Samsung and LG both rumored to release new smartwatches this year

This may be the year that smartwatches make a return. The category has largely been ignored by mainstream manufacturers due to the lack of success in this segment. Apple still controls 60 percent of the market as of Q1 2018, and it even seems like Google has not focused much on the now renamed Wear OS. However, we may see smartwatches this year from both Samsung and LG. Samsung’s next smartwatch is likely going to depart from the Gear branding, potentially using “Galaxy Watch” [Read Entire Story]

LG, Samsung Wear OS smartwatches inbound

After the Huawei TalkBand B5 we featured yesterday, we’re learning today that more Wear OS smartwatches will be arriving. It appears the smartwatch game isn’t going down although we believe more OEMs have started quitting. Interestingly, the bigger brands like Samsung and LG will release new models that are powered by Wear OS. The latter […] SOURCE: Android Community - Read entire story here. [Read Entire Story]

TicWatch Pro dual-layered smartwatch is here

Smartwatches have a two-fold problem. First is how they sometimes feel like a solution in search of a problem. The more pressing problem, however, is the short, often less than 24-hour, battery life. Smartwatch makers Mobvoi can’t really answer the first but is offering a solution for the second. With the new TicWatch Pro that’s launching today, you can get … Continue reading SOURCE: SlashGear - Read entire story here. [Read Entire Story]

Samsung Galaxy Watch: here’s what we know so far

When it comes to smartwatches, arguably the Apple Watch is still the standard for some people. But it looks like Samsung is out to give it a run for its money if these leaks and rumors are actually true. The upcoming release of the Korean OEM’s newest smartwatch is a major opportunity for them to […] SOURCE: Android Community - Read entire story here. [Read Entire Story]

Samsung Galaxy Watch leaks: Apple Watch beware

Today a leak of data on the upcoming Samsung Gear S4 (aka Galaxy Watch) suggests a top-tier competitor for the hottest devices in the market. Much like the tablet market, Apple seems to have all but crushed the competition in smartwatches.* But with the market set to rise over the next couple of years (in a big way, apparently,) Samsung … Continue reading SOURCE: SlashGear - Read entire story here. [Read Entire Story]

Report: Upcoming Samsung Galaxy Watch to run Android Wear (not Tizen)

Samsung’s first smartwatch was an Android Wear device called the Samsung Galaxy Gear. But that was way back in 2013. By the time Samsung’s second smartwatch came around in 2014, it was running Samsung’s own operating system based on the Tizen Linux distribution. Since then, Samsung has released a number of additional watches, and they’ve […] The post Report: Upcoming Samsung Galaxy Watch to run Android Wear (not Tizen) appeared first on Liliputing. SOURCE: [Read Entire Story]

Huawei patented a smartwatch that stores wireless earbuds

Perhaps still feeling the sting from so-so reviews of Huawei Watch 2, Huawei may be considering a different approach for its next smartwatch. The company has patented a wearable that can house a pair of Bluetooth earbuds. SOURCE: Engadget RSS Feed - Read entire story here. [Read Entire Story]

Snapdragon Wear 2500 is Qualcomm betting on 4G kids watches

At the Mobile World Congress Shanghai, Qualcomm unveiled the new Snapdragon Wear 2500 platform, which is not surprising at all since the San Diego-based chipmakers have needed to upgrade their chipsets for wearables for a good time now. What is more interesting is that the Snapdragon Wear 2500 is primarily designed for connected smartwatches for […] SOURCE: Android Community - Read entire story here. [Read Entire Story]

Snapdragon Wear 2500 wearable chip is for kids

One of the cited reasons for the failure of Wear OS by Google (formerly Android Wear) smartwatches is that they are all running on a two-year old chipset. Considering the Snapdragon Wear 2100 is based on the Snapdragon 400, its technology goes way back to 2013. As promised, Qualcomm is delivering a much-needed and long-overdue update to its wearable platform. … Continue reading SOURCE: SlashGear - Read entire story here. [Read Entire Story]

$140 price drop on Samsung Gear S3 smartwatch (Limited stock)

Now pay attention Bond. This may look like a fancy dress watch, but it’s actually the unlocked Samsung Gear S3, and it’s full of advanced functionality. If you haven’t got yourself a smartwatch yet, the Gear S3 is the one of the big players in the market. It’s enhanced functionality and great design even earned it a place on our June 2018 best smartwatches list. All your notifications are just a glance at the wrist away, and you can make and receive calls directly through the smartwatch [Read Entire Story]

Facer interactive watch faces: what Wear OS can now do

One of the many good things about smartwatches is the ability to customize. You can change the strap depending on style or color but that would require some assembly. For a quick transformation, you can change the watch face. It’s the easiest and fastest way to give your smartwatch its own look and personality. In […] SOURCE: Android Community - Read entire story here. [Read Entire Story]

Facer launches interactive watch faces for Wear OS, Tizen smartwatches

Smartwatch face design platform Facer just announced Facer 4.6.0 this week, which introduces a new feature called interactive watch faces. With these new faces, users can add buttons for frequently used apps, switch between data modes or implement mini-games and enjoy fun animations. All with just a few taps. But for the time being, creating this new type of face is limited to Facer Partners. The feature has been available for them in private beta for a few days now and some have already created [Read Entire Story]

University Of Alabama Students Can Now Use Apple Watch As Student IDs

Considering that our lives are filled with all kinds of gadgets, it makes to streamline certain things. For example pilots are starting to make the shift from paper manuals to iPads, and we’re seeing the same in sports where coaches are using tablets for playbooks. Now it looks like similar conveniences are coming to students.The University of Alabama has recently announced and confirmed that students will soon be able to use their Apple Watch in place of student IDs. This initiative was [Read Entire Story]

Garmin Vivoactive 3 Music adds music to your workout

The smartwatch market is thriving after a few years of existence. It’s not increasing in number but we know the wearable industry is here to stay. It may not be as big as the smartphone game but we know there will still be a demand for such. If not a full smartwatch, the fitness and […] SOURCE: Android Community - Read entire story here. [Read Entire Story]

Apple Watch to swap physical for virtual buttons says report

Apple plans to change the Apple Watch buttons to touch-sensitive controls, insiders claim, cutting out moving parts and potentially improving battery life of future versions of the smartwatch. The Apple Watch currently has two physical controls: a large button on the side, and the so-called Digital Crown, which both rotates and presses in. The latter was Apple’s take on bringing … Continue reading SOURCE: SlashGear - Read entire story here. [Read Entire Story]

Marc Jacobs launches its first Wear OS smartwatch, the Riley Touchscreen

Early smartwatches were often bulky, boxy things that were designed for tech-enthusiasts, but absolutely failed on fashion. But in recent years not only big tech companies like Apple or LG created watches that are stylish and also functional. Even fashion brands like Armani, Kate Spade or Michael Kors started joining in the race. The newest arrival comes from Marc Jacobs. It’s called the Riley Touchscreen and runs the all-new Wear OS. This is the first fully-fledged smartwatch coming out of Marc [Read Entire Story]

Marc Jacobs Riley Wear OS Smartwatch : why you’ll want this smartwatch

Google has earlier rebranded the Android Wear to simply being called Wear OS. This Wear OS by Google rolled out officially first as a Developer Preview. Soon, we discovered a number of bugs that cause phone lags on watch. The wearable OS has already received some important updates like more Google Assistant features and Actions […] SOURCE: Android Community - Read entire story here. [Read Entire Story]

No watchOS 5 for original Apple Watch – even the $17k one

The original Apple Watch is officially in its final days. During its WWDC 2018 keynote today, Apple took the wraps off watchOS 5 and all the great features customers can expect. There’s a lot to be excited about — robust fitness and health tracking, podcasts, and more. However, none of these things will be available on the original Apple Watch, … Continue reading SOURCE: SlashGear - Read entire story here. [Read Entire Story]

Woman Checking Apple Watch Found Guilty Of Distracted Driving

Apple markets the Apple Watch as a device that can track your fitness, provide notifications, and also act as a watch. However does checking your Apple Watch while you drive make it worthy or being considered distracted driving? That’s what a woman by the name of Victoria Ambrose has found out when a judge ruled that checking your smartwatch is no different from checking your phone.According to a report from The National Post (via 9to5Mac), Ambrose was stopped at a red light when a police [Read Entire Story]

Matrix PowerWatch X body-heat powered smartwatch now shipping

Matrix Industries has started shipping its PowerWatch X, a smartwatch powered by body heat. The smartwatch uses Matrix’s proprietary thermoelectric technology, enabling it to harvest energy from the wearer’s body heat. This is the only body-heat powered smartwatch currently available that is able to provide notifications, track activity, and more. Matrix developed its own low-power operating system for its PowerWatch … Continue reading SOURCE: SlashGear - Read entire story [Read Entire Story]

Ticwatch Pro Wear OS: you’ll (probably) wish every smartwatch had this

Have we reached a smartwatch saturation point? This question has been asked the past couple of years since we haven’t really seen anything new in terms of technology and even design with the wearables that are available in the market. The Android Wear OS, now called just Wear OS, in particular, hasn’t brought innovation to […] SOURCE: Android Community - Read entire story here. [Read Entire Story]

Samsung Gear S4 with Wear OS: Tizen is dead

Although they have never really disappeared, traditional smartphone manufacturers have more or less backed out of the smartwatch market. It has become the territory of accessory makers and luxury brands like Fossil or TAG Heuer. One OEM (aside from Apple) that has remained consistent is Samsung with its Gear line of smartwatches and fitness trackers. But while a new smartwatch … Continue reading SOURCE: SlashGear - Read entire story here. [Read Entire Story]