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Sony Wena Wrist smart strap for your regular watch escapes Japan

Sony Wena Wrist smart strap for your regular watch escapes Japan

Sony's Wena Wrist smart watch strap is finally spreading outside of Japan, though the unusual upgrade to make traditional watches connected is still a tough sell. Sony revealed the Wena back in 2015, part of its First Flight crowdfunding platform. Unlike most smartwatches, the tech isn't in the face.

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Pixel 3 Lite release with Pixel Watch leads rumored Google strategy shift

Pixel 3 Lite release with Pixel Watch leads rumored Google strategy shift

The Google Pixel 3 Lite is set to launch later this year and undercut the iPhone XR, a new report claims, bringing the long-anticipated Google smartwatch and other hardware with it. It's said to be part of Google's attempt to expand its audience with Pixel smartphones, offering a more affordable version as it scales up its hardware ambitions with a number of new devices and form-factors.

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Huawei Watch GT hits USA for $200 with top-battery release

Huawei Watch GT hits USA for $200 with top-battery release

Inside the United States, Huawei's finally brought their Huawei Watch GT to market with a two-hundred-dollar price tag. This device is not like previous Huawei wearable devices - it's not running a Google-made software. It does not have Wear OS or Android Wear or anything like that. Instead, it runs LiteOS, a software made by Huawei specifically for wearable devices such as this.

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Galaxy Watch Active to say goodbye to iconic bezel ring

Galaxy Watch Active to say goodbye to iconic bezel ring

Samsung is not one to shy away from making experiments. Sometimes it hits gold, sometimes it flops. And sometimes it decides to change things even when things are still working right. That is the puzzle that fans of Samsung's Gear, now Galaxy Watch, smartwatches will be facing, with a new leak that confirms their greatest fears, The Galaxy Watch Active, successor to the Gear Sport, will have a smaller display but, ironically, no rotating bezel ring that has made Samsung's smartwatches unique.

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Galaxy Watch Active specs leak leaves one question unanswered

Galaxy Watch Active specs leak leaves one question unanswered

Samsung may have just made its next smartwatch, which will undoubtedly be eclipsed by the Galaxy S10 and its foldable phone, a bit more curious. Sadly, it might not all be in a good way. Recent leaked images of the Galaxy Watch Active, now believed to be the name of what was previously called the Galaxy Sport, hinted at the removal of Samsung's iconic rotating dial. Now a new leak has come up detailing the wearable's specs but comes up short in answering that mystery.

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Galaxy Sport smartwatch render shows a less sporty design

Galaxy Sport smartwatch render shows a less sporty design

The Galaxy S10 won’t be alone when Samsung takes the stage at MWC 2019. While it and the anticipated foldable phone will naturally hog the spotlight, there’s always room for some accessories on the showroom floor. One such smartphone companion is the Galaxy Sport, alternatively called the Galaxy Active, Samsung’s first sports-oriented smartwatch under the Galaxy brand. You might not be able to tell it’s a sports smartwatch, though, judging by how classy it looks compared to Samsung’s other smartwatches.

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Old Apple Watch repairs qualify for Apple Watch 2 replacement

Old Apple Watch repairs qualify for Apple Watch 2 replacement

Apple is quite good at supporting its products, both hardware and software, for quite a long time but there are just some things it can’t delay for long. One of those is the availability of components and replacement parts for years-old devices. Such is the ugly truth that owners of the first gen Apple Watch and the Apple Watch Series 1 might now be facing as reports indicate that repair parts are “temporarily constrained”. On the upside, such owners are now qualified to get a slightly newer Apple Watch Series 2 as a replacement instead.

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Mobvoi TicWatch E2, S2 launch with TicMotion activity recognition

Mobvoi TicWatch E2, S2 launch with TicMotion activity recognition

There is no shortage of Wear OS smartwatches these days but, not so long ago, Mobvoi made a name for itself by being Google’s entry into the Chinese wearable market. These days, the company is making headlines with Wear OS products that are often half the price of their nearest competition. Announced earlier this month at CES 2019, the TicWatch E2 and TicWatch S2 are finally available for purchase and its bringing more than just swim monitoring.

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Samsung Gear S3, Gear Sport get new features in Tizen 4.0 update

Samsung Gear S3, Gear Sport get new features in Tizen 4.0 update

Samsung may have abandoned the Gear smartwatch branding in favor of a Galaxy name but, fortunately, it hasn’t yet abandoned its existing smartwatches just yet. It has just now rolled out a rather significant update to the Gear S3 and Gear Sport smartwatches that adds more functionality to the two rather aged wearables. And probably just in time, too, as a new smartwatch may just be around the corner.

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Alphabet’s Verily ECG watch gets FDA approval as medical device

Alphabet’s Verily ECG watch gets FDA approval as medical device

Alphabet unveiled Verily Study Watch in 2017, describing it as a smartwatch designed specifically for capturing health data from clinical study participants. The watch has been put to good use in the months since its launch, including in studies involving Parkinson's disease. The wearable features an on-demand ECG device and has just earned FDA approval as a Class II medical device.

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Ressence’s Type 2 solar-powered mechanical smartwatch costs more than a car

Ressence’s Type 2 solar-powered mechanical smartwatch costs more than a car

Watchmaker Ressence is known for its expensive, minimal-designed mechanical watches, but now the company is taking its biggest step towards smartwatch functionality with its new Type 2. First revealed a year ago as a concept, the Type 2 features a solar-powered "e-Crown" that allows it to self-adjust the time as well as manage two different time zones, all paired with mechanical movement.

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Samsung Galaxy Sport “Pulse” smartwatch renders reveal new design

Samsung Galaxy Sport “Pulse” smartwatch renders reveal new design

Samsung recently rebranded its Gear smartwatch line and put it under its more iconic Galaxy brand but the Galaxy Watch that came out of that shuffle looked pretty much like your typical Gear S smartwatch. It seems, however, that the manufacturer was only bidding its time because its next Galaxy Watch, codenamed “Pulse” and most like named the Galaxy Sport, will finally feature a long overdue change in Samsung’s smartwatch design language.

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