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Google just announced a third developer preview of its next major Android Wear OS 2.0. It does introduce the Google Play store to Android Wear watches but delays the final release by a few months, Google says.
Fitbit Charge 2 hits the US market
This fitness tracker hits now multiple new markets, with more to be added next month, and a Special Edition Series to launch in December.
LG Pay launch delayed until next year
Although expected to arrive this year, LG Pay is now scheduled to launch in 2017, apparently due to issues encountered during testing in South Korea.
Apple's new iPhone 7 & Apple Watch promo videos focus on sports, water and low light
Apple released three new videos this weekend, promoting how an active lifestyle can be supported using iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus and the new Apple Watch Series 2.
Smartwatches: Manufacturers will take a break
Many manufacturers will take a break from making smartwatches, meaning there will be no new models this year. Some are waiting for the latest version of Android Wear, some want to wait and see what people expect from a smartwatch.
Apple iOS 10: Final version started to rollout to users
Apple has started rollout of their newest iOS version to users all over the world. iOS 10 brings a lot of improvements to iPhones and iPads and is being touted by Apple as the biggest iOS upgrade of all times. Apple Watch users can also upgrade to watchOS 3 starting today.
Wearable Moment: 24-hour pre-order for 99 USD
The wearable Moment is worn around the wrist, has no screen and works with haptic feedback. It is now possible to pre-order the device for 99 USD, deliveries will follow in March 2017.
This is how the internet is making fun of Apple's iPhone 7 and their AirPods
The courage that Apple showed stripping the iPhone from its headphone jack is being put to a test every day now, with artists and comedians all over the world making fun of Apple, the iPhone 7 and their newest wireless earpods, the AirdPods.
Apple AirPods: Seems like they might also work with Android
Apple does not want you to know about it obviously, but their recently announced AirPods seem to work with Android as well.
Apple intros the Watch 2 smartwatch
This new smart wearable features a brighter display, a dual-core processor, is water resistant to 164 feet and features a GPS.
Don't blink: The Apple September iPhone 7 event in a 107 second video
If you didn't have time to watch the Apple September event yesterday, you might want to check out this 107 second video to get an idea of what you missed.
Apple iPhone 7 September event: How to watch it live!
Apple will stream today's iPhone 7 event anywhere in the world and you can watch it live, even if you are on Windows, Android or Linux. We will tell you how and when.
Apple Watch sales decline while Fitbit remains the market leader
While shipments of basic wearables grew considerably compared to last year, smartwatch sales continue to struggle, with Apple taking the most powerful blow.
IFA 2016 | TomTom intros three smart wearables
These new TomTom devices start around $166 USD for the Touch fitness tracker (already available for pre-order), up to about $335 USD for the TomTom Adventurer GPS smartwatch (to launch in October).
Apple Watch 2: Components leak ahead of launch next week
Just a few days ahead of its expected launch on September 7th, some Apple Watch 2 components leaked last week and reveal a bigger battery and a thinner display.
IFA 2016 | Samsung unveils Gear S3 Classic and Frontier smartwatches
Both models feature GPS, integrated speakers, and are IP68-rated for protection from the elements. The LTE-capable Frontier is being expected to hit the US via AT&T, T-Mobile, and Verizon Wireless later this year.
IFA 2016 | Asus unveils ZenWatch 3 smartwatch
This new smart wearable is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon Wear 2100 processor and is available in three different skins.
Fitbit releases Charge 2 and Flex 2 fitness trackers
Fitbit refreshes there best selling Charge fitness watch, as well as the Flex activity tracker.
Pebble firmware 4.0 now available
The new firmware brings a redesigned Health app, 4-button quick launch, Timeline updates, and more.
Fossil Q Wander and Q Marshal hit the US
These two Qualcomm Snapdragon 210-powered smart wearables retail for between $275 USD and $315 USD, depending on the options chosen.
See you on the 7th: The iPhone event invitations are out!
Apple sent out its invitations for this year's media event. It will happen on the 7th of September, like predicted, and probably give us a new iPhone and Apple Watch to talk about.
Apple: Watch will soon be able to save your life
New WatchOS 3 that will be released together with iOS 10 allows the Apple Watch to dial the local emergency number and inform contacts.
Moment: Wearable with haptic feedback, without screen
Like a smartwatch on your wrist, but without a screen – that's Moment. Plus, you brain is supposed to learn from the haptic feedback.
Garmin launches Fenix Chronos, its first luxury smartwatch
A luxury smartwatch that can also be worn in the gym, the Chronos comes in three variants, priced between $899.99 USD and $1.499,99 USD.
Gear S2 iOS beta program begins
After a long delay, it looks like both the Gear S2 and the Gear Fit 2 are now compatible with iOS devices, at least as part of a beta program.
Android 7: These devices by Sony, HTC & Lenovo will get an update
Following the release of Android 7, three manufacturers have announced which devices will get an update to Google's latest operating system.
Pebble 2 hits FCC
The first units are expected to ship next month, but the updated Pebble smartwatch has just been spotted at FCC and some official pictures appeared online as well.
IFA 2016 | Samsung Gear S3 coming at the end of the month
The successor of the one-year old Gear S2 will have three versions and will be unveiled on the last day of August, in Berlin.
Lenovo teaser video hints at new product announcements for IFA 2016
The manufacturer is expected to show off a host of products and refreshes next month in Berlin including unannounced MotoMods and Yoga convertibles.
Asus ZenWatch 3 shows up online
After two square-shaped smartwatches, Asus will finally release a round smartwatch soon, as revealed by the images spotted on NCC.
Android Wear gets the July security patch
The new firmware is labeled M1D63G and brings an update to Google Play Services, as well as the latest security patch.
Next Meizu smartphone could come with a Samsung Exynos 8890 SoC
Meizu has sent out invitations for a press event next week hinting at an Exynos-powered device.
Polar announces M600 Android Wear smartwatch
This new smart wearable offers GPS tracking, heart rate monitoring, as well as support for music streaming without a phone, and has a pre-order price of $329.95 USD.
IFA 2016 | Samsung Gear S3 to feature a rotary bezel
The latest leak about the next-gen Gear smartwatch confirms its arrival is scheduled to take place in September at IFA and also mentions a rotary bezel design.
Samsung working on new wireless charger designs
A new patent filing by Samsung describes three new wireless chargers that are taller than the current ones and apparently can charge a smartwatch and a smartphone simultaneously.
Smartwatch shipments fall for the first time
While global shipments fell 32 percent in the second quarter, Apple's smart wearables faced an impressive downfall - no less than 55 percent.
Samsung Gear S3 and Galaxy Tab S3 might launch in September
Italian technology journalist Antonio Monaco has confirmed an older rumor, so it looks like the Galaxy Tab S3 and the Gear S3 will arrive at IFA 2016.
Render images of unknown Google smartwatches leak
Android Police says Google may launch smartwatches codenamed "Swordfish" and "Angelfish" complete with Android Wear 2.0 software.
Xiaomi may be preparing a smartwatch for a launch in September
A "Smartwatch" category has appeared on the manufacturer's website just two months after Xiaomi Vice President hinted at a potential wearable.
Asus ZenWatch 2 Quick Charge Edition Smartwatch Review
Pick me up. The Asus ZenWatch 2 looks good, is affordable and it can even be used for making calls. We reveal why it is unsuitable for athletes in our report.
Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 APQ8026 | Qualcomm Adreno 305 | 1.63" | 57 g
Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 APQ8026 | Qualcomm Adreno 305 | 1.63" | 57 g
Modular Blocks smartwatch available for pre-order for $330 USD
The modular smartwatch has been delayed until October 2016, but users can pre-order now with four block pieces included.
Moto 360 and 360 Sport get new firmware
This Android Wear update comes with minor fixes and improvements, but also packs a few enhancements to the Moto Body fitness app.
Samsung Gear Live gets Android Wear 1.5
Based on Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow, the new firmware does not bring any noticeable changes.
Samsung unveils Gear Fit2 and Gear IconX
The fitness tracker with standalone music player capabilities will go on sale next week, while the cord-free earbuds are expected to hit the market in Q3 2016.
Computex 2016 | Qualcomm unveils Snapdragon Wear 1100 SoC for smart wearables
This new chip is the sibling of the Wear 2100 SoC, which was announced back in February, but focuses on basic fitness trackers and connected watches for kids instead of fully-featured smartwatches.
Pebble announces Core smart wearable
Without the need of a connected smartphone, this new wearable streams music from Spotify and syncs GPS data with Runkeeper, Strava and Under Armour Record.
Samsung to stop making Android Wear devices
With Tizen becoming Samsung's mobile operating system of choice for a wide range of devices, the company should drop Android Wear soon, but they deny the rumor for now.
Fitbit continues to dominate the wearable market
While total shipments of basic wearables in Q1 increased 67 percent, Fitbit remains the leader of the market.
Garmin unveils Vivosmart HR+ fitness tracker
Compared to its predecessor, this new wearable offers GPS tracking capabilities and automatic activity detection, as well as a few additional running features.
Samsung Charm fitness band is now official
This smart accessory for Android-powered handsets offers fitness tracking capabilities in conjunction with S Health, as well as basic notifications for calls and text messages.
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