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Intel issues Basis Peak smartwatch recall

Basis Peak

Intel temporarily halted sales of the Basis Peak smartwatch back in June over overheating concerns. The company went as far as advising users to stop wearing the Peak until the issue was resolved with a software update. A solution has remained elusive and Intel yesterday announced that it was issuing a recall for the smartwatch. Unfortunately, despite our best efforts, we aren’t able to […]

Basis Peak smartwatch sales halted due to overheating concerns

Basis Peak

Basis has temporarily halted sales of its Basis Peak watch due to overheating concerns. it has also asked its partners to do the same and has reached out to existing customers to warn them as well. Basis is going as far as advising customers not to wear the Peak until they remedy the situation with a future software update. “A small number of […]

No Android Wear 2.0 upgrade for LG G Watch and first generation Moto 360

Google Android Wear 2.0

Google unveiled Android Wear 2.0, the first major upgrade to its wearables operating system, at Google I/O. The Developer Preview is compatible with the LG Watch Urbane 2nd Edition LTE and the Huawei Watch, effectively confirming that they will be upgraded. Then Tag Heuer confirmed that its Connected Watch will be upgraded as well. With some Android Wear smartwatches having been announced […]

MWD49B firmware update rolling out to Moto 360 (2nd gen) and Moto 360 Sport

Moto 360 (2015) Collection

New firmware is now rolling out to both the Moto 360 (2nd Generation) and Moto 360 Sport smartwatches. The MWD49B firmware update is a maintenance update. It does not contain any major new features but does include a few welcome additions along with some security updates and the usual bug fixes and stability improvements. The full change log includes the following: Moto […]

Improved Health and new Weather apps with Pebble 3.13 firmware

Pebble Weather app

Pebble’s latest Kickstarter campaign is in full swing (with more than US$10 million already raised) but that has not stopped the company from continuing to enhance its Pebble operating system and apps. Its latest firmware, Pebble 3.13, comes with an improved Pebble Health app, an official Weather app and more. Pebble Health has been improved with enhanced step and sleep algorithms. […]

Cortana now available on Android for Microsoft Band 2

Microsoft Band 2

The Microsoft Band 2 continues to get better. Introduced in October 2015, Microsoft has steadily been adding new software features to it. The latest addition is support for Cortana when the wearable is paired to an Android smartphone. This feature had previously been limited to Windows Phone devices. With Cortana on your Band, you can access your personal assistant for instant notifications […]

New health and text features with Pebble Firmware 3.12

Pebble Time Steel

Pebble is back with its latest firmware for its Pebble line of smartwatches. Pebble Firmware 3.12 comes with two key new features: An update to Pebble Health and new text messaging options for iPhone users. Time flies when you’re having fun. With summer around the bend, we’re excited to unleash the latest wave of goodies for your wrists. With a Pebble Time […]

Pebble Time Firmware 3.11 adds new vibration alerts and improves sleep tracking

Pebble Time

Despite some recent job cuts, Pebble does not appear to be slowing down when it comes to releasing firmware updates for its Pebble line of smartwatches. The latest one comes after last month’s update which added an improved Pebble Health daily activity summary and super-sized emojis. Pebble Time Firmware 3.11 comes with new vibration options. It also improves a number of things including […]