Timex and Huami to build smart watches together


Timex may not be a household name when it comes to smartwatches and connected watches but a new partnership could soon change that. The Timex Group will partner with Chinese biometrics company Huami Corp to develop “a new generation of smart watches that deliver on performance, style, craftsmanship and price.” Timex previously developed connected watches like the Timex Metropolitan+, an analogue watch enhanced with […]

Acer and Victorinox announce smart wearable accessories partnership


Victorinox, the company behind the famed Swiss army knife, and Acer today announced a new partnership that will see them incorporate wearable technology into the Swiss company’s product portfolio. The objective of the partnership is to develop accessories that will give lifestyle products such as a Swiss-made watch the functionality offered by wearable technology. The first product to emerge from this new partnership will be […]

Cyanogen and OnePlus go their separate ways


Cyanogen today confirmed what many had expected as soon as OnePlus announced plans to develop its own Android-based mobile operating system. Speaking today at a conference in China, company CTO Steve Kondik confirmed that its partnership with OnePlus has come to an end. “That’s probably the last you will see from that partnership unfortunately,” he said. “Two new companies are […]

Google MVNO to offer free global roaming?

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Google confirmed at Mobile World Congress last month that it was looking to launch its own MVNO (mobile virtual network operator) service. Google senior vice-president Sundar Pichai revealed little about the company’s plans though, promising only that additional information would be revealed in the coming months. Past rumours indicated that Google was in talks with a number of U.S. carriers […]

Baselworld 2015: Gucci partners with for standalone smartband

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TAG Heuer was not the only company making an announcement about a partnership to develop a new wearable at Baselworld 2015. Gucci Timepieces announced a “special partnership” with to develop “a completely stand alone smartband, untethered from any smartphone.” Stéphane Linder, President and CEO of Gucci Timepieces, said during the announcement: “Today, through this innovative collaboration with and, […]

Baselworld 2015: Tag Heuer partners with Google and Intel on Android Wear smartwatch

Tag Heuer Grand Carrera

Android Wear is about to jump into the luxury smartwatch market. Baselworld 2015 kicked off today with Tag Heuer announcing that it will partner with Google and Intel to develop its first ever smartwatch. In a somewhat surprising move, it will be powered by Google’s Android Wear platform, likely making it the first ever Android Wear-powered Swiss smartwatch when it launches. […]

TomTom GPS Sport Watches now compatible with Nike+ Running app

TomTom Runner Cardio GPS sport watch

TomTom this week announced that its line of TomTom GPS Sport Watches, including both the TomTom Runner and Multi-Sport GPS Sport Watches, are now compatible with the Nike+ app ecosystem, including the Nike+ Running app and NikeFuel community. “This is the next step in a partnership with Nike that began in 2011 with the launch of the Nike+ Sportwatch, which was […]

CES 2015: HTC to partner with Under Armour for fitness products


HTC today announced at CES 2015 a new strategic partnership whereby it will collaborate with Under Armour to develop a new line of health and fitness-focused mobile devices that will use the new UA Record health and fitness app and services. The two companies want to be “the pioneers in mobile innovation and athletic performance collaborate to empower athletes everywhere.” Peter […]