Wearable

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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Samsung Galaxy Watch Golf Edition has data on 60,000 courses

Samsung Galaxy Watch Golf Edition has data on 60,000 courses

Samsung has launched a new smartwatch designed specifically for golfers, the Galaxy Watch Golf Edition. The watch itself is the same as the Galaxy Watch; the big difference lies in the software, which includes a Smart Caddie app to help golfers keep track of their record and shots, learn about the green, and more.

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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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Apple Watch Series 4 Review: This is the one

Apple Watch Series 4 Review: This is the one

Has there been a learning experience for Apple quite like the Apple Watch? Back when the original model launched in 2015, there was - not unfairly - a sense that Apple itself wasn't quite sure what exactly it should do. Now, as the Apple Watch Series 4 arrives on wrists, it does so not only with a laser focus, but with the compelling hardware to match.

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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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Apple Watch Series 4 teardown reveals surprises the keynote didn’t mention

Apple Watch Series 4 teardown reveals surprises the keynote didn’t mention

Apple's ambitions for the Apple Watch Series 4 could hardly be described as humble, but according to a teardown of the smartwatch there's still some surprising news once you get inside the casing. Announced earlier this month alongside the iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max, and iPhone XR, the fourth-generation wearable packs a bigger screen and a new chipset, though some of the flagship features won't go live until later this year.

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Apple Watch 4 fall detection disabled by default

Apple Watch 4 fall detection disabled by default

Apple has made it no secret that it wants the Apple Watch to be the health wearable you’d ever want (and, in consequence, require you to purchase an iPhone to go along with it. But while the new ECG heart monitoring is definitely interesting, it is actually the fall detection feature that’s piquing the curiosity of consumers and especially YouTubers. And while it does sound like a life saver, it won’t be unless you explicitly enable it, as it is turned off by default for anyone younger than 65.

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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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Audible on Apple Watch lets your read books without your iPhone

Audible on Apple Watch lets your read books without your iPhone

Some people say they don’t have time to sit down to read a book, be it a real one or even a digital copy. But rather than let that keep them from devouring tons of literary works, not a few people have flocked to listening to books instead. Audible, the now Amazon-owned service, is probably the most popular source for such audio content and it’s now giving you one less excuse to “read books” by letting you listen on your Apple Watch, which or without your iPhone nearby.

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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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This is how the new Apple Watch’s mesmerizing motion faces were made

This is how the new Apple Watch’s mesmerizing motion faces were made

The Apple Watch Series 4 may have made headlines with its ECG sensor and much larger display, but it's the new "motion faces" that arguably show just how much attention to detail the Cupertino company will go to. Added as part of the fourth generation watch, the new fire, water, liquid metal, and vapor faces aren't, as you might have first suspected, CGI.

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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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