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    Of the two officially confirmed Android Wear smartwatches, the Moto 360 may be the more compelling wearable, with that impossible-to-ignore round face, but LG's G Watch has felt like the much more accessible option, already having turned up in the flesh. While that first hands-on dealt with a prototype watch that wasn't powered-on, not revealing anything about Android Wear itself in the process, today we finally get to see the watch in action, as a new hands-on video gives us a look at the wearable running an early version of the system software. The video spends a large portion of time ...

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    The companies behind some of the most popular smartphones out there sure do seem to have been putting a lot of effort into developing new wearables. Samsung's already got a number of Gear models, and it's clear the company has big plans for the future. And while Apple's publicly been quiet about its own plans, gossip's been fierce about work on an upcoming iWatch. We've heard only a little about interest from Microsoft in a smartwatch of its own, and even those few rumors have been stagnant for a while. Now a new report is out claiming that not only is Microsoft nearing the launch of a ...

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    With the start of June just days away, summer is almost finally within reach. The season means a lot of different things to a lot of different people, but to smartwatch fans, summer 2014 stands to be especially memorable thanks to the arrival of the first Android Wear devices. We still may not know firm dates for the retail availability of LG's G Watch or Motorola's Moto 360, but make no mistake: they're coming. But what will they actually be like to use? While Android Wear's been official for months now, we haven't had that many great opportunities to get a look at the software. This week ...

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    How much has been said about what to expect from Apple's first smartwatch? Rumors about this so-called iWatch have been fierce for months now, and it's rare that a week goes by without us hearing something about the hardware: different sizes, sensors, designers, displays... are Apple's plans really so varied and fluid, or is speculation fueling a lot of this as well? And for as long as this project has supposedly been in development, where's the hard evidence? Well, we're still probably at arm's length from getting to the truth behind Apple's wearable ambitions, but today we do manage to ...

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    Samsung's far from the first smartphone company to show an interest in wearables, but it's rapidly becoming one of the most prolific, with its wearable lineup going from zero to sixty over the course of just a few months. Already we're talking about third-generation Samsung smartwatches, and now we learn about the company's ambition for health-focused wearables, as it introduces its Simband reference tracker. But can't existing smartwatches and wearables like the Gear Fit already monitor vitals and give us feedback about exercise? Absolutely, but Samsung has its eyes on something a little ...

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    Motorola’s Moto 360 is one of the most intriguing smartwatch designs to come to our attention, and it will have the honor of introducing the circular Android Wear form factor to the world. In a landscape covered by rectangular smartwatches, that's a welcome breath of fresh air. But surely, other manufacturers will be quick to follow suit, right? Isn't every major player going to want a round option for its own lineup? Samsung sure appears to have been kicking around the idea a little (or maybe more than a little), and a series of recently published patent applications gives us a glimpse ...

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    Samsung is clearly interested in wearables in a big way, as evidenced by how its selection has positively exploded since the debut of the first Galaxy Gear not even nine months ago. But right around the time the Gear 2 models were getting ready to go up for sale we started hearing about another Samsung smartwatch, and this time one that would differ from previous models in one big way: it would have its own cellular data connection, freeing it from the need to be tethered to a smartphone. We've been tracking rumors of this so-called Gear Solo ever since, and have seen compelling evidence ...

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    Second maybe only to Apple's iWatch, the Motorola Moto 360 may just be the most anticipated smartwatch out there right now. Among manufacturer-confirmed models, it might even take the top spot. While that round face, elegant design, and hot-off-the-compiler Android Wear software could add up to build one hell of a compelling wearable, will it be an affordable purchase? Rumors about specs like a sapphire crystal face had us worried that the Moto 360 might land with a lofty price tag, but a rumor this week insisted that the watch wouldn't be any more expensive than currently available ...

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    Just over two months ago, Google revealed Android Wear, its new platform for smartwatches, and alongside that came word of the first two Wear devices, the LG G Watch and Motorola Moto 360. While both wearables went official, we didn't get full details on either, and in the weeks since we've been trying to put together more complete pictures of each. Today we hear a little bit about how Motorola's offering might arrive, as a rumor attempts to identify both when the 360 might go up for sale, as well as what the smartwatch could cost you. We already knew to expect the Moto 360 for release ...

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    We are teetering on the brink of smartwatch design. From fitness tracking, to notifications, we are just now learning what's possible in the wearable, and especially in the smartwatch field. Wearable technology is still in its infancy and we get to watch it grow up, crawl and take its first steps. If this were a baby, these would be really exciting milestones. Unfortunately, this is technology and we want our tech to grow up fast and awesome and if at all possible, yesterday. With a virtual avalanche of smartwatches ready to fall into our midst, we wanted to take some time and talk about ...

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    This week's Motorola event brought us the Moto E and a refreshed Moto G (not to mention the Ferrari model we just saw go official), but nothing new about the Moto 360 smartwatch. Really, that shouldn't have been that surprising, as we didn't see any express indication that the wearable might make an appearance – more wishful thinking than anything. Luckily, the week's not going to pass us by without anything on that forefront, and a new interview with Motorola Senior VP Mark Randall gives us some insight into the company's thoughts on smartwatches in general, as well as a possible hint ...

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    May 27 is two weeks from tomorrow, and that's the date LG has picked for its next big launch event. While the menu isn't officially confirmed, we're sure expecting to see the debut of the company's latest Android flagship, the G3. With a 2K resolution display, the G3 is bound to draw a lot of attention on its own, but it may not be the only new LG product taking the spotlight that day. We've also been looking to a more formal introduction for the LG G Watch, following its appearance alongside the Android Wear launch announcement. To its credit, LG certainly seems to be doing what it can to ...

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    Pebble and other small companies are already major players in the wearables niche. Google is prepping for an imminent launch of watches powered by Android Wear. Even Samsung has its Gear lineup. Through all this, Apple has been conspicuously absent. We've suspected for some time now that Apple is getting ready to enter the smartwatch game. Now, thanks to some leaked information, we're starting to piece together a timeline for availability, but more importantly, we could be seeing a shift away from Printed Circuit Boards to a System in Package approach. PCBs and SoCs Printed circuit boards ...

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    The first Android Wear smartwatches are just around the corner, with both the LG G Watch and Motorola Moto 360 getting ready to make their commercial debuts. For the G Watch, we've already heard the manufacturer confirm availability for sometime this quarter, but just when? Could the watch launch this month, like we're hearing the G3 will? Even if does, when might sales actually begin? And how much could we hope to pay for the wearable? While some details are still a little lose, today we make some major headway, as details about G Watch sales in France get confirmed. Over in France, LG ...

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    LG's G Watch is all set to help kick-off the arrival of Android Wear smartwatches this summer, alongside devices like the Moto 360. Just the other day, in fact, LG put up a nice new collection of teaser images for the G Watch, showing off an alternate color selection. But once the G Watch arrives, what might be next for the manufacturer? We've already heard talk about a possible sequel set to arrive sometime before the end of the year, but everything else about this wearable – from its features, to design, to branding – has remained a mystery. Rather than launching as something like ...

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