This year we’ve seen mobile device makers launching smartwatches left and right. But traditional watchmakers apparently haven’t stood idly by, instead some have been working on their very own smartwatch offerings. One of these will be made by TAG Heuer, one of Switzerland’s best known watch brands.
Back in September, that company has already admitted that it’s developing a smartwatch of its own. And now a rumor claims to know when the wearable will be unveiled. Read more »
Motorola has released four new ads for the Moto 360 smartwatch. The ads focus on the design and craftsmanship of the device while stressing that despite its classic design it’s a device made for modern times.
The ads are pretty awesome and genuinely amusing. They also perfectly encapsulate the experience of using the device, that despite its sophisticated appearance you are still going to occasionally get a silly notification on it that’s just at complete odds with design. Not something that would happen with an actual premium watch. Read more »
Today Google threw another surprise in the Black Friday pool of deals. If you happen to live in the US, you will be able to pick up the original LG G Watch for a total of just $99, which is about $130 off its regular price. The 5-month old device might already be outshined by the new flavor of rounder and slicker smartwatches, but arguably it still is one of the best Android Wear launch devices. Both the black and white/gold versions are available in the promotion.
American buyers can also enjoy another cherry on that amazing cake. The purchase of a LG G watch, or for that matter, any other android wear device from the Google Play Store will receive an additional $50 of credit for buying apps, books, movies, magazines or music. This brings the total savings up to a whopping $180, which is more than a good deal. Read more »
Pebble gave both its smartwatch models a major cut for Black Friday. Both the original Pebble and the Pebble Steel are now available with 20% and 25% off their usual retail price in the manufacturer’s official retail store.
The promo brings the price tag of the original Pebble into impulse buy category to $79. Read more »
The G Watch is LG’s first attempt at an Android Wear-running smartwatch, and it was actually one of the first devices to use this platform. It doesn’t have a round screen like the Korean company’s other wearable, but it’s now received a hefty price cut.
You can buy an LG G Watch for just $99.99, at Verizon of all places. This is a whopping 57% off the watch’s normal price of $229.99. Read more »
The original leather and metal replacement bands Moto 360 smartwatch are now available to order in Motorola’s online store. The leather option for the smartwatch is priced at $29.99, while the metal band costs $79.99.
Made from high-quality, hand-treated Horween leather, the cheaper band is available in three different finishes – Black, Cognac, and Stone. Read more »
The Pebble smartwatch has been treated with a firmware update, which allows its e-paper display to show notifications in many more languages as now there’s full character support. The Android app also got a new version which allows any app to beam notifications to the Pebble.
Apart from the support for showing notifications in 80 languages, the Pebble can now end ongoing calls, which is definitely useful. General performance and reliability should also be enhanced. Read more »
PayPal released an official app for the Pebble smartwatch lineup. The application is now available to install on the original Pebble and the Pebble Steel.
PayPal for Pebble allows users to check-in to pay or settle through a payment code with all merchants that accept the payment method. Read more »
Less than 24 hours ago, we spotted the Asus ZenWatch getting listed in the Google Play Store. Back then, however, the smartwatch was only said to be “coming soon”, and you couldn’t order it.
That’s all changed now. Google has officially announced that Asus’ first Android Wear-based smartwatch is up for grabs, both in the Play Store and at Best Buy. Read more »
If you’re into round Android Wear-based smartwatches, T-Mobile has a couple of things to tell you. The magenta carrier has today announced that it will begin selling the round LG G Watch R on November 19, which is next Wednesday.
And it’s also revealed that the Moto 360 is now available to purchase from its website. The in-store launch for Motorola’s watch will happen on November 19 too. Read more »
Asus ZenWatch quietly arrived on on the shelves of the Google Play store in the United States. The Android Wear device is listed as “coming soon.”
The smartwatch is priced at $199 for a model with stainless steel finish and tan leather strap. Read more »
Six months after unveiling the Simband and SAMI – a wearable with a rich biometric sensor array and its supporting cloud platform – Samsung has unveiled the second generation of Simband. It’s based on the Gear S but will not be sold commercially – instead it’s a development platform that developers can pre-order today.
They can reconfigure the sensor array as needed and even develop their own sensors and algorithms to plug into the system. Samsung has made the Simband and SAMI an open platform to draw in partners and developers. Read more »
Android Wear has gotten an update or two so far since its official unveiling a few months back, but those only brought with them minor new features. That said, it looks like the Lollipop update for Google’s wearable platform will come with many new things, and they’ve all been detailed in a comprehensive leak.
Now that Android 5.0 Lollipop for phones and tablets is ready to start appearing in over-the-air updates near you, we assume Android Wear will be the next focus for Google – namely, getting it updated to Lollipop. Read more »
Samsung just launched the Gear S smartwatch in India, but if you don’t need all the added connectivity options you might want to check out the LG G Watch. Like the Gear S, it’s a square smartwatch (the round one is called G Watch R) and it’s currently 50% off on Flipkart.com.
Users report it had been priced as low as INR 6,500 temporarily (57% off) but it went up a bit over the last few hours. Read more »
Samsung has launched Gear S smartwatch in India. The device is available exclusively through Amazon India for Rs. 27,900 ($453) in black or white.
The Gear S is Samsung’s latest smartwatch running on the Tizen platform. Unlike most other smartwatches out there, the Gear S includes its own SIM card, which allows it to function without a smartphone and still receive calls and messages all the time. It also includes other smartwatch features, such as health tracking, navigation and it can also play music via Bluetooth headphones. Read more »