Tag Archive: Wear

Wear OS now nags you to wash your hands every three hours

You can choose to disable the alerts if you find the “feature” to be annoying.

What you need to know The Clock app on Wear OS has started sending periodic alerts to users to remind them to wash their hands. When you open an alert, the app will start a timer for 40 seconds and remind you to always use soap. The reminders can be disabled by holding down on the notification.

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Montblanc’s refreshed Summit 2+ Wear OS watch adds LTE

An elegant and connected Wear OS smartwatch.

What you need to know The Summit 2+ is Montblanc’s Wear OS smartwatch for 2020. It’s an upgrade over the Summit 2 and prides itself on offering LTE, a full day of battery life in regular use, and interchangeable straps. It will come in three colors: black, steel and rose-gold.

Montblanc has just announced the Summit 2+, a smartwatch aimed at people who enjoy nice watches, traveling, and are physically  [Read More…]

Survey shows Google is making health a big focus for Wear OS

The company is considering a variety of features, such as SoO2, sleep apnea, and stress tracking, to name just a few.

What you need to know Google seemingly wants to make health a big focus for Wear OS going forward. In a new survey sent out as part of the company’s User Experience Research program, the company quizzed users on which health and fitness features they’d like to see on their Wear OS smartwatch. The list of  [Read More…]

Tory Burch launches ToryTrack Tory Wear OS smartwatch for $295

It is the second Wear OS smartwatch from Tory Burch.

What you need to know American fashion brand Tory Burch has a new Wear OS smartwatch called the ToryTrack Tory. Like most other Wear OS watches these days, the Tory is made by the Fossil Group. It comes in three different color combos including, black and gold, white and rose gold, and an all navy option.

One of the few strengths of the Wear OS platform is  [Read More…]

Is your Wear OS watch running the latest software? Here’s how to check

Your Wear OS watch is a powerful tool. It keeps you updated on incoming notifications, tracks your physical activity throughout the day, and — depending on the model you have — can even make/receive phone calls. With so much going on, it’s important that your watch is running the latest available software. Checking to see if there is an update takes only a couple of seconds, and today, we’re going to show you how to do just that.

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Puma Smartwatch review: This Wear OS watch is far from purrfect

This is the sporty smartwatch people are looking for … held back by low memory and Wear OS shortcomings.

Fossil’s biggest accomplishment in smartwatches is being able to bring together an incredibly diverse set of well-known brands under a common platform. It’s unlikely that Puma would be able (or willing) to make a competent smartwatch on its own, so this partnership with Fossil is a complete win-win like every other brand partner. Puma gets to leverage its  [Read More…]

Snapdragon Wear 3300 reportedly in the works for a massive Wear OS upgrade

The Snapdragon 3300 will be based on a 12nm fabrication process.

What you need to know A new Snapdragon Wear processor has been spotted in a recent commit from Qualcomm. The Snapdragon Wear 3300 will be based off of the Snapdragon 429 and use a 12nm fabrication process that would result in faster performance and better battery life. The current Snapdragon Wear 3100 is a 28nm processor.

For years now, Google’s smartwatch platform — Wear OS — has  [Read More…]

Google buying Fitbit could save Wear OS from certain doom

With Fitbit under its umbrella Google can pair wearables and fitness in a way that makes us want to buy them.

Wear OS is floundering. I know a lot of people really love the Google-powered smartwatches they own or are think of buying into the Google wearable ecosystem, but when you look at both sales and reviews of the competition — namely Samsung’s Tizen-based watches and Apple’s wearables — Wear OS is in the tank.

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Movado Connect 2.0 launches with Snapdragon Wear 3100 and 1GB RAM for $495

Comes in Black, Gold, and Rose Gold finishes.

What you need to know The Movado Connect 2.0 is official and you can pre-order it starting today. It runs the latest Snapdragon Wear 3100 processor, 1GB of RAM, 8GB of storage, and comes in 40mm and 42mm sizes. Prices start at $ 495 but can reach $ 795 depending on the finish and band you choose.

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Puma and Michael Kors debut first fitness-focused Wear OS smartwatches

All new models are built on Fossil Gen 5 platform with newest specs and features.

What you need to know Puma’s first smartwatch is fitness-focused and powered by Snapdragon Wear 3100. MKGO is the first Michael Kors fitness watch, running on the same platform. Michael Kors Access Lexington and Bradshaw also updated with new platform internals

Puma and Michael Kors are both announcing their first fitness-focused smartwatches, and in the case of Puma its first ever smartwatch for the  [Read More…]