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Samsung Gear Solo standalone smartwatch said to be launching alongside the Note 4

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Remember Samsung’s telephony-enabled smartwatch called Gear Solo? It got leaked back in April, and now it looks like we’re very close to its actual release.

According to a new report from Samsung’s home country of South Korea, the company will unveil the Gear Solo at its pre-IFA event on September 3, alongside the new Galaxy Note 4 phablet. Read more »

Facebook Messenger now supports Android Wear

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Looks like WhatsApp isn’t the only messaging service that’s supporting Android Wear.

Facebook’s recent update has brought some new features and compatibility to the smartwatch software. Read more »

Timex Ironman One GPS+ standalone smartwatch announced

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If you thought the $299 Samsung Gear 2 smartwatch was expensive, then you definitely won’t like what Timex, Qualcomm, and AT&T have partnered up to bring you. The Timex Ironman One GPS+ smartwatch that resulted from the cooperation of these three companies is set to arrive this fall, and it will cost a whopping $399.95.

It’s a standalone device, though, so you don’t have to keep it tethered to your phone, as it has its own data radios. In fact, if you buy one AT&T will throw in one year of data access. Read more »

Moto 360 smartwatch appears in a ton of photos, confirms steel build and wireless charging

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A fresh set of Moto 360 photos has hit the web showing the device next to the LG G Watch. It was rumored that the Moto 360 could be made out of plastic instead of steel, but these photos debunk those reports.

In one of the photos portraying the back of the Moto 360, a text reads that the smartwatch is made of Stainless Steel 316L. The watch also features wireless charging and is devoid of any charging pins, unlike the LG G Watch and the Gear Live. Read more »

You can pick up the Pebble in three new neon colors

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Don’t like neon? Then you won’t be a fan of the new color options Pebble is offering up for its smartwatch line.

If neon is most definitely your thing, then hit the jump to learn more about the limited edition run of the wearable. Read more »

WhatsApp on your wrist? Why not?

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You can already have an encyclopedia on your wrist, so why not a messaging service?

That’s at least the thinking behind the makers of WhatsApp, who have released their app for Android Wear. Read more »

Attopedia puts Wikipedia on your Android Wear smartwatch

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If the recently gone native Wikipedia mobile app seems to much of a hassle for you, meet Attopedia – the first Android Wear app to put Wikipedia on a smartwatch.

The app is free and features an interesting UI paradigm in line with Android Wear’s gesture based control. Once you’ve selected an article, swiping up or down selects an article section, while a left or right swipe explores the content of the section. Read more »

Meet HP’s premium smartwatch

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Smartwatches aren’t really known for being sexy, although this trend is starting to be corrected by the likes of the Moto 360 and the OnePlus One Watch.

Well it looks like HP is entering the smartwatch game, with a smartwatch that classes is up above all current offerings. Read more »

Moto 360 rumored to be made out of plastic, measures 48mm in diameter

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Motorola announced the Android Wear running Moto 360, but was mum about a lot of details, including a launch date. The company also showed a bunch of photos of the smartwatch, on which it appears to be made of metal. Well, not so fast with the conclusions.

The latest rumors have it that the phone will actually be made out of plastic. Additionally, because of the wireless charging feature, the Moto 360 is rumored to be 13.5mm thick. In comparison, it’s brethren the LG G Watch and Samsung Gear Live are 9.9mm and 8.9mm thick, respectively. Read more »

OnePlus OneWatch leak details a titanium and sapphire smartwatch

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The round smartwatch field may heat up very quickly – Motorola is taking its sweet time to put the Moto 360 on sale, while Samsung has already patented three round smartwatch designs. OnePlus may also throw its hat in the ring as there are already 3D renderings for promo material of the OneWatch.

A photo of what appears to be the product page of the OneWatch along with some sketches reveal the smartwatch’s specifications and that it might be close to ready. Read more »

Samsung trademarked the Gear S name in the United States

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Samsung trademarked the Gear S name. The Korean giant filed the paperwork for the moniker in the United States Patent and Trademark Office’s (USPTO) earlier this month, on July 22.

There is no word on what product will Samsung use the patented name. Read more »

Samsung patents three rounded smartwatch designs

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Samsung has patented three new smartwatch designs, all of which have a rounded display instead of that on their well-known rectangular Gear smartwatches.

The patent number is US D709,873 S and covers the design of three smartwatches with slightly different displays and straps. All of them feature a camera on the strap, which may indicate the use of Tizen OS over Android Wear. Read more »

D.M.A. Navi Watch app for Galaxy Gear puts Google Maps navigation on your wrist

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You own a Galaxy Gear and need to get somewhere but don’t know the way. While Google Maps integrates with Android Wear, your Tizen-powered Samsung Gear smartwatch can’t use Android Wear apps. How to get out of this conundrum? The free D.M.A. Navi Watch app.

The app still uses Google Maps for navigation, but transfers the notifications put out by Maps onto your wrist. Read more »

Rumor – iWatch delayed to Q4, only 6m units to ship in 2014

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According to TPK, the company that’s reportedly in charge of producing silver nanowire ink for Apple’s iWatch, the watch will enter mass production in the final four months of this year and not in the third quarter as previously expected.

TPK, which expected solid profit in Q3 because of the deal with Apple, has now reevaluated things with a higher Q4 profit expectation. The reason – TPK expected the Apple iWatch to enter mass production in the third quarter, not the fourth one. With this development doubts have risen as to whether Apple can build the quota of iWatches it needs to meet 2014 demand. Read more »

Jimmy Kimmel tests people’s reaction to a fake Apple iWatch smartwatch

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The rumors surrounding Apple’s upcoming iPhone 6 and alleged smartwatch have reached Jimmy Kimmel, who decided to play a practical joke on bypassers on the Hollywood Boulevard. His team decided to stick an Apple logo on a $20 Casio watch and see how people react to the company’s latest gadget.

And what do you think happened? Everyone fell for it, thinking that Apple has managed to pull off a classic, yet modern version of a watch. Read more »