This week some folks close to Samsung have clearly found it unnecessary to wait until IFA 2014 begins to let their next wearable loose. The Samsung Gear Solo has been revealed by "industry sources" to roll with full SIM-card compatibility, meaning you’ll be able to browse the web and make calls straight from your wrist.
It’s time to get in shape, so suggests Magellan with their newest smart sports watch Echo Fit. This smartwatch is able to track your activity, track your sleep, and look like a relatively non-obtrusive piece of machinery while it does so. This isn’t your normal massive or otherwise overly obtuse-looking smartwatch.
It's a tough world if you're holding out for a compact crossover designed by a rapper, producer, and fledgling-smartwatch-designer, but thankfully Lexus has heard our plaintive cries and brought in will.i.am to cook up such a car. A special edition of the new Lexus NX we drove last month is in the works, designed by the multi-faceted musician.
Motorola's Moto 360 smartwatch may have wowed us with its round display, but some of the key details about the Android Wear timepiece have been conspicuous by their absence ahead of its release later this year. Thankfully what Motorola declines to confirm, examples of the watch in the wild are happy to reveal, like the fact that the Moto 360 will get a neat desktop cradle which will use inductive charging to keep it powered up.
Timex is looking to make its own entrance into the smartwatch market, and it is doing so in collaboration with Qualcomm and AT&T. The smartwatch, called the GPS One+, will run a hefty $399 USD this coming fall, and for that price tag consumers will get a cellular-connected wrist piece that doesn't require a smartphone.
Pebble is getting its Swatch on, with a new trio of limited edition smartwatches - dubbed Fresh, Hot, and Fly - for those who want something more vibrant on their wrist. The lime green (Fresh), bright pink (Hot), and baby blue (Fly) versions have exactly the same functionality as the original Pebble, but get new face colors and matching straps.
LG is pushing out a software patch for their LG G Watch, and the reason is a bit stranger than usual. It seems some users are reporting a buildup of residue on the charging pins -- something that has no effect on the device performance, according to LG. In an aim to keep people happy with the G Watch, LG is sending out a software patch for the problem.
When Apple first decided to enter the automotive industry, they didn't decide to create the iCar. Rumors of the iWatch swirl - Apple's hired an army of watch and wearable-friendly professionals over the past several years, and they're making something new. But the quickest way to the top of your business is to turn it upside down - and the modern Apple model isn't above collaboration.