This week in tech tidbits from the world of wearable news: Google seems to be developing its own smartwatch hardware, Apple is hiring engineers to focus on new health possibilities for the Apple Watch, the Marines get a new fitness app and exactly what is the future for fitness trackers?
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In just a few weeks, Apple looks set to unveil the biggest upgrade yet to its popular wearable. While the external appearance of Apple Watch has not changed much since its launch, recent leaks suggest we can expect a new form factor with a larger screen when Apple Watch Series 4 lands. In the Photoshop
Should I Wait for the Apple Watch 4 or Buy the Apple Watch 3 Today? is a post by Josh Smith from Gotta Be Mobile.
We've known for a long time that Twitter's third-party apps would bear the brunt of the platform's API revamp, and even though those changes aren't due to come into effect until tomorrow, they're already causing trouble. Today's update to Tweetbot for iOS has hastened many of the issues developer Tapbots previously feared. Automatic timeline refreshing is now disabled, so no more real-time updates. Its Apple Watch app is gone, and push notifications for mentions and DMs will be delayed by one or two minutes, while push notifications for likes, follows and quotes has disappeared completely.
AI is being integrated into everything from speakers that are placed around your home to smartphones, cars, and wearables today. One of the places that AI assistance can have a big impact on the lives of users is when it comes to health. Wearables running Wear OS and the Apple Watch already can detect early warning signs of very serious health
With the recent reveal of the Samsung Gear S4 Galaxy Watch, an Apple Watch Series 4 announcement looming on the horizon, and a Google Pixel Watch reportedly slated for release sometime in October, the next couple of months are going to be interesting for smartwatches.
Back in 2014, Google and Apple launched health and fitness platforms for their respective mobile operating systems. While Apple's HealthKit API and Health app took off, eventually becoming key to the success of the Apple Watch, the Google Fit app failed to make as big of an impact, and faded into relative obscurity.
Twitter’s API changes won’t come out until tomorrow, but its ramifications are already being felt. Tapbots released an update today to Tweetbot for iOS that loses many of the Twitter client’s most popular or essential features. It also removed its Apple Watch app. In Tweetbot’s App Store release notes, Tapbots explained “on August 16th Twitter
Whenever a new smartwatch debuts, the natural question is: How well will it stack up against the Apple Watch? Apple’s device is, after all, the de facto champion of the category and the only product to reach any kind of breakthrough market acceptance. And so lots of people asked that question when Samsung trotted out its latest smartwatch, the Galaxy Watch, last week.