Wearables

Garmin adds new Approach golf wearables and rangefinder

Garmin adds new Approach golf wearables and rangefinder

Garmin is probably best known for its line of GPS devices that are used in cars and other vehicles all around the world. The company also makes a line of wearables aimed at outdoors enthusiasts and sports fans. The company has announced three new smartwatches for its Approach range aimed directly at golfers.

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Amazfit smartwatches to get ECG, blood pressure monitoring features

Amazfit smartwatches to get ECG, blood pressure monitoring features

Initially thought of as mini smartphones for wrists, smartwatches have become truly independent, transforming into health-centric accessories that happen to connect with smartphones. That's partly thanks to Apple's push for certain features that other smartwatch makers have unsurprisingly imitated. At the top of that list comes ECG monitoring, just one of the things that smartwatch maker Amazfit is planning to introduce into its own wearables, provided it get US FDA approval, of course.

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Wear OS could see an explosion of Tiles in Spring

Wear OS could see an explosion of Tiles in Spring

Although it is present on a wide variety of smartwatches from an equally wide variety of brands, Wear OS still seems to have less traction and a weaker hold on the smartwatch market. Some point to the slow adoption of up-to-date hardware, like the most recent Snapdragon Wear 4100 chipset, while others blame the seemingly slow-paced development of Wear OS itself. There's also the disappointing lack of support for third-party experiences, something that Google will finally be addressing this year with third-party Tiles.

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OnePlus Watch is finally coming together with OnePlus 9

OnePlus Watch is finally coming together with OnePlus 9

It has been in the backburner for years literally but it only took a few months for OnePlus to actually make it happen finally. Rumors about the company's first-ever smartwatches (its first wearable was actually the OnePlus Band fitness tracker) have been circulating for the past few months a few clues left by OnePlus itself around the Internet but it just dropped its biggest and its least subtle teaser yet. Yes, the OnePlus Watch is coming and it will be debuting alongside the OnePlus 9 series next week.

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Researchers create a wearable microgrid to power gadgets

Researchers create a wearable microgrid to power gadgets

One of the biggest challenges that electronics manufacturers face today is continually increasing the power and capability of wearable devices while maintaining adequate battery life. Engineers from the University of California San Diego have developed what they call a "wearable microgrid" to power small electronics. The microgrid harvests and stores energy from the human body.

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Facebook’s smart glasses vision is seductive and terrifying

Facebook’s smart glasses vision is seductive and terrifying

Facebook has pulled back the curtain a little on its smart glasses project, with the augmented reality eyewear biting off a huge challenge - and facing potential users with a tricky decision about just how much they trust the social networking behemoth in their lives. As Facebook describes it, the AR glasses it has in mind would be intuitive and proactive, a constant daily companion rather than a device you periodically pull out of your pocket.

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Fitbit Ace 3 gets kids up and moving during screen time-heavy pandemic

Fitbit Ace 3 gets kids up and moving during screen time-heavy pandemic

Fitbit today announced the Ace 3, the next wearable in its line targeted primarily at kids. As you'd imagine, the Fitbit Ace 3 doesn't quite come with the feature set that a fitness tracker or smartwatch meant for adults does, but it can still helps kids and parents track activity throughout the day and sleep habits at night. Fitbit argues that's more important than ever right now, when many kids aren't attending school in-person and are spending their days looking at screens.

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Galaxy Watch 4 and Watch Active 4 might be around the corner

Galaxy Watch 4 and Watch Active 4 might be around the corner

Samsung didn't announce a new smartwatch when it unpacked the Galaxy S21 series last January but that wasn't at all surprising nor disappointing. Samsung usually launches its wearables in the third quarter of the year, along with the Galaxy Note series of that year. 2021, however, seems to be a year of big changes for Samsung, especially in its release cadence. According to a new tip, the Galaxy Watch 4 might be announced in the next few months, including a somewhat unexpected Galaxy Watch Active 4.

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Fitbit Ace 3 leaked: A fitness tracker your kid will probably want [UPDATE: Statement]

Fitbit Ace 3 leaked: A fitness tracker your kid will probably want [UPDATE: Statement]

Today the Fitbit Ace 3 leaked in almost all ways, appearing in press photos, with press details, and attached to a reveal date. The Fitbit Ace 3 is (as the name implies) the third version of Fitbit's kid-aimed fitness tracker, appearing here in black and blue. This device works with a larger OLED display than its predecessors, with features that suggest it'll be able to remain active and awake for days on end.

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Razer Anzu takes company to the next level in lifestyle wearables

Razer Anzu takes company to the next level in lifestyle wearables

The gaming lifestyle company Razer revealed a pair of smartglasses called Razer Anzu. The "Anzu Smart Glasses" are a "one-of-a-kind wearable" with touch controls, open-ear audio, and special lenses. You can roll with 35% blue light filtering lenses, 99% UVA/UVB protective polarized sunglasses, and an always-appreciated replaceable lens system.

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Alphabet’s next moonshot project may give you enhanced hearing

Alphabet’s next moonshot project may give you enhanced hearing

Alphabet's "moonshot factory" X is working on a new project codenamed "Wolverine," according to a new leak, and it may involve a wearable that facilitates super-hearing capabilities. The project is described as top-secret at this time and named after the popular superhero character Wolverine. The codename Wolverine wearable project reportedly picked up steam back in 2018, resulting in multiple prototypes.

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Motorola Wear OS smartwatch could run on Snapdragon Wear 4100

Motorola Wear OS smartwatch could run on Snapdragon Wear 4100

There was quite a buzz recently about Motorola launching three new smartwatches this year after being absent in that market for so long. Granted, it is more likely to be made by a different manufacturer that simply licensed the Moto trademark but, for buyers, the distinction is unlikely to make a difference. That, however, might not actually be the end of the story as there might be a possibility that Motorola (or licensee eBuyNow) may have a fourth one in the works with a rather tempting spec.

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