Samsung Galaxy Watch to be next version of company’s smartwatch

Samsung has never been shy about flooding the market with a variety of products. This becomes especially noticeable in areas where there is not much competition. We recently saw more news about the next high end tablet device from Samsung despite the tablet market waning in recent years. Another market that has not lived up […] Come comment on this article: Samsung Galaxy Watch to be next version of company’s smartwatch Visit TalkAndroid SOURCE: TalkAndroid - Read entire story [Read Entire Story]

Matrix PowerWatch X review: The would-be future of wearables

It’s about time the smartwatch fitness tracker industry did something interesting. We only need so many devices to count calories and measure heart rate. The Matrix PowerWatch X might be just the shakeup that we’re looking for. This watch has pretty light fitness and “smart” functionality, but nevertheless grabs attention with one show-stopping feature: it never needs charging! That’s right, this is a watch with a digital display and accompanying app that you can wear indefinitely [Read Entire Story]

Huawei could be working on a smartwatch that stores true wireless earbuds

Huawei patent shows a smartwatch that stores Bluetooth earbuds within the device. The patent shows three potential designs for how the smartwatch could store earbuds. The earbuds would apparently be waterproof and have active noise canceling. Huawei has received a patent for a smartwatch that could store a set of Bluetooth earbuds within the device. According to LetsGoDigital (via The Verge), the patent was approved on June 28 by the World Intellectual Property Organization. The patent shows [Read Entire Story]

TicWatch E vs. Apple Watch vs. Fitbit Versa: Which watch is smartest for you?

When it comes to putting tech on your wrist, you’ve got a lot of options to choose from. The modern smartwatch landscape can be a bit difficult to engage since it’s a nexus of style and functionality, so we thought we’d take a look at the pros and cons of three consumer favorites and see how they stack up against each other. By now, the TicWatch E, Apple Watch, and Fitbit Versa have been in play long enough for users to get a good handle on their feel and practicality. Choosing the smartwatch [Read Entire Story]

Rebble will unofficially provide Pebble users with web services

The platform, started up by a former Pebbler and endorse by former CEO Eric Migicovsky, is now trying to get fans to import their data by June 30. The post Rebble will unofficially provide Pebble users with web services appeared first on Pocketnow. SOURCE: Pocketnow - Read entire story here. [Read Entire Story]

5 Reasons to Wait for the Samsung Gear S4 & 2 Reasons Not To

5 Reasons to Wait for the Samsung Gear S4 & 2 Reasons Not To is a post by Adam Mills from Gotta Be Mobile. Samsung is reportedly working on a brand new Gear S4 smartwatch and it could arrive alongside the Galaxy Note 9 later this year. With a release on the way, some of you should start thinking about waiting for the Gear S4 to arrive. As we start pushing into the summer, we’re starting to hear more about Samsung’s plans for the rest of the year. We know the company is working [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]

Garmin Vivoactive 3 gets onboard storage for music

Garmin has announced a new version of the Vivoactive 3, the fitness tracking GPS smartwatch it launched last August. This new version, dubbed the Vivoactive 3 Music, is pretty much the same as the original that debuted last year, but with one key difference: it comes with onboard storage you can fill up with music. At first blush, that might … Continue reading SOURCE: SlashGear - Read entire story here. [Read Entire Story]

Marc Jacobs Launches Its First Wear OS Smartwatch

Quite a lot of fashion brands have already launched their Wear OS (Android Wear) smartwatches but Marc Jacobs decided to be fashionably late to the party. It has just now launched its first smartwatch powered by Google’s wearable operating system. Even though the company already offers two different watches under the Riley brand, the Riley Touchscreen is the fashion brand’s first Wear OS smartwatch. The other Riley-branded smartwatches that Marc Jacobs already sells include a [Read Entire Story]

The Marc Jacobs Riley Touchscreen is a smartwatch for the fashion conscious

Marc Jacobs Marc Jacobs has unveiled a new smartwatch called the Marc Jacobs Riley Touchscreen. The watch is available in black and rose gold and is powered by Wear OS. The watch joins the Marc Jacobs Hybrid Smartwatch series that the brand released last year. Mark Jacobs has unveiled a new Wear OS smartwatch called the Marc Jacobs Riley Touchscreen. As spotted by Engadget, the watch starts at $295 and comes in three colors: black, rose gold with a white strap, and rose gold with a cement [Read Entire Story]

Blu is selling a dumb smartwatch (or is it a smart fitness tracker?) for $50

Blu The Blu X Link watch has an introductory price of $50, but lacks the WearOS platform. Blu’s watch might not have an app store, but it does have cellular connectivity via 2G networks. The wearable also offers a heart rate monitor, pedometer, and sleep tracking functionality. If your name isn’t Apple, chances are good that you’re not selling loads of smartwatches. Now budget U.S. mobile brand Blu has taken a different approach with its X Link watch. The new watch is [Read Entire Story]

Martian Watches is the next smartwatch maker to bite the dust

Kickstarter Martian Watches announced it ceased operations and closed the company. The smartwatch maker was unable to gather enough funds to complete production of its mVoice G2. Martian was founded in 2007 and was notable for sticking a small display in analog watchfaces. U.S.-based smartwatch maker Martian told Kickstarter backers that the company will cease operations after it failed to raise enough money, reported Android Police. According to the message sent to backers, Martian was [Read Entire Story]

Is Samsung working on a smartwatch running Wear OS instead of Tizen?

Samsung dabbled in Android Wear smartwatches in the past, although they never did particularly well. Now that Android Wear has been rebranded as Wear OS, is it time for Samsung to give the platform another shot? Maybe Tizen’s on the way out after all. Okay, so that second thing probably won’t happen. Samsung’s Gear line […] Come comment on this article: Is Samsung working on a smartwatch running Wear OS instead of Tizen? Visit TalkAndroid SOURCE: TalkAndroid - Read [Read Entire Story]

Qualcomm is readying a massive Snapdragon Wear 2100 SoC upgrade for Wear OS watches

The next wave of Wear OS smartwatches, coming "by the holidays" from "several" Google and Qualcomm partners, will be powered by a processor redesigned "from the ground up." The post Qualcomm is readying a massive Snapdragon Wear 2100 SoC upgrade for Wear OS watches appeared first on Pocketnow. SOURCE: Pocketnow - Read entire story here. [Read Entire Story]

Qualcomm is finally launching new, smaller smartwatch chips

Qualcomm will launch new smartwatch chips later this year, two year after the popular Snapdragon Wear 2100 chipsets. The chips promise better battery life and will enable smaller watch designs, a company executive said. Watches with the new chip platform are set for release by the holiday season. It feels like most Android Wear (now Wear OS) smartwatches have relatively bulky designs and disappointing endurance. Part of this can be attributed to the ageing Snapdragon Wear 2100 chipsets used by [Read Entire Story]

LG Timepiece will launch soon (Update: Korea launch expected in June, global release to follow)

Update 5/9/2018 at 4:01 A.M. EST: Yonhap News has cited industry sources as saying LG plans to initially release the new smartwatch in Korea in June and that an international release will follow. The article suggests that LG plan to market the watch alongside the upcoming LG G7 ThinQ. Update 5/7/2018 at 4:58 P.M. EST: We still haven’t heard anything from LG about the LG Timepiece watch mentioned below. However, the announcement must be imminent as a new listing on the FCC website gives us [Read Entire Story]

LG’s next smartwatch passes through the FCC

In what may come as a surprise, a new LG smartwatch has passed through the FCC the day before Google I/O 2018. The company has been rumored to be working on a new smartwatch, and this may be our first good look. The post LG’s next smartwatch passes through the FCC appeared first on AndroidGuys. SOURCE: AndroidGuys - Read entire story here. [Read Entire Story]

Female health tracking and quick replies come to the Fitbit Versa and Ionic

A new update is rolling out to the Fitbit Versa which brings female health tracking, along with the ability to quickly reply to messages directly from your smartwatch. The post Female health tracking and quick replies come to the Fitbit Versa and Ionic appeared first on AndroidGuys. SOURCE: AndroidGuys - Read entire story here. [Read Entire Story]

LG Timepiece will launch soon (Update: FCC likely outed the watch)

Update 5/7/2018 at 4:58 P.M. EST: We still haven’t heard anything from LG about the LG Timepiece watch mentioned below. However, the announcement must be imminent as a new listing on the FCC website gives us details about an upcoming LG watch, which is likely the LG Timepiece. The information is mostly regulatory filings, but you get a look at a rendering of the watch face on the page. Keep your eyes open for an announcement from LG very soon! Original Article: Android Authority calls the [Read Entire Story]

Google brings even more Assistant features to Wear OS

Google has announced a new update is rolling out to Wear OS smartwatches which adds a few Google Assistant-focused features. These include Actions, audible responses, and smart suggestions. The post Google brings even more Assistant features to Wear OS appeared first on AndroidGuys. SOURCE: AndroidGuys - Read entire story here. [Read Entire Story]

Deal: Save $50 on the Fitbit Versa if you’re willing to jump through some hoops

Even though it launched less than a month ago, the Fitbit Versa can be yours for at least $50 off — as long as you’re okay with putting in a bit of work. Spotted by CNET, the discount is only available at Macy’s. The store still displays the Versa’s regular $200 price tag on its website, but that changes once you sign up for Macy’s emails. Once you do that, wait 10 to 15 minutes for the 25-percent-off code to arrive in your inbox. From there, apply the code when you check [Read Entire Story]

LG’s Watch Timepiece is a hybrid smartwatch with both Wear OS and analog functionality

LG is launching its G7 ThinQ on May 2nd, just a couple of days from now, but that might not be the only hardware that the Korean manufacturer unveils this week with reports of a new Wear OS smartwatch also being announced. The LG Watch Timepiece, as the new smartwatch is called, will feature a […] Come comment on this article: LG’s Watch Timepiece is a hybrid smartwatch with both Wear OS and analog functionality Visit TalkAndroid SOURCE: TalkAndroid - Read entire story here. [Read Entire Story]