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.
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The app finally adds two major features to the watches — remote camera control and social media updates — along with a few smaller ones.
The Google Glass project has been in the news a fair bit in recent months, but it seems Google may have another wearable gadget in development that’s been flying under the radar. The Financial Times reports that just like Apple and Samsung, the search giant is working on its own smartwatch that will act as an extension to the smartphone.
The first batch of Pebble smartwatches began shipping on Wednesday, nine months after the device broke Kickstarter records by securing more than $10 million in funding. Reports had suggested, however, that the accompanying Pebble iOS app would be delayed due to Apple’s approval process — but it just appeared in the App Store.
We’ve been itching to get our hands on the Pebble smartwatch since it first hit Kickstarter, but that wait will be over later this month. At CES in Las Vegas today, Pebble CEO Eric Migicovsky announced that the device has now entered mass production, and that shipping will begin on January 23.
We all want to be healthy and fit, don’t we? And being the geeks that we are, if we’re going to be forced outside to exercise, we want to at least be able to take some form of high tech contraption with us. That’s where the MOTOACTV by Motorola comes in.
Anyone remember the Sony Ericsson LiveView? Well, it’s back! This time it’s simply called the Sony SmartWatch and Sony is hoping it will see a better adoption rate this time around. It’s looking good so far, as Sony just launched the SmartWatch online and it’s already “Temporarily Out Of Stock.” I’m not going to lie, I’ve wanted one of these since it was the “LiveView” but have held off for whatever reason. I’m once again tempted to pick one up as it’s quite a neat little device.