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Android Wear Will Get Updates ‘Early and Often’ to Battle the iWatch

Android Wear Will Get Updates ‘Early and Often’ to Battle the iWatch

David Singleton, Google's engineering director for Android Wear, the company's platform tailor-made for wearable devices, is sitting in Google's headquarters here playing air guitar. As he strums his right hand in front of his Moto 360, the Motorola smartwatch set to hit the market this week, Singleton praises the ...

Report: Apple’s Wearable Won’t Ship Until Early 2015

Report: Apple’s Wearable Won’t Ship Until Early 2015

There's a reason Apple's wearable device hasn't leaked out yet: it won't be shipping to consumers anytime soon. According to Recode, the iWatch (or whatever Apple ends up calling it) isn't scheduled to hit retail shelves until early next year — several months after its world debut on September 9th. That means Apple will ...

September Will Be Known as the Month of the Smartwatch

September Will Be Known as the Month of the Smartwatch

As folks come back from their August vacations, September is poised for another rapid-fire batch of consumer electronics announcements. Samsung, Sony, Motorola and Apple all have major launches scheduled in the next couple weeks, not to mention the IFA show. New smartwatch products are expected at many of those events. Last ...

Apple’s iWatch: 7 Things It Must Do to Win the Market

Apple’s iWatch: 7 Things It Must Do to Win the Market

We don't know much of anything about Apple's upcoming smartwatch, or even if such a thing exists. But as hype, rumors, and expectations reach the pre-release fever pitch we've come to associate with a new Apple product, it seems all but certain that Tim Cook will take the stage this fall to announce what Apple hopes is its ...

Apple Granted ‘iTime’ Smartwatch Patent

Apple Granted ‘iTime’ Smartwatch Patent

In one of the clearest signs that Apple is — and has been — working on a smartwatch device, the Cupertino company was on Tuesday granted a patent for a wrist-worn wearable with augmented strap capabilities, support for arm and wrist gestures, advanced proximity-sensing circuitry and much more. As published by the U.S. ...

Analyst: The iWatch Will Cost $300 and Sell 30 Million Units

Analyst: The iWatch Will Cost $300 and Sell 30 Million Units

The long-rumored Apple iWatch might actually be quite a success in its first year on store shelves, data from Morgan Stanley analyst Katy Huberty shows. Apple will price the iWatch at $300 and sell between 30 million and 60 million units in its first year on store shelves, Huberty wrote in a research report to investors on ...

WSJ: Apple’s iWatch Will Have 10 Sensors and Multiple Designs

WSJ: Apple’s iWatch Will Have 10 Sensors and Multiple Designs

Apple is planning multiple versions of a smartwatch likely to be launched in the fall, people familiar with the matter said, as the company tries to counter wearable devices from Google, Samsung and others. The new wrist device from Apple will incorporate more than 10 sensors including ones to track health and fitness, ...

Reuters: Apple’s iWatch to Launch in October With 2.5-Inch Screen, Wireless Charging

Reuters: Apple’s iWatch to Launch in October With 2.5-Inch Screen, Wireless Charging

Taiwan's Quanta Computer Inc will start mass production of Apple Inc's first smartwatch in July, according to a source familiar with the matter, as the tech giant tries to prove it can still innovate against rival Samsung Electronics Co Ltd. The watch, which remains unnamed but which company followers have dubbed the ...

Report: Apple’s iWatch May Offer Wireless Charging

Report: Apple’s iWatch May Offer Wireless Charging

Apple iWatch wearers might be able to charge the device wirelessly -- at least if the latest rumors from Chinese media prove true. Insiders at Chinese electronics maker Luxshare say the company has sent wireless charging coils to Apple to be certified and approved for inclusion in the iWatch, according to the G for Games ...

Nike Fuel is Dead: Are Fitness Tracking Wristbands A Fad?

Nike Fuel is Dead: Are Fitness Tracking Wristbands A Fad?

Nike recently discontinued Nike Fuel bands and fired a bunch of related staff. President and CEO Mark Parker said, "I think we will be part of wearables going forward. It'll be integrated into other products that we create, and then we'll look at expanding our partnerships to create more reach for the Nike Fuel and Fuel ...