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Have smartwatch sales already peaked?
Have smartwatch sales already peaked?
According to the most recent IDC report, smartwatch sales hit significant "growing pains" during the Q3 2016, showing a year-over-year (YoY) ...... 25 Oct 2016 - 1 comment
Evleaks: Google to release two smartwatches early next year
Evleaks: Google to release two smartwatches early next year
Following in the footsteps of their new Pixel and Pixel XL smartphones, reports claim that Google is set to release two homemade smartwatches ...... 18 Oct 2016
Report: Google working on their own Android Wear smartwatches
Report: Google working on their own Android Wear smartwatches
According to reports, Google is working on two Android Wear smartwatches, its latest foray into hardware. The company currently sells a Chromebook, ...... 11 Jul 2016 - 1 comment
Apple Watch gets permanent price drop
Apple Watch gets permanent price drop
As part of their event today, Apple announced a price drop on their smartwatch, which will now start at $300 rather than $350. The price ...... 22 Mar 2016 - 2 comments
New Victorinox accessory will turn your non-smart watch smart
New Victorinox accessory will turn your non-smart watch smart
Swiss Army Knife and watchmaker Victorinox has shown off a new accessory that will turn your traditional watch into a smartwatch. The new ...... 28 Feb 2016 - 2 comments
Hermès bands for Apple Watch now available online
Hermès bands for Apple Watch now available online
First launched in October in Apple and Hermès retail stores only, the high-end leather bands built for the Apple Watch will be available online ...... 21 Jan 2016
Fossil debuts Android Wear-powered Q Founder smartwatch
Fossil debuts Android Wear-powered Q Founder smartwatch
Fossil has launched their Android Wear-powered Fossil Q Founder this week, a $275 smartwatch that is more fashionable than the average smartwatch. ...... 26 Nov 2015
Movado unveils two smartwatches with analog displays
Movado unveils two smartwatches with analog displays
Swiss watchmaker Movado has unveiled new smartwatches today, both of which have classic Movado style and some basic smart features. What's ...... 17 Nov 2015 - 2 comments
Fossil buys fitness wearable startup Misfit
Fossil buys fitness wearable startup Misfit
Earlier this week, Swiss watchmaker Fossil announced the acquisition of fitness wearable startup Misfit for $260 million. The deal is expected ...... 14 Nov 2015
Android Wear now supports cellular connection
Android Wear now supports cellular connection
Google has announced today that Android Wear now supports cellular connections, expanding the existing Bluetooth and Wi-Fi support. "No more ...... 13 Nov 2015
TAG Heuer releases 'Connected Watch' luxury smartwatch
TAG Heuer releases 'Connected Watch' luxury smartwatch
This week, Swiss luxury watchmaker TAG Heuer unveiled their first smartwatch, the Connected Watch. The watch was built in partnership with ...... 11 Nov 2015
Pebble surprises with new circular 'Pebble Time Round'
Pebble surprises with new circular 'Pebble Time Round'
Pebble has surprised this week, introducing the Pebble Time Round with a circular display and a much thinner profile than previous devices. ...... 26 Sep 2015 - 6 comments
Alibaba shows off $110 smartwatch
Alibaba shows off $110 smartwatch
China's Alibaba has announced their payments-focused smartwatch 'Pay Watch' this week, with plans to crowdfund the device through their online ...... 26 Sep 2015
Sprint and T-Mobile to get Apple Watch next week
Sprint and T-Mobile to get Apple Watch next week
It appears that both Sprint and T-Mobile will soon begin offering the Apple Watch. The two carriers have announced they will begin selling ...... 19 Sep 2015
Android Wear makes its way to China
Android Wear makes its way to China
Lenovo and Google have teamed up to bring Android Wear to China, a surprising move as the search giant has been notably absent in the world's ...... 09 Sep 2015
Samsung shows off new, rounder Gear S2 smartwatch
Samsung shows off new, rounder Gear S2 smartwatch
Samsung has unveiled their latest smartwatch this week, the Gear S2. Differentiating itself from other rival watches is the fact that the ...... 03 Sep 2015
Sony is crowdfunding their next smartwatch
Sony is crowdfunding their next smartwatch
Sony has unveiled the new "Wena Wrist" on their own crowdfunding platform - First Flight, showing off a premium smartwatch with gorgeous looks. ...... 02 Sep 2015
LG unveils Watch Urbane Luxe smartwatch with 23-karat gold at $1200
LG unveils Watch Urbane Luxe smartwatch with 23-karat gold at $1200
LG has announced a new limited edition premium smartwatch, the LG Watch Urbane Luxe, in partnership with U.S. jewelry retailers REEDS. The ...... 02 Sep 2015 - 3 comments
Huawei unveils $800 Android Wear-based watch that also works with iOS
Huawei unveils $800 Android Wear-based watch that also works with iOS
Huawei has unofficially revealed an $800 gold-plated Android Wear watch that will work with iOS, as well. The company tweeted that the the ...... 31 Aug 2015
U.S. watch sales plummet as smartwatches take a bite
U.S. watch sales plummet as smartwatches take a bite
According to NPD data, U.S. watch sales plummeted in June, as smartwatches finally took a little bite of the industry. Retailers sold $375 ...... 09 Aug 2015 - 1 comment
Pebble Time smartwatch now available at Best Buy
Pebble Time smartwatch now available at Best Buy
Pebble's latest update to their Pebble smartwatch line is finally available via a major retailer. Until today, the device was available directly ...... 21 Jul 2015
Casio prepares to enter the smartwatch market
Casio prepares to enter the smartwatch market
Japanese watchmaker Casio is ready to jump into the smartwatch market. Casio says its watch will be a watch first and foremost, one that ...... 06 Jul 2015
Google releases 17 new Android Wear watchfaces
Google releases 17 new Android Wear watchfaces
Google has introduced 17 new watchfaces for Android Wear users, including character faces like Hello Kitty and Angry Birds. Reads the release: ...... 23 Jun 2015 - 3 comments
Report: Apple makes massive margins on Apple Watch bands
Report: Apple makes massive margins on Apple Watch bands
According to a new report, Apple is making huge margins on the bands for the Apple smartwatch. Citing data from Slice Intelligence, a research ...... 21 Jun 2015
Moonraker was Nokia's take on the smartwatch
Moonraker was Nokia's take on the smartwatch
Every company in the mobile space seems to now have it, a smartwatch. You have the Motorola 360, the Samsung Galaxy Gear, the LG Watch Urbane, ...... 12 Jun 2015
Asus announces Android-packing ZenWatch 2 with 4 days battery life per charge
Asus announces Android-packing ZenWatch 2 with 4 days battery life per charge
Asus has launched the ZenWatch 2 today, a sequel to their first Android Wear smartwatch. The watch keeps the same rounded design of its predecessor ...... 01 Jun 2015
Report: Apple has sold 2.5 million smartwatches so far
Report: Apple has sold 2.5 million smartwatches so far
According to Slice Intelligence, Apple has sold 2.5 million smartwatches, to date, but demand has already slowed significantly. The firm ...... 25 May 2015 - 3 comments
Asus' Vivowatch is now shipping in Europe
Asus' Vivowatch is now shipping in Europe
Asus' Vivowatch smartwatch has begun shipping in Europe, a month after launching in the U.S. The fitness watch has a 10-day battery life, ...... 21 May 2015
Review: The LG Watch Urbane and Android Wear 5.1.1
Review: The LG Watch Urbane and Android Wear 5.1.1
Since its launch a little over a year ago, Google's smartwatch platform Android Wear has matured substantially, as has Android in general. The ...... 08 May 2015
TAG Heuer smartwatch goes on sale for $1,400 in November with 40 hour battery life
TAG Heuer smartwatch goes on sale for $1,400 in November with 40 hour battery life
TAG Heuer's smartwatch will launch in November and cost about $1400, say sources, a price tag lower than expected for the luxury watch maker. ...... 30 Apr 2015 - 5 comments
Samsung's upcoming Gear smartwatch will be round
Samsung's upcoming Gear smartwatch will be round
Samsung has revealed that its upcoming Gear smartwatch successor will have a circular display, keeping in line with the more popular non-Apple Watch designs. ...... 28 Apr 2015
Apple Watch Edition to cost over $30,000 in Brazil
Apple Watch Edition to cost over $30,000 in Brazil
If you are currently residing in Brazil and are looking to get the trendiest and most expensive smartwatch out there, the Apple Watch, you better ...... 28 Apr 2015 - 3 comments
One analyst believes the Apple Watch will be the company's most profitable item ever
One analyst believes the Apple Watch will be the company's most profitable item ever
Last week, Apple began pre-orders on the Apple Watch and its hundreds of varieties before the smartwatch goes on sale officially this Friday. ...... 20 Apr 2015 - 14 comments
KGI: Apple Watch will reach 2.3 million pre-orders through May
KGI: Apple Watch will reach 2.3 million pre-orders through May
KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo has reported today that the firm expects the Apple Watch to top 2.3 million units pre-ordered globally by the end of May. ...... 17 Apr 2015 - 1 comment
Apple confirms Watch to go on pre-sale at midnight Pacific time on April 10th
Apple confirms Watch to go on pre-sale at midnight Pacific time on April 10th
Apple has finally confirmed the time and date for the open of pre-orders of the upcoming Apple Watch smartwatch. Starting on April 10th at ...... 05 Apr 2015 - 3 comments
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