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Apple Pendant : The forgotten smart wearable

Apple Pendant : The forgotten smart wearable

There's an image of a pendant drawn by Apple in a document produced in the year 2015. This product is part of a collection of examples for products in which a new type of NFC integration would work. NFC for services like Apple Pay would work through the display of this pendant, making it somewhat of a key card for buying all manner of consumables.

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watchOS 4.1 leak confirms music streaming, GymKit features

watchOS 4.1 leak confirms music streaming, GymKit features

It wasn’t too long ago that Apple finally rolled out watchOS 4.0 the public, in time for the launch of the new Apple Watch 3. Very soon, however, users will be seeing a new update for their wearables. Unsurprisingly, some of the new features that will be coming in watchOS 4.1 are going to be available only for the latest gen smartwatches with their own connectivity. But even older models will benefit from it, including the long-awaited arrival of GymKit support.

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Misfit Vapor smartwatch is here and shipping next week

Misfit Vapor smartwatch is here and shipping next week

Vaporwear it is no more. Misfit has finally announced that their first ever touchscreen smartwatch, the poorly named Vapor, is ready to go on your wrists in less than a week’s time. Powered by Android Wear 2.0, the Misfit Vapor brings more conventional smartwatch capabilities to its smart and stylish trackers, like the Ray and the Shine. But perhaps more interestingly, the Vapor also brings what is perhaps the most affordable Android Wear smartwatch in the market that doesn’t look like an out of place prototype.

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These AR glasses are what Google Glass wanted to be

These AR glasses are what Google Glass wanted to be

A pair of AR glasses from Everysight were announced today with Qualcomm technology inside. The Everysight Raptor AR Smartglasses work with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 410E SoC (embedded platform) enabling the device to roll with wireless connectivity technology like Wi-Fi and ANT+ Bluetooth. These glasses make information appear to be up in front of the user without blocking the user's vision while in motion - important when you're biking, of course.

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Huawei Watch 2 Pro brings eSIM to Android Wear 2.0

Huawei Watch 2 Pro brings eSIM to Android Wear 2.0

Few traditional smartphone OEMs are now making smartwatches. And almost all of them have been ejected out of the now Google-centric online Google Store. That doesn’t seem to have fazed Huawei one bit. The Chinese giant has just launched its Huawei Watch 2 Pro, which practically looks like the Huawei Watch 2 Classic. But looks, as they say, can be deceiving and the Watch 2 Pro brings two important new things to the table: Android Wear 2.0 and, perhaps more importantly, eSIM support.

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A $25 Apple Watch? This insurer says yes

A $25 Apple Watch? This insurer says yes

Last year, insurance company John Hancock introduced a program for certain customers to get an Apple Watch for $25 in exchange for recording their daily activity. The activity goes toward points that reduce (or eliminate) the monthly payments for the wearable. That program has proven very successful for the company, which has announced that it is now an option for all of its current and future John Hancock Vitality life insurance customers.

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Fossil Q Neely, Q Jacqueline hybrid smartwatches cater to small wrists

Fossil Q Neely, Q Jacqueline hybrid smartwatches cater to small wrists

Not everyone needs a smartwatch. Especially when said smartwatches seemed designed for a specific demographic only. Some users not only have simpler digital lifestyles but also need less conspicuous and classier accessories. For this group, Fossil is announcing the Q Neely and Q Jacquelline, billed as their smallest hybrid smartwatches to date. These fusion of fashion and smartphone accessories combine analog and digital in a petite 36 mm body that was specifically designed with women in mind.

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Samsung Gear Sport and Gear IconX 2018 get a preorder date

Samsung Gear Sport and Gear IconX 2018 get a preorder date

Samsung's latest wireless earbuds and smartwatch, the Gear IconX 2018 and Gear Sport, have found themselves a release date. Announced back in August, the wearables will go up for pre-order from tomorrow, October 13, though they won't ship until October 27.

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Android Wear can get new features faster via Play Store

Android Wear can get new features faster via Play Store

Android Wear is not yet dead, even if you no longer see them on the Google Store. But, let's face it, it's not exactly the hottest thing in mobile right now, though neither are smartwatches in general. And while development of the platform continues, as seen by the latest Oreo-based beta, the rollout of features hasn't exactly been fast and frequent. That, however, might be changing soon, as Google will start to course new features to smartwatches via the Android Wear app on the Google Play Store.

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Android Wear gone from Google Store, only in-house hardware

Android Wear gone from Google Store, only in-house hardware

It isn't the writing on the wall for Android Wear, but it certainly becomes a bit harder to be one. Android Wear already has a problem in terms of adoption and popularity and Google just made it even harder to buy them from a single place. The LG Watch Sport and Watch Style, the last two Android Wear smartwatches on the Google Store, suddenly disappeared. But it's not because Google is abandoning the platform but only because Google Store will now only cater to devices "Made by Google".

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Apple Watch watchOS 4.0.1 fixes this odd Series 3 bug

Apple Watch watchOS 4.0.1 fixes this odd Series 3 bug

After two generations, Apple has finally given Apple Watch fans the features many of them have been asking for: standalone connectivity. As such, it is, perhaps understandable that it would be less than perfect at its first try. Indeed, some owners of the LTE-enabled Apple Watch 3 experienced a rather amusing but really annoying connectivity issue. Fortunately, Apple was immediately on the case and, in two weeks, now has the fix in the form of the first watchOS 4 update, number 4.0.1.

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Nike+ Run Club app update heralds arrival of Apple Watch 3 model

Nike+ Run Club app update heralds arrival of Apple Watch 3 model

You don't have a third gen Apple Watch yet and are still mulling over buying it. If you're any type of sports buff and swear by Nike's philosophy, then the athletic brand's Nike+ app may have just given you a few reasons. The Nike+ Run Club app has just gotten a major feature boost and while many of those can be enjoyed on any old Apple Watch, for best results, you might want to get an Apple Watch 3 instead.

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