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PSA: Razer Nabu X smartband goes on sale for $50

One of the most intriguing wearable devices to come out of the Consumer Electronics Show earlier this month can be now picked up from Razer’s online store. The Nabu X is as basic and minimalistic as “smartbands” come, but it’s only $49.99 and it does everything an activity tracker should do.

Love is in the air. Also, massive Valentine’s Day savings on Motorola gear

Motorola has a knack for offering excellent discounts on its hottest gadgets when consumers need them most, making basically every holiday that much more special. With Christmas and New Year’s deals behind it, it’s time to crank up the #Motolove and replace diamond rings with their contemporary, more affordable counterparts.

HIRIS wearable PC could change the fitness tracker game

Fitness trackers. By now, most people should have a general awareness of the big names out there and what they’re all about. As you go about your day, the connected device stays on top of steps, distance, heart rate, and so forth. While this may be enough for some, it’s certainly not for the team behind HIRIS.

Asus teases 7-day autonomous ZenWatch 2, lower-cost fitness band duo

The makers of one of the best non-Apple smartwatches around and yet possibly the least hyped-up wearable device of its kind are apparently hard at work on a sequel. That’s far from surprising, but what we’re dying to see is the battery life of this looming Asus ZenWatch 2.

HTC now expected to out Full HD One M9, basic fitness band at MWC

The HTC-related rumors are perhaps even fickler than the Samsung Galaxy S6 stories lately, literally each new day bringing to the table a rebuttal of older gossip. You’d think it’d be time for the waters to calm already, with a little over a month left until MWC, but still, we know nothing for certain.

Did Samsung find a way to preemptively detect strokes?

Obviously, you’re aware that strokes are a huge problem, afflicting 15 million people every year. And it’s even more of a problem because early warning signs are so difficult to detect. So it’s great news that a group of Samsung engineers have decided to do something about it by enabling a phone or tablet to warn its user of an impending stroke.

Deal alert: Fitbit Charge HR for $135 (all-time low) with coupon code

The Fitbit Charge HR is currently Amazon’s number 1 health & personal care best seller, and that speaks volumes about the wearable’s quality and popularity.

Add wireless charging to the droolworthy feature list of Samsung’s next watch

It’s not much of a secret anymore Samsung is hard at work on yet another fancy smartwatch, but while its shape and pre-installed software seem easy to guess, everything else is in a thick haze.

My 13 favorite wearables from CES 2015

Like I mentioned before, the Technology Tell team is back in the office after an exciting CES 2015, and we’re ready to share all the amazing products that captured our attention at this year’s show. Since I’m a big fan of wearables, I was paying close attention to the new products set to hit the market this year, and there’s definitely some exciting gems. From smart socks to smart watches, there was a wearable for everyone at this year’s show.

CES 2015 Wrap-Up: Trends and expectations (part 1)

Although CES 2014 was my first, I felt I learned a lot from that experience. And since I’ve been told I’m a pretty smart guy, I devised a plan to make CES 2015 even more efficient. Maybe this time I wouldn’t end up with a blistered limp by the end of the week (I didn’t!). But this meant passing up on any scheduled booth meeting, minimizing backtracking across the show floors, and using buses as breaks to rest my soles. With this in mind, I had high expectations to squeeze out more for myself, like a glorified tech glutton.

Moto Maker for Motorola wearables? It could happen

Not that we expected Motorola to swing by Las Vegas and showcase new gear at CES 2015, but alongside Samsung, they were the mobile players we missed the most during the otherwise very eventful expo.

Round-faced Samsung ‘Orbis’ watch with Tizen en route to MWC bow

Unusually quiet during the year-opening Consumer Electronics Show, Samsung is undoubtedly working on a bunch of exciting stuff for MWC and beyond. The Mobile World Congress in March could be preceded or closely followed by a Galaxy S6 announcement, and to go nicely with the “next big thing”, an S6 Edge and one or two new wearables may also debut.