Apple Watch Magazine Spreads

Apple Watch gets huge spreads in two more top magazines

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Apple Watch gets huge spreads in two more top magazines

Did you know that the Apple Watch is currently in the midst of a world tour? Not a physical one, of course — we’ll have to wait until April for that — but rather a print tour, popping up in some of the most popular magazines around the world.

Last week, we got an early look at the spread appearing in the March issue of Vogue, and now China’s East Touch and England’s The Sunday Times have joined in as well. More →

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Huawei Watch Hands-on

Hands-on with the best Android smartwatch that has ever been made

By on March 2, 2015 at 3:24 PM.

Hands-on with the best Android smartwatch that has ever been made

Coming to MWC 2015 I thought the LG Watch Urbane was going to be the sexiest new wearable device in town, but I soon discovered that was not going to be the case.

While the most interesting mobile toys introduced on Sunday came from two of the most important Android smartphone makers in the world, HTC and Samsung, other companies made several announcements as well. Among them, you could easily spot a new wearable device coming out of China — the Huawei Watch, which might just be the only Android smartwatch you should care about right now. More →

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Apple Watch Fashion Expert

Fashion expert tears into Apple Watch: ‘It’s just not pretty’

By on March 2, 2015 at 2:41 PM.

Fashion expert tears into Apple Watch: ‘It’s just not pretty’

One challenge that the first generation of smartwatches will have is that they’re just too bulky to look natural sitting on your wrist. This is obviously something that will improve with time since gadgets tend to get lighter and thinner as they develop but the first batch of smartwatches we’ve seen still look rough in this regard. The first Apple Watch is no different and one fashion expert recently tore into Apple’s first wearable computer in an interview with Forbes. More →

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LG Watch Urbane Hands-on

LG Watch Urbane hands-on: The smartwatch LG really needs

By on March 2, 2015 at 1:52 PM.

LG Watch Urbane hands-on: The smartwatch LG really needs

A few days before MWC 2015 kicked off, LG unveiled not one but two interesting wearable devices, and even though they share the same name, they’re actually quite different. The LG Watch Urbane LTE model that I saw earlier is a SIM-enabled smartphone on your wrist, a device that’s pretty bulky, even though it looks good and you could easily get used to that big metallic piece of technology on your hand.

But the real looker on LG’s hands is the LG Watch Urbane that looks even better in real life than in pictures and videos. More →

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Apple Watch Release

The incredible (and hilarious) way Apple kept the Apple Watch a secret

By on March 2, 2015 at 12:49 PM.

The incredible (and hilarious) way Apple kept the Apple Watch a secret

The hype and speculation surrounding Apple’s September Apple Watch event was unprecedented, understandably so given Apple’s track record of driving innovation in new product categories. What made the event all the more exciting is that Apple was successfully able to keep important details of the device completely under wraps.

In a broad sense, sure, we knew Apple was likely to introduce a wearable device of some sort. But key details surrounding the device’s capabilities, and even what the design looked like, remained unknown until Tim Cook officially walked up on stage and unveiled the Apple Watch for the first time.

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LG Watch Urbane LTE

LG Watch Urbane LTE hands-on: Gorgeous, but a bit bulky

By on March 2, 2015 at 10:20 AM.

LG Watch Urbane LTE hands-on: Gorgeous, but a bit bulky

A few days before the MWC 2015 madness started, LG surprised smartwatch fans by announcing a one of the best-looking smartwatches yet, at least until Huawei’s watch was unveiled: the LG Watch Urbane and its SIM-card carrying cohort, the LG Watch Urbane LTE. After taking the later for a brief stroll at MWC, I can say that it looks and feels good on the wrist, but it’s also a little bulky. Not to mention the fact that it runs on LG’s “Wearable Platform,” which might take some adjusting to. More →

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apple watch battery life

Apple’s secret plan to maximize Apple Watch battery life

By on March 2, 2015 at 9:30 AM.

Apple’s secret plan to maximize Apple Watch battery life

The New York Times is reporting that Apple has a previously undisclosed plan to maximize battery life on the Apple Watch as much as possible.

According to the report, Apple’s watch team “developed a yet-to-be-announced feature called Power Reserve.” As the name implies, the Apple Watch in Power Reserve mode will run on low energy and will only display the time. Which is to say, all of the device’s other functions such as notifications and activity monitoring will presumably go into a sleep mode in an effort to conserve juice.

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HTC Vive Virtual Reality Headset

Meet Vive, a new virtual reality headset from HTC and Valve

By on March 1, 2015 at 11:49 AM.

Meet Vive, a new virtual reality headset from HTC and Valve

The surprises just kept coming at HTC’s MWC press conference on Sunday. After unveiling the HTC One M9 and the HTC Grip (the company’s first wearable), CEO Peter Chou took the stage to introduce yet another new product: the Vive virtual reality headset. More →

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HTC Grip Release Date Announced

Think wearables: HTC joins the fitness world with the HTC Grip

By on March 1, 2015 at 10:49 AM.

Think wearables: HTC joins the fitness world with the HTC Grip

HTC’s big news out of Mobile World Congress 2015 is the HTC One M9, but the company had another surprise for the audience in Barcelona: the HTC Grip. That’s right, HTC is building it’s own wearable device. We’ve seen plenty of fitness bands over the past several years, but HTC thinks that it can target a group of athletes who aren’t getting what they need from the current selection. More →

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Preview
HTC Grip Review Pt. 1 Hands On

HTC Grip hands-on: The fitness band for casual athletes and pros alike

HTC Grip hands-on: The fitness band for casual athletes and pros alike

By on March 1, 2015 at 10:45 AM.

I’m not sure if there’s still room in the market for more smart health and fitness trackers, but HTC thinks that one group of consumers is being woefully underserved by the current lineup.

As HTC explained to me at a recent press event, most of the current products are for people who are trying to motivate themselves to get off the couch. People who are training for marathons or have a regimented workout routine don’t need an app to tell them that they’ve run 25 miles — they need a device that will actually do something with that information. More →

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LG Watch Urbane Launch

AT&T is the first carrier to confirm it will sell the world’s sexiest new Android watch

By on March 1, 2015 at 9:15 AM.

AT&T is the first carrier to confirm it will sell the world’s sexiest new Android watch

Smartwatch fans have precious few choices when it comes to devices that don’t look like a terrible cross between a Swatch watch and a Casio wrist calculator. Beginning soon, however, that is going to change. Apple is expected to announce Apple Watch launch details during its event on March 9th, and the device will begin shipping in April, according to earlier comments made by Apple CEO Tim Cook.

And soon, U.S. consumers will have another beautiful choice for a smartwatch thanks to a new announcement from LG and AT&T on Sunday. More →

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Huawei Watch Specs, Features and Release Date

A gorgeous Android Wear smartwatch is about to take on the Apple Watch

By on March 1, 2015 at 8:05 AM.

A gorgeous Android Wear smartwatch is about to take on the Apple Watch

What do you get when you try to combine Moto 360’s appealing regular-watch design the Apple Watch’s good looks and sophistication? If you answered LG Watch Urbane, that might indeed have been a good reply at least until a brand new Android Wear smartwatch was spotted in leaks right ahead of its debut at this year’s Mobile World Congress edition. More →

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