Under David Cameron, several cabinet ministers wore the smart watches, including handsome hunk Michael Gove, the former Justice Secretary.
However, in one of Theresa May’s saner moves, ministers have been barred from wearing them amid concerns that they could be used by hackers as listening devices.
One source said: “The Russians are trying to hack everything.”
Gove disrupted one Cabinet meeting when he was Chief Whip by inadvertently playing a Beyonce song while “surreptitiously checking his emails.”
It comes amid mounting fears about the scale of Russian hacking in the West.
Concerns have been raised after hackers obtained confidential emails from the Democratic National Congress during the US election.
Russian hackers have also obtained the medical files of some of the world’s most famous athletes.