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Archos Music Beany: A warm winter Bluetooth wearable

I live in Colorado, where it can get cold on occasion. That means that when I go for a walk in the snow or am otherwise out in chilly weather, listening to tunes can be an exercise in futility. I'll wear my Apple Earbuds under a knit hat on occasion, but I'm not a real fan of those buds anyway. ...

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Misfit Flash is an affordable, fun, and waterproof wearable

If you think that the world of wearables turned all Apple last week with the announcement of the Watch, you're wrong. Over the past few days TUAW has received information about a number of new wearables, including one that is incredibly affordable. The new Misfit Flash (US$49.99) is the second wea...

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The Apple Watch isn't waterproof

Well, that's a bit of a bummer. Given coatings like Liquipel, I'm a bit surprised to learn via David Pogue's article that the Apple Watch will be water resistant, but not waterproof. As Apple explained to Pogue, you can wear the watch in the rain, and it doesn't mind your sweat, but before you sho...

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Apple Watch: Apple's smartwatch redefines the market

The rumors were true, and although we didn't actually see the device or any single hint of it before today, the iWatch exists, and it's called "Apple Watch." Tim Cook just showed off the device for the first time with a video that showed a variety of health software and other apps, as well as a pl...

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Runtastic Orbit: The new activity tracker on the block

It seems like everyone is getting into the wearables market these days. There's Fitbit, Misfit, Nike Fuel Band, Withings Pulse, and about twenty others I can think of. So when a new tracker shows up on the market, it has to have some redeeming value to make it stand out from all of the others. Rec...

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Apple awarded iTime wristwatch patent

We don't typically publish Apple patent stories since, well, Apple tends to patent everything under the sun. But with the evidence mounting that Apple is working on a wearable device slated for release later this year, a newly discovered patent detailing an "iTime" smartwatch is worth highlighting...

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Narrative Clip lifelogging camera: Hands-on with the wearable photo capture device

Being both a fan of innovative hardware and a photography buff, one of the products I eagerly anticipated testing was the Narrative Clip livelogging camera (US$279). The product began life as a 2012 Kickstarter project named Memoto and finally reached market this year, so when I was offered the ch...

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Wearable tech shows promise but has a long way to go

Wearables! Are you tired of hearing about them already? If you followed CES coverage this week, you might be a little weary of hearing the term. Like it or not, "wearables" or tech that you wear will be coming to your house sooner or later. For now the tech is still in the early stages, as batteri...

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New Pebble appstore and SDK 2.0 brings more functionality and ease of use to the smartwatch

Pebble, which started as a Kickstarter project, has been on an amazing growth curve. While the smartwatch market is still young, I feel like Pebble has hit a sweet spot for consumers. The use of an e-ink display maximizes battery and lowers cost; plus the water resistance and interchangeable bands...

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Nike announces new iPhone-ready Fuelband SE

Fitness fans, this one's for you. Nike revealed the new Fuelband SE at a Nike+ event in New York City. Coming in a variety of highlight colors, the device is meant to get users up and moving. The water-resistant device features Bluetooth 4.0 for low-power connectivity, improved LEDs and a re-desig...

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Shine fitness accessory lands at Apple Stores

The Misfit Shine -- a crowdfunded fitness tracker that became a hit on Indiegogo -- almost looks like a Cupertino product already. As Mashable reports, the sleek little gadget is about to hit the shelves of your local Apple Store, where it will undoubtedly fit right in. The device itself is a com...

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Who needs Apple? Foxconn makes an iPhone-friendly smartwatch

Apple has not announced an iWatch, as many folks hoped it would, and that didn't bother Foxconn. The company that manufactures most of Apple's iPhones and iPads has made its own iPhone-compatible smartwatch, which it showed off earlier this week. The watch looks relatively simple, but it can check...

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