Tagged with: Smartwatches

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 ...

LG is Unveiling a Sequel to its G Watch Very Soon

LG is Unveiling a Sequel to its G Watch Very Soon

Of the three Android Wear smartwatches introduced at Google's developer conference in June, the Moto 360 was by far the crowd favorite; its circular watchface gives it a classic, elegant look, and a stark contrast to the squarish Samsung Gear Live and LG G Watch. It turns out that LG wasn't very excited about its first Wear ...

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. ...

Samsung and Google Are Fighting About Tizen OS Again

Samsung and Google Are Fighting About Tizen OS Again

Google and Samsung are reportedly at odds once again. According to The Information, Google CEO Larry Page is unhappy that Samsung is pushing Tizen as its chosen smartwatch platform. Apparently joining LG in the retail launch of Android Wear wasn't enough to satisfy Page. The report describes a "tense private meeting" ...

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 ...

Report: Microsoft’s ‘Smartwatch’ is Actually a Fitness Wristband

Report: Microsoft’s ‘Smartwatch’ is Actually a Fitness Wristband

Microsoft’s smartwatch has long been rumored as a device that competes with Android Wear, Samsung’s Gear watches, and any future hardware from Apple, but it might not take the form of a watch. Windows watcher Paul Thurrott reports that Microsoft’s smartwatch will actually be a fitness wristband with multiple sensors ...

Google is Determined to Obliterate Apple in the Smartwatch Game

Google is Determined to Obliterate Apple in the Smartwatch Game

It happened with the PC: Apple built one first, but Microsoft operating systems became the dominant way people computed. It happened with the smartphone: Apple’s iPhone defined the category, but around the world far more phones run Google’s Android. On Wednesday, Google launched a new Android platform for watches that ...

Google’s ‘Android Wear’ is Now Available for Consumers

Google’s ‘Android Wear’ is Now Available for Consumers

While the Android Wear emulator has been out for months, Google said at its I/O conference on Wednesday that the OS and hardware are now ready for consumers. Google is jumping into the wider wearables market with an Android-based OS designed for smartwatches and other wearables. Just like Android for phones and tablets, ...

Google is Making Phone Unlocks Easier in ‘Trusted Environments’

Google is Making Phone Unlocks Easier in ‘Trusted Environments’

Google showed off a few new features of the next version of Android. While the company didn’t say all that much about the new features and instead focused on the new design language, Google director of engineering Dave Burke did show off Android’s new personal login feature. Instead of having to use a pattern or PIN to ...