Category: Wearables

Timex’s new GPS smartwatch pairs 25 day battery with a surprising price

Timex has revealed its latest GPS smartwatch, with the Ironman R300 GPS putting the focus mainly on fitness rather than just reminding you of all your unread messages and emails. While it may not look like much from the outside, with its tough rubber body, the wearable should deliver on battery life.

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Heartline study offers some participants a $45 Apple Watch

A health study revealed earlier this week was subsequently revealed to include a heavily subsidized offer for an Apple Watch to study participants. This subsidized Apple Watch would represent a discount of hundreds of dollars – nothing to scoff at if you’re an iPhone user over the age of 65 that already planned on attaining an Apple Watch at some point. Of course, not all potential participants…

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OPPO Watch curved screen mystery unraveling: Who made this?

Today new imagery leaked of the unreleased (and still largely unrevealed) OPPO Watch. This watch was first leaked with imagery that looked a whole lot like an Apple Watch. Then we saw a slightly different angle – courtesy of Brian Shen, Vice President and President of Global Marketing for OPPO – and the term “game changer.” He referred then to the “curved screen and 3D glass” that was, with the…

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Apple Watch study sees Johnson & Johnson put stroke risk reduction to the test

The irregular heart rate alert and ECG feature on the latest Apple Watch is being put to the test, with Johnson & Johnson and Apple collaborating on a new study to see whether the smartwatch can help cut down on strokes. The pharma company has released a new app, Heartline Study, and is inviting Apple Watch wearers to take part in its AFib tracking.

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Wyze Band fitness tracker with smart home features revealed in video

Earlier this month, budget smart home company Wyze published a roadmap revealing the products it plans to release this year, as well as how far along it is toward the launch of each product. Among the offerings is Wyze Band, an activity-tracking wearable that will also provide users with access to their smart home devices (the ones sold by Wyze, that is). Now a new leak offers the first look at…

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Mobvoi TicWatch Pro 2020 gets a RAM upgrade

Smartwatches started out with only 512MB of RAM at most which, considering the software available back then, was enough to support the limited functions of the first wave of wearables. These days, however, that may no longer be enough and the Mobvoi TicWatch Pro, whose 4G model launch barely a year ago, has fallen way behind. Fortunately for fans of the smartwatch line, that’s changing today and…

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New Pandora Apple Watch app released with iPhone-free experience

A new version of the Pandora app for Apple Watch was launched that requires no assistance from an iPhone or iPad or smartphone of any sort. This app is what’s called a “standalone” app for Apple Watch, meaning Pandora’s claim for “on the go” functionality is about as true as it’s ever going to get. This app allows music and podcasts to be played on Apple Watch devices right out the gate.

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OPPO Watch curved screen claimed to be a game-changer

Smartwatches have suddenly become hot items in no small part thanks to the Apple Watch’s life-saving health features. As far as smartwatches themselves are concerned, however, there has actually been very little innovation or substantial changes in that space. That is a prime opportunity for anyone and everyone to claim a smartwatch revolution, which is the picture that OPPO’s vice-president of…

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Strava finally syncs with the Apple Health on the Apple Watch

One of the benefits of having a smartwatch these days is being able to track your activities, sometimes even without a paired smartphones in your pocket. Part of that is made possible because of how fitness-related apps sync between phone and wearable or even with the phone’s default health app. Fitness app Strava, however, was an outlier in that regard until today. Now it finally allows users to…

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MIT researchers make a disposable smart diaper that notifies when went

The idea of literal wearables, that is smart clothes, hasn’t exactly appealed even to tech-savvy consumers. There are cases, however, when embedding almost undetectable sensors and chips in clothing can have a significant advantage over traditional forms of monitoring. It turns out, diapers are a prime example of that and researchers at MIT are developing a sensor that not only can be put in a…

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