Google Fit is ready to help iPhone owners get in shape

Google Fit is ready to help iPhone owners get in shape

Google Fit is now available to use on iOS devices for the first time, with the health and fitness platform set to play nice with iPhone, Apple Watch and Wear OS smartwatches paired to Apple’s smartphone. Google rebooted Fit last year to offer a more simplistic way of measuring your activity progress during the day, […]

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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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Google VR controller patent adds location, orientation …

Google VR controller patent adds location, orientation ...

Google’s VR and AR designs have suddenly gained more weight now that its Stadia game platform has been revealed. USPTO/Google A Google patent application published Thursday gives us a look at the way VR systems could improve their understanding of where your hands are. The patent, uncovered earlier by Patently Mobile, lays out a “VR […]

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Google will pay Fossil $40 million for smartwatch tech

Google will pay Fossil $40 million for smartwatch tech

Some members of a Fossil R&D team are also joining Google as part of the deal.  César Salza / CNET Google is buying secret smartwatch technology from Fossil for $40 million.  Design company Fossil said Thursday some members of the research and development team supporting that intellectual property will join Google as well. “We’ve built […]

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How to use Google Maps on Wear OS

How to use Google Maps on Wear OS

If you’re taking your Wear OS smartwatch out for a run without a phone and want to explore the area around you – maybe you’re looking for a post-workout hydration – you’re going to need a good mapping app. And right now there’s no better option than Google’s own map app. Google Maps isn’t preinstalled, […]

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Android deserves better smartwatches. Here’s why

Android deserves better smartwatches. Here’s why
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How the Google Wear OS update improves its watches

How the Google Wear OS update improves its watches

If you’re curious, here’s a look at just the watch. Full review to come. But if you have an Android Wear/Wear OS watch currently, the new Wear OS update is a big help for easier at-a-glance access. Published:September 28, 2018Caption:Scott SteinPhoto:Sarah Tew/CNETRead the article

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Google experiments are turning Daydream into a big-boy …

Google experiments are turning Daydream into a big-boy ...

The Daydream View, which turns a variety of high-end VR phones into inexpensive VR headsets. James Martin/CNET Google sells an awesomely inexpensive way to turn your phone into a competent VR headset, but Daydream has had a couple minor issues from the very beginning: There aren’t enough awesome apps and games to compete with its […]

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Google is ready to ramp up its VR efforts

Google is ready to ramp up its VR efforts

It’s been pretty quiet in the world of VR and AR this week as smartwatches have dominated the wearable headlines (looking at you, Apple Watch). But look a little closer: things have happened, events have occurred, developments have developed. Read on for the news you need to know and also check out a couple of […]

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Qualcomm’s new Google WearOS smartwatch chips announced…

Qualcomm's new Google WearOS smartwatch chips announced...

Qualcomm’s newest smartwatch chips promise longer battery for always-on watch and fitness modes. Qualcomm With the next Apple Watch likely to debut this week, Qualcomm has launched an early smartwatch counterpunch. Qualcomm’s next-generation smartwatch chip platform, Snapdragon Wear 3100, will be in Google WearOS watches starting this holiday, the company announced Monday at an event […]

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