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Samsung Gear S, the smartwatch that lets you make phone calls, is available now in the US

Several months ago, Samsung announced the Gear S as its first smartwatch that can make calls by itself - since it has a SIM card slot and 3G …

AT&T's latest smartwatch for kids is both easier and tougher

Your kids may be too young to put a Moto 360 or Pebble on their wrists, but that doesn't mean they'll have to go without a smartwatch. AT&T is now selling the FiLIP 2, an upgraded version of last year's hybrid kid locator and wrist-worn phone. The new version is easier for parents to set up through …

Samsung's first TV ad for the Gear S smartwatch gets straight to the facts

Remember those cool commercials from last year promoting the Samsung Galaxy Gear smartwatch as the realization of all of our sci-fi fantasies? Well, …

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Asus Zenwatch is now in stock from Google Play and Best Buy

Yesterday the Asus ZenWatch popped up on Google Play, listed for $199 with the status of “coming soon”. At the time it was unclear exactly how quickly ‘soon’ meant, but apparently the answer was 24 hours. The Asus ZenWatch has now arrived both through Google Play and Best Buy, and is estimated to …

Kids can now program toys that talk to just about anything

There's no shortage of smart toys, but they tend only to talk to each other. What if your kid wants the freedom to use them with just about anything? That's where Dynepic's upcoming DynePod might help. It may look like a simple 25-pixel block of LEDs, but it's really the centerpiece of an "internet …

For $29, this wearable has ‘no display, no lights, no gimmicks’ — but it could be indispensible

Bob Olodort spent years working as a consulting designer for Samsung, in the years before the iPhone turned the phone industry upside down.<p>Four times a year, he’d visit Samsung headquarters in South Korea to present a handful of elegant, innovative phone designs that he had created, each one …

Pebble owners can now use PayPal on their smartwatch

Starting today, you will have access to PayPal right from your Pebble. The payments company announced earlier that there's now a compatible application for the smartwatch, which is available free of charge from Pebble's app store. Once installed, it can be used to make payments at any …

CASUALWear Watchface app template helps make custom Android Wear watchface apps easy

In the world of Android theming, developers like to help each other out sometimes. There is no better example than the icon pack template that is currently maintained by the1dynasty. It allows icon pack themers to focus more on their art and makes the development and distribution of it much, much …

Amazon App Updated With Lollipop Support And An Android Wear Component

Now that Amazon has consolidated most of its Android offerings into a single Play Store app, the company will need to keep it updated and relatively …

This e-ink watch can change its design at the touch of a button

It's not like we haven't seen e-ink watches before, but we've never seen one quite like this. FES Watch uses e-paper not only for its face, but its entire strap, allowing the wearer to change its design with a simple button press. By combining different upper- and lower-strap choices with a variety …

In the World of Wearables, Tech Companies Are Suddenly Taking Heart (Rate)

The focus on heart rate has come full circle.<p>When San Francisco-based Fitbit launched its first product in 2009, it was hailed as the first wireless, wearable fitness device for the mass consumer market. Building on the features of a basic pedometer, the clip-on Fitbit added a welcome software …

WiFi-only Gear S model available, in Japan only for now

Riddle me this: when is a Gear S <i>not</i> a Gear S? When it’s being sold in Japan by KDDI’s <i>au</i> brand, one of the big three carriers here in Japan. The recently released smartwatch has garnered a lot of attention as of late, given its curved screen and 3G-enabled data connectivity by way of a SIM card. …

Pebble 2.1 Update Lets You Receive Notifications From Any App—Firmware v2.8 Provides More Languages And Special Characters

The Pebble folks have announced a big update to the smartwatch that many wearers have been waiting a long time for. With version 2.1 of the Android …

[Deal Alert] Get The LG G Watch R For $210 From T-Mobile (That's $90 Off)

The LG G Watch R, which David thinks is the best Android Wear has to offer for now, is an interesting device - it's an Android Wear device that has a …

Sony SmartWatch 3 Review: Excellent Battery Life, Acceptable Design

Article Contents<p>Sony was already an experienced veteran of the smartwatch market when Android Wear was announced. Of course, I don't mean that they …

Jumpy Is An Open-Platform Smartwatch Just For Kids

Smartwatches for children hold a lot of allure and at least one analysis firm believes they will help drive the smartwatch market to 373 million devices shipped in 2020, up from 15 million this year. Kids get a shiny new gadget, while anxious parents get location trackers and activity monitors to …

The 3 fitness trackers to look out for on Black Friday

It was a huge year for fitness trackers: not only did we see sleeker, smarter wristband wearables surface from the major players in the space like …

Sony has e-paper smartwatch up its sleeve, report says

Sony is working on a new smartwatch where the entire surface -- the watch face and wrist band -- would act as a display, reported Bloomberg on Wednesday.<p>The smartwatch would use a patented technology called e-paper, sources told Bloomberg. It's not exactly clear how the e-paper, or electronic …

Xiaomi Mi Band review: Ultracheap fitness band gets the job done - CNET

<b>The Good</b> The Xiaomi Mi Band is a water-resistant fitness tracker that measures your steps and sleep patterns. It's ridiculously cheap with excellent battery life to boot.<p><b>The Bad</b> It's only compatible with Android 4.4 devices and the gesture motion to light up the Mi Band's indicator lights can be …