Apple Has Reportedly Shipped 34.4 Million Apple Watches To Date

While the wearable market might be packed with all kinds of devices and brands (the Fossil Group is responsible for quite a few themselves), it seems that at the end of the day, it looks like Apple could have walked away the winner of it all, or that’s according Canalys analyst Vincent Thielke.In an email sent to Mashable, Thielke claims that based on the company’s findings, Apple has apparently shipped 34.4 million Apple Watches to date since its release in 2015. He claims that this means that [Read Entire Story]

Google Lists Android Wear Devices That Will Get Oreo Update

According to a recent report, it has been suggested that these days, consumers appear to prefer keeping their smartphones updated to the latest OS versus buying a brand new device. This makes sense when you consider that some smartphones are starting to see a rather huge hike in price.So the question is, does this apply to smartwatches too? While we’re not sure on the smartwatch front, we do know that updates are welcome especially if they bring about new functionality, and for Android Wear [Read Entire Story]

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]

Fitbit Ionic Smartwatch Receives Major OS Update

Earlier this year, Fitbit launched their first smartwatch in the form of the Fitbit Ionic. Given that the Ionic is not powered by Android Wear, it means that it won’t have access to the variety of apps that Android Wear devices have access to. This was one of the criticisms of the Ionic at launch, which was the relative lack of available apps.However the good news is that Fitbit has worked to changed that, and in the latest update that they have issued to the smartwatch’s operating system, not [Read Entire Story]

Fitbit finally updates OS for Fitbit Ionic, brings apps and watchfaces

When Fitbit launched its new Ionic smartwatch a few months ago, one complaint was that there were not a lot of apps available for it. And then for a couple of months, they didn’t even update the Fitbit Operating System (OS) that powers the device. But now both are being given solutions as the Fitbit […] SOURCE: Android Community - Read entire story here. [Read Entire Story]

FDA approval of Apple Watch medical accessory is world’s first

An EKG reader by the name of KardiaBand is officially the first Apple Watch medical accessory to be approved by the FDA. This device works with the Apple Watch to detect abnormal heart rate. KardiaBand allows users to take a single 30 second EKG on their own wrist with a tap. The company that makes this KardiaBand is AliveCor. They … Continue reading SOURCE: SlashGear - Read entire story here. [Read Entire Story]

41 Exciting Things You Can Do With the Apple Watch

41 Exciting Things You Can Do With the Apple Watch is a post by Josh Smith from Gotta Be Mobile. The Apple Watch is a smartwatch that connects to your iPhone to deliver notifications and run apps. Also known as the iWatch or iPhone watch, there are many things the Apple Watch can do. Here are 41 of the most exciting things you can do with the Apple Watch. This is more than just an iPhone on your wrist. When you understand what you can do with the Apple Watch it becomes an amazing tool to help [Read Entire Story]

Misfit Command smartwatch requires no charging

This week the folks at Misfit revealed their Misfit Command Hybrid Smartwatch, a device that looks and feels like a classic watch, but acts smart. It’s a smartwatch, but not in the same sense that an Apple Watch or Android Wear watch is a smartwatch. This device was revealed just after Misfit revealed their first touchscreen smartwatch, the Misfit Vapor. … 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]

Germany says kids smartwatches are “spying devices”, issues ban

While some parents may think that equipping their children with smartwatches is a good way to keep track of them, Germany thinks otherwise. Their telecoms regulator Federal Network Agency has issued a ban on the sale of smartwatches that are for the very purpose of keeping track of their children, saying they are basically “spying […] SOURCE: Android Community - Read entire story here. [Read Entire Story]

Samsung Gear S3 receives value pack update for Tizen 3.0

The Samsung Gear S3 has turned a year old already but the wearable is said to be still powerful and feature-rich. It has remained to be one of the best wearables today, according to the South Korean tech giant, for its design and easy navigation. There are several variants available in the market and now […] SOURCE: Android Community - Read entire story here. [Read Entire Story]

Apple retakes the top spot in wearable device shipments

It looks like Xiaomi's reign as the wearable device champion was short-lived. Canalys' latest estimates indicate that Apple regained the lead in wearable shipments during the third quarter of the year, shipping 3.9 million smartwatches over the summe... SOURCE: Engadget RSS Feed - Read entire story here. [Read Entire Story]

Misfit Vapor Smartwatch orders on Amazon delayed, shipping soon

We’ve been waiting for this one since January when Misfit announced that it’s venturing into the touchscreen smartwatch segment. We learned it may not have built-in GPS and it was already delayed until October. It’s listed on Amazon as one of the latest fitness trackers. The wearable has officially launched a couple of weeks ago […] SOURCE: Android Community - Read entire story here. [Read Entire Story]

PowerWatch begins to ship

It has taken less than a year after materials science pioneer Matrix Industries’ crowdfunding effort took off to great success, and now the shipment of its PowerWatch to initial backers has commenced. This highly sought after PowerWatch is touted to be the first device of its kind, in the sense where it is powered by the wearer’s body itself. This is the perfect demonstration of Matrix’s proprietary thermoelectric energy converter, where the energy harvesting performance of the PowerWatch can be [Read Entire Story]

Some Apple Watches Are Crashing When Asked About The Weather

With devices like smartwatches, the idea is that we can access information quickly on our wrists, versus having to take out our smartphones, unlock it, and find the app. For example one feature of the Apple Watch is the ability to ask it for weather updates, a feature which we reckon is as basic as they come.Unfortunately for some Apple Watch owners, it seems that asking the device for the weather will end up crashing it. This is according to a post on Reddit in which more than one Apple Watch [Read Entire Story]

Apple Watch Sees 50% Growth For The Third Consecutive Quarter

In the wearables market, there are so many brands to choose from, but it seems that despite there being an abundance in variety, it looks like Apple has managed to corner the market once again. In Apple’s latest financial results, it has been revealed that the Apple Watch has managed to see a 50% growth for the third consecutive quarter.Apple has yet yet to officially reveal exactly how many units of the Apple Watch that they have sold to date, but according to their latest financials, it seems [Read Entire Story]

Some Apple Watch Series 3 Devices Are Showing Stripes On Its Display

If you have recently bought or are planning to buy the Apple Watch Series 3, it seems that Apple has recently identified a problem with the display that appears to be affecting some units. In a report from 9to5Mac, it appears that some Apple Watch Series 3 owners are seeing weird stripes show up along the side of the watch’s display.The report also claims that Apple has since notified its retail and authorized third-party repair staff about the problem that seems to affect the Apple Watch Series [Read Entire Story]

Samsung Gear Sport Review

The smartwatch never had it easy. On the one hand, offer too small a list of skills and people question your value; on the other, do too much and the resulting complexity can overwhelm the wrist. Perhaps the Samsung Gear Sport, therefore, signposts the route through that tricky balance: by focusing resolutely on healthy living, can it also bypass those … Continue reading SOURCE: SlashGear - Read entire story here. [Read Entire Story]

Misfit Vapor smartwatch launches officially

It’s here. The Misfit Vapor that is. As early as January, we learned about this device as Misfit’s first venture in the touchscreen smartwatch segment. We were told it would be running Android Wear 2.0 but wouldn’t have built-in GPS. We were expecting it would arrive in the late summer but then it was delayed […] SOURCE: Android Community - Read entire story here. [Read Entire Story]

Insurer Offers Apple Watch For $25…But With A Catch

The Apple Watch isn’t necessarily expensive, although it is admittedly more pricey than other fitness trackers and smartwatches in the market today. However how would you like to be able to purchase it for just $25? If this sounds like great news, then note that insurance company John Hancock has announced a new promotion that will let customers buy the Apple Watch Series 3 for just $25.However like we said in the title, there is a catch. Basically John Hancock wants its customers to exercise. [Read Entire Story]

Fitbit Ionic review: Good fitness tracker, passable smartwatch

Fitbit's first real smartwatch was the worst kept secret in tech. After months of rumors, leaks and the acquisition of smartwatch pioneer Pebble that all but revealed the company's intentions, Fitbit presented the Ionic to the world. It was a promisi... SOURCE: Engadget RSS Feed - Read entire story here. [Read Entire Story]

Apple Watch Series 3 Expected To Be A ‘Game Changer’ For Apple

When the Apple Watch was first launched, safe to say that it was not what many had expected, although we guess the rumors and the hype surrounding the device was to blame for creating some unrealistic expectations. However over the years, Apple has made changes and improvements to the hardware and software, with the Series 3 being the latest.In fact it seems that Apple might have done a great job with the Apple Watch Series 3 because according to GBH Insights analyst Daniel Ives, his latest [Read Entire Story]