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LG G Watch gets treated to a $50 price cut

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The original LG G Watch got treated to a significant price reduction. The Android Wear-toting, square gadget is now $50 cheaper in the Google Play store and Best Buy.

The new price tag of the LG G Watch is $179, thus making it one of the most affordable Android Wear timepiece on offer by a major manufacturer. Read more »

Apple Watch gets parodied on video

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After yesterday’s big Apple event, the company’s two new iPhones promptly got mocked, in different ways, by both HTC and Samsung. While the former focused on the design similarities between the iPhone 6 and its very own One (M8), Samsung rightly took a stab at the iPhone 6 Plus and its phablet form factor (that was made mainstream by the original Galaxy Note, let’s not forget). And now, the Apple Watch is in the spotlight.

Though in this case we’re talking about a full-on parody video posted on YouTube, debating the merits of Apple’s new smartwatch. Read more »

Your two cents: Apple iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, Watch – hot or not?

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The dust from Apple’s iPhone and Watch launch event from yesterday is starting to settle down. With the excitement surrounding the new trio of Apple products now settling down to more reasonable levels, we’d like to reach out to you and ask – did they live up to your expectations or not?

A simple question at first sight, but there’s a lot of thought that goes into it before an answer is given. We covered everything there is to know about the Apple iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus and the Apple Watch and with that in mind, let’s get cracking. Read more »

Check out the Apple Watch promo videos over here

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The official Apple Watch promo videos made the rounds on YouTube. The wearable device just made its debut alongside the iPhone 6 and the iPhone 6 Plus.

The videos give us a walkthrough of the design and the features of Apple’s watch. Read more »

AT&T will sell the Moto 360 too, eventually

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Best Buy was the only retailer that had the Moto 360 smartwatch at launch but Verizon has started taking pre-orders and now AT&T hurriedly announced it will be offering it at some point in the future too.

Unlike Verizon, AT&T will start by offering the two leather wrist bands at first. Read more »

Motorola Moto 360 with metal band on pre-order on Verizon

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The Motorola Moto 360 smartwatch sold out soon after it was released. If you wanted a metal wrist band you were out of luck even if you got to the store in time – Motorola released the phone with a choice of two leather bands saying it will make it available with a metal band later on.

Now however, Verizon has put the metal strap version on pre-order for $300 with a choice of Black and White (more like silver) colors. Read more »

Apple iWatch will reportedly run optimized apps from a dedicated store

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According to a new report, the upcoming Apple iWatch will run optimized third-party apps. The latter will be available from a dedicated section in the App Store.

Apple has allegedly seeded its dedicated SDK for wearable devices to high profile app developers. Read more »

Smartwatch bonanza: hottest smartwatches at IFA compared

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IFA used to be dominated by smartphone announcements, then tablets moved in and now wearables are the new hotness. Many companies have various smartbands but we’re only interested in proper smartwatches – ones with big screens for notifications and with a proper OS to run apps.

This cuts the number of contestants down somewhat but not enough, it can still take you a while to wade through specs and price not to mention looks. There’s a battle shaping up versus practical square watches and aesthetically pleasing round watches. Here are all the specs in one place to make things a little easier. Read more »

Google details Android Wear updates for the rest of the year

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Today Google has posted an official list of features it will add to the Android Wear platform before 2014 ends. The company has also confirmed once again that all smartwatches running Android Wear will get the updates as soon as these are going to be ready.

This is no surprise, as Google is pretty much in charge of the update process for Android Wear devices, looking to avoid the fragmentation situation that’s persistent in its smartphone and tablet operating system. Read more »

HTC won’t make a smartwatch after all, rumor says

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According to the ever-present “sources familiar with the matter”, HTC has decided to give up on the idea of creating its very own smartwatch.

In an age in which seemingly every Android smartphone maker has branched out into this new wearable category (undoubtedly helped by the existence of the Android Wear platform), this might sound like an odd decision. Read more »

LG G Watch R will be out on October 14

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LG’s round-faced smartwatch running Android Wear, the G Watch R, is due to become available on October 14. The news reportedly comes straight from the Korean company itself.

LG hasn’t yet officially announced pricing for the G Watch R internationally. However, the press release unveiling the new watch for the German market mentioned a recommended retail price of €299. Read more »

LG G Watch R hands-on

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Smartwatches are all the rage here at IFA 2014 with Asus, Samsung and Sony getting in the mix and now LG has shown its first rounded smartwatch – the G Watch R.

It has a rounded watch face complete with a 1.3″ rounded POLED (plastic organic light-emitting diode) display, Snapdragon 400 chipset and a battery that will reportedly be able to endure for one day and a half to two days with the always on feature enabled. Read more »

LG starts mass producing rounded P-OLED displays for its G Watch R smartwatch

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LG Display has announced today that its has started development of the “the first circular Plastic OLED” display to be featured in their G Watch R smartwatch.

The rounded P-OLED display is set to have a diameter of 1.3 inches and a thickness of just 0.6mm. Read more »

Check out the new Gear S in Samsung’s latest video

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Other than the Note 4 and the Galaxy Edge, Samsung also showcased the previously announced Samsung Gear S smartwatch during the keynote at IFA. The new Gear S features improved connectivity features and is designed to work on its own even without pairing it with a smartphone.

One of the features of the Gear S is the new 2.0-inch curved Super AMOLED display. Like it’s predecessors, the Gear S also has a built-in heart rate monitor that tracks your heart beats while you work out. Read more »

Sony updates its wearables with new SmartWatch 3 and SmartBand Talk

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Sony had quite a presence at this year’s IFA in Berlin, and after introducing its new Z3 lineup it’s decided to cap things off with two new wearables.

The SmartWatch 3 will be the company’s first smart device to run on Android Wear, while the SmartBand Talk brings voice communication and telephony to the company’s popular SmartBand fitness tracker. Read more »