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Electronics — Smartwatches — February 23rd, 2024

5 Ways To Track Your Weightloss Journey With Apple Watch
When it comes to fitness, we all have different goals, whether it is losing weight, gaining weight, increasing muscle mass, or getting stronger. Regardless, all types of fitness journeys can be overwhelming.
February 23rd, 2024Source

Apple Watch Warns and Helps Owner Improve Their Mental Health
Apple Watch has made headlines many times for saving lives. Over the years, we have heard many stories about Apple Watch helping people by warning them of unknown health conditions.
February 23rd, 2024Source

Feel the time: Pixel Watch might soon get a vibration time-telling feature
These days, smartwatches go beyond just displaying the time; they provide various ways to check it. Now, Google is reportedly enhancing the capabilities of its Pixel Watch, exploring additional methods for users to check the time.
February 23rd, 2024Source

How Apple Watch compares with Garmin in 2024
One of the most frequent questions I see every year are from those trying to decide between purchasing an Apple or Garmin sports watch. In the video below, I break down the biggest differences between them, as well as my experience using the two brands in 2024.
February 23rd, 2024Source or Watch Video

Samsung Galaxy Fit3 fitness tracker launched
Samsung has added a new fitness tracker to its range with the launch of the Galaxy Fit3, the device is equipped with a 1.6-inch AMOLED display, which is 45% larger than the previous model, and it can be used to track over 100 different workout types.
February 23rd, 2024Source

The best Apple Watch in 2024
There are only three models, but each of Apple’s smartwatches makes its own case for becoming your next wearable.
February 23rd, 2024Source

The FDA Wants to Remind You That Your Smartwatch Can't Measure Blood Sugar Yet
Devices that claim to give you glucose information without getting under your skin are unauthorized and potentially harmful.
February 23rd, 2024Source

Electronics — Smartwatches — February 21st, 2024

Apple Watch: The next one could track your sweat
Purpose-built to be hot and sweaty.
February 21st, 2024Source

Apple Watch Series 9 long-term review: Persistent iteration
The new double tap gesture and brighter screen are great, but the Series 9 doesn't offer any meaningful reasons to upgrade.
February 21st, 2024Source

Apple Watch Ultra is tough, but this case/band combo makes it tougher
The Apple Watch Ultra is famously rugged and great for endurance sports. But no wearable is truly indestructible. So if you want to make your Ultra even tougher, put it in the Elkson Quattro Pro 2.0 bumper case with band for Apple Watch Ultra.
February 21st, 2024Source

Galaxy Fit 3's new leak reveals a mighty successor to the Fit 2
The leak exposes everything about the upcoming Galaxy Fit 3 in detail.
February 21st, 2024Source

Garmin debuts Forerunner 165, a lower-cost runner's watch with plenty of bells and whistles
Garmin yesterday announced the newest smartwatch to its lineup, the Forerunner 165. It's a more affordable GPS running smartwatch that will help people of all skill levels to meet their personalized fitnes goals. Head below to learn more about the Garmin Forerunner 165.
February 21st, 2024Source

Garmin Forerunner 165
Garmin's Forerunner 165 is a smartwatch that offers a 1.2" 390x390 round AMOLED, hear rate sensor, blood oxygen monitoring, sleep monitoring, and more.
February 21st, 2024Source

Garmin Forerunner 165 affordable runners smartwatch features explored
The recently launched Forerunner 165 runners smartwatch has been specifically designed to enhance your training without breaking the bank Offering a dedicated companion for runners and sports enthusiasts who are serious about tracking their performance.
February 21st, 2024Source

How To Manually Add A Workout To Your Apple Watch
There are many reasons why someone would own an Apple Watch, plenty of which revolve around personal fitness. Though, while the watch tracks metrics like movement, heart rate, sleep, and even your wrist temperature, there will be times when you have to tell it to do so. At least at first.
February 21st, 2024Source

OnePlus Teases Watch 2 With An Amazing 100-Hour Battery Life
As a lead up to Mobile World Congress (MWC) in Barcelona, OnePlus is teasing its latest OnePlus Watch 2, a Wear OS 4-powered smartwatch that comes nearly three years after the first model. Besides the adoption of Google's best-yet watch OS, the watch's biggest claim is something called "Smart Mode" that promises up to 100 hours of battery life.
February 21st, 2024Source

The OnePlus Watch 2 is All But Official as the Company Shares Some Information and Release Date
Smartwatches have become common to the point that every OEM is giving them a shot, and for all the right reasons. While most companies have enjoyed a decent amount of success with their first smartwatch, it is safe to say that not everyone has gone through the same trajectory. Take OnePlus, for example. The original OnePlus Watch was not at all a good product, and the company wants to make things right with the OnePlus Watch 2.
February 21st, 2024Source

Welcome to the Era of Mobile AI
Developing the Galaxy S24 series has been the most rewarding period of my career. As an engineer, I have witnessed many examples of incredible innovations, but AI is the most transformative technology of the century. Few engineers get the chance to be involved in something with such seismic potential. It brings great change, not only for Samsung and the mobile industry but for all humankind.
February 21st, 2024Source

Electronics — Smartwatches — February 19th, 2024

A new Earthbound inspired G-Shock Watch is now available in Japan
All the way back in August of 1994, the now cult classic title Earthbound was first released in Japan; despite the game turning 30 this year, the game’s fanbase is still as dedicated as ever. The higher-ups at Nintendo are well aware of this passion too, and as such have promised lots of new Earthbound-themed merchandise throughout the year.
February 19th, 2024Source

How to Restore the Workout App on Apple Watch
Have you accidentally deleted the Workout app on your Apple Watch? Don’t worry, you can get it back. You won’t find it directly in the App Store, however, you can still download it with a few workarounds. Let’s check out everything you need to know.
February 19th, 2024Source

The most thorough Galaxy Fit 3 leak yet pits Samsung's next big wearable against a key rival
You may find this hard to believe, but the Galaxy Fit 3 is still not official despite leaking out in high-quality renders for the first time more than three whole months ago. Since then, Samsung's next big wearable device has had pretty much all of its specifications, features, and capabilities revealed... more than once, even starring in a real-life hands-on video ahead of its actual announcement.
February 19th, 2024Source

Electronics — Smartwatches — February 16th, 2024

Did big tech bully my favorite watchmaker out? Let's talk about Fossil's farewell
Remember the epic high school graduation gifts? Not the embarrassing socks your grandma knitted (bless her heart) but the ones you have chosen yourself. I, for example, just wanted a gift that screams "adulting," and then one day, I found it. A watch with smooth brown leather, a sleek design, and a dark gold display -- it instantly caught my eye. Trying it on felt like discovering the perfect fit.
February 16th, 2024Source

Future Apple Watch will know how sweaty you are, if this new patent bears fruit
The Apple Watch is filled with a whole host of different sensors to make tracking your health and fitness easier, and this patent hints at another that could come to future generations.
February 16th, 2024Source

Peloton will continue to support Apple Watch GymKit following userbase uproar
Just days after announcing that the company would stop using Apple's GymKit, Peloton has backtracked on the decision. In an email sent to Peloton members, the company said, "We heard you loud and clear" and "Based on your feedback, we will continue supporting this integration."
February 16th, 2024Source

The best fitness trackers of 2024: Tested and reviewed
See where the Apple Watch Series 9, Galaxy Watch 6, Oura Ring, and Whoop 4.0 fall on our list.
February 16th, 2024Source

This Apple Watch app is designed to help you focus and get more done
Focus divides your work day into manageable 25-minute chunks.
February 16th, 2024Source

What to Expect From Smartwatches in 2024: More AI, New Health Features and More
Analysis: New smartwatches from companies like Apple, Google and Samsung are expected to push health tracking even further, perhaps with a boost from AI.
February 16th, 2024Source

Electronics — Smartwatches — February 14th, 2024

Apple releases watchOS 10.4 beta 3
Apple has released watchOS 10.4 beta 3 for the Apple Watch, they also released iOS 17.4 beta 3 for the iPhone and iPadOS 17.4 beta 3 for the iPad. Now we get to find out what is new in the latest beta of Apple's watchOS 10.4 from Half Man Half Tech (Youtube).
February 14th, 2024Source or Watch Video

Apple Watch X: Biggest Changes I Want to See on Apple's Next Watch
Commentary: A refreshed design and new health insights could make the Apple Watch an even more capable wellness tracker.
February 14th, 2024Source

The best Apple Watches: Expert tested
ZDNET tested the best Apple Watch models including the Series 9, the Ultra, and the SE to help you choose the right one for tracking your health and accessing quick info and apps.
February 14th, 2024Source

The best smart speakers for 2024
There are Amazon, Google and Sonos options for every budget.
February 14th, 2024Source

Will Cleaning Apple AirPods With Alcohol Damage Them?
It's okay to admit that you've been in a situation where you took a close look at your AirPods and became a little disgusted by the things you see. We've all been there! Earwax buildup affects everyone differently, but the effect of seeing it on our AirPods or stuck to the inside of their case is pretty universal for many people.
February 14th, 2024Source

Electronics — Smartwatches — February 12th, 2024

Apple Watch "ghost touches" affecting top models — Apple investigating Series 9 and Ultra 2 display issue
Have ghost touches been affecting your Apple Watch?
February 12th, 2024Source

FDA Approves A Unique Samsung Galaxy Watch Feature That Could Save Your Life
Beating Apple to punch, Samsung has scored a win from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) by having sleep apnea detection approved for use in compatible Galaxy Watches and phones. This is a a first of its kind feature that, when used correctly, can help users spot early signs of cardiovascular diseases that stem from sleep apnea.
February 12th, 2024Source

Future Galaxy Watches will be able to detect your sleep apnea
The FDA approved Samsung's next health tech feature.
February 12th, 2024Source

'Ghost touches' are haunting some Apple Watch users - here's what to do if you're affected
If your Apple Watch is acting strange, you're not alone. Apple is investigating a glitch that causes the device to perform actions on its own.
February 12th, 2024Source

Google Finally Made It Easier To Get Pixel Watch 2 Replacements: Here's How
The ordeal of getting a replacement Pixel-branded smartwatch is finally getting a bit easier, thanks to a new mail-in option. So far, Google hasn't announced any sort of way to get a Pixel Watch repaired, as an official repair policy simply doesn't exist for cracked units, leaving replacements as the only option. However, going through the hoops of customer service and securing a replacement has been anything but easy for distressed buyers.
February 12th, 2024Source

How To Get More Out Of Guided Workouts With Your Apple Watch
In 2020, the Global Wellness Institute reported that U.S. consumers invested $265 billion on physical activity — the most of any country. Unfortunately, this doesn't mean that Americans are necessarily healthier because the study also claimed they significantly lags in terms of participation, despite the amount spent.
February 12th, 2024Source

How to view your body temperature on Apple Watch
Want to know your actual temperature, instead of "+0.05°C"? Here's how.
February 12th, 2024Source

That's cold: After 48 hours at -7 Fahrenheit, this phone retained some battery, while the Galaxy S24 Ultra did not
Honor's Magic 6 Pro is set to have its international debut on February 25 at the upcoming MWC (Mobile World Congress) and, here's another impressive battery show-off.
February 12th, 2024Source

Why Is My Apple Watch Not Connecting to iPhone and How To Fix It
Is your Apple Watch not connecting to your iPhone? This can be frustrating, especially if you recently bought a new iPhone. Keeping everything in mind, I have listed some solutions below that will help you fix the issue.
February 12th, 2024Source

Electronics — Smartwatches — February 9th, 2024

Garmin Forerunner 165 is on the horizon, here's what the leaks foretell
There's another smartwatch from Garmin that will make runners happy, if rumors turn out to be true.
February 9th, 2024Source

MicroLED Apple Watch Ultra 3 to cost more than iPhone 15 Pro Max so don't hold your breath
The long-awaited Apple Watch Ultra 3 that was initially scheduled for a release concurrent with the iPhone 16 series may be delayed by two years.
February 9th, 2024Source

Samsung Galaxy Watch cleared for sleep apnea detection
With the FDA's De Novo authorization, sleep apnea tracking will be available via the Samsung Health Monitor app in the US later this year.
February 9th, 2024Source

Samsung gets FDA approval for a sleep apnea feature on Galaxy Watch
The company will roll out the tool later this year.
February 9th, 2024Source

Samsung's Sleep Apnea Feature on Galaxy Watch First of Its Kind Authorized by US FDA
Samsung Electronics announced that the sleep apnea feature1 on the Samsung Health Monitor app2 has received De Novo authorization from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). This feature, which detects signs of sleep apnea using a compatible Samsung Galaxy Watch and phone, was the first of its kind to be authorized by the FDA following previous approval by Korea's Ministry of Food and Drug Safety (MFDS), announced last October in Korea.
February 9th, 2024Source

This iPhone and Apple Watch app teaches you a cool new fact every day
If you've always wondered how other people learn such cool and interesting facts, tidbits like the fact that you can fit all of the planets in our solar system between the Earth and the Moon or that sharks have existed longer than trees, then I highly recommend the Daily Random Facts app.
February 9th, 2024Source

Electronics — Smartwatches — February 7th, 2024

Apple Releases watchOS 10.4 beta 2
Apple recently released watchOS 10.4 beta 2 to developers and this update, part of a broader series of beta releases across Apple's platforms, brings a mix of stability improvements, minor feature updates, and compatibility adjustments, particularly for users of the Apple Watch Ultra 1. Let's dive into the details of this release and what it means for developers and early adopters.
February 7th, 2024Source

Galaxy Fit 3 packaging leak spills its potential pricing in the U.S.
Fueling the hype for an imminent launch.
February 7th, 2024Source

Leaked Garmin Forerunner 165 has nearly everything thrifty runners would want
Upgrades like an AMOLED display, altimeter, and running dynamics will tempt Forerunner 55 owners to upgrade.
February 7th, 2024Source

This Google patent may extend the battery life of your next smartwatch
The tech world is never sleeping. Google's latest patent has to do with a new antenna design for wearable devices like smartwatches (via MSPoweruser).
February 7th, 2024Source

This Pokemon-like Apple Watch app makes standing up throughout the day more fun
Stand more each day by collecting cute creatures.
February 7th, 2024Source

Electronics — Smartwatches — February 5th, 2024

5 Of The Best Samsung Galaxy Watch Apps You Should Have Installed
Samsung's smartwatch lineup underwent a major transformation in 2021 when it abandoned its proprietary TizenOS in favor of Google's WearOS platform for the Samsung Galaxy Watch 4 series.
February 5th, 2024Source

Apple Watch helps deputy sheriff discover lung blood clots that hospital originally missed
Apple Watch has been helping customers discover life-saving ailments for nearly a decade now. The latest is a situation out of Florida involving a deputy sheriff and a persistent warning from the watch.
February 5th, 2024Source

Samsung could pair the Galaxy Watch 7 with a cheaper Galaxy Watch FE this year
Allegedly, this Fan Edition watch will have specs similar to the Galaxy Watch 4 or 5, but with a revamped Exynos chip.
February 5th, 2024Source

Electronics — Smartwatches — February 2nd, 2024

Pixel Watch Camera app adds Night Sight, Video, Slow Motion, and more
If you own a Pixel Watch, you probably know that the Pixel Camera app serves as a controller. The good news is it recently received an update enabling users to switch between various photo and video modes on their Pixel Watch.
February 2nd, 2024Source

Samsung Galaxy S24 and S24+ review: A taste of generative AI in everyday use
New tricks make these familiar-looking devices a more compelling upgrade.
February 2nd, 2024Source

This iPhone app helps you find the perfect workout videos
Short on time? FitOn brings you the best workout videos to your iPhone.
February 2nd, 2024Source

Electronics — Smartwatches — January 31st, 2024

3 Android camera shortcuts that make iPhones look amusingly antiquated
Dedicated camera button? We don't need no stinkin' dedicated camera button.
January 31, 2024Source

Apple releases first watchOS 10.4 and macOS 14.4 developer betas [U]
Apple has released the first watchOS 10.4 and macOS 14.4 developer betas. tvOS 17.4 and HomePod 17.4 public betas are also available now.
January 31, 2024Source

Apple Card crosses the 12 million user threshold, gives over $1 billion in cashback in 2023
It is not common for Apple to disclose user data or product performance, but the tech giant has broken tradition by sharing active user numbers for its Apple Card in a recent press release.
January 31, 2024Source

Can S24 on T-Mobile beat iPhone's 5G speeds after Apple swallowed its modem pride?
The latest Ookla report on the phones with fastest 5G download speeds in the US showed two atypical winners - Apple's new iPhone 15 Pro Max and iPhone 15 Pro - which clocked a 215 Mbps and 189 Mbps median download speeds, respectively.
January 31, 2024Source

Cheaper Samsung A-series foldable could land instead of a Fold FE
Samsung may position the rumored affordable member of the Galaxy Fold line as a member of its A-series of midrange phones, just in the foldables realm. According to credible leakster Roland Quandt, there are several new internal numbers for upcoming Samsung devices.
January 31, 2024Source

Everything about the upcoming Galaxy Fit 3 has been prematurely confirmed by Samsung
Does anyone remember the 2020-released Galaxy Fit 2? Anyone at all? To be fair, Samsung's Fitbit tracker alternative was pretty easily forgettable despite offering towering battery life, which is not really what we can say about the brand-new Galaxy Fit 3.
January 31, 2024Source

Here's Why Your Apple Watch Is Leaving Burn Marks on Your Wrist
I know how alarming it feels if your Apple Watch is leaving burn marks on your wrist. In my case, my skin flare-ups lasted weeks. What really shocked me, however, was that I found many other Apple Watch users experiencing inexplicable skin issues. Likewise, they couldn't trace the causes.
January 31, 2024Source

How To Fix WatchOS 10.3 Battery Drain Issue on Apple Watch
I recently updated my Watch to watchOS 10.3, and the battery drain has been frustrating. After checking Apple forums, hundreds of users face have faced the same with version 10 and above. So, I tried multiple solutions to fix the battery drain issue on the Apple Watch and created this guide to help you out too.
January 31, 2024Source

Galaxy S24 Ultra DeX transforms phone into a powerful desktop PC
The new Samsung Galaxy S24 Ultra as a powerful phone equipped with artificial intelligence and offers serious competition to Apple's iPhone 15. But one of the unique features is that it can be transformed into a power of a desktop computer. The Samsung Galaxy S24 Ultra is making this a reality with its enhanced DeX feature, which is transforming the way we think about smartphones.
January 31, 2024Source

If you don't want to end up like this guy that got his phone stolen, here's how to protect your iPhone
Recently, we've been hearing accounts of stolen iPhones. Many cases like that can be found online, and of course, scammers are ready to extort you so that they don't end up with a beautiful iPhone 15 Pro Max that's useful just for parts.
January 31, 2024Source

Leaked photos show 'completely redesigned' Galaxy Z Fold 6
The Galaxy S24 series is Samsung's answer to anyone who thought the company got too comfortable with its success. The South Korean company's foldable phones are also in dire need of a glow-up and looking at new renders whipped up by leaker David Kowalski and Pigtou, the Galaxy Z Fold 6 will steal back the spotlight from bendable phones made by Chinese companies.
January 31, 2024Source

Non-exercise activity thermogenesis detection using a smartwatch
A novel smartwatch system clocks your activity more precisely and could offer you a better perspective on your activity levels than simply counting your 10,000 steps or how long you stay in bed.
January 31, 2024Source

Nothing OS 2.5.2 rolling out bringing stable Android 14 to Phone (1)
Following the release of Nothing OS 2.5.2 for Phone (2), Nothing is now pushing the same release to the original Phone (1). This update adds a few new widgets, a new dynamic wallpaper, a monochrome color scheme, a new tile for changing ring modes, customizable gestures, improved call quality and stability, and some UI and performance tweaks, among others.
January 31, 2024Source

OnePlus 12 gets Hasselblad Master mode with the champ's first update
The super fresh OnePlus 12 (finally launched on US soil on January 23) is getting refreshed via its first update, Android Authority reports.
January 31, 2024Source

Raspberry Pi Pico powers open source smart watch
The Raspberry Pi Pico, and subsequently the RP2040 microprocessor, have become popular choices for those in the cosplay community as well as makers looking to make wearable tech in general. Today we've got a really cool wearable to share created by maker and developer Umut Sevdi.
January 31, 2024Source

Samsung ended 2023 with a microscopic profit score, but mobile business is booming
While 2023 was a(nother) challenging year for the mobile industry as a whole, some companies were clearly impacted more badly than others by the market's continuing struggles.
January 31, 2024Source

Samsung Galaxy S24 Ultra camera zoom test: here's how photos look at 5x and 10x
The Samsung Galaxy S24 Ultra features a new 5X optical zoom lens with a 50MP high resolution sensor, a big change from last year's 10X zoom camera with a lower 10MP resolution. But while it's nice having that 5X zoom camera, many were worried it will not perform as good at longer zoom ranges.
January 31, 2024Source

The AI-powered Gboard Smart Reply now cooperates with two more messaging apps
Back in 2018, Google was testing the Smart Reply feature for the omnipresent Gboard, providing suggestions in chats. Fast forward to 2024, now the Gboard Smart Reply is on the AI juice (in the case of the Pixel 8 Pro) and it's expanding.
January 31, 2024Source

The Galaxy S24 is dominating the eastern markets, but what's the competition?
In the realm of smartphones, Samsung's Galaxy S24 is currently the talk of the town, especially in the eastern markets. The latest flagship series has been a runaway success, breaking sales records in both its homeland, South Korea, and India.
January 31, 2024Source

The Xiaomi 14 Ultra borrows a top-tier main camera sensor from the Oppo Find X7 Ultra?
Last year, the Xiaomi 13 Ultra was all about photography, packing some serious camera hardware and thoughtful post-processing software tricks.
January 31, 2024Source

"Time to move on": Fitbit owners fed up with battery problems, Google response
Charge 5 owners inundate forum, say battery suddenly won't last a day.
January 31, 2024Source

Two cans, one phone: Android 15 might make a DJ out of you and bring mass music-sharing
While it's only now that some phones are getting the Android 14 update, here we are, talking about Android 15 that's months and months ahead. It's the law -- in tech, nothing's too far away, and everything is up for discussion.
January 31, 2024Source

Why iPhone users "hate" Android: switching from flagship iPhone to folding Android in 2024
After using iPhones for a good number of years, my (non e-)SIM card is finally back inside an Android phone yet again -- the Galaxy Z Fold 5.
January 31, 2024Source

Electronics — Smartwatches — January 29th, 2024

Apple Watch vs Fitbit Sense 2: Which Is Best For You?
Fitness bands that track our steps, heart rates, and many other things have been around for a while now, but these companies are constantly evolving what these bands and smartwatches can do to improve our health.
January 29, 2024Source

Apple Watch: How to see your detailed heart rate history across time
Apple Watch can be an amazing tool for health and fitness, but are you taking advantage of the useful data it records? Read along for how to see your Apple Watch heart rate history for a variety of categories like resting, walking, workouts, and HRV across days, months, and years.
January 29, 2024Source

Apple releases first watchOS 10.4 and macOS 14.4 developer betas [U]
Apple has released the first watchOS 10.4 and macOS 14.4 developer betas. tvOS 17.4 and HomePod 17.4 public betas are also available now.
January 29, 2024Source

Fitbit Charge 6 versus Sense 2: The best fitness tracker or its deluxe sibling?
The Charge 6 costs half as much as the Sense 2 with most of the same tools — but each has its strengths and exclusives.
January 29, 2024Source

Fossil Says Farewell To Smartwatch Business Leaving A Massive Hole In Wear OS Wearables
Fossil, one of the few prominent Wear OS smartwatch makers, is over and done with the smartwatch business altogether. The company has officially bowed out to refocus on its traditional watch and jewelry products, which means hardcore fans who were looking forward to the Fossil Gen 7 will be left disappointed.
January 29, 2024Source

How To Close Apps On Your Apple Watch
There are many apps available for the Apple Watch that offer a wide variety of specialtiesa wide variety of specialties. The problem is leaving too many of them running in the background at once can sometimes have an adverse effect on your hardware.
January 29, 2024Source

Electronics — Smartwatches — January 26th, 2024

Apple Watch Frozen While Pairing? Here's What Might Be Wrong
As popular as the Apple Watch is, it's not without its occasional frustrations. In particular, it's possible to run into trouble when pairing it with an iPhone, which is an important step in the setup process.
January 26, 2024Source

Apple Watch Frozen While Updating? Here's What Might Be Wrong
Whether you use your Apple Watch to track your fitness goals or stay connected on the go, there's one thing that's almost impossible to ignore — having to update your device. Periodic software updates play a big role in keeping your Apple Watch running smoothly, month after month and year after year.
January 26, 2024Source

Best cell plans for Apple Watch Family Setup
If you want to take advantage of the Family Setup feature for Apple Watch, you'll need to get a cellular plan for the watch.
January 26, 2024Source

Cardio Recovery: What is the Apple Watch feature and why should you track it?
Among the valuable health features in watchOS is something Apple calls Cardio Recovery. Follow along for a detailed look at what the feature is, how to track it with Apple Watch, why it's valuable, what good Cardio Recovery numbers are, and tips on improving it.
January 26, 2024Source

Fighting disease with a smart watch? That's genius
In the U.S., an average of nearly 70,000 children under the age of 5 are hospitalized with RSV every year, and nearly 7 million people have died from COVID-19 worldwide.
January 26, 2024Source or Watch Video

Google and Samsung are working on the next generation of Wear OS based on Android 14
Something new is happening in the world of smartwatches and wearable gadgets
January 26, 2024Source

The best Apple Watches: Expert tested
ZDNET tested the various Apple Watch models including the Series 9, the Ultra, and the SE to help you choose the right one for tracking your health and accessing quick info and apps.
January 26, 2024Source

Electronics — Smartwatches — January 24th, 2024

Apple Watch ban news hub: Everything you need to know
The Apple Watch Series 9 and Apple Watch Ultra 2 are embroiled in an ongoing ITC situation, which briefly barred the devices from being sold in the United States last month. This comes after the ITC ruled that the Apple Watch's blood oxygen sensor infringes on two patents held by medical device company Masimo.
January 24, 2024Source

Future Samsung smartwatches might keep tabs on glucose levels without any needles
Samsung's next watch trick? Reading your blood sugar without breaking the skin.
January 24, 2024Source

Here's why HRV is important and how can you track it with Apple Watch and iPhone
HRV is a valuable health metric that's measured by Apple Watch, however, there's no native integration in watchOS or iOS to better understand and make use of the data -- leaving that to third-party apps. Below we'll cover what HRV is, why it's important, and how to record and use HRV with Apple Watch and iPhone.
January 24, 2024Source

Electronics — Smartwatches — January 22nd, 2024

Apple Releases watchOS 10.3 With New Watch Face
Apple today released watchOS 10.3, the third major update to the watchOS 10 operating system that was released in September. watchOS 10.3 comes over a month after watchOS 10.2, a major update that brought Health data access to Siri.
January 22, 2024Source

Apple showcases iPhone 15 Plus battery life in new ad: 'Battery that goes on and on'
Apple is out with a new ad that once again highlights iPhone 15 Plus battery life. "Looooong lasting battery for relentless moments," Apple says. "Relax, it's iPhone 15 Plus."
January 22, 2024Source

Apple Watch pulse oximeter, knocked by Masimo's CEO, saves the life of an airline passenger
The pulse oximeter might be disabled on newly purchased Apple Watch Series 9 and Apple Watch Ultra 2 models in the U.S., but on units of these timepieces bought before the International Trade Commission (ITC) put the hammer down and issued an Exclusion Order on these models, the feature still works.
January 22, 2024Source

Apple Watch Ultra 2 review: A great smartwatch that isn't worth the upgrade
Small changes to a big smartwatch.
January 22, 2024Source

Best New Anime to Watch (Winter Season 2024)
Dungeon crawling, muscles, and the return of an exorcist are what you can expect this winter anime season. There's a new season full of anime to check out this Winter like the fun Delicious in Dungeon, the return of Blue Exorcist, and the highly anticipated Solo Leveling. Across Crunchyroll, HIDIVE, Hulu, and Netflix, as well as others, there are a lot of places to enjoy anime at the moment.
January 22, 2024Source

ESR Brings MagSafe-Compatible Charging To Galaxy S24 With Its New Cases
ESR, the name behind a wide range of well-received smartphone accessories, has revealed a fresh lineup of protective gear for Samsung's new Galaxy S24 Ultra flagship phone.
January 22, 2024Source

Google could finally give the Pixel Watch a highly-requested makeover
The Pixel Watch 3 might offer two sizes this year to step up its game against Samsung's smartwatch line.
January 22, 2024Source

Google Could Shift Its Strategy To Match Samsung And Release Pixel Watch 3 In Two Sizes
Following the likes of Apple and Samsung, Google has started to work on creating an ecosystem and is slowly catching up. This year, we could get a host of new Pixel products, including the Pixel Watch 3, and based on a new tip, there is a chance that the company will unveil this smartwatch in two different sizes.
January 22, 2024Source

Google's Pixel Watch 3 could come in two sizes this year to better compete with the Galaxy Watch 7
Is it too early to start talking about Google's next big Apple Watch rival? You'd think so given that the Pixel Watch 2 is only a little over three months old, and at least for the time being, we have absolutely no reason to expect the Pixel Watch 3's launch before October 2024.
January 22, 2024Source

How to choose which Apple Watch to buy
Between the Apple Watch Series 9, the Ultra 2, and the second-gen SE, there are more options than ever. We'll help you sort through them.
January 22, 2024Source

iOS 17.3 Is Here, but Don't Miss These iOS 17.2 Features
The Journal app, Contact Key Verification and more were included in the update.
January 22, 2024Source

iOS 17.3: Your iPhone Gets Stolen Device Protection, Bug Fixes and More
The latest iOS update also includes collaborative playlists for Apple Music subscribers.
January 22, 2024Source

Latest Apple Ad Highlights iPhone 15 Plus Battery
Apple today posted an ad specifically focused on the iPhone 15 Plus, the larger version of the standard ‌iPhone 15‌ model. In the spot, Apple focuses on the battery life of the device, which is equipped with a higher capacity battery than the ‌iPhone 15‌ due to its larger size.
January 22, 2024Source or Source

Masimo's blood-oxygen smartwatch matters beyond the Apple Watch ban — even if you won't buy it
Apple's banned SpO2 data isn't especially accurate, and most rival watches aren't any better. Masimo could change the status quo.
January 22, 2024Source

OnePlus Watch 2 Could Be Revealed At MWC 2024, Will Run The Latest Wear OS By Google
Tomorrow is a big day for all OnePlus fans since we are going to get the launch of the OnePlus 12 and 12R in international markets. As always, it appears that the company has more than just the two phones planned for this year, and we could see the OnePlus Watch 2 later this year, as well.
January 22, 2024Source

Pixel Watch 3 could fix our biggest gripe with Google's wearable
Unlike the Galaxy Watch and Apple Watch, Google's smartwatch is only available in one size. But that could change soon.
January 22, 2024Source

Researchers unveil new way to counter mobile phone 'account takeover' attacks
Computer science researchers have developed a new way to identify security weaknesses that leave people vulnerable to account takeover attacks, where a hacker gains unauthorized access to online accounts.
January 22, 2024Source

Samsung's next-gen Galaxy Watch 7 will probably get a snazzy new Exynos W940 chip
Even though we're most likely many months away from welcoming a new generation of premium mainstream smartwatches from industry heavyweights Apple, Samsung, and Google, credible rumors are for some reason swirling over two of these highly anticipated devices today.
January 22, 2024Source

The best Android smartwatches you can buy, according to our testing
From the Galaxy Watch 6 and Google Pixel Watch 2 models to the Tag Heuer luxury smartwatch, here are the best smartwatches for Android users.
January 22, 2024Source

The best Garmin watches you can buy: Expert tested
ZDNET tested the best Garmin watches to help you figure out which smartwatch is the right option for you.
January 22, 2024Source

The best smartwatches you can buy: Expert tested
Based on hands-on testing and interviews with fitness experts, these are the best smartwatches you can buy right now from Apple, Samsung, Google, and more.
January 22, 2024Source

watchOS 10.3 now available with new 'Unity Bloom' Apple Watch face
Apple last week teased its new 2024 Black Unity collection for the Apple Watch, which includes a new watch band as well as a new watch face for the Apple Watch. The company is now releasing watchOS 10.3 to users, which enables the new Unity Bloom watch face.
January 22, 2024Source

Electronics — Smartwatches — January 19th, 2024

Apple Watch Series 9, Ultra 2 Drop Blood Oxygen Feature Amid Patent Dispute
The blood oxygen feature will still be referenced, but Apple's revised watches won't be able to use it.
January 19, 2024Source

Can You Use An Apple Watch With An Android Phone?
If you have an Apple Watch but no iPhone, that watch will most likely be useless to you. But what if you have an Android smartphone? Even though the Apple Watch has its own operating system (watchOS), it still needs to pair with an iPhone to do almost everything the smartwatch is designed for.
January 19, 2024Source

Charging stand turns Apple Watch into tiny retro computer
Apple Watch is a serious tool, but that doesn't mean all its accessories need to be straight-faced. Elago excels at making lighthearted and charming retro-style accessories for Apple products, and its W9 Stand for Apple Watch is no different. It makes your wearable look like an old-school Mac.
January 19, 2024Source

Fix: Water Icon No Longer Available on Apple Watch
Water Lock is amongst the best features you will find on your Apple Watch. However, after a recent update, a lot of users have been unable to access it. Here is everything you need to know to fix the issue.
January 19, 2024Source

Masimo CEO claims Apple Watch users are better off without Apple's blood oxygen tool
Masimo CEO Joe Kiani, waging a legal fight with Apple over a blood oxygen (pulse oximetry) feature, said that consumers are better off without Apple's version of the technology.
January 19, 2024Source

Samsung's smart ring might signal the start of a new wearable era
Samsung offered few details about its Galaxy Ring, but it's more proof that 2024 is shaping up to be a year of Oura Ring competitors.
January 19, 2024Source

The Latest in Apple's Patent Dispute Over the Ultra 2 and Series 9 Smartwatches
The best-selling smartwatches are back on sale—for now—but the blood oxygen sensor has been disabled
January 19, 2024Source

The OnePlus Watch 2 with Wear OS is apparently locked and loaded for an MWC 2024 debut
While the launch timing of a new smartwatch from an industry veteran like Apple or Samsung is generally (almost too) easy to guess, things can get a bit more complicated when dealing with a rookie like OnePlus.
January 19, 2024Source

watchOS 10: How to Find the Battery Life Icon on Apple Watch
Can't find the battery life icon on your Apple Watch since updating to watchOS 10? Don't worry, you're not the only one. The trick is to learn the new method to open the Control Center in watchOS 10.
January 19, 2024Source

What's new in watchOS 10.3 Release Candidate
Apple recently released watchOS 10.3 Release Candidate, along with iOS 17.3 Release Candidate, macOS 14.3 Release Candidate, and iPadOS 17.3 Release Candidate and now we get to find out more details about this new beta of watchOS.
January 19, 2024Source or Watch Video

Electronics — Smartwatches — January 18th, 2024

How to check blood oxygen with Apple Watch, supported models, view results on iPhone, more
Whether it’s been a while since you’ve used the feature or never have – follow along for how to check blood oxygen with Apple Watch. We’ll also cover which models support the feature and how reliable the measurements are, and more.
January 18, 2024Source

watchOS 10.3 Release Candidate is now available
Apple has released watchOS 10.3 Release Candidate for the Apple Watch to developers, the software should be the last beta of watchOS 10.3, assuming that no issues are found in this new beta.
January 18, 2024Source

Electronics — Smartwatches — January 16th, 2024

Apple Watch redesigned without blood oxygen monitoring to avoid import ban
Apple preps update should patent-infringing Watch Series 9, Ultra 2 be banned again.
January 16, 2024Source

Apple Watch Series 9 and Ultra 2 remain on sale with Blood Oxygen monitoring — Apple prepares models without the feature as motion to stay ban pending
The Apple Watch remains on sale with Blood Oxygen, for now...
January 16, 2024Source

Best watch bands for the Amazfit Cheetah Round and Cheetah Pro 2024
Prepare your sporty Amazfit Cheetah for all occasions.
January 16, 2024Source

Garmin Vivoactive 5 Review: Apple Watch SE Gets a Run for Its Money
It's easy to recommend the Garmin Vivoactive 5 thanks to its great battery life and fitness tracking options.
January 16, 2024Source

Google consolidates Fitbit's Help Center into its own support pages
The change comes after Google announced a massive restructuring last Wednesday.
January 16, 2024Source

How Is The Nike Apple Watch Different From Other Models?
If you're in the market for a new smartwatch, you certainly would be remiss not to include the newest Apple Watch models in your list of options to consider. The Apple Watch Series 9, in particular, is one of the best smartwatches we've tested firsthand. Meanwhile, if you want a watch with a bigger display and a more durable device overall that can withstand regular outdoor and water use a bit better, the Apple Watch Ultra 2 may be what you need.
January 16, 2024Source

U.S. Customs and Border Protection agency says redesigned Apple Watches not subject to import ban
The U.S. Customs and Border Protection agency has determined that Apple can use a redesign to bypass an import ban on newer Apple Watch models stemming from its patent infringement dispute with Masimo, the medical-monitoring technology company said in a court filing on Monday.
January 16, 2024Source

watchOS 11: Rumored features, supported devices, and more
Apple's next big Apple Watch software update is coming.
January 16, 2024Source

Xiaomi Redmi Buds 5 headphones launched
Xiaomi has launched its latest wireless headphones, the Xiaomi Redmi Buds 5, they were announced along with the new Xiaomi Redmi Watch 4 smartwatch and the Xiaomi Redmi Note 13 Series of smartphones.
January 16, 2024Source

Xiaomi Redmi Watch 4 smartwatch launched
As well as the new Xiaomi Redmi Note 13 range of smartphones, Xiaomi also added a new smartwatch to its lineup with the launch of the Xiaomi Redmi Watch 4 and the device comes with a 1.97-inch AMOLED display.
January 16, 2024Source

Electronics — Smartwatches — January 15th, 2024

Apple readies Apple Watch Series 9 ban workaround by disabling blood oxygen functionality [U]
The U.S. Customs agency has handed down its decision on whether Apple's proposed redesign of the Apple Watch Series 9 and Apple Watch Ultra 2 is enough to circumvent infringing on two Masimo patents related to the blood oxygen sensor.
January 15, 2024Source or Source

Apple will disable pulse oximeter on new Series 9 and Ultra 2 watches if court rules against it
If it receives an unfavorable ruling in an appeals court decision expected as soon as today, Apple will disable the pulse oximeter on newly sold Apple Watch Series 9 and Apple Watch Ultra 2 units to get around the International Trade Commission's (ITC) Exclusion Order.
January 15, 2024Source

Apple's fix for the Apple Watch Series 9 and Ultra 2 sales ban could be disabling a useless feature
Apple is readying a more permanent fix for the ITC ruling that ended up temporarily blocking sales of its Apple Watch Ultra 2 and Series 9 models in the U.S. (which are both now back on sale — though again, potentially temporarily).
January 15, 2024Source

Breaking: Apple may remove blood oxygen feature from Apple Watch Series 9, Ultra 2 in face of ban — ITC approves workaround without pulse oximetry
For now at least, Apple Watch is back.
January 15, 2024Source

Garmin made some epic feature updates while you were distracted by CES
Garmin watches gained long-requested tricks like a lap undo button, better track maps, auto-multisport, and jump roping.
January 15, 2024Source

How Long Do Apple Watches Last?
Although Apple Watches are generally more durable than other smartwatch brands, you might wonder how long they actually last. I've had mine for some time now. Speaking from experience, you'll notice performance degradation after a few years—I'll share how to spot and fix these issues quickly.
January 15, 2024Source

How to use wireless power share on a Samsung Galaxy phone
Wireless power share turns your phone into a power bank.
January 15, 2024Source

How To View Your Wrist Temperature Data With An Apple Watch
The Apple Watch Ultra isn't just bigger than its non-Ultra counterparts — it also offers a few additional features along with generally more intricate measurements for health tracking, GPS location, and so on.
January 15, 2024Source

MagSafe Monday: Anker's 10,000mAh battery with stand keeps your iPhone 15 running night and day
One of the downsides of leaving the Max lineup with my iPhone 15 was the battery life. The Max iPhones, thanks to their bigger batteries, keep running and running. While the battery life of the iPhone 15 is fantastic, I have noticed that I can get low by the end of the day if I am traveling or out and about without a charger.
January 15, 2024Source

Microsoft announces dedicated Copilot apps for iOS and Android
Microsoft has formally announced the recently spotted Copilot apps for Android and iOS. Copilot mobile apps are now official as a part of today's feature drop for Microsoft's AI-powered assistant.
January 15, 2024Source

Electronics — Smartwatches — January 12th, 2024

New Samsung Galaxy Watch update expands ECG and blood pressure monitoring to more countries
The Samsung Galaxy Watch 4 and Watch 5 series are currently receiving a minor update that includes the Samsung Health Monitor App. This update brings the highly anticipated ECG and Blood Pressure measurement features to more countries, with India being one of them.
January 12, 2024Source

Electronics — Smartwatches — January 11th, 2024

Apple Watch ban saga takes another turn as ITC hits back — one legal expert claims Masimo "clearly abusing patents"
The Apple Watch ban saga has taken its latest turn after the International Trade Commission filed a new objection to Apple's motion to stay the ban until the court case has been hashed out.
January 11, 2024Source

Alphabet lays off hundreds from engineering, hardware, and digital assistant teams
The company has been laying off people from several teams and reorganizing staff at multiple departments, starting with the axing of 12,000 staffers at the beginning of last year.
January 11, 2024Source

Arm cooking up powerful Cortex-X CPU to beat iPhone performance, says industry watcher
Plus: Analyst believes Samsung might give up on own cores and use Arm designs instead
January 11, 2024Source

Can you use Pixel Watch bands on the Google Pixel Watch 2?
The answer is probably what you expect it to be.
January 11, 2024Source

Enjoy a Smarter, Simpler Life at Home With SmartThings
As part of its booth at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) 2024 in Las Vegas, Samsung Electronics displayed its leading innovations — including the integrated and expansive multi-device ecosystem SmartThings. Equipped with the latest AI technology, SmartThings adds a new layer of convenience to life, taking the hassle out of previously tedious activities.
January 11, 2024Source

First 14 things to do with your new Fitbit
These are the Fitbit tips and tricks to get the most out of your Sense 2, Versa 4, or Charge 6, along with your Fitbit Premium trial.
January 11, 2024Source

Google Downsizes Pixel, Fitbit, Assistant And Other Divisions With Hundreds Of Layoffs
The job losses continue to mount in the tech sector, with Nico Grant at The New York Times reporting that Google is letting go of hundreds of employees from across several divisions. The Silicon Valley giant will be downsizing the groups that work on the Pixel phones, Nest smart thermostats, Fitbit watches, and Google Assistant.
January 11, 2024Source

Google lays off hundreds in Pixel, AR, Nest, Voice Assistant, Fitbit, and other teams
Alphabet subsidiary Google said on Wednesday it is laying off hundreds of employees across multiple teams, with Fitbit co-founders James Park and Eric Friedman also leaving the company, as the monopoly-abusing advertising company masquerading as a search engine continues to cut costs.
January 11, 2024Source

Google Pixel Watch and Pixel Watch 2 receive first update of 2024
The latest update for the Pixel Watch and Pixel Watch 2 is now being rolled out, marking the first update of 2024. This update comes hot on the heels of the Android 14 January security update that was released for Pixel phones just last week. The latest update ensures that both models of the Pixel Watch are now on the same build number, TWD9.240105.004.A1, and have the January 5, 2024 security patch level.
January 11, 2024Source

Google Reorganization Results in Many, Many Layoffs Across Multiple Divisions
Google is getting an early jump on spring cleaning, with reports about layoffs and statements from the company popping up like crazy since last night. Now confirmed by Google, the company is indeed reorganizing multiple divisions, including the Pixel, Nest, and Fitbit teams. This reorganization process is resulting in hundreds losing their jobs.
January 11, 2024Source

Google steals Meta's 'efficiency' excuse as it lays off hundreds in AI pivot, loses Fitbit leaders
The Alphabet Workers Union criticized the Google layoffs as "needless," while Google promises to make the company "work better."
January 11, 2024Source

How to Fix 'Connecting Your Apple Watch, This May Take a Moment'
Your Watch app might get stuck showing "Connecting your Apple Watch, this may take a moment." if it can't pair with your Apple Watch. It's an annoying, tedious error with several potential causes. To help you connect your Apple Watch and iPhone fast, I compiled some effective solutions that worked for me.
January 11, 2024Source

Native Union unveils 'Voyage' Qi2 foldable magnetic charger for iPhone and Apple Watch
Native Union has shared its upcoming Apple accessories at CES. The headlining product is the foldable magnetic travel charger for iPhone and Apple Watch with Qi2 support called Voyage. Here's what we know about it so far.
January 11, 2024Source

The Continuity Camera and 'Unlock With Apple Watch' conspiracy
Despite meeting all the system requirements listed by Apple Support, Continuity Camera in wireless mode frequently stopped working on podcaster Nileane's Mac. She had to figure out how to fix this issue.
January 11, 2024Source

Electronics — Smartwatches — January 10th, 2024

6 Of The Best Samsung Galaxy Watch Face Apps
Individuality holds significant value. We do it with our fashion choices, and even our Smartphones get a touch of personalization, like getting pouches and customized phone cases to make our regular phones look different. But when it comes to compact smart devices like the Samsung Galaxy Watch, options for customization are limited.
January 10, 2024Source

Bored With Your Smartwatch? Smart Rings Are The Next Big Thing In Wearables
More than a few exhibitors at CES 2024 seem to believe that smart rings are the next big fad in wearable tech. For one (er, two), Amazfit's Helio Ring and WHSP Ring would like a place on your hands the next time you hit the gym or go to sleep. For folks who abhor or have gotten tired of wearing watches, these rings might be your answer to wellness tracking.
January 10, 2024Source

Elevating Lifestyles: Samsung Showcases AI-Based Home Appliances at the Home Experience Zone
At the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) 2024 in Las Vegas from January 9-12, Samsung Electronics featured its BESPOKE home appliances — providing amplified user convenience through enhanced connectivity and AI integration. Featuring sleek designs along with the latest AI capabilities, BESPOKE home appliances offer futuristic style and added functionality for the modern home.
January 10, 2024Source

Fixed: Apple Watch Won't Turn On After Hard Reset
Don't panic if your Apple Watch won't turn on after a hard reset—although alarming, there are several workarounds to this issue. Just be careful not to damage your wearable further. Here are some safe, effective steps to take if your Apple Watch suddenly stops responding.
January 10, 2024Source

Juuk Aruna band brings smooth and shiny stainless steel to Apple Watch
Need a quick and easy way to give your Apple Watch a high-end look? Check out Juuk's outstanding Aruna band, made from smooth and shiny stainless steel. It's available in a variety of color options for all 38/40/41mm Apple Watch models — and every single one of them looks fantastic.
January 10, 2024Source

Newest version of Fitbit on Android allows you to manually log your body temperature
Fitbit has recently rolled out an update for its Android app, bringing it to version 4.06. This latest update introduces a new feature that enables users to manually record their body temperature readings using their own thermometer.
January 10, 2024Source

One ring, one app: Amazfit's new smart ring integrates sleep and fitness data
Watch out, Oura. The Helio Ring brings full integration with your GPS sports watch for comprehensive health and wellness analysis. You can finally leave your watch on the nightstand.
January 10, 2024Source

The Apple Watch Ultra might be getting a black version, and now I regret buying a Natural Titanium one
Mid-cycle refresh?
January 10, 2024Source

This Apple Watch app is the easiest way to track strength training
Strong Workout Tracker is an intuitive way to keep tabs on your weights.
January 10, 2024Source

watchOS 10.3 beta 3 released to developers
Apple has recently unveiled watchOS 10.3 beta 3 for the Apple Watch, closely following the release of the second beta just a week earlier. In conjunction with this, Apple has also launched iOS 17.3 beta 3 for the iPhone and iPadOS 17.3 beta 3 for the iPad.
January 10, 2024Source

Electronics — Smartwatches — January 9th, 2024

Apple Seeds Third Beta of watchOS 10.3 to Developers
Apple today seeded the third beta of an upcoming watchOS 10.3 update to developers for testing purposes, with the beta coming a week after the release of the second watchOS 10.3 beta.
January 9, 2024Source

Apple Settling With Masimo Over The Oximeter Patent Infringement Will Be Expensive, But Is The Easier Solution, Claims New Report
Masimo successfully managed to enact an Apple Watch sales ban in the U.S., and though the healthcare technology firm may have found an enemy in Apple, its CEO, Joe Kiani, is still open to settlement talks with the largest smartwatch maker in the world.
January 9, 2024Source

Band Designed for Black Apple Watch Ultra Surfaces Online
Images of an Alpine Loop prototype designed for a black Apple Watch Ultra model today surfaced online, supporting rumors that Apple had plans to release a darker version of the device last year.
January 9, 2024Source

OtterBox Launches New Cases Made From Sustainable Cactus Leather
OtterBox, known for its range of protective cases designed for the iPhone, today announced the launch of new cases that are made from cactus leather. According to OtterBox, the cases are designed to feel like leather, but are created from the more sustainable and ethical cactus material.
January 9, 2024Source

Samsung's Galaxy Quick Share Feature Is Coming To All Android Phones (Sort Of)
Android users who rely on wireless file sharing will soon see a major change as Google and Samsung work out their differences. First introduced in 2020, Google's Nearby Share feature allows Android users to share files between devices quickly and seamlessly, and last year, the company released a version of it for Windows PCs as well.
January 9, 2024Source

The new ROG Phone 8 from ASUS finally puts a good camera in a gaming phone
The days of choosing between bad photos or a powerful gaming device are behind us.
January 9, 2024Source

Turn Apple Watch into high-end jewelry with this band
Your Apple Watch may be the ultimate tool, but it can also be beautiful jewelry with the right accessory. Goldenerre makes some remarkably pretty Apple Watch bands, and its Basketweave model is no exception.
January 9, 2024Source

Electronics — Smartwatches — January 8th, 2024

Control Netflix and Lamps With a Twist of Your Hand? With This Smartwatch Tech, You Can
At CES 2024, I got to check out Doublepoint's new app that trades mouse clicks for wrist flicks and more. Here's how it works.
January 8, 2024Source

Galaxy Watch's Advanced Sensor Tech Paves Way for Greater Preventive Healthcare Solutions
Samsung's Privileged Health SDK partnerships elevate remote patient monitoring, XR-based therapy and stress management, as well as sleep technology.
January 8, 2024Source

Garmin Lily 2 hybrid watches provide a gorgeous, scaled-back alternative to Venu 3
Garmin announced these sleek, colorful watches alongside a new HRM-Fit strap, all designed with women in mind.
January 8, 2024Source

Garmin unveils a gorgeous new smartwatch for women with a hidden display and loads of sensors
Garmin might be primarily known for making large and muscular smartwatches aimed at (mostly male) outdoor enthusiasts and capable of shaming the rugged Apple Watch Ultra line with their incredible and sometimes literally unbeatable battery life, but the company also has a family of wearable devices that can be considered in many ways the exact opposite.
January 8, 2024Source

Garmin's New Lily 2 Smartwatch Can Rate Your Sleep and Track Your Dance Moves
The Lily 2 is an updated version of Garmin's fashionable watch with more sleep and exercise tracking features.
January 8, 2024Source

Here Comes January Patch for Pixel Watch, Pixel Watch 2
Verizon has posted up its changelog for an incoming Pixel Watch and Pixel Watch 2 update, detailing that both devices are set to receive the January patch this week. Google has yet to make the update official on its side, but with Verizon doing so, all Pixel Watch owners should start keeping an eye on their wrist for this update.
January 8, 2024Source

How To Manage Your Apple Watch Activity Rings
The Apple Watch is a companion to your iPhone, letting you answer incoming calls, send texts, and view app notifications. It's also a pretty powerful device on its own. While all Apple Watches can track your heart rate, if you have an Apple Watch Series or Apple Watch Ultra model, you'll also be able to keep tabs on blood oxygen, record an ECG, and monitor sleep.
January 8, 2024Source

How to play golf with your Apple Watch
The best third-party apps to track your golf game.
January 8, 2024Source

How To Track Your Blood Oxygen Level On An Apple Watch
Monitoring your blood oxygen levels may not seem as exciting as step counting or be as obvious in its benefits as something like sleep tracking, but it's still a useful option for managing your health with an Apple Watch. Just think of it as one more metric you can keep an eye on to make sure the organic mech suit your brain is piloting is operating smoothly.
January 8, 2024Source

Electronics — Smartwatches — January 7th, 2024

Apple Watch Series 9 versus Ultra 2: Is The Bigger Battery Really Worth It?
Deciding which Apple Watch to buy was pretty straightforward until Apple introduced the Apple Watch Ultra. Before this, you only had to choose between the Apple Watch SE and the latest Apple Watch Series model.
January 7, 2024Source

Electronics — Smartwatches — January 6th, 2024

5 Useful Apple Watch Apps For Keeping Up With The News
One of the biggest advantages of having an Apple Watch is the immediacy with which you can receive and check push notifications that you may not see right away if you're not looking at your iPhone. This makes the Apple Watch great for receiving text messages, personal reminders, and notices from smart home devices such as a video doorbell.
January 6, 2024Source

The Galaxy Watch companion app is acting up for some Samsung and Pixel users
Galaxy Watch not playing nice with some Pixel phones? Looks like a bug's messing with the Wearable app.
January 6, 2024Source

Electronics — Smartwatches — December 29th, 2023

Apple Watch year in review, 2023: Small hardware changes, big software ones
Was 2023 the year the Apple Watch came into its own?
December 29, 2023Source

Fitbit Charge 6 versus 5: Should you upgrade?
Fitbit gave the Charge 6 a haptic button, Google apps, and key software upgrades. Are these enough to tempt you away?
December 29, 2023Source

Garmin Forerunner 965 versus 265: Which running watch do you need?
Do you need the 965's maps, battery boost, larger screen, and extra software, or is the excellent 265 enough for your training?
December 29, 2023Source

Start your new year yoga journey with this this Apple Watch app
Pocket Yoga is a fuss-free way to practice yoga daily
December 29, 2023Source

This sleek stainless steel band makes Apple Watch luxurious
If you're looking for an Apple Watch band worthy of a black-tie dinner and a dip in the ocean afterward, look no further. The Laut Links Petite Apple Watch Band will suit your needs.
December 29, 2023Source

Electronics — Smartwatches — December 28th, 2023

Apple can sell Apple Watches again as court temporarily lifts ban
Apple Watch Series 9 and Ultra 2 can be sold until at least January 10.
December 28, 2023Source

Apple continues push to make Apple Watch the ultimate all-in-one medical device
Apple is continuing work on making Apple Watch the ultimate health-tracking wrist computer, but it could take years as the company confronts technical puzzles and patent-wielding -- some say patent-trolling -- competitors as it tries to create an all-in-one health wearable.
December 28, 2023Source

Apple is now selling Apple Watches on its website again
The watches are back (for now).
December 28, 2023Source or Source or Source or Source

Apple Watch ban: everything you need to know
A patent infringement case is pushing for Apple to stop selling its two most recent Apple Watch models, the Series 9 and Ultra 2.
December 28, 2023Source or Source

Apple Watch: How to see calories burned -- active, passive, and total
An Apple Watch is a great device for tracking health and fitness goals, and one important aspect of that is how much energy you're burning. Follow along for how to see your calories burned on your Apple Watch for active and passive metrics, as well as your daily total.
December 28, 2023Source

Living With the Apple Watch Series 9: My Thoughts 3 Months Later
The Apple Watch Series 9 checks all the right boxes, but it feels like bigger changes are coming with future models.
December 28, 2023Source

This Apple Watch app is an easy way to track your moods
Moodnotes is a vital tool for keeping tabs on how you're feeling
December 28, 2023Source

Two Apple Watch users get an email from Tim Cook after sharing their life-saving stories
Two more stories have emerged this week, praising the Apple Watch's ability to detect potentially life-saving health problems. This time around, both Apple Watch users sent an email to Apple CEO Tim Cook to thank him for the Apple Watch -- and both received a response just a few hours later.
December 28, 2023Source

Why Masimo thought it could take on Apple
Before it sued Apple, medical device maker Masimo filed a lawsuit against a startup on similar grounds — and won.
December 28, 2023Source

Electronics — Smartwatches — December 27th, 2023

Appeals court pauses ban on patent-infringing Apple Watch imports
Apple pulled the Watch Series 9 and Watch Ultra 2 from sale on December 21.
December 27, 2023Source

Apple gets reprieve; ITC's Apple Watch Exclusion Order is temporarily halted
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit on Wednesday morning ruled in favor of Apple's emergency request to halt the Exclusion Order issued by the International Trade Commission (ITC) against the Apple Watch Series 9 and the Apple Watch Ultra 2. The tech giant filed an emergency request with the court asking it to halt the import ban after filing for an appeal.
December 27, 2023Source

Apple Gets Temporary Win as Appeals Court Pauses Ban of Apple Watch Series 9, Ultra 2
Apple has scored a victory -- at least for now -- as the US Court of Appeals pauses a ban that had blocked it from selling the wearables because of a patent dispute.
December 27, 2023Source

Apple to appeal US watch ban
Apple said on Tuesday it will appeal a US ban on its latest smartwatch models after the Biden administration opted to not veto a ruling on patent infringements.
December 27, 2023Source

Apple Watch Ban Lifted, At Least Until January 10 Thanks To U.S. Appeals Court
Apple recently announced that it will abide by the law and stop selling the Apple Watch due to an ongoing patent dispute with Masimo. Now, the company has been granted a temporary relief thanks to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit. Apple can resume selling the Apple Watch with oxygen sensors until further notice in the United States.
December 27, 2023Source

Apple Watch ban news hub: Everything we know right now
The Apple Watch Series 9 and Apple Watch Ultra 2 are embroiled in an ongoing ITC situation, which briefly barred the devices from being sold in the United States.
December 27, 2023Source

Apple Watch ban: everything you need to know
A patent infringement case is pushing for Apple to stop selling its two most recent Apple Watch models, the Series 9 and Ultra 2.
December 27, 2023Source

Apple Watch ban: Here's Apple's full appeal of the ITC ruling
As reported on Tuesday, Apple has officially filed its appeal of the ITC's ruling that bans it from selling the Apple Watch Series 9 and Apple Watch Ultra 2 in the United States.
December 27, 2023Source

Apple Watch fast charging: How it works, and what you need for best results
One of the more useful changes to recent Apple Watch models is support for fast charging. This allows you to quickly top off your Apple Watch battery at much faster speeds than before. There are a few things to remember, and you don't get everything you need in the box...
December 27, 2023Source

Masimo engineer involved in Apple Watch ban saga asked Tim Cook for a job
As the saga of the Apple Watch ban in the US continues, we've been learning more about what exactly led medical technology company Masimo to file a lawsuit against Apple years ago. A new Bloomberg report on Wednesday revealed how Marcelo Lamego, one of Masimo's key engineers, was hired by Apple after emailing Tim Cook.
December 27, 2023Source

The best Apple Watch accessories for 2024
Bands are just the beginning.
December 27, 2023Source

The Galaxy Watch 3 gets a taste of Wear OS 4 with a new update
With the latest firmware version, Samsung brings Galaxy Watch 6 faces to the Watch 3.
December 27, 2023Source

Electronics — Smartwatches — December 26th, 2023, 2023

4 ways to relax and reduce stress with Apple Watch
Whether it's something recurring or an unexpected event, we all experience stress and anxiety. You may not have thought about it, but if you have an Apple Watch, there's a useful tool on your wrist to help deliver some peace and calm. Follow along for four ways to reduce stress and relax with Apple Watch.
December 26, 2023Source

Apple appeals U.S. ban on imports of "two most popular" watches
The tech giant also filed emergency stay on ban of Apple Watch Series 9 and Apple Watch Ultra 2
December 26, 2023Source

Apple is now banned from selling its latest Apple Watches in the US
The International Trade Commission's ban on the Apple Watch Series 9 and Ultra 2 officially goes into effect on December 26th.
December 26, 2023Source

Apple Watch Series 9 and Ultra 2 Ban: The Latest and What You Need to Know
Apple is resuming sales of the Series 9 and Ultra 2 in the US. Here's the latest on the patent dispute.
December 26, 2023Source

Apple Watch ban news hub: Everything we know right now
The Apple Watch Series 9 and Apple Watch Ultra 2 are embroiled in an ongoing ITC situation, which briefly barred the devices from being sold in the United States.
December 26, 2023Source

Apple Watch import ban timeline: 7 events that got Apple into this mess
When I first heard about the potential Apple Watch import ban in early February, thanks to The Hill, I thought, "There's no way that one of the most popular smartwatches on the planet would get barred."
December 26, 2023Source

Honor Haylou Watch
Honor's Haylou Watch smartwatch offers a a 1.95" 410x502 AMOLED display, heart rate and blood oxygen monitoring, 120 sports modes and advanced sports algorithms.
December 26, 2023Source

Just got a new Apple Watch? Here are five tricks you should try immediately
Watch out for these!
December 26, 2023Source

The Biden administration does not veto the US ban on Apple Watch Series 9 and Watch Ultra 2
Last week, Apple confirmed it will suspend selling its recently launched Watch Series 9 and Watch Ultra 2 smartwatches. Today, the Biden administration decided not to veto an import ban on these Watch models.
December 26, 2023Source

Watch Johny Srouji and John Ternus talk about Apple Silicon for 35 minutes
Earlier this month, CNBC published a rare inside look at Apple's silicon lab inside Apple Park, alongside an interview with Johny Srouji and John Ternus. Now, CNBC has shared a video of the full 35-minute sit-down interview for your viewing pleasure.
December 26, 2023Source

With no veto from Biden, Apple files an appeal against ITC's Apple Watch Exclusion Order and plans a redesign
The silence from the White House yesterday was deafening as far as Apple was concerned. Yes, it was Christmas Day, but it also was the end of the 60-day Presidential Review Period for the ITC's Exclusion Order against Apple and certain Apple Watch models that can no longer be sold in the U.S. Apple was hoping for a presidential veto like the one it received from President Obama in 2013 when the ITC ordered an import ban on certain AT&T-sold iPhone and iPad models after Apple was found to have infringed on some Samsung patents.
December 26, 2023Source

Electronics — Smartwatches — December 24th, 2023

How to set up Apple Watch and tips for getting the most out of it
How do you set up a new Apple Watch? Whether you got the Series 9 with its brighter screen and advanced sensors or leapt for the rugged and improved Apple Watch Ultra 2 model, you might be wondering how to get started After all, the Watch is unlike any other Apple device, both in its dependence on an iPhone and in the way it works.
December 24, 2023Source

In 2023, smartwatches tried to become fitness watches and vice versa
Smartwatches want to become fitness coaches, while fitness trackers want to be 'smarter.' Neither side has an easy path ahead.
December 24, 2023Source

Electronics — Smartwatches — December 22nd, 2023

Apple faces impacts of the ban, limits repairs and exchanges for Apple Watches
Apple has halted the sale of the Apple Watch Series 9 and SourceWatch Ultra 2 in its US online store just before a ban linked to a patent dispute takes effect. But that is not all, as the company will no longer offer repair services for out-of-warranty watch models.
December 22, 2023Source

Apple Watch ban has huge ramifications beyond Series 9 and Ultra 2 sales — Apple will have to stop Genius Bar replacement services for several older models too
You might want to watch your watch.
December 22, 2023Source

Apple Watch ban may not be the last, warns Stanford law professor
The Apple Watch ban which yesterday saw the Series 9 and Ultra models removed from sale may not be the last.
December 22, 2023Source

Apple Watch Series 9 vs. Apple Watch Ultra 2: What are the differences?
A deep dive into how the two Apple watches differ
December 22, 2023Source

Apple's refusal to allow iMessage on Android has it under Department of Justice investigation as the FTC watches
Everyone's watching Apple right now.
December 22, 2023Source

Galaxy Watch 4, Watch 5 Lineups Get December Update
Verizon and Samsung are beginning to ship the December update to the Galaxy Watch 4 and Galaxy Watch 5 lineups.
December 22, 2023Source

iOS 17: 10 Features You Might Not Know About
iOS 17 has been available for a few months now, but there are so many new features in the update that some have gone under the radar. There are also hidden settings and little tweaks and changes that you might not know about, so we thought we'd round up some of the lesser-known ‌iOS 17‌ features.
December 22, 2023Source or Watch Video

It actually happened! The Apple Watch Series 9 and Ultra 2 are no longer available to buy at Apple's online store in the US just days before Christmas, unless President Biden intervenes
A monumental moment.
December 22, 2023Source

Sleek steel mesh Apple Watch band now comes in 7 colors
Laut’s Steel Loop Apple Watch Band boasts a stainless-steel-mesh look and feel that’s elegant enough for a festive gala but would not look out of place at a football game.
December 22, 2023Source

The Apple Watch ban is impacting repairs, too
Things aren't getting any easier for Apple Watch enthusiasts.
December 22, 2023Source

Why Apple can’t replace your broken Apple Watch
The ban on selling the Apple Watch Series 9 and Apple Watch Ultra 2 affects Apple’s ability to replace broken units, too. Starting December 25, the company won’t be able to send customers replacement units for smashed Apple Watch models going back to Series 6.
December 22, 2023Source

ZDNET's buying guide to pick the best Apple Watch for you
I've tested the various Apple Watch models to help you pick the right one for tracking your health and accessing quick info and apps.
December 22, 2023Source

Electronics — Smartwatches — December 21st, 2023

Apple Watch Series 9 and Ultra 2 no longer available from Apple's website
You can no longer buy an Apple Watch Series 9 or Apple Watch Ultra 2 from Apple's online store in the United States. As previously announced, Apple has removed its flagship Apple Watch models in light of an ongoing patent dispute with medical device company Masimo.
December 21, 2023Source

Confused about how to swap faces on your Apple Watch? Here's the secret
With watchOS 10, Apple changed the way you jump from one watch face to another. Now you can return to the older, simpler method.
December 21, 2023Source

Empire: 'Slow Horses' Apple TV+ series is the best thriller no-one's watching, and it's only getting better
The Apple TV+ series is a darkly funny espionage drama follows a team of British intelligence agents who serve in a dumping ground department of MI5 due to their career-ending mistakes. Led by their brilliant but irascible leader, the notorious Jackson Lamb (Academy Award winner Gary Oldman), they navigate the espionage world's smoke and mirrors to defend England from sinister forces.
December 21, 2023Source

Garmin Venu 3 versus Forerunner 265: Mainline champ or enthusiast's dream?
Despite identical prices and similar levels of quality, the Venu 3 and Forerunner 265 cater to very different people.
December 21, 2023Source

Get Mifa's cool tactical Apple Watch band in orange or green
Mifa's Every-Day-Carry (EDC) Nylon Sports Leather Apple Watch Band is a favorite item in the Cult of Mac Store for its cool, tactical look. And now you can get it in two eye-catching new colors — orange and green.
December 21, 2023Source

Here's how the Apple Watch ban will impact your ability to get your device repaired or replaced
Moments ago, Apple removed the Apple Watch Series 9 and Apple Watch Ultra 2 from its US online store in response to an impending ITC ban. Now, more details are emerging about what the ban will mean for existing Apple Watch users when it comes to repairs and servicing.
December 21, 2023Source

If you didn't get AppleCare+ for your Apple Watch, Apple won't fix it anymore
The patent dispute with Masimo means Apple can't fix any out-of-warranty watch with a blood-oxyen sensor
December 21, 2023Source

Electronics — Smartwatches — December 19th, 2023

Apple to Stop Sales of Series 9 and Ultra 2 Smartwatches
The smartwatches will be removed from Apple's stores and website this week due to a patent dispute, but current watch owners aren't affected
December 19, 2023Source

Apple is reportedly scrambling to update Apple Watch software to avoid a looming ban
Even if the Apple Watch is banned, you'll still be able to buy it from other retailers — just not Apple.
December 19, 2023Source

Apple plans rescue for $17 billion watch business in face of ban
Apple Inc., just days away from a U.S. ban of its smartwatches, is plotting a rescue mission for the $17 billion business that includes software fixes and other potential workarounds.
December 19, 2023Source

Apple races to change blood oxygen algorithms as U.S. Apple Watch ban looms
Apple Watch Series 6 and later models feature a Blood Oxygen sensor and app to conveniently measure the oxygen saturation of blood so users can better understand their overall fitness and wellness.
December 19, 2023Source

Apple to Halt Sales of Watch Series 9 and Ultra 2 in the U.S. Due to Patent Dispute
Apple on Monday said it would pause sales of its Watch Series 9 and Ultra 2 in the U.S. due to an ongoing patent dispute. The patents in question cover the blood oxygen feature in the watches, and belong to medical technology company Masimo. Apple itself said it would halt sales of its latest oxygen sensor-equipped smart watches online starting December 21, and in retail starting December 25.
December 19, 2023Source

Masimo CEO on Looming Apple Watch Ban: 'These Guys Have Been Caught With Their Hands in the Cookie Jar'
Masimo CEO Joe Kiani does not believe that Apple will be able to solve its patent infringement issues with software, reports Bloomberg. In an interview with Bloomberg TV, Kiani said that a software solution won't work because Masimo patents cover hardware, not software.
December 19, 2023Source

Masimo CEO open to settling with Apple over blood oxygen sensing patents
Masimo CEO Joe Kiani, head of the medical device maker that forced Apple to the brink of a ban on Apple Watch sales in the U.S., says Massimo is open to settling with the Cupertino Colossus.
December 19, 2023Source

President Biden is Apple's last hope after losing appeal of Apple Watch ban
Apple believes change to blood-oxygen algorithms will resolve the patent dispute, but what does that mean for customers?
December 19, 2023Source

Review: Twelve South's new ButterFly is the portable MagSafe charger I've been waiting for
Remember Apple's MagSafe Duo? Because Twelve South sure does. The company just launched its new ButterFly portable charger earlier in the month with a design that looks and feels like the next-generation of Apple's 2-in-1 charger. I've been using it the past few weeks and have to say that it really is everything I've wanted from a portable MagSafe and Apple Watch charger.
December 19, 2023Source

The 50 best Apple Watch apps in 2023
The best apps to download for your Apple Watch
December 19, 2023Source

Watch Series 9, Watch Ultra 2: Apple thinks it can save them with a software fix
Time is running short, but Apple has a plan.
December 19, 2023Source

Where to buy the Apple Watch Series 9 and Ultra 2 before they're pulled from Apple's shelves
There are still ways to get Double Tap on your wrist.
December 19, 2023Source

White House 'tracking' Apple Watch ban as Masimo CEO open to settlement
In the latest developments ahead of the US Apple Watch ban taking effect later this week, the White House has shared that it is keeping a close eye on the situation. Meanwhile, Masimo's CEO shared that the company is open to settling with Apple to resolve the matter but noted, "It takes two to tango."
December 19, 2023Source

Why the Apple Watch is being banned — and how Apple can avoid it
At this point, experts say the ITC's import ban is highly likely, but what does that actually mean for Apple long term?
December 19, 2023Source

Electronics — Smartwatches — December 18th, 2023

Apple Watches being pulled from stores this week due to potential import ban
Ban on Watch Series 9, Watch Ultra 2 starts Dec. 26 if Biden doesn't intervene.
December 18, 2023Source

Can Using Wearables To Track Your Health And Fitness Really Help?
Wearable devices are appearing everywhere. While the likes of Apple and Samsung paved the way forward in terms of innovation, they are still not accessible to the masses. However, the advent of players like Xiaomi and other OEMs from the East dramatically brought down the asking price of smartwatches and bands, among other health-focused wearable form factors.
December 18, 2023Source

Comfy Bucardo Sport bands for Apple Watch prove perfect for any workout
The brilliant Bucardo Sport band for Apple Watch is your perfect companion for any type of workout. Made from a lightweight and breathable fabric, it's as comfortable as a sweatband.
December 18, 2023Source

Fixed: Passcode Setup Grayed Out on Apple Watch
If the passcode setup button is grayed out on your Apple Watch, you won't be able to change or turn it off. You must fix the issue with your Apple Watch or paired iPhone first. I remember locking myself out of my account during troubleshooting. Although inconvenient, I found which methods work. Keep reading to find them out.
December 18, 2023Source

How to Delete Apps from Your Apple Watch [2023]
Like any device, having too many apps and data on your Apple Watch can be a problem. Let's take a look at how to delete apps from your Apple Watch to free up storage.
December 18, 2023Source

Nomad launches Titanium Band and Steel Band for smaller 41, 40, and 38mm Apple Watches [U]
The band is finally back in stock after being back-ordered since the launch of the Apple Watch Ultra 2 back in September.
December 18, 2023Source

Who Has The Best Battery? Google, Samsung, And Apple's Smartwatch Showdown
If you are a fan of smartwatches, you know that they bring a lot of utility to your wrist and help you not to use your phone so much. Quick tasks like starting an app, summoning your assistant, and checking notifications are easier. Plus, you can load up your watch with complications to make information glanceable. But all that utility comes at a cost, namely in the battery life.
December 18, 2023Source

Electronics — Smartwatches — December 15th, 2023

2026 Apple Watch Ultra looks set to be significantly larger, and pricier
The 2026 Apple Watch Ultra, expected to be the first model to switch from OLED to micro-LED, looks set to have a significantly larger display -- and a higher price-tag.
December 15, 2023Source or Source or Source

Apple cautions: Only use certified Apple Watch chargers
apple recommends charging your Apple Watch only with chargers made by Apple or chargers that have completed Apple MFi certification and use the Made for Apple Watch badge. If you use a counterfeit or uncertified charger, you could experience slow charging, repeated chimes, and reduced battery lifespan. Learn how to identify chargers made by Apple and MFi certified chargers.
December 15, 2023Source

Fixed: Apple Watch Won't Sign Into Apple ID
You'll have to test for several potential issues if your Apple Watch won't sign into your Apple ID. I wasted a lot of time pairing mine with different Apple Watch ID accounts, Apple devices, and Wi-Fi networks. But finally, I found a solution.
December 15, 2023Source

New Google policy addresses fears of law enforcement using location data to prosecute individuals
Privacy watchdogs and organizers say it's a monumental step in blocking geofence warrants.
December 15, 2023Source

The most annoying change in watchOS 10 has been fixed in 10.2 — Here's how to enable swipe to change your Apple Watch face again
watchOS 10 improves the Apple Watch in many ways, but there was one glaring omission when the new update launched in September — the removal of the ability to swipe between watch faces.
December 15, 2023Source

Electronics — Smartwatches — December 14th, 2023

20 Awesome Apple Watch Tips
Have you recently wrapped an Apple Watch around your wrist and are eager to explore its capabilities? Or perhaps you're a seasoned user looking to delve deeper into what this sophisticated piece of technology can offer. Whichever camp you fall into, you will be pleased to know that your Apple Watch is more than just a timepiece; it's a gateway to efficiency and convenience.
December 14, 2023Source or Watch Video

Best smartwatch for women 2023
These smartwatches are great options for the ladies.
December 14, 2023Source

How to Turn Off Water Lock on Apple Watch
If you're using an Apple Watch Series 2 or later, Water Lock mode may be preventing you from using the touch screen. Fortunately, I know what to do on my Apple Watch SE, and I can show you how to turn off Water Lock while also ejecting any water in your device.
December 14, 2023Source

Several TicWatch smartwatches are getting updated to Wear OS 3
Mobvoi, the company behind the TicWatch brand, has been rather slow when it comes to upgrading its smartwatches to Wear OS 3. Earlier this week, Mobvoi confirmed that several TicWatch models are eligible for the Wear OS 3 update, although no release dates have been mentioned.
December 14, 2023Source

This pocket-size charger juices up Apple Watch anywhere
qCharge 2.0 from Citius Systems is a power bank with built-in charger especially for Apple Watch. With one of these, you can replenish the device almost anywhere, no wall socket needed.
December 14, 2023Source

Electronics — Smartwatches — December 12th, 2023

Apple Siri commands to access Health app data and log workouts
Thanks to new updates released by Apple to its Siri personal assistant users can now easily access Health app data and log workouts using voice commands. With the release of watchOS 10.2, iOS 17.2, and iPadOS 17.2, Siri can now assist users in accessing and logging their Health app data on a range of Apple devices.
December 12, 2023Source

Apple's watchOS 10.2 update is here with six big new features
These are the features you can expect from watchOS 10.2.
December 12, 2023Source

Best Android Smartwatches of 2023
Looking for a great watch to track your steps or sleep? Check out these models from Fitbit, Google, Samsung, and others.
December 12, 2023Source

Best Apple Watch (2023): Choose the best model and accessories
Apple Watch is almost an essential for any iPhone owner these days, so it makes the perfect gift for anyone who doesn't already own one. It's also one of the more affordable Apple devices you can buy with a range of options to choose from that start at just $249 (or even less if you shop around).
December 12, 2023Source

Download: Apple Releases iOS 17.3, watchOS 10.3, macOS 14.3, And tvOS 17.3 Beta 1 To Developers
Today, Apple has seen fit to release beta 1 of its upcoming iOS 17.3, watchOS 10.3, macOS 14.3, and tvOS 17.3 to developers for testing. The latest beta builds arrived a day after the company seeded iOS 17.2 and additional updates to the general public. As a registered developer, you can download and install the latest beta updates on your compatible devices.
December 12, 2023Source

How to enable easy swiping between Apple Watch faces in watchOS 10.2
In addition to new features like the ability to log and access Health data with Siri, this week's watchOS 10.2 update also makes it easier to switch watch faces on your Apple Watch. Here's how to enable the option to swipe between Apple Watch faces with watchOS 10.2.
December 12, 2023Source

Mobvoi finally begins rollout of Wear OS 3 for TicWatch series
The move has been two years in the making
December 12, 2023Source

Nomad launches premium Stand One Max with MagSafe and Apple Watch fast charging [Hands-on]
Expanding its premium charger lineup for iPhone, Apple Watch, and AirPods, Nomad is out with the new Stand One Max. The premium metal and glass design features official MagSafe support with 15W wireless charging, Apple Watch fast charging, and more. Read along for our hands-on experience.
December 12, 2023Source

Readdle Documents iOS app gets 'Air Gestures' as devs prep for Vision Pro
Readdle is out with an update for its popular Documents iOS app today with a new capability it is calling "Air Gestures." The feature aims to make interactions "more natural and accessible" and big picture, Readdle is looking to follow where Apple is headed with Vision Pro and Apple Watch.
December 12, 2023Source

Siri can now help Apple Watch, iPhone, and iPad users access and log their Health app data
watchOS 10.2, iOS 17.2, and iPadOS 17.2 are available as of Monday, allowing Apple Watch Series 9 and Apple Watch Ultra 2, iPhone, and iPad users to conveniently access and log their Health app data using Siri.
December 12, 2023Source

Siri's new health features coming exclusively to the latest Apple Watch Series 9 and Ultra 2
A new WatchOS 10.2 update rolled out on Monday, bringing bug fixes and innovative health-related features for Siri on Apple Watches. Siri will now be able to answer prompts for different health data types. The innovative features are exclusively available on Apple's latest smartwatches, the Watch Series 9 and Ultra 2.
December 12, 2023Source

These leaked Samsung Galaxy Fit 3 specs will make you wonder if you really need a smartwatch
Widely considered the poor man's smartwatches (both literally and figuratively) until fairly recently, fitness trackers have come a long way in the last few years in terms of both design and functionality.
December 12, 2023Source

Try 19 can't-miss Carterjett Apple Watch bands in every style
Got an Apple Watch? Currently, Carterjett offers 19 Apple Watch bands for sale in the Cult of Mac Store. You can find straps made of leather, silicone, nylon and carbon fiber in a variety of colors, designs and sizes. So whatever your preferences may be, you really can't miss.
December 12, 2023Source

watchOS 10.2 lands on the Apple Watch
Apple has released watchOS 10.2 for the Apple Watch, the update comes along with iOS 17.2 for the iPhone, macOS Sonoma 14.2 for the Mac, and iPadOS 17.2 for the iPad, the update brings a range of bug fixes, performance improvements, and new features to the Apple Watch.
December 12, 2023Source

What's new in watchOS 10.2
Apple released watchOS 10.2 for the Apple Watch, they also released iOS 17.2 for the iPhone, iPadOS 17 for the iPad, and macOS Sonoma 14.2 for the Mac, all of these updates bring a range of new features to Apple devices.
December 12, 2023Source or Watch Video

Zwift's latest update includes new Apple Watch support
Zwift, the connected online cycling and running program, now allows subscribers to utilize Apple Watch heart rate monitoring amongst other new features in its latest update, rolling out between now and March. Head below for more details
December 12, 2023Source

Electronics — Smartwatches — December 11th, 2023

Apple emergency updates fix recent zero-days on older iPhones
Apple has issued emergency security updates to backport patches for two actively exploited zero-day flaws to older iPhones and some Apple Watch and Apple TV models.
December 11, 2023Source

Apple explains why only the latest Apple Watch models support new Siri + Health features
Apple released watchOS 10.2 for Apple Watch users today, with a few notable new features. One of the biggest changes is support for accessing and logging Health app data using Siri. In a new interview, Apple executives offer additional details on this feature -- and address why it's limited to the Apple Watch Series 9 and Apple Watch Ultra 2.
December 11, 2023Source

Apple releases watchOS 10.2
Apple on Monday released watchOS 10.2 which includes new features, improvements, and bug fixes, including:
December 11, 2023Source

Apple releases watchOS 10.2 for Apple Watch; here's everything new
Alongside iOS 17.2 with a host of new features, Apple has also released watchOS 10.2 for Apple Watch users. This update includes updates to the Health app's integration with Siri, an easier way to switch watch faces, and more.
December 11, 2023Source

Apple Watch Series 9 vs Ultra 2: Which smartwatch should you buy?
Each of Apple's latest watch models delivers significant technical upgrades. They also have plenty of differences. Here's what you should know before buying one.
December 11, 2023Source

Apple's iPhone and Apple Watch product design executive could be leaving in February
Tang Tan, Apple Inc.'s executive leading product design for the iPhone and the Apple Watch, might be stepping down in February. This statement was provided to Bloomberg by people who asked not to have their identities disclosed, as the news of Tan's leaving hasn't been announced publicly.
December 11, 2023Source

Charge Your Apple Watch With This MagSafe Built-in Charger PowerBand
This innovative product is the first Apple Watch band that includes a MagSafe charger, allowing you to get a charge absolutely anywhere. Now at $31.97 at TechRepublic Academy.
December 11, 2023Source

Download: Apple Releases watchOS 10.2, macOS 14.2, tvOS 17.2 And More To The Public
Apple has finally released watchOS 10.2, macOS Sonoma 14.2, tvOS 17.2, and HomePod 17.2 Software with many new additions. The updates are finally out of the developer phase, and you can download and install them right now on your compatible devices.
December 11, 2023Source

How To Change The Volume On Your AirPods From Your Apple Watch
Wireless earbuds like AirPods usually have built-in minimal audio controls. On the AirPods specifically, you can use the built-in touch controls. For example, tap the stem to pause your music or slide your finger along the stem to adjust the volume. It's a generally convenient way of controlling your tunes, though for some people, perhaps those with larger hands, it's not the best way.
December 11, 2023Source

How to record a surfing session on your Apple Watch
Surf's up: here's how to use your Apple Watch while surfing.
December 11, 2023Source

Mac, iPad, iPhone and Apple Watch get new features in OS upgrades
If you own an Apple computer of any shape or size, odds are it just got an operating system upgrade. Monday brought the public launch of macOS Sonoma 14.2, iPadOS 17.2, iOS 17.2, watchOS 10.2 and tvOS 17.2.
December 11, 2023Source

Why Siri's New Health Features Are a Big Deal for the Apple Watch
Siri can now answer health questions and log health data on the Apple Watch Series 9.
December 11, 2023Source

Electronics — Smartwatches — December 8th, 2023

Android phones can now send medical data during 911 calls
The feature is available through Android's Personal Safety app.
December 8, 2023Source

Apple's chief iPhone and Apple Watch designer leaving the company
Apple's head of iPhone and Apple Watch product design is departing the company, according to a new report from Bloomberg.
December 8, 2023Source

Rockley has a skin-penetrating IR sensor that your next smartwatch could borrow
Rockley Phonetics is partnered with 'six out of the top 10' consumer wearable brands for its 'wearable lab' on your wrist.
December 8, 2023Source

The Apple Watch's crappy flashlight could be in for a huge upgrade
A new patent points the way to a whole new flashlight experience.
December 8, 2023Source

This Apple Watch band's secret weapon is a concealed wireless charger
The PowerBand is a sporty Apple Watch band that comes with a built-in magnetic Apple Watch charger. The clever design will help you deal with two of the smartwatch's most annoying shortcomings: its so-so battery life and the fact that you can only top up the Apple Watch battery using a specific type of charger.
December 8, 2023Source

This rainbow Apple Watch band will dazzle you with color [Under Review]
"Oooooooh!" my wife squealed when I pulled the Juuk Ligero Rainbow Apple Watch band out of the shipping carton. The brightly colored links in the aluminum bracelet definitely caught her eye.
December 8, 2023Source

watchOS 10.2 Release Candidate in action
Apple recently released watchOS 10.2 Release Candidate for the Apple Watch, assuming no issues are found, this release will be the same as the final version of watchOS 10.2. Now we get to find out more details about what is included in this update in a new video from iDeviceHelp.
December 8, 2023Source or Watch Video

Electronics — Smartwatches — December 6th, 2023

4 Essential Apple Watch Apps To Install If You Enjoy Biking
The default fitness app on the Apple Watch just doesn't cut it for some people. Although it can display the duration, pace, and distance of whatever physical activity you are partaking in, it does not offer much outside of that. It also does not have many customization options.
December 6, 2023Source

Apple releases watchOS 10.2 Release Candidate
Apple has released a new beta for the Apple Watch, watchOS 10.2 Release Candidate, and this new beta should be the same as the final version of watchOS 10.2 assuming that no issues are found in this release.
December 6, 2023Source

Beefy Garmin Venu 3 update adds skin temperature, glucose watch face, and more
The Venu 3 steals some useful Forerunner running metrics and gets the sleep temperature readings we've waited months for.
December 6, 2023Source

GymKit makes the gym sync with Apple Watch
So here’s a cool thing. Yesterday, I rejoined my old gym at the YMCA. It’s $64/month instead of $10/month at Planet Fitness, but that includes two hours of childcare – must-have for a single parent.
December 6, 2023Source

How to see Apple Watch live cycling metrics on iPhone with iOS 17
Tracking a bike ride natively on iPhone is now possible with iOS 17 and Apple Watch with watchOS 10. The handy new feature makes use of Live Activities for a seamless experience to view heart rate, speed, distance, elevation, and more. Here’s how to see Apple Watch cycling metrics live on iPhone.
December 6, 2023Source

Original Pixel Watch gets some love with the December Pixel Feature Drop
Google released a pretty significant Pixel Feature Drop today to its Pixel devices, and while most of the new features will be gracing its latest smartphones, some will add functionality to another one of its Pixel devices — the Pixel Watch. These updates are designed to enhance the user experience and make the Pixel Watch even more convenient and helpful.
December 6, 2023Source

PhoneArena 2023 Smartwatch Awards: The best and most innovative ones
As the year draws to a close, we look back at the best wearable devices released in 2023.
December 6, 2023Source

Electronics — Smartwatches — December 5th, 2023

Apple Watch Ultra 2 versus the Apple Watch Series 9
Review the specs to see which Apple Watch fits you best
December 5, 2023Source

How To Change Your Samsung Account Password On A Galaxy Device
As the company with the largest market share of Android devices, Samsung's Galaxy line of products are, statistically speaking, the Android products most people are likely to encounter. But the Korean manufacturer has its own way of doing things, layering its One UI interface over the top of the Android system. That means you have to interact with Samsung's ecosystem, which is all tied together with a Samsung account.
December 5, 2023Source

Ingenious new 2-in-1 Butterfly fast-charges iPhone and Apple Watch
Twelve South's new 2-in-1 Butterfly MagSafe Charger folds into a tiny footprint, fast-charges MagSafe iPhones and Apple Watches, and can serve as a kickstand for your handset, as well.
December 5, 2023Source

Samsung's universal gestures for Galaxy Watch offer more functionality than Apple's double-tap
Apple rolled out the double-tap gesture feature and it provides a quick way to interact with your Apple Watch with your finger and thumb. Samsung's accessibility feature may be even more compelling.
December 5, 2023Source

Twelve South launches new ButterFly portable 15W MagSafe and Apple Watch fast charger
Twelve South is launching its most portable Apple charging accessory yet, with one of its cutest names yet. The new ButterFly combines a 15W MagSafe charger and an Apple Watch fast charger into one of the smallest form-factors imaginable. I've been waiting to talk about this for over a month now, and today I can finally gush about how novel this new release is!
December 5, 2023Source

Where is the Apple Watch list view button in watchOS 10?
You probably know by now that you can choose between two different Home screen designs for Apple Watch. While you used to be able to do that quickly with a long-press, that's not available with watchOS 10. Here's how to use Apple Watch list view with the current software.
December 5, 2023Source

Withings combines its two best watches into one with the luxury ScanWatch Nova
This $599 watch merges the sensors of the ScanWatch 2 and the rugged steel design of the dive-ready ScanWatch Horizon.
December 5, 2023Source

Electronics — Smartwatches — December 4th, 2023

14 Of The Coolest Apple Watch Faces You Have To Try
Within the wheelhouse of wearable technology, one of the first and most beloved pieces of tech is the Apple Watch. While there had been attempts at wearable technology before Apple's smartwatch, such as Google Glass, the Apple Watch was one of the first major successes in the world of wearable tech. Since then, many smartwatches have cropped up across the market.
December 4, 2023Source

Can You Use Your Apple Watch For A Group FaceTime Call?
If there's one thing to love about Apple products, it's FaceTime. It seamlessly bridges the physical gap between family and friends without the need to set up any additional app or configuration on your devices. It's readily available on your iPhone, iPad, and MacBook, and you can even FaceTime from your Apple TV too!
December 4, 2023Source

Dynamic Island Diet: Calory app adds meal fasting feature with Live Activities and more
Funn Media makes some of our favorite health and fitness-focused apps, such as WaterMinder and Calory. The latter of those two has received a nice update this week that adds one of its most-requested user features: support for tracking fasts.
December 4, 2023Source

"Make Fist" and other useful Universal Gestures that help out disabled users of the Galaxy Watch
In relation to the International Day of Persons with Disabilities (IDPD), Samsung reminds us all of the Universal Gestures on the Galaxy Watch and how "technology can play a role in fostering a more inclusive world", as they put it.
December 4, 2023Source

Samsung explains how Galaxy Watch Universal Gestures work
Samsung has released an article explaining how its Galaxy Watch Universal Gestures work on its range of Galaxy Watch devices, this is a feature that you can activate on your Galaxy Watch smartwatch.
December 4, 2023Source

The best smart rings you can buy
Forget a smartwatch: The best smart rings track your fitness and health, monitor your sleep, and more in a sleeker manner.
December 4, 2023Source

This is the perfect smartwatch for anyone who loves the water
Garmin's latest Quatix 7 Pro may be the most attractive and stylish model that I've tested.
December 4, 2023Source

This little gadget keeps your Apple Watch going anywhere
Apple devices are known for their beautiful designs and user-friendly functionality — not their battery power. Apple Watch is no exception, needing daily charging. So sometimes the battery runs low when you're not near a charger. But a brand-new gadget fixes that problem.
December 4, 2023Source

Electronics — Smartwatches — December 1st, 2023

Apple reveals red Watch faces to support World AIDS Day
The PRODUCT(RED) line continues with the Apple Watch Series 9.
December 1, 2023Source or Source

Apple Watch has its best third-quarter ever increasing its lead over Samsung in the premium market
Significant activity took place in the global smartwatch market during the third quarter according to Counterpoint Research. Shipments increased 9% year-over-year during the third quarter. Helping drive the growth in the overall market were strong performances in India and Huawei's big rebound in China. Counterpoint also took a deep dive into the premium smartwatch market also known as High-level Operating System (HLOS) smartwatches. These devices support the use of third-party apps.
December 1, 2023Source

COROS Heart Rate Monitor review: A seamless band I didn't know I needed
The COROS HRM arm strap gives you accurate heart rate data for your gym workouts, runs, and bike rides. It's a simple purpose, but COROS handles it very well.
December 1, 2023Source

The latest Garmin Forerunner update is a boon to sleepy, stressed runners
Update 17.24 takes some of the coolest Venu 3 tricks and brings them to the latest Forerunner watches.
December 1, 2023Source

Electronics — Smartwatches — November 30th, 2023

Apple Watch Not Tracking Sleep? Here's How to Fix
Sleep tracking is one of the most basic and essential features of the Apple Watch. However, many people face issues and report that their Apple Watch is not tracking sleep. If you're in the same boat, read along to learn the best troubleshooting methods to fix Apple Watch not tracking sleep.
November 30, 2023Source

Apple Watch Ultra 2 versus Apple Watch Ultra: Comparing Each Rugged Watch
Apple's sturdy smartwatch gets a few useful updates over the original.
November 30, 2023Source

Apple's bonds have seen equity-like returns in the past month
Investors who purchased Apple Inc. bonds in October are now looking at equity-like returns, as prices have climbed while spreads have tightened as Treasury yields fell.
November 30, 2023Source

Google's latest Android update includes AI-created image descriptions and animations for voice messages
Wear OS and Google TV are also getting new tools.
November 30, 2023Source

These 11 new features are coming to your Android phone, smartwatch, TV, and more
If you're embedded with the Android ecosystem, these new features are about to improve how those devices function and how you work with them.
November 30, 2023Source

Try one of Elago's stylish steel bands for Apple Watch
There are few things more classic than a stainless steel watch band. It's durable yet stylish, rugged yet elegant, and appropriate for work or play. You can wear it with a T-shirt or a tuxedo. And that goes for your grandfather's Rolex as much as it goes for your Apple Watch.
November 30, 2023Source

What's new in watchOS 10.2 beta 4
Apple recently released their watchOS 10.2 beta 4 software to developers, they also released the fourth developer betas of iOS 17.2, iPadOS 17.2 and macOS Sonoma 14.2 at the same time.
November 30, 2023Source or Watch Video

Wrapped 2023: what you were listening to on Spotify, Apple Music, and every other music app
Simply listening to music and podcasts isn't enough — we need to track and compare our history on an annual or even seasonal basis. Spotify Wrapped has imposed a new tradition across social media and even in person, as many people choose to present their listening history to friends or the public. It highlights the service's overwhelming popularity — in 2023 alone it tracked over 574 million users worldwide — creating something other audio apps want to recreate, with efforts like Apple Music Replay, YouTube Music Recap, and more.
November 30, 2023Source

Xiaomi's Redmi Watch 4
Xiaomi's Redmi Watch 4 smartwatch offers a relatively large 1.97" 450x390 AMOLED display, Xiaomi's own HyperOS and heart rate and SpO2 sensors.
November 30, 2023Source

Electronics — Smartwatches — November 29th, 2023

A 2026 Apple Watch could get a big MicroLED display upgrade, and it won't be alone
An Apple Watch upgrade is coming.
November 29, 2023Source

How to record a dive with your Apple Watch Ultra and Ultra 2
How to use the Depth and Oceanic Plus apps.
November 29, 2023Source

Electronics — Smartwatches — November 28th, 2023

Wear OS 3.5 is now rolling out to Fossil Gen 6 watches amidst reported issues
Fossil smartwatch owners are finally receiving the Wear OS 3.5 update, albeit a bit later than expected. While Wear OS 4 has been available since the summer, Fossil is opting for the incremental Wear OS 3.5 update for its Gen 6 smartwatches.
November 28, 2023Source

Electronics — Smartwatches — November 27th, 2023

How to turn off NameDrop on your iPhone and Apple Watch
With iOS 17.1 and watchOS 10.1, you can use NameDrop to quickly share contact information with a nearby iPhone or Apple Watch. If you're concerned about security /privacy, you can turn off NameDrop on your iPhone and Apple Watch. The feature is enabled by default.
November 27, 2023Source

Pros And Cons Of The New Apple Watch Double-Tap Feature
The Double Tap motion was added to watchOS 10.1 in October 2023, compatible with Apple Watch Ultra 2 as well as the Series 9 model. Users can utilize the gesture to start and stop any audio playback they have running, begin and end calls, respond to notifications, and use a range of their device's other important functions.
November 27, 2023Source

Electronics — Smartwatches — November 24th, 2023

Apple Potentially Tested An Apple Watch Ultra With Black Ceramic Back And A Redesigned Action Button Made Of Plastic
Apple announced the Apple Watch Ultra 2 alongside the iPhone 15 lineup with significant interior changes. The wearable looks identical to the original model, with a titanium case and a flat glass. On the back, the Apple Watch Ultra features a slightly different design compared to the standard models of the Apple Watch.
November 24, 2023Source

Electronics — Smartwatches — November 22nd, 2023

The Galaxy Watch findings: UK's top Sleep Animal is the Nervous Penguin, 25% of Brits dread bedtime
The lion may be the official animal symbol of Britain, but that's when the Brits are awake. When they're asleep, they're the Nervous Penguin.
November 22, 2023Source

Electronics — Smartwatches — November 21st, 2023

Elago Clear band for Apple Watch looks great, feels even greater [Review]
Almost everything is cooler when you can see right through it. Sadly, Apple stopped making transparent devices when it discontinued the iconic iMac G3. But for those craving that retro look, Elago offers a transparent Clear band for Apple Watch that looks absolutely terrific.
November 21, 2023Source

This fake Apple Watch Ultra is really a Pokémon GO auto-catcher and Apple will be furious
That isn't an Apple Watch Ultra.
November 21, 2023Source

Electronics — Smartwatches — November 20th, 2023

Galaxy Watch 6 Update Removes "Samsung" From a Bunch of Apps
Samsung's newest watches, the Galaxy Watch 6 and Galaxy Watch 6 Classic, are seeing updates this week with improvements of some kind, but also a handful of simplification changes. Samsung is removing its own name from a bunch of apps, which is notweworthy.
November 20, 2023Source

How to Block Websites on Your Android Phone or Tablet
This guide will show you how to block websites on your Android Phone or tablet. In our increasingly digitalized world, taking control of your online experience has become a critical aspect of daily life, particularly in the context of safeguarding children from the plethora of harmful or inappropriate content that pervades the internet.
November 20, 2023Source

The best Apple Watch in 2023
There are only three, but each of Apple's smartwatches makes its own case for becoming your next wearable.
November 20, 2023Source

Electronics — Smartwatches — November 17th, 2023

Fixed: Can't Swipe Up or Down on Apple Watch
One of the handiest features of the Apple Watch is the ability to access Control Center using the swipe up gesture. This is useful especially when you're on the move and need to change some settings on your Apple Watch quickly, such as disabling or enabling Wi-Fi and Bluetooth, accessing the flashlight and more.
November 17, 2023Source

How To Set A Silent Vibrate-Only Alarm On Apple Watch
One of the best things about having an Apple Watch is the convenience of checking notifications and alarms. Whether on the go or just chilling on your living room couch watching TV, you won't need to fumble around and reach for your phone. You can turn off alarms and keep track of urgent emails straight from your Apple Watch.
November 17, 2023Source

The Vivo Watch 3 smartwatch offers a 1.43" 466x466 AMOLED display, 64MB of RAM, 4 GB of storage, heart rate and SPo2 sensors, and the company's own Blue OS.
The Vivo Watch 3 will ship later in November 2023 for around $175.
November 17, 2023Source

Electronics — Smartwatches — November 16th, 2023

Apple brings back swipe to switch face to Apple Watch, here's how to enable it
You need to manually turn it on in the Settings.
November 16, 2023Source

Garmin Venu 3 review: A tightrope walk between casual smarts and serious fitness
Designed to ease mainstream users into a more niche ecosystem, the Garmin Venu 3 crams in traditional smartwatch tools and avoids overwhelming you with data.
November 16, 2023Source

The best Fitbits for your fitness and health
Whether you want a basic fitness tracker or a smartwatch, there's a Fitbit for everyone — though the best Fitbit smartwatch isn't technically a Fitbit.
November 16, 2023Source

Electronics — Smartwatches — November 15th, 2023

Fitbit app gets a handful of useful new features
Fitbit has decided to materialize some of the feedback it received from many customers still using its products. A handful of new features are now headed to the Fitbit app, which are expected to make a positive impact on both the Fitbit platform and app.
November 15, 2023Source

Samsung Galaxy Fit 3 coming in 2024, costs twice the price of the Galaxy Fit 2
Pictures of Samsung's Galaxy Fit 3 leaked last week, but no details about its price or potential release date. Thankfully, Korean media has all the details that were left out from the previous leak, so if you're interested in Samsung's next fitness tracker, keep reading.
November 15, 2023Source

Electronics — Smartwatches — November 14th, 2023

Fitbit brings Step streaks to Android for the first time in latest update
Celebrating milestones and ways to focus more on what matters, as well.
November 14, 2023Source

Fitbit should drop the Versa 5; here's why
The existing Versa 4 is already in no man's land, and we don't need a new one.
November 14, 2023Source

Fitbit's New App Features, Like Device Battery Status, Going Live Now
Several weeks ago, Fitbit said that it was working on a number of important changes to their still-very-fresh app overhaul that would start to rollout in time. That time is now, as Fitbit tells us to start looking for many of those new features today.
November 14, 2023Source

Leak gives first comprehensive look at Galaxy S24 family by way of dummy models
If rumors are true, the Samsung Galaxy S24 series has entered production and will be unveiled in the US on January 17, slightly earlier than the Galaxy S23. Renders and rumors have suggested that the phones will be a minor upgrade over the current generation, with largely the same design and specs as their predecessors.
November 14, 2023Source

New premium Garmin watches dive much deeper than the Apple Watch Ultra 2
The Descent Mk3 and G1 Solar Ocean Edition dive computers bring serious smarts for scuba divers.
November 14, 2023Source

Original Pixel Watch gets a dash of Pixel Watch 2 charm: The 6 new watch faces
Last month, along with the Pixel 8 and Pixel 8 Pro, Google released its second generation Pixel Watch with the latest WearOS 4. This updated operating system brings a slew of enhancements, including refined and more functional notifications, along with six fresh watch faces. Now, these Pixel Watch 2-exclusive watch faces are making their way to the original Pixel Watch.
November 14, 2023Source

Electronics — Smartwatches — November 13th, 2023

Here's the OnePlus Watch 2 and It Runs Wear OS 4
The original OnePlus Watch was not powered by Wear OS. When asked why, OnePlus said it wanted to offer superb battery life, something that would be hard to do if the watch came powered by Google's wearable OS. According to the latest intel concerning a sequel, OnePlus is changing its tune.
November 13, 2023Source

How to choose which Apple Watch to buy
Between the Apple Watch Series 9, the Ultra 2, and the second-gen SE, there are more options than ever. We'll help you sort through them.
November 13, 2023Source

These are the smartwatches that support Google Pay 2023
With Google Pay on these smartwatches, you don't need to worry if you left your credit card at home.
November 13, 2023Source

Electronics — Smartwatches — November 10th, 2023

Best Apple Watch Ultra Bands
Add a bit more flair to your smartwatch
November 10, 2023Source

How to make sense of your Apple Watch's running metrics
How to become a better runner using your Apple Watch.
November 10, 2023Source

Electronics — Smartwatches — November 9th, 2023

5 Essential Apple Watch Tips You Need To Know Before Your Next Flight
The Apple Watch is a fairly versatile little wrist-mounted device that can keep track of your vitals, monitor sleep, check in on your fitness goals, and even manage your calls and messages if you want it to.
November 9, 2023Source

Amazfit Cheetah Pro versus Google Pixel Watch
The Amazfit Cheetah Pro and Google Pixel Watch are similar in price but very different in functionality.
November 9, 2023Source

Apple Watch Ultra saves life of unconscious diabetic
A 40-year-old Las Vegas resident who has type 1 diabetes is crediting his Apple Watch Ultra for saving his life after the device called emergency services when he fell unconscious.
November 9, 2023Source

How To Change The Time On Your Garmin Watch
Watches these days have moved past just telling time; with features like the ability to make phone calls, send texts, browse the internet, monitor fitness and health metrics, and more, they have evolved into user-friendly and powerful devices — capable of replacing even the smartphone in handling everyday tasks.
November 9, 2023Source

Leaked Galaxy Fit 3 renders show a larger display to challenge the Fitbit Charge 6
Leaked images of the Samsung Galaxy Fit 3 show a larger design than the Fit 2, with other noticeable upgrades.
November 9, 2023Source

Pixel Watch might receive a handy new feature: notifying you when it's fully charged
Last month, Google dropped its second smartwatch, the Pixel Watch 2, alongside the Pixel 8 and Pixel 8 Pro. Now, it seems like it will spruce it up with some features that were missing at the get-go.
November 9, 2023Source

Samsung's next big wearable leaks out more than three years after the Galaxy Fit 2 launch
When talking about wearable devices or considering a purchase in this specific category of the tech industry, most people instinctively think of smartwatches and little else. But if you're strapped for cash or simply value battery life above style and functionality, you may also want to take a look at our (relatively short) list of the top fitness trackers out there today.
November 9, 2023Source

Twelve South HiRise 3 Deluxe review: A unique space-saver
Save space, but not money.
November 9, 2023Source

Watch out: Generative AI will level up cyber attacks, according to new Google report
With generative AI, cyber attacks are about to get a lot smarter. Here's what to expect.
November 9, 2023Source

Electronics — Smartwatches — November 7th, 2023

A high-quality, EDC band for your Apple Watch [Reviews]
If you're looking for a hardy velcro EDC watch band for your Apple Watch, Mifa has you covered. Mifa's Nylon Sports Leather Apple Watch Band is sturdy, the velcro is strong and the stitched leather is high-quality.
November 7, 2023Source

Apple Watch battery life bug is fixed with watchOS 10.1.1
The patch just rolled out alongside a bug fixes update for iOS 17.
November 7, 2023Source

Forget Series 9, we need a truly minimalist Apple Watch
Back to basics
November 7, 2023Source

Electronics — Smartwatches — November 6th, 2023

4 Google Pixel safety features you should know about
From crash detection to crisis alerts, your phone can help keep you safe
November 6, 2023Source

4 Useful Google Pixel Watch 2 Features Every Owner Should Know About By Now
With a new chipset and health sensors, the Pixel Watch 2 is one of the best smartwatches for Android users. In their review of the device, SlashGear's Andy Zahn writes that the Pixel Watch 2 "is absolutely loaded with sensors, both for the purpose of measuring and tracking your health and fitness to generally increase the functionality of the watch."
November 6, 2023Source

Apple Is Developing In-House High Performance Battery Technology For Mobile Devices, Expected To Arrive By 2025
Apple is planning to reduce reliance on its suppliers as it is keen to develop in-house technology that it can use for future devices. We have previously reported that the company is working on its custom modems, which will reduce the dependency on Qualcomm. Additionally, the company is also working on micro-LED display technology, which will debut between 2025 and 2027 with the Apple Watch.
November 6, 2023Source

Apple says the Apple Watch battery drain fix is coming soon
Following a 9to5Mac report on a battery drain problem affecting Apple Watch users, Cupertino has confirmed the existence of the problem and says a software update containing the fix is coming soon.
November 6, 2023Source

Best Apple Watch chargers, stands, power banks & docks
Our favorite Apple Watch charging stands, power banks, Apple Watch docks and chargers.
November 6, 2023Source

Fix is on the way for Apple Watch battery woes
Many Apple Watch wearers suffered from shortened battery lives after upgrading to watchOS 10, but the problem will be taken care of soon with a software patch, according to an internal Apple document.
November 6, 2023Source

New Google patent hints at big design change for Pixel Watch 3
Google has filed a patent for new sensor technology that could be used to control smartwatches with gestures. The patent, titled "Gesture recognition on watch bezel using strain gauges," describes a system of sensors that could be embedded in the housing of a smartwatch to detect gestures such as pressing, tapping, squeezing, and swiping.
November 6, 2023Source

The Pixel Watch 3 could ditch its crown for this Galaxy Watch trick
A Google patent shows a Pixel Watch display with a digital bezel and no rotating crown in sight.
November 6, 2023Source

This pocket-size charger juices up Apple Watch anywhere
qCharge 2.0 from Citius Systems is a power bank with built-in charger especially for Apple Watch. With one of these, you can replenish the device almost anywhere, no wall socket needed.
November 6, 2023Source

Electronics — Smartwatches — November 3rd, 2023

Blaze your own trail with a Juuk Vitero Apple Watch band
Juuk makes Vitero steel and aluminum Apple Watch bands in Hong Kong, providing them to several high-end Swiss watch brands. But you can get one — or more than one — straight from the Cult of Mac Store.
November 3, 2023Source

Electronics — Smartwatches — November 2nd, 2023

Apple Watch almost got Android support — here's why Apple changed its mind (report)
That would've been weird.
November 2, 2023Source

Best Unlimited Data Plans for November 2023
Picking an unlimited data plan for your phone isn't always as easy as it should be, so we compared the best options from AT&T, Verizon and T-Mobile.
November 2, 2023Source

The next Apple Watch will reportedly add 3 new health sensors for diabetes, blood pressure, and sleep apnea
Apple continues exploring the potential of health monitoring tools.
November 2, 2023Source

Electronics — Smartwatches — October 31st, 2023

Fitbit Charge 6 review: Familiar hardware, Googleified
Put a Charge 5 and Charge 6 side-by-side, and you couldn't tell them apart. It's all about the Google-branded smarts beneath the surface.
October 31, 2023Source

Electronics — Smartwatches — October 30th, 2023

The Galaxy Watch 6 is part of the first Sleep Rave ever — a study that brings DJs and neuroscientists together
Samsung, neuroscientists and DJs collaborated in the Netherlands (where else could it be?!) for research that's first of its kind — a Sleep Rave.
October 30, 2023Source

Electronics — Smartwatches — October 27th, 2023

Back in stock: Magnet keeps this slick silicone Apple Watch band in place
A great example of a comfortable, stylish, durable and convenient silicone band for Apple Watch is the SwitchEasy Skin Silicone Magnetic Apple Watch Band. The magnetic closure keeps it secure on your wrist, while getting it on or off is a snap.
October 27, 2023Source

Electronics — Smartwatches — October 26th, 2023

2024 Apple Watch Ultra Development Yet To Start, May Not Launch Next Year Due To microLED Issues, Other Hurdles
The 2024 Apple Watch Ultra might be the first product from the technology giant to sport a microLED panel, but due to ongoing issues, it may not materialize next year either. One analyst predicts that the development phase of the flagship smartwatch has yet to kick off, meaning that the likelihood of the device arriving 12 months from now is decreasing.
October 26, 2023Source

Apple Research app's latest update introduces family history sharing
In 2019, Apple unveiled its innovative Research App, allowing Apple Watch and iPhone users to partake in medical research studies. Fast forward to now, the tech giant has rolled out a new version of the app.
October 26, 2023Source

Cisco brings Webex to Apple Watch and Apple TV
In a hurry? You'll be able to use your Apple Watch and AirPods to make a Webex meeting --- or hold a videoconference using Apple TV.
October 26, 2023Source

Double Tap finally comes to Apple Watch Series 9 — here's how to use it
Tap tap.
October 26, 2023Source or Source or Source

How To Back Up Your Apple Watch To iCloud
Most Apple devices, including the iPhone, can be backed up to iCloud. Apple offers 5GB of cloud storage free to every user, but you'll need to purchase iCloud+ if you want more space to back up all your data to the cloud.
October 26, 2023Source

Kuo: No Apple Watch Ultra 3 Next Year?
There are currently no signs of an "Apple Watch Ultra 3" being in development within Apple's supply chain, analyst Ming-Chi Kuo said today. As a result, he believes the likelihood of a new Apple Watch Ultra being released in 2024 is "decreasing."
October 26, 2023Source

The Apple Watch Weather app sees sunny skies again with watchOS 10.1 update
If you're one of those people who have multiple weather apps installed on your phone and smartwatch and love to tell others when a warming trend is on the way ("It's going to be 78 tomorrow. 78! In late October! Can you believe it!!!"), then you might be my twin.
October 26, 2023Source or Source

The best Apple Watch Ultra straps you can buy
The best Apple Watch Ultra bands are ready to wear for every occasion, from working out to working in an office.
October 26, 2023Source

watchOS 10.1 brings important features, fixes, and security updates
One of the key new features of Apple Watch Series 9 and Ultra 2 is finally here.
October 26, 2023Source or Source or Source or Source

Electronics — Smartwatches — October 24th, 2023

Apple Watch could be the secret weapon for iPhone 15 Pro gaming
'Tap the Watch to call Meryl on 140.15.'
October 24, 2023Source

Apple's "carbon neutral" claims are facing increased scrutiny
Apple is relying on carbon credits to claim Apple Watch is carbon neutral.
October 24, 2023Source

Broken Samsung Phone? Here Are Your Best Options For Getting It Repaired
Roughly one in every five smartphones sold is a Samsung. And as good as Samsung's reputation for build quality is, with that many phones manufactured and in use around the world, of course there will be some repairs necessary now and again.
October 24, 2023Source

Does the Google Pixel Watch 2 support wireless charging?
The Google Pixel Watch 2 has a better battery and charges faster, too.
October 24, 2023Source

How to customize Smart Stacks on watchOS 10
Your Apple Watch has changed quite a bit recently.
October 24, 2023Source

Motorola Unveils A Wild Smartphone Concept You Can Wear Like A Watch
We are firmly in the era of foldable phones that come equipped with flexible OLED screens. Motorola thinks it can make a leap with a phone-like device that can wrap around your wrist, somewhat like a ginormous watch, but without looking tacky. At the Lenovo Tech World 2023 event, the company showcased a device that it won't classify as a phone but calls it "an adaptive display concept."
October 24, 2023Source or Source

Electronics — Smartwatches — October 23rd, 2023

Apple Watch double tap: How to use it and why it might not be working
The new gesture is enabled in watchOS 10.1, and can make it a lot easier to use your Apple Watch when your hands are full or messy.
October 23, 2023Source

Apple Watch Series 9 vs. Apple Watch Series 8: Should you upgrade?
The Watch Series 9 is Apple's latest smartwatch. Here are the key differences between this year's model and the Series 8, and if it's worth your money to upgrade.
October 23, 2023Source

Best waterproof smartwatches 2023
Go ahead, take a dip in the pool with these smartwatches.
October 23, 2023Source

Now's your chance to get the first-gen Apple Watch Ultra at a lower-than-ever price
If you're a hardcore Apple fan with a passion for the great outdoors... and a large holiday shopping budget, you might be wondering whether it's smarter to buy the tech giant's latest rugged smartwatch right now or last year's first-gen Apple Watch Ultra.
October 23, 2023Source

Studying For Exams? These 3 Apple Watch Apps Can Help
As a student, there are some indispensable tools that facilitate your academic pursuits: You've got your pen, textbooks, notebooks, laptop, and the all-important smartphone with all your productivity apps and tools
October 23, 2023Source

Electronics — Smartwatches — October 20th, 2023

The best Fitbit trackers you can buy
The best Fitbit trackers monitor your steps, blood pressure, heart rate, sleep patterns, and more. Here's how to choose the right Fitbit for you.
October 20, 2023Source

The Guardian reviews Apple Watch Series 9 and Ultra 2: 'The top of the pack'
Apple Watch Ultra 2, the most rugged and capable Apple Watch, pushes the limits again. Featuring the all-new S9 SiP, a magical new way to use your watch without touching the screen, and the brightest Apple display ever. The Guardian's review calls it "."
October 20, 2023Source

Why Your Apple Watch Keyboard Notification Keeps Popping Up (And How To Turn It Off)
The Apple Watch has been a game-changer in wearable technology since its launch in 2015. Although several smartwatches were available before it, the Apple Watch brought its A game with a combination of exceptional design and build quality, functionality, and seamless integration with other Apple devices.
October 20, 2023Source

Electronics — Smartwatches — October 19th, 2023

5 Of The Best Apple Watch Apps For Keeping Safe While Traveling
Whether traveling across the country or to the other side of the world, safety is always a concern when venturing into unknown territory. Things can happen in the blink of an eye and easily catch you off guard, compromising your security and well-being. While your main focus will be your trip, it's important to maintain situational awareness, especially when traveling to new places.
October 19, 2023Source

Garmin just added ECG support to more of its smartwatches
The Garmin Venu 2 Plus received ECG capability in January and now more watches can help you record an ECG.
October 19, 2023Source

Researchers create new smart materials for wearable technology
Fitness trackers, smartwatches and other wearable devices are popular ways to monitor and manage personal health. Researchers at the FAMU-FSU College of Engineering are helping advance that technology by developing soft and stretchable electronic components that improve measurement accuracy, hold a charge longer and offer more comfort for users.
October 19, 2023Source

Twelve South TimePorter helps you organize you Apple Watch bands
If you own an Apple Watch there is a good chance that you have more than one Apple Watch band, some people have many Apple Watch bands and they change them as often as they change their outfits, this is where the Twelve South TimePorter.
October 19, 2023Source

Electronics — Smartwatches — October 18th, 2023

5 Of The Best Apple Watch Apps If You Practice Yoga
Yoga is an exercise that helps people find inner peace through meditation and harnessing their inner power to still the mind and body. It has its roots dated back thousands of years, and seemingly originated in ancient India.
October 18, 2023Source

Apple Watch data shows you should play more pickleball
As the nascent sport of pickleball becomes more popular worldwide, new Apple research shows both it and its older sibling, tennis, pack big health benefits.
October 18, 2023Source or Source

p>Creativity Demands More Than Just Canvas: An Interview With Emmy-Winning Artist Mike Perry
Creativity lies at the heart of everything we do. It transcends borders and redefines limitations, while cultivating new ideas and bringing them into life. Creatives demand tools that can fuel their artistic pursuits.
October 18, 2023Source

Garmin brings the ECG app to more smartwatches
Garmin's smartwatches are pretty popular in the United States and Europe, which is why the multinational company is trying to keep them as updated as possible. One of the features that most of Garmin's smartwatches have been lacking in comparison with the competition is ECG support.
October 18, 2023Source

Google introduces new options to customize Assistant Routines
Google announced a set of changes to some of its apps that further enhances the functionality of its ecosystem. Google Assistant is one of the company's products that received some improvements too, so if you're using Routines often, you'll find the new changes quite useful.
October 18, 2023Source

Google Pixel Watch 2 versus Pixel Watch: Should you upgrade?
Google's new Pixel Watch 2 includes many enhancements over the Pixel Watch, but should you care?
October 18, 2023Source

How To Turn Off Optimized Battery Charging On Your Apple Watch
In every lithium-ion battery-operated device, the capacity to hold charge diminishes over time due to regular usage. You may find that your phone's battery isn't as powerful as it was when it was brand new owing to factors like temperature, the number of charge cycles, and the duration the battery remains fully charged. Recognizing this, Apple has incorporated a battery health indicator on its devices, allowing users to monitor the status of their battery health.
October 18, 2023Source

Is the display on your Apple Watch Series 9 or Ultra 2 flickering? Here's the fix until Apple investigates further
Has your brand-new Apple Watch been plagued with a flickering display? If so, Apple is searching for a fix, but there's an easy solution to your problem just now.
October 18, 2023Source

It's not just the new iPhone that's buggy — the new Apple Watches have problems, too
I've always found the Apple Watch to be quite a solid product — but not the new Apple Watch Series 9 and Apple Watch Ultra 2.
October 18, 2023Source

Pixel 8 Pro's Incredible Display Houses An Issue That Shows Pink Text On Always-On Display, Smaller Pixel 8 Is Safe
Google announced its latest Pixel 8 and Pixel 8 Pro earlier this month with a boatload of improvements in design and internals. The flagship devices now feature the company's in-house Tensor G3 chip that comes with various AI capabilities. One of the major additions this year is the new display.
October 18, 2023Source

Qualcomm reveals it's making a RISC-V chip for Android wearables
It could be the first mass market RISC-V platform.
October 18, 2023Source

Revolutionizing Smartwatches: Kospet Tank Series With Heart Rate, Blood Oxygen Monitor, Deep Water Resistance and US MIL Certification
In the ever-evolving world of technology, smartwatches have emerged as indispensable accessories, seamlessly blending style, functionality, and convenience. Among the leading brands in the market, Kospet has made a name for itself by pushing the boundaries of innovation and delivering exceptional smartwatches.
October 18, 2023Source

Step streaks and more are coming back to the Fitbit app
After a wave of user feedback, Fitbit is detailing some improvements it plans to make to its redesigned mobile app.
October 18, 2023Source

The top streaming devices compared: Apple TV, Fire TV, Roku, and more
Cutting cable? The best streaming devices allow you to watch your favorite shows or movies, and have features like 4K capabilities and connections to smart home devices.
October 18, 2023Source

User-driven changes: Fitbit reveals app updates and teases dark mode
Google recently gave the Fitbit app a makeover, aiming for a cleaner look and better organization of tabs. While the initial revamp aimed to prioritize health information, user feedback hinted at a less-than-perfect reception. Today's Fitbit update addresses these concerns.
October 18, 2023Source

watchOS 10.1 Release Candidate seeded to developers
As well as RC versions of iOS 17.1 and macOS Sonoma 14.1, Apple has also released watchOS 10.1 Release Candidate. The software comes a week after the previous beta and it has been made available to developers and also public beta testers.
October 18, 2023Source

What is RISC-V and what does it mean for Android and Wear OS?
The future is both minimal and customized.
October 18, 2023Source

Electronics — Smartwatches — October 17th, 2023

Fitbit is adding step streaks back into the app
Users were angry when they disappeared with the app redesign, but Google says it's bringing them back and addressing some other issues.
October 17, 2023Source

Future Wear OS watches are getting an important Snapdragon upgrade
RISC-V is simpler, faster, and more open than the current platform.
October 17, 2023Source

Garmin activates its dormant heart health sensor in more smartwatches
Finally, more than one Garmin watch supports ECG readings for the first time.
October 17, 2023Source

Google and Qualcomm are building a RISC-V-based platform for wearables
The project is another vote for RISC-V's open-source chip architectures
October 17, 2023Source

Google Clock Gets Weather, Should Sync Alarms With Pixel Watch Soon
Google has started to push out a new Google Clock app that adds at least two useful new features for those who rely on the Clock app for their daily wake-up routine or who travel from city to city on the regular. One will also only come in handy if you have a Pixel Watch.
October 17, 2023Source

Google Clock update adds new features, including alarm syncing with your Pixel Watch
An update is rolling out of the Google Clock app on Android which shows evidence that Google is working on the promised alarm sync feature between the Pixel phone's clock and the Pixel Watch 2. Additionally, the update adds some additional welcomed quality of life features.
October 17, 2023Source

Google is rolling out Wear OS 4 to the original Pixel Watch
The first-gen Pixel Watch will get most of the features in Wear OS 4.
October 17, 2023Source

October Google Systems update highlights Wear OS device transfer
No more suffering through a data wipe.
October 17, 2023Source

Qualcomm and Google are bringing RISC-V to Wear OS smartwatches
Qualcomm's Snapdragon Wear chips have been some of the most popular solutions for smartwatches running Google's Wear OS software. And now Qualcomm and Google have announced they're bringing something new to the ecosystem: RISC-V chips.
October 17, 2023Source

Qualcomm announces first-ever mass-market RISC-V Android SoC
Qualcomm and Google project will enable more RISC-V Android devices in the future.
October 17, 2023Source

Samsung SmartTag2 versus Apple AirTag: Which Is The Right Tracker For Your Belongings?
The South Korean tech giant Samsung announced the second generation of its tracker, the SmartTag2, at its Developer Conference. Compared to the original SmartTag, the successor offers many improvements, including better battery life, an IP67 water and dust resistance rating for improved durability, and improved tracking abilities. But how does the Samsung SmartTag2 stand against Apple's AirTag?
October 17, 2023Source

The best Android smartwatches you can buy (including the Pixel Watch 2)
From the newest Galaxy Watch 6 and Google Pixel Watch 2 models to theTag Heuer luxury smartwatch, here are the best smartwatches running Google's Wear OS.
October 17, 2023Source

The best smartwatches you can buy: Apple, Samsung, Google, and more compared
Based on hands-on testing and interviews with fitness experts, these are the best smartwatches you can buy right now.
October 17, 2023Source

The Pixel Watch 2 convinced me never to buy a first-gen product
And we probably have Qualcomm to thank.
October 17, 2023Source

Three weeks with Apple Watch Ultra 2: 'I love it!
Apple Watch Ultra 2, the most rugged and capable Apple Watch, pushes the limits again. Featuring the all-new S9 SiP, a magical new way to use your watch without touching the screen, and the brightest Apple display ever. Digital Trends' review calls it "the real deal."
October 17, 2023Source

Wear OS 4 is rolling out now for the original Pixel Watch
Make your Pixel Watch feel like a Pixel Watch 2.
October 17, 2023Source

Electronics — Smartwatches — October 16th, 2023

5 Essential Apple Watch Apps For Runners
Before we had fancy watches like Apple Watches, people used various gadgets and methods to keep tabs on their runs and workouts. These included standalone pedometers for step counting, GPS watches for keeping an eye on distance, speed, and routes, and heart rate monitors for fitness enthusiasts.
October 16, 2023Source

5 Of The Best Apple Watch Apps For Hikers
If you love to experience the outdoors, a great way to explore nature and the world around you is through hiking. You get to breathe the fresh air, exercise, listen to the buzz of wildlife, and just take in nature at your own pace. There are already a bunch of great hiking apps for the iPhone, but sometimes you don't want to carry around the extra bulk.
October 16, 2023Source

Apple Watch Series 1 enters the vintage products list
The original Apple Watch hit the scene back in 2015, and just a few weeks ago, it officially landed on Apple's obsolete products list. Fast forward to 2016, when the Apple Watch Series 1 made its debut alongside the Series 2. Now, from our perspective, 2016 might not seem too distant, but in tech years, it's practically ancient.
October 16, 2023Source

Apple Watch Series 8 vs. Series 9 Differences: Should You Upgrade?
Apple recently updated its smartwatch lineup with the brand new Apple Watch Series 9 models. Like most of Apple's recent product updates, the newest Apple Watch model mostly features subtle updates over the Apple Watch Series 8, its predecessor from 2022.
October 16, 2023Source

Best Fitbit Charge 6 bands 2023
Take a look at some of the finest bands for your new Fitbit.
October 16, 2023Source

Breaking the silence: Google's voice memo feature hits Wear OS
Having a smartwatch is a fantastic way to liberate your hand from a perpetual smartphone grip, but let's face it—it comes with its own set of constraints, especially in the communication arena. While firing off quick responses is handy, what if you need to convey a message that can't be neatly packaged into a brief reply? Well, here's some good news—Google has your back.
October 16, 2023Source

Does the Google Pixel Watch 2 have a temperature sensor?
Get a full look at your health when you're awake or asleep.
October 16, 2023Source

Gboard appears to be broken on Galaxy Watch devices with Wear OS 4
Not all apps are affected, but some notable ones are.
October 16, 2023Source

The best Fitbits for your fitness and health
Whether you want a basic fitness tracker or a smartwatch, there’s a Fitbit for everyone — though the best Fitbit smartwatch isn’t technically a Fitbit.
October 16, 2023Source

The best smartwatches for Android
Wear OS is much better than it used to be, so there’s never been a better time to consider a smartwatch.
October 16, 2023Source

Electronics — Smartwatches — October 13th, 2023

3 reasons you should buy an Apple Watch Ultra
Although I go for almost daily bike rides for exercise, I used to always forget to record the rides on my Apple Watch. I'd always record the rides on my bike computer. But when it came to the watch, I'd never remember until halfway through the workout, if at all.
October 13, 2023Source

Gizmodo reviews Apple Watch Series 9: The de facto accessory for iPhone users
For Gizmodo, Florence Ion says that the Apple Watch Series 9 is quite simply the best smartwatch for iPhone users.
October 13, 2023Source

How to go hiking with your Apple Watch
How your Apple Watch can help you outdoors.
October 13, 2023Source

Pixel Watch charging speed recently got a downgrade
The necessity behind the change is unknown.
October 13, 2023Source

This Garmin smartwatch will last for 16 days on a charge, is made out of carbon fiber, and costs $2950 — take that Apple Watch
A premium smartwatch.
October 13, 2023Source

You're not imagining it: The original Pixel Watch is indeed taking longer to charge after this change
Google increased the quoted charging speeds for the first-generation Pixel Watch in a past firmware update. This means that it now takes longer to charge the watch than it did when it was first released.
October 13, 2023Source

Electronics — Smartwatches — October 12th, 2023

Apple Watch Ultra 2 Gets More New Diving Tools
The Oceanic Plus app gets some big updates for both versions of the Apple Watch Ultra.
October 12, 2023Source

Apple Watch X might not be as innovative as we hoped for
Apple has recently unveiled its newest iPhone 15 series, accompanied by the Apple Watch Series 9. These devices bring new features and upgrades, yet they also share similarities with their predecessors. Intriguingly, it appears that this sentiment might extend beyond just these latest releases.
October 12, 2023Source

Garmin MARQ Carbon collection unveiled
Garmin has announced the launch of its new Garmin MARQ Carbon collection and the range includes three devices, the MARQ Athlete, MARQ Golfer, and MARQ Commander.
October 12, 2023Source

How to change watch faces in watchOS 10
Changing the watch face on your Apple Watch is more than just a cosmetic adjustment; it's a way to make the device truly your own. With watchOS 10, Apple has made it incredibly easy to switch between a variety of watch faces, each offering its own set of features and customization options.
October 12, 2023Source

Electronics — Smartwatches — October 11th, 2023

Apple Watch X thrown into doubt as analyst claims big upgrades are now unlikely to happen
2024 might not be the big upgrade year we'd been told to expect.
October 11, 2023Source

Google Pixel Watch 2 initial review: It's the little things
It may not look like much of an upgrade, but that couldn't be further from the truth.
October 11, 2023Source

Google Pixel Watch 2 versus Apple Watch Series 9: Which should you buy?
Google Pixel Watch 2 and Apple Watch Series 9 are both great, but which of these two smartwatches would be right for you?
October 11, 2023Source

Pixel Watch 2 Unboxing and Tour!
The Pixel Watch 2 has been on my wrist for a full week and my list of notes has only grown. I've tested sleep tracking, put it through several workouts, and run battery tests for days with always-on display both on and off. I have done my best to blast it from 100% to zero and back up again, set a couple of timers, twisted the new crown, switched to the new Sport band, and ultimately am still trying to see if this watch has the improvements needed over the original to make it a device we can truly recommend.
October 11, 2023Source or Watch Video

Polar's New Vantage V3 Smartwatch Adds Health Features for Athletes and Fitness Trackers
The newest Polar watch adds biosensing technologies to the multisport watch model.
October 11, 2023Source

Top analyst expects Apple Watch shipments in 2023 to decline 15% year-over-year
One of the top Apple analysts — namely, Ming-Chi Kuo has made a somewhat disturbing seven-point prediction about both the current Apple Watch and its coming iteration(s).
October 11, 2023Source

Electronics — Smartwatches — October 10th, 2023

Flighty app now tracks flights on Apple Watch [Awesome Apps]
Flighty became popular as a flight-tracking app for iPhone, with its snappy alerts and intuitive interface. Now, with watchOS 10, it lands on Apple Watch with critical data and intelligent updates tracking your trip from your wrist.
October 10, 2023Source

Google Calendar for Wear OS arrives with a mini Schedule view and Tasks
Staying up-to-date has never been easier.
October 10, 2023Source

Electronics — Smartwatches — October 9th, 2023

10 essential tips for Apple Watch users in watchOS 10
The Apple Watch has become an indispensable gadget for many, offering a seamless blend of style and functionality, with the release of watchOS 10, the device has gained many new features designed to make your life even more convenient.
October 9, 2023Source

Best accessories for Apple Watch
Got a new Apple Watch? The spending doesn't stop there. It's time to pick up some awesome Apple Watch accessories that will make using your device even better.
October 9, 2023Source

watchOS 10 is great — but it's ruined the Apple Watch Fitness app
An exercise in frustration.
October 9, 2023Source

Electronics — Smartwatches — October 6th, 2023

10 helpful Apple Watch tips you should know
These 10 tips, from Apple Support, will help you make the most of your Apple Watch. Learn how to pin widgets in the Smart Stack, mirror your watch to your iPhone screen, quickly reply to messages, and more, in watchOS 10.
October 6, 2023Source or Watch Video

CNN reviews Apple Watch Ultra 2: ‘The new ultimate smartwatch’
Apple Watch Ultra 2, the most rugged and capable Apple Watch, pushes the limits again. Featuring the all-new S9 SiP, a magical new way to use your watch without touching the screen, and the brightest Apple display ever. CNN’s review calls it “the new ultimate smartwatch.”
October 6, 2023Source

Don’t try to put your OG Pixel Watch case on the Pixel Watch 2, they’re not that identical
The Pixel Watch 2 is mighty cool, but naturally the limelight at the Made by Google event the other day was hijacked by the Pixel 8 and Pixel 8 Pro.
October 6, 2023Source

Google Pixel Watch 2 shows off on Video
The new Google Pixel Watch 23 launched recently, along with the Google Pixel 8 and Pixel 8 Pro smartphones and the Pixel Buds Pro 2 headphones. We previously saw a video of the new Pixel 8 and PIXEL 8 Pro smartphones and now we get to find out more details about Google’s latest smartwatch.
October 6, 2023Source

Samsung Galaxy Watch to get Sleep Apnea feature
The Samsung Galaxy Watch could get some new helpful features as Samsung has revealed that its Samsung Health Monitor app has received approval from Korea’s Ministry of Food and Drug Safety (MFDS) for its new sleep apnea detection feature.
October 6, 2023Source

You'll need a Google Account login to use Fitbit features on the Pixel Watch 2 and Fitbit Charge 6
Following Google's acquisition of Fitbit back in 2019, the company announced that it would be switching to Google account logins for the Fitbit application and all its features. The transition swiftly began this summer with a migration assistant already appearing for users in order to link their Google accounts with their old Fitbit accounts.
October 6, 2023Source

Electronics — Sound Equipment — October 6th, 2023

Best budget computer speakers 2023: Solid PC audio for $100 or less
Audio upgrades that won't break your budget.
October 6, 2023Source

The best sleep headphones to tune out noise
Sleep soundly with the best sleep headphones and earbuds, based on ZDNET's hands-on testing and research.
October 6, 2023Source

The best wireless earbuds to buy right now
The best from Apple, Bose, Samsung, Sony, Beats, Google, and more
October 6, 2023Source

Electronics — Tablets — October 6th, 2023

OnePlus launched its latest tablet, the OnePlus Pad Go is now official
Hot on the heels of the OnePlus Pad's earlier debut this year, the Chinese smartphone manufacturer has rolled out its more budget-friendly sibling, the OnePlus Pad Go. The previously rumored launch date proved spot-on, with the OnePlus Pad Go now officially in the mix.
October 6, 2023Source

OnePlus Pad Go is a cheap(er) tablet for the Indian market
Half a year after launching its first tablet, Chinese phone maker OnePlus has unveiled a cheaper model for customers in India.
October 6, 2023Source

Xiaomi Pad 6 Max 14 inch tablet performance tested
The Xiaomi Pad 6 Max 14 tablet is a device that has been making waves in the tech world. This tablet, with its impressive specifications and features, is designed to provide a seamless user experience, whether for work, play, or multimedia consumption.
October 6, 2023Source

Electronics — Television — October 6th, 2023

HBO's 'a.k.a Mr. Chow' trailer delves into the kaleidoscopic life of the famed restaurateur
Max's documentary paints a portrait of the artist, actor, and restaurant icon.
October 6, 2023Source or Watch Video

Castlevania: Nocturne is coming back for a second season
Richter Belmont and company will return for even more of Netflix’s latest Castlevania series.
October 6, 2023Source or Watch Video or Source

Celebrate Spooky Season With These Upcoming Titles on Netflix Games
An award-winning game and a killer sequel will join Netflix Games in October.
October 6, 2023Source

Masters of the Air Apple TV series from Steven Spielberg, Tom Hanks and Gary Goetzman
Apple has this week unveiled more details about its new World War II drama series, Masters of the Air. The limited series, which is scheduled to premiere on January 26, 2024, is the brainchild of a formidable production team, including Steven Spielberg, Tom Hanks, and Gary Goetzman.
October 6, 2023Source

OLED TV Burn-in Testing Reinvestigated Due to Settings Inconsistencies
YouTube video from RTINGs overturns some of its previous Sony OLED TV burn-in conclusions.
October 6, 2023Source or Watch Video

Saltburn Review
Emerald Fennell goes for the throat in this pitch-black social satire
October 6, 2023Source

'The Exorcist: Believer' review: This legacy sequel is so dull it's a sin
More like "The Ex-bore-cist."
October 6, 2023Source

Electronics — Smartwatches — October 5th, 2023

Apple Watch Series 9 versus Google Pixel Watch 2: How are they different?
Google's got a new watch. Apple's got a new watch. It's showdown time.
October 5, 2023Source

Best bands you can buy today for Apple Watch Series 9
One of the best things about Apple Watch is the insanely wide range of awesome bands to go with it. If, like me, you're addicted to buying bands for your Apple Watch, we've rounded up some of the best you can buy today to help you out.
October 5, 2023Source

Best Google Pixel Watch 2 bands 2023
You're going to be very happy.
October 5, 2023Source

Best Google Pixel Watch 2 screen protectors 2023
There's no coming back from that first scratch.
October 5, 2023Source

Fitbit to give users a chatbot to interact with and answer questions
Having a gym buddy is cool, and having a personal trainer is splendid, but the former is not guaranteed to be with you at all times, and the latter can be costly. Enter Fitbit's AI chatbot that will provide you with companionship and training insights!
October 5, 2023Source

Gmail app on Wear OS makes its debut along the Pixel Watch 2
The Made by Google event has wrapped up, and the Pixel 8, Pixel 8 Pro, and Pixel Watch 2 are now officially out in the wild (available for pre-order). With new devices on the scene, you can bet some software updates and features are tagging along. This time is no exception. Google unveiled its spanking new AI-powered Assistant with Bard, and Android 14 is already making its way to devices.
October 5, 2023Source

Google Pixel Watch 2 smartwatch unveiled
As well as the new Pixel 8 and Pixel 8 Pro smartphones, Google also unveiled their latest smartwatch, the Google Pixel Watch 2. The new smartwatch is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon W5+ Gen 1 processor and it comes with 2GB of RAM and 32GB of storage.
October 5, 2023Source

MyFitnessPal update lets users track meals or workouts on Wear OS watches
You can now track and log the data that matters to you.
October 5, 2023Source

The first Pixel Watch is getting Wear OS 4 later this year
The new operating system brings power optimizations, watch face format, and more.
October 5, 2023Source

Electronics — Smartwatches — October 3rd, 2023

$17k solid gold Apple Watch goes from Beyonce's wrist to the obsolete list
You can't bling out the inevitable
October 3, 2023Source

Apple declares its $17,000 solid-gold watch officially obsolete, ending repairs and servicing
Software support ended in 2018
October 3, 2023Source

Apple Watch Ultra is on Track to Launch in 2025 With Apple's Custom MicroLED Display Technology
Apple is working on a microLED display technology for its future products, which will allow the company to reduce reliance on Samsung. Apple's in-house displays will debut with the Apple Watch Ultra in 2025, with some reports suggesting that the wearable will see daylight in 2026. According to industry analyst Jeff Pu, Apple's microLED Apple Watch Ultra is on track for a 2025 launch.
October 3, 2023Source

Apple will no longer repair the $17,000 gold Apple Watch
You break it, you bought it.
October 3, 2023Source

Double tap shows up in watchOS 10.1 dev beta
The feature, which will be exclusive to this year's Apple Watch Series 9 and Ultra 2 models, offers contextual control of your Watch via pinchy gesture.
October 3, 2023Source

Google Pixel Watch 2: My Hopes and Expectations for the Next Wearable
Commentary: The first Pixel Watch was a great start. But there are several ways Google can push its smartwatch forward in 2023.
October 3, 2023Source

How to add links to your notes in iOS 17 and iPadOS 17
With the latest OS updates, you can insert clickable links into the notes you create with Apple's Notes app.
October 3, 2023Source

MicroLED Apple Watch Still on Track for Late 2025 Launch
Apple's microLED Apple Watch is on track to launch in late 2025, according to Jeff Pu, a tech analyst at Hong Kong investment firm Haitong International Securities.
October 3, 2023Source

Pixel Watch 2 leak unveils automatic workout tracking feature
The upcoming Made by Google event is just around the corner, and all eyes are on the Pixel 8 and Pixel 8 Pro. However, not to be overlooked is the Pixel Watch 2, making its debut a year after its predecessor. All the rumors and leaks are shortly about to be either confirmed or debunked, with the latest one falling right into the mix, too.
October 3, 2023Source

New Android Fitbit app adds a live wallpaper and a redesigned widget
A update to the Android Fitbit app is currently rolling out (v4.01) that adds a live wallpaper and a redesigned step count progress widget. This update follows the complete redesign of the Fitbit app to match the Material You aesthetic, which rolled out to everyone last month.
October 3, 2023Source

The $10,000-plus golden Apple Watch is now "obsolete," according to Apple
The point of it was never how it worked. Now it will struggle to work at all.
October 3, 2023Source

The next big Apple Watch Ultra upgrade could bring a huge display boost but don't expect it any time soon
microLED is on the way.
October 3, 2023Source

The original Apple Watch lineup is officially obsolete
Yes, including the 18-karat gold model.
October 3, 2023Source

The watchOS 10 update could make your Apple Watch Ultra useless in the dark
Turn up the lights!
October 3, 2023Source

Electronics — Smartwatches — October 2nd, 2023

Apple Watch Ultra 2's display is reportedly too difficult to read in low light
Apple recently acknowledged heating issues on the iPhone 15 series, promising to deliver a fix with an upcoming update. But the Cupertino company might have another issue (apart from BMW in-car chargers breaking iPhone 15 NFC chips) to deal with.
October 2, 2023Source

Skiers and snowboarders, hit the updated Slopes app [Awesome Apps]
As fall rolls toward winter in much of the world, it’s time for skiers and snowboarders to get ready to hit the slopes. And major updates in the popular Slopes tracking app offer a lot of great new features for just that.
October 2, 2023Source

The best Garmin watches: Epix Pro, Instinct, Vivoactive, and more compared
ZDNET tested the best Garmin watches to help you figure out which smartwatch is the right option for you.
October 2, 2023Source

The best new features in iPhone 15, iOS 17, and Apple Watch — and how to use them
ZDNET has a new collection of power tips for your Apple products and there's plenty here to make life with these devices better and a lot more fun.
October 2, 2023Source

Electronics — Smartwatches — September 29th, 2023

Apple offers two possible fixes for watchOS 10 Weather app complication woes
Users report that the Weather app complication still isn't working after the watchOS 10.0.02 update.
September 29, 2023Source

After a three-year break, Samsung might unveil a new fitness band
It's been a while since Samsung dropped the Galaxy Fit 2 fitness band. While the company has been busy with smartwatches in the wearable department lately, there is a buzz that it is cooking up a new fitness tracker.
September 29, 2023Source

Apple Watch Series 9: Hands-on and first impressions
The one you've been waiting for.
September 29, 2023Source

I spent a week with the Apple Watch Ultra 2 and here's what stood out the most
A few hardware improvements to the Ultra 2 and several changes to the software mean it's still the best smartwatch available.
September 29, 2023Source

Meet Fitbit Charge 6, Google's most advanced tracker to date
After being fully leaked a few days ago, Google’s new Charge 6 fitness tracker has been officially revealed. The company’s most advanced tracker to date, Fitbit Charge 6 has been specifically designed to accurately monitor health and fitness levels.
September 29, 2023Source

Pixel Watch 2 leak teases big changes for Fitbit integration
The watch could be involved in a pre-order bonus, too.
September 29, 2023Source

This Garmin smartwatch convinced my daughter to switch over from Fitbit
The new Garmin Venu 3 smartwatch packs a wealth of fitness features in a sleek and stylish form factor.
September 29, 2023Source

Electronics — Smartwatches — September 28th, 2023

Apple Watch Series 9 is a surprising package of new features [Review]
Apple Watch Series 9 is the biggest year-over-year leap in recent years. It has not one, not two, but a whopping four new features, most powered by its updated chip. Apps load faster, voice dictation is near instant and the display gets both brighter in the sun and dimmer in darkness.
September 28, 2023Source

Apple Watch Series 9 versus Google Pixel Watch
Apple or Pixel? It's a tough decision.
September 28, 2023Source

How to use iOS 17's Check In feature in iMessage to let friends know you got home safe
The function automates the old 'text me when you get home' safety check.
September 28, 2023Source

iPhone users get even more browser options as Vivaldi for iOS arrives
The mobile version of Vivaldi's web browser is now available for iOS and iPadOS users, delivering more choices and more flexibility.
September 28, 2023Source or Source or Source

Electronics — Smartwatches — September 27th, 2023

Apple offers 2 fixes for watchOS 10 Weather complication bug
Apple suggested two ways Wednesday to fix the Weather complication bug that some Apple Watch users started seeing after upgrading to watchOS 10.
September 27, 2023Source

Apple Watch Series 9 versus Apple Watch Series 7: Should you upgrade?
Should you upgrade your watch?
September 27, 2023Source

Apple Watch Ultra 2 versus Apple Watch Ultra: Worth an upgrade?
Is it worth getting the best of the best?
September 27, 2023Source

Everything about Google's Fitbit Charge 6 tracker is now out of the bag
Pretty much everything that Google is planning to launch on October 4, from the Pixel 8 and 8 Pro handsets to the Pixel Watch 2 and Android 14, has stopped being a secret a while ago, with even the tiniest details revealed over the last few days by a bunch of equally reliable insiders and leakers.
September 27, 2023Source

How To Use Google Wallet On Your Samsung Galaxy Watch
All the recent Samsung Galaxy Watch generations come with NFC, facilitating quick and hassle-free single payments at various POS machines at stores or public transport systems. These transactions happen through Samsung Pay (or Samsung Wallet, depending on your region), which comes preloaded on the Galaxy Watch and allows you to add virtually any physical credit or debit card for contactless payments.
September 27, 2023Source

Nothing sub-brand CMF debuts low-cost wireless buds and smartwatch
Under $120 for wireless earbuds and a smartwatch
September 27, 2023Source

Xiaomi Watch 2 Pro is here with Wear OS and Google Assistant out of the box
Xiaomi just launched the Xiaomi 13T series, which is now globally available. Although the camera-oriented smartphones were the stars of the Chinese company's Berlin event, the latest Xiaomi Watch 2 Pro also made its debut.
September 27, 2023Source

Electronics — Smartwatches — September 26th, 2023

Another look at the new watchOS 10 software
Apple recently released their new watchOS 10 software update, they also launched their new Apple Watch Series 9 and their Apple Watch Ultra 2 along with their new iPhone 15 and iPhone 15 pro handsets.
September 26, 2023Source or Watch Video

Apple Watch Series 9 Review: Being The Benchmark Is A Blessing And A Curse
The Apple Watch Series 9 might make you question just how much you need a smartwatch to actually do. Now with more processing power, more standalone capabilities, and more environmental credibility, 2023's upgrade to Apple's computer-for-your-wrist manages to simultaneously be its best mainstream wearable yet, and a fairly iterative update to the Apple Watch that came before it.
September 26, 2023Source

Apple Watch Series 9 vs. Samsung Galaxy Watch 6
Both watches upgraded their performance and displays while keeping similar designs to past generations.
September 26, 2023Source

Best Smartwatch for 2023
We've tested some of the best smartwatches for every wrist, phone and budget.
September 26, 2023Source

CMF by Nothing launches its first affordable smartwatch and other devices
CMF introduces the Buds Pro, Watch Pro, and a 65W GaN charging adapter.
September 26, 2023Source

CMF by Nothing’s First Lineup Includes $69 Watch Pro and $49 Buds Pro
CMF, the sub-brand for Nothing, unveiled its lineup of devices this week. It was already known that these devices would be inexpensive, but no one said anything about $69 watches and $49 earbuds. The products don’t even look all that bad either.
September 26, 2023Source

Fitbit Charge 6 renders showcase the upcoming tracker with a button and three colors
Although its key selling points will obviously lie elsewhere, the upcoming Pixel Watch 2 is virtually guaranteed to also follow its predecessor's example in blending popular Google apps and services with Fitbit's most advanced health tracking technology available right now for a pretty much unrivaled overall user experience (at least outside of Apple's ecosystem).
September 26, 2023Source

Leaked video shows off Pixel Watch 2 features — and they're seriously impressive
Google's second smartwatch effort packs several new sensors and upgraded internals that appear to promise a major advance over the previous model.
September 26, 2023Source

Nothing Kickstarts CMF Label With New Smartwatch And Earbuds
Nothing's CMF label has unveiled its first batch of consumer electronics gadgets, and they seem to be targeting the ultra-affordable segment of the market. The highlight, of course, is the Watch Pro — which is priced at roughly $55, but serves a rather peppy design.
September 26, 2023Source

Nothing’s CMF sub-brand launches affordable Buds Pro, Watch Pro, and charger
Nothing introduced its CMF sub-brand last month with the goal to bring its stylish, unique products to the masses. Three CMF products were leaked not long ago: a smartwatch, a pair of wireless buds, and a fast charger.
September 26, 2023Source

Nothing’s new CMF smartwatch and earbuds cost next to nothing (not really, but they’re cheaper than you’d expect)
The makers of the Nothing smartphone line have already branched out into the premium audio space with a line of true wireless noise-cancelling earbuds. But now the company has launched a new sub-brand called CMF by Nothing that specializes in cheaper smartphone accessories.
September 26, 2023Source

Xiaomi Watch 2 Pro Goes Official As One Of The Best Wear OS Smartwatches You Can Buy
Aside from launching the Xiaomi 13T and 13T Pro, the Chinese firm has also introduced the Xiaomi Watch 2 Pro. Now, there is no shortage of Wear OS-powered watches in the market, but if you are looking for something that looks more like a traditional watch, then this is for you.
September 26, 2023Source

Electronics — Smartwatches — September 25th, 2023

Apple Watch Series 9 gets reviewed
The new Apple Watch Series 9 launched last week along with the Apple Watch Ultra 2, we previously saw a review video of the new Watch Ultra 2 and now we have another one of the Watch Series 9.
September 25, 2023Source or Watch Video

Apple Watch Series 9 Screen Protectors You Can Buy Today [List]
If you are getting the Apple Watch Series 9, make sure to grab a screen protector. There are tons available to buy, and we have the best ones.
September 25, 2023Source

Garmin Venu 3 Review: Not Just For Runners Anymore
When debating the best smartwatches you can buy, it's easy to get caught up in the same Android versus iOS debate, but on the watch side — WearOS versus watchOS. But for a long time now, there has been a sort of dark horse contender that has been living on the fringes of that fight and donning the wrists of runners everywhere — Garmin.
September 25, 2023Source

Google's upcoming Pixel Watch 2 bares all in freshly leaked promo video
For a first-gen Google product, last year's Pixel Watch was... definitely not too bad. Compared to the industry-leading Apple Watch, the Wear OS-powered timepiece looked much closer to a good old fashioned wristwatch, which seems to be an important buying factor for many people, and with Fitbit's help, the device integrated quite a few undoubtedly useful and functional health monitoring tools.
September 25, 2023Source

New Pixel Watch 2 video gives us a sneak peek of its health and safety features
The Pixel Watch 2 can't wait to launch, so it's giving us a preview of its fresh features in a new leaked video.
September 25, 2023Source

Pixel Watch 2 Leaks In Full Glory, Showing All The New Features Coming To The Smartwatch
Today seems like a lucky day for all Google Pixel fans. We have seen several leaks the entire day regarding the upcoming Google products. We have full spec sheets for both Pixel 8 and Pixel 8 Pro. We also got a look at the prices of the new phones, as well as full marketing material leaking out.
September 25, 2023Source

The Apple Watch Ultra 2 has a bigger battery than the old one, but you'd never know it
The new battery is bigger but your new watch won't last longer on a charge.
September 25, 2023Source

WatchOS 10's Side Button Change Almost Ruined My Apple Watch
Commentary: Apple's software updates usually add to what you already do, but the new watch update moves the controls without a way to swap them back.
September 25, 2023Source

Electronics — Smartwatches — September 22nd, 2023

Apple pro tips: The best new features in iPhone 15, iOS 17, and Apple Watch unlocked
ZDNET has a new collection of power tips for your Apple products and there's plenty here to make life with these devices better and a lot more fun.
September 22, 2023Source

Apple Watch Ultra is tough, but this case/band combo makes it tougher
The Apple Watch Ultra is famously rugged and great for endurance sports. But no wearable is truly indestructible. So if you want to make your Ultra even tougher, put it in the Elkson Quattro Pro 2.0 bumper case with band for Apple Watch Ultra.
September 22, 2023Source

Apple's latest devices including iPhone 15 hit store shelves
Apple has announced that the iPhone 15, iPhone 15 Plus, iPhone 15 Pro, iPhone 15 Pro Max, Apple Watch Series 9, Apple Watch Ultra 2, Apple Watch SE, and AirPods Pro have hit stores worldwide. The products were first announced a few weeks ago at Apple's September event.
September 22, 2023Source

Gmail for Android's new update lets you batch-select 50 emails at a time
It's called 'Select all' but does not select all.
September 22, 2023Source

How to set up your new Apple Watch
The new Apple Watch Ultra 2 and Apple Watch Series 9 are now available to buy, along with the new iPhone 15 and 15 Pro, this guide is designed to help you set up your new Apple Watch. The Apple Wath is packed with features to help you stay connected, active, and healthy.
September 22, 2023Source

How to set up your new Apple Watch the right way
How do you set up a new Apple Watch? Whether you got the Series 9 with its brighter screen and advanced sensors or leapt for the rugged and improved Apple Watch Ultra 2 model, you might be wondering how to get started After all, the Watch is unlike any other Apple device, both in its dependence on an iPhone and in the way it works.
September 22, 2023Source

How to use Smart Stack in watchOS 10 on the Apple Watch
Apple recently released their new watchOS 10 software update for the Apple Watch, this guide will show you how to use the new Smart Stack feature on your Apple Watch.
September 22, 2023Source or Watch Video

Electronics — Smartwatches — September 21st, 2023

Android smartwatches still suck, so I'm sticking with the Apple Watch
The Apple Watch continues to be the best smartwatch around.
September 21, 2023Source

Apple suggests you install ASAP iOS, iPadOS 17.0.1 and watchOS 10.0.1 for security reasons
Devices receiving the update include the iPhone XS and later, iPad Pro 12.9-inch 2nd generation and later, iPad Pro 10.5-inch, iPad Pro 11-inch 1st generation and later, iPad Air 3rd generation and later, iPad 6th generation and later, and the iPad mini 5th generation and later.
September 21, 2023Source

Does Apple Watch Ultra 2 fit old cases, bands and straps?
The most durable Apple Watch Ever.
September 21, 2023Source

Folding travel charger tops off iPhone, Apple Watch and AirPods at once
If you're not properly equipped, keeping all your Apple gear charged can be a real challenge when traveling. The Adam Elements Mag 3 Magnetic 3-in-1 Foldable Travel Charging Station packs away in your bag while offering three different charging spots for all your essential Apple gear.
September 21, 2023Source

How much (actual) crap would you go through to get back a lost Apple Watch?
Like many people, you probably love your Apple Watch. But would you lower yourself down through a toilet into the business end of an outhouse to get it back? That's what a Michigan woman did.
September 21, 2023Source

How To Install WatchOS 10 On Your Apple Watch (And Which New Features You'll Get)
Apple has officially released watchOS 10, a few months after announcing the software update at WWDC. WatchOS 10 is a major update, overhauling the software experience on Apple Watch. For starters, several Apple Watch apps, including Weather, Maps, World Clock, Messages, Activity, and more, have been redesigned and now use the entire display.
September 21, 2023Source

New Apple Watch Ultra 2 gets reviewed
The new Apple Watch Ultra 2 was announced at Apple's press event last week, we previously saw a hands-on video of the new Apple Watch and now we get to find out more details about the device.
September 21, 2023Source or Watch Video

The best GPS running watches for 2023
There are options for every athlete, at every budget.
September 21, 2023Source

Top 3 reasons I'd buy an Apple Watch Ultra 2 ahead of the Series 9
Don't choose wrong!
September 21, 2023Source

Wearable shipments returned to growth in the second quarter, says IDC
Global shipments of wearable devices returned to growth in the second quarter of 2023 following two quarters of decline. IDC said that the market grew 8.5% year-over-year with shipments reaching 116.3 million devices.
September 21, 2023Source

Electronics — Smartwatches — September 20th, 2023

Early Apple Watch Series 9 review roundup: New chip brings new tricks
Early reviews of Apple Watch Series 9 praise its new processor that gives the wearable a nifty Double Tap gesture and improves Siri, too. The brighter display also draws kudos from reviewers.
September 20, 2023Source

Galaxy Watch 6 Gets an Update to Fix a Silly Misspelling
Sometimes a software update can fix performance issues and other times they take care of security holes. They are often pushed out to introduce new features, new interface designs, and extend battery life. But there are other not-so-common reasons for an update, like when they are needed just to fix a spelling error.
September 20, 2023Source

Garmin tactix 7 AMOLED Edition smartwatch unveiled
Garmin has launched its latest smartwatch, the new Garmin tactix 7 AMOLED Edition, the device comes with an AMOLED display and it has night vision mode, an adaptive display, Red SHift mode and a heart rate sensor.
September 20, 2023Source

Garmin vivoactive 5 Makes It More Accessible For Everyone To Track Their Fitness
Anyone in the market looking for a fitness tracker knows that Garmin offers some of the finest offerings that you can get your hands on. Their smartwatches are also pretty great, and for some time, Garmin has been releasing some affordable options under the Vivoactive lineup.
September 20, 2023Source

Garmin's hot new Vivoactive 5 smartwatch comes with a high-quality screen and great price
You probably can if you happened to catch yesterday's incredibly detailed Vivoactive 5 leak, but otherwise, it's certainly a little surprising to see this latest Apple Watch alternative unveiled mere weeks on the heels of the undeniably stylish Venu 3 and Venu 3S and just a few months after the decidedly muscular Epix Pro and Fenix 7 Pro powerhouses.
September 20, 2023Source

Google finally rolls out the new Fitbit app to everyone
Google teased the release of the redesigned Fitbit app for a while now, but didn't really provide an ETA to those using Fitbit wearable devices. Early this week, Google revealed that the redesigned Fitbit app is finally making its way to all users all over the globe.
September 20, 2023Source

Is that the Fitbit Charge 6? We'll have to wait 8 more days to find out
Google has been busy as a bee these days. Apart from its October 4 big event that will introduce the all-new Pixel 8 line to the world, the tech giant is not forgetting one of its lieutenants — Fitbit (they joined the Google army in 2021 for $2.1 billion).
September 20, 2023Source

It took Apple to make accessibility features look cool
And I'm not mad about it.
September 20, 2023Source

Samsung faces a lawsuit from Asus for alleged 4G and 5G patent infringement
Many times big tech companies find themselves in legal battles over various patents. Currently, it seems that Asus and Samsung are gearing up for a showdown in the courtroom.
September 20, 2023Source

Samsung teams up with University of Michigan Exercise & Sport Science Initiative
Samsung has announced a new partnership with the University of Michigan Exercise & Sport Science Initiative on smartwatch technology and they will be looking to help runners manage their physical activity and their health by providing them with accurate data.
September 20, 2023Source

The best Apple Watch accessories for 2023
Bands are just the beginning.
September 20, 2023Source

Ultra 2 reviews: Small upgrades strengthen 'ultimate' Apple Watch
Apple Watch Ultra 2 reviews are out, and they're positive. Modest upgrades like a brighter display, double-tap gesturing and a faster processor might not make current Ultra owners shell out for the new one, but it's highly recommended to anyone else who wants the best rugged smartwatch.
September 20, 2023Source

Watch these Apple Watch Series 9 and Ultra 2 video reviews
Apple this month introduced Apple Watch Series 9, bringing new features to the world's best-selling watch. Apple Watch Series 9 is more powerful than ever with the new S9 SiP, which increases performance and capabilities; a magical new double tap gesture; a brighter display; faster on-device Siri, now with the ability to access and log health data; Precision Finding for iPhone; and more.
September 20, 2023Source

What's new in watchOS 10
Apple has released a range of software updates this week, the latest one is watchOS 10 for the Apple Watch, they also released iOS 17 for the iPhone, iPadOS 17 for the iPad, tvOS 17 for the Apple TV, and HomePodOS 17 for the Apple HomePod.
September 20, 2023Source or Watch Video

Wired reviews Apple Watch Ultra 2: 'Shockingly bright display'
Apple Watch Ultra 2, the most rugged and capable Apple Watch, pushes the limits again. Featuring the all-new S9 SiP, a magical new way to use your watch without touching the screen, and the brightest Apple display ever. Wired's review says its display is "shockingly bright" and gives the new Watch a score of 8/10, recommended.
September 20, 2023Source

Electronics — Smartwatches — September 19th, 2023

Big Fitbit app redesign arrives on Android and iOS devices
The Coach tab makes discovering the right workout — and instructor — easier.
September 19, 2023Source

Fitbit App and Its New Design Arrive Today
Fitbit's big redesign is headed to phones today after first being announced a little over a month ago. The new design splits everything into 3 tabs (Today, Coach, and You) with new icons, a refined color palette throughout, more consistent charts of your health trends, and easier logging of health info, like steps and water intake.
September 19, 2023Source

Fitbit overhauls its app with visual refresh and simplified user experience
Google announced that its redesigned Fitbit app — which features a new three-tab structure for easier access to curated health and fitness content, easily glanceable stats and more — is rolling out to users starting today.
September 19, 2023Source

How to use Apple Watch Double Tap on Galaxy Watch 6
Double Tap isn't just for the Apple Watch.
September 19, 2023Source

Samsung, University of Michigan on a quest to improve Galaxy Watch metrics with 8-month study
The Galaxy Watch series is on an academic quest to further enhance its health data-gathering capabilities. Samsung is teaming with the University of Michigan and its Exercise & Sport Science Initiative (ESSI) for a lengthy 8-month practical research.
September 19, 2023Source

The Pixel Watch 2 is reportedly getting Pixel 8 features and a Fitbit refresh
Everything points to a substantial upgrade this year.
September 19, 2023Source

WatchOS 10 changes how you find your iPhone with Apple Watch, and I don't like it
The feature to ping your iPhone hasn't disappeared — it's just been moved., get ready for some changes.
September 19, 2023Source

watchOS 10 lands on the Apple Watch
As well as releasing iOS 17 for the iPhone, Apple also released their new watchOS 10 software update for the Apple Watch, this new update brings a range of new features to the Apple Watch and many design changes and more.
September 19, 2023Source

Electronics — Smartwatches — September 18th, 2023

Apple releases watchOS 10
Apple on Monday released watchOS 10, a milestone update bringing a new visual language to apps to see more information at a glance, a new Smart Stack to show relevant widgets right when they're needed, and delightful new watch faces.
September 18, 2023Source

Apple releases watchOS 10 with redesigned apps and new health metrics
Apple is now rolling out watchOS 10, the latest big feature upgrade for its smartwatches. Announced at the WWDC 2023 conference, watchOS 10 brings redesigned applications, new watch faces, and new health metrics.
September 18, 2023Source

Apple Watch Series 9 & Watch Ultra 2: Features, Pricing and More
Faster processing and better sustainability are just two features in the new Apple Watch Series 9 and Ultra 2. Compare the wearables' specs and get pricing and availability details for these Apple Watches.
September 18, 2023Source

Avoiding False Positives In Oauth 2.0 Refresh Token Theft Detection
This article explores a specific edge case that can happen when OAuth 2.0 authorization servers use rotating refresh tokens to detect refresh token theft. That's a mouthful, so let's explore those ideas one by one.
September 18, 2023Source

How to get your Apple Watch ready for watchOS 10
This guide will show you what you need to do to get your Apple Watch ready for watchOS 10. The Apple watchOS 10 software update will be released later today along with iOS 17 and iPadOS 17.
September 18, 2023Source

The Best Apple Watch Cases and Covers for 2023
Top cases for your new Apple smartwatch.
September 18, 2023Source

The best smartwatches you can buy: Apple, Samsung, and more compared
Based on hands-on testing and interviews with fitness experts, these are the best smartwatches you can buy right now.
September 18, 2023Source

The Pixel Watch 2 may ship with this eye-catching metal band
This metal slim band may make the upcoming smartwatch the envy of all your friends.
September 18, 2023Source

Verizon Galaxy Watch 4, Watch 5 Lineups Get Big One UI 5 Update
Samsung is now shipping out the One UI 5 update (aka Wear OS 4) to both the Galaxy Watch 4 and Galaxy Watch 5 cellular model lineups. This is the same update that hit the Bluetooth/WiFi models earlier this month.
September 18, 2023Source

Watch Unlock for Wear OS may finally arrive soon as an easy way to unlock your phone
The hands-on of the feature explains how convenient and quick the feature is.
September 18, 2023Source

watchOS 10 has arrived, bringing widgets back to the Apple Watch
The latest operating system has arrived just ahead of the Apple Watch Series 9 and Apple Watch Ultra 2.
September 18, 2023Source

watchOS 10 lands on your Apple Watch today with these new features
Your Apple Watch is about to get its biggest upgrade yet. After being in beta testing since June this year, watchOS 10 is ready for its public release.
September 18, 2023Source

What do the Apple Watch buttons do? Click, double-click and hold.
What do the buttons on the Apple Watch do? The Apple Watch borrows a lot from the iPhone, but the biggest difference between the two devices comes down to the extra buttons. They do different things whether you click, double-click or hold them down.
September 18, 2023Source

Electronics — Smartwatches — September 15th, 2023

Pixel Watch owners are out of luck if they want their screens fixed
The watch's glass display is attractive, but it can easily crack so it's best to be careful.
September 15, 2023Source

Electronics — Smartwatches — September 14th, 2023

Apple names new leader for non-invasive glucose monitoring team
Apple has named a new leader for its team working on a non-invasive glucose monitor, having a veteran Mac and iPhone chip executive head up one of the company's most ambitious health technology efforts.
September 14, 2023Source

Apple Watch Blood Glucose Team Gains New Lead
Apple has done some internal shuffling and appointed Tim Millet, vice president of platform architecture, to lead the team that is working on blood glucose monitoring functionality for the Apple Watch.
September 14, 2023Source

Apple's new FineWoven iPhone 15 cases are finely woven
No only do Apple's new FineWoven iPhone 15 cases allow the company to skirt those nasty wrappers of Morton's, Outback, Ruth's Chris, McDonald's, Burger King, Wendy's, Taco Bell, etc., etc., etc. fare, but they're quite finely woven as well.
September 14, 2023Source or Watch Video

Get the awesome new Modular Ultra Apple Watch face
Apple is about to launch a cool new watch face for the Apple Watch Ultra called "Modular Ultra."
September 14, 2023Source

How Apple weaved AI into the iPhone 15 and Apple Watch 9
AI is the buzzword of the moment, yet you rarely heard the term uttered during Apple's Wonderlust event — if at all.
September 14, 2023Source

Sell your old iPhone, Apple Watch and more in time to upgrade
The entire iPhone 15 lineup goes up for preorder from Apple's online store tomorrow morning. They might be pricey — in fact, the iPhone 15 Pro Max is the most expensive iPhone yet — but there's an easy way you can earn some quick cash to help you pay for them.
September 14, 2023Source

Some Apple Watch Ultra 2 bands delay delivery to November
Those who want a new Apple Watch Ultra 2 as soon as possible need to think carefully about what band to get with it. With some bands, the wearable is available on launch day later this month. But with others the wait stretches out to November.
September 14, 2023Source

The best Apple AirTag accessories you can buy
Our favorite cases and holders to protect your Apple tracker.
September 14, 2023Source

Use Double Tap Gesture on Apple Watch Series 9 and Ultra 2
Looking to use the Double Tap gesture on the Apple Watch Series 9 and the Apple Watch Ultra 2? Both have a feature that allows you to double-tap your index finger and thumb to complete a variety of actions. I'm going to show you how to use this gesture, while also explaining how older Apple Watch models can get a similar feature thanks to Accessibility settings.
September 14, 2023Source

Want an Apple Watch Ultra 2 on launch day? You might already be too late
Shipping delays are rife.
September 14, 2023Source

What Happened to the Apple Watch Being About Fashion?
From a luxury on your wrist to a popular tracker for health, fitness and more.
September 14, 2023Source

What's new in watchOS 10 Release Candidate
Earlier we got to see a video of the new iOS 17 Release Candidate and now we get to find out more details about the new watchOS 10 Release Candidate software that Apple released to developers recently.
September 14, 2023Source or Watch Video

Electronics — Smartwatches — September 13th, 2023

Apple Ditches Leather for Environmentally Friendly Materials, Reveals FineWoven
The company is striving to be carbon neutral by 2030 and is introducing a new material for watchbands, phone cases and more.
September 13, 2023Source

Apple Event 2023: Everything you need to know about iPhone 15, Apple Watch, USB-C connector
It’s Apple event day, and that means lots of new hardware. Are you ready for a new iPhone, new Apple Watch and possibly an update on Vision Pro? Didn’t have time to tune in live? That’s okay — we’ve summed up the most important parts of the event below. We were also live blogging from the ground in Apple Park.
September 13, 2023Source

Apple Watch Series 9 / Watch Ultra 2
Apple's 2023 Watch 9 series offers a 1.9" 2000 nits 484x396 LTPO AMOLED display, while the Watch Ultra 2 offers a 1.92" 3000 nits 502x410 LTPO AMOLED.
September 13, 2023Source

Apple Watch Series 9 officially launches from $399
Apple has officially launched the Apple Watch Series 9, powered by the S9 SiP, a system-in-package that enhances the watch’s performance and capabilities. This new technology allows the watch to maintain an impressive 18-hour battery life, ensuring that users can rely on their device throughout the day without worrying about recharging.
September 13, 2023Source or Watch Video

Apple Watch Series 9 vs Apple Watch Ultra 2: Which watch is your best buy?
Each of Apple's new watch models delivers significant technical upgrades, and they also have plenty of differences — including price. Here's everything you need to know to choose between them​.
September 13, 2023Source

Apple Watch Ultra 2 officially launches from $799
At its highly anticipated iPhone announcement event Apple has also officially launched the Apple Watch Ultra 2, a next generation addition to its line of rugged smartwatches. The Apple Watch Ultra 2 is powered by the all-new S9 SiP, a dual-core CPU with 5.6 billion transistors. This is a significant upgrade from the previous generation, offering 60% more transistors.
September 13, 2023Source

Apple Watch Ultra 2 vs. Watch Ultra: Is it time to upgrade?
The Apple Watch Ultra 2 is the latest and greatest from the company. But are there enough improvements to justify upgrading this year or should you keep your eye out for Watch Ultra 3?
September 13, 2023Source

Hermès Has Just Released Its Apple Watch Series 9 Collection, Including Leather Bands Despite Apple Giving Up On Leather As An Option
Luxury fashion brand Hermès has just gone ahead and debuted its new Apple Watch Series 9 case and band collection. In the new collection, you can get your hands on some leather bands that even Apple is not selling, which is for the obvious reason that the company has finally given up on leather and has decided to go with a different fabric-type material called FineWoven cases.
September 13, 2023Source

How to try out the new double tap gesture on your old Apple Watch
The gesture is part of Apple’s Accessibility settings.
September 13, 2023Source

Karma: An ERC20-compatible Alternative Money on the Ethereum Blockchain
Have you ever thought about how money is created? Well, typically, it is made out of nothing by banks. When someone takes out a loan, the bank adds the borrowed money to the amount already recorded in its database for the bank account. So if $100 was already present in the database entry for the bank account and someone takes out a loan of $10,000, the bank will rewrite the entry's content to $10,100.
September 13, 2023Source

The Apple Watch’s Double Tap Gesture Will Change My Photo-Taking Game
During Apple’s Wonderlust event Tuesday, the company unveiled the new double tap gesture for Apple Watch Series 9. Double tapping lets users make two pinching motions in quick succession to activate something on the watch, like, say, taking a picture — and this is where my inspiration was sparked.
September 13, 2023Source or Watch Video

USB-C vs. Lightning: What iPhone Owners Need to Know
Apple's new iPhone 15 models are adopting the USB-C port and charging cord used by Android phone makers. Here's what that means for you.
September 13, 2023Source

You can already use the Apple Watch's double-tap feature. Here's how
The new double-tap feature is nothing short of impressive, but what is even more impressive is that it's already available in older Apple Watch models — sort of.
September 13, 2023Source

You can get Apple Watch Ultra 2's best new feature without even buying it
There's no need to upgrade.
September 13, 2023Source

Electronics — Smartwatches — September 12th, 2023

Apple confirms when watchOS 10 will launch for your new Apple Watch
It's coming sooner than you think!
September 12, 2023Source

Apple pushes out final versions of iOS, iPadOS, watchOS and macOS
Shortly after today's announcements, Apple pushed out the release candidates for iOS 17, iPadOS 17 and watchOS 10. These operating systems will all be available on Monday, September 18.
September 12, 2023Source

Apple Watch double-tap feature is a game-changer for accessibility
As part of Apple's fall event, the company introduced an exciting gesture feature you can use on the new Apple Watch Series 9 and the Apple Watch Ultra 2.
September 12, 2023Source

Apple Watch Series 9 And Ultra 2: All The Colors And Prices
Along with a host of new specs and features, Apple announced today which colors will be available for its latest generation of Apple Watch products. The Apple Watch Series 9 will come in the same two case sizes as its predecessor, the Series 8: 41mm and 45mm. Both aluminum cases will be available in starlight, midnight, silver, and Apple's signature Product Red color, as well as a new color that wasn't available in previous generations — pink. 
September 12, 2023Source

Apple Watch Series 9 can handle Siri requests without your iPhone
The S9 chip and neural engine provide more power and 18-hour battery life.
September 12, 2023Source

Apple Watch Series 9 Debuts S9 Chip For A Speedier Smartwatch
The somewhat speedy march of Apple Silicon is continuing, as the Apple Watch 9 debuts an entirely new chip. According to Apple, the S9 SiP is the company's "most powerful watch chip yet." It contains a whopping 5.6 billion transistors and a new neural engine that allows you to use a built-in version of Siri while offline.
September 12, 2023Source

Apple Watch Series 9 gets big power boost and new double tap gesture
Apple Watch Series 9 brings a faster S9 chip that the company says will boost performance, make Siri more usable, and enable an entirely new "double tap" gesture.
September 12, 2023Source

Apple Watch Series 9 is the company's first carbon-neutral product
In addition to the usual spec bumps and new bands, Apple had another announcement to make at the launch of its Series 9 Watch: The new model is its first carbon neutral product.
September 12, 2023Source

Apple Watch Series 9 Officially Revealed With 30 Percent Faster CPU and Price Details
On-device Siri and Double-Tap on tap
September 12, 2023Source

Apple Watch Series 9: Best New Features
The Apple Watch Series 9 was unveiled at Apple's Wonderlust event alongside the iPhone 15 and iPhone 15 Pro series. While the Apple Watch Series 9 looks identical to its predecessor, it comes with several new useful features. Most of these are facilitated by the new S9 SiP (System in a package). So, without any further ado, let's dive in and check out all the new and exciting features of Apple Watch Series 9.
September 12, 2023Source

Apple Watch Series 9: Top 4 new features we're excited about
Many new features on the Apple Watch Series 9 are impressive, but these top ones caught our attention.
September 12, 2023Source

Apple Watch Ultra 2 arrives with new S9 chip
In addition to the new Series 9, the company this morning announced an update to last year's Apple Watch Ultra. The Apple Watch Ultra Series 2 is powered by the S9 chip — same as the Series. The crowd at today's event let out an audible gasp when the company revealed that the rugged smartwatch has a peak brightness of 3,000 nits.
September 12, 2023Source

Apple Watch Ultra 2 Gets Tougher And More Capable
Just a year after Apple launched the Apple Watch Ultra -- the titanium watch aimed for explorers, divers, and extreme sports aficionados -- the company has unveiled the Apple Watch Ultra 2. The new watch boasts even more features and capabilities than the previous generation. 
September 12, 2023Source

Apple Watch Ultra 2 Hands-On: It's All About That Bright Screen
The Apple Watch Ultra 2 has a new screen. And it's really, really bright.
September 12, 2023Source

Apple Watch Ultra 2 is here with a brighter display, faster S9 SiP
The Apple Watch Ultra 2 is here. And it builds on the original model in all the right ways.
September 12, 2023Source

Apple Watch Ultra 2 versus Garmin Epix Pro: AMOLED adventure watch head-to-head
The Watch Ultra 2 is Apple's latest smartwatch for athletes, explorers, and even divers. So, how does it stack up against Garmin's best GPS sports watch? Here are the key reasons to buy one or the other for your outdoor adventures.
September 12, 2023Source

Apple Watch Ultra 2 versus Ultra: Is it time to upgrade?
Apple launched the Watch Ultra in 2022 and followed it up just one year later with the Ultra 2. Are there enough improvements to justify upgrading this year or should you keep your eye out for the next Ultra?
September 12, 2023Source

Best Apple Watch Bands, According to the CNET Staff Who Wear Them
With the Apple Watch Series 9 on the way, here are our picks of the best Apple Watch bands.
September 12, 2023Source

Four great features coming to Apple Watch Ultra 2 — and one that didn't make the cut
Apple Watch Ultra 2 is real!
September 12, 2023Source

Which devices will get iOS 17 and iPadOS 17 and watchOS 10?
Apple is holding its Wunderlust press event today where it will unveil its new range of iPhone 15 smartphones, These new handsets will come with iOS 17 and we are expecting the software update to land this month along with iPadOS 17 and watchOS 10.
September 12, 2023Source

Electronics — Smartwatches — September 11th, 2023

Casio's latest G-Shock Mudman is one tough, solar-powered adventure watch
Can your smartwatch do all this? The Casio G-Shock Mudman GW-9500 — sporting three sensors, a dual-layer LCD, and sustainable materials — delivers all the data you need, plus unlimited battery life.
September 11, 2023Source

How To Customize The Mailboxes You See On Your Apple Watch
While you can use your Apple Watch as a sort of mini screen or surrogate write-mounted iPhone (when it's connected to an iPhone itself), the small device does have its limitations. It also won't automatically distinguish between incoming notifications, which means if you've got it set up to let you know about incoming emails the tiny screen might get really cluttered very fast.
September 11, 2023Source

How to move Fitbit to your Google account
Migrating your data won't be mandatory until 2025, but you can get started earlier if you'd rather get it out of the way.
September 11, 2023Source

How to use the Walkie Talkie feature on the Apple Watch
The Apple Watch is not just for telling the time or tracking your fitness. This versatile piece of wearable technology offers an array of features that enrich your daily life, one of which is the intriguing Walkie-Talkie app. This voice communication tool adds another layer of connectivity to your smartwatch experience.
September 11, 2023Source

This is why I'm more excited about the Apple Watch Series 9 than an Ultra 2
Let the Series, see the 9.
September 11, 2023Source

Who is the Apple Watch Ultra really for?
While I've loved using the Ultra this past year, I don't think this is as much a smartwatch for adventurers as it is for... Actually, I'm still trying to figure that out.
September 11, 2023Source

Electronics — Smartwatches — September 7th, 2023

Apple launches bug fixes for iPhone, iPad, Apple Watch, and Mac to combat Pegasus spyware
The last-minute, critical updates are designed to resolve an actively exploited zero-click vulnerability used to deliver NSO Group's infamous Pegasus spyware.
September 7, 2023Source

Fossil Gen 6 Wellness Edition versus Mobvoi TicWatch E3
Two very different smartwatches at two very different price points.
September 7, 2023Source

Pitaka's new colors: aramid/carbon fiber cases and watch bands with a dash of character!
Pitaka is a popular case maker that has exclusively specialized in construction with aramid fiber — a very light, yet very durable material that allows the cases to be super-thin and form-fitting. However, weaving colors into the fiber is another complicated step, so for the most part, Pitaka's cases have been either entirely black, or just had a braid of color running across.
September 7, 2023Source

The best fitness rings track your health without the bulk
These top fitness rings are subtler and lighter than your average smartwatch.
September 7, 2023Source

Electronics — Smartwatches — September 8th, 2023

Google gives us a closer look at the Pixel Watch 2, hints at new features and specs
You'll spot new health sensors and design refinements if you look closely at this 15-second sneak peek.
September 8, 2023Source

Mobvoi TicWatch GTH Pro versus Amazfit GTS 2
Battle of the affordable smartwatches.
September 8, 2023Source

The Google Pixel Watch 2 is coming to India
After skipping the first-gen, Google has announced the Pixel Watch 2 launch date for India.
September 8, 2023Source

This year's expected Apple Watch updates are all about the sensors
A report from Bloomberg says the focus on updated sensors is to improve 'speed, efficiency, and accuracy.'
September 8, 2023Source

Watch Series 9 will feature faster processor, new UWB chip, and upgraded health sensors: report
Apple will hold an event dubbed Wonderlust next week where the company is expected to unveil the iPhone 15 family, Apple Watch Series 9, second-generation Apple Watch Ultra, and AirPods. While much of the attention so far has been focused on the iPhone 15, the upcoming watches look like notable upgrades in their own right. Bloomberg's Mark Gurman explains why in a new detailed report.
September 8, 2023Source

Electronics — Smartwatches — September 6th, 2023

Best smartwatches: Apple Watch, Samsung Galaxy Watch, Garmin Venu, and more compared
Based on hands-on testing and interviews with fitness experts, these are the best smartwatches you can buy right now.
September 6, 2023Source

Buying an Apple Watch? Here's how to pick the best one for you
I tested the best Apple Watch models to help you pick the right one for tracking your health and activity, and for easy access to lots of quick info and apps.
September 6, 2023Source

Garmin rolls out major new update to select smartwatches
Garmin smartwatches are a great alterative to the “usual suspects,” Galaxy Watch and Apple Watch. They are both competitive price-wise and pretty decent when it comes to performance and functionality.
September 6, 2023Source

Google updates the Pixel Watch app ahead of Wear OS 4 release
We're expecting Wear OS 4 any day now.
September 6, 2023Source

Pixel Watch App September Update Arrives With 4 Changes
We might still be waiting for a September Pixel device update, but the Pixel Watch is seeing its companion app receive an update at this time. Google shared the new this morning, laying out 4 changes that deal with Google Accounts, where you can find other devices, and other general fixes to the app.
September 6, 2023Source

Porsche Design Chronograph 1 911 S/T Review: Created To Concours
We take Porsche Design’s most recent limited-edition chronograph around Monterey Car Week.
September 6, 2023Source

The best GPS running watches for 2023
There are options for every athlete, at every budget.
September 6, 2023Source

These are the best smartwatches for kids, according to parents
Parents and parenting experts recommend the best smartwatches for kids to track location, set activity goals, or enable them to contact you no matter where they are.
September 6, 2023Source

Xiaomi's leaked smartwatch looks a lot like the Galaxy Watch 6 Classic
Will it suffer from a heavier feeling, as well?
September 6, 2023Source

You know you want to watch this trailer for The Super Models
The four women who sparked the term “supermodel” in the 1980s — Naomi Campbell, Cindy Crawford, Linda Evangelista and Christy Turlington — were a close-knit sisterhood and “the original influencers,” according to the new trailer Apple TV+ dropped Wednesday for the upcoming documentary series The Super Models.
September 6, 2023Source

Electronics — Smartwatches — September 5th, 2023

How to switch from Fitbit to Apple Watch
Make the move from Fitbit to Apple Watch as painless as possible.
September 5, 2023Source

How To Use Interactive Widgets on Your iPhone and iPad
The evolution of iPhones and iPads has introduced interactive widgets with iOS 17. Previously, these widgets remained static, merely displaying information. Now, with the ability to tap widgets for actions, they've come to life. This change promises to save time and provide more information directly from the home screen.
September 5, 2023Source

Samsung's One UI 5 Watch update rolls out to the Galaxy Watch 4 series
The Wear OS 4-based skin seems to be available only in the United States for the time being.
September 5, 2023Source

The Apple Watch Trick That'll Make Sure You Don't Sleep Through Your Alarm
The snooze button on your alarm clock is one of the most dastardly temptations ever devised by mankind. The siren song of 10 more minutes of sleep, even though there's literally no way it'll even be restful sleep, is just too hard to ignore sometimes.
September 5, 2023Source

Electronics — Smartwatches — September 4th, 2023

Galaxy Watch 4 Gets Its Big Wear OS 4 Update — Here's Everything New
The Galaxy Watch 5 and Galaxy Watch 5 Pro picked up an update to Wear OS 4 and One UI 5 Watch at the end of last week, bringing with it several new features that are found on the Galaxy Watch 6 line. To kickstart this week, the Galaxy Watch 4 and Galaxy Watch 4 Classic are joining the party.
September 4, 2023Source

Electronics — Smartwatches — September 1st, 2023

Alerted by Apple: Apple Watch saves driver's life with Crash Detection
Accidents can happen to anyone, and it's reassuring to know that our trusty mobile devices can play a role in our safety. A recent report highlights the significance of the Crash Detection feature in the Apple Watch and iPhone 14. This feature has been doing a good job of letting emergency services know about car accidents, and not only, and in certain situations, it has played a vital role in saving lives.
September 1, 2023Source

Anker 737 MagGo review: Compact charging at a premium
MagSafe charger for the iPhone can also charge an Apple Watch and AirPods case.
September 1, 2023Source

Fixed: Apple Watch Heart Rate Sensor Not Working
For avid Apple Watch users who depend on their device for heart rate monitoring, discovering that the feature isn't functioning can be more than just disheartening; it can pose a threat to their health. Continue reading to learn how to quickly troubleshoot your Apple Watch if it stops recording your heart rate.
September 1, 2023Source

Garmin Venu 3 versus Venu 2: Every key upgrade
The Venu 3 adds Sleep Coaching, more accurate tracking, Bluetooth calls, wheelchair activities, recovery recs, and more.
September 1, 2023Source

How Your Smartwatch Could Help Unlock Secrets of Disease
The future of public health could be in your hands — or on your wrist, to be precise.
September 1, 2023Source

Withings launches two new hybrid smartwatches with enhanced sensors
French-based company Withings announced two new hybrid watches this week, the ScanWatch 2 and ScanWatch Light. Both feature enhanced sensors to monitor additional health metrics 24/7.
September 1, 2023Source

Electronics — Smartwatches — August 31st, 2023

Best Samsung Galaxy Watch 6 and Galaxy Watch 6 Classic screen protectors 2023
Preserve your Galaxy Watch beautifully with a sturdy screen guard.
August 31, 2023Source

Galaxy Watch 5 and Watch 5 Pro Get One UI 5 Watch Update — Full List of New Features
Samsung told us a couple of weeks ago that it would soon start to upgrade some of its older watches to the new One UI Watch 5 build that is on the Galaxy Watch 6 and Watch 6 Classic. Today, the Galaxy Watch 5 and Galaxy Watch 5 Pro are the first of Samsung's older line-up to get the big update that also includes Wear OS 4.
August 31, 2023Source

Galaxy Watch 5 owners begin receiving Wear OS 4
It's also rolling out on the Galaxy Watch 4.
August 31, 2023Source

Garmin unveils a bigger, lighter, and more powerful Venu 3 to take on the Apple Watch Series 9
By no means the world's most successful smartwatch vendor, Garmin is pretty much unrivaled when it comes to the diversity and sheer size of its wearable device portfolio, covering every little section and category of the continuously growing industry with multiple products.
August 31, 2023Source

Google's Fitbit under legal fire over privacy-related accusations
Ever heard of noyb? It stands for "None of Your Business" and it's not a joke, it's a digital rights group founded by lawyer and privacy activist Max Schrems. His mission — and that of noyb, respectively — is to enforce the European Union's GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation) privacy regime.
August 31, 2023Source

Jabra's Elite 10 are its first wireless earbuds to feature Dolby Atmos
It says another new model, the Elite 8 Active, are 'the world's toughest earbuds.'
August 31, 2023Source

Samsung Food is the rebranded meal and cooking app Whisk
Instead of repeating to yourself "Find Your Way!", maybe instead you should "Food Your Way" — that's the slogan of Samsung Food, the rebranded popular meal planning and recipes-collecting app Whisk (via 9to5Google).
August 31, 2023Source

Samsung starts rolling out One UI 5 Watch update to the Galaxy Watch 5
After testing the update for a couple of weeks, Samsung has reportedly started the One UI 5 Watch rollout in South Korea. One of the main selling points of the Galaxy Watch 6, the new and improved One UI 5 is supposed to make its way to older smartwatch models.
August 31, 2023Source

Shure's new Aonic 50 headphones have spatial audio and double the battery life
The second-generation model also has improved ANC.
August 31, 2023Source

Wear OS 4 now rolling out to the Galaxy Watch 5 series while Pixel Watch users continue to wait
Google's highly-anticipated Wear OS 4 update, unveiled in back in May, is now making its way to yet another one of Samsung's smartwatches. While it was originally released with the launch of the Galaxy Watch 6, it is now also headed to the Galaxy Watch 5 and Watch 5 Pro.
August 31, 2023Source

Withings ScanWatch 2 Adds 24/7 Body Temperature Tracking With 30 Day Battery Life
French wearable brand Withings is adding two new hybrid smartwatches to its portfolio, the ScanWatch 2 and ScanWatch Light. The ScanWatch 2 is a flagship offering that adds temperature sensing to its arsenal.
August 31, 2023Source

Your Fitbit is 'useless' unless you consent to illegal data sharing, says advocacy group
The only way users can opt out is by deleting their accounts entirely
August 31, 2023Source

Electronics — Smartwatches — August 30th, 2023

Apple tests use of 3D printers in Apple Watch chassis production
Apple is testing the use of 3D printers to produce the steel chassis used by some of its upcoming Apple Watch models, Bloomberg News reports Wednesday citing "people with knowledge of the matter."
August 30, 2023Source

Best Apple Watch chargers, stands, power banks & docks
Our favorite Apple Watch charging stands, power banks, Apple Watch docks and chargers.
August 30, 2023Source

Garmin's new Venu 3 smartwatch knows when you've been napping
The smartwatch debuts two years after its predecessor.
August 30, 2023Source

Oppo Watch 4 Pro takes real-time blood sugar vitals wrapped in premium steel body
Apart from the first clamshell foldable with triple camera setup, Oppo Find N3 Flip, the company unveiled its next Watch 4 Pro edition with a metal body like its predecessor, and numerous hardware and feature upgrades.
August 30, 2023Source

The Garmin Venu 3 adds Sleep Coaching, but some features are still hibernating
The new Elevate v5 sensor is allegedly capable of ECG and skin temperature readings, but you can't use them yet.
August 30, 2023Source

Electronics — Smartwatches — August 29th, 2023

COROS PACE 3 review: The best affordable running watch of the year, bar none
You don't need to overspend to get a fantastic, lightweight running watch. Only a frustrating watch band situation keeps this from a perfect score.
August 29, 2023Source

Galaxy Buds2 Pro Evolves LE Audio Capabilities, Bringing New Auracast to Samsung Smart TV
Samsung Electronics today announced new software updates to Galaxy Buds2 Pro and Samsung Smart TVs, reshaping the audio experiences across even more connected devices. The new updates extend LE Audio capabilities to Samsung TVs with Auracast broadcast audio technology, enabling rich and complex audio transmission to nearby Bluetooth devices.
August 29, 2023Source

LG And Samsung Team Up To Make Their Smart Home Devices, Apps Play Nice Together
Getting smart appliances across different brands to work well together appears to have just gotten a whole lot easier. On Tuesday, the Home Connectivity Alliance issued a press release, as did member companies LG and Samsung, all of which announced that the HCA members would begin to implement the standardized HCA Interface Specification 1.0 in their appliances in the fourth quarter of 2023 and beyond.
August 29, 2023Source

Nothing's first wearable may have your favorite cheap Android smartwatch in its sights
A new leak suggests the company is betting big on the ultra-cheap Android smartwatch market.
August 29, 2023Source

Electronics — Smartwatches — August 28th, 2023

Amazfit T-Rex Ultra review: I'd rather wear a raptor-sized watch
The T-Rex Ultra is a fantastic rugged fitness watch on paper, but most people are better off buying the T-Rex 2 or Cheetah Pro.
August 28, 2023Source

Apple Watch X: Everything you need to know
The Apple Watch X could be quite impressive.
August 28, 2023Source

Garmin is the official smartwatch of Space Force
Space Force Guardians are wearing Forerunner 55 or Instinct 2 Solar watches to test their physical readiness.
August 28, 2023Source

I hope Apple Watch X steals this health feature from Samsung Galaxy Watch
More sensors, please.
August 28, 2023Source or Watch Video

The Samsung Galaxy Watch 6's new limited edition puts the stars on your wrist
But it's only available in the MENA region.
August 28, 2023Source

Why Apple has come out in favor of California's 'Right to Repair' law
Apple has, for many years, tenaciously fought the so-called "Right to Repair" movement across the United States. No longer.
August 28, 2023Source

Electronics — Smartwatches — August 25th, 2023

A new Wear OS 3 watch is getting recalled with serious issues
The Citizen Gen-2 CZ Smart is getting removed from sale after reviewer complaints of serious performance and battery issues.
August 25, 2023Source

Best smartwatches: Apple Watch, Samsung Galaxy Watch, Garmin Venu, and more compared
Based on hands-on testing and interviews with fitness experts, these are the best smartwatches you can buy right now.
August 25, 2023Source

Best Smartwatch for 2023
A smartwatch offers convenient shortcuts to calls, fitness tools, music and more. Check out our favorite smartwatches for every wrist and budget.
August 25, 2023Source

How to change your Apple Watch face
The Apple Watch is loaded with a wide assortment of watch faces, each one meticulously designed to offer a distinct style, appearance, and set of features. The diversity in watch faces is intentionally broad, catering to the unique tastes and preferences of the diverse user base.
August 25, 2023Source

Should you buy a fitness tracker or smartwatch?
Whether you're stepping up your workout plans or heading back to school, either wearable option has its own pros and cons.
August 25, 2023Source

Your Smartwatch Band Might Be Covered in Harmful Bacteria. Here's How to Clean It
Your germ-ridden wristband needs to be sanitized now.
August 25, 2023Source

Electronics — Smartwatches — August 24th, 2023

$400,000 worth of fake Apple Watches and AirPods seized in airport raid
Nearly $400,000 worth of fake Apple products were seized on Tuesday at Ontario International Airport and the Long Beach Seaport complex, federal authorities have revealed.
August 24, 2023Source

First 12 things to do with your Samsung Galaxy Watch 6
From easy settings changes to hidden developer tools, the Galaxy Watch 6 is a complex, layered device worth slowly unpeeling.
August 24, 2023Source

How to clean your smartwatch
Cleaning your smartwatch is not only hygienic, but your skin will also thank you.
August 24, 2023Source

How to Fix Apps Not Showing Up on Apple Watch in Five Steps
Need to know how to fix apps not showing up on your Apple Watch? Fortunately, a solution doesn't have to be a frustrating issue. Since 2015, the wearable device has contained fresh features, making it one of the most popular choices on the market
August 24, 2023Source

The best Apple Watch accessories for 2023
Bands are just the beginning.
August 24, 2023Source

This pocket-size charger juices up Apple Watch anywhere [Review]
qCharge 2.0 from Citius Systems is a power bank with built-in charger especially for Apple Watch. With one of these, you can replenish the device almost anywhere, no wall socket needed.
August 24, 2023Source

Turn your regular old Apple Watch into a wannabe Ultra with this rugged Nomad case
All the protection, a fraction of the price.
August 24, 2023Source

Electronics — Sound Equipment — August 24th, 2023

Best Noise-Canceling Headphones of 2023
These earbuds and headphones from brands like Apple, Bose, Monoprice, and Sony deliver on both noise cancellation and sound quality
August 24, 2023Source

Is condensation Killing your AirPods Max? Apple doesn't think so
AirPods Max are breaking
August 24, 2023Source

Oculus Quest 2 hand tracking update makes it 75% faster
Hands 2.2 makes hand tracking almost as fast as controller tracking.
August 24, 2023Source

The best earbuds: Sony, Bose, Apple and more compared
The best earbuds make music listening more fun with active noise cancellation, superior audio quality, and hours of battery life.
August 24, 2023Source

The Best Sleep Headphones in 2023
Doze off with ease, thanks to some of the best headphones and earbuds for sleeping.
August 24, 2023Source

Electronics — Tablets — August 24th, 2023

Stylus handwriting support is coming to the Pixel Tablet sooner than you might think!
There are many devices that combine well with a stylus, but tablets and styluses go like peanut butter and jelly! Of course, you can use a stylus to do everything you would normally do with your fingers, but one of the best parts about this tool is that it allows for comfortable and precise handwriting.
August 24, 2023Source

Electronics — Television — August 24th, 2023

'Ahsoka' is both solid Star Wars and proof that there's too much Star Wars
But if you're a Rebels fan, you probably won't mind.
August 24, 2023Source

Ahsoka's "For Our Friend Ray" Dedication Explained
On Aug. 22, the first two episodes of the new Star Wars series Ahsoka debuted on Disney Plus. Starring Rosario Dawson as Ahsoka Tano — the former Padawan of Anakin Skywalker — the show follows her quest to find Grand Admiral Thrawn (Lars Mikkelsen)
August 24, 2023Source

Ahsoka's Villains Make it a Must Watch Star Wars Show
The newest Star Wars Disney Plus series has finally arrived, with Ahsoka's first two episodes dropping on August 22, 2023. Ahsoka works as a sort of sequel to the animated series Star Wars Rebels, as it follows Ahsoka Tano (Rosario Dawson) and Sabine Wren (Natasha Liu Bordizzo) hunting down the villain Grand Admiral Thrawn, hopefully finding Ezra Bridger in the process.
August 24, 2023Source

Amazon's Fallout TV series will premiere on Prime Video in 2024
Fallout will be set in Los Angeles
August 24, 2023Source

Apple TV+ churn rate jumps to 6.4%
Apple TV+ and subscribers of other streaming services are canceling more of their plans compared to the year-ago period.
August 24, 2023Source

Apple TV+ releases official trailer for 'The Morning Show' season 3
Apple TV+ on Thursday released the official trailer for the highly anticipated third season of "The Morning Show," starring and executive produced by Jennifer Aniston and Reese Witherspoon. The 10-episode third season of "The Morning Show" will premiere globally on Wednesday, September 13, 2023 with the first two episodes, followed by new episodes every Wednesday through November 8, 2023.
August 24, 2023Source or Watch Video

Google inexplicably removes Chromecast's guest mode feature
A useful feature for travelers bites the dust.
August 24, 2023Source

Rick And Morty Season 7 Coming This October
The duo, with new voices, will be back to their usual antics soon.
August 24, 2023Source or Source

Saoirse Ronan and Paul Mescal join forces in foreboding 'Foe' trailer
It's giving 'Black Mirror.'
August 24, 2023Source or Watch Video

SIMPLS sling bag is water resistant and equipped with handy features
In a world where sustainability and functionality are increasingly becoming the norm, the SIMPLS sling bag emerges as a beacon of eco-conscious design. This over-the-body sling bag is not just a fashion statement, but a testament to the power of sustainable innovation.
August 24, 2023Source

'Society of the Snow' trailer recreates the real plane crash survival tale
"Yellowjackets" is fiction. This actually happened.
August 24, 2023Source or Watch Video

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles to Achieve Hollywood Immortality
Leonardo, Donatello, Michaelangelo and Raphael will have their hands imprinted outside the iconic TCL Chinese Theater.
August 24, 2023Source

The Last of Us Showrunner Isn't Against Making Spin-Offs If They Make Sense
But he doesn't think he would be able to do them.
August 24, 2023Source or Source

Zack Snyder's Rebel Moon Will Have A 5-Hour-Long Director's Cut
You liked Zack Snyder's Justice League; get ready for Zack Snyder's knock-off Star Wars
August 24, 2023Source

Electronics — Smartwatches — August 23rd, 2023

Apple Watch Could Change Color to Match What You're Wearing in Future
A newly published patent suggests that the Apple Watch could transform its color to match any object you want.
August 23, 2023Source

Future Apple Watch could transform into a chameleon
Apple is expected to introduce its new Apple Watch 9 series in a few weeks, alongside the iPhone 15 series. While users are hoping for expanded options to personalize Watch faces, it appears that this wish might not be fulfilled this time as well.
August 23, 2023Source

Rugged new case could be next best thing to Apple Watch Ultra
Nomad unveiled its new Rugged Case for Apple Watch Wednesday, and it might just satisfy a few folks who wish they had an Ultra rather than a standard model.
August 23, 2023Source

Electronics — Smartwatches — August 14th, 2023

Apple Watch is likely getting a major overhaul for its 10th anniversary
A new band attachment mechanism is being explored, among other changes
August 14, 2023Source

Apple preps seminal 'Apple Watch X' for smartwatch's 10th anniversary
While Apple did launch the impressive and highly coveted Apple Watch Ultra last year, 2023 will once again be a year of minor changes to Apple Watch, beyond a rather significant processor upgrade. But, the company is working on a tenth anniversary smartwatch, "Apple Watch X," likely to come in 2025.
August 14, 2023Source

Apple reportedly planning major Watch X upgrade for 2024 or 2025
Marking the 10th anniversary of the Apple Watch, the Watch X could offer a microLED display, a thinner case, and blood pressure monitoring, says Bloomberg's Mark Gurman.
August 14, 2023Source

Best first-party Google Pixel Watch bands 2023
Freshen up your Pixel Watch with these bands from Google.
August 14, 2023Source

Body images: How tech can co-opt our physical selves, and how art can save us
Shane Denson is an associate professor of film and media studies at the Stanford School of Humanities and Sciences. He's also a deep thinker about our data-rich world and the technologies driving it. Biosensing technologies, such as virtual reality, wearable trackers, and smartwatches, both harvest and commoditize physical data that come back to us as advertisements and lifestyle recommendations.
August 14, 2023Source

How to check your VO2 max on your Apple Watch
Your Apple Watch can estimate your cardio fitness level and send you a notification when it's low. Cardio fitness is a measurement of your VO2 max, which is the maximum amount of oxygen your body can consume during exercise.
August 14, 2023Source

Electronics — Smartwatches — August 11th, 2023

Galaxy Watch6 versus Galaxy Watch6 Classic spec comparison
If you would like to learn more about the recently launched Galaxy Watch6 vs Galaxy Watch6 Classic smartwatches by Samsung. Or are a little unsure of what the exact differences are between the two new watches This quick guide will take you through everything you need to know.
August 11, 2023Source

Godox Smartwatch Style Flash Trigger
We now have a new Godox flash trigger that looks like a smartwatch. Compared to conventional flash triggers, this particular trigger is very compact in size and uses a display screen for most of the operational control. It also has a Godox flash trigger app installed inside, which features extensive control over the flashes that you want to use with your camera.
August 11, 2023Source

The 5 Best Apple Watch Secrets New Users Need To Know
For such a small device, the Apple Watch has a surprising number of applications, with even more added with each major update to watchOS. Plus, with the Apple Watch having evolved over eight generations and counting, it's more than proven to the tech industry that it's not just some novelty fad, so more and more third-party apps are creating Watch apps and features.
August 11, 2023Source

You might be able to transfer calls between Android devices soon
Bought into the Google ecosystem? This may be the news for you.
August 11, 2023Source

Electronics — Smartwatches — August 9th, 2023

Samsung Galaxy Watch 6 Classic vs. Galaxy Watch 5 Pro: Bezel or battery?
Should you upgrade from the long-lasting Watch 5 Pro to get the 6 Classic's faster performance and physically rotating bezel?
August 9, 2023Source

The path to Samsung Galaxy Watch 6: A journey through time
The wristwatch is a very interesting accessory. It dates back to 1810, and even though other inventions of the XIX century have evolved beyond recognition, the wristwatch has stayed the same. Today, our watches are smart, capable of doing what no doctor could do back in the 1800s, and yet the design is still the same.
August 9, 2023Source

Where have all the fitness bands gone?
Smartwatches are the default wearable option these days, but why is it so hard to find simple yet affordable alternatives like the fitness bands of yesteryear?
August 9, 2023Source

With No Changes In Design Expected For The Apple Watch Series 9, The New Magnetic Band Could Give It A Fresh Look
The Apple Watch Series 9 will be unveiled at Apple's special event in the first half of September alongside the iPhone 15 lineup. So far, we have heard that the wearable will not see any changes in terms of design. However, the company could incorporate additional health sensors and features. Now, it is being coined that the Apple Watch Series 9 will come with a new magnetic band design. It makes sense for the company to introduce a new band design since the wearable itself looks identical to the Series 8.
August 9, 2023Source

Electronics — Smartwatches — August 8th, 2023

Best smartwatches for battery life 2023
The best smartwatches have tons of features, but also great battery life.
August 8, 2023Source

Fitbits perform well in capturing circadian rhythms but not sleep time
The findings demonstrate that the efficacy of the commonly worn devices is comparable to research devices that must be issued and recharged at a laboratory. The use of Fitbit and other commercial wearables could expand the scope of future health research to broader populations, including older adults.
August 8, 2023Source

Garmin's JL Audio acquisition sounds promising, but what's the gameplan?
As much as we want Garmin to make its own earbuds, that's not where JL Audio specializes.
August 8, 2023Source

Nomad just made the boldest Apple Watch accessory yet, and I expect it to sell out soon
Nomad's latest limited edition watch band can glow in the dark, giving you better visibility of your Apple Watch.
August 8, 2023Source or Source

Samsung Galaxy Watch 6 versus Apple Watch Series 8
Samsung wins for battery, durability, brightness, and memory; Apple pulls ahead for storage, controls, software, and fitness.
August 8, 2023Source

Would you like a mechanical Apple Watch? This guy just built one from gadget junk
Finally, an Apple Watch that you'll never need to charge
August 8, 2023Source

You basically don't need to charge this Garmin smartwatch
The Instinct 2X Solar is half the price of a Garmin flagship but just as feature-rich.
August 8, 2023Source

Electronics — Smartwatches — August 4th, 2023

Is the Samsung Galaxy Watch 6 water-resistant?
Go ahead, go for a swim.
August 4, 2023Source

Stomp brings a fully functional Mastodon app to your Apple Watch
Another former Twitter app developer has turned their attention to Mastodon in the wake of Elon Musk's Twitter takeover, which put an end to third-party clients.
August 4, 2023Source

Electronics — Smartwatches — August 7th, 2023

Apple Mandates Fast Charging For Apple Watch Accessory Makers, Insiders Say
Apple's gadget lineup isn't the fastest charging consumer tech out there, but the company is finally stepping up, starting with the Apple Watch. According to a report from AppleInsider that cites accessory vendors, the company has asked all third-party accessory makers to adopt the faster charging module for Apple Watch.
August 7, 2023Source or Source or Source

Apple Watch Series 9 may only be a minor upgrade, according to a leak
Should we expect a performance improvement and little else?
August 7, 2023Source

How to stop Apple Watch accidentally calling 911/999
Does your Apple Watch keep phoning the emergency services? Here's what to do if your Apple Watch keeps trying to call 911.
August 7, 2023Source

Want to use Mastodon on your Apple Watch? Try Stomp
Tooting on your Apple Watch is finally a thing.
August 7, 2023Source

Electronics — Smartwatches — August 3rd, 2023

Amazfit Cheetah Round versus Fitbit Versa 4: Which should you buy?
Has Amazfit done enough to dethrone Fitbit?
August 3, 2023Source

Garmin Venu 3 leaks have us optimistic for an imminent release
We can only hope the Venu 3 takes after the excellent Venu 2 Plus, even if adding a mic and speaker raises the price.
August 3, 2023Source

How to Change Activity Goals on Apple Watch and iPhone
If you're using the fitness activity app on your Apple Watch or iPhone, you must set your goals based on your current fitness condition. Although Apple Watch helps you with your initial fitness goals by collecting vital information the first time you set it up, these goals may need to be adjusted later on.
August 3, 2023Source

Nothing announces budget-friendly sub-brand, readies new smartwatch
It'll also release affordable earbuds later this year.
August 3, 2023Source

Nothing Just Confirmed That It's Making A Smartwatch
Nothing, the consumer tech brand started by OnePlus alum Carl Pei, is expanding into more product categories after tasting success with phones and audio gear. In a video detailing the company's latest Community Quarterly Update, CEO Pei said a smartwatch and a pair of budget earbuds are coming later this year.
August 3, 2023Source or Source or Watch Video

Samsung and Google need to stop trying to reinvent the smartwatch, because it already exists
I adore the concept of the smartwatch. So I'm kind of bummed out that my smartwatch comparison article, that basically criticized how half the industry is being run, actually led me down a path brimming with angst and disappointment. But, truth be told, it only served to prove my point.
August 3, 2023Source

Would you buy Apple Watch 9 or Ultra 2 in these new colors?
You can expect a new color for Apple Watch Series 9 — pink — and a new black titanium case for the second-gen Apple Watch Ultra, according to a reliable leaker.
August 3, 2023Source

Electronics — Smartwatches — August 1st, 2023

Black titanium Apple Watch Ultra 2 again tipped but don't expect a new design
Two color options inbound.
August 1, 2023Source

Fitbit App Getting Major Update With New UI This Fall
Google and Fitbit showed off a big redesign coming to the mobile Fitbit app. The all-new look provides a "personalized and customizable" experience with a holistic view of your health and wellness that focuses on the metrics you care the most about.
August 1, 2023Source

Pebble crushed the competition, so beating Samsung is all it took to be the Smartwatch King?
So, several days have now passed since I told you all about how the Fossil Gen 6 Venture Edition seemed to have a hidden feature in the form of its ability to act as a miniature stove. But we're not done yet.
August 1, 2023Source

The Fitbit app's major redesign rolls out this fall
Health and wellness stats at a glance through this visual update.
August 1, 2023Source

Electronics — Smartwatches — July 28th, 2023

Samsung's 'Skin Temperature API' gives the Galaxy Watch more potential
It could advance on-wrist health checks even further.
July 28, 2023Source

The Fossil Gen 6 literally gave me a burn and this is not some kind of a fashion statement
Just a few days ago, I shared with you my experience with the Galaxy Watch 5 Pro, which went so well that I wound up in a hospital. One would think that something like that would convince me to stop, but that's not how I roll.
July 28, 2023Source

Electronics — Smartwatches — July 27th, 2023

Audible App Coming Soon to Wear OS Watches
As a part of yesterday's Galaxy Watch 6 launch, Samsung and Google quietly announced that Amazon's Audible is coming soon to Wear OS. This is a semi-big deal for those who want to listen to a book while on the go or out on a run.
July 27, 2023Source

Best Samsung Galaxy Watch 6 and Watch 6 Classic watch bands 2023
Samsung's wearables are the best in the market, so they deserve only the best bands.
July 27, 2023Source

Samsung Galaxy Watch 6 and Galaxy Watch 6 Classic launched
As well as the new Samsung Galaxy Fold5 and Galaxy Flip5, Samsung also launched some new smartwatches, the Samsung Galaxy Watch6 and Galaxy Watch6 Classic and they come with an updated design and some new features.
July 27, 2023Source

Samsung Reveals its New Wearable Processor — Exynos W930
Make health and fitness journeys smoother with the Exynos W930--the wearable processor that keeps smartwatches ahead of the curve, with new leaps in performance and power saving.
July 27, 2023Source

Electronics — Smartwatches — July 25th, 2023

Apple releases watchOS 9.6
Apple has released watchOS 9.6 for the Apple Watch, the update was released along with iOS 16.6 for the iPhone, iPadOS 16.6 for the iPad, tvOS 16.6 for the Apple TV, and macOS Ventuyra 13.5 for the Mac.
July 25, 2023Source

Apple's watchOS 9.6 delivers security updates to Apple Watch
Apple's newly released watchOS 9.6 provides important bug fixes and security updates and is recommended for all users.
July 25, 2023Source

British bargain hunters can get a wicked deal on a wonderfully feature-packed Garmin smartwatch now
To make the hot summer weather a little more bearable, it's been raining cool Garmin smartwatch deals for the last few weeks in both the US and the UK. But if you still haven't found exactly what you want at exactly the right price, perhaps Amazon's latest British promotion will prove to be just what the doctor ordered.
July 25, 2023Source

One big change and one small fitness upgrade tipped for Google's upcoming Pixel Watch 2
Unlike, say, the original Pixel Buds, which needed two years to receive a sequel, or 2018's Pixel Slate, which was left for dead after just one generation before eventually spawning a follow-up effort of sorts under a different name this year, the first-gen Pixel Watch will swiftly get a second edition.
July 25, 2023Source

Second-gen Apple Watch Ultra to shed some weight, leaker claims
Getting into summer shape for a fall release
July 25, 2023Source

With a new app, smart devices can use GPS underwater
Even for scuba and snorkeling enthusiasts, the plunge into open water can be dislocating. Divers frequently swim with limited visibility, which can become a safety hazard for teams trying to find each other in an emergency.
July 25, 2023Source

Electronics — Smartwatches — July 21st, 2023

Apple debuts redesigned Apple Watch page ahead of Ultra 2 and Series 9 release
In anticipation of the upcoming Apple Watch Series 9 and Apple Watch Ultra 2, Apple has updated its Apple Watch buying page on its official website. The new page offers a more streamlined and simplified experience, highlighting each part of the Apple Watch so that users can better understand how to customize their wearable.
July 21, 2023Source

Buying an Apple Watch has never looked better thanks to Apple's all-new website
"The new Apple Watch buy flow."
July 21, 2023Source

Get the time without even looking at your Apple Watch
You can read the time without even looking at your Apple Watch using a little-known feature called Taptic Time. Hold two fingers on the screen and you'll feel it tap the time out on your wrist.
July 21, 2023Source

watchOS 10 will make you relearn how to use your Apple Watch, but it's worth it
Apple's watchOS 10, currently in beta, brings Apple Watch users a fresh approach to quickly view information with redesigned apps, a new Smart Stack to show relevant widgets right when they're needed, and delightful new watch faces.
July 21, 2023Source

WatchOS 10's Widgets Will Change How You Use Your Apple Watch
Commentary: WatchOS 10's widgets make navigating your watch a lot easier.
July 21, 2023Source

Electronics — Smartwatches — July 20th, 2023

Galaxy Watch 6 packs more RAM, gives you sleeping advice, and more in leaked specs
Massive, detailed specification leak for the upcoming Samsung Galaxy Watch 6 line. One piece of information mentions weight: allegedly, the Galaxy Watch 6 will be 28% lighter than Galaxy Watch 5 Pro and 'over' 40% lighter than Galaxy Watch 6 Classic.
July 20, 2023Source

Samsung brings WhatsApp, Wallet and Thermo Check apps to the Galaxy Watch series
One day after Meta announced the rollout of the standalone WhatsApp for Wear OS app, Samsung replied with an announcement of its own. The South Korean giant has just revealed that three apps are coming to its Galaxy Watch series: WhatsApp, Wallet, and Thermo Check.
July 20, 2023Source or Source or Source

Electronics — Smartwatches — July 19th, 2023

Galaxy Watch 6 and 6 Classic spec leak plays spoiler ahead of Samsung
We're only a week away.
July 19, 2023Source

Samsung Wallet, Thermo Check and WhatsApp Are Coming to the Galaxy Watch Series
A range of new apps for its Galaxy Watch series will bring more responsive, adaptable and multi-functional smartwatch experiences for Galaxy users. With Samsung Wallet, Thermo Check and WhatsApp, users can do more than ever straight from their wrist.
July 19, 2023Source or Source

watchOS 9.6, tvOS 16.6, macOS Ventura 13.5 Release Candidate released
Earlier we heard that Apple has released iOS 16.6 Release Candidate for the iPhone and iPad 16.6 Release Candidate for the iPad. Apple has also released watchOS 9.6 Release Candidate for the Apple Watch, tvOS 16.6 Release Candidate for the Apple TV, and macOS Ventura 13.5 Release Candidate for the Mac.
July 19, 2023Source

WhatsApp finally rolls out standalone smartwatch app for Wear OS
Meta had finally announced that WhatsApp for Wear OS is now rolling out to smartwatch users around the world in the coming days. After months of testing, the standalone smartwatch app is finally ready for primetime.
July 19, 2023Source

Electronics — Smartwatches — July 14th, 2023

Amazfit Cheetah Pro versus Fitbit Sense 2
If you're trying to decide between the Amazfit Cheetah Pro and Fitbit Sense, we're here to help.
July 11, 2023Source

Apple Watch Ultra 2 is coming later this year, with 3D printed parts
A new report claims that the Apple Watch Ultra 2 is going to land in the second half of 2023, with 3D printed parts coming as part of its new manufacturing process.
July 14, 2023Source

Apple Watch Ultra Second-Generation To Adopt 3D Printing For Some Of Its Mechanical Parts To Reduce Production Costs
The second-generation Apple Watch Ultra will reportedly launch later this year, and its manufacturing process is said to take a different approach, according to one analyst. Apparently, Apple will switch to 3D printing for some of the mechanical parts found in the company's flagship wearable, and there will be a few benefits to following this path.
July 14, 2023Source

Apple Watch Ultra Series 2 to coming this fall with 3D-printed mechanical parts — Ming Chi-Kuo
According to TF International Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, the Apple Watch Ultra Series 2 will launch later this year and feature 3D-printed mechanical parts.
July 14, 2023Source

How good is the Apple Watch Ultra good for hiking?
Hikers wondering whether the Apple Ultra Watch features technology perfect for hiking, backpacking and adventuring may be interested in a new video created by the "Hiking Guy" YouTube channel.
July 11, 2023Source

New Galaxy Watch 6 Classic leak reveals Samsung's much-awaited smartwatch in the flesh
The watch's real-life image seems to confirm its rumored thinner bezel and larger display.
July 14, 2023Source

Next Apple Watch Ultra will include 3D-printed components
Apple will reportedly use a cutting-edge production method to make some of the components for the 2023 Apple Watch Ultra: 3D printing.
July 14, 2023Source or Source

Save your Fitbit Charge 5 before it is too late!
When it launched in August 2021, the Fitbit Charge 5 was without a doubt one of the best fitness trackers on the market and offered a lot for its price. Now, two years later the sports band continues to be a great wearable to accompany you on your workouts and has even become much better with the June Feature Drop it received from Google.
July 14, 2023Source

Electronics — Smartwatches — July 7th, 2023

10 things you didn't know you could do with an Apple Watch
Get more out of your smartwatch by unlocking these lesser-known features.
July 7, 2023Source

How tough is the Apple Watch Ultra? I stress-tested it for 9 months
From hot tubs to engine bays, here's how Apple's 'ultimate sports watch' held up.
July 7, 2023Source

Pawsitively engaging: Apple Watch measures a dog's pulse in Om-noms per second
Have you ever wondered what goes on in your furry friend's heart when they see you, a tantalizing piece of meat, or even a mischievous cat? If you have, rest assured you're not alone! In fact, an Instagram user has taken the quest to answer at least one of those questions.
July 7, 2023Source

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