Samsung Gear S4 Reportedly Comes With Bixby

Samsung’s Bixby virtual assistant has been limited to its smartphones only so far but it appears that the company may bring it to its wearable devices as well. A new report claims that Samsung is going to ship Bixby with the Gear S4. If it’s accurate, the Gear S4 would be the first Samsung smartwatch to feature its virtual assistant. The successor to Samsung’s Gear S3 is due in a few weeks. There have been some reports about what this smartwatch may bring to the table. The full [Read Entire Story]

This $250 Wear OS-powered smartwatch promises month-long battery life

Most Wear OS-based smartwatches require charging after a single day, but Mobvoi is attempting to buck the trend with its new $249 TicWatch Pro, which it claims can last between five to thirty days on a single charge, thanks to a layered display and a special power-saving mode. The TicWatch Pro’s screen, housed in a large 45mm case, includes an OLED display, as well as a more basic Film compensated Super Twisted Nematic (FSTN) LCD display. The latter is transparent and sits atop the OLED display, [Read Entire Story]

Tech savvy drug users are relying on Apple Watch and Fitbit to keep them safe during cocaine binges

Apple and Fitbit both like to tout the potential health benefits of their wearable devices. For a few hundred bucks, users get access to a number of sensors that chart and track everything from blood pressure to caloric intake. For some, wearables provide much-needed encouragement to get off the couch to hit their daily fitness goals. For others, the devices act as an overpriced monitor to ensure your heart doesn’t explode after snorting your eighth line of blow. “My heart rate only gets to 150 [Read Entire Story]

Qualcomm Launches Snapdragon Wear 2500 For Kids’ Smartwatches

It has been quite a while since Qualcomm launched a new chip for smartwatches, more than two years to be precise. The company has announced the launch of a new chip specifically for 4G kids’ watches at Mobile World Congress Shanghai called Snapdragon Wear 2500. The company is still going to launch another Snapdragon Wear chip for conventional smartwatches later this year as it has promised to do so. Qualcomm is targeting the growing market for kids’ smartwatches with the Snapdragon [Read Entire Story]

Pebble Smartwatches Could Be Getting A Second Lease On Life

As you might have heard, Fitbit has announced that they will be officially ending support for the Pebble watch this month. However the good news is that if you still think that the Pebble smartwatch is a great device that you want to keep using, it seems that it could be getting a second lease on life.In a tweet by Pebble founder and former CEO Eric Migicovsky (via Engadget), he points Pebble owners towards a website called Rebble. Basically what this new service does is that it will replace [Read Entire Story]

Samsung’s Gear S4 Smartwatch May Be Released This August

Recent reports have suggested that Samsung is working on a new smartwatch which may be launched as the successor to the Gear S3. This is why it’s currently referred to as the Gear S4 despite reports that the company is planning to shift its Gear devices to the Galaxy branding as well. A new report claims that Samsung might launch the Gear S4 this August, possibly alongside the Galaxy Note 9 which some believe will be announced on August 9. The previous two generations of its Gear [Read Entire Story]

Fitbit Ace Fitness Tracker For Kids Now Available

Fitness trackers such as those made by Fitbit are usually marketed towards teens or adults. However earlier this year the company announced the Fitbit Ace which is aimed towards kids. If you’re a parent who wouldn’t mind getting it for your child, then you’ll be pleased to learn that the Fitbit Ace is now available for purchase.The fitness tracker is priced at $100 and has been designed for those aged 8 or older (so an adult with a pretty small wrist could technically use it as well). According [Read Entire Story]

Class Action Lawsuit Claims All Apple Watches Are ‘Defective’

There are plenty of things to like about the Apple Watch, and plenty of things to dislike about the Apple Watch. However to go as far as claiming that they’re all “defective”? Apparently that’s what one class action lawsuit is alleging, according to a report from Patently Apple (via 9to5Mac).According to the lawsuit, it alleges that all Apple Watches from Series 0 up to Series 3 are defective where, “The Watches all contain the same defect and/or flaw, which causes the screens on the Watches to [Read Entire Story]

Samsung Will Reportedly Rebrand Gear VR To Galaxy VR

Samsung’s mobile virtual reality headset is called Gear VR. The company launched it several years ago and has updated the headset almost every year. Users can slot in a compatible handset from Samsung and access a variety of virtual reality apps and games. It seems that the company now wants to bring its headset under the “Galaxy” umbrella with a new report claiming that Samsung is going to rebrand the Gear VR to Galaxy VR. This may not be the online device that Samsung brings [Read Entire Story]

How Apple plans to turn your Apple Watch into a walkie-talkie

Here's a sentence I didn't think I'd write: my favorite new Apple Watch feature is one that turns the wearable into a (slightly higher tech) walkie-talkie. ; I'm talking, of course, about the new "Walkie-Talkie" feature for the Apple Watch, which Apple showed off Monday at its World Wide Developer Conference. SEE ALSO: Everything Apple announced at WWDC 2018 The feature, which won't launch until later this year, works pretty much the way it sounds: it lets two Apple Watch owners send real-time [Read Entire Story]

ASUS’ new ZenBook Pro features a 5.5-inch touchscreen instead of a touchpad

The ASUS event today at Computex in Taipei, Taiwan had three main hooks: health, ergonomics and, most importantly, second screens. The headliner was the premium ZenBook Pro 14 and 15 (pictured above), the latest versions of ASUS’ premium notebook that feature a touchscreen where the touchpad would usually be Meant to increase the laptops’ multitasking possibilities, the 5.5-inch ScreenPad functions as a second screen for things like messaging or apps including a calculator, a video and music [Read Entire Story]

Rumored LG Watch Timepiece Close To Making Its Debut

Earlier this year there was a rumor that LG could be working on a new hybrid smartwatch dubbed the LG Watch Timepiece. It was unclear as to when the watch would be announced, but a recent tweet by leakster Evan Blass has suggested that we could be getting close to an official reveal.According to Blass, the device has recently made its way past the FCC. What this means is that given that devices are required to pass through the FCC before they are sold in the US, it means that the smartwatch is [Read Entire Story]

AirPod-holstering Apple Watch band is equal parts obnoxious and useful

Just when you thought goofy AirPod shirt-collar pockets were bad, another company comes along to prove you wrong. Elago (not to be confused with Elgato) has come out with an AirPod-holding wristband accessory for the Apple Watch, as spotted by Macrum... SOURCE: Engadget RSS Feed - Read entire story here. [Read Entire Story]

Coach Unveils New Apple Watch Bands For The Summer

Just like what you’d expect from a fashion brand, Coach has released several different Apple Watch bands sometimes to coincide with the seasons. If you’re looking for a new Apple Watch band that you can wear this summer, you might be interested to learn that Coach has since unveiled some new options for their customers.This includes the strap with the Heart Applique for those who want a brighter and unique look, the strap in Signature Canvas for a more sombre look, and a strap offered in saddle [Read Entire Story]

Apple Reportedly Sold 600,000 HomePods During Q1 2018

Just like how the Apple Watch is one of the more expensive wearables in the market today, so was the HomePod which at $350 makes it pricier than other smart speakers in the market. However unlike the Apple Watch which seems to be selling pretty well, the HomePod isn’t doing as hot and according to the latest figures, has only managed to sell 600,000 units to date.This is according to a report from Strategy Analytics who claims that this has allowed Apple to capture about 6% of the global smart [Read Entire Story]

Apple Might Have Found A Greener Way To Produce Aluminum

Apple uses a lot of aluminum in their products, such as the iPhone, iPad, Mac computers, Apple Watch, and so on. Unfortunately conventional methods of producing aluminum results in the emission of greenhouse gases. However it seems that Apple might have found a greener way to go about it where the end result releases oxygen versus greenhouse gases.According to Apple’s press release, several years ago Apple engineers Brian Lynch, Jim Yurko and Katie Sassaman set out to find a greener way to [Read Entire Story]

Apple Watch Series 3 With LTE Expands To Four New Countries

With the launch of the Apple Watch Series 3, Apple introduced LTE connectivity to the wearable, meaning that Apple Watch users no longer had to have their iPhones tethered to them to enjoy certain features of the Apple Watch, namely making calls. However availability of the Apple Watch Series 3 with LTE was limited to a handful of markets, but that’s slowly change.Apple has recently expanded the availability of the Apple Watch Series 3 with LTE to four new countries. This includes Sweden, India, [Read Entire Story]

Google is reportedly launching a Pixel watch (or three) this October

We didn’t see a whole lot of Wear OS at Google I/O this year, but the word on the street is that the company will reveal some fresh hardware later this year. According to tipster Evan Blass, Google will show off a Pixel-branded smartwatch alongside the next Pixel phones and Pixel Buds at its annual hardware unveiling in October. Besides the Pixel 3, Pixel 3 XL, and second-gen Pixel Buds, a reliable source tells me — with high confidence — that Google's fall hardware event will also introduce a [Read Entire Story]

Qualcomm Developing New Processor For Smartwatches

All Android Wear a.k.a Wear OS smartwatches run on the same chip, the Snapdragon Wear 2100 from Qualcomm. The company launched this chip back in 2016 and it’s high time that it came out with a successor to power improved smartwatches. That’s finally going to happen later this year as Qualcomm has confirmed that it will be releasing a new processor for Wear OS smartwatches this year. Qualcomm’s senior wearables director Pankaj Kedia confirmed to Wareable that Qualcomm is going [Read Entire Story]

Apple Patents Apple Watch With A Circular Design

Ahead of the Apple Watch’s launch several years ago, the competition for the most part were launching square-ish smartwatches. This led to rumors that Apple might go a different route and launch a round smartwatch instead, but as we all know this clearly did not happen, but on hindsight it seems like maybe it didn’t matter.That being said, a recently discovered patent has revealed that Apple might have planned for a circular smartwatch, or at least explored the idea of such a device. According [Read Entire Story]

Senclo Fi, Universal, Smart and Autonomous Garage Door Opener with HD Touchscreen

UNIVERSAL SUPPORT- Upgrade your existing garage door opener and make it smart. Works with all major garage brands including Chamberlain, Genie, and Liftmaster. TAKE FULL CONTROL OF YOUR HOME! Your smartphone is now a controller and more. Open and close your garage door, allow accesses for guests, and keep track of who comes and goes, all from your iOS or Android smartphone. Compatible with Alexa, Google Assistant and Apple Watch. AUTO-OPEN / AUTO-CLOSE – Can you imagine your garage doors [Read Entire Story]

Fitbit brings female health tracking and quick replies to the Versa and Ionic

When Fitbit introduced the Versa, it promised two important features for its smartwatch OS: female health tracking and Quick Replies.  Those features have finally arrived. As a recap, the Fitbit is giving its two most advanced devices, the Versa and Ionic, the ability to track and record female health details including logging your menstrual cycle, recording symptoms, and comparing to your previous cycles. The idea is that by having that data in the same place as the rest of your fitness [Read Entire Story]