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The latest news on everything that is trending in the world of SmartWatches. New product releases, market outlooks, applications for your SmartWatch and the ever evolving research and development of future Wearable Technology. Feel our passion and expertise on the next generation of the wrist watch.

The Montblanc Summit 2 is the first smartwatch with Qualcomm’s next-gen chip

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Luxury timepiece maker Montblanc (you might know them better for their pens) have revealed their latest smartwatch, and it’s the first to feature the Qualcomm’s new chipset. The Montblanc Summit 2 has a healthy spec bump over the first-gen model. It’s powered by Qualcomm’s new Snapdragon Wear 3100 processor, which uses a dual chip setup to maximise battery life. The benefit of running that 3100 chipset is the Summit 2 has a week-long battery life, or four days with intense use. That processor is paired with 1GB of RAM, which is as high as you get for a smartwatch right now (most run ..

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The LG Watch W7 brings mechanical hands to Wear OS

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If you’re a fan of the Wear OS experience but want mechanical hands on your smartwatch, LG’s launched something new this month just for you. The LG Watch W7 is a touchscreen smartwatch with mechanical hands. It’s got a 1.2-inch LCD 360 x 360 resolution display and a pair of hands that sit on top of it. For many people, that’s the perfect combination but it does come at a cost.   A mix of digital and analogue Far from being ‘stuck on’ with the mere capability to tell the time, the hands are ‘smart’ with the ability to move out of the way either together or in separate directi..

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Armani Exchange launch their first ever touchscreen smartwatch

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In the market for a touchscreen smartwatch with a familiar name? The new Armani Exchange Connected fits the bill. This is the fashion brand’s first ever touchscreen smartwatch. It runs Wear OS and has a fully-round, 1.19-inch AMOLED display. It features a powerful microphone for responsive Google Assistant functionality and heart-rate tracking. GPS is absent, but then again this is a fashion smartwatch. If you want GPS, check out the Galaxy Watch. Elsewhere, you get what you’d probably expect. The Armani Exchange Connected has a premium build and feels weighty on the wrist. It’s unis..

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Mobvoi teases the Ticwatch E2 - a waterproof smartwatch?

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The Ticwatch E2 is official after Mobvoi posted a teaser image on their website. The E2 is rumoured to be the replacement for the Ticwatch E. The teaser image gives us nothing to go on in terms of specification, but it depicts a smartwatch that’s been thrown into water along with the words ‘water is now a friend of your watch.’ We can surmise from this that the Ticwatch E2 will be waterproof, but just how waterproof? We expect it’ll have an IP68 rating or better. IP68 means a device is rated as "dust tight" and protected against complete, continuous submersion in water. Another optio..

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Verizon GizmoWatch is a kids smartwatch with LTE

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Looking for a smartwatch for your kid? You’ve loads to choose from, although Verizon’s hoping you choose them with their new GizmoWatch. The Verizon GizmoWatch is a kids smartwatch with LTE connectivity, which means it’s capable of making and receiving phone calls. You program contacts into it yourself so if your kid needs to contact you or you need to contact them, you can. Thanks to in-built GPS connectivity, you can also track your kid’s location in real-time from your own smartphone and setup geo-boundaries. These are virtual safety perimeters that if crossed, alert you. The Gizm..

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Withings releases new smartwatch, sans Nokia

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You might recall back in 2016 Nokia acquired Withings, makers of the excellent Activité smartwatch. Following two years of poor growth, Withings bought itself back from Nokia in May and they’re finally back with a new device. The new Withings Steel HR Sport is a hybrid smartwatch that takes fitness seriously. It’s got the (now) obligatory heart-rate sensor but goes further with oxygen intake sensors for greater cardiovascular health metrics. It’s also got GPS connectivity, making it a legit option for outdoor running and route tracking. In some ways, the Withings Steel HR Sport is simi..

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In the market for a new kid’s smartwatch? Check out the XPLORA 3S

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Launched at IFA (Internationale Funkausstellung Berlin) this year, the XPLORA 3S is a kid’s smartwatch that doubles up as a watch phone. XPLORA is a Norwegian manufacturer of wearables and they’ve a history of producing really great GPS smartwatches for kids. The first-generation XPLORA smartwatch was a huge success for them and this version builds on that. Keen to make the XPLORA 3S a smartwatch that’ll stand up to the rigours of childhood (you’d be surprised by how many kid’s devices don’t) it’s got an IP67 water resistance rating so it’s good for submersion at a depth of 1.5-metre..

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Qualcomm launches new chip for next-generation smartwatches

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You may remember back in July we covered a new processor from Qualcomm, the Snapdragon 2500. Designed specifically for kid’s smartwatches, it offered better battery optimisation than the old 2100 CPU. But adults wouldn’t see it powering their smartwatches – and we were left in lurch about whether we’d get a faster one. Well, good news! We’re pleased to report we do. Qualcomm has today announced the Snapdragon Wear 3100, and it’s all about better battery life. The new processor’s key feature is it’s actually two processors in one (think twin-turbo engine, one small one large). The 310..

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The world’s most expensive smartwatch costs an eye-watering $180,000

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Only the rich (and gaudy) need apply here. The world’s most expensive smartwatch costs $180,000, and it’s absolutely, insanely extravagant. What is it? It’s a solid white gold and diamond encrusted Tag Heuer Connected Modular 45, aptly named the Tag Heuer Connected Modular 45 Full Diamond. What you get for your money is the same module from the standard Tag Heuer Connected Modular 45 (for which the RRP starts from around $1,555) but the watch case and bracelet are made from 18k white gold with 589 VVS baguette size diamonds. The watch retains the removable watch module, so it can ..

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The Samsung Galaxy Watch is the best smartwatch right now

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There’s a common theme with people ‘in the know’ about smartwatches. They’re always banging on about ecosystem. You know, apps. But here’s the thing - no one uses their smartwatch to play games or write documents or manage their email. The most important feature set of a smartwatch is for it to handle push notifications well and track activity down to a tee. These features aren’t typically handled by third-party apps. They’re handled by the watch’s OS and dedicated apps. And it’s here where the new Samsung Galaxy Watch really makes sense. Forget for a moment the colossal app ecosyste..

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