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smartwatches

Smartwatches 2018

The wearable market is growing because people love smartwatches

November 29th, 2018

The wearable device market looks set to grow almost 26 percent next year compared to 2018, with worldwide shipment of wearable devices reaching 225 million. That’s according to a new forecast from research firm Gartner, which predicts that of the estimated $42 billion that end users will spend on wearable devices next year, a little …

wearable health

Researchers prove that smartwatches know you’re sick even before you do

January 18th, 2017

Smartwatches are normally touted for their ability to track our activity, count steps, and log our heart rate during a morning run, but the devices have a hidden ability that isn’t advertised: tracking illness. That might sound crazy, but a Stanford professor and his team just proved it with an extremely thorough two-year study where volunteers equipped …

smartwatch battery life

Finally, a smartwatch that never needs to be charged

November 14th, 2016

If there’s one thing that’s keeping the smartwatch movement from gaining mass market traction, it’s the fact that they need to be charged more often than almost any other device. A startup on Indiegogo thinks it’s solved that problem, and it’s launching a smartwatch that is powered by body heat. The Matrix PowerWatch is a …

Smartwatch Games 10 Second Sessions

Smartwatch game wars start right now – but can a 10-second game really work?

March 18th, 2015

A new Finnish mobile game company called Everywear has made a radical decision: It will only develop games for wearable devices. This leap seems gutsy, almost foolhardy… but the people backing the company are bound to give skeptics a pause. The lead investors in a newly announced €500,000 seed round are Lifeline and Sunstone, two institutions closely …

Why Smart Watches Are Stupid

Man tries wearing smartwatches for a week, still finds them virtually useless

July 14th, 2014

Is Silicon Valley deluding itself into thinking that smartwatches are going to be the next game-changing gadget? That certainly seems to be the case for the early generation of smartwathces, as New York Magazine’s Kevvin Roose tried wearing two different smartwatches at all times for a week and found them to be virtually useless.

Samsung Smartwatch Gesture Controls

Samsung has found something even worse than talking to your watch to control it

May 27th, 2014

As smartwatches struggle to find their place in a saturated device market, vendors are looking for new ways to attract potential customers. Even executives are willing to admit that the current lineup hasn’t done much to impress consumers. The latest patent from Samsung imagines a new method of gesture controls for future smartwatches, using a built-in …

Moto 360 Vs Gear 2

Motorola exec: Every smartwatch released so far has been ‘pretty crappy’

May 14th, 2014

Motorola executive Mark Randall is saying what a lot of other gadget watchers are thinking: The smartwatches we’ve seen released so far are nothing to get excited about. In fact, in an interview with Trusted Reviews, Randall goes so far as to say that every smartwatch that’s been released to date has been “pretty crappy.”

New Smart Watches 2014

Does anyone actually care about smartwatches?

April 1st, 2014

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 …