The Apple Watch is no longer just the world’s most popular smartwatch. It’s also currently the world’s number one watch.
For its third generation smartwatch, Apple has retained its iconic square face design but they have added more functions for greater freedom. In last year’s Series 2, Apple had added GPS and water resistance for swimming so that you can use your watch in more places than before. For this year, they are making the watch more independent and you can use it standalone almost anywhere without having to bring your iPhone.
Odds are, you’ve never heard of the brand WeLoop. However, you’ve probably seen what an Apple Watch looks like and I don’t think anyone can argue that this watch and the Apple Watch are two incredibly similar-looking devices.
Well, this wearable is called the WeLoop Hey 3S and it’s one of two brand new fitness trackers that the company has launched in Malaysia through accessories distributor Olike. And, looks aside, it bleeds value-for-money.
Since Fitbit absorbed Pebble like an intergalactic space creature would a taco sandwich, all eyes have been trained on the fitness wearable company to see what they’re going to do with their new acquisition. Rumours have hinted at a smartwatch and this latest set of leaks appear to confirm that fact.
This is what the upcoming Fitbit smartwatch will look like.
In addition to new iPhones, Apple will be releasing a new smartwatch later this year. The current Apple Watch Series 2 is already a huge upgrade over the previous version as it gets built-in GPS and water resistance up to 50 metres deep.
In order for the Watch to work with greater independence, it has to support standalone connectivity via 4G LTE. That’s apparently the next big feature that will be introduced on the upcoming Apple Watch Series 3.
As if it wasn’t clear enough that Huawei’s all about fitness with their wearables, the Chinese company has unveiled yet another pair of fitness-centric smart wearables and they’re designed to take on Fitbit’s Charge 2. Meet the Huawei Band 2 and Band 2 Pro.
Even with the introduction of new smartwatches, Fitbit has shown resilience in the past few years maintaining the top spot in the wearable market. Unfortunately, that’s no longer the case according to the latest report from Strategy Analytics.
Apple has taken over the number 1 spot and to rub salt into the wound, Fitbit is also overtaken by an affordable Chinese rival.
Fitbit is still struggling to launch its first proper smartwatch. Initially planned for this quarter’s release, the upcoming wearable has been delayed until later this year due to several issues which include GPS performance.
Now we get an early peek of Fitbit’s upcoming smartwatch thanks to Yahoo Finance and it looks like an evolution of its current Blaze fitness watch.
To me, fitness trackers should be as discrete as possible. The more comfortable and unobtrusive it is, the more likely I will wear it. So, when Fitbit launched the brand new Alta HR today, I was definitely looking forward to seeing if it could take the place of the Charge 2 on my wrist.
You would probably know by now that Pebble is officially dead after its acquisition by Fitbit. As a result, Pebble’s cloud services which are quite dependent on most Pebble users would eventually come to an end.
To ensure that all existing Pebble smartwatches would continue to tick in the foreseeable future, they have just released a new software update which allows you to use your smartwatch independently.
Despite the declining smart watch market, ZTE believes there’s still room for another player. Meet the ZTE Quartz, their first Android Wear smart watch which is expected to make its debut at MWC 2017.