Wearables

  • Design Principles For Building Better Wearables

    Design Principles For Building Better Wearables

    We are seeing a wave of wearable products coming to market. According to IDC research, 19.2 million shipments this year will build to a global market of 111.9 million units by 2018. There is no doubt that the long-predicted rise of wearables is upon us. Pioneers like Pebble are now being joined by Google’s Android Wear platform, the Apple Watch and Microsoft Band, and new form factors… Read More

  • Pebble Time Kickstarter Drew 167% More Money Per Hour The Day After Apple’s Event

    Pebble Time Kickstarter Drew 167% More Money Per Hour The Day After Apple’s Event

    The Pebble Time Kickstarter gained some momentum thanks to Apple’s special Watch event Monday. The new smartwatch from the smartwatch pioneer was drawing in funding at a rate of around $6,000 per hour on Sunday, March 8, which rose to $10,000 per hour on Monday, March 9 (when the event took place), and capped out at $16,000 per day on average during March 10, the day following… Read More

  • Which Apple Watch Is Right For You?

    Which Apple Watch Is Right For You?

    The Apple Watch is a novel product in Apple’s lineup for more reasons than one, but the sheer range of options available to prospective buyers may be among the most challenging to wrap your head around. Have no fear, we’ve got a handy guide to help you pick a version based on your which of the broad archetypes described below you identify with most. Of course, the Apple Watch… Read More

  • The Gold Apple Watch Is Perfect For Douchebags

    The Gold Apple Watch Is Perfect For Douchebags

    Apple’s focus should be on selling as many watches as possible, not becoming a fashion brand. Read More

  • Would You Buy A Rugged Case Kit For The Apple Watch?

    Would You Buy A Rugged Case Kit For The Apple Watch?

    Of all the complications that will worry the outer rim of Apple Watch buyers’ minds, the question of whether they need to purchase a case to protectively encase their expensive wrist-wear is perhaps the most frivolous. Read More

  • Will The Apple Watch Be China’s New Addiction?

    Will The Apple Watch Be China’s New Addiction?

    According to a MarketWatch report, a man named “Zeng” from Guangzhou, China told police that he was selling drugs to finance his Apple Watch purchase. He had his eye on a mid-level Apple Watch Steel version, which will start around $668 USD in China, as opposed to the starting U.S. price point of $549. Zeng, 21, was arrested on Tuesday at a train station after trying to sell drugs to… Read More

  • Try These Interactive Demos Of Apple Watch Apps Featured At Apple’s Events

    Try These Interactive Demos Of Apple Watch Apps Featured At Apple’s Events

    Apple has now spent a fair amount of time showing us how Apple Watch apps will work on its wearable, which launches on April 24 (with pre-orders starting April 10), but few have had a chance to try out the software for themselves. Dedicated watch app site WatchAware has spent considerable time and effort providing interactive teaser trailers that provide a basic idea how apps for Apple Watch… Read More

  • You Can Now Build Your Own Moto 360 Smartwatch On Moto Maker

    You Can Now Build Your Own Moto 360 Smartwatch On Moto Maker

    Motorola’s Android Wear smartwatch, which led sales of Android Wear devices during their first year of availability, is now part of Moto Maker, the custom hardware design platform that lets shoppers build their own looks for Moto devices. Moto 360 customization options include three different finishes, nine separate band styles and a number of different pre-installed watch face options. Read More

  • Wi-Fi And Gestures Could Soon Help Android Wear Match Some Apple Watch Advantages

    Wi-Fi And Gestures Could Soon Help Android Wear Match Some Apple Watch Advantages

    Android Wear is reportedly getting some updates that will help it mirror or offer alternatives to some of the big wearable advantages Apple has made available on the new Apple Watch, including input and connectivity tweaks. The Verge reports that Google is planning to bring Wi-Fi support and gesture control to Android Wear, as well as UI changes that make apps easier to find and open without… Read More

  • The Apple Watch Battery Is Replaceable

    The Apple Watch Battery Is Replaceable

    The Apple Watch got its grand unveiling yesterday. You can read our round-up of details from Apple’s event here. But as tech watchers chewed over the price-tag for the latest luxury gizmo to be born in Cupertino talk turned to obsolescence. Read More

  • Hands On With The Apple Watch

    Hands On With The Apple Watch

    Apple’s smartwatch was on display again at today’s special Apple event, and this time we actually got to try a live unit. Last September, we were able to wear the hardware on our wrists, but today units had near-final live software so we got get a better idea of how it will actually work when it ships on April 24. The Apple Watch’s hardware is of course still quite… Read More

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