Smartwatch

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Are you tired of the sometimes clunky looking smartwatches and fitness trackers out there? I myself, will always choose function over form, but come on, why can't we have both? Michael Kors, a designer of high-end luxury accessories and clothing, must have thought the same thing. They have been working with Google to develop a [...]

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KD Group's Kurio Watch is a real, working Bluetooth smartwatch designed specifically for kids ages 6 to 12.  This fashion-forward, high-tech kids' wearable combines smartwatch functions with modern messaging capabilities, fun mini-games, a high-quality camera and video recorder, and more. (PRNewsFoto/KD Group)

Some people spent Valentine's Day weekend in New York City, but they weren't all there for hansom cab rides through the park. Some were attendees at The 2016 American International Toy Fair, at the Javits Center, where KD Group introduced the Kurio Watch. It's a Bluetooth smartwatch made for children between the ages of 6 and 12.  The watch is especially sized to fit small wrists [...]

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Posted in: Kid Gadgets, News, Watches and Clocks
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The Samsung Gear S2 smartwatch is an Android-compatible smartwatch that does not use the Android Wear operating system like the majority of the Android smartwatches that are currently on the market. Samsung marches to the beat of their own drum and has opted to use the Tizen OS to power their watches. Let's take a [...]

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Okay, so you're the proud new owner of an Apple Watch. Maybe you've even acquired a second band - something a little dressier than that sport band you got with the watch itself. When you're traveling, you'll need something to carry both the charger for your watch, as well as the extra band(s) you may [...]

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BLOCKS

If you're like me, you are still waiting for that one smartwatch to rule them all. Being an Apple fanboy I have to admit that the Apple Watch is not that watch, and even though Pebble was the first major player, it is not there yet either. Enter BLOCKS, a modular smartwatch project on Kickstarter. [...]

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Now that wearables and smartwatches are becoming the norm, it was only a matter of time before traditional watchmakers entered this burgeoning market. Fossil, a company that's been making watches for over 30 years, recently announced a lineup of wearables and smartwatches. Fossil teamed up with Intel to create a series of devices that will [...]

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Posted in: Android, News, Watches and Clocks
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Earlier this year I reviewed the Polar M400 sport watch and was pleased with how feature packed and fitness oriented it was. I have used it on and off throughout 2015.  When Polar gave me the opportunity to put their latest flagship training device through its paces, I jumped at the chance. The Polar V800 is one of [...]

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Posted in: Health, Fitness, Sports, Reviews, Watches and Clocks
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We have reached a tipping point; smartwatches are no longer something worn only by early adopters and gadget geeks. Smartwatches are a common sight in most big box stores and it's not hard to walk down the street and find cool tech affixed to someone's wrist. Early smartwatches were bland devices that stood out from [...]

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Do you find yourself gazing at your smartwatch a little too long to read your texts? Perhaps your watch face is too small. Wouldn't it be nice to have a larger display? What you need is the Wove Band made by Polyera.  Most of the outer surface of the band functions as a grayscale capacitive multi-touch [...]

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Yesterday, I reported the news that the latest version of Android Wear will be compatible with iPhones. Based on the feedback I received, it is clear that our readers are as excited as I am that they will have more options than the Apple Watch to join the smartwatch revolution. Today, Motorola announced the availability [...]

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Android Wear comes to iPhone

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  Google announced that as of Monday, Google’s Android Wear smart watches will now connect to Apple’s iPhones (iPhone 5 and up). This is big news for those of us who have iPhones, but who are fans of Google’s many useful tools, such as Google Calendar, Gmail, and my favorite, Google Now. While Google’s Android [...]

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Posted in: Android, iOS, News, Watches and Clocks
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I'm a big fan of Casio's G-Shock watches; I've worn them for years and can vouch that they are some of the toughest watches in the world and packed with useful features. The latest G-Shock GB400 models include some new features that caught my eye. Bluetooth Smart enables linking between the watch and a phone for remote control [...]

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watchit

We've all seen car mounts for smartphones, tablets, and even laptops, but have you ever seen a car mount for a smartwatch? Neither have I until now. The Watchit! 3D from byVinzant is a specially designed car mount head unit for smartwatches like the Apple Watch. The Watchit! 3D gets its name from the fact [...]

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I was a relatively early adopter of smartwatches; I owned the original Pebble smartwatch before upgrading to a Moto 360 last February. Admittedly, I was initially skeptical of their usefulness; however, my smartwatch quickly and seamlessly integrated itself into my daily routine. The ability to dismiss calls, quickly reply to text messages, and receive notifications from [...]

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Tokyoflash Japan usually has only one new watch at a time for us, but today we have four new ones to tell you about.  Each of the watches is part of Tokyoflash Japan's Kisai Link Bluetooth-enabled line; their first Kisai Link offering was a bracelet that paired with your phone to give you notifications via Bluetooth. [...]

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Posted in: Bluetooth Gear, News, Watches and Clocks
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The Kisai Link isn't one of the cool watches that you probably expect from Tokyoflash Japan.  It's a Bluetooth notification bracelet that's available in 28 different styles, so you're sure to find one you like.  The Link is the rectangular module you see in the top image.  Link uses Bluetooth 4.0 Low Energy to connect [...]

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Posted in: Bluetooth Gear, News
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Nomad based the design for the NomadKey USB charging cable for the Pebble Original smart watch on a key.  Since you always have your keys with you when you're out, why not have a key-sized charger on the keyring?  It won't feel like you are carrying anything extra, but you'll have a tough, flexible charging [...]

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Posted in: Cables, Batteries and Chargers, News, Watches and Clocks
moto-scrproc

We've featured Brando's premium tempered glass screen protectors for smartphones, but now Brando Workshop is offering screen protection for the Motorola Moto 360 Android Wear smartwatch. These durable glass screen protectors protect the watch face from scratches and everyday wear and tear without lessening the touch screen's sensitivity. The protectors install easily and do not [...]

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Posted in: Android, News, Watches and Clocks
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As the title says, Martian Watches and GUESS have produced a new smart watch called the GUESS CONNECT.  It was introduced at CES 2015, where it was selected as a CES 2015 Innovation Award Honoree in the wearables division.  The CONNECT is based on GUESS' fashionable best-selling RIGOR watch.  The watch is "water resistant and will [...]

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LG G Watch review

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Before the holidays Verizon was nice enough to send me the LG G Android Wear-based watch to test drive. It seems like I'm always excited about wrist worn gadgets until I actually strap them to my wrist. Once I do, I quickly tire of them. I was hoping the LG G Watch would buck that trend. [...]

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Being able to read incoming SMS messages on your Google Android Wear smartwatch comes in handy when your phone is in your bag or pocket. But if you want to send a quick reply through the watch, your only option has been to have your dictated voice message converted into text. Some people don't like to [...]

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Intel, working with Opening Ceremony, have created MICA, My Intelligent Communications Accessory for the "stylish, connected woman".  If a typical smart watch is too boring and bland for your taste, check out the "premium finishes, 18K gold coating, and curved sapphire glass touchscreen display" used to craft MICA.  This bracelet uses AT&T's wireless service to deliver [...]

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It must be Fitbit day at The Gadgeteer because earlier this morning Janet showed us a fancy ladies pendant and bracelet holder for the Fitbit Flex activity tracker and now I am going to tell you about three brand new trackers that were announced earlier today. The Charge, Charge HR and Surge are the latest additions [...]

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Posted in: Health, Fitness, Sports, News, Watches and Clocks
h-tang

Most smartwatches on the market are chunky, bulky and definitely not feminine. Enter the H.Tang smartwatch, which is currently seeking funding through Pozible.com. This smartwatch looks more like a fancy bracelet than a watch that can track your activity, calorie burn, display the weather and notify you when you have an incoming call or text [...]

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iampuls

will.i.am (I find it really annoying to type his name that way) is a well known musician who makes top selling music with his band the Black Eyed Peas, but is he the new leader of what he calls fashionology with his new i.amPULS cuff? Notice I didn't call it a smartwatch. He doesn't want [...]

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