The almost perfect classy LG Watch Urbane LTE has just got an update, meet the LG Watch Urbane 2 that comes with significant upgrades over the predecessor. Being a completely independent device with built-in cellular connection and 4G LTE connectivity on the board, the Urbane 2 gives users ability to surf Internet, send messages and even make calls independently without engaging the phone. Also the new wearable debuts with Android Wear that replaces the ill-fated webOS platform found in previous models. Additionally, while delivering high-tech functions, the watch still keeps the fashionable design of its predecessor.
After stealing the MWC 2015 show the long-awaited Huawei Watch somehow sank into the ground keeping its premiere date, availability and pricing details in secret for months. Right now, the desired by millions, the Huawei Watch has been finally announced and available for purchase from day one for a price starting at $349. Open for pre-order today, the watch is scheduled to ship in two weeks. If you plan to get one for yourself, here’s where to buy it.
Asus lived up to expectations this year at Computex. The Taiwanese manufacturer showed up at the annual electronics show in Taipei with a bunch of new products to get officially and properly announced. Among the ZenFone Selfie smartphone and a bunch of new ZenPads, the company introduced ZenWatch 2 smartwatch – a successor of the last year’s ZenWatch.
There is more than one way to celebrate an important event. Last week Google opened a new Google Store where you can buy Nexus phones and tablets, Chromebooks and a bunch of other Google-made devices. However, instead of throwing a big party, the company opted for a different way of sharing their happiness with customers. What’s that? You can get $50 Google Play credit with purchase of the Nexus 6, Nexus 9 or Android Wear device.
Motorola launches Moto 360 with black and limited grey leather strap, premium edition with metal bands coming soon
Motorola’s highly anticipated smart timepiece, the Moto 360, finally hits the market. We’ve been discussing the device so many times, that no one expected that the manufacturer is able to surprise us with something we don’t know. But somehow Motorola managed to do it with launching the Moto 360 with two different leather straps for based price of $249.99, the premium edition with metal bands is said to be available later this fall.
The IFA in Berlin is buzzing with new technological advances presented by numerous companies. ASUS didn’t go unnoticed this time by unveiling its first wrist-wearable, Android Wear run smartwatch – the Asus ZenWatch. Last week, ASUS had put up a teaser video about its new smartwatch, so it was not surprising that they officially presented their new product on IFA in Berlin. Earlier this year, ASUS was mentioning that they were planning on making a watch that would compete with other smartwatches in the market. According to their statements, ASUS smartwatch was planned to be different from other wearables and feature gesture based controls.
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.
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.
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.
When last month Google unveiled its Android Wear OS, a special version of Android designed for wearable devices, we learned that there were at least two smartwatches to be launched with the platform on board, the Moto 360 and LG G Watch. So far, Motorola hasn’t revealed anything new regarding its smartwatch other than what was already known. LG, on the other hand, has been a bit more forthcoming recently. In fact, the company has launched a new website that gives us a better idea of what to expect with some its highlights including dust and water resistance plus an “always on” feature.
Following Google’s unveiling of its Android Wear platform, Motorola quickly announced its own contribution to the project in the form of the Moto 360 smartwatch. We didn’t have to wait long for another electronics manufacturer to join in the fun. The second company to confirm the release of wearable device powered by Android Wear OS in the near future is LG. The Korean company has just made official the LG G Watch running Google’s new Android Wear software.
Smartwatches are still not as popular as smartphones but more and more companies are jumping on the bandwagon or expressing plans to do so in the near future. Those few smartwatches that are available now run on the same operating system as smartphones. Google, however, came to a conclusion that it would be more beneficial if wearable smart devices were shipped with a dedicated platform. That’s how Android Wear idea came into project. Android Wear is now official and ready for developers to put their creativity into action.