Smartwatches are all the rage here at IFA 2014 with Asus, Samsung and Sony getting in the mix and now LG has shown its first rounded smartwatch – the G Watch R.
It has a rounded watch face complete with a 1.3″ rounded POLED (plastic organic light-emitting diode) display, Snapdragon 400 chipset and a battery that will reportedly be able to endure for one day and a half to two days with the always on feature enabled. Read more »
LG Display has announced today that its has started development of the “the first circular Plastic OLED” display to be featured in their G Watch R smartwatch.
The rounded P-OLED display is set to have a diameter of 1.3 inches and a thickness of just 0.6mm. Read more »
Other than the Note 4 and the Galaxy Edge, Samsung also showcased the previously announced Samsung Gear S smartwatch during the keynote at IFA. The new Gear S features improved connectivity features and is designed to work on its own even without pairing it with a smartphone.
One of the features of the Gear S is the new 2.0-inch curved Super AMOLED display. Like it’s predecessors, the Gear S also has a built-in heart rate monitor that tracks your heart beats while you work out. Read more »
Sony had quite a presence at this year’s IFA in Berlin, and after introducing its new Z3 lineup it’s decided to cap things off with two new wearables.
The SmartWatch 3 will be the company’s first smart device to run on Android Wear, while the SmartBand Talk brings voice communication and telephony to the company’s popular SmartBand fitness tracker. Read more »
The latest from ASUS out of IFA 2014 includes its first smartwatch powered by Android Wear, the ZenWatch.
The ZenWatch, produced in partnership with Google, features a curved glass design and a case that designed to follow the contours of your wrist, alongside a premium leather strap. Read more »
The Meizu MX4 went official hours ago, but that’s not the only piece of tech the company revealed today. The company also announced a smartwatch from InWatch to complement its latest smartphone.
The two companies have teamed up to reveal the InWatch Pi MX4 Edition. It’s a round watch, but it’s not as smart as a Moto 360 is, as it doesn’t have Andoird Wear in board. The (smart)watch is more like a ‘connected watch’ for the lack of any better name for this category of products. Read more »
The latest fashion victim of the “Swarovski for Samsung” collection is the Samsung Gear S smartwatch.
The watch’s strap will be covered with Swarovski cut crystals that will complement the curved design of the Tizen-based smartwatch. Read more »
It’s only been a few months since the first wave of Android Wear devices hit the shelves and we are already preparing for the next ones. However, if you don’t mind picking up a slightly older model, Best Buy has a deal for you.
The deal is only available on the LG G Watch and gets you a $50 discount on the price tag, bringing it down to $179.99 if you order it from their online store, and not from their retail outlets. That’s a decent bit of discount if you were thinking of picking one right now. Read more »
Samsung and Nike have announced today that they’re partnering up to bring the Nike+ Running app to the Samsung Gear S smartwatch.
The watch was made official yesterday, and it is Samsung’s first wearable that can work independently of a smartphone. The Nike app will be able to exploit this capability, by tracking your moves and mapping your runs using only the GPS and 3G connection built into the Gear S. Read more »
Samsung and Nokia have announced that HERE Maps are arriving in beta form on Android, free for Galaxy phones. HERE comes with voice-guided navigation capabilities and will work offline too, something which Google Maps doesn’t allow.
The Tizen-running Samsung Gear smartwatches are getting HERE maps too. The initial announcement was a little vague but now we have the full details. Read more »
LG Germany spilled the beans on the price tag of the freshly announced G Watch R. The sleek-looking wearable with curved P-OLED display will cost €299 when it hits the shelves in Germany in October.
The above pricing makes the LG G Watch R the most expensive Android Wear device to date. Read more »
Nokia has teased the inclusion of its robust HERE services suite, which includes Maps and Navigation among others to make its way onto Samsung’s Gear series of wearables.
Among those devices slated to get the HERE services is Samsung’s just-announced Gear S smartwatch, which will get turn-by-turn pedestrian navigation courtesy of Nokia’s service. Read more »
According to a report from re/code, we won’t have to wait long for the debut of the Apple iWatch. The hotly anticipated wearable device is tipped for launch alongside the iPhone 6 in less than two weeks, on September 9.
Unsurprisingly, the wearable device will likely be closely integrated with the built-in health-tracking suite in iOS 8. Read more »
In addition to a yet another teaser of its upcoming smartwatch, Asus finally gave it a name and it’s called the ZenWatch. Frankly, we should have seen it coming, considering the company’s recent Zenfone line-up of smartphones.
In any case, subtle details of the watch’s design have been revealed in the video you’re about to see. Sadly, the video doesn’t show the smartwatch with the display turned on. Read more »
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 »