Tag Archive: Watch


Armani’s new Wear OS watch has GPS, NFC, and costs $295+

Qualcomm’s Wear 2100 processor strikes again.

We’re expecting big things to happen with Wear OS later this fall, but until then, we’re left with fashion brands continuing to keep the platform alive. Most recently, Armani announced its latest entry in its Emporio Armani Connected series.

Armani’s kicked out a number of Wear OS watches over time, and its latest entry looks a lot like other options in its portfolio.

There’s a 1.19-inch AMOLED display on the front,  [Read More…]

Samsung’s Galaxy Watch could be the smartwatch we’ve been waiting for

With Wear OS, Samsung Pay, and more, the Galaxy Watch could be huge.

Smartwatches aren’t quite as popular as they were a couple years back, but in 2018, that may start to change. Google appears to be prepping its own Pixel Watch, Qualcomm’s working on all-new processors for wearable devices, and Samsung’s getting ready to release the Galaxy Watch.

Today, I’d like to take a moment to talk about what Samsung’s doing.

Rumors have been piling up for  [Read More…]

Have a Wear OS or Tizen smartwatch? Try Facer’s new Watch Face Games

Facer, the watch face customization platform for Wear OS and Tizen smartwatches, is taking things to a new level.

The company just unveiled Watch Face Games, a series of mini-games that are always active on your smartwatch and waiting for you to start playing. Facer calls this “ambient gaming”.

In addition to being always on, the new mini-games are also integrated with the sensors on your watch. So the data collected, such as heart rate or steps taken, can be  [Read More…]

Watch all your favorite shows with the Roku Streaming Stick for $35

Faster, better, cheaper.

The Roku Streaming Stick media streaming device normally sells between $ 48 and $ 50. It dropped to $ 40 a couple times back in May and earlier, but this $ 34.99 sale price is the lowest we have ever seen.

This is one of Roku’s newest streaming devices, a refresh of previous models. It just released in early October. Roku claims the processor in the new stick is 50% faster than last year’s  [Read More…]

TicWatch Pro Review: Two screens, one watch

A dual-screen smartwatch sounds like the most ridiculous thing ever … until you stop picturing the screens side by side, and instead stack them one atop the other. That’s a trick that Mobvoi borrows from Casio for its new TicWatch Pro, and the result is a smartwatch with unparalleled outdoor readability. It also makes for the longest-lasting smartwatch you’ve ever seen – you’ve just got to turn off all the smart features to make it happen.

All  [Read More…]

Samsung Galaxy Watch rumors: Release date, specs, price, and features!

The Galaxy Watch could be Samsung’s best and boldest smartwatch yet — here’s why.

It’s been a hot minute since Samsung released the Gear S3, and while the Gear Sport did a nice job at holding us over for a while longer, it’s time we get a proper sequel to one of 2016’s best smartwatches.

The rumor mill suggests that this year will see Samsung release the successor we’ve been longing for, but instead of a traditional  [Read More…]

Samsung’s next smartwatch to be called Galaxy Watch, use Wear OS

There will also be some sort of “new UX interaction.”

Samsung’s expected to release a successor to 2016’s Gear S3 sometime soon, and thanks to reliable leaker/tipster Ice Universe, we now have a lot more details about what to expect from it.

Most notably, it’s reported that the Gear S4 (the name of which will be changed to Galaxy Watch) will be powered by Wear OS, formally called Android Wear. It was said that Samsung was dabbling  [Read More…]

Track everything you do with the $75 Withings Activité watch

One-day only deal.

The Withings Activité Steel Activity and Sleep Tracking Watch is down to $ 74.99 on Amazon. This is part of Amazon’s Gold Box deals of the day, so the price is temporary. This tracker normally sells for around $ 99. The drop to $ 75 is one of the best deals we’ve seen, and it works on both the Black model and Black & White.

We have shared deals on the newer version of  [Read More…]

Qualcomm wants to own the ‘kid watch’ market with its new Snapdragon Wear 2500 platform

More versions of Android optimized for the wrist.

The Android smartwatch space may be sputtering along, but Qualcomm is not worried. Its new Snapdragon Wear 2500 platform, a pseudo-successor to the Snapdragon Wear 2100, is aimed at children. Specifically, kids aged four to 10 years old.

Such an age bracket may seem a bit young to be outfitted with connected gadgets — most kids under 10 don’t yet have a smartphone — but Qualcomm thinks the realities  [Read More…]