Baselworld 2018

When you think of great watches, you inevitably think of Switzerland, and that’s also the location for the world’s biggest annual watch show — Baselworld. From million-dollar one-offs to the latest smartwatches, we’re here to bring you the most exciting new releases, straight from the show floor.

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Casio's G-Shock Rangeman should be on your wrist when you're in the wilderness

Casio’s latest Master of G series watch is the GPR-B1000 Rangeman, which has built-in GPS and solar charging, plus smart features and mapping through an app on your phone. It’s also the best looking version yet, and we’ve tried it…
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You can control A.B. Art’s Touch X hybrid watch with gestures

Attracted by minimalist watches, but want to have some connected features too? The A.B. Art Touch X may fit the bill, with its understated design and hybrid smartwatch capabilities. We’ve worn it, and this is what it’s like.
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Mühle’s glowing S.A.R. Rescue Timer keeps time for search and rescue teams

Shining brightly on the Baselworld 2018 show floor, the Mühle S.A.R. Rescue Timer isn’t a smartwatch, but that doesn’t mean it’s not technically impressive. It has to be, because members of the German Maritime Search and Rescue…
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Smart Baraka is a fitness band to wear at the roulette table, not on the treadmill

You want to wear a fitness tracker, but not one that only looks good with gym-wear? This is the Smart Baraka, made by Italian men’s jewelry-maker Baraka, which will look equally at home in the office as it will in the gym.
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The Mondaine Smart Helvetica is everything we want from a hybrid smartwatch

Swiss watch maker Mondaine is ready to release a new smartwatch, the beautiful Helvetica Smart. The classy style hides sensible smart features, backed up by a strong app, making a very desirable overall package. We out it on, and didn’t…
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The only power this GPS-packing Supercharger smartwatch needs comes from you

Forget charging and forget replacing batteries, because the Sequent Supercharger hybrid smartwatch uses a true automatic movement to power its extensive smart features, including GPS and a heart rate sensor. It’s a revolution, and we’ve…
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Hublot’s audacious and expensive Big Bang Referee runs Google’s Wear OS

Hublot’s first smartwatch is the Big Bang Referee, a tie-up with FIFA, and is as ostentatious and expensive as you’d expect from the famous brand. We’ve got up close with one of the first examples.
Wearables

Kronaby refreshes its smartwatch for the new season, teases contactless payments

Swedish smartwatch brand has refreshed its range for the new season, introducing a new case size, new colors, and a new dual subdial version of the sporty Apex. It's also introducing wireless payments in the near future.
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The Larsson & Jennings Connect is an amazingly thin hybrid smartwatch

Larsson & Jennings has brought its expertise in creating wonderfully minimalist dress watches to the world of hybrids with the Connect, its first hybrid smartwatch. Presented for the first time at Baselworld 2018, we got a chance to try it…
Wearables

Skagen’s new smartwatch is made of titanium, and it’s lighter than air

Skagen, the Danish watch brand known for its beautiful minimalist designs, has a smartwatch made of titanium coming in the near future. We've worn it, and are pleased to say it's one of the lightest smartwatches we've ever put on.
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Alpina’s AlpinerX is so good, other hybrid smartwatches should be running scared

If you’re looking for the ultimate hybrid smartwatch, Swiss watch brand Alpina may have the one for you. It’s the AlpinerX, and it combines the classic sports watch designs Alpina is known for, and the latest smart technology. We’ve…
Wearables

Hublot’s luxury Wear OS smartwatch will give soccer fans World Cup updates

Hublot has launched the first smartwatch running Wear OS -- and it's a $5,200 watch that will give you constant updates about the upcoming soccer World Cup in Russia. It will even be used by referees during the cup.
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Michael Kors adds new color options to its Access smartwatch collection

Last year, luxury watch brand Michael Kors launched its Access Sofie and the Access Grayson smartwatches. As part of its Spring 2018 collection, both models are officially available in new colors. 
Wearables

The Misfit Vapor has Android Wear 2.0 and will finally launch in late October

Misfit revealed its first touchscreen, waterproof smartwatch at the 2017 Consumer Electronics Show, and while it ran a proprietary operating system at the time, the Misfit Vapor now runs Android Wear.
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Fossil Q Venture, Q Explorist smartwatches now available for pre-order

Fossil announced a slate of new smartwatches at the Baselworld conference in 2017: The Q Venture, the Q Activist, the Q Explorist, and the Q Accomplice. They pack cutting-edge processors and the latest version Android Wear.
Wearables

Look, but don’t touch? The watch industry’s old guard needs to smarten up, and soon

An air of overwhelming luxury, prestige, and exclusivity is almost constantly present at the massive watch industry show in Basel, Switzerland. The message from many brands is to look, but not to touch. If smart technology is going to be…
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Baselworld was bursting with extravagant smartwatches, but these were the best

Baselworld 2017 saw a ton of great new wearables and a flurry of Android Wear smartwatches, from watchmakers and fashion brands like Fossil, Tag Heuer, Guess, Movado, and Emporio Armani. Here's everything we saw.
Wearables

Veldt may change everything we hate about fitness trackers with a hybrid smartwatch

We wear a fitness tracker and although it collects plenty of data, it doesn't always tell us what to do with it. The Veldt Luxture, a hybrid smartwatch, may change all that with its innovative Life Rhythm feature.