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Ritot is a unique smart band concept with a built-in pico projector

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You may have seen projection clocks, but what if you could wear one of those on your hand? That’s what the makers of Ritot are campaigning for on IndieGoGo – a smart band that uses a projector to cast a big, readable notifications on your wrist.

It has to be said the prototypes look much better than regular smart bands – an aluminum ring covered in leather, the Ritot can pass for a fashion accessory. Read more »

Android Wear Mini Launcher makes it easier to open apps on your wearable

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It’s a bit painful to open an app on your Android Wear powered smartwatch as you will have to either launch the application by shouting its name out, or by scrolling all the way to the bottom of the options list.

If you want an easier way to launch an app from your wrist, then the Android Wear Mini Launcher is just the right thing for you. It’s the first custom launcher for the Google wearable platform and it’s already available for download. Read more »

Analyst: Apple’s iWatch to enter mass production in November

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Apple’s alleged smartwatch will enter mass production in November, according to the popular analyst Ming-Chi Kuo. It has to be noted that Ming has provided relatively accurate information on the future Apple products in the past and his track record is almost impeccable.

The KGI Securities analyst has also made a speculation on what the upcoming ‘iWatch’ may feature. Read more »

This “Moto 360: Why a Watch” video doesn’t say when, but it’s nice to watch anyhow

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Motorola’s latest promo video for the Moto 360 smartwatch is meant to explain why this new smart device has taken the form of a watch (rather than perhaps a smart microwave oven). The answer comes from the Product Lead for the Moto 360 Lior Ron and his belief that the watch was the most personal piece of technology and a self-expression on a wrist.

The video also addresses the round shape as magical, super comfortable and allowing for a larger display. What it doesn’t address is when eager users will be able to get their hands on one or better yet one on their wrists. Read more »

Adidas Fit Smart is not meant to be a FuelBand competitor

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When Adidas announced that it would be making it’s own fitness tracking wearable, everyone assumed that it would be a device that would rival Nike’s FuelBand.

However, Adidas Director of Product Creation, Simon Drabble says that the Fit Smart is more for training and fitness, and is not a lifestyle tracker, as the FuelBand is. Read more »

See app notifications while looking at your wrist with Hicon

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Hate when your phone vibrates, and then you fetch it out of your pocket, only to see that someone liked a comment on a Facebook image that you gave a thumbs up to?

Well Hicon is a funky wearable that looks to remedy that problem. Read more »

Flopsy Droid takes the Flappy Bird concept to Android Wear

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The first Flappy Bird clone for Android Wear devices is here, and it’s already available for free in the Google Play Store. It’s called Flopsy Droid, and it takes the successful Flappy Bird concept to your wrist.

The game is intended to be played on Android wearables, so you’ll need to have one of those already paired with your smartphone in order to enjoy it. Read more »

Samsung Gear Fit now just $99.99, 50% cheaper than before

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If you wanted to buy a Samsung Gear Fit wristband but so far have been put off by its asking price, perhaps now’s the time to reconsider. The device can currently be had for only $99.99.

That’s half off the Gear Fit’s normal price of $199.99. The offer comes courtesy of Amazon, and it’s unclear how long it will last. Read more »

Beast Sensor is a real-time wearable that monitors your weight-lifting

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Most fitness sensors only really excel at running and cardiovascular tracking, but what if you want to get swole by lifting weights? Most trackers are useless when it comes to tracking your pursuit of jakked-dom.

Cue the Beast sensor: a new fitness tracking wearable that’ll let you know when you’re losing form while it also measures the efficacy of your lifts. Read more »

Shock your bad habits away with Pavlok

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As the saying goes, “we are all creatures of habit” and the creator of Pavlok, a new wearable, believes wholeheartedly in this mantra.

Pavlok helps to reinforce positive behavior habits. How? Well, it electrocutes you. Seriously. Read more »

PayPal app for Samsung Gear 2 smartwatches finally out now

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After quite a long waiting period, the official PayPal app for Samsung’s Tizen-based Gear 2 smartwatches is now up for grabs.

The app was first discussed back in February at MWC, so it’s definitely been a long time coming. Read more »

Android Wear app now live on the Play Store along with a dedicated section

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Google has released the Android Wear application on the Play Store. Although there is not much you can do with it right now, the app will become useful once those who ordered their Android Wear devices start receiving their orders next week.

Google has also added a new section in the Play Store for Android Wear applications. Note, that these are not exactly separate apps that will run on your watch but your usual apps meant for your phone or tablet but now with Android Wear support to push relevant information on to the device. Read more »

Microsoft’s wearable will focus on fitness; patent illustrations leaked

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If you were hoping to get a smartwatch from Microsoft to play nice with your Windows Phone, then you may be a tad disappointed.

Microsoft’s rumored upcoming wearable will be more of a jock than a nerd. Read more »

Doutzen Kroes promotes the Samsung Galaxy S5 and Gear Fit in a pool

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Samsung has launched a new advertising campaign in the Netherlands today, and the Korean company is using well known Dutch model Doutzen Kroes to get its point across.

The model stars in a photo shoot in a pool, where she’s seen using the Galaxy S5 smartphone as well as the Gear Fit wristband. Both of these are water resistant, so that’s not out of the ordinary. Read more »

Samsung Gear Fit review

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After our meeting with the Samsung Gear Fit at the Mobile World Congress, we were left wanting for more so when we got it at the office we spent a lot of time with the device on wrist to test its many fitness and smartphone companion features in full.

The Samsung Gear Fit is the third smartwatch to come out of this year’s Gear generation but isn’t quite as functional as the Gear 2 and Neo. It it is closer to the fitness band market than to the fully functional smartwatches. For starters the Fit lacks a microphone and speaker so you won’t be able to take calls on it like you would on the other Gears. There’s no speaker too. What there is – a curved 1.84″ Super AMOLED screen that’s simply gorgeous and more intuitive to use. Read more »