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]

Samsung Gear Fit2 Pro pre-order comes with this freebie

Before IFA 2017 even started, Samsung already hit the mobile market strong with the Galaxy Note 8. But that didn’t mean it didn’t have anything to show for the gadget loving crowd in Berlin. Part of its focus was on wearables, announcing not one, not even two, but three fitness-minded companions for your smartphone. It has just kicked off the … Continue reading SOURCE: SlashGear - Read entire story here. [Read Entire Story]

Alcatel releases a new line of connected wearables called MOVE

Just when you think that smartwatch sales are on a decline, it seems that OEMs keep coming up with products that may or may not engage you. Alcatel, the mobile device brand of TCL Communications, believes that there’s still room for more wearables in the market and have now come up with not one, but […] SOURCE: Android Community - Read entire story here. [Read Entire Story]

Google Play policy updated, more standalone apps supported with multi-APK

Google has rolled out Android Wear 2.0 for smartwatches. The new version of the Android Wear platform brings many features and major changes to any wearable device. Most important change is that it allows standalone apps to operate on the watch and connect to a network directly. Even without a compatible smartphone or mobile device, […] SOURCE: Android Community - Read entire story here. [Read Entire Story]

Fossil Q Venture, Q Explorist bring their round faces to market

There has been a sudden rush of new smartwatches, not just hybrid ones, this week, thanks to IFA 2017. Although it remains to be seen whether the surge will be enough to truly lift up the market, smartwatch makers, who are now joined by Fitbit, remain hopeful. Fossil, for example, has finally made available the Fossil Q Venture and Fossil … Continue reading SOURCE: SlashGear - Read entire story here. [Read Entire Story]

Android Wear 1.0 will also get standalone apps

Android Wear apps have the ability to be installed and used independently of a smartphone app, but there are two catches. One is that the smartwatch needs to be able to connect to the Internet on its own, but only if the need arises. The other, harder requirement is that they are running Android Wear 2.0. Older smartwatches are more … Continue reading SOURCE: SlashGear - Read entire story here. [Read Entire Story]

Garmin GPS-enabled vivosport activity tracker now available for $199.99

The ongoing IFA 2017 in Berlin is where device makers showcase all their latest new devices and gadgets, and Garmin is one of those that has unveiled several products aiming to catch the eye of a still wearable-hungry market. If smartwatches aren’t your thing but you still need to use a tracker for all your […] SOURCE: Android Community - Read entire story here. [Read Entire Story]

ZeTime smartwatch’s odd mix of mechanical and digital launching soon

It seems that there is suddenly a renewed effort to push smartwatches, or trackers that look like smartwatches, again to the forefront this week. From Fitbit’s Ionic to Samsung’s Gear Sport and Gear Fit2 Pro, companies are taking yet another stab at wearables on your wrist. Taking advantage of the renewed interest, MyKronoz is announcing that its rather unique ZeTime … Continue reading SOURCE: SlashGear - Read entire story here. [Read Entire Story]

Fossil partners with five brands in an attempt to revive Android smartwatches

From the dazzling Michael Kors Access Sofie to the more subdued and masculine Armani Connected smartwatch, Fossil’s 2018 lineup offers something for everyone. See also:Will AI assistants spark renewed interest in wearables?Will AI assistants spark renewed interest in wearables?March 1, 2017 Some say wearables are doomed: after all, the growth of this consumer electronics category has plateaued since its birth, and multiple manufacturers have already exited the market due to [Read Entire Story]

Fitbit Ionic launches as a fitness tracker and smartwatch in one

A couple of weeks ago, we mentioned Fitbit was working on new smartwatch-fitness tracker with improved sensors. It’s not just a health and fitness tracker but a full-fledged smartwatch that offers many features than what you can enjoy from an ordinary tracker or smartwatch. This new wearable delivers personalized guidance, GPS, music, relative SpO2 sensor, […] SOURCE: Android Community - Read entire story here. [Read Entire Story]

Moto 360 Sport Android Wear 2.0 update finally rolls out

It’s a long time coming but there was also a chance it might not have even come to pass. Motorola, after all, was calling it quits on the smartwatch scene but a promise is a promise and fortunately for Moto 360 Sport owners, the company has kept its word. The Android Wear 2.0 update is finally rolling out to the … Continue reading SOURCE: SlashGear - Read entire story here. [Read Entire Story]

Leaked Fitbit smartwatch renders may have revealed Fitbit’s secret weapon against Apple

When we last wrote about the newly leaked renders of Fitbit’s Project Higgs smartwatch we concentrated more on the appearance of the device and rumours around its app store, but ReadWrite.com notes that they reveal something much more important, at least when it comes to Fitbit’s future in the wearables market place. Fitbit used to […] Read More: Leaked Fitbit smartwatch renders may have revealed Fitbit’s secret weapon against Apple SOURCE: MSPoweruser - Read entire [Read Entire Story]

Misfit Vapor smartwatch won’t have built-in GPS

Product is just begging to be called vaporware with the choice of its name and, for some interested buyers, it might as well be. The Misfit Vapor is not only more than half a year in the making, it is also going to arrive with less than what the company promised at the start of this year. According to the … Continue reading SOURCE: SlashGear - Read entire story here. [Read Entire Story]