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LG Watch Urbane gets LTE, NFC, and battery variant

It isn't uncommon for companies to try and squeeze all they can from a winning product, but LG might again be going overboard just a wee bit. Just a week after it unveiled the classy LG Watch Urbane, which has still to make a public appearance at MWC 2015, it is announcing a new variant that might make you think twice about reaching for that new smartwatch. As the name suggests, the LG Watch Urbane LTE adds 4G connectivity, but it is also adding a lot more than that.

LG releases product announcement video for Watch Urbane

When LG released its G Watch last year, people were genuinely excited and interested how the OEM will create their first wearable for the Android Wear platform. However, the hype was better than the product, and the G Watch became an example of how not to make a smartwatch. They were able to improve things considerably with the LG G Watch R, but it looks like they're bringing it up another notch with the upcoming LG Watch Urbane.

Pebble Time smartwatch has a color screen

One of the first popular and successful smartwatches out there is the Pebble. The watch started on Kickstarter years ago and has proven to be one of the most popular wearables out there for Android users. Pebble has announced a new smartwatch called the Pebble Time and the big feature of the new smartwatch is the color e-paper screen.

Pebble smartwatch with color display surfaces in leak

Rumor has it a Pebble smartwatch with a color display is inbound, and following nicely along with such speculation is a new leaked image showing what is probably the official update (it has since been pulled, but the image survives). In the leak we see a Pebble wearable with a yellow display, and though the shot is front-facing, preventing us from seeing it all, the wearable's overall design has been updated. Whether it is the real deal is yet to be seen, but we won't have to wait long to find out, with Pebble's event coming up shortly.

App now allows Android Wear to play with iOS, sort of

One of the very real issues that any owner of an Android Wear device – that is, mostly Android-powered smartwatches to you who have been living under a rock – is the fact that their smartwatch is rendered practically useless if and when they decide to jump from an Android smartphone or tablet to another platform. In our case, the problem is jumping to iOS. Android Wear doesn’t play with iOS devices, until now, that is.

Pebble website teases of a surprise in 4 days

When you go to the Pebble website, you'll be forgiven for thinking a bomb will go off in 4 days and x number of hours, seconds, milliseconds, etc. Of course it's not a literal bomb (we hope not) but the timer seems to be signaling a major surprise from the smartwatch maker. But as to what this surprise will be is still up for a lot of speculation, from a colored display wearable/new hardware or it may be a new software or maybe even both.

Android Wear 5.0.2 ready for download on your smartwatch

Before you thinking of getting a new smartwatch yet again, update your wearable to Android Wear 5.0.2 first. Google has recently rolled out the Android Wear 5.0.2 software update but only for some Android Wear devices like the LG G Watch R, Motorola Moto 360, and Samsung Gear Live. These are some of the bestsellers in the wearable market today but they could soon be rivalled by the latest models we've seen the past few weeks like the gorgeous LG Watch Urban.

PaperWear brings content to your smartwatch

Year 2015 could be the year of wearables. There are a lot of smartwatch models running Android Wear that are being introduced left and right even before Apple releases the Mac fans' highly anticipated Apple Watch. But Google was first to enter the wearable industry with Android Wear and the wearable OS now actually runs on various models from different manufacturers. Android Wear apps  have been developed specifically for the smartwatches and we can expect more to arrive on the Google Play Store.

Pebble’s Android Wear compatibility now on full version

If you have a Pebble device but you're suffering from Android Wear envy, you need not "suffer" anymore. The latest firmware update of the wearable brings the compatibility with Android Wear from beta testing to full public release through version 2.3.0 of the Pebble Android app (compatible if your paired Android device is running on 4.0 or higher). You get functionalities that some of their smartwatches don't even have, but now the Pebble devices will be sporting.
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