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Moto 360 Review

Hands on: Meet the new Moto 360

Hands on: Meet the new Moto 360

By on September 2, 2015 at 3:00 PM.

Motorola’s Moto 360 smartwatch was arguably the first such device worthy of our attention when it debuted in 2014. The Android-powered watch was sleek and stylish in a world full of clunky, unattractive designs, adding some much-needed style to the Android smartwatch landscape. But the very fact that it was an Android smartwatch was one of its biggest problems; Android Wear was great in concept, however in reality it was practically unusable for the average consumer.

On Wednesday, Motorola unveiled the second-generation versions of its Moto 360 smartwatch, looking to improve on the first-generation version in every way possible. While it did accomplish that goal to an extent, the original model’s biggest problems may still be barriers for many users.

With the new Moto 360, Motorola chose to focus on a few different key areas, with the first and most obvious being personalization. The first-gen model offered buyers a few different choices when it came to case color and band type, but the new version takes things to an entirely new level. More →

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Samsung Gear S2 Specs

Samsung takes its best shot at the Apple Watch with the Gear S2

By on September 1, 2015 at 8:10 AM.

Samsung takes its best shot at the Apple Watch with the Gear S2

It’s hard to keep up with what Samsung is doing in the wearables space. In less than two years time, the company has released six, count em’ six!, different smartwatch models. On Monday, Samsung boosted that number to seven with the official unveiling of its Gear S2 smartwatch.

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Just in time for iPhone 6s launch: Android Wear now supports iOS

By on August 31, 2015 at 12:16 PM.

Just in time for iPhone 6s launch: Android Wear now supports iOS

Google on Monday quietly announced that Android Wear is indeed getting iOS support, which means all existing and future Android Wear devices can be paired with iOS, as long as they receive a new software update from Google. That said, we already had an inkling something like this was coming thanks to some recently leaked information about Huawei’s upcoming Android Wear device.

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That was fast: Apple Watch zooms to lead in ‘smart wearables’

By on August 28, 2015 at 5:05 PM.

That was fast: Apple Watch zooms to lead in ‘smart wearables’

Only a few months after shipping its first wearable, Apple is now the leader in the emerging global smart wearables market and within striking distance of the overall wearables market front runner.

Market researcher IDC released wearables market share numbers for the second quarter on Thursday and Apple, in typical fashion, is already the 800-pound gorilla in the room. More →

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One More Thing Swatch

Swatch trolls Apple, trademarks ‘One More Thing’

By on August 22, 2015 at 12:25 PM.

Swatch trolls Apple, trademarks ‘One More Thing’

Apple not surprisingly ruffled more than a few feathers when it released the Apple Watch this past April. While consumers have been overwhelmingly pleased with Apple’s wearable, traditional watchmakers remain understandably wary of a bold, new, and technologically savvy new entrant into a market they were accustomed to ruling with an iron fist.

Swatch in particular hasn’t been shy about its feelings towards Apple. In May of last year, before Apple had even unveiled the Apple Watch, the Swiss watchmaker said that it would sue Apple in every jurisdiction it could if it released a device called the iWatch. Swatch at the time said that such a name would infringe upon its own trademark for iSwatch.

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Moto 360 2015 Smartwatch Video

Video: Is this the sequel to last year’s hottest Android watch?

By on August 14, 2015 at 7:30 PM.

Video: Is this the sequel to last year’s hottest Android watch?

Even though there wasn’t a lot of competition, the Moto 360 was definitely the hottest Android Wear watch released last year. Droid Life has posted a video swiped from Motorola’s Instagram account that seems to show us what the next-generation Moto 360 will look like, although before you watch this video you shouldn’t go in expecting a major design overhaul. More →

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Apple Watch: Useful, but not a ‘must-have’ gadget

By on August 14, 2015 at 7:05 PM.

Apple Watch: Useful, but not a ‘must-have’ gadget

The Apple Watch serves a purpose but it’s not a must-have gadget yet.

The Watch fills a niche as an appendage to the iPhone. As I wrote last month, it makes tracking email and messaging a lot easier when you’re on the go, it’s a great calendar assist, and can be a handy way to take phone calls, among other things. More →

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Samsung Gear S2 Vs. Apple Watch

Samsung teases a gorgeous round Apple Watch

By on August 13, 2015 at 2:13 PM.

Samsung teases a gorgeous round Apple Watch

Some fans last year were disappointed that Apple didn’t release a round smartwatch on par with the Moto 360. While a round Apple Watch likely won’t be released in the near future, Apple fans can at least take solace that Samsung has shown them just how nice an Apple Watch would look if it had a round face.  More →

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Apple Watch Fitness

The Apple Watch’s fitness advantages explained

By on August 9, 2015 at 1:10 PM.

The Apple Watch’s fitness advantages explained

One of the key selling points of the Apple Watch is its ability to not only monitor your activity, but to promote a healthier lifestyle as well. Granted, the Apple Watch isn’t as functional as some dedicated fitness trackers you’ll find out on the market, but creating an all-knowing fitness device wasn’t what Apple set out to do.

Delving into the whole notion of the Apple Watch as a health advisor on your wrist, Outside recently sat down for a wide-ranging interview with Jay Blahnik, the fitness expert Apple hired to oversee the health aspects of Apple’s wearable.

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Google Glass 2015 Specs Features Release Date

WSJ: How Google wants to fix its broken Glass

By on July 31, 2015 at 6:50 AM.

WSJ: How Google wants to fix its broken Glass

Google has admitted its beta Glass launch was a mistake, but that doesn’t mean the company is giving up on the project. Google has stopped selling Explorer versions earlier this year, putting former Apple iPod creator and Nest founder Tony Fadell in charge of the project. A redesigned version of Glass already exists, and it looks like certain customers will be able to use. More →

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