Standalone LG G Watch R2 with 4G LTE expected to headline MWC 2015

Forget January’s CES, it’s March’s MWC that should mark the beginning of a new era for smartwatches and the mobile industry in general.

Psyched about the fast approaching commercial launch of the Apple Watch? Of course you are. But what if we were to tell you someone else is working on a far mor…

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Wearable sales grew in Q3 2014, mostly thanks to Motorola’s Moto 360

You’d have maybe expected sales to rise a little more than 37 percent quarter on quarter, but the unreleased Apple Watch probably made a lot of folks wait.

Market research and analysis firm Canalys has come forward with a report we’ve been eagerly anticipating. Their most recent probe of the tec…

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Microsoft Band back in (limited) stock today, initial demand exceeded expectations

Microsoft rarely releases exact product sales numbers, but as far as their first wearable piece is concerned, they want the world to know they’ve pushed “well beyond” 5,000 units to date.

While we wouldn’t exactly call it a fiasco, the highly anticipated commercial launch of Redmond’s rookie int…

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Jawbone raises wearable bar with advanced Up3, lowers the ask with cheap Up Move

One of the early leaders of the fledgling wearable market, Jawbone, has just stepped up its game, looking to fend off rivals like Fitbit, Misfit and Microsoft with “the world’s most advanced activity tracker” and an uber-cheap health-focused gadget.

Smartwatches? Who needs those when you can hav…

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Fitbit goes all in with Charge, Charge HR activity trackers, Surge fitness ‘super watch’

Proving it has quickly become a name to be reckoned with in the blossoming wearable scene even for marketing juggernauts like Apple or Samsung, Fitbit has taken the wraps off three new fitness-focused gadgets, ranging from basic to… a little more advanced.

Fitbit is not yet ready to take on the …

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Microsoft’s elusive first smartwatch looms closer and closer

A working prototype of Microsoft’s oft-rumored rookie wearable effort may have recently shown up on film, in an “Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.” episode, and a mysterious FCC certification lends even more credence to the purported imminence of said smartwatch.

Didn’t pay much attention to the latest rep…

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Fancy a smartwatch that can morph into an actual phone? Fund the .klatz

90 percent done already, this neat, minimalistically designed, long-lasting smart “bracelet” needs just $140k more to materialize.

Everybody wants a piece of the wearable market. Apple, Samsung, LG, Motorola, Asus, even no-name hardware manufacturers based in China… or Ukraine. Of course, …

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