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Apple Research app launched, allows users to contribute to health studies

Apple Research app launched, allows users to contribute to health studies

Apple today launched its Research app, kicking things off with three new studies that users can opt to participate in. The company says that all three are "landmark" multi-year longitudinal studies that dive into things like women's health, heart health, and hearing. So, if you want to help Apple and scientists conduct health research, you can download the app from the iOS App Store and participate in any of these three studies.

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Stanford Medicine Apple Watch study shows heart warnings work

Stanford Medicine Apple Watch study shows heart warnings work

Standford Medicine has conducted a study that looked at the Apple Watch and the wearable's ability to detect atrial fibrillation. The study found the Apple Watch app can identify heart rhythm irregularities, which can help catch atrial fibrillation. The study authors say that atrial fibrillation is a type of irregular heart rhythm and is a leading cause of stroke and hospitalization in the US.

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Roku brings its remote control app to Apple Watch

Roku brings its remote control app to Apple Watch

Roku allows its users to control their streaming device using a mobile app instead of the remote control. This is convenient for times when the remote is lost, plus it comes in handy when the remote is on the other side of the room and you don't want to get off the sofa. Starting today, you no longer even have to pull out your smartphone.

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Xiaomi Mi Watch details revealed: A cheaper Apple Watch?

Xiaomi Mi Watch details revealed: A cheaper Apple Watch?

Today we're looking at Xiaomi's latest released clues about their next smartwatch, the Mi Watch. This is a watch that looks a WHOLE LOT like an Apple Watch - but sorta like if Apple decided to do an "SE" version of said device. Not that they'd ever do such a thing, but still - here's what Xiaomi's got. The Xiaomi Mi Watch will have a rounded-corner rectangular display and a digital crown on its right side for controlling its UI.

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Apple Watch watchOS 6.1 arrives: AirPods Pro support plus Series 1/2 update

Apple Watch watchOS 6.1 arrives: AirPods Pro support plus Series 1/2 update

Apple has released watchOS 6.1, adding support for the new AirPods Pro, and delivering some excellent news for the earliest-adopters of the smartwatch. Pushed out today, this new version brings watchOS 6 to Apple Watch Series 1 and Series 2 owners, an impressive feat given that now means almost all generations of the wearable are compatible with the latest software.

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Xiaomi’s teasing an extremely Apple Watch-looking wearable

Xiaomi’s teasing an extremely Apple Watch-looking wearable

Today the folks at Xiaomi decided to tease a new device that'll be revealed on November 5th, 2019. Previous code leaks suggest that Xiaomi's likely set to reveal a "Mi Watch" that's also been referred to with the name "Mi Wear". Xiaomi uses the name "Mi" quite a bit, and previously had (and still has) an app called Mi Fit for their "Mi Band" devices. Now they may be stepping up a bit in the world.

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Apple Watch 5 40mm battery bodes well for repairs and safety

Apple Watch 5 40mm battery bodes well for repairs and safety

The larger 44 mm series 5 Apple Watch may have not changed that much from its predecessor but, almost ironically, the smaller 40 mm model has a better story to tell. While the innards remain the same, the battery has changed considerably in more than appearance. While the exact reason and effects are still officially unknown, the new aluminum-encased battery in the smaller Apple Watch 5 could be good news for repairing the advanced wearable or at least keeping its safe.

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Apple Watch 5 teardown is a very familiar affair

Apple Watch 5 teardown is a very familiar affair

The smaller electronic devices get, the more sophisticated their components become. The more sophisticated components are, the harder they are to repair or replace. Those statements apply all too well even to Apple's latest smartwatch, the Watch Series 5. The good news is that most of the knowledge that was gained in tearing down the Apple Watch 4 exactly applies to the Apple Watch 5. The bad news is that none of the parts can be reused.

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Apple Watch Series 5 Review: Always-on makes all the difference

Apple Watch Series 5 Review: Always-on makes all the difference

When it comes to smartwatches, there's the Apple Watch and then there's everything else. Five generations of wearable have seen Cupertino's timepiece lose most of its rough edges; now, the Apple Watch Series 5 is taking one of the last big usability issues to task. With an always-on display, the new Apple Watch aims to keep out-shining the competition.

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Apple Watch Series 5 battery life is the real deal

Apple Watch Series 5 battery life is the real deal

I've spent the past week with the Apple Watch Series 5 on my wrist, and while it's still a little too early for a full review, I've definitely come to appreciate some of the headline features. The always-on display addresses one of the lingering criticisms of the smartwatch, both from owners and would-be wearers, that you couldn't see the time or other information without waking the Apple Watch first. Apple fixes that, and it does it in a clever way.

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Apple Watch Series 5 hands-on: Always-on display is a keeper

Apple Watch Series 5 hands-on: Always-on display is a keeper

There's probably a long German word for the act of refining something which is already at the top of its segment, and if I knew what it was I'd be using it for the Apple Watch Series 5. Despite the best efforts of Google, Samsung, and others, the Apple Watch tends to be the go-to in smartwatches, not least for its combination of fitness tracking, design, and app functionality.

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Apple Watch Series 5 adds always-on display

Apple Watch Series 5 adds always-on display

As expected, Apple took some time at its reveal event today to announce what's next for the Apple Watch: Series 5. Apple Watch Series 5 doesn't make a ton of upgrades to the hardware, but the changes it does make are big. The first, and likely most significant change, is the Apple Watch's new always-on display.

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