One of the shortcomings of using a Pebble smartwatch with an iOS device previously, was the lack of full notification support. The only service that the watch truly supported was Messages. Other services required additional setup each and every single time the watch and iOS device were disconnected. It was anything but a great user experience.
With iOS 7 releasing new tools to developers, and with better support for Bluetooth devices and background apps, hopes were high that the Pebble team would be able to make the watch what many users so desperately wanted it to be.
Then, early in … Read more
On Wednesday at the Mobilize conference here, sports company Adidas announced a new smartwatch geared toward runners.
The company expects the watch to be available starting November 1, for $399.
Unlike Samsung's Galaxy Gear, or rumors about Apple's supposed iWatch, Adidas' watch will have a more honed-down focus, said Paul Gaudio, head of Adidas Interactive. "We're not trying to make a smartwatch; we're trying to make the smartest running watch," he said. "When you're out playing sports, you want less stuff -- only … Read more
This week was packed with some great video highlights, including a brand-new episode of XCAR featuring the hotly anticipated Toyota GT 86. Was it worth the wait? Brian Tong also fills us in on the latest iPhone 5S and 5C rumors in this week's Apple Byte. And Always On makes a return as we get ready for back-to-school with an unboxing of the new MacBook Air and Samsung's Galaxy S4 Mini. The S4 Mini also takes a major kicking in another epic torture test, and we check out the latest in higher education and online learning, for free.… Read more
The Pebble smart watch allows users to design and install custom watch faces and apps. But if you've ever thought about trying to design your own faces, only to find the Pebble developer site and learn it's not even close to a streamlined process, you're in luck.
The hardest part of using Watchface Generator is deciding how you want your watch to look and work. You're able to set the font, … Read more
Sony's rumored next-generation SmartWatch is real, and it will offer some notable feature upgrades to the company's current wearable tech offering, a source has confirmed to CNET.
The news of a new SmartWatch is not surprising, given that Sony's Xperia Twitter account has all but confirmed a wristwatch-related announcement at next week's Mobile Asia Expo 2013 trade show that runs from June 26 to 28. The new model will be a successor to the Sony SmartWatch MN2SW, which is currently available for around $100.
But our source -- who has provided accurate information on unannounced Sony products in the past -- has indicated some specific features said to be available on the new watch.… Read more