First, Apple ruins the holiday season by announcing that their latest product won’t be out until after the first of the year. Now, it looks like we won’t even see the Apple Watch until after Valentine’s Day. Why is Apple taking so long to get this gadget into stores?
You may not be able to pick up the Apple Watch in time for holiday giving this year, but rival Samsung has a high-end smartwatch that could lure techies astray this fall. The Tizen-based Gear S wearable device will be available shortly, but it won’t come cheap.
If you’ve been tempted to pick up a smartwatch but don’t feel like dropping $350+ for the Apple Watch when it comes out in 2015, you can take the plunge without getting soaked if you act quickly. Right now, Best Buy is selling the Pebble smartwatch for just $99, a discount of $50 over the list price. Hey, if you’re in the mood to experiment, this is a cool opportunity.
Last week, Apple finally introduced a smartwatch, the first from the tech giant, and the device is expected to give the makers of luxury timepieces some competition. One Swiss brand already has plans to launch their own smartwatch and hopes to beat Apple at its own game.
Apple’s new “iWatch” may be the biggest story of late in tech territory, but there are other wearables out there ready to catch the eye the of trendier customer. The Apple iWatch has some formidable new competition from rivals Intel and Motorola.
The media is currently reporting multiple news stories about the new crop of so-called “smartwatches,” devices that are basically tiny smartphones that strap to your wrist. Like any trendy new tech goodie, these are sure to be hot with consumers who must have the latest hot toy, but do they pose a threat to the sales of luxury watches? One prominent analyst doesn’t think so.
If you’ve been considering picking up a smartwatch, take a look at what Christian Cantrell has to say about the Samsung Gear Live with Android Wear. Fortunately Christian is both an early adopter and a watch enthusiast, which gives him a unique point of view on the subject.