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Asus Teases Its Upcoming Squircular Android Wear 'ZenWatch' In Brief IFA Trailer

Asus Teases Its Upcoming Squircular Android Wear 'ZenWatch' In Brief IFA Trailer

IFA will take place early next month in Berlin, and a number of companies are tripping over themselves to drum up hype for their upcoming Android Wear devices. LG has teased the G Watch R, a round evolution of its first attempt from earlier this summer, a few times now. For its part, Asus also wants consumers to know that it has something on the way. Yet this competitor doesn't appear to have something circular on its mind.

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[Weekend Poll] G Watch R: Hot Or Not?

[Weekend Poll] G Watch R: Hot Or Not?

Granted, it's not a pretty render, but it is a render of LG's upcoming G Watch R - a smartwatch that appears to be sporting a full circular display (no Moto 360 cutout) with more classic chronograph styling. Motorola's Moto 360, on the other hand, is just a sexy circle from the future.

LG's design would seem to appeal to a more traditional watch buyer, someone who wants a smartwatch that looks a lot like, well, a regular watch.

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11 Best New Android Wear Apps And Watch Faces From 8/9/14 – 8/22/14

11 Best New Android Wear Apps And Watch Faces From 8/9/14 – 8/22/14

Is your wrist lonely right now despite the loving embrace of an Android Wear watch? Don't fret—you can always send some apps over to join the party. You just need to know which ones, right? That's what the Roundup is all about. We only want to make you and your wrist happy. Why won't you let us love you?!

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ESPN Launches Pebble App To Bring Live Sports Score Updates To Your Wrist

ESPN Launches Pebble App To Bring Live Sports Score Updates To Your Wrist

Smartwatches aren't good at a number of things, but one area where they really shine is the delivery of notifications: email, texts, you name it. Now ESPN has launched a Pebble app that adds another type of information to peoples' wrists - sports scores. This way fans and fanatics alike can keep up with the action without having to bother whipping out their phones and hunting for the app. Instead they can look down at their watches and explain to confused onlookers why they're suddenly cheering.

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Utter Failure Of Kreyos Smartwatch With $1.5 Million In Backing Shows The Continued Perils Of Hardware Crowdfunding

Utter Failure Of Kreyos Smartwatch With $1.5 Million In Backing Shows The Continued Perils Of Hardware Crowdfunding

Crowdfunding complex hardware is risky business, and it seems that risk is something backers of the Kreyos Meteor smartwatch are becoming all too familiar with.

The Kreyos smartwatch (red flag #1) began as a flex-funding campaign (red flag #2) on Indiegogo (red flag #3) in July of 2013. After raising $1.5 million - $1.4 million more than their original goal - Kreyos set to work creating its seemingly well-funded, purportedly unique product.

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Asus Teases A Smartwatch Ahead Of IFA Reveal On September 3rd

Asus Teases A Smartwatch Ahead Of IFA Reveal On September 3rd

Technically, Asus only posted a partial silhouette, but that looks like a watch, right? It's not a phone or a tablet, so that really just leaves a smartwatch, which is all the rage right now. Also "Time has been transformed..."

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Google I/O Attendees, Check Your Inboxes - Moto 360 Distribution Emails Are Out

Google I/O Attendees, Check Your Inboxes - Moto 360 Distribution Emails Are Out

At this year's Google I/O, the company behind the search engine with the most o's promised attendees not one, but two Android Wear devices. The first was either an LG G Watch or a Samsung Gear Live. The second, a Moto 360. We haven't heard much about the latter since then, but emails are now going out. The time has come for I/O goers to check their inboxes.

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[Deal Alert] Refurbished Sony SmartWatch 2 Only $59.99 On CowBoom With Coupon Code

[Deal Alert] Refurbished Sony SmartWatch 2 Only $59.99 On CowBoom With Coupon Code

Now that Android Wear is a thing and watches are coming out that turn Google's take on the concept into a reality, it's time for the more budget-minded among us to turn their eyes over to some of the previous smartwatches that tackled the form factor before it was cool. One such option is the Sony SmartWatch 2, a device that was never mind-blowing but perfectly capable of displaying calls and notifications like the alternatives that have launched since.

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16 Best New Android Wear Apps And Watch Faces From 8/2/14 – 8/8/14

16 Best New Android Wear Apps And Watch Faces From 8/2/14 – 8/8/14

Again we are overflowing with Android Wear apps—both the kind built entirely for Wear, and other apps that have embraced Google's approach to smart watches. So naturally, here we are to bring you the best selections that have popped up in the last week. Strap on your watch and get ready to check out some apps. Alternatively, if you don't have an Android Wear watch, please draw a watch on your wrist with a marker and follow along.

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Moto 360 Pics And Review Show It Next To The LG G Watch, Confirm Wireless Charging, IP67 Water Resistance, Heart Rate Sensor, And Good Battery Life

Moto 360 Pics And Review Show It Next To The LG G Watch, Confirm Wireless Charging, IP67 Water Resistance, Heart Rate Sensor, And Good Battery Life

Luca Viscardi is one lucky, lucky, three times lucky guy. He seems to have gotten his hands on a Moto 360 for an extended amount of time and has been putting it through its paces. Thankfully, he has decided to share his thoughts along with many pictures with the world, so we can all feast our eyes on this much-awaited, droolworthy Android Wear watch. And from the looks of it, the Moto 360 won't disappoint.

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