smart watch

  • U.S. wearables market is doing much worse than expected

    U.S. wearables market is doing much worse than expected

    Apple may still be claiming that sales of its Apple Watch are “doing great,” but overall, the wearable device category is failing to grow at the rates forecasted earlier. According to a new report from eMarketer, wearables like Apple Watch and Fitbit were expected to grow more than 60 percent year-over-year from 2015 to 2016. However, the firm is now cutting that estimate down to… Read More

  • Google launches fourth developer preview of Android Wear 2.0

    Google launches fourth developer preview of Android Wear 2.0

    Google first announced Android Wear 2.0 at its I/O developer conference in May, with a promise to roll it out to all users later this year. It has now delayed those release plans in favor of more developer previews; today it launched the fourth of these. Just like before, there is no way to get an over-the-air update to Android Wear 2.0 for your watch, so this release is still squarely aimed… Read More

  • Fitbit Unveils Blaze Smart Fitness Watch With Color Touch Screen

    Fitbit Unveils Blaze Smart Fitness Watch With Color Touch Screen

    Today at CES 2016, Fitbit has unveiled the latest generation of its smart fitness watch in the Fitbit Blaze. With the Blaze, the company is looking to be competitive with products like the Apple Watch, which offer less by the way of fitness but far more when it comes to customization and style. The Blaze include customizable accessory options for the bands and casing, a color touchscreen… Read More

  • Basis Unveils The Peak, A Smarter Fitness Tracker

    Basis Unveils The Peak, A Smarter Fitness Tracker

    Today Basis is taking the lid off of the Peak, its followup to its Basis B1 fitness tracker. Like its predecessor, it’s a device focused on tracking your health, fitness, and sleep, but with this time the company has spent some time on their watch’s looks, packing its motion and heart rate sensors into a thinner body made of aluminum and glass. Read More

  • Hands-On With The Samsung Gear S Smartwatch

    Hands-On With The Samsung Gear S Smartwatch

    Samsung announced its new curved-display smart watch last week, but today we were able to get up close and personal with the new wearable. Unlike most smart watches, the Gear S has two very special features. The first is a curved 2-inch, AMOLED display, and the second is 3G connectivity, allowing the smart watch to be used independent of a smartphone. The curved display measures in at a… Read More

  • Best Buy Briefly Lists The Moto 360 Smart Watch For $249

    Best Buy Briefly Lists The Moto 360 Smart Watch For $249

    Best Buy may have inadvertently revealed pricing for the Moto 360 smart watch, set to be unveiled at a press event in early September. The big box retailer put up a listing for the smart watch on their website, which had a full list of specs as well as a $249 price tag. The page was removed shortly after appearing. Luckily, the folks over at DroidLife grabbed a screenshot of the listing. Read More

  • Here’s What Would Make Google’s Smartwatch Awesome

    Here’s What Would Make Google’s Smartwatch Awesome

    Google is reportedly putting considerable brain power into a smartwatch and we couldn’t help wondering just what they’d add to the burgeoning technology. More than any other company, Google is positioned to solve the single biggest shortcoming in wearable technology: pattern recognition. What is it about our daily activities makes us fatter, more alert? What helps us get better… Read More

  • The War For Your Wrist

    The War For Your Wrist

    The past decade has seen the consumer electronics war grow more furious and more personal: your living room is a battlefield, as are your desks and your pockets. Now, more than a year and a half since the Pebble (nee Allerta) team saw its e-Paper smartwatch concept shatter a $100,000 Kickstarter funding goal, gadget purveyors of all stripes are vying for a spot on your wrist. As I write this… Read More

  • Kickstart This Oscilloscope Watch To See Your Hardware Beat To The Beat Of The Drums

    Kickstart This Oscilloscope Watch To See Your Hardware Beat To The Beat Of The Drums

    Some day archeologists will look back on our civilization and wonder why we had so many smart watches. Case in point: the Oscilloscope Watch by Gabriel Anzziani is a wild little bit of gear that adds the power of a fully-functional oscilloscope to your wrist. Why? Because don’t worry about it, that’s why. Read More