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DressWatch will match your Android Wear watch face to anything you can photograph

Really, watch faces should be the easiest thing about customizing your smartwatch. However, even with the release of a custom watch face API for …

2015 is the year that wearables begin to grow up

When I talk about an industry maturing, I don't mean "getting old" so much as facing a different set of challenges. For instance, a year ago, the wearable and fitness section of CES occupied a few hundred square feet. In 2015, the two categories had taken over almost half of the cavernous Sands …

Wearables of CES 2015: more watch, less smart

With CES winding down, the SlashGear crew now has some time to take a step back and consider what just happened. We learned a lot, saw a lot, and …

Wearable Tech

Top 7 Lollipop API watch faces for your Android Wear smartwatch

Back in early December, Google finally got around to releasing the application program interface (API) for Android Wear watches. Up to that point, …

Wear OS

Alcatel's new smartwatch is a cheaper Moto 360 that works with the iPhone

The main interface itself is controlled not by swiping the screen, but by tapping near the bottom edge of the Watch. When you raise your wrist, the screen activates (similar to the Apple Watch), and tapping will cycle between the watch face and the menu, which is a colorful, Windows-style scroll of …

Wearable Tech

Polar's new fitness watch is a step up from a regular activity tracker

Can it really be a year since Polar rocked up at CES promising to change the world with its all-powerful V800? Yes, yes it can. This time around, however, the company is aiming its sights not at hardcore runners, but at people looking for a cheaper, yet more sophisticated activity tracker. Similar …

Wearable Tech

Alcatel looks to undercut everyone with cheap new smartwatch

Alcatel has announced its first ever smartwatch, a device that it claims will create "a new market segment: the affordable smart watch." The budget phone maker says that its imaginatively named Watch will be available "at a fraction of the cost of competitors" — although the company has yet to …

These are the 5 best Android Wear devices right now

Regardless whether you own an Android phone or an iPhone, you can connect an Android Wear smartwatch to it, so you’re instantly ready to enter the …

The Apple Watch Isn't Here Yet, But The Battle Over It Has Already Started

Having waded into the prediction waters myself, I’m well aware how treacherous they can be. But surely Fred Wilson, the venture capitalist behind Twitter and Tumblr, had no idea he would set off the year’s first technology tsunami with his post: “What Is Going To Happen.” Wilson, in what he …

Apple Watch

Omate adds two new circular smartwatches to its affordable collection

Omate's well known for bringing stylish smartwatches to the mass market, as we've seen with last year's $129 X (pictured left) and $169 Lutetia (second from left). To kick off 2015, the company is leveraging the same MediaTek Aster chipset (MT2502) plus the Lutetia's near-circular, always-on color …

Moven brings its banking app to Motorola’s Moto 360 and Samsung’s Gear smartwatches

Moven is launching its tech heavy banking app on Motorola’s Moto 360 and Samsung’s Gear smartwatches today to help consumers rein in excessive spending.<p>Moven’s technology has been on the market for less than a year, and in that time the company says it has accrued “tens of thousands of users.” …

Flappy Bird arrives on Android Wear

Last summer we saw a game akin to Flappy Bird call “Flopsy Droid” arrive on Android Wear, and while it offered the same sort of tapping gameplay, it …

Asus to unveil three more wearables in 2015

Asus released its ZenWatch this past fall, jumping on the Android Wear train just when it was picking up speed. The ZenWatch was the company’s first …

wearabletech

Soon you can start Hyundais with an Android Wear watch

Oh, you use an app on your phone to start your car? How <i>passé</i>. Hyundai's gearing up for CES by talking up an Android Wear app that'll let you remotely unlock, locate and start your car with a tap on the wrist. Naturally, if you just can't muster the energy to swipe on your smartwatch, you'll be able …

The Apple Watch Is Going To Be A (Relative) Flop, Top Startup Investor Says

On Thursday, he posted a series of predictions for 2015.<p>One of them is that Apple's first new product line in years, the Apple Watch, is going to be a flop.<p>Wilson writes: "Another market where the reality will not live up to the hype is wearables. The Apple Watch will not be the home-run product …

The one CES Apple might not win

In just a few days we begin again with the year’s biggest US-based technology conference: CES 2015. Over the past several years, it’s been almost a …

Apple now says Watch ‘coming early 2015’ for several European countries on its website, matching US release window (updated)

<b>Update</b>: Apple has reverted all of these changes listed below. Aside from the US site, the respective pages for all other regions now say that Apple Watch will be ‘Available in 2015’ again. The change to early 2015 seems to have been a mistake.<p>Apple’s online pages for Apple Watch have today been …

Editorial: Will Apple Watch begin as a monster success or total flop? Neither

<i>…Time will tell…</i><p>As we begin 2015 — the year Apple has promised to release the Apple Watch it showed last September — there’s a somewhat comical debate underway in the media: <i>how big of a success will the Watch actually be?</i><p>Although I’m not personally planning to buy an Apple Watch, three decades of …

Sony SmartWatch 3 review: dull design, but great for runners

This here is the Sony SmartWatch 3. That might make it sound like it's the third iteration in a line of gadgets, but really, it's the first. That's because even though this is Sony's third smartwatch (fourth if you count the Sony Ericsson LiveView), it's actually Sony's first that comes with …

Gear & Gadgets

Blog | Applause

Especially from the QA perspective, the variety of different devices, systems and versions can be a real challenge.<p>Jonathan Blümel // May 24, …

The Choose Your Own Android Smartwatch Giveaway: Moto 360, G Watch R and more

Though Android Wear smartwatches are futuristic and stylish, they’re still a little bit pricey. If you’ve had your eye on one of the first generation Android Wear devices (and we know you have), today might be your lucky day. StackCommerce is giving away an Android smartwatch. The best part? You …

Todoist Productivity App Now Supports Android Wear (video)

The awesome productivity service Todoist has this week announced they have released a new update that has now added support for Google’s Android Wear …

Wear OS

Montblanc e-Strap Combines Smart Wearable Device With Mechanical Watch In New Timewalker Urban Speed Collection

Prior to the Geneva watch trade show SIHH 2015, watch and luxury goods maker Montblanc has announced it is stepping into the smartwatch market – …

horology

Can Android Wear Hit Critical Mass Ahead of the Apple Watch Launch?

• Partner Content<br>• Author: Rick Delgado. Rick Delgado<p>Back in early July, Android Wear hit the small screen with the release of the first two …

The rise and fall of fitness trackers

"I'm personally a little skeptical of the smartwatch category."<p>Fitbit CEO Mike Park

Wearable Tech

[Wear Compare] The Strengths And Weaknesses Of All The First-Generation Android Wear Devices

Article Contents<p>In just a few months, it will be the one-year anniversary of Android Wear's announcement (March 18th). Since the first two official …

Worlds First Stainless Steel Smartwatch to Be Launched at CES 2015

Dutch lifestyle designer and trendsetter, Hermen van den Burg announced yesterday that as part of the BURG Smatwatch Collection 2015 they are …

CES

Hands-On: Sony SmartWatch 3

Image: SonySony recently offered Tom's Hardware the chance to check out the latest model in the company's SmartWatch portfolio. Unlike the former …

Wearable Tech