Samsung trademarked the Gear S name. The Korean giant filed the paperwork for the moniker in the United States Patent and Trademark Office’s (USPTO) earlier this month, on July 22.
There is no word on what product will Samsung use the patented name. Read more »
Samsung has patented three new smartwatch designs, all of which have a rounded display instead of that on their well-known rectangular Gear smartwatches.
The patent number is US D709,873 S and covers the design of three smartwatches with slightly different displays and straps. All of them feature a camera on the strap, which may indicate the use of Tizen OS over Android Wear. Read more »
You own a Galaxy Gear and need to get somewhere but don’t know the way. While Google Maps integrates with Android Wear, your Tizen-powered Samsung Gear smartwatch can’t use Android Wear apps. How to get out of this conundrum? The free D.M.A. Navi Watch app.
The app still uses Google Maps for navigation, but transfers the notifications put out by Maps onto your wrist. Read more »
According to TPK, the company that’s reportedly in charge of producing silver nanowire ink for Apple’s iWatch, the watch will enter mass production in the final four months of this year and not in the third quarter as previously expected.
TPK, which expected solid profit in Q3 because of the deal with Apple, has now reevaluated things with a higher Q4 profit expectation. The reason – TPK expected the Apple iWatch to enter mass production in the third quarter, not the fourth one. With this development doubts have risen as to whether Apple can build the quota of iWatches it needs to meet 2014 demand. Read more »
The rumors surrounding Apple’s upcoming iPhone 6 and alleged smartwatch have reached Jimmy Kimmel, who decided to play a practical joke on bypassers on the Hollywood Boulevard. His team decided to stick an Apple logo on a $20 Casio watch and see how people react to the company’s latest gadget.
And what do you think happened? Everyone fell for it, thinking that Apple has managed to pull off a classic, yet modern version of a watch. Read more »
Chinese smartphone manufacturer Xiaomi, who just unveiled its latest Mi4 smartphone, has outed a fitness band to go with its new flagship for the unheard of price of CNY 79, or $13.
The new Mi Band will track your movement and sleeping patterns, wake you up based on your sleep cycle via vibrating alarms, and is also water resistant with an IP67 rating. Read more »
The original Samsung smartwatch, the Galaxy Gear that debuted last year alongside the Galaxy Note 3, is now in the process of receiving the update to Tizen in the US.
This update began rolling out at the end of May, but only starting today can US-based owners of the Android-powered Galaxy Gear actually install it. After doing that, the OS of the watch will change to Tizen, bringing it in line with the Gear 2 and Gear 2 Neo. Read more »
LG G Watch was detailed at this year’s Google I/O developer conference and brought to the market earlier this month. The company has now released an official hands-on video of the wearable to give you a complete insight of the gadget.
LG G Watch comes with a 1.65-inch IPS LCD touchscreen with a resolution of 280 x 280 pixels. The device is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 chipset and has 512MB of RAM, 4GB of internal storage and a 400mAh battery. Read more »
Apple’s hotly anticipated iWatch will be up for grabs in three distinct models, according to a report from Economic Daily.
If the rumors are to be trusted, there will be one iWatch model sporting 1.6-inch display and two other models with 1.8-inch panels. Read more »
You may have seen projection clocks, but what if you could wear one of those on your hand? That’s what the makers of Ritot are campaigning for on IndieGoGo – a smart band that uses a projector to cast a big, readable notifications on your wrist.
It has to be said the prototypes look much better than regular smart bands – an aluminum ring covered in leather, the Ritot can pass for a fashion accessory. Read more »
It’s a bit painful to open an app on your Android Wear powered smartwatch as you will have to either launch the application by shouting its name out, or by scrolling all the way to the bottom of the options list.
If you want an easier way to launch an app from your wrist, then the Android Wear Mini Launcher is just the right thing for you. It’s the first custom launcher for the Google wearable platform and it’s already available for download. Read more »
Apple’s alleged smartwatch will enter mass production in November, according to the popular analyst Ming-Chi Kuo. It has to be noted that Ming has provided relatively accurate information on the future Apple products in the past and his track record is almost impeccable.
The KGI Securities analyst has also made a speculation on what the upcoming ‘iWatch’ may feature. Read more »
Motorola’s latest promo video for the Moto 360 smartwatch is meant to explain why this new smart device has taken the form of a watch (rather than perhaps a smart microwave oven). The answer comes from the Product Lead for the Moto 360 Lior Ron and his belief that the watch was the most personal piece of technology and a self-expression on a wrist.
The video also addresses the round shape as magical, super comfortable and allowing for a larger display. What it doesn’t address is when eager users will be able to get their hands on one or better yet one on their wrists. Read more »
When Adidas announced that it would be making it’s own fitness tracking wearable, everyone assumed that it would be a device that would rival Nike’s FuelBand.
However, Adidas Director of Product Creation, Simon Drabble says that the Fit Smart is more for training and fitness, and is not a lifestyle tracker, as the FuelBand is. Read more »
Hate when your phone vibrates, and then you fetch it out of your pocket, only to see that someone liked a comment on a Facebook image that you gave a thumbs up to?
Well Hicon is a funky wearable that looks to remedy that problem. Read more »