restrict settings
additional restrictions: Wearable
Xiaomi did very well on the 11.11 sales event. (Source: Xiaomi)

Xiaomi closed 11.11 event with US$747 million in sales

11.11 was a major sales event for Chinese and international e-sellers that took place (accordingly enough) on November 11. Xiaomi has reportedly had a marked success for the day, making US$747 million by the end of the promotional...
The new Fossil Sport smartwatch. (Source: Fossil)

Fossil releases new Sport smartwatch powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon Wear 3100

The Fossil Sport smartwatch is now available for order as of today (November 8, 2018). This is the first smartwatch from this brand with the Snapdragon Wear 3100 chipset. The Fossil Sport also comes with 6 colors of interchangeabl...
Spotify is apparently working on an Apple Watch beta. (Source: imgur)

Spotify now reportedly working on Apple Watch app

Download links for a Spotify app for iOS have appeared on its community website. In addition, a Redditor also claims that there is also a WatchOS variant of the same in beta. However, the app is still in beta and does not much mor...
Spotify shares were affected by less than completely positive earnings reports. (Source:

Spotify shares sank by 11% due to pessimistic earnings forecast

The shares of the company Spotify were down 11% at the start of today (November 1, 2018) due to a forecast that shows relatively poor fourth-quarter performance. In addition, Spotify is now reported to be committed to new investme...
Image via Apple (w/ edits)

Updating to watchOS 5.1 bricks some Apple Watches; Apple working on fix

Some Apple Watch Series 4 users have reported that updating their wearable to watchOS 5.1 bricked their device. After rebooting the Watch when installing the update, the device would freeze on the Apple logo and become unresponsiv...
The EDIFICE Connected range. (Source: Casio)

Casio's newest additions to the EDIFICE lineup can connect to your smartphone

Casio wants to solve its customer's daylight savings time problems with the latest versions of its EDIFICE line. These motorsport-inspired watches can sync via a smartphone in order to maintain its timekeeping accuracy. On the oth...
A diagram of the watch in the Samsung patent. (Source: USPTO)

Samsung reportedly working on its own hybrid smartwatch

2018 could be considered the year of the successful hybrid smartwatch. The LG Watch W7, which has a physical timepiece in addition to a digital display, was received well, as was the dual-display Ticwatch Pro. Now, a new patent su...
A large part of the point of the IoT revolution was to automate the home. (Source:

Less than 40% of IoT consumers consider themselves reliant on their connected devices

Most people who own connected devices appear not to need them in their everyday lives. This is one of the findings of a new study into IoT use in the home and similar settings. 29% of these users were unsure of how their data was ...
The Misfit Vapor 2 smartwatch is compatible with Android and iOS-powered phones. (Source: Misfit)

Misfit announces the Vapor 2 smartwatch

Misfit, the American wearables manufacturer, has unveiled official details about the upcoming Vapor 2 smartwatch. The wearable will come in two different sizes and feature a phone-free music player, a standalone GPS, and it will h...
Spotify has a refreshed Wear OS app. (Source: Spotify)

Spotify releases improved Wear OS app update

The music streaming service Spotify has finally pushed an update for the app used on Android smartwatches. This version takes on the functions users formerly had to turn to 3rd-party solutions for. For example, the new Spotify for...
The device looks even smaller in the Golden State Warrior point guard's hand. (Source: Palm)

Verizon launches the Palm mini-smartphone device

The American telecommunications company Verizon will be offering the new Palm “mini-smartphone” device that has been developed by a start-up backed by the huge Chinese multinational, TCL. The diminutive companion gadget has been d...
Demand for flash memory is in decline, according to a new report. (Source: TweakTown)

SSDs and RAM sticks may start getting cheaper and cheaper in 2019

The memory found in typical RAM and storage components - DRAM and NAND respectively - may drop in price, particularly as we move into 2019. This is based on new research by DRAMeXchange. This group claims that prices for this tech...
KRY has developed a new VR therapy digital platform for those with 'stage fright'. (Source: VRAffinity)

Psychotherapy in VR, anyone? KRY Healthcare want to treat stage fright using a headset

KRY, a company that describes itself as a "digital healthcare provider", is the world's first group to offer treatment for public-speaking phobias in VR. This form of therapy is to be made available to adults of 18 and older. It i...
The iPhone 6S is being rivalled by Apple's newest wearable in some respects. (Source:

Apple Watch 4 found to be just as fast as iPhone 6S, but only for certain metrics

A developer has created an app that can test the 60fps rendering capabilities of the S4 SIP, the processing platform found in the 4th-gen Apple Watch. He has reported that the watch equals the iPhone 6S in this test. The watch als...
The Huawei Watch may have more than one SKU, including this possible "classic" version. (Source: WinFuture)

Huawei Watch GT has a design leak; is approved by FCC

The third generation of the Huawei Watch, which may be named the Watch GT rather than the Watch 3, is the subject of new image leaks at WinFuture. The watch may have a larger display than its predecessor, and may have more than on...
The Kineticstep is a form of "exoskeleton" currently offered on Indiegogo as a walking aid. (Source: Kineticstep)

Kineticstep: a crowdfunded 'exoskeleton' that wants to take all the effort out of walking

A Russian engineer claims to have invented an "exoskeleton" that allows the walker to walk up to 3 times their normal possible range. This device, the Kineticstep, reportedly augments or supports normal walking motions with specif...
Wear OS update with Google Fit and improved notifications now available late September 2018

Wear OS gets Google Fit and improved notifications

At the end of September, Google updated Wear OS with a few Google Fit features and a new notifications system that brings browsing, dismissing, and shortcuts. A trip assistant is now available with Google Assistant as well, and it...
Image source: Evan Blass twitter (@evleaks)

LG Watch W7 may launch alongside the V40 this week

Evan Blass, a noted tech leaker, has now confirmed that LG will be launching its latest Android wearable, the Watch W7, alongside the V40 smartphone this Wednesday. While the watch will use mechanical hands and watch movement to e...
Samsung Galaxy Watch Golf Edition smartwatch debuts in South Korea (Source: SamMobile)

Samsung announces the Galaxy Watch Golf Edition smartwatch

When compared to the regular Galaxy Watch, the new Samsung Galaxy Watch Golf Edition comes with the Smart Caddie app that has a database with information about no less than 60,000 golf courses worldwide. This limited edition weara...
Xiaomi Mi Band 3 fitness tracker coming to India late September 2018

The Xiaomi Mi Band 3 fitness tracker hits India

Xiaomi's affordable Mi Band 3 fitness tracker with an OLED touchscreen is finally ready to hit the Indian market. This smart wearable is water resistant at up to 165 feet and features an autonomy of up to 20 days. Indian customers...
The Manifold 360-degree 6DOF from Facebook and RED is coming soon. (Source: Oculus)

Facebook and RED team up on Manifold 3D VR camera

Facebook and RED have launched the jointly developed Manifold 360-degree VR camera. What sets the camera apart from the competition is its ability to create fully immersive content with full 6DOF support.
Razer pushes style over substance with the $99 Ifrit gaming headset

Razer pushes style over substance with the $99 Ifrit gaming headset

Razer's new Ifrit headset is designed to be an unobtrusive audio solution for game streamers. While the headset looks sleek, there's little word on the actual quality of its earbuds and microphone. The Ifrit is on sale now for $99...
Samsung Health 6.0 mobile app (Source: Samsung Global Newsroom)

Samsung Health 6.0 comes with a new UI and updated tools

Providing health- and wellness-related services to a crowd of over 65 million active users worldwide, Samsung Health has just been updated to version 6.0. This major release comes with a redesigned interface, updated tools, as wel...
Montblanc Summit 2 smartwatch with Qualcomm Snapdragon Wear 3100 SoC

Qualcomm Snapdragon Wear 3100-powered Montblanc Summit 2 smartwatch now official

The new Montblanc Summit smartwatch is scheduled to arrive in October, and what we already know is that it uses a Qualcomm Snapdragon Wear 3100 SoC. Unfortunately, most other details — including its price — have yet to be revealed...
The Qualcomm Snapdragon Wear 3100 has been released. (Source: XDA)

Qualcomm officially launches Snapdragon Wear 3100

The Snapdragon Wear 3100 is likely to feature in many next-generation wearables. Qualcomm held a launch event for it yesterday (September 10, 2018). The company claimed it will bring improvements in battery life and usability. The...
Image: IDC

Wearables market grows by 5.5% year over year, showing wearables aren't dead yet

The wearables market grew 5.5% from Q2 2017 to Q2 2018 mainly due to large growth in developing markets. Apple continued its dominance and enjoyed a 38% year over year growth. Xiaomi came in a close second. Fitbit was a big loser,...
Pixel 3 and 3 XL leaks are coming thick and fast at this point. (Source: TechnoBuffalo)

Pixel 3 and 3 XL make it through Taiwanese certification process

The Google Pixel 3 and 3 XL's progress toward official release is gathering speed. Following their application to the FCC, they have now been sighted on the website of the Taiwanese NCC. However, this new documentation is relative...
The iPhone XS in 5.8-inch and 6.5-inch sizes. (Source: 9to5Mac)

iPhone XS and Apple Watch Series 4 leaked in press renders

Apple's next-generation iPhone and Watch have been leaked in press renders. Said to be called the iPhone XS, the new iPhone is depicted in Gold while the new Apple Watch Series 4 confirms rumors it would pick up a larger display.
The Ticwatch Pro is a new smartwatch with an innovative display. (Source: SlashGear)

IFA 2018 | Ticwatch puts new Pro model on display

Ticwatch is the increasingly familiar smartwatch-related brand of Mobvoi. Its latest model is the Ticwatch Pro, a watch with premium materials. In addition, it has both LCD and AMOLED displays. The company claims that this will he...
The Skagen Flaster 2 Wear OS powered smartwatch. (Source: Skagen)

Skagen Smartwatch gets refreshed

Skagen has released its second-generation smartwatch. The new Skagen Falster 2 maintains the style of the original, but adds more functionality so that it can compete with the best on the market.
Image: Casio

IFA 2018 | Casio's WSD-F30 is a longer-lasting and (slightly) slimmer rugged smartwatch

The new WSD-F30 is a rugged outdoor smartwatch from Casio. The WSD-F30 is about 4 mm thinner than Casio's other rugged smartwatches but manages to run for longer, thanks in part to a new "Extend Mode" setting that shuts off some w...
Garmin Disney Princess vívofit jr. 2 fitness tracker for kids (Source: Garmin)

Garmin intros the Disney Princess vívofit jr. 2 fitness tracker for kids

The Garmin vivofit jr. 2 is a fitness tracker for kids that comes with Disney Princess-themed bands and a mobile app capable of offering an interactive experience which includes popular characters such as Ariel, Belle, Jasmine, Mu...
Samsung Galaxy Watch 46 mm variant

LTE-enabled Samsung Galaxy Watch now up for pre-order, shipments starting next month

Revealed alongside the Galaxy Note 9 earlier this month, the Samsung Galaxy Watch LTE is now available for pre-order. Priced at US$379.99 (42 mm in Rose Gold or Midnight Black) and US$399.99 (Silver), this smartwatch is designed f...
A new certification is likely to pertain to the next Apple Watch. (Source: CNET)

Next-gen Apple Watch variants show up in new device certification

A number of variations on the same device are specified in a newly-secured approval from the Eurasian Economic Commission (EEC). The document's repeated references to "watchOS 5" increase the probability that the certification is ...
Siri, Apple's voice assistant, may be able to distinguish between user voices in the future. (Source:

Recent Apple patent could allow Siri to recognize multiple different users

Apple has filed a patent that may contribute to the voice assistant Siri's functionality in the future. It may impart the ability to recognize different voices and attribute them to corresponding users on new versions of the softw...
The Galaxy Watch was the second device presented at the 2018 Unpacked Event. (Source: Business Insider)

The Samsung Unpacked event also introduced the Galaxy Watch and Galaxy Home

The event that provided the Galaxy Note 9 with its debut also introduced the Galaxy Watch, Samsung's new smartwatch. This device, like the latest Note, uses Bixby as a virtual assistant. The new Galaxy Home smart speaker also runs...
Qualcomm September 10 event official teaser (Source: Qualcomm)

Qualcomm's Snapdragon Wear 3100 mobile processor might arrive next month

Although the recent official teasers have not revealed what is this all about, insiders familiar with the matter revealed that Qualcomm will launch a new mobile chip on September 10. As its alleged name suggests, the upcoming Snap...
The Pixel 2 is likely to be replaced by the Pixel 3. (Source:

The Pixel 3's release may have been set for October

A tech website claims to have found an invitation sent to content creators in Canada relating to the Pixel 3. If this leak is genuine, the new Android device's ...
Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 (8998) | Qualcomm Adreno 540 | 6" | 175 g
Fitbit Charge 3 smart wearable (Source: Nieuwe Mobiel)

Fitbit Charge 3 spotted, might arrive at IFA 2018

Fitbit seems to be preparing the launch of a new smart wearable that is supposedly going to debut at IFA 2018 as the Fitbit Charge 3. The leaked images reveal a few interesting details, such as the replacement of the physical butt...
MediaTek have been reported as making good, if flat, profits this year. (Source: MediaTek)

MediaTek's CEO increasingly cautious about smartphone market in coming year

The processor supplier MediaTek have posted an increase in second-quarter profits; however, its sales may have been unchanged compared to last quarter. Accordingly, the company's CEO has predicted a slight downturn in MediaTek's m...
The latest iteration of Huawei's TalkBand is inbound. (Source: Evan Blass)

Huawei TalkBand 5 surfaces in renders ahead of July launch

Huawei is set to release the latest version of its TalkBand. The TalkBand 5 can be worn as a watch, but also features a pop out ear piece for taking and making calls on the move.
This is the stacked display design that should considerably improve battery life. (Source: The Verge)

TicWatch Pro has 2 screens and month-long-lasting battery

The innovative stacked display design developed by Mobvoi for the upcoming TicWatch Pro should provide a substantial battery life boost. While in standard mode, the battery may last around 2 days, but there is also an Essential mo...
LG's 4.3-inch OLED VR screen has a 4:3 aspect ratio. (Source: RoadToVR)

Google and LG working on ~5K virtual reality displays

A new paper compiled by LG and Google researchers stipulates that the human eye has a resolution of about 9600 x 9000 pixels with a FOV of 160 x 150 degrees. The new LG OLED VR screen is not there yet, but i certainly seems to be ...
Relay Starter Pack (Source: Relay by Republic)

Republic Wireless intros the Relay secure smartphone for kids

The Relay secure smartphone for kids by Republic Wireless is so secure that it does not feature a display. This accessory can be considered a basic phone with tracking capabilities for kids, as it features nationwide 4G LTE connec...
Image source: AsteroidOS

AsteroidOS 1.0, an open source smartwatch OS, released for certain Android Wear watches

AsteroidOS, best described as an open source alternative to watchOS and Wear OS, launched its first stable release yesterday. Designed by a small group of developers and open to the public, the OS can run on a few Wear OS-compatib...
Concept image of what a round-faced Apple Watch could look like. (Source: Alcion Design)

Apple may be working on a circular-shaped smartwatch

A patent has been granted to Apple for an “electronic device having display with curved edges.” The patent was filed in January 2016 and features a number of images that could easily be described as potential smartwatch displays. ...
Google Assistant in Wear OS (Source: Google - The Keyword)

New Google Assistant features and actions coming to Wear OS

More than one year since the arrival of Google Assistant to smart wearables thanks to Google Wear 2.0, Wear OS receives a whole new set of features for smartwatch users. The highlights of this update include Google Assistant smart...
Sony Xperia Ear Duo headphones will ship May 31. (Source: Sony)

Futuristic Sony Xperia Ear Duo headphones up for pre-order, ship May 25

Sony's futuristic Xperia Ear Duo headphones are now up for pre-order in the US. The headphones allow listeners to hear both music or voice overs at the same time as being able to hear ambient sounds around them.
Oculus Go VR headset goes on sale for US$199

Oculus Go VR headset goes on sale for US$199

The Oculus Go standalone VR headset has officially been launched and is available for immediate purchase. The Facebook-owned company is shipping the headset to 23 countries starting today, from US$199 for the 32 GB model.
LG Watch Sport smartwatch to get a hybrid sibling soon

LG Watch Timepiece hybrid watch apparently coming in June

According to an exclusive report that recently surfaced online, the LG Watch Timepiece runs Wear OS and combines a quartz movement watch with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 2100-powered smart module that features a circular 1.2-inch LCD di...

Working For Notebookcheck

Are you a techie who knows how to write? Then join our Team!

Currently wanted: 
News Editor - Details here


Accessory (1145) AMD (1053) Android (7114) Apple (1327) ARM (2845) Audio (61) Bay Trail (161) Business (4073) Cannon Lake (18) Charts (223) Chinese Tech (945) Chromebook (221) Coffee Lake (233) Console (110) Convertible / 2-in-1 (877) Cryptocurrency (33) Cyberlaw (189) Deal (390) Desktop (1026) Fail (406) Gadget (46) Galaxy Note (127) Galaxy S (244) Gamecheck (157) Gaming (2326) Geforce (950) Google Nexus / Pixel (144) How To (23) Internet of Things (IoT) (50) iOS (92) iPad Pro (118) iPhone (433) Kaby Lake (882) Laptop (3353) Linux / Unix (117) MacBook (161) Monitor (73) MSI (66) OnePlus Two (32) Phablet (1318) Rumor (2022) Ryzen (Zen) (205) Security (410) Smart Home (95) Smartphone (6494) Smartwatch (525) Software (1450) Storage (372) Tablet (1925) Thunderbolt (76) Touchscreen (2162) Ultrabook (938) Virtual Reality (VR) / Augmented Reality (AR) (237) Wearable (150) Whiskey Lake (24) Windows (3962) Workstation (370) XPS (113)
Please share our article, every link counts!
> Notebook / Laptop Reviews and News > News > Topics
Redaktion, 2013-05- 8 (Update: 2013-09-27)