Following the news that Moto has zero intentions of launching a new Moto 360 smartwatch, we just wanted to throw a notion out into the cosmos: The original Moto 360 was the best Android Wear smartwatch ever, and no, you can’t argue otherwise. The watch’s design, use of Horween leather, and gorgeously round display made it the ultimate in my eyes. (more…)
Daily Steals is currently running a deal on the Moto 360 Sport that is borderline impulse-buy area. At just $119.99, we’re talking about $180 discount over its original $300 price. In recent months, it has been permanently dropped to under $200, but this is still a solid discount on an Android Wear watch with GPS.
We reviewed the Moto 360 Sport back in January and found it to be a solid Android Wear device. For workouts, the GPS came in handy, the special display looked great outdoors, and the general fit and finish is quite nice. (more…)
IDC released their latest smartwatch market info this morning and it certainly appears to paint a bleak picture for the smartwatch industry. From Q3 of last year to Q3 of this year, shipments of watches dropped 51.6%. That’s, um, a big drop.
Their numbers show smartwatch shipments dropping from 5.6 million last Q3 to 2.7 million this Q3. Part of the drop could be attributed to the fact that the new Apple Watch only arrived with two weeks left in the quarter, but it could also be because no one else really seems to be releasing new watches worth jumping on. (more…)
According to two leaked images, HTC and Under Armour have teamed up again, working to produce a fitness-focused smartwatch running Android Wear. In case you missed it, this wouldn’t be HTC’s first time working with Under Armour, as earlier this year they launched the UA HealthBox, featuring a fitness tracker, heart rate monitor, and smart weight scale. (more…)
Android Wear 2.0, the major update for Google’s wearable OS that was unveiled at Google I/O this past May, officially got pushed back to “early 2017” this morning. When first announced, Google claimed that Android Wear 2.0 would launch this fall, but since Google I/O, we really haven’t heard much for when we should expect to see it rollout. While the news of it being pushed back is certainly a downer, there is a silver lining. (more…)
In a previous report, it was detailed that Huawei was not intending to launch an Android Wear smartwatch anytime too soon, which likely would have been a Huawei Watch followup. Adding insult to injury for Android fans, the most recent intel out of South Korea claims that the company may be ditching Android Wear for Samsung’s Tizen OS, at least for the time being. (more…)