With Android Wear 2.0 delayed until next year, Google is continuing to push updates to the developer preview program for it. Today, Developer Preview 4 is out with a number of new goodies, like authentication for apps, in-app billing from the watch, and more. Also, swipe-to-dismiss is back! (more…)
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…)