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Instagram app on Apple Watch, discontinued as of early April 2018

Instagram discontinues its Apple Watch app

After big names like Amazon, eBay, and Twitter discontinued their apps for Apple Watch, the time has come for Instagram to do the same. The Instagram app for Apple's wearable will no longer provide a standalone experience once use...
Samsung Gear S3 pocket watch concept

Samsung SM-R800 wearable codenamed "Galileo" might debut later this year as the Gear S4

More than a year since the launch of a new flagship smartwatch, Samsung is on its way to bringing the Gear S4 at IFA. A recent unofficial report reveals that a wearable codenamed "Galileo" and bearing the SM-R800 model number is u...
The Apple Watch will have a new look when Series 4 launches later this year. (Source: Apple)

Next-gen Apple Watch in the works with new design, larger display

Apple is currently working on an all-new design for its market-leading Apple Watch. The new watch will feature a 15 percent larger display and slicker look, marking the first redesign since its launch in 2015.
The Palm Pre had its fans when it launched, but failed to gain traction. (Source: Palm)

TCL set to introduce a Palm-branded smartphone on Verizon this year

The Palm Pre could be set to make a comeback to the US market later this year, if a fresh rumor is accurate. The device is expected to be designed and manufactured by Chinese company TCL, which is behind the most recent BlackBerry...
The Fitbit Versa smartwatch offers 24/7 heart-rate tracking and can store and play music files. (Source: Fitbit)

Fitbit Versa offers an alternative to the Apple Watch

Fitbit’s Versa smartwatch is available for pre-order and offers an interesting alternative to the market-dominating Apple Watch. For a start, there is the price: The Fitbit Versa costs US$199.95 and the Apple Watch Series 3 has pr...
Casio Pro Trek WSD-F20SC Android Wear smartwatch closeup (Source: Casio)

Casio unveils the Pro Trek Smart WSD-F20SC limited edition watch

One year after the introduction of the WSD-F20, Casio unveils the Pro Trek WSD-F20SC "adventure smartwatch" at the ongoing Baselworld 2018 trade show that focuses on wearable technology. Compared to its predecessor, the WSD-F20SC ...
Mondaine Helvetica Regular hybrid smartwatch (Source: Wareable)

Mondaine Helvetica Regular hybrid smartwatch coming later this week

The Mondaine Helvetica Regular has just been unveiled in Basel and will hit the market by the end of the month for a price of around US$640. Compared to its predecessor, it features a smaller case and can receive notifications. Si...
The first bezel-less BlackBerry smartphone is the Ghost Pro from Optiemus. (Source: Evan Blass)

Bezel-less BlackBerry Ghost Pro surfaces

Thanks to serial leaker Evan Blass, we now have a look at the next high-end BlackBerry-branded device set to hit the market. Manufactured for sale in the subcontinent, the new Ghost Pro from Optiemus is set to be a premium bezel-l...
Fitbit Ionic Adidas edition, Fitbit OS 2.0 update available starting March 2018

Fitbit OS 2.0 rolls out to Fitbit Ionic wearables with Deezer support, new gestures, and more

Last week, Fitbit started to roll out the firmware version 27.32.4.19 to the Fitbit Ionic smart wearables. This update is based on Fitbit OS 2.0 and includes Fitbit Today, described as "an updated on-device dashboard that keeps yo...
Android Wear smartwatches, Android Wear to become Wear OS

Google Android Wear to become Wear OS later this year

If the latest rumors turn into reality, Android Wear will change its name around 4 years after its release. In addition to the new name, Google's upcoming Wear OS should also feature a new, colorful logo similar to the one current...
Garmin tactix Charlie GPS watch (Source: Garmin)

Garmin tactix Charlie GPS watch now official, coming next quarter

Estimated to begin reaching its first owners in about a month, the US$749.99 Garmin tactix Charlie is a premium GPS watch that features a 1.2-inch sunlight-readable display with domed sapphire lens, GPS with GLONASS support, as we...
Fitbit releases a special Adidas Edition of its Ionic smartwatch. (Source: Fitbit)

Fitbit introduces special Adidas Edition of its Ionic smartwatch

Fitbit has announced a special Adidas Edition of its recently released Ionic smartwatch. This is the first result of a collaboration between both companies. The Ionic Adidas Edition features a watch face designed by Adidas, a uniq...
The AirPower mat could be compatible with non-Apple Qi-compliant devices. (Source: TechRadar)

Apple may release AirPower charging mat in March

The AirPower wireless charging mat was originally announced in September, 2017 at an Apple media event. According to reports, this handy device could be shipped by the American tech giants in March. The mat uses the Qi standard fo...
The original version of the Apple Watch was released in 2015. (Source: Apple)

Apple Watch calling time on traditional watch industry

Apple Inc. has been enjoying tremendous success in the global watch market according to analysts. Shipment data suggests the Cupertino-based company is now beating out famous brand watchmakers such as Swatch and Rolex with its ser...
Google has announced to support more locales and languages for Google Assistant in 2018. (Source: Elger van der Wel)

Google Assistant will support 17 new languages in 2018

Google is planning on bringing its Google Assistant service to a large number of new countries and the voice assistant will also support multiple new languages in 2018. The company has announced this during a presentation at the D...
Huawei new gesture control method for wearables patent (Source: LetsGoDigital)

Huawei patent for new gesture control for wearables surfaces online

Huawei's upcoming smartwatches could be able to detect writing movements performed in mid-air using fingers. This new gesture control method has been described in a patent dated July 2016, so it might become reality pretty soon.
Xiaomi Huami Amazfit Bip smartwatch hits the US for US$99.99

Xiaomi Huami Amazfit Bip smartwatch hits the US for US$99.99

The Amazfit Bip Android Wear smartwatch was launched in China last year, and now it can be pre-ordered in the US for less than US$100. This smart wearable with an impressive battery life is expected to start shipping in the US nex...
Skagen Falster Android Wear smartwatch retail package (Source: Skagen)

Skagen Falster Android Wear smartwatch now available starting at US$275

The new Skagen Falster smartwatch runs Android Wear and is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon Wear 2100 chip. Depending on the strap/color combination, it can be purchased for US$275 or US$295.
Apple Watch 2. (Source: Apple)

Apple WatchOS 4.3 Developer Beta brings some new usability features

The latest developers beta for Apple's WatchOS 4.3 brings back Apple Music integration, improved fitness information in the Siri watch face, and a new portrait charging mode. Apple's WatchOS holds a 57 percent share of the smartwa...
The Pebble is going out in a (Fitbit) Blaze of glory.

Fitbit will "show Pebblers love" by killing off support for the Pebble this summer

Fitbit, which acquired the Pebble brand in 2016, has announced that they will support the Pebble smartwatch line until June 20th, 2018. In other words, support for Pebble services and devices will end on June 30th of this year, ma...
TAG Heuer Connected Modular 41 (Source: TAG Heuer)

TAG Heuer Connected Modular 41 smartwatch now available

The TAG Heuer Connected Modular 41 is not only a smaller variant of the popular Connected Modular 45 smartwatch, since it also doubles the amount of memory and storage space, and features a 326 ppi AMOLED display with a resolution...
The Ressence Type 2 e-Crown is the first mechanical watch to pair with a phone. (Source: Ressence)

Ressence reveals Type 2 e-Crown mechanical watch, pairs with your phone

Ressence has revealed the world's first mechanical watch that is able to pair with a smartphone. The Type 2 e-Crown was developed with the help of Nest co-founder Tony Fadell and is currently being shown as a concept.
Casio's new G-SHOCK Rangeman GPS Navi. Image via Casio

CES 2018 | Casio's latest devices aim to bring smart tech to the outdoors

Casio introduced a new smartwatch, GPS watch, and action camera, all of which have a rugged design intended for heavy outdoor use.
BLOCKS Core modular smartwatch Stainless Steel with Sunrise Red strap

CES 2018 | BLOCKS Core modular smartwatch now available for purchase

The BLOCKS Core modular smartwatch that started as a Kickstarter crowdfunded project is now available for anyone with full Android 8.0 Oreo onboard and support for Amazon Alexa voice commands.
Garmin Forerunner 645 Music GPS watch with Garmin Pay support (Source: Garmin)

Garmin intros Forerunner 645 Music GPS running watch with Garmin Pay support

The new Garmin Forerunner 645 Music is a GPS running watch with Garmin Pay support that features an integrated music player for enjoying their favorite songs without having to carry a smartphone.
Apple Watch 2 smartwatch

Next-gen Apple Watch might feature an advanced heart monitor

Although the Apple Watch already features heart monitoring capabilities, the tech giant headquartered in Cupertino is currently testing a smartwatch that sports an EKG capable of detecting some cardiac problems before they become ...
The Huami AmazFit Smart Sports Watch 2 features a 1.34-inch color display protected by a 2.5D sapphire front piece. (Source: Xiaomi)

Xiaomi presents the new Huami AmazFit 2 smartwatch

The Huami AmazFit Smart Sports Watch 2 is only available in China for the moment, but Xiaomi plans to launch it for the Western markets under the AmazFit Pace 2 name later on. The successor of the popular Amazfit Pace comes with a...
Android Wear based on Oreo is starting to roll out for compatible devices. (Source: Google)

Google lists Android Wear devices in line for Oreo update

Google has revealed the list of Android Wear devices that will be getting an update to Android Oreo. The upgrade looks more about bringing the Wear base OS inline with the Android smartphone OS, rather than bringing major new feat...
Android Oreo (Go edition) now official (Source: The Keyword)

Android Oreo Go now official, targets low-end devices

Next to Android 8.1 Oreo, Google intros the Go edition, which is a variant of its mobile operating system that comes with a lighter set of Google apps and has been optimized to work on devices with 512 MB to 1 GB of memory.
Misfit Command (Source: Misfit)

Misfit Command hybrid smartwatch now up for pre-order

The successor of the Vapor is now official as the Misfit Command and can be pre-ordered starting at US$112.49. This hybrid smartwatch comes with a regular cell battery that can last up to an entire year.
Smartwatches targetted at children, like the VTech Kidizoom, are now banned in Germany. (Image: VTech)

Germany bans smartwatches marketed at children

Children's smartwatches have been found to have glaring security holes, some of which can present a serious threat to the safety of the children that wear them. These security issues, along with privacy concerns, have led German o...
Garmin and Polar: Testing four fitness trackers

Garmin and Polar: Testing Four Fitness Trackers

We are testing altogether four fitness watches by the manufacturers, Garmin and Polar; the Garmin Forerunner 935, the Garmin Forerunner 35, the Polar M400, and the Polar M200. The tracking qualities of the devices are convincing, and some offer additional functionalities.
Misfit Vapor Android Wear 2.0 smartwatch retail package (Source: Misfit)

Misfit Vapor is finally up for pre-order

Unveiled back in January, the Qualcomm Snapdragon 2100-powered Misfit Vapor smartwatch with Android Wear 2.0 onboard is now up for pre-order and scheduled to start shipping on Halloween.
Huawei Watch 2 Pro smartwatch with Qualcomm Snapdragon 2100 (Source: Huawei China)

Huawei Watch 2 Pro now available in China

The Huawei Watch 2 Pro came out of the blue and, for now, it is only available in China. This round Android Wear 2.0 smartwatch features an eSIM slot and is IP68-certified for protection from the elements.
Huawei Band 2 Pro Smartband Review

Huawei Band 2 Pro Smartband Review

Fitness coach for the wrist. Are you looking for a personal trainer, who is available to you anywhere at any time? Then perhaps the Huawei Band 2 Pro is right for you, since Huawei advertises its newest fitness tracker as a mobile fitness coach for the wrist. You can find out in our review how the wearable fares in everyday life.
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The HTC 11 is set to be joined by a larger bezel-less stablemate. (Source: HTC)

HTC U11 Plus rumored to sport bezel-less design

According to a new report, HTC is planning to launch a Plus-size model of its flagship U11 smartphone. The device will also be the first from HTC to feature a bezel-less design.
A new report suggests HTC has sold its mobile division to Google. (Source: HTC)

Rumor: HTC mobile division sold to Google [Update]

If the rumors coming out of Taiwan are true, HTC has reached an agreement to sell its mobile division to Google. Set to be announced tomorrow, the deal could also mean the end of HTC-branded devices.
The Apple Watch 3 with LTE functionality. (Source: Apple)

UPDATE | Apple Watch 3 LTE only works in country of purchase, T-Mobile will throttle it to 512kbps

*Update in article regarding T-Mobile speeds* Apple Support has told a customer than the LTE versions of the Apple Watch 3 will only work within the country of purchase, meaning those outside the ten supported countries can't impo...
Apple showed off the LTE calling capabilities of the Watch Series 3. (Source: Anandtech)

The Apple Watch Series 3 is now official, starts from US$329

Apple has officially launched the Watch Series 3 during its September 2017 keynote. The new Watch now sports LTE connectivity with a host of new fitness features and will be launching on September 15 with prices starting from US$3...
Huawei Band 2 Pro. (Source: Huawei)

Huawei's 'Band 2 Pro' fitness watch with GPS arrives in the Unites States for only US$69

The Huawei Band 2 Pro which was announced back in July, is now available in the United States via Amazon at US$69. The fitness wearable features an integrated GPS to track activities such as running and swimming without the need t...
Apple's Siri is vulnerable to ultrasonic voice hacks.

Siri and Alexa are vulnerable to ultrasonic voice commands

Chinese researchers have been able to launch malicious voice command attacks on every major voice assistant including Siri and Alexa. Using ultrasonics, the researchers were able to hack devices with any victim completely unaware ...
Fossil Q Explorist and Q Venture smartwatches finally available in stores (Source: Fossil Group)

IFA 2017 | Fossil launches the Q Venture and Q Explorist smartwatches

The Fossil Q Venture and the Q Explorist are now finally available in select stores and online as the first full-round touchscreen smartwatches from this brand. Both have a Snapdragon Wear 2100 chip under the hood and run Android ...
Garmin Vivoactive 3 GPS smartwatch (Source: Garmin)

IFA 2017 | Garmin Vivoactive 3 smartwatch now official

The all-new Vivoactive 3 GPS smartwatch is Garmin's first device to come with Garmin Pay support for both Visa and MasterCard credit and debit cards. It can be acquired already starting at US$299.99.
Apple's Special Event keynote will be live on September 12, 10 am PDT. (Source: Apple)

It's official: Apple's iPhone 8 event will be held on September 12

Apple has sent invitations for its iPhone 8 launch event, which will be held for the first time in the Steve Jobs Theater inside Apple's 'spaceship' campus.
Misfit Vapor touchscreen smartwatch delayed until October 2017

Misfit Vapor being delayed until October

Although this touchscreen smartwatch was announced back at CES and was supposed to hit the market by the end of this summer, Misfit has just confirmed that the US$199.99 wearable is facing a two-month delay.
Fitbit Flyer wireless headphones

Fitbit Flyer wireless headphones coming in October

Featuring a rugged, sweatproof design and customizable fit, Fitbit's first Bluetooth headphones integrate Waves MaxxAudio technology and can be pre-ordered already for US$129.95.
Fitbit Ionic smartwatch color options

Fitbit Ionic now official

Fitbit's first smartwatch comes with its proprietary operating system, NFC and Bluetooth connectivity, Pandora Premium support, smart notifications, improved sensors, extended battery life, and is expected to hit the market in Oct...
The nearly bezel-less iPhone 8 could soon be upon us. (Source: iDrop News)

The iPhone 8 could launch on September 12

Apple has scheduled a product announcement event on September 12 and all expectations are that this could very well be the event that the Cupertino giant would announce the new iPhones and the Watch Series 3 to the world.
Samsung's Gear S4 could have more health sensors than the S3. (Source: Samsung)

Samsung Gear S4 to debut at IFA

The Gear S4 is set to be unveiled at IFA next, according to Samsung's mobile chief DJ Koh. Although not revealing any specifics about the device, Koh did hint that it might feature more health sensor technology.
New leak shows off Samsung Gear Fit 2 Pro

New leak shows off Samsung Gear Fit 2 Pro

Thanks to a leaked product page, we now know several details of the upcoming Gear Fit 2 Pro fitness tracker/smartwatch from Samsung. While there aren't many changes from the previous Gear Fit 2, the Gear Fit 2 Pro will be water re...

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