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Motorola MOTOACTV update to hit Friday

Back in October of last year, Motorola unveiled the MOTOACTV; a wristwatch-like device that helps you measure how effective you workout to particular songs. It syncs with your smartphone for access to missed calls, text messages, and even email. Motorola had planned on rolling out the update today, but decided against it and is now shooting for a Friday release. This isn't a small update that aims to fix a few bugs here and there; instead, it is supposed to offer access to 40 new activities.

Android Community WIMM Spring Developers Project Giveaway begins

For those looking to get the Android development and brainstorm train going we have just the device for you. The WIMM Android-powered smartwatch. The WIMM platform brings Android apps and development to wearable technology and we are proud to announce the Android Community and WIMM Labs Spring Developers Project Giveaway! What we’ve got here is a set of WIMM One developer preview kits ready to distribute to you, but what we need in return is your brainstorm of ideas for what the wearable module can do, and some Micro App ideas to help it do just that. This is all about ideas and creativity, and we want to hear your thoughts then send you a WIMM ONE kit to enjoy and start building your own micro apps.

Android watch #472 runs Froyo and makes calls

Between the WIMM One, I'm Watch, Sony Ericsson's new Xperia SmartWatch and the MOTOACTV, you'd think there was some kind of trend going on. Add one more to the pile with niche Chinese OEM Phaeton Nice Electronics and their unnamed Android watch, which ARMDevices got a look at on the CES floor. But wait a minute - this is more than your typical Bluetooth-pairing, agenda-updating fancy pedometer: this device runs a full and mostly unmodified Android 2.2 OS with a cellular connection.

Casio releases new Bluetooth watches for call and message alerts

Does the MOTOACTV leave you feeling exhausted? Turned off by the minimal style of the WIMM One? Can't stop laughing at the buzzword-laden I'm Watch? If you're looking for some more conventional wearable tech, you might want to give Casio's latest digital watches a try. TechCrunch reports that the G-Shock GB 6900 will come equiped with a low-power Bluetooth 4.0 module for connecting to your smartphone. The watch is designed to give you at-a-glance alterts for incoming calls, texts an emails, as well as automatic time syncing with the network clock on a connected smartphone.

Docomo Next Media smartphone pairs with Casio Bluetooth 4.0 smartwatch

Geeks in Japan that like the Docomo network will have a new smartphone that they can get hand so soon called the Next Media PP N-01D. This smartphone runs Android, has a large 4-inch WVGA AMOLED touchscreen to view, and even offers wireless charging. The smartphone is also able to survive spills and dust as well. The most interesting feature is that the phone can pair with a new Casio watch.
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