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A New Processor Means Fossil’s Smartwatches Might Be Getting Good

Remember when we were all hopeful that Qualcomm releasing the Snapdragon Wear 3100 chip would mean better, faster, longer-lasting Wear OS wearables? Well a year on, turns out it was just a dream as most Wear OS watches are still running that busted old 2100 chip. But today, Fossil is launching its Gen 5 smartwatches—all powered by the 3100, and featuring some new battery modes, a swim-proof speaker, and beefed-up heart rate tracking. Read More >>

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After All These Years, Google’s Finally Adding Widgets to Wear OS

After five long years, Google has finally done what every other major smartwatch maker has already figured out: How to add widgets. Read More >>

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CES 2019: Fossil’s Kate Spade Smartwatch Finally Isn’t Just Dumb Wrist Candy

At CES, you can always count on Fossil to show up to Las Vegas with an army of smartwatches. The same is true this year, but now the star of the lineup is the new version of Fossil’s Kate Spade scalloped touchscreen smartwatch. Read More >>

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This Smartwatch Has Incredibly Bad Timing

Here’s the thing about the Misfit Vapor 2: It’s the smartwatch Misfit should have released a year ago. Read More >>

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Fossil’s New Wear OS Watch Isn’t Trash, and That’s Huge

The hunt for a truly great and iconic Wear OS smartwatch is still on—but in the meantime, you could do a hell of a lot worse than the Fossil Sport. Thanks to the newer Snapdragon 3100 processor, the Sport finally has most of the features you expect a 2018 smartwatch to have. Namely, heart rate monitoring, standalone GPS, a better fitness interface, and (slightly) longer battery life. Read More >>

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The Fossil Sport Might Be a Wear OS Watch That Doesn’t Suck

I have a lot of Apple-hating friends who are always asking me: “What’s the best Wear OS smartwatch?” And I always say the same thing: They’re all bad. That said, the Fossil Sport could be the first contender for the title. Read More >>

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LG’s New W7 Smartwatch Is a Chaotic Mix of New and Old

Anytime Google does a big revamp to its smartwatch platform, it seems like LG is always close behind with new wearable to test out how good that new OS really is. Unfortunately, LG’s most recent attempt was kind of a dud, but with the new W7, LG may have finally created something with a little more legs (or in this case, hands). Read More >>

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Google’s Big Wear OS Revamp Has Started Rolling Out

While it doesn’t have a grand, overarching designation, you can think of Google’s recently announced revamp to its smartwatch platform as the third version of Wear OS (though officially, it’s 2.1). It’s got an all-new UI, updated health and fitness tracking, better app integration, and more, and it all should be headed to your device starting today. Read More >>

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Snapdragon Wear 3100 Arrives to Give Wear OS Watches a Much Needed Boost

Google recently rolled out a big update to Wear OS with improvements including a new streamlined UI, better health and fitness tracking, and an all-around smarter and more useful Google Assistant. But as nice as that all sounds, software is just one piece of what you need to make a good smartwatch, because without the right silicon powering the device, gadget makers can only do so much. Read More >>

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How to Buy a Good Smartwatch if You’re Not into Apple

If you carry around an iPhone as your smartphone of choice then the Apple Watch is hands-down the best option for a smartwatch, for the seamless integration if nothing else. But what about the rest of us? You’ve got more options than you might realise for a companion wearable, and we’re going to get into the pros and cons of each. Read More >>

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An Empowered Assistant Is How Wear OS Could Get Back on Track

When Google changed the name of its smartwatch OS from Android Wear to Wear OS, I was pissed. Not because the name sucked, as Wear OS does do a better job of reflecting the platform’s support for both Android and iOS devices. The problem was that the rebranding didn’t come with any new features or updates that advanced the capabilities of the platform. That meant the name change was more symbolic than anything, or at the very least, poorly timed. Read More >>

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Watch the 2018 Google I/O Keynote Live Right Here

Google I/O, the company’s annual developer conference, kicks off today with a keynote at 6pm BST led by Google CEO Sundar Pichai, who will no doubt wax about the major projects Google’s been working on since its last conference. Are you ready for extremely nerdy details about Android P? It’s a bit too late to hop on a plane and grab a seat at the event, but fortunately, you can enjoy it from the comfort of your chair. Read More >>

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What to Expect at Google I/O 2018 

Google’s big once-a-year developer conference kicks off Tuesday May 8. While much of Google I/O is meant to support coders and the people who create apps and software for Google’s various platforms, what gets announced at the event will impact anyone who uses Android, Chrome OS, Wear OS, or any of Google’s many first-party apps—so basically everyone. Here are the big announcements we’re expecting to see (and a few things we won’t) at Google I/O 2018. Read More >>