Google Lists Android Wear Devices That Will Get Oreo Update

According to a recent report, it has been suggested that these days, consumers appear to prefer keeping their smartphones updated to the latest OS versus buying a brand new device. This makes sense when you consider that some smartphones are starting to see a rather huge hike in price.So the question is, does this apply to smartwatches too? While we’re not sure on the smartwatch front, we do know that updates are welcome especially if they bring about new functionality, and for Android Wear [Read Entire Story]

Wear a camera on your wrist with the help of this Kickstarter project

Just to let you know, if you buy something featured here, Mashable might earn an affiliate commission. Thanks to Fitbit and Apple Watch, wrist wearables have become almost as ubiquitous as smartphones. Sporting the latest wearable on your wrist signals to the world that you're an early adopter who is on the cutting edge of tech. SEE ALSO: Learn how to create Arduino wearables with this e-book collection A Kickstarter campaign is hoping you'll ditch your fitness trackers and smartwatches to wear [Read Entire Story]

Holiday sales are still happening: Get a Ticwatch 2 for less than $170

Just to let you know, if you buy something featured here, Mashable might earn an affiliate commission. Maybe your alarm didn't go off, maybe you merely snoozed it a few too many times, maybe you flat-out forgot to set it whilst in that sleepy post-turkey haze. Whatever your excuse, the truth is that you didn't get up early on Black Friday and, as a result, missed out on the best tech sales of the year. ; Well, most of them. Mobvoi's Ticwatch 2 is a sleeker, simpler, and more affordable [Read Entire Story]

Smartwatches For Kids Banned In Germany Over Privacy Concerns

Are smartwatches, smartphones, and tablets designed for kids something that is really necessary? We suppose we can’t blame manufacturers for trying to cover all their bases, but unfortunately over in Germany it seems that the authorities aren’t too thrilled about such devices and have recently banned the sales of smartwatches aimed at children.In fact the country’s Federal Network Agency has gone as far as urging parents who own such devices to “destroy them”. According to Jochen Homann, [Read Entire Story]

Spire Health Tag Is A Health Tracker That Doesn’t Need Charging

If there is one problem with fitness trackers and smartwatches is that for the most part they are powered by batteries, and this means that after a while they run out and require charging, which sometimes isn’t exactly the most convenient. However a company by Spire might have solved that with the launch of the Health Tag.This is a health tracker that can stick to your clothes. This means that if you already wear a watch or don’t like to wear a watch, not to worry as this will adhere to your [Read Entire Story]

Fossil Q Control Smartwatch With Heart Rate Sensor Launched

When it comes to smartwatches, Fossil was kind of late to the game, but the company has definitely not wasted any time since. The company has been busy churning out smartwatch after smartwatch under the various brands under its umbrella, with the latest devices from Fossil coming in the form of the Fossil Q Venture and Q Explorist.However if you thought that was all Fossil had to offer for 2017, think again as the company has since launched its latest smartwatch, the Fossil Q Control. What makes [Read Entire Story]

Apple retakes the wearable crown as the Series 3 dominates, says report

Read more... More about Apple, Fitbit, Xiaomi, Apple Watch, and Wearable Tech SOURCE: Mashable - Read entire story here. [Read Entire Story]

Some Apple Watch Series 3 Devices Are Showing Stripes On Its Display

If you have recently bought or are planning to buy the Apple Watch Series 3, it seems that Apple has recently identified a problem with the display that appears to be affecting some units. In a report from 9to5Mac, it appears that some Apple Watch Series 3 owners are seeing weird stripes show up along the side of the watch’s display.The report also claims that Apple has since notified its retail and authorized third-party repair staff about the problem that seems to affect the Apple Watch Series [Read Entire Story]

Apple Watch Series 3 Expected To Be A ‘Game Changer’ For Apple

When the Apple Watch was first launched, safe to say that it was not what many had expected, although we guess the rumors and the hype surrounding the device was to blame for creating some unrealistic expectations. However over the years, Apple has made changes and improvements to the hardware and software, with the Series 3 being the latest.In fact it seems that Apple might have done a great job with the Apple Watch Series 3 because according to GBH Insights analyst Daniel Ives, his latest [Read Entire Story]

New Android Wear 2.0 Features Can Now Arrive Via Play Store

Gone are the days when Android users had to wait months for an updated service or native app because they were tied to monolithic firmware updates. These key updates are now sent via the Google Play Store for Android smartphones. Google is finally doing the same for Android Wear as well. Google can now add new features and services for Android Wear 2.0 through the Play Store. Google’s Hoi Lam confirmed on Google+ that new features for Android Wear 2.0 can now be delivered through the Play [Read Entire Story]

Baseball Coach Fined For Wearing Apple Watch At A Game

In baseball stealing the opposing team’s signs is pretty common practice and it really cannot be helped, so what the MLB has done is that they have made it illegal to use electronic devices to relay the information. In fact recently there was some controversy surrounding the Red Sox in which they were accused of cheating.The previous report suggested that they used a wearable device like a smartwatch to convey information, in which they were fined after their opponents, the New York Yankees, [Read Entire Story]

Control Alexa Devices from Your Wrist with This Smartwatch

If you want a lot more from your watch than just the time, this smartwatch is unlike any on the market. The Martian mVoice AE series boasts bold, stylistic features while maintaining an active lifestyle design. And it’s on sale now for 55% off the regular price. This watch presents a timeless appearance with an uncluttered 24-hour analog clock display, but it’s packed with smart features like push notifications, turn-by-turn navigation, and even Amazon Alexa compatibility. [Read Entire Story]

Razergon VR Is A Wireless VR Headset That Does Not Require A Phone

One of the problems we are seeing with most virtual reality (VR) headsets these days is that they are wired and usually require users to be tethered to a computer, or in some cases like the Google Cardboard, Daydream View, Samsung Gear VR, and so on, require users to use their mobile phones to power the headset.This means that for the most part, most VR solutions offered today aren’t quite as mobile. However that is something that OQTAGON wants to change as the company has announced the Razergon [Read Entire Story]

Samsung Gear Fit 2 Updated With Continuous Heart Rate Monitoring

Monitoring your heart rate is something that a lot of wearables offer their users these days. However if features like continuous heart rate monitoring is something that you’re after, then you might be interested to learn that Samsung has recently issued an update for its Gear Fit 2 wearable that brings about the feature.In addition to the continuous heart rate monitoring, Samsung will also be introducing a Heart Rate Zone tool which basically tells you how hard your heart is working. The tool [Read Entire Story]

Fitbit Ionic Smartwatch Price And Release Date Confirmed

Fitbit officially unveiled its first proper smartwatch a couple of weeks back. The company has now confirmed the price and release date for its Ionic smartwatch. When Fitbit announced Ionic smartwatch last month, it didn’t confirm when the wearable device would be released. The wait will soon be over, though, for those who want to pick one up. The Fitbit Ionic smartwatch will be available for purchase from major retailers across the globe starting October 1st. The device is going to cost [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]

Apple Watch Series 3 With LTE Capabilities Announced

The rumors were saying that Apple would be announcing the Apple Watch Series 3 at its iPhone event, and sure enough the rumors have since been proven true. The Apple Watch Series 3 has been officially launched, and while the external design of the Apple Watch looks similar to that of its predecessors, its the innards of the watch and its features that has changed. The most obvious change would be the introduction of LTE capabilities to the watch. This means that Apple Watch owners will no [Read Entire Story]

Apple Watch With New Face And Digital Crown Spotted In Video

It is widely expected that this coming Tuesday, Apple will take the wraps off the new Apple Watch Series 3. The rumors are saying that for the most part, the Apple Watch Series 3 will retain the same design, but will offer up LTE connectivity, something that has been missing from the Apple Watch ever since its launch.Now in a recently leaked copy of the iOS 11 GM, it seems that the third-gen Apple Watch might have been revealed. This is according to the Watch app that is launched with the iOS 11 [Read Entire Story]

Fitbit’s new partnership will bring diabetes monitoring to the Ionic smartwatch

Fitbit is looking to expand its health monitoring capabilities beyond just fitness tracking, so the company is teaming up with a major medical device maker to help people manage diabetes directly on their wrists. ; Fitbit just announced a new partnership with glucose monitoring device company Dexcom. The first initiative to come from the deal will bring Dexcom's data to the upcoming Ionic smartwatch, where glucose levels will be accessible right alongside steps, heart rate, and other stats [Read Entire Story]

Apple Watch Reportedly Accounts For Half Of Smartwatches Shipped Last Quarter

Until today Apple has yet to officially reveal exactly how many Apple Watches that they have shipped or sold. Instead we have to rely on market research firms and analytics for those figures, which may or may not necessarily be the most accurate. However for the most part they all seem to agree that the Apple Watch is doing pretty well.In fact according to the latest data by research firm IDC that was shared with MacRumors, it seems that the Apple Watch accounted for nearly half of smartwatches [Read Entire Story]

MyKronoz ZeTime Hybrid Smartwatch Set For September Release

#IFA2017 – Smartwatches are a dime a dozen and pretty much most major tech brands seem to have created one or two at some point in time. However if you’re a bit tired of the run-of-the-mill kind of smartwatch, then you might want to check out MyKronoz’s ZeTime smartwatch, which is a hybrid smartwatch of sorts.The device was launched on Indiegogo as a crowdfunding project where it managed to raise over $6 million in funding, and at IFA 2017, the company has announced that the ZeTime hybrid [Read Entire Story]

Polar Unveils OH1 Optical Heart Rate Sensor

Polar is a company that many fitness enthusiasts might be familiar with. For those who aren’t familiar, Polar creates fitness-related products such as a fitness trackers and heart rate sensors that can be worn across the chest. However if that solution was a bit too bulky and cumbersome for you, then you might be interested in the company’s latest product.Polar has recently announced the OH1 optical heart rate sensor which has been designed to be worn on the upper or lower arm, and comes with an [Read Entire Story]