TicWatch Pro Review: One smartwatch, two screens

We may still argue about the usefulness of smartwatches, but few would disagree that a wearable with a flat battery is no use at all. The TicWatch Pro running Wear OS by Google wants to make sure that’s not an accusation you can level at it, using a clever twin screen system of stacked panels, one for full functionality, the … Continue reading SOURCE: SlashGear - Read entire story here. [Read Entire Story]

LG, Samsung Wear OS smartwatches inbound

After the Huawei TalkBand B5 we featured yesterday, we’re learning today that more Wear OS smartwatches will be arriving. It appears the smartwatch game isn’t going down although we believe more OEMs have started quitting. Interestingly, the bigger brands like Samsung and LG will release new models that are powered by Wear OS. The latter […] SOURCE: Android Community - Read entire story here. [Read Entire Story]

TicWatch Pro dual-layered smartwatch is here

Smartwatches have a two-fold problem. First is how they sometimes feel like a solution in search of a problem. The more pressing problem, however, is the short, often less than 24-hour, battery life. Smartwatch makers Mobvoi can’t really answer the first but is offering a solution for the second. With the new TicWatch Pro that’s launching today, you can get … Continue reading SOURCE: SlashGear - Read entire story here. [Read Entire Story]

TicWatch Pro available now: why you’ll want one

We’ve been hearing about the Ticwatch line since last year. Even before a new model hit Kickstarter in July 2017, we saw the Ticwatch 2 and once thought it was the perfect active smartwatch. It was even sold for a good deal. Exactly a year ago, the Ticwatch S & E went live on the […] SOURCE: Android Community - Read entire story here. [Read Entire Story]

Samsung Gear S4 to support Bixby, no surprise there

Samsung is working on a new Galaxy Watch and we’re expecting it to be the Galaxy Gear S4. We first heard about it being developed in the United States and reportedly going back to Android with Wear OS. Samsung Gear S4 Wear OS was spotted online a few months ago and we thoughts it’s time […] SOURCE: Android Community - Read entire story here. [Read Entire Story]

Huawei smartwatch design cleverly hides two wireless earbuds

Huawei has designed a new smartwatch with a pair of removable Bluetooth earbuds, making it even less likely that you’ll be caught on the go without a way to listen to music. The wearable would hide two small earpieces inside its chunky casing, which could be popped out when required. The design was detailed in a new patent filing with … Continue reading SOURCE: SlashGear - Read entire story here. [Read Entire Story]

Garmin brings music, NFC payments, onboard mapping to Fenix 5 Plus watches

Garmin On the heels of announcing thoughtful updates to its Vivoactive 3 device, Garmin is bringing some of the same new wearable features to the Fenix line. The new Fenix 5S Plus, Fenix 5 Plus, and Fenix 5X Plus devices finally have Garmin Pay and music storage now, and they include advanced biometric and routing features that serious athletes will appreciate. The Fenix family represents the upper echelon of Garmin smartwatches, but that doesn't mean they've [Read Entire Story]

Garmin’s new Vivoactive 3 Music is the best competitor to the Apple Watch

Valentina Palladino Garmin's Vivoactive 3 held one of the top spots in my list of last year's best wearables. With its sleek design, comprehensive fitness capabilities, GPS navigation, and NFC payments, the 3 more than held its own against the Apple Watch Series 3 and the Fitbit Ionic. Today, Garmin announced a new version of the Vivoactive 3 with a feature that brings the device up to par with the newest versions of its competition: music storage. Read 17 [Read Entire Story]

Marc Jacobs Riley watch is Apple Watch’s best new competition

The Riley watch by Marc Jacobs was revealed in a new edition this week – complete with Wear OS. This was the first time the Marc Jacobs brand released its Riley design with Wear OS – but not the first time the Riley came as a so-called smartwatch. The first “Riley Hybrid Smartwatch” had analog parts, but a few “smart” … Continue reading SOURCE: SlashGear - Read entire story here. [Read Entire Story]

Matrix PowerWatch X body-heat powered smartwatch now shipping

Matrix Industries has started shipping its PowerWatch X, a smartwatch powered by body heat. The smartwatch uses Matrix’s proprietary thermoelectric technology, enabling it to harvest energy from the wearer’s body heat. This is the only body-heat powered smartwatch currently available that is able to provide notifications, track activity, and more. Matrix developed its own low-power operating system for its PowerWatch … Continue reading SOURCE: SlashGear - Read entire story [Read Entire Story]

Blu X Link is a $60 2G smartwatch with heart rate, activity tracking

Chinese company Blu, best known for its inexpensive smartphones, has quietly launched a new smartwatch for iOS and Android users. Called Blu X Link, the new model sports a 1.1-inch display and 2G network connectivity, as well as basic features like activity tracking and heart rate monitoring. Unlike most competing devices, though, Blu’s X Link only costs $60. The Blu … Continue reading SOURCE: SlashGear - Read entire story here. [Read Entire Story]

Samsung Gear S4 Wear OS spotted: time for Tizen to retire

The Samsung Gear S4 is already in the works. Over a year ago, a leaked Samsung patent showed possible Gear S4 features. The South Korean tech giant didn’t release the S4 last year but only new variants of the S3 such as the Frontier TUMI edition and the Gear S3 Classic. The company hasn’t abandoned […] SOURCE: Android Community - Read entire story here. [Read Entire Story]

Galaxy Watch might be Samsung’s first Wear OS smartwatch

Is Samsung really turning over a new leaf and becoming a better-behaved Android manufacturer? Once the biggest cause of fragmentation, Samsung has admittedly been trying to better conform with standards and expectations while still remaining uniquely Samsung. Now that might extend even to its wearables with rumors of a new “Galaxy Watch” looming over the horizon. This, according to some … Continue reading SOURCE: SlashGear - Read entire story here. [Read Entire Story]

Qualcomm to launch next-gen chip for wearables this fall

It’s been two years since Qualcomm launched its last chip designed specifically for smartwatches and other wearable devices. But in an interview with Wareable, Qualcomm’s Pankaj Kedia says the company is set to introduce a new chip this fall. The company isn’t providing many specifics, but Kedia says we can expect several devices running Google’s […] The post Qualcomm to launch next-gen chip for wearables this fall appeared first on Liliputing. SOURCE: Liliputing - [Read Entire Story]

Samsung Gear S4 LTE version being developed in the US

The Samsung Gear S4 is already in the works. That’s what we told you over a month ago when we heard its codename. A wearable device SM-R800 is believed to be the Gear S3 follow-up. It’s expected to be introduced later this 2018 as the South Korean tech giant has been working on the smartwatch […] SOURCE: Android Community - Read entire story here. [Read Entire Story]

LG Watch Timepiece Wear OS smartwatch with mechanical clock leaks

LG is planning to launch a new “hybrid” smartwatch called the LG Watch Timepiece, according to a leak. The wearable will run Google’s Wear OS, reportedly having the distinction of being the first watch to run the rebranded system off the shelf. Why the hybrid designation? In addition to its digital nature, the watch will supposedly also feature a mechanical … Continue reading SOURCE: SlashGear - Read entire story here. [Read Entire Story]

LumiWatch aims to project touch screen on your arm

Because of the small display smartwatches and other wrist-worn devices have, they rarely are able to give users the amount of usability and control that they require of a connected device. That is why most people long for bigger screen real estate on a smartwatch. And since it is not available nor practical, they default […] SOURCE: Android Community - Read entire story here. [Read Entire Story]

The last Apple Watch pop-up store closes next month

When the first Apple Watch launched back in 2015, the lengths Apple went to to promote it as a fashion and luxury item included opening three pop-up stores dedicated to the device alone. Located in London, Paris, and Tokyo, the shops gave potential buyers the opportunity to try the Watch on and see a variety of swappable wristbands without having … Continue reading SOURCE: SlashGear - Read entire story here. [Read Entire Story]

Intel is quitting the smart glasses game, Vaunt canceled

While primarily a silicon maker, Intel has tried its hand at anything and everything that could have a processor inside, from smartphones to smartwatches to smart glasses. Very few of those, however, have yielded any promising fruit. Almost like Google but with more tragedy, Intel has axed many of its moonshot attempts. The latest to get the boot is its … Continue reading SOURCE: SlashGear - Read entire story here. [Read Entire Story]

Top smartwatches to buy in 2018

Smartwatches aren’t dead. Sure, they’re not the hot sellers they were hoped to be but, here and there, you will find someone wearing a wearable in one form or another. And while not as numerous as smartphones, there are still quite a good number of models available making the choice an equally difficult one. To help you make that decision, … Continue reading SOURCE: SlashGear - Read entire story here. [Read Entire Story]

Skagen Falster puts Wear OS in a small package

The future of Wear OS, formerly known as Android Wear, isn’t going to come from traditional device makers. It will come from fashion brands who are learning how to perfectly mix technology and style. And one of the most prolific is the Fossil Group, which has put out almost dozens of smartwatches, both full ones and hybrids, under its name … Continue reading SOURCE: SlashGear - Read entire story here. [Read Entire Story]

watchOS 4.3 makes the Apple Watch usable again

Apple giveth and Apple taketh away. And sometimes, Apple giveth back. Apple has just released version 4.3 of watchOS, in line with the release of iOS 11.3 and it returns one of the most common uses for a smartwatch: controlling your music playing on your iPhone. In fact, it even goes beyond that and can now control even the music … Continue reading SOURCE: SlashGear - Read entire story here. [Read Entire Story]