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The Kairos Watch brings mechanical movement to a smartwatch for $1,100

The Kairos Watch brings mechanical movement to a smartwatch

For smartwatch fans who think that current watches are more geek and less chic, South Korean startup Kairos is looking to change that with its more traditional smartwatch. Derived from Greek for the opportune moment, Kairos is hoping to join the smartwatch craze this December with a classically...
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The Kairos hybrid mechanical smartwatch with a transparent screen is up for preorder

If you've been looking at the current crop of smartwatches and said, "meh, not fancy enough for me", we recommend you take a look at the Kairos smartwatch. The watch aims to combine a traditional mechanical automatic movement watch with a custom smartwatch overlay that's compatible with Android...
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Moto 360 valued at $249 in official Motorola contest rules

One of the things that's been up in the air about the Moto 360 has been its expected price, though Motorola may have tipped their hand thanks to the legalese requirements of contest law. We've been looking at the Android Wear-powered smartwatch and wondering just how much Motorola planned to...

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Swatch working on its own touch-based fitness smartwatch for 2015

Swatch is working on adding personal fitness tracking and other electronic functionality to its touch-based digital watches for 2015. It was previously rumored that the Swiss company would work with Apple to produce the iWatch, but Swatch CEO Nick Hayek denied these reports. Hayek has now shared...
U.S. Galaxy Gear owners can now make the switch to Tizen

U.S. Galaxy Gear owners can now make the switch to Tizen

Samsung has announced that U.S. owners of the Galaxy Gear smartwatch now have the option to switch their operating system from Android to Tizen. While Samsung started a global rollout of this option in May, the company is now officially allowing this switch to happen in the US. An FAQ page on...
The Ritot smartwatch Indiegogo campaign raises red flags

The Ritot smartwatch Indiegogo campaign raises red flags

The Ritot smartwatch is an interesting product that looks like something right out of the movie In Time with Justin Timberlake. It seems a lot of people also love the idea, as the Ritot has raised over $300,000, well in excess its initial goal of $50,000. But can the Ritot do everything it...
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I have way too many smartwatch chargers

Last week I took my yearly beach vacation, and I was a bit bummed out when I realized that I forgot to pack my Pebble charger. Luckily it only fell a day short, but I was still a bit upset that I had every charger I needed except my special, proprietary Pebble juicer. After picking up an G Watch...
COGITO

COGITO Classic and COGITO POP Review

The COGITO POP, along with it's COGITO Classic counterpart, are the followup devices to the popular Cookoo watch from ConnecteDevice. We first checked out both new devices at CES back in January, and were very impressed with the upgraded look and style of both the COGITO and COGITO POP. The new...
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Android Central reviews the LG G Watch and Samsung Gear Live

Our sister site Android Central has just posted their full reviews of the first Android Wear smartwatches: the LG G Watch and the Samsung Gear Live. While we have seen smartwatches before, these two have the honor of being the first out of the gate to use Google's operating system made...
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What was your first smartwatch?

With a slew of new smartwatches set to hit the streets over the next few months — including the long-awaited Android Wear devices — I got to thinking a bit about my first smartwatch, and what got me interested in the connected space. For many people it was a newer device like a Pebble or Galaxy...
Samsung Gear Live splayed open in tear down that reveals its deepest, darkest secrets

Samsung Gear Live splayed open in tear down that reveals its deepest, darkest secrets

The folks at iFixit have taken apart the brand new Android Wear-powered Samsung Gear Live, and unsurprisingly the small wearable device contains small electronic components. Even though the Gear Live has a lot visually in-common with the Tizen-powered Samsung Gear 2, inside it's pretty much a...
Apple hires TAG Heuer marketing exec ahead of rumored 'Swiss-made' iWatch launch

Apple hires TAG Heuer marketing exec ahead of rumored 'Swiss-made' iWatch launch

Apple has hired the sales director for Swiss watchmaker TAG Heuer. The man was apparently hired to help launch Apple's long-rumored iWatch, thought by many to be coming this fall. The unnamed executive left TAG Heuer last week Jean-Claude Biver, head of watch brands for TAG Heuer's parent company...
Pebble Android Wear

With the arrival of Android Wear, does Pebble still matter?

New Android Wear watches have been the talk of the town since they were first announced, and with the G Watch and Gear Live arriving at doorsteps in just a few days, many smartwatch lovers will get their first taste of Android on a watch. But that doesn't mean that other devices — like the Pebble...

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