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Topic: iWatch

Nike to reportedly exit wearables market, fires bulk of FuelBand team [u]

04/18/2014, 09:04 pm

A rumor on Friday claims Nike is planning to shut down the division responsible for creating wearable fitness trackers, starting with the axing of as many as 55 people from the FuelBand team.

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Wells Fargo defends 'market perform' rating on Apple stock, says company is in midst of transition

04/11/2014, 09:04 am

Having downgraded its rating on Apple stock in January, Wells Fargo on Friday defended their neutral outlook for the company's near future, characterizing it as a long-term opportunity for investors that faces near-term hurdles while the industry transitions.

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Apple to sell two sizes of iWatch with flexible AMOLED displays this fall, prices to reach 'thousands of dollars'

04/09/2014, 07:04 pm

With Apple expected to be fielding a smartwatch later this year, one analyst reveals new details about the long-awaited device, including biometrics, flexible AMOLED display with sapphire cover lens and NFC, among other features.

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Rumor: Apple takes delivery of iWatch circuit boards ahead of September debut

04/09/2014, 01:04 am

Coming on the heels of a separate iWatch report, sources from the Far East on Wednesday claim Apple has taken receipt of flexible PCB sample boards bound for the much rumored device that could be revealed as soon as September.

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Teen interest in 'iWatch' growing as iPhone dominates field, study says

04/08/2014, 05:04 pm

Apple's iPhone continues to lead all competing devices in the important U.S. teen demographic, but the future spenders of America are exhibiting fast-growing interest in new product categories like the iWatch.

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Rumor: Quanta to build 65M Apple "iWatch" units in first year, Q3 2014 release expected

04/08/2014, 07:04 am

A suspect new report out of China claims to have a great deal of specifics on Apple's rumored "iWatch," namely that it will debut in the third quarter of this year and will include advanced sensors to detect a user's heart rate and blood pressure, among other things.

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Barclays: Apple's 'iWatch' could include UV light exposure sensor

04/07/2014, 10:04 pm

Apple might be looking to lend a helping hand to those who are particularly prone to sunburns or are otherwise sensitive to harmful UV rays, as one analyst believes that the company will include new UV exposure sensors in its so-called "iWatch."

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Apple reaching out to Swiss watchmakers for partnerships, tries to poach horology experts

03/28/2014, 12:03 pm

Apple has reportedly been in contact with executives and craftsmen at Swiss watch brands as the company attempts to strike new partnerships and bring high-end watchmaking expertise in house for development of a so-called "iWatch."

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Apple's new privacy counsel hire hints at unannounced health program

03/24/2014, 07:03 pm

A new Apple hire discovered on Monday may offer insight into the company's rumored push into health monitoring, which could integrate data from the much-rumored "iWatch" with the company's iCloud service.

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With Android Wear, Google fires first shot in hardware war against Apple

03/23/2014, 07:03 pm

Google's aggressive stance with Android Wear, putting industrial design -- rather than tech specs or bundled software -- at the forefront, reveals the makings of a strategy designed to take on Apple at their own game.

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Motorola, LG announce first crop of Android Wear-powered smart watches

03/18/2014, 03:03 pm

Google's nascent Android Wear platform gained two standard-bearers Tuesday as American smartphone maker Motorola unveiled the Moto 360 and South Korean consumer products giant LG introduced the G Watch.

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Google unveils Android Wear software platform for smart watches and wearables

03/18/2014, 12:03 pm

Google on Tuesday took the wraps off of Android Wear, an initiative aimed at creating a variant of the company's Android mobile operating system that is specially adapted to meet the needs of wearable devices.

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Apple invention improves accuracy of wrist pedometers, points to future wearable device

03/13/2014, 05:03 am

The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office on Thursday published an Apple patent application covering a smart wrist-mounted pedometer that can automatically determine its location on a user's body and compensate for missed steps using advanced processing algorithms.

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Hands-on with Basis, the health tracking watch Intel just purchased for $100M+

03/05/2014, 01:03 pm

With the future of smartwatch maker Basis Science in the lurch after being purchased by Intel, AppleInsider was able to take a first-hand look at what could be one of the last examples of the company's eponymous Health Tracker Watch.

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Siri integration with third-party apps expected to play key role in Apple's 'iWatch'

03/05/2014, 11:03 am

Apple is apparently working to open up Siri, its voice driven personal assistant, to third-party iOS applications, an improvement in services believed to be tied closely to the development of an anticipated "iWatch."

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Intel buys smartwatch maker Basis for reported $100M to $150M

03/04/2014, 02:03 am

According to a report late Monday, Smartwatch maker Basis, which just last month was rumored to be shopping itself around to the likes of Apple, Google, Samsung and Microsoft, has been acquired by Intel for between $100 million and $150 million

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Google rumored to debut 'Nexus' smart watch with new operating system in June

02/24/2014, 04:02 pm

The flood of wearable devices headed to market is expected to continue with a new wrist-worn smart watch from Google, rumored to be unveiled at the search giant's I/O 2014 conference this June.

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Apple rumored to tap TPK for 'iWatch' nanowire touch panel components

02/19/2014, 11:02 am

Apple has turned to longtime iPhone and iPad touch module supplier TPK to provide silver nanowire-based touch technology for the so-called "iWatch," according to a Wednesday report from Taiwan.

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Apple patents sensor-packed health monitoring headphones with 'head gesture' control

02/18/2014, 05:02 am

In one of the earliest pieces of evidence pointing to Apple's push into the fitness and health monitoring field, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office on Tuesday granted the company a patent for a biometric headphone system that can sense a variety of metrics including temperature, heart rate and perspiration levels.

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Fitness smartwatch firm Basis Science reportedly in buyout talks with Apple, others

02/17/2014, 01:02 am

Basis Science, makers of the Basis Health Tracker Watch, is reportedly up for sale and has been discussing buyout deals with big-name tech companies like Apple, Google, Samsung and Microsoft.

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