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New Tag Heuer Smartwatch collection coming in May

Tag Heuer Carrera Connected

Tag Heuer CEO Jean-Claude Biver is “satisfied” with sales of the TAG Heuer Connected smartwatch sales so far. Some 56,000 units have been sold since its launch in November 2015. He also confirmed in an interview with Switzerland’s Neue Zürcher Zeitung that a new collection will be unveiled in May. Biver first mentioned a second generation of Tag Heuer smartwatches back in […]

Fitbit acquires smartwatch maker Vector Watch

Vector Watch Face Contest winner - Runner-ups

The smartwatch market is going through rough times. Plummeting sales have hurt a number of manufacturers. It has also proven to be an opportunity for some other players. Just last month, Fitbit acquired Pebble in a bid “to accelerate the expansion of our platform and ecosystem to make Fitbit a vital part of daily life for a wider set of consumers.” […]

Swarovski Smart Watch “for her” to be unveiled at Baselworld 2017

Swarovski Smart Watch teaser

CES 2017 kicked off yesterday with the usual frenzy of press releases and new products. Among the many companies holding events, Qualcomm announced the upcoming Snapdragon 835 mobile processor. It also teased that Swarovski will unveil an Android Wear-powered smartwatch at Baselworld 2017. The teaser video shown during the event reveals only that the Swarovski Smart Watch is designed “for her” and […]

Fitbit acquires assets from Pebble

Pebble Core

Fitbit today confirmed rumours that started to swirl last week that it will acquire some of Pebble’s assets. It announced that is acquiring “specific assets” that include key personnel and intellectual property related to software and firmware development. As reported earlier, hardware is not part of the deal. “With basic wearables getting smarter and smartwatches adding health and fitness capabilities, we see […]

Pebble Time 2 and Core to be cancelled as Fitbit acquisition looms

Pebble 2 and Pebble Time 2

Rumours emerged last week that Fitbit was looking to acquire struggling smartwatch company Pebble. A new report yesterday shed new details. Citing people familiar with the matter, Bloomberg suggests that the buyout will focus on Pebble’s software assets. The deal reportedly includes job offers for about 40 percent of Pebble’s staff, mostly software engineers. Pebble staff in other roles, such as interface designer […]

Lenovo puts future Moto 360 smartwatch plans on hold

Motorola Moto 360 Sport

Motorola yesterday confirmed that it will not launch new Moto 360 smartwatches to coincide with the arrival of Android Wear 2.0 in early 2017. Lenovo, which acquired Motorola, was among a number of smartwatch manufacturers that announced this fall that they would not launch additional smartwatches this year. It now appears that we will not see any Moto smartwatches in 2017 either. Shakil Barkat, head […]