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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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OPPO Watch curved screen mystery unraveling: Who made this?

OPPO Watch curved screen mystery unraveling: Who made this?

Today new imagery leaked of the unreleased (and still largely unrevealed) OPPO Watch. This watch was first leaked with imagery that looked a whole lot like an Apple Watch. Then we saw a slightly different angle - courtesy of Brian Shen, Vice President and President of Global Marketing for OPPO - and the term "game changer." He referred then to the "curved screen and 3D glass" that was, with the watch, forthcoming. Today we get another view.

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Apple Watch study sees Johnson & Johnson put stroke risk reduction to the test

Apple Watch study sees Johnson & Johnson put stroke risk reduction to the test

The irregular heart rate alert and ECG feature on the latest Apple Watch is being put to the test, with Johnson & Johnson and Apple collaborating on a new study to see whether the smartwatch can help cut down on strokes. The pharma company has released a new app, Heartline Study, and is inviting Apple Watch wearers to take part in its AFib tracking.

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Mobvoi TicWatch Pro 2020 gets a RAM upgrade

Mobvoi TicWatch Pro 2020 gets a RAM upgrade

Smartwatches started out with only 512MB of RAM at most which, considering the software available back then, was enough to support the limited functions of the first wave of wearables. These days, however, that may no longer be enough and the Mobvoi TicWatch Pro, whose 4G model launch barely a year ago, has fallen way behind. Fortunately for fans of the smartwatch line, that's changing today and a new TicWatch Pro 2020 model is finally available with twice the RAM inside.

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New Pandora Apple Watch app released with iPhone-free experience

New Pandora Apple Watch app released with iPhone-free experience

A new version of the Pandora app for Apple Watch was launched that requires no assistance from an iPhone or iPad or smartphone of any sort. This app is what's called a "standalone" app for Apple Watch, meaning Pandora's claim for "on the go" functionality is about as true as it's ever going to get. This app allows music and podcasts to be played on Apple Watch devices right out the gate.

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OPPO Watch curved screen claimed to be a game-changer

OPPO Watch curved screen claimed to be a game-changer

Smartwatches have suddenly become hot items in no small part thanks to the Apple Watch's life-saving health features. As far as smartwatches themselves are concerned, however, there has actually been very little innovation or substantial changes in that space. That is a prime opportunity for anyone and everyone to claim a smartwatch revolution, which is the picture that OPPO's vice-president of global marketing is trying to paint in drumming up hype for the OPPO Watch.

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Strava finally syncs with the Apple Health on the Apple Watch

Strava finally syncs with the Apple Health on the Apple Watch

One of the benefits of having a smartwatch these days is being able to track your activities, sometimes even without a paired smartphones in your pocket. Part of that is made possible because of how fitness-related apps sync between phone and wearable or even with the phone's default health app. Fitness app Strava, however, was an outlier in that regard until today. Now it finally allows users to get data from the Apple Health app on the Apple Watch or even send its own data to Apple's Health center.

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