Android Wear Oreo update tracker (Update: Now rolling out to four more watches)

Update (12/13): Google is rolling out Android Oreo to four more Android Wear devices. These are the Guess Connect, Hugo BOSS BOSS Touch, Movado Connect, and Tommy Hilfiger 24/7 You. The Gc Connect has also been removed from the support list. Google has announced the rollout of Android Oreo for Android Wear. While not as significant an update as Android Wear 2.0 was, the new Oreo software will nonetheless bring some useful tweaks, including a Touch Lock — supposed to help in wet conditions — [Read Entire Story]

These are the Android Wear watches getting the Oreo update

It was just last week that Google announced that it had begun rolling out Android 8.0 Oreo to Android Wear devices, starting with the LG Watch Sport. Now the search giant has posted a list of Android Wear watches that are eligible for the OS upgrade. Join us below to find if your smartwatch is […] Come comment on this article: These are the Android Wear watches getting the Oreo update Visit TalkAndroid SOURCE: TalkAndroid - Read entire story here. [Read Entire Story]

Android Oreo on Android Wear 2.0: the device list

A few of the big Android 8.0 features are coming to the smartwatch platform on just about a few dozen devices. Some devices have already received it. The post Android Oreo on Android Wear 2.0: the device list appeared first on Pocketnow. SOURCE: Pocketnow - Read entire story here. [Read Entire Story]

Android Wear Oreo update: Google reveals which watches will receive it

Google announced the rollout of Android Oreo for Android Wear towards the end of last week. While not as significant an update as Android Wear 2.0 was, the new Oreo software will nonetheless bring some useful tweaks, including a Touch Lock — supposed to help in wet conditions — notification channels, battery improvements, and adjustable vibration strength (you can read about what else is included in the update here). Over the weekend, Google revealed the list of Android Wear devices set to [Read Entire Story]

mVoice G2 smartwatch mixes old-school mechanical hands with an OLED display

For several years now, California-based Martian has produced stylish smartwatches that hark back to more traditional designs. Its latest smartwatch, the mVoice G2, is the biggest blend of old and new yet, combining mechanical watch hands with a full round OLED display... Continue Reading mVoice G2 smartwatch mixes old-school mechanical hands with an OLED display Category: Smartwatches Tags: Amazon Alexa Google Assistant OLED Siri [Read Entire Story]

“Value Pack Update” for Samsung’s Gear S3 brings Tizen 3.0, fitness tracking, and modernized UI

Samsung launched its Gear S3 smartwatches late last year, continuing its habit of snubbing Google’s Android Wear platform and instead installing its own Tizen OS on the wearable devices. For the most part, the Korean electronics giant has reaped dividends from utilizing the Tizen OS in its smartwatches, giving the company the control it wants […] Come comment on this article: “Value Pack Update” for Samsung’s Gear S3 brings Tizen 3.0, fitness tracking, and [Read Entire Story]

Misfit Command Hybrid Smartwatch Looks Quite Good

A new hybrid smartwatch has been launched today by Misfit and it actually looks quite good. It’s similar in function to Misfit’s previous hybrid smartwatch, the Phase. Hybrid smartwatches aim to provide customers with the best of both worlds. They get an analog wristwatch that has some smart features which can be used without a touchscreen display. This means that the product doesn’t need to be charged. You just need to pop in a fresh battery every six months or so. The Misfit [Read Entire Story]

The best smartwatches of 2017

While it's fair to say smartwatches have yet to really hit the mainstream and become a must-have accessory for the masses, these wrist-based mini computers are making solid strides forward with each passing year. In 2017 we've seen some compelling new products appear and here are our picks for the best smartwatches of the year... Continue Reading The best smartwatches of 2017 Category: Smartwatches Tags: Smartwatch Wearable Related Articles: [Read Entire Story]

German government tells parents to destroy children’s smartwatches

The German government isn't just banning some children's smartwatches — its telling people to "destroy" the gadgets already circulating around the country. On Friday, Germany's telecom regulator the Federal Network Agency announced that a number of these devices, designed for ages 5 to 12, can allow someone to remotely tap into the watch's microphone and clandestinely spy from remote locations (just like a wiretap). The regulator isn't just concerned about the potential of people spying on [Read Entire Story]

Nearly 4 million Apple Watch shipments in Q3 with one-fifth cellular

Xiaomi and Fitbit are close behind Apple. It looks like cellular smartwatches are getting some better take-up than we expected. The post Nearly 4 million Apple Watch shipments in Q3 with one-fifth cellular appeared first on Pocketnow. SOURCE: Pocketnow - Read entire story here. [Read Entire Story]

Dear Google, When are you going to fix Android Wear?

Smartwatches are in a funny state. They’re not really all that popular amongst the populace at large, but they’re not exactly busts either. The Apple watch is still the big seller in terms of market penetration. Android Wear is no slouch either, with many OEMs producing a wide array of options. There’s just one problem. The Android Wear software is just not good. To me, the root problem with Android Wear devices is that they’re trying too hard to be watches. We use the term [Read Entire Story]

Misfit Vapor smartwatch is here and shipping next week

Vaporwear it is no more. Misfit has finally announced that their first ever touchscreen smartwatch, the poorly named Vapor, is ready to go on your wrists in less than a week’s time. Powered by Android Wear 2.0, the Misfit Vapor brings more conventional smartwatch capabilities to its smart and stylish trackers, like the Ray and the Shine. But perhaps more … Continue reading SOURCE: SlashGear - Read entire story here. [Read Entire Story]

Huawei Watch 2 Pro Launched With eSIM Support

The Huawei Mate 10 and Mate 10 Pro were announced by the company in China over the weekend but the new handsets aren’t the only hardware that it has unveiled. Something that flew under the radar completely for the past couple of weeks has also been unveiled. Huawei has launched the new Watch 2 Pro in China. This smartwatch comes with eSIM support. This was a surprising announcement, given that Huawei didn’t talk about a new smartwatch at the international launch event in Munich. [Read Entire Story]

Fossil Q Neely, Q Jacqueline hybrid smartwatches cater to small wrists

Not everyone needs a smartwatch. Especially when said smartwatches seemed designed for a specific demographic only. Some users not only have simpler digital lifestyles but also need less conspicuous and classier accessories. For this group, Fossil is announcing the Q Neely and Q Jacquelline, billed as their smallest hybrid smartwatches to date. These fusion of fashion and smartphone accessories combine … Continue reading SOURCE: SlashGear - Read entire story here. [Read Entire Story]

Fossil Launches Its Smallest Hybrid Smartwatches Yet

Fossil today announced the launch of the Q Neely and Q Jacqueline, the company says that these are the smallest hybrid smartwatches that it has ever released. Geared towards female customers, the latest additions to Fossil’s Q lineup fuse new functionality with a classically design watch profile of Fossil’s best-selling styles. Featuring an understated design, the new smartwatches have a 36mm case which is the most popular size for women’s watches. There will be countless [Read Entire Story]

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]