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Pebble Time now lets Android users start text conversations

Pebble Time now lets Android users start text conversations

The Pebble Time smartwatch and its accompanying mobile apps received a number of updates already this week, with the wearables getting new software and both iOS and Android users getting improved Health tracking features. But those with Android as their platform of choice also got something new just for them: the ability to send a text message initiating a conversation directly from the Pebble.

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Android Wear speakers activate today

Android Wear speakers activate today

Starting this afternoon, Android Wear smartwatches will be able to use their built-in speakers. Just so long as they have them installed. Users who have a Huawei Watch or the ASUS ZenWatch 2 (49mm) will be getting an Android Wear update that may surprise them. Believe it or not, these two watches (and some future watches) have a speaker inside that hasn't yet been activated. After this update from Google, it's go time.

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You can now summon your Tesla Model S with your Apple Watch

You can now summon your Tesla Model S with your Apple Watch

When Tesla announced firmware version 1.7 last month, which introduced the much anticipated "Summon" feature to the electric car, we knew it was only a matter of time before some enterprising developer plays around with the feature and takes it elsewhere. That time has indeed come and Allen Wong from Rego Apps has finally updated his famous, or infamous, Remote S Apple Watch app. And its new feature is as what you'd expect, allowing you to call your car from almost anywhere with a few taps on your wrist.

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Android Wear adds speaker support, more gesture controls

Android Wear adds speaker support, more gesture controls

Google has announced an Android Wear update that boosts hands-free features for wearables running the software. These include the ability to navigate through smartwatches using gestures rather than swipes and taps, as well as voice-based message sending and support for speakers. The features, which will be arriving to devices in the near future, make it a little easier to use wearables when your hands are full.

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HP’s Isaac Mizrahi “smartwatch” woos ladies with crystals

HP’s Isaac Mizrahi “smartwatch” woos ladies with crystals

Some might accuse the current mobile tech world to be a predominantly male market, so once in a while a product like this comes around to try to appeal to women. Whether it actually has the intended, or maybe even opposite, effect is still debatable, but that's not stopping the likes of HP from trying. Partnering with renowned designer Isaac Mizrahi, HP is launching the Isaac Mizrahi smartwatch, a wearable time-telling accessory that is, to be blunt, really more a luxury item than a conventional smartwatch.

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New Apple Watch models rumored to also debut in March

New Apple Watch models rumored to also debut in March

If all these rumors have any ring of truth, then Apple's expected March event will be packed with new devices. First, there is, of course, the 4-inch iPhone 5se, not 6c, which will see the return of a diminutive size not seen since 2013. The, there's the iPad Air 3, which will be the first time a 9.7-inch tablet will make an appearance since 2014. And now there is also word that new Apple Watch models, actually new bands, will also be making a debut in one grand stage presentation.

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Samsung Gear S2 Classic launches globally, in the US via Amazon

Samsung Gear S2 Classic launches globally, in the US via Amazon

Samsung's Gear S2 and its rotating bezel has been around for some time now but only in its sporty incarnation. This week, however, Samsung is finally giving the world a taste of class, so to speak. The Gear S2 Classic has just been launched globally, first in China and now available in the US through Amazon. This particularly model adds a touch of elegance to that same concept, employing the use of more premium, luxurious looking materials. With a matching price tag to boot.

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Garmin Approach S20 is latest wearable for golfers

Garmin Approach S20 is latest wearable for golfers

Garmin has announced its new Approach S20 GPS golf watch, its latest wearable for golfers. The smartwatch comes with 40,000+ golf courses preloaded, a tracking feature to keep tabs on one’s daily activities, and notifications. The smartwatch works in conjunction with Garmin’s Connect mobile app for syncing data and presenting analyses of the games. Likewise, the wearable works with the TruSwing golf club sensor.

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Garmin quatix 3 Marine GPS smartwatches are perfect for pirates

Garmin quatix 3 Marine GPS smartwatches are perfect for pirates

Garmin has rolled out a new smartwatch aimed at people who spend a lot of time on the water. The new smartwatch is called the quatix 3 and it is a marine focused watch that has cruising, fishing, and sailing capabilities. The watch has sunlight-readable high-resolution color display and comes loaded with features that are specifically marine in nature.

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Apple Watch Hermes edition available online January 22

Apple Watch Hermes edition available online January 22

If you've been saving up for that one big luxury smartwatch purchase but don't have the luck to be in one of 9 or so cities around the world, then your fortune might have just changed. Starting this Friday, January 22 to be exact, Apple and Hermes will be selling the luxurious fruits of their joint labpor on their respective online stores. Yes, the Apple Watch Hermes edition is launching online this weekend so that you can make your wrist both technologically up to date and glamorous. As long as you have the budget for it, of course.

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AsteroidOS can run on some Android Wear smartwatches

AsteroidOS can run on some Android Wear smartwatches

There are several smartwatch operating systems out there today. A number of the wearables available right now run Android Wear. A new watch OS has turned up called AsteroidOS that can replace Android Wear on some of those smartwatches. AsteroidOS is a free, open source OS that is community-driven.

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Apple Watch in March might just be a minor refresh

Apple Watch in March might just be a minor refresh

Everybody, or at least everybody in Apple's camp, is anxiously awaiting Apple's next move in the wearable market. Or rather, its next Apple Watch. Though it did fairly well in the market, especially during the holiday season, the current Apple Watch leaves much room for improvement. There seems to be some word that things are being set in motion for a potential March reveal. TechCrunch, however, argues that what we might see won't be Apple Watch 2.0 but a far simpler refresh of Apple's first ever smartwatch.

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