Wear OS

LG Watch W7 pokes mechanical hands through a Wear OS touchscreen

LG Watch W7 pokes mechanical hands through a Wear OS touchscreen

LG doesn't just have the new V40 ThinQ smartphone today, it also has a brand new wearable, the LG Watch W7, which pairs physical hands with a touchscreen display. It's the first Wear OS by Google smartwatch to have a full screen along with mechanical hands, with LG promising the digital functionality you expect but with the look and reliability of a traditional timepiece.

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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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Armani Exchange Connected is a full touchscreen Wear OS watch

Armani Exchange Connected is a full touchscreen Wear OS watch

Fashion brands have taken over the smartwatch market but not all of them sell smartwatches the way we think smartwatches to be. Some opt for the “hybrid” approach that combines analog watches with sensors, Bluetooth control buttons and sometimes even notifications. As part of the Fossil Group, Armani Exchange also has its fair share of Hybrid smartwatches. This time, however, it’s mixing things up a bit. Enter the Armani Exchange Connected, the marque’s first “true” smartwatch featuring a full, touch-enabled screen and running Wear OS by Google.

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Snapdragon Wear 3100: The 5 big things you need to know

Snapdragon Wear 3100: The 5 big things you need to know

Time waits for no-one, and in smartwatch terms that means the Qualcomm Snapdragon 3100 is long overdue. The latest chipset for Wear OS by Google wearables, it picks up where its predecessor left off, only with the promise of better performance, more flexible displays, and significantly longer battery life. Read on for five things you need to know.

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Montblanc Summit 2 promises more smartwatch luxe in October

Montblanc Summit 2 promises more smartwatch luxe in October

Montblanc has revealed its newest smartwatch, the Summit 2, powered by Qualcomm's new Snapdragon Wear 3100 chipset. Announced in San Francisco, CA today, the Summit 2 follows the original Summit luxury smartwatch, launched back in early 2017.

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Snapdragon Wear 3100 promises smartwatch battery and feature boost

Snapdragon Wear 3100 promises smartwatch battery and feature boost

Qualcomm promised some big news in smartwatch chips, and the Snapdragon Wear 3100 is just that. Bringing a long-awaited update to the company's wearable-focused silicon, the new platform promises to be more powerful and more power-efficient, with a number of big names in smartwatches already signed on.

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Huawei still believes in smartwatches, eyes 1 week battery life

Huawei still believes in smartwatches, eyes 1 week battery life

If you were hoping Huawei had something more to show off at IFA last week, you might have come away very disappointed. That said, the Chinese OEM did tease its upcoming October event where it will showcase the power of the Kirin 980 processor in the Huawei Mate 20 series. That event, however, will still lack one Huawei annual staple: a smartwatch. Smartwatch and Huawei fans need not worry, though. The company’s still invested in the wearable device. It’s just taking its time to develop a better one.

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The Pixel Watch needs to happen fast: here’s why

The Pixel Watch needs to happen fast: here’s why

The hopes of smartwatch fans, especially those from the Android Wear/Wear OS crowd, might have just been dashed. Google has allegedly confirmed there will be no such things as a Pixel Watch this year. Truth be told, there was never really assurance there’d be one. But Google also didn’t actually discount the possibility of having its own Pixel-branded Wear OS smartwatch in the future, maybe even next year. Google, however, shouldn’t dillydally too long on making that wearable device. Because right now, the smartwatch market needs a Pixel miracle.

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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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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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Wear OS update to reboot makes things simpler

Wear OS update to reboot makes things simpler

Google revealed a redesign and basic reboot of the Wear OS platform this week for smart watches of all sorts. This new version of Wear OS makes quicker use of Google Assistant and Google Fit, and makes the entire experience more intuitive. This new system is coming to "Wear OS by Google smartwatches" over the next month - presumably to every watch currently running the newest version of Wear OS.

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Google Fit reboot revealed, update now

Google Fit reboot revealed, update now

This morning the folks at Google revealed the new Google Fit. This is Google's fitness ecosystem, a system that ties together the many sensors and devices given to users across the mobile smart device universe to create a health-aimed regiment of activity for the everyday average citizen. This system focuses not only on smartphones and fitness trackers, but on mobile wearable devices too.

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