Smartwatch

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A smartwatch is a wearable computer in the form of a wristwatch; modern smartwatches provide a local touchscreen interface for daily use, while an associated smartphone app provides for management and telemetry (such as long-term biomonitoring).wikipedia
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Dallas

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PHTL, a company based in Dallas, Texas, completed its crowd-funding process on Kickstarter for its HOT Watch smartwatch in September 2013.

Dennis Woodside

Motorola Mobility CEO Dennis Woodside confirmed that his company is working on a smartwatch during a December 2013 interview.

Archos

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At the 2014 Consumer Electronics Show, a large number of new smartwatches were released from various companies such as Razer Inc, Archos, and several other companies, as well as a few startups.

Google I/O

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At Google I/O on 25 June 2014, the Android Wear platform was introduced and the LG G Watch and Samsung Gear Live were released.

Motorola Moto

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The Wear-based Moto 360 was announced by Motorola in 2014.

Motorola

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The Wear-based Moto 360 was announced by Motorola in 2014.

Electronic paper

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Some use transflective or electronic paper, to consume less power.

Samsung Electronics

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In October 2015, Samsung unveiled the Samsung Gear S2.

Backlight

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At the 2016 Consumer Electronics Show, Razer released the Nabu Watch, a dual-screen smartwatch: integrates an always-on illuminated backlit display, that takes care of some pretty standard features as date and time, and a second OLED screen, which is activated by raising your wrist, allows access to extra smart features.

TAG Heuer

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Luxury watchmaker TAG Heuer released TAG Heuer Connected, a smartwatch powered by Android Wear.

GPS tracking unit

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Some serve as being used in sports, the GPS tracking unit being used to record historical data. Functions may include training programs (such as intervals), lap times, speed display, GPS tracking unit, Route tracking, dive computer, heart rate monitor compatibility, Cadence sensor compatibility, and compatibility with sport transitions (as in triathlons).

Hypertargeting

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It is expected for mobile advertising on wearable devices to increase heavily by 2017 as advanced hypertargeting modules are introduced to the devices.

Dive computer

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Functions may include training programs (such as intervals), lap times, speed display, GPS tracking unit, Route tracking, dive computer, heart rate monitor compatibility, Cadence sensor compatibility, and compatibility with sport transitions (as in triathlons).

Cadence (cycling)

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Functions may include training programs (such as intervals), lap times, speed display, GPS tracking unit, Route tracking, dive computer, heart rate monitor compatibility, Cadence sensor compatibility, and compatibility with sport transitions (as in triathlons).

Triathlon

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Functions may include training programs (such as intervals), lap times, speed display, GPS tracking unit, Route tracking, dive computer, heart rate monitor compatibility, Cadence sensor compatibility, and compatibility with sport transitions (as in triathlons).

LTE (telecommunication)

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Starting around 2014, several manufacturers started to release smartwatches with LTE (watch smartphones or autonomous vs. connected watches), allowing for direct 3G/4G connection to the general telephone networks just like any other smartphone.

3G

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Starting around 2014, several manufacturers started to release smartwatches with LTE (watch smartphones or autonomous vs. connected watches), allowing for direct 3G/4G connection to the general telephone networks just like any other smartphone.

4G

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Starting around 2014, several manufacturers started to release smartwatches with LTE (watch smartphones or autonomous vs. connected watches), allowing for direct 3G/4G connection to the general telephone networks just like any other smartphone.

Cellular network

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Starting around 2014, several manufacturers started to release smartwatches with LTE (watch smartphones or autonomous vs. connected watches), allowing for direct 3G/4G connection to the general telephone networks just like any other smartphone.

Google

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As of July 2013, the list of companies that were engaged in smartwatch development activities consists of Acer, Apple, BlackBerry, Foxconn/Hon Hai, Google, LG, Microsoft, Qualcomm, Samsung, Sony, VESAG and Toshiba.

Proprietary software

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watchOS is a proprietary mobile operating system developed by Apple Inc. to run on the Apple Watch.

Linux Foundation

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Tizen is a project within the Linux Foundation and is governed by a Technical Steering Group (TSG) composed of Samsung and Intel among others.

Sailfish OS

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Sailfish OS is a Linux-based operating system for various platforms, including Sailfish smartwatches.

Canonical (company)

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Ubuntu Touch is an OS developed by Canonical UK Ltd and Ubuntu Community for various mobile platforms including smartwatches.