smartwatches

  • Android Wear Gets Speaker Support And New Gestures, Voice Input Options

    Android Wear Gets Speaker Support And New Gestures, Voice Input Options

    Google launched an update to Android Wear today that brings a couple of new features to the smartwatch platform. Maybe the most interesting of these is Android Wear’s ability to use the speakers that are now inside some of the newest watches. If you own a Huawei Watch or an ASUS ZenWatch 2, for example, you’ll now be able to go full Dick Tracy and make and take calls right from… Read More

  • Meet H. Moser & Cie., The Swiss Watch Company Apple Is Probably About To Sue

    Meet H. Moser & Cie., The Swiss Watch Company Apple Is Probably About To Sue

    Oh, Switzerland, you seem to have it all: fine chocolates, fondue, goats with bells around their necks. But what you don’t have is a sense of how to beat smartwatch makers without looking silly. To wit: meet the H. Moser & Cie. Swiss Alps watch (they probably meant the “alps” to be a play on “apple,” if you catch my drift.) This watch is supposed to be a… Read More

  • Casio Releases An Android Wear Watch That You Can Beat Up

    Casio Releases An Android Wear Watch That You Can Beat Up

    Casio, the biggest name in rugged sports watches, has dipped a cautious toe into the smartwatch space with their new WSD-F10. This watch features a dual LCD/LED touchscreen and a battery life of about a day. It also features a rugged case and band in line with Casio’s Edifice and Protrek series of sports watches. It also features an internal altimeter, barometric pressure sensor, and… Read More

  • For The Love Of All That Is Good And Holy, Please Buy A Swiss Watch

    For The Love Of All That Is Good And Holy, Please Buy A Swiss Watch

    Times in the tiny Swiss watch ateliers are getting tough. While I originally assumed that Swiss watches would survive the onslaught of smartwatches, I was wrong. “To suggest that the iWatch will influence Swiss watch buyers is like saying the market for a fine Bordeaux is affected by the advent of a new flavor of Vitamin Water,” I wrote in September. Boy do I feel… Read More

  • 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

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