Smart Watch News & Reviews

By Vernon Niven | The best smart watches you can buy today plus a few on the way. Apple Watch, Pebble, Samsung Gear, Sony, LG, Moto 360 and more.

The Inventor of the iPod Explains the Year’s Coolest New Watch

<i>Originally published by Stephen Pulvirent on Hodinkee.</i><p>Just a few days before SIHH 2018 officially opened its doors in Geneva, Belgian watch brand …

iOS

Apple sold more watches than Rolex, Swatch, and the rest of the Swiss watch industry combined

Apple is one of the biggest watchmakers in the world.<p>How big? Based on newly available statistics, it now seems certain that Apple outsold the entire Swiss watch industry combined last quarter.<p>Yep. The company best known for making iPhones outsold Rolex, Omega, and even Swatch last quarter — …

Smartwatches

Android Wear is getting killed, and it’s all Qualcomm’s fault | Ars Technica

This weekend will mark two years since Qualcomm's last smartwatch chip was announced.<p>Ars Technica would like to wish a very special second birthday …

Wearable Tech

This Apple Watch clone has GPS and 45 days of battery life for $99

Amazfit’s Bip provides up to a month and a half of smarts on a single charge<p>One of the biggest complaints with smartwatches is the need to recharge them as often as a smartphone. The best smartwatches you can get typically don’t last longer than two days, and most require daily charging. The new …

Smartwatches

Latest Google app update fixes Android Wear lag caused by ‘Ok Google’ detection

Back in December, it was found that disabling Android Wear 2.0’s ‘Ok Google’ voice detection significantly improved performance. At long last, Google is rolling out an app update that fixes the lag…<p>First noticed by the Android Wear subreddit, the Google Issue Tracker about the ‘Ok Google’ bug has …

Android News

Ticwatch E review update: back in black

A little while back, we reviewed the Ticwatch E and S, two of the most affordable Android Wear devices around. For $159, the more affordable Ticwatch E suffered a rather unfortunate setback though — for what seemed like no reason, the watch bugged out and the screen began flickering with the bottom …

Wearable Tech

Skagen Falster Android Wear Smartwatch Launches From $275

Danish watchmaker Skagen has today announced the availability of its new Android Wear smartwatch in the form of the Skagen Falster smartwatch. Which …

Wearable Tech

How many Watches did Apple sell last quarter (fiscal Q1 2018)?

Nearly 40% more than last year, according to these analysts.<p>Take this, as usual, with a grain of salt, since nobody outside Apple really knows how …

Smartwatches

How Penn State students are taking advantage of the Apple Watch

The Apple Watch can be more than just a piece of jewelry that doubles as a phone. Now that prices of the devices are starting to drop, they are …

Penn State

Swatch: outfoxing smartwatches

Swatch won a battle in 2017, taking market share off low-end rivals and swatting aside the threat from smartwatches. It exudes confidence about this …

Smartwatches

PowerWatch X Doesn’t Need A Battery, Your Body Heat Keeps It Charged.

(<b>ThyBlackMan.com</b>) A dying battery is a nightmare for everyone who loves smart wearables, fitness trackers and smartwatches. But the PowerWatch X …

Wearable Tech

Apple Watch Beta Update Earns High Praise

Apple has updated the Apple Watch with watchOS 4.3 Beta. The general population doesn’t have access to the update, but there are easy ways to …

Smartwatches

Week’s best Apple deals: Get an Apple Watch for only $180!

Have some New Year’s resolutions? See if these ring a bell. You can get fit with a new Apple Watch, cut the cable cord and save money with an Apple TV, and more!<p>And you can do those things on the cheap, with the Apple Watch sale and o†her Apple deals you’ll find in this week’s roundup.<p>Apple Watch …

Smartwatches

Best Leather Bands for Samsung Gear S3

Looking for the perfect leather band for your Samsung Gear S3? Then look no further than this list!<p>Having a Samsung Gear S3 means that you can do a …

Smartwatches

iOS 11.3 unveiled: Four ways Apple wants to save your life with an iPhone and Watch

Medical ID feature is something everyone should use.<p>Apple will release another update to the iPhone and iPad in February with a range of new features …

iOS

How to buy a smartwatch in 2018

The smartwatch industry's identity crisis may be coming to an end. Familiar tech brands like Motorola, Microsoft and Pebble have retired from making wearables, while others like ASUS are rumored to be giving up on the category, leaving us with a shrinking selection of devices to choose from. But …

Wearable Tech

Android Wear Has Never Looked so Good

The award-winning team behind the Ticwatch Android Wear Smartwatches have really outdone themselves with the latest Good Design Award Winner the …

Industrial Design

Leaked Xbox Watch images reveal Microsoft’s canceled smartwatch

A forgotten prototype<p>Microsoft was testing its own wrist-worn device back in 2013. The smartwatch was simply a prototype, made by teams that had worked on Xbox accessories and the Kinect sensor. Prototypes included a 1.5-inch display, and removable bands like modern smartwatches. Newly leaked …

Wearable Tech

Best smartwatches for Android you can buy [January 2018]

With new hardware and software options that continue to get better and better, there’s no time like the present to buy a smartwatch. While iOS users are pretty limited in what they <i>could</i> buy, Android users have too many choices to count. Not sure where to start looking? Let’s go over some of the …

Wearable Tech

Android Wear heads to the dark side with new update | Trusted Reviews

<b>Google continues to refine its Android Wear operating system, following last year’s big 2.0 overhaul last year.</b><p>The next update, Android Wear 2.8, …

watchOS 5 concept brings extra info to Apple Watch

WWDC 2018 is six months away but it’s not too early to start dreaming of new watchOS software.<p>Concept designer Matt Birchler has created a detailed look at some incredible features he thinks Apple should add to the Apple Watch. Some of the ideas like always-on watch faces seem like no-brainers for …

Nest’s co-founder helped design this crazy concept smartwatch

The Ressence Type 2 imagines what the fusion of mechanical and smartwatches could look like<p>Luxury watchmaker Ressence has a new prototype watch it’s showing off at the SIHH 2018 watch show (Salon International de la Haute Horlogerie, in case you were curious) called the Type 2 e-Crown Concept, as …

Wearable Tech

Juuk’s new aluminum Velo Apple Watch bands are ready for preorder [Watch Store]

<i>Note: Juuk’s Velo Apple Watch bands are in production and available for preorder now at</i> Cult of Mac’s <i>Watch Store. They will ship at the end of January, so reserve yours now before this first shipment runs out!</i><p>Juuk’s precision-made aluminum Apple Watch bands are always on point. The Velo is the …

Ressence made a mechanical watch that pairs with your smartphone

Many hybrid watches only resemble classic timepieces on a superficial level. If you want a watch with a true mechanical movement, you have to forego modern conveniences. Ressence wants to fix that with its newly unveiled Type 2 e-Crown Concept. The watch, designed with the help of Nest co-founder …

Tag Heuer made a smaller modular smartwatch

Those of us with smaller wrists may have noticed that most of the connected smartwatches out there are, well, kind of huge. Tag Heuer's Connected Modular 45, for example, was a lovely device with a 45mm case diameter, perfect for larger wrists but lousy for everyone else. The company has now …

Apple Watch 4 release date rumours: What we expect from the Series 4

The latest news and rumours about the Apple Watch Series 4<p>The Apple Watch Series 3 came out in September 2017, bringing cellular connectivity and a …

Casio's hybrid smartwatch will come with solar-powered GPS to track your exercise

Casio has unveiled a hybrid smartwatch that represents the first to feature solar-powered GPS navigation and charging.<p>The GPR-B1000 smartwatch will …

Blocks modular smartwatch is finally going on sale

It's taken a long while for the Blocks modular smartwatch to reach the masses, but at CES 2018 the team behind the device announced that Kickstarter …

The most interesting new gadgets and gear from CES 2018