The all-new Fossil Watch offers one thing that Apple Watch doesn’t i.e an always-on display. The latest Fossil smartwatch can be pre-ordered right now and is priced at $295.
James Park, co-founder and chief executive of Fitbit, believes Apple has the wrong approach to wearables with the Apple Watch. Park has also revealed how his company’s latest devices were inspired by the iPhone 4s and its seamless Bluetooth syncing.
Moto 360 receives a significant price cut less than a week after the Apple Watch went up for pre-order
Moto 360 — one of the most beautiful Android Wear smartwatches out there — has received a major price cut less than a week after the Apple Watch went up for pre-order.
For decades, fear-mongers have been telling us that we shouldn’t use cellphones too much because they can give us cancer, and now the same claims are being made about the smartwatch. As these wearables become more popular, you’re going to hear about the health concerns a heck of a lot more, but you shouldn’t let them worry you.
Reuters briefly reports that Microsoft is planning to launch a smartwatch in the next few weeks, according to “sources close to the project”.
The report also claims that Microsoft’s smartwatch will passively track the heart rate and work across different mobile plaforms.
Now that wearables are on the rise, it’s been mostly smartphone manufacturers that have jumped on the bandwagon to attack the fledgling market. Apple’s rumored to be on the move to announce their own wearable product (oft-rumored the iWatch) on September 9, and now it looks like the Swatch Group is readying itself for their own effort.
Google today announced Android Wear, a version of the Android operating system meant for wearable devices like smartwatches. The project is available as a Developer Preview to registered Android developers, and Google’s initial manufacturing partner lineup includes Asus, HTC, LG, Motorola and Samsung.
Senior VP of Google and chief of the Android team, Sundar Pichai has mentioned that the company will launch an Android SDK meant for wearable devices like smartwatches within the next couple of weeks. He also speaks about how this technology could be implemented in “Smart Jackets” with sensors in the future.
In a patent filing uncovered today, Apple has detailed a Bluetooth LE based hotspot where a device can share its internet connectivity with other devices without consuming a lot of power. The low-power nature of this connection makes it an ideal candidate for use with the much-rumored iWatch.
Pebble was one of the first smartwatches to be released, but it didn’t do much and left many users disappointed. In a firmware update to be released later today, Pebble will natively support all iOS notifications that appear in the Notification Center on iOS 7 devices, not just email and SMS notifications.