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Samsung Gear Sport hands on
The smartwatch that’s a personal fitness coach on your wrist…
Hands on with the Samsung Gear S3
The latest smartwatch from Samsung comes in two stunning designs…
Samsung Gear Fit2 hands on
A feature-packed GPS sports band that lets you leave the phone at home…
Microsoft Band: What's new?
We’ve got all the important details on the new, sleeker and smarter Microsoft Band.
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...
Samsung announces Gear S3 smartwatch
31 August, 2016
Samsung has unveiled their new Gear S3 smartwatch, which was less about the features, and more about creating a smartwatch that really looks like a watc
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...
Samsung Gear VR 2016 hands on
28 July, 2016
All the information about the new Gear VR and some tops apps to check out...
First look at the Samsung Gear Fit 2 and IconX
6 June, 2016
The South Koran electronics giant Samsung is set to return to the fitness game, with a revolutionary sports band and wireless earbuds.
Samsung takes wearables beyond the smartwatch
7 January, 2016
Samsung's booth at CES 2016 is packed with wearables that go beyond the simple smartwatch. Check out the weird and wonderful gadgets it's working on here.
Casio smartwatch lasts a month between charges
7 January, 2016
The Casio Smart Outdoor Watch WSD-F10 is an Android Wear smartwatch that can last a month between charges and survive in 50 metres of water.
Samsung Gear S2 to get Samsung Pay and iOS support
6 January, 2016
Samsung has confirmed the Gear S2 smartwatch is still on track to get Samsung Pay and iOS support this year. Find out more here.
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.
Living with the Samsung Gear S2
19 November, 2015
We asked one of The Lowdown’s reviewers to spend a week with the Samsung Gear S2 smartwatch.
LG Watch Urbane 2 and LG V10 launched
1 October, 2015
The LG Watch Urbane 2nd Edition is the first Android Wear smartwatch to take a SIM, while the LG V10 is the first phone with two screens on the front.
Sony SmartBand 2 unveiled
20 August, 2015
The new Sony SmartBand 2 has an advanced heart rate monitor, automatic sleep tracking and 2-day battery life so you can get more insights into your health.
Even the NHS wants in on wearables
17 June, 2015
The NHS is planning to put free Wi-Fi in all hospitals and use wearables to monitor patients vital signs as part of its big tech push.
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…
Blocks: The customisable smartwatch
2 June, 2015
Blocks is the Project Ara of wearables - a modular smartwatch that you can customise for your particular needs.
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.