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Ringly is the rare early wearable device aimed at women

Most of the wearable computers we've seen so far have been unabashedly masculine. Okay, to be fair, women can enjoy Google Glass or a Gear 2 smartwatch just as easily a man can (and I know some awesome women who do). But I'd also bet that most buyers of these beefy and utilitarian devices have been geeky, early-adopting men. Ringly, on the other hand, is the rare wearable that's being marketed solely to women.  Read More

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Imagine owning an upmarket, 25-jewel, Swiss-movement mechanical watch. Now imagine one that that can display text messages, notify you of incoming calls and let you remotely control your smartphone or tablet. That may seem a bit farfetched, but Kairos Watches aims to combine a luxury mechanical watch with the functionality of a smartwatch in one seamless device.  Read More

LG's Lifeband Touch and Heart Rate Earphones will be launching next week, starting in the ...

We're going to be seeing a lot of new wearables soon, from large companies, small companies, and everything in between. LG is ready to join the fray, not just with its Android Wear-running G Watch, but also a pair of fitness devices that are a little different from the usual batch of smartwatches and Google Glass rivals.  Read More

If you want to buy Google Glass, today is your lucky day

Have you been chomping at the bit to buy Google Glass, but just couldn't snag an invite? ... anyone?? Okay, well, I'm sure someone out there has US$1,500 and a desire to look like a beta version of Robocop. If that's you, then today's your lucky day.  Read More

Today Qualcomm added a major new feature – voice dictation – to its Toq smartwatch

The Qualcomm Toq has one of the nicest displays we've seen in any of the early smartwatches. Its wireless charging doesn't hurt things either. The watch's software, though, landed with a pretty narrow feature set. Well, that feature set just got a shot of adrenaline today, as a new update lets the Toq join the small club of smartwatches that support voice dictation. Read on, as Gizmag goes hands-on.  Read More

Gizmag reviews the Gear 2, Samsung's early sequel to the Galaxy Gear

Samsung's new fitness tracker, the Gear Fit, is easily the most eye-catching wearable the company has released. But it isn't the only one. Samsung also just launched a new pair of updates to the Galaxy Gear, dubbed the Gear 2 and Gear 2 Neo. Join Gizmag, as we review Samsung's second stab at making a full-fledged smartwatch.  Read More

Gizmag reviews the Samsung Gear Fit, a workout tracker with some smartwatch features

Most of the fitness-based wearables we've seen so far have been very different from smartwatches. And one of the few attempts to blend the two, the Fitbit Force, ended up getting recalled (damn those skin rashes). Enter Samsung, which never met a mobile product category it didn't like. Read on, as Gizmag reviews the Samsung Gear Fit, a fitness tracker that also has some smartwatch blood flowing through its veins.  Read More

Gizmag takes an early look at the Samsung Gear Fit, a fitness tracker with a few smartwatc...

Of the three wrist devices that Samsung announced earlier this year, the one that really jumped out at us was the Gear Fit. It's part fitness tracker, part smartwatch, and sports a wicked design with a curved display. The Gear Fit has touched down in Gizmagville, and, before we give you our full review, we have some initial thoughts.  Read More

The Rufus Cuff is enormous, but runs full smartphone apps

Most of the early smartwatches we've seen run scaled-down software designed for teeny-weeny screens. But then you also have devices like Neptune Pine and Omate TrueSmart that are basically full smartphones for your wrist. Today another device is ready to join that latter group. Meet the Rufus Cuff, a "wrist communicator" that can pair with both iPhone and Android smartphones.  Read More

Android Wear takes Google Now's contextual info and voice commands, and puts them on your ...

We knew that Google was cooking up a version of Android designed specifically for wearables, and today the company followed through. Android Wear is a Google Now-centric platform for smartwatches – and, eventually, other wearables as well.  Read More

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