watch on first look, but it is so much more than that when you look... Read more

SGNL smart watch strap will let you make calls using your fingertip, like James Bond

SGNL smart watch strap will let you make calls using your fingertip, like James Bond

By Chris Hall

If you've been wanting to live that secret agent dream, then now is your time thanks to SGNL, a smart replacement for your watch strap.This smart watch strap will let you take phone calls using your finger, rather than having to use a headset. Using "body... Read more

Samsung Gear S3 smartwatch: Release date, specs and everything you need to know

Samsung Gear S3 smartwatch: Release date, specs and everything you need to know

By Rik Henderson

Samsung has finally lifted the lid on its 2016 smartwatch models and there's two devices, the Samsung Gear S3 Frontier and Samsung Gear S3 Classic.The Samsung Gear S2 will continue in the line-up, but the new watches have all-new features and interesting... Read more

Samsung Gear S3 Frontier vs S3 Classic: What's the difference?

Samsung Gear S3 Frontier vs S3 Classic: What's the difference?

By Mike Lowe

It was hardly a secret that Samsung was going to unveil the Gear S3 smartwatch at its Berin Unpacked event on 31 August. But two watches? It was rumoured, and now it's official: the Gear S3 will arrive in Frontier and Classic variants. How, then, do they... 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 perhaps a little worrying, then, that the latest ZenWatch doesn't so much strive to be different,... Read more

Asus Zenwatch 3 is here, it's round and charges stupendously fast

Asus Zenwatch 3 is here, it's round and charges stupendously fast

By Cam Bunton

Asus has taken the wraps off its next generation ZenWatch. It’s called the ZenWatch 3 and is the first wearable in the series to feature a round case and display.The ZenWatch 3’s round case is built from jewellery-grade 316L stainless steel, similar... Read more

Asus ZenWatch 3 to launch on 31 August, going head-to-head with Samsung Gear S3

Asus ZenWatch 3 to launch on 31 August, going head-to-head with Samsung Gear S3

By Chris Hall

In the world of wearables, 31 August is going to be a busy day. First of all Samsung pinned a date on its next Gear launch and now Asus has joined the fray, tweeting that it will also be lining up a launch on 31 August, just a few days before IFA 2016... Read more

Asus ZenWatch 3 revealed in leaked hands-on pics ahead of IFA 2016

Asus ZenWatch 3 revealed in leaked hands-on pics ahead of IFA 2016

By Rik Henderson

After originally being spotted on a posting by the Federal Communications Commission, the new, round Asus ZenWatch 3 has broken further cover in a collection of hands-on pictures leaked online.The FCC filing suggested that the forthcoming smartwatch,... Read more

Asus ZenWatch 3 is round, likely to launch at IFA 2016

Asus ZenWatch 3 is round, likely to launch at IFA 2016

By Cam Bunton

An FCC filing from Asus reveals that the next ZenWatch, called the ZenWatch 3, is going to be a round device, moving away from the company's history of releasing square Android Wear watches. For those unaware, devices that use radio communications of... Read more

You can pre-order Fossil's new Android smartwatches on 12 August

You can pre-order Fossil's new Android smartwatches on 12 August

By Elyse Betters

Fossil has said it will release more than 100 connected devices in 2016, including Android Wear smartwatches, two of which will soon be available for pre-order.Those two models, called the Q Wander and Q Marshal, were introduced earlier this year and... Read more

Casio Edifice EQB-500: Watch first, connected device second

Casio Edifice EQB-500: Watch first, connected device second

By Chris Hall

Smartwatches have taken a few headlines over the past year, with devices like the Apple Watch offering a whole range of features for when you don't want to be using your phone.The most important thing about the Casio Edifice is that it's a good looking... Read more

This is the Gear S2's upcoming software refresh

This is the Gear S2's upcoming software refresh

By Cam Bunton

According to a recent leak, Samsung is preparing a fresh software update for the Gear S2 smart watch. A collection of images were posted by SamMobile and show a number of welcome new features and user interface changes. Undoubtedly the biggest update... Read more

Are these Google's upcoming Android Wear smartwatches?

Are these Google's upcoming Android Wear smartwatches?

By Elyse Betters

If you haven't heard already, Google is making two Android Wear smartwatches (possibly Nexus-branded), and now a leaked render has surfaced depicting what those upcoming smartwatches might look like and feature.Android Police, which published a bunch... Read more

bPay Loop adds payments to your wearable: Garmin and Mondaine confirm support

bPay Loop adds payments to your wearable: Garmin and Mondaine confirm support

By Chris Hall

While many have been worrying about whether they can use Apple or Android Pay on their smartphone, bPay has been presenting a number of easy payment options for a number of years. Now it is the turn of wearables, with Garmin and Mondaine both confirming... Read more

Google's making two Android Wear devices, possibly Nexus-branded

Google's making two Android Wear devices, possibly Nexus-branded

By Elyse Betters

It's about time!Google is building two Android Wear devices, according to Android Police, which has published many Google-related rumours lately based on details from "reliable" sources. These upcoming wearables aren't Samsung-made watches, nor are they... 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

Pebble 2016 line-up: Pebble Core, Pebble 2 and Pebble Time 2 explained

Pebble 2016 line-up: Pebble Core, Pebble 2 and Pebble Time 2 explained

By Rik Henderson

Pebble has announced a trio of new products that enhance the company's standing in the smartwatch and wearables sector.The first couple are replacement devices for its Pebble and Pebble Time watches. Cunningly titled Pebble 2 and Pebble Time 2, they each... Read more

Pebble Core will support Amazon Alexa: Shopping, Prime Music access and more

Pebble Core will support Amazon Alexa: Shopping, Prime Music access and more

By Rik Henderson

After announcing its near SIM-enabled wearable last week, Pebble has confirmed that the Pebble Core will be compatible with Amazon Alexa, the retailer's voice controlled services.It will be the first time that a fully independent, third-party mobile device... Read more

Pebble Time 2 vs Time Steel vs Time: What's the difference?

Pebble Time 2 vs Time Steel vs Time: What's the difference?

By Britta O'Boyle

Pebble has announced successors to the original Pebble, as well as the Pebble Time. The company revealed three new devices in the form of the Pebble 2, Pebble Time 2 and the Pebble Core, the latter of which is a fitness tracker.You can read all out how... Read more

Pebble 2 vs Pebble Time 2: What's the difference?

Pebble 2 vs Pebble Time 2: What's the difference?

By Britta O'Boyle

Pebble has announced a trio of new devices comprising the Pebble 2, Pebble Time 2 and the Pebble Core.The Pebble 2 and Pebble Time 2 are both successors to the original Pebble and the original Pebble Time, but how do they differ from each other?Read on... Read more

Pebble 2 vs Pebble Classic: What's the difference?

Pebble 2 vs Pebble Classic: What's the difference?

By Chris Hall

Pebble has announced an update to the humble Pebble, its first generation smartwatch, appropriately called the Pebble 2.In many ways the Pebble 2 reflects the Pebble heritage, offering many of the same features and functions. But with a new focus on giving... Read more

Pebble is announcing something today - what could it be?

Pebble is announcing something today - what could it be?

By Elyse Betters

Pebble has something up its sleeve, apparently.That's what the company wants us to think after it sent email invitations to the media with a GIF of the word "OMG" spelt out in LED lights on a circuit board of some sort. The caption with the invitation... Read more

Google shows off Android Wear 2.0 update: standalone apps, handwriting keyboard, and more

Google shows off Android Wear 2.0 update: standalone apps, handwriting keyboard, and more

By Elyse Betters

Google is in Mountain View showing off its latest developments at Google I/O, and it has revealed a major update to Android Wear is on the way.Called Android Wear 2.0, the new software for Android wearables will bring a Material Design-themed overhaul,... Read more

Watch this smartwatch turn an arm into a touchscreen control

Watch this smartwatch turn an arm into a touchscreen control

By Elyse Betters

Researchers at Carnegie Mellon University have developed a smartwatch system that uses your arm as a touchscreen.Called SkinTrack and developed by the Human-Computer Interaction Institute’s Future Interfaces Group at the university, the new system basically... Read more

Samsung just leaked these official images of the Gear Fit 2 and Gear IconX

Samsung just leaked these official images of the Gear Fit 2 and Gear IconX

By Elyse Betters

Samsung has accidentally revealed unannounced devicesLeaked images surfaced online last month, revealing Samsung has been working on a successor to 2014's Gear Fit as well as smart wireless earbuds with fitness tracking capabilities, but now both devices... Read more

HTC One Wear smartwatch not coming until June, Petra delay reported

HTC One Wear smartwatch not coming until June, Petra delay reported

By Rik Henderson

The prospective smartwatch from HTC, which has gone under the names HTC Petra and HTC One Wear in the past, clearly didn't appear in April, as suggested in previous rumours and leaks. Instead, it is not said to be launched in the week commencing 6 June.Twitter... Read more

Google’s Mode watchbands for Android Wear make it easier to swap styles

Google’s Mode watchbands for Android Wear make it easier to swap styles

By Elyse Betters

Google has launched a new line of watchbands called Mode.The idea behind Mode is pretty straightforward: Google wanted to offer different styles of watch straps that are easy to snap on or swap out whenever your little heart desires. The first collection... Read more

Samsung Gear S3 smartwatch plans leaked, luxury de Grisogono version confirmed

Samsung Gear S3 smartwatch plans leaked, luxury de Grisogono version confirmed

By Rik Henderson

It might come as no surprise that Samsung is planning a new smartwatch for 2016 and even less so that it will likely be called the Samsung Gear S3. What is surprising however is that one of its partners seems to have let the cat out of the bag early doors.Luxury... 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

Huawei TalkBand B3 added to company's wearables line-up

Huawei TalkBand B3 added to company's wearables line-up

By Rik Henderson

As well as its new P9 and P9 Plus smartphones, Huawei used its London launch event to unveil a new version of its smartwatch/fitness tracker hybrid, the Huawei TalkBand B3.Like former models, it has a more bracelet-like design to the company's watches,... Read more

Best Apple Watch stands and docks

Best Apple Watch stands and docks

By Britta O'Boyle

The Apple Watch has been out since April 2015 but while there are plenty of options when it comes to case colours, materials and straps through Apple, it only offers one official docking station for holding the Watch. The Magnetic Charging Dock activates... Read more

Pebble lays off 25 per cent of entire staff, says 'money is tight'

Pebble lays off 25 per cent of entire staff, says 'money is tight'

By Elyse Betters

Pebble is having trouble finding its place in a niche market full of big players, and because of that, about 40 employees are getting the axe.The smartwatch-maker told TechInsider that it is laying off about 25 per cent of its staff. CEO Eric Migicovsky... 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

The amazingly eye-catching novelty watches of Baselworld 2016

The amazingly eye-catching novelty watches of Baselworld 2016

By Chris Hall

Baselworld brings together the world's biggest watch and jewellery makers in a celebration of luxury, in the Swiss town of Basel. Naturally there's a heavy leaning towards the traditions of the Swiss Watch industry, but there's a growing sense of smart... Read more

Fossil Q analogue watches: Smart in looks, smarter in function

Fossil Q analogue watches: Smart in looks, smarter in function

By Chris Hall

When it comes to wearables, Fossil is going for it big time. Not only has the company announced a range of smartwatches under the parent Fossil brand, but it's extending it's smartwatch range across a number of other brands, like Michael Kors, Kate Spade... Read more

Michael Kors smartwatches announced, as Fossil wearable onslaught continues

Michael Kors smartwatches announced, as Fossil wearable onslaught continues

By Elyse Betters

Michael Kors is getting into the wearable biz, with a fashion-centric line of Android Wear watches.The luxury brand is part of Fossil Group, and you might've heard by now that Fossil plans to launch 100 wearables in 40 countries (with support for 20 languages)... Read more

Tissot is the latest Swiss Watch company to reveal smartwatch plans

Tissot is the latest Swiss Watch company to reveal smartwatch plans

By Chris Hall

For those familiar with Swiss Watch company Tissot, news of a smartwatch might not be so strange. The company has been flirting with smart functionality for some time through its T-Touch models, and has referred to them as smart in the past. At Baselworld... Read more

Tag Heuer Connected doing well, new models reported for 2017

Tag Heuer Connected doing well, new models reported for 2017

By Elyse Betters

You might have up to eight different Tag Heuer Connected watches to choose from by this time next year.Shortly after teasing Hublot would be the next Swiss watchmaker to get into connected watches, the CEO of France's LVMH has announced that another subsidiary,... Read more

Hublot might be the next Swiss watchmaker to make connected watches

Hublot might be the next Swiss watchmaker to make connected watches

By Elyse Betters

If you don't mind paying through the nose for a new gadget, you'll be stoked to learn Hublot is likely entering the smartwatch space.Swiss luxury watchmaker Hublot is currently a subsidiary of France's LVMH. Tag Heuer belongs to the same parent company,... Read more

Samsung Gear S2 by de Grisogono is diamond and rose gold level premium

Samsung Gear S2 by de Grisogono is diamond and rose gold level premium

By Luke Edwards

If you were a fan of Samsung's Gear S2, you're going to love the overhauled version by luxury specialist de Grisogono.The Samsung Gear S2 by de Grisogono is the result of the two companies pairing up to release an ultra premium smartwatch in time for... Read more

Fossil's connected device lineup adds two Android Wear watches and more

Fossil's connected device lineup adds two Android Wear watches and more

By Elyse Betters

Fossil has said it will release more than 100 connected devices in 2016, so it's no surprise to learn the company has just expanded its Android Wear smartwatch lineup with two new models called the Q Wander and Q Marshal.To put these in context, Fossil... Read more