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New Balance’s BodyTRNr fitness watch arrives on the FCC

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New Balance’s latest fitness watch, the BodyTRNr, made an appearance on the FCC today.  Unlike New Balance’s prior fitness watch attempts, the BodyTRNr features a touch controls, and a futuristic red display.

The BodyTRNr monitors the users activity to count steps, distance and calories burned.  The device connects to iOS and Android devices via Bluetooth and works with New Balance’s SmartTRNr app.

FCC filings for the BodyTRNr include the device’s user manual, which you can see here.

The Pebble Watch wins FCC approval, gets torn down, shipping soon?

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Better late than never?  Today, the Kickstarter-funded Pebble watch made an appearance on the FCC – a good sign that the device is close to launching.  The Pebble has faced several delays since the device completed its Kickstarter funding in May 2012.  The Pebble was originally scheduled to launch in September, but earlier this month Pebble Technology, the maker of the Pebble, announced that the device will not ship until 2013.

FCC filings from Pebble include a host of internal and external photos, as well as a partial manual for the device.  According to the manual, the Pebble with feature a 32-bit Cortex-M3 CPU from ST Microelectronics, a 1.26” TLT LCD display from SHARP, and a Panasonic Bluetooth processor.

Check out Pebble’s FCC filings here.

Sony Ericsson’s LiveView Touch Android smartwatch hits the FCC, gets torn down

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Sony Ericsson’s original LiveView Android "smartwatch” was a great idea hampered by poor software, inconsistent connectivity and a short battery life.  Hopefully, Sony Ericsson will solve many of the LiveView’s shortcomings with the second version of the device, called the LiveView Touch.

Last week the LiveView Touch hit the FCC, giving us access to internal photos of the device as well as its user manual.  The design of the LiveView Touch is similar to the original LiveView.  Both devices can be worn as watches or can be clipped to clothing.  Internal photos of the LiveView Touch show the device’s tiny 115mAh battery.  It also appears that the LiveView Touch will require a proprietary charging cable.  It appears that this cable simply attaches to the exterior of the LiveView Touch and does not actually have to be plugged into the device, like a microUSB cable.

The LiveView Touch is scheduled to be launched on February 29th in the UK for £99.99.  You can preorder the device from Amazon.co.uk here.  No word on a US launch date.

Check out the full gallery of LiveView Touch photos, below.

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