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Smartwatches For Kids Banned In Germany: Regulators Want Parents To Destroy The Devices

Germany's Federal Network Agency has banned smartwatches for kids from being sold in the country, and has urged parents who have already purchased the devices to destroy them. Here's the reason behind the decision.

Wearable Tech November 18, 2017

Misfit Vapor Launch Date Set For Oct. 31: What Does The Android Wear 2.0 Smartwatch Offer?

After successive delays, the Misfit Vapor will finally launch on Oct. 31. Preorders are now open for the Android Wear 2.0 smartwatch, which is a standalone device that can function without being paired with a smartphone.

Wearable Tech October 25, 2017

Nobody Will Miss The Verizon Wear24 Smartwatch: Wearable Device Discontinued After Just 4 Months

Verizon has quietly discontinued its Wear24 smartwatch, a $300 wearable device that never really took off. Sales of the Verizon Wear24 languished amid a struggling market that has failed to gain mass-market traction.

Wearable Tech September 26, 2017

Google Confirms Android Wear 2.0 Update For Moto 360 Sport, Huawei Watch, Asus ZenWatch 3, And More

Google confirmed the names of seven new smartwatches that will receive Android Wear 2.0 update by end April or late May. The company revealed that the update would be rolled out to Moto 360 Sport, Asus ZenWatch 3, and more.

Google April 21, 2017

Samsung Reveals Outdoor, Travel, And Sports Watchfaces For Gear S3

Samsung launched three new watchfaces for its Gear S3 smartwatch on April 14. The new watchfaces dubbed Outdoor, Sports, and Travel cater to people who love trekking, training, or traveling.

Wearable Tech April 15, 2017

ZTE Quartz Smartwatch Heading To T-Mobile: Android Wear 2.0, 3G Connectivity In Tow

ZTE has finally unveiled Quartz, its first Android Watch. The smartwatch will launch exclusively on T-Mobile on April 14.

Wearable Tech April 11, 2017

Pebble Final Update Will Keep It Ticking After Cloud Services Shuts Down

Pebble is releasing its final update for the watch as it ushers into the Fitbit era. Pebble owners can still enjoy the watch even after the cloud server shuts down.

Wearable Tech April 6, 2017

O'We Smartwatch Will Help You Get The Ideal Amount Of Sunshine Every Day

The O'We smartwatch features a UV tracker that helps users get the perfect amount of sunshine every day for optimal sun exposure. The gadget is perfect for sun and outdoor lovers.

Wearable Tech March 19, 2017

Montblanc Reveals Its First Luxury Smartwatch Called Summit

Montblanc has launched its first ever Android-based smartwatch dubbed the Summit. The luxury product does not come cheap and starts at $890 and will hit the U.S. shelves in May.

Wearable Tech March 17, 2017

Tag Heuer Connected Modular 45 Smartwatch Leaked: $1,650 Price Tag, Android Wear 2.0, 'Swiss Made' Certification

After several rumors and teases, Tag Heuer itself leaked the details of its upcoming Android Wear 2.0 smartwatch. Named the Connected Modular 45, the main feature of the device is its capability to switch to a mechanical module.

Wearable Tech March 14, 2017

Meet Fitbit Alta HR: 'Slimmest Fitness Wristband' With Heart Rate Sensor

Fitbit has introduced its new Alta HR smartwatch. The company claims that it is the world’s slimmest fitness wristband with continuous heart rate sensor and sleep monitoring capabilities.

Wearable Tech March 7, 2017

Tag Heuer Smartwatch With Android Wear 2.0 May Launch In March

The Tag Heuer smartwatch will reportedly launch in March and not in May. The smartwatch is rumored to have a swappable watch case as well as an upgraded GPS module.

Wearable Tech February 19, 2017

Meet Wear24, Verizon's Very Own $299 Android 2.0 Powered Smartwatch

Verizon has quietly revealed its own smartwatch - the Wear24 - which would feature Android Wear 2.0 and support 4G LTE. The watch is set to become available in March and will cost $299.

Wearable Tech February 9, 2017

LG Watch Sport: AT&T, Verizon Confirms Price And Release Details

U.S. carriers Verizon Wireless and AT&T have confirmed the price and release details of the new LG Watch Sport smartwatch. The wearable will cost $350 and will be available for preorder from Feb. 10.

Wearable Tech February 9, 2017

LG Watch Style Retail Packaging Leaks Ahead Of Launch

The retail packaging for the LG Watch Style has leaked online ahead of the smartwatch's official launch. The LG wearable is expected to debut on Feb. 8 and will have a starting price tag of $249.

Gadgets February 8, 2017

Meet The ZTE Quartz: Here's What We Know So Far On The Android Wear-Powered Smartwatch

ZTE is apparently preparing to get into the Android Wear game with the ZTE Quartz, as reported by prolific leaker Evan Blass. Here is what we know so far on the upcoming smartwatch.

Wearable Tech February 8, 2017

LG Watch Sport To Cost $100 More Than The Watch Style, Here's Why

LG's rumored Watch Sport will allegedly cost more than the Watch Style. The former is expected to cost $349, making it $100 more expensive than the latter.

Wearable Tech February 2, 2017

Tag Heuer To Launch Android Wear 2.0 Smartwatch In May

Tag Heuer is geared up to launch its second-generation Android Wear 2.0-powered smartwatch. Some significant updates are expected to make their way to the impending wearable when it debuts in May.

Wearable Tech January 20, 2017

Google To Launch LG Watch Sport, LG Watch Style On Feb. 9: First Smartwatches Powered By Android Wear 2.0

Google will be launching the LG Watch Sport and the LG Watch Style on Feb. 9. These two smartwatches will be the first devices to be powered by Android Wear 2.0.

Google January 17, 2017

Best Smartwatches Of CES 2017: Casio, Garmin, Misfit Vapor And More

If you are interested in upgrading your current smartwatch or want to find the most awesome wearable ideal for your lifestyle, then take a look at our favorite smartwatches unveiled at CES 2017.

Fitness/Sports January 8, 2017

Google Confirmed To Release Android Wear 2.0 Smartwatches: Here's What To Expect From The Wearable OS

The third generation Android Wear 2.0 could be a game changer for Android smartwatches due to a number of new features. It was first announced last May and is scheduled to debut in the first quarter of next year along with a pair of Google smartwatches.

Wearable Tech December 23, 2016

Google To Launch Two Flagship Android Wear 2.0 Smartwatches In Q1 2017: Here's What We Know About Them

Google is set to launch two new flagship smartwatches in the first quarter of 2017. The devices will be the first ones to be powered by Android Wear 2.0, but they will not be carrying Google or Pixel branding.

Wearable Tech December 22, 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

What To Expect From Sony's CES 2017 Conference: Snapdragon 820 Phones, SmartWatch 4 And More

Sony has now announced the official schedule of its upcoming press conference as part of the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in 2017. On Jan 4, Sony is expected to reveal new smartphones, new 4K TVs and possibly a new smartwatch.

Gadgets December 17, 2016

Fitbit To Continue Pebble Smartwatch Services Through 2017: No Need To Panic About Your Wearable Getting Bricked

Fitbit has announced that it will only support Pebble devices for the rest of next year. Pebble owners would have to turn to third-party developers and the Pebble community to keep the device going beyond that timeline.

Wearable Tech December 15, 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

Pebble Is No More: Here Are Some Smartwatch Alternatives To Consider Instead

Now that Fitbit has bought Pebble, highly acclaimed Pebble smartwatches will no longer crowd the flimsy smartwatch market. Here are a few worthy smartwatch alternatives in light of Pebble’s eventual pullout.

Wearable Tech December 7, 2016

LG Files Trademark Applications For Four New Smartwatches And Accelerates Work On LG Pay

LG has filed trademark applications for four smartwatches and a mobile payment system called Watch Pay. LG may launch the four wearables and the mobile payment solution along with the LG G6 in February 2017.

Wearable Tech November 30, 2016

Amazon Cyber Week 2016 Deals And Sales Guide: Headphones, TV, Laptops, Drones, Cameras, 3D Printers, Tablets, Bluetooth Speakers And More

Cyber Week 2016 has started and a number of retailers have started offering discounts on many products. Here are some tech deals that Amazon is offering as part of Cyber Week 2016.

Gadgets November 28, 2016

Matrix PowerWatch Uses Your Body Heat To Run: No Charging Required

Matrix Industries is currently in the process of crowdfunding the first smartwatch you can charge with your body heat. Employing thermoelectric technologies, the Matrix PowerWatch can convert your body heat to power.

Wearable Tech November 15, 2016

Samsung Gear S3 Gets Official Teardown Treatment: Here's What The Innards Of The Upcoming Wearable Look Like

Samsung has uploaded an exhaustive teardown of its upcoming Tizen-based smartwatch. The Samsung Gear S3 hits shelves Nov. 18 with a retail price of $349 for the Wi-Fi and Bluetooth model.

Wearable Tech November 15, 2016

Nokia's Scrapped Smartwatch Moonraker Revealed: Hands-On Video Shows What Could Have Been On Our Wrists

A new video showcasing the different capabilities of the now-canceled Nokia Moonraker has surfaced online. The Moonraker was supposed to be the company's first smartwatch until Microsoft killed it in favor of its Band watches.

Wearable Tech November 14, 2016

Samsung Gear S3 Nears Launch: Best Buy Listings Go Up, Gear Manager Update Brings Compatibility Support

Preorders for Samsung's new Gear S3 range of Android smartwatches started going live across U.S. retailers this week. Best Buy is leading the fray with a dedicated store page, listing the wearables as Coming Soon.

Wearable Tech November 3, 2016

Emporio Armani Connected Hybrid Smartwatch Line Launched: Quartz Batteries, Activity Tracking And More

Armani is selling its own lineup of hybrid smartwatches next week, called the Emporio Armani Connected series. The quartz-powered hybrid smartwatches lack notable smartwatch features but do support Bluetooth for smartphone integration.

Wearable Tech October 27, 2016

Smartwatch Sales Down By More Than Half In The Third Quarter Of 2016

Smartwatches may have caught the public’s attention in previous years after its worldwide release. But it seems the smartwatch industry now is a thing of the past, following a decrease in overall sales in the third quarter of 2016.

Wearable Tech October 25, 2016

The Misfit Phase Is The $175 Analog Watch With Some Smart Features Launching Nov. 7

The Misfit Phase, a new analog watch from Misfit, comes with fitness tracking capabilities. It will be released this fall with a starting price of $175.

Wearable Tech October 18, 2016

Smartwatch Prototype WristWhirl Lets You Control Your Wrist Like A Joystick

Researchers from Dartmouth College and the University of Manitoba bring to light the WristWhirl smartwatch prototype. The WristWhirl offers a unique alternative for one-handed smartwatch operations by using the wrist like a joystick.

Wearable Tech October 15, 2016

Scrapped Microsoft Band 3 Gets Leaked: Images Of The Fitness Tracker That Could've Been But Didn't

Leaked images show the purported Microsoft Band 3 prototype. Except for the clasp, there appears to be few changes when compared with the design language of the Band 2.

Microsoft October 13, 2016

HTC Halfbeak Android Wear Smartwatch Alleged Images Leak, Reveal Under Armour Logo: New Fitness-Focused Wearable Coming?

A series of photos showing what appears to be the long-rumored HTC smartwatch has surfaced on Weibo. HTC's yet to give an official release date and a detailed spec sheet for the smartwatch, which has suffered a number of delays.

Wearable Tech October 10, 2016

Android Wear Problems: Some Android Smartwatch Models Are Not Compatible With iPhone 7

Android Wear fans who are also iPhone 7 users are in for some bad news, as some of the most popular wearable gadgets are incompatible with the flagship phone.

Wearable Tech September 30, 2016

Dr. OZ Talks Saving Lives With Entry Into Smartwatch Space With The iBeat Life Monitor

Dr. Mehmet Oz teams up with Practice Fusion’s Ryan Howard to launch a new smartwatch called the iBeat Life Monitor. The device is a more stylish alternative to Life Alert systems and could be used to save lives.

Wearable Tech September 30, 2016

Android Wear 2.0 Launch Postponed To 2017: What Caused Google's Delay?

There won't be a new version of Android Wear later this year. Google has decided to push back the launch of Android Wear 2.0 and extended developer preview for the said OS version until early 2017.

Wearable Tech September 29, 2016

Fashion Brand Michael Kors Launches Android Wear Smartwatch Collection

Michael Kors finally announced that it has added two smartwatch models to the Android Wear family. The Dylan and Bradshaw are tailored to suit the wrists of strong, tech-savvy, bling-loving customers.

Wearable Tech September 6, 2016

Samsung Gear S3 vs Gear S2: What's The Difference?

Samsung has unveiled the Gear S3 smartwatch, which has better features than the Gear S2. Here is a comparison of the two wearables from Samsung.

Wearable Tech September 4, 2016

Say Hello To The Asus ZenWatch 3: Snapdragon Wear 2100, 4 GB Storage, 1.39-Inch AMOLED Display

Asus recently released the ZenWatch 3 and the rounded display wearable is spec-loaded and visually impressive. However, a design choice has the potential to make or break the gadget’s popularity.

Wearable Tech August 31, 2016

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