Tag Archives: smartwatch

Fossil’s new smartwatches get NFC payments and heart rate tracking

Fossil's newest smartwatches come with features many of their predecessors were sorely lacking. In an attempt to catch up to its rivals, the company has added heart rate trackers, NFC payment and built-in GPS to its latest Wear OS models. The Fossil...

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Fossil will sell BMW-branded smartwatches next year

BMW is moving into the smartwatch game, but it's not actually making the devices itself.

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TicWatch Pro Review: One smartwatch, two screens

We may still argue about the usefulness of smartwatches, but few would disagree that a wearable with a flat battery is no use at all. The TicWatch Pro running Wear OS by Google wants to make sure that’s not an accusation you can level at it, using a clever twin screen system of stacked panels, one for full functionality, the … Continue reading

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Pebble smartwatches could get a new lease on life with Rebble.io

With support for Pebble devices scheduled to end in a couple of weeks, a group of developers interested in extending the platform is reaching out to users asking them to set up new accounts on "Rebble." According to the team, "Our present focus is on...

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Garmin’s Vivoactive 3 Music brings tunes to weekend warriors

Garmin has been rolling out GPS watches with music playback for a while now, but the current options aren't what you'd call trivial expenses for non-athletes. Thankfully, it's pushing the price of entry down a bit. It's launching the Vivoactive 3 Mus...

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No watchOS 5 for original Apple Watch – even the $17k one

The original Apple Watch is officially in its final days. During its WWDC 2018 keynote today, Apple took the wraps off watchOS 5 and all the great features customers can expect.

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The original Apple Watch won’t get watchOS 5’s fancy new features

Heads-up if you own an original Apple Watch: your wristwear is officially obsolete.

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Marc Jacobs is (un)fashionably late with its first touchscreen watch

At this point in the smartwatch game, it's hard to get excited about yet another Android Wear, sorry, Wear OS, device. But that's not stopping Marc Jacobs from showing up fashionably late to the party. The designer's new Riley smartwatch ($295) is it...

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AsteroidOS 1.0 release brings hope to forgotten smartwatches

Wear OS by Google, the wearable platform formerly known as Android Wear, is based on Android and, therefore, technically and legally open source. But just like Android itself, development doesn’t exactly happen in the open completely and there are some parts that are proprietary to Google

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Wear OS Dev Preview 2: Actions on Google, Battery Saver

Android P isn’t the only one getting a second developer preview. Being based on the upcoming Android release, Wear OS by Google, formerly Android Wear also by Google, is similarly getting a sneak peek. While the list of new features isn’t as long as its smartphone version, Wear OS ‘ Android P update is promising to address one of the … Continue reading

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