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Activite Pop is an affordable health watch to track activities

If you don't feel the need to own one of the new (or older) smartwatches currently available in the market but would like to track your health-related activities, your best bet would be a health watch. One of the more trustworthy brands out there is Withings' Activite. But if the $450 price tag is a bit steep for you, they've recently announced a more affordable line of health watches called Activite Pop.

Alcatel OneTouch announces affordable Watch series

Are you looking forward to exploring what smartwatches are capable of doing for your digital life but get turned off by the price tags attached to these wearables? Alcatel OneTouch believes that there are a lot of you out there and want to create a new market segment: "the affordable smartwatch". Simply called Watch, the new device series from the Chinese OEM will deliver the basic functions of a smartwatch, but at a much lower price than its competitors.

Looking back, moving forward: 2014 in retrospect, 2015 in preview

We're just into the second day of the new year so the memories of the previous one are still quite fresh in our mind. But in case you may have forgotten some of the highlights of 2014, here's a quick recap of the unforgettable devices, names, and events that entered our mobile world. We also get to polish up our crystal balls as we try to discern movements and trends to cook up some hypotheses as to what will be coming our way this year, especially with CES 2015 just around the corner.

SteelConnect M adapter works for the Moto 360

The Moto 360 is one of the very few goodlooking smartwatches in the market today. It's my choice of smartwatch when it comes to the looks department but I hope it allows more customization. Good thing there's the SteelConnect M adapter that brings a different twist to the smartwatch. With the adapter, you can now change the strap to give it a new look.

Get the Strivi Fusion Smartwatch, Fitness Tracker for a healthier price

The biggest new tech trend of 2014 is undoubtedly wearable tech, with several of the world’s largest tech companies releasing their first round of wearables: The LG G Watch, Samsung Gear Live, Sony Smartwatch, and the Moto 360 to name a few. And, of course, the Apple Watch coming in 2015. But it’s not just these tech behemoths making wearable tech, and new companies like Striiv, makers of the Fusion smartwatch and activity trackers, are putting together some impressive devices. Normally $100, we have the Striiv Fusion for a healthy 45% off, on sale for $55 at the Android Community Deals store.

Coffee messaging app lets you text easily on Android Wear

While smartwatches have made our communication and digital lives a little bit easier, it is still very limited, with most of the wearables just showing us notifications of incoming calls, messages or app activities. But acting on those notifications is not yet that great. Thank goodness for app developers because now, you can actually respond to messages without needing to take out your phone or looking silly talking to your watch with Coffee app for Android Wear.

Still looking for a smartwatch? Now’s your chance to get one [DEALS]

Despite some detractors, unbelievers, and naysayers, smartwatches are becoming quite the fad. With a total of six models to choose from just from the Android Wear catalog, it's kinda hard to decide which one to spend your money on. But what if you could get one for free? Sounds like a dream? Now you can make that a reality with Android Community Deals' Choose Your Own Android Watch giveaway.

Todoist adds productivity to your wrist via Android Wear

Among the many justifications for Android Wear and smartwatches, getting prompted about your appointments and due tasks rank high, next to a call or message notification. Popular todo list app Todoist, which has been included in Google's 2014 Top Apps, is taking that goal to heart. The latest update to the app brings support for Android Wear, but the integration with your smartwatch does more than just tell you when you're task is due.

Pebble now has Android Wear support

Pebble is a week early in giving digital presents to their loyal users who tether their smartwatches to Android devices. Version 2.3 now gives you the ability to reply and act on notifications from apps that have Android Wear support and it will give your Pebble a whole new lease on its digital life.

Android Wear faces gets official API and Play Store corner

This is probably that day that many smartwatch users and designers have been waiting for. After asking developers and designers to hold off from flooding the market with watch faces, Google has finally opened the floodgates for Android Wear watch faces. Today's update not only brings official support to your smartwatch, it provides watch face makers the proper API to use to create their masterpiece. Watch faces even get their own corner in Google Play Store!