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]

Apple Watch might soon be able to detect heart problems

Makers of fitness trackers or any device with health-related sensors are often careful to remind their customers that these gadgets, advanced as they may be, shouldn’t be considered as conclusive medical data or replace professional opinion. Apple, however, might be going in a different direction and might soon advertise the Apple Watch as a potential medical aid. Sources close to … Continue reading SOURCE: SlashGear - Read entire story here. [Read Entire Story]

PodCase by Pebble founders charges iPhones and AirPods

Odd as they may look, the implementation of Apple’s AirPods was, to be fair, genius. Simply pop out even just one of the two and the connection between AirPod and iPhone is made. And that case doubles as container and charger in one. But it’s also another thing you have to carry around separately and potentially forget or, worse, lose. … Continue reading SOURCE: SlashGear - Read entire story here. [Read Entire Story]

Michael Kors Access Sofie, Grayson smartwatches now available

Pretty soon, you might no longer see an LG or Huawei branded smartwatches in stores. The smartwatch market has seemingly swung back into the hands of watch makers, which might bode well for these wearables in the long run. That said, it might also be expected that smartwatches will also get more expensive. Like the new Sofie and Grayson smart … Continue reading SOURCE: SlashGear - Read entire story here. [Read Entire Story]

Samsung Gear Fit2 Pro pre-order comes with this freebie

Before IFA 2017 even started, Samsung already hit the mobile market strong with the Galaxy Note 8. But that didn’t mean it didn’t have anything to show for the gadget loving crowd in Berlin. Part of its focus was on wearables, announcing not one, not even two, but three fitness-minded companions for your smartphone. It has just kicked off the … Continue reading SOURCE: SlashGear - Read entire story here. [Read Entire Story]

Fossil Q Venture, Q Explorist bring their round faces to market

There has been a sudden rush of new smartwatches, not just hybrid ones, this week, thanks to IFA 2017. Although it remains to be seen whether the surge will be enough to truly lift up the market, smartwatch makers, who are now joined by Fitbit, remain hopeful. Fossil, for example, has finally made available the Fossil Q Venture and Fossil … Continue reading SOURCE: SlashGear - Read entire story here. [Read Entire Story]

Android Wear 1.0 will also get standalone apps

Android Wear apps have the ability to be installed and used independently of a smartphone app, but there are two catches. One is that the smartwatch needs to be able to connect to the Internet on its own, but only if the need arises. The other, harder requirement is that they are running Android Wear 2.0. Older smartwatches are more … Continue reading SOURCE: SlashGear - Read entire story here. [Read Entire Story]

ZeTime smartwatch’s odd mix of mechanical and digital launching soon

It seems that there is suddenly a renewed effort to push smartwatches, or trackers that look like smartwatches, again to the forefront this week. From Fitbit’s Ionic to Samsung’s Gear Sport and Gear Fit2 Pro, companies are taking yet another stab at wearables on your wrist. Taking advantage of the renewed interest, MyKronoz is announcing that its rather unique ZeTime … Continue reading SOURCE: SlashGear - Read entire story here. [Read Entire Story]

Misfit Vapor risks being vaporware with launch delay

Misfit was perhaps tempting fate when it named what would be its first smartwatch “Vapor”. While Fitbit has finally made true its promise to have an honest to goodness, though still debatable, smartwatch, Misfit has yet to deliver on its own word. Now those eagerly awaiting for the Misfit Vapor to actually take flesh will have to wait two months … Continue reading SOURCE: SlashGear - Read entire story here. [Read Entire Story]

Samsung confirms Bixby speaker is still happening

Perhaps rumors of the Samsung smart speaker’s death were largely exaggerated. In the midst of the loud noise it was making over the newly unveiled Galaxy Note 8, Samsung mobile division president DJ Koh dropped a few hints of products that go beyond the smartphone. Or in this case, even beyond a smartwatch. Koh openly admitted that the company is … Continue reading SOURCE: SlashGear - Read entire story here. [Read Entire Story]

Moto 360 Sport Android Wear 2.0 update finally rolls out

It’s a long time coming but there was also a chance it might not have even come to pass. Motorola, after all, was calling it quits on the smartwatch scene but a promise is a promise and fortunately for Moto 360 Sport owners, the company has kept its word. The Android Wear 2.0 update is finally rolling out to the … Continue reading SOURCE: SlashGear - Read entire story here. [Read Entire Story]

Misfit Vapor smartwatch won’t have built-in GPS

Product is just begging to be called vaporware with the choice of its name and, for some interested buyers, it might as well be. The Misfit Vapor is not only more than half a year in the making, it is also going to arrive with less than what the company promised at the start of this year. According to the … Continue reading SOURCE: SlashGear - Read entire story here. [Read Entire Story]