Pocket-lint - Google Wearables https://www.pocket-lint.com Welcome to Pocket-lint, for the latest electronic product reviews, including news on gadgets, digital cameras, home cinema, audio, cars and mobile phones. Wed, 11 Oct 2023 17:00:32 GMT en-US hourly 60 <![CDATA[Pixel Watch 2 review: A Fitbit in disguise? ]]> With Pixel Watch, Google built a lot of excitement. It had a lot going for it and more than one 'first' to lean on. For starters, it was Google's first homemade smartwatch and was the first WearOS watch to ship with Fitbit onboard. Top that off with a unique, stunning design; surely, it was a recipe for success.

Wed, 11 Oct 2023 17:00:32 GMT https://www.pocket-lint.com/google-pixel-watch-2-review/
<![CDATA[Google Pixel Watch 2 vs Samsung Galaxy Watch 6: Which is best? ]]> The second-generation Google Pixel Watch has landed, almost exactly a year since the first model was released, bringing with its better battery life, more advanced health tracking abilities, and Wear OS 4. So, how does it compare to its main competition in the Wear OS market? Galaxy Watch has been a popular choice for years, but could the Pixel Watch 2 make more sense for you?

Thu, 05 Oct 2023 15:56:33 GMT https://www.pocket-lint.com/google-pixel-watch-2-vs-samsung-galaxy-watch-6/
<![CDATA[Google Pixel Watch 2: Specs, launch date and everything else you need to know]]> After months of rumours and speculation, the second-generation Google Pixel Watch has finally arrived. It brings with it an updated design as well as a Qualcomm Snapdragon Wear 5100 processor, so it could prove to be a fairly different experience from the first-generation watch.

Wed, 04 Oct 2023 16:30:34 GMT https://www.pocket-lint.com/google-pixel-watch-2-rumours-release-date-specs-price-features/
<![CDATA[Google Pixel Watch 2 vs Google Pixel Watch: What's new? ]]> Look at it from the outside; you might just think the Pixel Watch 2 is identical to the original. But is there more to it than that?

Wed, 04 Oct 2023 15:15:35 GMT https://www.pocket-lint.com/google-pixel-watch-2-vs-google-pixel-watch-1/
<![CDATA[Google Pixel Watch 2 updates 2023]]> Alongside its next range of flagship Pixel smartphones, Google has unveiled its second-generation smartwatch: the Pixel Watch 2. It might look just like the first model, but there are plenty of new additions under the hood, including an ambition to be your whole health companion on your wrist.

Wed, 04 Oct 2023 14:36:01 GMT https://www.pocket-lint.com/google-pixel-watch-2/
<![CDATA[How to watch the Pixel 8 launch event and what to expect]]> Google will be pulling the covers off its latest collection of devices its customary Made by Google event. It's a chance for Google to update us on progress on some of its core technologies, as well as giving us a look at the latest hardware.

Wed, 04 Oct 2023 07:30:33 GMT https://www.pocket-lint.com/how-to-watch-the-pixel-8-launch-and-what-to-expect/
<![CDATA[The Google Pixel Watch 2 might get the Fitbit Sense 2's best feature]]> We're expecting Google to announce the Pixel Watch 2 in a couple of weeks and the company has been teasing it alongside the Pixel 8 and Pixel 8 Pro. But while information about the new phones has been leaking relatively readily, details on the updated Pixel Watch haven't been quite so forthcoming. Until now.

Tue, 19 Sep 2023 12:19:32 GMT https://www.pocket-lint.com/the-google-pixel-watch-2-might-get-the-fitbit-sense-2s-best-feature/
<![CDATA[The Google Pixel 8 will launch on October 4]]> It's the most wonderful time of the year. No, it's not the holiday season; it's phone announcement season. Google has just sent out invitations for an event on October 4, 2023, and we're quite certain the event will feature the Pixel 8 and Pixel 8 Pro. Not only that, but we expect the company to announce the Pixel Watch 2, further bolstering its lineup shortly after Apple plans to announce the iPhone 15 series of devices.

Wed, 30 Aug 2023 17:07:29 GMT https://www.pocket-lint.com/google-pixel-8-launch-october-4/
<![CDATA[Samsung Galaxy Watch 6 vs Google Pixel Watch: Which is best? ]]> Samsung was the first manufacturer to launch a smartwatch running the latest evolution of Wear OS with its Galaxy Watch 4 running Wear OS 3. Now, we're up to Galaxy Watch 6 and Wear OS 4, but Samsung is no longer alone in this market.

Mon, 21 Aug 2023 15:39:31 GMT https://www.pocket-lint.com/samsung-galaxy-watch-6-vs-google-pixel-watch/
<![CDATA[Google just leaked its Pixel Watch 2 specs early]]> The Google Pixel Watch hasn't quite been around for a year yet and it's still arguably one of the best smartwatches available today. It isn't perfect, nothing is, but Google will no doubt hope to improve the wearable yet further when it releases the Pixel Watch 2. That's unlikely to happen until around October time, probably alongside the Pixel 8 and Pixel 8 Pro. But that hasn't stopped some specs from leaking from an unexpected source.

Mon, 21 Aug 2023 13:26:37 GMT https://www.pocket-lint.com/google-just-leaked-its-pixel-watch-2-specs-early/
<![CDATA[Google Assistant support for these Wear OS watches ends soon - this is what you need to do]]> The rollout of Wear OS 3 has been anything but smooth. The smartwatch platform was launched around two years ago, debuting on the Samsung Galaxy Watch 4, but it took over a year to see the vanilla Wear OS 3 experience when it finally arrived on the Pixel Watch.

Fri, 18 Aug 2023 12:30:27 GMT https://www.pocket-lint.com/google-assistant-support-ending-on-wear-os-2/
<![CDATA[Here's our first look at the Pixel Watch 2 watch faces]]> Rumours and leaks are starting to appear surrounding Google's second-generation Pixel Watch, which is expected to launch in October 2023, alongside the Pixel 8 and Pixel 8 Pro.

Mon, 31 Jul 2023 09:38:17 GMT https://www.pocket-lint.com/pixel-watch-2-watch-faces-revealed/
<![CDATA[Wear OS 4: Everything to know about Google's next smartwatch software update]]> Wear OS, like so many other device operating systems, is generally never too far away from an update to add new features and redesigned elements - and the next to come is Wear OS 4.

Thu, 27 Jul 2023 10:25:26 GMT https://www.pocket-lint.com/wear-os-4/
<![CDATA[Get the Pixel Watch for just $249 on Prime Day! ]]> The summer shopping event from Amazon has well and truly arrived, with the company offering awesome discounts on a number of highly desirable tech products in its Prime Day shopping event. Among them is a great deal on the Google Pixel Watch, taking it just below $250, and representing a significant $100 discount on its full retail price.

Tue, 11 Jul 2023 12:45:20 GMT https://www.pocket-lint.com/google-pixel-watch-prime-day-deal/
<![CDATA[Google Pixel Watch deal gets you $50 off the own-branded smartwatch]]> Google has a great deal on its own-branded smartwatch - the Google Pixel Watch.

Tue, 21 Mar 2023 11:36:16 GMT https://www.pocket-lint.com/google-pixel-watch-deal-smartwatch-bargain/
<![CDATA[How to turn on Fall Detection on Google Pixel Watch ]]> The Google Pixel Watch has motion sensors that can detect if you've fallen, prompting the watch to ask if you need emergency services. It's cool but may not be perfect and isn't promising to detect all falls. It's also dependent on network connectivity, location settings, and more. In this guide, Pocket-lint provides step-by-step instructions on how to set up Fall Detection on Pixel Watch, plus we answer basic questions you may have about the feature.

Tue, 14 Mar 2023 13:05:17 GMT https://www.pocket-lint.com/how-to-enable-fall-detection-google-pixel-watch/
<![CDATA[Pixel Watch owners report its alarm clock app can't always tell the time]]> Some owners of Google's Pixel Watches report that they are experiencing an issue that causes the Clock app's alarms to fire at the wrong time.

Fri, 03 Mar 2023 19:44:33 GMT https://www.pocket-lint.com/pixel-watch-owners-report-its-alarm-clock-app-cant-always-tell-the-time/
<![CDATA[Google Pixel Watch gains potentially lifesaving fall detection]]> Google has announced that it has started to roll out a new fall detection feature to Pixel Watch owners. The feature will detect if someone takes a tumble and then take action if needed.

Wed, 01 Mar 2023 12:50:23 GMT https://www.pocket-lint.com/google-pixel-watch-gains-potentially-lifesaving-fall-detection/
<![CDATA[How to do a Fitbit workout on Google Pixel Watch]]>

Google's takeover of Fitbit means that it's got one heck of an integrated fitness platform for its devices moving forward - including its first real smartwatch, the Pixel Watch.

Sat, 31 Dec 2022 13:16:00 GMT https://www.pocket-lint.com/smartwatches/news/google/163573-how-to-fitbit-workout-google-pixel-watch/
<![CDATA[Google's brand new Pixel Watch gets discounted for Black Friday]]>

It's only been out for a couple of months, but the Google Pixel Watch is already seeing its first discounts as part of Black Friday week in the US and the UK. 

Fri, 25 Nov 2022 19:00:00 GMT https://www.pocket-lint.com/smartwatches/news/black-friday/163518-google-pixel-watch-black-friday-deal/
<![CDATA[How to use Bedtime Mode on the Google Pixel Watch]]>

Google finally burst onto the smartwatch scene when it released the Pixel Watch, making the most of its Fitbit purchase into the bargain.

Thu, 17 Nov 2022 22:05:00 GMT https://www.pocket-lint.com/smartwatches/news/google/163480-google-pixel-watch-bedtime-mode-how-to-use/
<![CDATA[There's now a Peloton Wear OS app but it's better on Apple Watch]]>

Owners of Peloton fitness gear now have a new Wear OS watch app they can use, but that isn't anywhere near as impressive as it might sound.

Mon, 31 Oct 2022 14:17:47 GMT https://www.pocket-lint.com/smartwatches/news/google/163210-there-s-now-a-peloton-wear-os-app-but-it-s-better-on-apple-watch/
<![CDATA[Google's Pixel Watch 24-hour battery explainer has some surprises]]>

Google has shared details on how it came to the 24-hour battery rating it gave the Pixel Watch, but there's one specific bit that might surprise you.

Mon, 31 Oct 2022 13:20:08 GMT https://www.pocket-lint.com/smartwatches/news/google/163207-google-s-pixel-watch-24-hour-battery-explainer-has-some-surprises/
<![CDATA[Your Pixel Watch is a nightmare to repair if you break it]]>

Google's Pixel Watch is finally here, but iFixit's teardown suggests you'll want to handle it with kid gloves rather than risk breaking it.

Thu, 20 Oct 2022 18:52:58 GMT https://www.pocket-lint.com/smartwatches/news/google/163091-your-pixel-watch-is-a-nightmare-to-repair-if-you-break-it/
<![CDATA[Wear OS: Your complete guide to Google's smartwatch OS]]>

Originally called Android Wear when it first launched in 2014, Google's wearable platform was renamed Wear OS a few years later. It's seen a few evolutions since then, and none more important than when it announced Wear OS 3 in collaboration with Samsung in 2021. 

Tue, 18 Oct 2022 09:15:00 GMT https://www.pocket-lint.com/smartwatches/news/google/127960-wear-os-your-complete-guide-to-googles-smartwatch-os/
<![CDATA[Google Pixel Watch review]]> We've had Android-based watches available for a long time, with any number of manufacturers trying their hand at smart, connected Google-powered wrist wear. From Motorola, LG and Samsung right at the beginning, through to fashion and luxury brands like TAG Heuer, Montblanc and Fossil.

Wed, 12 Oct 2022 17:00:00 GMT https://www.pocket-lint.com/smartwatches/reviews/google/162929-google-pixel-watch-review/
<![CDATA[Google Pixel Watch vs Samsung Galaxy Watch 5]]> With the Pixel Watch, Google has finally built and released its own homemade smartwatch. But with Samsung having been in the market for years, and having already released watches running the latest version of Wear OS, you might be wondering exactly how the two companies' wearables compare.

Sat, 08 Oct 2022 11:00:00 GMT https://www.pocket-lint.com/google-pixel-watch-vs-samsung-galaxy-watch-5/
<![CDATA[Pixel Watch will get Apple Watch's fall detection feature]]>

The Google Pixel Watch will detect when you take a tumble and alert emergency services, but the company has confirmed that it won't start doing so until the first few months of 2023.

Fri, 07 Oct 2022 10:13:36 GMT https://www.pocket-lint.com/smartwatches/news/google/162910-the-pixel-watch-will-get-apple-watch-s-life-saving-fall-detection-feature-but-not-yet/
<![CDATA[Pixel Watch aims to deliver the best of Google and the best of Fitbit]]>

The Google Pixel Watch is now official, with Google unveiling the device at its Made by Google event. The launch was preceded by a tease at Google I/O 2022, followed by plenty of additional information from the company.

Thu, 06 Oct 2022 14:45:00 GMT https://www.pocket-lint.com/smartwatches/news/google/162883-pixel-watch-google-fitbit-smartwatch/
<![CDATA[This is what the Fitbit app for Wear OS will look like]]>

The Play Store listing for Fitbit's Android app has been updated, and - as well as showing a redesign of the phone app - shows what the Fitbit app for Wear OS will look like on your wrist when you load it on to a smartwatch running Google's platform

Thu, 06 Oct 2022 09:00:06 GMT https://www.pocket-lint.com/smartwatches/news/fitbit/162889-fitbit-wear-os-app-screenshots/
<![CDATA[Biggest Pixel Watch leaks yet show colour options and more]]>

Although the latest Google product showcase event is imminent, with the Pixel 7, 7 Pro and Pixel Watch to be officially launched this Thursday, it doesn't mean the rumourmill will be quiet in the meantime. In fact, two of the biggest leaks yet have only just appeared online - both relating to the Watch.

Mon, 03 Oct 2022 08:22:24 GMT https://www.pocket-lint.com/smartwatches/news/google/162845-biggest-pixel-watch-leaks-yet-show-colour-options-and-official-ad-taglines/
<![CDATA[Pic of Google Pixel Watch box hints at earlier on-sale date]]>

A hands-on photo of the Google Pixel Watch retail box has appeared online.

Mon, 26 Sep 2022 15:11:22 GMT https://www.pocket-lint.com/smartwatches/news/google/162775-pic-of-google-pixel-watch-box-hints-at-earlier-on-sale-date-than-previously-thought/
<![CDATA[Official Google Pixel Watch video shows it from every angle]]>

Ahead of its product launch event on 6 October, Google has posted a video showing its first in-house smartwatch from just about every angle imaginable.

Fri, 23 Sep 2022 09:09:06 GMT https://www.pocket-lint.com/smartwatches/news/google/162750-official-google-pixel-watch-video-shows-it-from-every-angle/
<![CDATA[Google Pixel Watch price leaked along with colour options]]>

Google's own home-made smartwatch was stuck in the realm of rumour and speculation until the company itself teased the product at its annual I/O conference earlier in the year. 

Tue, 20 Sep 2022 09:06:11 GMT https://www.pocket-lint.com/smartwatches/news/google/162693-google-pixel-watch-prices-colour-options/
<![CDATA[Fitbit to reveal wearables on Aug. 24: Sense 2 and Versa 4?]]>

UPDATE: Fitbit has now announced the Inspire 3 and Versa 4 smart/fitness watches, plus the Sense 2 smartwatch.

Wed, 24 Aug 2022 04:36:29 GMT https://www.pocket-lint.com/smartwatches/news/fitbit/162361-fitbit-sense-2-versa-4-event-date-time/
<![CDATA[Fitbit Sense 2 and Versa 4 photos leak: Coming this fall?]]>

The Fitbit Sense smartwatch might soon get a follow-up called the Fitbit Sense 2, and it could arrive alongside the Versa 4. Photos of these fitness trackers have leaked online.

Sat, 23 Jul 2022 04:15:05 GMT https://www.pocket-lint.com/smartwatches/news/fitbit/161972-fitbit-sense-2-and-versa-4-photos-leak-coming-this-fall/
<![CDATA[Flagship TicWatch could be next with new Wear OS]]>

The next watch to receive Google's elusive third-generation wearable operating system could be a flagship TicWatch.

Mon, 18 Jul 2022 09:22:16 GMT https://www.pocket-lint.com/smartwatches/news/google/161918-flagship-ticwatch-could-be-next-with-new-wear-os/
<![CDATA[Wear OS could soon get Google Fast Pair's best feature]]>

Google is preparing an update to Wear OS which will allow the Google-powered smartwatches to take advantage of Fast Pair's biggest convenience: connecting to headphones you've already paired to your Android phone. 

Mon, 27 Jun 2022 09:14:46 GMT https://www.pocket-lint.com/smartwatches/news/google/161644-google-fast-pair-headphones-wear-os/
<![CDATA[Pixel Watch will be available in a range of bands at launch]]>

Google will offer at least seven different types of straps alongside the launch of the Pixel Watch.

Fri, 17 Jun 2022 08:16:45 GMT https://www.pocket-lint.com/smartwatches/news/google/161550-google-pixel-watch-customization-bands-straps-leak/
<![CDATA[Best Smartwatch for Android in 2023]]> Uncovering the best smartwatch for Android users is easier said than done, with increasingly strong offerings available from the likes of Samsung, Huawei, Garmin and Fitbit.

Wed, 15 Jun 2022 15:34:49 GMT https://www.pocket-lint.com/smartwatches/buyers-guides/155864-best-smartwatch-for-android-users/
<![CDATA[The Google Pixel Watch will have its own dedicated app]]>

The much anticipated Google Pixel Watch will be launching with its own app, alongside the familiar Wear OS app, according to a report from 9to5Google.

Thu, 09 Jun 2022 08:44:21 GMT https://www.pocket-lint.com/smartwatches/news/google/161441-google-pixel-watch-will-have-app/
<![CDATA[Google Pixel Watch battery will only last a day]]>

There's plenty of hype surrounding Google's upcoming smartwatch, but WearOS has always been a battery hog, and it doesn't seem like that's changing any time soon.

Wed, 01 Jun 2022 08:25:54 GMT https://www.pocket-lint.com/smartwatches/news/google/161351-google-pixel-watch-battery-will-only-last-a-day/
<![CDATA[How to get Google Assistant on your Samsung Galaxy Watch 4]]>

If you own a Galaxy Watch 4 and have been patiently waiting for Google Assistant support, you might be happy to know it's officially rolling out. 

Tue, 24 May 2022 05:00:41 GMT https://www.pocket-lint.com/smartwatches/news/samsung/161249-how-to-get-google-assistant-on-your-samsung-galaxy-watch-4/
<![CDATA[Pixel Watch to come with huge RAM for a smartwatch]]>

Google's upcoming Pixel Watch is set to push Wear OS forward with specs that no smartwatch running the operating system has yet been able to match, according to new reports.

Mon, 23 May 2022 08:10:00 GMT https://www.pocket-lint.com/smartwatches/news/google/161228-pixel-watch-huge-ram-for-smartwatch/
<![CDATA[Google Assistant coming to Samsung Galaxy Watch 4]]>

Hot off the tails of Google's I/O developer conference, Samsung has confirmed that it's making Google Assistant available to download for users on its Galaxy Watch 4.

Thu, 12 May 2022 08:06:00 GMT https://www.pocket-lint.com/smartwatches/news/samsung/161100-samsung-galaxy-watch-4-google-assistant-update/
<![CDATA[Google teases Pixel Watch ahead of fall 2022 release]]>

Google has officially unveiled the Pixel Watch, the company's first-ever smartwatch.

Wed, 11 May 2022 19:01:42 GMT https://www.pocket-lint.com/smartwatches/news/google/161096-google-pixel-watch-announcement-features-design/
<![CDATA[Best upcoming smartwatches 2022]]>

The year 2022 is well under way now and there are plenty of smartwatches to look forward to throughout this year. 

Mon, 02 May 2022 08:00:00 GMT https://www.pocket-lint.com/smartwatches/news/google/132033-upcoming-smartwatches-new-smartwatches-and-wearables-coming-soon/
<![CDATA[Google Pixel Watch could come in three models]]>

Google's Pixel-branded smartwatch has been rumoured for years, but the speculation has significantly increased recently, with not only real-world images of the device appearing, but pictures of the Pixel Watch on a wrist surfacing too.

Thu, 28 Apr 2022 09:05:57 GMT https://www.pocket-lint.com/smartwatches/news/google/160926-google-pixel-watch-could-come-in-three-models/
<![CDATA[Leaked Pixel Watch pics show Google's smartwatch on a wrist]]>

If you need more evidence that Google might announce a smartwatch at I/O next month, the Pixel Watch has leaked online again. Images of the wearable first surfaced two days ago.

Wed, 27 Apr 2022 03:16:46 GMT https://www.pocket-lint.com/smartwatches/news/google/160900-pixel-watch-leaks-again-latest-images-show-google-s-smartwatch-on-a-wrist/
<![CDATA[Google's Pixel Watch breaks cover in real world photos]]>

A pre-production sample of what is thought to be Google's forthcoming Pixel Watch has been left in a restaurant, finding its way into the real world for everyone to see.

Mon, 25 Apr 2022 09:17:29 GMT https://www.pocket-lint.com/smartwatches/news/google/160863-google-pixel-watch-breaks-cover-real-world-photos/
<![CDATA[Google files trademark for 'Pixel Watch' ahead of I/O]]>

Google’s first in-house smartwatch appears to have been given a name - one that has been circulating in media reports for years.

Sat, 23 Apr 2022 03:13:03 GMT https://www.pocket-lint.com/smartwatches/news/google/160858-google-files-trademark-for-pixel-watch-ahead-of-i-o-is-a-launch-imminent/
<![CDATA[Pixel Watch image gives first real look at Google’s watch]]>

Google's long-awaited Pixel Watch has broken cover yet again, this time in form of a face-on image.

Wed, 20 Apr 2022 08:31:13 GMT https://www.pocket-lint.com/smartwatches/news/google/160809-google-pixel-watch-leak-store/
<![CDATA[Google Pixel Watch to be teased at I/O but launched October]]>

Google has long been rumoured to be working on a Pixel-branded smartwatch and while there was some question over whether the device would ever actually launch, the latest report suggests we might see it teased soon.

Fri, 25 Mar 2022 09:05:18 GMT https://www.pocket-lint.com/smartwatches/news/google/160543-google-pixel-watch-to-be-teased-at-io-but-launched-with-pixel-7-in-october/
<![CDATA[Google Wear OS 3 screenshots leak]]>

If you want to try Google's latest and greatest smartwatch operating system, Wear OS 3, the only way to currently do it is with the Samsung Galaxy Watch 4 and Watch 4 Classic.

Tue, 22 Mar 2022 09:31:13 GMT https://www.pocket-lint.com/smartwatches/news/google/160487-google-wear-os-3-screenshots-leak/
<![CDATA[How to set up and use Alexa voice commands on Fossil watches]]>

You're no longer limited to Google Assistant if you own a Fossil Gen 6 smartwatch and use it with an Android phone. Instead, you can set up and launch Amazon Alexa if you prefer.

Wed, 16 Mar 2022 01:37:50 GMT https://www.pocket-lint.com/smartwatches/news/fossil/160410-how-to-set-up-and-use-alexa-voice-commands-on-fossil-smartwatches/
<![CDATA[Pixel Watch to feature next-gen Google Assistant and Exynos]]>

We've seen a lot of rumours about Google's highly anticipated wearable, the Pixel Watch. The latest comes from 9to5Google and suggests the device may be powered by a Samsung Exynos chip and feature the next-generation Google Assistant.

Wed, 22 Dec 2021 09:53:39 GMT https://www.pocket-lint.com/smartwatches/news/google/159471-google-pixel-watch-tipped-to-feature-exynos-chip-and-next-gen-google-assistant/
<![CDATA[Latest Google Pixel Watch renders give us our best look yet]]>

Rendered images of the Pixel Watch appear to have surfaced, following on from recent reports that the Google smartwatch will launch in 2022.

Mon, 06 Dec 2021 11:25:05 GMT https://www.pocket-lint.com/smartwatches/news/google/159306-google-pixel-watch-design-renders-leak-pictures/
<![CDATA[Google's smartwatch, aka Pixel Watch, could launch in 2022]]>

Google's long-rumoured smartwatch is set to launch in 2022.

Fri, 03 Dec 2021 04:11:12 GMT https://www.pocket-lint.com/smartwatches/news/google/159287-google-s-in-house-smartwatch-aka-pixel-watch-could-launch-in-2022/
<![CDATA[Pocket-lint Awards nominees for Best Smart Home Device 2022]]>

The Shortlist for the EE Pocket-lint Awards has been announced, celebrating 20 main categories ranging from best smartphone to best smart home device. Each category has been narrowed down to six nominees from the hundreds of devices we have reviewed over the last 12 months.

Tue, 22 Nov 2022 13:00:00 GMT https://www.pocket-lint.com/smart-home/news/ee/149728-pocket-lint-awards-nominees-for-best-smart-home-device-and-how-to-vote/
<![CDATA[Pocket-lint Awards nominees for Best Streaming Device 2022]]>

The EE Pocket-lint Awards are almost upon us, where we celebrate the best devices, services and products from the last 12 months. There are 20 main categories in total, with each one offering six nominations.

Wed, 23 Nov 2022 16:48:28 GMT https://www.pocket-lint.com/tv/news/ee/149691-pocket-lint-awards-nominees-for-best-streaming-device-and-how-to-vote/
<![CDATA[Google Pixel Watch: Price, release date and everything you need to know]]>

A Google-branded smartwatch had been rumoured for many years, but now Google has formally announced the Pixel Watch, its first hardware device.

Thu, 06 Oct 2022 14:45:00 GMT https://www.pocket-lint.com/smartwatches/news/google/144921-google-pixel-watch-specs-release-date-news-and-features/
<![CDATA[Google is rolling out an update to smartwatches that can't make the leap to Wear OS 3]]>

Google has detailed three new upgrades coming to Wear OS 2 smartwatches, with Google Pay, Tiles and third-party apps in line for a mild refresh.

Thu, 12 Aug 2021 09:13:34 GMT https://www.pocket-lint.com/smartwatches/news/google/158012-google-wear-os-2-update-google-pay-messages-tiles-apps/
<![CDATA[Wear OS 3 confirmed as Google-Samsung smartwatch platform]]>

Google has finally confirmed the name of the unified smartwatch operating system it first teased at I/O, following up Wear OS 2 with - brace yourself - Wear OS 3.

Fri, 23 Jul 2021 10:20:58 GMT https://www.pocket-lint.com/smartwatches/news/samsung/157797-google-samsung-wear-os-3-update-which-smartwatches/
<![CDATA[Qualcomm reveals chips "capable" of supporting Wear OS 3.0]]>

Google announced a major update to its Wear OS platform during its I/O developer conference in May, revealing that it had partnered with Samsung to create a unified platform that combined the best of Wear OS with Samsung's Tizen OS.

Thu, 17 Jun 2021 07:22:23 GMT https://www.pocket-lint.com/smartwatches/news/google/157353-qualcomm-reveals-chips-capable-of-supporting-wear-os-3-0/
<![CDATA[Wear OS finally gets offline Spotify playback]]>

Wear OS smartwatch users are finally getting a way to listen to offline music and podcasts from Spotify, with the feature detailed as part of Google I/O 2021.

Wed, 19 May 2021 09:19:30 GMT https://www.pocket-lint.com/smartwatches/news/google/156959-how-to-download-use-spotify-music-podcasts-wear-os/
<![CDATA[Google Wear OS update: What's new in the unified platform?]]>

While at I/O 2021, Google took the stage to discuss what it believes is the next evolution of mobile computing: The smartwatch.

Wed, 19 May 2021 04:22:10 GMT https://www.pocket-lint.com/smartwatches/news/google/156955-new-google-wear-os-update-features-release-date-samsung-tizen/
<![CDATA[Google redesigns Wear OS with Samsung and Fitbit]]>

As previously rumoured, Google has partnered with Samsung to produce a completely redesigned Wear OS. 

Tue, 18 May 2021 18:02:25 GMT https://www.pocket-lint.com/smartwatches/news/google/156949-google-redesigns-wear-os-with-samsung/
<![CDATA[Google has a major Wear OS update up its sleeve for I/O 2021]]>

Google's developer conference kicks off in less than 24 hours, and ahead of the main keynote, the official Wear OS Twitter account is teasing a big update to Google's wearable platform.

Tue, 18 May 2021 03:41:27 GMT https://www.pocket-lint.com/smartwatches/news/google/156936-google-has-a-major-wear-os-update-up-its-sleeve-for-i-o-2021/
<![CDATA[Samsung's next smartwatches might run Wear OS and not Tizen]]>

Samsung is reportedly working on new wearables, and they're rumoured to run Wear OS. If true, that means the company will be effectively ditching its own Tizen operating system for Google’s platform.

Tue, 18 May 2021 03:20:58 GMT https://www.pocket-lint.com/smartwatches/news/samsung/156935-samsung-s-next-three-smartwatches-could-run-wear-os-instead-of-tizen/
<![CDATA[Google update introduces Gboard to Wear OS]]>

Google has introduced a rare app contribution to Wear OS, with an updated keyboard rolling out to users of the smartwatch platform.

Fri, 07 May 2021 10:27:58 GMT https://www.pocket-lint.com/smartwatches/news/google/156804-google-wear-os-gboard-keyboard-app/
<![CDATA[How to pair and set up Wear OS watches with an iPhone]]>

When it first launched, Google's smartwatch platform - then called Android Wear - was only compatible with Android phones. At that time it was adopted by the traditional tech companies like Motorola, Samsung and LG.

Tue, 06 Apr 2021 11:28:37 GMT https://www.pocket-lint.com/smartwatches/news/google/152541-wear-os-iphone-pairing-setup/
<![CDATA[Wear OS update: Google reveals new features coming this fall]]>

Google's operating system for wearables, Wear OS, is set to receive an update this autumn, signaling it has not completely forgotten about the platform. However, the update isn't exactly substantial, merely offering performance and UI upgrades, added support, and a new app. 

Fri, 14 Aug 2020 04:45:55 GMT https://www.pocket-lint.com/smartwatches/news/google/153346-wear-os-update-google-reveals-new-features-coming-this-autumn/
<![CDATA[Google to buy Fitbit: What you need to know]]>

Google has announced that it has entered a "definitive agreement" to acquire Fitbit.

Mon, 28 Oct 2019 16:40:52 GMT https://www.pocket-lint.com/smartwatches/news/149916-google-might-buy-fitbit-what-you-need-to-know/
<![CDATA[Why Google Pixel Watch was cancelled at the last minute]]>

A new report states that Google cancelled its plans to launch a Pixel Watch at the last minute, and that it's unlikely we'll see a homemade smartwatch from Google at the upcoming Pixel 4 launch

Thu, 19 Sep 2019 09:30:51 GMT https://www.pocket-lint.com/smartwatches/news/google/149439-google-pixel-watch-cancelled/
<![CDATA[Google Pixel Watch with built-in camera appears in patent]]>

Rumours of a Google Pixel smartwatch have been doing the rounds for years and despite Google's Wear OS platform running multiple third-party smartwatches, a Pixel smartwatch has yet to appear.

Tue, 03 Sep 2019 06:05:00 GMT https://www.pocket-lint.com/smartwatches/news/google/149152-google-pixel-watch-with-built-in-camera-appears-in-patent/
<![CDATA[Google rolls out six widget-like Tiles to on Wear OS watches]]>

One week before its annual developer conference, Google is announcing a software update to its wearable operating system.

Wed, 01 May 2019 21:33:10 GMT https://www.pocket-lint.com/smartwatches/news/google/147921-google-rolls-out-six-widget-like-tiles-you-can-swipe-between-on-wear-os-watches/
<![CDATA[Possible Google Pixel Watch tech pops up in patent]]>

A recently approved patent reveals Google has been working on several quick release watch band mechanisms, which could - if it ever launches - make the Pixel Watch strap really simple to swap out. 

Thu, 04 Apr 2019 09:25:19 GMT https://www.pocket-lint.com/smartwatches/news/google/147664-google-patent-reveals-intriguing-pixel-watch-strap-mechanism/
<![CDATA[Is Google working on a watch? New job listings hint yes]]>

Google is trying to make some interesting hires, indicating it has some major hardware ambitions for wearables. Or does it?

Fri, 08 Feb 2019 23:33:49 GMT https://www.pocket-lint.com/smartwatches/news/google/147037-is-google-working-on-a-watch-or-not-new-job-listings-suggest-yes/
<![CDATA[Google to revive WearOS with Fossil's mystery tech, R&D team]]>

Google and Fossil Group have entered into a $40 million agreement, in which Google will acquire some of Fossil’s smartwatch technology and members of the watchmaker's research and development team.

Thu, 17 Jan 2019 23:27:03 GMT https://www.pocket-lint.com/smartwatches/news/146796-google-to-revive-wearos-with-fossil-s-mystery-watch-tech-and-r-d-team/
<![CDATA[What's new in Google's 'H' update to Wear OS?]]>

Google has announced a new update to Wear OS. It's simply called "H", and no, Google didn't explain what that means.

Fri, 16 Nov 2018 00:30:13 GMT https://www.pocket-lint.com/smartwatches/news/google/146325-google-rolls-out-h-update-to-wear-os-here-s-what-s-new/
<![CDATA[No Google Pixel Watch this year after all]]>

There has been a lot of speculation in recent months that Google will announce its own-branded Wear OS smartwatch during its October Pixel 3 launch event. However, that is now not likely.

Mon, 03 Sep 2018 11:11:03 GMT https://www.pocket-lint.com/smartwatches/news/google/145595-no-google-pixel-watch-this-year-after-all/
<![CDATA[Michael Kors adds new Runway Wear OS watches to Access line]]>

When we think about Wear OS watches, we honestly think about fashion watches first.

Mon, 13 Aug 2018 23:09:52 GMT https://www.pocket-lint.com/smartwatches/news/145375-michael-kors-adds-new-runway-wear-os-watches-to-access-collection/
<![CDATA[Goodbye Android Wear: Google hits reset with new Wear OS name]]>

Google introduced Android Wear in 2014, but now, it's ditching the software's name and branding. 

Thu, 15 Mar 2018 18:14:56 GMT https://www.pocket-lint.com/smartwatches/news/google/143947-goodbye-android-wear-google-hits-reset-with-new-wear-os-name/
<![CDATA[Android Wear rebranding underway it seems, get ready for Wear OS]]>

It looks like Google is rebranding Android Wear, its smartwatch operating system.

Mon, 12 Mar 2018 10:40:12 GMT https://www.pocket-lint.com/smartwatches/news/google/143904-android-wear-rebranding-underway-it-seems-get-ready-for-wear-os/
<![CDATA[Android Oreo rolling out to Android Wear devices now, full list of supported watches revealed]]>

Google announced late last week that Android Oreo is now rolling out to Android Wear devices, bringing with it various new features and more supported languages. At the time, it wasn't clear which Android Wear watches would be in line to receive the update, but Google has now put all questions to rest with an official list of supported devices.

Mon, 11 Dec 2017 09:31:35 GMT https://www.pocket-lint.com/smartwatches/news/google/143050-android-oreo-rolling-out-to-android-wear-devices-now-full-list-of-supported-watches-revealed/
<![CDATA[Google launches latest Android Wear beta for LG Watch Sport]]>

Google has begun rolling out the latest version of the Android Wear beta, which is only available for the LG Watch Sport. The latest version of the beta isn't for a whole new version of Android Wear, but rather an update of the API level to API 26.

Tue, 03 Oct 2017 08:52:51 GMT https://www.pocket-lint.com/smartwatches/news/142439-google-launches-latest-android-wear-beta-for-lg-watch-sport/
<![CDATA[LG Watch Sport vs LG Watch Style: What's the difference?]]>

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.

Wed, 08 Feb 2017 12:14:39 GMT https://www.pocket-lint.com/smartwatches/buyers-guides/lg/140202-lg-watch-sport-vs-lg-watch-style-what-s-the-difference/
<![CDATA[iPhone owners to benefit from Android Wear 2.0, thanks to standalone apps]]>

Android Wear has supported the iPhone for a while, but the experience has been rather jilted. Unlike the Apple Watch, the experience didn't "just work", it was more a case of "barely worked".

Wed, 08 Feb 2017 10:11:02 GMT https://www.pocket-lint.com/smartwatches/news/apple/140200-iphone-owners-to-benefit-from-android-wear-2-0-thanks-to-standalone-apps/
<![CDATA[Android Pay confirmed to come to Android Wear 2.0 following official leaked screenshots]]>

Android Wear 2.0 is expected to be officially unveiled until tomorrow, 9 February, along with the first two watches to feature the software, the LG Watch Style and Watch Sport. However, usually reliable Twitter tipster @evleaks has said both the watches and the new software will in fact be released today, 8 February. We haven't seen anything official from Google just yet, but the day isn't over, so watch this space. 

Wed, 08 Feb 2017 09:09:03 GMT https://www.pocket-lint.com/smartwatches/news/google/140199-android-pay-confirmed-to-come-to-android-wear-2-0-following-official-leaked-screenshots/
<![CDATA[Android Wear 2.0 update coming from 15 February to existing watches]]>

Google has confirmed that the update to Android Wear 2.0 will be rolling-out on 15 February, following its announcement with the launch of the LG Watch Sport and LG Watch Style on 8 February. 

Tue, 07 Feb 2017 15:32:06 GMT https://www.pocket-lint.com/smartwatches/news/google/140189-android-wear-2-0-update-coming-from-15-february-to-existing-watches/
<![CDATA[Official: LG Watch Sport and LG Watch Style are Google's first Android Wear 2.0 watches]]>

Google and LG have officially announced the LG Watch Sport and the LG Watch Style, a pair of new devices designed in collaboration to showcase Android Wear 2.0.

Tue, 07 Feb 2017 11:47:40 GMT https://www.pocket-lint.com/smartwatches/news/lg/140184-official-lg-watch-sport-and-lg-watch-style-are-google-s-first-android-wear-2-0-watches/
<![CDATA[Google's two LG-made Android Wear 2.0 watches revealed, coming 9 Feb]]>

New information has surfaced on Google's upcoming pair of Android Wear 2.0 watches, including the name of the manufacturer.

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 19:22:13 GMT https://www.pocket-lint.com/smartwatches/news/google/140030-google-s-two-lg-made-android-wear-2-0-watches-revealed-coming-9-feb/
<![CDATA[Google reveals when Android Wear 2.0 will arrive - and it's soon]]>

You'll soon have new Android Wear software goodies to keep you busy.

Wed, 11 Jan 2017 23:32:38 GMT https://www.pocket-lint.com/smartwatches/news/google/139986-google-reveals-when-android-wear-2-0-will-arrive-and-it-s-soon/
<![CDATA[Google to launch two Android Wear watches in 2017, others also expected]]>

Google is taking hardware seriously lately, as it's now getting into wearables.

Fri, 23 Dec 2016 01:10:00 GMT https://www.pocket-lint.com/smartwatches/news/google/139790-google-to-launch-two-android-wear-watches-in-2017-others-also-expected/
<![CDATA[Android Wear watches 'confirmed' to get tap-to-pay feature]]>

Google could soon make Android Wear watches a more viable smartwatch option as it looks to introduce tap-to-pay. The feature would let Android Wear smartwatches with an NFC chip to touch on various terminals, such as contactless terminals and Oyster terminals on the London Underground, to pay for goods and services.

Mon, 21 Nov 2016 09:23:57 GMT https://www.pocket-lint.com/smartwatches/news/google/139532-android-wear-watches-confirmed-to-get-tap-to-pay-feature/
<![CDATA[Google decided not to release Android Wear 2.0 this autumn]]>

Google has release the third preview of Android Wear 2.0 for developers and announced it is delaying the software's official launch for consumers.

Thu, 29 Sep 2016 22:21:47 GMT https://www.pocket-lint.com/smartwatches/news/google/139006-google-decided-not-to-release-android-wear-2-0-this-autumn/
<![CDATA[Google's making two Android Wear devices, possibly Nexus-branded]]>

It's about time!

Wed, 06 Jul 2016 20:57:42 GMT https://www.pocket-lint.com/smartwatches/news/google/138164-google-s-making-two-android-wear-devices-possibly-nexus-branded/
<![CDATA[Google shows off Android Wear 2.0 update: standalone apps, handwriting keyboard, and more]]>

Google is in Mountain View showing off its latest developments at Google I/O, and it has revealed a major update to Android Wear is on the way.

Wed, 18 May 2016 18:52:02 GMT https://www.pocket-lint.com/smartwatches/news/google/137648-google-shows-off-android-wear-2-0-update-standalone-apps-handwriting-keyboard-and-more/
<![CDATA[Google's Mode watchbands for Android Wear make it easier to swap styles]]>

Google has launched a new line of watchbands called Mode.

Tue, 26 Apr 2016 18:14:58 GMT https://www.pocket-lint.com/smartwatches/news/google/137447-google-s-mode-watchbands-for-android-wear-make-it-easier-to-swap-styles/
<![CDATA[Fossil details Q family of connected accessories, including Q Founder Android Wear watch]]>

Fossil has finally shed some light on its line-up of connected devices called Fossil Q, designed to keep you informed, without sacrificing your style. The devices were previously teased at New York fashion week.

Wed, 21 Oct 2015 14:17:31 GMT https://www.pocket-lint.com/smartwatches/news/fossil/135676-fossil-details-q-family-of-connected-accessories-including-q-founder-android-wear-watch/