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.
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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 »
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I was a little bummed when I learned this weekend that iOS would be getting the Pebble appstore first. I was mostly bumming because we were getting one of those “coming soon to Android” stories that we hear all the time which usually means it’s really not that close. However, Pebble did us Android users ... Read More »
Last year at CES 2013, there was hype about wearables that didn’t quite deliver. While multiple companies did show off plans and prototypes, there were precious few ready to actually ship a product. Through the rest of the year, we saw those wearables and more trickle out slowly with varying purposes, designs and degrees of ... Read More »
There were definitely a lot of Android smartphones and tablets floating around CES this year, but wearables and smartwatches also made a huge splash. A newcomer to the smartwatch market is ZTE with its BlueWatch, which acts as a pedometer, remote camera controller, and caller ID and can also deliver notifications from applications on your Android ... Read More »
Because there are over 300,000 Pebbles strapped to the wrists of consumers across the globe, CES is the perfect time for the release of Pebble Steel. Like the original Pebble, Pebble Steel features the same e-paper display and 5 to 7 day battery life, but the body of the watch has been completely redesigned. Featuring ... Read More »
ZTE is set to grab some serious attention this year at CES, announcing five new Android phones and the company’s very first smartwatch – the ZTE BlueWatch. The announcement from ZTE is more of a tease for what’s to come at CES, but we were given a few details regarding the features that ZTE’s new ... Read More »
The holidays are a time of celebrating, of family, and of rumors sprouting out of nowhere. Yes, it’s the time for the rumors to start flowing. The latest rumors focus on LG instead of Samsung, specifically on the next generation flagship.
The LG G3 is rumored to feature a fingerprint scanner, but not the ... Read More »
We had a good discussion about smart watches on our podcast earlier this week. We discussed the upsides and downsides of using an LCD display versus an E-Ink or Mirasol display, whether battery life was worth sacrifices, and what we want to ... Read More »