smartwatches
Garmin Adds a Tacticool Military-Style Option to Its Luxury Smartwatch Line

Garmin’s MARQ line was designed to bridge the gap between stylish time pieces from companies like Omega or TAG Heuer and smartwatches that typically focus on function over form. The MARQ collection is now expanding with a sixth addition to the line designed for those serving in the military – or at least those who fantasise about it. Read More >>

education
Cheating Police Want All Watches Banned From School Exams

An inquiry into the many and varied methods used to cheat our ways though life has suggested banning all watches from exam rooms, because in this day and age, it's hard to tell what is a cheap analogue Swatch, and what is in fact an always-online smart computer pretending to be a cheap feature Casio by displaying an HD image of a cheap feature Casio. Read More >>

reviews
Am I Wrong For Wanting a Better Screen on a £1,400 Smartwatch?

You can get a very capable smartwatch for a few hundred bucks now, as long as you’re not overly concerned with aesthetics. Following luxury watchmakers like TAG Heuer, Garmin’s new MARQ line strives to finally bridge the gap between stylish analogue timepieces and less stylish smartwatches. But with a price tag starting at £1,400, a disappointing display lets down the nicest smartwatch I’ve ever strapped to my wrist. Read More >>

watches
Modern Manufacturing Has Made It Nearly Impossible to Spot a Fake Rolex

At one point in time, it was easy to spot a fake Rolex, as most knock-offs used a non-mechanical Quartz movement inside that resulted in a stuttered ticking movement of the watch’s second hand. But as the experts at Watchfinder & Co. discovered, that’s far from the case today. The best Rolex fakes can be almost impossible to spot, even for expert collectors. Read More >>

business
Swatch Wins Rights to Trademark That Definitely Doesn’t Resemble One of Apple’s Most Famous Slogans

The Apple Watch might have taken a big bite out of The Swatch Group’s market share, which owns luxury timepiece brands like Tissot and Omega. But the Switzerland-based company recently countered with a small victory over Apple when a Swiss court ruled in Swatch’s favour over the use of its “Tick different” slogan; which is similar to Apple’s memorable “Think Different” advertising campaign. Read More >>

wearables
Hublot’s £19,000 Bitcoin Watch Is Perfectly Designed to Help Me Spot Terrible Jabronis

There are lots of annoying telltales of a blowhard, but none quite so insufferable as Hublot’s Big Bang Meca-10 P2P watch. It costs an absurd $25,000 (£19,000), but even if you have all that cash in your bank account, you’re out of luck—this is a watch that can only be bought with cold, hard Bitcoin. Read More >>

smartwatches
Google’s Big Wear OS Revamp Has Started Rolling Out

While it doesn’t have a grand, overarching designation, you can think of Google’s recently announced revamp to its smartwatch platform as the third version of Wear OS (though officially, it’s 2.1). It’s got an all-new UI, updated health and fitness tracking, better app integration, and more, and it all should be headed to your device starting today. Read More >>

watches
You Can Easily Reprogram the Timezone on This Watch Using Flashes of Light From Your Smartphone

Not every one wants email notifications or step-tracking on their timepieces, but Longines has created an analogue watch that cleverly integrates one useful smartwatch feature: easy time zone adjustments, without requiring a wireless connection to your phone, or the watch to be charged every night. Read More >>

apple
Apple Watch 4’s ECG Sensor Can Identify a Certain Heart Defect With 98% Accuracy

Thought Apple's latest wearable only had a shiny new screen to boast about? Think again. Not only is the Apple Watch 4's new display obscenely sharp, the gadget also packs in a range of sophisticated health features, including new ECG tech that can monitor and identify heart defects. Read More >>

smartwatches
Samsung’s Galaxy Watch Announcement is Imminent, but it’s Already Been Spotted in the Real World

For a while we've been hearing about Samsung's next entry in the smartwatch business, which we already know is going to be called the Galaxy Watch rather than the Gear S4. Leaks haven't been as common as they have for the Note 9 (also due within the next hour or so), but now it seems they're already out in the real world. Read More >>

education
Watches are Now Being Banned From GCSE and A Level Exams

It's no secret that people are willing to be big fat cheats whenever the opportunity arises, which is why things like smartphone and smartwatches are banned from exam rooms. Now, though, regular old watches are being added to the no-no list. Read More >>

gadgets
For £262,000, This Clockwork Machine Will Save You the Hassle of Writing Your Own Name

Are you a billionaire suffering from wrist cramps brought on by the endless stacks of cheques you need to endorse? A two-pound rubber stamp is one solution, but more befitting of your fiduciary status could be Jaquet Droz’s Signing Machine, which uses sophisticated clockwork mechanisms to flawlessly recreate your signature. Read More >>

gadgets
Garmin Made a Great Smartwatch For People Who Hate Wearing a Smartwatch

There’s no better example of the war between form and function than smartwatch design. There are boxy, bulging, touchscreen wearables that do almost everything your smartphone can, and there are sleeker analog alternatives that maybe keep track of how many calories you’ve burned. With the latest version of the Vívomove HR, Garmin has tried, and mostly succeeded, in balancing both approaches, creating a smartwatch that hides a respectable list of features behind a traditional analog face. Read More >>

watches
The Apple Watch Could Soon Support Third-Party Watch Faces

In a rumoured, decidedly un-Apple move, it looks like the Big A could be about to let third-party developers design faces for the Apple Watch. Read More >>

gaming
Waking up to The Game Boy Super Mario Land Theme is The Best Way to Start Your Day

The original Game Boy was the first device to push my fascination with gadgets to an obsession. I saved for months to buy one, and to this day it’s still one of my favourite gaming platforms. That explains why, despite every gadget I use having an alarm clock built-in, I now prefer waking up to this adorable Game Boy alarm clock and watch that each play the Super Mario Land theme. Read More >>