Posts tagged with: Android Wear
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    It’s been almost three months since the last time we saw the aging but powerful and beautiful LG Watch Urbane discounted, and even then, you only had a few hours to act. Hopefully, you didn’t, because the circular Android Wear timepiece is now cheaper than ever before on eBay. No shadiness included, as you’re looking at doing business with buydig, a 98.8 percent trusted retailer, and a US warranty is also part of the deal. A $180 deal, FYI, no matter if you’d like your Watch Urbane coated in silver or gold. Obviously, supplies must be limited, and at the time of this writing, there ...

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    With a new flagship smartphone, some recent mid-rangers, and no shortage of high-end accessories, LG hit Barcelona with all cylinders firing, giving us one of the better spreads of MWC gear. That puts the manufacturer in a great spot for early 2016, but what will the rest of the year bring? An LG spokesman has been talking to the press about some of the company's plans, adding support to the idea of Google shaking up its Nexus program with new manufacturers and revisiting one of 2015's failures. LG's been responsible for Nexus phones three of the past four years, but this year we've been ...

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    Smart watches - people either love them or hate them. Why this polarity? And what must be done to close that gap between love and hate? It seems to be that some recognize that the smartwatch isn't an entirely necessary accessory. It doesn't replace the smartphone and doesn't do smartphone-like tasks well enough to be entirely useful. Still, others love the accessory for having notifications available on their wrist, to be able to control some aspects of their phone hands free while running through the airport to catch the next flight. Others, who have a hole to burn through their pocket, ...

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    Motorola seems to want to kill two birds with one stone as part of its latest US-only online bundle deal, boosting presumably lagging sales of both the 64GB Moto X Pure Edition and outdated first-generation Moto 360. Most buyers of the X Pure Edition, aka X Style smartphone probably go for the “entry-level”, 16GB model, priced at just $400 unlocked, and always capable of easily expanding the internal storage space with up to 128 gigs more via microSD. But if a grand total of 144GB digital hoarding room is still not enough or you find memory cards slow and inconvenient, 100 bucks extra ...

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    You’d probably expect a fledgling segment of the ever-growing tech industry to advance at a more rapid pace than fully mature, saturated markets, and while that’s been true in some aspects for wearable devices, most smartwatches have also worryingly stagnated in a key department. Remember the 2014 LG G Watch and Samsung Gear Live? Well, their sequels, threequels and spin-offs may look far prettier on the outside, and they’ve definitely gained a bunch of software tricks, a few being nowadays even capable of initiating and receiving voice calls by themselves. But you know what the two ...

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    Western Motorola buffs already have reason to envy their India-based counterparts, as Marshmallow updates are coming left and right in the latter market, including for the regional Moto G Turbo Edition and, most recently, the standard G second-gen. But now nation-leading online retailer Flipkart takes things to the next level, also offering a slew of discounts on Moto gear to honor the second anniversary of the American device manufacturer’s return to India. Basically everything’s on sale for a limited time, starting with the always popular Moto X Style, which now costs Rs. 27,000 ...

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    It feels like we’ve been basically saying the same thing in anticipation of every single high-end HTC product launch over the past few years, and once again, it appears the company’s financial well-being, even its very survival, hinges on an impending flagship phone. The problem is the One M10, aka Perfume, aka One-something-else-entirely isn’t impending enough, skipping this month’s Mobile World Congress, where the Samsung Galaxy S7 and LG G5 are expected to go official. Worse yet, the One A9 lookalike may also skip the month of March entirely, seeing daylight around mid-April in ...

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    It should be crystal clear by now that, while it fell short of overly optimistic expectations from ardent iFans, the Apple Watch sold magnificently well during its first eight or nine months in stores, acting as the main catalyst behind the global rise of wrist-worn gadgets. Granted, Fitbits and Xiaomi Mi Bands also helped put wearables on the map, but they’re likely to gradually lose steam in the next few years, not to mention they’re generating peanuts in profits. Back to the “iWatch”, this reportedly accounted for a whopping two thirds of all smartwatch shipments in 2015, namely ...

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    How long have we been waiting for Android Wear watches to start sounding off? Models like last year's Huawei Watch were clearly packing integrated speakers, and it looked like it was just a matter of time before we'd see the software fall into place that would finally take advantage of them. But despite some indications that such updates were on the way, official speaker support has so far been elusive. Well, today's the day we've been looking forward to, as Google announces new hands-free features for Android Wear, including speaker support. Right now, the only two Android Wear models ...

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    For every device comes its time to go. For these two Android Wear smartwatches, they've had their time around. The original Moto 360 from Motorola is now nearly 18 months old while the Sony Smartwatch 3 is about a month younger. The Google Store has determined that it's about time that the two were discontinued from sale on its virtual shelves. The ever-popular Moto 360 went through sales that took the price down from $250 to $100. The Smartwatch 3 received nowhere near the attention as Motorola's creation did, but given how far it has gone as Sony's overall mobile sales have fallen, it's ...

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    Most new device launches go the same way: usually the press gets review units before they’re widely available, and we get to use them for a few days -or a week if we’re lucky- as we work on our review. Then press day arrives. The embargo on media coverage lifts, and everyone posts their reviews and videos at the same time. It’s a huge frenzy, commenters go nuts, and it’s a giant explosion of frantic opinion-sharing activity. For about … a day. And then it all goes away. Sure, there’s followup coverage as people find bugs and hidden features, but after that initial blast, not ...

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    If you’re like me and you grew up with a Casio on your wrist, you might have also wished the company one day decided to make a modern smartwatch, until they did. The company has been under the radar for quite some time now, sticking to what worked a few decades ago, all the time letting other companies take charge of the smartwatch market.  It's important to point out that Casio is pretty much the pioneer of the classic old smartwatch from back in the day, with calculator watches, to the old Data Banks that we all drooled for when we were kids. Those days are over though as the company ...

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    The discontinued Motorola-made Nexus 6 is available at a reduced price on Amazon, possibly in a last attempt to clear inventory, Google just dropped the Nexus 5X to a starting tag of $350 on a permanent basis, so it’s only natural the Huawei-produced Nexus 6P follows suit. Unfortunately for hardcore Android purists, the N6P is likely still greatly popular at its normal retail cost, so Big G doesn’t see the need to take anything off the MSRP yet. Instead, you’ll net $50 savings on any Huawei Watch configuration purchased from the search giant with the acquisition of any Nexus 6P ...

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    Even though it only became commercially available stateside in late April, slowly expanding worldwide in the next few months, and many analysts drew attention to its less-than-stellar sales results, the Apple Watch remarkably managed to conquer over 50 percent of the 2015 smartwatch market. That’s at least according to Juniper Research, and if you take into account similar studies issued by other firms in the recent past, you’ll likely find the numbers check out. IDC, for instance, predicted global shipments would reach 21.3 million units during the last 12 months between all ...

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    Fossil wants to hit the right demographics with its classy-looking Android Wear smartwatches. According to Esquire magazine's media kit: Esquire is geared toward men who have arrived. They dress for themselves; have both the means and knowledge to invest; can order with confidence in a fine restaurant; have a healthy respect and admiration for women; take vacations that enrich their lives and recharge their energy; and have mastered many of life's basics. What they want is a primer on how to lead a richer, better, fuller, and more meaningful life. In other words, college-educated men aged ...

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    Unveiled way back in September alongside a standard, non-GPS-packing but slightly more stylish version, the Motorola Moto 360 Sport was inexplicably kept on the sidelines for all this time. At long last, it expanded from Europe to America’s largest wireless carrier yesterday, and now it’s up for grabs through the manufacturer’s own US e-store too. Unfortunately, Motorola isn’t in a generous mood when it comes to the sporty smartwatch, selling it for the same $300 as Verizon, and at least for the time being, neglecting to include it in any smartphone bundle deals. Coated in your ...

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    Interested in Motorola’s newest flagship smartphone and the company’s second-generation smartwatch? Stop pining for yesteryear’s Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals, and pony up at least $600 before 10:59 am CT, on January 12. The six Benjamins will get you both the unlocked Moto X Style, aka X Pure Edition, and 2015 Moto 360, obviously in entry-level configurations with 16GB internal storage and 42mm case designed for men respectively. Bought separately outside this sweet five-day-limited promotion, the 5.7-inch handheld sets you back at least $400, while the swanky circular ...

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    It's been a while since we told you that Casio was preparing to launch its first smartwatch this March. Thankfully, the announcement came earlier, as the company has unveiled its plans for the new Android Wear-powered Casio smartwatch at the ongoing CES 2016 in Las Vegas. It's name is a mouthful -- Casio WSD-F10 Smart Outdoor Watch -- but it's built with military standard specifications. It will be available in April for around $500 and brings a 320x300 resolution display in a 1.32-inch form factor, water resistance, MIL-STD-810 build, pressure (air pressure, altitude) sensor, ...

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    Update: We have learned that the "Jewel" model case size is 44mm, to fit the cubic zirconia crystals onto the case. For people who deign to accessorize, you're probably male and don't care too much about details. Hey, some of us at Pocketnow are guilty, too. But for jet-setting, tech-savvy women who want to join in on this smartwatch revolution, your attention may come to bangles, the Apple Watch (because Apple), or the Gear S2. If you've been looking for some Android Wear watch options specifically, well, they've been hard to come by. That is, until the Huawei Watch for Women showed up at ...

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    A new year means an opportunity for a new start, and what better way to prepare yourself for what lies ahead than a fresh makeover? Maybe for you that means new clothes, or losing that holiday-season weight, but for Huawei it means bringing some new looks to last year's hardware, and it's doing just that with both the Nexus 6P and its Huawei Watch wearable. A couple weeks back we mentioned some rumors that the gold Nexus 6P, heretofore only available as an incredibly limited edition in Japan, could soon spread to other markets - and in particular, the US. Originally announced alongside its ...

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    Audio output on smartwatches is a pretty contentious point. Some users are more than happy with the level of notifications they enjoy now, and aren't particularly looking forward to a future where every app on your watch is constantly beeping at you. Others welcome the possibilities audio output affords, and manufacturers sure seem to be on their side. Earlier this year, we saw Android Wear manufacturers start building speakers into their wearables, even if support wasn't yet present on the software side. We've already seen progress in that direction on the platform level, and now the ...

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    When you're just four days out from the new year, you know it's time to whip your head over your shoulder and give a longing look at what you've been through before you close the door. We do it all the time since we're nostalgia freaks, but especially this week. We have today our top three wearable picks of 2015. While all of them are smartwatches (as opposed to, say, VR wear or fitness bracelets), the ones we chose are quite disparate in the look-and-feel department as well as software. And it's not that we're recommending these devices for you to buy right the heck now: it's just these ...

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    Generous as always for Cyber Monday stateside, Motorola wants to take care of its UK and India-based fans this Christmas also, selling the second-generation Moto 360, as well as the X Style, X Play, Moto G 2015, and Moto E (2nd gen) at lower prices than usual. The device manufacturer’s British Moto Maker website has the small (42 mm) men’s Moto 360 variant available for £200 after a £30 discount, and the large (46 mm) model priced at £230, down from £270. Ladies aren’t forgotten either, and the 42 mm Android Wear smartwatch “designed for women” costs £210 instead of £260. ...

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    Any fledgling segment of the notoriously unpredictable tech industry is typically characterized by a high degree of volatility, but if we are to trust the International Data Corporation, the wearable market has already reached a point of relative stability. That’s obviously not to say sales will recede. Quite on the contrary, as the IDC now expects worldwide wearable shipments to stand at roughly 80 million units for the whole of 2015, then more than 111 mil in 2016, and a whopping 215M or so in 2019. It’s just that the Apple Watch currently rules over the smartwatch niche, and should ...

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    Huawei took a big gamble when it chose a “premium” design path for its first ever smartwatch, pricing the super-stylish Android wearable device on-par with the Apple Watch, at $350 and up. But while Black Friday brought some obligatory discounts to the table, there was nothing too drastic to signal the Huawei Watch failed to catch on. Now, rumor has it a couple of variants designed specifically for ladies will land at CES 2016 in January, followed by an all-new, cellular-enabled generation in the summer, which is yet another sign the Huawei Watch is doing well at the box-office… ...

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