If you’ve been meaning to treat yourself to a Pebble smartwatch and you haven’t already blown all of your savings on other Black Friday deals, then you might be interested to know that you can now get $20 off the device for one day only.
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A Google smartwatch powered by Android with built-in Google Now is in the late stages of development, according to people familiar with the matter, who have been speaking to The Wall Street Journal. Google is now in talks with Asian suppliers, which could begin mass producing the device “within months.”
Samsung’s Galaxy Gear has been on sale for a number of weeks now, but today the South Korean company lifted its embargo on reviews. If you’ve been trying to decide whether or not you should spend hundreds of dollars on one, then, now’s the time to find out.
To make things a little easier for you, we’ve put together a roundup of the biggest and best reviews so you don’t have to trawl through them yourself.
A senior Samsung executive has already confirmed that Galaxy Gear, Samsung’s first Android-powered smart watch, will be making its debut alongside the Galaxy Note III next month. And according to a unnamed insider, the device will be available in 6GB and 8GB variants, it’ll have a 2.5-inch display, and you’ll beed to charge it every ten hours.
Samsung is expected to announce Galaxy Gear, its first Android-powered smartwatch, during its Galaxy Note III press event in Berlin on September 4. We don’t yet know what it will look like, but according to information from insider sources, it’ll be available in a variety of colors, including white, orange, grey, black, and white gold.
We first heard that Samsung may be planning to announce its new “Galaxy Gear” smartwatch at its September 4 Galaxy Note III event earlier this month, but the rumor just got even stronger after it was confirmed by Bloomberg’s reliable sources.
They claim that the South Korean electronics giant will unveil a “wristwatch-like smartphone” powered by Android that will go head-to-head with the new Sony SmartWatch 2, and a potentially competing product from Apple, one of Samsung’s biggest rivals.
Now that the Galaxy S4 is here — in a number (too many) of different forms — we’re all wondering when Samsung’s going to unveil its other big seller, the next-generation Galaxy Note III. We know it will come sometime later this year, but when?
According to one Korean news outlet, citing “industry sources,” we’ll see it on September 4 — two days before the start of IFA 2013 in Berlin — and it will be accompany by “GEAR,” Samsung’s first Android-powered smartwatch.
Google Glass has been getting a lot of attention recently for it’s futuristic take on wearable computing. Apple’s iWatch has got people intrigued, but it turns out that Google has been working on a watch of its own, just incase Google Glass is a little bit too weird for people.
Patents filed by Google in 2011 show that the company has been working on a wearable wrist computer. The Google Watch concept describes two touchpads on a wristband that work intandem to undertand gestures like Google has on the Google Glass pad.
The future of computing might be in wearable computers like Google Glass and the rumored Apple iWatch, but you’re still going to have to wait before getting to try them out.
Google has never commented on a launch date for Google Glass, but Eric Schmidt says it’s not that far away. In an interview for BBC Radio 4’s “World at One” today, Schmidt says that he thinks the consumer version of Google Glass is “probably a year-ish away.”
Microsoft is designing a new smartwatch that could allow it to compete with upcoming devices from the likes of Apple, Google, and Samsung, The Wall Street Journal reports. The company has already asked suppliers in Asia to ship components for the device, which will reportedly boast a “touch-enabled” display.