Samsung Gear S4 Could Be Launched As The ‘Galaxy Watch’

The last time we saw Samsung launch a Gear S smartwatch was back in 2016. The company has since followed up with other wearables like the Gear Sport and Gear Fit2 Pro. However we have been hearing that the company could be launching a successor to the Gear S3 this year in the form of the Gear S4.However according to a report from Ice Universe, it seems that Samsung could be thinking of rebranding the wearable where it could be launched as the Galaxy Watch. Also what’s interesting is that the [Read Entire Story]

Apple Watch Owner Sues Apple Over ‘Scratch-Resistant’ Marketing

Like most (or all) devices with screens, there comes a time when they might get scratched, and this is why screen protectors continue to be very popular accessories. However in the case of the Apple Watch, it seems that one owner, a 21-year old Dean Lubaki from Canada, decided that the scratches on his device warranted a lawsuit against Apple.In particular it seems that Lubaki took offense to Apple’s marketing campaign for the Apple Watch, in which they called the device “brilliantly [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]

Pebble Smartwatches Could Be Getting A Second Lease On Life

As you might have heard, Fitbit has announced that they will be officially ending support for the Pebble watch this month. However the good news is that if you still think that the Pebble smartwatch is a great device that you want to keep using, it seems that it could be getting a second lease on life.In a tweet by Pebble founder and former CEO Eric Migicovsky (via Engadget), he points Pebble owners towards a website called Rebble. Basically what this new service does is that it will replace [Read Entire Story]

watchOS 5 Announced With New Walkie-Talkie Feature

At WWDC 2018 today, Apple officially announced the next major update that would be coming to the Apple Watch in the form of watchOS 5. As expected the update will focus a lot on new fitness related features and improvements, but there will also be some new features added that will be communications-based.This includes a new Walkie-Talkie feature which according to Apple, “watchOS 5 introduces Walkie-Talkie, an entirely new way to communicate with voice and just a tap of the wrist. A fun and easy [Read Entire Story]

Rumored LG Watch Timepiece Close To Making Its Debut

Earlier this year there was a rumor that LG could be working on a new hybrid smartwatch dubbed the LG Watch Timepiece. It was unclear as to when the watch would be announced, but a recent tweet by leakster Evan Blass has suggested that we could be getting close to an official reveal.According to Blass, the device has recently made its way past the FCC. What this means is that given that devices are required to pass through the FCC before they are sold in the US, it means that the smartwatch is [Read Entire Story]

Coach Unveils New Apple Watch Bands For The Summer

Just like what you’d expect from a fashion brand, Coach has released several different Apple Watch bands sometimes to coincide with the seasons. If you’re looking for a new Apple Watch band that you can wear this summer, you might be interested to learn that Coach has since unveiled some new options for their customers.This includes the strap with the Heart Applique for those who want a brighter and unique look, the strap in Signature Canvas for a more sombre look, and a strap offered in saddle [Read Entire Story]

Apple Watch Might Have Saved This Teen’s Life

We have heard many stories in the past about how the Apple Watch has helped saved the life of its wearer, thanks to its built-in heart rate sensor. Now it looks like Apple can chalk up yet another victory because in a report from ABC Action News (via Cult of Mac), the Apple Watch could have played a role in saving the life of a teenager.According to the report, 18-year Florida resident Deanna Recktenwald was at church when her Apple Watch alerted her to the fact that her resting heart rate had [Read Entire Story]

LG Watch Timepiece Is Reportedly A New Hybrid Smartwatch

If a new report is to be believed, LG is soon going to launch a new wearable device. The company has reportedly developed a hybrid smartwatch called the LG Watch Timepiece which it’s going to announce as early as next week. No images of the device have been leaked online, though, so it’s unclear right now what it looks like. The report claims that the LG Watch Timepiece will have a 1.2 inch circular LCD panel with analog watch hands on top. This implementation would allow for some [Read Entire Story]

Apple Watch Could Get Support For Third-Party Watch Faces

When it comes to third-party Apple Watch faces, there are pretty much none, save for Nike and Hermes, both of whom are more or less considered Apple’s partners. Basically apart from those, developers have not been able to create third-party faces for the Apple Watch, something that they’ve been asking for for a long time now.The good news is that according to code discovered on watchOS 4.3.1 by the folks at 9to5Mac, developers might soon get their wish. According to the code, it makes mention of [Read Entire Story]

Apple Watch Series 4 Could Sport A New Design, Bigger Display

For the past three generations or so, Apple has kept the Apple Watch’s design the same. While some might argue that there is no need to change it, the good news is that if you were hoping to see a new design, you might be interested to learn that according KGI Securities analyst Ming Chi Kuo, that could change in the Apple Watch Series 4.According to Kuo, he claims that the Apple Watch Series 4, which is due to be launched later this year, will sport a new-ish design. When we say new-ish, it is [Read Entire Story]

Apple Watch & Services Could Overtake iPhone As Revenue Growth Driver

It is no secret that the iPhone is Apple’s biggest money-maker at the moment simply because in the world that we live in, everyone has and needs a phone, and the iPhone is one of the hottest commodities to own right now. However in a report from Business Insider, it seems that in the next few years, the iPhone could soon be displaced.The report cites Morgan Stanley analyst Katy Huberty who believes that in the next five years or so, the Apple Watch and some of Apple’s services could potentially [Read Entire Story]

Fitbit Ace Is A New Wearable Fitness Band For Kids

Fitbit is best known for its wearable fitness trackers and the company today expanded the reach of its products to kids. It has launched the Fitbit Ace today, its first wearable fitness band meant for children aged 8 and up. The band is capable of tracking steps, active minutes, and sleep with up to five days of battery life on a single charge. Fitbit says that its aim with the Ace is to inspire kids to build healthy habits and counter decreasing levels of activity in children. The Ace will [Read Entire Story]

AliveCor’s Apple Watch KardiaBand Could Be Used To Detect Potassium Levels

A couple of years ago, AliveCor launched the KardiaBand which is a strap for the Apple Watch that helps detect abnormal heart rhythms and can also predict strokes. However it appears that the KardiaBand can be used for more than just that because according to the company, they discovered that the KardiaBand can also be used to detect potassium levels.This information was revealed at the American College of Cardiology conference in Florida by AliveCor CEO Vic Gundotra. This is based on research [Read Entire Story]

Huawei Watch 3 Is Being Developed But Won’t Be Released Soon

Huawei CEO Richard Yu has said that the company has a new smartwatch in the pipeline but also added that it’s not in a hurry to release it. This means that while the company is working on the Huawei Watch 3, it’s going to take some time before Huawei’s new wearable device hits the market. Speaking to TechRadar, Yu said that the Huawei Watch 3 will come later. He added that “there’s no hurry because Huawei Watch 2 sells well. We’re not in a hurry, so we’re launching the [Read Entire Story]

Fitbit Ionic: adidas Edition Smartwatch Launched

When Apple launched the Apple Watch, they managed to partner up with Nike where they also released the Apple Watch Nike+, which is essentially the Apple Watch with a special Nike band and some software features. It looks like Fitbit has since done the same, except with Nike’s competitor Adidas.The company has officially announced the Fitbit Ionic: adidas Edition smartwatch. As the name implies, this is a collaboration between Fitbit and Adidas where for the most part, it is still the same Fitbit [Read Entire Story]

Apple Watch Helps Save Woman & Her Baby After Car Accident

We’re not sure if it was by design, by the Apple Watch has saved many a life ever since it was released, with its heart-rate monitoring features alerting wearers to potential heart problems. It also comes with SOS features, which has helped to save the life of a woman and her baby following a car accident involving a drunk driver.In a report from Shape, Kacie Anderson, the woman in question was in her car at a red light with her 9-month old baby when a drunk driver ran into them. She tried to [Read Entire Story]

Refurbished Apple Watch Series 3 Now Available

With so many smartwatches in the market today, the Apple Watch is actually one of the more pricier offerings at the moment. However for those who have bought into the Apple ecosystem, it is pretty much the obvious choice, but the good news is that if you don’t mind refurbished products, you can save yourself some money.According to reports, it seems that the refurbished section on Apple’s website is now listing the Apple Watch Series 3. Given that the device is relatively new, it is surprising [Read Entire Story]

Report Claims Apple Watch Outsold The Swiss Watch Industry Combined

When smartwatches were still fairly new, it wasn’t surprising that many in the Swiss watch industry turned their noses up at the concept, believing that it would be hard for such gadgets to beat a classic timepiece. To a certain extent it is true as there will always be a place for more traditional watches, but the latest data is suggesting that Swiss watchmakers probably need to start paying closer attention.In sales estimates from research firms Canalys and IDC, it seems that Apple might have [Read Entire Story]

Coach Unveils New Apple Watch Bands

The Apple Watch comes with several options for bands, ranging from ones designed for sports, to more classy-looking ones that you can use for formal events and occasions. Apple has also worked with fashion houses to design more luxurious bands for its more discerning customers, like those made by Hermes.However if you’re looking for other high-end offerings, you might be interested to learn that Coach has recently unveiled new bands for the Apple Watch. Initially reported by Haute Ecriture (via [Read Entire Story]

Latest Build Of Android Wear Introduces Unread Notification Indicator

One of the perks of owning a smartwatch is that when it comes to getting notified of incoming messages and emails and whatnot, all you have to do is glance down at your wrist. This is versus having to fish out your phone from your bag or pockets which can be a bit troublesome, plus it’s also more discreet.For those who are rocking Android Wear devices, Google has announced that in the latest Android Wear SDK (version 2.2.0), they will be introducing unread notification indicators. This means [Read Entire Story]

Working Xbox Watch Seen In Leaked Images

It was reported a few years ago that Microsoft’s Xbox division was working on a wearable device. While images of the so-called Xbox Watch have been leaked online before, the latest images show us a running unit of the Xbox Watch. The images reveal a very early prototype of this wearable device that only supported four apps at that point in time – GPS, Workout, Settings, and a USB debugger meant for developers. This is the device that preceded the Microsoft Band wearable device and [Read Entire Story]