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Get Ready For It: Smartwatch Fans is expanding... and rebranding!

When we Welcomed Smartwatch Fans to the Mobile Nations family on January 1st of this year, we told the story of how the site came to be. In reality, we actually started 2013 with the goal of building a community and resource with a broader focus, covering not only smartwatches, but also other wearables and the broader world of connected devices often referred to as the internet of things.

The problem was, we couldn't find a domain name and brand that we loved. With the months rushing by and 2013 coming to a close and the urge to get a new community launched just as strong, we decided to not delay and get things rocking with the more niche-focused Smartwatch Fans. It's been a busy four months on Smartwatch Fans, and things are about to get a whole lot busier and way more fun.

We FINALLY have a name and brand we love for the destination we've been wanting to build, and later this month we'll pull the trigger on the change. We're going to keep the name a secret for now, but above you can gander at the awesome logo for the rebrand. Starting immediately, we'll begin ramping up the coverage on Smartwatch Fans to include more topics like connected fitness, connected home, connected automotive, connected toys and more. In fact, we've already expanded the discussion and help forums to cover this new range of topics, so the community participation can begin immediately.

We're going to keep the name a secret for now, but above you can gander at the awesome logo for the rebrand

We have big plans for where we're taking the new community. We're now living in the post-smartphone era. It's no longer a dream that every phone will be a smartphone - it's a certainty. And whether you're an Android, iOS, Windows Phone or BlackBerry user when it comes to your smartphone, this new site will become your preferred destination when it comes to all the things you can connect your smartphone to. Beyond our regular Mobile Nations personalities dropping by to contribute on the new site, expect to see a lot more new faces join in on the fun as we add to our passionate team of experts throughout 2014.

Guess our new name and win a Sonos Play:1!

You'll want to keep it locked to SmartwatchFans.com for the rebrand to kick in, but in the meantime and in true Mobile Nations fashion here's a chance to win an awesome prize. Leave a comment to this post taking a guess at what the new name will be. The first person who guesses right will win a Sonos Play:1 (and Sonos Bridge of course) the day we officially announce the new name.

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Jaskys says:

It's pretty easy to guess.

SmartwatchCentral.com

dinod says:

Exactly...SWCentral
Maybe CrackWatch
Or SWMore

Something tells me it has to do with the word "Connected". Just a hunch.

My guess will be Connected Media. Only cuz Connected world has been taken already...

I'd say Connected Central, they were talking about connected a lot in the article and the logo looks like a C

CJ Thunder says:

Domain name records search commence...

kjnoel says:

Connected World

mrappbrain says:

Hey, that was my guess!!!!

kjnoel says:

Great minds think alike.

troylytle says:

Life connected

abdhoms says:

I'd ask.. 'Cortana.. any idea?'

Roun says:

I'm banking on this

stoickiwi says:

Yeah, dat logo gives it away.

ooh i didnt think of it that way...

rohanagarwal says:

Connectedtech.com

r8doo says:

SmartWear.com SWEAR for short ;-)

KustomAU says:

Smartwatch Central

2tomtom says:

No care for smartwatches really!

nickros182 says:

get out.

 

 

 

 

lol

sd173 says:

Even when Microsoft releases their windows phone compatible smartwatch?

2tomtom says:

Don't ever wear a watch and have no desire to wear a smartwatch. Just an extra thing to lose or charge lol

stui83 says:

Charge? Why not low power tech?

firehouse31 says:

Nanotech central

topleya says:

CasioCentral.com

SamiSaifDine says:

iWatchBerry Central *fingercrossed*

KustomAU says:

You mean.. iWatchMoreCrackWindowsCentral.com

I'm not going to rush it. I'll think of something good. :)

prlundberg says:

That's nice.  Any plans to rebrand WPCentral, since like the rest of the Mobile Nations it's about more than just phones?

jdkuipers says:

The logo looks like a "LC" so I'm going with Living Connected, Live Connected or Life Connected.

stoickiwi says:

Connect Central duh

IM4CHRST says:

boo to you. I was going say that one but when the page refreshed after logging in you just said it. You got it though, imo. The only one that makes sense.

Curtieson says:

Yea...put me down for 3rd place I agree.

Smartwatch Central. Yeah. Like the others said.

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leumas85 says:

Wristbrandwarecentral.com

Faraaz96 says:

TimeCentral ?

RyanAMG says:

Life Connected, or Life Connected Central :)

kittananj says:

Edit: I stuck every name.

IM4CHRST says:

Connected Central

Wearables Central. 

IM4CHRST says:

CrackConnect...Just for you Kevin!

Thanks. I love it. But.... not it. :)

weetigo says:

Connected Nations

i was gonna say that D:

LSDigital says:

ConnectSmart/SmartConnect, ConnectedThings, ConnectedTimes or something along those lines... or maybe just Connected :p

khader_moham says:

Watchcentral.com

hellboarder says:

Smartwear Central

WindowsPhoneWatch.com or WPW.com?

Off topic...but that vector image is looking amazing... Wallpaper?

eskerrik says:

Connectedlife.com / Connectedlives.com

rmkilc says:

It  starts with N and ends in G.

rmkilc says:

A reverse whois lookup shows Mobile Nations registered n _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ g.com on April 3rd.

Launch Central !!!

buster471 says:

Smart & Watch
 

mohshehab says:

SWFCentral.com

venetasoft says:

Flash is dead dude... :D

Jack Janik says:

Can we rebrand WPCentral to MSCentral then..?

Sam Sabri says:

Only if I can rebrand you to JackCentral.

Do it, rename him to JackCentral, lol.

Jack Janik says:

You can if you want to. :D

Gogzs says:

The Watchmen :D

galbenush says:

TITCentral :))) the internet of things central

dalydose says:

I wanna see that logo!!

Ashish Mohta says:

wearablesfans dot com >> Already Parked

galbenush says:

Connected things central

fluidh2o says:

ContextuALIVE or ContextuALIFE or ConTEXTURE

jjMustang says:

ConnectedFans, although ConnectedLife sounds good too.

Jojogill says:

MobileWear/Mobile Wear

glassadam says:

SmartWear Fans
SmartWear Central
SmartWear.... Something

hopmedic says:

WearableTech.com

gan1981 says:

Wearables.com

ConnectingSmart.com

Wael Hasno says:

The heck? I thought it was a Microsoft announcement since the logo almost follows the new MS services logo pattern..

wpn00b says:

I noticed that too

goopile says:

Connected Living or perhaps Live & Connected... or Amazeballs Wearables, yeah, that's probably it.

Amazeballs Wearables is pretty awesome. It's not what we went with, but I kinda want to rebrand to that right now. :p

goopile says:

I know right!? I'll count that as a minor victory. ;)

Mykel Wilson says:

Connected central

Mr_S3N10R says:

Interconnected Technologies?

RedVagabond says:

Mobile Life

or

Mobile World

or

Connected Life/World

DurnDurnDurn says:

Smart Gear Central

or

Gear Central

or

Connected Gear Central

Trevor Wolfe says:

Connected devices

Yugiro says:

CentralCONNECT

Yugiro says:

GearsCentral

SmartWear?

Wearable Daily ?

 

Aniket Bhat says:

LivConnect/ConnectLiv? WacthNation? SmartwatchNation? Let's Connect? Connectify? Connect? WatchCentral? ConnectWatches? ConnectWars? 

Ps. Is this US only?

lerimer says:

Watchcentral.com

lerimer says:

Mobilewatchcentral.com

Nataku4ca says:

GadgetCentral (was going say inspector gadget, but u might get sued :P)

MMissionary says:

SmartCentral.com

maybe Concentral.com or cenected.com?

most obvious ones have been posted already i guess :P

majohnny says:

Living Central

webbahboy says:

WearableTech central

Tumling says:

C central
Connected central
Connect central

Tumling says:

Connected tech
Connected tech central

fjellsurfer says:

aIoTmoreCentral

Legatus says:

Probably SmartWearables. To keep the currentinitials. At least it makes sense to me.

Dmost says:

Techlife.com

Smartwatchcentral

baandoptager says:

I like the logo, very The Verge.

 

Yet i fail to see the connection to a smartwatch. But hey, if you just made a logo to just have a logo, then you succeeded.

if you read, smartwatch centeral is expanding to the "internet of things". Aka: web commected coffee cups, windows powered pianos, intel baby monitors, and yes, smartwatches. So they chose something for the overall purpose, not just smartwatches.

smartwatchcentral.com

Roshan Usman says:

WatchOut / SmartWatchOut / WatchOutSmart /
SmartlyWatching / WatchSmartly

lets see. the shape, with a literal 3D interpetation of it ith a 2D perspective, can be:

• r

• c

• v

• L

• A

• n

 

Now, excluding previous guesses:

• Connections (Simplistic, To the Point naming)

• LAN (Life Access Nations)

 

Thats all i got ATM...

dorelse says:

Connected Life

Connected Living

Connected Wearables

Living Connected

EliaJada says:

Connected Community.

That's my guess! Hope it's right.

avigyan says:

1. connectedwearables.com
2. wearableconnects.com
3. wearablecentral.com
4. connecteddevices.com

 

MobileConnet

MobileWebCentral

Wearables Central

John Rubin says:

newsrooming.com

dkhere says:

smartcentral or swcentral

webbahboy says:

LifeTech fans
LifeTech central

Dev Seth says:

Wearable

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Connected Central

Everythingconnected.com

riksch says:

Newsrooming
newsrooming.com

Looks slightly like the Verge Logo..=D