Wearables

Fitbit Charge 4 wearable update adds Dynamic GPS and Smart Wake alarm

Fitbit Charge 4 wearable update adds Dynamic GPS and Smart Wake alarm

Fitbit has released an update for its Charge 4 smartwatch, adding new features that improve its usefulness as a wake-up device while also improving battery life. The changes arrive in update v1.96.29. With this, users will be able to get their watch to wake them up at the ideal time, avoiding alarms that go off during deep sleep. As well, GPS usage has been improved to preserve battery life.

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Klipsch T5 II True Wireless Earbuds include special McLaren Edition

Klipsch T5 II True Wireless Earbuds include special McLaren Edition

Audio company Klipsch has introduced its new T5 II True Wireless Sport McLaren Edition, a pair of true wireless earbuds made in collaboration with auto company McLaren. The McLaren Edition earbuds are joined by two other models, the Klipsch T5 II True Wireless and T5 II True Wireless Sport, each of which is smaller than the previous model, among other notable features.

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Sony Reon Pocket wearable air conditioner goes on sale in Japan

Sony Reon Pocket wearable air conditioner goes on sale in Japan

Japan enjoys a stereotype for producing rather eccentric products and devices and Sony's latest isn't exactly helping. Born from its internal crowdfunding platform, the Reon Pocket was revealed last year to be a thermal device you can wear underneath your shirt to keep you cool during these summer days. In other words, it is the world's first air conditioner that you can wear and, now, also purchase. At least if you're living in Japan.

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Garmin’s new solar-powered watches definitely aren’t for the budget shopper

Garmin’s new solar-powered watches definitely aren’t for the budget shopper

Just about a year ago, Garmin rolled out a solar-powered fenix 6X smartwatch - the first solar-powered watch it's ever released. The fenix 6X Pro Solar, as it's officially called, featured a special lens called "Power Glass" that would charge the watch when exposed to sunlight. Today, we're seeing Garmin bring its Power Glass to a range of new smartwatches, with wearables in the Instict, fenix 6, and tactix series all being outfitted with these solar charging capabilities.

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Galaxy Watch 3 strikes a pose as it passes by Taiwan’s NCC

Galaxy Watch 3 strikes a pose as it passes by Taiwan’s NCC

The date is set for Samsung's big event and while the Galaxy Note 20 is the obvious center of attraction, it is expected to be joined by no less than three other Galaxy devices. Whether that entourage includes a smartwatch, however, is still unknown but the Galaxy Watch 3 seems to be ready to jump into the spotlight at any moment. It has even stopped by NCC, Taiwan's FCC equivalent, long enough to give us a glimpse of at least one of two variants for the upcoming wearable.

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Galaxy Watch 3 firmware leak reveals features and watch faces

Galaxy Watch 3 firmware leak reveals features and watch faces

Even before the Galaxy Note 20 gets its time on the virtual stage, Samsung may announce its next wearable. Or maybe it won't and will lump it together in one grand Unpacked 2020. Whether it's within the next two weeks or next month, the Galaxy Watch 3 is all but known, partly because it won't be changing the formula that much. There will be some changes, of course, and we're getting to see some of those thanks to a dump of the firmware that will be running on the smartwatch.

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Galaxy Watch 3 release date, features, pricing and things you should know

Galaxy Watch 3 release date, features, pricing and things you should know

Countdown for the launch of Samsung’s next-generation smartwatch has officially started. After various rumors and countless back and forth, we have July 22 as the alleged release date; as it nears - we can expect more details of the watch to surface. From what we already know, courtesy some of the most credible speculations we have come across, the new smartwatch dubbed Samsung Galaxy Watch 3 is going to be a worthy successor to the first generation Galaxy Watch.

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Google’s Fitbit buy sees serious advocacy resistance

Google’s Fitbit buy sees serious advocacy resistance

Advocacy groups in the United States and the European Union issued a statement on Wednesday rallying against Google's acquisition of Fitbit. The statement was signed by twenty advocacy groups from countries around the world, primarily in the USA and Europe. Google currently has a bid in place to acquire the fitness wearable company Fitbit - but the deal's not quite done just yet.

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North bought by Google: Shuts down Focals 1.0 and 2.0 smart glasses

North bought by Google: Shuts down Focals 1.0 and 2.0 smart glasses

Smart glasses-maker North has confirmed it is being acquired by Google, and it's bad news for anybody looking forward to the company's second-generation Focals 2.0 - or who currently uses the Focals 1.0. The deal - chatter of which leaked recently - will see North's team join Google's work on its hardware and "ambient computing" platforms.

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Snapdragon Wear 4100 promises more smartwatch speed and stamina

Snapdragon Wear 4100 promises more smartwatch speed and stamina

It’s been some time since we’ve seen Qualcomm upgrade its wearable silicon, but today, the company announced that it’s doing just that. Qualcomm has revealed the Snapdragon Wear 4100 series, which comprises the standard 4100 and the 4100+. Like the 3100 series that came before it, the Snapdragon Wear 4100+ is built using Qualcomm’s “hybrid approach” that pairs a main SoC with an always-on co-processor.

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OPPO Watch FCC sighting hints at US launch

OPPO Watch FCC sighting hints at US launch

OPPO made a big splash with its first smartwatch but not all for the right reasons. The OPPO Watch's rich set of features may have been overshadowed by discussions around its uncanny resemblance to the Apple Watch. That might not have been relevant for markets where Apple's products are eclipsed by its Chinese rivals but it will be a different matter entirely when, not if, the OPPO Watch becomes available in global markets, including and especially the US where the Apple Watch's design is pretty much an icon.

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NASA Pulse necklace is a clever DIY solution to prevent face touching

NASA Pulse necklace is a clever DIY solution to prevent face touching

Humanity has found itself within another global pandemic, one involving a respiratory virus that can be easily transmitted from a surface to its next victim simply by touching one's own face. There's an obvious preventative method to avoid this issue, which is that you shouldn't touch your face, at least not if you haven't thoroughly washed your hands first. Developing this new habit is harder than it sounds, however, so here to help is a new DIY project from NASA.

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