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3 things we love about Android Wear 2.0
9 February, 2017
Android Wear is due a big upgrade - 2.0. The revision will bring with it some new looks and added functionality, and it's now confirmed for 9 Feb 2017...
Smartwatch rumours 2016
24 August, 2016
Smartwatches are coming on leaps and bounds every year. This is what we could be seeing coming to our wrists before the year's out...
Nokia to buy Withings for £131m
26 April, 2016
Finnish mobile brand, Nokia, is to purchase French wearables brand, Withings, for the sum of £131m (€170). A new chapter for the company
Best smartwatches for your Christmas list
5 December, 2015
This Christmas, smartwatches are sure to be at the top of a lot of gift lists. To help you choose, we've rounded up a few of the best.
The world's first smartwatch
10 June, 2015
On 10 June 1998, the world's first smartwatch was released by Seiko. The Ruputer featured a 2-inch screen and was capable of more than just telling the time
Living with the LG Watch Urbane
4 June, 2015
This week we asked one of The Lowdown’s trusted reviewers to unclasp their Sony SmartWatch 3, and spend a week with the LG Watch Urbane…
Tough Mudder: Step counting wearables
27 May, 2015
We're seeing if a Sony SmartWatch 3 and Sony Xperia Z3 can help two couch potatoes train for Tough Mudder, a brutal 12-mile obstacle course.
The hyper connected future
8 May, 2015
Wearables are the future. But with the Apple Watch making smartwatches the norm, what does a hyper connected future look like?
Living with the Sony SmartWatch 3
13 April, 2015
This week we asked one of our reviewers to ditch their Moto 360, and spend a week with Sony’s SmartWatch 3…
The most elegant smartwatches
10 March, 2015
Wearables look set to be one of the big trends this year. Here are some of the most elegant smartwatches around
Mobile World Congress 2015 round up
4 March, 2015
Mobile World Congress has been and gone; here are the highlights of the showcase. There is some amazing technology on the way.
MWC: Mykronoz smartwatches
3 March, 2015
Everyone loves the style and quality of a Swiss watch. But that mark of quality is something that’s been lacking in smartwatches – until now.
MWC Day 2: Wearables
3 March, 2015
Wearables are all the rage at Mobile World Congress. Here are some of our favourite wearables from day two of MWC.
MWC day 1: wearables
2 March, 2015
Mobile World Congress has got off to a great start in Barcelona. And one of the big trends we’re seeing is wearables
MWC: LG unveils first 4G smartwatch
2 March, 2015
LG just announced its first 4G smartwatch, the LG Watch Urbane LTE, at Mobile World Congress. Here are all the details.
MWC preview: Wearables
27 February, 2015
Mobile World Congress kicks off next week with wearables expected to make a strong showing. Here's a preview of what you can expect from MWC's wearables.
How to play music on your wearable
23 February, 2015
Wearables are the big thing in mobile technology at the moment, allowing us to do so much without touching our phone. Here's how to play music through it.
Sony SmartWatch 3 looks chic in steel
7 January, 2015
Last year, Sony made a splash with its SmartWatch 3. And this year, the company has refreshed it, giving it a stylish stainless steel strap.
How to install Android Wear Lollipop
19 December, 2014
Google updated its Android Wear smartwatch software. Here's what's new in Android Wear Lollipop and a guide to installing it.
Best Android Wear apps and how to install them
28 November, 2014
If you picked yourself up an Android Wear smartwatch, you need to populate it with apps. Here are our favourite Android Wear apps and how to install them.
What do the symbols on my screen mean?
9 October, 2016
Find out what all the symbols on your phone screen actually mean...
How to fix a mobile internet connection
3 February, 2017
If you're having problems with your mobile internet connection, here are some tips...
How much data do I need?
25 April, 2017
Here's how to pick the right data plan and avoid those unnecessary bills...
Switch and save with a SIM Only contract
28 April, 2017
If you're happy with your current phone, or you're looking to cut down on your monthly...
Data test: How much is 1GB?
1 June, 2017
Those videos that automatically play on Facebook and Twitter could be pushing you...