Google just dropped a new developer preview on us, only this time it’s not for phones. Instead, their rebranded wearables platform, Wear OS, is getting updated to Android P. For now, Google is only making this first Android P Wear OS preview available to the Huawei Watch 2 and Huawei Watch 2 Classic
The Samsung Gear S2 is enjoying stellar software support – the three year old smartwatch just got an update with several major new features. The UI was updated to improve multitasking. Samsung also added new fitness functions.
According to Evan Blass on Twitter, Fitbit's new watch will be marketed as the "Fitbit Versa." It's still unclear how the Versa will fit into the company's lineup, but it's currently expected to live alongside the Ionic that came out in October of last year rather than replace it.
BLOCKS has announced Project OpenWatch. The goal of this initiative is to release a full Linux Kernel and Android Oreo Board Support Package (BSP) for one of the most widely available smartwatch chipsets on the market. The current codebase is based on Android Oreo and will run on a large number...
The headline feature of the new Fitbit Ionic: Adidas Edition is the Adidas Train app, which offers six on-device workouts that aim to help runners improve form, cardio, and speed. It also comes with a two-tone sport band in Ink Blue and Ice Gray colors.
For what’s likely a limited time, you can save $60 on a Huawei Watch 2, with the price down to $239. For the Watch 2 Classic, the classier of the two smartwatches, the price is listed at just $267, a savings of $102.
The officially-discontinued Verizon Wear24 smartwatch has received another price cut, bringing it down to $50. It's listed on TechRabbit's website for $99.99, but the tag comes down to $49.99 upon using the coupon code TRWEAR50 at checkout.
Amazon has slashed the price of the premium gold-plated stainless steel Huawei Watch with matching band to a third of MSRP. At $252.52, the watch has reached a new price low. Last December, Amazon was selling it for $379.99.
A Huawei patent for a touch-sensitive bezel for smartwatches was approved by the World Intellectual Property Organisation (WIPO). According to the document, the edge of the watch will have eight zones that can send various commands, when triggered in various combinations.
Blocks raised $1.6 in a Kickstarter campaign that ended way back in 2015, and there must have been concerns that the product would never make it into production as popularity of modular electronics started to wane. Some of its backers are thankfully starting to receive their watches now, as the...
Danish watch brand Skagen is announcing its first touchscreen smartwatch at CES this week. The Falster runs Android Wear and joins Skagen’s lineup of connected hybrid analog watches. It will be available starting at $275 later this month.
Kate Spade, known for its colorful aesthetic that draws girls from all over the world to its purses and accessories, has made its first touchscreen smartwatch. The Android Wear device was unveiled at CES 2018.
Garmin has introduced the Forerunner 645 Music, a GPS running watch that (surprise) stores up to 500 songs for playback over Bluetooth earphones. You can track your runs (or bike rides, or swims) and the detailed stats to match while listening to tunes you've saved either from your computer or...
T-Mobile has started pushing out a new update to Samsung Gear S3 units - both Classic and Frontier - on its network. It's a major update that weighs in at around 266MB, and brings along Tizen OS version 184.108.40.206.
Misfit is offering a 30% discount on the Vapor smartwatch. The deal is available both in the United States as well as Europe. Those in the US will have to use the promo code BEYOU, while for Europeans, the code is WINTER30.
In its most recent deal, the Android Wear-powered Verizon Wear24 was going for $80. And now, a month later, the price tag has slipped down further. An eBay retailer is currently offering the smartwatch for just $74.97.
Last weekend, it came to light that Samsung has included the Gear S3 battery issue fix in the Tizen 3.0 update itself. The revised update was rolling out slowly, beginning with the US, and now it has reached Europe. The update carries a firmware version of R760XXU2CQL1 and weighs in at around 21MB.