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Cook said to confirm Apple Watch is showerproof, lasts a day

Cook said to confirm Apple Watch is showerproof, lasts a day

We're just two months away from the Apple Watch launch and things still seem not to be set in stone. Some new features or misfeatures about Apple's first wearable foray are still coming in. For this round, the source is supposedly none other than CEO Tim Cook himself. Speaking to a crowd of Apple employees at a flagship store in Berlin, Cook was said to have given some good news for worried would be Apple Watch owners: the smartwatch is resistant enough to use in the shower.

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LG Watch Urbane update brings LTE, NFC

LG Watch Urbane update brings LTE, NFC

LG has taken its Android Wear efforts up a couple notches with its upcoming LG Watch Urbane, an incredibly stylish and sophisticated smartwatch that blends in among other snazzy timepieces while bringing smart functionality that trumps the average wrist wearable. LG will be showing off the watch at Mobile World Congress 2015 next week, but it's not letting that timeline slow it down: the maker has already pushed out an update for the watch, adding more features that increase its appeal.

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Pebble and Windows phones: a tale of what could have been

Pebble and Windows phones: a tale of what could have been

Pebble's new stab at another Kickstarter, this time for the sleeker, more colorful Pebble Time, has renewed interest in one of the pioneers of smartwatches. While Pebble supports both Android and iOS, one of the few smartwatches to do so, it leaves out a portion of the mobile world out in the cold. Granted, the number of Windows Phone users might pale in comparison, but there are always some voices and arms raised in supplication for support. Though things looked hopeful for a while, the reality might be harsher.

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Withings Activité Review – Smart gets Stylish

Withings Activité Review – Smart gets Stylish

Rather than a smartwatch, how about a watch that’s simply smarter? Smartwatches and fitness trackers have long tried to borrow from the traditional horological handbook, but tech usually trumps style; heck, the specter of the Apple Watch may loom over all wearables, but even Cupertino’s wrist-candy needs no second glance to be mistaken for something different from a regular watch. Could salvation come from France by way of Switzerland, and the Withings Activité? With a price tag higher even than Apple’s, and a spec list conspicuously shorter, the Activité needs more than just its coveted “Swiss Made” branding, but after two months of it on my wrist, I've realized it has some unique charms of its own.

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LG Watch Urbane video reminds you how classy it is

LG Watch Urbane video reminds you how classy it is

LG might not be too keen to battle for the spotlight at MWC 2015, but that doesn't mean it doesn't want you to drool over its pre-announced products. Next week, it will be putting on display a few of its new entries, and some of them might really be worth taking a closer look. Or a closer wear even. The company has just released a video for its LG Watch Urbane and it indeed would have you believe that it is one of if not the classiest Android Wear smartwatch to date.

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Pebble Time beats Kickstarter goal in 15 minutes

Pebble Time beats Kickstarter goal in 15 minutes

As of the publishing of this article, Pebble Time will have beaten its goal nearly twice over in its first hour being online. This Kickstarter project mirrors the original Pebble release, this time coming with a device with a color display and three unique color options for the device's border and band. There's a black watch case with silicone band with black PVD stainless steel bezel, white with silver, and red with black - all with the same functionality and specifications, of course.

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Pebble Time: color smartwatch returns to Kickstarter

Pebble Time: color smartwatch returns to Kickstarter

That's right: the second-generation "Pebble Time" smartwatch will be launched on the same platform as its predecessor: Kickstarter. This unit is reminiscent of its predecessor, working with a subdued physical design and a newly updated Pebble OS software interface. Pebble Time, as it's called, will be available to backers of this Kickstarter by May of 2015 and will be delivered at a price point roughly double that of the original - unless you're talking about the original price - it's the same as the launch price of the original Pebble and that of the newer Pebble Steel.

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UnaliWear Kanega Watch: a wearable for the elderly

UnaliWear Kanega Watch: a wearable for the elderly

There's no shortage of wearables on the market, but their uses tend to be narrow, focusing on health, fitness, and bridging the land between your smartphone and your wrist. We've seen some devices crop up that tailor their functions to a more defined user base, but that user base is typically children. The UnaliWear Kanega Watch takes the opposite approach, targeting elderly users in particular with features that both facilitate independence while putting a caretaker's mind at ease. Medication alerts, directions home, and more are all available.

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21 Apple Watch developers reveal their wares

21 Apple Watch developers reveal their wares

While the Android world is setting its eyes on MWC 2015 next week, those from the Apple camp are more fixated on late April. That is when the company will be fully launching the Apple Watch and when the world will finally get to see what Cupertino's take on smartwatches will really be. But as experience showed so far, a smartwatch is only as good as the stuff you can do on it, and some developers are now revealing the things you will be able to do once the Apple Watch hits the stores.

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Pebble Color edition: this is (likely) the new lineup

Pebble Color edition: this is (likely) the new lineup

Details surrounding the rumored color display-toting Pebble have leaked this morning just hours before the final, official reveal by the company itself. This smartwatch is very similar to its predecessor, this time coming with a display that includes color. The physical appearance of this device is unlike its predecessor in that it rolls with a slightly more "sporty" feel - but the buttons are still there, and the strap still looks rather rubbery. The operating system inside may have quite a bit of a change-up.

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