Tag Archive: Watch


Samsung Galaxy Watch hands-on preview: Another Gear in all but name

The ‘Gear’ may be gone, but these are very much the same watches we know.

Samsung’s wearable strategy has settled into a groove the past few generations, with each smartwatch offering the same basic story: a circular display with a rotating bezel that runs Samsung’s own operating system and has tons of features for health and fitness tracking. The new Galaxy Watch may have a different name, dropping “Gear” altogether, but it’s primarily more of the same.

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Watch the Samsung Galaxy Note 9 launch event: Live Aug 9 at 11:00 a.m. ET!

The new S Pen-toting flagship is ready to burst onto the scene.

It’s the moment we’ve been waiting for since the Galaxy S9 was announced: the Galaxy Note 9’s launch event. The Note fans among us have had August 9 circled on the calendar for weeks now, and it’s finally time to see the successor to the phone that’s in so many pockets today.

We’re always interested in the spectacle that is a Samsung launch event.

Many of  [Read More…]

How to watch the live Samsung Galaxy Note 9 Unpacked event

The biggest smartphone announcement of this summer is just a few days away. Samsung is getting ready to unveil the Galaxy Note 9 flagship during an Unpacked event in New York on August 9.

The press conference starts on 11 am EDT, local New York time on Thursday. Now if you’re curious about the Galaxy Note 9, you should know you can easily tune in and watch the livestream on YouTube.

Or you can keep an eye on one  [Read More…]

How to watch the 2018 NFL season on your Android phone or tablet

Get ready to witness battle on the gridiron.

There has been no better time to be an NFL fan on the go than today. More and more, the NFL and their associated network partners are making mobile availability of football games a chief priority. Verizon and Sprint have been helping that cause for quite some time now, but even more cooks are getting into the kitchen and it only means good things.

For instance, did you know  [Read More…]

How to watch Shark Week if you’ve cut the cord

It’s Shark Week on Discovery!

We’re gonna need a bigger boat. And a good streaming device.

Word on the street — and in the water — is that it’s Shark Week. That is, it’s the one week in the summer in which we all go crazy for sharks.

But given that it’s 2018 and more and more of us are eschewing cable and satellite TV for streaming, it bears asking the question: How can you  [Read More…]

TicWatch Pro vs. Apple Watch: Features or polish, because I can’t have both

There are a lot of things here Apple should pay attention to.

I’ve been an active Apple Watch user for 260 days. Not a lot compared to some of the other smartwatch folks around me, but enough for me to know a fair bit about the strengths and weaknesses of the platform through my daily use. I’m largely a fan of the way Apple does things on the Watch, but like most smartwatch owners I find myself  [Read More…]

Treat your wrist to a Fossil Q Gen 3 for $156 or hybrid watch for $92

Don’t miss this deal!

Amazon has a variety of Fossil watches on sale including hybrid and full smartwatch options. The Fossil Q Gen 3 smartwatch with a stainless band is down to $ 165 from a regular price of $ 275 or this women’s option with a leather band is $ 153 from a regular price of $ 255.

These are full Wear OS by Google smartwatches, which can track your fitness, deliver notifications to your wrist,  [Read More…]

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…]