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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...
Snapchat Spectacles v2 (Source: Snap Inc.)

Snapchat's second-generation Spectacles camera glasses are waterproof, already available for US$150

The second-generation Spectacles camera glasses by Snapchat no longer feature a yellow ring that alerts people and can also shoot images, not just video. Capable of shooting underwater, this new accessory also comes with faster sy...
The Vaunt smart glasses could deliver simple messages or display route directions. (Source: Liliputing)

Intel's vaunted smart glasses facing the axe

According to a report, Intel is planning on closing down its New Devices Group. This particular division of the chip-making giant was involved in developing wearable projects. One of these projects was called “Superlight” but was ...
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...
Swiping down from all screens will bring up the Gear S2's Quick Panel. (Source: Samsung)

Samsung releases Gear S2 software update with new functions

Samsung’s wearable, the Gear S2, has received a new software upgrade from the South Korean manufacturer. The user interface has been overhauled, the Samsung Health widget has been enhanced, and the watch can be used in conjunction...
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...
Samsung Pay in action, now available in Italy, reaching a total of 21 markets worldwide (Source: Samsung Newsroom)

Samsung Pay lands in Italy, now available in 21 markets worldwide

Having received the "Best Mobile Innovation for Payment" award at the annual Global Mobile Awards (GLOMO Awards) earlier this year, Samsung Pay has just reached Italy. This mobile payment service works with quite a few Samsung dev...
Telegram facing troubles in Russia as of March 2018, forced to hand over user encryption keys to the local authorities

Telegram ordered to hand over user encryption keys by Russian authorities

Since Vladimir Putin will be in charge for a few more years, it looks like Telegram might end up being blocked in Russia. A set of laws introduced back in 2016 required Telegram to give the government a way to decrypt all user con...
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...
The Oculus Rift headset had an introductory price of US$599.99. (Source: The Verge)

Oculus Rift VR headsets defeated by runtime service issue

Oculus Rift virtual reality headset owners have been struggling to operate their devices today due to an issue with the Oculus Runtime Service. Users who have tried to open the app have faced an error message stating “Can’t Reach ...
Apple shipped 8 million wearables in 4Q17. (Source: NY Times)

Apple tops global wearables market

It seems Apple is now ready to dominate the global wearables market after the company claimed top spot in market share for the fourth quarter in 2017. According to data analysts IDC, Apple also led in market share and shipment vol...
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...
AirPods are manufactured at Foxconn in China. (Source: Apple)

Apple possibly working on AirPods upgrade

A report from Bloomberg has stated that Apple is working on some upgrades for its popular AirPods product. The original wireless Bluetooth earbuds were released in 2016 and have contributed significantly to Apple’s successful “Oth...
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...
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.
Android Wear 2.0 watch face

Google fixes Android Wear 2.0 lag problems

While disabling "OK, Google" detection on Android Wear devices was a workaround that severely limited their capabilities, a new software update finally takes care of the annoying lag issue that has been around for about a month.
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...
CES 2018: Our impressions of the biggest show of the year

CES 2018: Our impressions of the biggest show of the year

CES 2018 has come and gone, and we have witnessed OEMs showcasing the best of their innovations. While we had some noteworthy announcements that will shape the tech industry for years to come, there were also a lot of me-too products on display as well. We recap the event to look at some of the products that were show-stoppers and discuss what they may indicate for the overall tech landscape this year.
Android Wear 2.8 dark theme (Source: Imgur via Reddit)

Android Wear 2.8 brings improved notifications and new dark theme

A few days after images showing an updated smartwatch surfaced on Reddit, Google confirmed the release of Android Wear 2.8, highlighting the fact that this is an update for the smartphone app and not the same as the OTA for some w...
This is probably the closest most people will get to piloting mecha. (Image: Nintendo)

Nintendo wants you to make your own Switch peripherals out of cardboard with Nintendo Labo

Nintendo's latest innovation is something completely out of left field: cardboard toys and accessories for their highly successful Switch console. Dubbed "Nintendo Labo," the new project allows Switch users to build things like a ...
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.
Garmin Vivofit 4 activity tracker (Source: Garmin)

Garmin Vivofit 4 now official

Although it lacks some advanced features, the Garmin Vivofit 4 activity tracker comes for less than 80 bucks and promises to deliver more than a year of autonomy on two SR43 replaceable batteries.
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...
DJI has released a racing edition of its Goggles for drones. (Source: DJI)

DJI releases new racing Goggles for drone racing

DJI is getting serious about drone racing. The latest version of its Goggles is targeted at the burgeoning drone racing market and offers a number of feature upgrades over its standard model.
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...
An always on camera?

Google Clips is Watching You: Google's new action camera automatically snaps shots, records video

Google Clips is a small wearable action camera that automatically takes pictures of what it judges to be special moments. It learns who the important people in your life are via machine learning, and it may pose a serious privacy ...
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 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 ...
The new Sport smartwatch and IconX earbuds are the latest additions the Samsung Gear device family. (Source: Samsung)

Samsung officially announces Gear Fit2 Pro, reveals Gear Sport and Gear IconX (2018)

The specs for Gear Fit2 Pro fitness band have already been leaked and Samsung only confirmed them with the official announcements, but it also revealed the new Gear Sport smartwatch and the wireless IconX (2018 model) earbuds.
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...
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...
HTC Vive is now US$200 cheaper. (Source: HTC)

HTC Vive now $200 cheaper in the U.S.

HTC matches the US$200 price cut Oculus gave its Rift VR headset, slashing the price of its Vive VR headset to US$599.
The upcoming Apple Watch Series 3 comes with built-in LTE but only for VoIP. (Source: MacRumors)

The Apple Watch Series 3 could do VoIP instead of direct phone calls

KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo seems to suggest that the upcoming Apple Watch Series 3 might support VoIP instead of traditional phone calls, possibly to avoid user experience issues and also due to the lack of internal space...
The Movado Connect is a premium smartwatch running Android Wear 2.0.

Movado Connect Android Wear smartwatch goes on sale U.S.

First announced several months ago, the Movado Connect is now on sale in the United States from $595. The device is targeted at fans of the Swiss watchmaker's premium analog watches and is priced accordingly. It is differentiated ...
Samsung Gear Fit 2 Pro leaked image shows offline Spotify support

Gear Fit 2 Pro leak reveals offline Spotify support

In addition to offline Spotify support and an integrated GPS module, this upcoming wearable is rumored to offer 5 ATM water resistance. It is expected to show up on August 23, alongside the new Galaxy Note.
The Microsoft HoloLens is all set for an amalgamation of AI and mixed reality in version 2.0 (Source: AnandTech)

Intel to retire the Microsoft HoloLens CPU soon

Intel has announced that it will be retiring the Atom x5-Z8100P, the CPU used in the Microsoft HoloLens, by end of October this year. With Microsoft likely being the only customer using this SoC, it could have very well been the E...

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