Items tagged with Apple Watch

Google has been making moves in recent weeks to beef up its Wear OS and the hardware that runs the operating system for wearable devices. In mid-January, the company spent $40 million to acquire key Fossil smartwatch intellectual property and members of the company's research and development team.  Now, it appears... Read more...
It looks as though Google is starting to get serious [again] about its Wear OS and the smartwatches that use the operating system. The Fossil Group announced today that Google is purchasing $40 million worth of intellectual property that pertains to its [in-development] smartwatch technology. Fossil is one the most... Read more...
A new AT&T device has been seen passing through the FCC that isn't a phone or a smart wearable. Instead, it is a very slick charger aiming directly at Apple device users that can charge the iPhone and Apple Watch on the go, at the same time. The gadget is called the Power Drum Wireless Charger & Apple Watch Power... Read more...
When Apple first announced the Apple Watch Series 4 back in September, it hailed the device as a big upgrade over its predecessor with larger displays across the board (with slimmer bezels), much faster S4 processor and integrated fall detection. In addition, despite the slight redesign to the smartwatch's exterior to... Read more...
For some people that purchases an Apple Watch Series 4, upgrading to watchOS 5.1 was simply a nightmare. WatchOS 5.1 was supposed to be simple maintenance release when it was made available to customers last week alongside iOS 12.1 and macOS Mojave. However, some Apple Watch Series 4 owners quickly found that the... Read more...
One of the most peculiar tech stories that we have reported on in recent memory had to deal with a helium leak involving a newly installed MRI machine at a medical facility. Helium leaked in significant enough volumes to cause iPhones, iPads and even Apple Watches to fail throughout the building. At the time, it... Read more...
If you have an Apple Watch Series 4 and successfully updated your device to watchOS 5.1, consider yourself lucky. Apple released iOS 12.1, mac OS Mojave 10.14.1, and watchOS 5.1 yesterday alongside the launches of the MacBook Air, Mac Mini and iPad Pro. However, many people updating to watchOS 5.1 found that instead... Read more...
Apple is working hard to position the new Apple Watch Series 4 wearable as a state of the art health monitoring device. Moving beyond the gadget and Apple fan crowd into the medical device and health monitoring market could certainly expand the reach of the wearable. Apple's latest watch has FDA approved EKG... Read more...
Doctors and researchers have used MRI machines for over forty years to create detailed images of internal organs and tissues. But do MRI machines play well with other modern inventions? One Reddit user recently reported that an MRI machine zapped every iOS and watchOS device in his facility. Redditor u/harritco... Read more...
Earlier this month, the biggest update in the Apple Watch's relatively short lifespan was released in the form of the Series 4. The smartwatch officially went on sale this past Friday and as you might expect, teardown analysis of the device wasn't far behind. The folks at iFixit have put the Apple Watch Series 4... Read more...
Apple announced the AirPower wireless charting mat in 2017 when it introduced the iPhone X. At the time, the company touted its ability to simultaneously charge an iPhone, the Apple Watch and AirPods. While compatible with the Qi wireless standard, it also had some of Apple’s own proprietary secret sauce added to... Read more...
The wearables markets is heating up, and both Samsung and Apple have just fired off a fresh salvo to satiate the buying public. Samsung announced its Galaxy Watch at its Unpacked event alongside the Galaxy Note 9 in early August, and it's a fantastic piece of hardware (read the HotHardware review here). Likewise... Read more...
Apple has announced the Apple Watch Series 4, and the company says that "everything about it has been redesigned and reengineered". The displays on both the 40mm and 44mm Apple Watches are over 30 percent larger than the previous generation. The larger displays mean that there're more room to present information... Read more...
Apple is a creature of habit, and those old habits have pretty much spoiled the launch of the upcoming next-generation iPhone and Apple Watch. Thanks to some rather amateurish mistakes on Apple’s part, product names, specifications, and colors for the iPhone Xs, iPhone Xs Max, iPhone Xr and Apple Watch Series 4 were... Read more...
Tomorrow will mark Apple's biggest launch of the year; the time when it will announce new iPhones alongside a fourth-generation Apple Watch and new iPad Pros (and perhaps a few extras). There's an added bonus with this year's event though; Apple will stream it for the first time via Twitter. Apple has traditionally... Read more...
Many people dismissed the Apple Watch as an expensive bauble when it was first announced nearly four years ago, but through three generations, Apple has begun carving out a larger piece of the wearables market. According to IDC, the overall global wearables market expanded 5.5 percent during Q2 2018 to 27.9 million... Read more...
Apple is always worried about its suppliers leaking images and parts for its upcoming products, but in recent years, many of the most critical leaks have come from within. We saw this last year when nearly every detail/feature concerning the 2017 iPhone X were spoiled by a HomePod firmware leak. This time around... Read more...
The Apple Watch was first introduced in April 2015 and has gone through a number of revisions since that time. The must current model is the Series 3, which introduced optional LTE cellular connectivity so that you can make phone calls directly from the watch without a requisite iPhone. But what about the next... Read more...
Apple is no stranger to class action lawsuits and has fought many of them over the years. The most recent had to do with the butterfly keyboard on MacBook Pro computers. Apple is now facing another class action suit and this time the suit is over the Apple Watch. The class action lawsuit claims that all Apple... Read more...
For as long as the Apple Watch has existed, developers have been asking Apple to let them make their own custom watch faces, a feature that customers would likely enjoy as well. Now in the third generation of the Apple Watch, developers are still not unable to do so. That may change, however, in a future version of... Read more...
Batteries are the bane of mobile device makers—companies have to ensure that battery life is sufficient, and just as importantly, are well constructed and won't die prematurely or, even worse, overheat and catch on fire and explode. Hey, it happens. As it goes, Apple is currently dealing with a battery life issue on... Read more...
This week has been a big one for Apple, yesterday it launched the rumored budget iPad aimed specifically at schools with Apple Pencil support. While that event was underway, a new round of rumors started by KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo focused on upcoming Apple Watch updates, which will land this... Read more...
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