smartwatch

LG Chem intros new Hexagon battery for smartwatches

After South Korean giant Samsung announcing that it's working on a new battery technology with double capacity, here comes its rival LG also with a new battery technology. This time though, LG Chem's offering is a smaller battery that is ideal to be used on future smartwatches. This is LG's entry into the relatively new industry of small batteries for wearables.

Ford set to launch MyFord app for Android Wear

US-based car makers Ford is making an effort so that they do not get left behind in the in-car infotainment system space as it debuts the MyFord Mobile app extension. The app will be made specifically for smartwatches, which means Android Wear for Android users and the Apple Watch on iOS, even as Ford brings online its new SYNC 3 infotainment system.

Deus Ex Aria brings gesture control power to your wearable

The idea of a smartwatch goes beyond it being used as a small wrist computer, health and fitness tracker, and a notifications device. The technology is new but it has been rapidly evolving, thanks to smartwatch developers especially those who believe that Android Wear is THE future of wearables.

Pre-orders for Pebble Time devices now up on Best Buy

True enough, as previously announced, the brand new Pebble Time devices are already up for pre-order on the Best Buy website starting today. The much awaited colored and touch screen smartwatches from one of the pioneers in wearables started out as a Kickstarter project, but now that the supporters have finally gotten theirs, they are opening up orders to the public, but only if you live or your delivery address is in the US. The rest of the world will have to wait a little longer.

New Android Wear watch faces now available on Google Play

Google's Android Wear team has just announced a bunch of new Android Wear watchfaces. It took some time for the Android Wear developers to announce this new series since the last batch was released last December. Sure, there may be other watch faces available but these new ones are from the Android team, designed exclusively by 17 popular brands in retail and fashion today.

Researchers able to hack into Samsung, LG smartwatches

Smartwatches may not be as ubiquitous now as smartphones and tablets, but they are already slowly seeping their way into our digital consciousness. Most users are secure in the knowledge that the information and data that gets transmitted from their smartphones to their wearables are encrypted and secure. Well, you might rethink that, particularly if you're using an LG and Samsung smartwatch, as a group of researchers were able to hack into it as part of their study and experiment on encryption.

Pebble Time pre-orders on Best Buy will start by June 22

Now that the Kickstarter supporters have received their Pebble Time (supposedly) by this time, what about the next-to-early adapters who want to have their own new smartwatch? Well, if you're eager to have one, you'd have to wait a little longer. But the good news is that you can pre-order already by June 22 through their exclusive partner is BestBuy.com, if you live in the US, that is. If you live somewhere else, then you'd have to wait until the US residents have pre-ordered theirs.
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