Tag Archive: Wear


Apple Watch will stay ahead in smartwatch race, but look out for Android Wear!

In terms of marketshare, the Apple Watch’s watchOS compared to Google’s Android Wear is likely to follow a similar trajectory to iOS and Android. In other words, while Apple is dominating right now in smartwatch shipments, that balance promises to shift somewhat over the coming years as new low-cost competitors enter the market. This is […]

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Can TAG Heuer help Android Wear defeat Apple Watch?

When it comes to smartwatch sales, Apple Watch has well and truly embarrassed the entire Android Wear ecosystem, even though it hasn’t spent anywhere near as long on the market. But with Google’s platform getting a high-profile supporter this week, is it time for change? TAG Heuer’s new Connected is the first smartwatch from a luxury […]

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This watch went to the moon (and now you can wear it)

When work takes you to the lunar surface, even the smallest detail should have a Plan B. Apollo 15 commander David Scott donned his personal Bulova watch for his final moonwalk in July 1971 after the crystal on his NASA-issued timepiece fell off during a previous walk. As an idea, it proved priceless. As a […]

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LG’s new Watch Urbane 2 is the first Android Wear watch with 4G

LG today unveiled a second edition of its Watch Urbane smartwatch, which finally frees Android Wear from your smartphone. Thanks to its built-in 4G and 3G connectivity, the new Watch Urbane makes calls and continues to receive notifications even when you leave your phone behind. Watch Urbane 2nd Edition isn’t the first smartwatch with a data […]

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Nuyu is an affordable fitness tracker you can wear anywhere

Tracking your activity and fitness doesn’t have to be expensive. With Nuyu, you can keep an eye on how many steps you taken, the distance you’ve traveled, how many calories you’ve burned, and even how well you’re sleeping for under $ 50. The Nuyu Activity Tracker, from Health o Meter, does everything you would expect a decent […] [Read More…]

You miss out on HealthKit when using Android Wear with iOS

Android Wear made the leap to iOS yesterday, meaning that iPhone owners can now buy and use Android Wear smartwatches should they feel so inclined. One thing they can’t do, however, is to use Apple’s HealthKit platform to monitor their Android Wear fitness data. According to Apple, data such as step count and heart rate […]

You miss out on HealthKit when using Android Wear with iOS

Android Wear made the leap to iOS yesterday, meaning that iPhone owners can now buy and use Android Wear smartwatches should they feel so inclined. One thing they can’t do, however, is to use Apple’s HealthKit platform to monitor their Android Wear fitness data. According to Apple, data such as step count and heart rate […]

Smarter watches: Android Wear works with iPhones now

Google’s smartwatch platform, Android Wear, has officially gained support for iPhones. The Android Wear for iOS app is currently rolling out and anyone with an iPhone 5, iPhone 5c, iPhone 5s, iPhone 6 or iPhone 6 Plus can start using the Android Wear app at last. Just make sure you’re running iOS 8.2 or later. The move […]

This app makes Android Wear look like the Apple Watch

The Apple Watch doesn’t work with Android smartphones, and probably never will. That means if you’re an Android fan who loves the Apple Watch’s Bubble UI, you’ve got two choices: get an iPhone, or install this new launcher that will turn your Android smartwatch into a virtual clone of the Apple Watch’s launch screen. It’s […]

Big Android Wear update to bring Apple Watch features

Google is planning another big Android Wear update that will deliver a number of new features Apple Watch users are already enjoying, according to a new report. Among them are interactive watch faces and the ability to send doodles and… Read more ›