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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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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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Here’s how much you’ll have to pay if you want to buy the Apple Watch in India

Apple will launch its first smartwatch in India on November 6. Surprisingly, it will launch all the Apple Watch variants in the country, including the ones that were introduced in September. The basic variant of the Apple Watch will be priced at Rs. 30,900 and at Rs. 34,900 for 38mm and 42mm dials. As we all know, the Apple Watch comes in three major variants – Apple Watch Sport, Apple Watch,… Read More

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Apple Watch to debut in India on November 6

Last month many reports surfaced online, which claimed that the Apple Watch might debut in India in September, but that did not go as predicted. Apple unveiled its new iPhone line-up, the iPhone 6s and 6s Plus in India last week. In the latest development, Apple’s India website changed the ‘coming soon’ tag on the Apple Watch listing to “Available 6/11”. This new edit pretty much confirms the arrival of… Read More

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Apple finally fixes watchOS 2 bugs and releases it worldwide

Apple was supposed to release the iOS 9 and the watchOS 2.0 update last Monday, but the company announced that it had to delay the watchOS 2 update due to some bugs. It appears that Apple has been able to fix those glaring bugs in the update as the company has released it worldwide to the Apple Watch today. This is six days after it the Apple iOS 9 update was released… Read More

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Upcoming Microsoft Band 2 leaked, looks similar to the Samsung Gear Fit

Looking at the immense consumer interest in the smart wearable devices market, Microsoft launched its first fitness tracker, the Microsoft Band, in October 2014. After almost an year, it looks like the Redmond-based software giant is ready to launch the successor to the Microsoft Band. The first images of the Microsoft Band sequel have surfaced on the Internet, thanks to the guys over at MicrosoftInsider. Unlike its predecessor, which had some design… Read More

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