wearable

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.

WRiSTBOOM is a wearable Bluetooth speaker for your mobile needs

There are a lot of Bluetooth speakers out there, but how many of them can you actually wear on your body? Well, there might be some that you can wear around your neck but it could be quite heavy. A new device that is campaigning for your support on IndieGoGo aims to be the first wearable Bluetooth speaker that doesn't suffer on quality, even as you can bring it your music with you everywhere you go. Will WRiSTBOOM be your new musical accessory of choice?

Android Community Weekly Digest: June 7, 2015

Google I/O 2015 may have come and gone, but the aftermath of the developers' conference is far from over. Curiously, it seems that some manufacturers actually waited for the event to be over before announcing their new wares to the public. Last week, we saw the unveiling and launch of a few new interesting devices, not just smartphones but even some wearables, some of the more perplexing than others . This is your latest edition of Android Community's Weekly Digest, covering the period from June 1 to 7, 2015.

Sony SmartBand 2 to reportedly have heart rate monitor

Because a companion app was pushed to the Google Play Store inadvertently, it looks like word is out that the upcoming Sony SmartBand 2 SWR12 will indeed have a heart rate monitor. This piece of info was first leaked back in February but now the product description that is part of the app confirms this and gives a few other details about the wearable that is expected to be announced anytime now.

QiLaunch Wear now availalbe in beta testing for your Android Wear

While smartwatch screens are obviously smaller, it is still sometimes time consuming, not to mention battery consuming, to tap and swipe down your menu, especially when you have a lot of apps and sub-folders on your wearable. Thank goodness for smartwatch app launchers eh? A new one called QiLaunch Wear is now available for beta testing, and it aims to just reduce the time and effort to look for apps but also preserve your Android Wear-run smartwatch's battery life.

Huawei Talkband B2 parties with Jawbone UP for US launch

The P8 lite, with its interesting anti-subsidy strategy, isn't the only Huawei product that's coming to the US this week. Introduced last March at MWC 2015, the Talkband B2 wearable is finally taking flesh. But arriving in the US isn't it's only pleasant surprise. Huawei is revealing that its fitness tracker will be compatible with Jawbone's UP platform, allowing wearers to keep full track of their activities, their sleep quality, and everything else that they need to know to keep up with a healthy lifestyle.

Wifi on LG G Watch R enabled via mod

We’ve talked about the fact that LG has not activated the wifi feature on the LG G Watch R when it pushed out the Android 5.1.1 update. The device clearly has wifi hardware in it, and is certified by the FCC to run wifi. Maybe it was a marketing decision to activate all features in the much more expensive LG Watch Urbane and hype that instead of the basic LG G Watch R wearable/smartwatch. That being the case does not however stop the good people at XDA to create their mods and try activating the feature. That day has arrived, ladies and gentlemen.
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