Wearables

Your Apple Watch now tracks sleep with the first watchOS 7 public beta

Your Apple Watch now tracks sleep with the first watchOS 7 public beta

If you've been eagerly awaiting the day when your Apple Watch could track your sleep, it's time for a watchOS 7 beta install and an early bedtime. Freshly released today, the first Apple Watch watchOS 7 public beta gives a taste of the new features announced at WWDC 2020 earlier in the year, of which sleep tracking is just one.

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Wear OS won’t be able to play music because Play Music is shutting down

Wear OS won’t be able to play music because Play Music is shutting down

The end for Google Play Music, one of the few remaining "Play" services, is just around the corner. It has been months, maybe even years, coming but it hasn't been a smooth transition. YouTube Music, which is set to replace is it, still isn't on feature parity with Play Music and only recently got the ability to migrate albums from one to the other. When Google flips the switch in the coming weeks, however, it will be Wear OS smartwatch owners that will be left with the short end of the stick instead.

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Samsung Galaxy Watch 3 tracks ECG and blood pressure [Updated]

Samsung Galaxy Watch 3 tracks ECG and blood pressure [Updated]

Samsung has a new smartwatch for your wrist, and the Galaxy Watch 3 aims to straddle fitness and fashion with some much-loved features from older wearables along with sleep and ECG tracking. Launching alongside the Galaxy Note 20, the Galaxy Watch 3 has a circular display surrounded by a physically rotating bezel, for quickly scrolling through apps and messages.

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Apple Watch Series 6 newest leaked feature has Blood Oxygen focus

Apple Watch Series 6 newest leaked feature has Blood Oxygen focus

The next Apple Watch is in focus in today's next batch of leaked product info. From Taiwan we've got a leak about Apple Watch 6, s watch that'll reportedly come with a new blood oxygen monitoring sensor. This Apple Watch Series 6 release will be released with a big health focus, with a number of other sensors and smart monitoring features onboard.

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OPPO Watch is the stylish new fast-charging king of Wear OS smartwatches

OPPO Watch is the stylish new fast-charging king of Wear OS smartwatches

The OPPO Watch has been officially revealed, though you'd be forgiven for having a sense of deja-vu at this Apple Watch-esque wearable. Looking a whole lot like the iPhone-only smartwatch, the OPPO Watch relies on Wear OS by Google - which means, of course, that it'll work with both iPhone and Android devices - and offers both an integrated LTE option and a super-fast charging feature.

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Apple net sales grow for all product categories: iPhone, Mac, iPad, Services

Apple net sales grow for all product categories: iPhone, Mac, iPad, Services

Today Apple announced that they'd had some significant success over the past three months with sales of... basically everything. They had net sales growth (compared to the same period last year) for every one of their product categories. That includes iPhone, Mac, iPad, Services, and the collective category "Wearables, Home and Accessories."

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Niantic won’t make its own Pokemon GO smart glasses

Niantic won’t make its own Pokemon GO smart glasses

Pokemon GO developer Niantic may be creating a set of augmented reality smart glasses, but it has no intention of building them itself, the company has confirmed. Niantic had announced last December that it would be working on a set of AR glasses using Qualcomm's chipset technology, and with which games like Pokemon GO and Ingress could better integrate into the real world.

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Nubia Watch puts a new angle on the bendable smartphone for your wrist

Nubia Watch puts a new angle on the bendable smartphone for your wrist

We've seen quite a few mobile devices designed around the idea of a flexible screen but nubia's Alpha probably took the cake last year. Pretty much a smartphone you could wrap around your wrist, the device utilized a flexible screen that curved gently to offer a futuristic-looking smartwatch. This year, nubia has taken that idea and pulled it down to earth just a bit, introducing angles that make it look more like a regular smartwatch and an option for swappable straps, just like a regular smartwatch.

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Galaxy Watch 3 leak shows Samsung’s wearable from all angles

Galaxy Watch 3 leak shows Samsung’s wearable from all angles

A hands-on video of the Galaxy Watch 3 popped up on the Internet earlier this day, practically leaving no stone unturned. Of course, it was an unofficial unit that could still turn out to be far from reality. We can't be sure about this latest set of images, either, allegedly press renders of the two Galaxy Watch 3 sizes coming our way. Given everything we've seen and heard so far, however, this pretty much closes the case, pending official pricing, of course.

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Galaxy Buds Live user manual spills all the beans

Galaxy Buds Live user manual spills all the beans

Although Samsung's big event is happening in less than two weeks, it may indeed get its new wearables out of the way first in just a few days. Almost all the pieces are falling into place, coming officially from Samsung itself. The plugins for the Galaxy Watch 3 and Galaxy Buds Live, a.k.a. "Beans", revealed some features via some deep code diving but nothing is more official and comprehensive than an official user manual that practically reveals all the Galaxy Buds Live's secrets, including some odd ones.

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Garmin confirms cyberattack: Cloud services held to ransom

Garmin confirms cyberattack: Cloud services held to ransom

Garmin has confirmed that it was a cyberattack that took Garmin Connect and the wearables company's other systems offline for more than four days. The company says that it is still working on bringing all of its systems back online, but says there is "no indication" that any payment information from its Garmin Pay service or otherwise was stolen.

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Galaxy Watch 3 leaked on video ahead of Unpacked reveal

Galaxy Watch 3 leaked on video ahead of Unpacked reveal

After a number of leaks, we're getting the chance to see Samsung's Galaxy Watch 3 on video today. Samsung is widely expected to announce the Galaxy Watch 3 at its Unpacked event on August 5th, alongside the Galaxy Note 20, which will serve as the show's headliner. Today's leak leaves little to the imagination when it comes to the Galaxy Watch 3, as we get to see the device actually in-use.

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