Android Wear 2.0 debuts on two partner flagship smartwatches in early 2017

Android-Wear-2-0-Dev-Preview-Infografic Google will debut two “flagship smartwatches” running Android Wear 2.0 in the first quarter of 2017, according to a new report from The Verge, citing information direct from Android Wear product manager Jeff Chang. The two new watches won’t be Pixel devices, as some have speculated, but will sainted carry the branding of a company that Google is working with to manufacture… Read More

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Are smartwatches winding down?

wearables-business With the coming destruction of Pebble and the announcement by Motorola that it doesn’t “see enough pull in the market to put [a new smartwatch] out at this time,” you would be excused for thinking the smartwatch world is contracting. This is correct, but this is not the end of for wearables. Apple sold 1.1 million Apple Watches in 2016, 73% less than it sold in 2015. The… Read More

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Google’s ATAP is bringing its Project Soli radar sensor to smartwatches and speakers

soli style Every year at I/O, Google’s ATAP division, which is responsible for turning some of the company’s crazier ideas into products, organizes its own small keynote. This year, the company offered updates on a number of projects, including Project Soli, its attempt at building a very small radar sensor that can translate hand movements into digital signals for building new user… Read More

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Pebble just cut the price of the Time and Time Round smartwatches

pebble-time-daylight Pebble’s latest smartwatches are now a little less cash. The Time Round is $ 199 and the Time is $ 149. At these prices, the Pebble sits more comfortable among its competition. Fitbit’s new Blaze costs $ 199 and Garmin’s Vivoactive is $ 219. At $ 149 rather than $ 199, the Pebble Time should look a bit more attractive to its target consumers. After all, the Time is a smartwatch… Read More

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New Android Wear Smartwatches Can Go Online Without Needing Your Smartphone

LGUrbane Google is finally adding cellular connectivity to Android Wear, its operating software for smartwatches and wearables, in a move that could reduce a user’s dependence on their phone. Read More

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