watches

Pebble smartwatch reaches $9m: adds Bluetooth 4.0

Pebble smartwatch reaches $9m: adds Bluetooth 4.0

The Pebble smartwatch that hit Kickstarter under a month ago continues to suck in money from contributors across the world. The total has passed the $9 million mark, and before the backing has even finished, the company behind the watch has said that it will be making a last minute addition to the watch: Bluetooth 4.0 support. That’s good news, as the 4.0 standard brings with it lower power requirements.

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Pebble Watch Kickstarter breaks $4.5 million

Pebble Watch Kickstarter breaks $4.5 million

The Pebble smart watch project made in hopes of attaining $100,000 on Kickstarter has continued to break records at an alarming rate, having busted the record for all-time earners on the network earlier this week and hitting $4.5 million today. This project has eInk working on a watch platform that connects with the iPhone and Android and has a massive 30 days to go before its Kickstarter campaign is complete. Are you in on the fun yet?

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Pebble smartwatch breaks $1 million barrier in 28 hours

Pebble smartwatch breaks $1 million barrier in 28 hours

The Kickstarter project for the Pebble smartwatch only began yesterday, but it hit its $100,000 goal in just two hours. The company offered 200 early buyers the watch for $99, which sold out in a matter of minutes, and their target to take the watch to manufacturing has been shattered. Not only that, but currently the project has managed to amass over $1.1 million so far, with around 8,500 people pledging money towards the project to get their hands on the smartwatch.

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Sony Xperia SmartWatch shipping now for $150

Sony Xperia SmartWatch shipping now for $150

It was only yesterday that the Pebble smartwatch for iOS and Android hit Kickstarter, hitting its target goal in just a few short hours. It seems people are hungry for a good smartwatch, and if you want to give a more established brand a try, who better than Sony? The company today is shipping its Xperia SmartWatch in the United States, for a modest $150.

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Pebble smartwatch for iOS and Android available on Kickstarter

Pebble smartwatch for iOS and Android available on Kickstarter

While smartwatches are nothing new, there really hasn’t been one that has all the features you’d expect, not to mention they’ve typically been expensive. That’s all set to change, as a new Kickstarter project presents the Pebble watch. It’s compatible with iOS and Android thanks to Bluetooth, and has an e-paper display so that you can easily view it outside.

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Garmin Approach S3 golf watch aims to improve your game

Garmin Approach S3 golf watch aims to improve your game

Maybe you’re Tiger Woods. Maybe you’re not Tiger Woods, but just really like golf. Not only that, you actually enjoy playing golf. But something has been stopping you from getting the most out of the game. You need to find and bring that technology angle to the sport to help you be the very best, like no one ever was. Garmin has seemingly solved the problem. They’ve announced the Approach S3 golf watch, including a myriad of features to help you not only win the game, but also at life.

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Celsius X VI II LeDIX Furtif $300k mechanical smartphone detailed

Celsius X VI II LeDIX Furtif $300k mechanical smartphone detailed

It's always entertaining to glance upon that which you cannot possibly consider owning, especially when you're having a look at a mechanical smartphone watch combination that'll cost you a cool $300,000 USD. This is the LeDIX Furtif, a device made by the Celsius X VI II group, made for who Celsius co-founder Edouard Meylan says is "people who have everything." This version of the watch is the second in a line of devices developed by the company with ever-increasing amounts of mechanical innards replacing their electronic counterparts, the ultimate goal being an entirely mechanical device inside the next few years.

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Epson introduces world’s lightest GPS watch

Epson introduces world’s lightest GPS watch

Epson may be known more for its printers, but it's now taking a stab at watches and not just any old timepiece---it's debuting the world's lightest GPS sports watch. Well, Epson is a subsidiary of Seiko, so it's still not too far of a stretch.

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Suunto Ambit GPS watch touts heart rate monitor

Suunto Ambit GPS watch touts heart rate monitor

Finnish watch maker Suunto recently announced its latest GPS-enabled watch called the Ambit. The Ambit is designed to help athletes with training and outdoor adventure. It provides a host of tools, including GPS navigation with 3D Compass, altimeter, barometric sensor, and a heart rate monitor.

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Sony XPERIA SmartWatch hands-on

Sony XPERIA SmartWatch hands-on

This isn't Sony's first watch running Android OS, and it definitely shows it. There are many improvements in Sony's XPERIA SmartWarch over the former Sony LiveView - most noticeably the fully featured touchscreen display. The LiveView had side gestures instead. The SmartWatch has retained the underneath clip, and still connects syncs with your phone through Bluetooth.

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World Time Sport E Ink digital watch introduced by Phosphor

World Time Sport E Ink digital watch introduced by Phosphor

Phosphor's delivered us E Ink watches before, by way of the World Time Curved E Ink Watch. But this time, they're giving us the latest and greatest, the E Ink World Time Sport, which introduces a state-of-the-art button-free touch interface that allows the user to switch modes with a simple swipe across the case. The new World Time Sport also boasts a high-contrast E Ink display that is naturally a piece of cake to read in sunlight, much like the screen of the Kindle and other E Ink e-readers.

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WIMM One Developer Kit Review

WIMM One Developer Kit Review

The WIMM One has a worthy ambition: shifting information from your smartphone screen to your wrist, and allowing you to get on with life rather than pulling your phone from your pocket every thirty seconds. To do that, WIMM's smart watch harnesses Android, a high-tech display and more sensors than you'd expect from the standard Rolex or Omega. The company also has its eye on smart watch world domination, with enthusiastic plans for third-party developers and hardware manufacturers. The WIMM One Developer Kit is the first step in that journey; check out the full SlashGear review after the cut.

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