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Report: Upcoming Samsung Galaxy Watch to run Android Wear (or not)

Samsung’s first smartwatch was an Android Wear device called the Samsung Galaxy Gear. But that was way back in 2013. By the time Samsung’s second smartwatch came around in 2014, it was running Samsung’s own operating system based on the Tizen Linux distribution. Since then, Samsung has released a number of additional watches, and they’ve […]

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Huawei TalkBand B5 leaked (watch, fitness tracker, Bluetooth headset)

Huawei’s TalkBand line of devices are wristwatches with a color display, fitness tracking features and a surprising trick: you can pop out the “smart” portion of the watch and wear it like a Bluetooth earpiece to take calls without holding your phone (or wrist) to your ear. The company has been making TalkBand devices for […]

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Qualcomm unveils Snapdragon Wear 2500 chip for kid-friendly smartwatches

It’s been a few years since Qualcomm has released a processor designed specifically for smartwatches, which some folks blame for the relatively stagnant state of the Android Wear Wear OS platform. Now Qualcomm has a new chip… but the Snapdragon Wear 2500 is aimed at a pretty specific niche: “connected kids watches.” Qualcom says the new […]

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If you plan to keep using a Pebble smartwatch, sign up for a Rebble account now

Fitbit plans to pull the plug on Pebble cloud services at the end of June, which means anyone with a Pebble smartwatch won’t be able to use the app store, reply to email or SMS messages from their watch, or use voice recognition or other services that require an internet connection. The move has been […]

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Asus VivoWatch BP is a wearable fitness tracker & blood pressure monitor

The latest wearable from Asus isn’t an Android Wear smartwatch… but it is something you wear on a wrist. The Asus VivoWatch BP is set to become one of the first wearable fitness trackers with a built-in blood pressure monitor. It looks more like a medical device than a sleek watch, but if you suffer […]

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Report: Google working on a standalone augmented reality headset

The first standalone virtual reality headset to support Google’s Daydream platform is now shipping. The Lenovo Mirage Solo is a $400 headset that doesn’t require a phone or a PC to work. Just put it on, pick up a wireless controller, and you can start playing games, watching videos, and interacting with VR apps. So […]

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Qualcomm to launch next-gen chip for wearables this fall

It’s been two years since Qualcomm launched its last chip designed specifically for smartwatches and other wearable devices. But in an interview with Wareable, Qualcomm’s Pankaj Kedia says the company is set to introduce a new chip this fall. The company isn’t providing many specifics, but Kedia says we can expect several devices running Google’s […]

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Nokia wants to sell its Digital Health business… back to the guy they bought it from

Nokia largely got out of the consumer tech space when the company sold its phone business to Microsoft a number of years ago. All those new Nokia-branded phones that have been popping up lately? They’re actually made by HMD, which licenses the name from Nokia. But Nokia does still sell a handful of digital health […]

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Snap’s new Spectacles are slimmer, waterproof, support still photography (and video)

As expected, Snap is updating its wearable camera. The new Snap Spectacles are now available for $150 and the company has updated the design, making the new version slimmer and lighter. Snap’s new Spectacles are also waterproof and feature support for snapping still photos. The original Snap Spectacles only supported video (you can still shoot short videos […]

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Fitbit launches $200 Versa smartwatch and kid-friendly $100 Ace activity tracker

Fitbit’s second smartwatch is here, and it’s cheaper, better looking, and arguably more useful than the company’s first. The Fitbit Versa is a $200 watch that offers 4 days of battery life, heart rate monitoring, sleep tracking, step counting, and music playback, as well as notifications and support for third-party apps. Fitbit is also launching […]

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Intel Vaunt smart glasses coming this year (as a developer preview)

Intel is throwing its hat in the smart glasses ring, with a new platform called Vaunt. They glasses come in several different styles and work with prescriptions, and generally look and feel like an ordinary set of glasses… but when you’re wearing them you’ll be able to see what looks like a screen in front […]