Smartwatch articles

Smartwatch maker Pebble to stop all operations

We reported on Fitbit's interest in Pebble earlier this month, but today they have made it final. The popular wearables manufacturer said they are no longer able to operate as an independent entity going forward and as of today it will stop…

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…