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The Watch 2's time is nearly here. (Source: OnePlus)

OnePlus Watch 2 officially on the way with early-bird special offers

OnePlus has confirmed that its second-gen smartwatch is indeed "coming soon", as a star of the OEM's MWC 2024 show. Its hype as a "New Flagship" product with potentially unprecedented battery life is now definitely underway; then ...
Deirdre O'Donnell, 20 Feb 2024 17:46
The Forerunner 165 series comes in two variants and a total of six SKUs. (Image source: Garmin)

Garmin Forerunner series refreshed with new smartwatches in four finishes

Garmin is now selling a new entry in its Forerunner smartwatch series. Arriving in two variants and four colour options, the new smartwatches start at significantly less than the Forerunner 265 that Garmin has been selling since l...
Alex Alderson, 20 Feb 2024 17:01
The OnePlus Watch 2 is likely to rely upon the same Snapdragon W5 Gen 1 architecture as other recent Wear OS smartwatches. (Image source: OnePlus)

OnePlus Watch 2 could launch sooner than expected as company begins official teasers for new 'OnePlus flagship family' member

OnePlus has now begun teasing its next smartwatch, one that it describes as 'a new face in the OnePlus flagship family'. While the OnePlus Watch 2 was rumoured to debut during MWC 2024 with a Snapdragon W5 Gen 1 chipset running We...
Alex Alderson, 19 Feb 2024 16:01
The Forerunner 165 is expected to arrive in multiple SKUs with optional Wi-Fi connectivity. (Image source: 91mobiles)

New Garmin Forerunner smartwatch rumoured to be launching later this week with AMOLED display as Forerunner 165 and Forerunner 165 Music

A European retailer has shared initial details about a forthcoming Garmin product release. Rumoured to be a long-awaited successor to the Forerunner 55, the unnamed smartwatch is anticipated to arrive in two variants as the Foreru...
Alex Alderson, 19 Feb 2024 14:15
Garmin's recent 'Pro' smartwatches are once again eligible to receive beta updates. (Image source: Garmin)

Flagship Garmin smartwatches gain fresh improvements through new update

A new update has arrived for current flagship Garmin smartwatches. Currently distributed through the company's Beta Program, the update is available for Pro and non-Pro smartwatches, unlike its predecessor.
Alex Alderson, 19 Feb 2024 12:45
Limited-edition TRN-50 Casiotron watch celebrates Casio's 50th anniversary of watch making (Source: Casio Japan)

Casio announces limited-edition TRN-50 Casiotron watch celebrating 50th anniversary of watchmaking

Casio has announced the limited-edition, TRN-50 Casiotron watch celebrating its 50th anniversary of watchmaking. The TRN-50 is modeled on the Casiotron QW02 launched in November 1974, but expands upon the automatic and useful feat...
David Chien, 19 Feb 2024 08:13
The Forerunner 965 has not reached a new stable update since late last year. (Image source: Garmin)

Garmin makes refinements and improvements to flagship Forerunner smartwatch via new update

Garmin's current flagship Forerunner smartwatch has received a new update. Only released to units that have been enrolled on Garmin's Beta Program, the update contains various improvements, including a fix that affected optical he...
Alex Alderson, 17 Feb 2024 11:48
The Forerunner 955 is nearing its second birthday. (Image source: Garmin)

Older Garmin smartwatch receives new bug fixes and improvements with latest beta update

A new update is now available for a popular older Garmin smartwatch. While the update is exclusive to the Garmin Beta Program for now, it should soon arrive as a stable update with all changes rolled out during the company's 18.xx...
Alex Alderson, 17 Feb 2024 11:37
Garmin has only issued two beta updates for the Forerunner 265 this year. (Image source: Garmin)

Garmin fixes various UI and system bugs with new update for current entry-level Forerunner smartwatch

Garmin has pushed a new update to a popular current Forerunner smartwatch. Only the second available to the device this year, the update addresses several outstanding bugs before a future stable rollout.
Alex Alderson, 17 Feb 2024 11:32
The Forerunner 255 has received its first beta update this month. (Image source: Garmin)

Garmin eyes new stable release for older Forerunner smartwatch with latest smashing update

Garmin should be on the verge of offering up a new stable update to one of its older Forerunner smartwatches. Rolling out first as a beta update, v18.20 addresses a few outstanding bugs and should have already reached 50% of smart...
Alex Alderson, 17 Feb 2024 11:23
Polar is rolling out firmware updates for the Vantage V3 and Ignite 3 (above) watches. (Image source: Polar)

Polar releases new firmware updates for various smartwatches

The Polar Vantage V3 and Ignite 3 smartwatches are receiving new firmware with updates 1.3.5 and 2.2.1, respectively. The changelogs for the two software versions are identical, revealing few details about the improvements and bug...
Polly Allcock, 16 Feb 2024 18:58
The Honor Choice Watch bears a strong resemblance with recent Apple Watch models. (Image source: Honor)

Honor releases new budget smartwatch with large AMOLED display and long battery life

Honor has confirmed all details and launch pricing for its latest smartwatch. Sporting a 1.95-inch AMOLED display and a 300 mAh battery, the smartwatch can also access five satellite systems on-watch for route tracking, among othe...
Alex Alderson, 16 Feb 2024 16:41
Beta Version 15.02 is now available for various Garmin smartwatches, including the Instinct 2 (above). (Image source: Garmin)

Garmin delivers improvements and bug fixes for smartwatches in new beta update

A new beta update is available for various Garmin smartwatches. Version 15.02 includes a range of bug fixes for the wearable, tackling issues with the flashlight and a problem which could cause the gadget to crash. The software is...
Polly Allcock, 16 Feb 2024 14:24
The Xiaomi Watch 2 may be available for under €200 in the Eurozone. (Image source: Keskisen Kello - edited)

Xiaomi Watch 2: Cheaper than expected launch pricing revealed for future bargain Wear OS smartwatch

It appears that the Xiaomi Watch 2 will arrive for even less than a previous leak suggested. Despite featuring a large AMOLED display, a Snapdragon W5+ Gen 1 chipset and up to 65 hours of battery life, the Xiaomi Watch 2 has been ...
Alex Alderson, 14 Feb 2024 17:40
The Forerunner 165 in one of its three rumoured launch colours. (Image source: 91mobiles)

Garmin Forerunner 165: Forerunner 55 successor pictured as European pricing leaks

A new report has revealed the first official images for the Forerunner 165, Garmin's next Forerunner-branded smartwatch. The same leak has also revealed launch pricing for two models, which would see the Forerunner 165 undercuttin...
Alex Alderson, 14 Feb 2024 17:36
The Honor Choice Watch has a simple design in the style of an Apple Watch. (Image: Honor)

Honor Choice Watch will soon launch with a large AMOLED display, GPS, 5 ATM and 12 days of battery life

A new smartwatch, the Honor Choice Watch, will be launching in a few days and combines a relatively affordable price with attractive features such as a 1.95 inch AMOLED display, SpO2 sensor, twelve days of battery life and waterpr...
Hannes Brecher, 14 Feb 2024 01:05
The Xiaomi Watch 2 could be one of the cheapest Wear OS smartwatches around. (Image source: Keskisen Kello)

Details of new Xiaomi smartwatch surface as cheaper Galaxy Watch6 and Pixel Watch 2 rival

Xiaomi is preparing another crack at established Wear OS options, whether that be the Galaxy Watch6, Pixel Watch 2 or the TicWatch Pro 5. Based on leaked retailer listings, Xiaomi's next smartwatch will arrive for about €200 but w...
Alex Alderson, 12 Feb 2024 16:03
Garmin has released four v16.xx builds for the Fenix 7 series so far. (Image source: Garmin)

Garmin pushes a dozen changes and improvements to flagship smartwatches with latest software update

Garmin has released yet another update for its current-generation flagship smartwatches. Rolling out as Beta Version 16.16, the update introduces a dozen refinements to all eligible models, albeit not for 'Pro' SKUs.
Alex Alderson, 12 Feb 2024 10:03
Samsung's sleep apnea detection tool is now FDA-approved. (Image source: Samsung)

Samsung Galaxy Watch's new sleep apnea tool gets FDA approval

Samsung has announced that its sleep apnea detection feature for the Galaxy Watch is now approved for use by the FDA. The tool tracks you in your sleep, monitoring for signs of the disorder and triggering an alert should it find a...
Polly Allcock, 10 Feb 2024 18:36
iOS 17.3.1, iPadOS 17.3.1, watchOS 10.3.1, tvOS 17.3.1 and macOS 14.3.1 are available for download. (Image: Apple)

Apple releases iOS 17.3.1, iPadOS 17.3.1, watchOS 10.3.1, tvOS 17.3.1 and macOS 14.3.1

An update wave for Apple users: iOS 17.3.1, iPadOS 17.3.1, watchOS 10.3.1, tvOS 17.3.1 and macOS 14.3.1 have just been released. This means new updates for iPhone, iPad, Apple Watch and the like.
Marcus Schwarten, 08 Feb 2024 23:48
The Band 8's successor appears set to receive a global release, Band 8 pictured. (Image source: Huawei)

New Huawei wearable rumoured to be launching soon with global release lined up

Early evidence of a new Huawei wearable has surfaced online. While the company has not officially commented on the device yet, it looks like Huawei is preparing a global release for later this year.
Alex Alderson, 08 Feb 2024 12:24
Motorola is only selling the Moto Watch 40 in the US for now. (Image source: Motorola)

Motorola releases new affordable smartwatch with 10 days of battery life and Google integration

Motorola has unveiled a new budget smartwatch in two colour options. Sold as the Motorola Moto Watch 40 in two colour options, the smartwatch is IP67 certified and synchronises with a popular Google health tracking platform.
Alex Alderson, 07 Feb 2024 19:18
Garmin is rumoured to be replacing the Forerunner 55 with the Forerunner 65 or Forerunner 165. (Image source: Garmin)

New Garmin Forerunner smartwatch rumours surface with AMOLED display upgrade

According to new reports, Garmin is preparing to deliver its first Forerunner smartwatch upgrade of 2024. Allegedly, the new Garmin Forerunner will feature an AMOLED display, amid other upgrades over its ageing predecessor.
Alex Alderson, 07 Feb 2024 17:11
The KardiaBand is an ECG monitoring band designed for the Apple Watch. (Image source: Kardia)

Apple receives favorable ruling for lawsuit linked to ECG technology

A US judge has ruled in favor of Apple on an antitrust lawsuit filed by AliveCor. The complaint relates to ECG technology from the two companies and dates back to 2015. While Apple has welcomed the ruling, AliveCor indicated it wo...
Polly Allcock, 07 Feb 2024 16:28
The Huawei Watch 4 is receiving software version (Image source: Huawei)

Huawei pushes battery saving tool to more smartwatches in new update

Following the launch of version earlier in February, the software is now rolling out to another newer Huawei smartwatch. The most exciting element of the update is a tool that you can use to extend the battery life of th...
Polly Allcock, 07 Feb 2024 15:19
The Apple Watch Ultra 2 (above) has a 1.93-inch OLED display. (Image source: Apple)

Apple Watch Ultra with 2.12-inch microLED display delayed again

The release of an Apple Watch Ultra with a microLED display has reportedly been delayed again due to problems with mass production. The wearable would be the first of its kind from the brand, with benefits including higher brightn...
Polly Allcock, 07 Feb 2024 13:06
New features for the Google Pixel Watch 2 and other smartwatches with Wear OS 4 are pending. (Image: Benedikt Winkel)

Wear OS 4: Preview of upcoming smartwatch update with Material You and new grid view

Google's Wear OS smartwatch operating system will soon receive the long-awaited Material You update and a new grid view. Prospective users can already see what this will look like in advance.
Marcus Schwarten, 06 Feb 2024 23:36
The Google Pixel Watches are receiving a February 2024 update. (Image source: Google)

Google Pixel Watch gets February 2024 update

The Google Pixel Watch and Pixel Watch 2 wearables are receiving a February 2024 update. The Wear OS 4 software is rolling out in phases, with the first users reporting they have successfully downloaded and installed the latest ve...
Polly Allcock, 06 Feb 2024 17:11
The Smart Band 8 Pro will soon be available globally, months after its initial Chinese release. (Image source: Xiaomi)

Xiaomi Smart Band 8 Pro global launch confirmed with higher than expected pricing

A European retailer leak has confirmed the impending global release of the Xiaomi Smart Band 8 Pro. While a previous report suggested that the wearable would carry an €89 MSRP, the new leak outlines that this will not be the case....
Alex Alderson, 06 Feb 2024 16:21
New features are rumoured to be coming to Garmin devices soon. (Image source: Garmin)

Rumor | Garmin could launch new smartwatch features soon

Three new features are rumored to be on the way to Garmin smartwatches. One is related to workouts for extra data analysis, while the other two are related to the environment. As the company has yet to announce the features offica...
Polly Allcock, 06 Feb 2024 15:57
The Garmin Connect Home Page Beta Program could become public in several weeks. (Image source: Garmin)

Rumor | New Garmin Connect Home Page Beta Program going public

Garmin could soon make its Connect Home Page Beta Program available to the wider public, according to a recent report. The new look app is currently only offered to a few customers as part of a closed beta. The updated Connect hom...
Polly Allcock, 06 Feb 2024 12:59
The Amazfit Balance is the first smartwatch to receive Zepp OS 3.5. (Image source: Amazfit)

Amazfit releases first Zepp OS 3.5 update with new features for smartwatches

Zepp Health is now pushing an update based on its latest operating system, Zepp OS 3.5, to a recent smartwatch. The software brings new features, including Zepp Flow, improved smart notifications and offline maps. Plus, the compan...
Polly Allcock, 05 Feb 2024 20:36
Fitbit: A new software update is causing massive problems

Fitbit: New smartwatch update provides new functions, but makes devices unusable

Incovenient: A new update for the Fitbit Charge 5 not only brings new features, but also massive problems that are said to be severely limiting the usability of the watch, according to numerous user reports.
Silvio Werner, 03 Feb 2024 21:39
The Galaxy Watch4 series will be three years old in August. (Image source: Samsung)

Samsung rumoured to have Galaxy Watch4 and Galaxy Tab S6 Lite 2024 refreshes in development

Rumours about Samsung reissuing a few older devices have surfaced online. Not only could the Galaxy Tab S6 Lite be due another trip out as the Galaxy Tab S6 Lite (2024), but so could the Galaxy Watch4 as the Galaxy Watch4 (2024).
Alex Alderson, 02 Feb 2024 15:35
Tank M5: New smartwatch with AMOLED and telephony features

Rogbid Tank M5: New AMOLED smartwatch evokes suspicion with promises of extensive sensor technology and telephony features

The Rogbid M5 is a new smartwatch advertised with numerous features for a relatively low price tag. The display is based on AMOLED technology and promises strong color reproduction.
Silvio Werner, 01 Feb 2024 23:56
Honor has not refreshed the Band series since the end of 2022. (Image source: Honor)

Honor Band 9: Initial details about new fitness tracker revealed with global models planned

A new certification has outlined initial information about the Honor Band 9, a successor to the Honor Band 7. Arriving in at least two variants, the Honor Band 9 could make its way to MWC 2024 in Barcelona later this month alongsi...
Alex Alderson, 01 Feb 2024 18:36
Huawei has released software version for the Watch 4 Pro. (Image source: Huawei)

Huawei releases battery life enhancing tool for smartwatches in update

Huawei is rolling out software version to a smartwatch that was launched last year. The update contains three new features, one of which aims to extend the battery life of the wearable. As this is a relatively large upda...
Polly Allcock, 01 Feb 2024 16:36
The Huawei Watch Fit 2 is receiving software version (Image source: Huawei)

Huawei Watch Fit 2 finally receives update with new features

The Huawei Watch Fit 2 is reportedly receiving new software, version The latest update brings several new features and optimizes various tools across health, wellness and smart notifications. While some users have alrea...
Polly Allcock, 01 Feb 2024 15:56
Samsung UAE accidentally listed the Galaxy Fit3 on the official site (Image source: Samsung)

Accidental official website listing completely leaks Samsung Galaxy Fit3

Samsung's official UAE website has accidentally listed the upcoming Samsung Galaxy Fit3 and kept the listing up for a good while. This accidental listing has given away everything you would want to know about the fitness smart ban...
Abid Ahsan Shanto, 31 Jan 2024 18:59
The Mobvoi TicWatch Pro 3 LTE (above) and Pro 3 Ultra smartwatches are eligible for a new beta update. (Image source: Mobvoi)

Mobvoi announces new beta test for TicWatch Pro 3 LTE and Ultra smartwatches

Mobvoi TicWatch Pro 3 LTE and TicWatch Pro 3 Ultra smartwatch users have been invited to a new beta program. Successful candidates will receive the latest Wear OS 3 update and are asked to test the eSIM activation process. Plus, t...
Polly Allcock, 31 Jan 2024 18:11
Samsung leaks the next-generation Galaxy Fit itself. (Image: Samsung, via Gadgets & Wearables)

Samsung leaks Galaxy Fit3 with brand new design, interchangeable wristbands and larger display

The launch of the next-generation Galaxy Fit appears to be imminent, as Samsung has just leaked the fitness wristband on its own website, officially confirming earlier rumors of a brand new design and a much larger display.
Hannes Brecher, 30 Jan 2024 23:34
The Vivoactive 5 has received its third beta update this month. (Image source: Garmin)

New update arrives for popular Garmin smartwatch with warnings of persistent battery drain bugs

A popular Garmin smartwatch has now received a new beta update. Rolling out at Beta 9.19, the update contains a curious set of changes and alleged battery drain-related bugs.
Alex Alderson, 30 Jan 2024 17:29
The Coros February update is available for various Vertix, Apex and Pace smartwatches. (Image source: Coros)

Coros February update arrives with new health features for smartwatches

The Coros February update is now rolling out to various smartwatches via a beta program; reports suggest a public version of the software will launch in early February. Update 3.0307.0117 contains three new features to help you ch...
Polly Allcock, 30 Jan 2024 16:06
The Rollme Hero R1 smart watch allegedly has ECG and blood glucose monitoring features. (Image source: Rollme)

Hero R1 cheaper smartwatch with alleged ECG and blood sugar monitoring now available

Rollme is selling the Hero R1 smartwatch with features supposedly including an ECG and non-invasive blood glucose measurement. Other tools include exercise tracking and Bluetooth calling. However, customers may want to consider se...
Polly Allcock, 30 Jan 2024 13:24
ECG functionality continues to work on stable Venu 3 series updates. (Image source: Garmin)

Garmin reveals how to re-enable ECG functionality on recent smartwatches alongside delivering new update

Garmin continues to release odd updates to one of its latest smartwatches. Distributed as Beta 9.18, the update makes no obvious improvements over previous Beta Program builds. Garmin has now advised owners how to re-enable ECG fu...
Alex Alderson, 30 Jan 2024 13:15
The Forerunner 955 continues to receive Beta Updates even as it nears its second birthday. (Image source: Garmin)

Garmin releases new bug fix packed update to older mid-range smartwatch

Garmin has released an update for one of its recent Forerunner smartwatches. Rolling out with various bug fixes, including one dedicated to addressing 'slow notification updates', the firmware should be gradually making its way to...
Alex Alderson, 29 Jan 2024 12:32
Garmin released the Forerunner 965 almost a year ago. (Image source: Garmin)

Recent Garmin smartwatch gains several improvements via new update

A relatively new Garmin smartwatch is now eligible for a new software update. Currently restricted to Garmin's Beta Program, the update makes various changes aimed at improved an owner's overall user experience.
Alex Alderson, 29 Jan 2024 12:28
Model A is a new and well-equipped smartwatch from Rogbid. (Image: Rogbid)

Cheaper at launch: Rogbid Model A smartwatch runs Android, works with LTE, offers blood pressure monitoring and camera

The new Model A smartwatch from Rogbid offers interesting and unusual features. Among other things, the Android-based watch offers an HD camera for video calls. Other features include blood pressure monitoring and a large battery.
Marcus Schwarten, 28 Jan 2024 22:37
The Kospet iHeal 5 is now available in stainless steel. (Image: Kospet iHeal)

iHeal 5 smartwatch with ECG and blood sugar monitoring now also available in stylish stainless steel

The iHeal 5 smartwatch is now available in a stylish version with a stainless steel strap in two colors. The impressive-sounding features remain unchanged. Among other things, the manufacturer promises ECG and blood glucose monito...
Marcus Schwarten, 28 Jan 2024 22:15
Garmin is rolling out beta version 18.15 for the Forerunner 265 smartwatch. (Image source: Garmin)

Garmin finally shares first update in new beta cycle for running smartwatch

Garmin has released beta software version 18.15 for the Forerunner 265 smartwatch series. This is the first update in the 18.xx cycle for the wearable, despite other Forerunner devices receiving upgrades earlier this year. The sof...
Polly Allcock, 28 Jan 2024 17:27


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