Tagged with: Smartwatches

Pebble Cuts Smartwatch Prices, Adds Sleep Monitoring and More Health Tracking

Pebble Cuts Smartwatch Prices, Adds Sleep Monitoring and More Health Tracking

You can now pick up a Pebble smartwatch for up to $50 less than you could last week. The company announced a price cut for both of its cross-platform watches on Tuesday: The original Pebble now costs $99 — down from $149 — while the Pebble Steel is priced at $199, a $30 drop. Both are also gaining some new ...

Pebble’s Latest Update Adds Emoji, Compass and Better iOS Notifications

Pebble’s Latest Update Adds Emoji, Compass and Better iOS Notifications

2014 is the year of the emoji. Within the last year we've seen an emoji social network, emoji on Twitter, emoji music videos, and even an emoji city. And now, emoji is on your Pebble smartwatch. The feature comes as part of firmware 2.5,which you can install now. The new firmware also includes iOS 8 compatibility and a ...

Shelly Palmer Radio Report – September 17, 2014

Shelly Palmer Radio Report – September 17, 2014

What exactly is an Apple Watch? No one – not even Apple – knows. It may be a gateway to health and wellness, sports and fitness, quantified self or personal navigation. It may be none of these things. It may be a platform for app developers or a failed attempt at a user interface. As of today, the Apple Watch could be ...

Moto X and Moto Hint Pre-Orders Open on September 16

Moto X and Moto Hint Pre-Orders Open on September 16

Motorola announced Sunday that the next-generation Moto X smartphone and Moto Hint Bluetooth earpiece will be available for preorder on Tuesday. In addition to an AT&T version with a $100 carrier-subsidized price, the handset maker will also make available for preorder an off-contract Moto X with an unlocked SIM card ...

Report: The Apple Watch Edition (With 18K Gold) Could Cost $1,200

Report: The Apple Watch Edition (With 18K Gold) Could Cost $1,200

A jewelry contact familiar with the matter told TechCrunch that the gold, 18-karat version of the Apple Watch could cost around $1,200 retail when it launches in January. This has been corroborated, based on size and weight, by jewelers familiar with the material Apple is using to make its Apple Watch Edition pieces. It ...

The Apple Watch, Misguided Criticism and The Internet of Things

The Apple Watch, Misguided Criticism and The Internet of Things

In the wake of Apple’s live event last week, there’s been some understandable finger pointing at Apple Watch. Unspecified battery life, a watch whose thickness means it doesn’t slip under the sleeve, the price. But that’s what you get with first-generation technology. It will get better with time, so let’s not ...

Apple Watch Can Play Music to Bluetooth Headphones Without an iPhone

Apple Watch Can Play Music to Bluetooth Headphones Without an iPhone

The Apple Watch we got a glimpse at this week is a powerful peripheral device, but most of its tricks require it to be tethered to an iPhone in the user's pocket. Last night on Charlie Rose, Apple CEO Tim Cook revealed one thing the Watch can do on its own: Send music to your Bluetooth headphones. Cook wore a white Apple ...

Apple Watch and the iPhone 6: Things to Ponder

Apple Watch and the iPhone 6: Things to Ponder

The most impressive thing about Apple's iPhone 6 launch event was not the hardware, software or the company's fantastic ecosystem. It wasn't Apple Heath or even Apple Pay. It was Apple's clear and well-executed strategy. While the Street was not impressed with any of it (as evidenced by the downward movement in share ...

The Next Apple Watch Will Go Way Deeper With Health Tracking, Says Reuters

The Next Apple Watch Will Go Way Deeper With Health Tracking, Says Reuters

Technology pundits were quick to predict the demise of most fitness wristbands and smartwatches when Apple launched its Apple Watch. But healthcare professionals and fitness junkies were left wanting to see more. Observers say there is little evidence for now that the device's fitness capabilities surpass the competition. ...

HTC Hasn’t Abandoned its Plans for a Smartwatch After All

HTC Hasn’t Abandoned its Plans for a Smartwatch After All

HTC still wants in on the wearables game, even after Apple made its big move. The Taiwanese smartphone maker is still working on a smartwatch and plans to release it in early 2015, according to people familiar with the matter. There had been reports that HTC had scrapped its plans because it felt it couldn't compete in the ...