Wearable

Samsung Galaxy Watch unboxing: My first impressions for you

Samsung Galaxy Watch unboxing: My first impressions for you

I've got the bigger version of the Samsung Galaxy Watch right here, in black, and I'm going to tell you about it. I got the device in the mail today from Samsung. Over the next few days (and beyond) I'll be giving this device the once-over, looking at all the intricate bits and pieces, detailing everything I find out and everything I find interesting. To begin, there's the device's nature, very shiny and chrome.

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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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Fitbit Charge 3 release date and big changes

Fitbit Charge 3 release date and big changes

The Fitbit Chart 3 fitness tracker was revealed this week as the "smartest tracker yet" from biggest brand known exclusively for wearable devices. The Fitbit Charge 3 adds a relative SpO2 sensor in order to track sleep disturbances and it has a newly enlarged battery. Will this touchscreen smart wearable be able to continue Fitbit's legacy of competing with the biggest names in jack of all trades smart devices makers?

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Wear OS gets a mandatory quality review process on Google Play Store

Wear OS gets a mandatory quality review process on Google Play Store

Google is making a bit of noise about something that users may have presumed has actually been the case even when Wear OS by Google was known by a different name: Android Wear. The Android maker is now giving smartwatch app developers a heads up to tell them that starting next month, all new Wear OS apps are required to undergo a review process before being listed on the Google Play Store. This is to ensure the quality of apps that should really be a primary concern in the first place.

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Lotus is a wearable panic button, sort of

Lotus is a wearable panic button, sort of

The Lotus by Seam is a small button with a microphone, a speaker, and a bluetooth connection. Lotus can be attached to a person's clothing, a necklace, a backpack, or whatever else the user might consider handy. The button works with the user's smartphone and an app called Seam Personal Security. This app connects the user to up to 5 contacts with which GPS, video, and audio information can be shared at a tap.

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Fitbit Charge 3 leak hints at massive changes

Fitbit Charge 3 leak hints at massive changes

Despite the fanciness and versatility of smartwatches, fitness trackers still outnumber and outsell them for various reasons. Those include price, function, and battery life. The two different but related worlds, however, are close to colliding, especially with the likes of Fitbit having a foot down in both worlds. While the Ionic and the Versa try to bridge the gap from the smartwatch side, the upcoming Charge 3 will seemingly reach out from the fitness tracker side. That said, all the improvements it brings may come at a heavy price, figuratively.

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Michael Kors Runway Wear OS smartwatch offers NFC, heart rate tracking

Michael Kors Runway Wear OS smartwatch offers NFC, heart rate tracking

Fossil Group has released a new Wear OS smartwatch, the Michael Kors Runway, featuring Qualcomm's Snapdragon Wear 2100 alongside a classy design and heart rate tracking. This is a smartwatch version of the classic Michael Kors Runway watch, adding new silicone band options while retaining the same generally small size.

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Samsung Galaxy Watch release date, features, pricing

Samsung Galaxy Watch release date, features, pricing

The Samsung Galaxy Watch continues the legacy of the smartwatch line called Samsung Galaxy Gear - but with a far superior brand. The Galaxy Watch works with TIZEN Wearable OS and has built-in hardware bits that allow it to work without the aid of a smartphone. This smartwatch is ready to be released in two sizes and with interchangeable watch straps for unlimited customization options.

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Magic Leap One Creator Edition begins shipping out today

Magic Leap One Creator Edition begins shipping out today

After many years of waiting, Magic Leap is finally ready to launch its flagship product, the Magic Leap One mixed reality headset. This is a launch that's been a long time coming, but even though the headset is shipping out today, there's still plenty of progress to be made. For starters, this is a limited launch that's aimed at developers, with the headset only shipping to folks to certain major cities in the contiguous US.

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Qualcomm Snapdragon Wear 3100 launch date: it’s about time

Qualcomm Snapdragon Wear 3100 launch date: it’s about time

It’s probably a bad time to launch a new smartwatch these next few weeks, unless you’re Samsung or Apple. That’s because any smartwatch you put into the market will be running on a mobile platform that is effectively two years old. Even older if you consider that the Snapdragon Wear 2100 is based on a modified Snapdragon 400 chipset. And in about 30 days, that wearable processor will be rendered obsolete now that Qualcomm itself is teasing when the long-overdue successor, tentatively known as the Snapdragon Wear 3100, will be unveiled.

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Galaxy Watch coming: what we want from Samsung’s next smartwatch

Galaxy Watch coming: what we want from Samsung’s next smartwatch

While we're counting down to Samsung's Unpacked event this Thursday, the company is already dropping hints at something big coming later this month. It might also be literally Samsung's smallest reveal. After the Galaxy Note 9, it might be the time of Samsung's new smartwatch in the limelight. Call it Gear S4 or Galaxy Watch, these are some of the things we want to see in what should be the most advanced smartwatch of the year.

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Fossil Q Gen 4 smartwatches tease onboard GPS, NFC, swimproofing

Fossil Q Gen 4 smartwatches tease onboard GPS, NFC, swimproofing

Watchmakers at Fossil have a fourth-generation Fossil Q to show this week with a more "tech-packed" touchscreen-laden body than they've ever released before. This watch was revealed in two forms: Fossil Q Explorist HR and Fossil Q Venture HR. The Explorist is a bit bigger, while the Venture is a bit smaller, and both roll with Qualcomm Snapdragon Wear 2100 processors and Wear OS by Google.

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