Apple Watch goads you into getting some post-holiday exercise

Guilt over holiday eating might just convince you to hit the gym in the coming weeks, but Apple wants to offer some motivation of its own. On December 28th, the company pushed a notification to every Apple Watch owner encouraging them to participate... SOURCE: Engadget RSS Feed - Read entire story here. [Read Entire Story]

Pokémon Go’s holiday event gives you a better chance to catch the newest Pokémon

Pokémon Go developer Niantic expanded the roster of catchable Pokémon a few weeks ago. But if you’re still having trouble finding and hatching them, a new holiday promotion might be able to help you out. Starting on the morning of December 25th through the the afternoon of January 3rd, Niantic says there will be “a greater chance of finding eggs that hatch Togepi, Pichu, and several other recently found Pokémon, originally discovered in the Johto region.” What’s more, you’ll be able to nab a [Read Entire Story]

Verizon knocks $100 off the second generation Moto 360

Smartwatches might be in a slide, but the good news is that means we’re bound to see some decent deals as a result. Price was always one of our hangups with the second generation Moto 360, but Verizon is now selling it for $200 with free shipping — at least $100 cheaper than you can find most other places. Lenovo, LG, and Huawei all announced earlier this year that they aren’t planning to release new smartwatches anytime soon, so this is likely to be the last Moto 360 for a while. The good news [Read Entire Story]

‘Pokémon Go’ is available right now on the Apple Watch

Pokémon Go has made its way to the Apple Watch, enabling trainers to receive notifications right on their wrists about nearby Pokémon, PokéStops, eggs and medals. Players are even able to collect goodies from PokéStops dir... SOURCE: Engadget RSS Feed - Read entire story here. [Read Entire Story]

Android Wear 2.0 will launch on a pair of flagship smartwatches

The market for smartwatches is drying up, but Google seems intent on shaking it up. We already knew that Android Wear 2.0 would arrive in early 2017, but Android Wear product manager Jeff Chang recently confirmed to The Verge that the updated platfor... SOURCE: Engadget RSS Feed - Read entire story here. [Read Entire Story]

Samsung Gear S3 Frontier review: Lots of features, not enough apps

It seems like everyone is talking about how the smartwatch market is collapsing, but that hasn't stopped Samsung from taking another stab at high-end wearables. Who could blame them, really? Last year's Tizen-powered Gear S2 was full of good ideas, f... SOURCE: Engadget RSS Feed - Read entire story here. [Read Entire Story]

Apple Watch refurbs lower the cost of outfitting your wrist

You no longer have to wait for a sale to snag an Apple Watch at a more reasonable price. Apple has quietly started selling refurbished Series 1 and Series 2 models through its American online store, lowering the barrier of entry if you don't insist... SOURCE: Engadget RSS Feed - Read entire story here. [Read Entire Story]

Fitbit will keep Pebble’s services running through 2017

Fitbit might no longer sell Pebble's devices, but it won't brick the smartwatches the smaller company already sold. In a blog post today, Pebble developer Jon Barlow has assured fans that Fitbit will keep their e-paper smartwatches running through 20... SOURCE: Engadget RSS Feed - Read entire story here. [Read Entire Story]

Apple pulls down Watch update that bricked Series 2 devices

You can no longer download the latest update for Apple Watch, and that could be a good thing if you have a Series 2 device. Cupertino has pulled down watchOS 3.1.1 after it bricked several Series 2 watches, displaying a red exclamation mark on their... SOURCE: Engadget RSS Feed - Read entire story here. [Read Entire Story]

After Math: Game over

This was a week of tremendous loss. America said goodbye to John Glenn, the first American to orbit the Earth, Twitter accidentally murdered @-replies for a day, Fitbit cannibalized its new acquisition of Pebble and new studies suggest that robots ar... SOURCE: Engadget RSS Feed - Read entire story here. [Read Entire Story]

The Morning After: Weekend Edition

Letter from the Editor One of the pioneers of the modern smartwatch, Pebble, is no more as of this week. The company's IP and some of its employees are now in Fitbit's corporate hands, and the prospects of future hardware are officially (mercifull... SOURCE: Engadget RSS Feed - Read entire story here. [Read Entire Story]

Use Alexa to ask Martian’s watches all your burning questions

Have one of Martian's voice-powered smartwatches? Cool, because now mVoice models and certain Guess timepieces will work with Amazon's Alexa technology. "We're excited to work with Martian Watches to bring Alexa to mVoice timepieces so customers can... SOURCE: Engadget RSS Feed - Read entire story here. [Read Entire Story]

Bloomberg: Fitbit acquisition will kill Pebble Time 2 and Core

According to Bloomberg, Fitbit is close to buying up Pebble for less than $40 million, which aligns with what we reported when info on the acquisition first came out. Since the fitness tracker maker is only interested in Pebble's software assets and... SOURCE: Engadget RSS Feed - Read entire story here. [Read Entire Story]

Runkeeper uses Apple Watch GPS to keep track of your route

Apple Watch Series 2 arrived with two notable updates: waterproofing and built-in GPS. Even though the popular jogging app has been letting users run without their iPhone since last fall, Runkeeper now tasks the wearable's own GPS for better tracking... SOURCE: Engadget RSS Feed - Read entire story here. [Read Entire Story]

Demand for wearable tech is growing (but not for smartwatches)

If you were hoping the smartwatch market would bounce back from its recent slump when a slew of new models hit the market, you're about to be disappointed. IDC estimates that wearable device shipments grew ever so slightly (3.1 percent) in the third... SOURCE: Engadget RSS Feed - Read entire story here. [Read Entire Story]

Motorola isn’t making a new smartwatch anytime soon

We might not see a successor to the 2015 Moto 360 in the near future, or even at all. Motorola and its parent company Lenovo have confirmed to The Verge that they're not working on a new smartwatch to be released in time for Android Wear 2's launch n... SOURCE: Engadget RSS Feed - Read entire story here. [Read Entire Story]

Fitbit is reportedly buying Pebble

Pebble might only live on in our memories and Fitbit's devices in the future. According to The Information, Fitbit is buying smartwatch maker Pebble for an undisclosed amount. An anonymous source indicates to Engadget that Fitbit is buying the indie... SOURCE: Engadget RSS Feed - Read entire story here. [Read Entire Story]

Get An Early Start On Your New Year’s Resolutions With Black Friday Fitbit Discounts

Fitbit’s annual Black Friday discounts just went live, with all-time low prices (save for a brief preorder price mistake) on the entire wrist-based lineup, including the svelte Flex 2, the powerful Charge 2, the fashionable Alta, and the Blaze smart watch.Read more... SOURCE: Gizmodo - Read entire story here. [Read Entire Story]

Google readying tap-to-pay for Android Wear smartwatches

Google may finally be ready to bring tap-to-pay to Android Wear, judging by evidence discovered in the Google Play Services version 10.0 by Android Police. Text prompt strings with messages like "Try holding your watch to the terminal again" make it... SOURCE: Engadget RSS Feed - Read entire story here. [Read Entire Story]

Matrix Powerwatch

Nearly every smartwatch tracks how many calories you burn. The Matrix Powerwatch goes a step further, using them to power itself. Using thermoelectric technology, it accurately measures how many calories...Visit Uncrate for the full post. SOURCE: Uncrate - Read entire story here. [Read Entire Story]

The PowerWatch is a body heat-powered smartwatch that does very little

One of the biggest problems with smartwatches is avoiding a dead battery. Whether it's forgetting to plug them in in time or having to fiddle with the unwieldy magnetic disk chargers, keeping a wearable juiced up is not as convenient as it should be.... SOURCE: Engadget RSS Feed - Read entire story here. [Read Entire Story]

Google’s mini radar can identify virtually any object

Google's Project Soli radar technology is useful for much more than controlling your smartwatch with gestures. University of St. Andrews scientists have used the Soli developer kit to create RadarCat, a device that identifies many kinds of objects ju... SOURCE: Engadget RSS Feed - Read entire story here. [Read Entire Story]