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13% off Fitbit Charge 2 Heart Rate + Fitness Wristband - Deal Alert

Make every beat count with Fitbit Charge 2-the all-new heart rate and fitness wristband built for all-day, workouts and beyond. PurePulse continuous heart rate makes it easy to maximize workouts, better track calorie burn and get a...

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Panasonic shows off a flexible battery for wearables

Panasonic has developed a flexible lithium ion battery for use in wearable devices that maintains its electrical characteristics even after repeated bending.

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Meet Pinn, the clip-on wearable for taking calls and getting notifications

Pinn even has an analog headphone jack, in case your smartphone doesn't.

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20% off Spigen 42mm Apple Watch Case and 2 Screen Protectors - Deal Alert

For the ultimate protection against drops and scratches, Spigen has invented the Rugged Armor case for your 42mm Apple Watch. Case comes with 2 screen protectors and is currently listed for just $11.99, 20% off its list price.

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Hands on with Launchboom's do-everything wearable, Pinn

This little wearable includes earbuds, a selfie button, and a screen to display incoming smartphone notifications.

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Piq Robot Blue is a boxing companion that won't fight back

Wrap this wearable device around your wrist to get real-time stats on the power of your punches.

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Casio's new outdoor smartwatch is built for Android Wear 2.0

The WSD-F20 has a rugged style and built-in GPS, but won't be released until April.

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Armani Exchange gets in the smartwatch game with new line of hybrids

Like Fossil Group's other wearables, the watches feature classic styling and replaceable batteries.

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Apple's AirPods survive tough workouts with no sweat

AirPods stay securely in your ears—yes, even on the treadmill.

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Pokémon Go for Apple Watch is finally here

The watchOS companion app will send you notifications when a Pokémon is nearby.

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Gear S3 Frontier review: A big, bold move to establish smartwatch dominance

Samsung has always wanted to put a smartphone on your wrist. With its latest effort, it mostly succeeds.

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Samsung tricks out Gear S3 smartwatch with a 64-bit chip

If Apple was the first to bring 64-bit to the iPhone, Samsung is among the first to bring it to smartwatches.

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Privacy protections for wearable devices are weak, study says

The rapidly expanding wearable device market raises serious privacy concerns, with some device makers collecting massive amounts of personal data and sharing it with other companies, according to a new study.

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Apple withdraws watchOS 3.1.1 update due to reports of bricked Apple Watches

If you’ve downloaded the update but haven’t installed it, you should hold off until Apple addresses the issue.

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Android Wear 2.0 Developer Preview 4 adds easier sign-in, in-app billing

Google continues to make progress on its major Wear overhaul, but a final release is still not on the horizon.

Your own motion could one day power your cell phone

Researchers at Michigan State University have developed a 'nanogenerator' that lets motion charge a mobile device or a wearable.

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Smartwatch user dropout rate is still 29%, Gartner says

Almost a third of smartwatch owners have stopped using them, saying they aren't useful, are boring or they broke.

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Fitbit scoops up rival fitness tracker maker Pebble

Fitbit, the maker of popular fitness trackers, has acquired assets owned by rival Pebble, including key employees and intellectual property related to software and firmware development.

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