Six smartwatches to watch in the second half of 2015, from Samsung Gear S2 to Tag Heuer Carrera 01
Aug26

Six smartwatches to watch in the second half of 2015, from Samsung Gear S2 to Tag Heuer Carrera 01

With continuous improvements to sensory and PFOE technology (print, flexible, and organic electronics), the wearable tech market is expected to rise all the way through 2018. Now that the first half of 2015 has come and gone, we took a look at some of the most anticipated smartwatches being released before year’s end. From incredible second generation models to surprising first time players in the smartwatch game, we gathered six of the most discussed upcoming smartwatches on the web today. Some will be out by the end of summer, but all of them will be here by Christmas. Let’s hope you’ve been good this year. Samsung Gear S2 (Orbis) Samsung is expected to introduce a highly anticipated new edition to the Gear family. On August 12, the Samsung Gear S2 (code named Orbis) was announced as the first circular interfaced smartwatch that the company has created. It will feature 360×360 resolution, 4 GB of data storage, and use AMOLED technology. Rumors have suggested that the new watch will cost more than the Samsung Gear S, which would put it above $350. Asus ZenWatch 2 When the Asus ZenWatch was released last year, it seemed like another knock-off smartwatch at first glance but quickly became a top performing device. The second generation is expected to be released later in 2015 and focuses on customization. The Asus ZenWatch 2 will have two sizes, three colors, and 18 different straps to showcase your unique personality. It will maintain a digital crown, metal charger, and the standard water resistant feature. The watch will come equipped with curved Gorilla Glass and AMOLED technology. Moto 360 2 The Moto 360 may have been one of the most aesthetically desirable watches in 2014, but the hardware wasn’t. The Motorola second generation could move past that hiccup with the implementation of an upgraded Snapdragon Processor and a 360×360 resolution. The Moto 360 2 is expected to gyroscope, barometer, accelerometer, and a heart rate monitor. The new watch is expected to work along with the first generation Moto 360, rather than replace it. Motorola said it will hold a press conference at IFA on September 2nd. Tag Heuer Carrera 01 Swiss watch designer Tag Heuer is jumping into the wearable tech arena with its first-ever luxury smartwatch. The information on this product is a closely kept secret, but we can report that Tag Heuer is working with Intel and Google on the watch. It will be built to last a lifetime, which would be the first for any smartwatch, and the first to have upgradable parts. The smartwatch is expected to be priced at $1,400 and available this October. Breitling B55 Connected Breitling is...

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12 reasons why the Huawei smartwatch rules, according to Huawei
Apr12

12 reasons why the Huawei smartwatch rules, according to Huawei

Huawei unveiled its stylish new Android Wear smartwatch in March. Perhaps to bring attention back from the Apple Watch release, the China-based company recently wrote a blog post telling us why its smartwatch is the best, thereby giving us a closer look at the new wearable. According to the company, one of the most important features of the Huawei smartwatch (deemed “Huawei Watch”) is its design. The smartwatch became a surprise hit at the Mobile World Congress this year. Why? Because it looks like a “real” watch. Said watch designer Ben Norton, “[Huawei] just believe[s] that the consumer wants an actual watch that feels like a watch.” The post also states that the manufacturing process for the Huawei Watch is similar to that of your standard, non-smartwatch. “A single watch contains 130+ components, 160+ steps done by hand, 260+ manufacturing steps, and 650+ hours of quality testing,” the blog reads. It’s also highly customizable. Huawei’s blog post mentions that there are a variety of straps to choose from, three case color options (gold, silver, and black), and over 40 watch faces to pick for the display. Being an Android Wear watch, Huawei Watch has the benefit of a familiar interface with Android phone compatibility. The device also has a fitness tracker, a hard-to-damage sapphire crystal screen, and battery life that can last for up to two days. Huawei has not yet announced the release date or price for their smartwatch, though there are some rumors about those important details. Some are expecting a June launch date with a price tag of nearly $1,000. Of course, none of this has been confirmed. We’ll be looking out for details in the...

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