smartwatches

  • Running with the Apple Watch Nike+

    Running with the Apple Watch Nike+

    I’m not trying to brag or anything (I am), but I comfortably ran a half marathon wearing the first version of the 42mm Apple Watch with a classy, stainless steel band. So, when I heard about Nike’s version of the Apple Watch, it’s not like I thought, “Finally! I totally need this because running with the regular Apple Watch sucks.” That’s not to say I… Read More

  • Smartwatch sales are tanking

    Smartwatch sales are tanking

    Maybe not everyone is convinced they need a smartwatch? According to a new industry report from IDC out this morning, smartwatch shipments experienced “significant” declines in the third quarter, as total shipments were down 51.6 percent from the same time last year. Just 2.7 million units were shipped in Q3 2016 versus 5.6 million in Q3 2015. While IDC offers several explanations… Read More

  • The Skagen Hagen smart watch keeps tabs on your minimalist life

    The Skagen Hagen smart watch keeps tabs on your minimalist life

    Skagen is a Danish watch company famous for its minimalist designs and affordable prices. Now, for $215, you can add a little smarts to your minimalist wrist, a welcome bit of news for those who think the flat black slab of an Apple Watch is too flamboyant. The Skagen Hagen is basically an activity watch similar to the Withings Activite and the watches containing smart movements from MMT. Read More

  • The Apple Watch’s unlock feature could turn the smartwatch tides

    The Apple Watch’s unlock feature could turn the smartwatch tides

    Pull on your commenting pants because I’m going to offer up some wild speculation coupled with real-world experience to come to a conclusion that some of you might find ludicrous and others will find just weird. Here we go: I think the Apple Watch’s Mac unlock feature is one of the most compelling things about the watch itself and could turn the smartwatch tides if more… Read More

  • Pebble update gives users more info at-a-glance and quicker actions

    Pebble update gives users more info at-a-glance and quicker actions

    Pebble is getting ready to start shipping new hardware, including the Pebble 2 and Pebble Time 2, but first it has something for both iPhone and Android based device owners. The new Pebble software update includes some big tweaks to how Pebble operates, both for end users and developers, including improvements to actions and a brand new health app. The key components of the update include… Read More

  • Android Wear 2.0 gets a keyboard, standalone apps, activity recognition and a new UI

    Android Wear 2.0 gets a keyboard, standalone apps, activity recognition and a new UI

    Google’s Android Wear smartwatch platform launched more than two years ago and it’s now supported by more than a dozen brands and runs on more than 100 watch designs. Today, the company took the wraps off version 2.0 of Android Wear, the biggest update of the platform yet. Google will release the developer preview of Wear 2.0 at I/O, but it’ll take until the fall before… Read More

  • Want more screen space on your smartwatch? Put a ring on it…

    Want more screen space on your smartwatch? Put a ring on it…

    Can two wearables be better than one? Carnegie Mellon University’s Human-Computer Interaction Institute (HCII) will be presenting some new research next week in which they demonstrate a technique aimed at extending the available screen space for smartwatch wearers by adding an additional wearable into the mix: a ring. Read More

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