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TAG Heuer Connected Modular 45 makes Android Wear high-end

TAG Heuer Connected Modular 45 makes Android Wear high-end

This week the folks at TAG Heuer and Intel have revealed the newest in high-end smartwatch power. This is the TAG Heuer Connected Modular 45, a 1.39-inch AMOLED touchscreen display-toting smartwatch with Android Wear 2.0. This watch is meant to aim for those that wish to roll with the newest in new smartwatch technology alongside top-end hardware from a brand the legacy watch industry has grown to trust.

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Fitbit’s Alta HR out in April, enhanced sleep tracking incoming

Fitbit’s Alta HR out in April, enhanced sleep tracking incoming

Fitbit today unveiled its first fitness tracker of 2017: the Alta HR. While not exactly a new device, it is a redesign of one of 2016's most popular models, and it comes with some improvements that fans of the first will definitely want to consider. The most important is likely the addition of PurePulse technology, which Fitbit says was the most requested feature from Alta users.

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Huawei Watch 2 and Watch 2 Classic unveiled

Huawei Watch 2 and Watch 2 Classic unveiled

Along with announcing the their new P10 & P10 Plus smartphones, Huawei is using Mobile World Congress 2017 to unveil a pair of new smartwatches. Arriving two years after the company's first wearable are the Huawei Watch 2 and its sibling, the Huawei Watch 2 Classic. Powered by Android Wear 2.0, the smartwatches feature a stunning design, improved battery life, as well as 4G and GPS functionality.

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MyKronoz watch hands “attached by a hole cut through the color display”

MyKronoz watch hands “attached by a hole cut through the color display”

A smartwatch with a touchscreen display and a set of mechanical hands is exactly what we did not expect from MyKronoz. It didn't seem to make a whole lot of sense to continue to try to make smartwatches look like traditional watches in the first place, given the lack-of-market for the devices. But here they are, complete with elements from both the traditional universe and the new-age smartwatch world, made by MyKronoz.

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Pebble was only worth $23 million in the end

Pebble was only worth $23 million in the end

Despite the relatively more successful fitness tracker market, Fitbit, one of the biggest names in that area, is seeing some number problems. It has acquired Pebble, a darling of the smartwatch market, as well as Vector Watch, a move that is mostly seen as an act of desperation to remain in the game. Fitbit, however, was apparently not desperate enough to buy Pebble for its full selling price. Initially rumored to cost $40 million, Fitbit now reports that it bought the smartwatch maker for just $23 million.

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Huawei P10, Watch 2 officially confirmed for MWC 2017

Huawei P10, Watch 2 officially confirmed for MWC 2017

Last minute tidbits for what’s coming to MWC 2017 are starting to roll in, and some of them coming from the companies themselves. While some like Samsung have not yet formally named what it’s going to show later this month, others like Huawei are content to confirm what everyone knows already anyway. The company has officially confirmed that the Huawei P10 will be at the Barcelona event and that it won’t be alone. Company CEO Richard Yu has taken to Weibo to also say that the Huawei Watch 2 is also going on stage.

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Android Wear 2.0, LG Watch Sport, Watch Style break cover

Android Wear 2.0, LG Watch Sport, Watch Style break cover

At long last, the smartwatch market is getting fresh new blood and a chance at becoming popular again. At least that is the promise and dream of Android Wear 2.0 which, after a few months’ delay, is finally officially launched. Of course, it’s going to take some time for it actually be available on anyone’s wrists, including the still to ship LG Watch Sport and Watch Style smartwatches, but Google is promising it will very well be worth the wait.

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Verizon spills beans on LG Watch Sport and Wear24 LTE

Verizon spills beans on LG Watch Sport and Wear24 LTE

Both the LG Watch Sport and the Wear24 smartwatches with Android Wear were announced by Verizon today as coming with LTE editions. Both of these watches will be coming to Verizon, and the Wear24 will be exclusive to the carrier. The LG Watch Sport will not be an exclusive of Verizon, very likely appearing officially from AT&T later today - so far we've just got leaks of that particular version.

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ZTE Quartz leaked as maker’s first Android Wear smartwatch

ZTE Quartz leaked as maker’s first Android Wear smartwatch

It seems Chinese company ZTE has a new product in the pipeline, and it comes in the form of a smartwatch. Reportedly called the ZTE Quartz, this smartwatch is poised to become the company’s first Android Wear product, signaling its move into a new market. The watch was recently the source of a leak that included an alleged photo of the product, which features a sporty blue-and-black band.

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LG Watch Sport, Style leaked manuals leave no stone unturned

LG Watch Sport, Style leaked manuals leave no stone unturned

In less than 48 hours, Google is expected to finally release Android Wear 2.0 to the world and, at the same time, LG will be unveiling its two new smartwatches. That said, with these leaked user guides, there is practically nothing left to be said about the LG Watch Sport and the LG Watch Style. Of course, reality might still turn out differently, but at least now we have a more or less complete idea of what to expect, including a rotating crown button.

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LG Watch Sport specs leak ahead of this week’s unveiling

LG Watch Sport specs leak ahead of this week’s unveiling

While MWC 2017 is still a good three weeks away, Google and friends will be trying to avoid the flood of announcements for its their wearable push. The big Android Wear 2.0 is expected to be launched this week and with it are two "reference" smartwatches from LG. But even before that happens, we're getting a glimpse of one of those, particularly the LG Watch Sport, preparing us for what to expect this Wednesday.

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LG Watch Sport Android Wear 2.0 might cost a pretty penny

LG Watch Sport Android Wear 2.0 might cost a pretty penny

Smartwatches aren’t exactly raking in the dough, especially not Android Wear ones, if the not so subtle disappearance of devices is any indication. As mentioned before, Google’s Android Wear platform needs a hero device, and that might very well be the two LG smartwatches that might be unveiled at MWC 2017 later this month. That said, premium smartwatches are going to have a premium price tag. Or at least that’s what this latest tip is implying about the LG Watch Sport variant.

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