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LG smartwatch details pre-event: round gets real

LG smartwatch details pre-event: round gets real

In the war for most round smartwatch on the market, Motorola had - until now - held the monopoly with the Moto 360. Or they would have, had they actually had the resources - or the foresight - to release the device before the rest of the world had the chance to release one first. LG is taking the open shot - so is Samsung - and now Motorola may be caught with their pants down.

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Samsung boasts 1,000 Tizen apps for Gear smartwatches

Samsung boasts 1,000 Tizen apps for Gear smartwatches

How do you convince people that your platform isn't a burning one? Why, claim that you have over a thousand apps raring to leap at you, that's how! That might be the thinking behind Samsung's latest infographic which celebrates 1,000 apps available for its Tizen-powered wearables, but we really do have to wonder how much of that is true.

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Swatch grudgingly embracing smartwatches

Swatch grudgingly embracing smartwatches

Swatch will add basic smartwatch functionality to select timepieces in its range next year, the company has confirmed, backtracking on its initial pessimism about wearable tech. The Swatch Touch line will gain a range of fitness functionality come 2015, though it's unclear whether the digital watches will connect in any way to smartphones or tablets, or allow for cloud synchronization.

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Samsung may be announcing a round smart watch at IFA

Samsung may be announcing a round smart watch at IFA

Round smartwatches are the rage. We saw the crowd at Google I/O flip all the way out when they found they’d be getting a free Moto 360, and it’s been the most anticipated Android Wear device since the platform was announced. LG recently threw their hat in the round-wearable ring as well, teasing us via video. Now Samsung may be getting involved in round smartwatches — but theirs will have an interesting twist.

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LG G Watch R circular smartwatch teased for next week

LG G Watch R circular smartwatch teased for next week

LG's next smartwatch, the LG G Watch R, is set to make its debut at IFA 2014, a freshly-revealed video teaser has confirmed, with a circular design to directly challenge Motorola's wearable. The watch, expected to run Android Wear just as is the case with the existing LG G Watch, is for the most party a mystery in terms of features, but does push LG's design language far further in the direction of more traditional timepieces.

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