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Topic: iWatch

Apple predicted to sell as many as 10M 'iWatches' in first year

10/07/2013, 08:10 am

A new poll suggests that as many as 4 percent of iPhone owners would be early adopters of a so-called Apple "iWatch," positioning the company to sell up to 10 million in its first year of availability.

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Google, Nokia smart watches rumored, as Samsung ponders Gear refresh

10/04/2013, 12:10 pm

Nokia and Google are rumored to be working on their own smart watch devices for release in the near future, while a representative from Samsung has reportedly admitted that his company's latest offering in that field could use some improvement.

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Samsung scrambled to finish Galaxy Gear smart watch & beat Apple's rumored 'iWatch' to market

10/02/2013, 12:10 pm

Samsung's recently released Galaxy Gear smart watch may be the product of a rushed development effort spurred on by rumors that Apple was preparing to enter the wearable technology segment in a big way.

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Apple poaches Nike wearable devices guru - report

09/27/2013, 02:09 pm

Nike has allegedly lost one of its top designers, as the director of the shoe and apparel company's research and development studio, responsible for the FuelBand fitness tracker, has reportedly left Beaverton for Cupertino.

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Nike, Oakley hires may mean Intel intends to take on Galaxy Gear, possible iWatch in wearable tech

09/09/2013, 08:09 am

Samsung and Sony have already thrown their hats into the wearable tech ring, and Apple is expected to do so in the next year, but now word emerges that silicon giant Intel is also plotting a move into wearable devices and has made a couple of recent hires that indicate it is considering the wrist as prime real estate.

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Prototype Samsung Galaxy Gear smart watch shown off in pictures

09/01/2013, 04:09 pm

Just days before its planned unveiling, images of a prototype smart watch from Samsung have emerged online, showing the South Korean tech giant's newest entry for a wearable technology segment where Apple, Google, and Microsoft are also expected to compete within the coming year.

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Google buys smart watch maker WIMM to boost wearable device initiative [update: Confirmed]

08/30/2013, 05:08 pm

Last year, Google acquired Los Altos, Calif.-based WIMM Labs, all but assuring that the search giant is preparing to make a big move into wearable technology beyond what it has already revealed.

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Samsung confirms debut of Galaxy Gear smart watch at Sept. 4 event

08/28/2013, 04:08 pm

Next week at a media event in Germany, Samsung has confirmed it will unveil a new wearable device dubbed the Galaxy Gear, representing the company's latest stab at a smart watch.

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Apple projected to ship nearly 65M 'iWatch' units priced at $199 in first year

08/28/2013, 08:08 am

Apple is rumored to be gearing up to partner with Inventec in 2014 to manufacture a massive 63.4 million smart watches priced at $199, according to a new report.

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Apple reportedly hires fitness guru behind Nike FuelBand for unknown project

08/19/2013, 07:08 pm

According to multiple reports, Apple has hired fitness expert Jay Blahnik, who consulted on Nike's FuelBand, for an unspecified project, suggesting the Cupertino company is ramping up development of a health-oriented wearable device.

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Samsung to reportedly debut 'Galaxy Gear' smart watch on Sept. 4

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.

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Samsung seeks 'Galaxy Gear' smart watch trademark as wearable tech market heats up

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.

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Apple acquires power-efficient chipmaker Passif Semiconductor

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.

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Rumored Apple hires from medical sensor field could hint at 'iWatch' capabilities

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.

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Smart watch shipments to hit 5M units in 2014 as Apple, others rumored to enter market

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.

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Microsoft's Surface team working on 'translucent aluminum' smart watch - report

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.

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Apple 'aggressively' hiring iWatch designers for 2014 debut, report says

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.

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Pebble smart watch preorders hit 275,000 ahead of Best Buy debut

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.

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Apple hires Paul Deneve of French fashion house YSL [u]

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.

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Pebble smart watch hits Best Buy online, coming to retail this Sunday

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.

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