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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.

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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Fitbit earnings beat expectations fuelled by strong smartwatch sales

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The American wearables manufacturer has struggled to turn a profit year on year but managed to do so this quarter fuelled by strong smartwatch sales, with smartwatches now accounting for around half of total revenue. Net losses decreased significantly to $2.1 million from $113.4 million this time last year, a difference of $111.3 million. This paints a rosy picture for Fitbit, who released the Fitbit Versa, Fitbit Charge 3, Fitbit Ace and Fitbit Aria 2 this year. These four devices accounted for 62% of revenue, which just goes to show how well their smartwatches are selling. Due to t..

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Tory Burch launches Classic Gigi smartwatch with Wear OS, GPS and NFC

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Fancy yourself a Wear OS smartwatch that’s both fashionable and capable? The new Tory Burch Classic Gigi is designed specially for you. This stylish smartwatch is available in black, silver or gold and 40mm and 48mm sizes. It’s made as a unisex device but with its feminine Tory Burch name, we expect it’ll appeal more to ladies than men. That’s a shame though because there’s no visible branding on the watch other than on the watch face, which you can change. Anyway, this is the best fashion smartwatch on the market in terms of specs, so if you’re after a designer smartwatch that does ..

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Misfit launches GPS-ready Vapor 2 smartwatch

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Thought the Google Pixel 3 was leaked a lot? The Misfit Vapor 2 trumps it after being leaked months ago. It looked for a while as though Misfit would launch it without announcing it because of this. But, they held off and finally announced it this month. As you can expect, this was anticlimactic for Misfit. The Vapor 2 was supposed to be announced to fanfare as their first proper stab at a smartwatch. It didn’t go to plan, but at least the device has lived up to its promises. With built-in GPS, NFC support (available in select countries), heart-rate tracking and Google’s latest versi..

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Apple Watch alternatives - Alternatives that are actually good

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The Apple Watch is a seriously good smartwatch. There’s no doubt about it being a top-tier device. But that square face isn’t for everyone. And you know what? The Apple brand isn’t for everyone either. Most people we talk to say Apple has lost its mojo. Believe the same? It sounds like you’d do better with an Apple Watch alternative. There’s loads of Apple Watch alternatives out there. Some of them are rubbish, but some of them are absolutely outstanding. What we’ve got here is a collection of the best alternatives listed in one helpful guide. You know, because we’re nice like that. ..

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Tizen vs Wear OS

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Samsung owns Tizen and Google owns Wear OS. You’ll find Tizen exclusively on Samsung smartwatches and Wear OS on hundreds of devices. From a product choice perspective, there’s a whole lot more choice with Wear OS but that doesn’t matter. You’re here because you want to know which is best for you. The only new Samsung smartwatch you can buy right now is the Galaxy Watch, which is in our opinion is the best smartwatch on the market. There’s only a handful of Wear OS competitors that stand up to it in late 2018. These are the Huawei Watch Sport 2, Fossil Q Explorist HR (Gen 4) and the Ska..

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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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