Wearables

After quite a long day yesterday here in Berlin I finally managed to catch a breath to sit down and go over what was likely the biggest reveal over the course of this year's IFA. Last night Samsung formally presented the Gear S2 to the public and demonstrated what the new smartwatch is all about. We've already covered the initial paper-launch a few days ago where took a look at the basic specification sheet of the three new smartwatch models. As a reminder, we're talking about 3 SKUs - the Gear S2 BT, Gear S2 3G and the Gear S2 Classic. Samsung Gear S2 BT Samsung Gear S2 Classic Samsung Gear S2 3G SoC Exynos 3250 (2x Cortex A7 @ 1.0GHz) RAM/NAND 512MB RAM, 4GB NAND Display 1.2" Circular 360x360 SAMOLED (302ppi) Dimensions Gear...

Motorola Launches The New Moto 360 Collection

Today Motorola has officially announced the long rumored second generation of the Moto 360. While details are still unknown about the display resolution or some aspects of the internal...

6 by Brandon Chester 2 days ago

ASUS Details The ZenWatch 2: Coming In October

At this year's Computex Taipei ASUS released some teaser information about the upcoming ZenWatch 2. At the time we knew what the ZenWatch 2 would look like, but there...

11 by Brandon Chester 3 days ago

Samsung Announces The Gear S2 Smartwatch

Today Samsung announced the Gear S2 and Gear S2 Classic, the newest products in their line of smartwatches. The Gear S2 has what Samsung describes as a more minimal...

15 by Brandon Chester 4 days ago

Google Announces Android Wear For iOS

Today Google announced that Android Wear now works with iPhones in addition to Android devices. The expansion to iPhones has been long rumored for the Android Wear platform, which...

10 by Brandon Chester 4 days ago

Razer Launches New Wildcat Xbox One Controller And New Version Of The Nabu Smartband

Today at PAX Razer announced a refresh of the Nabu smartband which they first announced at CES in 2014. They also announced that they will be selling the Razer...

11 by Brett Howse on 8/28/2015

Understanding Smartwatch Design

Although I mentioned this in passing in the Apple Watch review, I’ve increasingly realized that it is difficult for both manufacturers and consumers to really understand what makes a...

35 by Joshua Ho on 8/26/2015

Sony Unveils The SmartBand 2

Today Sony announced their second generation SmartBand wearable, the SmartBand 2. Like its predecessor, the SmartBand 2 is a fitness wristband that incorporates an accelerometer to track your movement...

11 by Brandon Chester on 8/20/2015

The Apple Watch Review

Prior to the launch of the Apple Watch, there had been rumors that Apple would make a watch for quite some time. In a broader sense, the wearables industry...

266 by Joshua Ho & Brandon Chester on 7/20/2015

Apple Announces watchOS 2

In addition to OS X El Capitan and iOS 9, Apple has announced an upcoming update to the watchOS operating system that powers the Apple Watch. This will be...

7 by Brandon Chester on 6/8/2015

ASUS Shows Off The ZenWatch 2 At Computex

Today ASUS updated their Android Wear smartwatch offering. It wasn't long ago that we saw the original ASUS ZenWatch at IFA, but it's now being superseded by the ZenWatch...

6 by Brandon Chester on 6/1/2015

ARM Announcements: New IoT Subsystem for TSMC 55ULP and ARM Cordio Radio IP

Today at Computex ARM is announcing a new 'IoT Subsystem' for developers: ARM Cortex-M with ARM Cordio radio IP (see below) with full integration with mBed OS. The principle...

1 by Ian Cutress on 5/31/2015

Understanding Project Soli and Jacquard: Wearable Control Breakthroughs

Today at Google IO, Google’s Advanced Technologies and Products (ATAP) group went over some of the things that they’ve worked on in the year since the previous IO. There...

12 by Joshua Ho on 5/30/2015

Microsoft Health and Band Updates Bring New Cycling App Integrations, Insights and Features

Today Microsoft launched a new update to their fitness wearable, Microsoft Band, and also to their health platform and smartphone app, Microsoft Health. These updates broaden the capabilities of...

4 by Stephen Barrett on 4/23/2015

Android Wear Updates: Wi-Fi, Always-On Apps and Usability

This week Google announced the latest update to their smart watch focused operating system, Android Wear. Google did not specify the exact version number, but the previous version was...

10 by Stephen Barrett on 4/23/2015

Imagination Launches New Low Power Wireless IP: Ensigma Whisper

Today Imagination is launching a new set of licensable wireless intellectual property (IP) called 'Ensigma Whisper' to complement its portfolio of other SoC IPs. This announcement gives Imagination a...

9 by Stephen Barrett on 4/15/2015

Motorola Launches Moto Maker for the Moto 360

In August of 2013, Motorola launched an innovative web portal, Moto Maker, enabling personalization of the original Moto X immediately prior to purchase. Almost two years later, Moto Maker...

9 by Stephen Barrett on 3/10/2015

Apple Watch Hands-On

By far the highlight of Apple’s Spring Forward event was the Apple Watch. Though announced back in September, Apple has not allowed any hands-on time with the device until...

66 by Ryan Smith on 3/9/2015

Apple Reveals Apple Watch Details And Availability

Apple's Spring Forward event saw the launch of a new MacBook that greatly departs from the typical image of a notebook, the launch of iOS 8.2, and most importantly...

38 by Brandon Chester on 3/9/2015

Apple Releases iOS 8.2 With Apple Watch Support

Today at their Spring Forward event Apple made a number of announcements. One smaller but still important update to come from the event was the release of iOS 8.2...

4 by Brandon Chester on 3/9/2015

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