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Omate suggests TrueSmart the first “Smartwatch 2.0″

Omate suggests TrueSmart the first “Smartwatch 2.0″

This week the folks at Omate have unveiled the Omate TrueSmart smartwatch formally, ushering in what they suggest is the dawn of "Smartwatch 2.0." This second age of smartwatch technology is - according to Omate - one in which the full collection of abilities of the past generation are kept intact without the need of a smartphone companion to tether with. This second generation in smartwatch technology is also a whole lot more powerful than the first - their TrueSmart, for example, works with a dual-core processor and Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean.

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iWatch tipped by Apple Nike FuelBand developer hire Jay Blahnik

iWatch tipped by Apple Nike FuelBand developer hire Jay Blahnik

Though it's not entirely aimed at a public release, Apple's hiring of fitness expert and Nike FuelBand developer Jay Blahnik has become public knowledge and a tip not to be missed over the past several hours. This hire has he masses suggesting Apple is aiming for more wearable technology finesse, possibly aiming at the fabled iWatch for development over the next several seasons. This follows up on a tip from earlier this year that Blahnik would be joining Apple, both this and that rumor suggesting the developer would be working on codename iWatch this year.

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The iWatch team: wearable experts tipped to assemble

The iWatch team: wearable experts tipped to assemble

It would appear that Apple is going all-in on what's still code-named iWatch, a wearable device that's commanding the attention of next-generation device hopefuls here in the summer of 2013. While Apple hasn't directly confirmed the existence of the iWatch exactly, a whirlpool of rumors, tips, and reports on the matter paint a rather interesting picture of a watch that's not just an accessory to play second-fiddle to the iPhone.

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Pebble smartwatch reaches 275k sold, 1m app downloads

Pebble smartwatch reaches 275k sold, 1m app downloads

The Pebble smartwatch is on a kick, and it's been a raging success so far. The company initially raised over $10 million on Kickstarter and have since been the talk of the town. Most recently, Pebble revealed that they have sold 275,000 smartwatches so far, and they're having trouble keeping up with demand, as some Kickstarter backers still don't have their own units in yet.

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Tokyoflash Intoxicated breathalyzer watch makes your wrist judgemental

Tokyoflash Intoxicated breathalyzer watch makes your wrist judgemental

Tokyoflash is known for its unusual watches and odd displays that make you feel like you're drunk trying to decipher them, but the Tokyoflash Intoxicated is the first that actually aims to tell you how inebriated you actually are. The culmination of one of the Japanese firm's design concept rounds back in 2011, the new timepiece looks initially like just another obtuse time-telling LCD, but pop open the panel on the side and there's a tube to blow into to test your alcohol levels.

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GEAK Watch brings Android in “true” smartwatch bid

GEAK Watch brings Android in “true” smartwatch bid

There a handful of watches out there that do a lot of nifty things besides tell the time and date, but it's hard to say they're actually worthy of the smartwatch name. Pebble is the most popular option, but it still lacks a lot of vital features that smartwatch entusiasts really want. However, a new watch that has showed up overseas looks to go where no smartwatch has gone before.

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