Pebble, what can only be described as the most successful smartwatch to date, is now available through Amazon. Up until this week, Pebble was only available directly through Pebble’s site or through select retailers like Best Buy. This move, as you can imagine, is huge for the wearable startup. At $149.99 through the online retail giant, though, you aren’t seeing a deal – that’s the exact same price that Pebble is listed at everywhere else. (more…)
Back on November 18, Qualcomm announced that the Toq smartwatch would officially become available on December 2 for the price of $349. The price blew some people out of the water, but Qualcomm seems quite set on that price point. This morning, they have opened up pre-orders for the device, which will allow you to secure your place as one of the first adopters of the Toq. (more…)
The Neptune Pine, a smartwatch first unveiled many months ago, has now landed on Kickstarter. You may recall, the device was already up for pre-order back in August, starting at $335 a unit. Well, the company is looking to leverage crowd funding to raise $100K to help mass production costs, a goal they say is within reach. (more…)
This morning, Qualcomm announced that its smartwatch, dubbed the Toq, will be available December 2 at the starting price of $349.
For those not familiar with Qualcomm’s take on wearables, the Toq features a Mirasol display that allows the device to be seen easily in bright sunlight, but also last for days without a charge. The Toq has no buttons, shows information you need at a glance, is always ready for your interaction, can charge wirelessly, and probably does more useful tasks than the Samsung Galaxy Gear out of the box. (more…)
The often leaked and rumored Google smartwatch that supposedly runs Google Now is a lot more real and a lot further along in the process of being made than we expected. The Wall Street Journal, one of the first publications to report on this device, says they now have information that the watch is in “late-stage development” and “could be ready for mass production within months.” (more…)
HTC’s place as a smartphone maker has been somewhat questioned lately when considering poor sales and rough earnings figures, but the company’s lead executives still look to the future and how the company can continue to innovate. In a recent discussion with Financial Times, when tablets were brought up, it wasn’t a question of if HTC would launch one, but when. (more…)
The Galaxy Gear smartwatch from Samsung is the company’s first attempt to enter a market in which the industry has adopted as the next opportunity for growth. There isn’t anything on the market that is quite like this device when compared to other smartwatches, as it runs a full-color display, has a built-in camera, and supports 70+ third party applications out of the box. It’s a brave attempt at breathing new life into a growing market, but did Samsung hit it out of the park? We are about to find out.
This is our full Galaxy Gear review. (more…)
It’s pretty obvious after reading a variety of reviews that were published early this morning, that Samsung Galaxy Gear is off to a rocky start. Most early reviewers aren’t fond of its minimal battery life, lack of water resistance, limited app ecosystem, and Samsung’s decision to make it incompatible with anything outside of a Samsung phone. Our review will be up this week as well, so we’ll have our own personal thoughts to share on all of that (initial hands-on and overview). But in the mean time, we thought we’d point out another smartwatch offering from a major company who has actually been in the game for over a year. Yes, we’re talking about Sony’s new Smartwatch 2. (more…)