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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 Amazfit Verge is now available in the U.S.

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Back in September, Huami (the world’s second largest wearables maker) announced a new smartwatch called the Amazfit Verge. The Verge is now available for pre-order in the U.S. for $159, which is plenty cheap for what you get. The Amazfit Verge runs a new proprietary software developed in collaboration with visual effects company Territory Studio. The new operating system is designed specifically for ease of use, with every feature available within just a few taps. So, there’s no Wear OS here, but to be honest we’re rather glad because variety is the spice of life and going with Wear ..

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Casio perfects the outdoor smartwatch with the WSD-F30

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Looking for a really great outdoorsy smartwatch? For the last few years, Casio's been on a roll with that. The WSD-F10 and WSD-20 that followed were (and still are) among the best rugged Wear OS smartwatches on the market. Now though there's a new model in town, and as you might predict it follows Casio's familiar naming scheme. It's called the WSD-F30.   Casio WSD-F30 The Casio WSD-F30 takes our crown for the best rugged smartwatch of 2018. It's got innovative battery modes which can stretch out well over a week of use, and an innovative dual-layer 1.2-ich display. Here's wha..

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Google’s Wear OS update ‘H’ promises better battery life

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Image: Montblanc Summit 2 / Fossil Sport Smartwatch Back in September Google rolled out a new Wear OS update. It brought with it wholesale changes to the notification system and shortcuts, markedly improving how these features are navigated and visualised on screen. Google’s next Wear OS update, ‘H’, is lined up for release soon with Google saying it’ll appear across devices “in the coming months”. It’s nowhere near as big an update as the beast in September but it could be just as important. Battery life ‘H’ will introduce a new battery saver mode that can shut down all a smar..

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Black Friday 2018 Smartwatch and fitness band deals

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Black Friday is nearly upon us, and in good old-fashioned spirit retailers are getting in early on their best deals. You could save $20, $30, $40 or even more than $50 on a new smartwatch or fitness band with the right Black Friday deal. In this guide, we’ll reveal the best deals to keep more money in your wallet. Please keep in mind the following though:     •    Black Friday deals can expire anytime, even before Black Friday. So-called ‘early bird’ deals are only available while stocks last.     •    You may need a voucher ..

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Fossil gets sporty with the Fossil Sport smartwatch

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In September, Qualcomm (the makers of the Snapdragon processor) released their next-generation wearables chipset. The Snapdragon 3100 Wear CPU is built for Wear OS smartwatches, boasting better battery life than the older 2100 CPU. Since its announcement, we’ve seen the launch of the superb Montblanc Summit 2 and now Fossil’s getting in on the 3100 with the Fossil Sport. The Fossil Sport is a sports casual smartwatch with Wear OS, so it’s just at home sweating it up on a run outdoors as it is on your wrist at dinner. Powered by the Snapdragon Wear 3100 CPU, it boasts slick performanc..

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The Coros Apex is runner’s delight with a stonking 30-day battery life

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The market for fitness smartwatches is huge. So huge that big fish like Garmin and Fitbit release a new device every year into it. Coros is a much smaller brand, but their new device, the Apex, could be the best of the lot. It’s a button-operated smartwatch with an always-on memory LCD, sapphire crystal, a 46mm or 42mm titanium case and a battery life that’s grabbing headlines.   The 46mm version has a 30-day battery life in normal mode, which keeps the LCD display active. Toggle GPS on, and the Apex will give you 100-hours of runtime, so just a snitch over 4 days. The 42mm version..

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The Best Wear OS smartwatches

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If you want a smartwatch experience that’s buttery smooth with access to a huge range of apps, Wear OS smartwatches can’t be beaten. Google doesn’t allow manufacturers to customise Wear OS to any great extent, which means smartwatches running it deliver a consistent user experience. Device manufacturers can only make their smartwatches stand out through preinstalled apps and hardware, which is why some are fantastic and others a little “meh”. In this guide, we’ll run through all the best Wear OS smartwatches you can buy. We keep up with all new releases and there’s nothing significan..

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Smartwatch shipments show huge growth in third quarter

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Smartwatch shipments are up 67 per cent thanks to a strong showing from the Apple Watch Series 4, Fitbit Versa and Samsung Galaxy Watch. Strategy Analytics estimates smartwatch shipments to be up as much as 67% compared to this time last year with as many as 10 million devices shipping out. Included in their data, 4.5 million shipments are accounted to Apple, 1.5 million to Fitbit, 1.1 million to Samsung, 0.8 million to Garmin and 2.1 million to the rest of the market to make up a total of 10 million units in the third quarter. Perhaps what’s most telling is the growth compared to t..

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Garmin Instinct announced with GPS and military-grade build

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Enjoy outdoor sports like mountain biking or running? Then a shiny smartwatch just ain’t going to cut it. Risk wearing something like an Apple Watch on a BMX ride or country run, and you risk getting it scratched up or smashed up. What you really want is G-SHOCK levels of toughness, and Garmin have released a smartwatch with exactly that in the Instinct - a new smartwatch built for the outdoors. The Garmin Instinct is one of the toughest smartwatches we’ve seen. It’s built to the U.S. military standard 810G for thermal, shock, and water resistance. MIL-STD-810 certification means ..

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The Honor Watch Magic Miniaturises the Huawei Watch GT’s winning formula

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If you’re a fan of the Huawei Watch GT but want something smaller and more affordable, the Honor Watch Magic is the smartwatch you want. The Watch Magic is a Watch GT is miniature form. The best part is it has all the fantastic features offered by the larger Huawei. It doesn’t compromise on spec. For those of you who don’t know, Huawei is Honor’s parent company but Honor is an entirely separate brand in its own right. The two do share design notes though, which is why Honor’s Watch Magic looks so much like Huawei’s Watch GT. The differences between the two devices are subtle but o..

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