Fitbit Versa 4 vs. Fitbit Versa 3: All the key differences between the two smartwatches

If you’re looking to choose between the Fitbit Versa 4 and Fitbit Versa 3, you have a bit of a tricky decision on your hands. This head-to-head doesn’t represent the typical choice between a new-gen and old-gen model, in which the latest model often represents the best experience for most people. Google and Fitbit have […]

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Black Friday smartwatches and fitness trackers deals

Amazon Black Friday is here, and if you’ve been eyeing a new smartwatch or fitness tracker, then it’s time to go over some deals. Here’s a list of smartwatch and smartband deals from across Amazon US, Amazon UK and Amazon DE. Smartwatches Kicking off the smartwatch list is Apple’s top dog – Apple Watch Ultra. […]

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Meta cancels unreleased smartwatches following mass layoffs

Meta has ended work on its smartwatch projects as part of a cost-cutting exercise, following the 11,000 layoffs announced last week.  The company’s chief technology officer, Andrew Bosworth, reportedly told employees working on the two unreleased smartwatches that they would be moving their efforts across to the company’s upcoming augmented reality glasses.  Rumors have been rife […]

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Older watch faces turn off the AoD mode on Wear OS 3 smartwatches

Google’s Wear OS has a huge collection of watch faces that have been developed over the years. However, you might want to stick with the newer ones because, as per 9To5Google, watch faces not using the latest development practices trigger a rather unusual error on smartwatches running Wear OS 3. Apparently, older watch faces turn […]

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Samsung Galaxy Watch 5 v Huawei Watch GT 3: Comparing the two smartwatches

The Samsung Galaxy Watch 5 and the Huawei Watch GT 3 are two smartwatches we’ve had very good experiences with. They’re packed with features and offer a good all-around experience, meaning they’re both ideal candidates for those who don’t want an Apple Watch. We’ve lived with both and have an expert understanding of their strengths […]

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Google to bring more data to backups for Wear OS smartwatches

Switching from Tizen to Wear OS has helped Samsung gain many Android ecosystem features and a collection of important apps. Apart from that, users can expect a lot of data management features to come to Wear OS watches in the future. According to a new report, Google is bringing a more complete backup mechanism. Google […]

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Samsung is bringing Modes & Routines to phones, smartwatches, and tablets

During its SDC 2022 event yesterday, Samsung revealed that it has simplified the Bixby Routines feature on its smartphones so that more people can use it. The company is now calling it Modes, a part of the new Modes And Routines app. It is debuting with One UI 5.0 on Galaxy smartphones. With Modes, the […]

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Wear OS smartwatches will get a major software update every year

Google launched the Pixel Watch a few days ago. The watch certainly is another option for smartwatch buyers who want a Wear OS device other than the Galaxy Watches, which are the best Android watches you can get right now. Moreover, the launch of the Pixel Watch is also huge for Wear OS because the OS was released in […]

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Amazon Prime UK deals: here are the best smartphone offers (and a few smartwatches too)

One Prime Day a year isn’t enough, so welcome to round #2. Amazon UK has slashed the prices of a great variety of products for a 48 hour shopping spree. Here are some of the best smartphone (and smartwatch) deals that we found. Apple Apple stopped selling iPhone 13 Pro models with the arrival of […]

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Google Home, Personal Safety apps coming to Wear OS smartwatches

It was reported last month that Google is prepping the Google Photos watch face for the Wear OS watches. It would allegedly allow users to set single or multiple personal photos as their watch faces. Well, we now have our first look at not only the Google Photos watch face but also the first look at […]

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​Huawei launches Strava integration for smartwatches

Huawei has announced that it will support Strava syncing of workouts via its smartwatches. The company revealed the new integration alongside its Huawei Watch D and ECG certification at IFA 2022 in Berlin. The change means that runs, cycles or other workouts using Huawei smartwatches can have the data sync to Strava as well. It’s […]

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You’ll soon be able to answer WhatsApp calls on these Wear OS 3 smartwatches

WhatsApp calling appears set to land on Wear OS 3 smartwatches, with details emerging in a beta update for Android phone users. Currently, given that there’s no true native WhatsApp integration on Wear OS, users aren’t able to answer calls from their wrist – or even receive notifications regarding incoming calls. Ending a call once […]

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Google Keep update brings Tile to Galaxy Watch 4, Watch 5 smartwatches

Google, which has been encouraging developers to add Tiles to their smartwatch apps, has updated one of its own apps with the feature. The Google Keep app is getting its Tile on smartwatches running Wear OS 3 (and newer). The Google Keep app’s Tile feature is now available on the Galaxy Watch 4, Galaxy Watch […]

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Which Samsung Galaxy smartwatches are getting One UI Watch 4.5 update?

Samsung is getting ready to roll out the One UI Watch 4.5 firmware update for Galaxy smartwatches. The company just confirmed moments ago that the update “will soon be available” and revealed some of the best One UI 4.5 features and some (but not all) availability details. Although Samsung hasn’t confirmed exactly when the One […]

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Galaxy Watch 5 3D renders reveal upcoming smartwatches in all their full glory

Samsung is expected to introduce a great lineup of products, including foldable phones and wearables, next month. It will launch the Galaxy Z Flip 4, Galaxy Z Fold 4, and refreshed Galaxy Buds Pro. The South Korean firm will also take wraps off its next-gen smartwatches, the Galaxy Watch 5 and the Galaxy Watch 5 Pr0, and their […]

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​Amazfit Bip 3 goes live as budget smartwatches go to war

The Amazfit Bip 3 has been launched in Brazil, as the company updates its budget smartwatch range. The Bip 3 is now live on Amazon Brazil, with a full range of specs and features. Amazfit’s smartwatches general offer good value, but if you’re looking for low cost, the Bip range resides around $59. Last time […]

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Samsung smartwatches impress with 46% increase in Q1 2022 shipments

Samsung is a serious contender in the global smartwatch market. The company launched its Galaxy Watch 4 series last year with some of the biggest updates it had ever made to its wearables. The Galaxy Watch 4 ditched Samsung’s own Tizen OS in favor of the Android-powered Wear OS. This transition seems to have convinced […]

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Poco Watch review – one of the best affordable smartwatches

The Poco Watch is a new affordable smartwatch, that offers an intriguing array of features for a very reasonable price. If you haven’t heard of Poco, then don’t worry. It was a Xiaomi-owned company until it spun off into an independent company in 2020. This square smartwatch is squarely aimed at the budget end of […]

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Weekly poll results: smartwatches are becoming more popular, especially the advanced ones

Smartwatches, the full-featured kind, are quite popular – nearly half of you have one, according to last week’s poll. The challenges for makers are laid out in the second poll, the most important feature of a smartwatch or band is long battery life. The watches running watchOS, Wear OS, Tizen or HarmonyOS tend to last […]

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New Fitbit ​irregular HR feature rolls out across its trackers and smartwatches

Fitbit is rolling out its passive atrial fibrillation feature across its range of smartwatches and fitness trackers. The feature, which was cleared by the FDA back in March, enables Fitbit devices to use the PPG optical heart rate monitor to scan for possible heart rate rhythm issues. Previously, this could only be done by the […]

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