smartwatches
People Only Want Fossil’s Fashion Smartwatches If They’re Cheap as Hell

Fossil, a company that makes both analogue timepieces and smartwatches, reported its earnings last night and the results weren’t great. Not only did the watchmaker miss analyst estimates for Q4 2016, its outlook for 2017 is fairly bleak. CNBC reports that the stock is down nearly 20 per cent. Read More >>

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LG Wins Race to Make First Android Wear 2.0 Watches

Google is presumably breathing a sigh of relief today as it appears that someone, at least, cares about its Android Wear platform - as LG has become the first manufacturer to announce new devices that will come with Android Wear 2.0 baked in. Read More >>

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You Can Now Use Your Samsung Smartwatch With Your iPhone

The Gear S3, Gear S2 and Gear Fit2 all work on iOS now, thanks to the latest app update from Samsung. Read More >>

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Garmin’s Fēnix 5 Squeezes Satellite Navigation Into a Slim Fitness-Tracking Smartwatch

At CES 2015, Garmin revealed the epix: the company’s first wearable that included the same satellite navigation capabilities as its handheld units. As smartwatches go, the epix was one of the largest and bulkiest wearables you could strap to your wrist, but two years later, Garmin has finally packed similar functionality into its Fēnix smartwatch. Read More >>

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Smartwatches Are Dying Because They Are Worthless

Back in April, I dropped £200 on a gadget that had me feeling that gadget love again. You’re familiar with the feeling too; the thrill you get walking into a  shop or thumbing through a catalogue. It’s that sense that you’re seeing a small glimpse of the future neatly packaged and commoditised for the present. Read More >>

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Pebble Promises Not to Brick Its Watches Until 2018

Pebble is dead. You might recall that last week, the company sold off its assets to fitness tracker company Fitbit. Pebble watches will no longer be sold, its warranties will no longer be supported, and replacement accessories will now only be available through third parties. Now Pebble has promised that it won’t shut down the servers that keep the apps on the watch working until 2018. Read More >>

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Pebble Supporters Are PissedOff About Rumours It Will Sell Itself

Pebble, the maker of the original e-ink smartwatch, has a lot of passionate and loyal customers, and those customers are pissed. Following the rumours that Pebble is about to crumble under the heel of Fitbit, the company’s many Kickstarter backers are in an uproar. Read More >>

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Fitbit in Talks to Buy and Kill Pebble

Outside of big brands like Apple and Samsung, there are only two companies that really define wearables: Pebble and Fitbit. Fitbit is the hugely successful fitness tracker brand that’s been struggling to make a device that isn’t just long-lasting and great at tracking steps, but as functional as an Apple Watch. Pebble is the smartwatch brand that’s built such a device. According to a report from The Information, these two companies are about to join forces, with Engadget reporting that Fitbit will be buying Pebble for $34 million to $40 million. Read More >>

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This Smartwatch Powered By Your Body Heat Never Needs Charging

The more features that fancy smartwatch on your wrist has, the worse its battery life will be. But what if instead of needing to be charged every night, your smartwatch harnessed and converted your own body heat into electricity to keep it running? Read More >>

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HTC’s Teamed up With Under Armour For an Android Wear Smartwatch

Undeterred by the fact that nobody actually needs one, it looks like HTC’s decided to built a smartwatch. The ‘Halfbeak’ has been leaked on Weibo, and the presence of an Under Armour logo suggests it’s going to break the mould by... tracking your steps and heart rate. Probably. Read More >>

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The Pebble 2 is Now the Only Fitness Tracking Smartwatch You Need

The Pebble has always been about simplifying the smartwatch, and even with improved fitness features, the Pebble 2 remains exactly as much smartwatch as you really need. Read More >>

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Android Wear 2.0’s Launch Has Been Delayed Until Next Year

A couple of days ago, Google released a third preview version of Android Wear 2.0. With it came a bunch of interesting new features along with one bit of bad news: the preview is being extended into next year, so we won't be seeing the public release for quite some time. Read More >>

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The Stupidest Apple Watch Has Been Killed Off

Now for a piece of news that should surprise nobody. The laughably expensive 18-karat gold Apple Watch Edition has been taken out back and shot through the head -- a $10,000-$17,000 luxury mistake that was never going to appeal to anybody beyond celebrities (who received it for free) and tasteless idiots. Read More >>

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Withings Hides Top Fitness Tracking Features in Attractive Watch

The Withings Activité, and the far more affordable Withings Activité Pop, showed the world that fitness trackers don’t necessarily have to look hideous. And while the new heart rate-tracking Steel HR makes some aesthetic compromises to gain smartwatch functionality, it’s still one of the most beautiful wearables you can buy. Read More >>

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Samsung Gear S3 Revealed: Everything You Need to Know

Samsung’s only gone and done exactly what it repeatedly hinted it was going to do and launched the Gear S3 at IFA. That’s right, smartwatches are still a thing. Read More >>