Google may be about to lose one of its original Android Wear hardware partners. The hit-and-miss Digitimes reports that ASUS may be about to discontinue its line of ZenWatch smartwatches due to disappointing sales. According to supply chain sources, ASUS is only shipping between 5,000 and 6,000 units of its ZenWatch family of devices per month. Asus unveiled the original ZenWatch […]
Pebble Time 2 and Core to be cancelled as Fitbit acquisition looms
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 […]
HTC Halfbeak smartwatch revealed at last?
The HTC smartwatch is the stuff legends are made of. Rumours of such a device first surfaced all the way back in 2014. It finally looked like HTC might unveil its first wearable earlier this year when HTC CEO Cher Wang boasted that it was working on something that would “turn the industry on its head.” Noted leakster Evan Blass weighed in […]
Acer to unveil gaming Predator smartwatch at IFA 2016?
IFA 2016, one of the largest consumer electronics trade show, is just around the corner. It has become a key event for manufacturers unveiling new devices for the fall and holiday shopping seasons. New wearables expected to be unveiled at this year’s event include the Samsung Gear S3, ASUS ZenWatch 3 and new Moto 360 smartwatches from Lenovo among others. If […]
No cellular connectivity for upcoming Apple Watch 2
Rumours earlier this year suggested that the upcoming Apple Watch 2 would come with cellular connectivity. Bloomberg today reports that Apple was indeed trying to make its next-generation smartwatch less dependent on the smartphone but “hit roadblocks in making major changes that would connect its Watch to cellular networks and make it less dependent on the iPhone.” It now looks […]
Fitbit Charge 2 and Fitbit Flex 2 revealed?
Fitbit recently confirmed that it was planning to unveil new products before the end of the year. Rumours that these would be updated versions of the Fitbit Flex and Fitbit Charge gained credence this week thanks to leaked images of the Fitbit Charge 2 and the Fitbit Flex 2 surfacing online. The Fitbit Charge 2 will improve upon the original Charge in a number […]
Apple Watch 2 and second model to launch before end of year?
Rumours have for months now suggested that Apple will unveil a new Apple Watch sometime this year. While early ones hinted at a major redesign, more recent ones have instead predicted a nearly identical device with upgraded hardware and minor cosmetic changes. In his latest research note, KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo predicts that things could get a little more interesting with not one but two […]
Samsung Gear S3 to be announced at IFA 2016?
Samsung last year refocused its smartwatch efforts on what was effectively a single device, the Gear S2 (pictured above). It built a collection around it, including the luxurious Gear S2 by de GRISOGONO. All models featured a round dial with rotating bezel. It now appears that it will use the same approach when it unveils its next generation of smartwatches later this summer. SamMobile reports […]