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Honeywell's evohome app on a Pebble Steel

Use your Pebble to control Honeywell's evohome smart heating system

Honeywell wants to let you control your connected devices through a connected device with an update to its current line of evohome Smart Zoning Thermostats adding support for the Pebble. Pebble owners will be able to use their smartwatch as a control unit for their entire evohome system through a...
The GoalControl smartwatch, for refs that can't do their jobs

World Cup referees now have a smartwatch for goal alerts

The World Cup 2014 pro football-soccer tournament is using new technology, including placing smartwatches on the referees, to make sure that goals during matches are successfully counted. The smartwatches vibrate and display "GOAL" when a team makes a score in the match. The signals are sent...
moment smartwatch

Moment Smartwatch with full wrap-around display announced

A Ohio-based company called Momentum Labs has revealed its first product, the Moment Smartwatch, claiming that the device will have a 360 degree display that wraps around the case. The company claims the device will have a 1.73 inch display, including a QWERTY keyboard and number row. The...
Pebble Steel coming to Best Buy on June 15

Pebble Steel, Arctic White Pebble coming to Best Buy on June 15

The Pebble Steel smartwatch is coming to a Best Buy near you. Starting June 15, Pebble's premium smartwatch will be available at the big box retailer for $229, in both the brushed steel and matte black varieties. The watch will come with a leather strap. The price for the Pebble Steel on Pebble's...
Pebble v.2.2

New Pebble firmware lets you control music volume, rearrange apps in launcher

A firmware update has made its way this evening from Palo Alto, Calif., to a Pebble smartwatch near you, and version 2.2 brings a couple of welcome improvements. First up is that you can now rearrange apps in the launcher. Just highlight it, then hold down the select button (that's the one in...
Glance aims to make any watch a smartwatch, pushes the boundaries of believability

Glance aims to make any watch a smartwatch, pushes the boundaries of believability

A new Kickstarter project called Glance is designed to add smartwatch functionality to any old wristwatch. It's a problem that many of those who have a thing for watches — I personally adore my analog Skagen watch, even though the only thing it does is tell the time — they want to keep that...
MOTA SmartWatch G2 goes up for pre-order for $80, ties into Siri and Google Now

MOTA SmartWatch G2 goes up for pre-order for $80, ties into Siri and Google Now

The SmartWatch G2 from MOTA is now available for pre-order. The successor to the SmartWatch G1, this new product includes support for both Google Now and Siri from Apple, depending on which smartphone it's paired with. Available in black, white and red, the SmartWatch G2 is listed for $79.99 and...

Martian Notifier headed to Best Buy June 16th for $129

We first saw the Martian Notifier way back at CES in January, and you'll soon be able to get your hands on one. The Martian Notifier is headed to Best Buy and will be available in-stores and online June 16th. The $129 Notifier is the followup to the popular Martian Victory and features extremely...

Do you prefer a round or square smartwatch?

Seeing so many new smartwatches on the horizon with so many different designs, it really got me thining about the faces. Most of the smartwatches I own — the ones that I wear often at least — have square or rectangular faces. I do have some with round faces, but sadly they don't work well so I...
HTC One

HTC rumored to be working on One Wear smartwatch

As more and more big names get into the wearables space, it seems that no one wants to be left behind. We just recently heard more rumors of Microsoft getting into the smartwatch game joining the likes of Motorola, LG and Samsung. Now it looks like HTC may be developing their own smartwatch as...

Samsung switches the Galaxy Gear from Android to Tizen

Samsung has finally pushed the green light on rolling out its own operating system, Tizen on its Android-based smartwatches. An update for the original Galaxy Gear is currently under way, which will bring hardware over to Tizen from Android. While consumers won't notice any substantial visual...

Here's an early look at Android Wear on a preproduction LG G Watch

Details on the yet-to-be-released LG G Watch are light at the moment, but at least one person has had a quick look at a preproduction model at the LG G3 launch event in London. As you can see in the above video, this is very much an incomplete product. (Our German isn't very good, but we hear...
Microsoft

Microsoft's smartwatch rumored to be compatible with iPhone, Android and Windows Phone

While Microsoft has yet to make anything official on the wearables front, we've seen plenty about their rumored smartwatch lately. From what we've seen so far, their offering will be a slim design that offers a slew of fitness features and also has a removable watch body that fits snuggly into a...
HOT Watch Windows Phone

HOT Watch announces support for Windows Phone, smartwatch app coming late June

Slowly, but surely, Windows Phone is gaining support for smartwatches and fitness trackers. Those of you really wanting a smartwatch might want to check out the HOT Watch from PH Technical Labs. They recently announced a partnership with Microsoft and have stated that a Windows Phone app is...

One variation of the LG G Watch hits the FCC as the LG-W100

Although LG hasn't really tried to keep the G Watch a secret, they're not exactly going out of their way to tell us all about it either but that may soon be coming to an end. Hitting the FCC recently is what is reported to be one variation of the G Watch otherwise known as the LG-W100. According...
Samsung smartwatch

Samsung patent reveals detailed plans for smartwatch with a circular display

In addition to the standalone smartwatch with a built-in SIM card, Samsung may be looking to offer a smartwatch with a circular display, much like the Moto 360. Patents from last year indicate that the South Korean manufacturer is working on a new interface that is designed to take advantage of...
Gear 2

Samsung may soon offer a stand-alone smartwatch

Hot off the release of the new Gear 2, Gear 2 Neo and Gear Fit, rumors are once again flying that Samsung may also be gearing up to release a stand-alone smartwatch that would work without the need to be connected to a phone. Much like the Neptune Pine or Omate TrueSmart watches, Samsung's...
Kairos adds Windows Phone 8.1 support to their mechanical hybrid smartwatch

Kairos adds Windows Phone 8.1 support to their mechanical hybrid smartwatch

The Kairos startup has been turning heads due to its unique and rather ambitious designs. The company's smartwatch fuses together traditional mechanical functionality we've all come to know and love from a standard watch with a transparent display layered on top. The website only mentions support...
Pile of smartwatches

Why you want a smartwatch

When Pebble first showed up on Kickstarter I was eager to back it, I had never seen anything like it, and "need" it or not, it was something I wanted to own. A few weeks later I actually cancelled my order. I wasn't quite sure I needed to spend the money on something so new and geeky, so I...
LifeTrak

LifeTrak introduces iOS and Android app for fitness tracking

LifeTrak has announced a new iOS and Android app for tracking all of the usual biometric data: heart rate, steps taken, distance traveled, calories burned, total sleep hours, and more. LifeTrak watches already work with some fairly impressive apps, like Argus and MapMyFitness, but it's great to...

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