Google Fit leaps into the iOS arena

Google Fit leaps into the iOS arena

Google In a bid to make further inroads into the Apple ecosystem, Google announced Wednesday that its fitness-tracking platform, Google Fit, would be available in Apple’s App Store beginning today. The app, which until now had been the provenance strictly of Google wearables and Android mobile devices, now works with Apple devices running iOS 12 or […]

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Nubia Alpha wrist phone launches April 25 for $449

Nubia Alpha wrist phone launches April 25 for $449

The Nubia Alpha aims to blur the lines between what is a phone and a wearable. Andrew Hoyle/CNET The Galaxy Fold phone is grabbing all the attention because Samsung is delaying the launch of its foldable phone to figure out why many review units are failing. But Nubia, an associate company of Chinese phone-maker ZTE, announced today that it […]

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HTC’s new Vive Focus Plus VR headset is twice the price…

HTC's new Vive Focus Plus VR headset is twice the price...

The Vive Focus Plus will get Oculus Quest-like controllers. HTC What’s the price of great standalone VR? Facebook says it’s $399. HTC says it’s $799. HTC has revealed the price and release date of its newest self-contained VR headset, the Vive Focus Plus, and it’s considerably more expensive than the also-soon-to-arrive Oculus Quest. The Vive Focus […]

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Apple Watch Series 4 vs. Galaxy Watch Active: What’s th…

Apple Watch Series 4 vs. Galaxy Watch Active: What's th...

Both the Samsung Galaxy Watch Active and Apple Watch Series 4 are versatile smartwatches with plenty of fitness features to help you get in shape. You can also get notifications, send texts and listen to music right from your wrist. But the Galaxy Watch Active is $200 while the Apple Watch Series 4 starts at […]

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Apple Watch Series 3 38mm is back at Walmart for $199

Apple Watch Series 3 42mm is back at Walmart for $229

The Apple Watch Series 3 is arguably the single best smartwatch option for iPhone owners right now. Sarah Tew/CNET If you’re looking for the best deal on an iPhone, I say look to last year’s models. How about the best deal on an Apple Watch? Same story. Exhibit A: For a limited time, and while […]

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Apple Watch Series 3 42mm is back at Walmart for $229

Apple Watch Series 3 42mm is back at Walmart for $229

The Apple Watch Series 3 is arguably the single best smartwatch option for iPhone owners right now. Sarah Tew/CNET If you’re looking for the best deal on an iPhone, I say look to last year’s models. How about the best deal on an Apple Watch? Same story. Exhibit A: For a limited time, and while […]

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Nintendo Labo VR kit review: The Switch makes virtual m…

Nintendo Labo VR kit review: The Switch makes virtual m...

Nintendo Labo VR. Sarah Tew/CNET Nintendo’s late entry to the world of VR is finally here. Yes, it’s made of cardboard. Yes, it’s weird. But the ideas inside are probably unlike anything else you’ve tried before. It’s impossible not to think of Google Cardboard when putting together Nintendo’s Labo VR Kit construction set, which I […]

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New AirPods and my face, nearly three years later

New AirPods and my face, nearly three years later

Wireless earbuds have been revolutionized since 2016, and AirPods have become iconic. New York City, and my daily commute, are perfect examples. For months, I had commuted as the Lone AirPod Guy back in late 2016. Now, who isn’t wearing them? I remember putting AirPods on for the first time, and not knowing what to think. Photo […]

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The Samsung Gear S3 smartwatch hits an all-time low: $1…

The Samsung Gear S3 smartwatch hits an all-time low: $1...

Hey, a smartwatch that actually looks like a watch? Nice. Sarah Tew/CNET Michigan cheeps! I have two more library programs coming up, including a new one on cord-cutting! First, I’ll be at the Warren Public Library (Civic Center) tomorrow, April 9, at 6:30 p.m. The topic: My favorite ways to save money when shopping online. […]

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The Apple Watch ECG detected something strange about my…

The Apple Watch ECG detected something strange about my...

When I first started testing out the new electrocardiogram (EKG or ECG) feature on the Apple Watch Series 4 — which launched in December with the update to Watch OS 5.1.2 — the last thing I expected was to find something abnormal about my heart rhythm. But that’s exactly what happened when I was cross-referencing the Watch’s […]

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