smartwatches

Galaxy Sport smartwatch render shows a less sporty design

Galaxy Sport smartwatch render shows a less sporty design

The Galaxy S10 won’t be alone when Samsung takes the stage at MWC 2019. While it and the anticipated foldable phone will naturally hog the spotlight, there’s always room for some accessories on the showroom floor. One such smartphone companion is the Galaxy Sport, alternatively called the Galaxy Active, Samsung’s first sports-oriented smartwatch under the Galaxy brand. You might not be able to tell it’s a sports smartwatch, though, judging by how classy it looks compared to Samsung’s other smartwatches.

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Old Apple Watch repairs qualify for Apple Watch 2 replacement

Old Apple Watch repairs qualify for Apple Watch 2 replacement

Apple is quite good at supporting its products, both hardware and software, for quite a long time but there are just some things it can’t delay for long. One of those is the availability of components and replacement parts for years-old devices. Such is the ugly truth that owners of the first gen Apple Watch and the Apple Watch Series 1 might now be facing as reports indicate that repair parts are “temporarily constrained”. On the upside, such owners are now qualified to get a slightly newer Apple Watch Series 2 as a replacement instead.

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Mobvoi TicWatch E2, S2 launch with TicMotion activity recognition

Mobvoi TicWatch E2, S2 launch with TicMotion activity recognition

There is no shortage of Wear OS smartwatches these days but, not so long ago, Mobvoi made a name for itself by being Google’s entry into the Chinese wearable market. These days, the company is making headlines with Wear OS products that are often half the price of their nearest competition. Announced earlier this month at CES 2019, the TicWatch E2 and TicWatch S2 are finally available for purchase and its bringing more than just swim monitoring.

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Samsung Gear S3, Gear Sport get new features in Tizen 4.0 update

Samsung Gear S3, Gear Sport get new features in Tizen 4.0 update

Samsung may have abandoned the Gear smartwatch branding in favor of a Galaxy name but, fortunately, it hasn’t yet abandoned its existing smartwatches just yet. It has just now rolled out a rather significant update to the Gear S3 and Gear Sport smartwatches that adds more functionality to the two rather aged wearables. And probably just in time, too, as a new smartwatch may just be around the corner.

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Alphabet’s Verily ECG watch gets FDA approval as medical device

Alphabet’s Verily ECG watch gets FDA approval as medical device

Alphabet unveiled Verily Study Watch in 2017, describing it as a smartwatch designed specifically for capturing health data from clinical study participants. The watch has been put to good use in the months since its launch, including in studies involving Parkinson's disease. The wearable features an on-demand ECG device and has just earned FDA approval as a Class II medical device.

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Google buys Fossil smartwatch tech: New devices inbound

Google buys Fossil smartwatch tech: New devices inbound

Google and Fossil Group just announced that there'll be a $40 million deal to buy IP-related wearable info from the watch-maker. Smartwatches and such from Google's Android Wear - or Wear OS, if you're nasty - might well be changing quite a bit in the near future. This deal includes not only data, but some members of Fossil's R&D team, too.

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Ressence’s Type 2 solar-powered mechanical smartwatch costs more than a car

Ressence’s Type 2 solar-powered mechanical smartwatch costs more than a car

Watchmaker Ressence is known for its expensive, minimal-designed mechanical watches, but now the company is taking its biggest step towards smartwatch functionality with its new Type 2. First revealed a year ago as a concept, the Type 2 features a solar-powered "e-Crown" that allows it to self-adjust the time as well as manage two different time zones, all paired with mechanical movement.

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Samsung Galaxy Sport “Pulse” smartwatch renders reveal new design

Samsung Galaxy Sport “Pulse” smartwatch renders reveal new design

Samsung recently rebranded its Gear smartwatch line and put it under its more iconic Galaxy brand but the Galaxy Watch that came out of that shuffle looked pretty much like your typical Gear S smartwatch. It seems, however, that the manufacturer was only bidding its time because its next Galaxy Watch, codenamed “Pulse” and most like named the Galaxy Sport, will finally feature a long overdue change in Samsung’s smartwatch design language.

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Mercedes’ smartwatch plots navigation based on driver stress

Mercedes’ smartwatch plots navigation based on driver stress

Mercedes-Benz and Garmin have teamed up on a new smartwatch, capable of feeding health data to the dashboard and figuring out less stressful routes, among other features. The Mercedes-Benz branded Garmin vivoactive 3 GPS smartwatch was revealed alongside the 2020 CLA Coupe at CES 2019 today, and while it may be much smaller than the car, it's just as tech-packed.

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Mobvoi TicWatch E2 and S2 want to go for a swim

Mobvoi TicWatch E2 and S2 want to go for a swim

A little more than a year after it launched the TicWatch Express and Sport with the help of Kickstarter, Mobvoi is heading to CES 2019 with successors to both devices. Dubbed the TicWatch E2 and TicWatch S2, these new wearables are again running Android Wear, and they’re joining the TicWatch Pro and C2 to comprise Mobvoi’s smartwatch lineup for 2019.

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Garmin Vivoactive 3 Music heads to Verizon for 4G LTE connectivity

Garmin Vivoactive 3 Music heads to Verizon for 4G LTE connectivity

Garmin has announced that the Vivoactive 3 Music, which was first introduced back in June, is getting a new model with some improved connectivity options. The primary draw of this new Vivoactive 3 Music is compatibility with Verizon's 4G LTE network. This enables new functionality such as music downloads that don't require a phone and features aimed at keeping people safe while they're working out.

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One day Apple Watch deal slashes price to under $180

One day Apple Watch deal slashes price to under $180

The Apple Watch remains a high point among smartwatches, but if your wrist remains unadorned a one-day deal could make you change your mind. The wearOS watch is in for a big promotion ahead, and while we're expecting a fair few wearables to be announced at CES 2019 next week, there's a good chance that none will really overshadow the Apple Watch.

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