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Oru is a Smartwatch That Can Charge Your Phone, Too

Oru smartwatch

Of all the smartwatches on the market, Oru seems to be one of the smartest. So it hasn’t exactly hit the shelves yet, since it’s currently up for funding on Kickstarter, but the features that it comes with makes it a top contender for the title. The Oru is the first ever smartwatch that comes with a dual display: a full-color hi-res TFT touch screen and a low energy E-paper display so it can stay on 24/7 without draining the battery. Flipping from one display to the other is easy as pie, since all you’ll have to do is pull the watch crown and rotate.

The Oru runs on both Android and iOS and is powered by an 800 MHz single core processor with 512 MB RAM and 4 GB of storage. Speaking of batteries, did we mention that the smartwatch also comes with a built-in power bank so you can charge your other mobile devices on the go?

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Hotblack Watch is the Ultimate Timepiece for FIFA World Cup Fans

Hotblack

Soccer fever has gripped the entire world. If you’re one of the millions of folks with their eyes glued on the television every time there’s a match on, then you will be lemming for the Hotblack watch. It’s an analog watch with smart features built into its design that are geared towards the ultimate soccer fan.

Aside from displaying the current time, the Hotblack has three smaller faces within its main face. The top two dials provide you with the live score of the current match (the top one being that of the team you’re rooting for, and the second one being their opponent), while the bottom dial shows the time remaining before the match ends.

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iWatch Concept is the Smartwatch That People Are Waiting For

iWatch Concept

 

As far as smartwatches go, Samsung’s Galaxy Gear was pretty much a disappointment. While rumors are currently flying around about the second generation of the Galaxy Gear, Apple has yet to unveil a smartwatch that integrates with their line of iPhones. So Todd Ham took it upon himself to come up with a concept design for the device while everyone waits for the official announcement.

Unlike most other concepts, Todd has come up with something that a lot of people would actually want in the actual iWatch. For example, it’s thin and sleek, and since it’s made from rubber, it’s light and not at all taxing on the wrist.

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Archos Releases Smartwatches For Techies on a Budget

Archos Smartwatch

 

If you’re keen on buying a smartwatch but haven’t found one with the features that you want in the budget that you’ve allocated for it, then you might want to check out the offerings from Archos. The brand is known for manufacturing discount electronics, and this time they’ve got their sights set on affordable smartwatches.

Their lowest-priced offering is priced at $50 and will feature a 1.55-inch black-and-white LCD screen. That’s not so bad, considering that it’ll come with a good-enough battery life of close to two weeks. Second in line is the $100 model, which will sport a color LCD screen but will only come with two days of battery life. The priciest one they’re offering, which is priced at $129, will come with a curved E-ink display and a week-and-a-half long battery life.

The smartwatches are compatible with both Android and iOS devices and will be released this summer.

 

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CES 2014: Razer Nabu Smartwatch is Also a Fitness Tracker

Nabu Smart Fitness Band

 

There seems to be a huge influx of wearable tech on CES this year. The latest of these is Razer’s Nabu, which is a smartwatch-slash-fitness band that gives you the best of both worlds. As Razer CEO Min-Liang Tan explains, the Nabu is a “cross between a smartwatch and a fitness band,” adding that its “a wearable device focused on helping [people] live smarter.”

The Nabu comes with two displays: one which displays a watch face, and another which displays notifications from your smartphone, such as calls or messages. The latter display also shows fitness stats and wellness-related data, such as the number of steps walked and distance traveled.

Razer’s Nabu is currently available to developers for only $49. No word yet on the official release of the device for consumers.

VIA [ Tweaktown ]

Rumor Mill: Samsung Galaxy Gear Smartwatch to be Announced Next Month?

Galaxy Gear smartwatch

Rumors about the iWatch have been floating around for months. Samsung, being one of Apple’s toughest competitors, obviously wouldn’t be very far behind with their own smartwatch if that were the case. Word on the blogosphere is that Samsung is getting ready to unveil their Galaxy Gear smartwatch next month.

There are already a whole bunch of digital watches in the market with added features and functionality, like the Pebble watch, but the big guns in the mobile industry haven’t unveiled their own smart gizmos…yet.

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Cookoo Smart Watch Says Me Too

By David Ponce

Perhaps fuelled by the phenomenal success of the Pebble Smartwatch (which went on to raise $10,266,845 on Kickstarter after seeking only $100,000), we have news of yet another watch that works with the iPhone and Android devices. It’s got much of the same features the Pebble did, albeit a little more low-key. It’s got Bluetooth 4.0 so will have very little impact on your phone’s battery life, and its job is simply to alert you. Whether it’s an email, a Tweet, a text, or a missed call, the watch can be setup any way you want. Aside from alerts, other uses include being a remote trigger for your phone’s camera, one button check-in device, even lost phone finder. Perhaps even more importantly, it won’t require a regular charge, like the Pebble did; the Cookoo goes over a year without needing to change the batteries.

It’s currently on Kickstarter and a pledge will set you back $80. The post funding MSRP is around $100, so there’s some savings to be made by order now.

[ Project Page ] VIA [ GearHungry ]