smart watch

  • Samsung Confirms It Will Build A Smart Watch As Speculation About Apple’s iWatch Continues

    Samsung Confirms It Will Build A Smart Watch As Speculation About Apple’s iWatch Continues

    Samsung is indeed working on a smart watch, the company’s Executive Vice President of Mobile told Bloomberg in an interview today. “We are preparing products for the future, and the watch is definitely one of them,,” Hee told the publication in no uncertain terms, adding that between itself and Apple, the “issue here is who will first commercialize it so consumers can… Read More

  • Does Your Watch Need to Be Smart? | Fly or Die

    Fly Or Die: Smart Watch Edition

    As the race toward mainstream wearable computing heats up, watches are hot and smart watches are hotter. In fact, word on the street is that Apple is working on a new smart watch that would integrate with its iCloud and iOS devices. But as it stands now, the majority of great “smart watches” available are coming from smaller companies. Read More

  • You Don’t Want An iWatch

    You Don’t Want An iWatch

    Proposing that entrenched sub-cultures should try something new is dangerous. Going into guitar forums with a new idea is a prospect fraught with peril for anyone who dares move beyond the six-strings-and-a-dream mentality of guitar purists. The same goes for folks who pitch wine in a box at a vintage tasting session and those who might want to add some new technology to a classic car. In… Read More

  • Yet Another Buzz-Generating Report Surfaces About Apple’s Smart Watch

    Yet Another Buzz-Generating Report Surfaces About Apple’s Smart Watch

    The third report in a week has surfaced about the Apple smart watch. Bloomberg just published a story citing two unnamed sources who say that the company has a team of about 100 product designers working on a “wristwatch-like device that may perform some of the computing tasks now handled by the iPhone and iPad.” It comes just a few days after articles, also citing anonymous… Read More

  • Pebble Addresses Early iOS Bluetooth, Android Fragmentation Issues, And Battery Issues

    Pebble Addresses Early iOS Bluetooth, Android Fragmentation Issues, And Battery Issues

    Pebble, the smart watch that set the world on fire with its Kickstarter project, is already encountering a few growing pains as its device begins to trickle out to the earliest backers. Chief among those issues is a problem that sees iOS notifications for email turn off whenever an iPhone or iPod touch has its Bluetooth connection interrupted. Problems are also cropping up around different… Read More

  • Pebble Smart Watch iPhone And Android Apps Now Available, Just In Time For First Shipments

    Pebble Smart Watch iPhone And Android Apps Now Available, Just In Time For First Shipments

    Pebble, the Kickstarter darling and connected smart watch, announced just yesterday that its product was now beginning to ship out to backers in limited quantities, but its iPhone app had yet to be approved. Today, the company announced to its Kickstarter backers that both the iPhone and Android apps are available now, which means they’ll be fully functional for users of both types… Read More

  • Pebble Is Shipping, But Slowly, And Without iOS App Approval

    Pebble Is Shipping, But Slowly, And Without iOS App Approval

    The Pebble Smart Watch, a clever little watch that connects to your phone via Bluetooth (and tells time), has officially started to ship in limited quantities. After the product’s Kickstarter campaign blew up, receiving over $10 million in funding after only asking for $100K, the company faced issues with manufacturing and distributing such a high volume of orders. Read More

  • Rumor: Apple Building Bluetooth Smart Watch

    Rumor: Apple Building Bluetooth Smart Watch

    According to Chinese gadget news site Tech.163, Apple may be in the process of developing its own smart watch that connects to your Apple devices via Bluetooth. Based on the report, Intel will be working with Apple to create the smart watch, with a 1.5-inch PMOLED display made by RiTDisplay with ITO-coated glass. Apple has long had a small hold on the watch market thanks to its iPod nano, which… Read More

  • Casio’s iPhone-Loving, Low Energy Bluetooth Smart Watch Might Be Just Smart Enough

    Casio’s iPhone-Loving, Low Energy Bluetooth Smart Watch Might Be Just Smart Enough

    Casio announced this week that its G-Shock watch with low-power Bluetooth 4.0 is shipping out to U.S. retailers now, after a delay of a year or more owing to a number of issues, including flooding in Thailand. As far as smart watches go, the Casio is a little barebones: it syncs with iPhone to provide alerts for inbound emails and phone calls, and also helps you find misplaced devices by… Read More