smartwatches

  • Pebble preps for the end of its smartwatch services

    Pebble preps for the end of its smartwatch services

    The end is near for Pebble. The latest update to Pebble watches should extend their life a bit longer by removing the dependency on cloud servers. This allows the devices to work without the Pebble services that have up until now been required for many user interactions. Read More

  • Tag Heuer maintains its commitment to Android Wear with a $1,600 modular smartwatch

    Tag Heuer maintains its commitment to Android Wear with a $1,600 modular smartwatch

    Emboldened by the surprise success of its $1,500 Connected smartwatch, Tag Heuer is back with something even more expensive. Starting at around $1,650, the Connected Modular 45 once again finds the luxury Swiss watchmaker teaming up with Google and Intel, and this time living up to the “avant-garde” bit of the company’s tagline a touch more with a truly modular design. Read More

  • The Gameband is the ultimate wrist gaming solution for playing Pong

    The Gameband is the ultimate wrist gaming solution for playing Pong

    Ready for some XTREME WRIST GAMING ACTION? Sure you are. But here’s the Gameband, a new smartwatch for gamers that lets you play simple games on a tiny, wrist-mounted screen. Founded by Feargal Mac Conuladh, the watch has a MicroSD slot for storage of up to 256GB of games and it can play games like Terraria and Pong on a 1.63-inch screen. The watch runs Android Marshmallow 6.0.1 with a… Read More

  • Wearable companies are still moving a lot of products globally amid industry turmoil

    Wearable companies are still moving a lot of products globally amid industry turmoil

    The wearable industry actually posted some pretty solid numbers over the last quarter, according to a new study released this week by IDC. Carrying the headline “Wearables Aren’t Dead, They’re Just Shifting Focus,” the release notes that, in spite of some stark evidence to the contrary, companies are still shipping product in record numbers. IDC notes a 16.9 percent… Read More

  • MyKronoz reveals a full-color smartwatch with mechanical watch hands

    MyKronoz reveals a full-color smartwatch with mechanical watch hands

    This is a first. MyKronoz just introduced the ZeTime, a hybrid smartwatch with arms like those found on traditional watches. Essentially the company put a watch movement behind the touchscreen, drilled a hole, and let gears stick through. At this point, the watch is not available for purchase though the company says it will be out in September for $199. Apparently, even with the watch… Read More

  • Smartwatches need to get better

    Smartwatches need to get better

    Android Wear 2.0 was bound to be a disappointment. There was just too much hanging on the second generation of the wearable operating system. After all, a significant chunk of declining smartwatch shipments was laid at the feet of the OS’s ongoing delay and, as last year drew to a close, studies like this report from IDC pointed to a dismal end to the year for a space so many were once… Read More

  • LG’s $249 Watch Style lives up to its name, but falls short on features and battery life

    LG’s $249 Watch Style lives up to its name, but falls short on features and battery life

    Android Wear watches are an interesting breed. Because Google mostly locks the operating system down, there are only so many ways the hardware manufacturers can differentiate themselves from the pack. With the launch of Android Wear 2.0 today, Google is giving its partners the option to add usable hardware buttons and dials to their watches. Its launch partner for Wear 2.0 is LG, which… Read More

  • Smartwatches could soon tell you when you’re getting sick

    Smartwatches could soon tell you when you’re getting sick

    Plenty of people try to stay vigilant about their health and watch for signs that they might be coming down with something — but who has the dedication to watch their heart rate, skin temperature and other signs all day, every day? Probably no one — unless their smartwatch does it for them. Read More

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