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Wearable Electronics

The Moto 360 is available for $249

When we first learned that Motorola had a round face Android Wear smart watch in the works a few months ago, it seemed like a wearable worth waiting for. As of today, the Moto 360 is officially a reality and available in the US, but the competition has started to catch up. Fortunately, Gizmag was among the first outlets to spend some hands on time with the Moto 360 at Motorola headquarters in Chicago on Thursday and I've also been able to put a review unit to good use in the real world. So far, it appears this could be the timepiece we've been waiting for since, well... since the beginning of time.  Read More

Gizmag goes hands-on with Samsung's boldest smartwatch to date, the Gear S

Last week we told you about Samsung's latest smartwatch, the Gear S. With a curved display and built-in 3G wireless, it's certainly a bold step forward. But what's it like to actually use? Read on, as Gizmag goes wrists-on with the Samsung Gear S.  Read More

The bright AMOLED touchscreen display is fast and responsive (Photo: Paul Ridden/Gizmag)

Asus has today announced the ZenWatch, the company's first wearable powered by Android Wear. The 7.9 mm-thin smartwatch features a 2.5D curved glass face that's said to cater for more natural and responsive swiping gestures. As well as pairing with any smart device running Android 4.3 or higher courtesy of Bluetooth 4.0, the ZenWatch can also act as a "wellness manager."  Read More

The Mota Smart Ring delivers smartphone notifications to your finger

Your level of interest in the latest smart ring developments might just depend on how much time you spend yanking your phone out of your pocket. For those after connectivity without lifting a finger, the Mota Smart Ring is designed to ensure important updates are on hand right when you need them.  Read More

Gizmag compares the features and specs of the Gear S (far left) to Samsung's previous five...

When it comes to smartwatches, Samsung has had its foot on the gas pedal all through the last year. After launching the Galaxy Gear last September, the company pushed out three more watches in April and another in July. And next month, we're going to get our first taste of the Gear S. Confused? Let Gizmag lend a hand, as we compare all six Samsung Gear watches.  Read More

Gizmag turns back the clock to review the Gear 2 Neo (Photo: Will Shanklin/Gizmag.com)

We reviewed Samsung's Gear 2 smartwatch when it launched in April, but we skipped its sibling, the Gear 2 Neo. With only minor differences between the two, we figured the one review could speak for both watches. Well, Samsung's smartwatch platform has grown in the last four months, so let's see how things have changed as Gizmag (finally) reviews the Samsung Gear 2 Neo.  Read More

Gizmag compares the features and specs of the Samsung Gear S (left) and LG G Watch R smart...

Smartwatches have yet to really take off, but this holiday season is going to mark the biggest push we've seen from OEMs. Ahead of IFA 2014, Samsung and LG have already spilled the beans on their upcoming flagship watches. Read on, as Gizmag compares the features and specs of the Samsung Gear S and LG G Watch R smartwatches.  Read More

Jabra's Sport Pulse Wireless headphones have a built in heart-rate sensor, as well as a fi...

Today's technology lets us listen to music and track our fitness as we jog. Typically, our music and fitness tracking devices or apps are separate, but a new pair of headphones promises to do both. Jabra's Sport Pulse Wireless earbuds monitor heart-rate and have an accompanying fitness app.  Read More

Facial recognition technology developed at the Fraunhofer Institute can detect human emoti...

Over a number of years, researchers at Germany's Fraunhofer Institute have developed software to measure human emotion through face detection and analysis. Dubbed SHORE (Sophisticated High-speed Object Recognition), the technology has the potential to aid communication for those with disabilities. Now the team has repurposed the software as an app for Google Glass, with a view to bringing its emotion-detecting technology to the world.  Read More

LG spilled some more details on its round-faced smartwatch, the G Watch R

Samsung wasn't the only Korean manufacturer to pull back the curtain on a smartwatch today. Remember that round-faced watch that LG teased earlier this week? Well, it's official – and it does indeed run Android Wear. Meet the LG G Watch R.  Read More

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