The Apple Watch has finally landed and is available in nine countries (good luck getting one though) and with the wearable the company has also opened the App Store for smart watches. Apple stores around the world are dealing with lines of customers waiting to get Apple's first ever wearable, but the devices are extremely scarce at this early stage.
We have known about the LG G Watch Urbane for some time, the device is arguably the best looking smartwatch at the moment. The Android Wear packing wearable has yet to be rolled out to customers but LG has confirmed the date when that will change. The South Korean company says that the G Watch Urbane will be available this week.
A new update for Android Wear has been announced. You remember last month we previewed this update and said it was not quite ready.
The Apple Watch has been available for pre-order since last Friday and we are now starting to see some raw data about Cupertino's first ever wearable. The device is expected to become comfortably the best-selling smartwatch so far, and according to Slice Intelligence, the Apple Watch is off to a good start.
The Apple Watch is getting ready to roll out to consumers, which means the reviews are coming in for Apple's first wearable. It is widely expected that the device will become the first smartwatch breakout sales success and will sell in millions of units. However, according to early reviews, the Apple Watch falls into the same problems of other smartwatches, you simply do not need this product like you do a smartphone or a tablet.
Samsung was one of the first major smartphone brands (along with Sony) to put a smartwatch on the market, a couple of years earlier than most of its rivals. However, the Apple Watch has swept in and stolen the limelight and will probably steal the sales too, so while Samsung's previous smartwatch efforts have been solid, it is probably time for the company to knuckle down and deliver spectacular.
Selfie Sticks may be getting banned from some places and they may be completely ridiculous for those who do not turn their phone camera on themselves twenty times per day. That has not stopped Motorola launching its own such product, aptly named the Moto Selfie Stick, and the American company is attempting to bring a touch of class to the device.
For a smartwatch, Apple's standard Apple Watch is pricey, but the Apple Watch Edition is on another level entirely, with a price tag starting at $10,000. So, what exactly do you get for that money? The same features and specs as the normal Apple Watch, but you also get premium materials such as 18k gold and leather. On top of that Apple has revealed more details about the Edition.
While the smartwatch has currently been an avenue for tech companies to explore, more traditional watch manufacturers will start to come to the market. While these old names may not be technologically advanced, they know what makes a good timepiece. One of the best in the game, Swiss watchmaker TAG Heuer is about to launch its first smartwatch today (March 19th).
Huawei dropped its first ever smartwatch at the Mobile World Conference earlier this month, and it is one of the best wearables on the market. It is good looking and comes rocking Google's Android Wear software, but it seems Huawei is not entirely happy with the ecosystem. The company's Vice President of Product Management, Yang Yong says that Android Wear is too closed.