smartwatch

Samsung working on a new smartwatch with rotating bezel?

Samsung is cooking up something. Of course, that is always the case but any news or clues of an upcoming smartwatch can be exciting. A patent has recently surfaced about a round smartwatch with rotating bezel. It’s still a concept/patent application but the idea is actually interesting.

Moto 360 leather, metal bands now available individually

Smartwatches have become the accessory du jour for gadget fans the past few years or so. But one criticism (well, if you're the fashionable type at least) about the wearable is that the variant designs are limited and you get stuck with the same watch strap once you buy your smartwatch. Moto 360 is now offering separate watch bands that will give you a bit of limited variety for your smartwatch.

Luxury watch brands cracking on “fake” smartwatch faces

With the continued popularity of smartwatches, and especially those running on the Android Wear platform, we've also seen a rise of custom watch faces to make the wearables more elegant or exciting. A lot of sites and apps have been offering watchfaces imitating some of the top luxury brands like Tag Heuer, Rolex, Patek Philippe. But now the brands are fighting back not just against the "pirates" but even the OEMs themselves.

Moto 360 in slim gold and silver can now be yours

As promised to arrive in time for holiday cheer, Motorola has made available two new variants of the highly popular circular Moto 360 smartwatch. Now coming not just in gold and silver palettes but also in a slightly slimmer physique, expanding the appeal and target audience of this otherwise rather geeky timepiece. Naturally, it will come with a higher price to pay.

Pebble firmware update: more languages, more notifications

While other newer smartwatches have been coming out with more advanced features, some people still prefer the "classic" wearable design and functionality of a Pebble. Whether it's because of its platform flexibility or its ease of use and function, it still has a place in the market amidst the Android Wear and Tizen devices out there. A new firmware update brings more languages and notification options for users, to keep up with their continually growing international base as well.

ASUS ZenWatch now available, sort of

The much-awaited ASUS ZenWatch was listed on Google Play last week but only with a ‘Coming soon’ tag. We only learned that it comes with a $199 price tag and with an unknown availability. The next day, the Android team through Android Wear Senior Product Manager Jeff Chang proudly announced that the smartwatch is finally available not only on Google Play but also on Best Buy.

Android Wear companion app gets an Android Lollipop update

The past weeks have seen Google rapidly moving many of its apps into the age of Lollipop. Many Android Wear owners, however, might have been left wondering if and when they will benefit from such changes. Well, wonder no more, as the awaited update for smartwatch companion app seems to be on its way. And the best part is that the update will bring more than just a pretty Material face.

Sony SmartWatch 3 now available from Google Play Store

This year's Android Wear team is almost all but complete. Now almost all smartwatches are available on Google Play Store, with the exception of the ASUS ZenWatch, which is still to hit the market for the holidays. Today's latest inductee is the Sony SmartWatch 3, which can now be purchased directly from Google's online store with a price tag that just about reaches the high mark of the line. Except for the most expensive LG G Watch R, of course.