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Casio Pro Trek WSD-F20 Android Wear smartwatch now available

Casio Pro Trek WSD-F20 Android Wear smartwatch now available

Casio has announced the launch of its WSD-F20 smartwatch, a wearable first unveiled during CES 2017. This smartwatch features Android Wear 2.0 and comes in two varieties: one that is black and another that is orange. This model is hawked under the Casio PRO TREK Smart Outdoor Watch name, and it is designed to handle one's adventurous outdoor activities, including ones that involve water, hiking, and more. Both versions of the watch are available now.

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Apple Watch NikeLab limited edition tones down the color

Apple Watch NikeLab limited edition tones down the color

There isn't much variety in the Apple Watch world, which isn't surprising considering Apple dictates what and what doesn't qualify as an Apple Watch. But what it lacks in other form factors or designs it makes up for in styles, branding, and limited edition models. Last year, Apple hooked up with Nike to show that the Apple Watch isn't just a fashion statement but also a runner's best friend. This year it is doing so again but with a more muted style. Unlike the Apple Watch Nike+ and its neon highlights, this limited edition Apple Watch NikeLab embraces a less glaring appearance while keeping the same features that runners and marathoners loved.

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Moto 360 2nd gen to still get Android Wear 2.0 “soon”

Moto 360 2nd gen to still get Android Wear 2.0 “soon”

Although Huawei's top honchos were reportedly mystified by the purpose and utility of smartwatches, it still put out a new Huawei Watch 2. Motorola, however, isn't as impressed and isn't willing to take another commercial, not to mention financial, risk. The Android Wear pioneer's withdrawal from the smartwatch market has some worried about getting the latest Android Wear 2.0 on their wrists. Fortunately, Google's official Android Wear Twitter account does confirm that it's coming. But it won't be coming as fast as you might have wished.

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Huawei Watch 2 priced up for release today

Huawei Watch 2 priced up for release today

If Huawei's first Android Wear watch aped the classic timepiece you might wear to the office, the new Huawei Watch 2 is its gym-going sibling. Announced at Mobile World Congress, and officially priced up and available in the US from today, the new smartwatch promises more standalone flexibility than before, along with a distinct aesthetic all of its own. Gone is the minimalistic metal, with the stylings of a sports chronograph in its place.

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Verizon Wear24 4G LTE smartwatch launches on May 11

Verizon Wear24 4G LTE smartwatch launches on May 11

The Wear24, a Verizon-exclusive smartwatch running Android Wear 2.0, will be available from the carrier starting on May 11. The Wear24 features 4G LTE support, enabling users to use the wearable in a connected fashion without using their smartphone as a tether. This includes streaming music directly with the smartwatch, says Verizon, as well as searching Google using voice commands, downloading apps, and more.

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Verily Study Watch is a health wearable designed for medical use

Verily Study Watch is a health wearable designed for medical use

Alphabet has officially introduced the Verily Study Watch, an unassuming smartwatch packing a bunch of features tailored for the medical and health industries. This watch uses a variety of sensors to monitor a vast array of health metrics, storing the encrypted data on the device until it is synced with Verily's cloud-based platform. Unlike most smartwatches, the Study Watch's battery can go all week without charging, and the internal storage can hold multiple weeks of raw data in between syncs.

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Apple tipped to be working on non-invasive glucose monitor

Apple tipped to be working on non-invasive glucose monitor

Wearables are great for keeping track of activity and reminding us to stay fit, but they are hardly medical devices. The closest some, but not all, get is having a heart rate monitor or a blood oxygen level sensor. In the very near future, however, at least one wearable might have one more thing: a sugar level monitor. According to insider sources, Apple is probably closer anyone has ever been to creating the holy grail of the intersection of medicine and mobile technology: a glucose monitor that you can simply wear on your skin, just like an Apple Watch.

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ZTE Quartz smartwatch is now official and heading to T-Mobile

ZTE Quartz smartwatch is now official and heading to T-Mobile

Reports of an inbound ZTE Quartz smartwatch surfaced back in February, and following that it leaked again in March. Now the wearable has been made official in a roundabout sort of way, appearing on T-Mobile's website as an upcoming product. Though the model is currently listed only as 'coming soon,' the T-Mobile product page does reveal the watch's various features.

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LG Watch Urbane 2nd Ed to get Android Wear 2.0 in a few weeks

LG Watch Urbane 2nd Ed to get Android Wear 2.0 in a few weeks

It's now official. LG has confirmed what users have been reporting about the rollout of Android Wear 2.0 for its G Watch R and Watch Urbane 1st Edition smartwatches. But in the same breath, LG is also announcing that its 2nd edition Watch Urbane won't be left out of the party for too long. That update will also be coming to the manufacturer's classiest smartwatch soon, but owners will have to wait until about May for that to happen.

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LG G Watch R, 1st Watch Urbane joins Android Wear 2.0 club

LG G Watch R, 1st Watch Urbane joins Android Wear 2.0 club

Almost mirroring the fragmentation on Android for smartphones, Android Wear 2.0's rollout is happening bit by bit and was even held back for a while by an undisclosed bug. But more than that, there are also smartwatches that may not even get the update at all. So it's probably with great joy that owners of the LG G Watch R, LG's first round Android Wear watch, and the first gen Watch Urbane were greeted by the update that brought their 2015 smartwatches to the present.

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Polar M430 is a GPS fitness wearable for runners

Polar M430 is a GPS fitness wearable for runners

Polar has launched a new fitness wearable designed specifically for runners, the Polar M430 GPS running watch. This wearable offers a bunch of features, not the least of which is built-in GPS. As with similar products, the Polar M430 keeps track of the runner's various metrics, such as their heart rate, running information, and even sleep data, assuming the watch is worn during the night. The wearable is available now to pre-order.

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Pebble update keeps your watch ticking when the clouds fall

Pebble update keeps your watch ticking when the clouds fall

Pebble, the company, is dead but its smartwatches are still out there in the wild. People still hold on to the remnants of a once highly popular crowdfunded project. This creates a conundrum for those users, however. The smartwatch connects to remote Pebble servers for some functionality but Fitbit, who now owns Pebble's IP, has no plans on keeping those running indefinitely. Trying to do good by its loyal community who stuck with it through thick or thin, Pebble is pushing out an update that will put the smartwatches on life support when those server lights finally go dark.

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