One Month With: The Huawei TalkBand B3

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I think I'm getting the reason why smartwatches exist now - or at least watches in general. When I was younger, before smartphones, I wore a simple cheap watch to tell the time. When smartphones came along, I ditched the watch as it was just 'another thing to carry', and its utility was superseded by the mobile phone. Having worn the TalkBand B2, and that space now being filled by the updated B3, I'm starting to get it. I think. When I tested the TalkBand B2, a number of [Read Entire Story]

Samsung Unveils New Gear S3 Smart Watch With GPS and LTE [Update: Will Support iPhone]

Just a week ahead of Apple's planned September 7 event, Samsung today unveiled its latest smart watch, the Gear S3. Samsung's newest wearable device comes in two varieties - a "Classic" model with Bluetooth and Wi-Fi and "Frontier" model that features LTE support. GPS, a new feature, is built into each model. An always-on Super AMOLED display is included and with LTE, the Frontier model, positioned as the more rugged, outdoor Gear S3 watch, can load data quickly enough to stream songs from [Read Entire Story]

Asus ZenWatch 3 To Be Announced August 31st

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We recently heard that the new Asus ZenWatch 3 would be made official at IFA and now it looks like we have a date for the smart watches announcement. Asus will unveil their new Asus ZenWatch 3 smartwatch at a press event on the 31st of August, the company recently teased the device on Twitter. […] (Read More ...) (C) Copyright 2007-2016 Geeky Gadgets. Republishing of this feed is forbidden without our written permission. SOURCE: Geeky Gadgets - Read entire story here. [Read Entire Story]

You can pre-order Fossil’s latest Android Wear smartwatches from August 12th

Fossil first got into the smart watch game last year with its Q Founder wearable that blended premium design with Android Wear for a reasonable price. The fashion accessories company announced it would launch follow-up devices earlier this year and now it has specified a date for the launch of the two smart watches called Q […] Come comment on this article: You can pre-order Fossil’s latest Android Wear smartwatches from August 12th Visit TalkAndroid SOURCE: TalkAndroid - Read [Read Entire Story]

ZGPAX S99 Android 5.1 Smart Watch

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With a MTK6580 Quad Core CPU and 512MB of RAM this phone watch brings all the performance of a Smartphone but in the compact delightful form of a wristwatch. Operating on both the 3G and 2G bandwidths you can use cellular data connections for surfing the web and getting social media notifications as well as enjoy superb network coverage for calls and messages. The Android 5.1 operating systems is perfectly optimized for running on a smart watch and ensure a smooth experience throughout. With a [Read Entire Story]

Samsung planning a stand-alone VR headset

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Virtual Reality has been making a major resurgence in the past few years thanks to efforts like the Oculus Rift, Gear VR, HTC Vive, and even Sony’s upcoming Playstation VR. The problem, however, is that these devices all require one thing: additional hardware. Both Oculus and the Vive require a PC, Sony’s offering requires a PS4 – and perhaps not even the current models – and Samsung’s won’t work without one of several Galaxy flagships.Seeking to end this [Read Entire Story]

Daily Deals: BENRO Digital Aluminum Tripod $23, HP Stream 11 Laptop 2.16GHz/2GB/32GB (Refurb) $120, more

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In today’s Daily Deals, we have from B&H the BENRO (T800EX) Digital Aluminum Tripod with 3-Way Pan/Tilt Head for $22.95 shipped. That’s $27 off the original list price and $20 less than Amazon’s current listing. It’s made from aluminum making it both “lightweight and sturdy” and it has a quick release head that can be used in both “portrait” and “landscape” orientation.  HP Stream 11 Laptop 2.16GHz/2GB/32GB (Refurb) $120 (Orig. $180) | [Read Entire Story]

Huawei Launches the TalkBand B3

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I’ve been using the TalkBand B2 for a couple of months (a write-up will come soon), and Huawei is announcing the release of their TalkBand B3. This is a pseudo smartwatch, or ‘minimalist wearable device’, that goes on the wrist and tracks steps, calories, sleep patterns, runs and cycling events. This data is then shared via a Huawei app. The B3 is a hardware upgrade as well as a visual upgrade over the B2. In either the Active, Classic or Elite styles, using higher grade [Read Entire Story]

Best Android Wear watch faces

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It’s official: we’re living in the future. Smart watches are overtaking the technology world, and with good reason. They’re a perfect fit for the businessman who needs to be professional and present in meetings, and they’re awesome for the runner whose phone is too much bulk to run with. Whether you’re a teacher, a tour guide, or a an on-the-go mom who needs her hands free, Android Wear is the right choice for you, and today we’ve got a few amazing watch face styles to show you. With so [Read Entire Story]

Hublot likely next of LVMH’s Swiss watch brands to add smartwatch features following TAG

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Following the introduction of the TAG Heuer Android Wear watch late last year— the first of the major Swiss brands to launch a full-fledged smartwatch— TAG’s parent company says Hublot will likely be its next brand to receive smartwatch features. Bloomberg reports: more…Filed under: iOS Tagged: Apps, baselworld 2016, Hublot, iOS, LVMH, smart watch, TAG Heuer SOURCE: 9to5Mac - Read entire story here. [Read Entire Story]

Fitbit Blaze now available at online and retail stores

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The newest member of the Fitbit family was announced and unveiled at the CES 2016 early this year, but now, finally, you can actually buy it at your favorite online and retail store. The Fitbit Blaze looks like a fashionable smartwatch yet its functionality is more for fitness and activity tracking but with the bonus of notifications and connectivity as well. It received 18 awards at CES and is considered the best-seller in Amazon’s Smart Watches category, and that was for pre-orders [Read Entire Story]

Pebble Update Introduces Custom Messages, Health Improvements

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Pebble today announced multiple updates for its line of Pebble smart watches, introducing new messaging options and new health features for Pebble owners. Pebble owners who use iOS devices are now able to reply to incoming text messages with custom messages instead of the standard canned responses. Custom text replies are available to all iOS users who have text replies enabled from a compatible carrier. Pebble Health, the fitness tracking app Pebble introduced in December for Pebble [Read Entire Story]

Remember Pebble Time smartstraps? This smart case adds pulse monitoring and wireless charging

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One way of adding extra functionality to smartwatches is to build it into third-party straps, and the Tylt Vü Pulse is one of the first officially approved Pebble smartstraps to break cover. It gives Pebble Time integrated heart rate monitoring, wireless charging and a custom app for logging the new data... Continue Reading Remember Pebble Time smartstraps? This smart case adds pulse monitoring and wireless charging Category: Smartwatches Tags: Kickstarter [Read Entire Story]

The best of CES 2016

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Every year CES has more to offer than any one human being could possibly digest in one week. We waded through the torrent of tech gear to bring you our picks for the most interesting, innovative and just plain fun tech in fields like transportation, VR and wearables. This is Gizmag's Best of CES 2016... Continue Reading The best of CES 2016 Category: Electronics Tags: CES 2016 Related Articles: The oddest inventions of [Read Entire Story]

MasterCard and Coin team up to bring payments to wearables

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MasterCard has announced a partnership with Coin to bring MasterCard payment to fitness bands, smartwatches and other wearable devices. The news follows MasterCard’s announcement in October last year in which the world was introduced to the Commerce for Every Device program, which aims to enable ‘any consumer gadget’ to become a payment device. Sherri Haymond, Senior Vice President, Digital Payments, MasterCard, said: “The great thing about the MasterCard program is that [Read Entire Story]

Casio takes Android Wear market outside, with the WSD-F10 Smart Watch

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Casio has been making watches since the 70s, and the company has taken that experience into the Android Wear market with its WSD-F10 Smart Outdoor Watch. Introduced at CES, the WSD-F10 is designed with the outdoor enthusiast in mind, featuring applications optimized for trekking, cycling and even fly fishing... Continue Reading Casio takes Android Wear market outside, with the WSD-F10 Smart Watch Section: Wearable Electronics Tags: CES 2016 Casio [Read Entire Story]

Swiss Manufacturer Creates High-End Mechanical Apple Watch Clone

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Ahead of the Apple Watch's launch, many high-end Swiss watch makers were critical of its design and Apple's efforts to position it as a high-fashion item. TAG Heuer CEO Jean-Claude Biver went as far as to call it "too feminine," saying the Apple Watch looked like "it was designed by a student in their first trimester." As time has passed, opinions on the Apple Watch have changed. It has prompted some high-end luxury watch makers to consider delving into the smart watch market themselves, and [Read Entire Story]

Samsung’s new bioprocessor can monitor stress levels, skin temperature, muscle mass and more

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Samsung has announced the development of a new bioprocessor made for their fitness wearables, namely the Samsung Gear smartwatch lineup. This is the world’s first “all-in-one” chipset of its kind, and it can measure a ton of different things on one block of silicon: Body fat Skeletal muscle mass Heart rate Heart rhythm Skin temperature Stress level So, what are the benefits of being able to fit it all on the same chip? It could mean more cost-efficient production, and it [Read Entire Story]

Pebble Debuts New ‘Pebble Health’ Fitness Tracking Feature

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Pebble today announced new software updates for its line of Pebble smart watches, bringing the timeline feature to Pebble Classic and Steel and introducing a new Pebble Health feature for the Pebble Time lineup. According to Pebble, Pebble Health was created through a collaboration with researchers at Stanford University. Pebble Health is able to track daily activity and automatically detect sleep phases, displaying stats and insights right on the wrist. Pebble Health brings the Pebble Time [Read Entire Story]

Martian Aviator B10 review: regular looking watch with a brain

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These days we get to see a number of different smart watches. There are those that look and act like small computers, running a kind of specialized operating system, like Apple Watch, Samsung’s Tizen watches, Pebble and an array of Android Wear devices. Products made by Martian are different. First and foremost they look like… Read more SOURCE: IntoMobile - Read entire story here. [Read Entire Story]

Fossil reveals its Android Wear smartwatch — the $275 Fossil Q Founder

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Fossil has been teasing the fact that they’re bringing an Android Wear watch for a while, but the company is finally revealing the full details. Here it is: the Fossil Q Founder. It’s a fashionable smart watch that won’t break the bank. We didn’t know whether they’d look to go all out as they have a line of luxury traditional watches, but we’re surprised to learn that it’s more affordable than options from Huawei and Motorola. Fossil’s watch is [Read Entire Story]

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