The Movado Connect, powered by Android Wear 2.0, is expected to launch this coming Fall


Luxury watch maker Movado has introduced its first Android Wear 2.0 timepiece, the Movado Connect. With a crystal display that is nearly edge-to-edge, the dial used on the above promotional render shows an uncluttered screen with the iconic single dot replacing the number 12. But that is only one of the 100 watch faces that the Connect will launch with. Each face includes the single dot design and offers “brilliant new color, dimension, complication, details and day to night transformation.” The device does feature an “always-on screen,” and its support of NFC means that Android Pay is enabled …


T-Mobile's low-key 20% discount for T-Mobile One expires a week from Friday

T-Mobile has a special promotion related to its T-Mobile One Unlimited Plan. Those who port their number over from another carrier are in line to receive a code from a T-Mobile employee that can be used to get 20% off on as many as 12 lines. The deal, called “20% Off For Life,” will be available until the end of this month. Reportedly, various T-Mobile employees were given a limited number of these codes to hand out at their discretion. The 20% Off For Life is also valid with the carrier’s “Two lines for $100” promotion

With T-Mobile One Unlimited, video is streamed at 720p, and tethering …

National Geographic photographer Cory Richards and Fossil announce limited edition Android Wear 2.0 smartwatch

Cory Richards, the famed National Geographic wildlife photographer, and Fossil have just announced the upcoming availability of a new limited edition Android Wear 2.0 smartwatch.

Dubbed Fossil Q x Cory Richards, the new smartwatch will be launched on March 27, although details about the price haven’t been disclosed yet. Design-wise, the smartwatch draws inspiration from the Fossil Blue, the first watch Richards received in his early twenties.

The Fossil Blue soon became “a piece of art” as Richards wore it everywhere, even while climbing in Yosemite and on …

Montblanc Summit is a new Android Wear 2.0 smartwatch that looks like it could last decades


It looks like Android Wear 2.0 has awakened smartwatch makers from their year-long slumber, for yet another high-profile brand – German prime export Montblanc – has chipped in with its member contribution for Google’s smartwatch club. The Summit, as it’s called, isn’t super gorgeous, but evokes the sturdiness of old-time German gear – the kind that has Bosch, Siemens, Telefunken, or Porsche written on it, and lasts forever.

The Summit is contained within a 46mm steel or titanium case 12.5mm in depth. An 1.39-inch circular AMOLED display (400 x 400 resolution) provides the visuals, …

TAG Heuer teases Android Wear 2.0 smartwatch announcement for March 14

We’re just a couple of days away from a new smartwatch announcement coming from watch company TAG Heuer. Not a newcomer to the smartwatch industry, the Swiss watchmaker recently teased a new product that will be revealed on March 14.

The teaser doesn’t really come as a surprise since sources familiar with the company’s plans confirmed last month that TAG Heuer would be launching a successor to the TAG Heuer Connected smartwatch in mid-March.

According to the same source, the wearable device is called TAG Connected Modular, and it’s supposed to feature interchangeable straps and clasps …

Tommy Hilfiger and Hugo Boss Android Wear 2.0 smartwatches coming this fall

Movado, the watch company that owns well-known brands like Tommy Hilfiger and Hugo Boss, has just announced it has partnered with Google to launch a new smartwatch collection.

The new smartwatch collection is called Movado Connect and will be officially unveiled at Baselworld 2017, a trade show of the international watch and jewelry industry, set to kick off on March 23.

The collection will comprise of five smartwatches powered by Android Wear 2.0, which will be launched on the market this fall. All five men’s style watches will be available in the United States, the Caribbean, …

The first phone with a battery that charges in just 20 minutes is coming by early 2018

Just yesterday, Chinese phone maker Meizu, known for its good-looking affordable phones, surprised everyone by announcing an impressive new ‘Super mCharge’ fast charging technology. By using an upgraded data cable and clever circuitry, Meizu said that this new technology makes it possible to fully charge a phone’s battery in just 20 minutes. We were impressed, but doubtful: after all, Meizu did not say when is it planning on bringing this new tech to actual devices and without a release date, it all seemed like one of many rosy and not completely realistic promises …

AccuWeather launches new Android Wear 2.0 app

As more and more smartwatches with Android Wear 2.0 get released, or other that run the previous version of the platform get upgraded, app developers start adding support for Google’s new OS.

AccuWeather is one of the companies that has just announced it has launched a new app for Android Wear 2.0, which will help smartwatch users stay up to date with the latest weather forecasts.

Moreover, AccuWeather developed a customizable watch face for the new Android Wear 2.0 OS, which is available through selection right after downloading the AccuWeather app on the smartwatch.

The new …

Google Assistant and Siri fails: 20 instances when our smart assistants were not that smart at all

Apple’s Siri and the Google Assistant are two of the more popular chatty virtual smart assistant out there. The former’s available on any iPhone since the 4s, whereas the latter is pre-loaded and available on Google’s new Pixel devices, though you can also use a certain portion of its features by chatting with it in Google’s Allo app. 
 Both assistants are proactive assistants that are able to conversate with you on the base level, though they are still a far cry from being those smart AI assistant we’ve seen in kits if popular movies and TV shows. …

ZTE Quartz smartwatch leaks out, circular display and Android Wear 2.0 on board

Last month, during CES 2017, ZTE confirmed that it was working on an Android Wear smartwatch – its very first such device. According to Venture Beat, the smartwatch is called ZTE Quartz, and we can take a look at it in the leaked image above.

Like many other smartwatches currently on the market (not including the Apple Watch, of course), the ZTE Quarts sports a circular display in order to resemble a traditional timepiece.

For now, there aren’t too many details on the features of the ZTE Quartz, but we know that this should come with 3G/LTE connectivity, …