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Misfit Vapor guide: An understated smartwatch with some fitness extras

Misfit has added another smartwatch to the ranks with the Vapor, the first device in its collection to feature a touchscreen display. This is actually a pretty big deal for Misfit, though not a surprise since it is now owned by Fossil Group. Fossil announced at CES that it’s going to launch 300 wearables this…

#Trending: Fitbit is doing everything but launching new trackers
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#Trending: Fitbit is doing everything but launching new trackers

On any given week, Fitbit can look like both the Only Company Getting Wearable Tech Right and a hot mess. The first few weeks of the year have been particularly eventful so we thought we’d take a step back and assess. We saw in the New Year with news that Fitbit was the No.2 free…

Casio Pro Trek Smart WSD-F20: Rugged smartwatch sequel essential guide
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Casio Pro Trek Smart WSD-F20: Rugged smartwatch sequel essential guide

The Casio WSD-F20, the Japanese company’s second stab at the Android Wear market, was revealed over in Vegas at CES 2017. The successor to the Casio Smart Outdoor WSD-F10 now falls under the company’s Pro Trek Smart Series and delivers the feature we wanted most from the original: built-in GPS. First impressions: Casio WSD-F20 review…

This Paper Watch could be an affordable fitness tracker alternative
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This Paper Watch could be an affordable fitness tracker alternative

If you’re looking to jump into the fitness tracker game but find yourself balking at the loftier prices, this ‘Paper Watch’ prototype could soon provide health-monitoring capabilities at a fraction of the price. The DIY-style design makes use of household staples, such as sponges and aluminium foil, and combines them with silicon-based chip components to…

Android Wear 2.0 standalone apps will work on watches paired to iPhones
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Android Wear 2.0 standalone apps will work on watches paired to iPhones

Android Wear 2.0 is (probably) landing on 9 February and Google is gearing its developers up by releasing the final dev preview. The big news for regular folk awaiting the delayed update to Google’s smartwatch platform, is that iPhone users will be able to download standalone Wear apps straight from the onboard Play Store to…

HTC’s Android Wear smartwatch is officially dead
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HTC’s Android Wear smartwatch is officially dead

HTC has confirmed that is long-anticipated smartwatch is not happening, despite images of a wearable leaking out on more than one occasion. We recently reported on a second batch of photos showing what appeared to be HTC’s Android Wear smartwatch, built in partnership with Under Armour. But according to HTC, it’s not going to be…

The best fitness apps for your wearables
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The best fitness apps for your wearables

Smartwatches are getting smarter. You can now use them to crank up your heating, see who’s at the front door and even order a pizza. It’s fitness tracking where they still come into their own though, counting every rep or footfall to better keep tabs on your improving exercise levels. Whatever wearable you’ve got, it’s…

#Trending: Google embraces watch design to make better smartwatches
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#Trending: Google embraces watch design to make better smartwatches

There’s really only one thing we can talk about this week and that’s Android Wear 2.0. Google made us wait it out for the big software update and to make sure we stood up and took notice, it also launched two new smartwatches alongside it. The LG Watch Sport is one of the best Android…

Polar’s M600 Android Wear sports watch gets swim-friendly features
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Polar’s M600 Android Wear sports watch gets swim-friendly features

Polar’s first Android Wear smartwatch is going to get a whole lot smarter with the M600 set to add swim tracking to the monitoring mix. An upcoming software update will enable Polar M600 users to jump in the pool and measure metrics including distance, pace, strokes per minute and strokes per pool length. It’ll also…