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Microsoft Band 2 adds weight tracking, GPS power saver

Microsoft Band 2 adds weight tracking, GPS power saver

Microsoft has announced the arrival of two new features for its second generation Microsoft Band wearable. With this update, the smart band gains a power saving mode designed to increase battery life while using GPS. As well, and just as exciting, is the addition of a weight tracking feature for monitoring weight changes, expanding the wearable’s usefulness for health-conscious users.

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Pebble updates put Health front and center

Pebble updates put Health front and center

This week the folks behind the Pebble smartwatch line are delivering a set of updates to put Pebble Health at the forefront of their wearable devices. With the latest update to the iPhone at (version 3.6) and the latest update to the Android app (version 3.9), Pebble devices will have access to what Pebble describes as "Beefy Pebble Health Updates". While not every Pebble will receive all feature upgrades, all Pebble devices will have an update of some sort.

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Virtual Reality Done Wrong: Making it Look Terrible

Virtual Reality Done Wrong: Making it Look Terrible

Today we're going to discuss how not to present virtual reality to the public. The images you see at the top of this article are wrong. They're bad. Skeptics of this platform see these images and remain skeptical. People who love virtual reality look at these images and see how goofy they look when they have virtual reality headsets on. It may have worked in the 1980s when ads were extremely strange - but it's not going to work here in the present.

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Narrative opens wearable camera to inventive devs

Narrative opens wearable camera to inventive devs

Wearable camera company Narrative is throwing open its platform to developers, inviting more interesting uses for the tiny life-logging gadget. Dubbed the Narrative Open Platform, it clears the way for both hardware and software customization, as the crowdfunding success attempts to make its wearable a must-have accessory rather than a niche geek trinket.

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TYLT Vu Pulse turns Pebble Time into a heart rate monitor

TYLT Vu Pulse turns Pebble Time into a heart rate monitor

Owners of the Pebble Time smartwatch that are into fitness or need to keep an eye on their heart rate for medical reasons will want to check out the TYLT Vu Pulse. This device brings fitness tracking to the Pebble Time smartwatch. Vu Pulse uses the green light sensing tech found in some of the other top fitness bands on the market.

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HP’s Isaac Mizrahi “smartwatch” woos ladies with crystals

HP’s Isaac Mizrahi “smartwatch” woos ladies with crystals

Some might accuse the current mobile tech world to be a predominantly male market, so once in a while a product like this comes around to try to appeal to women. Whether it actually has the intended, or maybe even opposite, effect is still debatable, but that's not stopping the likes of HP from trying. Partnering with renowned designer Isaac Mizrahi, HP is launching the Isaac Mizrahi smartwatch, a wearable time-telling accessory that is, to be blunt, really more a luxury item than a conventional smartwatch.

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New Apple Watch models rumored to also debut in March

New Apple Watch models rumored to also debut in March

If all these rumors have any ring of truth, then Apple's expected March event will be packed with new devices. First, there is, of course, the 4-inch iPhone 5se, not 6c, which will see the return of a diminutive size not seen since 2013. The, there's the iPad Air 3, which will be the first time a 9.7-inch tablet will make an appearance since 2014. And now there is also word that new Apple Watch models, actually new bands, will also be making a debut in one grand stage presentation.

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Samsung Gear S2 Classic launches globally, in the US via Amazon

Samsung Gear S2 Classic launches globally, in the US via Amazon

Samsung's Gear S2 and its rotating bezel has been around for some time now but only in its sporty incarnation. This week, however, Samsung is finally giving the world a taste of class, so to speak. The Gear S2 Classic has just been launched globally, first in China and now available in the US through Amazon. This particularly model adds a touch of elegance to that same concept, employing the use of more premium, luxurious looking materials. With a matching price tag to boot.

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Garmin Approach S20 is latest wearable for golfers

Garmin Approach S20 is latest wearable for golfers

Garmin has announced its new Approach S20 GPS golf watch, its latest wearable for golfers. The smartwatch comes with 40,000+ golf courses preloaded, a tracking feature to keep tabs on one’s daily activities, and notifications. The smartwatch works in conjunction with Garmin’s Connect mobile app for syncing data and presenting analyses of the games. Likewise, the wearable works with the TruSwing golf club sensor.

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Garmin quatix 3 Marine GPS smartwatches are perfect for pirates

Garmin quatix 3 Marine GPS smartwatches are perfect for pirates

Garmin has rolled out a new smartwatch aimed at people who spend a lot of time on the water. The new smartwatch is called the quatix 3 and it is a marine focused watch that has cruising, fishing, and sailing capabilities. The watch has sunlight-readable high-resolution color display and comes loaded with features that are specifically marine in nature.

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Apple Watch Hermes edition available online January 22

Apple Watch Hermes edition available online January 22

If you've been saving up for that one big luxury smartwatch purchase but don't have the luck to be in one of 9 or so cities around the world, then your fortune might have just changed. Starting this Friday, January 22 to be exact, Apple and Hermes will be selling the luxurious fruits of their joint labpor on their respective online stores. Yes, the Apple Watch Hermes edition is launching online this weekend so that you can make your wrist both technologically up to date and glamorous. As long as you have the budget for it, of course.

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AsteroidOS can run on some Android Wear smartwatches

AsteroidOS can run on some Android Wear smartwatches

There are several smartwatch operating systems out there today. A number of the wearables available right now run Android Wear. A new watch OS has turned up called AsteroidOS that can replace Android Wear on some of those smartwatches. AsteroidOS is a free, open source OS that is community-driven.

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