Wear OS

News, stories, opinions, review by Clinton Stark about Google’s wearable operating system, Wear OS (formerly Android Wear).

ECG Apple Watch 4

Apple Watch 4 is everything you want in a modern smartwatch

"California. How I love. California. California..."How appropriate that the new Apple Watch would be unveiled this morning in Cupertino at the Steve Jobs Theater.With a Mission Impossible style opening sequence featuring employees running across the stunning Apple campus and a little bit of help from Siri ("Hey Siri, what...
Preview: Apple Watch Series 4

Apple Watch Series 4 looks to further extend market lead – less bezel, more screen and (helpful) complications

Apple's design ethos is leading the way. Google's Pixel Watch has a lot of catching up to do.
Samsung Galaxy Watch price, features, news, reviews

Samsung Galaxy Watch is here, pre-orders start at $330 – sadly still runs Tizen OS

It's official. The new Samsung smartwatch runs Tizen. Not Android Wear OS, as many were hoping. Too bad about that.Aside from that unfortunate bit of news, Samsung is offering two sizes of the new Galaxy Watch -- the successor to the decidedly poorly received Gear S3. Galaxy Watch 42mm...
Apple Watch: Tips for better battery life

Wearable News: Apple Watch sales up 30% y/y, but Fitbit and Garmin make inroads

While many are struggling Apple clearly is not. Sales for the Apple Watch are estimated to be up 30% y/y in Q2 2018.That means Apple shipped something in the order of 3.5 million versions of its Series 1, 2 and 3 smartwatch (it no longer sells the original Series...
Ticwatch E Prime Day deal - sale $109 USD

Ticwatch E with Google Wear 2.0 now only $109 – amazing smartwatch deal

If you've been holding off getting a Wear smartwatch now might be one of your best opportunities. Amazon Prime Day is here to save the day -- well, mostly.Ticwatch E has been marked down 30%. That means you can get the well-reviewed smartwatch made by Mobvoi for only $109 (USD)...
Stringify App for Android and iPhone

Comcast gives IoT app Stringify refreshed look, now supports Lutron Caseta devices

Some good news this morning for those interested in all things smart home.Comcast this week released an updated version of its IFTTT-like app Stringify. Available on both Android and iPhone the app enables you to automate smart home tasks across platforms. For instance, if a SmartThings motion sensor detects...
Fitbit Versa review roundup

Wearable News: Fitbit Versa reviews are in, Pebble’s design ethos lives on

Versa is designed and marketed to bring Fitbit's take on the smartwatch to the masses. Translation: the company wants to sell a lot of them.Based on the initial wave of reviews for the Fitbit Versa ($199 base, $229 with NFC for Fitbit Pay), I'd say things are off to...
Google Wear OS logo

Wearable News: List of watches getting Wear OS plus some thoughts on Google’s rebrand

Well, it finally happened. This week Google unveiled new branding for Android Wear.The new operating system that powers smartwatches made by its partners is now called Wear OS (See: Android Wear, it's time for a new name). A new tag line is here as well: "Make every minute matter."...
Fitbit Versa smartwatch - a Pebble for 2018?

Fitbit Versa looks a lot like a Pebble smartwatch… and that’s a good thing

This could be a very interesting smartwatch if Fitbit prices it right.