And finally: LG Nemo smartwatch could boast world-beating screen

A bumper round up of rumours and tidbits from the week in wearables
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Every Sunday at Wareable we take a step back from reporting and breaking the biggest stories in wearable tech and allow ourselves to indulge in the biggest rumours and tidbits of the week. That's what And finally is for.

This week the rumour mill is in top gear, as the world awaits the next round of smartwatches to drop at IFA 2015 in Berlin. We have details on new watches from LG, Motorola and juicy gossip from Pebble. Read on to get yourself up to date.

LG Nemo could have world-beating screen

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LG is rumoured to be working on a follow up to this year's LG Watch Urbane, codenamed Nemo – and it's the screen that getting all the attention. The company is said to be prepping a 480 x 480 pixel display, which Phandroid estimates to boast a pixel density of 340-400ppi.

This kind of resolution would certainly crowd it 'king of screens' among the top Android Wear smartwatches, and even beat the Samsung Gear S' 480 x 360, 300ppi display. What's more, it could be the first smartwatch with screen clarity that could help it achieve some kind of visual parity with a real, genuine analogue watch.

Moto 360 2 "leaked" on Instagram

Rumours about the Moto 360 2 have been rampant over the past few weeks, especially in the run up to its no-show at the Moto X launch. And ahead of IFA 2015, the company has teased a picture of the device on its social media channels.

In a classic "mistaken" Instagram video post, the company released a bizarre teaser video showing someone searching for a fancy dress costume for their dog. It shows the button moved to the 2 o'clock position on the watch bezel and the 'flat tyre' spot at the bottom, which seems to be retained from the original Moto 360, for some reason. Most design cues seem to be fairly derivative from the original, but crucially, the top-down views offer no clue to the thickness of the device.

Samsung Gear S2 fashion shoot

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To round off a hat-trick of leaked circular-faced smartwatches, Samsung has shown off more of its forthcoming Gear S2, which is set to be unveiled at IFA. The company dropped the smartwatch's official moniker at the end of its Unpacked event this week. Now just days later it's shown off shots from a Samsung Gear S2 'look book' created with models Bella Hadid and Xiao Wen Ju, along with fashion photographer Steven Klein.

Fitbit app hits Windows 10

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Fitbit fans rejoice as the company has released a new version of its app designed for Windows 10 users. The new app features support for Cortana, which means users can enter meal tracking data verbally as well as Bluetooth syncing and new live tiles showing daily stats.

It seems Windows users are set for more love from Fitbit, and the company has revealed that Xbox One and Windows Phone 10 apps are in-bound later in the year.

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James is the co-founder of Wareable, and he has been a technology journalist for 15 years.

He started his career at Future Publishing, James became the features editor of T3 Magazine and T3.com and was a regular contributor to TechRadar – before leaving Future Publishing to found Wareable in 2014.

James has been at the helm of Wareable since 2014 and has become one of the leading experts in wearable technologies globally. He has reviewed, tested, and covered pretty much every wearable on the market, and is passionate about the evolving industry, and wearables helping people achieve healthier and happier lives.


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