wearables

Red Sox cheated with Fitbit, not Apple Watch, source claims

Red Sox cheated with Fitbit, not Apple Watch, source claims

Remember the Major League Baseball drama going on between the Boston Red Sox and the New York Yankees? The two teams have accused the other of cheating, with the Red Sox in particular being accused of using a wearable to alert players to the Yankees' hand signals. An investigation into the matter was confirmed at the time, but official details were kept to a minimum. Filling the void were sources who surfaced claiming the Red Sox were using the Apple Watch to cheat, but now that has changed.

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T-Mobile ONE plan limits Apple Watch Series 3 to slow data speeds

T-Mobile ONE plan limits Apple Watch Series 3 to slow data speeds

T-Mobile users who have their hearts set on the new Apple Series 3 with LTE are facing some unfortunate news: the carrier is limiting the wearable to 3G-ish speeds. The carrier doesn't go out of its way to underscore that reality, instead listing it among various tidbits of fine print. According to that fine print, you'll get 512Kbps speeds with your shiny new Apple wearable.

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Huawei Band 2 Pro fitness tracker: GPS, sleep monitoring, heart rate and more

Huawei Band 2 Pro fitness tracker: GPS, sleep monitoring, heart rate and more

Huawei has launched a new budget-tier fitness tracker, the Huawei Band 2 Pro. This model is designed for fitness enthusiasts who want something they can wear -- and put to good use -- all day. The features are well rounded, including everything from GPS baked in to continuous heart rate monitoring and even sleep tracking. All of this is joined by a display for direct use.

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Red Sox may have used Apple Watch to steal Yankees hand signals

Red Sox may have used Apple Watch to steal Yankees hand signals

It's a modern twist on an old scheme: using the Apple Watch to steal hand signals from an opposing baseball team, gaining a competitive edge in the process. Such is the allegation lobbed at the Boston Red Sox, which supposedly used Apple's wearable to send alerts to players about what the Yankees' hand signals may mean. Sources claim the Yankees captured this practice on video.

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Polar OH1 optical heart rate sensor is for athletes who hate chest straps

Polar OH1 optical heart rate sensor is for athletes who hate chest straps

Optical heart rate sensors more often than not come in the form of a chest strap, and it is arguably one of the most hated bit of vital fitness accessories out there. If you count yourself among those who hate trying to jog or exercise with a chest strap in place, Polar has some good news: a new optical heart rate sensor designed to be worn on the arm.

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Samsung Gear S4 release to battle Apple Watch : Report

Samsung Gear S4 release to battle Apple Watch : Report

This week the folks at Samsung revealed the Galaxy Note 8 and are tipped to release a new Samsung Gear watch in the near future. A report released earlier today suggests that Samsung will launch a brand new smartwatch during IFA 2017. This event will likely happen during the event series in a Samsung-centric event in Berlin.

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Samsung Gear Fit2 Pro wearable surfaces with offline Spotify feature

Samsung Gear Fit2 Pro wearable surfaces with offline Spotify feature

Another Samsung fitness wearable has leaked, this one supposedly called the Gear Fit2 Pro. The wearable, among other things, is tipped to feature support for offline Spotify playback, though that is only one of the many rumored features. In addition to abilities tailored toward athletes and fitness enthusiasts, the wearable also offers a sporty design.

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Apple Watch 3 will look the same, gain LTE says Kuo

Apple Watch 3 will look the same, gain LTE says Kuo

Apple Watch 3's release and release details appeared this week in an analyst note on Apple's singular wearable device. This note came from notoriously accurate analyst Ming-Chi Kuo of KGI Securities, who suggested that the 3rd-gen Apple Watch won't look particularly different from previous models. Why would it? Not when there's a whole bunch of Apple Watch straps that were designed for the look of the first-gen device.

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Galaxy Note 8’s event companion device just leaked

Galaxy Note 8’s event companion device just leaked

The next Samsung event is all but guaranteed to be home to the Galaxy Note 8 - but that's not all. Today we've got word that the next Samsung wearable device - a perfect companion for the Galaxy Note 8, as it were - just passed through the FCC. This comes not long after the same device passed Bluetooth certification, meaning - or at least indicating - that it's right on the verge of being revealed by Samsung in full.

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New Google Pixel-like device Dorado appears

New Google Pixel-like device Dorado appears

A new Google device with codename Dorado appeared this month in the Android Open Source Project Gerrit. This is a place where AOSP code is made public as Google works on Android behind the scenes. This is the same place we first saw mention of quite a few Google-made devices - Nexus, Android Wear, and Pixel devices, too.

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Microsoft Mixed Reality Headsets go up for sale (and not just for devs)

Microsoft Mixed Reality Headsets go up for sale (and not just for devs)

Microsoft's Mixed Reality Headsets, which first went up for preorder for developers at the start of summer, have appeared online for anyone to buy -- including the average non-dev consumer. These headsets are still intended for developers, mind, but they're not limited to just those buyers. There's an HP model that costs $329 USD as well as a cheaper Acer model that costs $299 USD.

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Gear S3 Frontier Special Edition sports TUMI band and watch face

Gear S3 Frontier Special Edition sports TUMI band and watch face

Samsung has unveiled a special edition version of its Gear S3 Frontier, one made in collaboration with brand TUMI. This special version of the Frontier sports both a TUMI watch band and watch face, the combination of which gives it a classy, premium look. Despite its premium look, though, Samsung says this watch is durable and able to handle your various adventures...as long as those adventures don't exceed a MIL-STD 810G level of extremeness.

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