Samsung Gear Sport and Gear IconX 2018 are now available for pre-order in the US

Announced back at IFA 2017, the Samsung Gear Sport smartwatch and Gear IconX 2018 are finally up for pre-order in the US starting today. The products are due to hit retail shelves on October 27. Samsung’s latest Tizen smartwatch is offered with a $299.99 price tag. For this amount of money, users will get an […] SOURCE: AndroidGuys - Read entire story here. [Read Entire Story]

Samsung Gear Sport and Gear IconX 2018 coming October 27

The new wireless earbuds will cost $199.99 while the sporty smartwatch will be $299.99 and they'll be available for pre-order October 13. The post Samsung Gear Sport and Gear IconX 2018 coming October 27 appeared first on Pocketnow. SOURCE: Pocketnow - Read entire story here. [Read Entire Story]

Samsung updates the Gear Fit 2 to offer continuous heart rate monitoring

A new update is rolling out to the Samsung Gear Fit 2, released in 2016, which brings continuous heart rate monitoring, along with heart rate zones for users to check. SOURCE: Phandroid - Read entire story here. [Read Entire Story]

Verizon Wear24 LTE smartwatch has been discontinued

This past summer, Verizon launched its own Android Wear smartwatch called the Wear24. Now, less than a handful of months later, Verizon has discontinued the wearable. It’s surprising news given its very short lifespan, though the wearable’s high cost in a crowded market makes it easy to see how consumers decided to pass this model over. Verizon quietly discontinued the … Continue reading SOURCE: SlashGear - Read entire story here. [Read Entire Story]

Don’t wait for the Apple Watch to dole out medical advice anytime soon

Could the Food and Drug Administration classify the Apple Watch as a medical device? It’s a question many have asked over the past couple of years, but the stakes are now higher for the Watch with its newfound ability to detect atrial fibrillation, or an irregular heart rhythm. Already, Apple is rumored to be working on an Apple Watch sensor that would detect and monitor glucose… Read More SOURCE: TechCrunch - Read entire story here. [Read Entire Story]

watchOS 4 appears to lack advanced heart rate functionality on first-gen Apple Watch

If you're still holding onto the first-generation Apple Watch, packing a single-core S1 SoC, your watchOS 4 update will lack a few key features. The post watchOS 4 appears to lack advanced heart rate functionality on first-gen Apple Watch appeared first on Pocketnow. SOURCE: Pocketnow - Read entire story here. [Read Entire Story]

Red Sox cheated with Fitbit, not Apple Watch, source claims

Remember the Major League Baseball drama going on between the Boston Red Sox and the New York Yankees? The two teams have accused the other of cheating, with the Red Sox in particular being accused of using a wearable to alert players to the Yankees’ hand signals. An investigation into the matter was confirmed at the time, but official details … Continue reading SOURCE: SlashGear - Read entire story here. [Read Entire Story]

Apple 2017: Announcing a new Apple Watch Series 3, with Intel LTE/Cellular

Today at Apple’s new Steve Jobs Theatre, Apple announced its new Apple Watch, called the Series 3. This is a new model above the Series 2 announced last year, with the new headline feature being LTE support through an integrated modem, which we believe to be an Intel modem according to trusted analysts. With other watch makers having had LTE models, it had been one of the missing features with the Watch Series 2. Now Apple is making that leap, supporting both LTE and UTMS by using the [Read Entire Story]

Apple’s LTE-enabled Watch could be a wearable watershed moment

Apple’s Series 3 smartwatch may look the same on the outside as the previous generation, but what they have inside might help kick the somewhat sleepy wearable category into high gear. To be clear, Apple isn’t the first to put cellular connectivity into a smartwatch — but it is the first to put it into a good smartwatch. Read More SOURCE: TechCrunch - Read entire story here. [Read Entire Story]

Apple Watch Series 3 hands-on: The war for your wrist goes wireless

You didn't think this show was just about iPhones, did you? Apple also pulled back the curtain on its 3rd-generation Apple Watch, which is... well, exactly what we expected. The physical differences between this thing and earlier models aren't much t... SOURCE: Engadget RSS Feed - Read entire story here. [Read Entire Story]

New York Times: Boston Red Sox used Apple Watch to steal Yankees pitching signals

While pitching sign espionage is legal with one's own eyes, electronics and telescopes can't be a part of the information process. The post New York Times: Boston Red Sox used Apple Watch to steal Yankees pitching signals appeared first on Pocketnow. SOURCE: Pocketnow - Read entire story here. [Read Entire Story]

ZTE Quartz just $48 over two years for a limited time on T-Mobile

The T-Mobile-exclusive Android Wear 2.0 smartwatch is yours for that cheap if you pay over 24 months and get cellular service with it. The post ZTE Quartz just $48 over two years for a limited time on T-Mobile appeared first on Pocketnow. SOURCE: Pocketnow - Read entire story here. [Read Entire Story]

Fitness wearables will live or die by their apps

This week at IFA, some of the biggest players in wearables launched their latest smartwatches. From Fitbit's debut Ionic to Samsung's Gear Sport, these fitness-focused watches also run the companies' own proprietary platforms, each offering their own... SOURCE: Engadget RSS Feed - Read entire story here. [Read Entire Story]

Yay! Wearable tech is finally starting to make sense

Name me a wearable tech category, and I'll tell you what's wrong with it. Smartwatches? Not useful enough. VR headsets? Too clunky. Wireless earbuds? Sucky battery and controls. I also lost them while I was writing this sentence. ; But all of this is, finally, changing. Here at IFA Berlin, I've seen tons of new wearables, and while they're still far from perfect, the technology has finally matured enough to make them useful. ; SEE ALSO: Asus has a VR headset that actually looks good Take [Read Entire Story]

Smartwatches leave fitness trackers in the dust in the growing wearable market

Smartwatches finally reign supreme in the wearable world. ; The gadget segment saw a major increase in shipments over the last few months, according IDC's latest wearables market report. Smartwatch shipments grew 60.9 percent in Q2 2017, a massive spike in consumer interest in a category that many were ready to give up on as recently as this April. The smartwatch surge might have come to the detriment of the once-mighty "basic wearables" category, which covers gadgets that don't run apps like [Read Entire Story]

Samsung’s Gear Sport is a rugged smartwatch with a fitness focus

We were expecting the Gear Fit 2 Pro, but Samsung’s Gear Sport probably caught some of us off guard. Instead of the thinner fitness band, the Sport adopts a traditional smartwatch design without forgoing any of the durability or fitness tracking tricks that we want from exercise companion gadgets. The watch is sleek and minimal […] Come comment on this article: Samsung’s Gear Sport is a rugged smartwatch with a fitness focus Visit TalkAndroid SOURCE: TalkAndroid - Read entire [Read Entire Story]

Misfit Vapor gets delayed until October

Earlier this year, Misfit announced the Vapor smartwatch running on Android Wear 2.0 with a release date set for sometime this summer. Well, September’s almost here and there’s no Misfit Vapor. What’s the deal? Unfortunately, Misfit had to delay the smartwatch. It hasn’t been pushed too far back, but you can expect to see it […] Come comment on this article: Misfit Vapor gets delayed until October Visit TalkAndroid SOURCE: TalkAndroid - Read entire story here. [Read Entire Story]

Samsung Gear Sport and Gear Fit 2 Pro let you ditch your smartphone

Samsung just unveiled two new wearables at IFA 2017, both with a focus on fitness and activity. There's the Gear Sport smartwatch, which you can take in the pool with you, and the Gear Fit 2 Pro fitness tracker, which boasts GPS and offline Spotify support for taking your tunes on the go... Continue Reading Samsung Gear Sport and Gear Fit 2 Pro let you ditch your smartphone Category: Wearables Tags: Fitness IFA 2017 Samsung Wearable [Read Entire Story]

Fitbit aims to topple smartwatch kings with feature-packed Ionic

Fitbit is having another crack at taking on the likes of Apple, Garmin, and LG with its newly unveiled Ionic smartwatch. The wearable packs in a bunch of tracking sensors, plus some useful extras like mobile payments, to make it the most advanced device yet to appear from the Fitbit stable... Continue Reading Fitbit aims to topple smartwatch kings with feature-packed Ionic Category: Wearables Tags: Fitbit Fitness Health Tracking [Read Entire Story]

Apple reportedly in talks with Aetna to bring the Apple Watch to millions of customers

Apple and Aetna have held several secret meetings to discuss offering the Apple Watch to Aetna’s 23 million customers, according to CNBC. Aetna could roll out the plan as early as next year. Read More SOURCE: TechCrunch - Read entire story here. [Read Entire Story]

Berlin might be the place we may see the Samsung Gear Sport

It's tradition to hold a pre-IFA event to gather a party around your newest device. Samsung has done it for wearables. What's this year's wearable? The post Berlin might be the place we may see the Samsung Gear Sport appeared first on Pocketnow. SOURCE: Pocketnow - Read entire story here. [Read Entire Story]

Android Wear updates leave glitches with Assistant and reminders

It's... not the best time to have an Android Wear 2.0 smartwatch on your wrist. Owners are reporting bugs with the wearable software that have either persisted through or appear to be caused by recent updates. Most notably, Google Assistant is outr... SOURCE: Engadget RSS Feed - Read entire story here. [Read Entire Story]