Paedophiles can hack kids GPS enabled smartwatches
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Parent paranoia might be a self-fulling prophecy

Parents who think it is a wizard wheeze to tag their children with GPS-enabled smartwatches might be turning over their kids’ location to paedophiles.

Fossil Group flogs smartwatch tech to Google
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Banks $40 million

Fossil Group is flogging its intellectual property related to a smartwatch technology currently under development to Google for $40 million.

New wearables from PKvitality monitor glucose, lactic acid levels
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CES innovation award showcase nominees

Although the overall wearable device market was projected to decline this year as a consequence of redundant functionality with most smartphone apps, a small handful of companies have managed to develop around the sales plateau with some useful technology for diabetics and athletes.

US wearables market growth is slow
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Friday, 23 December 2016 07:27

US wearables market growth is slow

But still 15.8 percent of US adult population

The market for wearable devices including smartwatches and fitness trackers in the US is progressing along at a rather slow pace of just 25 percent year-over-year, according to the latest industry estimates.

Google to release two flagship smartwatches in Q1 2017
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Will not be Google or Pixel branded

Google is reported to be set to announce two new smartwatches in Q1 2017 based on Android Wear 2.0 platform, a redesigned version of Android geared towards wearable devices.

Huawei enters Android Wear market in style
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Spec unknown, but the Huawei Watch is a looker

Look out Moto and LG, you no longer have a monopoly on good looking, round smartwatches – thanks to the guys and gals at Huawei. 

Mobile World Congress will be all about watches
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And Apple will still not be there

The Mobile World Congress looks like it is going to be packed to the gunnels with people trying to peddle their version of the smartwatch. 

Broadcom announces smartwatch platform
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Thursday, 26 February 2015 08:38

Broadcom announces smartwatch platform

Promises better battery life, loads of features

Broadcom has announced a new smartwatch platform, designed to cut the power consumption in Android Wear devices. 

Japan Display announces reflective smarwatch display
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0.5% of what a traditional LCD would consume

Japan Display Inc. (JDI) has announced a new smartwatch display that could lead to substantial battery life improvements.

Analysts expect strong growth in smartwatch market
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67% CAGR, $32.9bn by the end of the decade

The smartwatch is still in its infancy, but analysts are already bullish, and many expect the market to take off in 2015, thanks to the upcoming Apple Watch launch, as well as new Android Wear devices.