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Omate x Nanoblock smartwatch for kids packs 3G, selfie camera, blocky design

Tata Communications has announced Omate x Nanoblock, a smartwatch designed for children. This wearable’s design somewhat resembles the Apple Watch, only with miniature plastic blocks like LEGOs on the band.

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Huawei patent reveals touch-sensitive smartwatch bezels

Smartwatch interfaces could soon become much robust with a wider range of input gestures. A recently granted patent to Huawei reveals the company is working on smartwatch bezels that are touch-sensitive, much like the actual display, allowing them to detect different taps and swipes in multiple spots

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Blocks modular smartwatch finally goes on sale

It was a dream 3 years, perhaps more, in the making. It started around 2014, when Phonebloks revealed its aspirations for a modular smartphone

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Fitbit invests $6M in Sano glucose-monitoring, hinting at future features

Wearables-maker Fitbit offers a range of devices with a strong focus on fitness, but there’s a strong indicator the company will soon strengthen its health features.

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Amazon announces Alexa integration for headphones and smartwatches

Amazon’s smart assistance service, Alexa, has already made the jump from connected speaker to a number of different smart home products, but its next location will be portable devices. The company has announced a new “Alexa Mobile Accessory Kit” that will allow hardware manufacturers to integrate Alexa with wearable products like headphones and smartwatches. The software kit is coming later … Continue reading

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Apple Watch GymKit syncing arrives in exactly one US gym

GymKit syncing on the Apple Watch technically arrived with watchOS 4.1, but there's been one main obstacle to using it: actually finding a gym that supports it.

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Android Wear Oreo: which smartwatches are getting it and when

There might be hope for Android Wear smartwatches yet. It hasn’t been a year since Android Wear 2.0, based on Android 7.1.1 Nougat, came out (which should have actually rolled out late last year) and now a new major update is coming to Google’s smartwatch family

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Android Wear’s Oreo upgrade is ready

Google has been doling out Oreo treats to a bunch of devices of late. The HTC U11 got the bump last week, followed by Android 8.1 landing on Nexus and Pixel devices

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You can now buy a Nokia Steel HR hybrid smartwatch in the US

As if the wearable market was already crowded with smartwatches and half-smartwatches, here’s one more. Granted, the Nokia Steel HR isn’t exactly new.

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FDA approval of Apple Watch medical accessory is world’s first

An EKG reader by the name of KardiaBand is officially the first Apple Watch medical accessory to be approved by the FDA. This device works with the Apple Watch to detect abnormal heart rate

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