smartwatches

  • 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

  • Facebook Messenger For Apple Watch Officially Launches

    Facebook Messenger For Apple Watch Officially Launches

    During Apple’s keynote in September, they announced that Facebook Messenger would be coming to the Apple Watch, as long as you’ve updated to watchOS 2. Well, it’s here. You can now share things like voice clips, likes and stickers from your Apple Watch. From my experience, little interactions like this are what works best on the Watch. I’ve found that as soon as I have… Read More

  • Apple’s Moment On The Catwalk Is Here

    Apple’s Moment On The Catwalk Is Here

    If you, like Andy Sachs, don’t believe that fashion is important, Apple just gave you a nudge in the right direction. While not many particularly cared, the first Apple Watch Hermès is a harbinger of something quite interesting. First, a bit about the watch. The only real difference, aside from the fancy new faces, is a leather band that comes in two permutations, single and double. This… Read More

  • Samsung Announces The Samsung Gear S2, Now More Round

    Samsung Announces The Samsung Gear S2, Now More Round

    Samsung has just announced their new smartwatch, the Samsung Gear S2. The watch is unique in that it has a round rotating bezel – the thing on the edge of the crystal – in addition to two buttons on the side for home and back. It runs Samsung’s Tizen OS, a system used by Samsung in their original Gear models. Samsung, however, isn’t announcing compatibility today… Read More

  • Newer Android Wear Watches Now Work On iOS

    Newer Android Wear Watches Now Work On iOS

    More than a year after the launch of the first Android Wear watches, Google is now finally bringing iOS support to its smartwatch platform with the launch of its Android Wear mobile app in Apple’s App Store today. This probably doesn’t come as a huge surprise, given that Huawei spoiled this launch by announcing iOS support for its upcoming Android Wear watch last week… Read More

  • Android Wear Device Supports iOS, Per This Pre-Order Page

    Android Wear Device Supports iOS, Per This Pre-Order Page

    Apple Watch not for you? The Amazon preorder page for the Huawei Watch states that the device will support iOS. Now, at this point, it’s unclear if this is a typo or unreleased information — let’s hope it’s the latter. So far iPhone owners have had a limited amount of smartwatches to choose from, say just the Apple Watch and Pebble devices. Likewise, there are dozens… Read More

  • Martian’s New Smartwatch Hides The Power Inside An Unassuming Package

    Martian’s New Smartwatch Hides The Power Inside An Unassuming Package

    The Martian Voice Command Envoy tries hard make you think it’s not a smartwatch. The model I tested, a black faux diver with a non-working bezel and quartz movement, looks more like a drugstore Timex than a piece of precision electronics. However, hidden inside the normal-sized case is one of the better notification systems I’ve used. The company has been making smartwatches since… Read More

  • The Smartwatches That Paved The Way

    Smartwatches aren’t new. Dick Tracy had a two-way wrist radio way back in 1946, but it wasn’t until the 1990s that the electronics and software became compact enough to stuff into a tiny watch case. But the road to the Apple Watch is littered with also-rans and has-beens and we’ve decided to pay homage to these fallen soldiers. Read More

  • Fitness Wearables Will Bounce Back From Smartwatch Threat, Says Gartner

    Fitness Wearables Will Bounce Back From Smartwatch Threat, Says Gartner

    What’s the short term trajectory for fitness wearables? Down. Analyst Gartner is projecting a dip in overall shipments next year, owing to overlapping functionality between different types of fitness wearables and because smartwatches are eating into their functionality (while also offering more in the way of communications features). Read More

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