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Jon is the Editor-in-Chief of PCWorld and Greenbot, as well as the lead wearables reporter for TechHive. He's been covering all manner of consumer hardware since 1995.

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Wearables Right or Wrong? Smartwatches and traditional watches will never merge

In Episode 8 of his weekly video show, Jon Phillips riffs on Apple's not-so-luxurious iWatch plans, the opposing goals of smartwatches and wristwatches, and vexing Android Wear navigation.

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Smartwatches must respect the women's market, watch company executives say

Women's watches comprise about 35 percent of the traditional luxury wristwatch market, yet the consumer electronics companies are sticking to a tech-nerd aesthetic.

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This is what luxury watch executives think of your 'cheap, plastic-designed' smartwatch

TAG Heuer's CEO says smartwatches look like ‘cheap wrist computers’ but won’t rule one out. Top brass from Citizen and Bulova are almost as critical, but have kind words for Moto 360 and Pebble.

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Apple poaches TAG Heuer sales director, presumably to help launch mythical iWatch

Evidence mounts that an Apple smartwatch is coming. Just don't expect it to be labeled "Swiss made."

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Soundhawk is a wearable for your ear that fine-tunes all the world's noises

When's the last time you actually heard a conversation in a noisy restaurant? SoundHawk wants to help you cut through the din to hear what matters.

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FreeWavz wireless earphones use medical-style sensors to record heart rate data

Here's another ear wearable that tracks your heart rate. But FreeWavz is completely wireless, and uses a pulse oximeter for improved accuracy.

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The 10 most likely sensors in a 10-sensor Apple smartwatch

Once you begin counting up the sensors, it's actually quite easy to get to 10. But you can forget about a blood-glucose sensor outright.

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A 10-sensor iWatch says Apple's smartwatch will be nothing like Android Wear

If a recent report proves true, we'll see Apple announce a wearable expressly designed for health, wellness and quantified-self data collection.

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Source: Apple's iWatch will hit production in July with 2.5-inch display, wireless charging

Lending credibility to the spate of iWatch rumors, Reuters references anonymous sources saying Taiwan's Quanta will mass-produce the mythical smartwatch.

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Wearables Right or Wrong? It’s good news that Tim Cook isn’t masterminding the iWatch

In Episode 6 of his weekly video show, Jon Phillips riffs on iWatch development, wearables at Google I/O, and a breathing monitor that should never have been made.

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Apple's health-focused wearable is coming in October, sources say

Apple is gearing up for as many as 5 million units a month, says one far-east Asia source.

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Wearables Right or Wrong? Why Apple was wise to not unveil iWatch

In Episode 4 of his weekly video segment, Jon Phillips riffs on Sony's Smartband, Google's latest high-fashion Glass frames, and the Apple iWatch that never materialized.

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No iWatch, no problem: Why Apple was wise to delay its smartwatch launch

There's no reason to release a smartwatch in a wearables market fraught with bad press, broken hardware and consumer ambivalence. So let's give this a few more months.

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LG Heart Rate Earphones review: a fitness wearable with good sound and accurate data

In a wearables world that pays more attention to prototypes, beta products and fleeting rumors, LG's marriage of fitness data and audio playback shows retail gear can actually deliver the goods.

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Hands on with LG's Heart Rate Earphones, a two-trick wearable that actually works

They play music. They monitor your heart rate. And that's all we ask of them.

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