Smartwatch

Meta Pauses Development of its Apple Watch Rival: Report

Meta (formerly Facebook) has pulled the plug on plans for a smartwatch to rival the Apple Watch, at least for now — reports Bloomberg. The company had been working on the wearable, internally codenamed "Milan," for at least two years. Bloomberg got a look at images and video of a prototype of the no-longer-in-development device, revealing...

Google’s First Pixel Watch Reportedly Leaks, Found at a Restaurant

[caption id="attachment_372533" align="aligncenter" width="970"] Image: Android Central[/caption] The folks over at Android Central recently shared images of what appears to be an early sample of Google's long-rumoured Pixel-branded smartwatch, sent to them by an anonymous reader. The source described the smartwatch as "a testing model for the Internal Pixel team," and revealed it was left behind by...

Apple Dominated Global Smartwatch Market with 30% Share in 2021

After suffering from an almost-stagnant 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the smartwatch market recovered with a significant market growth in 2021 led by Apple Watch shipments. According to the latest Counterpoint Global Smartwatch Model Tracker report, the Apple Watch again proved its dominance in the smartwatch market with a 30 percent market share in the...

Facebook Working on Smartwatch with Health and Messaging Features

As reported by The Information, social media and tech giant Facebook is currently working on its very own smartwatch product (via Yahoo! News). According to the report, Facebook hopes to bring its own smartwatches to market by 2022, and the product(s) will be geared toward the health and fitness space. A smartwatch developed by Facebook will be...

Xiaomi on Top as Smartwatch Shipments Surge in Q2, Hit 26 Million

Smartwatch sales surged in the second quarter while sales of basic wearable fitness trackers declined for the first time, signaling a turning point in the market, according to data released Thursday. Market research firm IDC reports that the market for smartwatches like the Apple Watch and Android Wear devices grew nearly 60.9 percent during the second quarter of 2017 compared...

Garmin Debuts ‘Vívoactive 3’ Smartwatch With Garmin Pay

Garmin is known for making great fitness smartwatches, but they face stiff competition when compared to watches from Apple, Samsung, and Fitbit. Its latest wearable, however, has a more affordable price. According to a new report from Ars Technica, Garmin today announced three new wearable devices that it will debut at IFA 2017 in Berlin, including the vívomove...

Production Issues Delay Fitbit’s Upcoming Smartwatch Release

According to a report by Yahoo! Finance, a series of production mishaps has delayed the launch of Fitbit's first true smartwatch, forcing the fitness tracker company to push an original spring launch to this fall. At least two sources familiar with the matter said that Fitbit’s design team ran into problems making its smartwatch fully waterproof, which...

Apple Watch 3 to Get Improved Battery Life, Better Performance: Report

Apple might unveil its third generation Apple Watch in the third quarter of this year, and will feature improved battery life and overall performance, says a report from Digitimes. The report mentions that the next generation of wearable devices by Apple will be manufactured by Quanta, a manufacturing company based in Taiwan. This is not the […]

Google To Release Two Flagship Android Wear Smartwatches in 2017

Smartwatches may not be massively popular devices in the scheme of things, but Google isn’t giving up on them just yet. In fact, the company is working with a manufacturer to launch two new smartwatches in 2017. Up until now, Google’s smartwatch strategy has been to develop Android Wear software and work with watch makers […]