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  1. Android News

    Android P Comes to Wear OS in New Developer Preview

    Google just dropped a new developer preview on us, only this time it’s not for phones. Instead, their rebranded wearables platform, Wear OS, is getting updated to Android P. For now, Google is only making this first Android P Wear OS preview available to the Huawei Watch 2 and Huawei Watch 2 Classic
  2. Android News

    Samsung Gear S2 gets firmware upgrade

    The Samsung Gear S2 is enjoying stellar software support – the three year old smartwatch just got an update with several major new features. The UI was updated to improve multitasking. Samsung also added new fitness functions.
  3. Android News

    Fitbit Versa unveiled

    Fitbit unveiled its second smartwatch – the Versa. It runs the same software (Fitbit OS 2.0) as the Ionic, but costs $100 less.
  4. Android News

    Google Keep for Android Wear gets a new UI

    Google Keep for Android Wear has made a significant jump from version 2.0.08 to 4.1.091. Along with this jump comes a new design that makes note actions easier to get to.
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    Samsung Gear Sport review states this is the best fitness watch for "Samsung die-hards"

    Ars Technica has published its review of the Samsung Gear Sport and states that this smartwatch could change the minds of some Android Wear fans.
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    Fitbit's 'mass appeal smartwatch' will be the Fitbit Versa

    According to Evan Blass on Twitter, Fitbit's new watch will be marketed as the "Fitbit Versa." It's still unclear how the Versa will fit into the company's lineup, but it's currently expected to live alongside the Ionic that came out in October of last year rather than replace it.
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    BLOCKS announces Project OpenWatch: an Android Oreo-based OS for smartwatches

    BLOCKS has announced Project OpenWatch. The goal of this initiative is to release a full Linux Kernel and Android Oreo Board Support Package (BSP) for one of the most widely available smartwatch chipsets on the market. The current codebase is based on Android Oreo and will run on a large number...
  8. Android News

    Huawei Watch 3 is coming

    Huawei has confirmed that a third Huawei Watch is in the works. It may not be out any time soon, however, as Huawei is still enjoying sales of the Watch 2.
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    Fitbit Ionic: Adidas Edition offers step-by-step coaching

    The headline feature of the new Fitbit Ionic: Adidas Edition is the Adidas Train app, which offers six on-device workouts that aim to help runners improve form, cardio, and speed. It also comes with a two-tone sport band in Ink Blue and Ice Gray colors.
  10. Android News

    Deal: Huawei Watch 2 Classic for $267, Watch 2 for $239

    For what’s likely a limited time, you can save $60 on a Huawei Watch 2, with the price down to $239. For the Watch 2 Classic, the classier of the two smartwatches, the price is listed at just $267, a savings of $102.
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    TicWatch E review says its affordable but awkward

    Android Central has published its review of the TicWatch E and states that it's just an okay smartwatch but having a heart rate sensor is not enough to justify to the already low price tag.
  12. Android News

    Deal: Samsung Gear S3 Frontier for $210

    You can get a big discount on the Gear S3 Frontier today at Best Buy. It's a refurbished device, but it's hard to complain at $210.
  13. Android News

    Deal: Verizon Wear24 currently going for just $50

    The officially-discontinued Verizon Wear24 smartwatch has received another price cut, bringing it down to $50. It's listed on TechRabbit's website for $99.99, but the tag comes down to $49.99 upon using the coupon code TRWEAR50 at checkout.
  14. Android News

    Skagen Falster Android Wear smartwatch now available for $275

    You can buy the Skagen Falster smartwatch for a starting price of $275. The watch has a Snapdragon Wear 2100 processor, with a round OLED screen of an unspecified resolution.
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    Deal: Gold-plated Huawei Watch for $252.52

    Amazon has slashed the price of the premium gold-plated stainless steel Huawei Watch with matching band to a third of MSRP. At $252.52, the watch has reached a new price low. Last December, Amazon was selling it for $379.99.
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    Huawei patents touch-sensitive bezel for smartwatches

    A Huawei patent for a touch-sensitive bezel for smartwatches was approved by the World Intellectual Property Organisation (WIPO). According to the document, the edge of the watch will have eight zones that can send various commands, when triggered in various combinations.
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    Blocks modular smartwatch has started shipping to backers

    Blocks raised $1.6 in a Kickstarter campaign that ended way back in 2015, and there must have been concerns that the product would never make it into production as popularity of modular electronics started to wane. Some of its backers are thankfully starting to receive their watches now, as the...
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    Skagen’s first touchscreen smartwatch is the minimalist Falster

    Danish watch brand Skagen is announcing its first touchscreen smartwatch at CES this week. The Falster runs Android Wear and joins Skagen’s lineup of connected hybrid analog watches. It will be available starting at $275 later this month.
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    Kate Spade designed an Android Wear smartwatch

    Kate Spade, known for its colorful aesthetic that draws girls from all over the world to its purses and accessories, has made its first touchscreen smartwatch. The Android Wear device was unveiled at CES 2018.
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    Garmin's latest smartwatch can play music during your run

    Garmin has introduced the Forerunner 645 Music, a GPS running watch that (surprise) stores up to 500 songs for playback over Bluetooth earphones. You can track your runs (or bike rides, or swims) and the detailed stats to match while listening to tunes you've saved either from your computer or...
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    T-Mobile Gear S3 gets Tizen 3.0 update

    T-Mobile has started pushing out a new update to Samsung Gear S3 units - both Classic and Frontier - on its network. It's a major update that weighs in at around 266MB, and brings along Tizen OS version
  22. Android News

    Misfit offering 30% discount on some of its products, including Vapor

    Misfit is offering a 30% discount on the Vapor smartwatch. The deal is available both in the United States as well as Europe. Those in the US will have to use the promo code BEYOU, while for Europeans, the code is WINTER30.
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    Verizon Wear24 now available for $75

    In its most recent deal, the Android Wear-powered Verizon Wear24 was going for $80. And now, a month later, the price tag has slipped down further. An eBay retailer is currently offering the smartwatch for just $74.97.
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    Revised Gear S3 Tizen 3.0 update starts hitting units in Europe

    Last weekend, it came to light that Samsung has included the Gear S3 battery issue fix in the Tizen 3.0 update itself. The revised update was rolling out slowly, beginning with the US, and now it has reached Europe. The update carries a firmware version of R760XXU2CQL1 and weighs in at around 21MB.
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    Garmin Vivofit 4 introduces always-on color display

    Garmin just launched the Vivofit 4, a fitness tracker which combines an always-on color display with its predecessor's claimed year-long battery life.