LG Watch W7 is a $450 hybrid smartwatch with mechanical hands

LG’s latest smartwatch is the company’s first “hybrid” model which features mechanical hands combined with a digital display. The LG Watch W7 gets up to 100 days of battery life when used strictly in mechanical mode with the smart features disabled. Or you can use it as a smartwatch, but you’ll only get two days of battery […]

Lilbits 331: Non-IFA news edition

The IFA show in Berlin technically begins on Thursday, but Intel, Acer, and Dell have already kicked things off with a series of announcements related to new processors and a whole bunch of new laptops. But not all the news this week is coming out of IFA. The Information reports that Amazon is getting ready […]

TicWatch Pro smartwatch now available for $250 (Up to 30 days of battery life… if you don’t use the smart features)

Mobvoi’s TicWatch Pro is a smartwatch with a 1.39 inch, 400 x 400 pixel OLED display, a Snapdragon Wear 2100 processor, 512MB of RAM, and 4GB of storage. It runs Google’s Wear OS, support WiFi, Bluetooth, GPS, and NFC, and has a 415 mAh battery that’s good for up to 2 days of battery life. […]

Report: Upcoming Samsung Galaxy Watch to run Android Wear (or not)

Samsung’s first smartwatch was an Android Wear device called the Samsung Galaxy Gear. But that was way back in 2013. By the time Samsung’s second smartwatch came around in 2014, it was running Samsung’s own operating system based on the Tizen Linux distribution. Since then, Samsung has released a number of additional watches, and they’ve […]

AsteroidOS 1.0 released: Open source smartwatch operating system (for Wear OS devices)

The smartwatch space has changed a lot in recent years. Pebble is dead. Fitbit makes smartwatches now (after acquiring Pebble’s assets). Google’s Android Wear is now called Wear OS since it supports iPhones as well as Android. And Apple and Samsung continue to dominate. I guess not everything has changed. But through it all, a […]

Report: Google Pixel watch coming this fall (along with Pixel 3 and new Pixel Buds)

Google’s third-gen Pixel smartphones are coming this fall, which isn’t really much of a surprise. But Evan Blass says that the Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL aren’t the only new devices Google will launch later this year. The company is also expected to introduce an updated version of its Pixel Buds wireless earbuds and […]

Qualcomm to launch next-gen chip for wearables this fall

It’s been two years since Qualcomm launched its last chip designed specifically for smartwatches and other wearable devices. But in an interview with Wareable, Qualcomm’s Pankaj Kedia says the company is set to introduce a new chip this fall. The company isn’t providing many specifics, but Kedia says we can expect several devices running Google’s […]

Meet Wear OS: the smartwatch platform formerly known as Android Wear

Google is renaming its smartwatch operating system: Android Wear is out. Wear OS is in. The move is mostly about branding, but it also makes sense: while Android Wear watches were only able to pair with Android phones at launch, users have been able to use smartwatches running Google’s software with iPhones since 2015. Maybe […]