smartwatches

Garmin MARQ series has a smart tool watch for every kind of user

Garmin MARQ series has a smart tool watch for every kind of user

There is a wide variety of smartwatches in the market today but most of them fall into two categories only. One is designed to keep up with sports-minded users while the other can be worn with pride at a gala. Few smartwatches try to break out of those molds to appeal to very specific users. Garmin's new MARQ "smart tool watches" dare to be different and, in doing so, have some rather unique features to offer people with unique jobs and hobbies.

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Google Fit on Wear OS GPS battery saving mode has a catch

Google Fit on Wear OS GPS battery saving mode has a catch

There are dozens of smartwatches available in the market today and they mostly differ in design and available functionality. Two things that most of them have in common, though, are location tracking and poor battery life. Now the Google Fit for Wear OS by Google is being updated to include a special low power GPS mode but its power-saving benefits only really kick in under very specific circumstances.

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Huawei Watch GT Active and Elegant leaked, look familiar

Huawei Watch GT Active and Elegant leaked, look familiar

Two new editions of the Huawei Watch GT were leaked with minor changes from the original. All run the same software - a mobile OS made by Huawei for devices just such as this - and connect with Android and iOS. Each looks almost identical to the other - save some of the tiniest details in industrial design. Both new watches are likely set to launch with the Huawei P30 and P30 Pro.

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Samsung Health gets meditation content with new Calm integration

Samsung Health gets meditation content with new Calm integration

Samsung has teamed up with Calm, the company behind the meditation app by the same name. Under this new partnership, Calm users will be able to directly access the app's various mindfulness and meditation features using Samsung's Health app and newly launched Galaxy Watch Active wearable. According to Samsung, its smartwatch will measure the user's stress levels during meditation sessions.

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Huawei Watch GT Review: Life After Android

Huawei Watch GT Review: Life After Android

In our Huawei Watch GT Review, we explore the pros and cons of buying a wearable device in a post-WearOS market. It's time to move beyond the basics in the smartwatch world - or at least that's what the Huawei Watch GT believes. In this device is the "One" sort of smartwatch, bringing the most essential elements of the most basic smartwatches made in the last few years - to a new sort of device. You'd be forgiven for thinking this was just another Android WearOS smartwatch, but it's not! Instead, it's running Huawei's own LightOS, an operating system that's... different?

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Swatch VS Samsung smartwatch lawsuit, claims, and 3rd-party fallout

Swatch VS Samsung smartwatch lawsuit, claims, and 3rd-party fallout

Swatch filed a complained against Samsung for their part in allegedly infringing on trademarked watch face designs of many sorts. Filed with the United States District Court, Southern District of New York, both Samsung Electronics Co. LTD. and Samsung Electronics America, INC., were on the defendant side of the document. On the plaintiff side of the equation were a set of brands that are collectively referred to as the "Swatch Group Companies": Blancpain, Breguet, Glashütte, Hamilton, Jaquet Droz, Longines, Mido, Omega, Tissot, and Swatch proper.

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Nubia Alpha arm-wrap display phone also tells time

Nubia Alpha arm-wrap display phone also tells time

The Nubia Alpha is called a "smartphone" by its maker. From afar, it seems more like a slap-bracelet made into a very 2019 sort of display concept. It has a display that's flexible and wraps around the wrist of the user. It also tells time, but it's not supposed to be seen as a smartwatch.

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Sony Wena Wrist smart strap for your regular watch escapes Japan

Sony Wena Wrist smart strap for your regular watch escapes Japan

Sony's Wena Wrist smart watch strap is finally spreading outside of Japan, though the unusual upgrade to make traditional watches connected is still a tough sell. Sony revealed the Wena back in 2015, part of its First Flight crowdfunding platform. Unlike most smartwatches, the tech isn't in the face.

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Pixel 3 Lite release with Pixel Watch leads rumored Google strategy shift

Pixel 3 Lite release with Pixel Watch leads rumored Google strategy shift

The Google Pixel 3 Lite is set to launch later this year and undercut the iPhone XR, a new report claims, bringing the long-anticipated Google smartwatch and other hardware with it. It's said to be part of Google's attempt to expand its audience with Pixel smartphones, offering a more affordable version as it scales up its hardware ambitions with a number of new devices and form-factors.

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Huawei Watch GT hits USA for $200 with top-battery release

Huawei Watch GT hits USA for $200 with top-battery release

Inside the United States, Huawei's finally brought their Huawei Watch GT to market with a two-hundred-dollar price tag. This device is not like previous Huawei wearable devices - it's not running a Google-made software. It does not have Wear OS or Android Wear or anything like that. Instead, it runs LiteOS, a software made by Huawei specifically for wearable devices such as this.

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Galaxy Watch Active to say goodbye to iconic bezel ring

Galaxy Watch Active to say goodbye to iconic bezel ring

Samsung is not one to shy away from making experiments. Sometimes it hits gold, sometimes it flops. And sometimes it decides to change things even when things are still working right. That is the puzzle that fans of Samsung's Gear, now Galaxy Watch, smartwatches will be facing, with a new leak that confirms their greatest fears, The Galaxy Watch Active, successor to the Gear Sport, will have a smaller display but, ironically, no rotating bezel ring that has made Samsung's smartwatches unique.

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Galaxy Watch Active specs leak leaves one question unanswered

Galaxy Watch Active specs leak leaves one question unanswered

Samsung may have just made its next smartwatch, which will undoubtedly be eclipsed by the Galaxy S10 and its foldable phone, a bit more curious. Sadly, it might not all be in a good way. Recent leaked images of the Galaxy Watch Active, now believed to be the name of what was previously called the Galaxy Sport, hinted at the removal of Samsung's iconic rotating dial. Now a new leak has come up detailing the wearable's specs but comes up short in answering that mystery.

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