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PureCarbon Delta Gloves monitor strength training workouts

PureCarbon Delta Gloves monitor strength training workouts

PureCarbon has launched a crowdfunding campaign for its new Delta Gloves, a pair of gloves that feature integrated smart technology to help wearers monitor their activities. The gloves include SoftSense technology with pressure sensors in the gloves' palms and fingertips. With these and the related ‘Delta Puck,’ the gloves are able to monitor power output and more to track one’s activities.

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MyKronoz ZeTime puts mechanical watch hands on a touchscreen

MyKronoz ZeTime puts mechanical watch hands on a touchscreen

One of the biggest complaints about smartwatches, next to the dismal battery life, is how they don't really look like traditional watches. At least the classical analog ones with mechanical hands. Some watch makers tried to address that by putting out what they termed "hybrid" smartwatches, that is, analog watches with some built-in sensors and wireless connectivity. MyKronoz, however, has a different idea for a hybrid smartwatch. At MWC 2017 last month, it showed off a smartwatch with a full touch screen and mechanical hands. Weird as it might sound, it apparently sells, based on the ZeTime's Kickstarter.

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This glorious Samsung smart pocket watch isn’t for sale

This glorious Samsung smart pocket watch isn’t for sale

Samsung is showing off prototype smartwatches at Baselworld 2017, including a ‘hybrid pocket concept watch’ that reimagines what the Gear S3 would look like. You can’t buy any of these prototypes, of course, as they’re designed to bring concept to life, not necessarily to market. You can, however, buy a new 4G LTE-capable Gear S3 Classic that has launched at Verizon, AT&T, and T-Mobile.

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Fossil goes all out on hybrid, touchscreen smartwatches

Fossil goes all out on hybrid, touchscreen smartwatches

Pundits have started doubting the long-term viability of smartwatches as a commercial product but, if you consider the flood of new devices in the past few weeks, you would definitely think otherwise. After Google finally launched Android Wear 2.0, which has been delayed by months, a new generation of smartwatches popped up, though some are merely updating their software while sticking to the same hardware. Fossil's announcement at Baselworld is a mix of both, revealing new styles for old models as well as new smartwatches to fill this year's roster.

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Samsung Gear S3 smartwatch gets a new serving of apps

Samsung Gear S3 smartwatch gets a new serving of apps

With all the recent coverage surrounding new Android Wear 2.0 smartwatches, it might have been to easy to forget that neither Android Wear nor Apple watchOS are the only game in town. To reminds consumers that there is a third strongest smartwatch platform, Samsung is announcing a few new key partnerships for its Gear S3 smartwatch and the apps that come with them. From health to navigation to entertainment, the new Gear S3 apps assure fans that, yes, Samsung is still playing in this court.

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ZTE Quartz Android Wear smartwatch gets leaked

ZTE Quartz Android Wear smartwatch gets leaked

Android Wear is already at its second major version but ZTE has yet to actually launch its first smartwatch. Long-rumored and almost forever-delayed, that smartwatch might finally be arriving real soon. At least if you consider these leaked photos that show a retail-ready form of the ZTE Quartz. That said, if you also consider the information that came with the images, you might wonder if it was worth the wait at all.

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Guess brings Android Wear to two stylish smartwatches

Guess brings Android Wear to two stylish smartwatches

Guess Watches has taken the wraps off its new pair of Android Wear smartwatches, one styled for women and the other for men. These two watches will join the company’s Connect lineup, giving consumers two new stylish options that, at first glance, don’t at all look like smartwatches. The watches run Android Wear 2.0 and are powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon Wear 2100.

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Pokemon Yellow runs on Apple Watch thanks to GBC emulator

Pokemon Yellow runs on Apple Watch thanks to GBC emulator

The Pokemon fever has hit the Apple Watch. Well, sort of. We’ve seen all sorts of crazy, and admittedly useless, antics done on Android Wear smartwatches but not so much on the Apple Watch. Well, the Apple Watch does have some “hacks”, and sometimes for things that matter the most. Like, for example, being able to play Pokemon Yellow on the Apple Watch 2, thanks to an Game Boy Color emulator “appropriately” named “Giovanni”.

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Swatch swims against the flow, makes its own smartwatch OS

Swatch swims against the flow, makes its own smartwatch OS

As a consequence of history, the smartwatch OS scene is a bit more diverse, despite Android and iOS owning the lion’s share of the market. The smartwatch market is a bit less confusing, with the line drawn between the Apple Watch and a myriad of Android Wear smartwatches. Sure, there are others, like the Samsung-only Tizen-based Gear S, but the numbers are thinning. Pebble and Vector, which each had their own OS, succumbed to Fitbit’s power. Undaunted, Swatch CEO Nick Hayek is boldly revealing that the company is making its own watch operating system to debut in a Tissot-branded smartwatch in late 2018.

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Montblanc Summit is the latest luxury Android Wear smartwatch

Montblanc Summit is the latest luxury Android Wear smartwatch

When smartwatches first landed on the scene, they were largely mocked for their less than sophisticated appearances. They stood in contrast to their analog cousins that were as much fashion and lifestyle statements as they are functional accessories. Soon, however, smartwatches started bearing more exquisite designs, sometimes with a price tag to match, and traditional watch makers and luxury brands have started jumping on board. The latest to join the fray is Montblanc, perhaps best known for its pens and some watches, whose first ever smartwatch, the Montblanc Summit, gives Android Wear a dose of class.

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Fossil rolls out Android Wear 2.0 update

Fossil rolls out Android Wear 2.0 update

There have been a few new smartwatches announced recently that will come with the latest Android Wear 2.0 release out of the box. But the real test of scalability for Google’s wearable version of Android is whether it will also be available for devices already in the market. Save for a select few, that does seem to be the case for most Android Wear smartwatches, though at varying paces. Fashion accessory maker Fossil, who jumped on the smartwatch market not too long ago, is doing exactly that for almost all of its Android Wear devices.

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TAG’s new smartwatch has a fix for when you bore of Android Wear

TAG’s new smartwatch has a fix for when you bore of Android Wear

TAG Heuer's latest smartwatch may be all about interchangeable modules, but the biggest benefit of the Connected Modular 45 might well be its ability to live on after wearables lose their charm. Announced earlier today, the new watch is one of the more expensive options out there - unsurprisingly, given its old-school timepiece brand name - not to mention among the first to run Android Wear 2.0. TAG's trick is interchangeability not only of straps and virtual watch-faces, but far greater personalization.

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