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This year's Tech World has even more prototypes on display from wearable smart glasses to fully autonomous electric vehicles.
Alexa-powered iMCO Watch launches in India
Unveiled back in April 2016, this Alexa-powered wearable has changed its name from CoWatch to iMCO Watch in the meantime and is now finally available for purchase via Yerha.com.
Sequent is a self-charging smartwatch on Kickstarter
By using a kinetic charging system, the Sequent smartwatch promises to be the world's first fitness tracker and smartwatch with an "infinite" battery life.
Sony launches new Wena watch accessories
While the Wena Wrist Leather with a new FeliCa module is scheduled to arrive in December, the basic steel band simply known as Wena Wrist should hit the market next week, but it will only be available in Japan.
Asus delays Android Wear 2.0 update for ZenWatch 2
Although the arrival of the new firmware for the ZenWatch 3 has been confirmed to happen on July 11, it seems that those using the previous generation smartwatch by Asus might have to wait a few more weeks.
Guide: Lithium-Ion Battery Safety and Care
Galaxy Note 7, iPhone, and Hoverboard fires have brought the safety of lithium-ion batteries into the spotlight. Although news coverage often implies that any fire or explosion is the result of incompetence, it's important to recognize the volatile nature of the battery technology itself, even under the best circumstances.
Samsung has finally managed to beat Fitbit
According to Strategy Analytics, Samsung has finally managed to steal the silver crown of the wearable market from Fitbit, but Apple still owns more than half of the entire market.
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 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
Meanwhile, Fitbit loses its substantial foothold on the market to alternative smartwatches with more advanced features.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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 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
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
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 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.
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.
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.
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 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 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.
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 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 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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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 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 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 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.
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 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 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 is jumping headlong into the smartwatch market with two lines of watches being produced by 14 of their brands.
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 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.
Fashion company Guess to release Android Wear smartwatches
The global fashion company is joining the growing list of smartwatch retailers this fall.
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 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 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.
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.
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