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Apple’s next big thing is in the mind

Apple’s next big thing is in the mind

Apple is ramping up to a revolution in the way you live your life. Right now the most ironic paradox in most people's lives is the complete lack of motivation they feel for keeping their body healthy. I know I feel that way - it seems like a lot of work. I've got a hard enough time trying to act on things I know are right, I've got ADHD, now you want me to remember that going for a bike ride makes me feel good the rest of the day? Madness!

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Galaxy Watch Active2 Under Armour Edition official details

Galaxy Watch Active2 Under Armour Edition official details

So we'd heard rumors of this watch, then on the day the Active2 smartwatch was revealed, there was no info about an Under Armour edition. It didn't seem like that much of a stretch to assume that, maybe at one point there'd been a watch like this in the works but it didn't end up being made - or maybe the original rumor was simply untrue. As it turns out, there IS an Under Armour Edition of the Galaxy Watch Active2 and it is... well...

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Fossil Gen 5 Wear OS smartwatches let iPhone users take calls

Fossil Gen 5 Wear OS smartwatches let iPhone users take calls

Fossil isn't giving up on Google's Wear OS, and its fifth-generation smartwatches promise to give iPhone users the attention they may have felt their Android counterparts were enjoying. The Fossil Gen 5 watches will allow iPhone users to not only see that a call is incoming, but answer it and hold a conversation through a speaker built into the smartwatch, too.

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Samsung Galaxy Watch Active2 official with magical digital bezel

Samsung Galaxy Watch Active2 official with magical digital bezel

There's a bit of digital magic going on with the next Samsung smartwatch with what they're calling a "digital bezel" of sorts. They've previously released Samsung Galaxy Watch devices with a physical rotating bezel - this has gone over well. Now they want to simplify - so they've kept the bezel's abilities whilst removing the physical rotation - but how?

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Huawei Watch GT Active and Elegant leaked, look familiar

Huawei Watch GT Active and Elegant leaked, look familiar

Two new editions of the Huawei Watch GT were leaked with minor changes from the original. All run the same software - a mobile OS made by Huawei for devices just such as this - and connect with Android and iOS. Each looks almost identical to the other - save some of the tiniest details in industrial design. Both new watches are likely set to launch with the Huawei P30 and P30 Pro.

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Swatch VS Samsung smartwatch lawsuit, claims, and 3rd-party fallout

Swatch VS Samsung smartwatch lawsuit, claims, and 3rd-party fallout

Swatch filed a complained against Samsung for their part in allegedly infringing on trademarked watch face designs of many sorts. Filed with the United States District Court, Southern District of New York, both Samsung Electronics Co. LTD. and Samsung Electronics America, INC., were on the defendant side of the document. On the plaintiff side of the equation were a set of brands that are collectively referred to as the "Swatch Group Companies": Blancpain, Breguet, Glashütte, Hamilton, Jaquet Droz, Longines, Mido, Omega, Tissot, and Swatch proper.

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Galaxy Watch Active official: Blood Pressure Monitoring in play

Galaxy Watch Active official: Blood Pressure Monitoring in play

The Samsung Galaxy Watch Active was revealed this afternoon by Samsung at their big Galaxy S10 event. This device is very similar to the Samsung Galaxy Watch in many respects, but it's less expensive, and it's got the ability to monitor your Blood Pressure. This device also comes in a number of interesting colors and rolls with a wide variety of official watch bands right out the gate.

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Huawei Watch GT hits USA for $200 with top-battery release

Huawei Watch GT hits USA for $200 with top-battery release

Inside the United States, Huawei's finally brought their Huawei Watch GT to market with a two-hundred-dollar price tag. This device is not like previous Huawei wearable devices - it's not running a Google-made software. It does not have Wear OS or Android Wear or anything like that. Instead, it runs LiteOS, a software made by Huawei specifically for wearable devices such as this.

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This $350,000 handless watch is a sly nod at Apple Watch excess

This $350,000 handless watch is a sly nod at Apple Watch excess

It may look like an Apple Watch, but H. Moser & Cie.'s Swiss Alp Watch Concept Black is something far more unusual - and far more expensive than even Apple's Edition-version of the smartwatch. Handiwork of the legendary Swiss horologist, the minimalistic timepiece not only does away physical hands like the Apple Watch, but it also does away with a screen altogether.

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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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Spotify Apple Watch app out now: It’s basic

Spotify Apple Watch app out now: It’s basic

There's a new wearable app from Spotify this week, one made by the company to work specifically on the Apple Watch. This app works with the controls you might expect - playback controls, switches between devices, playlists, and the like. The bit you might be surprised about, however, is the fact that the app needs to be connected to a secondary device to play music.

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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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