Now that Android 2.0 is official and ready to be rolled out to devices and for developers to update their apps with support, a handful have already let us know their plans. Strava and Runkeeper are both receiving updates today with 2.0 support, plus Polar is sharing information on the M600’s impending 2.0 update. (more…)
Fossil is currently hosting a 25% off sale for all of their Android Wear watches, the Q Founder, Q Wander, and Q Marshal, all of which are scheduled to receive the update to Android Wear 2.0 in the near future. At 25% off, you are looking at smartwatches for as little as $123. That’s, um, pretty nuts.
The Q Founder 1.0 is actually on sale right now, but Fossil is including sale items in the 25% off discount, and that’s why you can get one for barely $120. If you want a newer watch, though, the Founder 2.0, Q Wander, and Q Marshal are all 25% off and as low as $206. If you ever wanted to get in on the smartwatch thing, discounts like these are the ones to jump on so that you aren’t too heavily invested if you decide this life ain’t for you. (more…)
For anyone who already owns an Android Wear watch, you’re likely wondering if and when your smartwatch will receive Android Wear 2.0. I don’t blame you. The latest build of the smartwatch OS features Google Assistant and access to Google Play, sure to be a good step forward for the platform. (more…)
After months of developer previews, Android Wear 2.0 is now ready for launch. Officially unveiled this morning by Google, the list of changes is quite large, so let’s dive into it and go over the features you can expect to find once your smartwatch is updated or you purchase one of those fancy new LG devices. (more…)
Tomorrow or the following day is supposed to be the launch day for Android Wear 2.0, according to a couple of reports. If so, that would mean the official introduction of Android Pay to the platform outside of a developer preview. Of course, you’ll need an NFC-equipped device in order to get in on this payment action, but either way, we think the time is near for payments with an Android-powered watch. (more…)
Over the weekend, there was a bit of development in the Android Wear category, with packaging for the LG-made Watch Style getting spotted inside what appears to be a retail store. Not only that, but previous reports suggesting LG and Google intended to unveil the device (and the Watch Sport) alongside Android Wear 2.0 on February 9 have changed, with the latest intel claiming that the launch has been bumped up one day, now scheduled for February 8. (more…)
Jean-Claude Biver, head of LVMH Watches and CEO of TAG Heuer, recently sat down for a wave of interviews to discuss his new interim CEO role at watchmaker, Zenith. During one of the interviews with Neue Zürcher Zeitung, Biver spoke at length about his recent dive into smartwatches at TAG Heuer, a move that has turned out to be a successful one. He shared sales details, along with plans for the next generation Connected line. (more…)