Articles by Adam Zeis

VivoSmart HR 400

Garmin today has announced the latest addition to their wearables lineup — the Garmin Vivosmart. The Vivosmart is an activity tracker that also features smart notifications. Vibrating alerts are sent to the device for calls, texts, calendar reminders and other alerts from a connected smartphone. The Vivossmart also learns about a user and keeps them moving toward their goals with a more active...

SmartBand Talk

The new SmartBand Talk, set to be available later this year, is part of the SmartWear line from Sony. Allowing users to record their "lifelong" the wearable features a 1.4-inch e-ink display, a 32-bit processor and 2MB of flash memory. As the name states you'll not only be able to track things like steps and places you visited, but also make and receive phone calls. The SmartBand Talk works in...

Hands-on with the Samsung Gear S

Gear S

Samsung has been no slouch when it comes to pushing smartwatches to the market. It seems that every few months a new device launches — be it good or bad — so that Samsung can stay strong in the wearables race. Today we see the newest of the bunch as the Samsung Gear S has been unveiled. The Gear S isn't a new Android Wear device however, yet another Tizen-powered smartwatch. It performs the...

From the Editor's Desk: What's Happening Now

Conencted Devices

We're moving into September, and that means Connectedly has been up and running just about four months now. We set out to be the best connected device site on the planet, and we're well on our way. We scour the web daily in search of the best connected products — and in addition to bringing you the daily news — we've been hard at work on some things that we think will be of great use to you,...

LG G Watch R could retail for 299 euro

On the heels of LG announcing the G Watch R, a German press release for the new smartwatch may have let slip as to just how much you can expect to shell out this fall should you want to get your hands on one. According to the release, the G Watch R will retail for a "recommended" price of 299 euros — a full 100 euros over the cost of the G Watch. As always with these types of devices, regional...

Coin for iOS now available, allows backers to register for beta

Coin

Coin backers will be happy to know that the iOS app is now available for download. That may not mean much since no one actually has a Coin just yet, but it does allow you to register for the public beta. As stated earlier this week, Coin apologized for the delay on getting things done and is now offering a widespread public beta for any backers who are interested is testing one out. To sign...

Moleskine, long known for their line of awesome notebooks, is bringing things into the future with the new Livescribe Notebook. The notebooks, which are compatible with the Livescribe Smartpen, allow you to take notes in your Moleskine and they instantly appear in digital form within the companion app on your smartphone. All of your handwriting will be converted to digital text, no matter if...

The winner of a limited edition Pebble is ...

We've gathered the entries, looked long & hard, and ran our special contest-picking algorithms — and we have a winner in our contest for a new, limited edition Pebble smartwatch. We love giving away goodies, so we promise to be back soon with more goodies for the taking. And don't forget — if you didn't win this one, you can always pick one up at getpebble.com for $150 while supplies last...

The best smart lights and Wi-Fi bulbs for your home

wifi bulbs

One of the easiest ways for to jump into the connected home space is with some awesome connected lighting. Smart lights are simply bulbs (and usually a bridge or hub) that replaces your standard light bulbs and offer more functionality — namely being able to control them from your smartphone or tablet. These Wi-Fi bulbs are typically more expensive than standard bulbs, but last just as long (if...

Gear Fit and Gear 2 users can now connect with Endomondo

Gears

Endomondo announced today that their popular fitness tracking app can now connect with the Samsung Gear Fit and Gear 2. Using a compatible Samsung device, you'll be able to start, stop, and pause workouts, view distance data, exercise time, burned calories and more. There is built-in support for the Gear 2 heart-rate monitor as well. Gear Fit users simply need to fire up Endomondo to get...

Pebble Watches

Earlier this week, Pebble announced some new limited edition smartwatches, available in three new colors. Fresh Green, Hot Pink, and Fly Blue join the rest of the Pebble team and are here to help you show how much of a smartwatch fan you really are. The three new versions are on sale now at getpebble.com for $150 while supplies last, but we're giving you the chance to win one! To be entered...

The Sproutling monitor is a wearable for your baby

Think of the Sproutling monitor as a wearable for your baby. It's not so much a baby monitor in the traditional sense — where you can hear and/or see your baby — rather it's a tracker of sorts that lets you know how they're feeling, the ambient noise level, and of course, if their heart is beating. The small Sproutling band goes around your baby's ankle — sensing heart rate, skin temperature,...

Cookoo 2

Following up on the popular Cookoo watch, the folks at ConnececteDevice have announced the new Cookoo. These followup devices feature new colors, new materials and a new design. Available in two versions — Sporty Chic and Urban Explorer — the new Cookoo also has new features that include the ability to see who is calling, right on the watch face. Icons light up for other alerts like email, SMS...

Neptune Pine units begin shipping to Kickstarter backers

Neptune Pine

Good news for anxious Neptune Pine backers today as the first round of Pine units have been shipped off. It's been a long wait for many who got in on the action early, but in just a few days those early-adopters will be able to get down and dirty with their Pine units. We went hands-on with the Pine back at CES in January, but we're definitely excited to get on of our very own to play with....

Smartwatch boarding passes aren't quite there yet

Delta App

Our smartwatches can do all kinds of fun things for us. From telling you the time & date, to giving you the weather forecast, and even letting you know if there's traffic on your commute to work. One of the newer features of watches like Pebble and Android Wear devices is the ability to show your boarding pass when traveling. Some airlines (and train lines too) like Delta and Air Berlin...

Pebbles

Today Pebble announced some funky new limited-edition smartwatches, available in Fresh Green, Hot Pink, and Fly Blue. They're amped up Pebble's that will certainly be attention getters. No more will you have to be seen with a boring old black or white smartwatch — now you can tear it up in style with one of these overstated devices. They're all available now for $150 from getpebble.com — but...

Pebble

The folks at Pebble are back at it again today with some hot new devices to help you strut your stuff. Dubbed Fresh, Hot, and Fly, the limited edition watches will only be available for a limited time. They're definitely much more bold than the standard line from Pebble, but they'll certainly be attention getters. Available in Fresh Green, Hot Pink, and Fly Blue, the new watches are...

Kreyos apps now available for Android and iPhone

Kreyos App

Backers of the Kreyos Meteor have been more than patient waiting for their new smartwatches to arrive. After running into some issues a few months ago, the folks at Kreyos got things fixed up and are finally getting new devices shipped out this week. To go along with the new devices, some brand new apps for both iPhone and Android are in tow. The essential apps pair up to your Android or iOS...

Groove calls off smartwatch, focuses on new app

A few weeks back we first saw the Groove smartwatch show up on Indiegogo. The bold smartwatch was aiming for a $200,000 campaign, but the Groove team has since decided not to pursue the hardware side, but rather focus on a new app that will work with existing fitness trackers and other smartwatches. The Groove watch was originally planned to be a fitness tracker and notification device,...

Revolv

Today Revolv, the all-in-one connected home hub, has added support for a handful of new devices as well as some great new features. Just last week, Android users saw the release of the new Revolv Android app, and today's updates bring all kinds of new goodies to the table. Revolv users are all about getting all of their devices to work with the Hub, so thankfully you can now use some new...

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