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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USB

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Bluetooth 4.0 with low energy (LE) support was not initially enabled, but a firmware update in November 2013 enabled it. The watch is charged using a modified USB-cable that attaches magnetically to the watch to maintain water resistance capability.

Waterproofing

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Based on feedback from Kickstarter backers, the developers added water-resistance to the list of features.

Water Resistant mark

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The Pebble has a waterproof rating of 5 atm, which means it can be submerged down to 40 m and has been tested in both fresh and salt water, allowing one to shower, dive or swim while wearing the watch.

Atmosphere (unit)

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The Pebble has a waterproof rating of 5 atm, which means it can be submerged down to 40 m and has been tested in both fresh and salt water, allowing one to shower, dive or swim while wearing the watch.

Google Glass

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Wearable technology, such as Google Glass, may evolve into a business worth US$6 billion annually and a July 2013 media report, revealed that the majority of major consumer electronics manufacturers were undertaking work on a smartwatch device at the time of publication.

Acer Inc.

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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.

BlackBerry

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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.

Foxconn

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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.

LG Corporation

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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.

Microsoft

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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.

Qualcomm

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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.

Sony

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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.

Hewlett-Packard

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Some notable omissions from this list include HP, HTC, Lenovo, and Nokia.

HTC

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Some notable omissions from this list include HP, HTC, Lenovo, and Nokia.

Lenovo

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Some notable omissions from this list include HP, HTC, Lenovo, and Nokia.

Nokia

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Some notable omissions from this list include HP, HTC, Lenovo, and Nokia.

Dallas

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

Motorola Mobility

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

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.