MetaWatch Manager Update

Just recently, the MetaWatch Manager app received a quick update. It included a couple of widget tweaks. Surprisingly, MetaWatch users were treated with yet another one. This one includes the Pro Baseball widget. If you’re into the MLB, then you will definitely like this one. Keep up with your favorite team’s progress with your smartwatch. Aside from this, new filters were added for notifications.

That’s basically it. The update isn’t anything major, but it’s nice to see that much effort is being put into the app. Download it now. Take note that this update is available for both iOS and Android devices.

MetaWear Kickstarter

If you think smartwatches are extreme, then wait ’til you hear about MetaWear. Everyone seems bent on packing useful features into small devices. It’s a development board that can be worn. If this pushes through, then it’s going to be the first of its kind.

This little chip houses the following: a Bluetooth 4.0 LE radio, accelerometer, temperature sensor, 256KB of storage with 8KB of RAM. It comes with a vibrator motor and buzzer speaker for notifications.

Of course, such a device isn’t for everyone. It’s pretty advance stuff, but who says the tech community won’t actually welcome this with open arms? Find more information about it on Kickstarter.

AI Smartwatch Ultra Overview

The A.I. Smartwatch is one device that’s caught the attention of gadget enthusiasts. If you thought things just couldn’t get any better, the team behind the smartwatch suddenly comes out with a surprise. It seems that they will also be releasing an even better version: the A.I. Smartwatch Ultra.

According to a source, this is the official list of specs:

  • Processor : Octa -Core 1.7GHz MTK6592
  • OS : A.I UI 2.0 / Android 4.4 (Kit Kat)
  • Network : GSM, WCDMA (3G)
  • Frequency : GSM 850/900/1800/1900
  • Frequency : WCDMA (3G) 850/1900/2100 MHZ
  • RAM: 1GB
  • ROM : 8GB
  • Micro SD slot – up to 128GB
  • Display : 1.54, RGB 240*240 dots
  • Touch Screen : Curve Touch Screen
  • Speaker : Speaker/Headphone 2 in 1
  • Microphone : 4015
  • Bluetooth 4.0 : Support Bluetooth Stereo Headset, support video audio; Support data transfer and receive; Support calling via Bluetooth Headset
  • Camera : 5 Megapixel (720p video recording)
  • Led Light : x 2USB Port :
  • Micro 7 pin port: downloading, charging, data transfer and headset use (4 in 1) Antenna : GSM+ Bluetooth + GPS +WIFI antenna inside
  • Vibration motor : Yes
  • Gravity Sensor : Accelerometer, E-Compass, Gyroscope

Doesn’t this just get you even more excited about the release of the A.I. Smartwatch? Its octa-core processor is enough to pique the interest of most members of the smartwatch community.

Pulsar Smartwatch Concept

We won’t be seeing any new smartwatches soon, so isn’t it nice to see a lot of possible concepts sprouting out online? The tech community is really enthusiastic about smartwatches. This is evident in the many concept models  that you can see in the forums.

Here’s one that borrows heavily from the Moto 36o. This smartwatch sports the classic round display. It’s packed with the features that we would all normally expect from such a device. It has notifications, weather, music, map and payment apps. Also, you can make phone calls from it, too.

In order to get a better view of the smartwatch, head on over to the Behance website. You’ll be able to see a more in-depth overview of the device.

Nokia acquires flexible battery patent

A Nokia fan site reported that the company has filed a patent for a flexible battery design. It is being dubbed as the “Swiss roll”. Aside from allowing a device to be flexible, it will also remain sturdy and durable. This decision was made in order to give in to the evolving needs of the electronics market.

Here’s a more technical explanation of the design:

The apparatus includes a single battery ribbon and vacuum packaging. The single battery ribbon comprising a first portion, a second portion, and an interconnecting portion between the first portion and the second portion. The first portion comprises a first block. The second portion comprises a second block. The first portion, the second portion, and the interconnecting portion form a continuous single layer comprising an anode and a cathode. The vacuum packaging surrounds the single battery ribbon. The vacuum packaging comprises a middle connecting portion configured to contact a first side of the interconnecting portion and a second opposite side of the interconnecting portion.

Although the device that will be sporting this new flexible battery wasn’t mentioned, the smartwatch community seems to be hoping for the release of a flexible wearable.

Rufus Cuff Smartwatch Overview

To be fair, the Rufus Cuff isn’t marketing itself as a smartwatch. It is being called a “wrist communicator”. It’s bigger than most smartwatches, so maybe that’s a more fitting moniker. Some sources even describe it as a smaller smartphone. It’s equipped with a 3″ display.

This wrist communicator runs on Android. It’s packed with great features, too. Some of which include video calling, fitness tracking, and web browsing among others. It can be paired with an iOS or Android device. It can even be used without a smartphone.

The Rufus Cuff sounds quite promising although some of the members of the smartwatch community have their doubts regarding its size. Right now, there’s a campaign for it on Indiegogo. The devs will need around $250k to start making it. Right now, they’re a bit far from their goal.

Fossil to support Android Wear devices

Recently, Google officially announced the coming of Android Wear. In line with this, Fossil Group, Inc. also said that it will be working together with Google in this endeavor. Both wish to bring the Android experience to wearable devices.

This is what Mr. Greg McKelvey, Chief Strategy and Marketing Officer has to say about their partnership with Google.

with a portfolio of brands that includes many of the premier fashion and global lifestyle brands in the world.

“We are an innovation and design-driven company that creates watches, jewelry and handbags that our customers fall in love with every day. We believe we are uniquely positioned to develop and bring to market products for our fashion customers that marry the beauty of our designs, the promise of our brands and now the function of new technology. Although still very much in the formative research and development stage, we are committed to playing an active role in the push toward wearable technology and helping to shape the fusion of fashion and technology.”

Fossil is a famous brand. It’s a $3.3 billion international business that’s well known around the world.

Google Smartwatch Companion Platform Announced

Everyone has been waiting for the latest developments regarding the LG-Google smartwatch. It seems that it’ll be coming soon since Google has introduced Android Wear to the public. Accordingly, it’s an Android platform that was built for wearable devices. With it, users will be able to receive notifications from their apps.

Of course, Google hasn’t made an official announcement regarding its own device. It will, however, be pairing up with different companies like Samsung and Motorola.

Rumors say that we can expect the unveiling of the “G Watch” by next quarter. No information regarding the specs and price have been released. The only thing that LG has said regarding the device is that it will be a “low barrier for entry” to developers.

For now, Google fans will have to sit tight until the much anticipated smartwatch makes its debut.

MetaWatch Smartwatch Manager Update

Are you a MetaWatch user? If so, this announcement is meant for you. It seems that a new update for the MetaWatch Manager has been rolling out for both Android and iOS. Let the March Madness begin!

You might be curious about the update, so a short summary is due. A few changes were made to the user interface as well as some fixes. The MetaSports College Basketball widget for D1 will also be added along with the update. Users will now be able to track the March tournament. It allows users to keep posted regarding their favorite team’s score and schedule. It’s great that you won’t need to check your phone every time you want updates regarding your games.

Head on over to Google Play and iTunes to download the update.

Google Smartwatch Rumor Roundup

The rumor mill has been bustling with speculation regarding the smartwatch that Google is developing. It’s safe to assume that the multi-national company will need some help in the creation of the device, and sources say that there’s a big chance that it will be partnering with LG. The latter has released a smartwatch in 2007, so maybe we can expect an improved version this time. It is said that a patent for a round-faced watch has been filed by Google.

Other leaked information includes the following specs: 1.65-inch IPS LCD with a  280 × 280 resolution, 512 MB RAM, and 4 GB internal storage. No news has been released regarding its processor. Also, the watch may not be sporting a touchscreen display. Instead, certain touch-sensitive areas will be utilized to control the device.

As for the release date, we might be seeing it around June this year.