wearables

Samsung Gear S3 Classic LTE arrives at Verizon, AT&T and T-Mobile

Samsung Gear S3 Classic LTE arrives at Verizon, AT&T and T-Mobile

Back in March, Samsung announced that it was bringing LTE to the Gear S3 Classic, enabling users to access a mobile network without being tethered to their smartphone. At the time, Samsung said its upcoming wearable, aptly named the Gear S3 Classic LTE, would be launching through the three big carriers: Verizon, AT&T, and T-Mobile. That day has finally arrived, with the new wearable being available at each destination.

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WatchOS 4 detailed: Siri, new Watchfaces, NFC expands

WatchOS 4 detailed: Siri, new Watchfaces, NFC expands

This week Apple's Kevin Lynch stood on stage at WWDC 2017 and spoke about the next big update to the Apple Watch. This new update will bring Siri to the Apple Watch, at last. It'll be like having a digital assistant available all the time - from your wrist. This update also brings a stream of information from Siri - using machine learning to make the best guess at what you'll want next.

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Samsung patents smartwatch with a zoom-lens camera

Samsung patents smartwatch with a zoom-lens camera

Imagine a smartwatch with a big camera right in the middle off it. Taking photos would be awkward, likely, since you'd have to point the top of your wrist at the subject. Such seems to be the reality posited by a recently surfaced Samsung patent, which shows a smartwatch with a camera in the middle of the 'display' portion; the camera has a zoom lens that extends out of the watch when needed.

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Polar A370 fitness tracker brings ‘advanced sleep tracking’ and more

Polar A370 fitness tracker brings ‘advanced sleep tracking’ and more

Polar has launched a new fitness and sleep tracker, the Polar A370 wrist wearable. The A370 offers a couple big features, including what Polar calls 'advanced sleep tracking,' as well as continuous heart rate tracking. The wearable is waterproof and features a touch display that provides access to certain information, including incoming notifications. The wearable has launched for preorder ahead of its June release.

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Huawei Honor Band A2 fitness tracker unveiled with an OLED display

Huawei Honor Band A2 fitness tracker unveiled with an OLED display

Huawei has introduced its newest Honor-branded wearable, the Honor Band A2. As the name suggests, this is a followup model to the Honor Band A1, which was released in 2016. The wristband is designed for those who want to keep tabs on their health and fitness, and it brings with it all of the expected sensors, including a heart rate sensor. The newest model also brings one big change over the previous iteration: an OLED display.

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Ringly Go classy smart bracelet features leather and stone

Ringly Go classy smart bracelet features leather and stone

Back in early 2016, Ringly introduced a stylish wearable with a metal bracelet and a fancy jewel called Aries. The company is back with a new similar wearable product, this one called Ringly Go. As with the original model, Ringly has designed its wearable to be classy, something you could wear during a formal engagement without anyone realizing the tech behind it. The big difference, though, is its more modest, somewhat casual design.

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LG Watch Sport for Verizon has been cancelled, buyers get credit

LG Watch Sport for Verizon has been cancelled, buyers get credit

The LG Watch Sport smartwatch designed for Verizon Wireless has been cancelled, leaving those who preordered with questions and disappointment. Verizon has confirmed the cancellation and has removed all of the product pages from its website, though LG itself doesn't appear to have issued any statements on the matter; the maker likewise removed the Verizon variant from its own website. Customers who preordered aren't being left entirely empty-handed, however.

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Study: Apple Watch is 97% accurate in identifying abnormal heart beat

Study: Apple Watch is 97% accurate in identifying abnormal heart beat

The Apple Watch, when paired with artificial intelligence and the Cardiogram app, has a high 97-percent accuracy rate when detecting a particular type of abnormal heart rhythm called paroxysmal atrial fibrillation. This discovery was made by the University of California in San Francisco, which based its conclusion in part on data gathered from more than six-thousand volunteers.

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Verizon Wear24 smartwatch with 4G LTE now available

Verizon Wear24 smartwatch with 4G LTE  now available

Last month, Verizon took the wraps off a new exclusive smartwatch called the Wear24. This wearable features 4G LTE connectivity, a notable feature that eliminates the need to keep it tethered with a smartphone at all times. While the carrier revealed all of the details about the watch a few weeks ago, it wasn't available to purchase at the time. That changes today -- the Wear24 smartwatch is available to buy from Verizon now for $299 with a two-year contract.

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Montblanc Summit Android Wear smartwatch now available

Montblanc Summit Android Wear smartwatch now available

Montblanc has launched its previously unveiled Summit smartwatch, a classy Android Wear offering that, at first glance, looks like any other traditional timepiece. The company is offering Summit in more than a dozen styles, including both titanium and steel models and both calfskin and rubber straps. Though the smartwatch still isn't available through Montblanc itself, it has launched at Mr. Porter where it is offered at a slight discount.

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Garmin quatix 5 marine smartwatch is made for boating, fishing and more

Garmin quatix 5 marine smartwatch is made for boating, fishing and more

Garmin has introduced a new smartwatch that is designed specifically for 'life on the water,' the Garmin quatix 5 marine wearable. This smartwatch offers GPS and has features specific to boating, such as support for related Garmin chart plotters and similar marine-centric gadgets. The wearable itself builds upon the quatix 3 model, adding a new form factor as well as things like Garmin Elevate wrist heart rate tech.

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Acer Leap Ware smartwatch is a fitness wearable for iOS and Android

Acer Leap Ware smartwatch is a fitness wearable for iOS and Android

Acer has introduced a new fitness wearable called the Leap Ware smartwatch. This model works with the Liquid Life app, which itself is available for both iOS and Android. The wearable, likes one before it, is designed to keep track of the wearer's fitness and health data, including things like heart rate, stress, stamina and, oddly enough, exposure to ultraviolet rays. These features are packed into a modern, circular watch that looks classy enough for everyday -- not just fitness-time -- use.

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