smartwatches

Whirlpool smart appliances can soon be controlled from Wear OS

Whirlpool smart appliances can soon be controlled from Wear OS

Appliances, even some that may not make sense, these days are getting smarter just by connecting to the Internet. That, however, is almost moot if you can’t control them at your convenience. Sure, you can probably ask your smart speaker, but what if you don’t have one. Sure, you can use your smartphone, but what if you left it in the other room? Fortunately, there are such things as smartwatches that may always be on your wrist all the time. And if you have a Wear OS smartwatch and a Whirlpool connected appliance, those two will soon be able to talk to one another as well.

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Louis Vuitton luxury Tambour Horizon smartwatch gets Snapdragon Wear 3100 chip

Louis Vuitton luxury Tambour Horizon smartwatch gets Snapdragon Wear 3100 chip

When it comes to smartwatches, Louis Vuitton isn't the first name that comes to mind, but the luxury designer has produced its Wear OS-powered Tambour Horizon wearable since 2017. Now it's announced that the timepiece is being upgraded for 2019 with Qualcomm's new Snapdragon Wear 3100 processor, which was built in collaboration with Google.

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T-Mobile kicks off 2019 with killer Apple Watch Series 4 deal

T-Mobile kicks off 2019 with killer Apple Watch Series 4 deal

2019 is just a couple of days away now, and that makes for one last holiday for mobile carriers to promote specials and discounts. T-Mobile's latest seems aimed at those planning on getting in better shape in the new year, as they'll be launching an amazing deal on smartwatches, including the newest Apple Watch.

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T-Mobile BOGO smartwatch deal offers free Samsung Galaxy Watch

T-Mobile BOGO smartwatch deal offers free Samsung Galaxy Watch

T-Mobile has a new Buy One, Get One (BOGO) deal involving the Samsung Galaxy Watch. Starting on January 2, customers who purchase the wearable will get a second unit for free, assuming they add a line for the recipient. The carrier is also offering the Galaxy Tab A tablet for free if the customer signs up for a certain monthly plan.

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Omron HeartGuide blood pressure watch now available to preorder

Omron HeartGuide blood pressure watch now available to preorder

Blood pressure monitor brand Omron Healthcare has introduced HeartGuide, a new wearable blood pressure monitor. HeartGuide is the first device of its kind, according to the company, which is now accepting preorders for the smartwatch. Unlike many similar healthcare devices, HeartGuide doesn't look like a medical gadget.

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Dark Sky for Wear OS finally available

Dark Sky for Wear OS finally available

When it comes to weather, Dark Sky is one of the most trusted and most used data sources around. It’s so famous that other apps pay to get access to that data to serve to their own users in their own unique way. Dark Sky is already available on all major mobile platforms unless you count smartwatch platforms. Well, now it really is because Dark Sky, at long last, is available on Wear OS by Google, formerly Android Wear, also by Google.

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Apple Watch 4 how to videos introduce key new features

Apple Watch 4 how to videos introduce key new features

Although it has barely changed its design, the Apple Watch Series 4 has managed to retain the device’s crown as the best smartwatch thanks to new features, both hardware as well as the latest watchOS update. But in case you feel lost on how to use those features both new and old, Apple has released a few short video clips to get your familiar with how to best maximize your talented yet also pricey new smartwatch.

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Fitbit OS 3.0 give Ionic, Versa new fitness-centric apps

Fitbit OS 3.0 give Ionic, Versa new fitness-centric apps

Fitbit is best known for making some of the world’s most popular smart fitness trackers. But when it acquired Pebble, it made its intention clear: it was getting into the smartwatch biz. That became reality it launched the Fitbit Ionic, followed by the more affordable Versa a few months later. There may, however, still be some doubts about whether Fitbit has what it takes to make and maintain an actual smartwatch (the Blaze may not have counted). The fitness company is putting those fears to rest with the Fitbit OS 3.0 update delivers not just new health features but apps and watch faces as well.

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The Best of 2018: Smart Devices Edition

The Best of 2018: Smart Devices Edition

It’s that time of the year again when we not only take stock of the past nearly twelve months, we also go through our list of things we’d love to buy if we got the chance or the need. Whether it’s buying a gift for a tech-savvy friend or family member or even for yourself, there’s no shortage of options that could send you down a spiral of paralysis analysis. To save you from drowning, here are some of the best of the best this year when it comes to smart and mobile devices.

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Google Fit update reminds us widgets exist

Google Fit update reminds us widgets exist

Today Google Fit was updated for Android. This update included a new set of home screen widgets - a feature Android's been good at for several generations. This update also includes improvements to features already released as well as a new feature that'll assist the user with breathing - guided breathing, that is to say.

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The Apple Watch ECG app is my heart’s new best friend

The Apple Watch ECG app is my heart’s new best friend

The Apple Watch ECG app has landed, and the good news is that while my British heart may be cold, it's at least not showing signs of atrial fibrillation. Landing as a part of watchOS 5.1.2, the new heart health monitoring app was a key part of the Apple Watch Series 4 promise back when the latest-gen wearable was announced earlier in the year.

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Samsung smartwatch patent uses in-display fingerprint sensor

Samsung smartwatch patent uses in-display fingerprint sensor

Samsung would have been the first smartphone maker to use a fingerprint on display (FoD) sensor but the technology and the company just wasn’t ready to make the jump. But while it may be trying to catch up with Chinese rivals, at least based on leaks and speculation, it might also try to outdo them to the point of going overboard. A new patent filed by the company last year reveals the places it could use such sensors including, surprise surprise, on a smartwatch.

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