Of the early Android Wear smartwatches, the round ones (Moto 360
, LG G Watch R
and soon the LG Watch Urbane
) have been the most eye-catching. You can now add Huawei to that list, as it's teasing its new Huawei Watch (you know, like an Apple Watch
... only from Huawei) ahead of its Mobile World Congress reveal.
The wearable the world has been waiting for is nearly here. Apple has announced a "spring forward" event for March 9 that will most likely center around the release of the Apple Watch
Life moves quickly in the world of smartwatches. Less than two weeks after announcing the Android Wear-running LG Watch Urbane
, LG is back with a variant that drops Wear and adds standalone 4G LTE.
For years, fitness monitors and smartwatches
have packed a lot of cool functionality into rather unflattering packages. Unlike a stylish analog timepiece, a bulging digital watch with glow-in-the-dark numbers doesn't necessarily look great with a suit or even casual-Friday ensemble. To get the timeless look of a true analog face, however, you have to give up some of the smartwatch convenience of a digital display. Or do you? IFit has another solution: a rotating watch case that has a digital display on one side and a traditional analog face on the other.
Though Pebble has since become one of the most popular smartwatches around, the product began on Kickstarter. So, instead of holding an Apple-like press event for its latest watch, complete with presenters, intro videos and superlatives (which it could have easily done), the company is returning to its crowdfunding roots. Meet Pebble Time.
Android Wear watches have been trickling out since the first two launched in mid-2014. Let's compare the latest, LG's Watch Urbane
, to one of the best watches of 2014, the Asus ZenWatch
Samsung and Motorola made two of the most eye-catching smartwatches you can buy today. We have the Moto 360
and Samsung Gear S
in house, and have a few thoughts on how they compare.
Will smartwatches ever replace smartphones? And, if so, how will we play Candy Crush
and watch Netflix or Sling TV
on the go? Neptune, the company behind the ridiculously oversized Pine smartwatch
, is back with a new device that tries to answer that question.
LG made one of the best smartwatches of 2014, in the G Watch R
. Now the company is back with an all-metal variant called the LG Watch Urbane
(no "G" this time around). Let's compare its features and specs to those of the Moto 360
In the long-term, Android Wear
isn't likely to be about just a small handful of watches. Fashion and individuality often go hand-in-hand, and now we're starting to see some of the early Android Wear watch-makers reflect that, making different smartwatches for different styles. The latest? LG's all-metal take on the G Watch R
, the LG Watch Urbane.