08/14/2013, 08:08 pm
In what looks to be a bid to preempt Apple's anticipated fall iPhone announcement, Samsung is said to be prepping the so-called "Galaxy Gear" wearable computing device for an unveiling at its "Unpacked Episode 2" event scheduled for early September.
08/07/2013, 11:08 am
Samsung's forthcoming smart watch accessory may be dubbed the "Galaxy Gear," based on new trademark filings by the company in its home country of South Korea, as well as in the U.S.
08/01/2013, 02:08 pm
In another low-key acquisition, Apple has bought Passif Semiconductor, a California communication chip developer that specializes in low-power designs — technology that could be useful in developing a smartwatch-like wearable device.
07/18/2013, 09:07 am
Apple has allegedly hired a number of experts in the field non-intrusive medical sensors, ranging from vein mapping to glucose tracking, potentially revealing some of the company's interests in developing a wrist-worn smart accessory.
07/16/2013, 04:07 pm
Apple and other companies are widely rumored to be working on smart watch devices for debut later this year or in 2014, and that increased interest is set to grow the smart watch segment by a factor of ten.
07/15/2013, 03:07 pm
As reports claim Apple is gearing up to launch a so-called "iWatch," another rumor claims that Microsoft is late enough in the development stage of its own smart watch that testing of the device has moved over to the company's Surface hardware development team.
07/14/2013, 10:07 pm
A report on Sunday claims Apple is "aggressively" making hires for its iWatch team to iron out kinks in the device's design, as current staff assigned to the project are supposedly unable to solve certain difficult engineering issues.
07/11/2013, 02:07 pm
After 85,000 customers backed the Pebble Kickstarter campaign, the smart watch went on to sell another 190,000 preorders through the product's website.
07/02/2013, 06:07 pm
French luxury label Saint Laurent has named a new chief executive to replace Paul Deneve, who is leaving for a new career at Apple, where he will be involved in an unknown role.
07/02/2013, 12:07 pm
Pebble, the Kickstarter-funded smart watch, is headed to retail stores this Sunday, when Best Buy will begin carrying the iPhone-compatible Bluetooth accessory for $149.95.
07/01/2013, 10:07 pm
Following news of Apple's "iWatch" trademark filing in Japan, identical applications were made public in Mexico and Taiwan on Monday, adding to the mounting pile of reports pointing to the company's possible entry into the wearable computing device market.
07/01/2013, 05:07 am
According to a report on Sunday, Apple recently applied for the Japanese trademark rights to the "iWatch" moniker, rekindling rumors that the company is actively pursuing the launch of a wearable computing device.
06/27/2013, 07:06 pm
Hon Hai Precision, better known as Foxconn, revealed on Wednesday that it will be releasing a smart watch that can interface with Apple's iPhone.
06/25/2013, 04:06 pm
In a move that could eventually mean competition with Apple in the still-nascent wearable computing market, Sony on Tuesday officially revealed the next generation of its SmartWatch line.
06/21/2013, 03:06 pm
Sony has begun hyping the debut of a smart watch wrist-worn accessory at next week's Mobile Asia Expo, potentially expanding its role in a nascent market that Apple is also rumored to be eyeing.
06/05/2013, 08:06 am
Apple has allegedly filed in Russia to register the product name "iWatch," the same name that has been unofficially used to refer to the company's rumored wrist-worn accessory.
05/22/2013, 06:05 pm
Noted KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo believes Apple's much-rumored iWatch will hit store shelves late next year, not in 2013 as many market watchers expect, with a 1.5- to 2-inch screen, focus on biometrics and deep integration with existing iOS devices.
05/20/2013, 09:05 am
Development of Apple's rumored smart watch is allegedly gaining momentum, as a pair of new reports claim the company is testing 1.5-inch OLED screens for a wrist-worn device, and that Foxconn has been contracted to build a trial batch.
05/16/2013, 03:05 pm
The Pebble smart watch development kit was updated on Thursday to allow two-way communication between watch and phone apps, along with a new sports API for tracking exercise.
04/19/2013, 08:04 am
A new survey has discovered strong consumer interest for a hypothetical "iWatch" from Apple, with 19 percent of consumers declaring themselves "likely" to buy such a device.