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Pebble cuts prices of smartwatches by $50
By Luke Jones on Tuesday September 30, 2014

When the Pebble smartwatch launched it was one of the only devices of its kind in town, and it was quickly on its way to record breaking Kickstarter backing. However, the smartwatch world has got a lot more crowded of late with most major mobile brands throwing their weight into the wearable market. Pebble's little unit seems a little archaic next to those new machines, even if the rivals are hardly functional powerhouses themselves. The company's response has been to slash the prices of its devices while also adding a new update.

Tommy smartwatch will cost just $75
By Luke Jones on Monday September 29, 2014

Before ASUS launched its first smartwatch at IFA earlier this month there was a thought that the company would deliver something significantly cheaper than other wearable devices of this kind. As it was, ASUS instead released the premium ZenWatch and passed the responsibility onto another manufacturer to offer the affordable choice. The smartwatch for everyone is now here in the form of the upcoming Tommy smartwatch.

LG has a new 3G smartwatch in the works
By Luke Jones on Friday September 26, 2014

LG has a new smartwatch in the works that will follow in Samsung's footsteps by having a 3G modem built in. The device showed up online today after it passed through the FCC for approval.

Samsung confirms Gear S for all major carriers this fall
By Luke Jones on Wednesday September 24, 2014

Samsung's smartwatch line up is getting plenty confusing. There are now six Galaxy Gear wearable products available and the company is rolling out the latest, the Gear S, during this fall. If you are not sure which smartwatch the Gear S is then let me explain that it's the one the company launched at IFA a few weeks ago, the one that allows the user to make and receive calls without a smartphone connection.

Samsung planning mobile payment focused smartwatch
By Luke Jones on Friday September 19, 2014

If Samsung has an idea, it makes a product for it. The Korean company already has six smartwatches in the market, but is reportedly developing a new one that will be focused on mobile payments. Obviously spurred on by Apple Watch and Apple Pay, Samsung is working on the new NFC oriented smartwatch to go alongside its numerous other efforts.

HTC is working on a standalone action camera
By Luke Jones on Friday September 12, 2014

HTC, the Taiwanese mobile phone giant, has had a tough time of things recently, with profits on the wane despite a number of fine hardware products available from the company. While rivals have been releasing new flagship smartphones and wearable smartwatches, HTC has rolled out a couple of mid-range efforts and has opted out of the smartwatch market because it doesn't think it can differentiate in a flooded product space.

Everything you need to know about the Apple Watch thanks to the MobileBurn guide
By Luke Jones on Tuesday September 09, 2014

It didn't come as a surprise but there were still gasps of excitement when Apple launched the Apple Watch at its event in Cupertino today. Yes, the smartwatch is not called the iWatch at all, but the Apple Watch is the company's first wearable and on the surface at least its software does set a new bar in this growing market, although the design may be a little more dividing. Let's take a look at this device in depth, but needless to say, without doing a full review everything you see here is based on first impressions and are certainly subject to change.

The iWatch is here: rumour roundup
By Luke Jones on Monday September 08, 2014

The big buzz around tomorrow's Apple iPhone 6 launch is that the company is going to roll out the much anticipated iWatch too. Many reports are now leading with the launch of the wearable being a certainty and not just probable. That's interesting of course, but little else is known about what would be Cupertino's first smartwatch, so we think a rumour roundup is in order.

Motorola announces launch date of stainless steel Moto 360
By Luke Jones on Monday September 08, 2014

The Motorola Moto 360 is the best looking smartwatch, right? It has become a given, the round faced wearable offers a premium tinge to a market that has struggled to find its aesthetic feet. Sure, LG's G Watch R tries its best but falls short, but the 360 is the real deal. However, the 360 launched last week felt a little incomplete because it was rolled out with only the leather strap available.

Do you want a Moto 360?
By Luke Jones on Saturday September 06, 2014

Motorola launched its first mainstream wearable yesterday in the shapely form of the Moto 360 smartphone and immediately put the device on sale in the United States via Google Play, Best Buy, or Motorola's website. However, after less than a day on sale the device is sold out, and Motorola says availability will be limited for some time.