Wearables will be a hot topic at IFA but there are several competing platforms – Android Wear has been getting most of the spotlight recently, but Samsung just announced that its Tizen-based watches can enjoy over 1,000 apps.
If you’re still not sold on wearables, check out the infographic Samsung made to celebrate the occasion. It details the various uses of a smartwatch. Read more »
With IFA quickly approaching, Asus released another teaser for its upcoming smartwatch. The device will debut during the company’s scheduled press conference on September 3.
The latest teaser features sketches of the upcoming wearable device. Read more »
At this point it’s pretty certain that LG will be announcing a new member to its smartwatch family at this year’s IFA. The company has hinted at that a couple of times in the past and we’ve seen several leaks to confirm it.
Now we also get an interesting detail about the second-gen LG smartwatch thanks to an official video teaser released by the company. The 30 second clip clearly confirms that unlike the G Watch, its successor will come with a round screen. Read more »
We’ve been hearing rumors about the fist Asus smartwatch debuting in Berlin at the IFA expo next month but now we have a solid proof. The company took to its Twitter account to tease an image of the upcoming smart wearable.
Naturally, the image doesn’t reveal a whole lot about the device – the full details will be kept in secret until the company’s press conference on September 3. Read more »
According to a report in The Korea Times, LG is set to release its next generation smartwatch in September, with IFA in Berlin as the likely destination. The successor of the LG G Watch will allegedly be a “serious game changer.”
Tentatively named LG G Watch 2, the yet to be announced Android Wear gadget is rumored to be a bona fide premium product with Qualcomm silicon on board. Read more »
It appears that the price tag of the soon to be released Moto 360 smartwatch got revealed prematurely. A leaked Best Buy product listing shows that the hotly anticipated gadget will cost $249.99 when it hits the shelves.
Unsurprisingly, the listing shows the Moto 360 as “coming soon.” Read more »
Google I/O conference in June shed some light on the upcoming Android L and Android Wear operating systems. Google’s presents this year for the developers and press attending the event was an Android Wear smartwatch – people got to choose between Samsung Gear Live, LG G Watch and Motorola Moto 360.
The Gear Live and G Watch were already in production and people who chose them got their presents immediately on site. But what about Moto 360 then? It was promised to ship as soon as the first batch enters mass production. Read more »
The Michael J. Fox Foundation is now using wearables for Parkinson’s research.
Intel has joined forces with MJFF to gather statistics that will aid in monitoring Parkinson’s symptoms. Read more »
It seems that everyone is getting in on the smartwatch game, including Guess.
The designer has teamed up with Martian Watches for a line of wearables. Read more »
Details on the availability of Xiaomi’s recently announced Mi Band fitness tracker became available. The cheap and stylish accessory will hit the shelves in China next week, on August 18.
As expected, the Xiaomi Mi Band will be priced at CNY 79 ($13). Read more »
Sony is getting ready to launch the third generation SmartWatch, according to the latest rumor. The SmartWatch 3 should be unveiled at IFA next month, most likely at the company’s event on September 3.
The new SmartWatch 3 will not run Android Wear, instead going its own way once more with Sony’s dedicated wearable OS. Read more »
Samsung has started rolling out a software update for Gear Live. The update will change the build number to KMV78Y, which is about the only thing we know it does so far.
The update had started rolling out for the LG G Watch earlier and it fixed the corrosion issue with the charging connectors on the watch. The Gear Live had no such issue, so it’s hard to tell what exactly the update does on the latter, other than bringing the two devices at parity. Read more »
Meta used to be the king of the smartwatch roost back in the day, but they’ve been pretty quiet on the wearable front. That is, until now.
Meet the Meta M1, which goes on pre-order today. Read more »
Remember Samsung’s telephony-enabled smartwatch called Gear Solo? It got leaked back in April, and now it looks like we’re very close to its actual release.
According to a new report from Samsung’s home country of South Korea, the company will unveil the Gear Solo at its pre-IFA event on September 3, alongside the new Galaxy Note 4 phablet. Read more »
Looks like WhatsApp isn’t the only messaging service that’s supporting Android Wear.
Facebook’s recent update has brought some new features and compatibility to the smartwatch software. Read more »