Here is what a brutally honest smartwatch commercial would look like

Cracked’s “Honest Commercials” is one of the most brutal voices of honesty and revelation about things from popular culture: it has shown the other side of popular products, the cynical one, the capitalist one, and many would say, the real ‘honest’ one. And now, it’s about to tell you the ‘honest’ truth about smartwatches.
Yes, smartwatches might not be as successful as phones, but they are still a multi-billion dollar business that… let’s say that it has its specifics.
In this episode of “Honest Commercials”, we …

Verizon cancels the LG Watch Sport smartwatch

It looks like Verizon has no love for smartwatches unless they belong to its brand. The Big Red announced last month that it would delay the launch of the Samsung Gear S3 Frontier until June, but it did release its own Wear24 smartwatch last week.

Today, the carrier confirmed that another Android Wear 2.0 smartwatch it has added to its portfolio not long ago, the LG Watch Sport has been canceled.

LG hasn’t yet confirmed Verizon’s information, but the LTE-enabled version of the smartwatch was pulled from the carrier’s website recently. Also, those who pre-ordered …

Montblanc Summit luxury smartwatch goes on sale in the US for $890

The luxury watchmakers have decided to support Google’s Android Wear, so it’s no surprise that we’re seeing lots of expensive smartwatches getting released in the first half of the year.

After TAG Heuer, the next big name in the luxury watch industry, Montblanc is bringing its Android Wear smartwatch to the United States. If you haven’t read our previous report about the Montblanc Summit, here is a short recap that will get you up to speed.

Obviously, the smartwatch runs Android Wear 2.0 and comes equipped with Qualcomm’s Snapdragon Wear 2100 chipset inside. …

Verizon Wear24 smartwatch goes on sale for $349.99 sans Android Pay support

Verizon’s Wear24 smartwatch powered by Android Wear 2.0 has just gone on sale online, but we’re expecting the carrier to make it available at most of its brick and mortar stores as well. The price customers must pay for the wearable is $349.99, or $299.99 with a new two-year contract.

One would say that one of the reasons the Big Red decided to delay the launch of the Samsung Gear S3 Frontier was to push out its own smartwatch and sell enough units before one of the most popular wearable devices would hit the shelves.

Either way, the Verizon Wear24 is a pretty …

The Fitbit smartwatch leaks out, promises 4 days of battery life

Fitbit had run into a bit of trouble while developing its smartwatch. We reported last month that the smartwatch should have been released this spring before Apple’s next watch would be announced this fall.

According to the latest reports coming from sources familiar with Fitbit plans, the smartwatch won’t make its debut on the market until later this fall. On the bright side, we now have more information on the smartwatch’s specs and design.

A set of pictures allegedly showing the upcoming Fitbit smartwatch have just been leaked online. The images came along …

Verizon delays Samsung Gear S3 Frontier smartwatch until the end of June

Verizon is the only carrier that hasn’t released the Samsung Gear S3 smartwatches. While it may have something to do with the fact that it operates on CDMA networks, carrier specific devices are ordered under the manufacturing specs provided by network operators, so this shouldn’t be a problem for Verizon.

Samsung Gear S3 Frontier should have been available for purchase at Verizon along with the Galaxy S8 and S8+ on April 21. However, the Big Red announced the smartwatch had been delayed without offering any other details on the decision.

Furthermore, both …

Acer announces new Leap Ware smartwatch that doubles as fitness band

Acer is no stranger to wearables market having launched smartwatches and fitness bands before. Today, the company announced another smartwatch that doubles as a fitness band for those who use this type of products.

The new smartwatch is called Leap Ware, and it should be available in North America in July with prices starting at $139. Also, the smartwatch will be launched in EMEA in Q3 for €139, whereas customers in Taiwan will be able to grab it in August for NT$4,990.

According to Acer, the Leap Ware is equipped with a MediaTek MT2523 chipset and MT5211 …

The Verizon Wear24 LTE smartwatch is launching on May 11

Starting next month, Verizon will sell its very own smartwatch: the Verizon Wear24. Similar to other smartwatches currently on the market – including the LG Watch Sport that’s already available on Verizon – the Wear24 runs Android Wear 2.0, and sports a circular display (a 1.39-inch AMOLED screen, to be exact).

Thanks to LTE connectivity, the Verizon Wear24 will let you make and receive calls without having to rely on a smartphone. Furthermore, with the new smartwatch, you can download Android apps, ask Google for help, or stream music (and easily pair the watch …

Fitbit smartwatch delayed to autumn, design is "definitely not sexy"

Fitbit has been manufacturing activity-tracking gadgets for ten years now, providing a range of equipment to monitor your fitness regime, sleep and more. After the takeover of two smartwatch making companies and its own CEO confirming it, Fitbit is on track of releasing a real smartwatch this year. We say ‘real’, because the company already sells a form of a smart wrist device, the Fitbit Blaze, but it is rather perceived as fitness tracker that can receive texts and calls.

The launch of the device was rumoured to be some time this spring, but recent reports from Yahoo Finance sources state …

T-Mobile and ZTE out the Quartz, a decked-out smartwatch for less than $200

Just as rumored, ZTE today launched its first Android Wear smartwatch, and it is landing on none other than the Un-carrier T-Mobile’s network to boot. Called ZTE Quartz (model number ZW10), it runs on Android Wear 2.0, and sports a large 1.4” AMOLED display with 400×400 resolution, covered with Gorilla Glass protection.
The new smartwatch looks like a regular timepiece, aiming to appeal to a broader audience, with a metal bezel around the screen, and a small button on the upper right side. Thankfully, it can be used as a standalone wearable device with …