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Reactions to Apple’s iPhone 6 and Watch announcements

on Tuesday, September 9th, 2014

You really have to give Apple a lot of credit when it comes to putting on a new product announcement event. They are definitely the masters of hype and showmanship. Even though I say I don’t care about the iPhone anymore, I still get excited just like the rest of the planet to hear aboutRead More…

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Martian Watches Notifier smart watch review

on Tuesday, September 9th, 2014

  Last year, I reviewed the Martian Watches G2G smart watch, and I loved it.  Not only did that watch display information about incoming calls, emails, text messages, and other notifications, it had a Bluetooth speakerphone built in.  I loved the vintage styling of the G2G, and I loved that I could replace the watchRead More…

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VTech announces Kidizoom Smartwatch for kids

on Wednesday, July 16th, 2014

The Kidizoom is a kid-durable smartwatch that has been designed to withstand drops and bumps as well as being splash proof and sweat proof. It is powered by a rechargeable battery that lasts up to 2 weeks. In addition to normal watch functions (alarm, timer and stopwatch), the Kidizoom also features 50+ clock displays, a 1.4 inchRead More…

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Samsung Gear Live…WATCH for it!

By: Mark Rosengarten
on Tuesday, July 1st, 2014

Smartwatches have been a dream of technophiles since the Dick Tracy days.  While they have not yet reached the dream of the standalone phone, what they can do while partnered with a smartphone far outstrips anything Tracy’s wrist gear aspired to.  Hot on the heels of Samsung’s Tizen-powered Gear 2 watch, the Gear Live watchRead More…

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Martian Watches introduces their new Notifier smart watch

on Monday, April 28th, 2014

The new Notifier watch from Martian Watches still has the attractive analog watch face that makes telling time a snap.  It also has a 96 X 16 pixel graphic OLED display that’s used to display notifications from your iOS or Android smartphone – “caller ID, texts, Facebook, Twitter, Weather, Email, Calendar, Instagram, Pinterest, favorite games, yourRead More…

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Adidas miCoach SMART RUN watch review

on Friday, April 4th, 2014

Winter is nearly over and it is time to get mentally prepared/excited for getting outside and exercising. For me that means tennis and running. As I age, the latter being less appealing than it use to be. Each year I do my best to augment my excitement for pounding pavement with fun and interesting tech,Read More…

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The first smart watch designed just for women

on Saturday, March 8th, 2014

The Smart & Cool Smartwatch is an Indiegogo project.  The designer says these are the first quartz, Bluetooth smart watches designed just for women, though they do promise there will be a men’s line soon.  These watches use Bluetooth 1.2.1 to connect with your smart phone.  When you have an incoming call, the caller IDRead More…

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Samsung Galaxy Gear smartwatch review

on Sunday, January 19th, 2014

When the folks at Verizon asked me if I’d like to try out the Samsung Galaxy Gear smartwatch, I had to take a minute to make my decision. Truth be told, it’s been 10 years since I was excited about a watch. That was back in 2004 when Microsoft SPOT watches were popular. I wantedRead More…

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COGITO ORIGINAL – the “connected watch”

on Thursday, January 16th, 2014

It seems the consensus that 2014 is the year of wearable tech. And while my vote is still out on the subject, this smartwatch did catch my eye. I noticed, not because of its high-tech look or bleeding-edge specs, but because of its classic understated design.  The COGITO ORIGINAL from ConnecteDevice Limited appears to be a relativelyRead More…

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Meet the Pebble Steel Smartwatch

on Tuesday, January 7th, 2014

Pebble has just announced a new version of their popular smartwatch, the Pebble Steel.  This version of the smartwatch is made of milled stainless steel and Corning Gorilla Glass, and it comes with metal and leather straps.  It’s fully compatible with existing Pebble apps for iOS and Android.  The Pebble Steel runs for $249, and you canRead More…

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Martian Watches G2G smart watch review

on Friday, August 30th, 2013

Smart watches are the big topic lately, with rumors of various companies supposedly releasing their version at any moment now.  If you don’t want to wait, there are some smart watches already on the market.  (You can see reviews done here at The Gadgeteer of some smart watches in the related links at the bottomRead More…

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The Kreyos Meteor smartwatch is a meteor that fits on your wrist

on Thursday, July 18th, 2013

Over the last year or so, the fabled Dick Tracy or smartwatch has gone from comic books and Sci-Fi fantasy to a working reality. With several products on the market and more rumored to be on the way, the Kreyos Meteor is aiming to knock its competitors out of orbit. The Kreyos Meteor, although similarRead More…

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EmoPulse – Taking the smartwatch to the next level

on Friday, May 31st, 2013

The EmoPulse Smile is a futuristic bracelet watch that is currently seeking $300,000 in funding as an indiegogo project. The Smile (strange name…) features a flexible color touchscreen display, 4G LTE connectivity that can be used as a standalone phone, WiFi, Bluetooth 4.0, USB 3.0, NFC, FM Radio, Thunderbolt, GPS, wireless charging, 3 cameras, 7Read More…

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Dick Tracy’s watch is on the way from Neptune

on Monday, March 4th, 2013

There are a few smart watches on the market, and the promise of more to come, but they mostly seem to be accessories for a smart phone.  The Neptune Pine from Neptune doesn’t need a smart phone to pair with.  Just insert a microSIM card and it is a smartphone.  Neptune says with the Pine,Read More…

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Pebble E-Paper Smart Watch for iPhone and Android review

on Tuesday, February 19th, 2013

Unless you’ve been living under a rock for the past year, you’re probably familiar with the very successfully funded Pebble E-Paper Smart Watch for iPhone and Android Kickstarter project.  I too got caught up in the hype and paid $115 last May 18th for the privilege of supporting this project.  After multiple missed ship dates, itRead More…

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Stay connected with the Martian Voice Command Watches

on Thursday, February 14th, 2013

Martian Voice Command Watches started life as a Kickstarter project; they were successfully funded and are now shipping watches to their supporters and taking pre-orders from the public.  Martian Watches are available in three styles, but they all do similar functions.  They connect to your smart phone (Android or Apple) via Bluetooth to perform mostRead More…

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Sony SmartWatch: Now Shipping

on Tuesday, April 17th, 2012

We posted news about the upsoming Sony SmartWatch back in January, but now it is actually shipping and we have more details. This $149.99 device connects to your Android smartphone and displays various pieces of information. You can order the SmartWatch at the Sony site.  The specs include: 1.3″ OLED display 128 x 128 pixels 65kRead More…

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Pebble E-Paper Watch for iOS and Android Smartphones

on Friday, April 13th, 2012

This Pebble E-Paper Watch is a Kickstarter project.  It probably set a funding record, receiving pledges of over a million dollars in 28 hours.   The Pebble watch connects to an iPhone or Android smartphone via Bluetooth, so you’ll be notified of incoming calls or emails with a vibrating alert.  You can access functions of theRead More…