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AsteroidOS can run on some Android Wear smartwatches

AsteroidOS can run on some Android Wear smartwatches

There are several smartwatch operating systems out there today. A number of the wearables available right now run Android Wear. A new watch OS has turned up called AsteroidOS that can replace Android Wear on some of those smartwatches. AsteroidOS is a free, open source OS that is community-driven.

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Apple Watch in March might just be a minor refresh

Apple Watch in March might just be a minor refresh

Everybody, or at least everybody in Apple's camp, is anxiously awaiting Apple's next move in the wearable market. Or rather, its next Apple Watch. Though it did fairly well in the market, especially during the holiday season, the current Apple Watch leaves much room for improvement. There seems to be some word that things are being set in motion for a potential March reveal. TechCrunch, however, argues that what we might see won't be Apple Watch 2.0 but a far simpler refresh of Apple's first ever smartwatch.

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Compromised smartwatches can glean your PIN code

Compromised smartwatches can glean your PIN code

Some institutions, like schools, have banned the use of smartwatches because of their ability to spy and cheat but there might be a worse scenario that involves these wearable devices (unless you're like Hermione who thinks expulsion is a fate worse than death). According to researcher Tony Beltramelli, a smartwatch's motion sensors can be used together with a Deep Learning program in order to interpret the wearer's hand movements when entering a PIN on a 12-digit keypad, whether it be a physical one like an ATM or a virtual one on a phone or tablet.

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dokiWatch is an advanced smartwatch for kids

dokiWatch is an advanced smartwatch for kids

Most wearables for kids are limited in functionality, and often revolve around tracking for the parents’ peace of mind. dokiWatch is different — it features more advanced features, including fitness tracking, calling functionality, and an electronic pet to care for. The watch includes a kid-friendly design, as well, able to withstand the rough-and-tumble nature of childhood.

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Moto 360 Sport now available in the US

Moto 360 Sport now available in the US

When Motorola revealed its new smartwatch for 2015, it had not just one but two models to show. While The Moto 360 2 is the nominal flagship of the two, the Moto 360 Sport does bring its own level of uniqueness, with some features that the 360 2 doesn't have. And after months of patiently waiting, that rugged and sporty smartwatch is now available for purchase, from Motorola directly among other places. And it will only set you back $299.99, which is quite on par for an Android Wear smartwatch these days.

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Casio Android Wear watch hands-on: rugged and huge

Casio Android Wear watch hands-on: rugged and huge

A Smart Outdoor Watch from Casio has arrived, ready to roll in three colors with rugged exteriors and Android Wear inside. This device goes by the name WSD-F10, and a 1.32-inch dual layer display. Much like the Moto 360 Sport, this device has the ability to shine brightly with TFT LCD display technology when you're using it indoors, as well as work in the sunlight (in a relative low-power mode) with its monochrome LCD.

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Fitbit Blaze hands-on: should you believe the hype?

Fitbit Blaze hands-on: should you believe the hype?

Our first up close and personal look at the Fitbit Blaze takes place during CES 2016, where the reveal of this device had some ill effects. Fitbit's stock price took a little bit of a dive yesterday as this device was revealed - though it may have been a bit premature. While the watch does look quite similar to the Fitbit Surge - or perhaps a mix between a Surge and an Apple Watch - the end product is unique.

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This is TipTalk, the smart watch strap that makes you Inspector Gadget

This is TipTalk, the smart watch strap that makes you Inspector Gadget

Smart strap upgrades for the analog watch you can't quite part with aren't new, but few let you pretend to be Inspector Gadget as well. TipTalk, one of the skunkworks projects out of Samsung's Creative Lab on show at CES 2016 this week, does just that, however. Out goes the traditional strap or bracelet on your Rolex, Panerai, or family heirloom, and in its place goes a Bluetooth replacement.

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Apple Watch might be getting new color for Milanese Loop band

Apple Watch might be getting new color for Milanese Loop band

Apple this week announced that the Apple Watch would be making its debut in several countries later this month, including Malaysia, Portugal, and Czech Republic. Shortly after the news, the localized online Apple Store for the latter country was updated with a new color option for the smartwatch's iconic Milanese Loop band: Space Black. This is the first time the watch band has been seen in a color other than the original silver, and could mean that Apple will be bringing to the US in the near future as well.

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Casio WSD-F10 Smart Outdoor Watch is a ruggedized Android Wear device

Casio WSD-F10 Smart Outdoor Watch is a ruggedized Android Wear device

Casio has unveiled a new Android Wear product at CES 2016 called the WSD-F10 Smart Outdoor watch. The watch has a rugged design that is safe to water depths of 50 meters and built to military standards. The F10 is water resistant in rain and water use scenarios. The watch has Casio apps for outdoor activities like trekking, cycling, and fishing.

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New Balance to launch smartwatch this holiday season

New Balance to launch smartwatch this holiday season

New Balance has announced the launch of a new division called “Digital Sport.” This new division is tasked with developing “digital experiences” and various wearables, the first of which will be a smartwatch scheduled to launch this holiday season. The company plans to roll out a digital ecosystem targeted at athletes via the new division, and has announced Intel, Google and more as partners.

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Samsung Gear S2 iOS compatibility coming this year

Samsung Gear S2 iOS compatibility coming this year

When the original Samsung Gear S2 smartwatch was revealed, it wasn't prepared for the full collection of smartphones on the market. Android and Tizen would work, sure, but not the most popular smartphone on the planet - the iPhone. Now, according to Samsung representatives speaking at CES 2016, they're going to be bringing iOS compatibility to the Samsung Gear S2 by the end of the year. "This year" they said.

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