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Emporio Armani Connected with Android Wear 2.0 coming in September 2017

Emporio Armani Connected with Android Wear 2.0 coming in September

The first Emporio Armani Connected smartwatch to launch with Android Wear 2.0 on board is scheduled to hit the market on September 14. Its predecessor, a hybrid smartwatch, made its debut last fall.
Sony FES Watch U smartwatch with E-Ink display now available in Japan

Sony FES Watch U now available in Japan

Sony's new smartwatch comes with a rechargeable power pack, unlike its predecessor that used replaceable coin cell batteries. It also has a minimalist design and features a metal bezel. The prices start around $420 USD.
Wearables market up 18 percent YoY

Wearables market up 18 percent YoY

Meanwhile, Fitbit loses its substantial foothold on the market to alternative smartwatches with more advanced features.
Source: Apple

WWDC 2017 | Apple shows off WatchOS 4 at WWDC

The updated OS brings some small tweaks, including a Siri-enabled watch face, better music management, and the ability to sync activity tracking to select exercise machines.
The Apple Worldwide Developer Conference will take place June 5-9 at the San Jose McEnery Convention Center. (Source: Apple)

WWDC forecast: Kaby Lake MacBooks with a chance of Air

The latest information on Apple's upcoming WWDC suggests CPU upgrades for all MacBooks, updated iPads, and possibly the reappearance of the 11.6-inch MacBook Air.
Huawei Honor Band A2 fitness tracker coming in early June 2017

Honor Band A2 smart wearable coming next month

This new fitness tracker is a direct successor of last year's Band A1 and comes with a heart rate sensor, also featuring an OLED display and carrying a price tag of around $30 USD.
Retired without playing a single game: Verizon's LG Watch Sport (Source: Verizon)

Verizon's LG Watch Sport gets benched before it even hits the court

The carrier has pulled its version of the LG Watch Sport from its website, cancelling all pre-orders in the process. Verizon representatives have offered no explanation for the sudden move, but the company is offering refunds and a cash discount on the rest of its smartwatch stock to affected customers.
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Garmin Quatix 5 marine GPS smartwatch series coming in June 2017

Garmin Quatix 5 marine GPS smartwatch coming next month

This new smart wearable is based on the Fenix 5 platform and comes in two variants, priced at $599.99 USD (basic) and $849.99 USD (sapphire crystal display protection and stainless steel band).
GemBoy is a Game Boy emulator for Tizen-based smartwatches. (Image: Tizen Experts)

GemBoy brings the Game Boy to Samsung Gear S2 and Gear S3

The Game Boy and Game Boy Color Emulator is a unique way to play classic titles from Nintendo's first handheld console.
Huawei Watch smartwatch gets Android Wear 2.0 firmware

Huawei Watch gets Android Wear 2.0

This long-awaited update has finally started its rollout. The first reports about it surfaced on Reddit, and there is no official info about it yet. This update was expected to arrive at the end of March.
Acer Leap Ware smartwatch coming in July

Acer Leap Ware smartwatch coming in July

This upcoming wearable by Acer has a 1.6-inch display, coming with a design compliant with the IPX7 water resistance standard and being powered by the MediaTek MT2523 processor.
Lithium-Ion Batteries: Charging Guide for Maximum Endurance

Lithium-Ion Batteries: Charging Guide for Maximum Endurance

When taken good care of devices such as smartphones, tablets, and notebooks will most likely easily outlive their respective batteries, which these days more often than not aren’t user replaceable anymore. With this in mind it is more important than ever to improve both endurance and capacity through the right charging techniques. We’re going to give you a few tips and point out the most common mistakes.
Casio Pro Trek WSD-F20 smart outdoor watch with GPS now available for purchase

Casio Pro Trek WSD-F20 smart outdoor watch now available

This long-awaited smart outdoor watch with Android Wear 2.0 can be finally purchased directly from Casio's website or via Amazon. It has a price tag of $500 USD and comes in black and orange.
The Huawei Watch 2 comes in various colors. (Source: Huawei)

Huawei's new smartwatch is now available in the US

The fitness-focused Huawei Watch 2 arrives in the US sporting a $299 price tag. It runs Android Wear 2.0 and comes with specialized fitness-related apps.
24K gold Samsung Gear S3 Classic by De Billas now available for purchase

Samsung Gear S3 Classic now available in 24K gold

This luxury gold variant of the Gear S3 Classic smartwatch comes for a lower price than expected - those interested can get the 24K gold-plated wearable for $599 USD thanks to De Billas.
The Verizon Wear24 comes in three colors: gray, black, and gold. (Source: Verizon)

Verizon Wear24 will be available on May 11

Verizon's delayed Android Wear 2.0-based smartwatch has a new release date: May 11. The Wear24 is exclusive to its parent carrier and will cost $399.
The What? Watch Monograph. (Source: Kickstarter)

The Monograph watch freezes time and lets you re-live your favorite memories

What?Watch's new Kickstarter project presents a novel way of preserving life's fleeting moments. The Monograph captures a precise point in time and allows users to customize it with images, video, and their personal thoughts.
Samsung Gear S3 Outdoor and Sports watch faces now available, next to Travel watch face

Samsung Gear S3 gets three functional watch faces

These new watch faces target tourists and business travelers (Tourist), as well as lovers of outdoor activities and sports enthusiasts (Outdoors and Sports). The Sports watch theme comes in six colors, while the other two only offer four color options each.
An Apple Watch could soon be a must-have for diabetes sufferers. (Source: Apple)

The Apple Watch could one day make it easier to treat diabetes

Apple reportedly is working on new technology to make the daily treatment of diabetes much less inconvenient. The company has plans for optical sensors built into the Apple Watch that can monitor glucose levels without piercing the skin.
Fitbit's previous smartwatch, named Blaze. (Source: Fitbit)

Fitbit's upcoming smartwatch has been delayed until later this year

The fitness company has suffered a series of unfortunate setbacks, as it has been forced to delay the launch of its new smartwatch and earphones. Fitbit's stocks also fared badly on Tuesday morning.
ZTE Quartz smartwatch with Android Wear 2.0

ZTE Quartz now official

This new smartwatch runs Android Wear 2.0 out of the box and comes with 3G/HSPA connectivity, 768 MB RAM, 4 GB internal storage, built-in GPS, all for a price of just $192 USD.
The LG Watch Urbane is among several smartwatches receiving Android Wear 2.0. (Source: LG)

A handful of smartwatches will be updated to Android Wear 2.0 soon

Android Wear 2.0 comes to four more smartwatches—three from LG and one sporting the New Balance brand.
Polar M430 GPS running watch now official

Polar M430 GPS running watch now official

The successor of the popular Polar M400 comes with wrist-based heart rate monitoring, 24/7 activity tracking, as well as an integrated GPS module. Priced at $229 USD, it promises up to 20 days of autonomy with activity tracking enabled and up to 30 hours while using low-power GPS.
The Pebble smartwatch can still work even when disconnected from Pebble's servers. (source: Pebble)

New Pebble update allows smartwatch to keep ticking

The latest update to the Pebble app allows the smartwatches to continue functioning even when not connected to Pebble's servers.
A new polymer can heal itself in under 24 hours. (Source: Wang Polymer Research Group)

Self-healing touchscreens may be here by 2020

A new polymer developed by researchers at the University of California Riverside can stitch itself back together from a tear or scratch in under 24 hours. The research lead thinks the material could debut on smartphones by 2020.
Expect the next-gen Apple Watch to look near-identical to its predecessor. (Source: Apple)

Apple Watch Series 3 expected to launch in September

The Apple Watch Series 3 is coming in September, according to an industry source. Aside from performance and battery life enhancements, plus a possible LTE model, it should closely resemble the current-gen Series 2.
The Casio WSD-F10 will still receive Android Wear 2.0. The update has been delayed for other smartwatches. (Image source: Casio)

Android Wear 2.0 update halted and delayed

After discovering a bug, Google has delayed any future rollouts of Android Wear 2.0
Garmin Forerunner 935 connected sport watch now official

Garmin Forerunner 935 sport watch now official

This premium GPS running and triathlon watch allows its users to see all six running dynamics, but it can also track sleep patterns and more. It can be acquired in black already, carrying a price tag of $499.99 USD.
Upcoming Samsung Gear watch with rotary dial display shown in a patent filing

Future Gear smartwatches might feature a rotary dial display

Although foldable and bendable displays are still far from being mass produced, a new patent by Samsung unveils a rotary dial display for a smartwatch that can provide basic information, taking it all to the next level.
Movado Connect smartwatch with Android Wear 2.0

Movado Connect smartwatch coming this fall

This upcoming smartwatch has been designed specifically for Android Wear 2.0 and is expected to launch offering five styles for men. Its features will include Google Assistant, an "Always On" display, and more.
MyKronoz ZeTime hybrid smartwatch coming September 2017

MyKronoz ZeTime smartwatch coming in September

Advertised as the world’s first fully hybrid smartwatch, the Swiss ZeTime brings together a touchscreen and a mechanical watch, promising to offer up to a month of autonomy on a single charge.
Samsung Gear S3 Classic smartwatch with LTE coming soon

Samsung Gear S3 Classic LTE coming soon

The 4G LTE-enabled Gear S3 Classic smartwatch will soon be available via AT&T, T-Mobile, and Verizon Wireless. Availability and pricing depend on each wireless carrier and should be unveiled soon.
Moving forward by moving backwards: the Samsung Galaxy Gear S3 pocket watch. (Source: Droid-Life)

A unique pocket watch concept adds an air of sophistication to the Samsung Galaxy Gear S3

Samsung shows off a unique pocket watch concept for its Galaxy Gear S3 smartwatch at Baselworld 2017. Two less exotic designs are also on display.
Misfit Vapor touchscreen smartwatch confirmed to run Android Wear 2.0

Misfit Vapor confirmed to run Android Wear 2.0

Back at CES 2017, Misfit unveiled the Vapor touchscreen smartwatch without saying anything about the operating system chosen for it. Now, they finally confirmed that the Vapor would launch with Android Wear 2.0 on board.
Casio introduced several new traditional timepieces at Baselworld 2017. (Source: Casio)

Casio introduces new traditional timepieces at Baselworld 2017

The timepiece maker introduced a new watch in each of the G-Shock, Edifice, and Baby-G lines. The new watches look tough and have full feature sets.
Fossil to release more than 300 smartwatches this year

Fossil to release more than 300 smartwatches this year

Fossil is jumping headlong into the smartwatch market with two lines of watches being produced by 14 of their brands.
Casio Pro Trek Smart WSD-F20S limited edition smartwatch coming next month

Casio unveils Pro Trek Smart WSD-F20S limited edition watch

This new smartwatch is based on the Pro Trek Smart WSD-F20 and has similar specs, but comes with a blue and black color scheme and sapphire crystal and ion plating protection.
Fossil Q x Cory Richards limited edition smartwatch

Fossil Q x Cory Richards limited edition smartwatch coming next Monday

This limited edition smartwatch is the result of Fossil's first collaboration with National Geographic wildlife photographer Cory Richards and features a design inspired by the Fossil Blue watch. Pricing is unknown for now, but sales are scheduled to begin next Monday.
The Guess Connect with Android Wear 2.0 is expected this fall. (Source: Guess)

Fashion company Guess to release Android Wear smartwatches

The global fashion company is joining the growing list of smartwatch retailers this fall.
A leaked photo of the ZTE Quartz. (Source: Android Police)

ZTE's upcoming smartwatch runs Android Wear 2.0, lacks some useful features

An anonymous source has leaked new images and details for the ZTE Quartz. The source reveals that the Quartz runs on the recently-launched Android Wear 2.0. At the same time, it lacks several features found in other smartwatches, such as a heart rate monitor and NFC.
Swatch to launch its first smartwatch next year loaded with a proprietary operating system

Swatch working on its own OS for wearables

Bloomberg reveals that this well-known Swiss watchmaker is working on its own operating system for wearables and plans to release its first smartwatch that would use it by the end of next year.
Montblanc Summit Android Wear 2.0 premium smartwatch coming in May 2017

Montblanc Summit premium smartwatch coming to the US in May

The first smartwatch of this German brand is expected to start at $890 USD, offering a heart rate monitor, microphone, and barometer, but lacking more advanced features such as GPS, cellular, or NFC connectivity.
Fossil smartwatches will get Android 2.0 Wear March 2017

Android Wear 2.0 coming to Fossil smartwatches later this month

The new firmware begins to roll out today, and all compatible devices are expected to get it by the end of the month, reveals Fossil on Twitter. In addition to the original Q Founder, the newer Q Wander, Q Marshal, and Q Founder 2.0 are scheduled to receive the update as well.
TAG Heuer Connected Modular 45 luxury connected watch

TAG Heuer Connected Modular 45 now official

This new luxury connected watch comes with over 500 style choices, featuring a 1.39-inch AMOLED touchscreen next to the Intel Atom Z34XX processor and running Android Wear 2.0 out of the box.
Garmin Vivosmart 3 fitness tracker coming soon as of March 2017

Garmin Vivosmart 3 coming soon

This upcoming wearable will log sleep, also providing adaptive step tracking, data on the resting heart rate over seven days, and more. Garmin's Elevate optical rate sensor is expected to be on board, next to a built-in GPS.
New TAG Heuer Connected watch teaser, March 14 launch date

New TAG Heuer Connected smartwatch coming tomorrow

Although TAG Heuer is expected to reveal new Android Wear devices in May, the watchmaker has recently posted a teaser on Twitter that shows a few pieces of a smartwatch that is scheduled to arrive tomorrow.
Fitbit Blaze smart fitness watch, Fitbit shipped 22.5 million devices in 2016

Fitbit shipped 22.5 million devices in 2016

While global wearable shipments hit an all-time high in Q4 2016, the leader of the market remains Fitbit, although it faced a severe drop in sales. Even this way, the American company managed to ship more devices in 2016 than Apple, Samsung, and Garmin combined.
The watch was made using a Raspberry Pi A+ and QEMU to run Windows 98. (Source: 314Reactor)

Man creates Windows 98 "smartwatch" using Raspberry Pi

A DIY tech enthusiast has decided to satisfy his nostalgia cravings by creating a Windows 98 "smartwatch" using a Raspberry Pi A+ as a base.
Even as the smartphone market slows down, iPhone sales have bounced back due to its loyal customer base. (Source: Nikkei Asian Review)

Apple's iPhone refresh details get further confirmation

In light of new information, Nikkei Asian Review now states that Apple's iPhone 8 will feature three configurations, one of which is the 5.8-inch OLED version. In addition, we're also getting two smaller versions of the iPhone 8 sometime this year.
Huawei Watch 2 and Watch 2 Classic smartwatches with Android Wear 2.0 and Qualcomm processor

MWC 2017 | Huawei uncovers the Watch 2 and Watch 2 Classic

These two new smartwatches feature a 1.2-inch circular AMOLED display, a Qualcomm processor, 768 MB RAM, 4 GB internal storage, GPS, and run Android Wear 2.0. Rated IP68, the Watch 2 and Watch 2 Classic are scheduled to hit the market next month.

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