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Swatch looking to make normal watch line-up smarter… but not completely smart

Swatch looking to make normal watch line-up smarter… but not completely smart

By Rik Henderson

Swatch has followed up on news of its first smartwatch, the Touch Zero One - a device designed for beach volleyball players - with an announcement that it plans to introduce new, smarter technology to its entire incoming line-up of watches.However, rather... Read more

Look out Apple Watch, Burg is after you with crystals and 3G calling

Look out Apple Watch, Burg is after you with crystals and 3G calling

By Britta O'Boyle

Burg Wearables might not be a company you are hugely familiar with, but when it comes to smartwatches, this company has a style to suit everyone.There are numerous options already available, from square and round faces, to metal, leather and rubber... Read more

Barcode scanner and rotating display are just two smartwatch innovations from Practech

Barcode scanner and rotating display are just two smartwatch innovations from Practech

By Britta O'Boyle

Practech has designed a smartwatch that it claims is based around the user and adapts to whatever situation you need it for. The company says the only thing you need to do is just be you and the smartwatch, dubbed UB, will take care of the rest.We got... Read more

Watch model Christy Turlington Burns talk behind the scenes about her 'chic' Apple Watch

Watch model Christy Turlington Burns talk behind the scenes about her 'chic' Apple Watch

By Elyse Betters

Christy Turlington Burns doesn't just use Apple Watch for running. She also uses it to send her husband doodles.When Apple announced new information about Apple Watch during its Spring Forward event in San Francisco yesterday, it also brought Burns on... Read more

Google might soon update Android Wear with Wi-Fi support, gesture control, and more

Google might soon update Android Wear with Wi-Fi support, gesture control, and more

By Elyse Betters

Google isn't backing down to Apple Watch.The company is planning to release an Android Wear software update that will bring Wi-Fi support to Android Wear watches, allowing ones with built-in Wi-Fi to use certain features, such as Google Now and notifications,... Read more

A closer look at LG Wearable Platform

A closer look at LG Wearable Platform

By Chris Hall

LG has not said a lot about LG Wearable Platform. It made its debut on the LG Watch Urbane LTE, a device that was showcased at Mobile World Congress and is set for release in limited markets later in the year.In the official press release, LG says: "At... Read more

Considering Apple Watch Edition? Here's 5 luxury watches you might want instead

Considering Apple Watch Edition? Here's 5 luxury watches you might want instead

By Britta O'Boyle

Apple has announced that its much-anticipated Apple Watch will go on sale from 24 April with prices starting at £299 for the Apple Watch Sport and hitting a whopping £13,500 for the 18ct Apple Watch Edition model. Yes you have read that right and no,... Read more

Apple Watch in a nutshell: Release date, price and everything you need to know

Apple Watch in a nutshell: Release date, price and everything you need to know

By Luke Edwards

The Apple Watch was announced late last year, but tonight's "Spring forward" event finally answered a few of the open questions we still had - specifically those centred on price and release date.Before the event there were plenty of rumours on how much... Read more

Apple Watch: When and where can you get it?

Apple Watch: When and where can you get it?

By Elyse Betters

Apple has finally confirmed everything we need to know about Apple Watch, while holding its Spring forward event in San Francisco, including details about how much the smartwatch will cost, when it will be available, and where you can buy it.Apple has... Read more

Apple Watch will cost from £299 to a staggering £13,500, available from 24 April

Apple Watch will cost from £299 to a staggering £13,500, available from 24 April

By Rik Henderson

Although much of what Apple demonstrated during its "Spring forward" event was previously revealed during the first unveiling of Apple Watch last year, a couple of new features were announced.For a start, it has been confirmed that you will be able to... Read more

Funk off Apple Watch, says Google in video attack

Funk off Apple Watch, says Google in video attack

By Rik Henderson

Google has cheekily posted a new advert online just a short while before Apple is due to formerly launch the Apple Watch at its "spring forward" event.The rival company's commercial shows a selection of hipsters wearing multiple different styles of Android... Read more

Here's how to watch the Apple Watch launch live today

Here's how to watch the Apple Watch launch live today

By Luke Edwards

The Apple Watch launch day is finally upon us. Sure, we've already seen the Apple Watch announcement, but this could be the day when details are revealed and everyone can, finally, get it round their wrists.But before splashing the cash it's probably... Read more

Forget Apple Watch, Oppo smartwatch is reported to fully charge in just five minutes

Forget Apple Watch, Oppo smartwatch is reported to fully charge in just five minutes

By Luke Edwards

The Apple Watch is set to launch today and yet the most exciting smartwatch development may come from Oppo. The Chinese manufacturer is reportedly set to unleash a watch that can charge to full in only five minutes.Oppo is a Chinese manufacturer that... Read more

Apple Watch developers have spent weeks at Apple HQ to fine-tune their smartwatch apps

Apple Watch developers have spent weeks at Apple HQ to fine-tune their smartwatch apps

By Luke Edwards

Apple isn't taking any chances when it comes to its imminent Watch release. The company has reportedly been allowing app creators to test and perfect their software on the Watch at Apple headquarters.Apple has scheduled an event on 9 March where it is... Read more

Apple preparing 'Spring forward' event for 9 March, likely for Apple Watch

Apple preparing 'Spring forward' event for 9 March, likely for Apple Watch

By Elyse Betters

UPDATE: Apple has been spotted preparing to put banners up at its Yerba Buena Center for the Arts in San Francisco, ready for the 9 March event.Apple has just sent invitations for a special event scheduled on 9 March, when the company will presumably... Read more

Creior Harmony Watch: Stylish well-being wearable for women (hands-on)

Creior Harmony Watch: Stylish well-being wearable for women (hands-on)

By Britta O'Boyle

Creoir unveiled the Harmony Watch concept at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, introducing a new take on what the activity tracker could become.The Harmony Watch is a well-being wearable designed for women, which detects motion, light and sleep patterns... Read more

The real theme of MWC 2015 was luxury

The real theme of MWC 2015 was luxury

By Chris Hall

Mobile World Congress 2015 is almost behind us, but the theme of the show wasn't what we expected. It wasn't about Cat 9 LTE, it wasn't about 5G, it wasn't even about USB type-C. It was about luxury.MWC 2015 saw some notable launches. It perhaps wasn't... Read more

Pebble Time and Time Steel: What are they and what's new?

Pebble Time and Time Steel: What are they and what's new?

By Elyse Betters

Pebble has just announced the third-generation of its Pebble smartwatch. It's called Pebble Time.The new watch most notably brings a colour display to the watch-maker's lineup, but that's not the only reason why it is smashing records on Kickstarter and... Read more

Forget Android Wear, MyKronoz ZePhone is a full Android smartwatch (hands-on)

Forget Android Wear, MyKronoz ZePhone is a full Android smartwatch (hands-on)

By Mike Lowe

When is a smartwatch more than just a smartwatch? When it's a wrist-strapped phone, that's when. The MyKronoz ZePhone is exactly that: a giant scale watch that doesn't run Android Wear like so many competitors, but is built on full Android (version 4.2)... Read more

Forget Pebble Time, it's the Pebble Time Steel with Smartstrap that's the next big thing

Forget Pebble Time, it's the Pebble Time Steel with Smartstrap that's the next big thing

By Stuart Miles

Even Pebble couldn’t have guessed that its Pebble Time smartwatch would have such phenomenal success on Kickstarter as it did, making more than $12 million in funding already – a million of that in just 30 minutes. But it will be hoping to replicate... Read more

LG Watch Urbane LTE: Fully connected glimpse of the future (hands-on)

LG Watch Urbane LTE: Fully connected glimpse of the future (hands-on)

By Chris Hall

When the LG Watch Urbane LTE was announced, it was easy to assume that this was the Android Wear device, but connected with LTE. Nothing could be further from the truth. The LG Watch Urbane LTE might share its name with the Android Wear device (which... Read more

Huawei Watch official, could it be the Apple Watch of the Android Wear world?

Huawei Watch official, could it be the Apple Watch of the Android Wear world?

By Stuart Miles

Huawei is the latest manufacturer to announce that it is entering the smartwatch arena.The new wearable, announced at its press conference on Sunday kicking off Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, will be simply dubbed the Huawei Watch."Designed by a... Read more

Where's Grandma? Don't worry, she's wearing Haier's new super snooping wearable

Where's Grandma? Don't worry, she's wearing Haier's new super snooping wearable

By Chris Hall

Haier has unveiled a selection of wearable devices at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, but they might not be what you think. These are about tracking, rather than being a computer on your wrist.There is a model for children, which is bright and colourful,... Read more

Swatch enters smartwatch market, but not how you would have thought

Swatch enters smartwatch market, but not how you would have thought

By Stuart Miles

Swatch has entered the "Smartwatch" market with a rather different approach to Apple and Android phone makers.Rather than create an all-singing-all-dancing wearable that will deliver notifications to your wrist or let you turn off the heating when you... Read more

Company behind Apple's original Clock design to release own Apple Watch rival

Company behind Apple's original Clock design to release own Apple Watch rival

By Rik Henderson

Mondaine is to take on Apple in the high-end smartwatch market with its own Swiss-made device. The Mondaine Helvetica No 1 Horological Smartwatch is analogue in design but links with an app for smartphones and tablets that sends information to the face. The... Read more

LG Watch Urbane LTE: All the makings of a 4G smartphone on your wrist

LG Watch Urbane LTE: All the makings of a 4G smartphone on your wrist

By Luke Edwards

LG has officially unveiled its latest smartwatch ahead of MWC 2015 next week, the LG Watch Urbane LTE.LG will be showing off what it says is the world's first 4G LTE smartwatch at MWC 2015 next week. It has already announced a non-LTE Urbane that connects... Read more

Bremont Jaguar MKI and MKII wristwatches show why smartwatches might never be cool

Bremont Jaguar MKI and MKII wristwatches show why smartwatches might never be cool

By Rik Henderson

Amidst all the hoo-hah and fuss surrounding smartwatches it is easy to forget just how gorgeous a well-made and well-designed conventional wristwatch can be. Bremont certainly hasn't as it has crafted a couple of beauties in collaboration with Jaguar... Read more

Pebble Time makes $1 million in just 30 minutes on Kickstarter, smashes record

Pebble Time makes $1 million in just 30 minutes on Kickstarter, smashes record

By Rik Henderson

Pebble Time, the new smartwatch from Pebble, made a million dollars in funding on Kickstarter in around 30 minutes, trouncing the record in doing so.The previous record was held by The Veronica Mars Movie Project, which raised $1 million (£647,340)... Read more

Dazzling LG Watch Urbane shows off strap options in official video ahead of MWC 2015

Dazzling LG Watch Urbane shows off strap options in official video ahead of MWC 2015

By Luke Edwards

LG has released an official video of its newly designed Watch Urbane, showing off what the next step will be after its G Watch R.Officially announced last week and expected to appear at Mobile World Congress, the LG Watch Urbane is the company's take... Read more

Pebble Time arrives to give Apple Watch some serious competition

Pebble Time arrives to give Apple Watch some serious competition

By Rik Henderson

After several days of rumours, speculation and an accidental official image leak, Pebble is finally ready to show off its new smartwatch for the first time.The Pebble Time is set to take on the Apple Watch and Android Wear devices head-to-head as it's... Read more

New colour screen Pebble leaked early... by Pebble

New colour screen Pebble leaked early... by Pebble

By Rik Henderson

Pebble has unwittingly leaked its own major announcement a day early. The company was planning to official unveil an all-new smartwatch model tomorrow, Tuesday 24 February prior to hands-on opportunities during Mobile World Congress in Barcelona early... Read more

Pebble has something new to show off next week: What could it be?

Pebble has something new to show off next week: What could it be?

By Elyse Betters

Pebble is getting ready to announce something or possibly debut something new next Monday, but it's giving the world very little clues as to what that surprise could be, apart from a digital countdown on its website.The smartwatch maker's website has... Read more

All-new Pebble tipped: Thinner, brighter and colour

All-new Pebble tipped: Thinner, brighter and colour

By Luke Edwards

Pebble has a countdown on its official site for what appears to be a new watch, but since that went live little else was revealed. Now reports are surfacing that suggest we can expect a thinner design and colour display.According to sources of 9to5mac... Read more

Pebble is now compatible with Android Wear notifications

Pebble is now compatible with Android Wear notifications

By Chris Hall

We've not heard much from Pebble recently, but the plucky wearable has just rolled out a new software update for Android users bringing compatibility with Android Wear notifications.With Google pushing its own smartwatch agenda through Android Wear -... Read more

Apple Watch had health features cut, this isn’t the watch Apple wanted

Apple Watch had health features cut, this isn’t the watch Apple wanted

By Luke Edwards

The Apple Watch will arrive to the excitement of many except, it seems, Apple. According to The Wall Street Journal Apple planned to make a watch with far more health sensors but failed to create it in time.According to the WSJ report Apple wanted to... Read more

LG Watch Urbane: A classic design twist on the G Watch R

LG Watch Urbane: A classic design twist on the G Watch R

By Chris Hall

LG is releasing a new smartwatch - the LG Watch Urbane - a classic reworking of its G Watch R.The Watch Urbane has been designed to look like a classic timepiece, with a metal body and stitched leather strap, resulting in an Android Wear watch that looks... Read more

HTC's Petra wearable may come with shoe sensor and GPS but no Android Wear

HTC's Petra wearable may come with shoe sensor and GPS but no Android Wear

By Luke Edwards

A leaked list of specs purportedly shows what we can expect from HTC's first wearable named Petra.The leak appeared on upleaks where it shows off quite a bit of detail on the wearable. Petra will feature a 1.8-inch PMOLED flexible display with 32 x 160... Read more

Swatch taking on Apple Watch with wearable you don’t charge

Swatch taking on Apple Watch with wearable you don’t charge

By Elyse Betters

Swatch plans to launch a smartwatch in three months that'll directly rival Apple Watch.According to Bloomberg, which spoke with Nick Hayek, CEO of Swatch, the smartwatch is described as a colourful plastic timepiece that will work with Windows and Android... Read more

Goodbye batteries, skin powered gadgets are finally here

Goodbye batteries, skin powered gadgets are finally here

By Luke Edwards

Wearables and smart clothing are going to be appearing in huge numbers in 2015 but the problem with them will always be the same – power. Or will it?A breakthrough flexible nanogenerator, revealed at the MEMS 2015 conference last week, could fix power... Read more

New Pebble products and software coming later this year, says CEO

New Pebble products and software coming later this year, says CEO

By Elyse Betters

Pebble hasn't decided to give up just because Apple Watch is launching in two months and Google plans to forge ahead with Android Wear. On the contrary, it's suiting up for battle.Eric Migicovsky, CEO and founder of Pebble, told The Verge that his company... Read more

Time is running out to enter the Asus Face the Future Design Contest

Time is running out to enter the Asus Face the Future Design Contest

By Pocket-lint Promotion

Fancy winning an ASUS ZenWatch? What about designing a watch face that will be available to all ZenWatch owners around the world? If you think you've got what it takes then there is still time (geddit) to enter the Asus Face the Future Design Contest.Running... Read more

Huawei to reveal tablets and three new wearables at MWC 2015 (updated)

Huawei to reveal tablets and three new wearables at MWC 2015 (updated)

By Britta O'Boyle

Huawei has announced its brand strategy for 2015 during a media trip to its head quarters in Shenzen, China, and has revealed the company will be introducing three new wearables and tablets at Mobile World Congress in 2015.A focus will be put on "premium... Read more

Apple Watch release date: April, confirms Apple

Apple Watch release date: April, confirms Apple

By Elyse Betters

Apple has confirmed Apple Watch will ship in April. It didn't give a date, though Tim Cook, Apple's chief, announced a specific timeframe during the company's latest quarterly earnings call."Development for Apple Watch is right on schedule, and we expect... Read more

Samsung to unveil round smartwatch with wireless charging at MWC 2015 in March?

Samsung to unveil round smartwatch with wireless charging at MWC 2015 in March?

By Luke Edwards

Samsung may reveal yet another smartwatch at Mobile World Congress 2015 in March. Unlike its current offerings this watch should be round and charge wirelessly.According to SamMobile sources Samsung's new watch, codenamed Orbis, will come with wireless... Read more

Motorola launches Dodo leather bands in four different colours for Moto 360

Motorola launches Dodo leather bands in four different colours for Moto 360

By Elyse Betters

Moto 360 owners can now take things to the next level, as Motorola has launched new leather bands for its smartwatch.Now available only through Motorola's website are four new watch straps made by Dodo. They're described as "premium Pergamena leather... Read more

Casio G-Shock GBA-400 gives wrist control over music without going full smartwatch (hands-on)

Casio G-Shock GBA-400 gives wrist control over music without going full smartwatch (hands-on)

By Rik Henderson

As well as its GPS and radio wave connected G-Shock watch to keep accurate time around the world, Casio also displayed its GBA-400 Bluetooth Smart G-Shock at CES 2015. And while its available from certain retailers in the UK, generally imported from... Read more

Casio Edifice EQB-500 proves that Bluetooth watches can look darn cool (hands-on)

Casio Edifice EQB-500 proves that Bluetooth watches can look darn cool (hands-on)

By Rik Henderson

Ever since its first Bluetooth-enabled G-Shock (GB-6900) appeared at the CES trade show in 2012, Casio has been adding connectivity and tech innovations in various examples of its wristwear. The Casio Edifice EQB-500 is slightly different however, its... Read more