smartwatch

Moto 360 Sport release dates shared with details on hardware

Moto 360 Sport release dates shared with details on hardware

This morning Motorola revealed the Moto 360 Sport smartwatch in full - this after a brief introduction earlier this year with the standard Moto 360 (2015). This Android Wear device's release dates vary from country to country. If you're living in the UK or France, you'll see it popping up on December 18th. If you're inside the United States, you'll start to see this machine on the 7th of January, and in stores like Best Buy - and in the Motorola store in Chicago - on the 10th.

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Omate Rise is the latest 3G-compatible Android smartwatch

Omate Rise is the latest 3G-compatible Android smartwatch

Omate is one the more low-key manufacturers in the smartwatch game right now, but that doesn't mean they're lacking in effort. The company has just announced its latest wearable, the Rise, a circular smartwatch that runs Android 5.1, features 3G support with a Micro SIM card slot, and has a wallet-friendly price of just $200. Just don't expect to pick one up as a Christmas gift, as the Rise is launching on Indiegogo later this week, with shipments expected to begin March 2016.

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Swatch VISA pay-by-wrist release date tapped for early 2016

Swatch VISA pay-by-wrist release date tapped for early 2016

VISA announces with Swatch that they'll be doing a sort of team-up effort in the not-so-smartwatch business. They'll be rolling with NFC in the strap of the watch line Swatch Bellamy. This has to do with an author by the name of Edward Bellamy who wrote a novel in 1888 by the name of "Looking Backward 2000-1887". This novel envisioned "a utopian world in which cash has been replaced by credit/debit cards," the first recorded mention of such a technology.

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Fossil Q Founder appears on Google Store, not yet for sale

Fossil Q Founder appears on Google Store, not yet for sale

The fusion of fashion and technology is finally starting to ramp up. Aside from the super expensive timepieces such as the TAG Heuer Connected and Apple's own Apple Watch Edition, a few brands that you wouldn't normally associate with tech are finally coming out in the open with a smartwatch of their own. One of those is Fossil, the accessory brand who just last month announced a couple of new wearable devices, among which is the Android Wear Q Founder, which has found its way to Google Store.

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HP and Titan team for new smartwatch

HP and Titan team for new smartwatch

HP has been collaborating with other companies to produce new products under a program called Engineered by HP. The latest team up under that engineering program comes between HP and a company called Titan. HP says that Titan is the world's fifth largest watchmaker and the resulting product is a smartwatch.

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LG Watch Urbane 2 cancellation blamed on faulty screen

LG Watch Urbane 2 cancellation blamed on faulty screen

LG has somewhat broken its silence on the recent fiasco over what should have been one of its hottest wearables to date. Apparently, the reason why it suddenly decided to stop the sales of its LG Watch Urbane 2nd Edition was due to a faulty component that would affect image quality over time. Other than that, however, LG isn't saying much else, preferring to keep mum over the real issue and possibly earning the distrust, if not ire, of some who have been looking forward to the smartwatch.

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Pebble Time gets Text Reply on iOS for AT&T postpaid

Pebble Time gets Text Reply on iOS for AT&T postpaid

Getting notifications on your smartwatch, be it an Android Wear, Apple Watch, or Pebble, is one thing. Being able to act on those notifications is a different story. The latter is trickiest when it comes to text messages, given a smartwatch's small screen and extremely limited input methods. Most rely on voice recognition or canned replies to make it work. Now Pebble is joining that hip crowd with the latest update that brings a Text Reply feature to Pebble Time owners with iPhones and AT&T postpaid accounts.

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Pebble Time hits Woot – bad news for the watchmaker?

Pebble Time hits Woot – bad news for the watchmaker?

It would appear that Woot just got a shipment of Pebble Time smartwatches in for their fire sale department. What's this mean for the watchmaker? It might mean little. It could be that one distributor or another just received more Pebble Time watches than they could sell. It could also mean that Pebble is planning on axing the rest of their stock of this particular watch in favor of the original (black and white model) and the more circular of the bunch.

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LG Watch Urbane 2nd Edition’s cancellation: details on a tragedy

LG Watch Urbane 2nd Edition’s cancellation: details on a tragedy

The LG Watch Urbane 2nd Edition has a bit of a hardware issue - one large enough that after just a week on the market, it's been pulled from shelves indefinitely. What's this mean for people who already own it? And what does this mean for LG, a company that's been releasing highest-end Android Wear watches since the very start of the Android Wear platform? Likely very little, as it were - and the watch itself might just end up heading back to stores early next year. Don't worry.

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Huawei unveils rose gold smartwatch and Black Friday deals

Huawei unveils rose gold smartwatch and Black Friday deals

We are only a week from the biggest shopping day of the year with hoards of people descending on stores to get some good deals for holiday shopping. Ahead of Black Friday, Huawei has announced the deals that it will be offering and has unveiled a new version of its Huawei Watch.

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Apple Watch owners are Kickstarting a string strap

Apple Watch owners are Kickstarting a string strap

Today we've come across a crowd-funded accessory that'll work for most any smartwatch, but is aimed at the Apple Watch in particular. This accessory is essentially a series of pieces of die-cast zinc, twine strands, and a bit of silicone rubber. While the actual execution may seem like a strange use of $30 USD, the concept is sound. While it may look strange, the space between the base of your thumb and your index finger is the ideal place to glance for a smart watch face.

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Apple Watch charging dock is now official, already on sale for $79

Apple Watch charging dock is now official, already on sale for $79

While the first images began widely appearing online less than 24 hours ago, Apple has now officially announced the Magnetic Charging Dock for the Apple Watch. As the name implied, the charger is a flat, round dock that allows users to simply lay the Watch down flat overtop it, or stand upright with the band closed and the screen facing outwards. The actual charging part is the round magnetic disc, similar to the standard charger that comes with the Watch, but it's built right into the center of the dock.

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