At CES this past January, we got our eyes and hands on the Smart Outdoor Watch from Casio, a rugged Android Wear smartwatch with way too long of a name. Now in March, Casio has announced official availability of the watch, with it set to go on sale March 25, priced at $499. (more…)
I hope you weren’t expecting TAG Heuer to be a one-and-done in the smartwatch arena, because within the next year, they should launch a “real collection” of them, according Jean-Claude Biver, CEO of TAG Heuer and president of the LVMH Watch Division.
During a range of interviews at Baselworld, Biver talked about creating a new version of their Connected watch (our review) that could arrive in six to eight different models. He called it a “real collection” because the current Connected model is only available as just that, a single model. With a “collection,” we could see different designs, metals, styles, and price points. (more…)
If you have been wondering why there has been so much watch talk around these parts over the past couple of days, it’s because Baselworld is going on over in Switzerland. Baseworld, for those not familiar, is like the CES or MWC of the watch world. It’s a massive watch event where all the biggest watch brands in the world gather to unveil their new products for the coming year. Everyone from Rolex to Fossil are announcing products, some of which happen to be Android related.
Next up, we have Nixon, a younger lifestyle-focused watch company who tends to cater to the skate or surf crowds. They announced a watch this morning called the Mission, which they are calling the “world’s first ultra-rugged, action sports smartwatch.” There are certainly other rugged watches on the market, so they must be banking off the “ultra” term here. (more…)
Fossil Group, the parent to many of the world’s most popular fashion brands, announced that consumers can expect to see more than 100 wearable products by this year’s holiday season. A few of these brands include Michael Kors, Chaps, Diesel, Emporio Armani, kate spade new york, and of course, Fossil.
In the announcement, Fossil Group states that these wearables will feature a mixture of display and non-display devices, meaning it’s likely we can expect a few Android Wear devices from the batch. According to Fossil Group, during the holidays, these devices will be available in 40 countries, meaning there should be no shortage on locations to pick a wearable up. (more…)
Fossil, maker of the Q Founder smartwatch running Android Wear, is back at it again with two new additions to the Q lineup. Today, the company announced the Q Marshal and Q Wander watches, both of which run Android Wear. As you would expect, both are designed to heavily resemble standard timepieces, with the exception of their large digital faces. (more…)
The Huawei Watch, a smartwatch that is easily one of the two best available today, is discounted at Amazon for the day by as much as $130. You can read our Huawei Watch review for details on why we love this watch so much. Actually, here are 3 reasons you should buy it right here.
Huawei positioned this watch as a premium timepiece, rather than just another quickly made, affordable smartwatch. They went with premium materials, finishes, and presentation. They also put in an amazing display and were hoping to build a device that will last for a while.
Amazon has almost all variants discounted today, even the all black version for just $319. This is is the unit that normally retails for $450. But they also have the stainless steel model with stainless steel bracelet for just $279 ($120 off), the stainless model with mesh band at a $85 discount, the rose gold model at $96 off, and the base leather band model for $269.
These are easily the best prices we have seen yet on the Huawei Watch.
After a bit of waiting on the part of owners, Huawei is shipping out the Android Wear 1.4 update, labeled as MEC23L (Marshmallow), to the Huawei Watch. This update will bring speaker functionality, as well as the ability to place and receive phone calls while the device is synced to your smartphone via Bluetooth. (more…)