Amazon working on 'Anytime' messaging app, reports say

Amazon Anytime may work across iPhone and Android devices, desktops, and even smartwatches like the Apple Watch, and support many popular messaging features.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/07/18/amazon-working-on-anytime-messaging-app-reports-say.html

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Time to get a smartwatch? Here are 5 of the best for summer

Smartwatches are great for checking messages, weather, daily schedules, making payments, and taking quick phone calls. That alone covers a lot of smartphone territory, allowing you to keep your smartphone pocketed much of the time. They’re also great fitness and health trackers. Is it time to put one of these devices on your wrist?

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/06/02/time-to-get-smartwatch-here-are-5-best-for-summer.html

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Time to get a smartwatch? Here are 5 of the best for summer

Smartwatches are great for checking messages, weather, daily schedules, making payments, and taking quick phone calls. That alone covers a lot of smartphone territory, allowing you to keep your smartphone pocketed much of the time. They’re also great fitness and health trackers. Is it time to put one of these devices on your wrist?

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/06/02/time-to-get-smartwatch-here-are-5-best-for-summer.html

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High-tech devices take cheating to new level in Thai schools

Glasses with embedded cameras and smartwatches with stored information seem like regular spy equipment for the likes of James Bond, but for three students applying to medical school in Thailand, they were high-technology cheating devices.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2016/05/11/high-tech-devices-take-cheating-to-new-level-in-thai-schools.html

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Pebble brings iOS text replies to Verizon, adds customizable vibrations & more

Article Image Pebble on Monday announced a series of service and software updates for its multi-platform smartwatches, most notably enabling the iOS text reply feature for Verizon iPhones.

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Fitbit, Garmin, Apple Watch lead fitness tracker, smartwatch holiday gift list

Smartwatches and fitness trackers get more popular each year. And this year there’s a lot to choose from. Here’s a sampling of some of the best choices for gift giving.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2015/12/16/fitbit-garmin-apple-watch-lead-fitness-tracker-smartwatch-holiday-gift-list.html

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Pebble Time gains fitness tracking through HealthKit-compatible Pebble Health

Article Image Pebble on Tuesday updated its Pebble Time smartwatches with Pebble Health, a feature bringing fitness tracking to its product lineup for the first time.

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Pebble Time gets beta voice & preset replies for iPhone text messages

Article Image Pebble has introduced a new beta feature for its Pebble Time smartwatches called Text Reply, allowing iPhone owners to send voice or preset replies in reaction to text messages.

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Moto 360, other smartwatches get price cuts ahead of Apple Watch launch

Some rival smartwatches, such as the Android-based Moto 360, saw significant price cuts on Friday in a bid to keep up sales in the wake of Apple opening preorders for the Apple Watch.



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Feel the vibration! How a buzz on your wrist could change smartwatches

Haptics, the name of the buzzing vibration alerts we have in our smartwatches, could be much more exciting, engaging, and fun — If only hardware manufacturers would make the best use of the tech.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2015/03/22/feel-vibration-how-buzz-on-your-wrist-could-change-smartwatches/

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Fitness tracker users are older & richer, early smartwatch adopters mostly young men, survey finds

With a glut of fitness trackers and smartwatches being introduced this week at CES ahead of the launch of the Apple Watch, a new survey finds that current wearable devices attract very different types of users based on their primary functionality.



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I want a smarter watch, not a smartwatch

My watch collection----One for every purpose
Lost in the cavalcade of so-called Smartwatches is what a watch is really for — a way to help you keep track of time and time-related activities. Let’s hope someone comes up with a smarter watch instead.

The original article can be found here: http://www.extremetech.com/extreme/189952-i-want-a-smarter-watch-not-a-smartwatch

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Apple employees 'have set low expectations' for 'iWatch' battery life – report

One of the biggest issues associated with color touchscreen smartwatches has been battery life, and the same problems may persist with Apple’s first foray into the wrist-borne wearable devices market, according to a new report.



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Wozniak unimpressed with smartwatches, optimistic about iWatch

Steve Wozniak says that smartwatches are a tough sell and more of a novelty item, but he thinks Apple’s iWatch could change all that. He does want a bigger screen, though.The post Woz isn’t impressed with smartwatches, but says there’s still hope for Apple’s iWatch appeared first on Digital Trends.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2014/08/29/woz-isnt-impressed-with-smartwatches-but-says-theres-still-hope-for-apples/

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Will the Smartwatch Finally Get Hot or Not?


We’ve been hearing all about these amazing new smartwatches. They are the remote control for our smartphones. They make doing regular tasks quicker and easier. They are said to be the most exciting new product since the smartphone. If that’s the case, then why have they not taken off yet? Ah, the million dollar question: Are smartwatches going to be hot like the smartphone and tablet, or will they simply fade away like the netbook? The opportunity is huge — but is it a sure thing?

The original article can be found here: http://www.ecommercetimes.com/story/80713.html?rss=1

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Cue health tracker brings molecular-level testing to iOS

With pedometers, smartwatches and other passive connected health-related products carving out a niche in the iOS device accessories market, tech startup Cue is looking to take the “quantified self” much further with an ambitious project that gathers, tracks and interpolates biological samples on the molecular level.



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