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CoWatch wants to put Amazon’s Alexa on your wrist

CoWatch wants to put Amazon’s Alexa on your wrist

Well, it finally happened. Given the interest poured over both smartwatches as well as voice-controlled virtual assistants, someone was bound to put the two together for Amazon very own Alexa. And now that's happening, or at least will happen if the CoWatch Indiegogo crowdfunding campaign succeeds. And actually goes into production. While running its own "Chronologics OS", the highlight of this smartwatch is definitely its integration with Amazon Echo, which, in turn, opens up the possibilities of connecting with and controlling other devices, appliances, and, of course, the smartwatch itself.

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Samsung Gear S2 smartwatch app for iOS leaked, official support coming soon

Samsung Gear S2 smartwatch app for iOS leaked, official support coming soon

Back in January, Samsung said that it would be bringing iOS support to its Gear S2 smartwatch, allowing iPhone owners to make full use of the company's latest wearable. It seems an official release may finally be drawing near, as several screenshots, along with the beta version of the Samsung app itself, have been posted to XDA Forums. While it's still in an early state, it reveals some of the features that iPhone users will be able to take advantage of with their Gear S2.

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Apple Watch 2 reported to sport same design, new internals

Apple Watch 2 reported to sport same design, new internals

It's been nearly a full year since Apple first introduced their take on the smartwatch. And with any Apple device that's been out for that long, it's due for a refresh. (Well, unless you're a Mac Pro, that is.) Yesterday we heard one report that the next update will be thinner, today we're hearing a much different tune.

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Apple Watch 2 expected to debut in June, up to 40% thinner

Apple Watch 2 expected to debut in June, up to 40% thinner

The successor to the Apple Watch has been rumored for a few months now, with most predictions saying it will debut at some point in 2016. The latest credible information backs this up, but offers specifics like a debut from Apple at this year's WWDC event, expected around June 13-17, and a significantly thinner casing that the original Watch. This comes from Brian White of the Wall Street analyst group Drexel Hamilton, who is currently on a tour of tech factories in China.

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Apple Watch Hermes bands get new colors, will be sold individually

Apple Watch Hermes bands get new colors, will be sold individually

So far, the Apple Watch Hermes band has been one of the most impressive collaborations between the tech giant and a high-end fashion brand. Unfortunately for those who are fans of the French brand, the only way to get the luxury accessory was to buy the Apple Watch that comes paired with it; if you already own the smartwatch, you're out of luck. That's changing later this month, the two companies have revealed, as the Hermes band will start being sold separately on April 19th.

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Huawei TalkBand B3 has built-in Bluetooth headset

Huawei TalkBand B3 has built-in Bluetooth headset

When Huawei finally got around to unveiling the P9 smartphone, that phone wasn’t all the company had to unveil. It also tossed out some details on the TalkBand B3 wearable. At first glance, the TalkBand B3 looks like a skinny smartwatch, but it has something that you won't find on other wearables. The screen of the TalkBand is actually a Bluetooth headset so you can have hands free communication when you want.

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Pebble update adds iOS Text Replies for Verizon, more vibes

Pebble update adds iOS Text Replies for Verizon, more vibes

Despite having laid off practically a fourth of its workforce, Pebble is showing that it's business as usual at the office. In the latest set of updates for both firmware and the respective mobile apps, Pebble is throwing Verizon subscribers a bone. It is finally making available the iOS Text Replies feature that it introduced last year for this particular carrier. Of course, that's not the only new feature in this update. For those with the Pebble Time generation of smartwatches, you can set different vibrations for different notifications and track sleep more accurately, down to hour-long power naps.

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LG G5 and LG Watch Urbane 2nd Edition Verizon pre-orders start

LG G5 and LG Watch Urbane 2nd Edition Verizon pre-orders start

Verizon wireless fans who have been on the lookout for a new smartphone can now pre-order the LG G5 on the carrier. Verizon says that if you pre-order the G5 now you will get the smartphone in your hands on April 1 when it launches officially. The G5 has a slide-out removable battery to keep you powered and going all day and all night.

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Pebble lays off a fourth of its staff as budget issues loom

Pebble lays off a fourth of its staff as budget issues loom

Even highly successful companies, even the mythical unicorns, experience problems. The problem is that when those problems strike, it is usually the company's minions that bear the brunt of the effects. Even relatively smaller companies like Pebble are no exception. In an interview, CEO Eric Migicovsky revealed that Pebble is laying off 40 of its employees this week. While it might seem like a small number in comparison with other giant companies, that actually amounts to 25% of its total workforce.

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Samsung Gear S2 iOS support lands on Verizon

Samsung Gear S2 iOS support lands on Verizon

At the start of the year, Samsung promised that its rather unique Gear S2 smartwatch would be be getting iOS compatibility sometimes "this year". Considering there this year, like any other year, has 12 months, it was anyone's guess when it would actually happen. Well, apparently, we can stop guessing. Verizon updated its support page for the Gear S2, detailing the update that will be rolling out for the smartwatch. And with it comes the almost nonchalant announcement of adding support for both iOS 8.4 and later as well as, curiously, Android 6.0 Marshmallow.

UPDATE: Not so fast! Verizon changes the text in the update.

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Apple Watch’s Nylon bands and price kick: first impressions aim to spark new interest

Apple Watch’s Nylon bands and price kick: first impressions aim to spark new interest

Today we got up close and personal with Apple's newest bands for the Apple Watch. These are the Woven Nylon bands in a variety of colors - they'll have Gold/Red, Gold/Royal Blue, Royal Blue, Pink, Pearl, Scuba Blue, and Black available at Apple Stores soon. They've reduced the base price of the Apple Watch this week as well. What we're asking our readers here is - do these bits and pieces make you interested in having an Apple Watch again? Maybe even interested for the first time?

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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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