Google has announced that they’ll be rebranding Android Wear as Wear OS.
After being leaked last week, Fitbit has officially announced their latest smartwatch called the Fitbit Versa.
Google has (quietly) released the LG Watch Style in the Canadian Google Store, just a few short months after it first launched in the US.
Pebble has announced another new smartwatch, the Pebble Time Round. As you can already guess from the name, it has a round display as compared to the square displays found on the Pebble Time and Time Steel.
Apple made a few announcements at their ‘Spring Forward’ event. Including more details about the Apple Watch, a refresh on the MacBook Pro and Air and also a new MacBook.
Apple has confirmed that the Apple Watch will be coming on April 24th 2015. It will be coming to nine countries including Australia, Canada, China, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Japan, the UK and the US.
The battery life of the Apple Watch will be about 18 hours. It’s better than people expected but it’s not at the same level as some of the competition from Android Wear or Pebble.
Pre-orders for the Apple Watch will start on April 10th. Also on that day, Apple will be offering an in-store preview of the Apple Watch to see how it fits.
Pebble announced there latest smartwatch called the Pebble Time. It features an all new design the is 20% thinner than the original Pebble.
This new smartwatch has colour display, has 5-7 days of battery life and is compatible with the 6,500 apps and watchfaces available already. The Pebble Time is still water resistance and customizable.
The Pebble Time will be compatible with iOS 8 running on the iPhone 4S or later. And works with any Android phone running 4.0+ including Samsung, HTC, Sony, LG, Google, Motorola, Xiaomi and many more.
There were a quite a few announcements made at Apple’s September 9th Event. The products that were announced were the iPhone 6 and the iPhone 6 Plus and the long-rumored Apple Watch.
After many leaks and rumors, Apple made the iPhone 6 official. The new iPhone comes with a 4.7 inch Retina HD display with a resolution of 1334-by-750 at 326 ppi, a new A8 chip, Touch ID (like the 5S from last year), Fast LTE (which included support for VoiceOver LTE), a new 8 megapixel iSight camera with “Focus Pixels”, Apple Pay (which is Apple’s equivalent of Google Wallet or other tap-to-pay systems).
For battery life, you will be able to expect 14 hours of talk-time on 3G, 10 days of standby time, 10 hours of internet while on 3G (the same goes for while on LTE). It is bumped up to 11 hours of internet while on Wi-Fi. Video playback is now up to 11 hours and audio playback is up to 50 hours.
It will come in three colours: silver, gold & space grey. The on-contract price was not announced for Canadian carriers but it should be close to the American carriers’ price, which is as follows: 16GB – $199, 64GB – $299 (and yes, Apple did get rid of the 32GB version for the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus) and 128GB – $399. The unlocked pricing is as follows: 16GB – $749, 64GB – $859, 128GB – $969.