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Pebble smartwatch reaches $9m: adds Bluetooth 4.0

Pebble smartwatch reaches $9m: adds Bluetooth 4.0

The Pebble smartwatch that hit Kickstarter under a month ago continues to suck in money from contributors across the world. The total has passed the $9 million mark, and before the backing has even finished, the company behind the watch has said that it will be making a last minute addition to the watch: Bluetooth 4.0 support. That’s good news, as the 4.0 standard brings with it lower power requirements.

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Pebble smartwatch breaks $1 million barrier in 28 hours

Pebble smartwatch breaks $1 million barrier in 28 hours

The Kickstarter project for the Pebble smartwatch only began yesterday, but it hit its $100,000 goal in just two hours. The company offered 200 early buyers the watch for $99, which sold out in a matter of minutes, and their target to take the watch to manufacturing has been shattered. Not only that, but currently the project has managed to amass over $1.1 million so far, with around 8,500 people pledging money towards the project to get their hands on the smartwatch.

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Pebble Time update brings improved indoor visibility, new vibration settings

Pebble Time update brings improved indoor visibility, new vibration settings

Popular iOS/Android-alternative smartwatch Pebble Time has received a new software update that adds new settings to the wearable, in addition to new features for the accompanying mobile apps. Pebble says it has been listening to feedback from owners of the smartwatch, and all the new features come from their requests. Among the changes are visibility improvements and a milder level of vibration. The update is good for both the new Pebble Time and the forthcoming Time Steel.

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3 years later, where are the smartwatches?

3 years later, where are the smartwatches?

A few days ago, the New York Times ran piece that raised doubts about the success of the Apple Watch, pointing out how some popular apps, like Facebook, are nowhere to be found on Apple's smartwatch. Setting aside some assumptions that the piece makes, which others have already debunked, the piece does raise the ghost of doubt about smartwatches. Not just Apple's but all smartwatches in general. We've heard the pitch. We've seen the wares. But the nagging question has always been, "where are the smartwatches now?"

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The time has come: Pebble Time hits retail

The time has come: Pebble Time hits retail

Kickstarter backers have had their fun, now it's time for the rest of the world. Pebble has just announced the availability, today and next month, of the Pebble Time, spreading color around the US and the world. The smartwatch, now with colorful and a few more tricks up its sleeves, has once again garnered popularity in Kickstarter, backed up by real, hard cash. Now it's time to see if it will meet the same appeal to the rest of the world who might be expecting something along the lines of the Apple Watch.

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Casio to release smartwatch in early 2016

Casio to release smartwatch in early 2016

Casio, the Japanese watchmaker and undisputed originator of "old school smartwatches" like those seen above, has announced that it's jumping back into the high-tech wearables market currently dominated by Apple and Google. Speaking to the Wall Street Journal, Casio CEO Kazuhiro Kashio revealed that they are targeting a release in March 2016, and it will be a device that is comfortable and looks good. While "looking good" is certainly a subjective statement, Casio will have their work cut out for the next nine months.

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LG introduces performance boosting hexagonal smartwatch batteries

LG introduces performance boosting hexagonal smartwatch batteries

LG Chem, a branch of LG, has its sights on moving up the ranks of the small-battery market which feeds the smartwatch and wearables industry. The company already claims to have the number one spot in the medium to large-sized battery market. It hopes to top the competition by releasing an innovative, hexagonal battery for smartwatches with circular faces such as the Moto 360 and LG's own G Watch R and Watch Urbane.

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Deus Ex Aria controls smartwatches with finger flicks

Deus Ex Aria controls smartwatches with finger flicks

No, it's not the name of a new game or even an accessory for a Square Enix game, but it does veer close to the topic of seemingly hi-tech devices. As a device, Aria is actually quite simple, either a Bluetooth clip or a watch strap. But in action, it gets pretty complicated. Almost like magic, it allows you to control your smartwatch just using finger gestures, freeing your other hand's fingers for other tasks. And since smartwatches these days connect to and control almost anything and everything, your fingers can control those as well.

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Pebble Time goes on pre-order outside Kickstarter

Pebble Time goes on pre-order outside Kickstarter

While the already-established brand Pebble decided to head back to the startup-friendly Kickstarter for its second release, regular sales have begun now in earnest. Earlier this year the second-generation smartwatch Pebble Time was revealed with a colorful display and new body, done so through the crow funding campaign website Kickstarter. This gave a sign of the times - the site was no longer for starting up companies, but for companies that'd previously sought funding from fans as well. While it's still not necessarily a store, Kickstarter didn't seem to mind selling Pebble's second watch from the outset.

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