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AT&T brings back the LG Watch Urbane 2nd Ed LTE

AT&T brings back the LG Watch Urbane 2nd Ed LTE

It's not yet even near the second half of the year, but we're not one to complain about extremely early good news. At least hopefully it's good news. LG promised that its second Watch Urbane smartwatch would indeed be going back to the market, but it seems that it will be happening earlier than promised. AT&T has once again put the LG Watch Urbane 2nd Edition LTE up for pre-order. Presuming it isn't just a fluke, it gives hope that LG has finally resolved the issues that led to the smartwatch being unceremoniously pulled out shortly after launch.

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Tissot Smart-Touch is first true smartwatch from Swatch

Tissot Smart-Touch is first true smartwatch from Swatch

At the Baselworld watch event in Switzerland this week, a new smartwatch from Tissot was announced, making it the first such wearable from the Swatch Group. With the Swatch brand itself released two timepieces last year, their "smarts" were limited to features aimed at volleyball players and a low-priced watch with payment capabilities for China. The new Smart-Touch from Tissot, however, is their first proper smartwatch, boasting of connected features including navigation and solar-powered recharging.

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Michael Kors unveils two dazzling Android Wear watches

Michael Kors unveils two dazzling Android Wear watches

Michael Kors has announced a new line of wearables called the Michael Kors Access collection, and kicking it off are two new Android Wear smartwatches. The Access watches are designed to offer the best Android Wear wearables have to offer while wrapping them up in a stylish, even glamorous design. The watches won’t be launching until this coming fall season, but the company detailed some features recently at Baselworld 2016.

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Samsung, de GRISOGONO to make a luxurious Gear S2 smartwatch

Samsung, de GRISOGONO to make a luxurious Gear S2 smartwatch

If you thought that Samsung is over its jewelry obsession, better think again. It may have curiously skipped Swarovski this time around, but this diamond-laden smartwatch isn't going to be less luxurious. Or expensive for that matter. This time, Samsung has partnered with famed jewelry and watchmaker de GRISOGONO to co-create, not merely co-brand, Samsung insists, a special, limited-edition Samsung Gear S2. Naturally, this is more a fashion statement than a simple smartwatch, blending the latest in wearable technology with some of the most luxurious materials and stones in the fashion world.

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Apple Watch gets built-in ECG monitor with Kardia Band

Apple Watch gets built-in ECG monitor with Kardia Band

The Apple Watch's heart rate monitor has been praised before about how accurate it is for a smartwatch, but now it's about to get even more advanced with a medical-grade ECG (electrocardiogram) monitor built into the new Kardia Band from accessory maker AliveCor. The watch band features a small metal sensor on the side that communicates with an accompanying app on the device itself, monitoring and alerting wearers of abnormal heart rates.

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Nixon debuts Android smartwatch with 100-meter water resistance

Nixon debuts Android smartwatch with 100-meter water resistance

Another traditional analog watch maker is trying their hand at the smartwatch game. This time it's Nixon, paring their sport watch designs with Android Wear tech into the ultra rugged Mission wearable. But the tough looks aren't just for appearances, as the Mission is primarily aimed at snowboarders and surfers, activities that involve, well, water. To combat this, Nixon has made its smartwatch water-resistant up to 100 meters (330 feet).

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Fossil Q Marshal, Wander join fashion brand’s Android Wear line

Fossil Q Marshal, Wander join fashion brand’s Android Wear line

A few months ago, traditional watch and fashion accessory maker Fossil unveiled its first foray into the wearables market, which included a solitary Fossil Q Founder Android Wear smartwatch. Fossil's first ever smartwatch need no longer feel lonely, as it brings not one but two new Android Wear timepieces to the fold. It is also formally announcing the arrival of the Misfit Ray lookalike, the Fossil Q Motion. But more than that, Fossil will also be bridging the divide with a smart analog smartwatch promised to land sometime this Fall.

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TomTom Golfer 2 is a next-gen smartwatch for golfers

TomTom Golfer 2 is a next-gen smartwatch for golfers

Newly announced and launching soon is the TomTom Golfer 2, the company’s second-generation Golfer smartwatch. As in the past, this wearable is packed with features targeted specifically at golfers, including things like Automatic Shot Detection and an automatic scorecard. Like other golfing watches, the most useful feature is the database of course information, putting access to details on 40,000+ golf courses on your wrist.

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Razer Nabu Watch – More watch than smart

Razer Nabu Watch – More watch than smart

Back at CES this year, Razer made a surprise announcement. Sure, the Core external GPU solution and the Stargazer webcam, I was shown something that had little to do with gaming at all. I'm talking, of course, about the Razer Nabu Watch.

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Pebble major update: Jumbo emojis, fresh new iOS app

Pebble major update: Jumbo emojis, fresh new iOS app

Pebble has just announced the rollout of firmware and app updates and while these benefit everyone, those on iOS have a lot to look forward to in this round. The firmware for the smartwatch itself has been update with both serious and whimsical new features while the Android app has gotten more multi-lingual. The iOS app, on the other hand, gets the biggest chunk of changes, starting with a totally new look. Plus, it also gets some new abilities, like being able to keep your notifications silent.

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Pebble drops prices, retail goes more global

Pebble drops prices, retail goes more global

This week the folks at Pebble have made clear their intentions with the wider world of wearables: lower prices and more availability. The Pebble Time Round will now be available at retail locations throughout the United Kingdom and the European Union. Pebble's price drops will affect the United States only - for now. Both the Pebble Time and the Pebble Time Round will cost $50 USD less than they'd cost before this announcement.

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Microsoft Band 2 gains appeal with lower price

Microsoft Band 2 gains appeal with lower price

The Microsoft Band 2 hit the market in late 2015 and looked much better to the eye than the original wearable from Microsoft. The biggest downside to that wearable was the price tag for many people, when it originally debuted the Band 2 sold for $249.99. Microsoft is aiming to make its device more appealing to buyers not by adding features or updating software, but by slashing the price by $75.

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