Wearables

Apple Watch 5 out next month with OLED screen, titanium and ceramic case

Apple Watch 5 out next month with OLED screen, titanium and ceramic case

A lot of attention is naturally given to the upcoming iPhone models, especially considering the rather controversial design change on its back. Fans of Apple's wearable products, however, may have been slightly worried about the lack of rumors on the Apple Watch. Better late than never, those are finally dropping in and, if they are on the mark, this year could see yet another big change for the Apple Watch.

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BLOCKS modular smartwatch is officially dead

BLOCKS modular smartwatch is officially dead

BLOCKS, the modular smartwatch that launched in 2014, is officially dead. Backers of the crowdfunding campaign were on the receiving end of a recent email advising that BLOCKS Wearables Ltd. is being liquidated. A backer-only update has also appeared on the product's Kickstarter campaign warning backers that the company has run out of money. The failure has been in the pipeline for more than a year.

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Runkeeper ends Wear OS support in tiny, active blow to Google

Runkeeper ends Wear OS support in tiny, active blow to Google

ASICS developed the activity tracker app Runkeeper, and Runkeeper was able to faithfully connect with Wear OS devices until this week. Users were sent a message this week by the folks that develop ASICS Runkeeper. This message suggested that as of app version 9.13, ASICS Runkeeper would no longer connect with any "Wear OS by Google device" whatsoever.

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Garmin has at least four smartwatches heading to IFA 2019

Garmin has at least four smartwatches heading to IFA 2019

Garmin is no longer just about GPS navigation in cars. It isn't even about golf watches. An almost unlikely player in the wearable market, Garmin has started making smartwatches and fitness wearables to jump on that still unstable industry. Despite the uncertainty and the number of players already in the market, Garmin is showing no hints of slowing down. In fact, it might have as many as six such wearable devices coming next week, and four of them have already been leaked.

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Misfit Vapor X puts Wear OS on 3100 chip for under $200

Misfit Vapor X puts Wear OS on 3100 chip for under $200

Your options for a Wear OS smartwatch running the latest chipset just got bigger today, with the new Misfit Vapor X joining the Snapdragon Wear 3100 team. The newest smartwatch from the company runs Google's wearable platform on Qualcomm's latest-generation silicon, and includes integrated GPS as well as Spotify preloaded.

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Snap Spectacles 3 double up on cameras for a 3D twist

Snap Spectacles 3 double up on cameras for a 3D twist

Snap today announced the third iteration of Spectacles and it seems this new pair is coming with quite a few changes. For starters, there are now two cameras on Spectacles - one beside each lens. As you might imagine, this allows you to capture 3D content and also lets you give your videos an augmented reality flair as well.

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Apple’s next big thing is in the mind

Apple’s next big thing is in the mind

Apple is ramping up to a revolution in the way you live your life. Right now the most ironic paradox in most people's lives is the complete lack of motivation they feel for keeping their body healthy. I know I feel that way - it seems like a lot of work. I've got a hard enough time trying to act on things I know are right, I've got ADHD, now you want me to remember that going for a bike ride makes me feel good the rest of the day? Madness!

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Form Swim Goggles pack a smart display for AR activity data

Form Swim Goggles pack a smart display for AR activity data

Swim company Form has launched Swim Goggles, a new wearable product that combines smart glasses tech, activity tracking, and ordinary swimming goggles to offer competitive swimmers a training edge. Though the Form Swim Goggles look like an ordinary pair of swimming goggles at first glance, they feature a tiny display that shows distance and time, among other things.

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Apple Watch may be able to detect signs of dementia, brain decline

Apple Watch may be able to detect signs of dementia, brain decline

Apple has slowly but surely been turning its Apple Watch into a tiny medical lab, equipping it with various sensors to paint a picture of the wearer's health and medical condition. There is no shortage of anecdotes and testimonies of how every new Apple Watch feature has saved lives, either through diagnosis or prognosis. Most of those, however, come from the usual heart-related sensors and measurements. A new study, however, is now looking into whether the Apple Watch can also be used to determine the wearer's mental health as well.

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Fossil Gen 5 Wear OS smartwatches let iPhone users take calls

Fossil Gen 5 Wear OS smartwatches let iPhone users take calls

Fossil isn't giving up on Google's Wear OS, and its fifth-generation smartwatches promise to give iPhone users the attention they may have felt their Android counterparts were enjoying. The Fossil Gen 5 watches will allow iPhone users to not only see that a call is incoming, but answer it and hold a conversation through a speaker built into the smartwatch, too.

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Samsung Galaxy Watch Active2 official with magical digital bezel

Samsung Galaxy Watch Active2 official with magical digital bezel

There's a bit of digital magic going on with the next Samsung smartwatch with what they're calling a "digital bezel" of sorts. They've previously released Samsung Galaxy Watch devices with a physical rotating bezel - this has gone over well. Now they want to simplify - so they've kept the bezel's abilities whilst removing the physical rotation - but how?

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Fitbit Versa update leaks with Amazon Alexa and OLED screen

Fitbit Versa update leaks with Amazon Alexa and OLED screen

Fitbit, the company best known for its fitness trackers, offers its own version of a smartwatch called the Versa. Unlike pure activity trackers, the Fitbit Versa comes with a few extra features, including (depending on model) support for making contactless payments and streaming music. According to a new leak, the company may be planning to update this watch with a new model that includes a personal assistant and improved display.

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