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Topic: wearables

Just 6.8M smartwatches sold in 2014 at an average price of $189

02/25/2015, 08:02 am

In yet another sign that the forthcoming Apple Watch is poised to shake up the wearables market in a big way, the average smartwatch sold in 2014 for just over half of the Apple Watch's $349 starting price.

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Microsoft Band adds MapMyFitness & HealthVault support, but still no Apple HealthKit

02/24/2015, 01:02 pm

The wearable fitness tracking Microsoft Band received an update this week adding support for biking, and integration with MapMyFitness and Microsoft's own HealthVault service, but it still lacks compatibility with Apple's HealthKit tools and Health app for iOS 8.

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Sony to begin shipping developer-focused SmartEyeglass wearable in March

02/18/2015, 09:02 am

The unspoken failure of Google's Glass has not deterred Sony from forging ahead with its own face-attached augmented reality device, and interested early adopters can now place a pre-order for their own set of "SmartEyeglass Developer Edition" eyewear for delivery in March.

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First look: Fitbit Charge HR fitness band with real-time heart rate sensor

01/31/2015, 12:01 am

Fitbit's new Charge HR fitness band puts an emphasis on wearability with a slim and light form factor, but maintains a wealth of health tracking features including a real-time heart rate sensor and onboard display.

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First look: Fitbit Surge, a fitness tracking, heart rate monitoring 'super watch'

01/17/2015, 12:01 am

Fitbit's latest premium wearable fitness tracker, the Surge, has been dubbed a "super watch" by the company, thanks to its inclusion of a heart rate monitor, exercise tracker, GPS, monochrome touchscreen display, and up to seven days of battery life.

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First look: Magellan Echo Fit sports watch boasts 8-month battery life, iOS connectivity

01/06/2015, 07:01 pm

Consumer GPS solutions pioneer Magellan on Tuesday introduced the Echo Fit Sports Watch, an expansion to the company's Echo Series product line that bakes in activity and sleep tracking to existing remote smartphone display and control features.

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Hands on with the updated Basis Peak smartwatch, featuring iOS notification support

01/06/2015, 03:01 pm

AppleInsider went hands-on with the updated Basis Peak smartwatch at CES this week, offering a look at the new support for iOS notifications that will be arriving with a future update.

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Review: Microsoft's health tracking, iOS-compatible Band

11/16/2014, 09:11 am

The competitive price, strong feature set, and universal compatibility of the Microsoft Band will make it a compelling product for anyone in the market for a wearable fitness and health tracking device, though it does suffer from some of the expected shortcomings of a first-generation product.

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Misfit announces Flash, an affordable $49 wearable fitness and sleep tracker

09/16/2014, 11:09 am

Fitness tracking hardware and software firm Misfit on Tuesday announced Flash, a reworking of the company's Shine activity monitor designed for durability and a more attractive price of entry.

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Review roundup: Motorola's Moto 360 is the best smartwatch yet, but poor battery life is unacceptable

09/05/2014, 09:09 am

Motorola has finally released its Android Wear-powered Moto 360 smartwatch --wisely or not, just days before Apple is expected to debut its "iWatch" -- and early reviews say that the device is a fine standard bearer for Google's wearable operating system, though it could benefit from some more time in the lab.

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Apple exploring double-duty NFC, inductive charging coil for smartwatches, mobile phones

08/28/2014, 09:08 am

On the heels of a report suggesting that Apple's long-anticipated "iWatch" could be unveiled within the next two weeks, a new patent application published Thursday by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office shows that the company has continued to contemplate wireless charging solutions for just such a device.

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Ralph Lauren debuts iOS-connected fitness & health tracking Polo Tech t-shirt

08/25/2014, 03:08 pm

Legendary fashion house Ralph Lauren is making a big splash in the wearable devices market this week, as a number of ball boys and one player at the U.S. Open Tennis Championships are outfitted with new, iOS-connected nylon shirts that track health and fitness data.

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