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Jon is the Editor-in-Chief of PCWorld, Macworld, Greenbot & TechHive. He's been covering all manner of consumer hardware since 1995.

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Voyce, the sensor-packed wellness wearable for dogs, will ship in February for $300

Better late than never, the long-overdue health and activity tracker promises to deliver canine wellness data that not even your vet can record.

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Android Wear update adds name-brand watchfaces and interface improvements

Google's smartwatch OS is getting a lot more pop-culture aware. And that's just the beginning of what looks to be a killer update.

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Basis Peak review: This is the band to buy if you obsess over heart-rate and sleep tracking

The real-time heart-rate tracking isn't perfect, but it comes close. And with automatic sleep tracking and an improved industrial design, the Basis Peak is much better than its predecessor.

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Meet Gordon Mah Ung, PCWorld's new hardware guru

Say hello to the original hardcore PC enthusiast.

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LG G Watch R review: Even at $300, it's the best Android Wear watch available today

The G Watch R beats its closest competitor, the Moto 360, to take the Android Wear crown. Just be prepared for a large smartwatch with a very specific design.

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KiQplan wants to do for wearables what Jane Fonda did for workout tapes

No, it's not another activity tracker. Instead, Fitbug has created a mobile platform for customized fitness regimens and workout videos.

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Hands on with Microsoft Band: It’s awkward and inaccurate, but stuffed with features

It's uncomfortable to wear, and its heart-rate data is inconsistent. But for just $200, the Microsoft Band is stuffed with more sensors than any other wearable available.

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How to use Android Wear's new offline music and Bluetooth headphone features

Android Wear's new offline music features are rather inscrutable, but this handy starter's guide should make everything clear.

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Christian Bale to play Steve Jobs because the Steve Jobs bio-pics must never end

But, hey, at least Christian Bale is a very good actor.

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Android Wear continues to evolve with support for local music storage and GPS

The new features are welcome, but it's not immediately clear how to take advantage of offline music, and GPS isn't available in current hardware.

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LG G Watch R: My first 12 hours with the best-looking Android Wear watch of all

Shipping in early November, the G Watch R evokes a traditional sports chronograph, complete with a circular display and watch faces with digital complications.

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The Basis Peak wants to be the first heart-rate monitoring wristband that isn't a joke

With a more elegant design, brighter display, and improved heart-rate sensor, the Basis Peak fitness and sleep tracker improves on the Basis B1 Band in pretty much every way.

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Meet Apple Watch, the new Apple smartwatch with a clever new navigation scheme

Apple's new $350 wearable supports mobile Apple Pay payments and a raft of health and exercise features. But its most novel feature may be the "Digital Crown" navigation interface.

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If Apple wants its wearable to matter to normal people, here's what an iWatch must deliver

Apple's wearable is far from a guaranteed success, but mobile payments, simple UI, and a perfectly compromised hardware design could make the iWatch the first smartwatch everyone loves.

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Wearables Right or Wrong? The new Timex smartwatch isn't even a smartwatch

The entire world is calling the Ironman One GPS+ a smartwatch... and the entire world is wrong. Jon Phillips also tackles Pebble's cosmetic upgrades, and the intrinsic emptiness of Apple's latest trademark application in Episode 12 of Wearables Right or Wrong?

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