Apple Watch was detailed today at the company’s dedicated event. Now we know all there is to know about the wearable gadget – the materials and functionality, the pricing and availability.
Apple Watch will be available in aluminum, stainless steel and gold flavors. You can check how those are made on the promo videos below. Read more »
Now that the Apple Store is back after the company’s event is over, we can take a detailed look at the Watch Edition pricing. The most expensive of them cost $17,000 and are the 38mm 18k Yellow gold case with bright red modern buckle and 38mm 18k Rose gold + rose gray modern buckle.
There are a total of 8 Apple Watch Edition models and their pricing ranges from $10,000 to $15,000. Here’s the full list. Read more »
While there were two high-profile flagship smartphones at the MWC, there’s no denying that wearables stole the show. A leak shows that Oppo wants in on the action and is developing an LG Watch Urbane like wearable with a round display.
The company reportedly has a solution to the battery life issues that plague most smartwatches – super fast charging. Read more »
At the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona this year we got to see two very special Android Wear smartwatches – the Huawei Watch and LG Watch Urbane. Now that the congress is over, it’s time to ask for your opinion on which one of the two is best.
Choosing a watch is very much a matter of personal taste and that’s why this poll is so interesting. Both watches look stylish, but each has unique traits, which make it stand out. Read more »
Apple announced Apple Pay last year, which allows you to use the new iPhone 6 and 6 Plus with compatible payment systems wirelessly and without using traditional payment systems. The company announced the system is coming to the Apple Watch as well but didn’t quite go into many details.
Eddy Cue, Apple’s senior vice president of Internet Software and Services, was at Oracle Arena in Oakland, California yesterday for a game, which is using Apple’s payment system. He talked about the Apple Watch payments to Mashable. Read more »
There is a charging band for Apple Watch coming our way. Dubbed Reserve Strap, the accessory will extend the wearable’s battery life by “up to 125%.”
Reserve Strap features built-in batteries and magnetic inducing charging. Read more »
Apple may have announced the Apple Watch late last year but the company hasn’t really allowed anyone near the device until it’s expected launch next week. Except maybe for a few top developers.
According to a report by Bloomberg, Apple has allowed a select few developers to test their upcoming Apple Watch applications on the device itself. This includes the likes of BMW, Facebook, and United Continental Holdings Inc. Read more »
Sources claim that Google is working on iOS support for its Android Wear smartwatch platform, which couldn’t come sooner with the Apple Watch launch.
In the meantime several developers have created their own solutions. Read more »
Pebble Time is now the most funded Kickstarter project to date. With over $14 million from backers, the smartwatch topped the previous champion Coolest Cooler by a cool million (the original Pebble is number three on the list).
The impressive feat was achieved only a week after the Pebble Time project kicked off. Read more »
A new rumor out of France claims Google is currently working on releasing the Android Wear app for Apple’s mobile platform. As you might have imagined, this would enable smartwatches running Android Wear to work with iPhones and iPads.
As this is nothing but an unconfirmed rumor at this point, the usual pinch of salt is advised. The new app for iOS could be launched during Google’s I/O developer conference in May, but it might get officially teased even sooner – so as to make (at least some) people think twice about buying an Apple Watch. Read more »
The Pebble team is playing Kickstarter like a fiddle – just as the campaign was losing steam after the explosive growth of the first 24 hours, the Pebble Time Steel was announced. This should inject the campaign with a fresh dose of enthusiasm, but will also draw in people who were holding out for the inevitable all-metal version.
Current backers needn’t be jealous though, they have the option to upgrade to the Time Steel if they are okay with the price premium. Read more »
HTC has been promising a wearable for years now, but this year it delivered. The HTC Grip is a smart band with a built-in GPS, built in a collaboration with Under Armour. The company made it clear this isn’t for casual tarining, the Grip is aimed at fitness enthusiast and pro athletes.
Being a serious tool, it focuses on standalone performance rather than its interactions with a smartphone (it’s compatible with Android 4.3+ and iOS 7+). Read more »
Two promo videos of the Huawei Watch have leaked revealing the smartwatch’s personality in a bit more detail. A couple of days ago, we saw the watch for the first time in an ad banner at the Barcelona airport.
One of the videos tells the story behind the watch’s design and the materials Huawei has used to make it. On top of its perfectly circular display, the Huawei watch sports sapphire glass for protection. The diameter of the screen is 42mm, which the company says is the best size for a luxury watch, which fits both men and women. Read more »
Well, the cat’s out of the bag now. Huawei has been teasing a smartwatch for a couple of weeks or so, but today we get to see exactly what it will look like. This is thanks to the fact that Huawei already has ads for the watch at Barcelona airport, waiting to welcome people attending MWC we assume.
Since the Android Wear logo is present in the bottom right corner of the ad, it’s clear which platform the Huawei Watch will run. As you can see, this is another round contender in the smartwatch space, and judging from this image alone it seems to be one of the best looking wearables revealed so far. Read more »
The Swiss are famous for their watches, but have been very shy about smartwatches so far. Mondaine (makers of the iconic Swiss railway clocks), Frederique Constant and Alpina (an FC subsidiary) have all introduced smartwatches at Baselworld, a key watch and jewellery industry showcase event.
The Mondaine Helvetica No. 1 (with labels in the namesake font) is based on the regular watch model of the same name but sprinkles some smart functionality. Read more »