Posts tagged as: Smartwatch

Fitbit Announces the Iconic Smartwatch – Can Do NFC Payments

FitBit today announced the Iconic, its long-awaited smartwatch. The wearable primarily targets fitness buffs, but it includes a number of features similar to smart devices from Apple, Samsung, and others. To start, the come in three colors and features a touch screen protected by Gorilla Glass 3. It includes GPS and Bluetooth 4.0 radios, as […]

ZTE Debuts the Quartz Android Wear 2.0 Smartwatch

  Today ZTE announced the Quartz smartwatch available exclusively on T-Mobile for under $200.  The smartwatch sports Google Android Wear 2.0 and is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon Wear 2100 platform. The watch let’s you  make calls, send and receive texts, share on social media, get directions, stream music, without being tethered to your smartphone. “The […]

Tag Heuer and Intel Joind Forces to Ship Second Android Wear Watch

Tag Heuer and Intel today announced the Modular 45, an Android-powered smartwatch run by an Intel processor. As the name implies, the wearable is highly configurable thanks to easy-to-swap modules, horns, bracelets, buckles, and dials. Tag Heuer and Intel claim more than 500 unique combinations are possible. The device uses an Intel Atom Z34XX processor […]

Pebble Shuts Down

Pebble, which sold its intellectual property to FitBit, detailed plans for the remaining portions of its business. Pebble will not make or sell any more devices. The company says devices already in the market will work as normal and there are no planned changes to the user experience. Pebble warns that some functions may be […]

AT&T Now Taking Samsung Gear S3 Frontier Orders

AT&T said customers can place orders for the Samsung Gear S3 Frontier smartwatch beginning November 4. The wearable, announced by Samsung earlier this year, supports AT&T’s NumberSync service, which allows owners to use their main number to make/receive calls and send/receive messages from the watch. AT&T also says the S3 Frontier is the first wearable to […]

Samsung Announces the Gear S3 – Sports LTE Radio and Software Refinements

Samsung today announced the Gear S3 smartwatch, a Tizen-based wearable that will be available in several configurations. The Gear S3 will be sold in Classic and Frontier styles. The Classic style has a classier, more conservative look, while the Frontier has a thicker, more sport-centric look. Both the Classic and Frontier will be available as […]

Android Wear 2.0 Will Sport Standalone App and Calling Support

Google today provided a preview of Android Wear 2.0, which it says was developed with end users in mind. Watch faces, for example, will be able to show data from other apps, such as fitness info. This leads to greater personal customization of watch faces. Messaging sees updates, too, thanks to better handwriting recognition, voice […]

Pebble Has Improved Its Smartwatch Platform with More Health and Fitness Features

Pebble today improved its smartwatch platform with more health and fitness features The expanded toolset is being made available through a firmware update for the Pebble Time-series watches as well as the accompanying Pebble app for Android and iOS smartphones. Pebble firmware version 3.12 lets Time watch owners see interactive charts of their step and […]

Samsung’s Cellular-Equipped Watches Go On Sale March 11

Samsung said the cellular variants of the Gears S2 Classic smartwatch will reach AT&T, T-Mobile, and Verizon Wireless on March 11. The Gear S2 supports 3G and HSPA 4G for connectivity. The Gear S2 can make/receive calls on its own, send and receive messages, as well as sync apps without a nearby smartphone. The wearable […]

Samsung’s Gold and Platinum Smartwatches Go On Sale Feb. 12

Samsung said the Rose Gold and Platinum variants of its Gear S2 Classic smartwatch go on sale February 12. The Rose Gold version comes with a white leather band, while the Platinum comes with a black leather band. Each includes the rotating bezel for controlling the Tizen operating system. The wearables will be available at […]

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