Best waterproof smartwatch to buy 2019

Best waterproof smartwatch to buy 2019

What is the best smartwatch for swimming? The good news is that the likes of Apple, Samsung, Fitbit and Google have all started making waterproofing a priority for its watches to ensure they’re fit for the swimming. An added bonus is that along with designs that can better fend off water, they’ll also track your […]

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Naughty kids smartwatch gets mass recall order from Eur…

Naughty kids smartwatch gets mass recall order from Eur...

The European Commission has ordered that a smartwatch designed for children is recalled due to concerns that it poses a potentially serious risk for its users. The watch in question is the Safe-KID-One watch made by German company ENOX, which appeared in a weekly RAPEX report. RAPEX is an EU-wide rapid information exchange system that […]

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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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The PowerWatch 2 ups its smartwatch skills with solar p…

The PowerWatch 2 ups its smartwatch skills with solar p...

Matrix’s original PowerWatch had a great idea. It was a smartwatch that eschewed traditional charging in favor of using thermoelectrics to turn your body heat into power for the smartwatch. The problem? It didn’t do much. Matrix is solving that issue in spades with the new PowerWatch 2, which adds GPS, heart rate monitoring, water […]

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Top downloads for your new smartwatch

Top downloads for your new smartwatch

The Fitbit Versa offers plenty of features and potential, but knowing the best apps to download from the start can boost your experience tenfold. Like Fitbit’s other smartwatch, the Ionic, the Versa is able to tap into the company’s app store and provide a home for the range of third-party and Fitbit Labs choices. Downloading […]

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Get your new smartwatch to play nice with the iPhone

Get your new smartwatch to play nice with the iPhone

The Apple Watch unlocks a world of possibility from your wrist, but the first step on your journey to wrist enlightenment is simply pairing it to an iPhone. Thankfully, Apple has made the process of pairing an Apple Watch a very straightforward one – even if you’re pairing it to a new iPhone. Even still, […]

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One in 10 American adults expected to have a smartwatch…

One in 10 American adults expected to have a smartwatch...

More American adults than ever are expected to sport a smartwatch on their wrist next year, and many of them will be older Baby Boomers, according to new projections released Thursday. The percentage of US adults who use a smartwatch will cross the 10 percent milestone for the first time in 2019, predicts research firm […]

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The Gameband smartwatch will not be bringing classic At…

The Gameband smartwatch will not be bringing classic At...

Gameband, a Kickstarter-funded smartwatch that wanted to bring back the golden days of retro gaming has been cancelled. Despite raising $325,996 through crowdfunding back in 2017, FMTwo Game’s CEO Feargal Mac Conuladh confirmed that the gaming smartwatch has been canned. Essential reading: Best smartwatches to buy An email was sent out to all of the […]

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Black Friday 2018 smartwatch and fitness tracker deals:…

Black Friday 2018 smartwatch and fitness tracker deals:...

John Kim/CNET 2018 may finally be the year you trade in your analogue watch for something a little smarter. Over the last few years wearable devices from companies like Apple, Fitbit and Garmin have become helpful tools that keep you connected while kicking your butt into shape. And with Black Friday deals like these, buying […]

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Fossil launches its first smartwatch on Snapdragon | We…

Fossil launches its first smartwatch on Snapdragon | We...

Fossil has announced its newest addition to our wearables assortment: the Fossil Sport Smartwatch. Based on the recently launched Qualcomm® Snapdragon Wear 3100 platform and the newly redesigned Wear OS by Google, this watch boasts several new technology features including extended battery life, a new battery saving mode, enhanced ambient mode, integrated heart rate, NFC, and GPS […]

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