Posts Tagged ‘smartwatch’

Samsung’s Gear S2 smartwatch will soon work with the iPhone

Samsung’s Gear S2 smartwatch will soon work with the iPhone

In a departure from earlier models, Samsung made its Tizen-powered Gear S2 smartwatch work with Android phones from other manufacturers — and the company isn’t stopping there. VP Alanna Cotton just announced on stage at CES that the Gear S2 will support the iPhone later this year as well. Cotton didn’t give a specific date...

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Apple’s smartwatch has Mickey, so Samsung got Snoopy for the Gear S2

Apple’s smartwatch has Mickey, so Samsung got Snoopy for the Gear S2

Apple loves to show off the throwback Mickey Mouse watch face that it made for the Apple Watch, so naturally, Samsung had to find a way to counter it with another classic character. It’s announcing this afternoon that a number of new watch faces featuring Peanuts characters will be coming to the Gear S2....

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The best smartwatch for the iPhone

No gadget category has changed more in the last year than smartwatches. There’s the Apple Watch, of course, a huge new market for the biggest tech company in the world to tackle. But the Apple Watch has fierce competition from nearly everybody you could think of. Android Wear watches work with the iPhone now,...

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The best smartwatch for Android

Smartwatches really only came onto the scene in a major way in the past two years — Google, Apple, and Samsung are all hoping it’ll be the next big computing platform. Since then, we’ve seen lots of manufacturers try different strategies for strapping a computer on your wrist, but they were all pretty bad...

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Pebble introduces its first round smartwatch

Pebble introduces its first round smartwatch

Take a look around at the watches on people’s wrists. It doesn’t take long to notice a trend: the vast majority of them are round. Watchmaker Citizen even claims that 90 percent of the watches it sells have round faces. But with few exceptions, most of the smartwatches available are square. It doesn’t matter...

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This is not how you sell a smartwatch

This is not how you sell a smartwatch

Selling smartwatches is hard, and it’s especially hard for a small company like Pebble. You don’t have the marketing muscle of Samsung, you don’t have the brand cachet of Apple, and apparently you don’t even have the support of your retail partners. The ultra-secure Pebble Time, above, was one of three units that were available early...

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Least useful hack ever puts Windows 95 on your smartwatch

Least useful hack ever puts Windows 95 on your smartwatch

What happens when you give an Android Wear smartwatch to a 16-year-old with a bit too much time on his hands? You get Windows 95 on your wrist. Now, we frankly have no idea why you’d load a desktop operating system from twenty years ago onto a Samsung Gear Live smartwatch with a 1.63-inch...

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