Apple Watch is one of the most successful smartwatches with a market share of 21%. Apple WatchOS has been appreciated for a lot of features like, easy to navigate UI, battery life and design. However, just like iPhones, Apple has a control over the design elements of the smartwatch. This means, only Apple can develop new Watch Faces. This might change soon, as, according to a new leak, the Apple WatchOS might soon support third-party Watch Faces has been hinted in the source code of the WatchOS 4.3.1.
The line of code leaked from the latest version of watchOS has a statement ‘This is where the 3rd party face config bundle generation would happen’, which [...]
We recently picked out the 10 best in-ear style earphones under Rs 1000. However, earphones are not everyone’ cup of tea and some people prefer headphones. So, we have now picked out the 5 best headphones under Rs 1000 available in India. These headphones have some nifty features for their pruce tag and offer different kinds of sound stages. It is worth noting that the price of these headphones fluctuates a lot.Panasonic Headphones
The Panasonic over the ear Stereo Headphones are priced at Rs 982. These are available in series of colours, Red, Blue, White and Black. These headphones are entirely made out of plastic and really comfortable to wear over the head. [...]
Wearables, unlike smartphones, are not a necessity in our lives. However, the wearable tech has come a long way in the recent past with smartwatches and fitness bands being the most common of the lot. While smartwatches mean a lot of monetary investment, same is not the case for fitness bands. Let’s take a look at the top fitness bands in India at under Rs 2000!Xiaomi Mi Band 2 -10% [...]
Google recently released the first beta build of Android P for the Pixel smartphones. Similarly, the company has now released an Android P Wear OS developer preview for the Huawei Watch 2, as there is no official Google smartwatch. Here are the top five features from the latest Android P beta preview for Wear OS.Dark Theme
This is one of the features, that was long due. As most of the smartwatches have an OLED display, a dedicated dark theme will increase the battery life of the device. This feature will also increase the visibility of the content in low light conditions, without straining user’s eyes.Limited Background Activity
As smartwatches come with a [...]
The smartwatch industry, much like tablets, is dominated by Apple. Google recently rebranded its smartwatch OS to Wear OS in a bid to revive it a bit. However, all of that might not come to any fruition as Apple plans a design overhaul for the upcoming Apple Watch. Apple has already launched three generations of the Apple Watch. However, all three generations look very similar. According to a new report, the Apple Watch Series 4 will have a new design with a 15% bigger screen.
The Apple Watch Series 4 will debut in September 2018, along with the new iPhones. According to KGI Securities’ Ming-Chi Kuo, the watch [...]
Recently Google rebranded its wearable OS from Android Wear to Wear OS. And now, Casio has officially announced the Casio WSD-F20SC smartwatch powered by the new Wear OS. This is the second smartwatch to ship with Wear OS, after the ‘Big Bang Referee‘ from Hublot. The Casio WSD-F20SC is a limited edition rugged smartwatch.
This smartwatch is an upgraded version of the WSD-F20, which was launched in 2017. As the Casio WSD-F20SC is a limited edition device, the company has limited the number of devices to 700 units only. The smartwatch will be available from June 2o18. However, the company is yet to make an announcement on the pricing of this watch. Features like [...]
Hublot is one of the most renowned premium watch brands. The company has now forayed into the smartwatch business by launching a special smartwatch powered by Wear OS. Hublot has collaborated FIFA to create these watches and named the watch as ‘Big Bang Referee 2018 World Cup Russia’.
The price of the Hublot Big Bang Referee 2018 World Cup Russia is CHF5,000 (Rs 3,38,988). However, the company will only make 2,018 pieces of this watch. Additionally, the match referees will receive custom versions of the smartwatch.
Ricardo Guadalupe, CEO of Hublot said:
The Big Bang Referee 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™ offers all the usual features of a [...]
Fitbit launched the Fitbit Versa smartwatch in India on the 14th of March. The Fitbit Versa is a successor to the Fitbit Iconic, which runs on the same Fitbit OS. As Fitbit recently acquired Pebble, the design elements are quite reminiscent of the Pebble Time Steel.
The regular version will retail for Rs 19,999 and the special edition will retail for Rs 21,999. However, there are no details on the availability of the smartwatch. The smartwatch runs on Fitbit OS 2.0. It has a maximum brightness of 1,000nits which should offer great sunlight legibility. The smartwatch has 4 days of battery life, which can be completely charged within 2 hours.
James Park, [...]
Wear OS is now officially the moniker that Google will use for its smartwatch OS. The new branding will be available on a select number of smartwatches, which were running Android Wear.
Google and its smartwatch OS has been fighting a losing battle with Apple’s watchOS. Apple Watch and its three iterations have helped Apple become the biggest watchmaker in the world. In the fourth quarter of 2017, Apple shipped more Apple Watches than the entire Swiss watch industry. With such enormous popularity, it feels like it will take more than just rebranding for Google to revive Android smartwatches.
While the rebranding kind of resembles the moniker Apple uses, [...]
Android Wear has long fought a losing battle against Apple’s Watch OS. Smartwatches are the most predominant variant of wearable smart devices and it seems like Google just can’t crack the code. In a bid to reignite the interest and anticipation around Android Wear, the company might be willing to change things up a bit. Google is planning to re-instate Android Wear under a new moniker called, “Wear OS”. In fact, the name resembles Apple’s “Watch OS“, which powers the Apple Watch.
A new screenshot from a Reddit page clearly mentions the name “Wear OS” with a new logo, similar to the Google Assistance. This change was [...]
In 2016, Apple removed the beloved 3.5mm headphone jack from its iPhone 7 devices. The AirPods were subsequently unveiled which, at the time of the launch, received a lot of flak for its looks. However, with time, the AirPods have become the most successful wireless earbuds in the market. So much so that it dominates the market with up to 85% market share of Bluetooth earbuds. In fact, the company has sold more than 13 million pairs of AirPods in 2017 alone.
According to a report, Apple is working on a pair of premium over-the-ear headphones, which will be launched by the end of 2018. However, this plan is not set in stone as the company might scrape off the idea completely. [...]
A Dutch-based designer has come up with a concept render for the Apple AR Glasses. The concept images are very realistic, which showcases the aesthetics and the function of the glass. Unlike the Google Glass, Apple AR Glasses looks like regular sunglasses with Apple logo on both sides of the frame.
Google was the first company to release a pair smart glasses. However, owing to its unusual appearance and intrusive features, it failed to take off. Intel recently came up with a concept called Vaunt, which uses retinal projection technology to project an image directly on your eyeball. One of the main features of the Vaunt is how simple they look. Unlike the Google Glass, it will [...]