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Topic: Apple Watch

Pokemon Go code reveals alleged hooks for soon-to-launch Apple Watch app

12/20/2016, 10:12 am

The Android version of Pokémon Go's code has been disassembled, with the common aspects of the app reportedly having some Apple Watch hooks already in place for future implementation into watchOS for the popular augmented reality game.

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Apple asks permission in Health app to anonymously collect workout data for improvements

12/20/2016, 09:12 am

As part of an initiative to improve the data collection process, and gauge future needs, Apple is asking users to opt into anonymous data collection about workouts and activity information.

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New Apple minisite aims to insert Apple Watch into corporate wellness programs

12/19/2016, 12:12 pm

A new section on Apple's website markets the Apple Watch as choice for corporate "wellness" programs, taking aim at a segment largely dominated by Fitbit.

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Nike+ Run Club app update delivers enhanced Apple Watch autonomy, better GPS mapping, more

12/15/2016, 10:12 pm

Nike on Thursday released an update to its Nike+ Run Club club app -- the heart and soul of Apple Watch Nike+ -- that brings a number of software enhancements save battery life and increase autonomy.

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Apple airs two more 'Go' mini-ads for Apple Watch Series 2

12/15/2016, 03:12 pm

Apple on Thursday released two new ads in its short, first-person "Go" series for the Apple Watch Series 2, continuing a holiday campaign for the wearable.

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Weight Watchers offers 38mm Apple Watch Series 2 in new subscription program

12/15/2016, 11:12 am

Weight Watchers is offering a new monthly service plan, giving a 38-millimeter Apple Watch Series 2 to subscribers to help keep track of calories burned, as well as food intake easily.

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AirPods unboxed: Apple's other new wearable of the future

12/14/2016, 06:12 pm

Apple's new AirPods wireless headphones are just hitting the market--albeit nearly two months later than intended--delivering sleek, minimalist style and powerful underlying tech that's super easy to use in an apparent homage to the company's original music offering: iPod.

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Apple yanks watchOS 3.1.1 update following user complaints

12/13/2016, 07:12 pm

Apple on Tuesday pulled the latest Apple Watch operating system update, watchOS 3.1.1, from circulation after a launch earlier this week that rendered an unknown number of consumer units unusable.

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Review: Apple Watch Nike+ isn't much different from Series 2, and that's OK

12/13/2016, 12:12 pm

What's the difference between the Apple Watch Series 2 and the special edition Apple Watch Nike+? Not much, including the price, which makes the exclusive Nike version of the wearable fitness device a solid candidate for runners.

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watchOS 3.1.1 update bricking some Apple Watches, users say

12/13/2016, 11:12 am

Monday's watchOS 3.1.1 update has rendered some Apple Watches useless, forcing their owners to turn to Apple for a replacement, according to a series of user complaints.

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Apple makes case for Apple Watch Series 2 Christmas gifts in new ad series

12/09/2016, 10:12 pm

Just in time for the holidays, Apple on Friday debuted four short television commercials touting the benefits of its new Apple Watch Series 2, from longstanding features like Apple Pay integration to new functions like GPS tracking.

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Runkeeper update allows Apple Watch Series 2 & Nike+ users to track iPhone-free runs via GPS

12/09/2016, 10:12 am

Popular exercise tracking app Runkeeper has been updated to support the built-in GPS location tracking capabilities of the new Apple Watch Series 2, as well as the Apple Watch Nike+.

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Fitbit's Pebble buyout valued at less than $40M, more about fighting Apple than product line

12/07/2016, 09:12 am

New details about Fitbit's buyout of Pebble have emerged, namely that the deal is more about acquiring software and talent the company needs to fight Apple in the wearable arena, and less about the Pebble product line.

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New study on holiday wearables sales gives Apple Watch dominant revenue lead

12/06/2016, 10:12 am

A new research study has determined that not only did Apple garner nearly half of the online revenue generated, but that number has grown significantly since the last holiday season, at the expense of its rivals Fitbit, Samsung, and Garmin.

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Tim Cook refutes negative IDC Apple Watch report, says early holiday sales set new record

12/06/2016, 12:12 am

Responding to a recent IDC report claiming less than rosy Apple Watch sales for the third quarter of 2016, Apple CEO Tim Cook late Monday said the wearable device's performance actually set a new record during the first week of holiday shopping on the way to what could be its best quarter ever.

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Apple Watch market share falling amongst fitness trackers, holding steady with smartwatches

12/05/2016, 11:12 am

New IDC data examining the wearables market shows a growing overall presence, with fitness bands claiming 85 percent of Q3 sales, but little impact demonstrated from the late-quarter Apple Watch refresh in its short availability.

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Updated Apple Store app allows users to buy favorite items from the Apple Watch itself

12/02/2016, 04:12 pm

Apple's App Store app has been updated, with the primary addition being the ability to allow users to make purchases from the Apple Watch.

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HSBC expands Apple Pay functionality to Singapore, offers incentive to users

12/01/2016, 09:12 am

Adding to a day of expansion, HSBC has announced that cardholders in Singapore can begin using the Apple Pay mobile payment service effective Thursday.

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Apple patent filing reveals work on circular displays for Apple Watch

12/01/2016, 05:12 am

A pair of Apple patent filings published Thursday reveal ongoing research into circular displays suitable for wearable devices, suggesting the company was at least mulling the creation of a round-faced Apple Watch.

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Fitbit to reportedly buy smartwatch maker Pebble for 'small amount,' phase out product

11/30/2016, 11:11 pm

Wearable fitness device giant Fitbit is reportedly on the verge of buying out, and subsequently shutting down, smartwatch upstart Pebble for what sources describe as a "small amount."

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