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Apple Watch might fall short on the fitness front

Apple reportedly wanted its wearable to be more health-focused than the finished product.

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Mattel's iconic View-Master becomes a VR headset

If you've tried Google Cardboard and are over the age of 30, you've probably noticed some parallels to those old View-Master stereoscopes. Now, Mattel is embracing the comparison.

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For counting steps, smartphone apps do as well as fitness trackers

Researchers found that fitness apps and wearable devices are equally accurate at this task.

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Swatch's smartwatch is coming soon, but don't expect a powerhouse

Swatch plans to have an answer when the Apple Watch arrives this April, though a full-blown wrist computer seems unlikely.

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Amazon may buy some RadioShack stores to establish a physical presence

RadioShack doesn't have a lot going for it, but it's network of more than 4,000 U.S. retail locations is finding interest from other companies looking to expand their online presence.

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Pixie is a 'Location of Things' key-fob doohickey that helps you find all your things

Pop these bad boys on things you need to catalog, track and locate. You can then hunt for lost items with an augmented reality app.

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Buying a Pebble watch? Beware of obsolescence as new software platform looms

Pebble is more popular than ever with 1 million units sold, but may change directions with new hardware and software.

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Jawbone opens a Marketplace to show that it's more than step counter

The new online store offers smart scales, home automation devices, and even a pet tracker with hooks into Jawbone's own fitness bands.

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Apple Watch starts shipping in April, Tim Cook confirms

It's not an exact date, but we're getting close to Apple Watch's launch.

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Apple Watch to go on sale in March, claims analyst

Component shortages may cause supply issues, but first quarter sales of the Apple Watch will still total in the millions

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Report: Apple Watch aims to last 19 hours per charge

We knew Apple Watch would need a nightly charge, but now we have an indication of how much use it can sustain.

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TAG Heuer working on an Apple Watch rival after criticizing smartwatches

The company's Swiss-made smartwatches will have their brains developed in Silicon Valley.

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Apple patent reveals plans for a GoPro competitor

A wearable camera controlled by Apple Watch may be on the horizon.