The upcoming 2014 IFA trade show event will definitely make a lot of fuss on the smartwatch market with unveiling four more highly-anticipated smart timepieces. Sony will introduce its SmartWatch 3, LG is going to present its G Watch R, not even mention about the Motorola’s Moto 360’s premiere or Asus’s ZenWatch. All of them are probably to run Android Wear, what foreshadows a harsh competition among the most notable mobile manufacturers wanting to get sales. And just right now in answer to the upcoming flood of brand new smartwatches, the retailers, in order to get more space on their shelves, have begun to get rid of old ones. The BestBuy has just started to sell the square LG G Watch for $179.99 with $50 off the retail price.
It seems that the circular smart watches competition is on. It has been on for some time now since we have seen many smartwatches presented by major companies such as Samsung, Motorola and LG. However, with this new addition to the market from LG “The G Watch R”, it is obvious that other wearables may see hard time in sales with this new guy in town. Earlier this week, LG posted a teaser video on its upcoming new, Google-powered round watch, the LG G Watch R and now it has officially been presented to the market and smartwatch enthusiasts.
We didn’t expect it to happen so quickly, but it looks like the rumors on the Samsung’s curved completely standalone smartwatch are true. The company didn’t only confirmed the existence of the Samsung Gear S but also released the list of full specs, which looks quite impressive as for the smartwatch. The Tizen-based wearable gadget is said to hit the market in October.
It seems that this year’s IFA is going to belong to Sony, or at least that’s our assumption based on countless leaks regarding the company’s upcoming products. It appears that in addition to the much anticipated Xperia Z3 smartphone and a smaller Xperia Z3 Compact model, the company will also unveil the Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact and… a smartwatch. And we think so, because the tablet was spotted in a picture along with a new smartwatch we haven’t seen before.
Rumors about the upcoming premiere of a new LG smartwach allegedly planned to take place at IFA in Berlin this September are just one week old, and today, along with the LG’s launching their new smartwatch official video teaser, they become facts. The mentioned rumors were saying that the new watch would be a sequel of the LG G Watch. Nothing more erroneous! The today’s video shows that the company wants to expand its list of offerings by adding to its lineup another brand new smart timepiece. Due to its round face, the new LG G Watch R is said to compete with highly anticipated Moto 360, calling it not round enough.
Samsung seems to be obsessed with launching smartwatches at a feverish pace. Only within the last twelve months we could witness the unveiling of the Galaxy Gear, Gear 2, Gear 2 Neo, Gear Fit and Gear Live. What’s more interesting the Korean manufacturer isn’t going to slow down, since the company is working on another smartwatch that is believed to be released at the Samsung’s pre-IFA event on September 3rd. We’re talking about the Gear 3, which is rumored to sport a curved display.
The wearable devices market constantly gain on interest, all counting on the market mobile manufacturers already launched or are to launch their own smartwatches. And now, if to believe the latest reports, Sony is preparing itself to add another device of this type to its list offerings. The sequel of Sony Smartwatch 2, the Smartwatch 3, is allegedly scheduled to make its big entrance during the IFA trade event next month. What’s even more interesting the company will supposedly run the Sony very own OS.
The Neptun Pine smartwatch was presented for the first time in 2013, later on the project was launched as a Kickstarter campaign. Now, after more than a year the long-rumored device is starting its journey to the first batch of its backers. Even if the company take their time with the project, it was worth to wait for, since the Neptun Pine is the first completely standalone smartwatch featuring functions of a regular smartphone.
Timex is now accepting pre-orders on its Ironman One GPS+ standalone smartwatch with 3G connectivity
Timex makes a great entrance into the world of smartwatches. The timepiece manufacturer in cooperation with AT&T Wireless and Qualcomm is now launching their first completely standalone smartwatch with GPS navigation and 3G connectivity designed to be the “must have” of every sport addict. Although the debut date of the Timex Ironman One GPS+ is still a great mystery, the company starts to accept pre-orders on the gadget.
If you wanted to buy the Pebble smartwatch, but its variant of colors seemed too boring for you, now you may reconsider the purchase once again, since the company launches their popular smartwatches in three more additional neon colors: Fresh Green, Hot Pink and Fly Blue. What’s even more interesting you can freely change the watches’s bands and bodies. And, all the necessary elements are available via Pebble Appstore.
You like your smartwatch but you can’t wear it on special more formal occasions since it has nothing in common with fashion? Hawlett-Packard and the US fashion designer Michael Bastian seem to find a proper solution to the problem. The tandem in cooperation with the luxury e-shopping platform Gilt is launching a smartwatch that will satisfy the most sophisticated esthetic tastes of every fashionista.
After Apple failed in passing iTime patent procedure in 2011, everyone simply thought that the company would put the concept on the shelf of unfulfilled ambitions. But apparently, the Apple’s inventors didn’t want to give up the idea, and now after three years, new information confirming further works on the iTime project has come to the light.
Since months HTC has been teasing us with promises about launching their own smartwatch, but so far the only thing we’ve got are numerous rumors and speculations. Some time ago, we got a hearsay saying that the first HTC’s Android Wear smartwatch will be round in its shape, just like the Motorola’s Moto 360. Nothing more erroneous! The recent leaks report that the device will have a square design.
Android Wear, the spin-off of Google’s successful platform, was initially pegged for two smartwatches, the LG G Watch and the Motorola 360. During its annual conference, Google confirmed that a third device would be released with Android Wear on board, the Samsung Gear Live. The G Watch is ready for purchase from Best Buy and the retailer is accepting pre-orders for the Gear Live which is currently listed as “coming soon.”
Are you tired of communicating with your smartwatch using your voice? Don’t worry, there’s finally the light at the end of the tunnel of your problem. Thanks to Minuum we will soon be able to type commands and messages on our smartwatch.
As for now the Minuum’s keyboard for Android Wear is still in the test phase. Although, the manufacturer states it still needs some time to enhance it, it’s teasing us with early demo presenting how the little keyboard cope with the very restricted space of the LG G Watch’s display.
Only yesterday we reported about Samsung’s unexpected move to release an Android Wear smartwatch, the Gear Live, and today we are back with more news from the smartwatch front. It appears that the LG – Motorola – Samsung trio will be joined by at least one more company this year. According to the latest report, Asus is prepping an Android Wear smartwatch for September release and the device is said to be priced between $99 – $150.
It looks like Android Wear, a spin-off of Android designer with wearables, particularly smartwatches, in mind is finally making its way to customers. Unveiled back in March, the platform was initially pegged for two devices, the LG G Watch and the Moto 360, but now it turns out that there is one more player in the game – the Samsung Gear Live. Two of the Android Wear trio are already available for pre-order.
As the technology moves forward at a very fast pace, the devices we use for everyday tasks get smarter and smarter. However, until now only smartphones managed to gain enough traction to become commonly used worldwide. Other members of the smart team, for example smartwatches, are still considered nothing more than fancy gadgets aimed at tech-hungry enthusiasts. Momentum Labs is looking to change that. The company has shown off its Moment smartwatch which in addition to interesting design also promises 30 days battery life.
With each generation released to the market, smartwatches acquire new features, better specs and consequently become smarter and faster. However, no matter how smart they are, if you want to take full advantage of the device’s capabilities, you need to pair it with your smartphone. At least that is the situation where we are right now now. It may change soon, though, as the upcoming LG G Watch could be the first smartwatch featuring a built-in SIM card.