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SmartThings iOS app adds Apple Watch capabilities

SmartThings iOS app adds Apple Watch capabilities

The few of you out there with Apple Watches and SmartThings devices can rejoice - all will work together peacefully by this afternoon. The team behind SmartThings have released the SmartThings iOS app version 1.7.3 with Apple Watch integration. This update to the app also brings performance improvements as well as bug fixes. This is not the first smartwatch to work with SmartThings, mind you - it's the second. The first was the Samsung Gear S - which makes sense, since SmartThings is a Samsung company, after all.

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Samsung’s 7th smartwatch will be round

Samsung’s 7th smartwatch will be round

We've heard of a round Samsung Gear smartwatch before. We've been hearing rumors of this device since before Android Wear came out. Before the first round smartwatch to hit the market, the Moto 360, was released, Samsung was aiming for round display greatness. Here in the Summer of 2015, they've all but confirmed that their next wearable device will be circular in nature. They've done this with a release about early access to this device's software development kit for app and content creators.

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Samsung Gear A tipped to be round and powerful

Samsung Gear A tipped to be round and powerful

The next release by Samsung in the wearables department may well be their first in the round department. While Samsung's efforts haven't gone unnoticed in the smartwatch market - they've got more out there than anyone else - they don't have anything with a round display. Imagine the accolades being tossed at Samsung for the displays on the Samsung Galaxy S6 and Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge. Now imagine they've created a circular display that'll sit on your wrist and do everything the Gear S does.

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Apple Watch’s premium fashion price ok with consumers, says survey

Apple Watch’s premium fashion price ok with consumers, says survey

In 2007, Apple kicked the smartphone industry into high gear and really got consumers interested in touchscreen devices with the original iPhone. A similar situation could be said for the Apple Watch and how the adoption rate of wearables may start to take off after its release early next year. A new survey from First Insight, a retail research company, seems to indicate that people are very interested in the Apple Watch, but much more as a fashion item than other smartwatches.

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Gear S smartwatch to load traffic-powered apps

Gear S smartwatch to load traffic-powered apps

Samsung has announced that they'll be teaming with Inrix to bring a variety of traffic-powered apps and functionality to the Gear S smartwatch this Autumn and Winter. With Inrix real-time traffic updates, the Gear S will be able to send the user traffic time insight, telling them when the best time of day will be to take a trip, head to the store, or head home from work. This will work with the INRIX XD Traffic app specially aimed at Gear S users.

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Verizon joins Samsung Gear S smartwatch club

Verizon joins Samsung Gear S smartwatch club

Verizon has joined the Samsung Gear S party, launching the 3G-enabled smartwatch today, though you'll pay a pretty penny for the privilege of equipping your wrist. The wearable - priced up by AT&T and T-Mobile USA last week - comes with its own cellular connectivity baked in, rather than relying solely on a Bluetooth-tethered smartphone to operate. However, that doesn't mean you can avoid a smartphone altogether, and that's where the Gear S starts to get expensive.

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AT&T quietly enables Cascade-like single ID with Gear S watch

AT&T quietly enables Cascade-like single ID with Gear S watch

Samsung's Gear S is spreading, with AT&T confirming its launch plans and pricing for the 3G-enabled smartwatch. The curved AMOLED wristband will hit AT&T shelves on November 7th, AT&T said today, priced at $199.99. Unlike T-Mobile USA, however, which announced a new, wearable-specific data tariff for the Gear S earlier today, AT&T is taking a different approach, and going some way to addressing how users are contactable when they're carrying multiple devices each with their own network identity.

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T-Mobile prices up Samsung Gear S with special wearable plan

T-Mobile prices up Samsung Gear S with special wearable plan

With built-in 3G and a curved AMOLED touchscreen, we weren't quite sure how much the Samsung Gear S smartwatch was going to cost, but T-Mobile USA has put those questions to bed with availability news for the connected wearable. Headed to stores on November 9th - and up for pre-registration today - the Gear S will also get a new, low-cost data plan specially designed for information-sipping gadgets. Priced at $5 per month, the plan includes unlimited talk, text, and data (up to 500MB of which is at full-speed), and paves the way for other connected devices that want access to carriers' mobile networks.

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Opera Mini now on smartwatches via Samsung Gear S

Opera Mini now on smartwatches via Samsung Gear S

Ever since the dawn of mobile phones, Opera's web browser has been there on tiny screens with tiny data plans. Now the Finnish company is again trying its luck, this time on an even more minuscule screen, with the Opera Mini becoming the first web browser for Samsung Tizen-powered Gear S smartwatch, making it also the first major web browser to ever advertise support for the device category.

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Samsung Gear S coming to US carriers this Fall

Samsung Gear S coming to US carriers this Fall

Smartwatch fans in the US that want a little more from their timepieces need not wait much longer. Samsung has just revealed that its latest and more independent Gear S will be heading to all major US carriers this Fall, giving consumers yet another choice for their wearable gadget, and another way to give carriers their money.

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Samsung’s Galaxy Note 4 videos have Apple written all over

Samsung’s Galaxy Note 4 videos have Apple written all over

Not literally, of course, unless they want another lawsuit on their desk by Monday morning. Samsung has unleashed a barrage of videos preaching the features of the Galaxy Note 4, as well as a bit of Gear S on the side. But why not take a jab at a rival while they're at it? As they themselves say, it doesn't take a genius to see who they're really aiming their crosshairs at.

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Samsung Gear S hands-on: Wildly wireless wearable

Samsung Gear S hands-on: Wildly wireless wearable

Samsung isn't short on smartwatches, but the Gear S is something a little different. Wrapping a 2.2-inch curved Super AMOLED touchscreen around your wrist is one thing, but the Gear S also includes a 3G connection for use away from a smartphone. I grabbed some hands-on time at Samsung Unpacked at IFA 2014, where the Gear S has shown up alongside the Galaxy Note 4 and Galaxy Note Edge.

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