watches

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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Pebble says smartwatch includes Bluetooth 4.0, despite iFixit’s claim

Pebble says smartwatch includes Bluetooth 4.0, despite iFixit’s claim

Earlier today, iFixit posted up their teardown walkthrough of the Pebble smartwatch, and noted that the device didn't support Bluetooth 4.0 -- only Bluetooth 2.1. However, there seemed to be some confusion between the specific chips used in the watch, as Pebble has responded to the teardown, saying that Bluetooth 4.0 is indeed supported.

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Pebble smartwatch gets torn down, not much to it

Pebble smartwatch gets torn down, not much to it

The Pebble smartwatch was all the rage on Kickstarter, and we eventually got our grubby little hands on the thing at CES back in January, with our full review being posted up last month. The amazing folks over at iFixit have also ended up getting their hands on the device, but they went about it in a different manner, completely tearing it apart to see what's inside.

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Apple iWatch tipped for 2013 launch

Apple iWatch tipped for 2013 launch

We've been hearing about a lot of buzz about a possible new smartwatch coming straight out of Cupertino. While we've certainly heard a lot about what the alleged watch will feature, we've never heard many rumors about when we'd actually be able to buy the thing. It turns out, however, that sources are saying the iWatch will be available to consumers this year.

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Apple iWatch wristband patent shows the future of slap bracelets

Apple iWatch wristband patent shows the future of slap bracelets

Apple's iWatch has been making the rounds lately, and we've seen our fair share of mockups and possible ideas going behind the rumored smartwatch. Today, for instance, a new patent filing suggests Apple is working on a slap bracelet of the future, complete with a small AMOLED flexible display. It comes straight out of Apple's R&D labs with the name "bi-stable spring with flexible display."

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Pebble watch jailbreak tweak shows all notifications from iPhone

Pebble watch jailbreak tweak shows all notifications from iPhone

The Pebble smartwatch is finally shipping to customers after a number of delays, and we even got our hands on the thing during CES 2013 last month. Jailbreakers and app developers are also getting in on the fun, and now we're seeing what looks to be the first jailbreak tweak for iPhone built for the Pebble smartwatch.

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CES 2013 wrap-up: Accessories steal the show

CES 2013 wrap-up: Accessories steal the show

In some ways, one could argue that CES 2013 was really all about the accessories. Sure, a lot of companies where there unveiling new hardware, whether that hardware was a massive TV, a new gaming tablet, or a phone that has an eInk display on the backside, but there were more accessories than we care to count being shown on the floor. Each of these accessories seemed to offer something unique; each was newsworthy in it's own particular way. There were some that caught more attention than others, naturally, but nearly every accessory we saw is bound to get someone, somewhere excited.

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Apple and Intel rumored to be working on iWatch for 2013

Apple and Intel rumored to be working on iWatch for 2013

While smartwatches may seem like a short-lived fad, it's rumored that Apple and Intel think the contrary. It's said that the two companies are teaming up to release an "iWatch" sometime in 2013. The device would connect to your Apple devices via Bluetooth, especially the iPhone and iPod line, in order to relay information from these devices to the watch.

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Basis launches health-tracking wristwatch and web service

Basis launches health-tracking wristwatch and web service

Basis Science today launched a new fitness and health tracking wristwatch and accompanying web service for the health-conscience crowd. It joins an already crowded market of health and fitness gadgets, but Basis hopes to shake things up with its wristwatch that aims to get people to form better health habits.

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Experiment ZR012 puts some Wankel on your wrist

Experiment ZR012 puts some Wankel on your wrist

We all love a good Wankel, and crazy watchmakers MB&F and URWERK have put the spinning, meshing polygons to excellent use in the limited edition C3H5N3O9 "Nitro" Experiment ZR012 timepiece. Fronted by a unique Wankel-inspired movement that shows hours and minutes on a pair of eccentric rotating Reuleaux polygons, Experiment ZR012 will be released as a limited run of just twelve, hypnotic examples.

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Pebble smartwatch won’t make September ship date

Pebble smartwatch won’t make September ship date

The Pebble smartwatch caused quite a stir across the internets when it was announced, breaking Kickstarter records and ultimately reaching $10.2 million in funding. The original goal was to create 1,000 Pebble watches and have them delivered to customers into September, but the company behind the watch has warned of delays thanks to the sheer demand. Full production is now planned for 85,000 watches, but ramping up for that kind of volume will mean Kickstarters will have to wait a bit longer to get their wares.

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MOTOACTV sports watch now more affordable with $100 price cut

MOTOACTV sports watch now more affordable with $100 price cut

A few months ago we wrote about how Motorola’s MOTOACTV sports watch was priced pretty high for the average customer, and now Motorola has responded with a $100 price cut. For those of you looking for an affordable way to track calories, steps, miles ran or distanced pedaled on a bike, the new prices for the MOTOACTV makes it a much more reasonable option to choose from among other similar watches.

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