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Nomad’s metal Apple Watch straps are strong and classy but come at a price

Nomad is known for building high-quality, premium Apple Watch straps, and now the company is back with its first metal Apple Watch bands. The new Nomad Titanium bands are classy and strong, but they come at a price. They're available in silver or black, and available for both Apple Watch sizes.
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Fitbit’s new fitness tracker is its cheapest, but you can’t buy it yourself

The Fitbit Inspire is the company's cheapest wearable device yet, but interested customers will not be able to buy it by themselves. The fitness tracker offers very basic functions and features compared to more advanced products such as the Fitbit Versa, but it may be Fitbit's most important product.
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Google job listings may mean that the Pixel Watch is on the way

A pair of job listings on the Google Careers website may mean that the Pixel Watch is coming soon. One of the listings is for a Vice President of Hardware Engineering for Wearables, but Google's only product in currently in the category is the Pixel Buds, hinting that the Pixel Watch is on the way.
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Apple Watch fall detection saves life of ‘bloody and unconscious’ man in Norway

A 67-year-old man was found "bloody and unconscious" on his bathroom floor by Norwegian emergency authorities, who were alerted by the Apple Watch's fall detection feature. The man suffered three fractures on his face, but it may have gone much worse if the Apple Watch did not get help so quickly.
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A wearable may save your life, thanks to A.I. and big data. Here’s how

Wearables are morphing from devices that send you smartphone notifications and track your fitness into gadgets that can monitor your health -- and maybe even save your life. Here's why -- and how advanced AI from companies like Microsoft and Google can make it possible.
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Casio Pro Trek WSD-F30: Everything you need to know

Casio continues to refine its Pro Trek activity smartwatch. The latest model is the WSD-F30, and it adds several new features, including another new battery-saving mode that makes great use of the dual-screen technology. While the watch is still big, it is slightly smaller than previous models too.
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With weeklong battery life, the new Honor Watches are a real Dream to wear

Honor has unveiled the new Honor View 20, one of the best smartphones of the year. Alongside it, however, the company also took the wraps off of the new Honor Watch Magic and Honor Watch Dream, which boast a weeklong battery life and 24-hour heart rate monitoring, among other things.
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Mobvoi’s TicWatch E2 and S2 are the most affordable Wear OS smartwatches yet

Quality smartwatches don't have to be expensive, and Mobvoi's TicWatch is the proud paladin of that philosophy. Mobvoi took the wraps off two new TicWatches at CES 2019 -- the TicWatch S2 and the TicWatch E2 -- and both are now available for low prices from Amazon and Mobvoi's website.
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Tizen 4 arriving on Samsung’s Gear S3 and Gear Sport smartwatches

Samsung is updating the Gear S3 Classic, Gear S3 Frontier, and the Gear Sport to the newest version of Tizen 4. Along with some little tweaks to usability and quality-of-life, Samsung has added a bunch of new features, including more support for Samsung Health and some new Do Not Disturb modes.
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Alphabet’s health watch monitors your heart health, is approved by the FDA

A health monitoring watch being developed by Alphabet, Google's parent company, has received 510(k) clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration as a medical device. This means that the FDA has found the devices to be safe and effective, and that they can legally be sold in the US.
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Swatchpay: Everything you need to know

Swatch has announced its Swatchpay technology is now available in Switzerland, complete with the highly secure tokenization method of making mobile payments, and that it works with all different card types too. There are several watches compatible with the payment service, which rivals Apple Pay and Samsung Pay.
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Omron HeartGuide brings blood pressure monitoring to your wrist

Wearables are starting to incorporate some important health features, but Omron's HeartGuide takes the trend to a whole new level with accurate blood pressure monitoring on your wrist. We take a closer look at the device and its implications for the millions of Americans with high blood pressure.
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Fishing for compliments? Put on the beautiful Kate Spade Scallop 2 smartwatch

Designer Kate Spade has announced the Scallop 2 smartwatch, a sequel to the immensely popular Scallop from early 2018. The company's new creative director has taken the successful design, and tweaked it to make it even more feminine, while bringing in key new Kate Spade looks. We spoke to the company about it.
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Michael Kors revamps Access Sofie watch with heart rate monitor, GPS

The Michael Kors Access Sofie is one of the most-loved Wear OS smartwatches of the past few years, and at CES 2019, Michael Kors announced a revamp of the watch, which now includes a heart rate monitor, stand-alone GPS, and more. The device still features a Snapdragon Wear 2100 chipset, though.
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Lightweight version of the Emporio Armani Connected smartwatch on display at CES

We got a quick look at the new lightweight version of the Emporio Armani Connected smartwatch at CES 2019. It sports a new, lightweight aluminum case with a rubber strap, all in black. There's also heart rate tracking, NFC, and GPS, along with an aging Qualcomm Snapdragon 2100 chip.
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Garmin’s updated Vivoactive 3 adds Verizon 4G LTE for always-on connectivity

At CES 2019, Garmin took the wraps off its first always-connected smartwatch, the Vivoactive 3 Music, which allows users to text, track activities, and listen to music without a smartphone. It also has new safety features that will send help in case of an accident while walking, running, or cycling.
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Withings takes on Apple with ECG-equipped smartwatch, blood pressure monitor

Withings kicked off CES 2019 with a trio of new devices including an ECG-equipped hybrid smartwatch that'll challenge the Apple's Watch 4 and a connected blood pressure monitor with integrated ECG and digital stethoscope.
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CES 2019: The Willow 2.0 breast pump lets women live their lives while they pump

At CES 2019, Willow unveiled its second-gen mobile-connected breast pump, aimed at helping women continue living their lives while still being able to pump. The pump fits inside a mom's regular bra, meaning that women don't have to be tethered whenever they need to pump.

Apple patent hints at biometric authentication for the Apple Watch

While the Apple Watch collects a bunch of health-related information, it doesn't have many features related to biometric authentication. According to a new patent from the company, however, that could change in the near future. Future Apple Watch models could incorporate sensors to detect skin texture.
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CES 2019: Tech trends to watch for at the consumer electronics show

With more than 4,400 exhibiting companies and more than 2.7 million square feet of exhibition hall, CES is overwhelming. Here's what to expect from the upcoming show, from AI and self-driving cars to 5G networks and foldable phones and 8K televisions.
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Wear OS for smartwatches: Everything you need to know

Google has officially rebranded its Android Wear operating system to Wear OS. Removing the Android name may help people better understand Google-powered smartwatches. How does Wear OS differ from Android Wear? Outside of the name change and the new logo, Google is also gradually rolling out new features.
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Put down your phone and put on the $200 TicWatch C2 smartwatch

Digital well-being and disconnecting from your phone is one of 2018's big trends. Mobvoi wants you to see the TicWatch C2 smartwatch to help use your phone less, by taking your attention away from the screen, yet keeping you aware of notifications. The good design and low price make it attractive, too.
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WatchOS 5: All our favorite new features

Apple officially released its WatchOS 5 for its Apple Watch lineup. WatchOS 5 bring some huge changes and additions to the Apple Watch. There’s a new walkie-talkie mode, improved health-tracking features, and more -- all of which is set to show up on the Apple Watch Series 4.
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Hublot’s newest luxury watch costs $25,000, and you can only pay in Bitcoin

The Hublot Big Bang Meca-10 P2P is the latest luxury timepiece from the watch brand, and is a special limited edition made to commemorate the 10th anniversary of Bitcoin. Eager buyers must use the cryptocurrency to buy one, and they'll need substantial virtual wallets to afford the $25,000 price tag.
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Wearable in Google patent will shake, bake, and shine to signal notifications

A new Google patent suggests that Google may be working on getting into the wearable game a bit more after all. The patent describes a wearable device that can vibrate, light up, and pulse when notifications arrive. The device doesn't seem to be able to do anything beyond reacting to notifications.
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Tory Burch branches out into Wear OS smartwatches with the $395 Gigi

Tory Burch has become the latest fashion lifestyle brand to release a touchscreen smartwatch with Google's Wear OS on board. The $395 ToryTrack Gigi watch is classy and modern, and comes complete with fitness tracking tech and NFC to go along with the stylish looks. Here's everything you need to know.
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NYPD pulls thousands of body cams after one explodes

The NYPD has recalled thousands of body cameras after one of them exploded. No one was injured in the incident, which is thought to have been caused by the battery. The NYPD said an officer picked up the camera on Sunday, but noticed smoke coming from it. After putting it down, "the device exploded."
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Skydio’s self-flying drone now has an Apple Watch app for flight prep

Skydio's clever R1 autonomous drone now has its own Apple Watch app, making flight preparations simpler than ever. The $2,000 flying machine is now also available at Apple Stores in the U.S. and Canada, marking its first availability beyond the company's own online store.
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Garmin listens to feedback, adds Spotify to Fenix 5 Plus Series watch

Garmin announced integration with Spotify, allowing customers to listen to offline playlists from their wrist. Starting now, athletes and adventurers who own one of the Fenix 5 Plus devices can download the Spotify app from Connect IQ and start syncing their music.
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Citizen-Fossil mash-up could make waves in the hybrid smartwatch market

Citizen and the Fossil Group will work together to create new hybrid smartwatches, with the Japanese watch brand utilizing Fossil's technology in its own movements and watches. The company says its serious about the endeavor, but has yet to reveal when the first models will be released.
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Google Fit and new notifications arrive in much-needed Wear OS update

Google has announced an update to Wear OS, its smartwatch operating system, which brings new notifications, more Google Assistant, and the recent changes to Google Fit to your wrist. The software update is now rolling out, and is paving the way for the next generation of Google-powered wearables.
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Armani Exchange’s smartwatch is for those who want their tech to be dapper

Armani is back with another Google Wear OS touchscreen smartwatch, and this time it's from the Armani Exchange division, making it stylish, modern, and affordable. There's plenty of tech inside too, including a heart rate sensor, GPS, and NFC. This leaves you with one decision: Which style do you like most?
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Apple Watch Series 4: Here’s how and where to buy it

The Apple Watch Series 4 is officially here, and it comes packed with not only a larger display, but a bunch of additional health features. Aside from the Apple store, the smartwatch is available through Verizon, Sprint, T-Mobile, AT&T, and more. Here's where to buy it.

Just $100 buys you this super-tough — and very cool — G Shock fitness watch

Casio has announced a new Bluetooth-connected fitness watch in its G Shock line. The GBD-800 has an all-new digital display to show more data, plus plenty of fitness tracking technology inside. It combines all this with a classic G Shock look, proper toughness, and an attractive price.