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Bleeding Edge TV 537: How to take Apple Watch screenshots

In this episode, Andru Edwards brings you a quick look at how to take screenshots with the Apple Watch. It doesn't take much - just press both hardware buttons on the right side of the Apple Watch simultaneously, and you'll see the familiar camera flash take over the display, along with the shutter sound effect. But then - how do you find them afterwards? We show you how to get to your Apple Watch screenshots as well!

You can pick up the Apple Watch now from the Apple Store online.

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Bleeding Edge TV 534: How to change & customize watch faces on the Apple watch

When Apple launched the Apple Watch, it shipped with 10 distinct watch faces that you can choose from. Even better, many of the Apple Watch faces also feature varying levels of customization, allowing you to add complications like the date, calendar appointments, fitness data, and more. In this episode, I show you how to change the watch face on your Apple Watch, as well as customize the faces to your specific liking!

You can pick up the Apple Watch now from the Apple Store online.

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Bleeding Edge TV 533: How to use Apple Pay on the Apple watch


Using Apple Pay on the Apple Watch is easy, and in this episode I give you a look at how it's done. First, I show you how to use the Apple Watch iPhone app to set up Apple Pay, which is where you input all of your credit and debit cards. Then, I show you how easy it is to put your Apple Watch into Apple Pay mode with two simple taps.

You can pick up the Apple Watch now from the Apple Store online.

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Unboxing Live 155: LG G Watch R review

We bring you a look at the LG G Watch R Android Wear smartwatch in this episode. The LG G Watch R is the first smartwatch to sport a completely round P-OLED display. Other notable features include heart rate monitoring, turn-by-turn directions, voice control, and much more. You can pick up the LG G Watch R, which works with devices running Android 4.3 or greater, from AT&T and other retailers.

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Microsoft files its own smart watch patent

Microsoft smartwatch patent

With the smartphone being a huge success, companies like Samsung and Sony got the idea to make it smaller and wrist mounted, creating the Galaxy Gear and Sony Smartwatch lines respectively. Now Microsoft has decided to muscle into the game, registering its patents with the U.S. Government this week.

The application filed with the patent office describes the wearable as a music player, phone, message device, and fitness measuring device. The watchface would be detachable from the wristband so that it can be connected to a charging port.

The features described are still speculation, and no date has been stated for release. Microsoft is up against competition from Samsung, who released their product last year, Motorola, which plans to release the Moto 360 in July, and Pebble, which has already sold over 400,000 units.


Does Apple have an iWatch under its sleeve in 2013?

Posted by Jason Diaz Categories: Apple, Wearables, Rumors

Apple iWatch Concept

It is highly speculated that 2013 is the year that Apple's Tim Cook, or Phil Schiller, will walk on stage at an Apple event rocking something special under his sleeve. Something that you quite possibly couldn't live without. An iWatch.

Rumors are at an all-time high as speculation that Apple is getting serious about getting into the nascent smart wristwatch game, taking on the likes of upstart Cookoo watch and the KickStarter funded Pebble smart watch. Many agree that smart wearable computing is the way of the future. For instance, companies have given their take on wearable computers like, Nike's FuelBand, Jawbone's Up, Fitbit's activity trackers and, most recently, Google Glass. Perhaps, Apple can make them all obsolete with the iWatch. Bloomberg has written a fairly ridiculous essay as to why it might be more lucrative and, more likely, in Apple's best interest to ship an iWatch first rather than an iTV television set.

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Pebble wristwatch picks up Bluetooth 4.0 after massive demand

Posted by Andru Edwards Categories: Wearables, Wireless / WiFi

Pebble Bluetooth Watch

Allerta, the group behind the Pebble Bluetooth watch that became an overnight Kickstarter sensation, has announced that due to overwhelming demand, the watch will be compatible with Bluetooth 4.0. If you scour the comments on the Pebble Kickstarter page, you'll notice Bluetooth 4.0 requests by the plenty. We figured it was just too late in the game to switch around the design of a watch that's slated to ship so soon, but the company says that Bluetooth 4.0 inclusion was on the list for a while, and therefore, the decision won't affect the ship date at all. That said, when the Pebble watch does ship, it'll be Bluetooth 2.1 out of the gate, with the Bluetooth 4.0 module being activated later through a software update that'll be available to all.

Read More | Pebble

Sony SmartWatch is a Bluetooth companion for your Android smartphone

Sony SmartWatch

Since we’re on the topic of watches today, let's talk about the Sony SmartWatch. Powered by Android, the Sony SmartWatch does more than just tell time. The SmartWatch features a 1.3-inch OLED 128 x 128 display, and is 0.3-inches thin. The SmartWatch will allow users to connect the watch to Android devices, thereby allowing them to read texts, tweets, and also use various apps and widgets found on Google Play. The battery life is somewhere around the three to four day mark (depending on use) and has a standby lifespan of 14 days per charge. The SmartWatch features interchangeable straps, so you can color coordinate it to your liking. Expect to pay $150 USD for this one.

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Qlocktwo W Watch: Time in Words

Posted by Andrey Malskiy Categories: Wearables, Design

Watch that spells out time for you

Most digital watches are tacky, and some analog watches are difficult to read. However, the The Qlocktwo W by German studio Biegert & Funk offers up a stylish and intelligent solution. The watch spells out time by displaying it in five-minute intervals (i.e. it’s five past three.) In order to compensate for the minutes in between dots appear at the bottom of the watch until a new five-minute interval accrues.

You might have seen this design in a wall clock B&F produced, which sells for about $1,100. The wristwatch won't be much of a deal either, as it's set to sell for around $700 USD. If you’re ready to pick this watch up, you’ll have to wait. There’s no set release date yet, however you can sign up for updates on the studio's site.

Read More | Qlocktwo via Technabob


Phosphor Appear watch review

Phosphor Appear watch review

Anyone who knows me know that I love anything pink. Throw some  rhinestones in, and that's the icing on the cake. That's why it was love at first sight when I noticed the Phosphor Appear watch on the wrist of a stranger at CES. Seriously, a watch that uses Swarovski crystals to display the time? After seeing it in action, we put it to the test. I've had the Phosphor Appear for a couple of weeks now. Is the watch as good as I first thought? Read on for our full review.

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