Motorola has a weaerable surprise here at IFA 2014. While it did hint at some sort of a Bluetooth earpiece, this new Moto Hint wearable is anything but conventional. Small, inconspicuous, and smart, this Bluetooth mono earbud is the perfect companion for the new Moto X, putting the power of its always-on Moto Voice features, not at your fingertips, but in your ear.
After months of speculation, leaks, and wishful thinking, Motorola has finally unveiled its own take on the nascent smartwatch line. But while LG may have beaten it to the round face punch with its G Watch R, The Moto 360 could still win when it comes to design, finesse, and wireless charging convenience.
The smartwatches have started their grand entrance even before IFA 2014 has officially started. ASUS announced the arrival of the ZenWatch, the Taiwanese OEM’s first smartwatch and it is in partnership with Google. It is now officially the fifth wearable on the Android Wear platform, after the Samsung Gear Live, the LG G Watch and G Watch R, and the soon to be launched Moto 360.
As we’ve written about before, it seems like smartwatches might be taking centre stage at the IFA 2014 tech expo in Berlin. There will be a lot of eyeballs on Android Wear, as more wearables will be added to the platform to join LG G Watch, Samsung Gear Live and the upcoming Moto 360, especially since rival Apple is also rumoured to be announcing their own wearable device. CNet sat down with Google executives to talk about their future plans for the smartwatch platform.
Is a smartwatch even smarter when it can get online itself? Samsung believes so, hence the new Samsung Gear S, which we've been playing with at Samsung Unpacked at IFA 2014. Pairing a curved 2.2-inch Super AMOLED touchscreen with a 3G modem, the Tizen-toting wearable only plays nice with Samsung's Galaxy range, however.
If you thought smartwatches were already too small to actually read notifications from your smartphone, then you’ll be surprised or amazed at what tech companies have and will come up with. One new product that will be launched at the IFA 2014 in Berlin this week can fit right onto your hand. The MOTA SmartRing is the first of its kind, as it allows you to see your latest notifications just by glancing at your finger.
To say that tech and gadget geeks are all excited about the upcoming IFA 2014 in Berlin has to be one of the understatements of the year. There are a lot of expected new devices to be launched this year and Japanese OEM Sony is no exception. Souces are saying they will be announcing not just one but two new wearables at their press event on September 4 and both of them will be powered by the Android Wear platform: the Smartwatch 3 and the Smartband Talk.
Coinciding with the unveiling of Samsung’s new Tizen wearable – the Samsung Gear S – is its partnership with global athletic apparel brand Nike for a collaborative version of the latter’s patented running app “Nike+ Running”. The two have come together to bring the app directly to the Gear S, a smart wearable device that can be worn untethered to a smartphone because of its own 3G connectivity.
As wearable technologies continue to find their time more and more in the spotlight, outfits like Optinvent find more and more reasons to be bullish about their products. This specific thingamabob is the ORA-1 wearable “smart glass” gadget, done in the tradition of what Google started with Google Glass – only, this one is more scalable as it runs mostly on Android OS.