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How many people do you see with smartwatches?

The smartwatch market is getting pretty hot and really, there's barely a day that goes by that we don't hear about some new product soon to be available, some new Kickstarter or Indiegogo campaign for the next best one, hopefully to be available soon — and we certainly know there's folks out...
Moto 360

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...
Modillian Strap

A closer look at the Modillian Smart Strap

Last week we caught word of a new Bluetooth clasp that will make nearly any regular watch smarter. Modillian is a small clasp that fits over a standard watch band and provides light vibrations for alerts on a connected smartphone. So rather than swapping out your classic timepiece for a...
Samsung Galaxy Gear

Samsung accounts for 71 percent of the global smartwatch market

According to Strategy Analytics, Samsung controls the global smartwatch segment with a market share of 71 percent. The South Korean manufacturer shipped 500,000 smartwatches during the first three months of 2014, which is half of the 1 million sales it registered in all of 2013. The numbers do...
Kairos smartwatch render

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...
Pebble Steel

Pebble Steel is back in stock

If you were looking to pick up a Pebble, now is the time to do so, as both the first-generation and the Pebble Steel smartwatches are back in stock. Pebble announced that new orders will be shipping out the next business day, and that both leather as well as metal bands will be available for the...
Motorola exec Mark Randall calls all current smartwatches 'pretty crappy'

Motorola exec Mark Randall calls current crop of smartwatches 'pretty crappy'

Motorola executive Mark Randall isn't just proud of the upcoming Moto 360 smartwatch — he thinks that the current crop of wearables are "pretty crappy" in comparison. Motorola is understandably excited about the Moto 360, the Android Wear-powered wearable is a notable step up in software and...
Modillian

Modillian Bluetooth clasp makes classy dumbwatches smarter

Launching via Kickstarter on June 10, the Modillian Bluetooth watch strap buckle aims to make your fine timepiece "smart." It won't let you install apps, or give your watch a camera, but it does connect to your smartphone and can be programmed with custom vibrating alerts to let you know when a...

LG shows off its G Watch in a new video

We continue to inch ever closer to actually seeing the first Android Wear watches, and tonight LG has rolled out a new promo video for its LG G Watch. "LG defines the smartwatch," the 53-second video says, noting that it's "compatible with Android" while showing it against wireframes of an LG...
Microsoft Smartwatch

Microsoft smartwatch teased with recent patent filing, looks super sleek

It's no secret that Microsoft is working on a smartwatch of some kind. We've seen patents filed and have heard rumors for quite some time. Wearables and the Internet of Things is the future of technology and one Microsoft is intent on being a big part of. Today we're looking at a patent granted...
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...
Samsung Gear 2

Samsung posts first Tizen open source files from the Gear 2 and Gear 2 Neo

Developers looking to roll up their sleeves with wearables will be happy to hear that Samsung has released the first open source code for Tizen running on the Gear 2 and Gear 2 Neo. This kernel should enable the creation of custom ROMs of all kinds. The Gear 2 SDK just launched last month, which...
Samsung Gear 2 smartwatch

Samsung Gear 2 Solo stops by Indian export database Zauba

Samsung may be looking to launch its cellular-connected smartwatch in the near future, as a device by the name of Gear 2 Solo was spotted entering Indian shores for testing. Indian import export database Zauba listing confirms that the device bears a model number SM-R710. The Gear 2 Solo...
Pebble firmware update

Pebble firmware updated with some good fixes for bad problems

Pebble 2.0 has been a bit of a work in progress, and today that work continued with updates to its Android and iOS apps — as well as a full firmware update for the smartwatch itself. (And, yes, those of us on Android can now control Pandora via our Pebbles. So there's that, too.) Mostly bugfixes...

AI Watch production model shown in all it's glory

Can't get enough of the AI Watch? Then you'll love this six and a half minute long video that shows off the production model and all the features. With a beefy set of internals — including a quad-core CPU in the standard model and an octa-core CPU in the Ultra version — and running what looks...
Assorted Watches

Microsoft teases smartwatch tech in latest patent finding

Rumors have been floating around for a while now about a smartwatch offering from Microsoft, and while we've yet to see anything solid, some new patent applications have turned up that show off what looks to be a new smartwatch. According to the documents, the device itself looks to be sporting...
Sony SmartWatch 2

Sony releases Instagram app extension for the SmartWatch 2

Sony has released an Instagram smart extension for its SmartWatch 2. This handy little app enables owners of the smartwatch to check through Instagram notifications, as well as friends' comments while on the move. New activities in the account feed will be pulled down, triggering a vibration-...
AMVOX 2 watch

This $30,000 AMVOX 2 watch can unlock your imaginary $200,000 Aston Martin

Luxury Swiss watchmaker Jaeger-LeCoultre is building a smartwatch with very limited functionality. Rather than displaying a ton of notifications from your smartphone or allow you to interact with your phone via voice, the Jaeger LeCoultre AMVOX2 will perform two simple functions: allow you to...
Qualcomm Toq

Forthcoming Qualcomm Toq update will let you talk to your smartwatch

Soon, you will be able to issue voice commands to your Qualcomm Toq smartwatch. An upcoming software update is set to bring Nuance's voice guided navigation to the smartwatch. Dubbed Toq Talk, the app will allow you to dictate replies to text messages straight from your wrist. The new...

Might this joystick-like display solve smartwatches' usability problem?

In a word, no. Or, maybe. For some. Depends on the user interface, really. But Carnegie Mellon University's Gierad Laput thinks this prototype smartwatch — with a display that pans, twists, tilts and clicks — might solve that puzzle. It borrows some from gamepads, yeah. And any option available...

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