Wearable

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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Huawei Band 3 Pro, Band 3e now in the US surprisingly

Huawei Band 3 Pro, Band 3e now in the US surprisingly

Huawei doesn’t seem to be interested in bringing any of its smartphones to the US anymore, even if it’s not legally banned from doing so, at least not yet. That doesn’t mean, however, that it has completely stepped out of the US mobile market. It still wants to leave its mark and its brand even if only on people’s wrists and feet. To that end, it is now making available its latest Huawei Band 3 Pro and Huawei Band 3e available for consumers in the US who prefer having a Huawei-branded fitness tracker on their body.

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Wear OS is headed down the road of irrelevance

Wear OS is headed down the road of irrelevance

Days before its big Pixel event, Google released its latest version of its wearable spin on Android. Not Android Wear, of course, but Wear OS, this time version 2.0. The release was met with generally positive response, praising the more streamlined UI that finally makes it more convenient to use navigate through the smartwatch. It didn’t take long, however, for the initial excitement over Wear OS 2.0 to die down, for one reason or another. It is, unfortunately, indicative of the problem that threatens to ultimately make Android smartwatches obsolete and irrelevant.

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TicWatch C2 Wear OS watch unveiled, TicPods Free now available

TicWatch C2 Wear OS watch unveiled, TicPods Free now available

Mobvoi has unveiled the TicWatch C2, a Wear OS smartwatch joining the company's previously launched TicWatch models. The new offering features a combination of stainless steel and genuine leather, as well as classy designs and various color options. According to the maker, the rose gold version of the TicWatch C2 is Mobvoi's thinnest smartwatch to date, this one designed specifically for slim wrists.

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Motiv Ring is now a 2FA biometric key for your finger

Motiv Ring is now a 2FA biometric key for your finger

Smart ring-maker Motiv is aiming to make two-factor security as convenient as movement tracking, with the Motiv Ring now adding authentication to its talents. The discreet wearable initially focused on health applications, offering a different way to track steps and other movement compared to the typical wrist-worn band.

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North Focals are $1k smart glasses designed for subtlety

North Focals are $1k smart glasses designed for subtlety

Smart glasses are arguably the wearable with the most promise for discreet data consumption, and North - formerly known as Thalmic Labs - believes we'll pay $1,000 for custom set of specs to deliver that. The company previously tried to corner the wearable market with a totally different limb, offering the motion-tracking Myo armband. Now, it's back for your face.

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Huawei Watch GT and Band 3 Pro track fitness with incredible battery life

Huawei Watch GT and Band 3 Pro track fitness with incredible battery life

Huawei doesn't just have the new Mate 20 Pro today, it also has a pair of wearables that promise maximum fitness tracking flexibility without compromising on battery life. The new Huawei Watch GT and Huawei Band 3 Pro are two different aesthetic answers to a similar problem: what do you do if you want full GPS tracking for your workouts, but also want a wearable that lasts longer than a couple of hours?

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Montblanc Summit 2, first with Snapdragon Wear 3100, is expensive

Montblanc Summit 2, first with Snapdragon Wear 3100, is expensive

With a brand like Montblanc, it's really no surprise that the Summit 2, which follows from last year's model, is just as expensive as its predecessor. But, at the same time, for the smartwatch market's first Snapdragon Wear 3100 wearable, you'd expect, maybe even wish, it to be something most people can afford. But reality quickly sinks in and you are faced with the harsh reality that if you want the latest Wear OS smartwatch, you'll have to spend as much as a new premium smartphone.

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Apple Watch and iPhone tapped for major joint replacement clinical study

Apple Watch and iPhone tapped for major joint replacement clinical study

Musculoskeletal healthcare company Zimmer Biomet has teamed with Apple to use the Apple Watch and iPhone as part of a clinical study. The work involves a new app called mymobility, which enables hip and knee replacement patients to directly connect with their healthcare professionals. The study aims to determine the app and devices' effectiveness on cost and outcomes for these patients.

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Woojer Ryg haptic feedback vest supports all gaming platforms

Woojer Ryg haptic feedback vest supports all gaming platforms

Company Woojer is seeking funding for Ryg, a haptic feedback vest that supports "pretty much" all gaming consoles, VR systems, PC games, and smartphones. The device adds a new layer of experience to one's gaming sessions, enabling players to feel actions in their body as they happen on the screen. This can include, for example, feeling the roar of a dinosaur rumble in one's chest.

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Huawei Watch GT is official, almost, and officially not Wear OS

Huawei Watch GT is official, almost, and officially not Wear OS

Huawei’s event isn’t until next week but it seems at least one part of the company’s big day has leaked early. And it’s not exactly all good news. The Huawei Watch GT, both in name and in form, is pretty much official as its product listing has gone online. And while it has all the makings of a modern smartwatch, Huawei has made changes that might mean it will be compatible only with its own smartphones and very little else.

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Garmin Instinct GPS watch is built for outdoor adventures

Garmin Instinct GPS watch is built for outdoor adventures

Garmin is a name probably most associated with in-vehicle navigation systems but it has dipped its hand into anything and everything you can put a GPS in. And, yes, that includes wearables naturally. It has, in fact, a line of smartwatches and fitness trackers and there are no signs of it slowing down. In fact, it has just launched the Garmin Instinct, a rugged smartwatch that’s built like a tank and looks the part as well.

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