Google just made its expected Android Wear rebranding official, changing the name of the platform to be more neutral.
The new name for Android on smartwatches is ‘Wear OS by Google’ and includes a new logo and app. Since the platform works with both Android and iOS devices, the company didn’t want to limit itself and mislead consumers. Wear OS obviously sounds friendlier across both Google and Apple’s respective mobile operating systems.
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Apple officially revealed its sleek new smartwatch charging dock on Wednesday, just one day after leaked images hit the Web. The new accessory will charge your device with the display facing up or at a 90 degree angle, for Nightstand mode, though it doesn’t come cheap.
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This holiday season, consumers will have a ton of new smartwatches to choose from, including the Huawei Watch, Moto 360 (2015), Apple Watch, Gear S2, and, as of today, the Pebble Time Round. Wait, what?
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Apple just released watchOS 2, the first huge update for the Apple Watch that was delayed a few days after Apple discovered a small bug. If you own an Apple Watch, this is an update you’ll definitely want to apply, since it adds a bunch of added functionality to the device, and opens it up for richer applications.
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If you get a kick out of watching gadgets get smashed to bits, you’re going to love this video of a $10,000 Apple Watch Edition getting squished by 650 pounds of force from two neodymium magnets.
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Apple CEO Tim Cook took the stage briefly to kick off the WWDC 2015 developer conference on Monday. During his opening comments, Cook said Apple will discuss OS X, iOS and briefly provided an update on the Apple Watch. Cook confirmed that Apple will release tools for watchOS that will enable developers to create native Apple Watch apps.
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The Apple Watch has already received its customary teardown, but a new report takes a closer look at some of its miniature internal components. One interesting discovery is that the wearable’s all-new S1 chipset employs a 28-nanometer Samsung processor.
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Pebble Time may not be the most advanced smartwatch that’ll launch in 2015, but it’s certainly a popular one. After a month on Kickstarter, its campaign has now ended with more than $20 million in funding from 78,471 backers.
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The Apple Watch is getting so close people can already feel it on their wrist. Maybe not—but the time is almost here. A lot of fans are awaiting the device’s arrival see if Apple’s wearable will put smartwatches on the map. Android Wear and Pebble devices have been popular among select tech circles, but many folks believe Apple’s solution will transform the smartwatch industry. We won’t know until April; until then, why not take a gander at all 22 versions of the upcoming device?
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Pebble on Tuesday officially announced its new smartwatch, the Pebble Time. It offers plenty of new features, including a color display, and is launching on Kickstarter with orders starting at $159.
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Pebble recently sold its 1 millionth smartwatch, according to statements made by CEO Eric Migicovsky in a recent interview with The Verge. Migicovsky also discussed his company’s plans for 2015, and how he plans to continue to fight in an increasingly crowded wearable space.
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