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Apple Watch is the best smartwatch around, says Consumer Report

Apple Watch is the best smartwatch around, says Consumer Report

The smartwatch market is saturated with good wrist-wear, but which is best? That’s always going to be a matter of preference, but Consumer Reports is typically a good barometer for which item in a category is ‘best’. Recently, Consumer Reports stacked the top 11 smartwatches up (maybe literally, I don’t know) to see which belonged at the top of the heap. Hate it or love it, the Apple Watch is the best on test for Consumer Reports, with the Apple Watch (steel) taking top honors.

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Analysts: Apple Watch will hold 55% of smartwatch market by 2016

Analysts: Apple Watch will hold 55% of smartwatch market by 2016

One of the flashier undercurrents of the incoming Apple Watch is how well it will sell. With about 42% of the smartphone market, domestically, Apple has a stronghold when compared to other OEMs. That doesn’t necessarily relate to wearables, though, where the market is much newer and less sure. By the end of this year, research firm Strategy Analytics things Apple can make a massive impact on the market? How big? According to their forecasting, Apple will take up 55% of the smartwatch market, shipping over 15 million units.

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Colleges banning smartwatches ahead of Apple Watch release, fear rampant cheating

Colleges banning smartwatches ahead of Apple Watch release, fear rampant cheating

There have been a handful of smartwatches from a number of manufacturers on the market for some time now, meaning the release of the Apple Watch sometime in the next few months makes it somewhat late to the wearables game. But because it's from Apple, its release is expected to kick the popularity of smartwatches up to a whole new level. In preparation for this forthcoming popularity, universities are already imposing bans on the wrist-worn devices out of fear they will be used for cheating.

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Apple Watch rumored to have “standard” smartwatch specs

Apple Watch rumored to have “standard” smartwatch specs

During device announcements, Apple is notably light on technical details, preferring to use phrases such as "faster" or "more secure", which is admittedly what consumers prefer to hear. That said, knowing the innards of a device is always an interesting adventure, and thanks to an analyst who checked Apple's supply chain, we might be getting a glimpse of the parts that will make the Apple Watch tick.

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HTC smartwatch tipped to take on Apple Watch in early 2015

HTC smartwatch tipped to take on Apple Watch in early 2015

HTC's smartwatch plans have been pushed back to early 2015, insiders suggest, sitting out holiday sales just like the Apple Wear as it tries to make sure its first-gen model hits the right balance. HTC had initially been targeting a launch before the end of the year, according to comments made by chairwoman Cher Wang back in February, but several rumored launch windows such as Mobile World Congress and IFA came and went without a trace of an HTC wearable.

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Intel smartwatch trial confirmed but is it Apple’s iWatch?

Intel smartwatch trial confirmed but is it Apple’s iWatch?

Intel is working on a smartwatch, the company's chief technology officer has confirmed, though there's no hint whether long-standing rumors of an Apple collaboration are true. The high-tech timepiece is one of a range of "experimental devices in the lab" CTO Justin Rattner explained this week, VentureBeat reports, describing it as part of the chip firm's exploration of "novel display devices."

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Apple has 100-person team working on smartwatch-like device, says sources

Apple has 100-person team working on smartwatch-like device, says sources

On Sunday, we reported that Apple is allegedly working on a smartwatch-like device, according to sources who are said to be familiar with the situation. Now, according to Bloomberg, more sources have come forward and stated that Apple has a team of approximately 100 individuals working on the wearable device. Such an enormous team size indicates that Apple is more than just "experimenting" with such technology.

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Apple Willow Glass “iWatch” smartwatch could be very curved indeed

Apple Willow Glass “iWatch” smartwatch could be very curved indeed

Apple's much-rumored smartwatch could be the first broadscale implementation of Corning's flexible Willow Glass, potentially opening the door to an iOS-connected timepiece that wraps its display fully around the wrist. Speculation of an Apple-made Pebble rival resurged over the weekend with chatter that the Cupertino firm was working with Foxconn on a power-efficient companion device to the iPhone, featuring a curved glass screen. Exactly how curved that might be was unclear, but according to the New York Times the flexed wearable could be wrapped entirely about the wearer's arm.

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Why the Apple Watch is heading to Best Buy, not Target

Why the Apple Watch is heading to Best Buy, not Target

Why did Apple choose Best Buy to carry their Apple Watch when so many other stores would jump at the chance? This is the question many electronics stores - many of whom also carry Apple products - will be asking at board meetings this afternoon. Why, Apple, would you choose the one retailer for the Apple Watch, one that allows people to literally take working model smartphones and smartwatches off the rack to test them? Why indeed. The proof is in the pudding - stores like Target and Walmart are making a mockery of the point-of-sale mobile device business.

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