TAG Heuer will unveil its first smartwatch this morning, the Connected or Carrera Connected. This is the first time we have seen a Swiss luxury watch brand take on the smartwatch category in any sort of meaningful way, so even if you don’t care to spend as much as $1,800 for this particular piece, it’s probably still worth at least paying attention to. Who knows, maybe TAG Heuer can figure out why anyone really needs a smartwatch. (more…)
Pebble Time Round, the “world’s lightest and thinnest smartwatch,” arrives at retail stores this Sunday, November 8 for $250. Online orders will also begin shipping, as well as the pre-orders from weeks ago when this latest watch from Pebble was first announced.
As a recap on the Time Round, this is Pebble’s first round watch that still features an e-paper display. It runs Pebble’s watch OS, comes in a variety of colors (with different strap sizes), and is just 7.5mm thin with a weight of 28 grams. It’s easily their classiest looking watch to date. (more…)
November 6 is shaping up to be a big day for AT&T. Not only are they launching the HTC One A9 and Blackberry Priv, but they are also kicking off sales of two connected wearables, the Samsung Gear S2 and LG G Watch Urbane 2nd Edition LTE. These two watches will be the first to utilize AT&T’s NumberSync, a service that allows you to “keep your mobile number with you even if you phone isn’t.” (more…)
Without much noise, Fossil unveiled its Android Wear watch this morning. The watch is officially called the Q Founder and is a part of the Fossil Q line of wearable accessories, but we’ll just refer to it as the Founder from here on out, to save everyone from another disastrous naming headache in the making. (more…)
I’ve spent the better part of the last year or so with a smartwatch or smart something-or-other strapped to my wrist. It has been a miserable experience. From Android Wear to Pebble to Apple Watch to Samsung’s new Tizen-powered Gear S2, I think it’s safe to say that I’m smartwatch’d out. I need a break. My wrist needs an immediate break or I might snap. (more…)
While everyone else in the smartwatch industry is trying to make the most high-end option available, with golds and fine leathers and fancy boxes and circular displays, ASUS is quietly still making affordable options. The ASUS Zenwatch 2 is just that and it’s available now through the Google Store for $149. Well, to be accurate, it went up for sale on September 29, shortly after Google’s event, but it’s now front and center on the Google Store, letting us know that it’s there for the taking. (more…)
The Samsung Gear S2 is now available at select retailers here in the US with a starting price of $299. To say that this is the first Samsung smartwatch to be taken seriously and worth at least considering, is probably an understatement. It features a beautiful round AMOLED display, solid specs, a clean minimal design, and works with all Android phones. It could also be a much needed alternate to Android Wear.
With that in mind, we went ahead and put together a quick unboxing of a Gear S2 to kick off the review process. Smartwatches are supposedly the next big thing, so we understand that a number of you are probably interested in what this particular watch has to offer. (more…)
The original Moto 360 was the best smartwatch released in 2014. It had the looks of a modern yet traditional timepiece, along with the feature set of the current vision of a smartwatch, all at a price that wasn’t insulting to consumers understanding that it was a first gen product. Sure, it had its faults, but in the end, when you are talking about a fashion accessory that also has smarts, it’s all about aesthetics – and the Moto 360 was king by a mile.
With the release of the Moto 360 (2nd gen), Motorola had a lot to live up to, but they also had a chance to improve upon last year’s best watch. We all know that this year’s watch needed a major bump in processor to help in performance, so Moto took care of that. They also introduced size options, because not everyone wants to lug around a tank on their wrist. They even tweaked the design a bit, making it more classic looking than ever, while offering even more custom options through their Moto Maker software. Overall, the new 360 is upgraded in all of the right places.
So is it still king? Let’s find out in our Moto 360 (2nd gen) review. (more…)