Wear OS

Mobvoi TicWatch 3 Pro is coming in three days with Wear OS

Mobvoi TicWatch 3 Pro is coming in three days with Wear OS

Mobvoi launched a new TicWatch GTX last week that may have left some drooling over the price but dissatisfied over its features. For those still wishing for a formidable Wear OS smartwatch won't have to wait long. The company has already confirmed that the TicWatch 3 Pro is landing this week and, if the leaks are correct, it could yet again be one of the more notable if not the most notable smartwatches running on Google's Android-based wearable platform.

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Mobvoi Ticwatch GTX silently drops Wear OS to keep price down

Mobvoi Ticwatch GTX silently drops Wear OS to keep price down

It may not be a renowned watchmaker but China-based Mobvoi has been turning heads one way or another in the smartwatch market. That started with Google's investment in the company's voice search technology, which blossomed into a deeper partnership, followed by a then unique dual-screen strategy to preserve battery life. Now it seems that Mobvoi has cut ties with Google, at least with the latter's wearable platform, in order to also cut down on the new TicWatch GTX's price tag.

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Wear OS update promises to be faster, support Snapdragon Wear 4100

Wear OS update promises to be faster, support Snapdragon Wear 4100

Android Wear, now Wear OS by Google, should have taken the wearable market by storm. For one reason or another, however, Android's wearable incarnation didn't take off as well as its mobile original, and Wear OS lagged behind Apple's watchOS and Samsung's Tizen-based OS in more ways than one. With Android 11 just around the corner, Google is reassuring the remaining Wear OS faithful that all is not lost and that the major update will finally bring much-needed performance improvements across the board.

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Wear OS won’t be able to play music because Play Music is shutting down

Wear OS won’t be able to play music because Play Music is shutting down

The end for Google Play Music, one of the few remaining "Play" services, is just around the corner. It has been months, maybe even years, coming but it hasn't been a smooth transition. YouTube Music, which is set to replace is it, still isn't on feature parity with Play Music and only recently got the ability to migrate albums from one to the other. When Google flips the switch in the coming weeks, however, it will be Wear OS smartwatch owners that will be left with the short end of the stick instead.

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OPPO Watch might launch globally with one key difference

OPPO Watch might launch globally with one key difference

OPPO first every wearable might have left fans feeling a bit conflicted. On the one hand, it is the brand's first-ever smartwatch and has all the bells and whistles you'd expect from a modern wearable. On the other hand, it's hard to deny its striking similarity to the Apple Watch, especially considering it also offers an ECG feature.

Regardless of that uncertain reception, OPPO seems unfazed and will in fact be launching its Watch in the US at the end of this month. It will, however, not be the same OPPO Watch it announced months ago in one important aspect.

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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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Hublot Big Bang e is a Wear OS smartwatch you can’t even afford

Hublot Big Bang e is a Wear OS smartwatch you can’t even afford

There are always expensive smartwatches but there also very expensive smartwatches. Unlike Apple's wearables that have a more or less consistent price tag, Wear OS smartwatches run the gamut of tiers, styles, and prices. That variety has been even more apparent when fashion marques and luxury watch brands practically took over but Hublot's latest timepiece makes a very poor case for an already uncertain smartwatch segment.

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TAG Heuer Connected 2020 smartwatch pairs hefty price with sports tracking

TAG Heuer Connected 2020 smartwatch pairs hefty price with sports tracking

TAG Heuer has revealed its latest smartwatch, the third-generation of its Wear OS wearables, with the new TAG Heuer Connected focusing on sports in return for its premium price tag. Following the Connected Modular Golf Edition of last year, the new Connected watch looks like a 45mm traditional TAG from the outside, but behind the OLED touchscreen there's a new set of sensors.

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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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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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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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Suunto 7 promises a Wear OS sports smartwatch with 12-hour battery life

Suunto 7 promises a Wear OS sports smartwatch with 12-hour battery life

The Apple Watch, thanks to its life-saving AFib detection, has taken the lion's share of attention when it comes to the smartwatch market. That practically leaves other wearable platforms, especially Wear OS by Google, to contend for the leftovers. That doesn't mean there's no room for massive improvement, especially when it comes to battery life. That's where Suunto makes it big boast that its latest sports-centric Suunto 7 can last you at least half a day even if you leave the GPS on.

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