Latest smartwatch buyer's guides

The best Wear OS smartwatch 2018
The best Wear OS smartwatch 2018 By Britta O'Boyle

Wear OS - formerly known as Android Wear - has had several big updates since it originally launched, all of which have pushed several new features, including iOS compatibility, making it increasingly more attractive, not just to Android users, but... Read more

Which Apple Watch and strap is right for you? Series 1, Series 3, Nike+, Hermès or Watch Edition?
Which Apple Watch and strap is right for you? Series 1, Series 3, Nike+, Hermès or Watch Edition? By Britta O'Boyle

The Apple Watch Series 3 replaced the now discontinued Series 2 last September. At the same time, Apple also upgraded the original model with a new dual-core processor and called it Apple Watch Series 1.Luckily, all the straps remain compatible... Read more

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The best smartwatch 2018: Top smart wristwear available to buy today
The best smartwatch 2018: Top smart wristwear available to buy today By Britta O'Boyle

Smartwatches are here to stay. These wrist-worn phone companions can receive calls, texts, emails and social network notifications.Many attempts have been made, some more successful than others, some much better looking than others and some smarter than... Read more

Best Apple Watch accessories: Protect and personalise your watch
Best Apple Watch accessories: Protect and personalise your watch By Elyse Betters

So, you want to accessorise your Apple Watch, right?Apple Watch 3 launched - the third generation of Apple Watch - last September. That means app and accessory makers have had ample time to scratch their heads and dream up something disruptive that'll... Read more

Best Black Friday and Cyber Monday smartwatch deals: Apple, Samsung, Fossil and other smartwatches at great prices
Best Black Friday and Cyber Monday smartwatch deals: Apple, Samsung, Fossil and other smartwatches at great prices By Adrian Willings

With Black Friday now turning into Cyber Monday the deals keep on coming and there are plenty of smartwatch bargains to be had.With a range of smartwatches being produced by various manufacturers including Apple, Samsung, Pebble and more, there are plenty... Read more

EE Pocket-lint Gadget Awards 2017 nominees: Best Smartwatch
EE Pocket-lint Gadget Awards 2017 nominees: Best Smartwatch By Britta O'Boyle

The 14th annual Pocket-lint Gadget Awards will be taking place in a couple of weeks, celebrating the best products and devices across 18 categories spanning smartphones and tablets to cars and smartwatches.As usual, we have been running a series of features... Read more

Apple Watch Series 3 vs Apple Watch Series 1: What's the difference?
Apple Watch Series 3 vs Apple Watch Series 1: What's the difference? By Britta O'Boyle

Apple announced a new smartwatch last year in the form of the Apple Watch Series 3, available in GPS only or GPS and Cellular models. TThe new smartwatch sits alongside the Apple Watch Series 1, which is essentially the same as the original device that... Read more

Tag Heuer Connected Modular 45 vs Tag Heuer Connected 46: What's the difference?
Tag Heuer Connected Modular 45 vs Tag Heuer Connected 46: What's the difference? By Chris Hall

Tag Heuer has a new Connected watch, bringing some innovation to smartwatches with the introduction of modularity.It looks very much like the previous Connected 46 watch, with both offering a sporty style and firmly placed in the luxury segment of the... Read more

Best upcoming smartwatches: Future wristwear to look forward to
Best upcoming smartwatches: Future wristwear to look forward to By Britta O'Boyle

To hear watch without the word smart in front of it will soon be indicative of a heirloom description. Even luxury watch brands have embraced smartwatches. In 2016, we saw Apple launch its second-generation smartwatch, Asus and Samsung their third... Read more

Best Android Wear 2.0 apps for your watch: Google Fit, Uber, and more
Best Android Wear 2.0 apps for your watch: Google Fit, Uber, and more By Elyse Betters

Android Wear 2.0 is finally here, and that means apps can now be directly installed on your watch and run without your phone.You will longer need your phone nearby to use apps on your Android Wear device, because instead of requiring a tethered connection... Read more

LG Watch Sport vs LG Watch Style: What’s the difference?
LG Watch Sport vs LG Watch Style: What’s the difference? By Britta O'Boyle

LG has announced two new smartwatches, designed in collaboration with Google. The two devices will be the poster boys for Android Wear 2.0, which launches at the same time, bringing some excellent new features.As their names suggest, the LG Watch Style... Read more

Best of CES 2017 - Smartwatches and fitness trackers: Casio, New Balance, Garmin and more
Best of CES 2017 - Smartwatches and fitness trackers: Casio, New Balance, Garmin and more By Britta O'Boyle

Smartwatches and fitness trackers have yet again had a noticeable presence at CES 2017. We haven't seen as many devices as previous years, but there have been a number of announcements within the smartwatch and fitness tracking fields worthy of attention.From new... Read more

Samsung Gear S3 Frontier vs S3 Classic: What's the difference?
Samsung Gear S3 Frontier vs S3 Classic: What's the difference? By Mike Lowe

It was hardly a secret that Samsung was going to unveil the Gear S3 smartwatch at its Berin Unpacked event on 31 August. But two watches? It was rumoured, and now it's official: the Gear S3 will arrive in Frontier and Classic variants. How, then, do they... Read more

Pebble Time 2 vs Time Steel vs Time: What's the difference?
Pebble Time 2 vs Time Steel vs Time: What's the difference? By Britta O'Boyle

Pebble has announced successors to the original Pebble, as well as the Pebble Time. The company revealed three new devices in the form of the Pebble 2, Pebble Time 2 and the Pebble Core, the latter of which is a fitness tracker.You can read all out how... Read more

Pebble 2 vs Pebble Classic: What's the difference?
Pebble 2 vs Pebble Classic: What's the difference? By Chris Hall

Pebble has announced an update to the humble Pebble, its first generation smartwatch, appropriately called the Pebble 2.In many ways the Pebble 2 reflects the Pebble heritage, offering many of the same features and functions. But with a new focus on giving... Read more

Pebble 2 vs Pebble Time 2: What's the difference?
Pebble 2 vs Pebble Time 2: What's the difference? By Britta O'Boyle

Pebble has announced a trio of new devices comprising the Pebble 2, Pebble Time 2 and the Pebble Core.The Pebble 2 and Pebble Time 2 are both successors to the original Pebble and the original Pebble Time, but how do they differ from each other?Read on... Read more

Best Apple Watch stands and docks
Best Apple Watch stands and docks By Britta O'Boyle

The Apple Watch has been out since April 2015 but while there are plenty of options when it comes to case colours, materials and straps through Apple, it only offers one official docking station for holding the Watch. The Magnetic Charging Dock activates... Read more

Best Apple Watch apps: 31 apps to download that actually do something
Best Apple Watch apps: 31 apps to download that actually do something By Britta O'Boyle

The Apple Watch is no longer the new kid on the smartwatch block. It's been kicking around for nearly a year now and in that time, the apps available for it reach over 10,000.Of course, not all these apps are great, useful or even suited to the Apple... Read more

Which Android Wear smartwatch is best for you? Tag Heuer Connected vs Asus ZenWatch 2 vs Huawei Watch vs Moto 360 vs LG Watch Urbane vs Sony SmartWatch 3
Which Android Wear smartwatch is best for you? Tag Heuer Connected vs Asus ZenWatch 2 vs Huawei Watch vs Moto 360 vs LG Watch Urbane vs Sony SmartWatch 3 By Britta O'Boyle

Smartwatches are growing in popularity and they have come along way since the original models launched. The smartphone platform you have used to limit the smartwatch models available to you but since Android Wear added iOS compatibility, the limitations... Read more

LG Watch Urbane 2 vs LG Watch Urbane: What's the difference?
LG Watch Urbane 2 vs LG Watch Urbane: What's the difference? By Chris Hall

The Watch Urbane 2, or second edition, has just been announced by LG, bringing the very latest features to its line-up of smartwatches and expanding the offering of Android Wear.Its namesake the LG Watch Urbane was introduced at Mobile World Congress... Read more

Pebble Time Round vs Pebble Time vs Pebble Time Steel: Which should you choose?
Pebble Time Round vs Pebble Time vs Pebble Time Steel: Which should you choose? By Rik Henderson

Pebble has announced a third device to add to its colour Pebble Time family of smartwatches, with more of a fashion/design focus. The Pebble Time Round is the first watch from the company that comes with a completely circular face but that's not the... Read more

Samsung Gear S2 3G vs Samsung Gear S: What's the difference?
Samsung Gear S2 3G vs Samsung Gear S: What's the difference? By Elyse Betters

Samsung has announced the Samsung Gear S2, its first round smartwatch.The watch is actually being offered in three distinct models, with the standard Gear S2 being the flagship device. The other models include the Gear S2 Classic, which has a more familiar... Read more

Asus ZenWatch 2 vs Asus ZenWatch: What's the difference?
Asus ZenWatch 2 vs Asus ZenWatch: What's the difference? By Britta O'Boyle

Asus has announced the successor to its ZenWatch Android Wear smartwatch at Computex 2015, bringing a number of refinements, as well as two size options. The original ZenWatch was acclaimed for its design and it was by far one of our favourite Android... Read more

Apple Watch vs Pebble Time Steel: Which one should you choose?
Apple Watch vs Pebble Time Steel: Which one should you choose? By Elyse Betters

In just a few hours of being made available on Kickstarter, Pebble's new smartwatch, Time, became the most successful crowd-funded campaign of all time. But surprisingly the company wasn't done with new product announcements.At Mobile World Congress,... Read more

Best of Baselworld 2015 - smartwatches: Traditional meets tech
Best of Baselworld 2015 - smartwatches: Traditional meets tech By Britta O'Boyle

March has been the month of the smartwatch so far but if you thought we'd had all the smartwatch announcements for this year already, think again, because the Swiss trade fair Baselworld is currently taking place and it has some delightful treats to... Read more

Early adopters beware: These are the best new gadgets, but is it the right time to buy?
Early adopters beware: These are the best new gadgets, but is it the right time to buy? By Rik Henderson

Are you an early adopter? Are you the sort of person who's willing to take a punt on technology that's only just come out and costs an arm, a leg and half a kidney? Do you still have a Betamax, Laser Disc, and/or HD-DVD player gathering dust in the loft?... Read more

Samsung Gear 2 vs Gear 2 Neo vs Galaxy Gear: What's the difference?
Samsung Gear 2 vs Gear 2 Neo vs Galaxy Gear: What's the difference? By Jake Smith

Samsung isn't giving up on the wearables market, following measly sales of its Galaxy Gear smartwatch from 2013. Instead, it's back with two new versions; the Gear 2 and the Neo. We've rounded up the key differences between the three versions, seeing... Read more

Best travel watches
Best travel watches By Jamie Carter

You could pick-up a fake Rolex on your travels but that's not going to be much good to you once the mechanism comes loose. In fact, if you're serious about diving, trekking or straddling a few time zones, even a genuine Rollex might not be the best choice.... Read more