Google now pushes Android Wear updates through Play Store

Google introduced Android Wear 2.0 earlier this year, bringing new features to smartwatches including support for making calls on models with cellular radios, built-in support for Google Assistant even when your phone isn’t handy, and the ability to use the Play Store to install apps without a phone. Now it turns out there’s another new […] Google now pushes Android Wear updates through Play Store is a post from: Liliputing SOURCE: Liliputing - Read entire story here. [Read Entire Story]

Transparent solar panel enables first solar-powered smartwatch

Solar-powered watches are nothing new, but being more power-hungry beasts, solar-powered smartwatches are a different story. A San Francisco-based startup called LunaR now claims to have bridged the divide by developing a smartwatch that never needs to be plugged in for a recharge as it draws all the energy it needs from the sun... Continue Reading Transparent solar panel enables first solar-powered smartwatch Category: Smartwatches Tags: Kickstarter Solar [Read Entire Story]

RIP Wear24: Verizon’s exclusive Android Wear smartwatch is gone

Remember Wear24, that LTE-enabled Android Wear device that came out of nowhere alongside the LG Watch Sport and Watch Style? If you completely forgot about it, that’s fine. It definitely didn’t take the market by storm. In fact, after just a few months of being available, it looks like Verizon has already axed the device […] Come comment on this article: RIP Wear24: Verizon’s exclusive Android Wear smartwatch is gone Visit TalkAndroid SOURCE: TalkAndroid - Read entire [Read Entire Story]

Apple acknowledges connection issue with new Apple Watch

Enlarge / The Series 3 supports several watch faces, as expected. The headline feature of the new Apple Watch may not work as reliably as it should when the device starts shipping later this week. In a review of the Apple Watch Series 3 with cellular, which promises the ability to connect to LTE networks independently from a user’s iPhone, The Verge’s Lauren Goode wrote that the device repeatedly struggled to join a cellular network and would instead remain hung up on “random” Wi-Fi signals. [Read Entire Story]

T-Mobile Will Give Apple Watch Series 3 Full LTE Speeds

As per Apple’s announcement, the Apple Watch Series 3 will be offered in an LTE variant for those who want to be “free” of their iPhone. Carriers in the US have since announced data plans for the Apple Watch priced at $10 a month, but for some reason T-Mobile decided that they will only offer users 3G speeds on the device.Naturally this did not go down well with T-Mobile customers who felt it was a bit unfair, and the good news is that T-Mobile has heard you guys loud and clearly. The carrier’s [Read Entire Story]

You’re the only iPhone X we see | #PNWeekly 270

The Pocketnow Weekly Podcast is going to be about Apple. There's no getting around it. We have a new Apple Watch, an iPhone 8 and an iPhone X. Let's do it. The post You’re the only iPhone X we see | #PNWeekly 270 appeared first on Pocketnow. SOURCE: Pocketnow - Read entire story here. [Read Entire Story]

Michael Kors Access Grayson review: Android Wear puts on a pretty face

I have to be honest: the value of a smartwatch is something that’s always been lost on me. Though novel and even somewhat exciting at first, each and every smartwatch I’ve tried has eventually just found its way to a drawer, destined to be forgotten. Despite the fact that the smartwatch industry seems to be a bit shaky, Michael Kors … Continue reading SOURCE: SlashGear - Read entire story here. [Read Entire Story]

Fitbit’s Ionic to offer glucose monitoring for diabetics

Launched late last month, Fitbit's Ionic is the company's attempt at claiming some territory from smartwatch heavyweights like Apple and Garmin. Now the feature-packed wearable is set to gain a handy new piece of functionality, with the ability to display glucose levels on the user's wrist... Continue Reading Fitbit's Ionic to offer glucose monitoring for diabetics Category: Smartwatches Tags: Diabetes Fitbit Glucose Related Articles: [Read Entire Story]

Red Sox may have used Apple Watch to steal Yankees hand signals

It’s a modern twist on an old scheme: using the Apple Watch to steal hand signals from an opposing baseball team, gaining a competitive edge in the process. Such is the allegation lobbed at the Boston Red Sox, which supposedly used Apple’s wearable to send alerts to players about what the Yankees’ hand signals may mean. Sources claim the Yankees … Continue reading SOURCE: SlashGear - Read entire story here. [Read Entire Story]

Fitness wearables will live or die by their apps

This week at IFA, some of the biggest players in wearables launched their latest smartwatches. From Fitbit's debut Ionic to Samsung's Gear Sport, these fitness-focused watches also run the companies' own proprietary platforms, each offering their own... SOURCE: Engadget RSS Feed - Read entire story here. [Read Entire Story]

Movado Connect Luxury Android Wear Smartwatch Released

Several luxury brands have announced over the past few months that they will be coming out with their own Android Wear-powered smartwatches. Movado is one of them. The company is best known for its conventional fashion watches but it’s also following the smartwatch trend now by launching one itself. It has launched the Movado Connect luxury Android Wear smartwatch. Movado’s design language, even with its conventional watches, has largely been minimal. Its watches normally don’t [Read Entire Story]

Apple Watch 3 will look the same, gain LTE says Kuo

Apple Watch 3’s release and release details appeared this week in an analyst note on Apple’s singular wearable device. This note came from notoriously accurate analyst Ming-Chi Kuo of KGI Securities, who suggested that the 3rd-gen Apple Watch won’t look particularly different from previous models. Why would it? Not when there’s a whole bunch of Apple Watch straps that were … Continue reading SOURCE: SlashGear - Read entire story here. [Read Entire Story]

Samsung Gear Fit2 Pro wearable surfaces with offline Spotify feature

Another Samsung fitness wearable has leaked, this one supposedly called the Gear Fit2 Pro. The wearable, among other things, is tipped to feature support for offline Spotify playback, though that is only one of the many rumored features. In addition to abilities tailored toward athletes and fitness enthusiasts, the wearable also offers a sporty design. The new Samsung sports wearable … Continue reading SOURCE: SlashGear - Read entire story here. [Read Entire Story]

Fitbit smartwatch leaks show colors and new heart rate sensors

Fitbit’s upcoming smartwatch has leaked a few times before, but this is probably the best look we’ve gotten of the wearable yet. It’s still definitely a Fitbit smartwatch, and there are only so many form factors you can use for a watch, but the device still has a few tricks up its sleeve. The watch […] Come comment on this article: Fitbit smartwatch leaks show colors and new heart rate sensors Visit TalkAndroid SOURCE: TalkAndroid - Read entire story here. [Read Entire Story]

Budget-friendly Ticwatches cut the cost of Android Wear

Folks looking for a useful smartwatch and not wanting to splash hundreds of dollars now have a new budget-friendly option on their hands. The latest Ticwatches from Chinese company Mobvoi offer all the functionality of Android Wear 2.0 at a price that seriously undercuts some big-name competitors... Continue Reading Budget-friendly Ticwatches cut the cost of Android Wear Category: Smartwatches Tags: Android Android Wear Kickstarter Related [Read Entire Story]

Cellular Apple Watch Series 3 on the way this year

The Apple Watch Series 3 may lead iPhone users to empty their pockets more often, especially while going on a run or for a swim. The post Cellular Apple Watch Series 3 on the way this year appeared first on Pocketnow. SOURCE: Pocketnow - 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]

Fitbit Smartwatch Doesn’t Feature 4G Connectivity

Fitbit’s long-awaited smartphone should be out in the not too distant future. We heard bits and pieces about the features that the company’s first proper smartwatch is going to offer. The company has now revealed itself that the Fitbit smartwatch doesn’t have standalone cellular connectivity. This means that in order to perform tasks that require an internet connection the smartwatch will need to be paired with a smartphone in the absence of a Wi-Fi network. Fitbit CEO James [Read Entire Story]

Rotational smartwatch keyboard channels the rotary phone

Smartwatches may not have found the immediate success that manufacturers were hoping for, and that might be due in part to the smaller screen making some functions, like entering text, more fiddly than they'd be on a phone. Now a team from Stony Brook University has developed a rotational keyboard that allows users to pick letters from a ring around the screen, like an old rotary phone... Continue Reading Rotational smartwatch keyboard channels the rotary phone Category: Smartwatches Tags: [Read Entire Story]

No one should buy Louis Vuitton’s stupidly expensive smartwatch

The $10,000 gold Apple Watch (R.I.P) may have just been unseated as the most pretentious smartwatch money can buy. That honor should instead go to Louis Vuitton, which today unveiled a new collection of "luxury" Android Wear watches that start at $2,450. ; SEE ALSO: Face it: Smartwatches are totally doomed It's called the Tambour Horizon and it's a big hunking piece of Android Wear that no one should ever buy. But, before we get to that, let's take a look at just what $2,450 (or $2,900 for the [Read Entire Story]

Louis Vuitton rolls out a high-fashion smartwatch

The idea of useful and fashionable smartwatches has drawn all manner of aspiring wearable-makers, from budding startups to luxury design houses that have been wrapping wrists in extravagant-yet-dumb timepieces for years. Joining the latter today is Louis Vuitton, which has announced its very first smartwatch called the Tambour Horizon... Continue Reading Louis Vuitton rolls out a high-fashion smartwatch Category: Smartwatches Tags: Louis Vuitton Luxury [Read Entire Story]

Louis Vuitton Android Wear Smartwatch Costs $2,450

Louis Vuitton isn’t a brand that you would associate with affordability. The luxury brand’s products tend to run into thousands of dollars so its smartwatch is no different. The Louis Vuitton Android Wear smartwatch has been officially announced today. It’s called the Tambour Horizon and as you might have guessed, it’s expensive. Prices start at $2,450. Louis Vuitton joins the growing list of fashion brands that have launched their own Android Wear smartwatches this year, [Read Entire Story]