Apple Watch Sales 2016 Projection

One year after its launch, things aren’t looking up for Apple Watch

By on April 11, 2016 at 9:00 PM.

One year after its launch, things aren’t looking up for Apple Watch

It’s been nearly one year since the launch of the Apple Watch. While the device is easily the most successful smartwatch ever released, it hasn’t exactly set the world on fire the way the iPhone and iPad once did. Well connected analyst Ming-Chi Kuo of KGI Securities is projecting that Apple Watch shipments are actually going to decrease by 25% this year despite the fact that Apple is planning to release a second-generation Apple Watch.

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Apple Watch 2

Don’t expect big changes from this year’s ‘Apple Watch 2’

By on April 11, 2016 at 6:05 PM.

Don’t expect big changes from this year’s ‘Apple Watch 2’

Since its release last year, the Apple Watch hasn’t exactly taken the world by storm. Sure, the device launched with a lot of hype and fanfare, but the Apple Watch hasn’t exactly become the homerun many believed it would be. Tellingly, Apple has still never disclosed sales figures for the Apple Watch. But to be fair, Tim Cook has said that sales have increased with each passing quarter.

The fact that the Apple Watch didn’t instantly become a revolutionary product, however, isn’t necessarily a troubling warning sign. Indeed, if we take a look back at Apple’s storied history, we see that it took some time for products like the iPod and the iPhone to truly become global phenomenons. That being the case, proponents of the Apple Watch have justifiably argued that we should reserve judgement on the device until the second-generation model is released.

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Apple Watch 2 Features

Apple Watch 2 with 20-40% thinner casing may be introduced in June

By on April 9, 2016 at 8:57 PM.

Apple Watch 2 with 20-40% thinner casing may be introduced in June

According to analyst Brian White of Drexel Hamilton, Apple may introduce a completely revamped version of the Apple Watch as early as June. While previous reports pointed to a September 2016 introduction, MacRumors reports that White recently toured a number of companies from Apple’s supply chain and heard rumblings that Apple may take some time at WWDC to showcase its next-gen wearable.

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Samsung Smart Contact Lens

Samsung’s exciting new idea could succeed where Google Glass failed

By on April 7, 2016 at 1:32 PM.

Samsung’s exciting new idea could succeed where Google Glass failed

Google’s failed failed first attempt at wearables sounded very exciting at first, though it soon became apparent Glass would not be the hit product the company may have envisioned. Not only was it an expensive prototype during its limited release, but it was also met with huge privacy-related backlash.

Samsung, on the other hand, seems to have the right idea of how to build this kind of product.

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Apple Watch Hermès Bands

Apple made my dream come true: Standalone Hermès Apple Watch bands are on the way

By on April 7, 2016 at 9:10 AM.

Apple made my dream come true: Standalone Hermès Apple Watch bands are on the way

Apple announced an exciting partnership last year with French fashion company Hermès for the Apple Watch. But while I was initially thrilled to see the new Watch bands options, I soon realized that you’d have to buy a brand new Watch to get them. However, Apple is ready to address that “issue” by releasing a brand new set of Watch bands: they’re all made by Hermès, they come in various colors, and they’re obviously more affordable than the full Hermès Watch package. They also might just be the hottest Apple Watch bands ever. More →

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Smartwatch For Android Phones

The smartwatch that’s smart enough to not look like a smartwatch

By on March 24, 2016 at 12:17 PM.

The smartwatch that’s smart enough to not look like a smartwatch

Taste is always a matter of preference and something that looks gorgeous to one person might look like junk to another. While that will always be the case, there are some things that most people can agree on. And in the case of smartwatches, many people seem to agree that most examples we’ve seen so far features designs that aren’t nearly as stylish as more conventional watches. There are a few that look alright — the Apple Watch and Samsung’s Gear S2 come to mind — but good old mechanical watches are still often a bit more… classy.

Well, now there’s finally a smartwatch that’s smart enough to not look like a smartwatch. It’s time to meet the Nevo Smartwatch for Android and iOS. More →

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apple-watch-sign

Apple announces major Apple Watch price cut, unveils new bands

By on March 21, 2016 at 1:28 PM.

Apple announces major Apple Watch price cut, unveils new bands

Apple’s spring event is officially underway and the company got things rolling by announcing some new Apple Watch bands including a woven nylon band that features a four-layer construction in multiple colors, as well as a new Space Black Milanese Loop band. Apple has also announced a major price cut for the 38-millimeter Apple Watch Sport to $299. More →

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Apple Watch Heart Attack

Apple Watch helps man survive potentially fatal heart attack

By on March 15, 2016 at 5:40 PM.

Apple Watch helps man survive potentially fatal heart attack

The Apple Watch is probably already on your must-have list, but a man in Canada was able to avoid a heart attack thanks to the Apple Watch he’d recently purchased.

Dennis Anselmo, a 62-year-old builder, was returning to work after lunch on August 18th last year when he began feeling unwell. Little did he know that what he suspected to be a flu or fever was actually a heart attack. More →

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ASUS ZenWatch 2 Price

The only Android smart watch worth owning just got even cheaper

By on March 1, 2016 at 6:05 PM.

The only Android smart watch worth owning just got even cheaper

Android Wear has become a fairly solid smart watch platform at this point, thanks largely to Google Now, which is awesome. If we’re being perfectly honest though, there are many options out there that aren’t even the least bit stylish. The Moto 360 would be alright if not for that horrible blank space at the bottom of its round screen, and all the other options are just meh. Well, almost all the other options.

For a limited time the ASUS ZenWatch 2 Android Wear Smartwatch with a Rose Gold Casing and Taupe Leather Band, which is easily the most stylish Android Wear watch available, is on sale for $135 shipped. More →

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This $90 smartwatch does something a $900 Apple Watch can’t

By on February 29, 2016 at 7:48 AM.

This $90 smartwatch does something a $900 Apple Watch can’t

If you want to keep your smart watch on your wrist while showering than this is the smart watch for you. The Jarv Advantage Smart Watch is for sale on Amazon for $89.99 with free shipping. That’s 31% off the device’s already low list price, which is pretty crazy for a smart watch that features better water resistance than the Apple Watch — good luck wearing that thing in the shower… More →

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Apple Watch Price

Apple Watch models get huge discounts ahead of March event

By on February 12, 2016 at 10:56 AM.

Apple Watch models get huge discounts ahead of March event

If you haven’t been keeping up with the news, a number of very reliable reporters have said that Apple is planning to hold its next big event in March. A brand new iPhone that will potentially be called the iPhone 5se will be unveiled at the event, but Apple is also apparently ready to update its Apple Watch lineup a bit. Word on the street is that the only changes to the Watch aside from software updates and a few new bands, but it still looks like retailers are already trying to clear space for new inventory.

What does that mean for you? Since there’s no Apple Watch 2 on the horizon, it means you can save some serious money on a cutting edge Watch that won’t be out of date anytime soon. And right now for a limited time, B&H is chopping $100 off the prices of 20 different Apple Watch models. More →

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Apple Watch Confused Product

Influential and beloved iOS developer has some harsh things to say about the Apple Watch

By on February 9, 2016 at 8:49 AM.

Influential and beloved iOS developer has some harsh things to say about the Apple Watch

The Apple Watch is far from a failure. It seems to be growing in popularity with each passing quarter and overall consumer satisfaction with the device appears to be extremely high. Still, the Apple Watch hasn’t exactly taken off in the way that some analysts were anticipating. Nearly one year after the device first launched, Morgan Stanley analyst Katy Huberty’s May 2015 prediction that Apple would sell upwards of 36 million units during the first 12 months of availability is downright laughable.

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