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December 21, 2016

Growth estimates for smartwatches have been slashed, because no one really wants them…

When smartwatches first debuted, most people saw them as the futuristic wearable we always wanted. Early adopters loved options like the Pebble, first generation of Android Wear, and more. However, it seems like those early adopters might have been the only ones who were interested.

June 28, 2016

PSA: Android Wear 1.5 rolling out to the Fossil Q Founder

Most watches have received the Android Wear 1.5 update at this point, but now we’ve spotted the first report of the update hitting the Fossil Q Founder. Still based on Android 6.0.1, the Android Wear 1.5 update contains just a few incremental tweaks…

March 16, 2016

Hublot likely next of LVMH’s Swiss watch brands to add smartwatch features following TAG

Following the introduction of the TAG Heuer Android Wear watch late last year— the first of the major Swiss brands to launch a full-fledged smartwatch— TAG’s parent company says Hublot will likely be its next brand to receive smartwatch features. Bloomberg reports:

November 12, 2015

Watchmaker Fossil picks up fitness wearable tech w/ $260M Misfit acquisition

Misfit, makers of popular smartphone-connected wearable fitness accessories, today announced the company is being acquired by watchmaker Fossil Group for $260 million, reports The Wall Street Journal.

Fossil plans to take the technology and integrate it into its traditional watch designs, according to the report:

September 22, 2015

Google’s stock Clock app gets updated w/ new Android Wear features, more

Google has today pushed an iterative update to its stock Clock app, three months after the app was first released on the Play Store and two months after it got a new paint job. Today’s update brings a hefty bullet list of new features, including the ability to gradually increase alarm volume, new Android Wear […]

June 1, 2015

Asus gives us our first look at the ZenWatch 2 – but no specs, price or availability yet (Video)

Asus confirmed last month that its next-generation ZenWatch was on the way, and would be released in Q3 this year. It has now shown off the Asus ZenWatch 2 for the first time – though not told us very much about it beyond the looks. It will be available in two sizes, 49mm or 45mm, […]

April 7, 2015

Report: Samsung’s round smartwatch to be called Gear A, include 3G & calling support

Earlier this year, it was reported that Samsung was working on a fully rounded smartwatch for launch sometime in 2015. At the time, details were sparse, but now SamMobile has shared another report with more details of the company’s device. According to SamMobile, Samsung’s rounded smartwatch will be called the Gear A and feature support […]

April 2, 2015

Motorola testing possible Moto 360 successor codenamed “Smelt”

Arguably the best smartwatch to come out of 2014 was the Moto 360. The rounded smartwatch received solid reviews and was relatively popular. Since the device’s launch, however, rumors of a successor to the Moto 360 have been few and far between. Phandroid today reports, however, that Motorola appears to be testing a second-gen Moto […]

March 1, 2015

AT&T confirms it will offer LG’s all-metal Watch Urbane in stores and online

AT&T has announced this morning that it will soon carry LG’s all-metal Watch Urbane. Revealed last month, the Watch Urbane is nearly identical to LG’s Watch R, only much more sleek with all-metal designs in either gold or silver trims.

February 25, 2015

LG debuts Urbane LTE, the world’s first 4G-capable smartwatch, with proprietary WebOS-based software

LG today unveiled the world’s first LTE-equipped smartwatch, dubbed the LG Watch Urbane LTE. Unlike other recent smartwatches, the Urbane LTE doesn’t run Google’s Android Wear operating system, with the maker opting to install its own proprietary software that, according to CNET, is based on the defunct WebOS. The non-LTE Urbane, revealed earlier this month, still […]

February 12, 2015

Stainless steel version of Sony’s SmartWatch 3 goes on sale this week, no word yet on price

The stainless steel version of Sony’s SmartWatch 3 will go on sale around the world “from this week,”says Sony in a blog post. The new model has the same innards as the original silicon-cased version launched last September, with the same 1.6-inch 320×320 display, 1.2GHz quad-core Qualcomm processor and 512MB of RAM. The steel model will also […]

November 26, 2014

PSA: Staples selling Moto 360 for just $187 with limited time 25% off coupon

If you have been aiming to get your hands on the latest Moto 360 smartwatch this holiday shopping season, look no further than Staples. Thanks to a storewide 25% off coupon, the office retailer is selling the Moto 360 in Stone Leather or Black Leather for just $187.49 online.

October 31, 2014

Sonos beta-testing music player controller for Android Wear smartwatches

Sonos is beta-testing a remote controller for its music systems on Android Wear. A user in the Sonos support forum noticed controls showing up on his Moto 360 watch while running a beta version of Sonos Controller for Android.

Sonos already works on my Moto 360 !!

OK, only pause, next and back. No volume control.

Sonos owners can sign up for the Beta Program here.

Google recently rolled out an update to Android Wear which included support for both offline music–allowing music to be stored on a smartwatch–and GPS.

Via Zatz Not Funny

September 29, 2014

Google apparently aiming for tight control of Android Wear as crowdfunding campaign closed down

Google appears to be aiming for tight control over its Android Wear smartwatch platform as it asked crowdfunding site IndieGoGo to take down a campaign for a budget smartwatch, Com1, reports Android Police. Com1 used stock images of Android Wear and the Android Wear trademark in its campaign page, which was taken down by IGG under […]

September 24, 2014

Moto 360 update rolling out with Bluetooth improvements, other bug fixes

Motorola this afternoon started rolling out a minor update to the Moto 360, bumping to build number KGW42R. The update, in the grand scheme of things is relatively minor, but does fix several bugs that have plagued Motorola’s Android Wear smartwatch since launch.

September 19, 2014

Samsung reportedly developing PayPal-powered smartwatch for mobile payments

Wether it be Android Wear or Tizen calling the shots, Samsung already has a lot of smartwatches on the market and it’s rumored that the South Korean electronics maker is currently working on a new high-tech timepiece that can process mobile payments. According to Business Korea, this unannounced smartwatch will reportedly rely on a fingerprint scanner to verify its wearer’s […]

September 5, 2014

Motorola’s long-awaited circular Moto 360 smartwatch launched, available today for $250

Motorola has finally officially launched its much-leaked circular smartwatch, the Moto 360. Pricing has been set at $250 with a leather strap, and it goes on sale in the U.S. at noon today ET . If you want it with a silver or black metal strap, you’ll have to wait until sometime in the fall […]

September 4, 2014

WSJ Moto 360 review says the device has to be charged twice a day, praises Google Now integration

[protected-iframe id=”d2413f35ffadd16761e17906bca5b816-22427743-8994189″ info=”http://live.wsj.com/public/page/embed-AE726947_5DDB_4B94_BF47_DACBB7F3635A.html” width=”512″ height=”288″ frameborder=”0″ scrolling=”no”] Motorola is set to unveil a variety of new products tomorrow morning, but the Wall Street Journal posted its video review of the Moto 360 a tad too early, giving us a more in-depth look at the watch before its public unveiling tomorrow.

August 19, 2014

ASUS confirms smartwatch, unveiling at IFA on 3rd September

[tweet https://twitter.com/ASUS/status/501668895074181120/] ASUS has officially confirmed that it will be unveiling its Android Wear smartwatch at the IFA next month, with a teaser tweet showing a smartwatch face displaying the quote “Time has been transformed and we have changed” … 

August 14, 2014

ASUS reportedly aiming to launch budget-friendly Android Wear smartwatch at IFA

When Google unveiled Android Wear, it said that ASUS was among the partners signed up to release a wearable device, but since then, both companies have been quiet on the matter. In June, rumors started circulating that ASUS was working on a smartwatch that would be low-cost and appealing to consumers. Now, according to quotes […]

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