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Google’s Smartwatch Program Is A Mess, And A Name Change Won’t Fix That

Google’s Smartwatch Program Is A Mess, And A Name Change Won’t Fix That

Yesterday, Google announced it would rename its four-year-old smartwatch operating system from Android Wear to Wear OS. Ostensibly, the purpose of this rebranding is to prevent scaring off iPhone owners from purchasing smartwatches running Android Wear, which for a long time has supported pairing with both Android and iOS devices….

Samsung’s Gear S3 Smartwatch Is Out This Month

Samsung’s Gear S3 Smartwatch Is Out This Month

After a longer than usual wait since its announcement at IFA 2016 in September, Samsung’s latest and greatest smartwatch finally has an Aussie release date. You’ll be able to pick up a Gear S3, made for a Samsung phone but compatible with any Android or iOS device, from November 18.

The Gear S2 Smartwatch Is A Good Idea, Racked With OS Growing Pains

The Gear S2 Smartwatch Is A Good Idea, Racked With OS Growing Pains

Samsung has always, for the most part, marched to the beat of its own drum when it comes to smartwatches, making wearables with cameras, LTE and weird rotating bezels — all powered by its own OS, called Tizen. Although that first-party software allows Samsung to get creative with its wristputers,…