In an brief interview with the Wall Street Journal, Samsung’s executive VP Young-hee Lee, who oversees the company’s mobile marketing efforts, states that Samsung is taking a pause when it comes to releasing more smartwatches. Since 2013, the company has been relentlessly blitzing the wearable market, releasing the Galaxy Gear, Gear 2 lineup, Gear S, Gear Fit, and Gear Live. (more…)
The Pebble Time (and its Steel brother) are now a part of the most funded Kickstarter campaign in history (for now). Shortly after announcing the new Pebble Time Steel, this morning, the smartwatch maker’s latest campaign jumped passed the Coolest Cooler, the previous record holder at just over $13 million. (more…)
Pebble spiced up its Pebble Time Kickstarter project this morning with the announcement of a new all-metal version, called Pebble Time Steel, and what they are calling “Smartstraps.” The campaign for their new smartwatch has already crushed their previous record in just over a week, so don’t be surprised if today’s goodies continues to push the needle towards another record. (more…)
Groupon is currently hosting a $30-off deal on what many believe is the best Android Wear watch you can buy, the LG G Watch R. There is no denying its premium build, outstanding performance, and solid battery life, that’s for sure. With an all-metal body, leather strap, and full-circle display, this is one of the few Android Wear watches we would recommend outside of the Moto 360, although, that may change shortly when LG’s Watch Urbane and the Huawei Watch arrive.
Still, at $269 ($30 off), this is a deal worth considering. The G Watch R normally retails for $299.
Huawei is about to make its presence felt at MWC with the announcement of the Huawei Watch. The watch itself was first spotted yesterday on a billboard, but we now have full promo videos for this Android Wear-powered beauty that will be made official in a few hours. Posted to the Huawei YouTube channel, two videos walk through the design process for the watch and also show how cheesy Euros are when they take vacations with their brosephs. (more…)
Apple just sent out invites to its hand-selected, Apple-friendly press for a “Spring forward” event that will take place on March 9 in San Francisco. The Apple Watch will more than likely be shown in finished form. Expect inventions, as always. Things like notifications on a watch, AMOLED displays that only light up select pixels and create richer, deeper blacks, and using your voice to dictate messages on your wrist will all be shown off for the first time in the history of the world, beautifully, unapologetically. (more…)
Pebble kept to its word this morning with the announcement of a new product, the Pebble Time. As expected, the Pebble Time comes with a full color e-paper display, along with a new interface called Timeline, which is a bit like Google Now in that it puts relevant info at your fingertips. In a somewhat surprising move, Pebble is launching Pebble Time through Kickstarter, just like they did with the original Pebble. Well, almost like the original. This time, Pebble Time is nearly complete as a product, they just need funding, which is their way of seeing just how many to make, I would imagine. (more…)