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Pebble appstore for smartwatch goes live for iPhone users

Pebble appstore for smartwatch goes live for iPhone users

Pebble's appstore for its smartwatches has gone live, arriving in an update for the iOS Pebble app and with an Android version due "very, very soon" the company says. Currently stocked with more than 1,000 apps and watchfaces - though expected to become the main hub for all of the company's third-party developers to release their software through - the appstore is split into six app categories, spanning notifications through fitness and games.

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iOS 8, iWatch, and Healthbook: Apple’s brand of tracking

iOS 8, iWatch, and Healthbook: Apple’s brand of tracking

In the creation of the next iteration of Apple's mobile operating system, it's said - and it's been suggested by Apple several times over the course of the last year - that they'll be pushing into the health and fitness arena. You'll have seen quite a few apps and devices doing this over the past year as well, the entire "wearables" industry making their way forward fully intent on taking advantage of the average citizen's wishes to stay in shape.

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ASUS smartwatch chatted up by enigmatic Jonney Shih

ASUS smartwatch chatted up by enigmatic Jonney Shih

This week the ASUS chairman Jonney Shih spoke up at the company's year-end party, making it known that he's got full confidence in the brand's next-generation wearable device. This wearable device will not necessarily be a smartwatch, but Shih's comments this week have suggested it'll go to war with the rest of the watches out there today anyway.

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Pebble Steel Review

Pebble Steel Review

Pebble might not agree that 2014 is set to be the year of wearables: the smartwatch startup closed out last year with one of the most compelling devices in its category, taking the original Pebble from Kickstarter hit to shipping product and finally developer's darling. Now there's a second version, Pebble Steel, on sale alongside the first smartwatch for those who want a little more bling with their wrist-mounted apps. With high-spec alternatives like Samsung's Galaxy Gear, and the constant chatter of an Apple iWatch on the horizon, you could've forgiven Pebble for going all-out with the spec list, but in fact Pebble Steel shows surprising restraint. Method or madness? Read on for the full SlashGear review.

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Acer wearables may open a new door with smart jewelry

Acer wearables may open a new door with smart jewelry

We begin this week with Acer's continued relatively secretive development of a future set of wearable devices. While we understood partway through last year that Acer would, indeed, be moving toward the wearable ream with smart electronics, it was only this month that we truly began to see how far the company would be willing to go. Today's suggestion is that they wont even necessarily be working with the early mainstays of the wearables arena: glasses or watches.

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