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Fossil adds two smartwatches to its Android Wear lineup; releases an Activity Tracker

After Fossil’s first smartwatch Q-Founder, the watchmaker has plans to release two more models later this year! First, we have Q Wander, a smartwatch with case measurement 44mm, compared to the 46mm of Q Founder. Q Wander features a soft curving, multi-finish case with new wire lugs, giving it a beautiful slimmer look. The watch comes with an interchangeable leather strap so that you can swap it with a different… Read More

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Fitbit Blaze smart tracker goes official in India via Amazon, priced at Rs. 19,999

Fitbit unveiled its new fitness tracker, the Fitbit Blaze, during CES 2016. The fitness tracker is a successor to Fitbit Surge, but with more smartwatch-like features. The wearable is compatible with Android, iOS, and Windows Phone devices, and is bundled with a battery life of 5 days. It is now available in India for Rs. 19,999 through Amazon in small and large size options, depending on users. It will be… Read More

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TIMEX launches Metropolitan+, a mix of analog watch and fitness tracker

The world’s largest watch manufacturer TIMEX today announced the launch of Metropolitan+, an analog activity tracker for men. Priced at INR 9995, TIMEX Metropolitan+ uses Bluetooth technology to connect with the smartphone and track routine activities, including steps, distance and calories. The stats can be viewed on the watch dial. The product is exclusively available on Amazon India. The highlight of the watch is that the user is free from… Read More

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[First Impressions] Samsung nails the smartwatch UI with the Tizen-based Gear S2

Following the trend of smartwatches that imitate regular mechanical watches so that they can blend in, Samsung unveiled its first smartwatch with a circular display, the Gear S2, during IFA 2015. It packs a beautiful design and innovative rotatory dial with a matching UI to boot. Almost everyone accepted the Samsung Gear S2 as the best looking smartwatch, even better than Apple Watch and the LG Watch Urbane. In India, the Gear S2… Read More

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Samsung Gear S2 and Gear VR will be launched in India tomorrow

Samsung is one of the first consumer electronics brands to try its luck with smartwatches. Its first attempt at smartwatches was focussed on features rather than elegance and ease of use. However, the company learnt a lot in the past couple of years. It showcased its first smartwatch with a completely circular display, the Gear S2, during IFA 2015. Although the Gear S2 was made available in the American, European, and important… Read More

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Google partners with Lenovo for developing the first smart device based on project Tango

Today at the 2016 Consumer Electronics Show (CES), Lenovo announced the development of the first consumer mobile device with Project Tango in collaboration with Google. Available in summer 2016, the new smartphone powered by the Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ processor, turns the screen into a magic window that can overlay digital information and objects onto the real world. Lenovo, Google, and Qualcomm Technologies are working closely together to optimize the software and… Read More

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CES 2016: Fitbit Blaze fitness tracker unveiled, will be available in India for Rs. 19,999

Fitbit has launched a new fitness tracker, the Fitbit Blaze, during CES 2016. It is a successor to the Fitbit Surge, and is has gained more smartwatch features in the iteration. It is compatible with Android, iOS, and Windows Phone devices, and has a claimed battery life of 5 days. It will be available in India for Rs. 19,999 through Amazon, but the pre-orders have kicked off already. It features… Read More

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Motorola launches Moto 360 (2nd gen) smartwatch in India, at a price tag of Rs. 19,999

As expected, Motorola has launched the Moto 360 2nd Gen smartwatch in India. The Android Wear will be up for purchase at a price tag of Rs. 19,999, exclusively via Flipkart and Myntra. The wearable was first showcased ta the IFA Berlin this year. Motorola has plans to unveil five variants of the Moto 360, comprising three metal-clad variants and two leather. There are two women-centric variants of the smartwatch… Read More

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Huawei Honor Band Z1 goes on sale in India for Rs. 5,499, exclusively via Flipkart

Huawei’s fitness and sleep tracking smart band known as Honor Band Z1, has gone official in India at a price tag of Rs. 5,499. The band will be available in Black, Beige, White color options, exclusively via Flipkart. The Huawei Honor Band Z1 sports a 1.06-inch OLED display with a resolution of 128 x 128 pixels, and looks like a smartwatch that also projects time. It has been embodied in… Read More

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Motorola Moto 360 (2015) Android Wear smartwatch is coming to India on December 1

Motorola is gearing to launch the Moto 360 (2015) smartwatch in India on December 1. The company has even rolled out invites for the launch of the Android Wear. The invite image shows a circular dial and a hashtag #MotoTimeHack. To refresh your memory, the Moto 360 (2015) was announced few months back at the IFA Berlin this year. The new Moto 360 is a successor to the Moto 360… Read More

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Google announces official cellular support for Android Wear

Following the launch of LG’s LTE-equipped smartwatch, the Watch Urbane 2nd Edition, Google has made the cellular support in Android Wear official. This means that OEMs will now be able to equip their smartwatches with cellular modems and SIM cards. The support will enable the users to access the Internet without the need of Wi-Fi connection, through a SIM card. They will also be able to make calls without the requirement… Read More

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Wearable devices maker Misfit acquired by watchmaker Fossil for $260 million

Fossil, the ultra-popular watchmaker, has announced that it has acquired Misfit for $260 million. Misfit is a popular wearable devices manufacturer that competes with the likes of Fitbit and Jawbone. The company entered the Indian market a few months ago by launching its products exclusively on Snapdeal. Fossil says that this acquisition will help them in offering consumers fashionable connected accessories and smartwatches. The company expects the acquisition to close… Read More

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Xiaomi Mi Band Pulse announced with heart-rate sensor, priced similar to the Mi Band

Xiaomi was one of the first to launch a low-priced activity tracker in India, and there’s a huge potential in that market. The Xiaomi Mi Band was launched earlier this year for just Rs. 999. Now, the company has announced the successor to the Mi Band in its homeland China in the form of Mi Band Pulse. Xiaomi Mi Band Pulse Specifications Heart-rate sensor and Accelerometer for activity, sleep and heart-rate… Read More

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