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Apple Watch Hermes: First fashion partnership creates unique offering (pictures)

Apple Watch Hermes: First fashion partnership creates unique offering (pictures)

By Stuart Miles

Apple has teamed up with Hermes to create the Apple Watch Hermes for those that want something a little more fashion focused on their wrist.The new variant of the Apple Watch Hermès starts at £1,000 for the 38 mm stainless steel case with the Single... Read more

New Apple Watch models available today, Apple Watch OS 2 coming 16 September

New Apple Watch models available today, Apple Watch OS 2 coming 16 September

By Rik Henderson

Apple has announced a number of new Apple Watch apps that are coming along with Watch OS 2. Plus, two new styles of Watch will be available from later today.Alongside the more than 10,000 apps that are already available on the Watch, Facebook Messenger... Read more

Will HTC Halfbeak be firm’s first Android Wear smartwatch or will it just be another HTC Petra?

Will HTC Halfbeak be firm’s first Android Wear smartwatch or will it just be another HTC Petra?

By Rik Henderson

HTC is once again rumoured to be dipping its toes into smartwatch waters with a device codenamed the HTC Halfbeak.Even though the company has been listed as a key partner for Android Wear by Google in the past, a wearable device has failed to materialise... Read more

Moto 360 Sport is an athletic lean on Moto's new smartwatch

Moto 360 Sport is an athletic lean on Moto's new smartwatch

By Chris Hall

Amidst the announcements for Motorola's new Android Wear devices was the Moto 360 Sport. It's the athletic cousin to the two new 360 devices launched by Motorola.The big difference between this smartwatch and the others is that there is a silicone strap... Read more

iHealth Wave wants to track swimming, activity and sleep without using buttons

iHealth Wave wants to track swimming, activity and sleep without using buttons

By Luke Edwards

iHealth specialises in wellness, rather than simple health tracking. For this reason it's pushing swimming tracking which can be used to recover from injuries as well as enhance fitness. The iHealth Wave is the fitness tracker it wants to help make these... Read more

The Samsung Gear S2 watch faces, in pictures

The Samsung Gear S2 watch faces, in pictures

By Luke Edwards

The Samsung Gear S2 and Gear S2 Classic smartwatches were unveiled by Samsung at the IFA 2015 trade-show. We got hands-on time and managed to snap all the watch faces on offer.Samsung did point out that on certain faces it is possible to personalise the... Read more

Runtastic Moment smartwatches show that fitness tracking and style can go hand-in-hand

Runtastic Moment smartwatches show that fitness tracking and style can go hand-in-hand

By Rik Henderson

Runtastic might be better known for smartphone and smartwatch applications but the Adidas-owned company has been putting its name to hardware too in recent times.There are sports watches, heart rate monitors, even a weighing scale with the Runtastic logo... Read more

Samsung Gear S2 3G vs Samsung Gear S: What's the difference?

Samsung Gear S2 3G vs Samsung Gear S: What's the difference?

By Elyse Betters

Samsung has announced the Samsung Gear S2, its first round smartwatch.The watch is actually being offered in three distinct models, with the standard Gear S2 being the flagship device. The other models include the Gear S2 Classic, which has a more familiar... Read more

Samsung Gear S2 Classic hands-on: Ultimate style with all the smarts

Samsung Gear S2 Classic hands-on: Ultimate style with all the smarts

By Luke Edwards

Samsung has ramped up its design game for the Galaxy S6 already, now it's doing the same with its smartwatches. The Gear S2 Classic is the premium version of its latest Gear S2 smartwatch.Featuring a slimmer rotating bezel than the Gear S2, this is the... Read more

Watch the Samsung Gear S2 launch right here, we have the IFA 2015 showcase livestream

Watch the Samsung Gear S2 launch right here, we have the IFA 2015 showcase livestream

By Rik Henderson

Although Samsung has already unveiled its Gear S2 smartwatch, including the specifications, there's still a lot of mystery about the device and we're yet to see it in the flesh, rather than just press images.It will be shown off for the first time during... Read more

Don't touch the watch: LG Watch Urbane Luxe glitters behind glass

Don't touch the watch: LG Watch Urbane Luxe glitters behind glass

By Chris Hall

One of the devices we were really looking forward to getting our hands on at IFA 2015, was the LG Watch Urbane Luxe.Recently announced, this limited edition version of the Watch Urbane is rather special. It's 23-karat gold for starters, has an alligator... Read more

New Moto 360: Two sizes, sleeker design, but still has that black bar on the face (hands-on)

New Moto 360: Two sizes, sleeker design, but still has that black bar on the face (hands-on)

By Mike Lowe

This is the new Moto 360 (not the Moto 360 2 as was widely touted) Android Wear smartwatch. It's a sleeker smartwatch than its predecessor, embodying a number of tweaks and enhancements. But it's still got that darn black band at the bottom of the watch... Read more

Sony Wena smartwatch moves the brains to the bracelet

Sony Wena smartwatch moves the brains to the bracelet

By Britta O'Boyle

At the end of the Sony press conference at IFA 2015 in Berlin, the company's CEO Kazuo Hirai mentioned a new smartwatch it was working on going by the name of Wena. It launched earlier this week on Sony's First Flight crowdfunding platform and it is part... Read more

Moto 360 2: What's the story so far?

Moto 360 2: What's the story so far?

By Elyse Betters

Lenovo-owned Motorola has just unveiled the Moto 360 2.The Android Wear-powered watch is actually called the new Moto 360, and it's available in two different sizes (42mm and 46mm) as well as a sport version called Moto 360 Sport. You can read about the... Read more

New Moto 360 comes in two sizes and a sport version, but the 'flat tyre' screen remains

New Moto 360 comes in two sizes and a sport version, but the 'flat tyre' screen remains

By Elyse Betters

Lenovo-owned Motorola just made the new Moto 360 official, by unveiling what it calls "the new Moto 360 collection".The Android Wear smartwatch collection primarily includes two different-sized models: 42mm and 46mm. Pricing for the models depends on... Read more

Huawei Watch officially priced from €399, now available for pre-order

Huawei Watch officially priced from €399, now available for pre-order

By Chris Hall

Huawei has taken to the stage at IFA 2015 to announce that the Huawei Watch is now officially on sale, with pre-orders opening in the US from 2 September. The Huawei Watch, Huawei's first Android Wear smartwatch, was first introduced at MWC 2015 where... Read more

Latest Moto 360 2 render shows off fancy gold and silver variants

Latest Moto 360 2 render shows off fancy gold and silver variants

By Elyse Betters

Due to several leaks within recent weeks, we know what the next-generation Moto 360 looks like, but that doesn't mean we aren't eager to get a closer look at the upcoming watch's pricey models.Evan Blass (@evleaks) has shared a new render of the Moto... Read more

LG Watch Urbane Luxe: You can now get LG's watch in 23-carat gold

LG Watch Urbane Luxe: You can now get LG's watch in 23-carat gold

By Elyse Betters

LG's Urbane Watch now comes decked out in gold and with alligator skin, which is perfect for those of you who are gaudy or have a tonne of spare cash.The company has taken its Android Wear watch and cloaked the body in 23-carat gold. It's also given the... Read more

Samsung Gear S2: What's the story so far?

Samsung Gear S2: What's the story so far?

By Elyse Betters

Samsung confirmed at its Samsung Unpacked event in August, in which it unveiled the Galaxy Note 5 and the S6 edge Plus, that the there was more to come in the near future, and then it quickly showed off a round smartwatch.It's no secret that Samsung has... Read more

Samsung Gear S2 announced: Tizen-powered, NFC for payments, comes in two models

Samsung Gear S2 announced: Tizen-powered, NFC for payments, comes in two models

By Elyse Betters

Ahead of an event set for this week in Berlin, Samsung has taken the wraps off its new Gear S2 smartwatch. It actually announced two Gear S2 watches, with one model being aimed at traditional watch-wearers.It's no secret that Samsung had a new watch in... Read more

Motorola's next Moto 360 might also arrive with a 'sport' version this autumn

Motorola's next Moto 360 might also arrive with a 'sport' version this autumn

By Elyse Betters

It looks like Apple isn't the only watch maker creating entirely separate devices in its lineup for the athletic-minded.Everyone knows by now that Lenovo-owned Motorola is getting ready to unveil the next-generation Moto 360 in the form of two watches... Read more

Your iPhone will now work with Android Wear: Here's what you need to know

Your iPhone will now work with Android Wear: Here's what you need to know

By Elyse Betters

Those of you who own an iPhone and want to own a smartwatch other than Apple Watch will be overjoyed to learn that Google has heard your woes and made Android Wear compatible with iPhone.That's right. Your iPhone will now work with any Android Wear watch.... Read more

Huawei's gold-plated Android Wear watch works with... iPhone?

Huawei's gold-plated Android Wear watch works with... iPhone?

By Elyse Betters

Huawei is getting ready to launch a gold Android Wear watch called Huawei Watch, according to a pre-order page that's live on Amazon, but the most interesting thing about this upcoming product is that it works with iPhone.The listing on Amazon has revealed... Read more

Latest Moto 360 2 leak: Here's what the smaller 'Moto 360S' supposedly looks like

Latest Moto 360 2 leak: Here's what the smaller 'Moto 360S' supposedly looks like

By Elyse Betters

Motorola's Moto 360 smartwatch is due to be refreshed, and the new version is thought to come in two different sizes. A set of recently-leaked images purportedly even shows what the two sizes will look like. A report published by the US Federal Communications... Read more

A Samsung exec just shared this IG pic of the upcoming Gear S2 on his wrist

A Samsung exec just shared this IG pic of the upcoming Gear S2 on his wrist

By Elyse Betters

Samsung doesn't want you to forget that it has a round smartwatch coming.A Samsung executive wants you to remember so badly that he went and posted a photo of himself wearing the yet-to-be-released wearable to his Instagram. This isn't an accidental... Read more

Swatch CEO calls Apple Watch an "interesting toy", outlines plans for NFC Swatch

Swatch CEO calls Apple Watch an "interesting toy", outlines plans for NFC Swatch

By Chris Hall

In an interview with Swiss paper Tages-Anzeiger, Swatch Group CEO Nick Hayek candidly outlines smartwatch plans for the Swiss company moving forward, while taking the opportunity to call out manufacturers like Apple, Samsung and Sony for their rivalling... Read more

Somebody actually saw Moto 360 2 while on a Chicago train and snuck a pic

Somebody actually saw Moto 360 2 while on a Chicago train and snuck a pic

By Elyse Betters

Some guy in Chicago spotted the Moto 360 2 while out and about, then managed to sneakily grab a photo of it, and post it to Google+.Gerrit Gödecke said he saw it while on a Chicago commuter train, where there's apparently a "good chance" of catching... Read more

Apple Watch smart bands that connect to watch's hidden port might launch in 2016

Apple Watch smart bands that connect to watch's hidden port might launch in 2016

By Elyse Betters

Apple might be working on new accessories for the Apple Watch. They're described as "smart bands" and could launch by next year.A Czech website has claimed the Cupertino-based company plans to announce new bands that plug into the hidden data port on... Read more

Android Wear can now Google Translate your conversations: This is how it works

Android Wear can now Google Translate your conversations: This is how it works

By Elyse Betters

The world is a big place, and it's filled with people who speak many, many different languages. That can sometimes cause problems for you should you want to travel or even strike up a conversation with someone new. You never know if someone will understand... Read more

Samsung Gear S2: Get a brief look at the watch's interface in teaser vid

Samsung Gear S2: Get a brief look at the watch's interface in teaser vid

By Elyse Betters

Samsung wants to get you pumped for the Gear S2, so it has just released a version of the promo video it showed off at an event last week. It basically teases the watch's interface and a few watch-optimised apps.Many people are already excited about... Read more

Fossil Android Wear smartwatch to arrive October, powered by Intel technology

Fossil Android Wear smartwatch to arrive October, powered by Intel technology

By Mike Lowe

Intel and Fossil Group announced a partnership in September 2014, and now we're seeing the fruits of that as tangible product at the Intel Developer Forum (IDF) 2015. Yep, Fossil will release its first fashion smartwatch, an as-yet-unnamed Android Wear... Read more

Vector Luna Watch review: Simple but stylish
3.5 stars

Vector Luna Watch review: Simple but stylish

By Britta O'Boyle

The Vector Luna Watch isn't your typical smartwatch. Sure, it does everything you'd expect a smartwatch to do – deliver notifications, track your activity, wake you up with an alarm and offer customisable watch faces – but Vector claims those receiving... Read more

Samsung watch: The story of Samsung's smartwatches then, now and what's to come

Samsung watch: The story of Samsung's smartwatches then, now and what's to come

By Luke Edwards

Samsung has been creating smartwatches for years.But only now does it have stark competition from Apple's Watch, LG, Sony, Asus, and others. Can focusing on it's own operating system and adding 4G connectivity (standalone) help it lead the way?We've dissected... Read more

This is the Samsung Gear S2

This is the Samsung Gear S2

By Elyse Betters

Samsung has shown off its first round watch ... via a fashion lookbook.Hours after revealing it will unveil the Gear S2 in September before IFA, Samsung has released images from a fashion-focused photo shoot that show off the new smartphones it announced... Read more

Samsung confirms Gear S2 smartwatch launch for IFA 2015 in September

Samsung confirms Gear S2 smartwatch launch for IFA 2015 in September

By Chris Hall

Samsung dropped a surprise annoucement at its Samsung Unpacked event where it unveiled the Galaxy Note 5 and the S6 edge Plus. At the end of the presentation, Samsung teased that there was more to come in the near future, before quickly showing off a... Read more

750,000 smartwatches sold in the UK, but can we trust that number?

750,000 smartwatches sold in the UK, but can we trust that number?

By Stuart Miles

Ofcom has reported that around three per cent of UK households claim to own a smartwatch.The number, which has been detailed in Ofcom's 2015 Communications Market Report, on the surface shows that people in the UK have embraced the "quantified self" in... Read more

Samsung Galaxy S6 edge smartwatch: Ready to drool at these pictures?

Samsung Galaxy S6 edge smartwatch: Ready to drool at these pictures?

By Luke Edwards

When Samsung completely redesigned its flagship smartphone and came up with the Galaxy S6 edge, it was clear the handset was going to give Apple's iPhone 6 a run for its money. But what about the Apple Watch? Samsung still has a long way to go on watch... Read more

Apple Watch Epoca takes decadent to a new level, Russian leader level to be exact

Apple Watch Epoca takes decadent to a new level, Russian leader level to be exact

By Luke Edwards

If a normal Apple Watch is becoming far too common for you then the Epocha range from luxury maker Caviar might draw your wrist in.Caviar, famed for paying tribute to Russian leaders on modified iPhones, has done it again. The Apple Watch Epocha line... Read more

This Swiss timepiece lets you attach an Apple Watch to make a double-sided watch

This Swiss timepiece lets you attach an Apple Watch to make a double-sided watch

By Elyse Betters

What's better than an Apple Watch? A double-sided Apple Watch. No? Just us?Well, it doesn't matter anyway, because such a thing doesn't exist. However, California-based Nico Gerard has launched a new luxury timepiece that lets you attach an Apple Watch... Read more

The best looking Apple Watch you’ll ever see but likely never own, in pictures

The best looking Apple Watch you’ll ever see but likely never own, in pictures

By Luke Edwards

The Apple Watch is a design focused bit of kit. Even for those not that bothered by gadgets it's been something they're hearing about and even want.But the latest variant on the Apple Watch theme has got to be the best yet.The design was done by hand... Read more

Three Peaks Challenge: How well did Apple, Asus, Fitbit, Misfit and Withings track our activity?

Three Peaks Challenge: How well did Apple, Asus, Fitbit, Misfit and Withings track our activity?

By Britta O'Boyle

The Pocket-lint team recently completed the Three Peaks Challenge within a 24 hour period, climbing the three highest peaks in Scotland, England and Wales over the weekend of 11-12 July.It was a tough challenge, with the weather very much against us when... Read more

Latest Samsung Gear A leak fully reveals what the round smartwatch has for specs

Latest Samsung Gear A leak fully reveals what the round smartwatch has for specs

By Elyse Betters

A new spec leak has revealed that the Samsung Gear A is still happening, still round, and still very much an exciting wearable.It's no secret at this point that Samsung has another smartwatch in the works. It's purportedly codenamed Samsung Orbis, but... Read more

Android Wear to embrace interactive watch faces and watch-to-watch communications

Android Wear to embrace interactive watch faces and watch-to-watch communications

By Rik Henderson

Under increased competition from rival smartwatch styles and operating systems, such as the Apple Watch and the Pebble Time, Google plans to update its Android Wear platform to include some interesting new features.After wading through a leaked document,... Read more

Pebble Time review: A smartwatch stepping stone
4.0 stars

Pebble Time review: A smartwatch stepping stone

By Rik Henderson

When Pebble announced its second-generation smartwatch it became the most successful Kickstarter project ever, smashing all records and reaping $1 million in just 30 minutes of the funding round starting.The Pebble Time, and the subsequently unveiled... Read more

Withings Activité and Activité Pop now offer automatic swim tracking

Withings Activité and Activité Pop now offer automatic swim tracking

By Chris Hall

Withings has announced that swim tracking is now available on the Activité and the Activité Pop.Just in time for the summer to start here in the UK, the stylish activity trackers from Withings are, according to the company, the first devices to automatically... Read more

Casio is making a smartwatch, set to release in 2016

Casio is making a smartwatch, set to release in 2016

By Elyse Betters

Casio introduced its first digital watch more than 40 years ago, but now, in order to keep up with the times, the Japanese watchmaker is currently developed a new watch that "tries to be smart".According to The Wall Street Journal, Casio has a smartwatch... Read more

Honor Band Zero offers minimalist design, life tracking features

Honor Band Zero offers minimalist design, life tracking features

By Chris Hall

Honor, the spin-out brand of Huawei, has revealed the Honor Band Zero via Twitter. The new wearable offers a minimalist design, with a strap that's reminiscent of Apple's classic buckle for Apple Watch.Honor doesn't give away much in the tweet - appearing... Read more

Pebble Time is now available for pre-order globally

Pebble Time is now available for pre-order globally

By Elyse Betters

If you didn't buy the Pebble Time via Kickstarter after it unveiled a few of months ago, now's your chance.Best Buy has begun accepting pre-orders for the Pebble Time - and it's the only place where those of you who didn't pledge any money on Kickstarter... Read more

Apple Watch available to pick up in store from today

Apple Watch available to pick up in store from today

By Luke Edwards

The Apple Watch is becoming more available than ever, from today. Anyone can now order an Apple Watch online and pick it up in an Apple Store. Technically you could order in an Apple Store and pick it up right there.Until now the Apple Watch has been... Read more