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Moto Maker customization service now live for Moto 360 smartwatch

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Last month we heard that Motorola’s Moto Maker device customization service would become available for the Moto 360 smartwatch too, and today is the day when this has actually happened. Like in the case of the Moto X, you can use Moto Maker to customize your Moto 360 according to your own taste, and it will be delivered to you how you want it.

You can choose from three case finishes – dark metal, light metal, or champagne gold. This is actually the first step if you use Moto Maker for the Moto 360. Read more »

Evernote promises new app for Apple Watch

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Apple Watch was announced last night o and people are still having trouble closing their jaws over the price tag of the limited editions. Apple showed the integration of several iOS apps with iOS 8.2 update on the Apple Watch and few obvious ones were missing.

Evernote took that opportunity and announced it’s releasing the Evernote app for Apple Watch in near future. The Evernote app for Apple Watch will complement the one on the iPhone in way that the user can dictate notes, set reminders, check off items from existing notes, and even check the recent content. 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 »

Apple Watch coming to Europe in April, Tim Cook quoted

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The Apple Watch will not be exclusive to the US market, German Apple store employees report. The piece of news comes courtesy of no other, but company CEO Tim Cook himself.

During last week’s visit in Berlin, Apple’s commander in chief decided to disclose that intriguing information in the informal surroundings of an Apple Store. Read more »

Oaxis Star.21 and O2 fitness trackers at MWC 2015

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We have to confess we had never heard of Oaxis before our meeting at the Pepcom event in Barcelona. The fitness tracking accessories have grown exponentially throughout the last year and we’ve already lost track.

Well, that’s why industry events such as the MWC are so important. It turns out, the Oaxis Star.21 is an innovative fitness band, while the Oaxis O2 is more advanced tracker with display and heart-rate monitor. Read more »

Swatch announces Touch Zero One fitness tracking watch

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Swatch has announced the new Touch Zero One watch that is made specifically for volleyball players. The watch can track your steps, distance travelled, power hits and power claps, and then calculates the calories burnt.

The watch then pairs with your smartphone over Bluetooth and the Swatch app helps you track your fitness level and also use a virtual coach to set fitness goals for yourself. Read more »

Huawei TalkBand B2 and TalkBand N1 promo videos are up

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Huwaei just announced two new wearable devices – the TalkBand B2 and the TalkBand N1, and an Android Wear smartwatch, dubbed simply Huawei Watch.

Huawei is not particularly big on the wearable market. The company does, however have a history with experimenting in the field, particularly with the TalkBand B1 – a wearable Bluetooth handset. The interesting device saw the light of day last year and was definitely met with mixed response. Today it’s releasing a follow-up on that along withn Android Wear smartwatch. Read more »

Huawei makes the TalkBand B2 official alongside the TalkBand N1

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After having leaked earlier today, both the Huawei TalkBand B2 (pictured below) and the TalkBand N1 are now official. The Chinese company has updated the design of its original TalkBand B1 from one year ago, this time opting for a more premium look. The materials are different too, since the B2 is made from an aluminum alloy. Its functionality is similar to its predecessor’s – namely, it’s a fitness tracker that’s also a Bluetooth headset.

On the other hand, the TalkBand N1 is a Bluetooth headset and music player apparently aimed at the fitness market. Read more »

Huawei Watch with Android Wear gets revealed through ad at Barcelona airport

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Well, the cat’s out of the bag now. Huawei has been teasing a smartwatch for a couple of weeks or so, but today we get to see exactly what it will look like. This is thanks to the fact that Huawei already has ads for the watch at Barcelona airport, waiting to welcome people attending MWC we assume.

Since the Android Wear logo is present in the bottom right corner of the ad, it’s clear which platform the Huawei Watch will run. As you can see, this is another round contender in the smartwatch space, and judging from this image alone it seems to be one of the best looking wearables revealed so far. Read more »

Motorola will bring the Moto Maker customization service to the Moto 360

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So far, Motorola’s Moto Maker service has allowed you to order a very personalized Moto X from the company. But next month it will become available for the Moto 360 smartwatch too.

You’ll get to choose a casing – either silver, black, or champagne gold. Then you pick a band size, from the two available. The band itself can be either metal or leather. And finally, you select one of 11 watch faces, and the one you like will show up when you first turn the wearable on. Read more »

Apple Watch will at least be showerproof, according to Tim Cook

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Speaking to employees at the company’s Kurf├╝rstendamm store in Berlin, Apple CEO Tim Cook revealed that he now wears his Apple Watch all the time, even while showering. So even if the company’s first smartwatch won’t be able to come diving with you, at least it will be able to withstand water splashes.

Up until now there’s been no mention of water resistance from Apple, save for the promotional image you can see above. It also implies that the Watch will be splashproof, but maybe nothing more. Read more »

Microsoft Band gets bike tracking, virtual keyboard, and dictation

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Micosoft Band. the company’s first proper wearable device, just got a major update. One of the key additions is bike tracking. The device will now be able to track your biking activity, whether it’s outdoors on a proper bike or indoors on a stationary exercise bike. The band adjusts its sensors such as the heart rate monitor to adapt to the different stress levels of biking compared to other activities.

The other major additions is a virtual keyboard. The band now shows a tiny keyboard on its tiny display. It uses the same Word Flow or swipe feature present on Windows Phone 8.1 keyboard. If you don’t want to type, there is also a new voice dictation feature. Both of these only work with Windows Phone 8.1 devices, however. Read more »

Huawei takes wraps off the 4.5G Smartband, world’s first LTE-M wearable

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Chinese smartphone manufacturer Huawei has unveiled what it is calling the world’s first LTE-M wearable. Dubbed 4.5G Smartband, the wearable, as the name suggests, will support the company’s 4.5G network, which is said to deliver up to 1Gbps bandwidth and set for a commercial rollout next year.

You would be able to use the wearable to track your fitness levels and heart rate, as well as pair it with other IoT devices, for example, thermostats and energy readers. The device will include an LTE-M chip made by Neul, which Huawei acquired back in September last year. Read more »

Check out the first LG G Watch Urbane promo video

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The original G Watch R was already a good looking watch and the first to have a proper circular display instead of a flat tire. But LG recently launched the G Watch Urbane, which improved upon the design of the G Watch R.

The G Watch Urbane has a stainless steel body that comes in gold and silver finishes. It also has a thinner profile and narrower bezel than the G Watch R, making it sleeker and more unisexual than the G Watch R. The Urbane comes with a leather band but it can be replaced with any 22mm band. Read more »

JDI unveils new reflective smartwatch screen, touts low power consumption

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JDI is one of the big players in the mobile display space, and the Japanese company has now announced a new smartwatch screen. It’s of the round variety, as you can see, and it’s the reflective type. According to its maker, this means it will enable some significant advancements in smartwatch battery life.

That’s because its power consumption can be as low as 0.5% or less when compared to a traditional LCD module. JDI says that its reflective design can achieve this because it’s different than a normal LCD panel, where 80% of the power requirements go to the backlight. Read more »