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Can a combined Google/Fitbit take on the Apple Watch?

Can a combined Google/Fitbit take on the Apple Watch? In January 2014, Google announced plans to acquire Nest for $3.2 billion; the acquisition was completed the following day, but since then, Nest’s integration has been a controlled burn. Initially, the company existed as a subsidiary of the newly-formed Alphabet Inc., but in […]

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Google is acquiring Fitbit for $2.1 billion

Google is acquiring Fitbit for .1 billion The rumors are true. A week after word surfaced that Google planned to buy Fitbit, the companies have confirmed the purchase in a blog post authored by Google device SVP, Rick Osterloh. The match could ultimately prove beneficial for both parties. Google has struggled to […]

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Google reportedly in talks to acquire Fitbit

Google reportedly in talks to acquire Fitbit According to Reuters, Google parent Alphabet is looking to acquire publicly traded wearables company Fitbit. Reuters says the deal is still being negotiated and could still fall apart, but if it came together, it would surely strengthen Google’s position in the wearables space, an area […]

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Misfit releases a new Wear OS smartwatch

Misfit releases a new Wear OS smartwatch It’s almost certainly no coincidence that Misfit’s new smartwatch bears more than a passing resemblance to the Fossil devices announced a week or two back. The one-time modular fitness startup has been part of the Fossil family since 2015, introducing its first full-on smartwatch two […]

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The smartwatch category is growing, as Apple remains dominant

The smartwatch category is growing, as Apple remains dominant Last week Samsung and Fossil kicked off the week by announcing new smartwatches. On the same day. At the same time. From a brief moment, it felt like 2015 all over again, when the world of smartwatches felt exciting and new. Mid-way through […]

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Fossil releases its latest Wear OS watch

Fossil releases its latest Wear OS watch Wear OS’s struggles have not been the result of a lack of trying from all parties. Google’s been trying in earnest to break into the wearables game for several years, and in spite of some high profile hardware partners, the company has failed to make […]

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The new Wear OS starts hitting smartwatches

The new Wear OS starts hitting smartwatches Google’s in a tough spot with Wear OS. It’s been four and half years since the operating system arrived as Android Wear, and while plenty of manufacturers have tried their hand at devices, the operating system has failed to make a large dent on the […]

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Can Qualcomm’s new Snapdragon Wear chip breathe life into Wear OS?

Can Qualcomm’s new Snapdragon Wear chip breathe life into Wear OS? Snapdragon’s been talking up its new wearable chip architecture since Google I/O back in May. The component giant finally took the wraps off the product at an event earlier today in San Francisco. As one imagines from the I/O partnership, Wear […]

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Google’s Wear OS gets a new look

Google’s Wear OS gets a new look Wear OS, Google’s smartphone operating system that was once called Android Wear, is getting a new look today. Google says the overall idea here is to give you quicker access to information and more proactive help. In line with the Google Fit redesign, Wear OS […]

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Fossil announces new update Android Wear watches with HR tracking, GPS

Fossil announces new update Android Wear watches with HR tracking, GPS Fossil’s Q watch line is an interesting foray by a traditional fashion watchmaker into the wearable world. Their latest additions to the line, the Fossil Q Venture HR and Fossil Q Explorist HR, add a great deal of Android Wear functionality […]

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