Android wear

Wear OS super guide: The missing smartwatch manual

Everything you were afraid to ask about your new smartwatch Android Wear has a new name: Wear OS. Google has rebranded its smartwatch OS, moving

Google on the future of Wear OS: Smarter Assistant, deeper health, new hero watch

Expect more frequent updates for the smartwatch operating system Google is rebranding Android Wear to Wear OS, a change to reflect the high number of iPhone

Smartwatches: why they’ve failed and what they need to do

Fitbit just announced not just one but two wearables, a smartwatch and a fitness tracker for kids. Google is expected to do a rebranding, and

Fitbit Versa vs Fitbit Ionic: What’s the difference?

Fitbit has expanded its smartwatch collection with the launch of the Versa, a new watch that sits alongside the Fitbit Ionic, offering a blend of fitness tracking and

Android Wear to Wear OS: more than just a name change

This is one of those pebbles that could send ripples in all directions. Or have no effect at all. It seems that Google is on

Tag Heuer Connected Modular 41 review : Tag’s third luxe watch is smaller, mightier and cheaper

If you were in the market for a luxury smartwatch and weren’t quite won over by the first two Tag Heuer Connected watches, Tag has

The best Samsung Gear S3 watch faces

Wear your smartwatch proudly with our pick of the best designs The Samsung Gear S3 has proven to be a popular smartwatch, so much so that Samsung

Best cheap smartwatches: Amazfit, Martian, Pebble, Ticwatch and more

Smartwatches that won’t break the bank If you’re looking for the best smartwatch but are on a cheaper budget, there are options out there for

Fossil Q Control review: All style and no substance

The Q Control is Fossil’s first to include a heart-rate monitor, but it lacks other essential fitness features Pros Looks good Google Assistant Plenty of

Skagen Falster review : Danish watchmaker’s first Android Wear smartwatch will turn heads

Skagen’s first Android Wear smartwatch is big on looks, but light on features. Measured against the rest of the fashion crop it’s a clear stand-out,

Every Fossil Group designer wearable launched so far – and still to come – in 2018

We round up the motherload of fashion smartwatches and hybrids If you thought Fossil’s 2017 wearable offering was impressive, chances are you’ve seen nothing yet.

Frederique Constant Hybrid Manufacture expertly marries brains and mechanics – First look Review

Frederique Constant brings Swiss watch thinking into the connected era For traditional watch makers, hybrid smartwatches offer a less risky passage to the connected wearable market than

Google Pay: How to set up NFC payments, and which smartwatches support it

Everything you need to know about the artist formerly known as Android Pay Sometimes you’re out for a run without your wallet or phone. You’re

MWC 2018 preview: All the wearables we’re expecting to see in Barcelona

We dive into what could be coming later this month Samsung’s upcoming flagship phone has already been leaked, Blackberry is still trying to convince you

Charged Up: Apple and Fossil are enjoying smartwatch success – this is why

Reasons to be cheerful for the fashion brand and the folks in Cupertino This week both Apple and Fossil revealed that the push into wearables

5 ways Apple can stop developers from abandoning Apple Watch

Come back, Twitter, eBay, and Slack! By all accounts, Apple Watch Series 3 is a huge hit for Apple. Over the past year, Apple Watch has steadily increased its

Apple, LG and more – The best LTE-enabled smartwatches

Smartwatches can be wonderful things that cull your dependence on a smartphone, but in most cases you still need to keep the two connected – unless

Catching waves: Putting the Nixon The Mission SS to the big surf test

One surfer. One board. One steely Android Wear watch. Here’s what happened. When Nixon decided to get in on the smartwatch game, it made sure

Swiss smartwatch watch: All you need to know about traditional tech timepieces

Meet the Swiss-made watches with connected smarts Smartwatches come in many forms nowadays, with the likes of Apple, Fitbit and Samsung offering full touchscreen and

Best fitness trackers and wearables for HIIT workouts

These are the devices to take to your next high intensity training session It’s fair to say that HIIT or high intensity interval training is

Michael Kors Access gets colourful for the new Spring 2018 collection

New apps also set to be added to the fashion smartwatch mix Michael Kors is ready to bring a dash more colour to its Kors

Checkup time: What Apple, Samsung and the rest are doing with digital health

What are the big companies up to in digital health? One of the big trends right now in technology, and wearables like fitness trackers in particular, is

Nike+ Run Club: How to use Nike’s app to become a better runner

How to smash your goals with Nike’s Apple Watch-friendly running app The first thing you need to know about Nike+ Running is that it’s no

Best sports watch 2018: Top GPS watches for running, cycling and swimming

Whatever your needs, check out our selection of top running watches Deciding on the best sports watch for you is an extremely personal choice. Each

And finally: LG’s next smartwatch may be called the Iconic

The week after CES is supposed to be a time for recovery and contemplation, or so the old adage goes. Instead, we got a whole

This is what the big wearable tech companies should do next

If we were in charge, these are the big calls we’d make for Apple, Fitbit and others Just imagine for a moment that you had

Shell is a bizarre, unconvincing smartwatch-phone mashup

A smartwatch straight out of Mission: Impossible The standalone smartwatch has been something of a dream for smartwatch enthusiasts. Imagine finally being rid of your

Best wearable tech at CES 2018

Operation ‘do CES 2018’ completed. We’ve covered all the big announcements and been jumping from booth to booth (and the odd hotel room) in Vegas

CES 2018: 8 awesome Android announcements you might have missed

CES may be all about consumer electronics, but sadly that doesn’t really include phones. Most companies hold off until the spring to unveil their newest

2018 Blocks smartwatch Hands-on Review : The Blocks modular smartwatch feels too late to the party

CES 2018: Modularity is an uphill battle The Blocks smartwatch was announced back in 2015, which in the relatively short timeline of modern wearables, feels