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The Fitbit Flex is just one of the wearables you can try with Lumoid. Photo: Fitbit

The Fitbit Flex is just one of the wearables you can try with Lumoid. Photo: Fitbit

With so many wearables to choose from these days, how do you decide which one is right for you? Are you better off investing in a cross-platform device like the Pebble, or do you want the color display and other benefits that Android Wear brings?

The best way to decide is by trying these devices out before you buy them. Not for five minutes in a store, but for as long as you like as you go about your day. Lumoid’s rent-to-own program lets you do just that; you can sample five wearables for a full 7 days before deciding which one you want to buy, and if you don’t like any of them, you can just send them all back.


Today Samsung announced that owners of the original Galaxy Gear residing in the United States now have the option to upgrade their device’s operating system from Android to Tizen via the Kies desktop update assistant. This announcement comes just two months after European residents received the resources to upgrade their units.


Fleksy, the award-winning smart keyboard company, announced today that it is in the process of rolling out major updates for both its Android beta and Galaxy Gear applications. The first bundles support for 15 new languages, together with significant accuracy improvements for all supported languages which now exceed 35 in total, and the second includes compatibility for Samsung’s first smartwatch, the Galaxy Gear 1 (formerly known as the Galaxy Gear). 


Samsung is the only major OEM in the emerging smart watch market with four devices on sale, giving the company a key advantage over its competitors. Today, the company confirmed its dominance in the smartwatch market where it managed to grab a market share of 71.4% in the first quarter of this year.

Photo: Killian Bell/Cult of Android

Photo: Killian Bell/Cult of Android

If you can’t wait for Android Wear and you’re looking to pick up your first smartwatch without breaking the bank, then you may want to check out this Best Buy deal on the original Galaxy Gear. Customers can pick up a refurbished model for just $89.99 right now, which is $60 off its regular retail price.

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