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    The Apple Watch Series 3 Can Make Calls Without Needing an iPhone

    The big news from Apple’s event yesterday was no doubt the announcement of the high-end iPhone X alongside the iPhone 8, but Apple had a bit to say about the Apple Watch, too. Funny enough, right alongside the most expensive, advanced iPhone ever was a smartwatch that doesn’t need it — the new Apple Watch Series […]

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    The Next Apple Watch Might Not Need an iPhone to Be Useful

    Smartwatches have been struggling in the market, but by most accounts Apple has managed to have some success with its Apple Watch. They’ve spent time on top of the sales heap in wearables, although sales still aren’t quite as strong as perhaps had been hoped. Well, we’re due for a new version of the Watch […]

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    Google Glass is Back, and This Time it Means Business

    It’s been over two years since Google’s early attempt at wearable augmented reality blew up in their face. In 2015, Google finally had to admit that Google Glass in its then-current form wasn’t going to work as a consumer device after receiving tons of blowback about the unsettling idea of someone staring at you with […]

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    Louis Vuitton Now Has Their Own Android Wear Smartwatch

    Tales of people abandoning smartwatches as more trouble than they’re worth abound — they’ve become yet another way we get bombarded with notifications, and too often not much else. Who else but Louis Vuitton to come in and save the day? Saving the day might be too strong, but the Tambour Horizon smartwatch does at least […]

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    This Connected Glove Can Make Stroke Rehab Fun

    For stroke patients, rehab can be just as challenging mentally as physically. The frustration of the body not doing what the mind wants combined with repetitive tasks can make patients give up. That’s prompted a company called Neofect to spend years developing a way to make rehab fun — and more effective. The result of their […]

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    Run Angel is a Wrist-Worn Alarm for Runners and Cyclists

    There are two kinds of personal safety gadgets — silent and loud. Run Angel is definitely the latter. The wristband blasts out a 120 dB siren with a press of a button, while also sending out texts and emails to trusted contacts. Unlike a few other personal safety wearables, Run Angel doesn’t try to pass for […]

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    Armani Now Has Their Own Android Wear 2.0 Smartwatch

    Earlier this year, we learned about Fossil’s big plans for wearables — over 300 models to be released this year alone. One of the many fashion brands they’re working with is Armani, and they’re finally ready to announce their Android Wear 2.0 smartwatch. In partnership with singer Shawn Mendes, Armani announced the watch over the weekend […]

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    Huawei Watch 2 Review

    Early last year I checked out the Huawei Watch. It was Huawei’s debut smartwatch, and the Chinese company went for style, using metal builds with colors like gold to try to create a smartwatch that would actually look good with a nice outfit. I wasn’t totally convinced. Part of that was because of Android Wear, […]

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    ZTE Quartz Review

    The excitement surrounding smart watches has drastically died off, with many companies throwing in the towel altogether on their wearables. Yet, ZTE has finally come out with their first smartwatch – the Android Wear 2.0 powered ZTE Quartz. The company has purposely waited to enter the smartwatch market late in the game, so that much […]

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    The Huawei Watch 2 is Available in the United States Starting Today

    When Huawei unveiled their new flagship P10 smartphone at Mobile World Congress, they also showed off their latest smartwatch — the Huawei Watch 2. While the P10 is the usual slight upgrade, the Huawei Watch 2 represents a pretty big departure from the original, moving from something fashion-focused to a fitness-first wearable. Historically, Huawei hasn’t […]

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    Misfit Introduces Flare, a $60 Fitness Tracker With a Replaceable Battery

    At CES, Misfit unveiled the Vapor, their first fully-featured smartwatch with fitness tracking features. Today, the Fossil-owned company is taking the opposite approach with the Flare, a simple wrist-worn fitness tracker with only a single LED light. Like most other Misfit devices, the Flare will record steps taken, distance traveled, and calories burned — it’s an […]