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Report: Apple Watch will track your health data with sensor-equipped 'smart bands'

A new report claims that Apple will release Apple Watch 2 in 2016 and unveil new sensor-equipped smart bands.


Swatch CEO needs to stop talking and start shipping

Nick Hayek’s provocations of Apple are looking increasingly sad as Swatch fails to ship or even demonstrate the product it’s been talking about for months.

Apple Store to move the iPod from table to rack

The Apple Store is making room on the sales floor for other products by moving the iPod off the display tables.


Misfit brings a Speedo-branded swim tracker to the Apple Store

The $80 Speedo Shine counts laps and syncs to Speedo’s swim tracking app, though it lacks the smart home controls of Misfit’s cheaper activity trackers.

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The Apple Watch effect? Traditional watch sales drop 14 percent in June

The year-over-year drop in watch sales in June is the biggest such decline since 2008, according to NPD Group.


Pebble Time Steel smartwatch goes up for pre-order as early reviews roll in

$50 isn’t a lot more to pay for a snazzier design and a screen that’s easier to read than the plastic-clad Pebble Time.

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Parrot backs off plan to sell Android Auto, CarPlay systems to consumers

The advanced 'infotainment' units will instead be sold directly to to auto manufacturers.


Tested: Six third-party Apple Watch bands

Tired of your Sport band, and not feeling the Leather Loop? Third-party bands to the rescue! Here’s what they're really like.

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This $9300 analog watch has an Apple Watch strapped to its back like a papoose

The worst Apple Watch accessory? Another watch.

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Supplier woes suggest Apple Watch sales aren't great

According to analyst Mark Li, sluggish shipments from one of Apple's Watch suppliers indicate that Apple's newest product isn't selling as well as expected.


Pebble Time Steel will be missing some metal for a while

Due to production problems with the smartwatch's metal band, users will only get leather bands at first.

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Amazon Launchpad store will sell goods from startups

Startups should have products that can ship immediately or within 90 days, Amazon said.

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Apple Watch lands at Best Buy on August 7, expanding the smartwatch's retail reach

Best Buy will be the first national retailer in the US, other than Apple Stores, to sell the smartwatch

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Pebble Time firmware update gives you more control over the watch's look and feel

Pebble is still working on getting its latest OS to run on older watches like the original Pebble


Apple Watch charging docks could get less clumsy with official licensing

Apple may add Apple Watch docks to its licensing program, allowing for more sophisticated designs with built-in charging pads.