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Flex on your friends' aluminum smartwatches with nearly half off the titanium Galaxy Watch3

Flex on your friends' aluminum smartwatches with nearly half off the titanium Galaxy Watch3

Samsung's Galaxy Watch3 is still one of the best wearables you can pick up for Android today, and its "Titanium" edition is an ultra-premium version. It launched last fall for $600 — a significant markup over the already-expensive standard Watch3 — but Amazon Prime members can pick one up today for an all-new low of just $340.

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Samsung's latest wearable updates are hitting the Galaxy Watch3 and Watch Active2

Samsung's latest wearable updates are hitting the Galaxy Watch3 and Watch Active2

Your excuses for your sedentary lifestyle are rapidly disappearing. The weather's getting better, days are getting longer, and with any luck you may soon be all vaxed up, ready to head out and take on the world. Many of us are putting in a little bit of an extra effort to get out and be active, hoping to shed some of this pandemic weight (and maybe then some), and there's no better tool to help you with that than a good smartwatch. This week Samsung's got fresh updates landing for a couple of its recent models.

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Pick up Samsung's Galaxy Watch Active 2 for less than your family's cell phone bill

Pick up Samsung's Galaxy Watch Active 2 for less than your family's cell phone bill

Samsung makes some of the best smartwatches for Android, especially if you pair it using one of its phones. The Galaxy Watch Active 2 might not be the newest wearable on the block, but it's still a great choice — particularly since you can regularly find it for far less than its original MSRP. Today, you can grab it for just $180, an all-new low on one of Samsung's best fitness-focused watches.

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Get your pick of refurbished Samsung Galaxy Watches starting at $115

Get your pick of refurbished Samsung Galaxy Watches starting at $115

Hankering for something to wrap around that bare wrist, perhaps something from Samsung? Save a few bucks with today's big sale on Woot — refurbished Galaxy Watch devices from the first to the latest are available at a decent discount until 10 p.m. PDT tonight.

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Why I'm glad I made the switch from Google to Samsung

Why I'm glad I made the switch from Google to Samsung

I used Google devices exclusively for years. At the time, I loved my Nexus 6, Nexus 6P, the first two generations of the Pixel (XL versions), the Nexus 9 and Pixel C tablets, and even the Pixelbook. But after a few weeks with the Pixel 3 XL, I had to face a truth that I'd been trying to deny: Google hardware makes too many compromises. I went through at least three of each Pixel, all replaced on warranty for one reason or another. And the 3 XL wasn't faring any better in the software department, with the music app constantly being pushed out of memory and the camera failing to save many of the pictures and videos that I took.

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Samsung's Galaxy Watch3 and Watch Active2 are both getting updated software

Samsung's Galaxy Watch3 and Watch Active2 are both getting updated software

The state of wearables for Android is kind of lamentable, but Samsung makes some of the best. Today it's rolling out software updates for the Galaxy Watch3 and Watch Active2, the latter of which hasn't seen a software bump since January. Both of them are relatively minor patches to Tizen version 5.5.0.2, released earlier this year.

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Samsung is making it inconvenient to locate its smartwatches

Samsung is making it inconvenient to locate its smartwatches

One of the many benefits of putting some modern tech in a watch is that you can track it if it manages to get lost. Samsung's smartwatches can not only buzz when they're nearby but can also be located approximately on a map when they're not in Bluetooth range. However, according to an end-of-service notice currently going out to owners, users will no longer be able to use Get Location to accomplish the latter.

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Samsung's watches now support ECG monitoring in 32 more countries

Samsung's watches now support ECG monitoring in 32 more countries

Samsung's Galaxy Watch3 and Watch Active2 both have hardware support for ECG monitoring, but it is taking a long time to show up for everyone, since the feature has to be approved by each country's health agencies. It was exclusive to South Korea until September of last year, when it was enabled for use in the United States, and now it's coming to 32 more countries.

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Galaxy Watch3 owners in Europe can now access blood pressure and ECG data

Galaxy Watch3 owners in Europe can now access blood pressure and ECG data

More governments are giving their mark of approval to Samsung's ability to read and monitor your blood pressure and electrocardiogram. The company has announced that its Samsung Health Monitor app — where those tracking features can be found — will be available in 31 new countries.

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Samsung rolling out SmartThings Find support to Watch Active2

Samsung rolling out SmartThings Find support to Watch Active2

Samsung officially revealed its SmartThings Find service in October of last year, which uses a combination of Bluetooth and ultra-wideband wireless signals to locate Samsung products. With yesterday's launch of the Galaxy SmartTag, Samsung is working to add Find support for more devices, and next in line is the Galaxy Watch Active2.

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