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Wear OS update today: 5 reasons to be excited

Wear OS update today: 5 reasons to be excited

Today Wear OS was updated for all Android devices able to run the software. With this newest version of Wear OS, the wearable (mostly watch-based) software becomes more proactive - quite literally with a feature Google calls "proactive and personalized help". It's also the most health-conscious version of Wear OS, as it provides insight into your activities with Google Fit.

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Withings Steel HR Sport Review: Analog style with a smart heart

Withings Steel HR Sport Review: Analog style with a smart heart

Withings wrote the book on making a fitness wearable that wasn't an ugly hunk of rubber on your wrist: now, it wants the Steel HR Sport to do the same for smartwatches. Freshly returned to original co-founder Eric Carreel after a stint as Nokia Digital Health, this first product under new management argues you don't need to sacrifice classic watch style just to get modern smart features. In an Apple Watch Series 4 age, though, does Withings' nod to the analog past make too many compromises for its future?

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Verizon GizmoWatch is an Apple Watch for kids, sort of

Verizon GizmoWatch is an Apple Watch for kids, sort of

The latest in kid-oriented smartwatch hardware comes from Verizon, and it's called GizmoWatch. This is the latest in a line of similar products sold exclusively by Verizon, all in the Verizon GizmoKids product line. This watch will replace the most recent smartwatch made by Verizon, the GizmoGadget. This device holds the distinction of being "the first 4G LTE kid's watch in the United States powered by Qualcomm."

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Apple Watch Series 4 review roundup: Do you need it?

Apple Watch Series 4 review roundup: Do you need it?

Early Apple Watch Series 4 reviews seem to agree that the device is different from last year. Early reviews seem to agree that Apple Watch Series 4 is one of the best, if not flat-out the best smartwatch in the world right this minute. The element that doesn't seem to have been agreed upon by all early reviewers is this: Should you buy?

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Apple Watch Series 4 revealed officially: Features, Release Date, Price

Apple Watch Series 4 revealed officially: Features, Release Date, Price

Today Apple revealed the Apple Watch Series 4 in all its big display-toting glory. This new watch takes the better bits of the previous model and makes them bigger and better in three specific areas: connectivity, fitness, and health. And it's got a bigger screen, to boot.

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Diesel Full Guard 2.5 makes Wear OS get a big body

Diesel Full Guard 2.5 makes Wear OS get a big body

The newest in a line of (two so far) Diesel smartwatches running Wear OS was revealed today at IFA 2018. This was the Diesel Full Guard 2.5, a smartwatch with a 47mm x 56mm casing - that's pretty gosh-darned beefy. But the display isn't any larger than most other smartwatches on the market today.

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SKAGEN’s Falster 2 may be the most beautiful Wear OS watch yet

SKAGEN’s Falster 2 may be the most beautiful Wear OS watch yet

Suddenly there was a Wear OS by Google smartwatch that looked different from the rest, and it was made by SKAGEN. This is a so-called "Danish-inspired lifestyle brand" that's just shown a surprisingly nice looking watch at IFA 2018. "The Falster 2 represents everything SKAGEN stands for: beautiful, design-focused products that are functional for the way people live,” said Frederik Thrane, creative director for SKAGEN.

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Casio Pro Trek Smart Wear OS watch has potential weeks-long battery

Casio Pro Trek Smart Wear OS watch has potential weeks-long battery

Casio revealed a smartwatch this week with Google Wear OS on-board - and metal outside. This smartwatch was revealed with three color options for exterior casing metal - black, blue, and orange. This is the sort of smartwatch you'd wear if you were risking your life to go on a James Bond-type adventure scaling the fully-vertical side of a jagged rock-bottomed crevice. It'll survive more inclement weather than you can.

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Samsung Galaxy Note 9 and Galaxy Watch on sale now: Hands-on Judgement

Samsung Galaxy Note 9 and Galaxy Watch on sale now: Hands-on Judgement

The Samsung Galaxy Note 9 and the newly-rebranded Galaxy Watch are on sale as of this morning. They've been on pre-order before now, now they're potentially inside your local big box store. To make deciding on either of these devices easier for you, I've prepared a tiny little guide below with nut-shelled good and bad points on both of these new devices.

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Samsung Galaxy Watch unboxing: My first impressions for you

Samsung Galaxy Watch unboxing: My first impressions for you

I've got the bigger version of the Samsung Galaxy Watch right here, in black, and I'm going to tell you about it. I got the device in the mail today from Samsung. Over the next few days (and beyond) I'll be giving this device the once-over, looking at all the intricate bits and pieces, detailing everything I find out and everything I find interesting. To begin, there's the device's nature, very shiny and chrome.

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Fossil Q Gen 4 smartwatches tease onboard GPS, NFC, swimproofing

Fossil Q Gen 4 smartwatches tease onboard GPS, NFC, swimproofing

Watchmakers at Fossil have a fourth-generation Fossil Q to show this week with a more "tech-packed" touchscreen-laden body than they've ever released before. This watch was revealed in two forms: Fossil Q Explorist HR and Fossil Q Venture HR. The Explorist is a bit bigger, while the Venture is a bit smaller, and both roll with Qualcomm Snapdragon Wear 2100 processors and Wear OS by Google.

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TRIWA x Humanium Metal Hu39 watch Review

TRIWA x Humanium Metal Hu39 watch Review

The Hu39 is a watch made by TRIWA with the melted metals of illegal firearms: Humanium Metal. It's a rare opportunity to behold a piece of hardware in which the materials are more meaningful in their delivery than the product which they create. Here the medium is the message, and the message is that firearms are more valuable (and far less dangerous) to humanity melted-down than they are active. Plus the watch looks real nice, too.

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