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The Adidas GMR is a $40 Google Jacquard tag with a FIFA game tie-in

The Adidas GMR is a $40 Google Jacquard tag with a FIFA game tie-in

Last week, Google's Advanced Technology and Projects unit teased a collaboration centered around its Project Jacquard smart clothing tag featuring sportsgear brand Adidas and video game publisher Electronic Arts. Well, the teasing's over now and what we've got are a new pair of insoles that are meant to get you (or your kids) playing real soccer while also acing virtual soccer in EA Sports FIFA Mobile. Adidas calls it GMR.

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Save up to 63% on Fossil Gen 4 and Sport smartwatches in this early Black Friday sale (Update: More watches)

Save up to 63% on Fossil Gen 4 and Sport smartwatches in this early Black Friday sale (Update: More watches)

 

Fossil's made quite a name for itself as one of the few OEMs that has stuck with Wear OS since its early days as Android Wear. Now you can own some of the company's very best wearable tech, like the worthy Gen 4 and the lauded Fossil Sport, for a steep discount. Right now, save up to 63% on more than half of Fossil's current smartwatch portfolio on Fossil's website and at Amazon.

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Samsung Gear Live No Longer Available On The Google Store

Samsung Gear Live No Longer Available On The Google Store

Did you remember that Samsung made an Android Wear device? To be honest, I had almost completely forgotten. It seems no one ever talks about that watch, and apparently not many people were buying it either because Google just pulled the plug on the device on the Google Store. When you open the product page you are greeted with this sad sight (or site, your call).

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Gone before I've ever seen one in the wild. What a pity. Alas, Darwin's law of natural selection appears to be in effect even in the world of wearables. If you were longing for the warm embrace of a Samsung wrist hug and are crushed by this news, never fear, the Gear Live can still be purchased on Amazon for $200.

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