The arrival of Android Wear and its devices might have turned the world's attention towards the new generation of smartwatches, but pioneers in that field still have a thing or two to say about the matter. In time for its first anniversary, Omate, creator of the TrueSmart watch, is launching the Omate X, a smartwatch that is designed to be worn all the time.
At Google I/O this year, the crowd was given their choice of a LG G Watch or Samsung Gear Live to take home. That was met with some light enthusiasm, but when those sitting at the keynote found out they’d get a Moto 360 sent to them — well, they went absolutely nuts. Motorola has begun sending out notices, telling everyone to expect theirs soon.
Though each of Sony’s main competitors in the smartwatch market are taking part in Google’s Android Wear initiative, word today is that Sony will be opting out. Without an Android Wear device in the running, Sony is said to continue to work with Android in a more full-blown sense, allowing apps to run at full size with hardware not all that unlike their previous release.
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.
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.
The brand you’ll see on the smartwatch coming from designer Michael Bastian is Gilt - but given that you’re a tech reader, the first name you’ll recognize in this collaboration is Hewlett-Packard. While the triple team-up here hasn’t let it be known what software it’ll be running quite yet, the concept views of this smartwatch have been revealed - and it looks rather nice.
OnePlus, who have barely got a smartphone out the door, may be turning their attention elsewhere. In addition to the well received smartphone, OnePlus is said to be working on a smartwatch. Currently dubbed the "OneWatch", this is one you’re going to want to keep an eye out for.