Items tagged with wearables

HTC's desire to jump into the smartwatch category has been ongoing for some time now, though it's taking a patient approach in hopes of avoiding a product failure. Newly leaked information also suggests that HTC isn't interested in releasing a run-of-mill Android wearable that will blend in with the rest. Instead, the... Read more...
There's a bit of irony to the whole smartwatch movement. After all, it was the rise of the smartphone that diminished the market for watches, and now smartphone makers are trying to make wrist wearables trendy again (and also smart). But wouldn't it be something if traditional watchmakers ended up dominating the... Read more...
Apple has yet to reveal pricing information for the high-end versions of its Apple Watch products (only the entry-level Sport edition has been priced; it will set you back $349), though like most of the company's products, we'd be surprised if these wrist wearables didn't carry premium price tags. That will... Read more...
There are several questions surrounding Apple's forthcoming Apple Watch. For example, will it be a hit? How long with the battery life be? Will it blend? And of course one of the most frequently asked questions, when will it launch? The only answers we've gotten to most of them have been rumors and speculation, though that changed when Apple Read more...
Apple chief Tim Cook said last year said that most people would use their Apple Watch so much that they'll need to charge it daily. He didn't provide any specifics at the time, though it's now being reported that users might be able to squeeze 19 hours out of their Apple brand wearables when combining active and... Read more...
The emerging wearables category is one that is fast changing and, quite frankly, a bit confusing if you haven't been paying attention to every little development. And honestly, who has time for that? Unfortunately, these devices aren't cheap, so if you want to make the jump, you're almost taking a leap of faith that... Read more...
T-Mobile boss John Legere has never found himself at a loss of words, and love him or hate him, you have to appreciate the fact that he speaks his mind. It's a double-edged sword, as he can sometimes say foolish things, but we'll take that over the canned responses that PR people are known for giving. As we embark on... Read more...
Wearables are the hottest thing going at the moment, and despite it still being a new area, it already seems like there's not that much differentiation in the market. Sony apparently recognizes this, as it's planning to integrate a technology in some of its wearables that others seem to be overlooking: epaper. On... Read more...
Razer today announced that its Nabu smartband will begin its world tour in North America on December 2, at which time you'll be able to purchase the wearable device for $100 at Razer's online store and, shortly after, from select retailers. It will be available in two sizes -- small-medium and medium-large -- along... Read more...
If you assumed the wearables war had all of its players set, think again. As we march ever closer to CES (as well as the holiday shopping season), we're seeing yet another major player announce that it too will be rivaling LG, Samsung, Motorola, Apple, and more. The name? Lenovo. The company has quietly hosted up a... Read more...
One of the risks of being an early adopter of technology is that at any given moment, a price cut is bound to appear. In fact, that's an inevitability in most cases. Be that as it may, it's still a gut punch when it happens, especially so quickly, as is the case with LG's G Watch. Having only been on the market since... Read more...
It used to be that we'd rely on Twitter user @evleaks (real name Evan Blass) to inevitably post press shots of unannounced or otherwise unreleased products, along with with specs and other details ahead of schedule. But with online retailers jumping the gun these days, we can see why Blass went into retirement. Even... Read more...
You could see this one coming a mile a way.  Though Samsung is clearly Google's golden child when it comes to moving Android-powered smartphones, there's a distinct divide developing between the two when it comes to the latest "wearables" technology trend and even a hint of one in smartphones as well. Further... Read more...
Google’s mysterious “X” division was reportedly experimenting with contact lenses that have built-in technology to detect glucose levels in the wearer’s tears earlier this year, and the company has now teamed up with drugmaker Novartis to make the lenses a reality. According to Reuters, the... Read more...
In a move that reminds us that the iWatch is inevitable and coming relatively soon, Apple has poached an executive from high-end Swiss watchmaker Tag Heuer. Vice president of sales Patrick Pruniaux will be moving on to join Apple, and although his official role and title have not yet been announced, he’ll presumably offer strong industry... Read more...
Google’s Android Wear is now a Real Thing, and there’s no doubt that a slew of manufacturers will be jumping on the bandwagon. (That is to say, more of them will.) You can count ASUS in that number, as the manufacturer is reportedly going to release an Android Wear-based smartwatch in September. According... Read more...
Wearables in general--and smartwatches in particular--are among the hottest tech trends of today. Despite a great deal of hullabaloo over these devices, though, many aren’t quite finding them as compelling as you might think. As a result, there’s a sense that no one has yet figured out the secret sauce that makes a wearable / smartwatch... Read more...
Google, listen: You already have a serious image problem as it pertains to Google Glass. Granted, it’s undeserved, but far too many people view Glass as either a silly, expensive gadget for the snobbiest of techies or a googah for those with too much money to throw around. (Or both.) People are getting... Read more...
Biometric monitoring via wearables appears to be the Next Big Thing, as far as the biggest tech companies are concerned. Samsung is on its second generation of smartwatches (with a new generation already rumored), Google is expected to reveal much more about its Android Wear wearable platform next week, and... Read more...
Wearables in general--and smartwatches in particular--are among the hottest tech trends of today. Despite a great deal of hullabaloo over these devices, though, many aren’t quite finding them as compelling as you might think. As a result, there’s a sense that no one has yet figured out the secret sauce that makes a wearable... Read more...
Google's annual I/O developer conference takes place in San Francisco next week, and while there's sure to be a surprise or two to come out of it, it should come as no surprise that wearables is going to have a major focus. The wearables market is on fire at the moment, which is impressive given the fact that it was... Read more...
Where would the world be without some much needed satire to put things into perspective? Thankfully that's not a question we have to worry about, not when there are shows like The Daily Show with Jon Stewart that are willing to take on tough subjects -- you know, like the current discrimination against Google's... Read more...
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