The $27 PineTime smartwatch runs open-source software and now it’s ready for non-developers

The PineTime is an inexpensive smartwatch designed to run open-source software and serve as a wearable companion to Linux smartphones (like the PinePhone), among other things. First introduced a few years ago, PineTime development kits began shipping in 2020 and coders began writing software for the platform. Now Pine64 is taking orders for a version of […]

Lilbits: Samsung’s One UI comes to Wear OS watches, Xbox Cloud Gaming comes to Windows 10 and iOS (via the web)

Last month Samsung and Google announced plans to merge their smartwatch platforms into a single, unified platform bringing the best of Google’s Wear OS and Samsung’s Tizen. Now Samsung is giving us an idea of what next-gen Galaxy smartwatches running the new software will look like. Among other things, Samsung is promising updates to the […]

Lilbits: Leaks point to Surface Duo 2, Facebook watch, and a SiFive acquisition (maybe)

Chip designer SiFive is one of the leading companies producing processors based on the RISC-V instruction set, an open standard that’s designed as an alternative to proprietary chip architectures like x86 and ARM. But a new report suggests that several companies including Intel have expressed interest in buying and/or investing in the company, although nothing […]

Lilbits: More Android 12 details emerge, that 7-screen laptop is even pricier than you thought, and Samsung’s next watch could run Android

Google released the first Android 12 Developer Preview this week but, as usual, the company only really focused on the new features and behavior changes that would affect developers. But the folks at xda-developers, Android Police, 9to5Google, Droid Life, Ars Technica, and other blogs have been poking and prodding Android 12 Developer Preview 1 to […]

Nubia Watch with a flexible OLED display hits Kickstarter for $179 and up

Most smartwatches have screens that are circles or rectangles. The Nubia Watch has… something else. This unusual smartwatch has a 4 inch flexible AMOLED touchscreen display that curves over your wrist, allowing you to see more data at once, while also using the extra space for scrolling and other touch controls. It’s available for pre-order […]

Rufus Cuff wrist computer might actually ship… 6 years late (crowdfunding)

Back in 2014 a company called Rufus launched a crowdfunding campaign for a wrist computer called the Rufus Cuff. At a time when the Pebble Steel was pretty much state of the art in the smartwatch space (and a year before the first Apple Watch was announced), the Rufus Cuff was… a very different take […]

Fitbit Charge 4 coming April 13th for $150 (First Fitbit device since Google acquired the company)

The new Fitbit Charge 4 is an activity tracker that also supports mobile payments, smartphone notifications, Spotify controls, and GPS — making it the first Fibit device that can use satellite navigation to provide real-time distance and pace details even if you leave your phone behind when you’re out for a run or bike ride. […]

Oppo Watch is a $215 Apple Watch clone (powered by Android)

Remember when Chinese phone makers had a habit of cloning iPhones and slapping their own Android-based software on them? That doesn’t happen quite as much as it used to. But Oppo is reviving the practice… for watches. The company’s first smartwatch looks like a very nice device for a reasonable price. But the Oppo Watch also […]