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Qi motion-based UI could make smartwatches easier to use

Quantum Interface (Qi) has just launched an invite-only beta version of a motion-based interface for Android-based smart watches. The company’s goal is to make a program that uses motion, eye tracking, and predictive navigation to make it easier to control your mobile device without tapping and scrolling through endless menus. Qi’s navigation interface is designed to […]

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Smartwatches prove useful to the deaf community

Usher Syndrome Advocate Molly Watt recently wrote about her experience with the new Apple Watch. Considering she was born deaf and is legally blind, you would think the tiny touch screen would be off limits for her. However, her experience shows that smartwatches may be more useful than some folks have imagined, especially for the deaf community. […]

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$99 WiMe NanoWatch is a watch-sized phone, or an Android smartphone companion

The WiMe NanoWatch is a $99 wristwatch-sized phone which you can use to make calls, view the time, set alarms, or perform a couple of other basic actions. But what really makes the NanoWatch cool is that you can pair it with an Android phone over a Bluetooth connection to your phone to initiate phone […]

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Will smartwatches help tablets replace smartphones?

Hot on the heels of the Pebble smartwatch’s success, another company launched a Kickstarter campaign for a watch that does more. Martian Watches have mostly normal clockfaces instead of e-ink displays; the big story here is that you can issue voice commands through these wrist huggers and conduct voice calls. Given the success of smartwatches […]

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Pebble E-Paper smart watch release date slips to “Not-September”

The Pebble smart watch, a wrist-wearable device with an e-paper display and the ability to connect to iPhone and Android, raised over $10 million via KickStarter and earned thousand of fans. Initially, the people behind the sunlight-readable watch said it would start shipping in September. Due to demand, the release date will now be after […]

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Pebble E-Paper watch raises $10 million, over 85 thousand pre-orders

The Pebble is a smart watch with a low-power E Ink display that’s easily readable in direct sunlight. While you can use the watch to tell the time, it can also be paired with an iPhone or Android phone to display caller ID information, text messages, Facebook or email alerts, or other data. It can […]

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Sony Smartwatch dissected, found not very hacker-friendly

The Sony SmartWatch is a nifty $150 device that you can wear around your wrist and use as a companion for an Android smartphone. It pairs with your phone wirelessly and lets you access Twitter, email, music, weather, and other functions from your wrist. But when hacker Chris Wade took one apart he found it […]