Xiaomi has announced the company's first pair of smart shoes made in cooperation with Intel.
The 90 Minutes Ultra Smart Sportswear (not so catchy name) have 60-day battery life and can track movement, whether you are walking, running or climbing. At the end of the day, the shoes send a report of distance, speed, and calories burned.
Intel provided the brain of the shoes, Intel's Curie chip, that stores vital data.
MWC 2017 - As expected, Huawei has announced the Huawei Watch 2 in Barcelona along with the P10 and P10 Plus.
The original Huawei Watch was launched in 2015 and other than the women's version of the watch, we haven't seen any upgrades. Now, the company has unveiled two new versions of the watch - the Huawei Watch 2 and Huawei Watch 2 Classic.
The Huawei Watch 2 has a sporty design while the Classic version is a bit fancier. Both watches are running the recently-introduced Android 2.0, and they have Google Assistant on board.
Snap's Spectacles were announced back in September, but the only way to buy them was finding a vending machine that would randomly show up across the States.
However, as of February 20th, you can buy Spectacles online. Snap finally made them available for purchase on their website.
The sunglasses with a built-in camera are available in Coral, Black, and Teal color at a price of $130. You will also get a charging case and cable.
Huawei will host hold a press conference at MWC in Barcelona, and we are expecting to see the P10 and P10 Plus.
Richard Yu, Huawei CEO, confirmed today that we would also see a new Huawei smartwatch with Android Wear 2.0.
Yu posted an image on Weibo that shows a male looking at his smartwatch with a tag line "Made for free spirits" which might indicate a sportier watch design. The photo doesn't reveal any specs, but we have already seen some leaks previous month.
LG has announced their two new smartwatches, they are the first to run Android Wear 2.0 - Watch Sport and Watch Style.
LG collaborated with Google on the smartwatches, and they will both come with Android Wear 2.0 pre-installed.
The Watch Sport is a bigger and more expensive LG smartwatch. It is powered by Qualcomm's Snapdragon Wear 2100 and comes with 768MB of RAM, and 4GB of storage. It has a 430 mAh battery with wireless charging.
LG and Google are set to introduce the first two smartwatches running Android Wear 2.0 on February 8th - LG Watch Sport and Watch Style.
However, they won't remain the only smartwatches with Android Wear 2.0 for very long. According to the leaks, ZTE is supposed to unveil their first watch to run Android Wear - Quartz.
The image of the ZTE Quartz along with some specs have already leaked, and we are looking at 3G connectivity meaning you will be able to take calls even if your smartwatch isn't paired with a phone.
LG and Google are set to introduce the first two smartwatches running Android Wear 2.0 on February 9th, according to the rumors.
We already got an idea of what to expect, and the first images have been leaked. Now, the rumors also revealed the pricing of the upcoming LG Watch Sport and LG Watch Style.
The LG Watch Sport is rumored to be priced at $349 in the US. It should come with LTE, NFC, GPS, and a heart monitor. It will also have a bigger battery than cheaper LG Watch Style, rumored to have a price of $249.
Previous rumors have mentioned 1.38-inch screen with 768MB of RAM, 4GB of storage, and 430 mAh battery for the LG Watch Sport.
Huawei is reportedly planning a launch of the Huawei Watch successor at this year's MWC in Barcelona.
The Huawei Watch was launched in 2015 and other than the women's version of the watch, we haven't seen any upgrades. Their new smartwatch is allegedly going to have a "sportier" look than the original and run the new Android Wear 2.0. According to the rumors, it will feature a 1.4-inch display.
It is also expected that the Watch 2 (for lack of a better name) will have cellular connectivity, something that the Huawei Watch didn't have. The smartwatch will have a built-in SIM card, so you will be able to receive and make phone calls even if you aren't connected to your phone.
Samsung has announced the expansion of iOS compatibility across the latest Gear family of devices including the Gear S3, Gear S2, and Gear Fit2.
Users can already download the Samsung Gear S app for the Gear S2 and Gear S3 or the Samsung Gear Fit app for the Gear Fit2 on compatible iOS devices from the Apple App Store. The app is compatible with the iPhone 5, iPhone 5S, iPhone 5C, iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, iPhone 6S, iPhone 6S Plus, iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus, and iPhone SE (iOS 9.0 and above).
Younghee Lee, Executive Vice President of Global Marketing in Mobile Communications at Samsung Electronics said in a statement:
We're constantly looking for ways to enhance our offerings and we do this in part by listening to what our customers want - and that includes greater access to our cutting-edge wearable technologies with iOS support. By offering Android and iOS compatibility with our latest Gear devices, we're giving users more ways to optimize their wearable experiences and connect to Samsung's Galaxy of possibilities.
It seems that Fitbit is on a buying streak, having previously announced the takeover of Pebble, the company has today announced the acquisition of smartwatch startup Vector Watch, which will further bolster Fitbit's future smartwatch credentials.
Vector Founder and CTO Andrei Pitis told Techcrunch that "the company was acquired for its software platform and design team" and would incorporate their "unique technology and knowhow with Fitbit's experience and global community". However, the purchase won't necessarily mean that its new owners will movie to develop the same high-end luxury watch that Vector is known for.
Vector's customer support will continue to operate and warranties will be honored, but no new software will be developed.