The week in wearable tech

The biggest stories and launches of the past seven days
The week in wearable tech

Black Friday and the Christmas Gift Guide season are almost upon us, kids, so this is technically the calm before the storm.

Before getting into a frenzy over our pick of wearable tech deals this week, chill down with the headlines you need to know, below.

LG Watch Urbane 2 LTE cancelled

LG Watch Urbane 2 LTE cancelled

WHAT?!? One of the most exciting Android Wear watches of the year is getting the axe. It's all down to mystery hardware issues - here's what we know so far. Some users have already received their watch and according to a few, everything is working fine.

Elsewhere this week, we updated our Android Wear super guide, looked at how to get custom watch faces on your Android Wear watch and had a look at our Wareable 50 one year on, including how Google's OS fared.

Movado Bold Motion is a HP smartwatch

HP teams with Movado for analog smartwatch

Swiss watchmaker Movado has teamed up with HP and the people behind MotionX activity tracking for this stylish - but expensive - smartwatch, the Bold Motion.

Elsewhere in smartwatches, check out our in-depth Pebble Time Round review as well as our Asus ZenWatch 2 review. Plus Team Wareable picks our 'killer' apps and the apps we want to see in the future.

Neyya smart ring has touchpad on top

Neyya ring has a smart touchpad on top

A smart ring that does more than alerts, Neyya has a smart touchpad on top for quick controls. Take a selfie, skip presentation slides or music tracks with a few taps.

Also this week, we take a look at wearables for good, that solve big problems rather than small ones, and go hands on with some more smart jewellery in the form of Sona, a fashion forward, sensor packed smart bracelet.

Figment VR is a virtual reality iPhone case

Figment VR is a virtual reality iPhone case

Yep, take your VR viewer everywhere with this Figment VR hybrid iPhone case that's on Kickstarter now. Sure it's not enclosed so the experience might be below par but hey, it's clever and you can pledge as low as $49 if you're an early bird.

Our #Trending this week is on crowdfunding wins and woes as we look at projects that have delivered and ones that are still delayed. Kokoon's EEG headphones, for instance, are now behind schedule. Boo.

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One more potential campaign to back is the OXY smartwatch. It's the work of a UK based startup and aims to focus on quality materials and customisation.

It costs $239 so not quite Tag Heuer Connected levels of premium quality, then, and it runs ELF OS, which looks quite a bit like Android Wear. Worth a look.

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