Samsung’s cellular smart tag lasts for a week on one charge

Smart products have given us the tools we need to track personal items, and even loved ones. Want to know where your kids are? Buy them a custom smartwatch. Worried about losing your suitcase? Grab some connected luggage. Looking to keep a watchful e... SOURCE: Engadget RSS Feed - Read entire story here. [Read Entire Story]

Red Sox reportedly cheated with a Fitbit, not an Apple Watch

Reports that the Boston Red Sox cheated in games with an Apple Watch may have been slightly off the mark. A source speaking to Boston Globe baseball writer Nick Cafardo claims that the team used a Fitbit device, not Apple's smartwatch. It's not certa... SOURCE: Engadget RSS Feed - Read entire story here. [Read Entire Story]

Fitbit’s Ionic smartwatch will help diabetics track glucose levels

Fitbit is pairing up with Dexcom, a company that creates continuous glucose monitoring (CGM) devices for people with diabetes. In an announcement today, the companies say that their first initiative is to bring Dexcom's monitoring device data to Fitb... SOURCE: Engadget RSS Feed - Read entire story here. [Read Entire Story]

Review: Michael Kors’ new Access smartwatches show fashion brands could save Android Wear

While Android phone makers seem to be giving up on Android Wear, traditional fashion brands only seem to be embracing it more. And you know what? It might be one of the best things for the future of the smartwatch. Michael Kors’ new Sofie and Grayson smartwatches are not just good-looking watches, they’re all-around solid gadgets. I had my concerns. Last year’s model, the Dylan, wasn’t quite to my taste. The design was nice – which is ultimately what matters for a fashion brand – but it had [Read Entire Story]

The smartwatch market is actually performing pretty well

While the wearables field is proving a tough space for many companies, smartwatches are apparently doing quite well. In a report from International Data Corporation on this year's second quarter earnings, sales numbers show that wearables are up 10.3... SOURCE: Engadget RSS Feed - Read entire story here. [Read Entire Story]

STEAL: Up to 60% off at REI

You can always find some of the best gear on the market at REI, and now you can save up to 60% on some of that same gear. The REI Labor Day Sale includes both… ; ; ; ; ; ; ;Related StoriesThe adidas München ‘Oktoberfest’ Sneakers are Puke and Beer ResistantFitbit Finally Released Their First SmartwatchTimberland Just Brought Back Their Original Waterproof Hiking Boots ; SOURCE: Cool Material - Read entire story here. [Read Entire Story]

Samsung Announces Two New Smart Watches and New Wire-Free Gear IconX Earbuds

Samsung today held an event at the IFA trade show in Berlin, where the company introduced two new smart watches and a second-generation version of its Gear IconX wireless earbuds. The two new watches come just weeks ahead of the prospective launch date of Apple's third-generation Apple Watch, which is expected to feature LTE as its main selling point. The new Samsung Gear Sport is positioned as a fitness-focused smart watch with a round 1.2-inch 360 x 360 AMOLED display and a 20mm strap, [Read Entire Story]

Fitbit Ionic isn’t the Apple Watch, and that’s a good thing for fitness buffs

Fitbit was, for years, a company without an identity. Packaged and marketed for fitness aficionados, the products often felt behind other offerings, and without a clear place in the market. It wasn’t the cheapest, didn’t offer the most advanced features, and some of the company’s UX decisions left a lot to be desired. Fitbit’s new offering — and first true smartwatch — Ionic, seems to hit the sweet spot. Ionic looks like the Apple Watch, but only in the sense that it’s a band, an LCD screen, and [Read Entire Story]

Samsung’s next wearable is the Gear Sport

There has been chatter about a Samsung watch for awhile now, and it looks like the rumors have legs. Android Headlines reports that the company has filed documents with the FCC about a device called the Samsung Gear Sport. Based on the included desig... SOURCE: Engadget RSS Feed - Read entire story here. [Read Entire Story]

Smartwatches are relying on fashion brands to survive

The 2017 lineup of Android Wear watches is a techy fashionista's dream come true. With options from an ever-growing list of designers including Louis Vuitton, Movado, Michael Kors, Kate Spade, Emporio Armani, Tommy Hilfiger, Google's smartwatch platf... SOURCE: Engadget RSS Feed - Read entire story here. [Read Entire Story]

Apple quietly extends first-gen Watch warranty to three years

The first-generation Apple Watch suffered from a few problems, including "ballooning batteries" that ended up displacing a few users' screens. In response, Apple quietly extended service coverage on first-gen device battery issues for an extra year.... SOURCE: Engadget RSS Feed - Read entire story here. [Read Entire Story]

The Wirecutter’s best deals: The Apple Watch Series 1 (42mm) drops to $230

This post was done in partnership with The Wirecutter, a buyer's guide to the best technology. When readers choose to buy The Wirecutter's independently chosen editorial picks, they may earn affiliate commissions that support their work. Read their c... SOURCE: Engadget RSS Feed - Read entire story here. [Read Entire Story]

360 video is coming to BuzzFeed and NowThis (like it or not)

The Samsung Gear 360 ー a 360-degree camera that shoots in 4k — is now in BuzzFeed’s hands. Here’s what BuzzFeed’s Head of Development had to say: “We’re excited to partner with Samsung to give our audience engaging, social 360-degree video content. Samsung’s 360-degree technology will enable BuzzFeed to use our ‘test and learn’ strategy to unlock new kinds of shareable content, while learning more about how audiences are consuming and using it.” The possibilities for stupid, weird, hilarious, [Read Entire Story]

HTC Link promises a high-end VR experience with a smartphone

Consumers with an interest in VR currently have two options: The high-end systems, such as the Oculus Rift, have their own displays and are powered by a computer. The more portable systems, like the Samsung Gear VR, are powered by your smartphone and... SOURCE: Engadget RSS Feed - Read entire story here. [Read Entire Story]

Second-gen Moto 360 smartwatches will get Android Wear 2.0 soon

A bunch of smartwatches got Android Wear 2.0 when it finally came out in April, but sadly, Moto 360 wasn't one of them. The company promised a late-May availability, and it sounds like it's staying true to its word. Motorola Support's Twitter account... SOURCE: Engadget RSS Feed - Read entire story here. [Read Entire Story]

Huawei’s Watch 2 can last for weeks without its smarts

I'm a firm believer in the usefulness of smartwatches, but even I can't deny that the product category is struggling. Despite Apple joining the fray with its first Watch two years ago, wearables still haven't taken off with mainstream consumers. Goog... SOURCE: Engadget RSS Feed - Read entire story here. [Read Entire Story]

You can’t get an LG Watch Sport on Verizon after all

We hope you weren't dead set on picking up Verizon's edition of the LG Watch Sport. The carrier has confirmed that it cancelled its take on the Android Wear 2.0 flagship device, yanking the smartwatch from its store. LG has pulled the wristwear from... SOURCE: Engadget RSS Feed - Read entire story here. [Read Entire Story]

After Math: Keep the change

It was a big week of whole numbers for the tech industry. Fossil now offers 300 different smartwatch models for sale, Windows 10 hit 500 million active installs and Apple just invested $200 million in Corning's Gorilla Glass operation. Numbers, becau... SOURCE: Engadget RSS Feed - Read entire story here. [Read Entire Story]

Apple just bought a popular sleep tracker

Those rumors of Apple Watch sleep tracking just got more tangible. Apple has acquired Beddit, a company whose business revolves around a sleep monitoring device as well as companion iOS and Watch apps. The fate of Beddit's products isn't clear (we'... SOURCE: Engadget RSS Feed - Read entire story here. [Read Entire Story]

Movado’s Android Wear device looks like its regular watches

Movado has revealed its first Android Wear watch at Baselworld 2017, a few weeks after it announced its first solo foray into smartwatches. The American watchmaker calls its creation Movado Connect, a timepiece with edge-to-edge, always-on display sp... SOURCE: Engadget RSS Feed - Read entire story here. [Read Entire Story]

Guess’ Android Wear smartwatch is classically styled

Guess, the fashion brand that's perfect for annoying people when they ask what you're wearing, is launching a new smartwatch. This time, however, the company is going all-in on Android Wear 2.0 with the Guess Connect. The timepiece comes packing Qual... SOURCE: Engadget RSS Feed - Read entire story here. [Read Entire Story]

AccuWeather now lets you look at the forecast in virtual reality

Checking the weather report is usually a colorless, simple experience -- a glance at an app to see the five day forecast or check the news for any major storms or events. If you have a Samsung Gear VR device, however, your daily forecast could soon b... SOURCE: Engadget RSS Feed - Read entire story here. [Read Entire Story]