No more Android Wear smartwatches from Huawei, LG and Motorola in 2016

Google Android Wear 2.0

The only new Android Wear smartwatch to be announced at IFA 2016 was the ASUS ZenWatch 3. Other Android Wear partners such as Motorola and Sony notably did not announce new smartwatches. CNET has now learned that Huawei, LG and Motorola all have no plans to release new Android Wear smartwatches this year. Last year, all three announced new wearables at […]

Apple unveils Apple Watch Series 2 and Apple Watch Nike+

Apple Watch Series 2

As widely expected, Apple unveiled some new wearables alongside the new iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus smartphones. The Apple Watch Series 2 retains the overall design of the original model while adding a number of new features including GPS and a new water-resistant shell. Apple has also updated key components, giving the Series 2 a brighter display and a new dual-core […]

IFA 2016: Sony Xperia Ear wireless earbud launch pushed to November

Sony Xperia Ear

Sony first unveiled its Sony Xperia Ear wireless earbud at MWC 2016 back in late February. It was originally scheduled to launch this summer. Sony today confirmed at its IFA 2016 press conference that the launch has now been pushed back to November. The Sony Xperia Ear is a single earpiece that connects to your smartphone via NFC or Bluetooth. It […]

Frederique Constant Slimline Moonphase Manufacture

Frederique Constant Slimline Moonphase Manufacture

Frederique Constant today unveiled the latest member of its popular Manufacture Collection. The latest Slimline Moonphase Manufacture combines a starkly elegant ivory-colored dial with a detailed moonphase and date counter sub-dial at the 6 o’clock mark. The ivory dial is accented with sunray decoration and applied silver color indexes. The sub-dial features an illustration of the moon and stars on a contrasting dark blue background. It […]

IFA 2016: Samsung Gear S3 smartwatch

Samsung Gear S3

Samsung today unveiled its newest smartwatch, the Samsung Gear S3, at its IFA 2016 press event. Given that the Gear S2 was well received, Samsung has unsurprisingly not strayed too far but focused on adding a number of new features, including GPS and LTE connectivity. “With the Gear S3, we continue to build on our wearables heritage of offering diverse […]

IFA 2016: ASUS ZenWatch 3 unveiled

ASUS ZenWatch 3

As expected, ASUS today unveiled its latest smartwatch at IFA 2016. As rumours suggested, the ASUS ZenWatch 3 does away with the rectangular display for a round one. Other significant upgrades over previous models include the new Qualcomm Snapdragon Wear 2100 processor which is designed specifically for such devices and the new ZenFit app. The ASUS ZenWatch 3 sports a jewelry-grade stainless […]

Corning unveils Gorilla Glass SR+ for wearables

Corning Gorilla Glass SR+

Corning may not be a household name in the world of smartphones but its Gorilla Glass technology can be found on billions of smartphones across the globe. First introduced in 2011 and now in its fifth generation, it has protected more than than 1,800 different devices from 40 major brands. Corning announced today that wearables will now also be able to benefit from […]

Apple to announce iPhone 7 and Apple Watch 2 on September 7th

September 7th 2016 Apple event

Apple yesterday sent out invitations to its next press conference. It will take place on September 7th. As is so often the case, it reveals little about what will be announced, saying only “See you on the 7th.” The company is widely expected to unveil next generation iPhones, likely the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus, along with one and perhaps even […]