New Smart Watches 2014

Does anyone actually care about smartwatches?

By on April 1, 2014 at 6:03 PM.

Does anyone actually care about smartwatches?

Tech companies are always looking to create the “next big thing” that will completely upend the industry as we know it and make them insanely profitable as early adopters rush to snap up their new, exciting and never-before-seen products. This soft of disruption happened with smartphones just after Apple launched the iPhone back in 2007 and to a lesser extent with tablets when the iPad came out three years later. However, there are also times when the tech industry can significantly overestimate how much consumers are actually interested in their innovative new products — as anyone who remembers the 3D TV craze that never materialized can tell you, being innovative doesn’t being successful. More →

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The History of Smartwatches

Take a look back at the history of smartwatches before Android Wear

By on March 18, 2014 at 5:27 PM.

Take a look back at the history of smartwatches before Android Wear

Although the tech industry appears to be doing everything in its power to make wearable devices the next big thing, the concept of the smartwatch is actually quite old. Looking back, we’ve come across ZDNet’s pictorial history of the smartwatch, from IBM’s bulky, blocky WatchPad to the crowdfunding phenomenon that is Pebble. Sony, Microsoft and even Fossil make appearances on the list, each in an attempt to start a trend that still hasn’t caught on years later. More →

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Functional Fashionable Smartwatch Concept

A functional, fashionable smartwatch concept puts Samsung to shame

By on March 7, 2014 at 6:15 PM.

A functional, fashionable smartwatch concept puts Samsung to shame

Although Samsung is making strides in the wearable market, the new Gear models are still sitting uncomfortably on opposite ends of the spectrum when it comes to form and function. The Gear 2 and Gear Neo watches are sleeker than the Galaxy Gear, but they haven’t completely shed their bulky, boxy exteriors quite yet. The Gear Fit is much more practical and discreet, but lacks the functionality of its larger counterparts. What we need is a middle ground, and that’s exactly what Gábor Balogh’s concept design is hoping to bring to the table. More →

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Wearable Computers Sales 2014

Smartwatches and fitness bands to hit the big time this year

By on February 12, 2014 at 11:15 PM.

Smartwatches and fitness bands to hit the big time this year

Wearable tech failed to make a huge impact last year, but 2014 could be the year that smartwatches and fitness bands finally take off. Canalys forecasts that over 17 million smart bands will ship in 2014, following massive growth in the second half of last year. Based on the analyst’s findings, 1.6 million smart bands shipped in the second half of 2013 alone. Leading the way were Fitbit’s Flex and Force bands in the “basic” category and Samsung’s Galaxy Gear in the “smart” category. We might not have found much to like in the Galaxy Gear, but it apparently managed to knock out the smartwatch competition. With a more capable sequel, Samsung could get a huge head start as the market begins to expand. More →

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Neptune Pine Smartwatch Video

Video: Meet the Galaxy Note of smartwatches

By on January 9, 2014 at 11:50 AM.

Video: Meet the Galaxy Note of smartwatches

You know how tech companies have been saying that one of the biggest challenges when it comes to building smartwatches is how to make it small enough so that it’s not overtly noticeable when you’re wearing it? Well the crew at Neptune don’t much care for that line of thinking and their new Pine smartwatch gives people the same thing that Samsung’s Galaxy Note gives to smartphone users: A really big screen.

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