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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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Apple iWatch trademark war ahead

Apple iWatch trademark war ahead

After filing for a trademark for "iWatch" in several countries, including Japan, Mexico, Russia, Taiwan, and Turkey, Apple may have a bit more trouble filing for the same trademark in other countries such as the US, UK, and China, mostly because "iWatch" has already been trademarked in these countries.

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Pebble Best Buy sales begin as smartwatch hits retail [UPDATE]

Pebble Best Buy sales begin as smartwatch hits retail [UPDATE]

As rumored yesterday, Pebble smartwatches are indeed coming to Best Buy. The Kickstarter-funded smartwatch has not hit the online retail sector on Best Buy's website for $149, which is a bit more than what you could've gotten one for if you backed the Kickstarter project, which were selling for $99 a piece at the time.

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TomTom Runner and Multi-Sport watches arriving this month

TomTom Runner and Multi-Sport watches arriving this month

Smartwatches may just now be gaining popularity, but they've been available for quite some time now. TomTom has already gone in on the watch fad, announcing new wrist wearables earlier this year. The company has now revealed availability and pricing details for its new Runner and Multi-Sport smartwatches.

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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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Apple patents curved battery: space saving for iWatch

Apple patents curved battery: space saving for iWatch

Now that Tim Cook has effectively paved the way - without saying so - for Apple to create wearable devices in the near or distant future, the appearance of a so-called "curved battery" in the US Patent office isn't all that much of a surprise. While it's not a guarantee of any bit or piece of technology using this battery any time soon - Apple often patents technology without using it, ever - it does open some rather interesting miniature doors of possibility.

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Pebble SDK update brings two-way communication to mobile apps

Pebble SDK update brings two-way communication to mobile apps

For those early adopters who opted in for the Pebble smartwatch during its Kickstarter days, you'll be pleased to know that compatible mobile apps will soon be able to communicate with the Pebble both ways, whereas apps used to only send information to the watch and you couldn't send commands to your phone from the Pebble, which was one of the big caveats.

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RunKeeper Pebble support enabled in iOS and Android update

RunKeeper Pebble support enabled in iOS and Android update

The popular health and fitness tracking app RunKeeper has updated for both iOS and Android. One of the biggest new additions to the app is support for the new Pebble smartwatch, which now allows users to check their wrist to see if they're keeping up pace, rather than having to fish out their smartphone to check their stats while on the go.

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Hoptroff No. 10 marks world’s first atomic pocket watch

Hoptroff No. 10 marks world’s first atomic pocket watch

This week the folks at Hoptroff have introduced a pocket watch they suggest will tell time better and more accurately than any other watch in existence. This watch has been claimed by the company to be more accurate than any luxury quartz or mechanical watch yet produced, and will be the first to be atomically powered in a pocket watch form factor. The Hoptroff No. 10 is such a rare and seemingly difficult to construct timepiece that the company plans on making 12 units in their first run.

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Ressence Type 3 watch employs liquid-filled body

Ressence Type 3 watch employs liquid-filled body

This isn't the timepiece you expected to be reading about today, that's for certain. What you've got here is the Ressence Type 3, a mechanical wristwatch that, save its rather intriguing construction and use of liquid under the surface of its face, looks rather standard from afar. Up close you'll find that this machine is a bit boggling to behold.

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TomTom GPS sport watches capitalize on smartwatch hype

TomTom GPS sport watches capitalize on smartwatch hype

This afternoon the folks at TomTom have revealed two GPS sports watches that they say completely re-define what it means to work with a GPS-tracking wrist-bound computer. Witht the TomTom Runner and the TomTom Multi-Sport GPS sport watchs you'll be working with massive displays, one-button control, and full-screen graphics-based training tools to make your sporty self a futuristic runner in no time!

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LG rumored to be creating smartwatch contender

LG rumored to be creating smartwatch contender

First it was Pebble to bring smartwatches to the mainstream, and from the looks of it, several big companies are looking to make a dent in the same market, including Apple, Samsung, Google, and now LG. It's rumored that LG will be joining the three other companies to compete in making a next-generation smartwatch.

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