Browsing: Wearables

Nokia holds a special place in our hearts. For the real mobile nerds of years past, their glorious history is still present in our memories. These days, though the gloriousness of the brand name may be a distant afterthought, there’s always a small glimmer of hope that they can come back in some form to once again be in the limelight. While some rumors have pegged Nokia as toying with smartphones again, it appears the most immediate resurgence into relativity is going to come by way of IoT, specifically, wearables and smart devices. Today, Nokia scooped up France based Withings…

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Many expected the ever increasing pace of technology and innovation at the small scale to affect the timespan between release cycles for smartwatches and wearables. And for the most part, those assumptions were true, at least looking at ASUS and their newly announced Zen Watch 2. The Zen Watch 2 comes just ~6 months after the first model graced our field of view. And like it’s predecessor there are two sizes: 37mm and 41mm. The two sizes also both get their own sized watch bands at 18mm and 22mm respectively. The larger model also comes with a “Chargeback” case on…

One of the key reasons to own a smartwatch is to make your life easier, quicker, and more efficient. Part of all of these improvements comes from simply not having to pickup your phone and set it down all the time and/or constantly fishing it in and out of you pocket. Beginning today, Spotify users are joining the wearable app crowd. Over the course of June, an update to Spotify will be rolling out that will bring Spotify to Android Wear, allowing browsing of your library on the go, on your wrist. We’re not the biggest fans of apps trying…

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Have you been on the fence with Android Wear watches either because of lack of 1st gen hardware pleasing you or waiting for price drops? Well, here’s something to entice you. Woot is selling “Factory Reconditioned” (refurbs) Moto 360s for $129 complete with manufacturer backed warranty. While some may not like the idea of buying someone else’s mistake (whether hardware damage or buyers remorse), it’s a pretty simple way to generally walk out the door with a still awesome piece of gadgetry on the cheap. Even with 2nd gen products coming up in the next couple months, $130 isn’t too…

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With the official Apple Keynote now behind us, the march to it’s impending release is upon us. And with any new hardware launch is the flood of 3rd party accessories afterwards. And even though the Apple Watch isn’t a phone, accessory manufacturers aren’t wasting any time making a case for it. Yup. Watch cases are a thing now. The Italian made “The Bumper” by ACTION PROOF is officially open for investing on the items IndieGoGo page. Much like your typical bumper, the Bumper for Apple Watch is a simple covering that will slip around the main face piece of the…

Apple has bid farewell on another keynote. Today’s main focus was the Apple Watch, more-so finding out more concrete pricing details. That said, they did have plenty more to talk about regarding the Apple Watch — add to that, new Macs (which was a pretty big announcement in and of itself) as well as a lot of other smaller things such as Health Research Kit, and more. So without further adieu, let’s get to it. Apple Watch We’ll start with the most hyped part of today’s keynote, the Watch. Cook spent some time on stage refreshing our memories about some…

Apple’s upcoming watch is probably one of the most hyped Apple products to date (save for that elusive Appel TV). And while we know a decent amount about it now, it’s only served to increase the building hype. The most important question everyone seems to be circling back to, though, is just what exactly can/will they do with the Apple Watch? What purpose does it serve? Is it a notification checker, a garage door opener, a news feed on your wrist…. a watch? Truth be told, it’s going to be a lot of things in a way that Apple typically…