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Android Wear crucial features, updates by end of the year

As we’ve written about before, it seems like smartwatches might be taking centre stage at the IFA 2014 tech expo in Berlin. There will be a lot of eyeballs on Android Wear, as more wearables will be added to the platform to join LG G Watch, Samsung Gear Live and the upcoming Moto 360, especially since rival Apple is also rumoured to be announcing their own wearable device. CNet sat down with Google executives to talk about their future plans for the smartwatch platform.

Hands-on with Samsung’s Gear S smartwatch

Is a smartwatch even smarter when it can get online itself? Samsung believes so, hence the new Samsung Gear S, which we've been playing with at Samsung Unpacked at IFA 2014. Pairing a curved 2.2-inch Super AMOLED touchscreen with a 3G modem, the Tizen-toting wearable only plays nice with Samsung's Galaxy range, however.

MOTA SmartRing to be launched at IFA 2014

If you thought smartwatches were already too small to actually read notifications from your smartphone, then you’ll be surprised or amazed at what tech companies have and will come up with. One new product that will be launched at the IFA 2014 in Berlin this week can fit right onto your hand. The MOTA SmartRing is the first of its kind, as it allows you to see your latest notifications just by glancing at your finger.

Sony to launch two new wearable devices at IFA 2014

To say that tech and gadget geeks are all excited about the upcoming IFA 2014 in Berlin has to be one of the understatements of the year. There are a lot of expected new devices to be launched this year and Japanese OEM Sony is no exception. Souces are saying they will be announcing not just one but two new wearables at their press event on September 4 and both of them will be powered by the Android Wear platform: the Smartwatch 3 and the Smartband Talk.

Samsung partners with Nike for running app on Gear S

Coinciding with the unveiling of Samsung’s new Tizen wearablethe Samsung Gear S – is its partnership with global athletic apparel brand Nike for a collaborative version of the latter’s patented running app “Nike+ Running”. The two have come together to bring the app directly to the Gear S, a smart wearable device that can be worn untethered to a smartphone because of its own 3G connectivity.

ORA-1 is a potential Google Glass killer, runs on Android

As wearable technologies continue to find their time more and more in the spotlight, outfits like Optinvent find more and more reasons to be bullish about their products. This specific thingamabob is the ORA-1 wearable “smart glass” gadget, done in the tradition of what Google started with Google Glass – only, this one is more scalable as it runs mostly on Android OS.

Acer Liquid Jade and Liquid Leap duo launching in Europe

Maybe we will finally get to really see and feel what Acer has been putting on hold for the wearable market. Its Liquid Jade "stylephone" and Liquid Leap smartband has been annouced to launch in Europe next month, but not before they stop by IFA 2014 in Berlin for everyone to see just what the company has to offer.

Samsung to out SIM-enabled Gear, round smartwatch coming

More Galaxy Note 4 news, but this one specifically on the partner devices that will launch with it on September 3 at IFA 2014. The Samsung event in Berlin is shaping up to be a big one in terms of new products, as apart from the Gear VR – a virtual reality accessory for the Note 4 – the South Korean gadget giant is reportedly outing a cellular-capable Gear smartwatch.

ASUS continues to tease smartwatch launch at IFA 2014

If there was ever any doubt that ASUS was going to enter the smartwatch market with a launch of a product impending at IFA 2014, those doubts can be safely quelled by now – ASUS is coming out with a new wearable product in Berlin. That much is certain, with the Taiwanese manufacturer continuing to put out teasers for the new product.
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