Topic: Apple Watch

Apple To Move Beyond OLED Screens With Micro-LED, Jeopardize Samsung And LG Business: Report

A report says Apple will use micro-LED displays on the upcoming Watch Series 3. The Cupertino brand may equip other devices such as the iPhone and iPad with the screen technology soon, dropping OLED in the near future.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech April 21, 2017

New Apple Watch NikeLab Will Hit The Shelves In April End

Nike in collaboration with Apple announced its next smartwatch, dubbed the Apple Watch NikeLab. The limited edition wearable will hit the U.S. shelves in end April.

Wearable Tech April 21, 2017

Apple Watch May Soon Come With Blood Sugar Level Sensors For Better Diabetes Treatment

A report claims that Apple is working to develop noninvasive blood sugar level sensors for the Apple Watch, which would help improve treatment for diabetes. Is this the so-called killer app that the smartwatch industry is waiting for?

Apple April 13, 2017

Apple watchOS 3.2 Update Brings Theater Mode: Here's How It Works

Apple rolled out the watchOS 3.2 update for its Apple Watch, which brings features like SiriKit and Theater Mode users' way. Here's a guide to help one activate the Theater Mode feature on the smartwatch,

Apps/Software March 28, 2017

You Can Now Buy Apple Watch Nike Sport Band Separately For $49

Apple has announced the availability of Nike Sport Bands for Apple Watch users. The company's Apple Watch band spring collection also includes new additions to Woven Nylon Bands and Hermès bands.

Wearable Tech March 23, 2017

Pokémon Trainers, Take Note: Game Boy Emulator Brings 'Pokémon Yellow' To Apple Watch

The Giovanni emulator by iOS software developer Gabriel O'Flaherty-Chan has made it possible to port 'Pokémon Yellow' into the Apple Watch. Is the game able to be properly played on the smartwatch?

Video Games March 20, 2017

Apple Watch Series 3 To Use New Display Technology, Launching In Q3 2017

Rumors are rife that Apple may be opting for glass-film on the display of Apple Watch Series 3. TPK, Apple’s supplier of touch on lens screens for its smartwatches, will reportedly quit due to low yield rates.

Apple February 22, 2017

The Best Productivity Apps Available For The Apple Watch

The Apple Watch can help users be be mindful of tasks and reminders throughout the day, but here are the apps for the smartwatch to increase productivity to the next level.

Apps/Software February 9, 2017

Apple Watch Generates $2.6 Billion Revenue, 6 Million Units Sold In December Quarter

Analysts estimate that Apple Watch sold 6 million units in the December quarter, which resulted in $2.6 billion revenue generation. Apple reportedly accounted for 80 percent of the total smartwatch market sales in the December quarter.

Wearable Tech February 8, 2017

Next-Gen Apple Watch Could Work Without Being Charged For Days, Suggests New Patent Application

The next-generation Apple Watch may work without being charged for several days. A new patent granted to Apple reveals that it is working on imbibing inductive charging technology to the smartwatch's strap.

Apple February 4, 2017

Apple Releases watchOS 3.2 Developer Beta: Theater Mode, SiriKit To Be Added To Apple Watch

Apple has released the first developer beta for watchOS 3.2. Confirming a previous report, the wearable operating system update adds Theater Mode to the Apple Watch, along with support for SiriKit.

Apple January 31, 2017

Apple Watch May Finally Get Theater Mode Via Next Update

Apple fans are set to get a much awaited feature on their Apple Watch. The newest update for the watchOS dubbed version 3.2 will allegedly feature a new Theater Mode and will also include SiriKit.

Apps/Software January 25, 2017

Elago W3 Stand Lets Your Apple Watch Look Like The Original Macintosh When Charging

A clever Apple Watch stand transforms the smartwatch into a miniature Macintosh computer. Elago W3 was originally unveiled in November 2016 and is currently gaining the attention of Apple fans today.

Apple January 6, 2017

Your Apple Watch Will Challenge You To Work Out As The New Year Rolls In: What Happens If You Achieve Your Goals?

Apple Watch owners may have already received a notification for the Ring in the New Year Challenge. What can users get if they are able to achieve the goals put forward by the activity?

Apple December 29, 2016

'Pokémon GO' For Apple Watch: How To Install And What To Expect

The wildly popular 'Pokémon GO' game is finally ready for the Apple Watch, bringing neat treats and extra convenience. Here's how to get it and what to expect from the new release.

Apps/Software December 24, 2016

'Pokémon GO' For The Apple Watch Goes Live

Apple announced that the 'Pokémon GO' for Apple Watch is finally live. This was revealed three months after it was announced last September. The new update will allow users to track Pokémon by using just the watch.

Wearable Tech December 23, 2016

Wearables Market Losing Steam: Devices Too Pricey, Not Enough Utility To Warrant Purchase?

Projected growth of wearable devices plummeted from 60 percent year-over-year to 25 percent this year. Researchers singled out smartwatches as the devices suffering anemic sales performance due to redundant features and expensive prices.

Wearable Tech December 22, 2016

Certified Refurbished Apple Watch Series 1 And 2 Now Available Via Apple's Online Store: Prices Start At $229

Certified refurbished Apple Watch Series 1 and 2 are now up for grabs online, with prices starting at $229 and topping out at $509.

Wearable Tech December 20, 2016

Is 'Pokémon GO' No Longer Coming To The Apple Watch? Niantic Answers After Cancellation Email Circulates

An image of an email supposedly coming from a representative of developer Niantic Labs claims that 'Pokémon GO' is no longer coming to the Apple Watch. Niantic Labs has now released an official statement regarding the matter.

Video Games December 18, 2016

Don't Lose Or Break Your AirPods Bud: Apple Will Charge $69 For A Replacement

Apple has already announced the price tag of lost AirPods shortly after the wireless peripheral went on sale. The company allows for the replacement of only one piece, which could save money for those who lost or damaged just one unit.

Apple December 15, 2016

Apple's watchOS 3.1.1 Update Bricks Apple Watches, Gets Pulled Down: watchOS 3.1.2 Can't Come Soon Enough

After complaints that the watchOS 3.1.1 update has bricked Apple Watches, it has now been pulled out from the Watch app, indicating that it is currently getting tweaked. Apple Stores are also incapable of repairing the problem.

Apple December 14, 2016

Michael Kors Access Bradshaw Smartwatch Now For Sale Via Google Store

The Michael Kors Access Bradshaw smartwatch recently took the Huawei Watch's position at the Google Store. The move could be belated as Bradshaw was launched in September, but Android Wear fans will find it appealing for a number of reasons.

Wearable Tech December 10, 2016

Apple CEO Tim Cook Refutes IDC Report On Wearables: Apple Watch Sets Sales Record In First Week Of Holiday Shopping

The latest IDC report signaled a downward trend for the Apple Watch, a fact that Apple CEO Tim Cook refuted. According to Cook, the wearable device has actually set a new sales record over the first week of holiday shopping.

Apple December 6, 2016

Apple Watch Goes Down As Fitbit Tops Q3 Wearable Market, IDC Says

Fitbit has maintained its dominance of the wearable devices market. The same, however, cannot be said about the market share of the Apple Watch, which posted a 71 percent year-over-year decline.

Wearable Tech December 6, 2016

Apple's Jony Ive Might Not Be 'Directly Involved' With iPhone Design Anymore, Experts Say

Jony Ive has been credited for iconic Apple products since 1998. Speculations, however, revealed that he is no longer involved in product design and this started with his promotion as Chief Design Officer last year.

Apple November 23, 2016

Huawei Fit Review Roundup: What Experts Are Saying About The New Fitness Tracker In Town

As the Huawei Fit begins to roll out in the United States, early reviews are trickling in. There are standout features that impressed a few watchers but are these enough to make up for several weaknesses?

Wearable Tech November 3, 2016

Apple Watch Gets Rear, Front Cameras Thanks To Glide's CMRA Band: Selfies, Video Calls And More From Your Wrist

Apple Watch is poised to get HD photo and video capture functionality through the upcoming CMRA band. It equips the wearable with rear-facing 8-megapixel camera and a 2-megapixel selfie module.

Apple November 3, 2016

Apple Website Caught Mentioning 'Apple Watch Victory': Name Confusion Or New Product Leak?

References to a mysterious Apple Watch Victory were spotted on certain parts of the Apple website. Is this a leaked new model for the company's smartwatch line, or is it just confusion on the names of its products?

Apple October 18, 2016

Apple Watch Nike+ To Be Available On Oct. 28: Price, Built-In Apps And More

Apple is set to release Apple Watch Nike+ editions of its latest smartwatch on Oct. 28. It will feature a more rugged design and exclusive Nike+ software geared for fitness-minded consumers.

Wearable Tech October 14, 2016

UK Government Bans Apple Watch From Cabinet Meetings, But Why? Hint: Fear The Russians

UK Prime Minister Theresa May has banned the Apple Watch from cabinet meetings on fears of Russian hackers. Has it gone too far, considering that the Apple Watch can't even be online on its own?

Security October 10, 2016

Apple Watch Sales To Fall This Year Despite New Model, Price Cut: KGI's Kuo Points Out Four Major Problems With The Wearable Device

Despite the launch of the Series 2 and price cuts for the Series 1, famed Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo expects sales of the Apple Watch to decline this year. Kuo also pointed out four major issues surrounding the wearable device.

Apple October 4, 2016

Health Insurance Company Aetna Subsidizes Apple Watch To Boost Health And Wellness Of Employees

Aetna, the U.S. health insurer covering 23 million people, will soon start subsidizing the Apple Watch to promote health and wellness. The company will also offer free Apple Watches to all 50,000 of its employees.

Gadgets September 28, 2016

Apple Has Big Plans For HealthKit And Your Health: New Fitness Apps For Apple Watch, Improved Health Recording

Apple wants to expand its HealthKit solution into a tool that can centralize people's medical data and improve health diagnoses. The initiative reportedly involves the hiring of medical experts and the development of new software and hardware.

Apple September 27, 2016

Apple Watch Rules The Smartwatch Market: The Apple Watch 2 Should Only Bolster Leading Position: Kantar

New data from Kantar Worldpanel reveals that Apple dominates the smartwatch market, leading sales in the U.S. and the four biggest markets in Europe. With the new Apple Watch Series 2 now boasting even better specs and features, Apple should see further growth.

Wearable Tech September 23, 2016

Apple Unleashes macOS 10.12 Sierra To Bring Cross-Platform Tools: Siri On Desktop, Apple Pay For The Web

Apple released the macOS 10.12 Sierra on Tuesday, introducing cross-platform features such as Siri on desktop and Apple Pay for the web. The software update makes it easier for iDevice lovers to switch between platforms, from the Mac to the iPhone to the Apple Watch.

Apple September 20, 2016

Apple Rolls Out watchOS 3: New Features Include Scribble, App Dock, Activity Sharing, SOS And Many More

Apple has rolled out the watchOS 3 update alongside the iOS 10. What new features can Apple Watch users expect from the new wearable device operating system?

Apple September 14, 2016

Pokémon GO Plus vs. 'Pokémon GO' For Apple Watch: The Pros And Cons Of Both Wrist Options

Players can soon continue to play ’Pokémon GO’ from their wrist with the Pokémon GO Plus and the app launching for the Apple Watch. Here are the pros and cons of each option.

Wearable Tech September 9, 2016

Apple Watch 2 To Sport 35 Percent Larger Battery According To Leaked Images

The Apple Watch 2 is expected to be announced alongside the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus. Images of what are reportedly the battery for the 42mm Apple Watch have leaked and show a 35 percent increase in capacity.

Wearable Tech August 29, 2016

Best Buy 50-Hour Sale: Apple Watch Deal Offers As Much As $200 Savings

Best Buy is offering a discount of up to $200 on select models of the Apple Watch as part of its 50-hour sale celebrating its 50th birthday. The offer runs for a limited period and ends on Aug. 20.

Gadgets August 20, 2016

New Apple Product Category Could Launch Next Year As Health-Focused Wearable, But Not An Apple Watch

Rumors surfaced that Apple is building a new wearable product line that will put the health of its users before anything else. The health-oriented gizmos were purportedly described as different from the Apple Watch, raising even more questions.

Apple August 10, 2016

Apple Watch 2 Will Have A One Glass Solution For Thinner Display: Larger Battery On The Way?

A report revealed that the Apple Watch 2 will have a thinner display as it moves from a glass-on-glass technology to a one glass solution. This would lead to free internal space, which could be used for a larger battery.

Apple July 31, 2016

Limited Edition Apple Watch Bands For 2016 Olympics Launching Soon, With One Caveat: Availability

National flag-themed Apple Watch bands will retail for about $100 as part of the 2016 Olympics celebrations. The limited edition bands, however, will be available only in Rio.

Wearable Tech July 23, 2016

Square Enix Developing Apple Watch-Exclusive RPG Called 'Cosmos Rings'

Square Enix is looking to expand onto other platforms by entering the smartwatch scene. A reported 'Cosmos Rings' title is slated to grace the interfaces of these small screen devices, featuring RPG elements.

Apps/Software July 22, 2016

Apple Watch Maintains Market Leadership Despite Struggling Sales In Q2: What This Means For The Smartwatch Industry

According to IDC, the Apple Watch maintained its market leadership standing in the smartwatch industry with a 47 percent market share in the second quarter. However, sales figures for the device fell compared with the corresponding quarter last year.

Wearable Tech July 22, 2016

Apple Seeding macOS Sierra Beta 2: What Does It Bring?

Mac owners can get their hands on the macOS Sierra beta 2, which comes with some of iOS 10’s features to boot. Increased functionality and cross-platform features should give Macs an extra edge after the update goes live.

Apple July 6, 2016

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