smartwatches

LG CDMA watch passes FCC, may be for Verizon

LG CDMA watch passes FCC, may be for Verizon

When it comes to smartwatches, the mindset for some tends to gravitate toward ditching the smartphone. Connected wearables are nothing new, but the platform still doesn’t offer a full suite of apps and services to get us away from our pocket-ready slates. That’s not stopping LG, though, who appear to be working on a smartwatch that has a radio inside.

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Apple Watch may not ship as soon as you thought

Apple Watch may not ship as soon as you thought

When Tim Cook took to the stage earlier this month, he had his Steve Jobs moment in announcing the Apple Watch. Hands raised, he triumphantly ushered in Apple’s new age of wearable tech. When he said Apple Watch would ‘ship early next year’, we all made assumptions. A new report suggests the wait may be longer than imagined.

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Pebble update adds emoji, compass, iOS 8 support

Pebble update adds emoji, compass, iOS 8 support

Pebble owners rejoice! The quietly awesome smartwatch has been updated, bringing in a slew of great features. A fondly remembered watch-face is back, and Pebble gets location-aware with some new compass apps and features. The firmware has also been updated to work with iOS 8, and emojis are now working with Pebble.

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Distracted driving laws stretch to your smartwatch

Distracted driving laws stretch to your smartwatch

Thinking of smartwatches as sidestepping smartphones is a novel concept, but lawmakers in the UK are asking that we take a step back from that. The Department for Transportation there is asking drivers to think about how a smartwatches an contribute to distracted driving, just like a smartphone can. In fact, they’ll go after you all the same if you cause an accident.

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Five reasons why you shouldn’t buy a smartwatch yet

Five reasons why you shouldn’t buy a smartwatch yet

With the long anticipated release of Apple Watch this past week, the company behind it put a lot of coal in the engine of the wearable train. For a solid year, the world hemmed and hawed about smartwatches, waiting to see what Apple would do. Now that they’re officially in the mix, here are a few reasons to sit this early-adopter’s segment out — at least for a year.

 

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