Google is preparing to fully roll out Android Wear
and the first smartwatch to run the platform could be going on sale soon, but it remains to be seen if consumers are actually interested in extending their mobile devices to their wrists. Having spent a month with the Android and iOS-compatible Martian Notifier smartwatch, I've come to the conclusion that it may offer the best way for early adopters, the mobile-obsessed or the busy every-man or woman to get his or her feet wet in the new wearable
After launching its first smartwatch
back in September, Samsung's line of wearables is about to get a lot bigger. Starting next month, two new smartwatches and one new fitness tracker are about to join the Samsung Gear family. Let's try to cut through the confusion and compare the features and specs of Samsung's original Galaxy Gear
to the new Gear 2
, Gear 2 Neo, and Gear Fit
Getting out ahead of Monday's expected Galaxy S5 announcement, Samsung came out of the gates at Mobile World Congress with the reveal of the company's latest smartwatches
, the Gear 2 and Gear 2 Neo.
Last week at CES 2014
, we saw one of the most intriguing smartwatches to date. The Pebble Steel takes the guts of the original Pebble
and puts them in a snazzy-looking watch that could be right at home sitting next to a Rolex. Read on, as we compare its features and specs to those of the Samsung Galaxy Gear
Is it worth buying a smartwatch this holiday season? Or are you better off waiting for Apple
to enter the race? Well, though the product category is still evolving, we've enjoyed our time with most of the early smartwatches we've reviewed. Let's line some of them up, compare their features and specs, and see if it's worth pulling the trigger.
When a new tech product launches, reviewers usually come to some sort of consensus. Often something just clicks, and you see raves across the board. Other times, the product has obvious flaws, and critics are all equally quick to point those out. The early consensus for the Samsung Galaxy Gear
, however, isn't quite jiving with us. Though it's been almost universally panned, we had a very different take on it. Why? Read on, as Gizmag gives you a different perspective on the new Samsung Galaxy Gear smartwatch.
The Galaxy Note doesn't have a lot of peers. Sure, there are other huge phablets like the Optimus G Pro
and the Xperia Z Ultra
, but neither of those has a built-in stylus or quite the same degree of software features to enhance your phablet experience. So while we're taking a long look at the new Galaxy Note 3
, why not compare it to one of the best smartphones of 2013, the HTC One? Join Gizmag, as we compare the features and specs of the two popular handsets.
In a few weeks, Samsung will launch the most advanced smartwatch to date, the Galaxy Gear
. But if you're only asking for the simplest essentials, then the Pebble smartwatch
is a great product that you can buy today. What happens when you put the two side by side? Let's find out, as Gizmag compares the features and specs of the Samsung Galaxy Gear and Pebble smartwatch.
Wearable computing has been standing in the wings for a while now, waiting for its moment in the spotlight. And this holiday season looks like it's finally time for smartwatches' first big entrance. Watches like Pebble
and Sony's original Smartwatch have been around for a while now, but Samsung's Galaxy Gear
and the Sony Smartwatch 2
are about to heat things up. Let's compare the specs and features of the two big touchscreen watches, and see how they stack up.
IFA! After a packed-to-the-rafters Samsung Unpacked event, Gizmag wasted no time (or as little time as was reasonable given the free bar) in trying out both Samsung's new Galaxy Gear Smartwatch
and the Galaxy Note 3
. Read on to find out our first impressions of the new hardware.