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The Pansar Augmented watch hides it smarts behind an analog face

The Pansar Augmented is a Swedish smart watch that looks like a standard three-handed wristwatch. However, with the tap of a button, you can view multiple data points including weather, notifications, and even sales data from your CRM. Pansar is a Swedish watch company that uses Swiss movements and hand assembled components to add a dash of luxury to your standard workhorse watch.

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A smartwatch wont fix whats broken with Fitbit

Fitbits Q2 earnings could have been worse. Unlike Q4 of last year, the company didnt use the opportunity to announce that it would be laying off six percent of its staff. Still, things are bad. As we pointed out earlier in the week, the companys stock price is little more than 10 percent of its 2015 high. According to some new numbers, Fitbit can also no longer claim to be the worlds top wearable maker. Right after the company announced its financials, Strategy Analytics noted that Chinese handset maker Xiaomi…

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Fitbits upcoming smartwatch has reportedly been a giant mess

Yahoo Finance has the companys Blazedevice, which was something between a fitness tracker and a full-fledged smartwatch. A source told Yahoo that the device, codenamed Higgs, is definitely not sexy, which the renders seem to bear out. Its said to sport GPS, have local storage for music and built-in heart-rate monitoring. The contactless payment and four-day battery life, meanwhile, seem like no-brainers, given some of the acquisitions the company has made over the past year. Its also apparently scheduled to arrive with some optional Bluetooth headphones, marking a new product…

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