Items tagged with wear os

There are plenty of gadgets you can play games on—PCs, dedicated game consoles, tablets, smartphones, and so forth. Will wearables represent the next gaming frontier? We'll have to wait and see, but Tag Heuer has taken a step in that general direction with its Connected Super Mario Limited Edition smartwatch. A... Read more...
Yesterday, Samsung’s Galaxy Z Fold 3 and Galaxy Z Flip 3 were leaked in full glory. The former was visible from both the front and the back, while the latter was only seen in its folded state. Today, another hot leak is coming our way, and it’s of Samsung’s next-generation wearable: the Galaxy Watch 4. Official press... Read more...
Yesterday, the Wear OS Twitter account teased an announcement about the platform set for today's Google I/O event. Now, Google and Samsung have announced plans to develop one unified wearable operating system in the future. This change could shake up and refresh the wearables world as we know it going forward. The... Read more...
Google's annual developer conference kicks off today, marking a return of the Google I/O event after it was cancelled last year due to the pandemic. It is a multi-day affair, running from today through May 20, and will cover a bunch of topics throughout. While you might not have the bandwidth to watch the entire... Read more...
Qualcomm has been on a crusade to iterate at lightning fast speeds with its smartphone SoCs, but the same can’t be said for its efforts with the rapidly growing wearables market – specifically with smartwatches. The company announced its lightly refreshed Snapdragon Wear 3100 platform way back in September 2018, which... Read more...
Motorola made a huge splash onto the smartwatch scene with its striking first-generation Moto 360 smartwatch running Android Wear. Motorola followed it up with a second-generation design with even more customizations, and then the smartwatch simply fizzled out. Well, the Moto 360 is back, baby; but it's not being produced by Lenovo/Motorola. Read more...
As promised, Fossil today formally introduced its Gen 5 smartwatch family utilizing the Wear OS by Google platform. The new smartwatches bring with them some nifty upgrades, including a handy perk for iPhone owners, and start at $295, which is just $20 more than some of the Gen 4 models (though pricing has been... Read more...
Google has announced an update to its Wear OS that powers many of the wearables available on the market today. The big change here is that Wear OS now has Tiles, which are essentially little information cards that you can scroll through. The update lets users continue to swipe right-to-left to access information like... Read more...
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...
The smartwatch sector is starting to heat up, and according to IDC, the Apple Watch is leading the way. However, devices based on Google's Wear OS are also putting up a good fight, and they will now have some much-needed ammunition in the form the new Qualcomm Snapdragon Wear 3100 Platform. Snapdragon Wear 3100 is... Read more...
Earlier this morning, we brought you news that Google is set to revamp its Wear OS with a more intuitive user interface, and now we're learning about a new hybrid Wear OS smartwatch on the way from a pioneer in digital watches: Casio. Today at IFA 2018, Casio unveiled the WSD-F30, which is a bit narrower (by 3.9mm)... Read more...
Google is revamping its Wear OS (formerly known as Android Wear) platform for smartwatches, with a focus on making it quicker and easier to access information and notifications. Users can also expect more proactive help from the Google Assistant, the company says, along with "smarter health coaching" (which was... Read more...
AI is being integrated into everything from speakers that are placed around your home to smartphones, cars, and wearables today. One of the places that AI assistance can have a big impact on the lives of users is when it comes to health. Wearables running Wear OS and the Apple Watch already can detect early warning... Read more...
Anyone who has ever owned a smartwatch can tell you that they are great as long as they are charged nightly (or at least every other night). A watch from a Chinese firm Mobvoi dubbed the TicWatch Pro claims to be able to provide up to 30 days of battery life via a 415mAh battery. It can achieve that long battery... Read more...
You wouldn't think there could be a whole lot of mystery and intrigue in the smartwatch market, but there is plenty of both surrounding Samsung's upcoming Galaxy S4 (or Galaxy Gear). The big question surrounding the new wrist piece is whether Samsung will once again forge ahead with its Tizen, or make the jump over to... Read more...
The wearables market might not be exactly booming right now, but regardless growth is expected in the segment. Apple is currently leading with its Apple Watch. However, Google is aiming to take the wearables fight directly to Apple, and hinted back in May that it could be rolling out a Pixel Wearable running its... Read more...
Have you still not been bowled over by the smartwatch movement? Don't worry, not many people have so far, but LG is reportedly looking to launch a hybrid wearable that would combine the traditional mechanical operation of a wrist watch with the smart features afforded by Google's Wear OS. LG Watch Sport According... Read more...
Earlier this month word was going around that Google might be rebranding its Android Wear wearables operating system to Wear OS. That rebrand has happened and the very first developer preview of the new operating system is now available. There are a couple caveats to this early developer preview of the OS, with the... Read more...
It looks as though there are some changes afoot for Google's smartwatch operating system, which has been called Android Wear since its inception three years ago. Android Wear, which is now up to version 2.8, will reportedly soon receive a rebrand to “Wear OS”. According to a redditor named H3x0n that received a... Read more...