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The Vphone S8 has a 1.54 inch display and can be considered the smallest smartphone to date.

Vphone S8: Smallest smartphone in the world to have a 1.54 inch display

Vphone announced their $30 S8 smartphone, a tiny, almost square device which integrates 2G support, a heart rate monitor and pedometer as well as FM radio and Bluetooth 4.0.
Samsung Gear S3 Classic smartwatch coming next month

Samsung Gear S3 to hit the market next month

This Tizen-based smartwatch has been unveiled at the end of August and will hit the market next month in two versions, just as expected - Classic (Bluetooth connectivity only) and Frontier (Bluetooth and LTE).
Samsung Gear S2 smartwatch gets beta-stage Samsung Pay support

Samsung Pay Beta hits the 3G/4G Gear S2 and Gear S2 Classic

The cellular versions of both the Samsung Gear S2 and the Gear S2 Classic get beta-stage support for the mobile payment service in the US three months after their regular variants.
Google Android Wear 2.0 smartwatches unofficial render

Google might launch two Android Wear 2.0 smartwatches in early 2017

The first two Android Wear 2.0 smartwatches by Google were mentioned by some rumors last summer, and now it looks like the Internet search giant is targeting the first quarter of 2017 for their launch.
HTC One Watch smartwatch images leak on Weibo

HTC One Watch shows up online

After a very long time in the rumor mill, it looks like the HTC smartwatch might finally be ready to hit the market, as shown by the images that surfaced on Weibo.
Android Wear 2.0 is delayed. Don't expect it to come out before early 2017.

Google delays final Android Wear 2.0 update to early 2017

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 fitness tracker now available in the US and other markets

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.
Apple Pay mobile payments service to get a competitor from LG next year

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.
Going for an early morning swim? No problem with an Apple Watch series 2.

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.
Might be alone out there for some time: Asus ZenWatch 3. (Picture: Asus)

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.
Final rollout of iOS 10 and watchOS 3 has started.

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.
Moment does have an interesting concept: Haptic feedback is used to make information

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.
Using Apple Plugs, you can upgrade your old iPhone to an iPhone 7.

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.
Thanks to a pairing button on the AirPods case, they might work with Android as well.

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 Watch Series 2 with faster processor, water resistance, GPS, and brighter display

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 and check out the Apple September event in 107 seconds.

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.
Watch the event live, even under Windows, Linux or Android.

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 smartwatch sales dropping, Fitbit leads the wearable market

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.
TomTom Route Exploration app on TomTom Adventurer smartwatch

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 leaked last week, revealing a bigger battery and thinner display.

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.
Samsung Gear S3 Classic smartwatch coming to AT&T, T-Mobile, and Verizon Wireless

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.
Asus ZenWatch 3 smartwatch is now official

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 releases Charge 2 and Flex 2 fitness trackers

Fitbit refreshes there best selling Charge fitness watch, as well as the Flex activity tracker.
Pebble 2 Collection White, Pebble 4.0 firmware now available

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 Android Wear smartwatch now available in the US

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.
The out-of-focus lights may hint at a dual camera on the next iPhone.

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.
The right emergency number will be called automatically based on your location. (Bild: Apple)

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.
Four precise linear actuators, but no screen: Moment.

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 Fenix Chronos luxury smartwatch now available starting at $899.99 USD

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.
Samsung Gear S2 smartwatch now offers iOS compatibility in beta stage

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.
Most currently available models from Sony will get Android 7. (Bild: Sony)

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 smartwatch spotted online, shipments expected to begin next month

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.
Samsung Gear S3 launch event taking place on August 31st

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

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 smartwatch leaks online, might launch at IFA 2016

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.
LG Watch Urbane smartwatch gets new firmware, Android Wear M1D63G

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

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 M600 Android Wear smartwatch with GPS and music streaming capabilities

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.
Samsung Gear S3 coming at IFA 2016 featuring a rotary bezel design

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 wireless charger for simultaneous charging of smartphone and smartwatch

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.
Motorola Moto 360 smartwatch, global smartwatch market falling for the first time

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 S2 de Grisogono limited edition smartwatch

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

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

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

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
Modular Blocks smartwatch available for pre-order for $330 USD

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.
Motorola Moto 360 Android Wear smartwatch gets firmware update

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 smartwatch gets Android Wear 1.5 firmware update

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 Gear Fit2 fitness tracker with standalone music player

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.
Qualcomm unveils Snapdragon Wear 1100 SoC for fitness trackers and smart watches for kids

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.

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Redaktion, 2013-05- 8 (Update: 2013-09-27)