Wearables

Spotify for Garmin vivoactive 3 Music arrives on your wrist

Spotify for Garmin vivoactive 3 Music arrives on your wrist

Garmin has rolled out its Spotify app its vivoactive 3 Music smartwatch, bringing the music service directly to the wrist. The new app was announced back in October 2018, as a way for owners of select Garmin wearables to leave their phone at home, but still be able to take their music with them. Now, it's available to install for Garmin's most affordable music-compatible model.

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Galaxy Watch Active official: Blood Pressure Monitoring in play

Galaxy Watch Active official: Blood Pressure Monitoring in play

The Samsung Galaxy Watch Active was revealed this afternoon by Samsung at their big Galaxy S10 event. This device is very similar to the Samsung Galaxy Watch in many respects, but it's less expensive, and it's got the ability to monitor your Blood Pressure. This device also comes in a number of interesting colors and rolls with a wide variety of official watch bands right out the gate.

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Samsung Galaxy Fit revealed: automatic activity tracking and sleep analysis

Samsung Galaxy Fit revealed: automatic activity tracking and sleep analysis

Joining its newly unveiled smartphones are new wearables from Samsung, including the Galaxy Fit and Galaxy Fit e. These smart bands are targeted at fitness enthusiasts -- everyone from casual runners to dedicated athletes. Both devices are designed for comfort over long periods of time, offering automatic activity tracking alongside sleep analysis, message alerts, and more.

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Galaxy Fit tracker seen alongside Galaxy Buds, Galaxy Watch Active

Galaxy Fit tracker seen alongside Galaxy Buds, Galaxy Watch Active

It seems that Samsung is truly retiring the Gear brand, putting all its mobile products under a single "Galaxy" name, regardless of form or operating system. That has started with the Gear Watch, now Galaxy Watch, and the rumored Galaxy Buds that will succeed the Gear IconX. Now it seems that Samsung itself has accidentally confirmed that the Gear Fit trackers will also experience a change, but the new Galaxy Fit and Galaxy Fit e will bring more than just a new name.

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North Focals smart glasses just got a lot more affordable

North Focals smart glasses just got a lot more affordable

North's Focals smart glasses are getting significantly more affordable, with the discreet wearable display slicing hundreds off its sticker price as the company tries to make it easier for potential customers to try the eyewear on. North is launching a pop-up showroom for Focals in Seattle on February 19, which will then travel down the coast to San Francisco.

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Sony Wena Wrist smart strap for your regular watch escapes Japan

Sony Wena Wrist smart strap for your regular watch escapes Japan

Sony's Wena Wrist smart watch strap is finally spreading outside of Japan, though the unusual upgrade to make traditional watches connected is still a tough sell. Sony revealed the Wena back in 2015, part of its First Flight crowdfunding platform. Unlike most smartwatches, the tech isn't in the face.

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Pixel 3 Lite release with Pixel Watch leads rumored Google strategy shift

Pixel 3 Lite release with Pixel Watch leads rumored Google strategy shift

The Google Pixel 3 Lite is set to launch later this year and undercut the iPhone XR, a new report claims, bringing the long-anticipated Google smartwatch and other hardware with it. It's said to be part of Google's attempt to expand its audience with Pixel smartphones, offering a more affordable version as it scales up its hardware ambitions with a number of new devices and form-factors.

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Huawei Watch GT hits USA for $200 with top-battery release

Huawei Watch GT hits USA for $200 with top-battery release

Inside the United States, Huawei's finally brought their Huawei Watch GT to market with a two-hundred-dollar price tag. This device is not like previous Huawei wearable devices - it's not running a Google-made software. It does not have Wear OS or Android Wear or anything like that. Instead, it runs LiteOS, a software made by Huawei specifically for wearable devices such as this.

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Galaxy Watch Active to say goodbye to iconic bezel ring

Galaxy Watch Active to say goodbye to iconic bezel ring

Samsung is not one to shy away from making experiments. Sometimes it hits gold, sometimes it flops. And sometimes it decides to change things even when things are still working right. That is the puzzle that fans of Samsung's Gear, now Galaxy Watch, smartwatches will be facing, with a new leak that confirms their greatest fears, The Galaxy Watch Active, successor to the Gear Sport, will have a smaller display but, ironically, no rotating bezel ring that has made Samsung's smartwatches unique.

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Fitbit debuts Inspire wearable, but only for employee health plans

Fitbit debuts Inspire wearable, but only for employee health plans

Fitbit, one of the most recognized names in fitness wearables, has a new model out, but rather than its specs or features, it's the way it's being made available that's the biggest difference. Called the Inspire, the wristband can't be purchased directly, but instead is issued to users through corporate health initiatives or insurance providers. It's part of Fitbit's plan to lean more heavily into large-scale business deals, rather than consumer-focused devices.

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Galaxy Watch Active specs leak leaves one question unanswered

Galaxy Watch Active specs leak leaves one question unanswered

Samsung may have just made its next smartwatch, which will undoubtedly be eclipsed by the Galaxy S10 and its foldable phone, a bit more curious. Sadly, it might not all be in a good way. Recent leaked images of the Galaxy Watch Active, now believed to be the name of what was previously called the Galaxy Sport, hinted at the removal of Samsung's iconic rotating dial. Now a new leak has come up detailing the wearable's specs but comes up short in answering that mystery.

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Galaxy Sport smartwatch render shows a less sporty design

Galaxy Sport smartwatch render shows a less sporty design

The Galaxy S10 won’t be alone when Samsung takes the stage at MWC 2019. While it and the anticipated foldable phone will naturally hog the spotlight, there’s always room for some accessories on the showroom floor. One such smartphone companion is the Galaxy Sport, alternatively called the Galaxy Active, Samsung’s first sports-oriented smartwatch under the Galaxy brand. You might not be able to tell it’s a sports smartwatch, though, judging by how classy it looks compared to Samsung’s other smartwatches.

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