iTime: Smartwatch Patent Shows Apple's Broad Ambitions

This morning the folks over at AppleInsider discovered that Apple was granted a patent today for the iTime, which can only be described as a device-connected smartwatch that offers advanced functionality like arm and wrist gestures, as well as advanced proximity sensing, through a sensor-laden smart strap. » 7/22/14 8:36am Yesterday 8:36am

​LG G Watch Review: A Wearable You'll Actually Consider Wearing

The LG G Watch is one of the first Android Wear wristables to reach the arms of those anxiously waiting for a smartwatch that's more than hype. Until now, the options have all been a little clunky, lacking either beautiful hardware, usable software or both. This is better. But that doesn't make it good enough—yet. » 7/01/14 12:00pm 7/01/14 12:00pm

Fleksy Messenger Makes Typing on a Smartwatch Slightly Less Impossible

Samsung's Gear 2 smartwatch can be handy for checking your text messages without whipping your phone out of your pocket. But it's impossible to type on—literally, you can't reply to texts on the watch. Fleksy just changed that with Messenger, a Gear 2 SMS messaging app that brings Fleksy's intelligent keyboard to the… » 6/18/14 10:00am 6/18/14 10:00am

World Cup Refs Are Wearing Smartwatches That Alert Them To Goals

At today's opening match between Brazil and Croatia, the referees will be wearing smartwatches that read "GOAL" and vibrate when a team scores. No, it's not punishment for the infamous Frank Lampard disallowed goal of 2010. It's part of a new "unhackable" goal line detection system, the first to ever be used in the… » 6/12/14 11:20am 6/12/14 11:20am

Sony SmartWatch v. Galaxy Gear 2: Which Smartwatch Screen Is Best?

The floodgates for the next major smart device revolution are opening. And unless you have been living under a rock you already know that this time it's a smart watch, a long overdue update to what is essentially 19th century wristwatch technology. There are already a fair number of early players in this new… » 6/11/14 12:00pm 6/11/14 12:00pm

Report: Apple's First Wearable Will Arrive in October

The ever-reliable John Paczkowski is reporting that Apple's first ever wearable is slated to launch in October. There's supposed to be a special event just for the device, and the newly announced HealthKit platform and Health app will be prominently featured. And you can be sure people will be upset if this thing does… » 6/06/14 1:10pm 6/06/14 1:10pm

Flexible Battery Straps Could Double a Smartwatch's Runtime

At Computex 2014, the folks over at Engadget stumbled across a clever solution to the battery life woes that have plagued smartwatches for years now. A company called ProLogium has developed a flexible lithium ceramic battery that can be shaped and worn like a watchband, adding an extra 500 mAh of power which means… » 6/04/14 9:07am 6/04/14 9:07am