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Google gets patent for a Project Glass style smartwatch

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by 1 year ago
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We’ve all seen the awesomeness that is Project Glass. A pair glasses with a HUD that shows you pretty much everything about anything. Google recently patented a smartwatch that may have that very same technology built in. It’ll have a flip open piece that’ll give you the same kind of information, except you wear this on your wrist.

September shipment for Pebble smartwatch delayed, new date isn’t set yet

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by 1 year ago
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If you were planning to show off your pre-ordered Pebble smartwatch to friends and family by September, you’d better have a back-up plan. The shipment for Kickstarter’s golden project has been pushed back from its initial September date. The delay is likely due to overwhelming orders for the E-Ink watch. As explained on Pebble’s Kickstarter page, the team initially only expect to manufacture 1,000 Pebbles before they launched the project on Kickstarter. To go from that number to producing over 85,000 units of the smartwatch is no easy feat to accomplish. While the team also said that they are “sticking pretty…

Pebble team launches Android SDK at Google I/O

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by 2 years ago
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Is it time for smartwatches yet? And are smartwatches something that the mass-market will be interested in? This is a question that Pebble, Sony, Motorola and others are trying to answer. So far, the Pebble smartwatch has got a lot of attention, being the biggest project on Kickstarter ever. The figures speak for themselves – $10 million raised within a month (way beyond the initial $100,000 target) and 85,000 pre-orders. The difference between Pebble and Sony’s Smartwatch is Sony is trying to cram the full Android experience into a 1.5-inch screen. But you can’t really enjoy playing Angry Birds on such a…

Sony SmartWatch 1.2.33 update causes several problems for owners

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by 2 years ago
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Sony has recently released a firmware update to its SmartWatch, which was expected to correct certain issues with the device including the device’s inability of showing the time in standby mode, but it looks like the update brought other unexpected problems. The Verge notes that after installing update 1.2.33, several SmartWatch owners complained right on the Google Play page of the product that the update has crippled their devices. Apparently the SmartWatches on software version 1.2.33 can’t maintain a proper connection, and therefore can’t be synced with the smartphone. It appears that Sony has issued a secondary update, version 1.2.34,…

Pebble Smartwatch to ship with Bluetooth 4.0

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by 2 years ago
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The maker of Pebble smartwatch is on a mission to secure as much funding as the start-up company possibly can on Kickstarter. With such an overwhelming support shown by backers and future owners, it seems very likely that those who have pre-ordered Pebble will get the e-ink watch on time in September. And what’s even better is that the Pebble Smartwatch will now come with Bluetooth 4.0. The decision to include Bluetooth 4.0 is a logical one, seeing that it consumes less energy compared to the previous iteration. Obvious benefits include better battery life, and will improve the battery life…

Pebble smartwatch receives backing from RunKeeper, on track for September release

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by 2 years ago
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In a world where start-up companies seem to be the stuff of dreams, it’s refreshing to see one company absolutely take off like a rocketship, and rally support from both investors, potential consumers, and app developers alike. With many never seeing their idea make it to the drawing board, let alone the production stage, Pebble’s Smartwatch is a product that appears to be, for all intents and purposes, something that could generate some serious demand. The company behind Pebble smartwatch has successfully raised more than $8 million so far, getting them closer to the goal of shipping out the first…