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The Redmi Watch may resemble the Xiaomi Mi Watch. (Image source: Xiaomi)

Xiaomi tipped to launch Redmi Watch on November 26 alongside the Redmi Note 9 series

This week will be a busy one for Xiaomi, with the launch of the Poco M3 and new Redmi Note 9 series devices scheduled for Tuesday and Thursday, respectively. However, the company has hinted that more 'smart things' will be arrivin...
Alex Alderson, Mon, 23 Nov 2020 19:31:00 +0100
The Best Smartwatches

The Best Smartwatches

November 2020 update. When we first started with this list in summer, we had no more than seven smartwatches to choose from. Ever since, the number of smartwatch reviews on Notebookcheck more than doubled. Our readers’ interest in this category has since grown immensely, and we are ready to fill the need. This November update also includes Apple’s latest Apple Watch.
Inge Schwabe, Fri, 20 Nov 2020 22:05:00 +0100
The Realme Watch S has a 1.3-inch display and is IP68 certified. (Image source: Realme)

Realme Watch S: Smartwatch with over two weeks of battery life reaches Europe for €79.99

The Realme Watch S can now be ordered in Europe. The smartwatch retails for €79.99 and should last up to 15 days between charges. The Realme Watch S has a 1.3-inch display too, along with over 100 watch faces, 16 sports modes and ...
Alex Alderson, Fri, 20 Nov 2020 17:04:00 +0100
Fitbit's latest smartwatches have received new features with Fitbit OS 5.1. (Image source: Fitbit)

Fitbit Sense and Versa 3 smartwatches receive Google Assistant support, SpO2 upgrade and more courtesy of new software update

The Fitbit Sense and Versa 3 have received some exciting upgrades, thanks to a new software update. The update brings the Google Assistant to the two smartwatches, along with improvements to the SpO2 sensor, among other changes. F...
Alex Alderson, Thu, 19 Nov 2020 19:37:00 +0100
The Citizen CZ Smartwatch costs US$395, despite having an ancient chipset. (Image source: Citizen)

Citizen CZ Smart: A US$395 smartwatch with a Wear 3100 chipset

Citizen has unveiled its inaugural WearOS smartwatch, the CZ Smart. Sadly, the company has used the outdated Qualcomm Snapdragon Wear 3100 platform rather than the newer, and considerably more powerful, Wear 4100 or Wear 4100+ pla...
Alex Alderson, Thu, 19 Nov 2020 13:21:00 +0100
The Xiaomi Mibro Air costs as little as US$29.99 on Banggood. (Image source: Xiaomi)

Mibro Air: Xiaomi's latest smartwatch is now available for a bargain price

The Xiaomi Mibro Air offers a 1.28-inch display, a heart rate sensor, IP68 certification and up to 25 days of battery life - all for US$29.99. The smartwatch includes 12 sports modes and has a digital crown, too.
Alex Alderson, Wed, 18 Nov 2020 23:59:00 +0100
The Zepp Z has officially launched and comes with built-in voice assistant and GPS equipment. (Image source: Zepp - edited)

Zepp Z from Huami launches: Beautiful smartwatch with blood oxygen monitoring, always on AMOLED, GPS and GLONASS, and built-in Alexa assistant

The Zepp Z smartwatch from Huami has now officially launched, and it is a striking vision packed to the brim with useful functions. The Zepp Z comes with a complete lineup of health-related utilities, including 24-hour heart-rate ...
Daniel R Deakin, Tue, 17 Nov 2020 23:49:00 +0100
The Lemfo LEM14 retails for US$199.99. (Image source: Lemfo)

Lemfo LEM14: A smartwatch with Android, a huge battery and two cameras

Lemfo produces many unusual smartwatches, but it has outdone itself with the LEM14. Not only does the smartwatch feature built-in GPS and LTE, but it features two cameras for video calls and capturing general photos on the go. The...
Alex Alderson, Tue, 17 Nov 2020 22:57:00 +0100
The BOOSTCHARGE TrueFreedom PRO Wireless Charger. (Source: Belkin)

Belkin claims its new BOOSTCHARGE wireless charger can serve 2 compatible devices without last-gen placement issues

Belkin's new BOOSTCHARGE TrueFreedom PRO Wireless Charger is a mat-style accessory rated to handle the demands of 2 Qi-compatible mobile devices thrown on it any old how. Therefore, it might solve the traditional problem of gettin...
Deirdre O'Donnell, Tue, 17 Nov 2020 18:58:00 +0100
The Montblanc Summit Lite will feature one of Qualcomm's outdated Snapdragon Wear processors. (Image source: XDA Developers)

The Montblanc Summit Lite promises to be an underwhelming and expensive smartwatch

The Montblanc Summit Lite will be mighty expensive, going off the US$1,000 asking price of the Summit 2. However, the Google Play Console has confirmed that Montblanc will sell the smartwatch with either a Snapdragon Wear 2100 or ...
Alex Alderson, Tue, 17 Nov 2020 18:23:00 +0100
The Stealth 600 and 700 Gen 2s. (Source: Turtle Beach)

The Turtle Beach Stealth 600 and 700 Gen 2s were the best sellers in their gaming headset category in October 2020

Turtle Beach asserts that its Stealth 600 and 700 headsets have been top sellers in their markets for a few years running now. New data from the research group NPD indicates that this trend has been upheld by their latest generati...
Deirdre O'Donnell, Tue, 17 Nov 2020 18:21:00 +0100
OPPO launches its new AR headset. (Source: YouTube)

OPPO unveils its new ecosystem philosophy alongside new AR glasses at its Inno Day 2020

OPPO's Inno Day is its annual developer's conference, at which it might also unveil some new hardware and concepts. In 2020, this event was dominated by the introduction of its 3+N+X strategy. This will determine how the OEM's sof...
Deirdre O'Donnell, Tue, 17 Nov 2020 17:26:00 +0100
The new CyberPods. (Source: RedMagic)

RedMagic teases new CyberPod TWS earbuds to go with its gaming phones

The gaming phone brand RedMagic will release its latest TWS earbuds, the CyberPods, globally in November 2020. These accessories' design is an original take on the AirPod-clone form-factor that might complement its maker's flagshi...
Deirdre O'Donnell, Mon, 16 Nov 2020 22:35:00 +0100
OPPO hypes its new AR glasses. (Source: OPPO via GizmoChina)

OPPO teases the launch of second-gen AR glasses at its upcoming Inno Day

OPPO is an electronics company that holds a developer's conference for its growing ecosystem of devices it calls Inno Day every year. It has announced that the latest in this series of events will take place on November 17, 2020. ...
Deirdre O'Donnell, Sun, 15 Nov 2020 19:08:00 +0100
The Zepp Z smartwatch will be fully revealed on November 17. (Image source: @ZeppGlobal)

Zepp Z smartwatch promo teasers reveal a classic-looking wearable that should offer cutting-edge health and fitness innovations from Huami

Huami has been teasing more of its upcoming Zepp Z smartwatch, which is scheduled to launch on Tuesday 17 November. Three new promo videos have been shared on the Zepp Twitter account that hint at the Zepp Z featuring a typical ci...
Daniel R Deakin, Sat, 14 Nov 2020 19:09:00 +0100
Mozilla's new device-rating page. (Source: Mozilla)

Mozilla releases a new system for rating gadgets by their "creepiness"

Given that consumers may be gearing up for their 2020 holiday shopping, Mozilla has expanded its Privacy Not Included initiative by ranking various popular devices and/or gift ideas by how "creepy" they are. It is based on the org...
Deirdre O'Donnell, Fri, 13 Nov 2020 23:41:00 +0100
The full-sized GTR 2 has a rotatable screen for left and right-hand use. (Image source: Amazfit)

Amazfit GTR 2e and GTS 2e details appear as Huami expands the Amazfit line further

Huami appears to be busy with rapidly expanding its Amazfit GTR and GTS lineups. Details for an Amazfit GTS 2e smartwatch were recently shared online and this was rapidly followed by leaked information about a potential Amazfit GT...
Daniel R Deakin, Thu, 12 Nov 2020 15:48:00 +0100
The new Hesh ANC wireless headphones. (Source': Skullcandy)

Skullcandy launches ANC versions of its Indy TWS earbuds and Hesh wireless headphones

Skullcandy has updated its wireless headphones and earbuds with active noise-cancelling (ANC) variants. Both of these new audio products also have an Ambient mode for environmental awareness and in-built Tile technology to avoid t...
Deirdre O'Donnell, Wed, 11 Nov 2020 17:38:00 +0100
The Honor 10X Lite. (Source: Honor)

Honor unveils the 10X Lite along with its starting 2020 Black Friday price

Honor has introduced a phone called the 10X Lite to the European market. With its 6.67-inch FHD+ display, Kirin 710A SoC, 4GB of RAM and 5000 mAh battery, it is distinctly pitched at the low- to mid-tier market in this region. Its...
Deirdre O'Donnell, Wed, 11 Nov 2020 16:38:00 +0100
Apple Watch Series 6 in Review: Improved Health Metrics Thanks to watchOS 7 and New Sensor

Apple Watch Series 6 in Review: Improved Health Metrics Thanks to watchOS 7 and New Sensor

Well rested. After what seemed like eternal rest Apple has finally awoken and delivered. The new sleep tracking feature is available for older models as well while the new oxygen saturation feature depends on a new sensor only available in Apple's Series 6 Watch. Both of those are features that are already available on other models. Apple is thus playing catch up in regard to health features. Find out in our review whether they did enough to outperform the competition.
Apple S6 | 1.76" | 36.5 g
Inge Schwabe, Tue, 10 Nov 2020 22:28:00 +0100
The new Timex fitness band. (Source: Timex)

Timex launches a new fitness band with a premium appeal in India

Timex is a classic watch brand that has also recently waded into the smart wearables arena. Its latest addition to this new series is a fitness band. However, unlike the vast majority of devices in its category, this one comes wit...
Deirdre O'Donnell, Tue, 10 Nov 2020 17:23:00 +0100
The OnePlus Watch is now expected to be based on the forthcoming Oppo Watch RX. (Image: Oppo via MyDrivers)

OnePlus Watch will skip Google's WearOS, design likely based on Oppo's forthcoming circular Watch RX

The eagerly anticipated OnePlus Watch is said to have dumped Google’s WearOS according to a reliable leaker. Instead it will run an unspecified operating system that is presumably a bespoke solution.
Sanjiv Sathiah, Mon, 09 Nov 2020 11:27:00 +0100
GoPro reports some positive financial figures. (Source: GoPro)

GoPro posts US$81 million in revenue for the third quarter of 2020

GoPro has released its first quarterly financial report since the launch of its 2020 flagship, the HERO9 Black action-camera. It has revealed that the company now has a figure for total revenues that is over 100% what it was for t...
Deirdre O'Donnell, Sun, 08 Nov 2020 17:26:00 +0100
A Bip U Pro teaser. (Source: Huami)

The Amazfit Bip U Pro is pushed closer to launch with a Bluetooth certification

Huami has announced that it will release a new version of the Amazfit Bip U smartwatch with its own GPS, mic and geomagnetic sensor. Now that this Pro variant has gone through Bluetooth Special Interest Group (SIG) testing, this e...
Deirdre O'Donnell, Sun, 08 Nov 2020 15:38:00 +0100
The regular Amazfit GTS 2 comes with a bezel-less display. (Image source: Amazfit)

Amazfit GTS 2 Mini FCC certification reveals design and global and Europe release plans for the Huami smartwatch

The Amazfit GTS 2 Mini from Huami has appeared in an FCC application that reveals the design of the smartwatch and an apparent global and Europe release for the wearable. The GTS 2 Mini is expected to feature most of the main tool...
Daniel R Deakin, Sun, 08 Nov 2020 14:10:00 +0100
Fans have already been creating smartwatch concepts featuring Cyberpunk 2077 and Keanu Reeves. (Image source: Watchmaker/Zanderdia)

Leaked image of OnePlus Watch Cyberpunk 2077 Limited Edition straps gives hope that the smartwatch might be launched soon

An image showing the customized straps for a OnePlus Watch Cyberpunk 2077 Limited Edition wearable has leaked online, leading to speculation that the smartwatch could see the light of day soon. The OnePlus Watch was expected to ap...
Daniel R Deakin, Sat, 07 Nov 2020 14:02:00 +0100
The new RP-PC144 charger. (Source: Notebookcheck)

RAVPower PD Pioneer 30W Wall Charger with Lightning to USB-C Cable hands-on review

The launch of Apple's iPhone 12 series has also meant the launch of this OEM's most powerful (albeit 20 watt (W)) charging standard over Lightning to USB type C cables. However, RAVPOWER asserts that it can subsume this new spec with other, more demanding use-cases such as fast-charging for Android flagships. Can the new, dual-port 30W PD Pioneer USB C Wall Charger live up to it?
Deirdre O'Donnell, Thu, 05 Nov 2020 23:25:00 +0100
Realme launches the Watch S. (Source: Realme)

The Realme Watch S launches with blood-oxygen, heart-rate and workout-tracking abilities

The launch of Realme's first round-faced smartwatch has been predicted for some time through numerous leaks. Now, this wearable has made its debut, albeit in only 1 market (Pakistan). Nevertheless, this event may offer hints as to...
Deirdre O'Donnell, Wed, 04 Nov 2020 23:39:00 +0100
The next Huami smartwatch will debut on November 17. (Image source: Amazfit via GSMArena)

Zepp Z: Huami's latest smartwatch will be unveiled on November 17

Huami has already released multiple smartwatches under its Amazfit brand, but the company also recently expanded into Zepp. The company started with the Zepp E and has now moved onto the Zepp Z, which it will unveil on November 17...
Alex Alderson, Wed, 04 Nov 2020 20:14:00 +0100
The PuriCare Wearable Air Purifier can reportedly filter up to 99.95% of hazardous air particles. (Image source: LG)

LG's PuriCare Wearable Air Purifier 'smart mask' to hit the shelves this month

LG is bringing a face mask to market. Called the PuriCare Wearable Air Purifier, the elaborate face mask features sensors, fans and two H13-HEPA filters. The mask should filter up to 99.95% of hazardous air particles, including ba...
Alex Alderson, Wed, 04 Nov 2020 19:43:00 +0100
There are two versions of the Honor Band 6. (Image source: Honor)

Honor Band 6: Budget fitness tracker launches for ~US$37 with a large display, optional NFC and long battery life

Honor's latest fitness tracker is here, and it is available with or without NFC. Called the Honor Band 6, the device features a 1.47-inch display, no physical buttons and a host of sensors for tracking your heart rate and sleep qu...
Alex Alderson, Wed, 04 Nov 2020 13:05:00 +0100
The Lemfo LES4 costs US$109.99 on AliExpress. (Image source: Lemfo)

Lemfo LES4: An affordable smartwatch with 4G LTE and GPS

The Lemfo LES4 is a cheap smartwatch with plenty of features. Lemfo has included 4G LTE and GPS modules, allowing the 1.6-inch smartwatch to be used independently of a smartphone. The Lemfo LES4 retails for US$109.99.
Alex Alderson, Tue, 03 Nov 2020 17:42:00 +0100
Fitbit Sense Review: Healthcare via your smartwatch

Fitbit Sense Review: Healthcare via your smartwatch

Proactive. Thanks to ECG, heart rate, SpO2 and temperature sensors, Fitbit Sense currently is one of the most advanced wearables in terms of health monitoring. We have taken a close look at this smartwatch and its health functions in our review.
1.40" | 33.5 g
Inge Schwabe, Tue, 03 Nov 2020 16:30:00 +0100
The Huawei Watch GT 2 Pro ECG is slated to arrive in December. (Image source: Huawei)

Huawei Watch GT 2 Pro: An ECG version of the stylish smartwatch is coming

The Huawei Watch GT 2 Pro ECG is scheduled to be launched in December, as spotted by a popular leaker. The new version of the stylish smartwatch has an ECG function, giving it an advantage of many other smartwatches.
Alex Alderson, Mon, 02 Nov 2020 19:13:00 +0100
One of Ulefone's new Watches. (Source: Ulefone)

Ulefone announces 3 new fitness-focused smartwatches at sub-US$70 prices

The OEM Ulefone has launched its new Watch series, which support continuous heart-rate tracking, multiple sports modes and 5ATM water-resistance. There is also a blood-oxygen sensor in the Pro model, whereas the Watch GPS has addi...
Deirdre O'Donnell, Sat, 31 Oct 2020 18:05:00 +0100
Garmin Forerunner 745 review: New multisport watch with storage space for offline music

Garmin Forerunner 745 review: New multisport watch with storage space for offline music

Crossing boundaries. In fitness and leisure sports, more and more athletes use Apple, Samsung or Huawei smartwatches. Professional athletes, on the other hand, still like to rely on sport computers from Garmin or Polar. They are becoming increasingly smarter, and the boundaries are becoming blurred. Consequently, we also draw comparisons with other smartwatches and the Polar Grit X in our test of the Garmin Forerunner 745.
1.20" | 47 g
Inge Schwabe, Sat, 31 Oct 2020 02:14:00 +0100
Huami has brought two essential features to a trio of Amazfit smartwatches with its latest software update. (Image source: Huami)

Huami adds two key features to the Amazfit GTS, GTR and GTR Lite

Huami has released extensive software updates to three of its most popular smartwatches, the Amazfit GTS, GTR and GTR Lite. The update brings an important health feature to the three smartwatches and improves the precision of thei...
Alex Alderson, Fri, 30 Oct 2020 23:24:00 +0100
The Nokia Essential True Wireless Earphones E3500 will begin shipping on November 13. (Image source: HMD Global)

Nokia Essential True Wireless Earphones E3500: Affordable TWS earbuds to begin shipping in mid-November

The Nokia Essential True Wireless Earphones E3500 is HMD Global's latest pair of TWS earbuds. Priced at €89.90, the earbuds come with noise reduction, aptX support and up to 25 hours of battery life.
Alex Alderson, Fri, 30 Oct 2020 23:22:00 +0100
The Tissot T-Touch Connect Solar will be available to order in some countries from November 2. (Image source: Tissot)

Tissot T-Touch Connect Solar: A luxury smartwatch with several months of battery life

The Tissot T-Touch Connect Solar is a stylish smartwatch that offers several months of battery life between charges thanks to many tiny solar sensors. The hybrid smartwatch will debut on November 2 for around €900.
Alex Alderson, Fri, 30 Oct 2020 23:18:00 +0100
The Skagen Falster still looks stylish, two years on from its release. (Image source: Skagen)

Deal | Grab a WearOS smartwatch for US$99 with the Skagen Falster 2

WearOS smartwatches may not be as popular as Apple's or Samsung's equivalents, but you can currently get one for just US$99, £89 in the UK and €99 in the Eurozone. The Skagen Falster 2 comes in multiple looks and features a heart ...
Alex Alderson, Thu, 29 Oct 2020 19:16:00 +0100
The Galaxy Watch Active 2 has gained voice guidance from its successor. (Image source: Samsung)

Samsung brings one of the best features of the Galaxy Watch 3 to the Galaxy Watch Active 2

Samsung has donated another feature to the Galaxy Watch Active 2, its former flagship smartwatch. This time, the South Korean company has borrowed from the feature set of the new Galaxy Watch 3, which it released in August.
Alex Alderson, Thu, 29 Oct 2020 19:13:00 +0100
The Honor Band 5 and Huawei Band 4 Pro both feature a 0.95-inch AMOLED screen. (Image source: Honor/Huawei - edited)

Updated | Honor Band 6 and Huawei Band 5 rumored for November release

The Honor Band 6 and Huawei Band 5 have been tipped to launch soon, with a potential release occurring in the first week or so of November. While few details have been offered about the Honor Band 6 and Huawei Band 5, which may ev...
Daniel R Deakin, Thu, 29 Oct 2020 11:29:00 +0100
The Hela Bio Smartwatch can supposedly monitor blood sugar levels from sweat. (Image source: Hela Bio Smart Watch)

Hela Bio: A smartwatch that promises blood glucose measurements, blood pressure tracking and more

The Hela Bio smartwatch is not only a fitness tracker but a smartwatch that can measure blood glucose levels, blood pressure and heart rates. The smartwatch has gained over US$200,000 in crowdfunding, but some things do not add up...
Alex Alderson, Wed, 28 Oct 2020 18:53:00 +0100
Is this a OnePlus Watch logo? (Source: Voice)

The OnePlus Watch launch, originally slated for October 2020, is pushed back indefinitely

Recently, the tipster Max J. asserted that OnePlus would introduce its first-ever smartwatch in October 2020. Now, the same leaker claims that this launch has been postponed, possibly due to development issues with the new product...
Deirdre O'Donnell, Wed, 28 Oct 2020 16:14:00 +0100
The Xiaomi Mi Watch Lite should be available internationally soon. (Image source: FCC)

Xiaomi Mi Watch Lite box with device image and key details revealed via FCC appearance

The Xiaomi Mi Watch Lite has appeared in an image on packaging that was featured as part of an FCC listing. Some key details about the upcoming smartwatch were also revealed, such as its 1.4-inch HD screen, 24-hour heart-rate moni...
Daniel R Deakin, Wed, 28 Oct 2020 09:04:00 +0100
The Amazfits GTR and GTS 2. (Source: Huami)

Huami launches the Amazfit GTR 2 and GTS 2 smartwatches for the US and UK markets

The OEM Huami has held its global launch for the second-gen Amazfit GTR and GTS wearables, although they will only be released in the US and UK markets to start off with. These smartwatches feature blood-oxygen, heart-rate, sleep ...
Deirdre O'Donnell, Tue, 27 Oct 2020 22:56:00 +0100
Razer's new Hallowe'en event is on. (Source: Razer)

Razer announces new deals in its Hallowe'en sale

Razer's freshly-announced Hallowe'en 2020 sale is good news for those in need of an older mobile gaming controller from this brand. There is also up to 23% off Black Widow keyboards and Mamba mice. Certain Blade laptops are US$100...
Deirdre O'Donnell, Tue, 27 Oct 2020 18:55:00 +0100
OnePlus announces its new sale. (Source: OnePlus)

Deal | OnePlus announces a discount on its first-gen Buds, which are also back in gray

OnePlus' first-ever TWS earbuds were AirPod clones, but did come with a gray variant at least. They have been out of stock in many countries for some time, however. The OEM has now revealed that they are back in its store now, how...
Deirdre O'Donnell, Tue, 27 Oct 2020 16:59:00 +0100
LG Display reports a good 3Q2020. (Source: LG)

LG Display reports a return to profitability for the first quarter of the last seven

LG's display division has just released its financial performance figures for the third quarter of 2020 (3Q2020). It has posted a net profit of about US$9.7 million, whereas it reported losses in 2Q2020 and in 3Q2019. There are al...
Deirdre O'Donnell, Mon, 26 Oct 2020 18:41:00 +0100
The TONE FREEs are back, with ANC this time. (Source: LG)

The latest version of LG's signature TWS earbuds have ANC

LG now has a few generations of its TONE FREE AirPod-clones under its belt. Now, it has announced a new one. These buds look much like the old, except that they support active noise-cancelling (ANC) this time. Their series' UVnano...
Deirdre O'Donnell, Mon, 26 Oct 2020 16:39:00 +0100


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