Android Wear Oreo: which smartwatches are getting it and when

There might be hope for Android Wear smartwatches yet. It hasn’t been a year since Android Wear 2.0, based on Android 7.1.1 Nougat, came out (which should have actually rolled out late last year) and now a new major update is coming to Google’s smartwatch family. Well, semi-major. It’s no Android Wear 3.0 but the update does bring the Android … Continue reading SOURCE: SlashGear - Read entire story here. [Read Entire Story]

You can also use your Apple Watch with Apple Pay Cash

After a brief hiccup due to an unplanned early update, Apple has finally flipped the switch for its much-awaited “person to person” mobile payment system. But since Apple Pay Cash transactions happen on Messages, you might presume it’s only limited to iPhones and iPads. Apple has now released the fine details of the new system and in case you missed … Continue reading SOURCE: SlashGear - Read entire story here. [Read Entire Story]

Nike Midnight Fog Apple Watch 3 launched to match new Air VaporMax

While there are a myriad different designs and variations of Android Wear smartwatches, the message and market for the Apple Watch is a tad simpler. There really is only one model (per generation) and countless straps to go along with it. Apple often partners with other brands to make that happen, like Nike for its sports-oriented styles. So it’s really … Continue reading SOURCE: SlashGear - Read entire story here. [Read Entire Story]

Apple Watch Siri, Weather crash might be due to DST

Daylight Saving Time, or DST as its infamously known, is perhaps one of the strangest inventions of man still in use today. Considering how much technology, industry, and lifestyle has changed over the decades, DST might have minimal benefits to justify the confusion it brings, not just to those in’ countries that observe it, but throughout the whole world. Apparently, … Continue reading SOURCE: SlashGear - Read entire story here. [Read Entire Story]

Apple Watches were crashing when asked about the weather

We hope you didn't ask your shiny new Apple Watch about the weather on November 4th -- you probably got a rude response. Many Series 3 owners reported that their wristwear crashed (specifically, the "springboard" interface restarted) if they asked Si... SOURCE: Engadget RSS Feed - Read entire story here. [Read Entire Story]

Apple watchOS 4.1 delivers phone-free music streaming

For many, the big allure of Apple Watch Series 3 has been the promise of phone-free music streaming on cellular data: you can listen to any song you like while you're out for a run, not just whatever's stored on the watch itself. And now you can see... SOURCE: Engadget RSS Feed - Read entire story here. [Read Entire Story]

WatchOS 4.1 brings Wi-Fi toggle, Apple Music, and Radio streaming

Enlarge The latest software update for the Apple Watch, watchOS 4.1, is now available for all users to download. The update brings a slew of promised features to the new Series 3 Watch, including Apple Music and Radio streaming support, GymKit compatibility, and a Wi-Fi toggle option in the Control Center. The Apple Watch Series 3 has been available since mid-September, but a couple of major features did not accompany the device at launch. Series 3 devices with LTE service will be able to [Read Entire Story]

Casio G-Shock G-Steel watch gets new colors

Casio is definitely one of the most popular watchmakers in the world today. It has since ventured into the wearable game by launching smartwatches like the WSD-F10 Smart Outdoor Watch, the Limited Edition Casio Pro Trek Smart WSD-F20S, and the standard Casio Pro Tek WSD-F20. This time, the G-SHOCK line is adding new G-STEEL connected […] SOURCE: Android Community - Read entire story here. [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]

Misfit Vapor smartwatch launches officially

It’s here. The Misfit Vapor that is. As early as January, we learned about this device as Misfit’s first venture in the touchscreen smartwatch segment. We were told it would be running Android Wear 2.0 but wouldn’t have built-in GPS. We were expecting it would arrive in the late summer but then it was delayed […] SOURCE: Android Community - Read entire story here. [Read Entire Story]

Misfit Vapor smartwatch materializes for $200

Misfit is a company that makes wearable activity trackers, but earlier this year the company unveiled its first full-fledged smartwatch. And then… nothing happened for a long time. Now the Misfit Vapor is finally ready to go. It’s up for pre-order from the Misfit website for $200, and the watch should start shipping on Halloween. […] Misfit Vapor smartwatch materializes for $200 is a post from: Liliputing SOURCE: Liliputing - Read entire story here. [Read Entire Story]

A $25 Apple Watch? This insurer says yes

Last year, insurance company John Hancock introduced a program for certain customers to get an Apple Watch for $25 in exchange for recording their daily activity. The activity goes toward points that reduce (or eliminate) the monthly payments for the wearable. That program has proven very successful for the company, which has announced that it is now an option for … Continue reading SOURCE: SlashGear - Read entire story here. [Read Entire Story]

Android Wear gone from Google Store, only in-house hardware

It isn’t the writing on the wall for Android Wear, but it certainly becomes a bit harder to be one. Android Wear already has a problem in terms of adoption and popularity and Google just made it even harder to buy them from a single place. The LG Watch Sport and Watch Style, the last two Android Wear smartwatches on … Continue reading SOURCE: SlashGear - Read entire story here. [Read Entire Story]

Apple Watch watchOS 4.0.1 fixes this odd Series 3 bug

After two generations, Apple has finally given Apple Watch fans the features many of them have been asking for: standalone connectivity. As such, it is, perhaps understandable that it would be less than perfect at its first try. Indeed, some owners of the LTE-enabled Apple Watch 3 experienced a rather amusing but really annoying connectivity issue. Fortunately, Apple was immediately … Continue reading SOURCE: SlashGear - Read entire story here. [Read Entire Story]

Garmin Forerunner 30 debuts as another GPS, fitness smartwatch

Garmin is brand popular for its many GPS devices, health bands, and fitness trackers. The past year, it has ventured into the full smartwatch game by introducing the Vivoactive 3 and the Quatix 5 line. For basic fitness tracking, a new one is announced in the form of the Forerunner 30. It’s a follow-up to […] SOURCE: Android Community - Read entire story here. [Read Entire Story]

Verizon gives up on its Android Wear watch after 4 months

Did you rush out to buy Verizon's Wear24 smartwatch? No? You're far from alone, apparently. Verizon has quietly discontinued the Android Wear 2.0 device a little over 4 months after its mid-May debut. The carrier isn't explaining the decision oth... SOURCE: Engadget RSS Feed - Read entire story here. [Read Entire Story]

Apple Watch 3 battery info means you’ll be charging more often

The Apple Watch 3 has just broken cover and it sported a feature that the Apple faithful have been expecting since the Apple Watch 2: LTE connectivity. But that added functionality doesn’t come without a figurative cost and the biggest hit is on the battery. Apple knows too well that it will be users’ primary concern, so it put up … Continue reading SOURCE: SlashGear - Read entire story here. [Read Entire Story]

Apple Watch might soon be able to detect heart problems

Makers of fitness trackers or any device with health-related sensors are often careful to remind their customers that these gadgets, advanced as they may be, shouldn’t be considered as conclusive medical data or replace professional opinion. Apple, however, might be going in a different direction and might soon advertise the Apple Watch as a potential medical aid. Sources close to … Continue reading SOURCE: SlashGear - Read entire story here. [Read Entire Story]

iOS 11 GM offers new LTE Apple Watch details

Friday evening saw the leak of iOS 11 GM — the “Golden Master,” or the finalized version of the software that will be released by Apple next week following the September 12th media event. As you’d expect, this means details on some of the new products and features are being discovered before their announcement. One of the biggest surprises is … Continue reading SOURCE: SlashGear - Read entire story here. [Read Entire Story]

Michael Kors Access Grayson and Sofie smartwatches now available

While the usual smartwatch brands like Motorola, ASUS, and the likes are moving away from creating any more wearables, traditional watchmakers are now still pursuing the creation of new products for the market. Michael Kors is one such brand and now a whole line of their new wearables, the Access Grayson and Access Sofie, are […] SOURCE: Android Community - Read entire story here. [Read Entire Story]

Connnect Watch smartwatch with AsteroidOS crowdfunding campaign begins (for 99€ and up)

The Connect Watch could be the first smartwatch to ship with AsteroidOS, an open source, GNU/Linux based operating system designed for touchscreen devices such as watches. First unveiled in late August, the team behind the Connect Watch have launched a campaign on European crowdfunding site Ulule in hopes of raising about $33,000. You can reserve […] Connnect Watch smartwatch with AsteroidOS crowdfunding campaign begins (for 99€ and up) is a post from: Liliputing SOURCE: Liliputing - Read [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]