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Apple Watch kid mode will include modified Activity tracking rings

Apple Watch kid mode will include modified Activity tracking rings

For all the Apple Watch's popularity, the company hasn't made any effort to appeal to a wider audience, specifically kids. That doesn't stop the young ones from wanting an Apple Watch, of course, but the systems Apple has built up around the wearable aren't exactly conducive to that use case. That may finally be changing when iOS 14 comes around along with a watchOS 7 with a few new features designed to address exactly that.

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Huawei Sound X wireless speaker debuts alongside Watch GT 2e

Huawei Sound X wireless speaker debuts alongside Watch GT 2e

If you thought the Apple HomePod was late to the smart speaker party, you probably forgot that one other major smartphone maker still doesn't have one. Huawei did announce a new wireless speaker today but calling it smart might be a very big stretch considering, somewhat ironically, it doesn't seem to integrate Huawei's new smart assistant. Fortunately, that's not the only smart accessory it announced today, adding a new Watch GT 2e to its popular line of smartwatches.

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New Apple Watch band colors cost anywhere from $49 to $439

New Apple Watch band colors cost anywhere from $49 to $439

There's a new variety of Apple Watch bands out in the world today, coming to Apple Stores at a cost anywhere between $49 and $439 USD. The least of these is the Sport Band from Apple, coming in a new set of colors like Surf Blue and Cactus. Ramp up to the most expensive models and you're working with Hermes, a brand that employs calfskin leather and charges up to $439 for their newest straps.

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Huawei Watch GT 2e leaks point to another 14-day sporty smartwatch

Huawei Watch GT 2e leaks point to another 14-day sporty smartwatch

The Apple Watch continues to dominate the rather small smart wearable market but that hasn't stopped dozens of companies from putting out their own. Of those, however, few have wandered away from Google's Wear OS platform. Aside from Samsung, Huawei is the only other major consumer electronics manufacturer that has struck out on its own with some amount of success. Most of that has been due to the Huawei Watch GT's battery life, a trait that an upcoming Huawei Watch GT 2e will apparently continue based on new leaks.

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TAG Heuer Connected 2020 smartwatch pairs hefty price with sports tracking

TAG Heuer Connected 2020 smartwatch pairs hefty price with sports tracking

TAG Heuer has revealed its latest smartwatch, the third-generation of its Wear OS wearables, with the new TAG Heuer Connected focusing on sports in return for its premium price tag. Following the Connected Modular Golf Edition of last year, the new Connected watch looks like a 45mm traditional TAG from the outside, but behind the OLED touchscreen there's a new set of sensors.

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watchOS 7 to bring interesting new watch faces to the Apple Watch

watchOS 7 to bring interesting new watch faces to the Apple Watch

The Apple Watch is arguably the most popular smartwatch in the market but that has mostly been due to its health features. Support from third-party app makers is definitely high but first-party Apple features may not always appeal even to Apple Watch fans. Partly personal and partly technical, watchOS faces, the home screens that greet users all the time, have been particularly divisive but it seems that watchOS version 7 will bring quite a few changes that could win the wearable platform more fans.

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Apple Watch blood oxygen detection discovered in iOS 14

Apple Watch blood oxygen detection discovered in iOS 14

Although at times criticized for its aged design, which ironically is becoming the fad again, few will deny how the Apple Watch has been blazing a trail when it comes to turning wearables into miniature health labs on your wrist. The life-saving anecdotes that surround Apple's smartwatch have become more or less legend and the company is showing no signs of stopping now. Details on how it will do so are still unclear but the next big feature to come to the Apple Watch might be a pulse oximeter.

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OPPO Watch smartwatch has great specs but commits a cardinal sin

OPPO Watch smartwatch has great specs but commits a cardinal sin

OPPO has revealed its first smartwatch, the OPPO Watch, complete with integrated cellular and a trick screen - and a design that looks very familiar. Announced alongside the OPPO Find X2 Pro - you can see our detailed first-impressions of the new smartphone here - the OPPO Watch isn't short on power and features, but we suspect it'll be its Apple Watch-like style that gets talked about the most.

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OPPO Watch event will reveal the wearable in early March

OPPO Watch event will reveal the wearable in early March

The OPPO Watch we've been hearing rumors about for weeks will be officially unveiled in early March, the company has announced. The unveiling will take place during the same event when OPPO reveals its Find X2 smartphone model. The company shared two official images of its wearable to go alongside the announcement, but the watch hasn't been officially detailed yet.

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Wear OS by Google might finally have a health-focused update

Wear OS by Google might finally have a health-focused update

While they may have more variety, smartwatches powered by Wear OS, formerly known as Android Wear, severely lag behind the Apple Watch in both sales and attention. Despite not having changed significantly in its design, Apple's smartwatch has the lion's share of the market and news coverage primarily thanks to its health features, especially those that end up saving lives. Google may finally be taking notice, at least based on a survey it sent out. Hopefully, it won't be too little too late for the tech giant that now owns Fitbit.

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Timex’s new GPS smartwatch pairs 25 day battery with a surprising price

Timex’s new GPS smartwatch pairs 25 day battery with a surprising price

Timex has revealed its latest GPS smartwatch, with the Ironman R300 GPS putting the focus mainly on fitness rather than just reminding you of all your unread messages and emails. While it may not look like much from the outside, with its tough rubber body, the wearable should deliver on battery life.

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Heartline study offers some participants a $45 Apple Watch

Heartline study offers some participants a $45 Apple Watch

A health study revealed earlier this week was subsequently revealed to include a heavily subsidized offer for an Apple Watch to study participants. This subsidized Apple Watch would represent a discount of hundreds of dollars - nothing to scoff at if you're an iPhone user over the age of 65 that already planned on attaining an Apple Watch at some point. Of course, not all potential participants will be eligible for the study or the discount.

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