Android Wear Presents Timely Competition For Apple Watch

Capitaine-Train-Android-Wear-Watches With 38 different watches available, Apple has called its Watch the most personalized device it has ever created. But there’s still a chance for a competitor, like Google Android Wear, to take a bite out of the Apple Watch market share — and enterprise usability just might be a key point of difference. Read More

Gestures Are Defining Apple Watch

pasted image 0 Instead of the touches and swipes that power most of our screen-based computing devices, many of the core Apple Watch capabilities — like checking the time — are powered by gestures. The use of gestures as a user interface may seem like a novelty to many, but, from the research we did over the last six months, it’s a game changer — a lot of the data and insights we… Read More

The Evolution Of The Biohacking Ecosystem

dnahelix Silicon Valley efforts in the biology and health domains have recently seen increased public interest because of the questions around the legitimacy of Theranos’ technology and medical claims and the recent FDA approvals for a number of 23andMe’s genetic screens. These data points are just two of the most visible examples of a broad ecosystem of companies and startups in Silicon… Read More

The Tag Heuer Watch Is Google’s Best Effort To Get Wearables Over The Luxury Hump

Screen Shot 2015-11-09 at 11.42.47 AM If you weren’t busy drinking coffee or staring out the window yesterday you could have seen Tag Heuer launch their new Android Wear device, the Carrera Connected. The watch has a handsome titanium case and nice crystal and contains an Android Wear device created specifically for Tag by Intel and Google. In all it’s an interesting proposition: a $1,500 Tag on a rubber strap that… Read More

The Tag Heuer Watch Is Google’s Best Effort To Get Wearables Over The Luxury Hump

Screen Shot 2015-11-09 at 11.42.47 AM If you weren’t busy drinking coffee or staring out the window yesterday you could have seen Tag Heuer launch their new Android Wear device, the Carrera Connected. The watch has a handsome titanium case and nice crystal and contains an Android Wear device created specifically for Tag by Intel and Google. In all it’s an interesting proposition: a $1,500 Tag on a rubber strap that… Read More

A Few Days With The Pebble Time Round

Screen Shot 2015-11-05 at 9.38.32 AM I’ve never worn a Pebble smartwatch for an extended period of time before. In fact, I’ve never really worn a modern smartwatch for an extended period of time, either. So when my colleague Drew Olanoff asked me to give the Pebble Time Round a whirl, I was of course skeptical of my need for a smartwatch. The Pebble watches have been some of the most successful Kickstarter campaigns… Read More

Facebook Messenger For Apple Watch Officially Launches

facebook-watch During Apple’s keynote in September, they announced that Facebook Messenger would be coming to the Apple Watch, as long as you’ve updated to watchOS 2. Well, it’s here. You can now share things like voice clips, likes and stickers from your Apple Watch. From my experience, little interactions like this are what works best on the Watch. I’ve found that as soon as I have… Read More

The Apple Watch And The Smartphone’s Second Act

IMG_8933 The smartphone was supposed to free us from our computers. And it did, for a while. You didn’t have to sit at your desk to check your email! You could delete a voicemail without even listening to it first! Life was grand. Then, around the time that Apple introduced the App Store, the bell curve that represented all of this smartphone savings turned back on us and started eating all of… Read More

Apple Releases watchOS 2

apple-watch-weather-tight Apple just released the final version of watchOS 2. The updated operating system is now available to download for everyone. It is available as an over-the-air update. You may not see the update right away as it takes a few minutes to hit all the servers. Apple may also be using a queue system to ensure speedy downloads. Read More