Touch. It’s the sense we all take for granted, and perhaps the most complicated. It is formed from several sensations, including pressure, temperature and vibration, and it’s the one sense that artificial intelligence can only hope to achieve - at a human’s level of course. Now, we’ve already seen the likes of haptic feedback in consumer electronics – a technology that senses touch in a user interface, to provide information to the end user – but this isn’t the same concept described above. It requires input to work. Which leads us on to Disney Research. They have developed a new system t..
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“To wear it is to love it”, Apple says of the Apple Watch. And loving it people are, according to a new report that puts Apple Watch shipments leagues ahead of its Android-powered competitors including the LG G Watch and Motorola 360. Research carried out by market insight firm Canalys shows Apple Watch shipments have reached nearly 7 million units, a figure that’s in excess of all other smartwatches combined in the past five quarters. It was also found that the Apple Watch was the only smartwatch on the market to exceed 300,000 shipments in Q3 2015, with the only competitor coming clos..
After months of rumours and speculation surrounding Swatch, the Swiss watchmaker has finally announced their new mobile payments watch – the Swatch Bellamy. At first glance, the Swatch Bellamy looks like an ordinary wristwatch, except it isn’t. The Bellamy has a near-field communication chip beneath its dial and as a result, it can be used to pay for goods with just a swipe of the wrist and unlike other vendors that are cramming every form of connectivity into their devices, the Bellamy does without Wi-Fi or Bluetooth. So, this isn’t a smartwatch in the same vein as the Motorola 360 ..
The smart watch landscape can be a confusing place for potential buyers right now with so many smart watch options to choose from with multiple manufacturers like Apple, Pebble and LG to name a few. This can be multiplied if you are a buying for a loved one. SmartWatches4U already deals with visitors questions on a daily basis through email and over social networks, questions include which Smart Watch is compatible with my mobile phone right through to what is Wearable Technology. We are here to help you pick the right smart watch this Holiday Season. This is why we have put together ..
According to the research firm Smartwatch group the smart watch market is going to be worth a staggering $8.7 billion dollars this year compared to $1.3 billion last year. That's over a six fold increase. This has been a wake up call to all the leading watchmakers including Guess who would all like a piece of the multi billion dolllar pie. Guess has not held around to wait and see what happens they have produced the Guess connect smart watch that they are proudly showing off in Dubai. It is targeted at both men and women. Consisting of four models of the Guess connect there is two medium and..
When it comes to watch makers they don't come much bigger and better than TAG Heuer. Their announcement of an Android Wear smart watch was a massive coup for the smart watch industry and to solidify the presence of wearable technology in everyone's future. Now we have an accurate date of November the 9th for the debut of the TAG Heuer device. Currently codenamed the TAG Heuer Connected it will be shown off to the press for the first time at the LVMH Tower in New York City. It is reportedly based on the TAG Carrera design a classic with TAG enthusiasts and will cost around the $1..
The list of apps on the Apple Watch continues to be bolstered with the release of the Facebook Messenger App. A big player if not the biggest in this space. Key features include the ability to send and receive voice clips, stickers, Likes and emojis to the smartwatch. Facebook has also kindly upgraded the application to show your Messenger contacts and conversations through the spotlight search on iOS 9 and also to work with the iPad's multi-tasking capabilities. Facebook isn't the only big name to be on board with an app Instagram also has an app for the Apple Watch too. It ..
Excellent news smartwatch fans CONNECTEDEVICE a popular producer of fashionable smart watches has lifted the lid on its new COGITO watch at the Hong Kong Watch & Clock Fair. Their new collection screams sophistication and offers a standout OLED Display with a classicly thought out design, improving on the past and pointing towards a new direction for their connected watches. Not only this but finally we have a range of beautiful timepieces exclusively developed for women. Something the smartwatch market has fallen short on since the first generation of devices and will be warmly wel..
One thing the traditional watch market has been doing very well for a long time is design watches. In fact you can go right back to the 16th century when the concept of a wrist watch was born. Elizabeth I of England received a wristwatch in 1571 but at that time it was described kind of hilariously as an arm watch. In the early days wrist watches were mostly worn by women as men preferred pocket watches. It wasn't until the 19th century when military personnel started to wear watches to synchronise actions on the battlefields that wrist watches really took off with men. Making them a ..
Google has positively surprised us all with their announcement that Android Wear will now be compatible with iphone devices. Not all Android Wear smartwatches will be compatible with the iPhone out of the gate though of course as we see this transitional period. Confirmed to function with iOS so far are the LG Watch Urbane, Huawei Watch and Asus Zenwatch 2. iOS support will then roll out to every future Android Wear device. The Android Wear app for iOS is the key to making this next step possible and will be compatible for any iPhone 5 or 6 running iOS 8.2 or higher. We sho..