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Google missed its big chance to stomp all over the Apple Watch

Google missed its big chance to stomp all over the Apple Watch It has none of the Watch Sport's aforementioned wireless capabilities, less RAM (512MB), and a smaller battery (240 mAh).The Watch Sport's case is simpler and the internal components are all new, but the fit is still painfully bulky.

Apple dominates the smartwatch market — but competition looms

Apple dominates the smartwatch market — but competition looms Still, the company won't reveal any specifics about the Apple Watch, but using new smartwatch market projections from analysts, we can take a stab at just how well the Apple Watch sold last year.We predicted this would happen back in December, after the smartwatch market limped into the 2016 holiday season.

MyKronoz ZeTime hybrid boasts analog hands that tick in time to a color touchscreen

MyKronoz ZeTime hybrid boasts analog hands that tick in time to a color touchscreen And at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona this year, it has a world’s first up its sleeve: The ZeTime, a “hybrid smartwatch” with mechanical hands over a round screen.It’s a boon for battery life: The ZeTime’s mechanical hands move for up to 30 days with a single charge, and continue to tick even when the screen is switched off.

Someone made Windows 98 for your wrist, because why not?

Someone made Windows 98 for your wrist, because why not? And someone recently made a browser extension that brings Clippy back to life.Following the trend, Michael Darby, a self-described "amateur technology project maker" who blogs at 314reactor.

The best and worst things about Android Wear 2.0

The best and worst things about Android Wear 2.0 Here are the best and worst things about Wear 2.The selection and customization of watch faces is much better in Wear 2.

Movado will unveil five Android Wear smartwatches at Baselworld 2017

Movado will unveil five Android Wear smartwatches at Baselworld 2017 While we already know Swarovski will announce an Android Wear smartwatch “for her” at Baselworld 2017, Movado just announced it will unveil a slew of devices at the annual watch and jewelry trade show.Qualcomm hinted early this year that more and more Android Wear smartwatches are on the way, and what better place for them to be unveiled than at one of the largest watch trade shows in the world?

New Android Wear watches could give the smartwatch industry a boost

New Android Wear watches could give the smartwatch industry a boost It’s been a common refrain for almost a year, now: The smartwatch industry died before it hit its stride.5 million smartwatch units this year, and a subsequent decline in sales among traditional watchmakers.

Guess launches a real smartwatch this time

Guess launches a real smartwatch this time The last time Guess tried to make a smartwatch, it was pretty lame.Now, the company is taking another swing, this time with a full-blown smartwatch that could rival other fashion brands worming into wearable tech.

Michael Kors' new smartwatches let you make custom watch faces using your Instagram pics

Michael Kors' new smartwatches let you make custom watch faces using your Instagram pics Case in point: Michael Kors' new smartwatches that run Android Wear 2.For guys, Michael Kors has the Grayson, which sports an all-metal case and a rotating dial for scrolling through menus.

Fossil announces a slate of new smartwatches at Baselworld 2017

Fossil announces a slate of new smartwatches at Baselworld 2017 Last September, the American fashion brand that makes wearables for Armani, DKNY, Michael Kors, Kagen, Kate Spade, and others teamed up with chipmaker Qualcomm to launch the Fossil Q Wander and Fossil Q Marshall.And at this year’s Baselworld 2017 Conference in Switzerland, it debuted new faces to its existing lineup: The Q Accomplice, Q Activist, Q Venture, and Q Explorist.

Michael Kors unveils Access line of smartwatches, new hybrid watches

Michael Kors unveils Access line of smartwatches, new hybrid watches Both the Sofie and Grayson boast colorful AMOLED touchscreen displays, Qualcomm’s Snapdragon Wear 2100 processor, and Android Wear 2.More: Michael Kors’ new smartwatches finally here, and they’re big Android Wear 2.

Samsung's Tizen OS may be overrun with security flaws

Samsung's Tizen OS may be overrun with security flaws However, a new report claims that Samsung’s Tizen OS is riddled with serious security flaws.He claims to have found 40 previously unknown zero-day vulnerabilities in Tizen, and these aren’t just any bugs.

Huawei CEO doesn’t understand why smartwatches exist, and he has a point

Huawei CEO doesn’t understand why smartwatches exist, and he has a point “I am always confused as to what smartwatches are for when we have smartphones.” This is a statement many of us will have struggled with, perhaps as we ponder a smartwatch purchase, or admire one strapped to a friend’s wrist.

CEO of company that makes smartwatches: Smartwatches are pointless

CEO of company that makes smartwatches: Smartwatches are pointless Calling one of your company's newest high-profile releases essentially useless probably isn't the best way to boost team morale — but that didn't stop Huawei Deputy Chairman and rotating CEO Eric Xu Zhijun from trashing even the concept of a smartwatch.Sounds like Xu agrees.

Face it: Smartwatches are totally doomed

Face it: Smartwatches are totally doomed The CEO of Chinese electronics maker Huawei raised eyebrows this week when he publicly trashed smartwatches.In fact, it's high time we admit what Zhijun likely already knows: smartwatches are doomed.

These stylish Huawei smartwatches are up to 25 percent off on Amazon

These stylish Huawei smartwatches are up to 25 percent off on Amazon No matter how convenient a smartwatch may be, the generally sporty style can often look too casual for certain social and work settings.The watches come in 1o styles and are currently discounted on Amazon from $30 to $190, depending on the model.

Fitbit's new smartwatch possibly revealed in leak, and it looks pretty lame

Fitbit's new smartwatch possibly revealed in leak, and it looks pretty lame A Yahoo Finance report published last month claimed to have some insider dirt on the project's tumultuous progress.Those design complaints appear to be confirmed after product photos purportedly depicting the design were leaked to Yahoo Finance, which published the pics as a first-look at the new Fitbit smartwatch.

These stylish Huawei smartwatches are up to 29 percent off on Amazon

These stylish Huawei smartwatches are up to 29 percent off on Amazon The watches come in 10 styles and are currently discounted on Amazon from $60 to $180, depending on the model.These watches are designed as statement pieces rather than smart devices, which is made clear from the craftsmanship.

No one should buy Louis Vuitton's stupidly expensive smartwatch

No one should buy Louis Vuitton's stupidly expensive smartwatch That honor should instead go to Louis Vuitton, which today unveiled a new collection of "luxury" Android Wear watches that start at $2,450.It's called the Tambour Horizon and it's a big hunking piece of Android Wear that no one should ever buy.

How fashion brands are saving Android Wear smartwatches

How fashion brands are saving Android Wear smartwatches Google's Android Wear smartwatch platform isn't dead.Tech titans that were first to champion Android Wear and challenge the Apple Watch have largely given up on making smartwatches.