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The Samsung Gear VR's library has grown significantly since launch (Photo: Will Shanklin/G...

Since Samsung's Gear VR launched in December, owners have been limited to a group of free apps, games and "experiences" (most of which were demos). Starting today, though, US-based owners of the virtual reality headset can buy paid apps – opening the door to more full-blown games.  Read More

The HTC Grip tracker is powered by Under Armour Record, the clothing label's recently laun...

Further to the announcement of its first virtual reality headset, HTC has flagged intentions to get in on another burgeoning wearable gadget trend. The Taiwanese electronics maker has teamed up with Under Armour to produce a wrist-worn fitness tracker that offers yet another solution to keeping tabs on your well being.  Read More

The new Samsung Gear VR, which uses a GS6 or GS6 edge instead of a Note 4

Oculus VR just launched its paid app store for the Gear VR (in the US), and the virtual reality headset is also now compatible with two more phones. While the original Gear VR Innovator Edition was only compatible with the Galaxy Note 4, the new version adds support for the new Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 edge (along with a few other bells and whistles).  Read More

The developer edition of the HTC Vive

It's becoming clearer that the entire tech world is trying to get in on virtual reality on the ground floor. In addition to announcing its latest flagship smartphone, HTC today unveiled a new VR headset, in a partnership with Valve.  Read More

The Huawei Watch looks like one of the best-looking Android Wear watches to date

Of the early Android Wear smartwatches, the round ones (Moto 360, LG G Watch R and soon the LG Watch Urbane) have been the most eye-catching. You can now add Huawei to that list, as it's teasing its new Huawei Watch (you know, like an Apple Watch ... only from Huawei) ahead of its Mobile World Congress reveal.  Read More

Apple has announced a media event for March 9 (Image: Apple)

The wearable the world has been waiting for is nearly here. Apple has announced a "spring forward" event for March 9 that will most likely center around the release of the Apple Watch.  Read More

The LG Watch Urbane LTE has a stylish, all-metal body ... and now standalone 4G

Life moves quickly in the world of smartwatches. Less than two weeks after announcing the Android Wear-running LG Watch Urbane, LG is back with a variant that drops Wear and adds standalone 4G LTE.  Read More

A classic look on one side, a digital smartwatch below

For years, fitness monitors and smartwatches have packed a lot of cool functionality into rather unflattering packages. Unlike a stylish analog timepiece, a bulging digital watch with glow-in-the-dark numbers doesn't necessarily look great with a suit or even casual-Friday ensemble. To get the timeless look of a true analog face, however, you have to give up some of the smartwatch convenience of a digital display. Or do you? IFit has another solution: a rotating watch case that has a digital display on one side and a traditional analog face on the other.  Read More

Pebble Time, which will be available in three colors, is the sequel to the original Pebble

Though Pebble has since become one of the most popular smartwatches around, the product began on Kickstarter. So, instead of holding an Apple-like press event for its latest watch, complete with presenters, intro videos and superlatives (which it could have easily done), the company is returning to its crowdfunding roots. Meet Pebble Time.  Read More

Sony's Smart Eyeglass is now available in a Developer's Edition for the creation of applic...

In September, Sony announced its augmented reality wearable Smart Eyeglass, but at that time only the Software Development Kit (SDK) was available for those interested in creating apps for this new Sony platform. Now developers can get their hands, ears, and eyes on the Developer Edition of Sony's chunky AR specs.  Read More

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