After a month long delay, Xiaomi today announced the Mi Band 2, its newest and greatest fitness and sleep tracker. Compared to previous Mi Bands, the latest Mi Band 2 comes with a 0.4-inch OLED display that displays the time, steps, and your heart rate.
Android Wearables: Reviews, News, Features, Apps & Specs
Google’s announcement of Cardboard a year ago introduced an era of Virtual Reality using little more than the smartphone already in your pocket. But with screen sizes and resolutions increasing, the VR experience is now much better than it was – it seems we really do have a reason to want QHD screens after all! Here I investigate how easy is it to put together, check out the quality, and look at any tweaks needed for smartphones that don’t quite fit.
It’s been a stretch of time since Sony officially unveiled the SmartBand fitness tracker in 2014, so the company is due for an upgrade any time now.
The Alcatel Onetouch Watch, which made its debut at this year’s CES 2015 in Las Vegas, Nevada, is now available to pre-order.
A new start-up has just unveiled its first product, and it’s a premium, round smartwatch called the Olio Model One.
Chinese gadget maker Xiaomi has scheduled a media event for March 31, which is expected to see the unveiling of a number of new devices. In addition to a new midrange smartphone, recent reports have indicated that Xiaomi’s first smartwatch could be on the way.
Beside the One M9, HTC also unveiled its first wearable that it has developed in partnership with Urban Armour — the Grip. The wearable is aimed at fitness enthusiasts and comes with a dedicated GPS chip and a bunch of other sensors.
The climb in terms of size and specification was bound to plateau, of course. Long time Android watchers will remember giddy excitement this time four years ago, in 2011, over the appearance of the Samsung Galaxy S II, with enormous 4.3” WVGA screen, an astonishing 8MP camera and a dual core processor. At the time (I was there) it was almost the Second Coming. Yet in 2015, this same set of specs would be derided on all but the most budget of budget handsets. Huge progress was made in the next two years, but I contend that these were followed by two years of commoditisation.
The original LG G Watch, covered here, was clearly first generation hardware but still had its fans and attractions – and indeed Android Wear and its firmware has continued to improve. But we now have second generation hardware from LG… and, not to put too fine a point on it, the G Watch R is something of a kludged disaster of a design. And here’s why…