Highlights from the 2015 Geneva Motor Show

Smartwatch

The Olio Model One goes all-in on design, though that cut-off point at the top of its scre...

It looks like Pebble wasn't the only company to come up with a past/future based smartwatch UI. San Francisco-based startup Olio has its own take on a time-based wearable, with its sharp-looking new Olio Model One.  Read More

Gizmag goes hands-on with the newly announced Vector smartwatch (Photo: Chris Wood/Gizmag....

The Vector smartwatch is available in both square and round-faced models, and makes use of a memory LCD display alongside a low-powered OS to provide a (claimed) 30-day battery life. The product's creators were keen to emphasize the simplicity of the device, but how does it measure up in the flesh? Read on as Gizmag goes hands on with the brand new wearable.  Read More

A work-in-progress peek at what we might expect from Pebble Time smartstraps

When Pebble announced its Kickstarter record-shattering Pebble Time smartwatch (and its Steel counterpart), one part of the announcement that was easy to miss was its smartstraps. The modular component of Pebble Time lets hardware developers create their own add-ons for the watch, to make it as smart as you want it to be. Today Pebble is doubling down on the initiative, pledging US$1 million to fund smartstrap development.  Read More

The new smartwatch runs of proprietary software (Image: Chris Wood/Gizmag)

Vector has announced a new smartwatch range at Baselworld, offering a 30 day battery life and running on a proprietary operating system. The new watch, which is available in two different form factors with various finishes, links with iOS, Android and Windows Phone.  Read More

The first luxury Android Wear watch will be powered by an Intel processor (Image: Chris Wo...

Tag Heuer has announced a partnership with Intel and Google to produce an Android Wear-based smartwatch. Past the chip manufacturer and software platform, nothing is currently known about the device, though the Swiss company did state that it will hold onto established Tag Heuer aesthetics.  Read More

The Breitling B55 Connected can be controlled by a companion smartphone app

Is the mobile phone threatening to kill off the wristwatch? Not if Swiss watchmaker Breitling has anything to say about it. With an apparent motto of "if you can't be 'em, then make 'em work for you," the Breitling B55 Connected combines smartwatch technology with haute horlogerie in a partnership where the phone serves the watch instead of the other way round.  Read More

You can now customize your own Moto 360 through Moto Maker, though your options are (mostl...

Since mid-2013, Motorola has let you customize your own smartphone, with Moto Maker and the Moto X. Starting today that extends to smartwatches, with the made-to-order Moto 360.  Read More

Tim Cook and company answered many of the remaining questions about the Apple Watch today

While the new MacBook may have been the freshest news out of Apple's "Spring Forward" event today, the main focus was, as expected, on the Apple Watch. The company broke down more details on pricing and release.  Read More

Gizmag compares the features and specs of the Android Wear-running Huawei Watch (left) and...

Huawei is jumping into smartwatches in a big way, with the beautiful, Android Wear-running Huawei Watch. Let's compare its features and specs to those of the Moto 360.  Read More

An iSkin sticker is used to control the playback of music (Photo: Saarland University)

While a wrist-worn smartwatch may be easier to access than a smartphone that has to be retrieved from a pocket, the things certainly have tiny screens. That could make them rather difficult to use for certain tasks, particularly ones where a larger interface area is needed. Well, that's where iSkin comes in. The experimental system allows users to control mobile devices using flexible, stretchable stickers that adhere to their skin.  Read More

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