There are two new Apple Watch models shown at the Apple event today and they look pretty sleek. The event presented many many new Apple products and facilities, including new watch models for the success that became the Watch ever since it launched last year. The new watch models will be available starting today. The new Watch OS 2 will follow on September 16.
The Huawei watch recently leaked online will probably launch at the IFA next week, but until then we can see it in all of its $800 splendor online. The device is available for pre-order on Amazon and you have four different devices to choose from: Stainless steel/Black, Black/Black, Gold/Gold and Gold/Brown. The downside to this is that the devices are priced really high when compared to other Android Wear devices.
The cheapest Hauwei watch models is the Stainless Black one and it costs $350. It has a steel-colored case and a black leather band. The most expensive one is the Gold/Gold one, and it sells for $799.
What’s inside the Huawei watch?
Here is what we know about the specs for this new wearable:
1.4” full-circle AMOLED display at 400 x 400
sapphire glass -scratch resistant
stainless steel body
Android 4.3 and iOS 8.2 compatibility.
The last part is the most interesting one as it presents the possibility that Android Wear can support iOS. We will have to wait and see if all of this is really true or if someone made a mistake with the spec list.
The price suggests that Huawei watch will be an Apple watch competitor. We will have to wait a little longer to see if it will live up to it though. Pre-orders will start to ship on September 2nd.
A new Android Wear watch is being made and it is the fruition of a combination between Intel and Fossil. The announcement was made at the Intel Developers Conference, where Intel usually presents its new chips, but also some other things.
This watch was teased for a while now, and the first official image seems to point at a cross-breed between the Moto 360 and LG Watch Urbane. Fossil’s watch and Intel’s Tag Heuer device are the first smartwatches or Android Wear-friendly devices made by old-school watchmakers and not tech companies like LG, Samsung, Apple or ASUS. Fossil is said to possibly supply designs for well-known brands such as Michael Kors and Giorgio Armani.
This new Android wear watch is not the only project Fossil has going on as they will soon launch a connected bracelet and watch. It is safe to say that Intel does not want to reveal more information regarding the watch at the moment. It doesn’t have an official name or official specs yet and it is expected to launch sometime this holiday season.
That is all we know about the Android Wear watch from Intel and Fossil, but more details will be released soon. Stay tuned!
Could the Apple Watch be in trouble? We still have a month to go before the new Apple product goes on sale and rumors are starting to spread! Not the good kind either! Some are hoping this device will be a hit while others have much lower expectations, but they may all be thrown away in a jiffy, if rumors are to be believed.
According to Taiwanese media outlet UDN a production issue may lead to a postponement in shipping, at least for some devices. The issue seems to be related to the AMOLED display Apple chose to use, a change from its usual LED screens.
Considering the fact that Apple’s initial shipment targets were somewhere between 2.5 to 3 million units, just cutting these numbers in half could damage credibility and the product’s stability on the market. On a different note, cutting the shipment number to around 1.25 million could make the Apple Watch a much more exclusive prospect. This is not the first time Apple has been met with this type of speculation, and in previous attempts, they came up on top, solving their problems or proving there were never such issues to begin with.
The Apple Watch was just officially unveiled and now we know when it comes live! It will be purchasable starting April 24th and its starting price will be $349. The top of the line models will be much much much more expensive however, reaching up to $10,000 and beyond.
The low-end model named Apple Watch Sport is clad in aluminum and its price starts at $349 for the 38mm model and $399 for the 42mm model.
All we know regarding specs is that the battery lasts a day at most, the screen has 390 x 312p for the 42mm version and 340 x 272p for the 38mm model. The straps choices include plastic, leather and metal.
Apple Watch will support Siri, it will monitor calories burnt, heart rate and steps taken and it could include the HomeKit framework that allows users to control certain parts of their home, in this case lights.
There’s also a stainless steel model with prices ranging $549 – $599. That’s not all, because the price can rise up to $1,049 – $1,099 depending on the band you choose.
The top of the line is the 18-karat gold Apple Watch whose price starts at $10,000. This version will only be available in select retail stores.
Apple’s smartwatch will begin pre-orders on April 20th and April 10th marks the day you can go to Apple stores and try the Watch on. Sales will begin in the US, China, UK, Canada, Australia, France, Japan, Germany and Hong Kong. After it officially goes on sale, you may be able to find it in some department stores and boutiques as well.
Samsung is working on a “perfect product” as we speak, according to executive VP Young-hee Lee. It appears that the South-Korean conglomerate is taking a break from releasing more smartwatches and focusing towards creating a perfect device for the future. Since 2013, Samsung has released lots of wearable devices, including Galaxy Gear, Gear 2, Gear Live and Gear Fit.
According to the VP, Samsung has already released enough products – more than anyone else – therefore they are ready to take a pause and create a more perfect product in the meantime. It appears that the said product is already being worked on and the public may not have to wait THAT long to see it. Of course, next time a device is released from Samsung; it will have to take on the eternal rival Apple product, the Apple Watch. But as long as a Samsung wearable is going to run on Android Wear, we are sure it will be a success.
A possible problem would be the usage of Samsung’s proprietary Tizen OS, which may be the obvious choice for the future as the company is trying to become independent from all exterior associates.