smartwatches

Mobvoi TicWatch C2+ makes fitness smartwatch a little smoother

Mobvoi TicWatch C2+ makes fitness smartwatch a little smoother

Smartwatch maker Mobvoi has revealed a new model, with the TicWatch C2+ promising smoother performance as it focuses on fitness. The latest Wear OS by Google model from the company, it updates 2018's TicWatch C2 with double the memory, taking it to 1GB of RAM. That, Mobvoi promises, should make for a more responsive smartwatch day to day.

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Galaxy Watch 3 leaks again and now Samsung needs just one more thing

Galaxy Watch 3 leaks again and now Samsung needs just one more thing

The Galaxy Watch 3 may not be Samsung's most anticipated upcoming device - that distinction belongs to the next Galaxy Note - but the upcoming wearable has still been the subject of several leaks over the past few weeks. Today the watch is making yet another unofficial appearance ahead of its reveal, and though this leak doesn't tell us too much, it does show us what the watch's interface looks like.

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Apple Watch water ejection in slo-mo reveals genius design

Apple Watch water ejection in slo-mo reveals genius design

Because of their proximity to our bodies and their constant exposure to the outside world, smartwatches tend to risk getting wet, by accident or on purpose more than our smartphones. They are, thus, designed to be more rugged but, just like smartphones, they also do need some openings, for speakers, for example, without room for more conventional water-proofing methods. Apple's solution for its Apple Watch has always been to eject the water out of those holes. Someone has finally thought of filming that process in extreme slow motion to reveal just how well-thought the system is.

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This adhesive film for smartwatch can detect metabolites and nutrients in sweat

This adhesive film for smartwatch can detect metabolites and nutrients in sweat

We can thank Apple for bringing the medical and health-related functions of wearables to the forefront with its Apple Watch, which can detect heart arrhythmias in the latest version. Apple is also rumored to be adding new health features to future versions of its wearable. Researchers and other wearable device makers are also heading in that direction. Engineers at UCLA have designed a thin adhesive film that can turn a consumer-grade smartwatch into a health monitoring system.

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Galaxy Watch Active 2 blood pressure feature finally rolls out in Korea

Galaxy Watch Active 2 blood pressure feature finally rolls out in Korea

It's really not surprising to see Samsung repeat itself when it comes to its health monitor features on its wearables. After all, gaining regulatory approval, even in just one country, is a huge victory when it comes to medical features. So when it repeatedly talks about its new blood pressure monitoring feature getting the green light and finally rolling out to users, it's definitely a big thing for the company. Especially when the Galaxy Watch Active 2 is the first consumer smartwatch to even offer that much-coveted feature.

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Galaxy Watch 3 design confirmed in SAR certification

Galaxy Watch 3 design confirmed in SAR certification

June is half over and, if the rumors are correct, we are just a few weeks away from the first round of Samsung's new device announcements. It won't be the big splash that's reserved for August's Unpacked but those more interested in wearables will also get their treats first. The Galaxy Watch 3 has pretty much been leaked to death but now we're getting visual confirmation of what those leaked features will look like and it has one small surprise for those interested in getting their wrists on one.

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Galaxy Watch 3 specs sound almost too familiar

Galaxy Watch 3 specs sound almost too familiar

Samsung is expected to unveil its next-gen wearables in a few weeks, ahead of the expected August 5 debut of the Galaxy Note 20. Although we've heard nothing revolutionary about the company's next smartwatch, the Galaxy Watch 3 is still sparking some curiosity due to its return to an older rotating bezel design. But while it externally shares that trait with its Galaxy Watch OG predecessor, it apparently shares more of its DNA with the Galaxy Watch Active 2.

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Xiaomi Mi Smart Band 5 revealed with larger display, better monitoring

Xiaomi Mi Smart Band 5 revealed with larger display, better monitoring

Xiaomi is expanding its wearables line today with the introduction of the Mi Smart Band 5. The company promises a number of improvements and new features over the previous-generation Mi Band, with this new watch launching in standard and NFC versions. One of the biggest upgrades over the Smart Band 4 comes in the display, which has increased in size to 1.1 inches with the Smart Band 5.

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Gear S3 smartwatches get Bixby as S Voice goes silent

Gear S3 smartwatches get Bixby as S Voice goes silent

Few tears will probably be shed for S Voice's departure this month. Back when Siri was still just starting out, Samsung's homegrown voice-activated helper seemed like a good idea. But like many of Samsung's experiments, it has fallen by the wayside and has become practically unusable, especially on smartwatches. Fortunately for Samsung fans, Bixby is around and it's coming to the last Samsung smartwatches that still bore the "Gear S" name.

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Galaxy Note 20 Unpacked date leaked along with a device list

Galaxy Note 20 Unpacked date leaked along with a device list

The world is still having trouble getting back to normal, or at least a "new normal", but some companies will still push through their original plans, perhaps to give a sense of normalcy as well. Despite all odds, Apple is expected to push through with its 2020 iPhone debut and so will Samsung hold its annual Unpacked in August, this time purely online. That, however, won't mean its event will be any less interesting if this leaked roster of devices is even half accurate.

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Timex smartwatches collaborate with Huami [UPDATE]

Timex smartwatches collaborate with Huami [UPDATE]

This week the folks at Timex revealed a pair of new smartwatches. Both of these watches use the name "Metropolitan" and bear the Timex logo... in their press release. The Timex Metropolitan R is a circular touchscreen smartwatch while the Timex Metropolitan S is a shape that could very easily be mistaken for an Apple Watch - both devices run software that is not Google's WearOS - this is not Android.

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Galaxy Watch Camera Controller now works with Galaxy S9, Note 9, Z Flip

Galaxy Watch Camera Controller now works with Galaxy S9, Note 9, Z Flip

For a time, it seemed that smartwatches would never find their place in the modern mobile world but, thanks to Apple, these wearables are getting a newfound purpose as portable health tools. That said, they are still pretty much extension of smartphones, allowing them to quickly glance at notifications or even control their phone without touching them. The latter is especially useful when trying to take photos while propping up your smartphone from afar.

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