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  • OPPO patented a foldable smartwatch with more than 200% larger display when unfolded

    OPPO patented a foldable smartwatch with more than 200% larger display when unfolded

    OPPO filed a patent called “Wearable Electronics” on September 2018, which hints at the possibility that we could see a smartwatch manufactured by OPPO with the ability to fold its display. Once unfolded, the display would be more than two times larger than the original screen size when done properly.

  • Android Wear 2.0: Which smartwatches will be getting it?

    Android Wear 2.0: Which smartwatches will be getting it?

    Android Wear 2.0, which was supposed to be released in Q4 2016, was delayed, and is now finally seeing the light of the day. Now, if you’re one of the previous-generation Android Wear Smartwatch users, you must be wondering, “Would this new update arrive on my wrists?”. Well, the answer is, Yes, but only to certain devices. Google has, Thankfully, provided the full list of supported devices that will be getting the Android Wear 2.0 update once it becomes available for your smartwatch.

  • LG Watch Style and Watch Sport smartwatches officially announced

    LG Watch Style and Watch Sport smartwatches officially announced

    The long awaited Android Wear 2.0 update is now official. In collaboration with Google, LG had announced their Watch Style and Watch Sport smartwatches, the first smartwatches to come pre-installed with Android Wear 2.0. The Watch Style is priced at $249 (about RM1100) for titanium and silver, and $279 (about RM1240) for the rose gold, while the Watch Sport is priced at $349 (around RM1550) in titanium.

  • Rumours: ZTE Quartz Android Wear smartwatch coming soon

    Rumours: ZTE Quartz Android Wear smartwatch coming soon

    According to a new leak, ZTE seemed to be the latest company to join in on Android Wear. Allegedly called the ZTE Quartz, ZTE is working on its first smartwatch that runs Android Wear. Though, this is not ZTE’s first attempt at making wearables, as it had made smartwatches such as the W01, as well as Venus G1 and S2 activity trackers in the past.

  • Samsung files new smartwatch patents – one that accepts gestures, the other that wraps around your wrist

    Samsung files new smartwatch patents – one that accepts gestures, the other that wraps around your wrist

    While the smartwatch market is getting smaller and perhaps more niche, companies are still making strides in design and technological advancements. Take for example Samsung. We like their Gear series of devices, and we have discovered some new patents that gives some hints on what their future smart wearables may look like.

  • It is official – Pebble to be bought over by Fitbit

    It is official – Pebble to be bought over by Fitbit

    A sad day in the world of wearable technology – Pebble has confirmed that they will be bought over by Fitbit. This will result in the closure of the brand, company and product line as Fitbit is only buying the software side of the company – not the hardware.

  • Rumours: Motorola to halt Android Wear development

    Rumours: Motorola to halt Android Wear development

    We like the Motorola Moto 360 – but according to a new report, we may not see another model come anytime soon. Motorola said that they do not have any plans to release a new smartwatch to coincide with Google’s Android Wear 2.0, which is due to be released in early 2017.

  • Rumours: FitBit is looking to buy Pebble?

    Rumours: FitBit is looking to buy Pebble?

    A report online is stating that FitBit, one of the world’s biggest fitness tracker manufacturer, is in talks in purchasing the wearable company Pebble. This news comes on the heel of reports where the latter had to lay-off 25% of its workforce recently.

  • Rumours: Huawei to build a Tizen-based smartwatch

    Rumours: Huawei to build a Tizen-based smartwatch

    A new report has appeared online; stating that Samsung’s Tizen OS for the smartwatch may have found a new customer. The brand to look out for is Huawei, and we may see a Tizen-powered smartphone from them pretty soon.

     

  • Meizu Mix appears online – first smartwatch with analogue face from Meizu

    Meizu Mix appears online – first smartwatch with analogue face from Meizu

    Style meets technology with Meizu’s Mix – at least that is what they want to portray with the smart wearable. It is not a smartwatch, as it lacks the display that is usually used– instead it is a connected analogue watch with smart features.