The ASUS ZenWatch is the latest smartwatch to be updated to Android Wear 5.1.1, in what is likely to be a staggered roll-out. LG’s Watch Urbane was the first to receive the update, and its good to see the update appearing for other members of the Android Wear family.
Update: Woot has sold their entire stock of Moto 360’s–that didn’t take long! Sorry.
If you’re looking to pick up a leather-bound Moto 360 smartwatch, Woot has an excellent deal on the device.
While the likes of the LG G Watch R, Watch Urbane and the Moto 360 have taken all the attention among the Android Wear smartwatches, the ASUS ZenWatch has also received considerable praise from the customers. Read more
The next generation Moto 360 has likely just passed through official Bluetooth certification, which might indicate that we’ll see the successor to Motorola’s rounded smartwatch relatively soon.
The device has a model number of BTMW03, which is extremely similar to the Moto 360’s BTMW01 model. The certification also mentions that it’s an Android product, so that rules out any type of Bluetooth speaker, headset, or other accessory. It either has to be the new 360, or something completely out of left field that no one’s expecting. The former is a safer bet. Read more
Jean-Claude Biver, who is heading up the effort to bring a TAG Heuer smartwatch powered by Android Wear to market later this year, revealed some new details about the device in comments at a recent store opening. According to Biver, the TAG Heuer device is expected to hit the market in October or November at a starting price point of $1,400. Biver did not indicate whether the device that sells for that amount will be the only version available or if that is just the base and prices for other versions could be higher. TAG Heuer hopes to compete against Apple in the smartwatch market, whose watches start at $349, but can go for as much as $17,000 for versions in gold. Read more
Asus has unveiled their newest VivoWatch (that’s actually not part of the Zen family of devices) that’s focused on fitness tracking. The watch is water and dust resistant, offers a heart rate monitor and several other health services, and features a stainless steel frame. Asus is also making a pretty bold claim with this watch, saying it will last 10 days on a single charge. Read more
In a recent interview with CNBC, Samsung’s VP for mobile in Europe Rory O’Neill indicated the tech giant is “delighted” to see Apple entering the wearable market. O’Neill says the source of the pleasure Samsung derives from Apple’s move is because it confirms there is a market for wearable devices. Read more
LG is launching the Watch Urbane smartwatch on April 27th, and what better way to tease us and maintain interest in the deliciously stylish wearable than the release of a new video. The video shows the Watch Urbane in a variety of poses, and possibly shows off the upcoming G4 as well. Read more
When ALCATEL announced their new ONETOUCH Watch at CES 2015, they indicated they had plans to make it available in the U.S. market through a new online store. Those plans have come to pass as a couple versions of the smartwatch are now listed on the web site. The small/medium band version of the ONETOUCH Watch is listed as “coming soon” for the previously announced price of $149.99. Potential buyers can go ahead and add the smartwatch to their cart to pre-order it, which ALCATEL indicates will be available on April 30th. Read more
We know TAG Heuer is jumping into the smartwatch game, backed by Google and Intel, but we haven’t heard any concrete details about the watch just yet. Some new details have surfaced from Jean-Claude Biver of Swiss watch-making fame.
He didn’t divulge too much about the inner workings and specs of the watch, but he did give some insight into how much the watch will cost and how it’ll fare against Apple’s upcoming watch. Read more