We've been told that wearables would be popular for a couple of years, but haven't seen adoption in the numbers experts expected. With the Apple Watch and improvements across the market, 2015 looks to be the year of the wearable.
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Matthew Miller provides you with news, commentary and in-depth reviews of the latest in mobile gadgetry such as tablets, cutting edge smartphones, and portable gaming.
Matthew Miller started using a mobile devices in 1997 and has been writing news, reviews, and opinion pieces ever since. He is a co-host with GigaOM's Kevin Tofel on the MobileTechRoundup podcast and an author of three Wiley Companion series books. Matthew started using mobile devices with a US Robotics Pilot 1000 and has owned over 200 different devices running Palm, Linux, Symbian, Newton, BlackBerry, iOS, Android, webOS, Windows Mobile, and Windows Phone operating systems. His current collection includes a Nokia Lumia 1520, Apple iPhone 6 Plus, BlackBerry Passport, Sony Xperia Z3, Microsoft Surface Pro 3, and many more, along with tons of accessories and classic devices like the Apple Newton MessagePad 2100 and Sony CLIE UX50. Matthew can be found on various discussion forums under the user name of "palmsolo".
If you are going to pay more than $10,000 for your Apple Watch Edition smartwatch then you can expect to be treated better than the rest of us.
Samsung and HTC flagships went up for pre-order last week, shipping this week. Matthew ordered both, but shares with Kevin why he's not sure either will stay.
With the average American getting nearly $3,000 of their money back from the government many are looking to treat themselves to a new mobile device. Matthew Miller has ten recommendations for you.
We often get caught up in the excitement of new mobile devices and make spontaneous purchases. The return date is the moment of truth -- and Matthew Miller is just about ready to hit a major one.
Fitbit is rolling out bike tracking and multi-tracker support soon. You can also export your data in TCX format and upload it to your favorite service, making the Fitbit Surge an even better mobile device.
The Fitbit Surge combines daily activity tracking and GPS for running and other exercises. The latest update supports bike tracking with the GPS receiver.
RHA is a British audio company that offers up a range of quality earbuds. The RHA T10i is the top model and is built to last while sounding fantastic.
Google is rolling out an Android Wear update that will help you find your phone right from your smartwatch.
Apple and Google both revealed some new products last week. Kevin was in San Francisco to go hands-on with Apple gear while Matthew purchased the Google device.
Matthew fell in love with the Chromebook Pixel in 2013 so when the price dropped below $1,000 for the new Pixel he immediately ordered one and offers some first impressions.
If you own an iPhone and want a smartwatch, then you should consider what the Pebble Time offers that the Apple Watch does not.
Google's high end Chromebook just received a refresh after two years with a lower initial price and specs to make any Chromebook fan drool.
Apple revealed all the details of its smartwatch so we can now compare what Apple offers against the top competitors running Android Wear and Pebble.
HTC and Samsung announced new flagships at MWC last week, new smartwatches were revealed, and Pebble is taking pre-orders on new watches. This and more are covered in this week's MoTR podcast.
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