wearable

Moto 360 smartwatch now customizable in Moto Maker

If you're in the market for a new smartwatch but want to have more options than the ones available in most wearables in the market, then you might want to consider getting the round-faced Moto 360. They have finally gone live and added their smartwatch to the Moto Maker site, giving potential customers the ability to customize their Moto 360 and the freedom to choose what they want to have as the strap, casing and watchface of their wearables.

OPPO rumored to be working on a fast charging smartwatch

Smartwatches are relatively new. No matter how cool, sleek, classic, or luxurious a particular model looks, geeks will judge its performance and battery life. Right now, Android wear gadgets don't offer impressive battery life, at least, not yet. OPPO's smartwatch is still a rumor but the model is believed to have longer battery life thanks to the very small internal cells the manufacturer used.

Pebble thinks Apple, Samsung over complicate smartwatches

Pebble has set the stage for the smartwatch industry. The Pebble team has put into action ideas of a smartwatch that (admit it or not) Apple presented with an iPod Nano worn as a watch. Other manufacturers soon followed even supported by Google with the Android Wear. And then Apple officially entered the scene, only to leave the fan boys anticipating for a few long months. After a long time of waiting, the Cupertino company is finally releasing the actual Apple Watch on April 24 with a premium price tag.

Nike+ brings in more partners to improve fitness platform

Nike's Fuelband, which was their first attempt at an actual wearable, didn't exactly light the fire under runners' shoes, but it was a good experiment for the shoe-turned-fitness-advocate brand. It may have showed them that instead of focusing on hardware, their customers might be best served if they focus on developing software and then leverage off actual fitness wearable partners that have more experience than them in this arena. Hence, we now have the updated Nike+ app and the addition of support for other fitness devices.

Swatch rolls out Touch Zero One smartwatch

Swatch first said it didn't understand why smartwatches and other wearables are popular but looks like the Swiss watchmaker is humming a new tune these days. It denied that it was working with Apple on the Apple Watch but later on said they started working on their own smartwatch. And now, we're seeing a glimpse not of a total smartwatch but this wearable device called the Touch Zero One especially made for the volleyball players.

Hands-on with Huawei’s first Android Wear smartwatch

For those who like traditional watches on their wrists but are looking for more functionalities from their accessory, the design of a lot of the smartwatches in the market leave a lot to be desired. Chinese OEM Huawei announced their first smartwatch, and it will try to convince that segment of the market to try out their take on the wearable, which looks like an elegant, "normal" watch but is in fact laden with features and functionalities more than just telling the time.

Huawei intros smart wearables at MWC 2015

Huawei is joining the smart wearable industry by unveiling two new wearable devices: the Huawei TalkBand B2 and the Huawei TalkBand N1. The two devices were shown off together with the new Huawei Watch and the MediaPad X2 phablet recently at the MWC 2015 in Barcelona. Actually, this isn't the first time Huawei is venturing into the wearable category but the Chinese manufacturer seems to be serious in joining the bandwagon now by introducing more devices. The new wearables are expected to be the best smart solution to consumers who are looking for wearable devices that can make everyday life simpler yet more convenient.

Acer Liquid Leap+: platform-agnostic, exchangeable straps

If you're in the market for a new wearable device (and after this World Mobile Congress you just might be), Acer is clamoring to have you try out the newest generation of their Smart Activeband line. The Liquid Leap+ is their first foray into the multi-OS wearable market and brings you all the basic features you're looking for in a smartband, with the interchangeable straps adding to your customization.

HTC Grip hands-on: making a grab at wearables and fitness

As speculated before, HTC is indeed coming out with a wearable together with its new fitness partner, Under Armor. Here at MWC 2015, we saw on HTC's floor, not at a smartwatch, but at a no-nonsense smart fitness device. The HTC Grip, like the HTC One M9, is a curious beast, simple, somewhat ingenious, and probably too plain, all at the same time. So will the Grip grip active mobile users' hearts? We took a dive to find out just what it is all about.
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