Smartwatch articles

Google delays Android Wear 2.0 until 2017

Google was originally expected to release the next major version of Android Wear late this year, however a recent post from the company has revealed the smartwatch operating system has been delayed until early 2017.

Michael Kors 'Access' smartwatches start at $350

Tech-first smartwatch manufacturers are still trying to find a formula that works. Having taken the futuristic, high-tech approach early on with limited success, some have turned to more refined designs that look less “nerdy” and more elegant while others look…

Corning unveils Gorilla Glass SR+ for wearables

Corning President James Clappin revealed in early 2015 that his company was developing a new cover glass material (codenamed Project Phire) that would offer scratch resistance on par with sapphire. Now, roughly a year and a half later, the glass…

Asus addresses battery life concerns with upcoming ZenWatch 3

Most self-respecting smartwatch makers have moved from the clunky square / rectangle designs prevalent in early devices to more elegant round designs – you know, to mimic traditional wristwatches. Asus has become the latest tech giant to punch its ticket…

Best Smartwatches of 2016: Best for Android, iPhone users, fitness-centric and luxury pick

Smartwatches are not a 'must-buy' for most people at current prices and with their current capabilities, but if you are set on getting one, there are a handful of things to consider such as compatibility and key features. Here are our picks in four distinct categories: best for iPhone users, best for Android users, best fitness-centric smartwatch and our luxury pick.