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Omate X companion smartwatch promises a week per charge

Omate has announced the Omate X on the one-year anniversary of its Kickstarter project for the TrueSmart. The Omate X is a smartphone companion watch that will be the firm's next product. It will connect to a smartphone via Bluetooth and offer a premium metal look designed for standard 22mm watchbands. It promises a simple interface and will work with Android and iOS devices. Omate promises the X will have a week of runtime per charge and will be able to show social media updates, messages, reminders, and other notifications. Omate X pre-orders will kick off September 1 until the 30th with the watch priced at $129.

LG reportedly outing a G Watch 2 at IFA 2014

It’s only been months since Google I/O in July, and only months since LG launched and gone to market with its wearable device, the LG G Watch. But what is this we’re hearing? LG wants to rectify the almost pedestrian design and aesthetic of the G Watch with a new version to come out at the IFA 2014 in Berlin? Most likely a good move for them.

Google I/O 2014 attendees to get their Moto 360 soon

There were a few goodies given away at this year’s Google I/O Developers Conference, and a few of those who went were admittedly happy that they were given a choice of either an LG G Watch or a Samsung Gear Live to take home. The happiest, we think, are those who sat down for the keynote, who will be getting Motorola’s spanking new wearable – the Moto 360 – in their mail soon.

High-end Meta M1 smartwatch now available for pre-order

Meta, the premium brand that spun off from watch retailers Fossil, is making a new high-end smartwatch that is described to be a “premium watch that just happens to be smart”. Of course, by smart, they mean that the Meta M1 watch can be interfaced with your smartphone. Let’s all take a look at the details of this glitzy new wearable.

Neptune Pine “smartwatch” ships to backers, gets rooted

Proving that Kickstarter dreams do come true, the Neptune Pine smartwatch, if you can really call it that, is now landing in some backers' hands. Or in this case, wrists. Now all that's left is to see whether this smartphone-on-you-wrist will be able to deliver all, if not most, of its promises to make wearing this really big removable smartwatch well worth your while.

Pebble comes out with #FreshHotFly limited colors edition

Smartwatches are becoming not just sought-after wearable gadgets but even fashion accessories as well. The fashion-conscious would not just be content wearing the usual black, gray or white devices on their wrist but would prefer something cooler and even changeable. Pebble has come out with limited edition colors for their smartwatches in a campaign they’ve dubbed #FreshHotFly.

WhatsApp beta update now has Android Wear support

As Android Wear continues to grow in popularity in the wearables market, more and more apps have been releasing updates to support this platform. WhatsApp, one of the most popular messaging apps in the world, has released a beta update where you can do more than just view their notifications on your smartwatch, giving you the ability to read and even respond to messages.

LG to roll out G Watch update after corrosion complaints

LG’s G Watch was a perfectly usable smartwatch, with features that you can easily acclimatize to, but that was before people started noticing corrosion issues on the five exposed contact points behind the watch, which was for charging via the dock. People were also complaining about irritation while wearing the smartwatch, again from the said contact points. The upcoming OTA update for the device looks like a solution for this issue.

HP, Michael Bastian, Gilt team up for upcoming smartwatch

Heads up! There’s news that Hewlett-Packard is teaming up with luxury fashion designer Michael Bastian and e-commerce outfit Gilt Groupe in developing a smartwatch. With all kinds of companies jumping into the “wearables” bandwagon, HP is making sure that it doesn’t get left behind. But the team-up with Bastian – and the concept photos – say a lot about what the tech company is planning to put out.
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