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Sony's new compact tablet and smartwatch see tease/leak

Unannounced Sony smartwatch finds itself at the poolside

Sony may have indadvertedly leaked their own unannounced smaller tablet and a new smartwatch in a promo for the unrelated Sony SmartBand. The fitness band takes the lead in all the rest of the blocks of the Facebook promo page, but in one instead you can find a small unannounced tablet and an...
ESPN and Pebble bring the score to your wrist

Pebble scores a win with ESPN and the latest scores on your wrist

ESPN app for Pebble now brings the latest sports scores from your favorite teams to your wrist. Whenever a score is updated, your Pebble smartwatch will buzz and you'll see updates on your watch where the ESPN app will serve as a "wrist-top SportsCenter." Users of the app will be able to track...
Omate's new smartwatch isn't as smart, but it looks good

Omate X scales back the features and goes for stylish

Omate's first smartwatch was a full-blown Android device on your wrist, but their second is dialing back the features in favor of something that's affordable and stylish. The Omate X, first teased just yesterday, trades in the Android OS of its TrueSmart predecessor for a more notifications-from-...
Omate X poised to take on the Pebble Steel

Omate X teaser sees a new smartwatch taking on Pebble Steel

Omate is teasing a new smartwatch for September, and it looks like a metal body version of the current OmateTrueSmart. Omate's original design was something more friendly, with its rounded edges, big buttons, and a silicon strap. This new Omate X teaser, it looks like something designed to take...
Moto teaser

Motorola holding September 4 event, Moto 360 inbound

We've been waiting patiently for new toys from Motorola for several months, not least the Moto 360 smartwatch and rumored Moto X successor. Today Moto is sending out media invites for an event in Chicago on Sept. 4, where we should see what's next from the fan-favorite manufacturer. The teaser...
Gears

Gear Fit and Gear 2 users can now connect with Endomondo

Endomondo announced today that their popular fitness tracking app can now connect with the Samsung Gear Fit and Gear 2. Using a compatible Samsung device, you'll be able to start, stop, and pause workouts, view distance data, exercise time, burned calories and more. There is built-in support for...
MetaWatch

MetaWatch M1 now available for preorder

The folks at MetaWatch now have their premium M1 lineup of smartwatches available for preorder. The new design features twin hinges so the face rests comfortably on your wrist and countours to your body. It has a monochrome display, but is available in eight different colors. We had some hands-on...

Samsung reportedly launching SIM-enabled Gear Solo at IFA

In addition to the Galaxy Note 4, Samsung is reportedly getting ready to launch the Gear Solo at this year's IFA. While not much is known about the Gear Solo, reports from earlier this year indicated that the Gear Solo will feature a SIM card slot, allowing it to be used without the need to pair...
Cookoo 2

New Cookoo watches arrive in Sporty Chic and Urban Explorer flavors

Following up on the popular Cookoo watch, the folks at ConnececteDevice have announced the new Cookoo. These followup devices feature new colors, new materials and a new design. Available in two versions — Sporty Chic and Urban Explorer — the new Cookoo also has new features that include the...
Neptune Pine

Neptune Pine units begin shipping to Kickstarter backers

Good news for anxious Neptune Pine backers today as the first round of Pine units have been shipped off. It's been a long wait for many who got in on the action early, but in just a few days those early-adopters will be able to get down and dirty with their Pine units. We went hands-on with the...
Kreyos App

Kreyos apps now available for Android and iPhone

Backers of the Kreyos Meteor have been more than patient waiting for their new smartwatches to arrive. After running into some issues a few months ago, the folks at Kreyos got things fixed up and are finally getting new devices shipped out this week. To go along with the new devices, some brand...
Smartwatch support for Windows Phone 8.1 found in new APIs for GDR1 update

Smartwatch support for Windows Phone 8.1 found in new APIs for GDR1 update

For a few months now, you may have heard us mention that smartwatches and smart accessories were on the horizon for Windows Phone, especially towards the August and September months. The FitBit app announced last week is the first in that volley, and more are coming later this month. Developer...

Groove calls off smartwatch, focuses on new app

A few weeks back we first saw the Groove smartwatch show up on Indiegogo. The bold smartwatch was aiming for a $200,000 campaign, but the Groove team has since decided not to pursue the hardware side, but rather focus on a new app that will work with existing fitness trackers and other...

Kreyos finally begins shipping devices to backers

Some fun Friday news for Kreyos backers today as initial Meteor shipments are finally on the way. It's been a long, impatient road for many who have been overly-anxious to get their hands on a Meteor, but they should soon be finding a good home. We too hope to have one in the next few days, so...
HP partners with fashionistas for fancy new smartwatch

HP, Gilt, and Michael Bastian partner for stylish new smartwatch

HP is jumping into the smartwatch game, but they're partnering with designer Michael Bastian and online luxury retailer Gilt to make one that looks good. Details of this smartwatch will do are slim, but we do know that they're aiming to have it work with iOS and Android — nope, it's not Android...
Pebble Steel

Pebble Steel now available in Hong Kong, Chinese support in mid-October

The Pebble Steel has finally arrived in Hong Kong and is available for those who have been patiently awaiting the arrival of the smartwatch in a more premium housing. Priced at HK $2,198 (around $285), the Pebble Steel is a rather expensive investment for many, but both the matte black and...
Swatch

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 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...
Chargers

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...

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