When Apple unveiled its smartwatch, it promised it for “early 2015.” The current launch target is set for late April, but Chinese publication UDN reports that there are still issues that will cut the production rate in half.
Production issues for the Apple Watch started early in its life, the early ones surrounded the difficult to source sapphire lens. Now, the display below is reportedly causing headaches. Read more »
Last fall Apple Watch looked great. The smartwatch announcement was very brief and while some criticized it for its non circular design, it made a generally positive impression. The Watch sure looked premium and its software promised seamless transition from your iPhone.
This March Apple finally detailed the Watch, its features, its specs, pricing and availability. By the end of the event many of the people watching or reading about it were left wondering what happened? Do we really need this watch? Read more »
There are two types of smartwatches these days – ones with plenty of features and little battery life and ones that have it the other way around. A new company called Vector is aiming for the middle ground by launching two models that promise 30 days battery life without sacrificing too many features.
The Vector Luna and Meridian will work with Android, iOS and Windows Phone, beating even the Pebble in compatibility. Read more »
If you’ve been waiting for prices of smartwatches to drop to more wallet-friendly levels, you may have waited long enough. Arguably the best looking piece to be actually available for purchase, the LG G Watch R can be found on most European markets around the €200 mark, more easily palatable than the launch figures of €300.
That nets you one of the most watch-like bodies on the market, with IP67 certification at that. Powered by a Snapdragon 400 chip, found in full-fledged smartphones, the LG G Watch R comes with a round 320 x 320 P-OLED display. Read more »
The previously rumored smartwatch by the Swiss manufacturer Tag Heuer will make its official debut in less than a day at Basel World. The announcement is scheduled to take place on March 19 at 1pm UK time.
Tag Heuer has reportedly teamed up with Intel and Google. Read more »
The successor to the Apple Watch will be launched later this year, and unlike its predecessor, it will not require an iPhone to work, according to analyst Timothy Arcuri from Cowen & Co. He also said that the wearable might feature an OLED screen exclusively supplied by Samsung.
As for the first generation Apple Watch, which is set to go on sale next month on April 24th, Arcuri said that the iPhone maker is still facing yield issues with the device, predicting that the company will be able to build only 6 million units by June. He added that Apple is working with Foxconn to solve the low yield problem. Read more »
Samsung’s round smartwatch, which we already know will be called Orbis, has long been in the works and its launch is reportedly nearing. What we’ve learned now is that the Korean company may be employing the flagship grade Exynos 7420 in the upmarket wearable in an attempt to achieve better battery efficiency.
Now it may appear counter-intuitive to utilize arguably the most powerful SoC on the market when battling for increased longevity, but the chipset’s state-of-the-art 14nm manufacturing process indeed promises great efficiency. Read more »
With technology taking over every aspect of modern life, we’re gradually witnessing the adoption of smart gadgets in unforeseen usage scenarios. Bridging the gap between past and future, we have the smartwatch, which brings added functionality to a device, that’s been on people’s wrists for well over a century.
Earlier smartwatch designs were largely perceived as too gimmicky and not refined enough. Not any more. Last week we asked you to pick between two of the most stylish smartwatches in existence, the Huawei Watch and the LG Watch Urbane. Read more »
This year’s MWC saw a lot of action from Huawei. The Chinese tech giant announced two phones (Honor Y635 and Honor Y360) a tablet (MediaPad X2), but the real star of its show was its new Android Wear smartwatch.
Dubbed simply the Huawei Watch, the wearable is one of the most stylish Wear devices today. It offers a round display and a very thin bezel. Overall, it does look like the perfect next-gen device for your wrist, but recent speculations have been attributing a less than affordable price to the wearable – around $1000. Thankfully, there seems to be light at the end of the tunnel, as today a German website listed the Huawei watch along with a price, which is much more-palatable. Read more »
Apple’s Spring forward press event is now behind us and while the launch of the Apple Watch was expected, its pricing still managed to surprise some. Whether it’s justifiable has already proven a pointless discussion, so we’ll steer clear from it for the time being.
What’s undeniable though, is that Cupertino’s Watch has become an abundant source of mockery material to industry competitors. Read more »
As you may know, yesterday Apple finally gave us more details about its first smartwatch, including full pricing information. And now it looks like it’s open season for jokes about the Apple Watch from the company’s competitors.
Jeff Gordon, HTC’s Senior Global Online Communications Manager, seems to think that Apple’s first wearable is just a tad more useful than a DVD rewinder. Read more »
Last month we heard that Motorola’s Moto Maker device customization service would become available for the Moto 360 smartwatch too, and today is the day when this has actually happened. Like in the case of the Moto X, you can use Moto Maker to customize your Moto 360 according to your own taste, and it will be delivered to you how you want it.
You can choose from three case finishes – dark metal, light metal, or champagne gold. This is actually the first step if you use Moto Maker for the Moto 360. Read more »
The Apple Watch is launching on April 24 and the last thing potential customers would want is damaging it. Italian-based company called ActionProof comes to the rescue with The Bumper protective casing.
The ActionProof Bumper is made out of ultra resistant rubber and is only compatible with the 42mm Apple Watch. It’s not water resistant or dustproof, but it will protect the Watch against hits and scratches of the body. Read more »
Apple doesn’t offer gold iPhones, but there are specialized companies that will gold plate you one and sprinkle diamonds. The Apple Watch does come in gold, however that one is hugely expensive. Can those companies gild a relatively affordable version of the Watch?
Of course they can! Read more »
After months of speculation, Apple finally announced the prices for the various versions of the Apple Watch. The most shocking of them was the price of the Apple Watch Edition. It starts at $10,000.
But it wasn’t really shocking, at least not to those who are aware of the cost of materials used on the watch. But just so everyone is on the same page, here is a brief explanation of the pricing of the Apple Watch Edition. Read more »