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Qualcomm reportedly working on a new 64-bit smartwatch processor

Possible names include the “Wear 429” and “Wear 2700.”

What you need to know Qualcomm’s reportedly developing a new smartwatch chipset. It’s based on a 64-bit architecture and will come with 1GB of RAM. Possible names include Wear 429 and Wear 2700.

Last year, Qualcomm promised a revitalization of Wear OS smartwatches with the release of its Snapdragon Wear 3100 processor. The chip was supposed to breathe new life into the wearable market, but instead, it ended  [Read More…]

Find the time to shop this Fossil Gen 4 Sport Smartwatch sale at Amazon

Powered with Wear OS by Google, the Fossil Gen 4 Sport Smartwatch is fully-featured with the ability to receive notifications from your phone, manage your calendar, control music you’re listening to, download apps, and more. It’s compatible with both Android and iOS devices, and today, you can pick one up on sale at Amazon for as low as $ 199. Considering it normally sells for around $ 275, today’s deal isn’t one you want to miss.

The Gen 4  [Read More…]

Mobvoi TicWatch S2 review: Decent rugged smartwatch letdown by Wear OS

The TicWatch S2 is a decent option if you’re in the market for an affordable Wear OS smartwatch, but that’s not saying much.

Wear OS hasn’t gotten much love recently, and while Google rolled out a new Tiles feature that easily lets you view news headlines and your fitness goals, the platform as a whole needs an overhaul. Wear OS 2.0 was introduced last year, and while it brought forth a new interface, the underlying problems with  [Read More…]

Samsung sees smartwatch growth of 127% in Q1 2019, but Apple is still king

Fitness-focused smartwatches are among the most popular.

The latest numbers are out for smartwatches in the first quarter of 2019, and it shows very good news for Apple. In year-on-year growth, Apple saw a growth rate of a whopping 48% in the first quarter, giving it 35.8% of the overall smartwatch market.

Sales were driven by the Apple Watch Series 4 and its continued focus on health-related features. According to a survey, the ECG capability was the  [Read More…]

Best Android Smartwatch in 2019

Right now, the best smartwatch for Android users is the Samsung Galaxy Watch Active. It’s optimized for Samsung phones but runs well on all Android devices and has all the smartwatch and fitness features you’d expect. It’s also compact and lightweight, and has very good battery life. But if you’re not into that one, the good news is that there are so many other amazing options from Fossil to Garmin to Fitbit and more.

Best Overall Samsung Galaxy  [Read More…]

The best Samsung Smartwatch you can buy right now

Samsung likes to have its hands in a lot of different pots, and the smartwatch game is no different. The company continues to churn out new smartwatches and fitness trackers every year, and we are taking a look at some of the best. This list includes the new kid with the Galaxy Watch Active, and a hybrid fitness tracker.

New Kid on the block Samsung Galaxy Watch Active

Staff pick

The Samsung Galaxy Watch Active is the  [Read More…]

Size makes all the difference in this smartwatch match-up

I’ve been a smartwatch user since the first Moto 360 and I’ve learned that when it comes to wearables, it’s all about balancing form and function, size and sensibility, and that balance can make or break a watch in this crowded market.

Samsung Galaxy Watch Active

Thin and fit

$ 200 at Amazon

Pros Wonderful AMOLED display Qi charging Excellent notification management Comfy, lightweight design Cons Tizen OS not perfect Lower-end battery life

The Galaxy  [Read More…]

Engage in new activities with $40 off the Garmin Vivoactive 3 smartwatch

Lowest price ever.

The black with slate Garmin Vivoactive 3 GPS smartwatch is down to $ 199.99 on Amazon. The black and silver version is down to around $ 210, but the other versions, like white and rose gold, are still selling for around $ 260 or more.

Tick Tock Garmin Vivoactive 3 GPS smartwatch

The black and slate watch was selling for around $ 300 until late last year and has been selling for closer to  [Read More…]

The Amazfit Verge is a fitness smartwatch for the rest of us

With built-in GPS, 24/7 heart rate monitoring, and five-day battery life, the Amazfit Verge has it all.

Amazfit has carved out a name for itself over the last 18 months as a purveyor of affordable fitness bands and smartwatches. The Bip showed that the brand could do a great job with a sub-$ 100 smartwatch, whereas the fitness-focused Stratos is positioned against the likes of Garmin and Polar.

The Verge is also aimed at the fitness segment,  [Read More…]

Save $70 and strap the Samsung Gear S3 Frontier smartwatch to your wrist

A computer for your wrist.

The Samsung Gear S3 Frontier Bluetooth smartwatch is $ 199.99 on Amazon thanks to a price drop down to around $ 229 and a $ 28.59 off on-page coupon. Without the coupon and the price drop, the watch has sold regularly for around $ 270 since last year. We did see the Frontier drop as low as $ 190 during the Black Friday sales, but this deal is only $ 10 off  [Read More…]