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AT&T Pebble smartwatch exclusive to carrier

AT&T Pebble smartwatch exclusive to carrier

While the Pebble smartwatch is not a machine that needs any kind of mobile data coverage as such, the folks at AT&T have decided to get onboard with carrying the device as an exclusive across the USA. This device was part of a Kickstarter campaign earlier this year and found itself the subject of a Pebble Smartwatch Review on SlashGear as well. Now the device is headed to AT&T - and no other mobile carrier - with the same $150 price tag it's always been delivered with.

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Omate TrueSmart smartwatch as mini-boombox: serious about sound

Omate TrueSmart smartwatch as mini-boombox: serious about sound

This week the team at Omate have let it be known that they're aiming to be one of the first fully-functional wrist-based boomboxes in the world, not just one of the newest smartwatches on the market this upcoming season. Here in the latest entry in our extended interview session with Omate's top minds, we're speaking again with one of three co-founders: Nick N.M. Yap, about the immediate future of this first in a series of wearables from the company. Today it's time to jam.

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TrueSmart smartwatch first on “fantastic road” of wearables for Omate

TrueSmart smartwatch first on “fantastic road” of wearables for Omate

Though the Omate TrueSmart smartwatch has only just been shown in is final form for the public, co-founder Nick N.M. Yap spoke with SlashGear this week about a wide open future for the group in all things wearable. Speaking up this week on the TrueSmart smartwatch initially, then on the company's current wildly successful connection with the likes of Kickstarter for its initiation, Yap suggested that the watch was not the end of hardware for Omate - not by a long shot.

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Samsung Galaxy Gear pre-orders start at midnight for AT&T

Samsung Galaxy Gear pre-orders start at midnight for AT&T

This morning the folks at AT&T have announced that they'll be first on the block with Samsung Galaxy Gear pre-orders, this being the latest in Samsung's efforts to bring a smartwatch to the masses. Samsung begins its wearables journey (again) here with the Galaxy Gear in the United States on AT&T exclusively - though release schedules have suggested that this device will be hitting other carriers soon. And of course there's the fact that this device has no cellular radio that suggests it'll be appearing in more places than just mobile provider stores - AT&T just appears here first.

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Omate TrueSmart smartwatch answers the super-tiny keyboard question

Omate TrueSmart smartwatch answers the super-tiny keyboard question

While the masses decide whether or not they'll be slapping a smartwatch on their wrist this upcoming wearable computers season, the team behind Omate TrueSmart are hard at work on the details. This week SlashGear presents an extended interview with Omate's own Nick N.M. Yap, one of three of the company's founders and major supporter of the TrueSmart smartwatch. Today we're having a peek at a key question - how does one handle an on-screen keyboard with a display that's just 1.54-inches in size?

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Omate TrueSmart smartwatch final hardware design revealed

Omate TrueSmart smartwatch final hardware design revealed

This week the folks at Omate have released a series of photos as well as a sort of up-close handsy video of the TrueSmart smartwatch in what they're suggesting will be the final working design. This device is still part of a KickStarter campaign, but has been funded well and above its original goal (surpassing this goal within the first day of its release on the crowdfunding circuit. Here we're seeing a wearable Android-based device that very much appears to be ready for action.

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Samsung Galaxy Gear “over-spec’d” argues Pebble smartwatch creator

Samsung Galaxy Gear “over-spec’d” argues Pebble smartwatch creator

Smartwatches like Samsung's Galaxy Gear and Sony's multiple attempts to break the wearables market are trying too hard and missing the point, Pebble CEO Eric Migicovsky says, arguing that simplicity is the right route to the wrist. "I think everyone is kind of ignoring the things that you need to do with a smartwatch" Kickstarter success Migicovsky said at TechCrunch Disrupt today. "It needs to mesh into your life, it needs to have a long battery life ... and it needs to just not, y'know, be annoying."

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Nissan Nismo Concept Watch unveiled, monitors your health and social networks

Nissan Nismo Concept Watch unveiled, monitors your health and social networks

Following the rising popularity of wearable devices, Nissan has just launched its own Nismo Concept Watch ahead of the Frankfurt Motor Show this month. But rather than doing the normal things you think a smartwatch would do, the Nisma Concept's features focuses on keeping tabs on both the car and driver's status in order to improve the performance of Nissan motorsports athletes.

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