Wearables

Oura Ring Generation 3 is a wearable for those who don’t like watches

Oura Ring Generation 3 is a wearable for those who don’t like watches

When it comes to wearables, typically, they take the form of a watch. However, with the advent of smartphones, many people stopped wearing a watch and don't want to go back. However, the dislike of wearable devices on your wrist means that some of the fitness and health tracking features of modern wearables are unavailable to some people. Oura has been making smart wearables in the form of simple rings, and the commpany has announced its Generation 3 ring.

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Moto Watch 100 sightings hint that the comeback is near

Moto Watch 100 sightings hint that the comeback is near

When smartwatches first came to the market, Motorola enjoyed the prestige of being the first to dare put a familiar circular face on the nascent wearables. Of course, it was also notorious for its initial "flat tire" design, and almost all smartwatches today now sport round bodies, with the exception of the Apple Watch. Like many smartphone makers aside from Samsung, Motorola's activity in the smartwatch market eventually faded into the background. Now the name might be ready for a revival early next year, but, as before, it won't be made by Motorola either.

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Apple Watch Series 7 teardown reveals small but important changes

Apple Watch Series 7 teardown reveals small but important changes

The iFixit team has published their completed teardown of the Apple Watch Series 7, revealing both large and small changes with the help of three former Apple engineers. The team teases that the Apple Watch Series 7 sports "secrets that only a trained eye can spot," including many subtle tweaks that the teardown team says are "significant" to the overall hardware upgrade.

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Razer Zephyr N95 smart mask released for $100

Razer Zephyr N95 smart mask released for $100

Razer revealed a concept for a smart air purifying mask earlier this year as "Project Hazel." Since then, said project evolved into the Razer Zephyr, a fully realized product available for sale to the public. Razer Zephyr was released for sale this afternoon for approximately $100 USD, and will be available on its own or with additional filters for top-notch N95 filter action.

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Samsung Galaxy Watch 4 update adds faces, expands gesture control

Samsung Galaxy Watch 4 update adds faces, expands gesture control

Samsung is updating the Galaxy Watch 4, with a new software upgrade that adds fresh faces, fall detection, and gesture control to the wearable. Announced back in August, alongside, the Galaxy Z Fold 3, the Galaxy Watch 4 overlays Samsung's own One UI Watch atop Google's Wear OS.

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Samsung will make you a custom harlequin Galaxy Z Flip 3 now

Samsung will make you a custom harlequin Galaxy Z Flip 3 now

Samsung is adding a new, customized option to one of its most recent foldable phones, with the Galaxy Z Flip 3 Bespoke Edition allowing buyers to mix and match different colors. In total, the company says, there are now 49 possible combinations, ranging from fairly sober to decidedly unusual.

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OnePlus Watch Harry Potter limited edition will really need some magic

OnePlus Watch Harry Potter limited edition will really need some magic

Nostalgia is a very strong emotion and one that can be capitalized on almost too easily. That has been proven by many successful crowdfunded campaigns, as well as hot-selling items like retro consoles in miniature forms. OnePlus is now tapping on that same feeling to sell a new limited edition of its OnePlus Watch. And if this throwback to the earliest days of Harry Potter is any indication, it will really need some of that wizarding magic to sell well.

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Apple Watch Series 7 fast charge requirements now official

Apple Watch Series 7 fast charge requirements now official

When smartwatches first came out years ago, they were ridiculed for having to be recharged at least every night. While some battery lives have improved since then, they're still dismal when you consider regular timepieces don't need charging at all. Of course, there is no getting around the need to plug in the smart wearables from time to time, so manufacturers are trying to reduce the time needed for that instead. That's what the Apple Watch 7 is bringing to the table, and Apple is finally revealing what's needed to take advantage of its new fast charge feature.

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Apple Watch Series 7 photo shows Apple Watch 6 comparison

Apple Watch Series 7 photo shows Apple Watch 6 comparison

Apple's products always sell well, regardless of the initial sentiment when they are first announced. The company's September event disappointed some who had hoped to see bigger upgrades on the iPhone 13. The biggest disappointment, however, may have come from expectations over the Apple Watch Series 7 based on leaks and rumors. The official version of the smartwatch may not have exactly been spectacularly different, but this latest real-world photo of the Apple Watch Series 7 reaffirms the upgrade that fans wanted in the first place.

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Mobvoi TicWatch Pro 3 Ultra GPS is now available for purchase

Mobvoi TicWatch Pro 3 Ultra GPS is now available for purchase

Although it has been on the smartwatch market for quite a while now, Mobvoi's name really peaked last year when it launched what was then the first and only smartwatch that used Qualcomm's latest Snapdragon Wear 4100. Although it dashed hopes that the company would immediately announce Wear OS 3 upgrades for its most recent models, it still might be one of the first on that track next year. To further widen its reach, it is launching the new TicWatch Pro 3 Ultra GPS, which, despite being a mouthful, is confusingly similar to the TicWatch Pro 3.

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YouTube Music Wear OS 2 app is now compatible with Snapdragon Wear 3100

YouTube Music Wear OS 2 app is now compatible with Snapdragon Wear 3100

Google's commitment to Wear OS has been cast into doubt because of the lack of development and improvement before Wear OS 3 was announced last month. It also seemed like Google was snubbing its own wearable platform when something as basic as a YouTube Music app was unavailable on Wear OS while ironically present on Apple's competing watchOS. That finally changed with Wear OS 3, but only for the extremely small number of smartwatches. Thankfully, that has now changed, and YouTube Music is going out to even more and older Wear OS devices.

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Meditative breathing and VR combo reduces pain without drugs

Meditative breathing and VR combo reduces pain without drugs

Researchers at the University of Michigan have combined the ancient tradition of meditative breathing with modern technology, namely a virtual reality headset. The result, according to a new study from the team, is a reduction in pain perception, offering patients a way to reduce their use of painkillers. In contrast to meditative breathing on its own, however, the VR-based breathing method triggered pain relief in an entirely different way.

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