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Apple Watch 2 could be thinner or have a larger battery

Apple Watch 2 could be thinner or have a larger battery The Apple Watch is over a year old and rumors about what Apple will do to improve it on a second-generation model are sparse.Citing Apple supplier TPK Holding, DigiTimes claims Apple will use thinner "One Glass Solution" OLED displays that could potentially help reduce the thickness of the Apple Watch 2.

Report: New Samsung Gear S3 smartwatch will be unveiled very soon

Report: New Samsung Gear S3 smartwatch will be unveiled very soon According SamMobile, the Gear S3 will retain the Gear S2's round display and rotating bezel.The Gear S2, as Mashable chief correspondent Lance Ulanoff said in his review, is the best round smartwatch on the market and possibly the best non-Apple Watch smartwatch available.

Pebble confirms it is shutting down, devs and software acquired by Fitbit

Pebble confirms it is shutting down, devs and software acquired by Fitbit While Fitbit is acquiring Pebble, it’s not going to keep making Pebble devices.That means the Pebble 2, Pebble Time 2, and Pebble Core from the most recent Kickstarter are being canceled.

After a year of setbacks, can smartwatches still succeed?

After a year of setbacks, can smartwatches still succeed? The Pebble Time 2 and Pebble Core campaign was a big success, at least by the standards of Kickstarter.The first year or two of Wear was encouraging as many smartphone OEMs partnered with Google to release smartwatches.

This is what Google's Android Wear 2.0 smartwatches might look like

This is what Google's Android Wear 2.0 smartwatches might look like We keep hearing more and more about Google's two upcoming Android Wear 2.TechnoBuffalo got its hands on what it strongly believes are images of Google's two unannounced smartwatches.

Google just dropped the last Android Wear update before its launch

Google just dropped the last Android Wear update before its launch After months of delays, the company pushed out the final version of the developer preview for the upcoming Android Wear 2.The update includes support for one of the most significant changes coming to the platform: iOS support for standalone apps.

Fitbit is stumbling... so it's making a smartwatch

Fitbit is stumbling... so it's making a smartwatch These "reorganization efforts" amount to the elimination of six percent of Fitbit's workforce, or about 110 employees.Most of the acquisitions had to do with tech not typically found in Fitbit's activity trackers, like Coin's wearable payment platform.

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.