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Android SmartWatch Specs, Price

Irony: Android SmartWatch doesn’t even run Android

March 6th, 2014

“Android SmartWatch” would be a very apropos name for Google’s own smartwatch, but that’s not going to happen, as such a product already exists. Sadly for Android fans, the Android SmartWatch doesn’t have anything to do with recent Nexus smart wristwatch rumors. Instead, it’s produced by Android Watches USA, and while it can be paired …

Smartwatch concept design from Creoir

Video: Even smartwatches designed with beauty in mind are still ugly

February 26th, 2014

Pretty much every smartwatch that has been released so far has been ridiculously ugly. Most of them feature a rectangular screen that many consider to be too large for a wrist. Both the Pebble smartwatch and the Samsung Galaxy Gear suffer from this problem. To fix this, Engadget noted that the design firm Creoir, which …

Swatch Smartwatch

Swiss watchmaker Swatch isn’t afraid of the rise of smartwatches

January 10th, 2014

Popular Swiss watch maker Swatch says it’s not afraid of competing against smartwatches only with regular watches, even though more companies are creating their own such devices and other wearables that will offer smart features when connected to handsets and tablets. “The smartwatch is an opportunity for us, whatever happens,” Swatch Chief Executive Nick Hayek told Reuters …

Wearable Computers CES 2014 Analysis

Wearable computers: The new 3D TVs?

January 7th, 2014

It’s amazing to think that it was only four years ago that the most hyped product to come out of the Consumer Electronics Show was a new batch of 3D televisions that the consumer electronics industry had convinced itself were a potential goldmine. Fast forward to 2012 and the notion that 3D TVs would gain …

Future Wearable Computers

When will wearable computers actually look cool enough to wear?

December 18th, 2013

We’re in a fascinating period when it comes to wearable computers — many in the tech industry think that they will be the next big thing, if only they can convince people to actually buy them. This means that we’re seeing a period of furious experimentation where both small startups and big-name firms are throwing …

Pebble Smartwatch App Store

Pebble joins the smartwatch ecosystem war with its own app store

December 18th, 2013

You knew it was bound to happen, and happen it has. While it apparently still has a ways to go to catch up to Samsung’s Galaxy Gear, a Kickstarter-backed company moving some 200,000 or so units in a matter of months is nothing to scoff at. To wit, Pebble‘s seeing a massive spike in developer …

Metawatch High-end Smartwatch

Vertu founder now working on high-end Metawatch smartwatch

December 3rd, 2013

Metawatch has hired famed Nokia and Vertu designer Frank Nuovo to work on future devices for the company. Metawatch currently sells two smartwatch designs including the Strata (pictured above) and the Frame, which retail for $179.99 and $229.99, respectively, and can be purchased directly from the manufacturer’s online store or in Best Buy stores. Nuovo …

Wearable Computers Sales Projection

Wearable computers look set to take the market by storm

December 2nd, 2013

As the electronics market continues to shift away from standard desktops and notebooks, other devices are primed to take their place. Tablets have the upper hand for the time being, but a recent report from Juniper Research claims that wearable device shipments could reach 130 million by 2018, 10 times the amount of wearables that …

Wearable Computer Shipment Projection

Wearable computer shipments seen hitting 64 million in 2017

October 25th, 2013

If you’re not impressed by the Galaxy Gear, don’t worry — there will be plenty of other wearable computers to choose from in the coming years. The latest projections from Berg Insight estimate that wearable computer shipments will hit 64 million in 2017, a nearly eight-fold increase from the 8.3 million wearable computers the firm …