Apple Watch

Gen 3 Fossil Q Control smartwatch - But what about Android Wear?

Fossil has new smartwatch, but is Google’s Android Wear holding its end of the bargain?

Fossil today released yet another smartwatch. Per The Verge it runs Android Wear 2.0, has a 45mm, water resistant circular case, touch-sensitive bezel, and costs $275 (USD). It's called the Fossil Q Control, is a 3rd gen iteration, and is available from their web site -- I don't yet...
What next for Android Wear?

Google and the Smartwatch: What’s next for Android Wear?

Google launched its wearable OS, Android Wear, in 2014. To much fanfare. All of us early adopters, tech writers, and geeks were fully on board. The future was right there on your wrist. All of a sudden we could all be Dick Tracy. After a few bumps, Wear devices finally...
Fitbit Ionic: Will consumers choose it over an Apple Watch?

Fitbit tests premium wearable pricing with $300 Ionic smartwatch

Apple charges premium prices for its smartwatches. Can Fitbit?
Android Wear and Pebble

Android Wear 2.0 availability – where in the world is Google’s latest wearable OS?

First there was fragmentation on the smartphone version of Android. Now, it looks like the same curse is striking the smartwatch version. Android Wear 2.0 was announced in 2016 at Google I/O at the Shoreline in Mountain View. Yet, today, over a year later, few Wear watches are actually running...
LG Watch Sport

Google should kill Android Wear, reboot wearable strategy

Asus is out. If reports are true the company will no longer make smartwatches that run the Android Wear operating system. Officially last year Motorola also bowed out -- especially surprising given it was the first, and much hyped, manufacturer to hit the Wear market with the (quite beautiful) Moto 360. Then...
ZTE Quartz Android Wear 2.0 smartwatch - specs, photos, availability

ZTE launches Quartz smartwatch, its first wearable for U.S. market runs Android Wear 2.0

ZTE Quartz smartwatch features 1.4-inch round AMOLED display, supports T-Mobile LTE and costs only $192. Stark Insider breaks down ZTE's first U.S. wearable.
Apple Watch: Tips for better battery life

Apple adds Theater Mode with watchOS 3.2

Good news! Apple has finally added Theater Mode for the Apple Watch. The small, but very useful new feature rolled out as part of the watchOS 3.2 update. To get it, you'll need to ensure your iPhone is running the latest version of iOS (10.3). Activating theater mode on the Apple...

Top 5: Best smartwatches of 2017

If you're in the market for a new smartwatch there are several options out there. But which is best? Well, it depends. Android users, for instance, can't use the Apple Watch with their phones. And those who want week-long battery life will find there are far fewer choices than those who...
Apple Watch: Tips for better battery life

How To: Solution for Apple Watch battery drain

First, the good: The Apple Watch has one of the best rated batteries going. As far as smartwatches goes it handily beats most (but not all) of what Android Wear has to offer. Pebble owners, though, know that theirs is still tops when it comes to not needing a charge...
Huawei Watch 2 Classic

Huawei Watch 2: Sigh, not the Android Wear 2.0 flagship we were pining for

Mobile World Congress is on. That of course means new phones, new gadgets and new tech products. So far LG has announced a bunch of new phones. Huawei has too, and, also has taken the wraps off the eagerly anticipated Huawei Watch 2. Unfortunately, I'm not convinced this news is...