SMARTWATCH Posts on XDA

What’s Next For Pebble?

It is all well and good stating figures, but what does $20 million of crowd funding mean for a company? The Pebble Time just recently ended their Kickstarter with over 4000% of their initial request which was just $500,000.  This level of funding is unprecedented for Kickstarter and it passed $1 million in less than an...

Who is the Apple Watch for?

Most smartwatches we've seen so far have seemingly tried to appeal to the tech enthusiast crowd, but Apple may be attempting to go a different route. With the Apple Watch being priced from $349 to a whopping $17K, it makes us wonder: Who exactly is the Apple Watch for? Would the average enthusiast spend that...

Must-Have Android Wear Apps?

Android Wear is still relatively new, so we can expect it to grow and get better with time. However, there are already a number of awesome things you can do with the platform for your wrist. Let us know some of your favorite "must-have" apps for your Android Wear smartwatch.

Smartwatches Had No Year, Again

Android Wear could have been the hit we had all waited for, the gadget that would have made us tech-born enthusiasts finally achieve our childhood dreams of wrist computers you can give orders to, ala 2001: A Space Odyssey minus the murderous bits. Google's initial promises of a great smart-watch had bloggers, journalists, and Android fans spilling...

A Dimmed Start for Wear: Untapped Style Potential

There are some fundamental problems with Android Wear, and smartwatches as a whole. We've discussed some of these on our feature about its slow adoption. What many enthusiasts think holds Wear back is the lack of a decent app ecosystem, and the fact that it has not gained the functionality it needs. Meanwhile, market analysts place the...

The Slow Adoption of Wear

Smartwatches were touted to be the next revolution in personal computing for the past 3 years, each time with analysts claiming, adamantly and viscously, that the smartwatch revolution was around the corner. First it was 2013, the year that saw the release of the Pebble - but other than this addition to the category, there was...

Alcatel Introduces Undercutting Budget Smartwatch

Alcatel, the chinese OEM known for its budget phones and lower priced flagship phones such as the One Touch Idol, has announced their entry into the smartwatch game by introducing us to their affordable wearable, a round-faced competitor to Google’s Android Wear platform, and the highly anticipated Apple Watch.Alcatel has contributed to the proliferation of cheap entry level smartphones in markets...

Beyond Smartphones: How To Get There w/ Troed Sångberg – XDA:DevCon 2014

Today’s XDA:DevCon 2014 session video continues from yesterday’s talk by Andreas Göransson entitled Building Wearable Apps with Android. Today’s talk is from another Sony staff member. Earlier we heard from Sony staffer Alin Jerpelea’s with his session AOSP For Sony Devices: Past, Present and Future.Our presenter Troed Sångberg is a developer advocate with Sony Developer Relations. His...

Samsung to Release SIM Card-Ready Smartwatch

The smartwatch madness continues. No further back than yesterday, we talked about LG uploading a video teaser showing off their upcoming LG G Watch R. Now, another Korean OEM decides to enter the game. The upcoming premiere of Samsung Galaxy Note 4, which should take place in just over a week, will also be the launching point for a few wearable devices.As the Samsung leakster Sammobile...

Device Review: Samsung Gear Live

Recently, Google announced Android Wear to the world. Android Wear is the Android-based initiative from Google to standardize the world of wearable devices. This year at their I/O event, Google showed off two Android Wear devices: the LG G Watch and the Samsung Gear Live.Today, we will be reviewing the Samsung entry into the Android...

Smartwatch Showdown: Pebble vs Galaxy Gear vs Omate TrueSmart – XDA Developer TV

During CES 2014, XDA Developer TV Producer TK got a chance to get his hands on the Omate TrueSmart smartwatch 2.0 and interview the founder of Omate about the watch. Be sure to check out that video. Also, TK got a chance to do a full review of the Omate device as well. There is...

Device Review: Omate TrueSmart

The Omate TrueSmart 2.0 is a new contender in the smartwatch category of wearable tech. The great thing about the TrueSmart smartwatch 2.0 is that it’s shipping to KickStarter backers right now in the form of a developer edition, and has community support from Team Win Recovery Project (TWRP) and developers, such as Lokifish Marz,...