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Apple Watch Series 2 teardown reveals bigger battery, water resistant chassis

Apple Watch Series 2 teardown reveals bigger battery, water resistant chassis

Not only has iFixit already managed to subject an iPhone 7 Plus to one of their trademark teardowns, but the new Apple Watch Series 2 has gone under their knife as well. While the second generation of the smartwatch hasn't quite gotten the same level of upgrade as this year's iPhone models have, it still boasts several improved features and specs, namely a larger battery and "swim proof" water resistance.

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Apple Watch Nike Plus first-impressions and hands-on

Apple Watch Nike Plus first-impressions and hands-on

Amongst the new versions of the Apple Watch for generation 2, Apple revealed a Nike edition. This version goes by the name Apple Watch Nike+ (or Apple Watch Nike Plus), and it's priced right along the lines of the standard Series 2 Apple Watch. Gone is the original Apple Watch Sport - taken its place is the Apple Watch Nike+. The original Apple Watch (Series 1) has been given a bit of a kick in the pants as well with a new processor and the "Sport Band" that was originally only on the Sport version of the watch.

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Apple Watch Series 2 release and pricing info revealed

Apple Watch Series 2 release and pricing info revealed

Apple had a lot to announce about the next generation Apple Watch today, but the juiciest details were saved for last. Naturally, we're talking about pricing and release information, with the company announcing that Apple Watch Series 2 will go up for pre-order on September 9, launching the next week on September 16. Those who are so inclined will be able to pick one up rather quickly, it seems.

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Apple Watch Series 2 adds GPS, swim-proofing, Nike+ version

Apple Watch Series 2 adds GPS, swim-proofing, Nike+ version

Apple has taken the wraps off its next wearable, Apple Watch Series 2, at its iPhone 7 event this morning in San Francisco. "Completely re-engineered" from the first Apple Watch, the Series 2 wearable is now swim-proof - up from the splash-proof casing of the original model - and is rated water resistant to 50 meters.

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Michael Kors Access Android Wear smartwatches finally launch

Michael Kors Access Android Wear smartwatches finally launch

At Baselworld 2016, famed luxury accessory maker Michael Kors revealed that it was getting knee deep into the fusion of fashion and wearable technoloy. Dubbed “Michael Kors Access”, the new line was unveiled featuring activity trackers and, of course, smartwatches. Half a year later, these luxury timepieces are now available for purchase. Dubbed Dylan and Bradshaw, these Android Wear promise not just the latest notifications and health tracking, they also deliver good looks to match. For a price, of course.

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Moto 360 could have actually been square and terrible

Moto 360 could have actually been square and terrible

Motorola should probably thank its lucky stars, or its executive decision makers, that the Moto 360 it launched in 2014 was a far cry from this prototype that has now leaked online. Back when smartwatches were still practically unheard of, the Moto 360 was the lone voice of fashion, running circles around its contemporaries, even with a flat tire. But in another world, in another possibility, Motorola’s first smartwatch could have been just as square as all the rest. In fact, it could have even been worse.

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Alcatel Move wearables include watch, GPS and activity tracker

Alcatel Move wearables include watch, GPS and activity tracker

Alcatel has a new series of wearable devices under the MOVE line, including the Moveband, Movetime WiFi Watch, Movetrack, and MOVE Track&Talk. Each one has its own purpose, such as the Movetrack that functions as a portable GPS tracker and the Moveband activity tracker. According to Alcatel, all the products in the Move series are designed for people who are active and want some insight into their days, whether that’s to see how far they’ve travelled, how many calories they’ve burned, what notifications have hit their phone, and more.

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Withings Steel HR watch hands-on: classy heart rate time

Withings Steel HR watch hands-on: classy heart rate time

With the Steel HR, fitness gear company Withings is keeping it classy with a new classic-looking watch with smart functionality. This device looks like a simple analog watch - and indeed much of it is. What's next-gen about this watch isn't its looks, it's its ability to read its wearer's heart rate. With Withings smartphone app, this watch can tell its user what their heart rate is at the beginning of a run, throughout, and on-demand.

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TomTom Spark 3, Runner 3 and Adventurer fitness GPS watches debut at IFA 2016

TomTom Spark 3, Runner 3 and Adventurer fitness GPS watches debut at IFA 2016

TomTom has announced the launch of some new sports GPS watches that aim at active users who like to run or hike. The new ranges include the TomTom Spark 3 and Runner 3, and Adventurer watches along with the TomTom Touch fitness tracker. The Spark 3 and Runner 3 wearables both have a route exploration feature that allows users to explore new trials without having to worry about finding their way back. Unexplored routes can be uploaded from the MySports website to the watch.

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Fossil Q hybrid smartwatches add Crewmaster, Nate, Gazer, Tailor

Fossil Q hybrid smartwatches add Crewmaster, Nate, Gazer, Tailor

With most manufacturers seemingly taking a break from the smartwatch scene, with the exception of Samsung and ASUS (and soon Apple), traditional watch and accessory makers are stepping in to fill in the gap. In fact, fashion brand Fossil has a total of 8 new pieces to show off, under 4 new “hybrid smartwatch” models. The new Fossil Q Crewmaster, Q Nate, Q Gazer, and Q Tailor aim to offer most of the conveniences of smartwatches and fitness trackers while still remaining the classy and simple timepieces that most people are comfortable wearing.

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Samsung Gear S3 hands-on: Samsung Pay, LTE, rugged smartwatch

Samsung Gear S3 hands-on: Samsung Pay, LTE, rugged smartwatch

If you've got a Galaxy Note 7 in your pocket then the perfect accompaniment is a Samsung Gear S3 on your wrist, at least that's the argument the smartphone behemoth is making ahead of the Apple Watch 2. Launched at IFA 2016 today, the Gear S3 builds on Samsung's earlier Tizen wearables with a more distinctive and tougher design, the option of integrated LTE connectivity, and the convenience of Samsung Pay to leave your purse or wallet (and, for that matter, your Galaxy phone) at home.

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This is the new ASUS ZenWatch 3

This is the new ASUS ZenWatch 3

Just as they had previously teased, Asus has unveiled its new ZenWatch 3 smartwatch at the IFA 2016 show in Berlin this week. Like last year's model, the ZenWatch 3 remains powered by Android Wear, but the obvious difference is that it sports a round casing, offering a more handsome, traditional look to the watch than the squarish, utilitarian face of the ZenWatch 2.

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