Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 1200 chips have built-in LTE for always-on connectivity

Qualcomm, the hardware company that supplies the chips for hundreds of wearable Android devices, has announced a new platform -- the Snapdragon Wear 1200. It's bound for low-power, affordable devices...

Casio’s WSD-F20 smartwatch adds GPS functionality, runs Android Wear 2.0

Casio joined the Android Wear family last year with the WSD-F10, a smartwatch that distinguished itself with a focus on outdoor features. At CES, the company has now unveiled the...

Swarovski will debut an Android Wear ‘smartwatch for women’ in March

Swarovski's will soon join the smartwatch market thanks to a partnership with Qualcomm and Google -- but we won't learn more until the "smartwatch for her" is unveiled at Baselworld...

Here’s a look at some of the first standalone apps on Android Wear 2.0

One of the best new features of Android Wear 2.0 is that it lets users install standalone apps, which are apps that don't need a smartphone companion app. Here's a...

Google launches fourth developer preview of Android Wear 2.0

Google first announced Android Wear 2.0 at its I/O developer conference in May, with a promise to roll it out to all users later this year....

Google brings the Cronologics team onboard to give Android Wear 2.0 a boost

Google has acquired wearable tech software company Cronologics. Best known for powering the CoWatch smartwatch, Cronologics will work on Android Wear 2.0, and potentially other Google wearable tech projects. The post...

Time for a timeout: Motorola is temporarily shelving its smartwatch portfolio

It may be time to say goodbye to Motorola's Moto 360 smartwatch series -- at least for now. Lenovo's Motorola doesn't expect to have a smartwatch in its product lineup...

Motorola won’t release a new smartwatch any time soon, which doesn’t bode well for...

Two key things we learned during a Motorola press event in Chicago this week. 1. The company’s bullish on modular phones and 2. Not so...

One of Android Wear’s most needed features is being tested by Google

Google may be working on integrating Android Pay with Android Wear, its smartwatch operating system, based on code found inside a Google app update. The feature is considered a must-have...

Smartwatch sales are tanking

Maybe not everyone is convinced they need a smartwatch? According to a new industry report from IDC out this morning, smartwatch shipments experienced “significant” declines...

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Sega is working on a retro Genesis console

It’s looking like Nintendo will have some competition in the retro gaming space as Sega of Japan has announced a mini Sega Genesis. Knockoff...