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Although most of the attention at Apple’s special event on Monday will be on the Apple Watch, the company still had a little…
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The Razer Nabu Smartband, first announced in January, will go on sale this December for $99.
Apple announced on Tuesday that it is making an Apple Watch software development kit available to developers. You can download the WatchKit resources from Apple’s developer website.
The highly anticipated Apple Watch carries forward many Apple traditions, including a new input method, but doesn’t break with the industry in a way that raises industry angst and eyebrows. It’s thinking different, but not divisive.
Windows Phone has a much smaller share of the market compared to Android and iOS, so any Microsoft smarwatch will have to work with non-Microsoft platforms. That fits in nicely with the company’s recent cross-platform mobile app strategy.
Swatch CEO Nick Hayek said to expect a “Swatch Touch” smartwatch next summer. He also hinted that Swatch is providing “tiny parts” to Apple.
In a blog post, Apple environmental head Lisa Jackson published a specification outlining which substances cannot be used in Apple products and packaging, as well as details on Apple’s investigation into whether the chemicals benzene and n-hexane were being used in final assembly factories.
Tech companies aren’t the only giants who see potential in networked computers on the wrist. American watchmaker Timex will announce a cellular-connected smartwatch this week in conjunction with Qualcomm and AT&T
Withings’ new fitness tracker looks like a fancy wristwatch, but it’s packing Bluetooth, an accelerometer and integration with Withings Health Mate.
We knew Microsoft has had smartwatch aspirations for some time — remember the SPOT Watches above from a decade ago? — and now it…
Smartwatch makers have generally ignored Windows Phone, opting instead to support Android and iOS handsets. The Hot Watch is getting some help from Microsoft to change that with Windows Phone support coming next month.
Looking for a “lite” smartwatch with health tracking features? Samsung’s Gear Fit might fit the bill and your wrist. The curved-screen wearable can track your health and exercise and still get notifications from a smartphone.
Want a smartwatch with color display that runs for days on a charge? Qualcomm’s Toq is one option and the device is now available for pre-order. Expect to pay $349 though because it’s a showcase of Qualcomm’s technology.
Qualcomm announced that its foray into the smartwatch realm, the Toq, will be available starting next month.
A major shortcoming of Samsung’s Galaxy Gear smartwatch appears to be fixed with a new software update: Support for far more notifications from apps. I’m still not sold on it though. That $300 price tag and a lock to Samsung devices is off-putting.
Want a smarter watch but not quite a smartwatch to track your workouts? The Magellan Echo may be the perfect compromise: It connects to a smartphone but only for music controls and in-app workout data at a glance.
The Galaxy Gear might only run a handful of native apps, but Ars Technica has hacked it to run any app in Google Play.
Samsung’s Galaxy Gear might not be the smartwatch we were hoping for it, but its latest ad is a charming trip through well-known wristwatches from pop culture’s past.
Samsung on Wednesday unveiled the Galaxy Gear smartwatch, a Bluetooth companion watch for the Galaxy Note 3 and 10.1.
Guess who else has a smartwatch: Qualcomm (s qcom) CEO Paul Jacobs revealed Toq, the company’s own wearable product, at its Uplinq…
Samsung is the next likely big player in the wearable device market, with expectations of the Galaxy Gear launch. Google, Apple and others could be jockeying for position on your wrist, but Microsoft — yes, Microsoft! — nearly got the smartwatch right in 2004.
Hungry for more details about Samsung’s Galaxy Gear smartwatch? Don’t be surprised when the actual product introduced Wednesday looks different from images circulating on Sunday.
Samsung isn’t the only one looking to launch a smartwatch. Google quietly snapped up a smartwatch company last year that could lay the foundation for its own wrist-bound products.
Confirming prior information, the Samsung Galaxy Gear smartwatch will use NFC and a Gear manager application to pair the watch with a phone and for configuration. It’s looking more and more like the Galaxy Gear will need a Samsung phone.
Not every detail of Samsung’s Galaxy Gear smartwatch has leaked yet. Or has it? Today there’s word of the wearable’s battery life and storage options.
Between “Dashboard/Console and Multi-function” smartwatches with exercise tracking and apps, Juniper Research says 36 million such watches will ship in 2018 thanks to Apple and Samsung raising awareness. But there’s a game-changing function being overlooked here that could boost those figures: Contextual data.
Has Samsung perfected the smartwatch? We may find out on September 4 as the company is said to introduce its Galaxy Gear watch, a wearable device running Android that “will make phone calls, surf the Web and handle e-mails.”
As the smartphone market evolves, we’ll have to see if the devices will be second screens, standalone units or a hybrid of the two. Androidly is a standalone and illustrates that packing in functionality comes at the price of fashion.
Yup, Sony has a new smartwatch. But it seems like a slightly tweaked third iteration of the same device based on the feature set. At least the company fixed the timekeeping aspect: The watch won’t forget the time when disconnected from a phone.
This week brought more images of the Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0 tablet, a new mobile app that helps you find the fastest network and speculation on a Google smart watch.
Motorola’s wearable Android, the MotoActv, may be marketed as a fitness tracker, but with each new software update, it actually becomes a smarter smart watch. The latest update adds direct access to Facebook wall posts and Twitter messages from a Bluetooth connected Android phone.