And finally: Moto 360 2 imminent release and more

The rumours, blips and titbits from the week in wearables
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UPDATE: The Moto 360 2 was a no show at the event today. For everything we know, read our Moto 360 2 guide.

And finally is the place where all the rumblings of rumours, web whispers, strange stories and other stuff from the week in wearable tech, VR and the connected self end up.

Have a browse, a read and a look at this week's collection of intriguing wearable rumours from around the web.

Moto 360 2 announcement at 28 July event

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The latest information surrounding the second generation of Motorola's smartwatch is that it could be announced at an event on 28 July. The invitation for the event says "Your relationship status is about to change", because... it's only for single people? Who knows.

The rumoured specs of the Moto 360 2 give it a 360 x 360 fully circular display, a 1.2GHz quad-core processor, 512MB of RAM, 4GB of storage and a 400mAh battery. Find out more Moto 360 2 rumours, or check out the other next-gen smartwatches we're waiting for.

Microsoft Band 2

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It looks like the Microsoft Band 2 might be coming out earlier than expected, according to reports from Gdgt Arena. Microsoft is apparently stopping production of the original Band, which means rumours of a replacement are rife.

Microsoft's chief operating officer, Kevin Turner, recently confirmed that the company is working on a second iteration of the band, and with reports that it's being widely tested behind closed doors at Redmond, it seems a release date can't be far off.

Apple Watch charging stands

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Manufacturers in Apple's Made for iPhone/iPod/iPad licensing program will soon be able to integrate charging pads for the Apple Watch into their accessories, according to 9to5mac.

At the moment the options for charging your Apple Watch revolve around the somewhat inelegant cable. Unfortunately this is the first of many steps on the way to products being released, so it'll likely be the end of the year until we see any of these stands on the market.

In the meantime, check out the best Apple Watch Apps or Apple Watch super guide.

Nokia hiring wearable staff

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It seems Nokia hasn't given up on consumer electronics since it sold off its mobile manufacturing company to Microsoft. A job description for Nokia, discovered on LinkedIn, describes a role for someone who could work with "datasets that come from a variety of wearable devices".

It's unclear exactly what that means in terms of Nokia's internal projects, as it may refer to the VR headset that's rumoured to be in the works. The Finnish company has an event on 28 July called "Nowhere: Now Here", so we'll have to wait until then to find out.



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