LG has slowly dropped details on its upcoming Android Wear smartwatch, the LG G Watch. While we continue to await that watch's launch, it seems LG is already eyeing the future, with a patent filing that has surfaced hinting at the next iteration's name and a feature users can expect.
A Samsung executive named Yoon Han-kil is talking up some of the plans that Samsung has for new devices in 2014. One of the devices that the executive has tipped is a new smartwatch that will be based on Android. An Android-based smartwatch is a bit of a change considering that the Gear 2 and other devices ditched Android in favor Tizen.
The Samsung Gear Fit is very close to being a concept brought to life. With its shard of curved full-color AMOLED touchscreen and unusually narrow design, the smartwatch/fitness band hybrid is certainly eye-catching - the number of people who’ve spotted it on our wrist and asked about it is proof of that - but does the functionality and usability match up? Read on for the SlashGear review.
According to a study by IDC, in the year 2018 the wearable technology market will see about 111.9 million units being used the globe. This is a huge number predicted, considering we are still in a nascent stage and its only 2014. Perhaps our anticipation of the big public Google Glass sale is getting the better of us. Many potential Glass users have the $1500 stashed aside and the calendar cleared for the upcoming Tuesday, but the question still remains… where are we going with wearable technology?
If you owned - or own - a Fitbit Force this season, you know there’s been a bit of trouble with users complaining of skin irritation. In light of this, it would appear that the folks at gaming device creator Razer have decided to put their own wearable device, the Razer Nabu, through another round of testing. Straight from co-Founder, CEO, and Creative Director at Razer Min-Liang Tan comes a message of assurance.
In the oncoming war of the wearable device, it’s usability, not their power or aesthetics, that will drive the market. While Samsung releases three new smartwatch devices this season with full-functioning operating systems and Sony releases a sports band that’s just about as simple as a wearable device can be, it’s clear that we’ll be seeing a full spectrum. But what drives the successful machine? Besides advertising dollars, that is.
With several new gadgets on the market, several new teardowns have turned up online over the last couple of months. The latest teardown to hit the web is of the slick Samsung Gear 2 smartwatch. As small as the Gear 2 is, you might not expect it to have the number of components inside that it has crammed in the small watch case.