Upcoming smartwatches 2017: What to expect from the next-gen wearables
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Upcoming smartwatches 2017: What to expect from the next-gen wearables

2017 is set to be a big year for smartwatches. Android Wear 2.0 is finally set to land, we’re expecting to see even more hybrid smartwatches and you can bet your money we’ll be seeing follow-ups to the Apple Watch Series 2 and the Samsung Gear S3. Hey, we might even finally see a Fitbit…

Why Casio is backing outdoor smartwatches over fashion hybrids
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Why Casio is backing outdoor smartwatches over fashion hybrids

With some of Google’s original Android Wear partners currently giving the smartwatch OS the cold shoulder, newcomers like New Balance and Casio are leading the charge in 2017. After launching its first ever Android Wear smartwatch in January 2016, Casio is back a year later and it’s ready to go again with the WSD-F20, which…

Wearables can predict you’ll be ill days before you feel the symptoms
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Wearables can predict you’ll be ill days before you feel the symptoms

Wearables can detect the early signs of illness, even if you feel fine, new research has revealed. Stanford University researchers discovered that wearables which continually tracked vital signs can pick up signals of incoming illness up to three days before symptoms are actually felt. Essential reading: Best smartwatches 2017 In the study, published here, 43…

LG’s smartwatch line leaks: Watch Style, Watch Pro, Watch Force & Watch Sole
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LG’s smartwatch line leaks: Watch Style, Watch Pro, Watch Force & Watch Sole

Back in November, we first heard rumour of LG applications in Europe for a series of new smartwatch trademarks – Watch Style, Watch Pro, Watch Force and Watch Sole – from the folks at GSMInfo. Now, it looks like at least one LG watch is passing through the FCC so either this is one of…

This stand will turn your Apple Watch into a mini Macintosh
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This stand will turn your Apple Watch into a mini Macintosh

You may think you don’t really need a stand for your Apple Watch, but that’s probably before you stumble across this wildly nerdy and nostalgic desk accessory. We’re talking, of course, about the Elago W3 Apple Watch stand. Not only can you show off your unyielding Apple fandom, but the silicone stand also helps your…

Hall of fame: The iconic wearables that will make history
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Hall of fame: The iconic wearables that will make history

The wearable tech industry is moving at breakneck speed, and each year we’re being flooded with new devices, from fitness trackers to smartwatches to VR and AR headsets. But it’s also a fledgling industry, and in many years time we’ll look back at these heady days, filled with uncertainty and bold new ideas, and say…

Every Fossil Group designer wearable launched in 2016
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Every Fossil Group designer wearable launched in 2016

At Baselworld back in March, Fossil Group announced it would launch 100 wearables from eight of its fashion brands, in 40 countries and 20 languages, by the end of 2016. 100! That’s no small figure and we’ve been pretty much obsessed with its efforts to hit it all year. We won’t be reviewing each and…

Gear S2 and S3 on iOS: Get Samsung’s smartwatch working with an iPhone
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Gear S2 and S3 on iOS: Get Samsung’s smartwatch working with an iPhone

Listen up iPhone owners: Samsung is letting the Gear S2, the Gear S3 and the Gear Fit2 play nice with iOS devices – and it’s finally official. After a limited iOS beta program in 2016, the official apps are now live. Samsung revealed that it was bringing iOS compatibility to the Gear S2 when it…

Best hybrid smartwatches 2017: Withings, Mondaine and more
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Best hybrid smartwatches 2017: Withings, Mondaine and more

What’s the difference between a smartwatch and a smart analogue watch? They might sound like the same thing, but there’s a way to tell the two apart from each other. A hybrid smartwatch blurs traditional watch designs with contemporary fitness tracking and notification tech. You won’t see full touchscreen displays like you get on Android…

After Pebble, Fitbit snaps up Vector smartwatch startup
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After Pebble, Fitbit snaps up Vector smartwatch startup

There’s no doubting it now, a Fitbit smartwatch is in the works and the company is buying up more expertise in the field with startup Vector the latest on the shopping list. After spending around $40 million on Pebble at the tail end of last year, Vector’s founder and CTO Andrei Pitis confirmed the acquisition…