Gear S2: Samsung’s next wearable won’t be powered by Android Wear, and that makes me sad

We caught some glimpses of the Samsung Gear S2 at the Unpacked event, but the device that will be shown at IFA likely won’t be powered by Android Wear.
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Bands for Apple Watch may be its killer feature

All wristwatches have to have a band to fasten them to your arm, so why not make use of the band? Apple Watch bands may be its killer feature!

Here’s what Android Wear needs to learn from Apple Watch

Apple Watch versus Android Wear: Which is better and what can one learn from the other? Let’s dive into what each does well, and where both need to improve.

Samsung pimps its Gear smartwatch lineup with word of over 1,000 apps

Which smartwatch platform should you go with? Will word of over 1,000 Gear smartwatch apps help sway your decision?

Google should leave Samsung alone until it can do a better job

OEMs were asked to delay tablets until Honeycomb, now it’s the same thing with smartwatches. Google should leave Samsung alone until it can do a better job.
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Could smartwatches finally make augmented reality attractive?

VR headsets look terrible and AR apps make you look goofy. We’re already wearing watches on our wrists. Could we soon see an augmented reality smartwatch?

Original Galaxy Gear update transitions smartwatch to Tizen

Samsung’s got a Galaxy Gear Tizen update incoming, replacing the watch’s OS with Samsung’s latest pet project.

Samsung smartwatch market share rises to 71% following strong first quarter sales

Following a powerful first quarter sales showing, it was only inevitable that the Samsung smartwatch market share would rise as it has done.

Office for iPad, HTC One M8 Windows Phone, $99 Galaxy Gear & more – Pocketnow Daily

Watch today’s Pocketnow Daily as we talk about the recent deals announced…

First-gen Galaxy Gear comes in a hair under $100 (one day sale)

Get the details on the best Samsung Galaxy Gear sale we’ve heard of to date.

Samsung has fixed its Gear pricing … sort of

Last week, we finally got official word on Samsung’s Gear 2 pricing. At $300, is the watch still overpriced? Read on for our take!

Pocketnow Weekly 088: Moto 360, Android Wear, and hacking a path to Inbox Zero

Android Wear’s LG G Watch and Moto 360 watch pretty much blew our faces off this morning. Tune in to the podcast for our impressions on the new wearables!

Pocketnow Weekly 085: MWC 2014 wrap-up from Team Barcelona

All the news from Barcelona, brought to you by the guys reporting on it: the Pocketnow Weekly is back with MWC 2014 Samsung, Sony, Nokia news & more!

Smartwatches sorely need cross-device app standards

Without a standard, cross-platform smartwatch apps may be doomed before wearables get off the ground.

Is the Gear Fit the cure for the common smart watch?

Could Samsung’s new Gear Fit smart band save the company from the throes of smart watch mediocrity?

Samsung Gear 2 vs Galaxy Gear: hands-on (Video)

Samsung dropped the ‘Galaxy’ moniker from its new smart watch, but it added a whole lot more. Find out what, in Samsung Gear 2 vs Galaxy Gear!

Pocketnow Weekly: MWC 2014 preview, #ANHO, and Binging Jack Ryan’s Icon

From MWC 2014 to the All-New HTC One, from fake-Siri to Jack Ryan’s Nokia Icon, we’re talking all things mobile tech on a very special Pocketnow Weekly!

Office for iPad, Galaxy Gear 50% off, Apple and Samsung CEO meeting & more – Pocketnow Daily

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New Galaxy Gear deals push smartwatch below $200 mark

Find out who’s offering the most Galaxy Gear savings in this current round of retail and carrier deals.
smartwatch custom rom

Custom ROMs for smartwatches will soon be available

It’s not as far-fetched as you might think, a rooted custom kernel is now available for a watch. Will smartwatch custom ROMs be next?
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How to use the Galaxy Gear with the Nexus 5 (video)

What if you have a non-Samsung phone and want to use it with your super cool new smartwatch? Here’s how to use your Galaxy Gear with the Nexus 5.

Galaxy Gear price cuts could be coming (but is it too late?)

Learn why Galaxy Gear price cuts may be in our future, and how this could all be tied to the launch of a new Galaxy Gear model.

Smartwatches will not be a fad, if done right

Smartwatches are part of the unproven and still very new wearable market. But is the smartwatch a fad? Learn why we don’t think so here!

Pocketnow Weekly 081: Lenovo buys Motorola, Galaxy S5 fingerprints, & interview with special guest Ryan Negri

The Lenovo Motorola deal kicks off our recap of a startling week in tech, and Ryan Negri tells us about the journey of starting Negri Electronics. Tune in!

Wearables will not replace smartphones … yet

Smartwatches are little more than peripherals. But could there be a standalone watchphone? Read why the wearable smartphone won’t exist for some time.