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In Pictures: A visual history of the smartwatch

With the impending release of the Apple Watch, the smartwatch market is set to take off in 2015. Here's how it got to this point.

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35 years of smartwatches: In just a few months, Apple will enter an entirely new product category with the highly anticipated Apple Watch. It remains to be seen how the masses will take to Apple's new device, but if recent history is any indication, Apple has a penchant for succeeding where others have failed. The world of smartwatches stretches all the way back to the 1970s. Here you will find some of the more notable smartwatch devices we've seen over the past 35 or so years.

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