Fossil's Archival Series pays homage to its past with a modern twist

Fossil's Archival Series pays homage to its past with a modern twist

It's not clear whether these watches will all be smartwatches running Wear OS , or whether they'll be more basic hybrids, but they will be smart in some way.

Apple refreshes entire lineup of Watch bands with new spring colors

Apple refreshes entire lineup of Watch bands with new spring colors

Every spring, Apple likes to mix up its smartwatch straps with new seasonal colors, but this year it's refreshing the whole lineup of Sport, Sport Loop, Nike+, Hermès and more.

Tag Heuer has made a golf edition of its Connected Modular 45 smartwatch

Tag Heuer has made a golf edition of its Connected Modular 45 smartwatch

The Tag Heuer Connected Modular 45 Golf Edition introduces what the Swiss watchmaker says is a 'golf-inspired design' with 'shock resistant' materials to make it a better fit for when you're out for a round.

Let's dig into that Apple Watch heart study a little more

Let's dig into that Apple Watch heart study a little more

Participants (including myself) were monitored using the Apple Watch Series 1, 2 and 3, none of which have an EKG but used optical heart rate technology to detect irregularities that can hint at AFib. Explained: Why AFib is the next big thing for Apple and Fitbit.

​Remembering the Samsung Gear S - and how the next generation can learn from it

​Remembering the Samsung Gear S - and how the next generation can learn from it

We’re entering the era of the bendy wearable smartphone – with new patents from Samsung, a new product in the form of the Nubia Alpha and the whole world of tech getting flexible.

Armani Exchange AX Connected review

Armani Exchange AX Connected review

Running on Google's Wear OS, the Connected unsurprisingly goes high on looks, but it's not scrimping on the big features either bringing built-in GPS, a heart rate monitor and Google Pay to the party.

​And Finally: Samsung’s wearable smartphone revealed

​And Finally: Samsung’s wearable smartphone revealed

While skiing has been a fixture on rival devices – such as Garmin and the TomTom Adventurer (RIP) – it’s little surprise that Apple is looking at things a little differently, and there’s some really interesting detail in this patent.

Google Fit's new low-power GPS mode will save you some battery life

Google Fit's new low-power GPS mode will save you some battery life

The Mountain View company also tells Wareable that the low power GPS mode only works in a specific situation: You must be using Google Fit to actively track a workout and be disconnected from your paired smartphone.

Garmin Marq first look: Luxury sports watch wants to live with the Tags and Breitlings

Garmin Marq first look: Luxury sports watch wants to live with the Tags and Breitlings

It didn’t have the best feature set and on the business side we probably threw it out there not knowing how it was going to sell." Despite the failings of the Chronos, it, along with Garmin's Connect platform and the Fenix and Forerunner ranges, form the legacy that helped bring the Marq to life.

Garmin Marq will compete with luxury sports watches for your wrist space

Garmin Marq will compete with luxury sports watches for your wrist space

Let's clear up what's actually offered: Marq Captain Marq Driver Marq Aviator Marq Athlete Marq Expedition We've had an early play with the Marq but hope to have our hands on one for further testing to see if Garmin has a future in the world of luxury watches.

Puma's wearable future goes beyond smartwatches and self-lacing shoes

Puma's wearable future goes beyond smartwatches and self-lacing shoes

Just a matter of weeks later, Puma unveiled its own self lacing training shoe based on the sports company's new Fit Intelligence technology that's built for workouts and light running.

Huawei Watch GT Active and Elegant editions leak out

Huawei Watch GT Active and Elegant editions leak out

And while we expect both will offer features to match their moniker if they eventually launch, it's not yet immediately clear how big the differences are between this pairing and the original. From what we know so far, though, the real incentive for choosing the Active and Elegant models over the standard Watch GT isn't clear.

Fitbit CEO is skeptical of Apple Watch AFib detection, says Fitbit's will be different

Fitbit CEO is skeptical of Apple Watch AFib detection, says Fitbit's will be different

CEO James Park has since confirmed the company is working on the latter, but neither feature has "gone live" on any of Fitbit's devices, despite all of its latest wearables featuring a (mostly dormant) SpO2 sensor, which can be used to diagnose apnea and AFib. This also means Fitbit is now trailing behind Apple, which included an AFib detector in the latest Apple Watch Series 4.

Bellabeat Time review

Bellabeat Time review

The Bellabeat Time is a hybrid smartwatch that combines style with smart features in a lifestyle device that cares as much about stress sensitivity, period tracking and meditation as sleep, workouts and daily activity levels.

And finally: Apple AR headset to launch in 2020

And finally: Apple AR headset to launch in 2020

Check out our guide to how wearables are taking the fight to mindfulness and mental health issues – and if you’re looking to get Calm, check out our review of the all-new Samsung Galaxy Watch Active.

Samsung Galaxy missing manual: Everything you need to know about the wearable range

Samsung Galaxy missing manual: Everything you need to know about the wearable range

We're yet to see just how customizable the company can make its new fitness tracker line through the power of faces, but we've already seen how the likes of My Day and the hordes of third-party options can keep Galaxy smartwatches fresh on the wrist.

The future of Kronaby smartwatches looks safe as company is rescued

The future of Kronaby smartwatches looks safe as company is rescued

Kronaby has proved to be one of the best hybrid smartwatches in the world and the newly integrated people and technology will play an important role in the strategic future of our Group.

How to connect your Apple Watch to Wi-Fi

How to connect your Apple Watch to Wi-Fi

Well, even when your iPhone isn't nearby, your Apple Watch can still connect to Wi-Fi. However, in order to choose a Wi-Fi network for your Apple Watch connects to, you'll need watchOS 5 or later.

Running indoors: Best running watch and wearables for treadmill training

Running indoors: Best running watch and wearables for treadmill training

5km slow Distance Average pace (min/km) Cadence Treadmill 5.00 5:03 N/A Garmin Vivoactive 3 5.55 5:15 170 Apple Watch Series 4 5.28 4:57 173 Suunto 3 Fitness 4.97 5:22 174 Polar Vantage V 4.89 5:24 174 Fitbit Charge 3 4.44 5:12 176 Stryd footpod 4.99 5:31 158 5km winner: Suunto 3 Fitness The winner here is the Suunto 3 Fitness for posting the closest distance tracking to the treadmill.

Fitbit Ionic 2 is happening, says CEO, despite first smartwatch's poor reception

Fitbit Ionic 2 is happening, says CEO, despite first smartwatch's poor reception

However, company CEO James Park told us that its high-end Ionic smartwatch, launched last year, will get a follow-up at some point. “It’s possible a lot of these features become table stakes at some point, but it’s not there yet.” Fitbit’s using its new lineup as an excuse for some spring cleaning.

Fitbit Versa Lite Edition is the company's cheapest smartwatch yet

Fitbit Versa Lite Edition is the company's cheapest smartwatch yet

The Fitbit Versa is proving to be a decent seller, so the company is doubling down on its success by launching an even cheaper version of its smartwatch - the Fitbit Versa Lite Edition.

Fitbit Versa Lite Edition first look: Smartwatch cuts the fat, keeps the smarts

Fitbit Versa Lite Edition first look: Smartwatch cuts the fat, keeps the smarts

For 2019, Fitbit is launching a new edition of the watch, the Fitbit Versa Lite Edition, which strips away some features and knocks down the price further still. It’s gone because Fitbit removed the altimeter, which is why the Lite Edition also can’t track how many floors you’ve climbed.

The best kids smartwatches 2019: Top options with games, GPS tracking and more

The best kids smartwatches 2019: Top options with games, GPS tracking and more

Features include GPS for location tracking and an SOS alarm, while 3G, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth support and the built-in camera help provide text, voice and video calling wherever your child is.

And finally: Apple Airpods 2 tipped to launch on 29 March

And finally: Apple Airpods 2 tipped to launch on 29 March

This week we headed out to Barcelona for MWC to hunt out some new wearables (more on that below) but we also got serious back home as we explored how your smartwatch's ECG could save your life.

How to set up and connect a Wear OS smartwatch

How to set up and connect a Wear OS smartwatch

You'll need to choose your language (on the watch), then launch the Wear OS app (on your phone) — if Bluetooth is enabled on both devices, you should see a prompt inside the app to get connected straight away, but if not, choose Add a new watch from the menu at the top.

How to charge the Apple Watch: A guide on bringing your smartwatch to full battery

How to charge the Apple Watch: A guide on bringing your smartwatch to full battery

Once you do, not only will you, duh, be able to once again wear the smartwatch, but you'll also learn how long the Apple Watch takes to charge and be ready to use that to your advantage.

Apple Watch dominated smartwatch sales in 2018 says report

Apple Watch dominated smartwatch sales in 2018 says report

Smartwatch sales are on the rise and the Apple Watch is dominating the market according to the latest report from research firm Strategy Analytics. Apple, Samsung, Fitbit and Garmin are considered the main players in this space and apparently account for 8 in 10 of all smartwatches shipped worldwide.

How to install apps on your Wear OS smartwatch

How to install apps on your Wear OS smartwatch

We should also note that when you're running Wear OS 2.0 and above, apps that are installed on your phone won't automatically install extensions on your watch – so if you want to use Google Maps on your wrist, for example, you need to install it on your smartwatch as well as your phone.

Swatch is suing Samsung over copycat smartwatch faces

Swatch is suing Samsung over copycat smartwatch faces

Swatch is suing for $100 million over watch faces that feature on Samsung's Gear Sport, Gear, Galaxy Watch, S3 Classic and Frontier smartwatches, which it claims are “identical or virtually identical” to its own.

Nubia Alpha first look: A bonkers bendy smartwatch that's not actually that bendy

Nubia Alpha first look: A bonkers bendy smartwatch that's not actually that bendy

The Alpha is a 'wearable phone' with a 4-inch flexible OLED touchscreen display that wraps around the wrist with your choice of a black stainless steel band or a more garish-looking 18k gold strap keeping it in place.

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