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This Apple Watch stand transforms your smartwatch into a Mac

 

Elago W3 Apple Watch stand

Apple Watch has been a sad gadget of late. To give it a slight memory refresh, Elago is selling an Apple Watch Stand that will make the watch look like a Mac from yesteryears. The stand dubbed Elago W3 is compatible with all Apple Watch 1 and 2 variants including the Sport and Edition. The stand is a simple device designed to allow you to charge your smartwatch. It comes with night stand mode and can be placed close to the bed to use functions such as alarm, reminders or occasion messaging. Read More…

5 Reasons why Apple Watch is doomed

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Apple Watch was one of the most anticipated gadget when it was initially released. They were literally flying off the shelves as Apple fanboys raced to the nearest store to get one for themselves. These days however, the sale of Apple Watch is plummeting rapidly, thanks to the availability of a slew of other better smartwatches in the market. Is the Apple’s smartwatch doomed, or is this just a slump they can recover from? For many, this is the beginning of the end for this wearable owing to these five main reasons.

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Moskito smartwatch turns into bike speedometer when needed

Moskito smatwatch

As reality has hit the tech community, it has become evident that smartwatches are not as popular as they were initially intended to be. But who says that a smartwatch should only do the fancy fitness tracking stuff? Moskito, a start-up company from Berne, Switzerland has created an analog watch that doubles as a handy accessory for your bike. It shows the current speed, distance travelled and the average speed over a designated route. While doing all that it stills beams notifications from your connected mobile device.
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Fitbit to buy smartwatch company Pebble along with its IP

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Pebble, the smartwatch company that rose to fame with its successful Kickstarter campaign in 2012 may be on the verge of a phase out. According to reports on The Information and Financial Times, fitness industry giant Fitbit is in talks of acquiring Pebble. There is no word on the acquisition price yet, or when the two companies would go ahead with the deal, but it’s learnt that the deal could work out for a nominal amount. Read More…

LG could launch a line of smartwatches with its own payment system in 2017

LG smartwatch

According to a report on GSMinfo, LG could be on the way to launch a new line of smartwatches integrated with LG’s own payment system. This information comes through an application LG has submitted to the European Union Intellectual Property Office to safeguard WatchStyle, Watch Pro, Watch Force, and Watch Sole names, what could probably be names of LG’s forthcoming smartwatches. Read More…

Body heat powered PowerWatch is the smartwatch you always wanted

PowerWatch smartwatch

Charging your smartwatch won’t be a concern any more as a prototype on Indiegogo promises so. This is PowerWatch by Matrix Industries, and it could be a revolution in smartwatch industry. The watch is powered by your body head, as it harnesses warmth from your skin. Also, it is waterproof to a depth of 50 meters and doubles as an activity and sleep tracker. The best part, you don’t have worry about charging it every night or be uptight about the amount of charge left while going on a long trip.
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Xiaomi Vphone S8: Smallest touch-screen smartphone with just 1.54-inch display

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A new touch-screen smartphone ‘Xiaomi Vphone S8’ launched yesterday, claims to be the smallest in its category with a display measuring just 1.4-inch. Its 2.5D curved glass screen is brushed with metal frame and aluminum-magnesium alloy body. The design is minimal and features only one main (power) button and three virtual controls. In first look, it appears identical to the available smartwatches in the market. Indeed, it is sort of smartphone cum smartwatch. It has a speaker and microphone and it can perform all basic functions of a smartphone. Read More…

Wearable market in its prime – three best gadgets you should own right now

Smartwatches are selling like hot cakes

The world of wearable technology is expanding. Despite a shaky start and uncertainty surrounding the practical applications of smart devices small enough to fit on your wrist, the market is now experiencing a boom.  According to the latest predictions by CCS Insight, the wearable market will be worth a staggering $25 billion by 2019 with sales increasing from 84 million units to 245 million. Everything from fitness trackers and smartwatches to potential innovations in the virtual reality area are driving the market forward. Read More…

Alphabet’s health tracking smartwatch has round e-ink display

Google X health tracking wristband revealed in 2015.

Google X health tracking wristband revealed in 2015.

Back in 2015, Bloomberg first reported that Google’s (now Alphabet) forward looking life sciences lab, Google X had created a health tracking wristband, which could track heart rate, pulse, skin temperature, noise and light exposure. On his recent visit to the Mountain View-based Verily (formerly Google X), Antonio Regalado of MIT Technology Review managed a peek at the prototype of what could be Alphabet’s second generation health tracking watch. Read More…

Apple Watch Series 2 is a swim-proof smartwatch

Apple Watch Series 2

After much speculation and anticipation, Tim Cook finally got on stage at the Apple Event in San Francisco to announce the Apple Watch Series 2, along with the latest iPhone models and refreshing wireless AirPods. The air has been cleared on all the assumptions about this Apple smartwatch, and it is in-fact much better than its predecessor. However it borrows a lot from the first generation Apple Watch, including the square dial design and the funky crown for scrolling and zooming-in on details. Also, the watch casing is going to be available in aluminum, stainless steel and the exclusive white-colored ceramic model.
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