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You may only have 15 minutes to try Apple Watch on in-store

You may only have 15 minutes to try Apple Watch on in-store

As Apple Watch gains momentum heading into Apple Stores everywhere April 10, we can expect throngs of eager customers waiting to try one on. If nothing more, fans will want to see what the Apple Watch is like on their wrists. To combat what could be a massive backlog of interested Apple customers trying their new wearable on and toying with the device for far too long, Apple is reportedly set to allow a mere 15 minutes with the Apple Watch before asking you to move along.

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Bulgari Diagono Magnesium watch focuses on security

Bulgari Diagono Magnesium watch focuses on security

This year's BaselWorld in Switzerland has become the stage for many companies, watch makers or otherwise, to reveal their own take on the idea of smart devices on your wrist. Some have completely jumped on the smartwatch bandwagon while other cautiously remain on the periphery, like the new Swiss Horological Smartwatch group and their MotionX activity tracker platform. Jeweler Bulgari is making yet another twist, calling its concept device not a smartwatch but an "intelligent watch", one that practically keeps a safety vault on your wrist instead.

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Vector smartwatch goes 30 days on a charge

Vector smartwatch goes 30 days on a charge

If you like the idea of a smartwatch but want something that doesn't look like a smartwatch, the Vector may be just the thing for you. The Vector smartwatch looks more like a fashion watch than a smartwatch. The most impressive feature about the Vector smartwatch isn’t the style, but the super long battery life. The manufacturer claims that the Vector can go 30 days on a single charge.

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Will.i.am, Gucci partner to make a standalone smartwatch

Will.i.am, Gucci partner to make a standalone smartwatch

It's Baselworld this week, the world's biggest watch trade show, and given Apple's high profile entry to the smartwatch industry, it's not surprising to see even traditional watch makers starting to vie for a piece of that pie. We've seen the likes of TAG Heuer and Mondaine announcing their own take on the wearable market, and now, luxury brand Gucci is also taking a stab. But it isn't doing it alone. Black Eyed Peas' Will.i.am is also on board to create a standalone smartwatch that is sure to be luxurious, not to mention expensive.

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Apple Watch: Airline companies are the latest to develop new apps

Apple Watch: Airline companies are the latest to develop new apps

With the Apple Watch hitting the market April 24th, developers are rushing to get their apps ready in time, including the big airline companies. Each airline wants to make it as easy and care-free as possible to fly with them. As a frequent flyer myself, I will welcome any innovations that alleviate even a fraction of the stress of frantic air travel. Let's take a look at the new apps underway from American, British Airways, Delta, and United Airlines. Rumor is, they plan to make the most of the smartwatch's at-a-glance display.

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Swiss Horological Smartwatches tout MotionX activity tracking

Swiss Horological Smartwatches tout MotionX activity tracking

With Apple's entry into the smartwatch market, watch makers are finally taking note that the fledgling wearable isn't just a fad that's going away any time soon. At the same time, however, they have the unique problem of staying steadfast to their calling of making "true" watches. Some have dived head on with smartwatch models. Others are taking sort of middle road. And instead of doing things completely alone, some have grouped together to bring forth what will be collectively known as the Swiss Horological Smartwatches.

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Pebble reveals plan to aid developers in creating ‘smartstraps’

Pebble reveals plan to aid developers in creating ‘smartstraps’

Earlier this month, Pebble showed off its "smartstrap" aspirations, something that will allow others to develop intelligent straps for the latest upcoming Pebble smartwatches. Now the company is back with another update, this time zeroing in on the how -- namely, that it'll be pushing that development into gear with a new million-dollar fund set to aid developers in making -- and launching -- their own Pebble smartstraps. Developers will still need to launch their own funding campaigns, but under this Pebble will back the strap itself if it likes what it sees.

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Your Android Wear smartwatch can now find your Android phone

Your Android Wear smartwatch can now find your Android phone

Losing a phone is the worst. Even if you just misplace it for a short time, the tense few minutes between the time you realize you’ve lost it — then find it — are just the worst. In searching, you might mumble “where’s my phone?” With a new update to Android Device Manager, that query might actually return a result, if you’re wearing an Android Wear device. A simple “Okay, Google. Start. Find my phone” will cause your smartwatch to locate your phone and make it ring.

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Mondaine Helvetica No 1: analog dials, smartwatch information

Mondaine Helvetica No 1: analog dials, smartwatch information

Over at BaselWorld this week, even brands like Mondaine aren't immune to the market wish for "smart" functionality in high-end watches. The last time we heard from Mondaine - in a smartwatch sense - was when they took part in a protest of pirated smartwatch faces back in November. Now they're back with their own smartwatch - one with fitness tracking abilities. That's about it. Two years of battery life is fairly standard when it comes to a smart fitness tracker like the one you're seeing here - even if it has a high-end body.

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New Moto 360 colors, style possibly revealed

New Moto 360 colors, style possibly revealed

As we’ve yet to see what Tag Heuer can cook up for Android Wear, the Moto 360 still holds the crown of ‘most attractive Android Wear device’. A recent trip into Moto Maker only solidified its place as an Android Wear device to consider every time you may be shopping for a wearable. It might be seeing increased customization options in the future, though. A now-deleted social media post from Lenovo CEO Yang Yuanqing shows a new-look Moto 360, and some new accessories.

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