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Apple Watch sales near seven million milestone

The smartwatch market wasn’t quite what it is today before the Apple Watch. In total, Android Wear makers were shipping less than one million units a year combined, according to 2014 sales numbers. However, when the Apple Watch launched, the device quickly became quite popular, with three million or so …

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Skype now has Android Wear support

Those with smartwatches can now have Skype messages sent straight to their wrists as the Android version of the app now supports Android Wear. Messages will show up on Android Wear smartwatches and users can send replies, though they will come pre-written for easier selection. Alternatively, users could use the …

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Android Wear is now compatible with iPhones

Several companies have launched Android Wear smart watches over the last year and while some of them do look pretty tempting, they are limited as far as platforms go. Now, iPhone users can buy an Android Wear smart watch thanks to an upcoming software update from Google. There are some …

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Apple is now the second biggest wearable maker, behind Fitbit

Apple has managed to climb its way up to the second biggest wearable maker in the world, right behind Fitbit. According to market analysis from IDC, Apple’s quarterly numbers show that the company managed to ship 3.6 million Apple Watch units following its launch in the second quarter. On the …

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Apparently you can run Half-Life on a smartwatch

Smartwatches are actually pretty capable little devices, in the past we have seen them run full apps, Microsoft’s Windows XP and now, apparently smartwatches can also run Half-Life thanks to a new app called SDLash, which emulates the GoldSource engine on a smartwatch. Given that the entire Source engine is …

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Modder gets Windows XP running on an LG G-Watch

Dave Bennett, a YouTuber and apparent smartwatch modder, has managed to get Microsoft’s ageing Windows XP operating system running on the LG G-Watch. The version of the OS was slimmed down to hit under 100MB in order to keep the upload time sitting at around 12 hours. In a video demonstrating …

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Google starts rolling out major Android Wear update

The first major Android Wear update has started rolling out to some of the prominent Android smart watches available. Google announced the roll out of Android Wear version 5.1.1 in an official blog post, announcing WiFi support for the Moto 360, which we heard about a while back. In addition, …

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TAG Heuer’s Swiss smartwatch to cost $1400/£900

LVMH, is a French multinational luxury goods conglomerate, has announced pricing of TAG Heuer’s upcoming smartwatch, which it is developing in collaboration with Intel and Google. The first smart timepiece from a Swiss watchmaker will surprisingly not be too expensive because the product is primarily aimed at younger audience. TAG Heuer’s smartwatch will …

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Motorola has given the Moto 360 a price cut

With the Apple Watch dominating sales in the wearable market right now, Android Wear developers need to find ways to compete. Motorola is trying to fight back with a price cut on the Moto 360 through the Google Play Store, bringing the total cost down to £159.99. The Moto 360 …

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Google set to launch biggest Android Wear update yet

The Apple Watch has launched and according to early estimates, it is already enjoying high sales, with Apple reportedly bringing in around $2 billion in revenue already from the watch. So how is Google going to remain competitive in the wearable market? Well its first step is to launch a …

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Apple Watch outsells entire Android Wear line-up

The first Apple Watch sales estimates are now in and it looks like curiosity got the better of everyone as the Apple Watch has apparently managed to outsell every Android Wear smartwatch combined. This means that the sales of Android Wear offerings from the likes of Motorola, LG and Samsung, …

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Android Wear can now track down your phone

A new update to the Android Wear operating system has now added in a ‘find my phone’ feature, allowing you to track your device’s whereabouts should you find yourself missing it. Google initially launched the Android Device Manager back in 2013, allowing Android users to locate their devices. This functionality …

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Cebit 2015: Big Google presence

First we had shops, then in the late nineties the traditional model was turned on its head as the world plus dog moved toward online shopping in the dawn of eCommerce. Google’s presence at CeBIT 2015 had a distinctly retail feel. Most enthusiasts will be drawn to the stand by …

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Developer manages to pair Moto 360 with iPhone

It turns out that there is a way to get an Android Wear device to play nicely with iOS, as one developer managed to pair the popular Moto 360 with an iPhone, allowing the smart watch to receive notifications from iOS. Official support is unlikely though, after all, Apple will …

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The Pebble Smartwatch can now run Android Wear apps

The Pebble is about to get a bit more exciting, it has a long battery life, its affordable and now its compatible with apps built for Google’s own wearable operating system, Android Wear. Compatibility comes via the latest update to the Pebble App on the Google Play Store. Version 2.3 …

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Android Wear shipments only hit 720,000 last year

Android Wear smart watches have gotten off to a slow start as multiple companies only managed to ship a total of 720,000 units during 2014, according to analyst firm, Canalys. The company also revealed that the Moto 360 was indeed the most popular device. 4.6 million wearable devices were shipped …

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MediaTek introduces its first platform for wearable devices

MediaTek, a leading designer of inexpensive application processors for smartphones, has introduced its first platform for wearable computing devices based on Google Android Wear software. This is the first highly-integrated solution for wearable devices from a maker of affordable mobile chips. MediaTek MT2601 is powered by two ARM Cortex-A7 1.2 GHz …

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TAG Heuer mulls smartwatch-related acquisitions and partnerships

TAG Heuer, a leading timepiece brand, understands all the potential challenges that emerging smartwatches bring to it. As a result, the company is serious about not only releasing their own smartwatches, but competing against consumer electronics companies head to head. While this means serious approach that will lead to a …

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Google: wearables need to get cheaper to become popular

Without doubts, wearable computing devices are a part of the future, but at present they are hardly popular for three reasons: they are expensive, they are bulky and their capabilities are limited. Evolution of technology will make devices more stylish and compact, but manufacturers will have to do their best in order …

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The Moto 360 2 might be coming out early next year

The original Moto 360 smartwatch has only been out for a few months but there is already rumors floating around, suggesting that the next iteration of the product could launch as soon as early next year, presumably during Q1. According to Lenovo Eastern Europe Vice President, Gleb Mishin, the original …

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