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Google announces Android Wear, their pre-iWatch wrist-play

Google has officially announced Android Wear, their new wearable-focused software platform and — no surprise here — they're starting with the smartwatch. It's a trendy product category, fueled in no small part by rumors of an impending iWatch from Apple and all sorts of gadgets and bands from tech and fitness giants both.

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Pebble 2.0 is here! Get your new design - and app store - now!

Pebble has updated their app to version 2.0, bringing a completely new interface, along with the Pebble appstore and the Pebble 2.0 software. The store lets you find several watch faces and apps, including Foursquare and Yelp, all in one place. Since the Pebble can only hold eight watches and faces at a time, your unused apps will be stored in your App Locker, and you can swap apps at any time.

Note that updating your Pebble to 2.0 will remove any watch faces and apps not built for the 2.0 software, while the Pebble app will offer to update any faces and apps that are compatible automatically.

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Pebble appstore coming to iPhone on February 3

Following the release of the new Pebble Steel, next up for the smartwatch company is the inaugural release of its appstore which is happening this coming Monday, February 3. The news comes by way of a short announcement on the Pebble twitter account.

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LG LifeTouch fitness tracking smartwatch works with iOS

LG will this spring offer a new wristband fitness device called the Lifeband Touch, and our colleagues at Android Central got a look at it. As it turns out, the Lifeband Touch won't just work on Android - it'll support iOS as well, according to Apple Insider.

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ARCHOS to launch iOS compatible connected home devices, smartwatches at CES

Connected devices are an ever growing space, but an unlikely source is set to announce a raft of devices at CES next week that will integrate with iOS devices. ARCHOS, known for its media players and Android devices of late, is set to announce a whole 'Connected Home' range of products in Las Vegas:

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PBDirection keeps you on the right track with your iPhone and Pebble smartwatch

The smartwatches are coming, and so far we've only scratched the surface of what's going to be possible. One of our favorites – in no small part because of its iPhone integration – is the Pebble, and with an app called PBDirection, you can get directions right on your wrist.

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Pebble smartwatch getting its own app store in early 2014

Pebble today announced a major step forward for the popular smartwatch with the arrival of a dedicated appstore in early 2014. Developers can begin submitting apps immediately, but it won't roll out to the general public until sometime in the new year.

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Pebble smartwatch gets smarter with Do Not Disturb and alarm improvements

The Pebble smartwatch is getting a little smarter with its latest update, v1.14, which brings us a couple of useful new additions to the popular wearable. Anyone already familiar with Do Not Disturb on the iPhone or Mac will be pleased to know that you're now able to apply similar features to your Pebble.

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Pebble smartwatch round table with Android Central and a special cameo appearance!

Of the current crop of smartwatches – all of which are pretty much version 1.0 products – the Pebble has emerged as one of the early favorites. Our colleagues at Android Central have all experienced the Pebble in recent months, and have put together a pretty in-depth roundtable review with a cameo from none other than our very own Georgia!

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Pebble smartwatch now offering free global 5-7 day shipping

Pebble's big announcement today has brought a major update for iOS users, and so naturally you might be a little more interested in picking one up. To help sweeten the deal a little further, Pebble is now offering free 5-7 shipping to all global customers. A big improvement on the previous multiple week shipping time if you wanted it for free.

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