Tagged with: Smartwatches

Report: Apple May Add NFC to the iWatch and iPhone

Report: Apple May Add NFC to the iWatch and iPhone

Apple’s 2014 roadmap was laid out in pretty considerable detail by KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo earlier this week in an investor note, and while ordinarily analyst predictions aren’t worth the paper they’re printed on, Kuo has a solid track record of actually getting things right. Among Kuo’s predictions are ...

Shelly Palmer Radio Report – April 11, 2014

Shelly Palmer Radio Report – April 11, 2014

Samsung’s Galaxy S5 – available now through most major wireless carriers – is an awesome phone in many ways. But did you know that it can also double as a baby monitor? Samsung’s newest flagship phone features a “baby crying detector” that’s capable of setting off a vibrating alarm to let you know to check on ...

Will.i.am is Designing a Smartwatch That Can Also Make Calls

Will.i.am is Designing a Smartwatch That Can Also Make Calls

Smartwatch makers have yet to find the sweet spot for replicating your phone’s functionality while also creating new uses. Musician and tech investor will.i.am is taking a different approach by ditching the smartphone entirely with a watch that’s capable of making its own calls. Will.i.am unveiled the project on the ...

Anticipating Anticipatory Wearables

Anticipating Anticipatory Wearables

Wearable technology usually evokes images of fitness-tracking wristbands such as the Jawbone UP or FitBit Force. More athletic types might envision Polar H7 strap-on heart rate monitors or Nike Fuel bands, while others might think about Samsung's Galaxy Gear or try to imagine what Apple's new iWatch might look like. But ...

Samsung’s Galaxy S5 Can Be a Streaming Baby Monitor to Your Galaxy Gear

Samsung’s Galaxy S5 Can Be a Streaming Baby Monitor to Your Galaxy Gear

What happens when you roll out a particular device that you have designated it to be a flagship model? Why, it would most probably come with its fair share of features that ought to blow most minds away. Samsung’s upcoming Galaxy S5 smartphone is not an exception, either, and it does seem as though it will feature a baby ...

Sony’s Future Wearables Will Use Its Own OS — Not Android Wear

Sony’s Future Wearables Will Use Its Own OS — Not Android Wear

Sony will continue to strike its own path when it comes to its wearable products. The company won't be using Google's recently unveiled Android Wear, a modified version of Android specifically designed for wearable products, as the basis for its own smartwatch, according to Ravi Nookala, head of Sony Mobile's US arm. ...

The Moto 360 Smartwatch May Have an Always-On OLED Screen

The Moto 360 Smartwatch May Have an Always-On OLED Screen

On the heels of the announcement of Google's Android Wear, the company's smartwatch-centric wearables OS, Motorola announced the Moto 360, one of the first Android Wear devices. The Moto 360 is the first smartwatch that actually looks like a normal watch, with a round display and body. It looks like it's going to be built ...

Pebble Has Sold 400,000 Smartwatches in 2013

Pebble Has Sold 400,000 Smartwatches in 2013

If Pebble is the smartwatch category's David, surely Google is its Goliath. This week, Google announced Android Wear, a version of its popular mobile operating system, with launch partners such as Motorola and its Moto 360 watch, due in the summer. When devices like the Moto 360 arrive, they'll join the massive Android ...

Google Announces ‘Android Wear’: Its Plan for a Wearable OS

Google Announces ‘Android Wear’: Its Plan for a Wearable OS

Google on Tuesday announced Android Wear, its effort to take the operating system beyond the phone and tablet and into the brave new world of wearables. The effort is starting with watches, though Google suggested it sees a broader role for Android. Earlier this year the company also detailed an effort to get Android into ...

Pebble Launches Android Appstore, Partners With eBay and Time Warner

Pebble Launches Android Appstore, Partners With eBay and Time Warner

A little over a month since it debuted on iOS, Pebble is launching its long-anticipated appstore on Android. As promised, it offers a wealth of Pebble-supported apps and watchfaces with a polished interface that should be simpler and quicker to navigate. It includes the watchapp directory, which lets you search, discover ...