Tag: Wearables

Apple Glances

Glances give Apple Watch convenience edge over Android Wear

The problem with cards on Android Wear is that once you dismiss them they're gone forever. Google should look to Apple glances to give users persistent, on-demand access to information on their smartwatches.
Moto 360 Android Wear

What’s wrong with wearables? Here’s 5 problems

Extending smartphone functionality to your wrist is not creating the magical new market opportunity many were predicting.
Huawei Ascend Mate 2

Is it worth upgrading your smartphone in 2015?

I think the answer is no. It's not worth upgrading your smartphone in 2015. Especially if the phone you own is less than two years old. Recent handset releases from Apple, Samsung, LG, Sony and Motorola are proving to be incremental. Long gone, it seems, are the days when a new model...

Mashing up Apple Watch, Android Wear could yield perfect wearable

Could combining the best of Apple Watch with the best of Android Wear result in the perfect wearable? Android Wear has come a long way since its somewhat shaky start in early 2014. The UI is streamlined, battery life is (marginally) improved, and wi-fi is a neat trick that allows...

Apple Watch: 3 things Apple needs to fix

The Apple Watch is here, and the response has been mixed. Some love its power, simple outward appearance, and variety of gesture and button controls. And, others, well... others are not so enamored with it for those very same reasons. I've spent some time with one recently (38mm - my...

Pebble announces Kickstarter for Pebble Time smartwatch with color e-paper display

The day has finally arrived. And it's called "Pebble Time." After a much-hyped and significantly marketed countdown, the smartwatch maker that could, Pebble, announced today a Kickstarter campaign to fund a new model featuring a color e-paper display. No, this is not 1992. Up until now the Palo Alto-based start-up produced smartwatches,...

Apple Watch: Smash or Trash? 5 Reasons why Apple will get wearables right

My wife wants an Apple Watch. She's an unapologetic laggard. Is that reason enough to say that Apple understands wearables better than anyone?

Google Glass doesn’t need a Google Glass killer, but Sony tries anyways

Google Glass flopped. But that hasn't stopped Sony from taking a (misguided) swing at the wearable market. SmartEyeglass retails for $849, but I don't think they could give these monstrosities away for free.

Only 720,000 Android Wear devices shipped 2H14 (vs. 114 million iPhones)

It's official. Android Wear is a flop. By why did Google miss the mark so badly?

Why Pebble wins 2014 smartwatch crown

Despite an influx of Android Wear watches such as the Moto 360, Samsung Gear Live, and LG G Watch R, it was the Pebble that got the little things right.