Fossil Taps the Snapdragon 3100 Wear for Its New Sport Watch
Fossil today announced a new Wear OS-based smartwatch that is among the first to ship with Qualcomm's Snapdragon 3100 Wear platform and the latest version of Wear OS. Qualcomm announced the system-on-a-chip, which makes big gains in maximizing battery life, earlier this year. Fossil says in normal mode the Sport can last more than a full day, while battery saver mode extends uptime to closer to three days. The Fossil Sport comes in 43mm and 41mm sizes with a swim proof aluminum/nylon casing. It is sold in more than a half-dozen colors and supports swappable straps. Other features include Bluetooth 4.2 LE, GPS, NFC with Google Pay, wireless charging, and Wear OS-based alerts. The Fossil Sport Watch is available online today and reaches retail shops on November 12. It costs $255.
Qualcomm Snapdragon Wear 3100 Promises Better Battery Life and More Personalization
Sep 10, 2018
Qualcomm today announced the Snapdragon Wear 3100 platform, what the company calls a next-generation chip for wearables and other smart devices. To start, the 3100 is built on an ultra low-power hierarchy to conserve battery life.
Google's New Uptime App Lets People Watch YouTube Together
Mar 13, 2017
Google recently released Uptime, an app that lets people share and watch YouTube videos simultaneously from different phones. The idea is to make YouTube (even) more social and interactive.
LG Watch Sport Targets Fitness Buffs, Supports Android Pay
Feb 8, 2017
LG today announced the LG Watch Sport, which is among the first wearables to ship with Google's Android Wear 2.0 platform on board. The Watch Sport is a circular, fitness-focused smartwatch that can track workouts and health data, such as distance covered and heart rate.
Google Launches Android Wear 2.0
Feb 8, 2017
Google today officially made Android Wear 2.0 available to device makers and the public. The wearable platform has been in preview status since May 2016 and its release has been delayed for several months.
Google Drops New Dev Preview of Wear OS with Better Battery Management
May 9, 2018
Google today offered developers a new build of Wear OS for select Android smartwatches. The update chiefly installs the Actions on Google feature that Google announced earlier this month, but it also introduces more power-related enhancements and a dedicated battery saver mode.