Smartwatches

The latest on smartwatches including news, analysis, research, how-to, opinion, and video.

Samsung's Gear S3 Frontier

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13% off Garmin Forerunner 920XT White/Red Watch With Heart Rate Monitor Bundle - Deal Alert

The Forerunner 920XT with advanced features including running dynamics, VO2 max estimate, live tracking and smart notifications is currently discounted 13%, for a limited time, on Amazon.

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Potential Apple Watch snooping: a not-so-paranoid cyberespionage risk

It may sound paranoid, but the next time you enter into a highly confidential meeting, leave your smart watch behind. It's possible the device could be spying on you.

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10 utterly wonderful technologies you shouldn't buy yet

These are great! But be patient, 'cause they need a bit more time to be fully baked.

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Security an afterthought in connected home, wearable devices

In a survey of publicly reported vulnerabilities for consumer connected-home and wearable technology products between November 2015 and July 2016, the nonprofit Online Trust Alliance found that all of potential problems could have...

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iPhone 7, Apple Watch 2, and Mario: everything from the Apple event

The iPhone 7 is saying bye to the headphone jack, you can now take your Apple Watch swimming, and the 16GB iPhone is dead.

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Fossil's Q Marshal smartwatch

This big, chunky device is a second-generation smartwatch from Fossil.

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Fossil aims to make smart watches fashionable

Fossil showed off its second generation smartwatch, the Q Marshal, at IFA in Berlin.

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29% off Huawei Stainless Steel Smartwatch with Black Suture Leather Strap - Deal Alert

Inspired by the classic designs of luxury watches, with cutting-edge technology, the Huawei Watch redefines what we’ve come to expect from a smartwatch.

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Best Deals of the Week, August 8-12 - Deal Alert

Check out this roundup of the best deals on gadgets, gear and other cool stuff we have found this week, the week of August 18th. All items are highly rated, and dramatically discounted!

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Best Deals of the Week - Deal Alert

Check out this roundup of the best deals on gadgets, gear and other cool stuff we have found this week. All items are highly rated, and dramatically discounted.

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34% off Pebble Time Smartwatch - Deal Alert

Pebble Time lets you act now, reflect on the past, and look into the future - and do it all for up to 7 days on a single charge. Includes Pebble Health, a built-in activity and sleep tracker with daily reports and weekly insights....

watchOS 3: Why does Minnie get more outfits than Mickey?

Apple may have engaged in a shocking act of mouse sexism by giving the Minnie Mouse watch face many more color options than the Mickey Mouse watch face.

Android Watches

A big update to Google's Android Wear will make fitness tracking easier

Android Wear, Google’s operating system for smartwatches, is getting its biggest update to date with the upcoming 2.0 release of the software that brings improved messaging and fitness support.

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FCC, FTC launch inquiry into smartphone security updates

The Federal Communications Commission and Federal Trade Commission have opened parallel inquiries into the way smartphone security updates are issued and handled by major cellular carriers and device makers.

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Fitness watch faceoff: Fitbit Blaze vs. Fitbit Surge

Which Fitbit is a better all around fitness watch, Blaze or Surge? How does each option compare to the popular Apple Watch smartwatch? This hands-on video answers these questions and more.

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New bands for the Apple Watch

Apple is offering Watch customers a new series of straps

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Sales of wearables to jump, as Android starts to catch up to Apple

Makers of wearable computing devices will ship 110 million products in 2016, a big increase from 2015, with smartwatches accounting for about a quarter of those sales, IDC predicted.

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HP wearable effort turns serious as new Titan smartwatches go on sale

Is the wearables market just a hobby for HP, as the company claims? As new smartwatches -- like Titan's Juxt -- keep rolling out, that doesn't seem to be the case.

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