Samsung Gear Sport smartwatch and Gear IconX earbuds launch October 27 with pre-orders October 13

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Samsung Announces U.S. Availability for the New Gear Sport and Gear IconX2018 – Combining the Best in Style, Smart Fitness and Health Tracking Available for Pre-order starting tomorrow, October 13, Samsung Gear Sport and the Enhanced Gear IconX2018 are Designed to Help Motivate and Manage Fitness Goals RIDGEFIELD PARK, NJ – OCTOBER 12, 2017 – Samsung Electronics America, Inc. announced today the Gear Sport and Gear IconX2018 will be available for online preorders starting tomorrow, October 13, with widespread U.S. availability starting October 27. Joining a full suite of Samsung wearables available this holiday season, the Gear Sport is a stylish, robust ...

New Android Wear 2.0 features can now be delivered through the Play Store, no OTA required

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Android Wear is entering a potentially critical time. Wear 2.0 hasn't been received nearly as well as might have been expected, with many observers understandably worrying for its future. Watches were conspicuously absent from Google's big hardware event last week, and the Google Store site refresh has removed all non-Google products, including LG's recently released Android Wear watches. Wear fans could use some more good news to add to the recent announcement of the Oreo beta program for the LG Watch Sport, and it looks as ...

Nixon Mission now comes with stainless steel band in three colors for an extra $25/£50/€21

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For such a small platform, there are a surprising number of different Android Wear watches on the market. Traditionally non-techy brands like Michael Kors, Diesel, and Tag Heuer all sell smartwatches powered by Google's wearable OS. Nixon is one of those brands, and now offers its Mission watch with stainless steel bands. The Mission with its plain-jane silicone band was already a pretty handsome watch, but its chiseled face didn't match the rather dainty strap. However, the stainless steel models, dubbed the Mission SS, ...

iHeartRadio releases standalone app for Android Wear 2.0 [APK Download]

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Internet radio app iHeartRadio is pretty popular with Android users and with good reason. It's built up an impressive feature set to go along with its attractive interface and is frequently updated with useful additions, such as Google Home support earlier in the year. The latest version brings with it a dedicated Android Wear 2.0 app, and you don't need your phone for it to work. As long as you have an internet connection on your Wear watch you can now use it to ...

Fitbit’s Ionic smartwatch and Flyer headphones available October 1st

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SAN FRANCISCO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Fitbit (NYSE: FIT), the leading global wearables brand, announced today that its latest products, Fitbit Ionic™ and Fitbit Flyer™, will be available at major retailers worldwide beginning October 1. Following ongoing, extensive testing, Ionic achieves industry-leading battery life of up to 5 days.i Fitbit is also releasing its software development kit (SDK) tomorrow, enabling the 1,000+ developers who have already signed up to support the platform the ability to begin creating apps and clock faces to share with friends and family, and submit for review and availability in the Fitbit ...

Verizon discontinues the Wear24 smartwatch after just 4 months

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Verizon announced its very own Android Wear smartwatch earlier this year, powered by its LTE network. It started selling the Wear24 in May for $300 on contract and $350 without one. That seemed like an interesting proposition when consumers have shown little interest even in cheap smartwatches. Verizon didn't let this product languish too long, though. We've confirmed with the carrier that Wear24 is dead. Verizon didn't actually announce the smartwatch was going away. If you try to visit the former product page, you are ...

Google’s Project Jacquard smart jacket goes on sale this Wednesday for $350

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Google kept Motorola's ATAP (Google’s Advanced Technology and Projects group) when it sold the company a few years ago, but some high-profile projects like Ara have failed to materialize. Now, the ATAP division is finally bearing fruit. The Project Jacquard touch-sensitive fabric first demoed more than two years ago is coming to market as a collaboration with Levi's. The new Levi's Commuter Trucker Jacket launches this Wednesday for $350. The Commuter jacket looks like one of Levi's standard denim jackets, which I'm told are considered quite fashionable in ...

[Deal Alert] Samsung Gear Fit2 on sale for $89.99 (50% off) at Verizon

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Samsung has launched the Geat Fit2 Pro, so the Gear Fit2 is officially yesterday's news. It's not terribly different from the new version, though, and it's heavily discounted on Verizon today. You can pick up the Gear Fit2 for $89.99, which is half of the MSRP, and a solid $30-50 less than the usual sale price. The Gear Fit2 is Samsung's more fitness oriented wearable. It has a small curved AMOLED panel that fits in the band for a pretty sporty look. It runs ...