Android Wear

  • Android Wear Gets Speaker Support And New Gestures, Voice Input Options

    Android Wear Gets Speaker Support And New Gestures, Voice Input Options

    Google launched an update to Android Wear today that brings a couple of new features to the smartwatch platform. Maybe the most interesting of these is Android Wear’s ability to use the speakers that are now inside some of the newest watches. If you own a Huawei Watch or an ASUS ZenWatch 2, for example, you’ll now be able to go full Dick Tracy and make and take calls right from… Read More

  • Apple Watch Scooped Up Over Half The Smartwatch Market In 2015

    Apple Watch Scooped Up Over Half The Smartwatch Market In 2015

    Despite a late arrival to the wearables market, Apple claimed the top spot in terms of device sales, according to new research from Juniper out this week, which stated that the Apple Watch accounted for over 50 percent of smartwatch sales in 2015. Even more impressive is the fact Apple’s Watch only launched at the end of April – meaning it claimed the majority of the market… Read More

  • Casio Releases An Android Wear Watch That You Can Beat Up

    Casio Releases An Android Wear Watch That You Can Beat Up

    Casio, the biggest name in rugged sports watches, has dipped a cautious toe into the smartwatch space with their new WSD-F10. This watch features a dual LCD/LED touchscreen and a battery life of about a day. It also features a rugged case and band in line with Casio’s Edifice and Protrek series of sports watches. It also features an internal altimeter, barometric pressure sensor, and… Read More

  • Android Wear Now Sports Designer Watch Faces

    Android Wear Now Sports Designer Watch Faces

    If you’ve stuck with your Android Wear watch, you’ll be happy to know that there’s a slew of new downloadable watch faces from some notable designers. Read More

  • Android Wear Presents Timely Competition For Apple Watch Crunch Network

    Android Wear Presents Timely Competition For Apple Watch

    With 38 different watches available, Apple has called its Watch the most personalized device it has ever created. But there’s still a chance for a competitor, like Google Android Wear, to take a bite out of the Apple Watch market share — and enterprise usability just might be a key point of difference. Read More

  • For The Love Of All That Is Good And Holy, Please Buy A Swiss Watch

    For The Love Of All That Is Good And Holy, Please Buy A Swiss Watch

    Times in the tiny Swiss watch ateliers are getting tough. While I originally assumed that Swiss watches would survive the onslaught of smartwatches, I was wrong. “To suggest that the iWatch will influence Swiss watch buyers is like saying the market for a fine Bordeaux is affected by the advent of a new flavor of Vitamin Water,” I wrote in September. Boy do I feel… Read More

  • New Android Wear Smartwatches Can Go Online Without Needing Your Smartphone

    New Android Wear Smartwatches Can Go Online Without Needing Your Smartphone

    Google is finally adding cellular connectivity to Android Wear, its operating software for smartwatches and wearables, in a move that could reduce a user’s dependence on their phone. Android Wear already supports Bluetooth and Wi-Fi connections, but now wearables will be able to plug right into the mobile grid to take calls, send/receive SMS messages, get search results and other… Read More

  • The Tag Heuer Watch Is Google’s Best Effort To Get Wearables Over The Luxury Hump

    The Tag Heuer Watch Is Google’s Best Effort To Get Wearables Over The Luxury Hump

    If you weren’t busy drinking coffee or staring out the window yesterday you could have seen Tag Heuer launch their new Android Wear device, the Carrera Connected. The watch has a handsome titanium case and nice crystal and contains an Android Wear device created specifically for Tag by Intel and Google. In all it’s an interesting proposition: a $1,500 Tag on a rubber strap that… Read More

  • A Few Days With The Pebble Time Round

    I’ve never worn a Pebble smartwatch for an extended period of time before. In fact, I’ve never really worn a modern smartwatch for an extended period of time, either. So when my colleague Drew Olanoff asked me to give the Pebble Time Round a whirl, I was of course skeptical of my need for a smartwatch. The Pebble watches have been some of the most successful Kickstarter campaigns… Read More

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