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Movado Connect is the latest expensive Android Wear smartwatch

Movado Connect is the latest expensive Android Wear smartwatch

It’s almost ironic how smartphone OEMs have taken a backseat when it comes to smartwatches while fashion and accessory makers have taken the wheel. Then again, it is also makes sense considering how smartwatches are still more watch than smart device in consumers’ minds. Swiss watch maker Movado has had a couple of smartwatch products for quite some time now but, back in March, it announced its first Android Wear product. Now five months later, the Movado Connect is finally available for purchase. That is, if you can afford it.

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Misfit Vapor smartwatch won’t have built-in GPS

Misfit Vapor smartwatch won’t have built-in GPS

Product is just begging to be called vaporware with the choice of its name and, for some interested buyers, it might as well be. The Misfit Vapor is not only more than half a year in the making, it is also going to arrive with less than what the company promised at the start of this year. According to the company’s own Instagram account, Misfit’s first full smartwatch won’t have standalone GPS, contrary to what it boasted back at CES in January.

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Samsung Gear Fit2 Pro wearable surfaces with offline Spotify feature

Samsung Gear Fit2 Pro wearable surfaces with offline Spotify feature

Another Samsung fitness wearable has leaked, this one supposedly called the Gear Fit2 Pro. The wearable, among other things, is tipped to feature support for offline Spotify playback, though that is only one of the many rumored features. In addition to abilities tailored toward athletes and fitness enthusiasts, the wearable also offers a sporty design.

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Android Wear Google Assistant bug leaves owners powerless

Android Wear Google Assistant bug leaves owners powerless

Smartwatches are odd contraptions. They promise to empower users by detaching their faces from their phone screens while still giving them much of their phone’s features. At the same time, they also make users more enslaved to notifications and also deprive them of effective ways to interact with the device other than a few taps or by voice. The latter, however, is no longer true if you’re using an Android Wear smartwatch, as users now find Google Assistant, which should let them control the wearable via voice, ignoring them and redirecting them to a Google search instead.

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Galaxy Note 8’s event companion device just leaked

Galaxy Note 8’s event companion device just leaked

The next Samsung event is all but guaranteed to be home to the Galaxy Note 8 - but that's not all. Today we've got word that the next Samsung wearable device - a perfect companion for the Galaxy Note 8, as it were - just passed through the FCC. This comes not long after the same device passed Bluetooth certification, meaning - or at least indicating - that it's right on the verge of being revealed by Samsung in full.

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Fitbit smartwatch leaks, and we’re not loving the design

Fitbit smartwatch leaks, and we’re not loving the design

The future of smartwatches may be unknown at this point where a lot of companies are exiting the market, but there are still a few heavyweights supporting the industry. Fitbit, king of the fitness tracking universe, wants to be counted among these heavy hitters, as it's plotting a smartwatch of its own to take on other big manufacturers like Apple and Samsung. Today, new leaked images are giving us our first look at that smartwatch.

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Garmin Vivoactive 3 leak shows a more familiar round face

Garmin Vivoactive 3 leak shows a more familiar round face

While Fitbit is still taking its sweet time at releasing a smartwatch that would, in theory, save it from becoming a has-been in the wearables market, its rivals are taking advantage of its silence to grab a piece of the pie in the meantime. First it was Apple that overtook it as being the number one wearable seller, only to have Xiaomi overtake both of them. While quite far from climbing to the top, Garmin is planning to come out with a new Vivoactive 3 that, while not exactly a smartwatch, looks and acts the part.

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Apple Watch LTE tipped for this year [Update]

Apple Watch LTE tipped for this year [Update]

Apple may finally have cracked the Apple Watch LTE battery problem, with reports that a cellularly-connected version is launching later this year. Rumors of a version of the company's smartwatch which could independently connect to cellular networks without requiring a tethered iPhone have circulated since even before the first-generation Apple Watch was released in April 2015. However, fitting sufficient power into such a device has always been a limiting factor.

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Fitbit smartwatch release date range revealed as financial storm continues

Fitbit smartwatch release date range revealed as financial storm continues

This afternoon Fitbit shared their financial earnings in a message that also tapped their upcoming smartwatch as a friendly beacon of light. This device has been long awaited - if you're the sort of person who loves the Fitbit brand and needs a smartwatch, that is to say - and until now Fitbit's provided scarce details on their eventual release. With the gravel of the Pebble community onboard, it's apparently almost time to make another stab at a wrist-based smart device.

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Porsche Design Huawei Smartwatch is now available in Europe

Porsche Design Huawei Smartwatch is now available in Europe

It was a bit of a surprise when Huawei announced last year that it teamed up with Porsche Design to bring out a luxurious and more powerful version of the Mate 9. Then again, with BlackBerry practically out of the scene, the luxury design company needed a new partner in the smartphone market. Also surprisingly, however, is that the partnership actually went beyond just the conventional smartphones. Alluded to in the past, the Porsche Design Huawei Smartwatch has just been launched, with much fuss or fanfare, in Europe and the UK, giving Android Wear users yet another luxury option.

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Fitbit smartwatch – still on track, says CEO

Fitbit smartwatch – still on track, says CEO

Huawei’s announcement of its new Band 2 and Band 2 Pro has got people wondering where Fitbit is in all of these. Last we heard, the famed fitness tracker maker was on the road to creating its first true smartwatch (no, the Blaze above doesn’t really count) but has been hit with delays. Breaking his silence, company chief James Park assures fans and critics alike that the Fitbit Smartwatch, whatever it will be called, is actually still on track and has even shared what features it will and will not have.

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Mobvoi Ticwatch S & E is a more conventional Android Wear watch

Mobvoi Ticwatch S & E is a more conventional Android Wear watch

Chinese startup Mobvoi probably wouldn’t have even made a blip if not for the fact that it had Google, and later Volkswagen, behind it. Despite that Google connection, Mobvoi tried to carve its own path with its own Ticwear OS, at least for the Chinese models. While not exactly a failure, its users have started to ask for more and Mobvoi eventually obliged. So now with the new Ticwatch S and Ticwatch E, the smartwatches won’t be straying and will run Android Wear from the get go.

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