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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...

Cure for Android Wear 2.0 delay(s)? Apple Watch

Apple Watch. Question: What is the best alternative for a former Pebble smartwatch owner? It's not the answer I was expecting. But, indeed, after finally relenting, and trying out an Apple Watch for a few weeks, this former Pebbler believes it to be the best available option on the market today....
Apple Watch

Wearables Trendspotting: Apple is the smartwatch market

Apple is selling more smartwaches than anyone. By far. According to Strategy Analytics, Tim Cook and team shipped some 5.1 million Apple Watches in Q4 of 2016. That equates to about 63% of the overall smartwatch market. Think Steph Curry level of dominance. Samsung, the next closest competitor, moved 1.3 million...
Amazfit Smartwatch for Android and iOS Devices

Pebble is Dead: 5 smartwatches you should buy instead

Pebble is dead! Long live Pebble! Everybody's favorite underdog wearable startup is no longer. Pebble has officially been acquired by San Francisco-based fitness tracker Fitbit. Say it ain't so. Oh, it be so. We know the deal is worth about $40 million. Those that backed Pebble on Kickstarter for its new models...