wearable

Olio brings its first smartwatch to the wearable market

While most of the current smartwatches in the market are trying to outdo each other when it comes to features and looks, almost turning it into a really tiny smartphone, one company believes that the simpler and the prettier, the better. And it is their first product ever, so it's a pretty bold move going up against more established OEMs. But Olio is confident that they'll find a niche amongst those who prefer their notifications few and their smartwatches stylish.

Samsung Gear VR finally available on Best Buy this Friday

Virtual reality is still relatively new. It may not be mainstream yet but there is certainly a market for it. Just recently, Samsung showed us how the Gear VR helped a father see birth of his child virtually---somewhat telling us that the headset has a great purpose. The South Korean giant is still working on making it work with other units like the upcoming Galaxy Note 5. Soon, this virtual reality gaming headset will be consumer-ready too.

CMOAR Virtual Reality headset launches on Kickstarter

And on we go with the virtual reality (VR) bandwagon, with moar and moar (sorry, couldn’t help it) outfits jumping on and giving the world what it thinks should be the best VR headset. CMOAR (“see more”, geddit?) just got their VR headset accepted at Kickstarter and at time of writing, it’s fully crowd-funded. Let’s see what they got.

Fitbit Surge now with Multi-Tracker support, bicycling monitoring

As more people get into the fitness lifestyle, OEMs have had to adjust to the newest "trends" and make sure that their fitness wearables and apps will appeal to not just one kind of workout or sport, but to as many people as possible (well at least those who are getting off their butts to workout or exercise). Fitbit Surge is one of the most popular in the market, and now they will be getting even more of an audience as they add more features to the device and the app.

Have a 30-day battery life smartwatch with Vector

With Google and Apple once again going head to head with thier respective smartwatch platforms (and Pebble still surviving with its own niche market), is there room really for another brand and platform in the market? Of course in this digital world, the answer is probably always yes, and especially if your product is promising a battery life that would last for 30 days. Vector is the newest kid in the market, and it can be an alternative to the leading wearable brands.

Soon on your wrist: Motion X for Swiss Horological Smartwatches

Smartwatches have both been a boon and a threat to regular watch makers. While some people have totally "switched allegiance" to their more technologically advanced younger siblings, still some longed for the elegant and traditional design and functionality of "old school" watches. But even the Swiss watchmakers have accepted the fact that they need to step up their game towards the tech generation. Some have grouped together to form a group called the Swiss Horological Smartwatches.

Google brings Android Device Manager support for Android Wear

Since the Android Device Manager was introduced more than two years ago, this feature has been very useful in helping millions of Android device owners become more productive than ever. This simple management tool allows the owner to secure and locate Android devices that are missing. The past few years, the Android Device Manager has been updated with improved security and guest mode among others for a better experience.

ASUS takes a jab at Apple, shows off ZenWatch and ZenFone 2

I think this is the first time I've seen ASUS bold enough to take a jab at Apple and be intense in advertising the latest ASUS ZenFone 2. Why, the Taiwanese manufacturer has just posted a handy shopping guide obviously making fun of the very expensive Apple Watch. ASUS referred to Apple's first smartwatch as the "golden watch". No mention exactly of the product but it's very obvious.