When a company is creating a wearable device, it has a lot of options for operating system and implementation. Everything has to be made from the ground up, and it’s a lot of work for smaller companies. Plus, companies don’t even use Android many times. The new Samsung Gear 2 devices use Tizen instead of ... Read More »
After the lackluster performance of the original Galaxy Gear, Samsung has to be thrilled with the response that their Tizen-powered wearables are getting. Most of the praise, however, is lavished on the Gear Fit rather than the more traditional looking smartwatches in their lineup. The GSMA (the organization responsible for Mobile ... Read More »
Motorola already has a history with smartwatches, but none of them ever gained any serious popularity. They were mostly made for fitness and ran full Android, which was impressive. Unfortunately, they were plagued with bugs at release. The bugs were fixed a few months later, but the damage was done and people no longer purchased ... Read More »
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Not content with two new smartwatches, Samsung has announced a third wearable option this Mobile World Congress in the form of a fitness band. It’s called the Gear Fit, and it comes with a full color, curved 1.84-inch Super AMOLED display.
Functionality-wise, Gear Fit does little to stand out from the crowd. The ... Read More »
We’ve been hearing about a Google smartwatch based on the Android operating system for a long time. We have no idea how long it’s been in development for, or if it even exists for that matter, but most rumors insist it’s being made. The latest rumor from an inside source claims that LG is the ... Read More »
Samsung unveiled to the Galaxy Gear to mixed feelings last year. One of the most common complaints was that it felt like a beta product, not ready for the prime time. This year, Samsung has another shot to ... Read More »
It’s no secret that HTC is working on a wearable device. HTC’s Cher Wang shared that the company has been working on wearable technology for some time and will finally be ready to release its first product in time for the holiday shopping season later this year. A Bloomberg source “with direct knowledge of ... Read More »
New for software version 2.0, the Pebble has finally received its own app store, letting you download apps for the smart watch in one location. But while iOS users have had the pleasure of using this app store since earlier this month, Android folk still don’t have official access. In order to use the Android ... Read More »
The Qualcomm Toq is probably my favorite smartwatch hardware to date, but the software still has some catching up to do. The update rolling out today for both the Toq and the companion app checks at least one more box by turning the device into a basic fitness tracker.
This should come as ... Read More »
The two biggest issues with the Samsung Galaxy Gear are compatibility and price. The smartwatch only officially supports a few Galaxy devices, which is unfortunate for everyone that doesn’t one of those select products, and its $300 price tag is double the cost of a Pebble. Of course, the Gear is more advanced than the ... Read More »