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Apple and Fitbit join pilot program to speed new health tech through FDA
Sidestepping the traditional FDA approval process
September 26, 2017
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Apple and Nike team up for the launch of a limited edition Watch Series 3 with LTE
Apple and Nike have just announced a new partnership for the launch of limited edition Watch Series 3 with LTE. The new wearable device is called Midnight Fog and it's supposed to match Nike's new Air VaporMax running shoes that will be launched later this month.
November 13, 2017
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Apple and Stanford team up to monitor irregular heart rhythms with the Apple Watch
Apple has been quite determined to make the Apple Watch more than just an accessory or iPhone companion -- it wants its readings to be able to help with healthcare in any way they can. As part of that mission, the company has teamed up with Stanford scientists to observe and study irregular heart rhythms.
November 29, 2017
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Apple confirms 'edge stripes' showing up on GPS-equipped Apple Watch Series 3s
Apple has issued an internal memo to Genius Bars and Apple Authorized Service Providers confirming that some Apple Watch Series 3s are experiencing an issue where "edge strips" show up on the display, MacRumors reports. The internal memo instructs repairers to fix the device for free under Apple's standard one-year limited warranty.
October 31, 2017
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Apple fixes Apple Watch Series 3 cellular bug with watchOS 4.0.1 update
If you've been putting off buying the Apple Watch Series 3 because of reported cellular connectivity issues, you might want to put your order in now. Apple on Wednesday released watchOS 4.0.1, an update that fixes the problem that was widely reported by members of the media who had early access to the Watch for review.
October 4, 2017
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Apple is the biggest wearable maker once again
Thanks to the Apple Watch Series 3
November 14, 2017
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Apple is working on an Apple Watch with a built-in EKG heart monitor
According to Bloomberg, future Apple Watches will have a built-in EKG monitor, allowing users to keep a closer eye on their heart health.
December 21, 2017
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Apple just joined an FDA program that could lead to a better Apple Watch
Apple and other select companies will now be able to skip some regulations that would slow or hinder the research and development of health-related tech products.
September 26, 2017
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Apple launched a study to look for irregular heart rhythms on the Apple Watch
Apple and Stanford have teamed up for a new heart health study. Using a new Apple Watch app and the Apple Watch's built-in sensor, researchers will work to identify irregular heart rhythms and notify users who may be experiencing atrial fibrillation (AFib).
November 29, 2017
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Apple launches revolutionary Heart Study app in the U.S.
Apple Watch will help detect heart abnormalities responsible for 130,000 deaths a year in the U.S.
November 29, 2017
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Apple launches study to identify irregular heart rhythms with the Apple Watch
It's partnering with Stanford University
November 29, 2017
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Apple leads the wearable market in the third quarter of 2017
According to the market research firm Canalys, Apple is now leading the wearable market with its Apple Watch in the third quarter of 2017 with 3.9 million shipments, surpassing Xiaomi which previously held the top spot for a brief period of time.
November 15, 2017
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Apple patents self-adjusting Apple Watch bands
Apple has been granted a new patent for various types of self-adjusting Apple Watch bands, which could automatically tighten or loosen to perfectly fit your wrist.
October 10, 2017
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Apple Pay Cash hits Apple Watches with watchOS 4.2 release
Send money to a contact directly from your wrist.
December 6, 2017
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Apple receives patent for self-adjusting Apple Watch band
If you wear watches, you know that getting a band to have a proper fit can usually be a challenge. A clasp can leave a band too loose, while an elastic band can pull skin hairs. And the ones that are adjustable can be too tight or too loose. Apple wants to solve that problem, and has gotten a patent to do so.
October 10, 2017
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Apple releases WatchOS 4.1 with new Radio app, GymKit support, and Apple Music streaming
The latest point release adds a host of new features and bug fixes.
October 31, 2017
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Apple releases watchOS and iOS updates to fix connectivity and crackling problems
Apple's launch of the iPhone 8 and Apple Watch Series 3 has certainly not been without its problems. Buyers of the latest addition to the iPhone range have complained about crackling audio, while owners of the new smartwatch have been less than impressed by problematic LTE and battery life.
October 5, 2017
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Apple reportedly developing EKG monitor for Apple Watch
In an effort to make its smartwatch more than a productivity tool, Apple may add EKG monitoring to future Apple Watch versions, says Bloomberg News.
December 21, 2017
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Apple reportedly developing EKG reader for future Apple Watch models
The next Apple Watch might literally shock you, in a good way
December 21, 2017
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Apple said to be working on EKG monitor for future Watch models
Apple seems to be hard at work realizing the futuristic dream of a wearable device that can act as monitor for your overall health and wellbeing, alerting you to any irregularities in your vitals as they occur, and potentially saving many lives by providing a more accessible means of diagnosing health risks early.
December 21, 2017
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Apple Watch 3 cellular connectivity gets suspended in China
Earlier this year, Apple introduced its LTE-enabled Series 3 Apple Watch, giving users the ability to make calls, receive texts, and get internet connectivity even if it's not connected to an iPhone. The wearable device also made its debut in China exclusively through China Unicom in the country, but things aren't going in the favor of the Cupertino company at the moment.
October 19, 2017
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Apple Watch and watchOS: Apple Pay Cash now available, plus new bands and a new trade-in program
Master the Digital Crown.
December 5, 2017
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Apple Watch display defect shows its stripes
Some models of the Apple Watch Series 3 may have a defect that shows a row of small stripes along the side of the display, according to a report.
October 31, 2017
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Apple Watch gains Pay Cash support with watchOS 4.2 update
It was a little over a month ago that Apple Pay Cash made an appearance in iOS and watchOS betas. Although Apple recently debuted the feature with its 11.2 update for iOS, it now makes its way to watches with watchOS 4.2.
December 5, 2017
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Apple Watch gets watchOS 4.2 update with Pay Cash support and more
Apple has released watchOS 4.2 for the Apple Watch. The new software upgrade brings a number of changes, the most notable being support for Apple Pay Cash, a quick peer-to-peer payments system that is a direct competitor to Square Cash and Venmo.
December 6, 2017
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Apple Watch GymKit allows you to get accurate and detailed workout data, now live at a New York gym
Apple has now made it super easy to get accurate and detailed stats from your gym workouts on treadmills and ellipticals using only the Apple Watch. The feature comes as part of the Apple Watch's GymKit and has so far been rolled out only in a few gyms in Australia and London, but now it has made its debut at the Life Time Athletic at Sky gym located at 605 West 42nd Street in New York.
December 12, 2017
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Apple Watch is a better iPod thanks to streaming music
Watch OS 4.1 adds new Radio and streaming music features to Apple Watch Series 3. It feels great, but you'd better get used to using Siri.
October 26, 2017
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Apple Watch Series 1 review:
The most affordable Apple Watch is still a good option
November 21, 2017
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Apple Watch Series 3 and why it's time for you to upgrade if you're a fitness buff
Series 0 Apple Watch is great, but Series 3 is so much better that, if you were ever thinking about upgrading, now's the time.
October 11, 2017
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Apple Watch Series 3 gets kitesurfer out of shark-infested waters
Remember Tim Cook's presentation during the Apple event in September where the Apple Watch Series 3 was unveiled? Cook placed a call to an associate standing on a paddleboard in the middle of a quiet lake. Some joked just how plausible something like that was in real-world conditions. Now, a kiteboarder in California has proven that it works in shark-infested ocean waters.
November 13, 2017
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Apple Watch Series 3 receives watchOS 4.0.1 update to fix connectivity issue
Apple device owners should be happy with the speed in which the tech titan is fixing some issues with its products. When Apple iPhone 8 and Apple iPhone 8 Plus users heard static coming out of the earpiece during phone calls, Apple quickly pushed out iOS 11.0.2 to make calls sound great again. Besides the static problem with the latest released iPhone models, Apple also had some recent problems with the Apple Watch Series 3.
October 5, 2017
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Apple Watch Series 3 review: LTE comes with high monetary and mental costs
LTE is the best and worst feature about Apple's newest Watch.
September 27, 2017
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Apple Watch Series 3 review: The wearable leader runs out to an insurmountable lead
There's none better, with or without LTE.
October 6, 2017
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Apple Watch Series 3 Space Gray Ceramic Edition Review
With Series 3, Apple has brought a brand new finish to its Ceramic Edition -- Space Gray.
October 19, 2017
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Apple Watch Series 3 teardown finds a bigger battery and few surprises
Latest iFixit teardown answers some questions, leaves others up in the air.
September 25, 2017
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Apple Watch Series 3 users in China have their cellular connection cut off abruptly
Apple Watch Series 3 users in China were enjoying the wearable's new stand alone capability that allows it to make calls, send and receive texts, and go online even without pairing with a nearby Apple iPhone. But on September 28th, just a few days after the timepiece launched globally, China pulled the cellular connection from the Apple Watch.
October 19, 2017
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Apple Watch Series 3 With LTE Review: Missed Connections
You should still call me on my cellphone
October 9, 2017
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Apple Watch Series 3 with LTE will now stream music
Music to my wrist
October 31, 2017
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Apple Watch Series 3: Apple's other hit product
Apple Watch Series 3 is going to become the most popular "iPhone X-out-of-stock" consolation prize this season (other than an iPhone 8).
November 1, 2017
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Apple Watch Series 3's LTE/Wi-Fi bug is fixed in watchOS 4.0.1
Heard about Apple Watch Series 3 "LTE problems"? It's actually a bug with how Apple Watch uses Wi-Fi, and it's fixed in watchOS 4.0.1.
October 4, 2017
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Apple Watch Series 4 to have faster LTE connectivity
This year, we saw the first Apple Watch that can be connected to your cellular provider -- the Apple Watch Series 3 with its eSIM. The gadget allows you to leave your phone at home and still be able to make and receive texts and calls, get and reply to emails, chats, and so on. As for the next generation, it seems Apple is working on doing much of the same, but faster.
December 5, 2017
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Apple Watch software update promises to fix cellular bugs
The new watch firmware promises to fix LTE handoff problems when near recognized public Wi-Fi networks that won't work with Apple Watch.
October 4, 2017
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Apple Watch versus Android Wear: Why all other smartwatches suck for women
Why is it so hard for companies other than Apple to release small smartwatches?
October 12, 2017
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Apple Watch: 1, Killer Sharks: 0
Apple Watch Series 3 means staying connected almost anywhere -- including while stranded in shark-infested waters.
November 13, 2017
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Apple WatchOS 4.1 adds Wi-Fi control for LTE watches
A new blue button on Control Center toggles Wi-Fi for extra control: 4.1 also expected to address Wi-Fi and cellular handoff issues.
October 26, 2017
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Apple won't reveal Apple Watch sales figures, but it's not alone
You, dear reader, are clearly someone who pays attention to what Apple is doing. So here's a quick quiz: How many Apple Watches did Apple sell during its last financial quarter?
October 5, 2017
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Apple, Fitbit, others work with FDA to pilot digital health software
The FDA zeros in on health software, not one-off wearable devices.
September 27, 2017
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Apple, Samsung Join FDA's Digital Health Software Program
Apple, Fitbit, and Samsung have joined the FDA's pilot program to reform digital health regulation.
September 28, 2017
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Apple's Heart Study app can identify irregular heart rhythms
The app uses Apple Watch's sensor to calculate heart rate and rhythm, and can notify users who might be experiencing atrial fibrillation.
November 29, 2017
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Apple's pushing into gyms with GymKit: What you need to know
The Apple Watch can now tap-to-pair with new connected fitness machines. Here's how it works.
December 11, 2017
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Apple's Watch Series 3 is suffering display issues
It was only last month that Apple debuted its new Watch Series 3 with cellular connectivity. Now, it appears that some models of the device are having issues, requiring a fix or replacement. Fortunately, Apple is already aware of the problem and has protocols in place to ensure a smooth experience for its customers.
October 31, 2017
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Apps not installing on your Apple Watch? Here's the fix!
If you're having trouble installing apps to your Apple Watch, try these fixes.
October 5, 2017
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Belkin's updated Apple Watch Series 3 screen protector is almost invisible
Shipping soon, Belkin's updated Screenforce Ultra Curve screen protector is barely visible on your Apple Watch.
January 10, 2018
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Best altimeter apps for Apple Watch
How high can you go? Check your altitude on your Apple Watch with these great altimeter apps!
December 21, 2017
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Best Apple Watch Cases of 2017
You may think you don't need a protective case for your Apple Watch, until that one time you take it to work and it gets all scratched up. Don't make that mistake.
December 19, 2017
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Best Bluetooth Headphones for Apple Watch in 2018
Apple's Beats X are the best compact Bluetooth headphones you can buy for your Apple Watch.
January 10, 2018
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Best Tempered Glass Screen Protectors for Apple Watch in 2018
What's the best way to protect your Apple Watch screen? With a tempered glass screen protector!
January 10, 2018
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Check out these new iPhone and Apple Watch accessories from Apple
Today, Apple quietly dropped a few new color options for the iPhone X Silicone case and Sport Apple Watch bands. Get yours now!
December 5, 2017
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Following shocking finish, Apple Watch warns several Vikings fans about their heart
It was the kind of ending you would expect to only see from Hollywood. Trailing the New Orleans Saints 24-23 in their NFC Divisional Round playoff game, the Minnesota Vikings had 10 seconds left on the clock and were at their own 39 yard line.
January 15, 2018
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Going strong: the Apple Watch is en route to set another sales record in 2018
During Apple's September keynote -- a.k.a. "The iPhone Event" -- Tim Cook proudly announced that the Apple Watch has become the most popular watch on Earth. Note -- not the most popular smartwatch, but the most popular wearable timepiece out of all of them. Yup, the Apple Watch beat Rolex. At least for now, who knows?
December 11, 2017
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Grandpa's old Flex band seems fresh on an Apple Watch
Remember Speidel's iconic Twist-O-Flex watch band? Turns out it makes for a classy, no-hassle Apple Watch band.
December 6, 2017
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He was a lawyer and a boxer in good health, then Apple Watch saved his life
Apple is putting a big emphasis on the abilities of its Watch wearable to track your fitness and health, and is currently engaged with Stanford University to study irregular heart rhythms of Watch wearers, and their cardiopredictive abilities.
December 19, 2017
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How my Apple Watch keeps me motivated
I finally found something that works for me, and it keeps getting better.
January 5, 2018
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How to get the Apple Watch woven nylon band look for less
What are some inexpensive alternatives to the Apple Watch woven nylon band?
December 12, 2017
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How to call for help with the Apple Watch using the SOS feature
If you're in trouble, use your Apple Watch's SOS feature to get the help you need.
January 22, 2018
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How to force quit apps on the Apple Watch
How do you force an Apple Watch app to quit and restart? Here's the button combo!
January 11, 2018
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How to Get the Apple Watch Hermès Double Tour Look for Less
How can I get the Apple Watch Hermes Double Tour look for less?
January 11, 2018
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How to use your Apple Watch at the gym with GymKit
Scott Stein at CNET got a first-hand look at how your Apple Watch will work with compatible exercise equipment.
December 11, 2017
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How to use Wi-Fi Calling on Apple Watch
Calling Dick Tracy.
January 26, 2018
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Several Apple Watch users are complaining about their timepiece rebooting unexpectedly
The latest device to run into some trouble is the Apple Watch. And ironically, a device that Apple is counting on to support its health platform is running into difficulties in hospitals of all places. Apparently, there is some equipment used in the ICU that is causing the Apple Watch to reboot unexpectedly. ICUs are often full of telemetry equipment which could explain the issue with the Apple Watch Series 3 with and without cellular.
January 3, 2018
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The Apple Watch Series 1 smartwatch has matched its low price at Target
Whether you want the 38mm Series 1 Apple Watch for $179.99 or the 42mm for $209.99, no other retailer can beat those Target prices. This deal matches prices we've seen from Target before.
January 22, 2018
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What is Automatic Setup for iPhone, iPad, Apple Watch, and Apple TV, and how does it work?
Automatic Setup makes setting up a new iPhone, iPad, Apple Watch, or Apple TV insanely easy. Here's how to do it!
January 23, 2018
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You can now sync your Apple Watch with cardio gym equipment -- at one US location
It's a helpful addition, if you're able to try it
December 12, 2017
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Fitbit

A fat guy's review of Fitbit Coach for Windows 10
With Fitbit releasing a new app to the Microsoft Store, I was anxious to see how much it'll help my workouts. Here are the results.
January 23, 2018
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Best apps for Fitbit Ionic
The Fitbit Ionic's app selection is growing all the time, and these are a few of my favorites.
January 22, 2018
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Best Fitbit
The best Fitbit is the one you're most likely to wear
November 22, 2017
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Best Fitbit Fitness Tracker
 
November 22, 2017
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Best Fitbit Ionic Watch Bands
Looking for a replacement for your Fitbit Ionic Watch band? Here are the best of the best options out there...
January 26, 2018
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Best Fitbit Tracker
 
November 22, 2017
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Best Replacement Bands for Fitbit Charge 2
What are the best replacement bands for Fitbit Charge 2?
August 25, 2017
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Best watch faces for Fitbit Ionic
Whether you want a classy analog display or prefer something a bit more functional, these are the best watch faces for the Fitbit Ionic.
January 26, 2018
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Fitbit adds heart rate monitoring to its Alta line and improves sleep tracking
Fitbit's big smartwatch announcement is, it seems, still a ways off. But the company's got a pair of announcements this week, including an update to its popular Alta tracker and changes to the way it gathers sleep tracking.
March 6, 2017
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Fitbit app updated with new tools for tracking your sleep cycle
The official Fitbit app for Windows and Windows 10 PC and Mobile has picked up some handy new features for tracking your sleep cycle. First announced earlier in March, Sleep Stages and Sleep Insights are now available in teh Windows app, helping you to track your sleep with more detail and accuracy.
March 28, 2017
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Fitbit Aria 2 review: Keeping it in the family
The Fitbit Aria 2 is a sleek and capable Wi-Fi smart scale that plays nicely with other Fitbit products.
December 19, 2017
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Fitbit beats analyst estimates but takes a net loss of $113 million in Q3
It seems Fitbit is only slightly benefitting from the news of its new products -- particularly the Fitbit Ionic device. The company just reported it beat analyst estimates with a non-GAAP net loss per share of $0.01, with $393 million in revenue; though that's down from the $504 million in revenue last October, leading to a GAAP net loss of $113 million, or 48 cents per share.
November 1, 2017
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Fitbit expands Ionic OS with Hue, Flipboard apps, and 80 clock faces
Yelp, Flipboard, and The New York Times join Fitbit's burgeoning app catalogue.
December 5, 2017
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Fitbit Flex 2 Review
The fitness accessory.
January 18, 2018
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Fitbit has invested $6 million in glucose-monitoring startup Sano
Sano has been around since 2011, but hasn't shipped its product yet
January 5, 2018
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Fitbit health alert: You appear to be bleeding
Sales fall, losses grow, but watch looks OK
November 2, 2017
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Fitbit Ionic and Fitbit Flyer hands-on
Few players have been as prominent in the relatively young smart wearables market as Fitbit -- following the release of the original Fitbit Tracker, the company has gone on to produce a variety of successors, differing both in their feature sets and aesthetics.
September 5, 2017
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Fitbit Ionic bands and colors: explore the sport, leather and classic looks
The Fitbit Ionic is the company's first fully-functional smartwatch and while it features a rather edgy and not particularly good-looking body, it is available in a wide selection of bands of different color and material that can add up a lot of style points.
August 29, 2017
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Fitbit Ionic is the smartwatch that will compete with Android Wear
The newly announced Fitbit Ionic is the company's official foray into the smartwatch game!
August 28, 2017
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Fitbit Ionic major update adds more than 100 watch faces, new apps, Deezer support
Fitbit's smartwatch, the Ionic made its debut in the United States about a month ago. The wearable device is powered by a proprietary OS, as Fitbit didn't want to use Android Wear or Tizen. The so-called Fitbit OS has just received a major update that brings a lot of new features and improvements.
December 5, 2017
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Fitbit Ionic nets first update with lots of new apps, clock faces, banks and more
Fitbit is tackling some of the biggest concerns about the Fitbit Ionic with its first major update.
December 5, 2017
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Fitbit Ionic price and release date
The Fitbit Ionic is the company's first full-fledged smartwatch and it integrates all of Fitbit's fitness know-how, plus an innovative RGB heart rate sensor that is said to have better accuracy, and it runs 4 days on a single charge. Actually, it's the latter that really makes it stand out in an already crowded smartwatch market.
August 29, 2017
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Fitbit Ionic review:
A better Fitbit watch, but still not a great smartwatch
October 13, 2017
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Fitbit Ionic review: A few early bugs stand in the way of fitness perfection
Fitbit's new and pricey Ionic wearable is its first real effort at a smartwatch. While the hardware is outstanding, there are a few bugs that make this device only for early adopters for now.
October 10, 2017
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Fitbit Ionic review: More fit than bit
The Fitbit Ionic is a good first attempt at a smartwatch, with exceptional battery life making up for some software shortfalls.
September 29, 2017
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Fitbit Ionic Review: Not Iconic, But Still Pretty Good
It's finally here
October 2, 2017
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Fitbit Ionic versus Fitbit Blaze: Which fitness watch is best for you?
At the top end of Fitbit's lineup, there are no wrong decisions, but the Ionic is worth the extra money.
January 24, 2018
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Fitbit Ionic: 10 key features and specs
The Fitbit Ionic, Fitbit's first full-fledged smartwatch, is official and damn, it's ugly! it features some very interesting new features that are made possible by new hardware.
August 28, 2017
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Fitbit is adding new features to its app, and some of them are coming to Windows phones
Last week, Fitbit announced a couple new features for its app, including a new Community tab and Guidance tab. the company has confirmed to Neowin that the former feature will be coming to Windows phones.
January 11, 2017
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Fitbit launches 'Ionic' fitness smartwatch to take on both Android Wear and Apple Watch
For many consumers, buying a wearable is all about fitness. In that case, a health-focused device, such as a Fitbit, makes a lot of sense. The problem, of course, is that no one only exercises -- they live their lives and do other things like shopping and listening to music. That is why it was frustrating that Fitbit did not produce a more robust wearable -- an actual smartwatch.
August 28, 2017
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Fitbit overhauls its app experience with groups and guided goals
Fitbit is adding a Facebook-like social feed for fitness.
January 6, 2017
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Fitbit proves heart rate monitors can be slim with new Alta HR
This might be the tracker you want to wear both day and night.
March 6, 2017
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Fitbit purchases Vector, the Pebble competitor
Fitbit moves to compete with Android Wear in 2017.
January 10, 2017
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Fitbit rolls out new community features and more to Windows 10 PC and Mobile
The Fitbit app for Windows 10 PC and Mobile is getting a little more social with a new update heading out now. as announced by Fitbit product manager Tristan Rice on Twitter, version 2.20 of the Windows 10 app is rolling out today, bringing a new Community Feed, profile design, and much more.
April 6, 2017
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Fitbit smartwatch delayed to autumn, design is "definitely not sexy"
Fitbit has been manufacturing activity-tracking gadgets for ten years now, providing a range of equipment to monitor your fitness regime, sleep and more. After the takeover of two smartwatch making companies and its own CEO confirming it, Fitbit is on track of releasing a real smartwatch this year.
April 12, 2017
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Fitbit Unveils First Smartwatch, Wireless Headphones
Dubbed Fitbit Ionic, the wearable is marketed as a health-and-fitness platform with smart features.
August 29, 2017
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First update for Fitbit Ionic brings 100 new watch faces and 60 apps
Highlights include apps for Uber, Philips Hue, Yelp, and Flipboard.
December 5, 2017
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Fitbit's Alta HR packs a heart rate monitor in a slim package
If you're in the market for a fitness tracker right now, Fitbit's products seems like the most obvious choice, what with the company's near-monopoly on stylish yet useful consumer wearables. the newly-introduced Alta HR, which is the follow-up to last year's Alta, continues that trend by packing even more functionality, namely heart rate monitoring, into the same frame as its predecessor.
March 6, 2017
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Fitbit's Ionic smartwatch is getting 60 new apps including Yelp, Uber and Deezer
A lack of apps wasn't my biggest issue with the Fitbit Ionic -- but it was up there. The inclusion of a third-party app store was one of the ways the company was looking to set the device apart from the rest of its products, and aside from a couple of high profile partners, there really wasn't much worth mentioning.
December 5, 2017
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Fitbit's new Alta HR tracks heart rate and sleep for a week
There's a new Fitbit coming, and it's got a week's worth of battery life, a stylish look, and a heart rate monitor.
March 6, 2017
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Fitbit's personal fitness and goal-setting features just got a lot more useful
Perhaps the biggest changes are in the revamped social experience, which will come in the form of a new Community section of the app. In the Community section, you'll be able to check out a social feed where you can connect with friends and family and do everything from sharing your achievements to discovering new workouts. Think of it like a sort of Facebook feed specifically for fitness. the Community section also makes it easy to see how your friends are doing at a glance and even discover communities to join from a dedicated Groups portion.
January 5, 2017
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Fitbit's smartwatch gets a whole bunch of new apps
New experimental fitness games, watch faces and apps. Will these transform Fitbit into a true smartwatch?
December 5, 2017
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Flaunt your Xbox Gamertag on your Fitbit Ionic with this new watch face
Show your Xbox pride with this free watch face for the Fitbit Ionic.
January 26, 2018
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How long does it take to build muscle with exercise?
Staying active is vital for overall health. It is also the best way to build muscle. How long it takes to grow muscle through activity varies from person to person, but there are guidelines that can help maximize individual gains.
August 29, 2017
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How to Measure your Wrist Before Buying a Fitbit
Avoid disappointment when you get your hands on your brand new Fitbit by choosing one that fits your wrist right out of the box!
October 20, 2017
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Meet Fitbit Ionic: A little smartwatch, a lot of fitness tracker
Play music, buy stuff, and get fit.
August 28, 2017
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Meet Fitbit's newest device, the Fitbit Ionic smartwatch
Fitbit now has a device to compete with Apple Watch and Android Wear devices.
August 28, 2017
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Should you get a screen protector for your Fitbit?
Can't decide if you need a screen protector for your Fitbit? Here's everything you need to know to make an informed decision!
August 23, 2017
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Wearables can save your life (not that you'd know it)
Commentary: Wearables like the Apple Watch and Fitbit Alta HR aren't for me. But they may be for you -- if you want to live.
October 26, 2017
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When Your Activity Tracker Becomes A Personal Medical Device
Fitbit spent its first decade selling activity trackers. With its latest moves, the company is starting to look less like a gear maker selling pricey accessories to fitness buffs and more like a medical-device company, catering to hospitals, patients, and health insurers.
December 11, 2017
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Which Fitbits are best for kids?
A Fitbit tracker can make fitness fun for your kids, but which one is the best fit for your child?
November 15, 2017
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Yes, Fitbit Ionic and newer Fitbit products will work with Windows 10 Mobile
The new Fitbit Ionic smartwatch will work with Windows 10 Mobile despite concerns from some fans.
August 28, 2017
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Misc. Numbers

5 reasons it's worth buying an Android Wear watch right now
Android Wear is more awesome than ever, and now is definitely the time to buy.
October 4, 2017
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5 Ways Fitness Trackers Make your Life Better
How do fitness trackers make your life better?
January 8, 2018
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12 Bands to Rock on Your Rose Gold Apple Watch
Calling all rose gold addicts: Here are the best watch bands that'll make your rose gold Apple Watch #POP.
October 5, 2017
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Misc. - A

A government program is giving out 10,000 Fitbits to help measure Americans' health
But will the data be accurate?
November 7, 2017
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A solar-powered smartwatch seems like a good idea -- if it works
Battery life on smartwatches is, in a word, bad. And while most of today's watches can more or less make it through a day without dying, they're still a far cry from the months or even years that traditional watches can run for.
September 27, 2017
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Absolute Best Apple Watch Series 3 Bands
What are the best bands for Apple Watch Series 3? Take a look!
October 12, 2017
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Adidas will quit making wearable fitness devices
The company has cut the division developing its fitness watches
December 18, 2017
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AI can help Apple Watch predict high blood pressure, sleep apnea
The world's most valuable company crammed a lot into the tablespoon-sized volume of an Apple Watch. There's GPS, a heart-rate sensor, cellular connectivity, and computing resources that not long ago would have filled a desk-dwelling beige box.
November 13, 2017
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Alexa could live in headphones, wearables thanks to new developer kit
Bluetooth connectivity makes it easier for OEMs to put Alexa in tiny devices.
January 5, 2018
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Alexa is coming to wearable devices, including headphones, smartwatches and fitness trackers
Amazon wants to bring Alexa to more devices than smart speakers, Fire TV and various other consumer electronics for the home, like alarm clocks. The company yesterday announced developer tools that would allow Alexa to be used in microwave ovens, for example -- so you could just tell the oven what to do.
January 5, 2018
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Algorithm Makes Smartwatches More Effective Movement Trackers
Researchers at the University of Sussex in the UK have devised an algorithm that helps smartwatches track activity more effectively by learning new movements as they happen, rather than just having a limited number of pre-programmed activities they can recognize.
September 6, 2017
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Amazon Alexa will be available on headphones, watches, and more in 2018
More Alexa for your life.
January 5, 2018
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Amazon announces Alexa is coming to headphones, smartwatches and fitness trackers
One of the best voice-activated assistants, Alexa will be implemented in devices other than smart speakers, Amazon confirmed recently. The US giant announced it will soon release the Alexa Mobile Accessory Kit, which will allow developers to bring Alexa to portable devices like headphones, smartwatches and fitness trackers.
January 5, 2018
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Amazon makes it easier to put Alexa in headphones, smartwatches
The Alexa Mobile Accessory Kit will help manufacturers more easily add Amazon's voice-activated digital assistant to wearable tech.
January 5, 2018
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Android Wear 2.8 adds system-wide black theme
For those of you that continue to march on and use Android Wear, a new 2.8 update should be arriving on your wrists soon. When it does, you'll likely notice that things look a bit darker. According to a thread on Reddit, updating to Android Wear 2.8 gets rid of Android Wear's system-wide gray background and replaces it with a black one.
January 18, 2018
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Android Wear 2.9 will add unread notification dots on all watch faces
Developers also get new goodies with the new Android Wear SDK 2.2.0.
January 24, 2018
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Android Wear disappears from the Google Store
And just like that, the future of Android Wear today seems far less certain than it did just yesterday.
October 5, 2017
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Android Wear features can now be added faster with Play Store updates
Android Wear 2.0's new update process is here, and new features are expected to be available "in the coming months."
October 10, 2017
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Android Wear hardware boss bails
Factory reset
December 4, 2017
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Android Wear versus Samsung Gear: Which smartwatch should you buy?
Here's a practical guide for deciding which Android-friendly smartwatch platform is right for you.
January 18, 2018
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Another startup is attempting to make all-in-one credit cards a thing
Smart credit cards that let you toggle between multiple digitally saved credit cards haven't had a great run. Plastc, which raised more than $9 million in preorders, failed to ever ship a product and filed for bankruptcy. Coin, on the other hand, managed to ship a card, but ended its product services after Fitbit acquired the company. Still, the dream isn't dead, yet.
December 14, 2017
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Best Android Wear 2.0 Apps
You're going to want to install these.
October 12, 2017
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Best Android Wear Smartwatch
 
October 9, 2017
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Best Apple Watch apps with Siri integration
Siri on Apple Watch is a match made in heaven. Just like on your iPhone, Apple Watch can perform a variety of tasks with Siri to help you manage your day, keep up with your friends, set up important meetings, or just relax.
October 3, 2017
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Best Bands for Space Black Apple Watch
Looking for the best bands for your Space Black Apple Watch? Here are the best options available!
October 11, 2017
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Best Bands for the Samsung Gear Fit 2
Update the look of your Gear Fit 2 with these stylish band options!
September 27, 2017
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Best Cheap Fitness Trackers You've Never Heard Of
Don't want to spend your money on a high-end fitness tracker right off the bat? Try out one of these cheap alternatives instead!
November 20, 2017
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Best fitness trackers for $50 or less
The Mi Band 2 comes with features you'd expect only to find in fitness trackers priced well over $100.
December 14, 2017
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Best Leather Bands for Samsung Gear S3
Looking for the perfect leather band for your Samsung Gear S3? Then look no further than this list!
January 24, 2018
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Best meditation apps for Apple Watch
Take a minute to relax with these great meditation apps for Apple Watch.
November 9, 2017
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Best Medium-Sized Android Phone
 
November 21, 2017
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Best music apps for Apple Watch
Want to listen to your favorite tunes? Grab your Apple Watch and get these excellent music apps!
November 22, 2017
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Best Samsung Fitness Tracker in 2018
 
January 8, 2018
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Best Smartwatch For Kids
 
January 22, 2018
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Best smartwatches (January 2018)
2018 is the year when we were supposed to have jetpacks and flying cars. Instead, we got smartwatches, the supposed new category, a beginning of a new niche that has started to form.
January 5, 2018
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Best Smartwatches for Fitness in 2018
 
January 4, 2018
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Best sports apps for Apple Watch
Keep track off all your favorite teams on your wrist with sports apps for your Apple Watch!
October 20, 2017
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Best Tech to Lose Weight, Get Fit in 2018
There are lots of different tech devices out there. Which one is right for you?
January 4, 2018
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Best third-party Apple Watch complications
One of the coolest features of Apple Watch is custom third-party clock face complications: With custom complications, you can view upcoming flights or hotels, your next pill dosage, whether it's going to rain in a half-hour, or how long you've been working out.
September 28, 2017
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Best weight loss app for Apple Watch
Looking to trim down a few pounds? These apps for your Apple Watch can help!
October 16, 2017
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Blocks modular smartwatch is finally available to purchase, but will anyone bite?
The Blocks modular smartwatch launched on Kickstarter in 2015 and is now available to purchase.
January 10, 2018
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Blocks modular smartwatch snaps on Android Oreo and Alexa
Blocks is still dreaming of a modular smartwatch, but not for the reasons you think.
January 9, 2018
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Blocks, the modular smartwatch, is available now for $259
Kickstarter projects are always a crapshoot. Blocks' modular smartwatch had a been of a leg up, in that the company had an actual working product to show to people -- but even so, the device always felt like a bit of a longshot. Ever since raising $1.6 million on Kickstarter, the company's made a point of demonstrating its device for anyone who would listen that the product was a lot more than vaporware.
January 9, 2018
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Bye-bye Twitter app for Apple Watch
Twitter's Apple Watch app quietly disappears from Apple's App Store. You probably don't need it.
September 28, 2017
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Can you live on just an LTE Apple Watch and leave your iPhone behind?
Untethered, but not off the leash quite yet.
October 6, 2017
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Carrot Weather's Apple Watch app is everything it should be and more
Looking for a perfect Apple Watch app? Carrot Weather just made one.
November 29, 2017
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Cheap Fitness Trackers You've Never Heard Of
Don't spend your money on a high-end fitness tracker right off the bat, try out one of these cheap ones instead!
November 20, 2017
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Consumer report warns over safety of kids' smartwatches
A report by an EU consumer watchdog has flagged up myriad problems with smartwatches designed for children, including security flaws, privacy concerns, and risks posed by unreliable features.
October 19, 2017
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Deep dive: How exactly the Apple Watch tracks swimming
Measuring motion in the water is complex. This is how Apple's wearable does it.
October 3, 2017
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Don't worry, Android Wear is alive - here's why Google dropped it from its store
Yesterday, we reported that Google has dropped all Android Wear devices altogether closed the Android Wear section from its online store, which was quickly deemed this as the illogical and rather untimely death of El Goog's smartwatch platform.
October 6, 2017
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Fascinating: this is how the Apple Watch tracks swimming
The Apple Watch can track your swims ever since the Series 2, but do you know how exactly is it able to do something so complex?
October 6, 2017
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FDA clears AliveCor's Kardiaband as the first medical device accessory for the Apple Watch
The Food and Drug Administration has just cleared AliveCor's Kardiaband EKG reader as the first medical device accessory for the Apple Watch.
November 29, 2017
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FDA clears first EKG reader for Apple Watch
Former Google+ boss Vic Gundotra returns with FDA cleared KardiaBand
November 29, 2017
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FDA clears first medical accessory for the Apple Watch--an EKG sensor
KardiaBand uses a neural network and the Apple Watch to detect abnormal heart rate.
November 29, 2017
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FDA Approves EKG Heart Monitor for Apple Watch
Apple pitched the Apple Watch not only as a companion for your phone, but as a way to track your personal health stats throughout the day. A smartwatch might be fine for personal step counting and heart rate analysis, but it's hard to get approval from regulators to sell a wearable medical device.
November 30, 2017
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Fossil's new Android Wear smartwatch has a touch-sensitive bezel and costs $275
It start shipping today
November 15, 2017
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FTC Asked To Investigate Hackable Kids' Smartwatches
The Norwegian Consumer Council and Mnemonic, a security company, revealed that several brands of smartwatches made for children are easily hackable. In response to these findings, U.S. privacy groups have asked the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) to investigate the products' makers.
October 18, 2017
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Funxim's wireless charger to take on AirPower, top up iPhones and Apple Watches at low price
Apple's AirPower wireless charger is still a pie in the sky, postponed for early 2018 release, but there are already a few good options on the market to top off your new iPhones or Apple Watches sans cables. How about both? Yes, there is now a Kickstarter project called Funxim that is building a wireless charger which mimics the AirPower's featured ability to charge two Apple devices at once.
November 29, 2017
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Future smartwatches could sense hand movement using ultrasound imaging
New research has shown future wearable devices, such as smartwatches, could use ultrasound imaging to sense hand gestures.
October 11, 2017
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Garmin launches vívofit 4 activity tracker with insane 1+ year battery life
Wearables haven't exactly lit the world on fire. Quite frankly, devices such as Apple Watch and Android Wear watches have been disapointments for some. Yeah, Apple's offering has seen respectable sales -- for the "watch" category at least -- but it's hardly on the same level as the iPhone or iPad from a disruption standpoint. Not to mention, having to charge it daily is a definite pain-point.
December 26, 2017
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Garmin Vivofit 4 announced with year-long battery and $80 price tag
Gamin's Vivofit line of fitness trackers has proven to be respectable competition for the likes of Fitbit, Misfit, etc., and the latest in this series has just been announced as the Garmin Vivofit 4. The Vivofit 4 might not be as flashy as something like the Samsung Gear Fit2 Pro, but where it shines is with its battery performance and affordable price.
December 26, 2017
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Garmin Vivofit 4 goes official: year-long battery life and affordable price
Garmin has just launched a brand new affordable wearable fitness tracker with a color display and a claimed 1-year battery life: enter the Garmin Vivofit 4.
December 26, 2017
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Garmin's first wearable with music storage is the Forerunner 645 Music
Ready to hold 500 songs from iHeartRadio, iTunes, and other playlists.
January 8, 2018
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Garmin's latest Forerunner 645 Music smartwatch can store up to 500 songs
Garmin announced its first smartwatch for 2018 at CES (Consumers Electronics Show), the Forerunner 645 Music. As the name suggests, the wearable device is aimed at active people who like listening to music while running.
January 8, 2018
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Garmin's new Vivoactive 3 sport smartwatch takes on the Apple Watch and Samsung Gear Sport
Garmin has officially unveiled its newest smartwatch: the Garmin Vivoactive 3 (styled as vívoactive 3) aims to take on the Apple Watch, Samsung Gear Sport and other smartwatches for athletes.
August 31, 2017
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Garmin's new Vivofit 4 tracker still uses coin cell batteries
Garmin is still making lightweight activity trackers, ones that appeal more to the step-counting crowd than the mountain-climbing kind. The company just announced its new Vivofit 4 yesterday, which sounds pretty similar to the Vivofit 3.
December 27, 2017
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Garmin's new Vivosport is an ideal lightweight smart activity tracker
If you're looking to get pretty much all the benefits of a smartwatch without a watch, and to track your activity and sport performance with tools that are more than up to the task, Garmin's Vivosport is a strong option, with a price tag that comes in well under that of most dedicated smartwatches.
October 18, 2017
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Gear S3 gets Tizen 3.0 update with enhanced UI, fitness tracking, and more
Tizen 3.0 is available to download now through the Samsung Gear app on your phone.
November 20, 2017
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Gear S3 Value Pack Update: Timeless Outside. Even More Revolutionary Inside.
Recognized as one of the best-in-class smartwatches in the wearable category, Samsung's Gear S3 has been praised for its design, user friendliness and technological innovation. But with the recently released value pack update, the Gear S3 is more versatile than ever.
November 20, 2017
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Gear Sport / IconX review by MrMobile
Smartwatches are in a strange place right now. Android Wear is on more wrists than ever, but the software isn't the best; the Apple Watch is basically useless if you don't carry an iPhone; and old stalwarts like Pebble have been swallowed up by bigger fish to produce ... well, whatever the Fitbit Ionic is. So when Samsung launched its newest smartwatch in September, I was excited for another contender from the company that brought us the excellent Gear S3 -- and it turns out you don't even need to be a fitness fanatic to appreciate it.
October 30, 2017
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Gear Sport: Designing a Smartwatch for the Everyday Athlete
Featuring a full suite of premium fitness features, a stylish yet practical design, and an enhanced and intuitive user interface, Samsung's recently released Gear Sport smartwatch was designed to help people get more out of their day, and live a healthy and well-balanced life.
November 16, 2017
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Google breathes new life into old Android Wear watches with new Play Store policies
Changes will promote standalone apps for your watch.
August 31, 2017
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Google introduces Fast Pair for Bluetooth on Android devices
Google has designed a new Bluetooth connectivity specification called Fast Pair, which will allow Android devices to connect to supported accessories without going through the usual hassle of pairing.
October 31, 2017
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Google Removes Android Wear From Its Official Store
Google's much-anticipated hardware unveiling yesterday included the Pixel 2, some new Google Homes, and more. One thing notably absent was any mention of Android Wear. The Google Store got a visual refresh as all the new product pages went up, and that refresh apparently included the complete removal of the Android Wear section. It's quite telling that no one noticed right away. Imagine if Apple updated its website and stopped selling the Apple Watch.
October 5, 2017
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Google updates its Android Wear policies to encourage stand-alone smartwatch apps
Anyone who has attempted to use an iPhone with one of the many Android Wear and Samsung Tizen-powered smartwatches, can attest to the hit-or-miss experience that it can bring about. In a new update to its application policies for the Android Wear platform, Google is now pushing for developers to build apps that can work independently, negating the need to connect to a smartphone.
August 31, 2017
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Google's Pixel 2 phones are the first to use built-in eSIM technology
No SIM card required, so long as you're a Project Fi subscriber
October 4, 2017
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Germany bans kids' smartwatches that can be used for eavesdropping
A German regulator has banned domestic sales of children's smartwatches that have a listening function -- warning that parents have been using the devices to secretly eavesdrop on teachers at their kids' school.
November 20, 2017
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Germany slaps ban on kids' smartwatches for being 'secret spyware'
Hands up, whose parents are listening in on this class?
November 20, 2017
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Hackers can track, spoof locations and listen in on kids' smartwatches
Norwegian project exposes worrying lack of security
October 18, 2017
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Havit I18 is an affordable wireless headset that looks expensive
There are literally hundreds, if not thousands, of headphones available today at low or affordable prices. The Havit I18 is one of these budget wearables, but they look and feel much more expensive.
November 22, 2017
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How are you liking Tizen 3.0 on the Gear S3?
Time to get familiar with all of your new goodies.
November 21, 2017
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How I fixed my Apple Watch Series 3 LTE connectivity problems
You don't have to wait for Apple to issue an update.
September 28, 2017
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How to automatically install new apps to Apple Watch
Flip the switch on Automatic App Install and you'll never miss an Apple Watch app!
September 5, 2017
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How to back up your Apple Watch
How do you back up your Apple Watch? Automatically!
August 31, 2017
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How to find, install, rearrange, and delete apps on your Apple Watch
Want to get install, move, or get rid of a third-party app on your Apple Watch? Here's how.
September 29, 2017
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How to fix watchOS and Apple Watch battery life problems
How do you fix Apple Watch and watchOS battery life problems? Here are the top power-saving tips!
September 25, 2017
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How to get Apple Watch Hermès Double Cuff look for less
How can I get a good quality Hermès Double Cuff without breaking the bank?
October 20, 2017
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How To Get The Apple Watch Sport Loop Band For Less
Looking to rock the Apple Watch Sport Loop, but don't want to break the bank? Here are the best cost-efficient options out there!
November 28, 2017
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How to hide or add the red digital crown dot on your Apple Watch
Looking to hide or add the red digital crown dot on your Apple Watch? Here's how!
September 28, 2017
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How to pair an existing Apple Watch with a new iPhone
How do you switch your Apple Watch over to a new iPhone? Back it up and restore your iPhone backup!
August 31, 2017
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How to roam with your Apple Watch and use LTE data in a foreign country
The Apple Watch can't roam. But if you have the right hardware and are willing to pay, you can set it up in a different country with little difficulty.
October 6, 2017
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How to save a yoga, roller derby, snowboarding, or dance workout on Apple Watch
Even if Apple hasn't done fitness testing for your sport yet, you can still categorize your workouts.
October 6, 2017
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How to set up and use Google Assistant on Huawei Watch 2
Google Assistant at your wrist is one of Android Wear's best features.
December 20, 2017
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How to set up LTE and cellular on Apple Watch Series 3
Considering a Series 3 GPS + Cellular Apple Watch? Here's what you need to know about LTE and how it connects.
October 6, 2017
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How to use AirPlay with Apple Watch in watchOS 4
You can AirPlay your favorite audio from your Apple Watch; here's how!
October 12, 2017
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How to use the Siri watch face in watchOS 4
Want to set up and use the Siri watch face in watchOS 4? Here's how.
October 12, 2017
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How to use Water Lock on Apple Watch in watchOS 4
Lock your screen and get rid of water from your Apple Watch speaker in watchOS 4.
October 12, 2017
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Huawei Band 2 Pro Review
More features than you'd expect at this price.
January 11, 2018
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Huawei Watch 2 Pro launches in China with eSIM, costing $390
Along with the launch of the Huawei Mate 10 and Mate 10 Pro in China, the Chinese manufacturer also unveiled the Huawei Watch 2 Pro. The wearable device looks similar to the Huawei Watch 2 Classic in terms of looks, but there are a few features which differ.
October 20, 2017
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Huami reveals new fitness trackers, Sports Smartwatch 2 and Watch 2S
Huami is a company you've probably never heard of, but over the past year, it has introduced a variety of different fitness devices like the Amazfit Pace. The firm is a sub-brand of Xiaomi and while things have been quiet the past several months, it has now revealed two new products, the Amazfit Sports Smartwatch 2 and Amazfit Watch 2S.
December 13, 2017
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Misc. - I

I don't get it: Selling the Apple Watch
The Apple Watch sure is an enigma, particularly if you close your eyes, put your hands over your ears and sing "Escape (The Pina Colada Song)."
September 28, 2017
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Innovative smart watch and smart ring
Researchers have developed a smart watch that takes the user to another dimension and a smart ring that provides powerful feedback.
October 20, 2017
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Internal Apple memo says that "edge stripes" are appearing on some Apple Watch series 3 units
According to an internal memo sent out by Apple to Genius Bars and Apple Authorized Service Providers, a problem is causing "edge stripes" to appear on the face of certain Apple Watch series 3 models. These "edge stripes" appear on the non-cellular version of the smartwatch. The cellular models might have been spared because they use a different display assembly than the affected watches.
October 31, 2017
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iOS 11: 3 ways to really switch off Wi-Fi and Bluetooth
Do you want to make iOS 11's Wi-Fi and Bluetooth Control Center tools great again? Here's what you can do instead.
October 6, 2017
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iPhone-compatible Gear Fit2 Pro still doesn't work on iOS, here's why
When Samsung took the wraps off the Gear Fit 2 Pro at the end of August, the fitness band was advertised as being compatible with both Android and iOS smartphones. However, it looks like iPhone owners still can't use the device, despite it being commercially available for more than two weeks.
October 2, 2017
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Jaybird Run wireless earbud review: solid sound for your sweat and swole sessions
They didn't budge.
November 22, 2017
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Misc. - K

Kate Spade and Skagen smartwatches join the Android Wear fold
Two more fashion watch brands from Fossil Group get their own smartwatches, too.
January 9, 2018
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Kate Spade gets into the smart watch game
As it stands right now, Apple is absolutely dominating the smart watch market. But that hasn't stopped other entrants from trying their hand, or wrist, in the space.
January 9, 2018
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Leave The Phone at Home With Garmin Forerunner 645 Music Wearable
Garmin this week introduced its first GPS running watch with integrated music.
January 9, 2018
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LG could launch an "Icon" smartphone and an "Iconic" smartwatch
Last week, we heard that LG was considering rebranding its G series of flagship phones. However, this might not happen with this year's flagship, as new reports are suggesting that the handset will be called LG G7 - just as expected, since it's succeeding the G6 of 2017. Nevertheless, LG has already thought about some new smartphone names, and while it may not use these anytime soon, it made sure to trademark some of them.
January 11, 2018
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Medgadget @ CES 2018: Omron's Blood Pressure Cuff Built Into a Smartwatch
We're just started our visit to CES 2018 in Las Vegas, and things are already looking pretty exciting for fans of consumer medical technologies. Large companies and small are showing off all kinds of health monitoring gear.
January 11, 2018
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Microsoft confirms that there are no Windows 10 Mobile builds coming
Windows 10 Mobile is dead. We've known this for some time, even before Joe Belfiore confirmed it by saying that new features aren't a focus. Microsoft only sells two Windows handsets in its online store at this time, and no major U.S. carriers sell any.
January 26, 2018
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Misfit debuts Command smartwatch, battery lasts a whole year
Misfit had quite the adventure this year with its first smartwatch dubbed the Vapor. While it was first announced in January 2017, it took nearly the whole year for it to release, after some changes being implemented in the process. Now, the firm is announcing its latest smartwatch, the Command, which offers a more traditional look, but still packs some smart features.
November 21, 2017
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Misfit Path is the smartwatch for people who hate smartwatches
Smartwatch technology is getting smaller and thinner and Misfit is taking advantage of that with the hybrid Path.
January 9, 2018
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Misfit's elegant Path watch binds fitness tracking with long battery life, and is priced to go
There is certainly a market niche for people who don't want a full-fledged smartwatch that has to be recharged every other day and costs a pretty penny, but rather an elegant timepiece that will have some smarts and connectivity, and doesn't have to be babysat. That's precisely the niche that Misfit is targeting with its new Path stainless steel hybrid watch, which is the smallest and arguably the most elegant one that the company has announced to date.
January 9, 2018
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Misfit's new hybrid smartwatch offers a better notification system
Hybrid smartwatches are a weird category right now. No one's really mastered the perfect balance between the smart and dumb, though a handful of products have done a decent job, most notably Withings/Nokia's Steel/Steel HR line. Fossil-owned wearables company Misfit has made some valiant efforts, as well, including the Phase -- though the model was a bit of a mixed bag.
November 21, 2017
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Misfit's new hybrid watch looks better than its true smartwatch
Misfit launched a new hybrid smartwatch today called the Command. Similarly to its earlier hybrid watch, the Phase, it tracks steps and calories and can notify wearers of calls, texts, or whatever else is happening on their phone. It doesn't have an LCD display because it's hybrid, so instead, graphic icons light up to signify notifications.
November 21, 2017
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My first week with Apple Watch Series 3
When the only real criticism of the Apple Watch Series 3 is the existence of a red dot, then you know Apple's doing well.
October 9, 2017
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Nest's co-founder helped design this crazy concept smartwatch
The Ressence Type 2 imagines what the fusion of mechanical and smartwatches could look like
January 15, 2018
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New Android Wear update brings recent app complication, connection indicators, and more
Android Wear, Google's OS for smartwatches and wearables, has received a new update. Version 2.6 of the software brings several notable quality-of-life features.
November 22, 2017
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New Apple Watch teardown reveals it's mostly unchanged from Series 2
iFixit tore apart a new Apple Watch to show you just what's inside your new device.
September 25, 2017
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New Samsung Gear S3 update addresses battery life issue
One month has passed since Samsung's Gear S3 received the Tizen 3.0 update. The major software upgrade introduced a number of new features, but its rollout wasn't exactly problem-free. Many owners of the wearable have encountered various problems after updating, the most severe of them being related to poor battery life.
December 19, 2017
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Nike+ Run Club big new update brings audio guided runs, exclusive Apple Watch features and more
Nike+ Run Club, one of the most popular activity apps on both iOS and Android, has received a major new update.
October 3, 2017
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Nokia's Steel HR hybrid watch (compatible with Android and iOS) is now available in the US
Nokia today started selling the Steel HR, a hybrid wearable device that combines the elegance of an analog watch with (some of) the features of a smartwatch. Available to pre-order since November, the Nokia Steel HR isn't exactly a new product, being a rebranded and slightly improved Withings Steel HR - a watch that was first announced last year, shortly after Nokia acquired Withings.
December 6, 2017
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Not even $197,000 of diamonds can save this Tag Heuer smartwatch from Android Wear
Never go Full Diamond
January 15, 2018
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Not getting stand reminders in watchOS 4? Here's the fix!

If your stand reminders have suddenly gone silent after upgrading to watchOS 4, check this setting.
September 28, 2017
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Review: Samsung Gear Sport
When smartwatches were first teased, companies like Google promised they would unplaster our faces from our ever-present smartphone screens and wisp us into a new age where we could remain connected without feeling addicted. It didn't happen.
October 31, 2017
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Review: watchOS 4 breathes new life into fitness side of the Apple Watch
Ars tests watchOS 4 on an Apple Watch Series 2--is the update worth it?
September 27, 2017
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Revisiting Fossil hybrid smartwatches: From curiosity to practicality
Fossil ditches gimmicks in favor of more smart features for its hybrid watch family.
December 20, 2017
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Samsung details the Gear S3 Value Pack Update
The Gear S3 launched late last year - you can check out our full review here - improving upon the already stellar design and user-friendly approach that it introduced with earlier iterations. This year, Samsung announced a new exclusive TUMI Special edition of the device for $449.99, building on the iconic design of the Gear S3 Frontier.
November 21, 2017
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Samsung Gear Fit 2 update brings continuous heart rate monitoring
The latest software update for the Gear Fit 2 introduces continuous heart rate monitoring, new watch faces, and apps.
September 28, 2017
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Samsung Gear S3 gets Tizen 3.0 with many major features in massive update
Well, folks, it has happened! After making its debut on the Gear Sport, Tizen 3.0 is finally arriving on the Gear S3. Today, Samsung officially announced that the latest version of its proprietary OS for wearables is available through a new "Value Pack" update.
November 20, 2017
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Samsung Gear S4 could feature watch straps with integrated battery, fingerprint sensor
It appears that Samsung wants to improve the quality of its smartwatch lineup, which means the South Korean giant doesn't plan on giving up on wearable segment anytime soon.
January 4, 2018
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Samsung Gear Sport and Gear IconX 2018 get release dates, official prices
The Gear Sport is a Tizen-based smartwatch that, according to Samsung, enables users to "go beyond fitness." Compatible with both Android and iOS phones and tablets, the wearable device will be offered for $299.99. It'll come with features like water resistance (up to 50 meters), a 1.2-inch circular Super AMOLED screen, GPS, music player, and NFC (for Samsung Pay).
October 12, 2017
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Samsung Gear Sport gets an "official launch" film, but no release date
In late August, Samsung announced the Gear Sport, a new Tizen-based smartwatch aimed at very active users. While the company didn't say exactly when the Gear Sport would be released, the smartwatch is likely going to hit shelves in the near future. That's because Samsung today published a Gear Sport "official launch film."
October 10, 2017
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Samsung has new Gear to keep you Fit: MrMobile hands on
Samsung's Gear Sport, Gear Fit2 Pro, and Icon X are all variations of designs we've seen before. The Gear Sport is an evolution of the Gear S3 Frontier, Samsung's outdoor smartwatch I reviewed last year. I didn't get as close a look at the Gear Fit2 or the Icon X earbuds -- but maybe that's just as well given how much the newer models improve upon their forebears.
August 31, 2017
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Samsung's Gear Sport is currently the best alternative to Android Wear
This is the smartwatch I've been waiting for.
November 7, 2017
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Satechi joins the ranks with its own dual-charging stand for iPhone and Apple Watch
It looks so good next to your iMac that you'll wish it was attached to it.
January 9, 2018
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Satechi unveils sleek new "Smart Dual Charging Station" for iPhone and Apple Watch
Smartphone accessory maker Satechi has just unveiled a cool new "Smart Dual Charging Station" dock for an iPhone and Apple Watch with sleek looks and a relatively affordable price.
January 9, 2018
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"Security concerns" lead to LTE service shutdown on Chinese Apple Watches
The Chinese government doesn't know what to do with eSIMs yet.
October 19, 2017
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Skagen Falster - one of the prettiest Android Wear smartwatches - is now available
The Skagen Falster, one of the prettiest Android Wear smartwatches, is now available for purchase over at Skagen's official website, with a price of $275.
January 26, 2018
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Smartwatches 'for children' can eavesdrop and keep tabs on your kids
The Norwegian Consumer Council has uncovered a litany of critical vulnerabilities and privacy shortcomings in several smartwatches specifically targeted at children.
October 18, 2017
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Smartwatches were finally worth our time this year
High-end wearables have emerged from last year's market slump and are taking over from basic fitness trackers.
December 28, 2017
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SmokeBeat will use your smartwatch to help you quit cigarettes
Smoking has been a terrible habit for many people worldwide since... well a long time. And many struggle with quitting nowadays, despite the fact that smoking is prohibited in a ton of places and the price of a cigarette pack isn't exactly low. Yet, tons of smokers persist -- "Hang out on the balcony, in sub-zero temperatures for the next 10 minutes? Count me in!".
January 5, 2018
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Sorry, Apple Watch Series 3 LTE users: If you want to stop and start service it'll cost you
You'll be paying $10 a month whether you like or not.
December 18, 2017
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Speedo and Samsung Make Waves with Partnership to Bring Industry-Leading Swim Tracking Capabilities to Gear Fit2 Pro and Gear Sport
Partnership brings new level of swim tracking to consumers while strengthening Samsung's innovations with Wearables
August 31, 2017
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Standalone Radio app coming to Apple Watch with watchOS 4.1
With the release of watchOS 4.1, the Apple Watch will gain a dedicated Radio app. This app will allow Apple Watch owners to tune in to Beats 1, Apple Music's other radio stations, and news stations directly on their watch.
September 27, 2017
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Misc. - T

TAG Heuer announces Connected Modular 41 smartwatch, starts at $1,200
The price of luxury ain't cheap.
January 15, 2018
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Tag Heuer's latest smartwatch is smaller and features customizable looks
Starting from $1,200
January 15, 2018
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TENZR VR Wrist-Band to Get First Demostration at CES 2018
Vancouver-based startup BioInteractive Technologies Inc. has developed TENZR: the only accurate, hands-free, camera-free, wrist-worn gesture recognition controller for VR AR. For the last three years the company has focused on developing an easy to use, comfortable, accurate, and reliable gesture recognition wearable that will help replace current mobile VR AR controllers.
December 19, 2017
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Thanks to the FDA, your next Apple Watch might be loaded with health features
A new pilot program joined by Apple. Fitbit, and others will relax some rules and regulations.
September 26, 2017
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The AliveCor KardiaBand: A Medgadget Review
In 2012, Mountain View-based AliveCor released KardiaMobile, a smartphone-connected device that could wirelessly record a single-lead ECG (aka EKG). KardiaMobile, however, is not just another novelty gadget for quantified selfers; it's an FDA-approved Class 2 medical device that pairs with AliveCor's comprehensive cardiac rhythm analysis service and integrates with select Omron blood pressure monitors.
January 9, 2018
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The Apple Watch can accurately detect hypertension and sleep apnea, a new study suggests
A new study out from health startup Cardiogram and the University of California San Francisco (UCSF) suggests wearables like the Apple Watch, Fitbit and others are able to accurately detect common but serious conditions like hypertension and sleep apnea.
November 13, 2017
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The government is handing out 10,000 Fitbits to research precision medicine
In his 2015 State of the Union, President Obama announced the Precision Medicine Initiative -- a massive research project designed to gain more insight into how we live with and treat various diseases.
November 7, 2017
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The Movado Connect is the most striking smartwatch I've ever worn
The Movado Connect is hands-down the most beautiful smartwatch I've ever worn. It's the kind of perfectly proportioned, well-balanced wristwatch you expect from a 136-year-old company, with a stock watchface modeled on a design that first saw the light of day in 1946. Even the band, made of a humble, soft silicone, manages to come off as somehow fancier than it really is.
January 2, 2018
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The new FDA-cleared Apple Watch band adds real-time EKG
The KardiaBand aims to track atrial fibrillation, something that fitness tracker heart rate monitors aren't approved to test (yet).
November 29, 2017
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The official Samsung Gear Sport watch faces are now available on the Gear S3 and Gear S2
When it launched earlier this year, the Samsung Gear Sport had a bunch of exclusive watch faces on board that were not present on previous models. However, a new update from Samsung is now bringing all four dials from the Gear Sport to the Gear S3 and S2, so owners of the previous generations of smart timepieces are not missing out on that. It's not like they don't already have literally thousands of user-made watch faces at their disposal, but hey, it's always nice to get the official ones too!
December 4, 2017
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These are the Android Wear devices that will get the Oreo update
Last week, Google released the Android Oreo update for Android Wear devices. However, at the time, the company failed to mention which devices would get it. Now, the search engine giant has now revealed the list of wearable devices which will get the Oreo update in the coming weeks.
December 11, 2017
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These are the Android Wear watches that are getting the 8.0 Oreo update
Google has updated its list of smartwatch models that are definitely getting updated to the latest Android 8.0 Oreo (in its Wear version, of course), but has also made an even longer list of those whose manufacturers are on the fence whether they will get the Oreo support, or are not worth the trouble. Here's the scoop.
December 18, 2017
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These are the Android Wear watches that will be updated to Oreo
Google has announced which watches will soon be updated to Android 8.0 Oreo.
December 11, 2017
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These stands are perfect if you own an Apple Watch and an iPhone
Don't let cable mess give you stress. Charge your Apple Watch and iPhone at the same time with these excellent stands!
November 29, 2017
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This diamond-studded smartwatch costs nearly $200K
TAG Heuer's latest creation is the world's most expensive smartwatch to date, but its tech is standard wearable fare.
January 16, 2018
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This insurance company will let you earn a new Apple Watch by exercising
John Hancock customers can now earn an Apple Watch Series 3 for only $25 if they exercise regularly for two years. It's like the whole carrot and stick thing, except that there's no stick and the carrot is an Apple Watch.
October 20, 2017
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Tidal Force Wave 5 headpone review: Planar magnetic headphone tech on the cheap
You'll get a small taste--but fall short--of full planar magnetic bliss.
October 10, 2017
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Twitter's app has disappeared from the Apple Watch
It follows several other apps that have withdrawn from the platform
September 28, 2017
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Twitter's Apple Watch app has disappeared
The big Twitter news currently may be the expansion of tweets to support 280 characters instead of just 140, but a number of Twitter users recently spotted another notable change, as well: the Twitter Apple Watch app has disappeared.
September 27, 2017
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Misc. - V

Verizon discontinued its bad smartwatch
Verizon has discontinued its Wear24 smartwatch only four months after its release. Android Police first spotted the takedown, and Verizon separately confirmed the news to The Verge.
September 25, 2017
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Verizon discontinues the Wear24 smartwatch 4 months after launch
Talking about the weird decisions that some carriers take when they launch new devices, it appears that Verizon has decided to discontinue its Wear24 smartwatch just 4 months after launch.
September 25, 2017
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Verizon rolls out major update for Samsung Gear S3 classic and frontier
After T-Mobile, Verizon is the next major US carrier that releases an important update for Samsung Gear S3 classic and frontier. The list of changes is similar for both smartwatches, so no matter which one you own, you'll get the same improvements.
January 10, 2018
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Verizon's Wear24 Android Wear smartwatch is dead after just 4 months
Just 4 months after its initial release, Verizon has already killed its Wear24 smartwatch.
September 26, 2017
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Vivoactive 3 review: Garmin's often the underdog, often the better choice
Apple and Fitbit may get all the attention, but Garmin deserves just as much credit.
October 12, 2017
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Misc. - W

Watch a $1,300 sapphire Apple Watch Series 3 get scratched on camera
YouTuber Zack Nelson, better known as JerryRigEverything, is our usual go-to for phone torture these days, having exerted his tasking scratch, burn, and bend tests on many a contemporary smartphone, but those are not the only gadgets that receive this often-sadistic treatment.
September 26, 2017
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Watch Circuit Breaker Live episode 004: instant cameras, wearables, and smart speakers
This week, we have Ashley Carman discussing the instant camera revival, Lauren Goode talking about the Apple Watch Series 3 and other wearables, and myself testing out some of the latest smart speakers, including the brand new Echo.
October 25, 2017
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WatchOS 4.1 brings Wi-Fi toggle, Apple Music, and Radio streaming
Update delivers a number of highly anticipated features to the new watches.
October 31, 2017
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Wearables Shipments Poised to Nearly Double by 2021
IDC expects vendors to ship more than 200 million wearables as consumers increasingly make the switch to smart watches.
December 21, 2017
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Which new Samsung wearable should you choose: Gear Sport vs Gear Fit 2 Pro vs Gear Icon X (2018) comparison
Samsung unveiled three new wearables at IFA 2017: the Samsung Gear Sport, the Gear Fit 2 Pro, and the Gear Icon X (2018).
September 1, 2017
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Will your Android Wear smartwatch get Oreo?
Even though Google released Android Oreo a couple of months ago, this version of the popular operating system is not available on a significant number of devices yet. As always, it will take a while for manufacturers to support it. However, things are moving in the right direction, as the Android Wear roll-out goes to prove.
December 11, 2017
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With new EKG monitor and Heart Study app, Apple Watch could one day save your life
Apple Watch can now identify irregular heart rhythms.
November 29, 2017
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Misc. - Y

You mean Google updated its smartwatch OS and nobody noticed?
Handy wristjob
November 28, 2017
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You'll be able to preorder apps very soon
Apple just made it possible for app and game developers to offer new apps for preorder. No more waiting in line at the App Store...?
December 11, 2017
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Your Apple Watch Band May Someday Adjust Itself
We truly are approaching a Jetsons-like future where the most quotidian tasks are fully automated, and where elderly Millennials will harrumph to their cloned grandchildren about the good old days when their watches -- "we called 'em 'smartwatches' back then!" -- came with bands that had to be adjusted by our own non-cyborg hands.
October 10, 2017
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Your current Pixel will work great in the new Daydream View
The New Daydream Viewer will enhance your original Pixel.
October 4, 2017
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