Smartwatch

Building a better smartwatch with BLOCKS modular smartwatch

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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Fossil announces it’s entering the wearable market

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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Polar V800 GPS sports watch review

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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Martian Envoy G10 smartwatch review

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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The Wove Band – because your smartwatch is just too small

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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Motorola launches Moto 360 (2nd gen) smartwatch

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

  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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G-Shock goes smartwatch with GBA400 watch models

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! 3D solves road trip Apple Watch battery woes

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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Otium Gear smartwatch review

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 introduces four new Bluetooth Link watches

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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The TokyoFlash Kisai Link doesn’t tell you the time – it gives you notifications

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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Nomad has the Key to keeping your Pebble Watch charged on the go

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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Brando Workshop now offering premium glass screen protectors for the Motorola Moto 360

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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Martian Watches has paired with GUESS to introduce the GUESS CONNECT watch

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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