Samsung Gear Fit2 Pro leak points to offline Spotify support, a stronger clasp, and more

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Samsung has stuck with wearables over the years, starting with its own Android-based Gear watches, then moving to Android Wear, then finally to a Tizen-based wearable platform. This has given Samsung the freedom to pursue a number of form factors like the "Fit" smart bands. The third iteration of Samsung's Fit device has been leaked, which is confusingly named "Samsung Gear Fit2 Pro." It packs improved water-resistance, offline Spotify, and a few other enhancements for athletic types. Read MoreSamsung Gear Fit2 Pro leak points to ...

Samsung and TUMI launch the Gear S3 Frontier TUMI Special Edition

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When discussing smartwatches, most of us agree that Samsung's Gear S3 is one of the best. It's my personal favorite and I think that Sammy did a great job with it. However, as seems to be the trend these days, the Korean company has paired up with TUMI, a "travel lifestyle brand," to bring us a special version of the Gear S3 Frontier. Thanks! Looking at the photos of the new watch might lead you to question what's actually so special, so let me save you ...

Deezer updated to include support for Android Wear [APK Download]

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French music streaming service Deezer launched in the US almost exactly a year ago and its large catalog of songs has impressed as the company attempts to rival Spotify and Google Play Music outside of Europe. Since May, subscribers have also been able to use the service through Google Home, and the latest update extends functionality to Android Wear watches. There's no standalone app. Wear 2.0 compatibility is rolled into the main Android release, which is bumped up to version 5.4.8.46. Read MoreDeezer updated to include support for ...

[It lives!!!] Google Glass emerges from 2-year silence with new Enterprise Edition and wider availability to partners

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What's that strange feeling? Almost like I've seen a ghost. Oh, Google Glass isn't dead after all? That'll be it. There have been recent signs that the seemingly abandoned experimental wearable might be making a return in one form or another, more than 2 years after the Glass Explorer Program officially ended. The first was an update to the MyGlass app last month, after lying dormant for nearly 3 years. This was followed the next day by a mysterious firmware update making its way to any ...

A new accessory in Japan will allow Pokémon Go Plus users to wear it like a ring

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Last year we saw the release of a wearable armband for Pokémon Go that not only allowed you to catch Pokémon but also allowed interaction with Pokéstops, all without taking your phone out of your pocket. This wearable is known as the Pokémon Go Plus. Well, it would appear that Japan is getting a new Pokémon Go Plus accessory that allows you to wear the device on your finger instead of on your arm. Read MoreA new accessory in Japan will allow Pokémon Go Plus users ...

Ticwatch S & E are affordable but stylish Android Wear devices, coming soon from Mobvoi

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It's a bit of a strange time in the smartwatch world right now. The novelty seems to have worn off a little, and while some have really bought into the scene, many remain skeptical (myself included). Android Wear 2.0 was delayed, as was its eventual roll out to compatible devices. At the same time, luxury brands have tried to ignite some interest, with Tag Heuer's $1,500 Connected Modular 45 leading the charge. Read MoreTicwatch S & E are affordable but stylish Android Wear devices, coming ...

Louis Vuitton announces the Tambour Horizon Android Wear watch, starts at $2,450

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Despite attempts to the contrary, the smartwatch industry has slowed. Surprisingly, it's been the luxury brands that have kept Android Wear alive well into 2017. Some of their efforts have been disappointing, but that hasn't stopped Louis Vuitton from tossing its hat into the ring. This is the Tambour Horizon, a smartwatch whose price starts at the paltry sum of $2,450. Left: Graphite; Middle: Monogram; Right: BlackImage credit: The New  York Times This watch is all about the aesthetics. Read MoreLouis Vuitton announces the Tambour Horizon Android ...