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Hands-on: 50 new watchOS 5 changes and features [Video]

We’ve spent some considerable hands-on time with the watchOS 5 beta, comparing it with watchOS 4 in order to discover what’s new. Have a look at our hands-on video as we walk through 50 new changes and features that are headed to the Apple Watch.<p>Changes covered in this video:<p>Activity<p>Activity app …

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watchOS 5 is ready to push Apple Watch into the future

Apple is adding more ways for Apple Watch wearers to stay active and connected with watchOS 5, its biggest software update for its wearable in 2018.<p>Developers got an early preview of watchOS 5 today at WWDC 2018 and it’s packed with UI tweaks and a bevy of new features that make Apple Watch a …

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Apple Watch Series 4: Apple’s 2019 Smartwatch Might Finally Hit The Perfect Spot For Wearable Devices

The Apple Watch Series 4 could be compatible with accessories from previous models.<p>The Apple Watch Series 4 is practically around the corner, but …

Smartwatches

7 Apps Everyone Needs on Their Apple Watch

What should you download? These apps are the best place to start.<p>PCMag reviews products independently, but we may earn affiliate commissions from …

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7 great Apple Watch apps to try in 2018

<b>If you’re looking for ways to get more out of your Apple Watch, our list of the top Apple Watch apps for 2018 can lend a helping hand.</b><p>Whether you’re …

Here’s what Apple Watch may look like with bigger display

The Apple Watch is set to get some of its biggest upgrades ever this year, including a bigger, brighter display.<p>Rumors have suggested Apple plans to increase the display on the Apple Watch Series 4 by about 15%. The move could add more room for a bigger battery, but a new concept mockup of the …

Apple Watch Series 3, 6 months on

Surprisingly, the Apple Watch Series 3 has been out for six months already. While time has flown by (pun intended), the Series 3 watch has easily become one of my favourite Apple releases of the past year. Although I’ve already done a full review, I wanted to revisit it now that half a year has …

Review: Fitbit's New Smartwatch Is the Biggest Threat to the Apple Watch Yet

<b>The good</b>: Attractive design, Long battery life, Comprehensive exercise tracking, Wide variety of watch faces <b><br>The bad</b>: Bands aren’t easy to change, …

Video: What's new in watchOS 4.3 for the Apple Watch, featuring portrait Nightstand mode, iPhone music controls and more

The watchOS 4.3 update contains a few new features and tweaks aside from the multitude of bug fixes and performance improvements. Our hands-on video …

How to stream Apple Music on Apple Watch Series 3 without iPhone

Apple’s strategy for Music control on watchOS has changed significantly over the years, and as of watchOS 4.3, the company has finally added support for the full Apple Music library back onto the Apple Watch’s Music app.<p>While it’s not completely obvious, it is now possible to stream your entire …

Apple Watch 4 may get a significant overhaul, reports say

The first major redesign of the Apple Watch could be coming later this year, according to media reports.<p>The physical design of Apple’s smartwatch, launched in 2015, has remained static since day one. But that’s expected to change as early as this fall, according to a research note from prominent …

watchOS 4.3 Update Brings New Portrait Nightstand Mode, iPhone Music Library Browsing, More

- Mar 30, 2018<p>Apple on Thursday released watchOS 4.3 for the Apple Watch to the public, bringing bug fixes, performance improvements, and new …

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New spring 2018 Apple Watch bands and configurations now available

After its special education event today, Apple’s online store is back online with its new spring products, including the latest Apple Watch bands.<p>First announced last week, Apple has new Watch bands in a variety or styles for spring, including Sport, Nylon, Classic Buckly, Hermés, and Nike.<p>Apple …

Next Apple Watch might be plus-size

Apple Watch isn’t just growing in sales — it’s about to grow in size, too. At least, that’s the prediction of an analyst with long track record for accuracy.<p>A larger display would make room for a bigger battery. Apple likely will build new health features into its updated wearable as well.<p>KGI …

New redesigned Apple Watch Series 4 rumored to arrive later this year

With a bigger screen<p>Apple is likely to release redesigned Apple Watch Series 4 models in the fall, according to a report from KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo. As <i>9to5Mac</i> notes, the updated watches should have larger displays, enhanced health monitoring, and a longer battery life.<p>While Kuo is …

Week’s best Apple deals: Get all-time low prices on Apple Watch

This week, you can get the Apple Watch Series 1 sport model in both sizes at all-time low prices. You can also take advantage of discounts on Apple Watch and iPhone stands, an iMac and iTunes gift cards.<p>Apple Watch Series 1 42mm sport watch for $209<p>If you don’t mind an older model of the Apple …

Apple Watch surges to ‘best quarter ever’ as Fitbit sales decline

2016 was a fantastic year for Apple Watch, according to the latest info from the International Data Corporation that shows Apple’s wearable just experience its best quarter ever.<p>In its latest report, IDC analysts say Apple Watch is finally closing the gap on Fitbit, which just experienced its …

Pioneer announces new Rayz line of ‘smart’ Lightning headphones with built-in Lightning port, more

Popular audio accessory company Pioneer today announced a new line of Lightning earbuds that the company says offers an experience not possible with traditional 3.5mm headphones. The “Rayz” series includes two pairs of earbuds, the Rayz and the Rayz Plus and will be available soon.<p>The wired …

How to Scribble Messages on the Apple Watch

With WatchOS 3 on Apple Watch, you can Scribble messages to friends from your watch instead of sending preset replies, emojis, or picking up your iPhone. The Scribble feature allows you to use your finger to scribble each individual letter of your reply. It’s fairly easy to do, but probably best …

Who wants to play games on their smartwatch?

It's always been possible to play games on your smartwatch, but is that really the best way to use that device? The makers of that <i>Minecraft</i> Gameband your niece and nephew won't shut up about think so, and have launched a Kickstarter to prove it. FMTwo's Gameband is a smartwatch that purports to be …

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Here's How Popular Apple Watch Was Last Quarter

Apple might not share its Apple Watch unit sales numbers, but a market researcher has put an estimate on its record-setting fourth quarter.<p>The tech …

Google missed its big chance to stomp all over the Apple Watch

There are two kinds of people: Those who are fine with a smartwatch being a "companion" device for their phones and those who want it to <i>replace</i> their …

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Apple Watch + AirPods: Show Me the Magic!

Last week, Apple released its Q1 FY2017 earnings and announced its highest quarterly revenue yet as well as all-time revenue records for iPhone, …

Embellish your Apple Watch with one-of-a-kind batik strap [Watch Store]

Make Apple’s most personal device as unique as you are with a truly distinctive, statement-making strap worthy of a double take. The exotic Batik Strap for Apple Watch from Clessant is a refreshing take on an everyday accessory. No two are ever alike. And, you can get ahold of it now in <i>Cult of …

Why the AirPods Make the Apple Watch More Useful

Though ordered over two months ago, my AirPods finally arrived last week, and I must say it was well worth the wait. I had read enough about the …

iHome's Clock Radio Doubles as a Dual iPhone and Apple Watch Charging Dock

The iHome iPLWBT5 Docking Clock Radio ($129.99) could really eliminate some of the clutter on your nightstand. It's a clock radio, which iHome has been making for years, but it also doubles as a dual charging dock for your iPhone 7 and Apple Watch. There's a Lightning dock on the top, which should …

Apple patents wearable battery charger for Watch 2

Apple might be looking for a new way to improve the Watch 2 battery life, if a patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office this month is to be believed.<p>The patent shows two possible designs for a wearable battery charger, one that is embedded into the wristband and another that sits …

Look Out For Apple Watch Series 3: 2017's Premium Timepiece

The world’s most successful premium tech brand is said to be cramming new dimensions of innovation into its next Apple Watch. Although 2016 looked …

Apple sold 6 million Apple Watches last quarter, analysts say

If true, the company would account for 80 percent of the smartwatch market<p>When Apple chief executive Tim Cook said that sales of the Apple Watch over the last quarter were record breaking, the only detail he would provide was that “the holiday demand was so strong we couldn’t make enough.” A recent …