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ActionProof launches The Bumper protective Apple Watch case on IndieGoGo

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The Apple Watch is launching on April 24 and the last thing potential customers would want is damaging it. Italian-based company called ActionProof comes to the rescue with The Bumper protective casing.

The ActionProof Bumper is made out of ultra resistant rubber and is only compatible with the 42mm Apple Watch. It’s not water resistant or dustproof, but it will protect the Watch against hits and scratches of the body. Read more »

Goldgenie already prepping to offer a 24K Gold Apple Watch

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Apple doesn’t offer gold iPhones, but there are specialized companies that will gold plate you one and sprinkle diamonds. The Apple Watch does come in gold, however that one is hugely expensive. Can those companies gild a relatively affordable version of the Watch?

Of course they can! Read more »

A brief explanation of the Apple Watch Edition price

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After months of speculation, Apple finally announced the prices for the various versions of the Apple Watch. The most shocking of them was the price of the Apple Watch Edition. It starts at $10,000.

But it wasn’t really shocking, at least not to those who are aware of the cost of materials used on the watch. But just so everyone is on the same page, here is a brief explanation of the pricing of the Apple Watch Edition. Read more »

Watch all the Apple Watch promo videos here

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Apple Watch was detailed today at the company’s dedicated event. Now we know all there is to know about the wearable gadget – the materials and functionality, the pricing and availability.

Apple Watch will be available in aluminum, stainless steel and gold flavors. You can check how those are made on the promo videos below. Read more »

The most expensive Apple Watch Edition is $17,000

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Now that the Apple Store is back after the company’s event is over, we can take a detailed look at the Watch Edition pricing. The most expensive of them cost $17,000 and are the 38mm 18k Yellow gold case with bright red modern buckle and 38mm 18k Rose gold + rose gray modern buckle.

There are a total of 8 Apple Watch Edition models and their pricing ranges from $10,000 to $15,000. Here’s the full list. Read more »

Rumored Oppo smartwatch to get a day’s worth of charge in 5 minutes

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While there were two high-profile flagship smartphones at the MWC, there’s no denying that wearables stole the show. A leak shows that Oppo wants in on the action and is developing an LG Watch Urbane like wearable with a round display.

The company reportedly has a solution to the battery life issues that plague most smartwatches – super fast charging. Read more »

Weekend poll: Vote for your favorite smartwatch – Huawei Watch or LG Watch Urbane

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At the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona this year we got to see two very special Android Wear smartwatches – the Huawei Watch and LG Watch Urbane. Now that the congress is over, it’s time to ask for your opinion on which one of the two is best.

Choosing a watch is very much a matter of personal taste and that’s why this poll is so interesting. Both watches look stylish, but each has unique traits, which make it stand out. Read more »

Eddy Cue elaborates on payments using Apple Watch

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Apple announced Apple Pay last year, which allows you to use the new iPhone 6 and 6 Plus with compatible payment systems wirelessly and without using traditional payment systems. The company announced the system is coming to the Apple Watch as well but didn’t quite go into many details.

Eddy Cue, Apple’s senior vice president of Internet Software and Services, was at Oracle Arena in Oakland, California yesterday for a game, which is using Apple’s payment system. He talked about the Apple Watch payments to Mashable. Read more »

Reserve Strap is an Apple Watch charging band

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There is a charging band for Apple Watch coming our way. Dubbed Reserve Strap, the accessory will extend the wearable’s battery life by “up to 125%.”

Reserve Strap features built-in batteries and magnetic inducing charging. Read more »

Apple inviting select developers to test their apps directly on the Apple Watch

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Apple may have announced the Apple Watch late last year but the company hasn’t really allowed anyone near the device until it’s expected launch next week. Except maybe for a few top developers.

According to a report by Bloomberg, Apple has allowed a select few developers to test their upcoming Apple Watch applications on the device itself. This includes the likes of BMW, Facebook, and United Continental Holdings Inc. Read more »

iOS support may be coming to Android Wear, unofficial options are already here

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Sources claim that Google is working on iOS support for its Android Wear smartwatch platform, which couldn’t come sooner with the Apple Watch launch.

In the meantime several developers have created their own solutions. Read more »

Pebble Time becomes the most funded Kickstarter to date

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Pebble Time is now the most funded Kickstarter project to date. With over $14 million from backers, the smartwatch topped the previous champion Coolest Cooler by a cool million (the original Pebble is number three on the list).

The impressive feat was achieved only a week after the Pebble Time project kicked off. Read more »

Google is rumored to be working on Android Wear app for iOS

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A new rumor out of France claims Google is currently working on releasing the Android Wear app for Apple’s mobile platform. As you might have imagined, this would enable smartwatches running Android Wear to work with iPhones and iPads.

As this is nothing but an unconfirmed rumor at this point, the usual pinch of salt is advised. The new app for iOS could be launched during Google’s I/O developer conference in May, but it might get officially teased even sooner – so as to make (at least some) people think twice about buying an Apple Watch. Read more »

Pebble unveils Time Steel at the MWC, backers get the option to upgrade

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The Pebble team is playing Kickstarter like a fiddle – just as the campaign was losing steam after the explosive growth of the first 24 hours, the Pebble Time Steel was announced. This should inject the campaign with a fresh dose of enthusiasm, but will also draw in people who were holding out for the inevitable all-metal version.

Current backers needn’t be jealous though, they have the option to upgrade to the Time Steel if they are okay with the price premium. Read more »

HTC gets serious about exercise with HTC Grip smart band

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HTC has been promising a wearable for years now, but this year it delivered. The HTC Grip is a smart band with a built-in GPS, built in a collaboration with Under Armour. The company made it clear this isn’t for casual tarining, the Grip is aimed at fitness enthusiast and pro athletes.

Being a serious tool, it focuses on standalone performance rather than its interactions with a smartphone (it’s compatible with Android 4.3+ and iOS 7+). Read more »