Android Wear Oreo: which smartwatches are getting it and when

There might be hope for Android Wear smartwatches yet. It hasn’t been a year since Android Wear 2.0, based on Android 7.1.1 Nougat, came out (which should have actually rolled out late last year) and now a new major update is coming to Google’s smartwatch family. Well, semi-major. It’s no Android Wear 3.0 but the update does bring the Android … Continue reading SOURCE: SlashGear - Read entire story here. [Read Entire Story]

You can also use your Apple Watch with Apple Pay Cash

After a brief hiccup due to an unplanned early update, Apple has finally flipped the switch for its much-awaited “person to person” mobile payment system. But since Apple Pay Cash transactions happen on Messages, you might presume it’s only limited to iPhones and iPads. Apple has now released the fine details of the new system and in case you missed … Continue reading SOURCE: SlashGear - Read entire story here. [Read Entire Story]

You can now buy a Nokia Steel HR hybrid smartwatch in the US

As if the wearable market was already crowded with smartwatches and half-smartwatches, here’s one more. Granted, the Nokia Steel HR isn’t exactly new. Although it went on pre-order only recently, it has actually existed as far back as last year but with a different name: the Withings Steel HR. Call it by any other name, it is still the same … Continue reading SOURCE: SlashGear - Read entire story here. [Read Entire Story]

2018 MacBook, Apple Watch to free up more space inside, says Kuo

There is only so much you can cram inside an electronics device. Aside from concerns about heat management, manufacturers are often limited by the size of the components they use. It’s like a jigsaw puzzle where you try to fit as many components as you can in the most efficient arrangement possible. There are two ways around this problem. The … Continue reading SOURCE: SlashGear - Read entire story here. [Read Entire Story]

Samsung Gear S3 update makes it easier to do things on your wrist

The smartwatch market is a curious one. On the one hand, you are seeing more and more new models coming out, mostly from fashion brands and accessory makers rather than manufacturers. On the other hand, there hasn’t exactly been any major progress on the platforms themselves, especially lesser known ones like the Tizen OS used on the Samsung Gear smartwatches. … Continue reading SOURCE: SlashGear - Read entire story here. [Read Entire Story]

Nike Midnight Fog Apple Watch 3 launched to match new Air VaporMax

While there are a myriad different designs and variations of Android Wear smartwatches, the message and market for the Apple Watch is a tad simpler. There really is only one model (per generation) and countless straps to go along with it. Apple often partners with other brands to make that happen, like Nike for its sports-oriented styles. So it’s really … Continue reading SOURCE: SlashGear - Read entire story here. [Read Entire Story]

Apple Watch Siri, Weather crash might be due to DST

Daylight Saving Time, or DST as its infamously known, is perhaps one of the strangest inventions of man still in use today. Considering how much technology, industry, and lifestyle has changed over the decades, DST might have minimal benefits to justify the confusion it brings, not just to those in’ countries that observe it, but throughout the whole world. Apparently, … Continue reading SOURCE: SlashGear - Read entire story here. [Read Entire Story]

watchOS 4.1 leak confirms music streaming, GymKit features

It wasn’t too long ago that Apple finally rolled out watchOS 4.0 the public, in time for the launch of the new Apple Watch 3. Very soon, however, users will be seeing a new update for their wearables. Unsurprisingly, some of the new features that will be coming in watchOS 4.1 are going to be available only for the latest … Continue reading SOURCE: SlashGear - Read entire story here. [Read Entire Story]

Misfit Vapor smartwatch is here and shipping next week

Vaporwear it is no more. Misfit has finally announced that their first ever touchscreen smartwatch, the poorly named Vapor, is ready to go on your wrists in less than a week’s time. Powered by Android Wear 2.0, the Misfit Vapor brings more conventional smartwatch capabilities to its smart and stylish trackers, like the Ray and the Shine. But perhaps more … Continue reading SOURCE: SlashGear - Read entire story here. [Read Entire Story]

Huawei Watch 2 Pro brings eSIM to Android Wear 2.0

Few traditional smartphone OEMs are now making smartwatches. And almost all of them have been ejected out of the now Google-centric online Google Store. That doesn’t seem to have fazed Huawei one bit. The Chinese giant has just launched its Huawei Watch 2 Pro, which practically looks like the Huawei Watch 2 Classic. But looks, as they say, can be … Continue reading SOURCE: SlashGear - Read entire story here. [Read Entire Story]

Fossil Q Neely, Q Jacqueline hybrid smartwatches cater to small wrists

Not everyone needs a smartwatch. Especially when said smartwatches seemed designed for a specific demographic only. Some users not only have simpler digital lifestyles but also need less conspicuous and classier accessories. For this group, Fossil is announcing the Q Neely and Q Jacquelline, billed as their smallest hybrid smartwatches to date. These fusion of fashion and smartphone accessories combine … Continue reading SOURCE: SlashGear - Read entire story here. [Read Entire Story]

Android Wear can get new features faster via Play Store

Android Wear is not yet dead, even if you no longer see them on the Google Store. But, let’s face it, it’s not exactly the hottest thing in mobile right now, though neither are smartwatches in general. And while development of the platform continues, as seen by the latest Oreo-based beta, the rollout of features hasn’t exactly been fast and … Continue reading SOURCE: SlashGear - Read entire story here. [Read Entire Story]

Android Wear gone from Google Store, only in-house hardware

It isn’t the writing on the wall for Android Wear, but it certainly becomes a bit harder to be one. Android Wear already has a problem in terms of adoption and popularity and Google just made it even harder to buy them from a single place. The LG Watch Sport and Watch Style, the last two Android Wear smartwatches on … Continue reading SOURCE: SlashGear - Read entire story here. [Read Entire Story]

Apple Watch watchOS 4.0.1 fixes this odd Series 3 bug

After two generations, Apple has finally given Apple Watch fans the features many of them have been asking for: standalone connectivity. As such, it is, perhaps understandable that it would be less than perfect at its first try. Indeed, some owners of the LTE-enabled Apple Watch 3 experienced a rather amusing but really annoying connectivity issue. Fortunately, Apple was immediately … Continue reading SOURCE: SlashGear - Read entire story here. [Read Entire Story]

Chainfire is retiring from SuperSU development

A pebble dropped in the Android ocean and it might cause large waves that will be felt long after. Chainfire, the Android superstar behind root utility SuperSU, has announced his retirement from development of the tool that has become synonymous with his name, and vice versa. This is actually nothing new and is only fulfilling the word he gave two … Continue reading SOURCE: SlashGear - Read entire story here. [Read Entire Story]

Android Wear Oreo beta is available on only one smartwatch

Android Wear development has been relatively slower compared to its smartphone sibling. In the almost two years of its public release, the smartwatch platform has had only two major releases. A new one, however, might be coming faster than before. Google has announced the availability of a new Android Wear release based on Android 8.0 Oreo. But if you were … Continue reading SOURCE: SlashGear - Read entire story here. [Read Entire Story]

Nike+ Run Club app update heralds arrival of Apple Watch 3 model

You don’t have a third gen Apple Watch yet and are still mulling over buying it. If you’re any type of sports buff and swear by Nike’s philosophy, then the athletic brand’s Nike+ app may have just given you a few reasons. The Nike+ Run Club app has just gotten a major feature boost and while many of those can … Continue reading SOURCE: SlashGear - Read entire story here. [Read Entire Story]

This is what the Xbox Watch could have looked like

Although not as daring as, say, Google, Microsoft has had its fair share of hardware experiments. Many of which, however, are perhaps best forgotten. One such device might be the so called Xbox Watch, the company’s rumored attempt to catch up with the smartwatch market. That never came to pass, for better or for worse. And if this prototype of … Continue reading SOURCE: SlashGear - Read entire story here. [Read Entire Story]

Garmin Forerunner 30 running watch comes with heart rate sensor

It’s no smartwatch, but for a certain class of users, the Garmin Forerunner 30 could very well be. It doesn’t have the trappings of a smart wearable, save for notifications and messages, but it does have almost all the features you’ll want to get fit and stay healthy. That’s because the Forerunner 30 is made to be so easy to … Continue reading SOURCE: SlashGear - Read entire story here. [Read Entire Story]

KGI: iPhone X, Apple Watch 3 LTE pre-orders are looking good

There should really be no surprise here. It is almost always the case that some unpopular change that Apple is rumored to make is expected to negatively affect sales or pre-orders but reality turns out to be different. Such is the case, again, with the super expensive iPhone X and the LTE-model of the Apple Watch 3 which were predicted … Continue reading SOURCE: SlashGear - Read entire story here. [Read Entire Story]

ARRIS UHD HDR Android TV could be your next cable box

Android might be big in the smartphone, and maybe even smartwatch, market, but it has not exactly taken other markets by storm. Despite an almost perfect fit, Android TV is still in a niche that’s growing smaller and smaller. The tides, however, might be changing and Android TV might soon be in every house. Or at least every house with … Continue reading SOURCE: SlashGear - Read entire story here. [Read Entire Story]

Apple Watch 3 battery info means you’ll be charging more often

The Apple Watch 3 has just broken cover and it sported a feature that the Apple faithful have been expecting since the Apple Watch 2: LTE connectivity. But that added functionality doesn’t come without a figurative cost and the biggest hit is on the battery. Apple knows too well that it will be users’ primary concern, so it put up … Continue reading SOURCE: SlashGear - Read entire story here. [Read Entire Story]