Garmin Connext Pilot App

Garmin today announced an update for its GTN touchscreen avionics to further empower pilots with easy access to important data. The company will be adding wireless connectivity between select Garmin avionics and its Pilot app on iOS and Android hardware. When everything is set up and ready to go, its solutions will be able to share weather, traffic, GPS information, SiriusXM Aviation weather...

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Mi Band is a new fitness wearable by Xiaomi with a tiny price tag

Xiaomi Mi Band

Xiaomi is famous for making affordable smartphones, but the company has now announced its very first wearable device, the Mi Band. What's special about this device is the price tag. How does $13 sound? The Mi Band packs in numerous sensors for tracking health metrics, as well as functionality for alarms to be set, which is all the norm for these types of products, but that ridiculously low...

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The Droplet aims to save people money with a connected sprinkler system

droplet

The latest in the growing trend of Connected Home devices is the Droplet, which claims to offer home owners a way to save lots of money via an "intelligent" sprinkler system. The Droplet sprinkler itself connects to a regular garden hose, plus a second connection is needed to an electrical outlet. Once the Droplet is placed in the yard, the owner then uses either an iOS app or the company's...

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U.S. Galaxy Gear owners can now make the switch to Tizen

U.S. Galaxy Gear owners can now make the switch to Tizen

Samsung has announced that U.S. owners of the Galaxy Gear smartwatch now have the option to switch their operating system from Android to Tizen. While Samsung started a global rollout of this option in May, the company is now officially allowing this switch to happen in the US. An FAQ page on Samsung's website has more details on the smartwatch's new features when the move to Tizen is mad,...

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Beamly aims for the big screen with upcoming Android TV app

Beamly

Beamly, the television-themed social network interaction app for Android and iOS, has just announced it will support Android TV, allowing its features to be incorporated directly on TV screens that use Google's recently announced operating system. Beamly's mobile app allows for consumers to have a second screen experience while watching TV, offering a schedule of shows and more importantly a...

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Groove smartwatch-fitness tracker seeks $200,000 on Indiegogo

groove smartwatch

Groove is a new fitness-tracking smartwatch, currently seeking $200,000 on Indiegogo, that focuses on helping you find the balance necessary to achieve a healthy lifestyle. Groove can calibrate to your personal fitness level, and track how your daily activity contributes towards your overall fitness. Groove watches your activity in real-time. A display on the Groove's screen moves a small...

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Kickstands everywhere

This one comes from mouseglider, straight out of Mobile Nations' own Android Central forums. If you're looking for a kickstand, or a tripod adapter, or just a way to hold something bigger than one hand in one hand, it's worth a close look. Kickstand4u is billed as the "Ultimate Accessory Package" for all your mobile devices, the small (and removable) base attaches to the back of your phone or...

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The BMW i8 is the connected supercar of tomorrow...today

BMW i8

BMW has a new electric car about to hit the streets, and this time around things are a little more, high end, with just a hint of petrol, too. After the launch of the all-electric i3 – see our first drive from CES for more on that – the new i8 is BMW's first hybrid supercar. And it is stunning. The electric motor in the i8 is paired to a brand new, 1.5-liter three-cylinder petrol engine that...

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Five Pebble apps worth checking out

Five Pebble apps worth checking out

Pebble users have a wide variety of different watch faces, but we cannot forget about the apps. The app collection seems to be growing on a fairly regular basis, and Pebble has categories that break these down between Daily, Tools & Utilities, Notifications, Remotes, Health & Fitness and Games. Mixed in amongst these categories you will find apps that are dealing with hot topics such as...

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