Tag Archive: Wear


Wear OS accounts for less than 12% of the U.S. smartwatch market

Apple, Samsung, and Fitbit make up 88% of all smartwatch sales.

While the smartphone market may be sitting at a standstill right now, the smartwatch market is currently growing. According to an analysis from research firm NPD, dollar sales of smartwatches in the U.S. increased by a massive 51% in November 2018 compared to November 2017 — resulting in total sales of $ 5 billion. As for unit sales, those saw an even larger 61% increase.

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The TicWatch Pro is the best Wear OS smartwatch you can buy right now

Wear OS represents a growing ecosystem of smartwatches from tech and lifestyle brands, and we’ve tried them all to bring you a guide for buying the perfect smartwatch.

What’s the best Android smartwatch? The Mobvoi TicWatch Pro is a great smartwatch with a pretty silly name. But that’s OK, because once you put it on your wrist you won’t care what it’s called. Instead, you’ll care that it has a great screen, long battery life, and all  [Read More…]

Louis Vuitton has a new Wear OS watch that starts at £2,125

This is only the third watch with the Qualcomm Snapdragon Wear 3100.

Since the debut of Qualcomm’s Snapdragon Wear 3100 processor for Wear OS, we’ve only seen two watches actually ship with it. First there was the $ 1,000 Montblanc Summit 2, followed by the more reasonably-priced $ 255 Fossil Sport. We’re finally getting a third watch with the new processor, but it’s another one that most people likely won’t ever buy.

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Mobvoi announces two new Wear OS watches the TicWatch E2 and TicWatch S2

Mobvoi is on a roll with Wear OS watches and brought two new ones to CES this year. The TicWatch E2 and TicWatch S2 are essentially the same watch in different bodies. Both feature a 1.39-inch AMOLED screen, SnapDragon Wear 2100 processor, GPS, heart rate monitor, 5 ATM waterproofing, and have 415mAh batteries.

Yes, you read that right, unfortunately, Mobvoi’s new watches are using the older Snapdragon Wear 2100 instead of the latest 3100. They also lack NFC so contactless payments won’t  [Read More…]

Wear OS: Everything you need to know

Here’s the latest news, reviews, and more for all things Wear OS!

Back in 2014, Google debuted its smartwatch platform in the form of Android Wear, later renaming it to Wear OS by Google in 2018. Wear OS has changed a lot over the years, including both the hardware that it’s shipped on and its overall software experience.

From the latest news, how-tos, and so much more, here’s everything you need to know about Wear OS!

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The best cheap Android Wear smartwatches

Looking for an Android Wear smartwatch? You may have seen some nice looking options from top fashion brands. Those smartwatches are great and all, but very few people have upwards of $ 300 to $ 1,000 (more, in some cases) to spend on them. But if you like the idea of owning one, we’re here to tell you that there are quality options available that can fit your budget nicely. Today, we’re listing the best cheap Wear OS smartwatches you  [Read More…]

Which Wear OS devices have a speaker?

There are a few features you come to expect on most smartwatches. Heart-rate sensors are pretty common, water-resistance is expected these days, and built-in GPS is always a nice touch. One feature that can often be overlooked, however, is a built-in speaker. Not only does a speaker allow you to make and receive phone calls right on your wrist, but it can also be used when talking to the Google Assistant. If you’re looking for a Wear OS watch that’s  [Read More…]

Which Wear OS devices have a heart rate sensor?

There are plenty of Wear OS watches out there, but not all of them have one of the most important features you could ask for — a heart rate sensor. Not only are heart rate sensors great for accurately tracking how hard you’re going during a workout, they’re also helpful for keeping track of your ticker to make sure everything’s working like it should. If you want a Wear OS watch with a heart rate sensor, these are the ones  [Read More…]

Louis Vuitton upgrading Tambour Horizon with Snapdragon Wear 3100, improved display

We’ve already seen brands like Fossil and Montblanc adopt Qualcomm’s new Snapdragon Wear 3100 processor, and now we can add Louis Vuitton to that list, too.

The Louis Vuitton Tambour Horizon is getting a new version with the Snapdragon Wear 3100 processor. With this upgrade, the new Tambour Horizon should get a full day of battery life, and another five additional days if you’re using it just to display time.

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Dark Sky finally gets a Wear OS app

It’s rolling out as an update to the main app over the next couple days.

There are a lot of weather apps on the Play Store, but if you’re like me, you rely on Dark Sky for all of your weather forecast wants and needs. Today, the dev team behind Dark Sky announced that it’s releasing a Wear OS version of the app so you can check the weather faster than ever.

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