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iBeat Heart Watch review: The smartwatch designed to save your life

Most high-end smartwatches have a heart rate sensor. Many double as fitness trackers and some even focus on health over notifications, but they can’t act on their own in an emergency. If you find yourself having a cardiac event such as a heart attack, the Heart Watch will proactively step in. Unlike the heart rate […]

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Samsung Galaxy Watch to be next version of company’s smartwatch

Samsung has never been shy about flooding the market with a variety of products. This becomes especially noticeable in areas where there is not much competition. We recently saw more news about the next high end tablet device from Samsung despite the tablet market waning in recent years. Another market that has not lived up […]

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Skagen Falster smartwatch review: Modern, comfortable and perfect for many

Android Wear (now Wear OS) smartwatches have been all but abandoned by the big tech companies. Motorola, LG, Samsung and Asus, for example, have stopped manufacturing new models. Samsung continues to launch new and more powerful smartwatches, but they run exclusively on their proprietary Tizen OS instead of Wear OS. The fashion industry, mainly within […]

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Tag Heuer announces the (slightly) cheaper Connected Modular 41 smartwatch

Luxury watchmaker Tag Heuer has just announced a smaller, slightly cheaper version of their Connected Modular 45 smartwatch from Q1 2017, the Connected Modular 41. Both watches are modular in design, meaning you can choose from different lugs, bezel designs, straps and so on, but you can’t add functionality like a Moto Mod. The new […]

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[TA Deals] Save 15% on a Ticwatch 2 Active Smartwatch

The Ticwatch 2 is a smartwatch that wants to make things simpler instead of more complex. There’s no complicated operating system or anything here, just a solid watch with enough smart features to keep up with your daily life. It’s not just a smartwatch, though; the Ticwatch 2 does an excellent job of tracking your […]

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RIP Wear24: Verizon’s exclusive Android Wear smartwatch is gone

Remember Wear24, that LTE-enabled Android Wear device that came out of nowhere alongside the LG Watch Sport and Watch Style? If you completely forgot about it, that’s fine. It definitely didn’t take the market by storm. In fact, after just a few months of being available, it looks like Verizon has already axed the device […]

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Fitbit smartwatch leaks show colors and new heart rate sensors

Fitbit’s upcoming smartwatch has leaked a few times before, but this is probably the best look we’ve gotten of the wearable yet. It’s still definitely a Fitbit smartwatch, and there are only so many form factors you can use for a watch, but the device still has a few tricks up its sleeve. The watch […]

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Microsoft’s wearable resurgence will begin with a commercial smartwatch

Microsoft’s return to the world of wearables won’t be a fitness tracker, but a smart wearable aimed at commercial users. The TrekStore-made device will offer advanced features for healthcare and manufacturing industries.

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Samsung’s ‘Value Pack’ update brings goodies to Gear S3 smartwatch users

Samsung’s latest update for its Gear S3 smartwatch brings with it a host of enhancements and tweaks to Samsung Health, Reminders, accessibility, and various other apps and functions.

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The Shaper by NOWA is a smartwatch that looks like a classic timepiece

Meet the Shaper by NOWA, a collection of watches for frequent fliers that connects to your smartphone for automatic time zone changing, activity and sleep tracking, all with the timeless look of an analogue face.

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Kronaby Hybrid smartwatch: Our first take

The world of hybrid smartwatches is getting bigger, as more people realize they can combine classic watch style with some smart functionality. We’ve tried on newcomer Kronaby’s range at Baselworld 2017.

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Young, sexy, and adventurous? Guess says its new Android Wear 2.0 smartwatch is for you

Fashion brand Guess has announced the Guess Connect smartwatch range, new models powered by Android Wear 2.0 and Qualcomm’s Snapdragon Wear platform. The watches will come in styles suitable for men and women.

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Weekly Rewind: A ‘Matrix’ spinoff, lab-grown chicken, Tag Heuer’s $1,600 smartwatch

In the tech world, a lot happens in a week. So much news goes on that it’s almost impossible for mere mortals with real lives to keep track of it. That’s why we’ve compiled a quick and dirty list of the top 10 tech stories from this week.

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Tag Heuer’s new smartwatch has 500 style combinations, and costs at least $1,600

Tag Heuer has announced its second smartwatch, the Connected Modular 45. As the name suggests, it’s highly customizable for a total of 500 different potential looks for the $ 1,600 Android Wear 2.0 device.

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Tag Heuer will launch new Connected smartwatch with Android 2.0 on Tuesday

Tag Heuer has set a launch date for its next smartwatch — March 14. The watch will launch during a live-stream, and is expected to be one of the first to ship with Android Wear 2.0.

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Check out Windows 98 running on a smartwatch powered by the Raspberry Pi board

The 314Reactor electronics project blog has a post detailing how a user created a wearable running the ancient Windows 98 operating system. The device is based on the Raspberry Pi Model A+ board and a 2.5-inch touch-capable screen.

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Verizon snags an exclusive Wear24 Android Wear 2.0 smartwatch

The LG Watch Sport isn’t the only new Android Wear 2.0 watch today; Verizon has also announced that they’ll exclusively be carrying the Wear24 smartwatch that managed to fly under the radar up until now. The watch offers a slim, modern design that might be a little boring compared to some other options, but it […]

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Now you can control your Genesis luxury sedan through a smartwatch app

Hyundai’s new Genesis luxury brand is launching smartphone and smartwatch apps that can do everything from remotely lock and unlock a car’s doors, to help set up service appointments.

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A new LG smartwatch featuring Android Wear just earned FCC certification

It looks like LG is preparing a new smartwatch for 2017 — an LG watch has earned FCC certification, suggesting it could launch soon. Along with the certification, we also got a few screenshots of the device.

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ZTE planning to release a new Android Wear smartwatch in 2017

Google made a big splash last year when it announced Android Wear 2.0 with a variety of new features and improvements. However, not much happened after that as manufacturers ended up not releasing any new smartwatches and Google itself pushed back the release of the updated OS until sometime in 2017. In a world of […]

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Misfit Vapor smartwatch: Our first take

Misfit finally made a smartwatch: the Vapor. It’s an early prototype, but we went hands on with it to see how it’s shaping up. The fast processing, slick design, and intriguing software had us impressed.

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Casio’s WSD-F20 smartwatch adds GPS functionality, runs Android Wear 2.0

Casio joined the Android Wear family last year with the WSD-F10, a smartwatch that distinguished itself with a focus on outdoor features. At CES, the company has now unveiled the WSD-F20, which improves on its predecessor by adding GPS functionality.

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Fossil Q Crewmaster Hybrid Smartwatch Review

Not everyone wants to wear a touchscreen smartwatch, or a sporty fitness band, but does want the benefits both bring. The Q Crewmaster may be the answer, as it combines the best features found in both, and matches them with a cool, traditional watch body.

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Time for a timeout: Motorola is temporarily shelving its smartwatch portfolio

It may be time to say goodbye to Motorola’s Moto 360 smartwatch series — at least for now. Lenovo’s Motorola doesn’t expect to have a smartwatch in its product lineup in the near future.

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Watch Nokia’s canceled smartwatch in action in this leaked video

The Nokia Moonraker, Nokia’s smartwatch that was shelved after Microsoft bought the company’s mobile division in 2014, has been shown off in a new leaked video. The video shows the device showing notifications, emails, messages, and so on.

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Tag Heuer made a more expensive, $9,900 smartwatch

What do you do when you've got an empty wrist and almost $ 10,000 burning a hole in your pocket? Buy a rose gold smartwatch from Tag Heuer. To match your phone, private jet, toothbrush and crippling sense of loneliness brought upon by spending too muc…
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There’s a good reason to be excited about the rumored S1 smartwatch from Honor

Honor, the smartphone brand known for high quality devices with low price tags, may be about to announce its first smartwatch. Potentially called the S1, it’s expected on October 18.

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From phone to timepiece: YouTuber shows how to turn your old Nokia phone into a smartwatch

If you’re crafty enough, you can turn your old tech into new tech, so don’t donate that old Nokia phone quite yet. Instead, head to YouTube and learn how to turn it into a smartwatch.

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Nokia to announce launch of sleek and functional Withings Steel HR smartwatch

Withings, a Nokia-owned company, has taken the wraps off of its latest smartwatch — the Withings Steel HR. The device doesn’t just offer excellent smartwatch functionality, but it also has a super sleek design.

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Acer might launch a gaming smartwatch, but would you wear it?

Acer is rumored to introduce a smartwatch in the near future, and to make it standout, it’ll be one made for gamers. Exactly what that means isn’t known, but here’s what we think we know about the watch so far.

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You can pre-order the Blocks modular smartwatch for $60 off right now

The Blocks Smartwatch is on sale for $ 60 – $ 100 off its normal price at our DT Shop. The smartwatch can be upgraded with additional modules that add everything from NFC capabilities to full-on smartphone functionality thank to a SIM add-on.

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New rumors, leaks suggest Meizu might unveil a smartwatch on August 10

More rumors have finally surfaced about the mysterious Meizu smartwatch. A new leak shows purported images of the watch, and rumors point to a potential unveiling on August 10. Here’s everything you need to know.

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Carl Pei of OnePlus posts sketches of canceled smartwatch

Earlier this month OnePlus revealed that they were scrapping their smartwatch development efforts so the company could focus efforts and resources on the smartphone market. Now OnePlus co-founder Carl Pei has given us a little peek at what the company had in the works thanks to some conceptual drawings he posted on his Twitter account. […]

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Clickety click: See how the modular Blocks smartwatch works in this new video

The Blocks modular smartwatch is one of the most exciting wearables coming this year, and now we’ve got the chance to see it in action, complete with a revised design and strap, in a new video.

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OnePlus developed a smartwatch but scrapped plans to release it

OnePlus completed designs for a smartwatch, but in the end the company decided against releasing it to the public in order to remain more focused on its smartphone business, according to CEO Pete Lau.

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Google and LG built a gesture-controlled smartwatch using Project Soli

Google has made some serious developments on Soli since it first showed off the tech at Google I/O last year. In fact, it made a smartwatch and speaker with Soli, able to be controlled with simple hand gestures.

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Forget one screen — two screens could be the future of the smartwatch

Controlling a tiny smartwatch display can be a little frustrating — but what if you had two tiny smartwatch displays? That’s the idea behind Doppio, which gives you a second smartwatch display to be moved around the device to suit your needs.

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SkinTrack turns your whole forearm into a smartwatch interface

Imagine if you could use your whole forearm as as interface for your smartwatch, instead of the tiny display it comes with. That’s the idea behind SkinTrack, which uses a ring and range of sensors to let you use your arm as a touch display.

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Sonar’s not just for the Navy, it could be used to control your smartwatch or phone

A team at the University of Washington have added an active sonar control system to a smartphone and a smartwatch, which turns any surface, or even the air surrounding the gadget, into a gesture control area.

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Michael Kors jumps on smartwatch bandwagon with new Access collection

Michael Kors will finally offer a smartwatch. Announced at Baselworld in Switzerland, and based on Android Wear, Michael Kors Access caters to both women and men with glamorous and sporty looks.

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Come sail away with Garmin’s waterproof Quatix 3 smartwatch

There’s nothing too new with Garmin’s smart watch targeted towards marine enthusiasts, except that the company has merged features from the Fenix line, including smart notifications, and multisport activities.

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Swatch is secretly stockpiling smartwatch patents, could a device be on the way?

Swiss watchmaker Swatch is reportedly stockpiling smartwatch patents, despite the company’s CEO trashing the current smartwatches on the market. With 173 patents filed, Swatch has the ability to launch its own smartwatch without any partnerships.

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Tag Heuer sees early success for sold out $1,500 smartwatch, more coming in late 2016

TAG Heuer’s first smartwatch is the Carrera Connected, made in conjunction with Google and Intel. The watch costs $ 1,500, and can even be swapped for a mechanical TAG Heuer watch after two-years. Here’s everything you need to know about it.

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HTC’s first smartwatch could arrive in February with a sleek design

HTC wearables have all suffered delays in 2015, but new rumors point to an early 2016 launch for the HTC One Watch. Check here for all of the rumors leading up the eventual announcement!

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Fossil’s big, bold Q Founder smartwatch is yours today for $295

Fossil has put the Q Founder, its first Android Wear smartwatch, on sale. The watch costs $ 295 in the U.S., and has a traditional style to it, along with comprehensive fitness tracking and other fun features.

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Samsung smartwatch sales are up ‘several hundred percent’ compared to last year

Samsung might not be doing so well in the mobile industry, but its smartwatch sales are up “several hundred percent” compared to last year, according to one executive. That might be due to the Gear S2’s massive popularity in South Korea.

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Pebble Time Round, the world’s thinnest and lightest circular smartwatch, is on sale Nov. 8

Pebble’s newest smartwatch, the Pebble Time Round, is not only circular, but incredibly thin and light. It’s constructed of stainless steel, retains the color e-ink technology of its predecessor, and costs $ 249.

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Want a smartwatch without the stupid look? This clever disc upgrades any watch

If you love your regular watch, and hate smartwatches, but still secretly want smart functionality on your wrist, then the Chronos could be for you. It’s a tiny disc that attaches to conventional watches, and enhances it with smart superpowers.

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Huawei’s first smartwatch finally goes on sale in the UK

It's taken a while, but companies are finally getting better at smartwatch design. Following the original Moto 360, we're starting to see some stylish Android Wear devices, like the long-awaited Huawei Watch. We first clapped eyes on this circular…
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Blocks is the first modular smartwatch and they are killing it on Kickstarter

Blocks modular smartwatchBlocks is a new type of smartwatch that allows you to change parts of the band in order to add more function. Rather than buy a whole new smartwatch, just add more modules.

Blocks smartwatch has a circular display that offers things like phone notifications, wifi connectivity, and activity tracking. Nothing too special over regular smartwatches, but what makes it really stand out are the modules.

Users can simply buy more and insert them into the band whenever they want. Currently, five modules are out, extra battery, heart rate sensor, GPS, NFC, and Adventure module that measures altitude, pressure, and temperature. There are many more being worked on too, plus, developers can also design their own modules.

“We have already partnered with major technology companies to develop our Modules and have over 1,500 individual developers signed up to work on our platform. The BLOCKS Software Development Kit (SDK) and Module Development Kit (MDK) will be made available soon.”

If Blocks smartwatch is something that might interest you, check out their Kickstarter page. So far, they have 20 days left and have destroyed their goal. They were asking for $ 250k, but have already received over $ 1.1 million.

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