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Nike Midnight Fog Apple Watch 3 launched to match new Air VaporMax

Nike Midnight Fog Apple Watch 3 launched to match new Air VaporMax

While there are a myriad different designs and variations of Android Wear smartwatches, the message and market for the Apple Watch is a tad simpler. There really is only one model (per generation) and countless straps to go along with it. Apple often partners with other brands to make that happen, like Nike for its sports-oriented styles. So it's really no surprise that, with the arrival of the Apple Watch 3 series comes a new Midnight Fog Apple Watch 3 designed to match the upcoming Nike Midnight Fog Air VaporMax running shoes.

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Apple Watch Siri, Weather crash might be due to DST

Apple Watch Siri, Weather crash might be due to DST

Daylight Saving Time, or DST as its infamously known, is perhaps one of the strangest inventions of man still in use today. Considering how much technology, industry, and lifestyle has changed over the decades, DST might have minimal benefits to justify the confusion it brings, not just to those in’ countries that observe it, but throughout the whole world. Apparently, it isn’t just humans either. A recently discovered Apple Watch bug caused the wearable to “crash” when asking Siri about the current weather, all because it probably didn’t grok DST, exactly like how many people don’t.

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Apple Watch wireless music streaming arrives with watchOS 4.1

Apple Watch wireless music streaming arrives with watchOS 4.1

Apple has released watchOS 4.1, adding music streaming on the Apple Watch Series 3 and a brand new Radio app. The update, pushed out today alongside iOS 11.1, delivers one of the headline features promised for the latest Apple smartwatch back when it was announced in September: the ability to play more than just locally-cached music. Meanwhile, there are also improvements to how the Apple Watch can track your exercise.

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Samsung Gear Sport Review

Samsung Gear Sport Review

The smartwatch never had it easy. On the one hand, offer too small a list of skills and people question your value; on the other, do too much and the resulting complexity can overwhelm the wrist. Perhaps the Samsung Gear Sport, therefore, signposts the route through that tricky balance: by focusing resolutely on healthy living, can it also bypass those lingering questions of "why shouldn't I just use my phone?"

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watchOS 4.1 leak confirms music streaming, GymKit features

watchOS 4.1 leak confirms music streaming, GymKit features

It wasn’t too long ago that Apple finally rolled out watchOS 4.0 the public, in time for the launch of the new Apple Watch 3. Very soon, however, users will be seeing a new update for their wearables. Unsurprisingly, some of the new features that will be coming in watchOS 4.1 are going to be available only for the latest gen smartwatches with their own connectivity. But even older models will benefit from it, including the long-awaited arrival of GymKit support.

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Samsung Gear Sport and Gear IconX 2018 get a preorder date

Samsung Gear Sport and Gear IconX 2018 get a preorder date

Samsung's latest wireless earbuds and smartwatch, the Gear IconX 2018 and Gear Sport, have found themselves a release date. Announced back in August, the wearables will go up for pre-order from tomorrow, October 13, though they won't ship until October 27.

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Android Wear can get new features faster via Play Store

Android Wear can get new features faster via Play Store

Android Wear is not yet dead, even if you no longer see them on the Google Store. But, let's face it, it's not exactly the hottest thing in mobile right now, though neither are smartwatches in general. And while development of the platform continues, as seen by the latest Oreo-based beta, the rollout of features hasn't exactly been fast and frequent. That, however, might be changing soon, as Google will start to course new features to smartwatches via the Android Wear app on the Google Play Store.

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Android Wear gone from Google Store, only in-house hardware

Android Wear gone from Google Store, only in-house hardware

It isn't the writing on the wall for Android Wear, but it certainly becomes a bit harder to be one. Android Wear already has a problem in terms of adoption and popularity and Google just made it even harder to buy them from a single place. The LG Watch Sport and Watch Style, the last two Android Wear smartwatches on the Google Store, suddenly disappeared. But it's not because Google is abandoning the platform but only because Google Store will now only cater to devices "Made by Google".

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Apple Watch watchOS 4.0.1 fixes this odd Series 3 bug

Apple Watch watchOS 4.0.1 fixes this odd Series 3 bug

After two generations, Apple has finally given Apple Watch fans the features many of them have been asking for: standalone connectivity. As such, it is, perhaps understandable that it would be less than perfect at its first try. Indeed, some owners of the LTE-enabled Apple Watch 3 experienced a rather amusing but really annoying connectivity issue. Fortunately, Apple was immediately on the case and, in two weeks, now has the fix in the form of the first watchOS 4 update, number 4.0.1.

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Nike+ Run Club app update heralds arrival of Apple Watch 3 model

Nike+ Run Club app update heralds arrival of Apple Watch 3 model

You don't have a third gen Apple Watch yet and are still mulling over buying it. If you're any type of sports buff and swear by Nike's philosophy, then the athletic brand's Nike+ app may have just given you a few reasons. The Nike+ Run Club app has just gotten a major feature boost and while many of those can be enjoyed on any old Apple Watch, for best results, you might want to get an Apple Watch 3 instead.

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Android Wear Oreo beta is available on only one smartwatch

Android Wear Oreo beta is available on only one smartwatch

Android Wear development has been relatively slower compared to its smartphone sibling. In the almost two years of its public release, the smartwatch platform has had only two major releases. A new one, however, might be coming faster than before. Google has announced the availability of a new Android Wear release based on Android 8.0 Oreo. But if you were intending on helping Google developers test this out, you better have an LG Sport, as that is the only smartwatch it is currently available on.

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This is what the Xbox Watch could have looked like

This is what the Xbox Watch could have looked like

Although not as daring as, say, Google, Microsoft has had its fair share of hardware experiments. Many of which, however, are perhaps best forgotten. One such device might be the so called Xbox Watch, the company's rumored attempt to catch up with the smartwatch market. That never came to pass, for better or for worse. And if this prototype of that Xbox Watch has any ring of truth to it, it is perhaps all for the better.

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