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 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 (opens in new tab) (and Sonos Bridge of course) the day we officially announce the new name.

  • It's pretty easy to guess.
  • 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
  • Domain name records search commence...
  • Connected World
  • Hey, that was my guess!!!!
  • Great minds think alike.
  • Life connected
  • I'd ask.. 'Cortana.. any idea?'
  • lol
  • Get connected
  • Center of things
  • IoT Central
  • Connected Life
  • I'm banking on this
  • Yeah, dat logo gives it away.
  • ooh i didnt think of it that way...
  • WearMore
  • SWEAR for short ;-)
  • Congadget
  • Smartwatch Central
  • No care for smartwatches really!
  • get out.         lol
  • Even when Microsoft releases their windows phone compatible smartwatch?
  • Don't ever wear a watch and have no desire to wear a smartwatch. Just an extra thing to lose or charge lol
  • ^^^this
  • Charge? Why not low power tech?
  • Nanotech central
  • IoTCentral
  • iWatchBerry Central *fingercrossed*
  • You mean..
  • Exactly!! Lol
  • I'm not going to rush it. I'll think of something good. :)
  • ConnectWear
  • Connect Life
  • That's nice.  Any plans to rebrand WPCentral, since like the rest of the Mobile Nations it's about more than just phones?
  • The logo looks like a "LC" so I'm going with Living Connected, Live Connected or Life Connected.
  • Connect Central duh
  • 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.
  • Yea...put me down for 3rd place I agree.
  • Smartwatch Central. Yeah. Like the others said. WPC App for Android- Lenovo IdeaTab A3000
  • TimeCentral ?
  • Watch Weekly
  • Life Connected, or Life Connected Central :)
  • Edit: I stuck every name.
  • Connected Central
  • Wearables Central. 
  • CrackConnect...Just for you Kevin!
  • Thanks. I love it. But.... not it. :)
  • Connected Nations
  • i was gonna say that D:
  • ConnectSmart/SmartConnect, ConnectedThings, ConnectedTimes or something along those lines... or maybe just Connected :p
  • Smartwear Central
  • or
  • Off topic...but that vector image is looking amazing... Wallpaper?
  • /
  • It  starts with N and ends in G.
  • NUG?
  • A reverse whois lookup shows Mobile Nations registered n _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ on April 3rd.
  • :)
  • Launch Central !!!
  • Smart & Watch
  • Flash is dead dude... :D
  • Can we rebrand WPCentral to MSCentral then..?
  • Only if I can rebrand you to JackCentral.
  • Do it, rename him to JackCentral, lol.
  • You can if you want to. :D
  • The Watchmen :D
  • TITCentral :))) the internet of things central
  • Ha!
  • Lol. You win.
  • I wanna see that logo!!
  • wearablesfans dot com >> Already Parked
  • Connected things central
  • ContextuALIVE or ContextuALIFE or ConTEXTURE
  • ConnectedFans, although ConnectedLife sounds good too.
  • MobileWear/Mobile Wear
  • SmartWear Fans
    SmartWear Central
    SmartWear.... Something
  • Connectech?
  • LiveConnected?
  • The heck? I thought it was a Microsoft announcement since the logo almost follows the new MS services logo pattern..
  • I noticed that too
  • ConnectedSams
  • 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
  • I know right!? I'll count that as a minor victory. ;)
  • Connected central
  • Interconnected Technologies?
  • Mobile Life or Mobile World or Connected Life/World
  • Watch it
  • SmartCentral
  • Smart Gear Central or Gear Central or Connected Gear Central
  • Connected devices
  • CentralCONNECT
  • GearsCentral
  • ConnectedWear
  • SmartWear? Wearable Daily ?  
  • LivConnect/ConnectLiv? WacthNation? SmartwatchNation? Let's Connect? Connectify? Connect? WatchCentral? ConnectWatches? ConnectWars?  Ps. Is this US only?
  • SmartTech
  • GadgetCentral (was going say inspector gadget, but u might get sued :P)
  • maybe or most obvious ones have been posted already i guess :P
  • Living Central
  • WearableTech central
  • C central
    Connected central
    Connect central
  • Connected tech
    Connected tech central
  • aIoTmoreCentral
  • Probably SmartWearables. To keep the currentinitials. At least it makes sense to me.
  • Meh.
  • Smartwatchcentral
  • IOTA
  • LinkCentral? :)
  • 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.
  • 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...
  • Connected Life Connected Living Connected Wearables Living Connected
  • Connected Community. That's my guess! Hope it's right.
  • 1.
  • Connect
  •   MobileConnet MobileWebCentral Wearables Central
  • <double post>
  • Winwatch
  • smartcentral or swcentral
  • Wearablefans
  • LifeTech
  • LifeTech fans
    LifeTech central
  • Wearable Posted via the WPC App for Android!
  • Connected Central
  • Homer
  • Wearables.
  • Newsrooming
  • Looks slightly like the Verge Logo..=D