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…)
Introduced back in August, the Gear S3 smartwatch from Samsung finally had its US availability announced this morning, with pre-orders set to begin on November 6. For those interested in getting a bit of hands-on time before ordering, general availability is scheduled for November 18. (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…)
Android Wear 2.0, the major update for Google’s wearable OS that was unveiled at Google I/O this past May, officially got pushed back to “early 2017” this morning. When first announced, Google claimed that Android Wear 2.0 would launch this fall, but since Google I/O, we really haven’t heard much for when we should expect to see it rollout. While the news of it being pushed back is certainly a downer, there is a silver lining. (more…)
In a previous report, it was detailed that Huawei was not intending to launch an Android Wear smartwatch anytime too soon, which likely would have been a Huawei Watch followup. Adding insult to injury for Android fans, the most recent intel out of South Korea claims that the company may be ditching Android Wear for Samsung’s Tizen OS, at least for the time being. (more…)
Been wondering why we haven’t seen new Android Wear smartwatches from the typical players in the game, you know, like Motorola, LG, and Huawei? According to CNET, who spoke with each company, that’s because none of them plan to release a new watch any time soon. In fact, even with the holiday approaching and smartwatches seeming like a perfect gift for your tech dad, they’ll all be passing this time around. (more…)
Michael Kors is the latest fashion brand to dive into Android Wear technology, launching two models this week with various looks. These smartwatches were announced in March of this year, but are finally available for purchase by anyone curious how MK handles wearable tech.
As mentioned, there are two models – the Access Dylan and the Access Bradshaw. To keep things the least confusing as possible, I will refer to them simply as Dylan and Bradshaw, but be aware, MK also has standard watches that go by these names as well. It’s the “Access” part that differentiates them as smartwatches. (more…)
At 9AM Pacific (Noon Eastern), Samsung will unveil their new smartwatch, a watch we are expecting to be called the Gear S3. It’ll probably be round and premium and do all the smart things one could ask for in a modern smartwatch. After last year’s solid effort in the Gear S2, this might actually be a watch worth getting excited about.
We aren’t live blogging the event, since it is just for a watch, but you can watch it through the video above.
Again, things kick off at 9AM Pacific.