And finally: Casio smartwatch readies for launch and more

The rumours, blips and news titbits from another busy week in wearables
And finally: Casio smartwatch coming

And finally is where we pick up the wearable loose ends, the blips and murmurs that you might have missed throughout the week. It's a one-stop shop where you can get right up to speed.

Make sure you also check out our weekly round up of the biggest news stories from the last seven days for the meatier headlines.

Casio smartwatch incoming

Casio has decided it wants to test its metal in the world of wearable tech, but will the traditional timepiece brand be able to turn its hand to smartwatches?

In an interview with The Wall Street Journal, the company's new president, Kazuhiro Kashio, said "We are trying to bring our smartwatch to a level of watch perfection: a device that won't break easily, is simple to put on and feels good to wear." The Casio smartwatch will apparently sell for $400, but there's no word on a release date as of yet.

Will it arrive in time to take on the Tag Heuer smartwatch?

Google Glass 2 hits the FCC...maybe

Could the next-gen Google Glass have just hit US regulators? Maybe. According to DroidLife, an FCC listing went live this week detailing the GG1 - a device supporting 802.11a/b/g/n/ac Wi-Fi in 2.4GHz and 5GHz and Bluetooth LE.

Remember, back in December, just days after it was revealed that Intel would be powering the next version of Google Glass, it was reported that the silicon giant had signed a deal with Luxottica to start making fashionable smartglasses.

Zopo's circular smartwatch teased

You may have read our ever-so-slightly tongue-in-cheek roundup of the 'best' Chinese smartwatches but one that wasn't included was the Zopo device, teased this week.

A report on Android Headlines states the Z Watch will be a circular offering to rival the likes of the Moto 360 and the LG G Watch R, and an official announcement will come in the coming weeks.

YouTube videos land on Android Wear

You want YouTube videos on your wrist right? Of course you do. And it's now possible thanks to the incredibly to-the-point named Video player for Android Wear smartwatches app.

The app also allows you to beam over videos to your Chromecast, making it a bit more useful that you may have originally thought.

Make sure you check out our updated guide to the best Android Wear apps.

The Wareable Forum is live

Launched recently, the new Wareable Forum is a one-stop shop for talking anything and everything wearable tech and the connected self.


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