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Sprint to carry the LG G Watch R
By Luke Jones on Saturday November 08, 2014

LG's new round faced G Watch R is already available through the Google Play Store and AT&T in the United States and now Sprint has joined the party. The Now Network has revealed that it will begin offering the G Watch R from November 14th, giving consumers ever more options for buying the Korean company's newest smartwatch. The company will sell the wearable for $25 per month over one year on the Sprint Easy Pay method, or a $300 one off payment.

T-Mobile and AT&T confirm the Moto 360
By Luke Jones on Wednesday November 05, 2014

A couple of the biggest carriers in the United States have announced this week that they will be selling the Moto 360 Android Wear smartwatch this month. AT&T signalled its intentions yesterday, while T-Mobile has followed suit today with confirmation that it will be selling the most popular wearable currently on the market. The two follow Verizon as Big Red already confirmed the Moto 360 for sale on November 11th.

HP MB Chronowing is a high end smartwatch
By Luke Jones on Monday November 03, 2014

HP has entered the smartwatch market with a pretty big splash today, raising the curtain on a new wearable designed by Michael Bastian, the Chronowing. Pulling a renowned American fashion designer in for the device probably tells you what HP's goals are. While most smartwatches are trying to marry design over function, HP's effort seems to put the former before that latter.

Apple Watch for Spring? Maybe Sooner
By Luke Jones on Monday November 03, 2014

When Apple launched the Apple Watch back at the start of September, the company announced that the device would not be available until 2015. That is a lot of waiting for a product that was dangled so enticingly in our faces, but Apple Senior Vice President of Retail and Online Stores Angela Ahrendts has now put a more concrete time on when the smartwatch will land. She said in a video message to employees that the device will be arriving in spring next year.

Microsoft Band is the company's first wearable
By Luke Jones on Thursday October 30, 2014

No big press event, no showbiz style launch, but Microsoft has entered the wearable market today, although don't call its "Microsoft Band" a smartwatch. Interestingly, Redmond has avoided the urge to compete with Android Wear and the Apple Watch with a full wrist accessory and is instead targeting the fitness crowd with the Microsoft Band.

LG G Watch R to launch early November
By Luke Jones on Thursday October 23, 2014

LG has today confirmed that its G Watch R wearable will be available in major European and North American markets during the first days of November. Asian and CIS countries will also be getting the smartwatch in that time frame while LG has also confirmed that the device will be available in select markets via the Google Play Store.

Microsoft smartwatch ready for launch
By Luke Jones on Monday October 20, 2014

Microsoft's arrival in the wearable market has been rumoured for some time and now that just about every mobile rival has at least detailed its plans, now seems as good a time as any. We have seen several reports regarding a Redmond built smartwatch, but the general consensus seems to be that it will not really be a smartwatch, but a fitness band instead.

UPDATE: Sony SmartWatch 3 on Verizon for $249
By Luke Jones on Monday October 13, 2014

Sony is finally taking the US market seriously. In the past the Japanese giant has rolled out mobile products months after they first launch in other markets. However, the company has already detailed plans for the latest Xperia Z3 to land in the US alongside the rest of the world, while the Verizon exclusive Xperia Z3v is also confirmed for launch this month. We can also add to that list Sony's latest wearable, the SmartWatch 3.

ASUS ZenWatch to launch in very limited numbers
By Luke Jones on Monday October 13, 2014

ASUS surprised us at IFA with its ZenWatch wearable. The company's first ever smartwatch had been widely reported to be a budget take on the Android Wear ecosystem, but instead it arrived as a premium device. Sure, it has the same specs we have become used to on Google's platform, but the ZenWatch launched with high end materials and a price tag to match.

Sony launching the SmartWatch 3 with Verizon
By Luke Jones on Saturday October 11, 2014

Sony is finally taking the US market seriously. In the past the Japanese giant has rolled out mobile products months after they first launch in other markets. However, the company has already detailed plans for the latest Xperia Z3 to land in the US alongside the rest of the world, while the Verizon exclusive Xperia Z3v is also confirmed for launch this month. We can also add to that list Sony's latest wearable, the SmartWatch 3.