With the same internals and features as its predecessor, the bigger question about Pebble Steel is exactly that: How big is it? Here’s a visual comparison of the Steel next to the Galaxy Gear, MotoACTV and mechanical watches I often wear.
As the smartwatch market gains momentum, it’s not yet clear if consumers want second screens for their phones or standalone devices. Perhaps that’s why Microsoft is reportedly planning to include an LTE radio in its next wearable.
Ever since Google bought Motorola — and inherited the MotoACTV — I’ve been hoping Google would make a new smartwatch. It ought to be outstanding because only Google has all of the pieces to put together a true winner right now.
On this week’s mobile call in podcast, we tackle your questions about smartwatches, using phones abroad and which running apps are worth the look.
Google is reportedly looking to bring a smart watch to market. That’s not too hard to believe when you consider it already has one that few people know about.
Details of the expected Nexus 7 tablet, appeared in server logs this week. It appears Google has a 7-inch, quad-core slate to debut at its I/O event later this month. Flipboard opened a beta for Android users while Motorola’s smart watch gains Twitter and Facebook.
Motorola’s wearable Android, the MotoActv, may be marketed as a fitness tracker, but with each new software update, it actually becomes a smarter smart watch. The latest update adds direct access to Facebook wall posts and Twitter messages from a Bluetooth connected Android phone.
Matt describes all the differences between the AT&T Galaxy Note and the international addition, while Kevin convinces Matt consider buying a MotoActv. Hands on with the HTC One S and X international editions and thoughts on Nokia’s response to the Lumia 900 connectivity issues.
Samsung isn’t ceding the 7-inch tablet market to the Kindle Fire and Nook Color: This week it launched the Galaxy Tab 2. Amazon added in-app purchases to its Appstore while I found out firsthand that the MotoActv health gadget is three great devices in one.
Tired of running with a smartphone, I dropped $199 for a MotoActv last week. Yet, I’ve unexpectedly found myself wearing it every minute of the day since I bought it. Why? It’s essentially equal parts FitBit health tracker, iPod Nano(s aapl) and exercise tracking app.