smartwatch

OnePlus’ Watch 2 gets 100 hours of battery thanks to a pair of chips and Wear OS tweaks

OnePlus’ first smartwatch was a lot of things. Unfortunately, particularly good or memorable weren’t among them. If you’re going to enter a category as established as the smartwatch, you’re go

Why OnePlus waited three years to release a new smartwatch

OnePlus’ second smartwatch captured media interest this week, courtesy of its stated 100 hours of battery life. The device utilizes a clever dual-chip system, seamlessly switching from the Snapdrago

OnePlus took a three-year ‘reflective pause’ before increasing its smartwatch battery

It’s 2024. All smartwatches should offer multiple days of battery life, full stop. As things stand now, there’s a jaw-droppingly wide range across the devices. I would go so far as to say that lim

Samsung gets FDA nod for smartwatch sleep apnea detection

Samsung this morning announced that the Galaxy Watch line has received FDA approval for sleep apnea detection. The move is a big one for the smartwatch category, where health and fitness now comprise

Apple has halted Watch Series 9 and Ultra 2 online sales

As promised, Apple has officially removed the Watch Series 9 from its online shop. Word on the surprise move arrived earlier this week, when the company confirmed that an ongoing patent dispute has fo

Apple Watch Series 9 sales to be halted over patent dispute

Update 12/21: Apple has officially halted its online sales of the Watch Series 9 and Ultra 2.  Apple will be halting sales of its Series 9 smartwatch, TechCrunch has confirmed. The news, shared by 9t

Google’s Pixel Watch 2 brings new sensors for improved health tracking

After years of rumors and reports, Google finally released its first smartwatch last year. It was a long overdue debut for the company behind the nearly 10-year-old Wear OS. Getting there required the

Withings’ ScanWatch 2 arrives with temperature sensing

Withings introduced the original ScanWatch in Europe back in 2020, before bringing it to the U.S. the following year, with FDA-cleared features like atrial fibrillation (afib) detection. Announced tod

Nothing will launch earbuds and a smartwatch under its new budget line, CMF

Nothing has always brushed off suggestions that it releases budget devices. The London-based hardware startup prefers to position itself as a lifestyle — or even fashion — brand, with desi

Android smartwatches are getting Spotify’s AI DJ, WhatsApp and updated Google apps

Google is updating Wear OS to bring new features, apps and app experiences to its smartwatch OS platform, the company announced today at its Google I/O developer conference. The features, coming later

Google previews Wear OS 4 with better battery life, third-party watch face support

At Google’s I/O developer conference today, the company previewed the next version of its smartwatch operating system, Wear OS 4. The new release promises to bring improved battery life and acce

Samsung adds temperature-based period tracking to its Galaxy Watch5

Samsung’s Galaxy Watch5 will now offer improved period tracking features thanks to a new partnership with Natural Cycles that leverages the smartwatch’s temperature sensors to make better

India pips North America to become the biggest smartwatch market

India surpassed North America to take the top global spot in the smartwatch market in the quarter that ended in September, according to a report from market research player Counterpoint. The festival

Google gets serious about wearables with the Pixel Watch

2021 was the Pixel’s year. The Pixel 6 saw Google finally getting its act together and introducing a flagship that could rival the likes of Samsung and Apple. But while the line is getting a solid u

Want a glimpse at the Apple Watch Series 9? Look no further than the Ultra

Apple's familiar playbook suggests that the Ultra won't be the last new variant of the company's smartwatch line.

Apple Watch Ultra first impressions

We posted a pair of Apple Watch reviews this time last week. Both the Series 8 and second-gen SE received high marks for their categories — flagship and budget, respectively. Were Apple to stick

Apple Watch Series 8 review: Hoping for the best, preparing for the worst

Let’s pretend, for a minute, that you’re Apple. You didn’t create the smartwatch market, but you currently control more than one-third of it. You’re caught up in a yearly refresh cycle (of you

Apple announces 2nd-gen Apple Watch SE with updated chip for $249

JBL’s new earbuds have a case with touchscreen, because we don’t have enough displays

Tired: JBL announced the Tour PRO 2 earbuds with active noise cancellation (ANC). Wired: The case has a touchscreen. That’s right. In the off-chance you didn’t have enough screens in your

Samsung Galaxy Watch 5 review

We’ve had a Samsung review blitz over the past two weeks, covering all the products the company announced at its recent Unpacked event. In my write-up of the Galaxy Buds 2 Pro, I noted how understat
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