All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Smart Watch’

Apple Watch to Drive Smart Watch Adoption

The long-awaited Apple Watch is finally here. Apple last week officially unveiled its first smart watch, immediately propelling what was a tech-geek fashion statement into the mainstream. The Apple Watch shares many software features with established smart watch brands such as the Sony SmartWatch and Samsung’s Galaxy Gear. Where Apple’s product shines, as always, is in its hardware design. The …

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LG G3 and G Watch Coming to AT&T on July 8

AT&T today announced that the LG G3 smartphone will be available on its network starting July 8. The device can be ordered online starting on that day and will be available at physical AT&T retail locations starting on July 11. LG announced the G3 on May 27 with launch events in cities such as New York, London, Seoul, and San …

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Wearable Computing to Grow Quickly in the Years Ahead

For almost one year now wearable computing has been the tech segment to watch. Though Apple’s rumored iWatch has not yet made an appearance both tech companies and apparel companies have found success with wrist-mounted computing devices. As head-worn gadgets come of age later this year the entire wearable computing segment is now set to finally take off. Market research …

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Apple iWatch Could Arrive Before the Holidays

Over one year ago rumors surfaced that Apple was working on its own wrist-based computing device. Dubbed the “iWatch” by industry watchers, the device was expected to launch before the end of 2013. We know now that this did not happen. Apple’s big iPhone 5S announcement contained plenty of product reveals, but none of them were smart watches of any …

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Smart Watches to Get Android Wear Soon

It’s still unclear whether the smart watch market will grow into the massive consumer segment that tech manufacturers are hoping, but with the smartphone and tablet markets now beginning to saturate in developed markets it’s clear that some sort of wearable computing is likely to be the next large tech growth industry. For the time-being fitness bands connected to mobile …

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The Smart Watch: The Good and The Pretty

The smart watch! What’s your favorite one? Oh, you don’t know what a smart watch is? Understandable. While it’s pretty obvious that sooner or later there would be a smart watch since there are smart-everything-elses, the whole smart watch phenomenon hasn’t blown up as fast as those iDogs and such. Nevertheless, they do exist, and people use them. The watches …

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Google Smart Watch Specs Leaked [Rumor]

Earlier this month, it was rumored that LG would be making both the Nexus 6 and a smart watch for Google this year. Based on prior releases, we could reasonably assume what the Nexus 6 would look like, but the smart watch remained a mystery. While we still know next to nothing about the device, a leak has shared a …

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Notifications, Caller ID Most Important For Smart Watch Buyers

Signs show that smart watches are catching on in the consumer market, but the devices themselves still have a long way to go. Samsung’s first Galaxy Gear, for example, sold well despite a distinct lack of features and support for only a few smartphones. The software that consumers are waiting for in smart watches, though, isn’t too far from what …

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LG Will Be Making The Nexus 6, Nexus Smartwatch [Rumor]

LG and Google have a good thing going right now. The Nexus 4 and Nexus 5 have both been two of the highest rated phones in the year of their release. With that being said, Google could suddenly tap another manufacturer to make its next Nexus phone, but why would it? Gizmodo Germany is reporting that sources close to LG …

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Here’s A Prototype Google Smart Watch That Never Saw The Light Of Day

It’s been rumored for a while now that Google has been working on a smart watch. As it turns out, Google actually had a prototype at one point, but it was scrapped. Android Police reports that Google and Motorola were collaborating on a smart watch back in 2013 back when Google wasn’t in the process of offloading the mobile device …

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Samsung Unveils Gear 2, Gear 2 Neo

One of the more interesting rumors from last year is that Samsung would unveil a new Galaxy Gear less than a year after it launched its first wearable device. While its rare to launch a successor that soon, Samsung hopes you don’t mind that it just made your $300+ smart watch obsolete. Samsung unveiled the Gear 2 and Gear 2 …

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Health Products Top the Wearable Computing Market So Far

There’s plenty of excitement in the tech industry surrounding the coming wave of wearable computing products. Already Samsung has seen limited success with its Galaxy Gear smart watch and fitness bands from companies such as Fitbit and Nike are now taking off as well. While tech companies rush to carve out a place in consumer tech, however, the medical industry …

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Millions of Smart Watches/Bands Shipping This Year

With smartphone and tablet markets beginning to saturate in established markets, tech manufacturers are now hoping that wearable computing will lift mobile sales and revenue. Smart watches and wrist bands are the first wave of wearable computing to hit the market, and shipments of the devices are now set to ramp up during 2014. Market research firm Canalys today released …

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Introduce Your Child To The Surveillance State With The FiLIP Smart Watch

Kids just love to scamper off into the nether when their parents aren’t looking. Previously, the only way to prevent this was to either actually educate your children or slap a leash on them. Disturbingly, too many parents often choose the latter. Well, they don’t have to anymore as they can now trade that leash in for constant, pervasive electronic …

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90 Million Wearable Devices to Ship This Year

This year’s Consumer Electronics Show (CES) was full of new wearable computing products from a wide variety of tech companies. It’s clear that those companies are banking on devices such as smart watches as being the next big growth segment for the tech industry, and they may not be entirely wrong. Market research firm ABI Research today released a report …

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The Future of Wearable Electronics Predicted in White Paper

For almost one year now, tech companies and clothing companies alike have been debuting their new smart watches or wristbands. These companies are betting on wrist-wear as the next big growth market in tech. At the same time, industry watchers and analysts are looking for smart watches to be the vanguard of a coming wearable electronics revolution that will change …

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Pebble Unveils Stainless Steel Smart Watch

Pebble has the distinction of being the most funded Kickstarter project in history, and for a pretty good reason. It proved the smart watch was something that people wanted, and everybody else started to develop their own smart watch platform shortly after Pebble’s success. You’d think the company would have an innovative new product for CES to shake up the …

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Wearable Devices Reportedly Delayed by Manufacturing Difficulties

The long-rumored “iWatch” from Apple failed to make its debut last year, despite reports early in the year that Apple was working hard to get it out by the end of 2013. Samsung, on the other hand, managed to release its Galaxy Gear smart watch, which turned out to be a mild success despite its lack of features. Now a …

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Smart Band Shipments Up Fivefold in the Past Six Months

The wearable computing device market is still very much in its infancy. Markets for products such as smart glasses has still yet to take off. This year the smart watch category did finally take off, however, and companies like Samsung and Sony are reaping the rewards of being first to market with their smart watch products. Market research firm Canalys …

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Wearable Device Shipments to Hit 130 Million by 2018

With Samsung’s Galaxy Gear smart watch selling relatively well, it appears that the wearable device market might actually be the big tech segment that manufacturers are hoping for. If so, the competition will be fierce, with clothing manufacturers hoping to stake a claim on the market as well. Already athletic clothing companies such as Nike and Adidas are marketing wearable …

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Nike to Release New Smart Watch in 2014

With sales of Samsung’s Galaxy Gear now surprisingly good, it appears that the smart watch segment just might be the growth market tech manufacturers have been hoping for. Though Samsung and Sony are now the leaders in the high end of the market, several players are already tackling the smart watch from a different angle – fitness. Nike in particular …

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Qualcomm Enters The Smart Watch Market In December

Are smart watches going to be the next big thing? The general consensus is that we’ll all be wearing a mini-computer on our wrists within five years, but don’t expect a stellar performance out of the technology this holiday season. For those that do want a smart watch for the holidays, however, they now have one more option to choose …

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Developers Now Eyeing the Wearable Device Market

With smartphones now dominating mobile phone sales worldwide, manufacturers are looking past tablets toward the next untapped device market. Judging by the success of the poorly-reviewed Samsung Galaxy Gear, the next big market is shaping up to be wearable devices. Market research firm Strategy Analytics predicted that the global wearable device market will hit 125 million units sold by the …

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Smart Watches Not a Hot Holiday Item, Says Analyst

Earlier this week Samsung revealed that it has sold over 800,000 Galaxy Gear smart watches since the device launched in September. This far outpaces analyst expectations for the Gear and gives hope to manufacturers that are looking toward wearable tech as a future growth market now that the tablet and smartphone industries are leveling off in established markets. However, not …

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Samsung Has Sold 800,000 Galaxy Gears

Back in September Samsung announced its first smart watch, the Galaxy Gear. The watch was poorly received in the tech press, with reviewers criticizing the device for its lack of features. Another sticking point with the device is that it was only compatible with Samsung’s new Galaxy Note 3 smartphone until just recently. Despite these limitations it seems that pent-up …

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Samsung Expands Galaxy Gear Compatibility to Other Galaxy Devices

As Google is rumored to be preparing its own new smart watch device, Samsung is finally improving the functionality of its Galaxy Gear. Samsung announced today that a software update will soon enable the Galaxy S 4, Galaxy S III, and Galaxy Note II smartphones to interface with the Gear. The update will be pushed out to customers sometime “in …

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That Google Smart Watch Might Be Coming Sooner Rather Than Later [Report]

Everybody these days is making a smart watch. Even if Samsung and Sony are the only major manufacturers out of the gate, many more are finalizing plans to launch one within the year. Now a new report has found that the next smart watch to hit the market may be from Google. The Wall Street Journal reports that Google’s smart …

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HTC Might Be Building A Smart Watch [Report]

There’s been a lot of talk this year about the potential impact of smart watches on the consumer electronics market. Analysts think it will be the next big thing, and that has one struggling smartphone maker reportedly trying to cash in on the craze before it explodes. Bloomberg reports that HTC is the latest smartphone manufacturer to be interested in …

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New Google Glass Planned For 2014 [Report]

For the past year, Google Glass has been the sole plaything of developers and those rich enough to afford a pair. Starting next year, however, the technology will be put into the hands of everyday consumers. Those consumers will decide the fate of Google Glass, and Google knows it. During a talk at EmTech, Google X display division head Mary …

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FiLIP Is A Smart Watch For The Overprotective Parent

2013 has been said to be the year of the smart watch. We’re already three-quarters of the way through it, and we’ve only just seen a revamped Sony SmartWatch, the Galaxy Gear and the Pebble. We’ll probably have to wait until 2014 to see what Microsoft and Apple have in store for the wearable computer market, but one company has …

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