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LG G Watch R finally launching, first in Korea

We’re finally getting word that LG’s round-face smartwatch – the LG G Watch R – is finally launching, albeit in their home market in South Korea first. LG has had a history of doing that, and so we in the international tech community and consumers at large would have to wait just a bit more for the international launch.

Garmin’s Forerunner 920XT is tracker for the fitness-minded

It seems that the past few months have seen a glut of lifestyle-tracking wearable devices in the market. One brand that is aiming to make its mark as well is Garmin and its new Forerunner 920XT seems to be packed with features that would appeal to the seriously fitness-minded as well as the beginner who would like to be seriously fitness-minded.

Basis announces new Peak fitness and sleep tracker

It won’t be long before smartwatches and other wearables overtake gadget town especially now that more companies are joining the bandwagon. The introduction of the Apple Watch may make competition tighter but Android-powered wearables came first so the latter has a bigger edge over the Cupertino giant.

Pebble adds health and fitness apps, more retail stores

As Pebble celebrates 2 1/2 years of being in the wearable market, way before any of the other smartwatches were in existence, they've made a few announcements to celebrate. This includes a new update, adding several health and fitness apps, making the smartwatch available in more retail outlets and of course, new pricing.

Moto 360 firmware update improves performance of smartwatch

The first round-faced smartwatch running on Android Wear, the Moto 360, is pretty sweet already on its own, but of course, as with most 1st generation devices, there might still be some bugs in it. The round smartwatch owners received a prompt to download and install a new firmware update.This has reportedly bettered the performance of the wearable, even if there are no major feature-based improvements.

Wear Tip Calculator uses round-face smartwatches to the max

Round-faced smartwatches like the Moto 360 and the soon-to-come LG G Watch R may look pretty, but aside from its shape, not much differentiates it from the more common square-faced ones. But of course developers would have to eventually create apps that would specifically look good and be functional as well on round smartwatches. Wear Tip Calculator may be one of the first to do so, and while its function is simple enough, it is pretty useful if you dine out often and have trouble computing tips.

Samsung Gear S arriving this fall in the United States

The latest Samsung wearable will be available in the U.S. this fall but AT&T will add the Samsung Gear S to its current lineup ahead of other carriers. The new smartwatch from Samsung will be ready by September 26, Friday, courtesy of AT&T. The wearable runs its own Tizen wearable OS and comes complete with a curved display, voice support, messaging, and data connectivity.
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