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On the surface, Dot sounds like a fairly standard smartwatch: It resembles a Fitbit and features a messaging system, navigation functions, Bluetooth 4.0, an alarm and, of course, a timepiece. Dot is remarkable because it's a braille smartwatch -- the world's first braille smartwatch, in fact. Its...

August 3rd 2015 at 1:08pm 0 Comments
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Until now, if you wanted an Apple Watch, you had to buy it in one of three places: online, at the Apple Store or at your nearest high-end luxury goods boutique. If none of those places are convenient, then you'll be happy to learn that the wearable will also be available from Best Buy on August 7t...

July 27th 2015 at 5:01am 0 Comments
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Wish your Pebble Time smartwatch was easier to read in low light, or didn't shake so violently that everyone can tell when you have new messages? Your wishes have been answered. Pebble is trotting out a firmware update for the Time (and Time Steel, when it ships) that lets you tweak the intensitie...

July 22nd 2015 at 9:34pm 0 Comments
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The official numbers for Apple Watch sales are still a mystery. But, according to a report by research firm Strategy Analytics, the Cupertino company shipped an estimated 4 million units during the second quarter of 2015. As a result, Apple's already captured 75 percent of the smartwatch marketsha...

July 22nd 2015 at 6:53pm 0 Comments
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ZTE isn't just counting on a high-end smartphone to convince you that it means business. The company has taken the wraps off of the Axon Watch, a smartwatch that's miles above last year's clunky BlueWatch in both design and features. Besides looking like a conventional watch that you might actua...

July 21st 2015 at 1:45pm 0 Comments
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If you passed on Pebble Time's crowdfunding campaign because you wanted to wait for reviews (or just wanted the safety net of a retail purchase), you now have an easy way to pick one up. The color smartwatch is now available at Best Buy and Target stores in the US for the same $199 that you'd pay...

July 20th 2015 at 1:00pm 0 Comments
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Have you ever searched for a product on Amazon, only to find a similar item from another company? Sure you have. But while this search behavior is arguably great for customers, it's the reasoning behind a trademark lawsuit against the online retailer. "Military" watchmaker MTM has been pursuing Am...

July 7th 2015 at 5:23am 0 Comments
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When America's greatest actor needed to defuse a bomb mounted to a passenger bus, there was only one name he could trust to keep time: Casio. Like Keanu Reeves, the company's fallen out of the limelight a bit since then. It has a comeback plan, though: smartwatches. As The Wall Street Journal tell...

July 2nd 2015 at 11:37pm 0 Comments
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Huawei hasn't even launched its first Android smartwatch yet and it's already talking-up the following entry into the wearables business. As Engadget Chinese reports, the company revealed that it's working on the Band Zero, a watch-style device for cheapie sub-brand Honor. We've only got rendered...

July 1st 2015 at 10:26am 0 Comments
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Quite a few smartwatches are round, so why are they still using rectangular batteries? LG Chem certainly doesn't think that makes sense. It just started shipping a hexagonal battery that should deliver 25 percent more capacity in circular watches, where a lot of space normally goes to waste. You...

June 29th 2015 at 2:59pm 0 Comments
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Wondering how you'd exchange info between smartwatches when their displays are so small? Apple thinks it has an easy answer: make the same gestures you already use to greet your friends. The tech firm has applied for a patent on a system that exchanges data between wearables (presumably Apple Watc...

June 29th 2015 at 11:04am 0 Comments
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Google unveiled a new wearable today, though it won't be competing with the Apple Watch any time soon. Developed by Google X (the company's advanced research division), the experimental device is geared specifically for clinical research. It monitors not just the wearer's stats (including pulse, h...

June 23rd 2015 at 1:07pm 0 Comments