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    I’ll be honest: when I first laid eyes on it at CES 2015, the Alcatel Onetouch Watch struck me as a poor man’s Moto 360. At the time there weren’t many circular smartwatches on the market, so between that, the steel casing, and the circular display –complete with the "flat tire" at bottom– it was tough not to draw the immediate comparison. It took wearing the Watch for over a week (paired to a Galaxy S6 and then an iPhone 6) to understand what it is, what it isn't, and whether it might be for you. ALCATEL ONETOUCH Watch review Its round casing isn’t as rare as it once was, ...

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    The Apple Store is finally back online with the appearance of two highly-anticipated products of two highly-anticipated products. Both the Apple Watch and MacBook have become available for order through the online portal (in varying capacities), as weeks of waiting have come to an end following initial reviews. Apple Watch pre-orders in particular have been anticipated since the product's initial announcement in September of last year. For the Apple Watch, interested customers are now able to put in a pre-order for the model they're interested in, and then orders will begin shipping on ...

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    One of the coolest gadgets we had the fortune of going hands-on with at CES 2015 was Alcatel Onetouch's first wearable product, the Watch, and we were eager to learn more about it at the time – especially when exactly we'd be able to pick one up for ourselves. We're getting those answers today, as the company has just kicked off the first sales of the ambitious device. Here's a breakdown of Alcatel Onetouch Watch pre-orders. Let's address the elephant in the room first: the price. Yes, this device comes in at $100 below the base-model Moto 360, and $200 below the Apple Watch Sport's ...

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    Wearables, especially smartwatches, are the next "big thing" in mobile technology. Exactly what they should do is still being discovered through iterative trial and error. Currently we have the Pebble 1.0 and Pebble 2.0 (referring to the firmware on the watch itself, and not to be confused with Pebble and Pebble Steel) and the Galaxy Gear. There are a few other more minor players, but already we're seeing the proverbial floodgates open -- and it's not necessarily a good thing. Don't get me wrong, choice is good. Competition is great. Learning from one's own mistakes is valuable, and ...

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    Your watch is undergoing a dramatic transformation as the battle for your wrist is beginning to heat up. Timekeeping has been of great importance over the centuries. What started as large, ornate boxes in high-class homes and businesses gradually miniaturized to mantle-top pieces, then wall hangings, and eventually to something that you could tuck into your pocket. The first pocket-watches showed up in the 1500's, and became popular in America in the 1830's. Wrist-watches didn't begin replacing gold-chained pocket-watches until the 1920's, and electronic watches didn't arrive until the ...

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    Around here, we're no strangers to wrist-worn smart devices. From bare-bones Bluetooth sport watches to full-on smartphones condensed to wearable size, we've seen them all. Problem is, we haven't been all that impressed by what we've seen. Whether by halfhearted design or a misguided quest for all-encompassing functionality, most of the intelligent watches we've strapped on have very quickly found themselves retired to the novelty drawer. Last year, a company named Pebble -formerly Allerta- burst onto the scene with aspirations to change all that. Pebble's halo product: an e-paper-based ...

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    Perhaps we should start off by explaining what a smart watch is. Like a regular watch -- or chronograph if you'd prefer -- a smart watch tells time, but it does so much more. A regular watch (which we'll just call a "watch") might also include the date, the day of the week, and if you had a super-fancy one, even the barometric pressure and altitude. The nice thing about a watch is its simplicity. You glance at it and get all the information you need. As we started waltzing toward the chasm of information overload, brought on by the now ubiquitous smartphone, the traditional watch just ...

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