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Asus’ ZenWatch might not be anything drastically different to what we’ve already seen from other square-faced Android Wear devices, but it does offer unique styling and a layer of extra functionality. According to Asus, the watch occupies a halfway point between a traditional timepiece and smart wearable, offering a handcrafted, layered design, and high-quality components. Read on as Gizmag goes hands-on with the Asus ZenWatch. Read More
When we first learned that Motorola had a round face Android Wear smart watch in the works a few months ago, it seemed like a wearable worth waiting for. As of today, the Moto 360 is officially a reality and available in the US, but the competition has started to catch up. Fortunately, Gizmag was among the first outlets to spend some hands on time with the Moto 360 at Motorola headquarters in Chicago on Thursday and I've also been able to put a review unit to good use in the real world. So far, it appears this could be the timepiece we've been waiting for since, well... since the beginning of time. Read More
Last week we told you about Samsung's latest smartwatch, the Gear S. With a curved display and built-in 3G wireless, it's certainly a bold step forward. But what's it like to actually use? Read on, as Gizmag goes wrists-on with the Samsung Gear S. Read More
Asus has today announced the ZenWatch, the company's first wearable powered by Android Wear. The 7.9 mm-thin smartwatch features a 2.5D curved glass face that's said to cater for more natural and responsive swiping gestures. As well as pairing with any smart device running Android 4.3 or higher courtesy of Bluetooth 4.0, the ZenWatch can also act as a "wellness manager." Read More
Your level of interest in the latest smart ring developments might just depend on how much time you spend yanking your phone out of your pocket. For those after connectivity without lifting a finger, the Mota Smart Ring is designed to ensure important updates are on hand right when you need them. Read More
When it comes to smartwatches, Samsung has had its foot on the gas pedal all through the last year. After launching the Galaxy Gear last September, the company pushed out three more watches in April and another in July. And next month, we're going to get our first taste of the Gear S. Confused? Let Gizmag lend a hand, as we compare all six Samsung Gear watches. Read More
We reviewed Samsung's Gear 2 smartwatch when it launched in April, but we skipped its sibling, the Gear 2 Neo. With only minor differences between the two, we figured the one review could speak for both watches. Well, Samsung's smartwatch platform has grown in the last four months, so let's see how things have changed as Gizmag (finally) reviews the Samsung Gear 2 Neo. Read More
Smartwatches have yet to really take off, but this holiday season is going to mark the biggest push we've seen from OEMs. Ahead of IFA 2014, Samsung and LG have already spilled the beans on their upcoming flagship watches. Read on, as Gizmag compares the features and specs of the Samsung Gear S and LG G Watch R smartwatches. Read More
Today's technology lets us listen to music and track our fitness as we jog. Typically, our music and fitness tracking devices or apps are separate, but a new pair of headphones promises to do both. Jabra's Sport Pulse Wireless earbuds monitor heart-rate and have an accompanying fitness app. Read More
Over a number of years, researchers at Germany's Fraunhofer Institute have developed software to measure human emotion through face detection and analysis. Dubbed SHORE (Sophisticated High-speed Object Recognition), the technology has the potential to aid communication for those with disabilities. Now the team has repurposed the software as an app for Google Glass, with a view to bringing its emotion-detecting technology to the world. Read More
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