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Baselworld’s Best 2015.


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Responding to a barrage of smartwatch launches from tech brands including Samsung, LG, Sony and now Apple, a few traditional watchmakers have developed their own connected timepieces.  These innovative horological creations are on display at Baselword, which is taking place through March 26.

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The Frédérique Constant Horological Smartwatch

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Frédérique Constant and Alpina have partnered to develop their first smartwatches, two devices combining traditional Swiss horological craftsmanship with technological innovation. Both are compatible with Android and iOS smartphones and offer analog activity and sleep tracking functions, along with a quartz movement. Battery life is advertised at over two years. The Frédérique Constant Horological Smartwatch has a rose gold plated case and a sleek silvered dial. This analog smartwatch is due to launch in late May/early June for just under €1,000 (under $1,080).

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The Alpina Horological Smartwatch
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Alpina chose to repurpose the design of its Comtesse watch for this smartwatch aimed at women. Housed in a 39mm steel case that is waterproof up to 100 meters, the device features a black dial adorned with diamond indices. The Alpina Horological Smartwatch will also be available by June for less than €1,000 (under $1,080).

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Mondaine’s Helvetica 1

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Activity tracking is also the standout technological feature of the first connected watch from Mondaine, which has a sapphire glass screen and a leather strap. Like the Withings Activité, the Helvetica 1 has a dedicated subdial showing the wearer’s progress towards a given goal. The model is due to launch this fall at an unannounced price.

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The Breitling B55 Connected

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Designed specifically for airplane pilots, the first smartwatch from Breitling is capable of recording various flight details and sending the data to a dedicated smartphone app. Pricing and availability are unannounced.

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The Bulgari Diagono Magnesium

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Unveiled in a world premiere in Basel, the first smartwatch from the Italian brand is a ceramic and magnesium model that is still in the prototype stage. The Diagonon Magnesium stands out for its NFC chip, which Bulgari is touting as a security key that would allow users to securely and easily unlock a smartphone. Bulgari has stated its intention of launching a production model before the end of 2015.

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See The Next Progression In Future Phones.


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Just like televisions and computer monitors, handset displays are about to get a huge resolution boost.  According to the latest forecast from ABI Research, a 4K screen will become a flagship smartphone feature within the next 12 months and within five years, 478 million smartphones a year will ship with a UHD display as standard. However, at the moment there is very little native 4K broadcast content available for either TV or smartphones, meaning that, for the time being, a display with a super resolution could be seen as just a marketing gimmick.

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Although UHD displays aren’t expected to arrive until next year, the ability to use a smartphone to create 4K content is already here.  The latest Samsung and LG flagship handsets both record video in 4K and as such join a growing list of UHD devices, such as the GoPro action cam.  However, even with more user-generated UHD content, disseminating it among friends or even hosting it to sites like YouTube is still an issue in terms of streaming or downloading due to the size of the file involved and consumers’ hatred of videos that buffer.  “Over The Top (OTT) video services will carefully weigh the costs of 4K delivery, the impact on viewing on mobile devices, and the brand halo high resolution services can bring,” said practice director Sam Rosen.

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Rosen believes companies that use the internet to deliver content will initially focus on bringing UHD to televisions but there are emerging connection technologies that could mean that smartphones become a hub for streaming rich content to other devices around the home.
“New connections like wired MHL 3.0 and wireless 802.11ad can help position mobile devices as a hub for streaming high quality video and gaming to TVs.  Qualcomm’s acquisition of Wilocity and push of 802.11ad could further encourage OTT companies and TV manufacturers to embrace the technology and bring high resolution video to TVs via mobile devices,” he adds.

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Android Wear


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Rather than build the physical smartwatch itself, the folks at Google have decided to build software to help power the hardware. The search giant calls this new technology Android Wear. While it is applicable to more than just watches, the wrist watch will be the first target for the new software. Android Wear allows you to interact with your device in a meaningful way – traffic reports on the way to work, taxi cabs within the local area, weather when you wake up in the morning, and fitness tracking among other things. Of course normal smartphone functions like music player, text messages, email, and the likes will also be controlled through Android Wear devices, all by using either your voice or the touchscreen interface. Google has already revealed that they have teamed up with some of the biggest smartphone makers in the game on the first round of wearables – brands like HTC, Samsung, Motorola, LG and Asus.

Samsung Gear Fit


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Samsung unveiled its new line of wearable Gear Fit devices today, in particular the industry’s very first super AMOLED curved device that contours to the wrist of active consumers. The Gear Fit, one of the most comprehensive fitness tools on the market boasts an array of different features including customizable workout routines with heart monitoring capabilities as well as real-time fitness coaching. Furthermore the Gear Fit provides instant notifications from Galaxy Smartphones such as incoming calls, emails and SMS. Style and design are also emphasized through the sleek, curved body of the device and optional Black, Orange and Mocha Grey straps.

World’s Largest Ultra-High Definition TV


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Measuring 110 inches from corner to corner, Samsung’s latest ultra-high-definition television is the biggest of its kind and arrives just in time for the new year. Samsung promised that it would be launching a gargantuan 110-inch ultra-high-definition television and that it would be hitting the shelves before the end of the year. The TV, which measures 2.6 x 1.8 meters, officially went on sale in China, the Middle East and ‘select’ European territories.  Samsung’s set doesn’t come with precious stones but it does have gesture controls, voice controls, and Samsung’s “Smart Hub,” which gives you access to online content, photos, video, music, and apps. It also has a quad-core processor, and Samsung’s S-Recommendation service, which tracks your viewing habits and makes viewing recommendations over time.

Curved Cell Phone Screen


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The US patent, No. 8,603,574, is for a manufacturing process that would enable a screen to remain responsive to touch despite the effects of curving or shaping. Although Samsung has been the only one so far to create a live demonstration, Apple is the one that actually owns the technology. As part of the initial filing made in 2010, Apple specifically provides examples of its use in displays, touch pads and even mice. It also explains that current methods for curving a display result in a less sensitive and responsive screen; the process creates ‘dead’ areas. Apple’s approach uses a film that is applied to a screen or surface before it is shaped, which would ensure that its whole surface remains touch-sensitive once curved. The filing also gives examples of more complex shapes, like waves as well as simple curves, that would be possible thanks to the process that Apple is patenting. Whether or not the patent is a signal of Apple’s future intent remains to be seen but there is little doubt that curved and flexible displays are set to play a huge role in the future of mobile device design. Samsung and LG, two of Apple’s biggest competitors in the smartphone and tablet space, have already launched smartphones with curved, flexible displays as showcases for their own display capabilities.

Samsung Galaxy Round – World’s First Curved Smartphone


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Samsung electronics has introduced the ‘galaxy round’, the world’s first curved display smartphone, to be available october 10th in Korea. The device is equipped with a 5.7” full HD super AMOLED display, measures 7.9mm thick and weighs only 154g. As a result of its unique curved design, users can take advantage of round integration experiences like the ‘roll effect’, enabling users to check information such as the date, time, missed calls and battery easily when home screen is off, and the gravity effect for creating visual interactions with the screen by tilting the device. the large screen size also provides additional benefits to users. Useful one-hand operation features bring a user’s most desired controls closer to a preferred side of the screen and enables enhanced multitasking capabilities.

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