In early 2012, a fundraising by the maker of the Pebble smartwatch became the most successful in Kickstarter history, highlighting the potential of wearable computing devices. In September 2013, Samsung Electronics unveiled its Galaxy Gear smartwatch, while Qualcomm simultaneously revealed its Toq smartwatch.

  • The Apple Watch 9 looks like the 8, but the first chip upgrade in 3 years enhances Siri and iPhone connectivity. A finger-thumb tap feature will soon be enabled
  • The screen is also brighter. But pre-existing features, like movement tracking and the ability to reply to WhatsApp messages on your wrist, make the watch shine

A Chinese smartwatch aimed at children aged from four to 15 has overtaken Apple Watch to become the second top selling brand in China, thanks to features that allow parents to remotely monitor their kids.

Elon Musk and Jeff Bezos wear Omega, and Bill Gates goes for Casio, while Silicon Valley CEOs are fans of Cartier, Rolex, Richard Mille – and Apple Watches, of course


Samsung revealed its Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 5 and Z Fold 5 phones at its 2023 flagship show in Seoul, as well as the Galaxy Tab S9 and Tab S9 Ultra, and Galaxy Watch 6.

Unlike the Apple Watch and Samsung Galaxy Watch, the Watch D by Huawei uses a built-in inflatable strap to measure blood pressure and a health app that can be used across different mobile devices.

The country’s millennials are turning to smartwatches that track fitness, and ‘functional foods’ like protein powders as they look to a post-pandemic era free of lockdowns.


Hublot’s striking new Big Bang range gives real-time updates and information on key games and teams in the Fifa World Cup, continuing its relationship with the world’s biggest sporting event

A Kindle Paperwhite or a new Apple Watch could be the perfect Mother’s Day gift for your tech-savvy parent, or maybe she’d like a robot vacuum cleaner or ambient lighting system.

The Apple Watch 7 series’ bigger screen, faster charging, more durable body, new case colours and innovative wellness apps could make it a bestseller.

Google partners with Samsung to offer Galaxy Watch 4 smartwatch with Wear OS for the first time. However, it cannot work with Google Assistant, whereas the Apple has Siri.

The timing appears to be more fortuitous, as Hong Kong’s first-half bank deposits ballooned by 11.5 per cent to HK$7.87 trillion (US$1.01 trillion), on the heels of two consecutive quarters of economic growth.

Frédéric Arnault says the luxury watchmaker can successfully compete in the hi-tech world of smartwatches without compromising the legacy and heritage of the brand.

Critics initially dismissed the smartwatch as a fad – but today more Apple Watches are sold than all Switzerland’s heritage timepiece brands put together

Huawei’s HarmonyOS is designed for the Internet-of-Things era, with the ability to run on everything from smartphones and tablets to home appliances as the tech giant tries to overcome US sanctions and move away from Android.


China’s rural residents under 18 years old are less likely to have used smartwatches, voice assistants and computers to get online, new study says.

Apple focused on the new Apple Watch Series 6, Watch SE and iPads at its September event instead of the iPhone 12 – one of the 6’s new vaunted features is the ability to track blood-oxygen levels every 15 seconds.

The Fitbit Sense tracks your heart and breathing rates, reads your skin temperature and senses how much you sweat. It may give early warning of symptoms of infectious diseases – including Covid-19, Fitbit claims.

The latest Apple Watch features include a hand washing detector that tells you if you stop too soon. Also included: a sleep detector and a ‘hearing’ mode that protects your ears from audio that is too loud.

Your Apple Watch or Fitbit could detect the coronavirus before you feel symptoms. Wearable tech takes 250,000 readings a day, and linked to a newly developed app, could forecast a Covid-19 infection.

Xiaomi-backed wearables maker Huami published a study on detecting the spread of infectious disease using data from 1.3 million users