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Google refuses to commit to next-gen Wear OS upgrades for current watches

Google refuses to commit to next-gen Wear OS upgrades for current watches

When Fossil confirmed that it wouldn't update its existing smartwatches to the all-new Wear OS, speculation was rife that this could possibly be due to hardware limitations. It turns out that this might not be true, as Qualcomm has confirmed that its existing chipsets can handle the new software that Google has baked up in collaboration with Samsung.

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Redmi Watch review: Hold on for the Mi Band 6 and save some cash

Redmi Watch review: Hold on for the Mi Band 6 and save some cash

While Xiaomi has a long history of making impressive fitness trackers, its sub-brand Redmi is relatively new to the game with just a couple of wearables on offer. Much like other products in its lineup, the new Redmi Watch also caters to the budget segment, offering a smartwatch-like design at a price that isn’t much higher than a fitness band.

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Fitbit adding 2FA, because your health is no one's business but yours

Fitbit adding 2FA, because your health is no one's business but yours

It's been more than a year since many of us got more acquainted with our webcams than we ever wanted to be. You've used the excess of personal time to invest in your personal health, right? Right? Well whether you have or haven't, keeping your health info to yourself is probably a good call. To that end, Fitbit now supports two-factor authentication (2FA) for its user accounts.

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OnePlus and Cyberpunk 2077 team up for the ultimate unfinished product

OnePlus and Cyberpunk 2077 team up for the ultimate unfinished product

Two products that were heavily criticized for being unfinished at launch are coming together for a limited edition collaboration. That's right, OnePlus is releasing a Cyberpunk 2077-branded Watch that is debuting on May 24.

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Android 12's radical new design, Wear OS brought back from the dead, and more: Every big Google I/O announcement

Android 12's radical new design, Wear OS brought back from the dead, and more: Every big Google I/O announcement

Google I/O day one is just about a wrap, and with it came an absolute tsunami of news. Android is getting its biggest design overhaul in half a decade. Wear OS is being completely pivoted — and merging with Samsung Tizen?! Android Automotive is headed to more cars, and as usual, Google announced a smorgasbord of app updates and changes to apps you use every day. We've got all the big news here, and there's a lot of it, so let's buckle down and get through this stuff!

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Gboard is the first new Wear OS app from Google in years — download it here

Gboard is the first new Wear OS app from Google in years — download it here

Wear OS isn't quite in a place to compete directly with gadgets like the Apple Watch and Samsung's wearables, but it's not time to throw in the towel just yet. For the first time in years, Google is bringing an all-new app to its smartwatch lineup, designed to improve communication from your wrist. Gboard is finally coming to Wear OS, complete with a fresh design and multi-language support. We've also got a link to download it at the bottom of this post.

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The OnePlus Watch gets a critical feature it should have had at launch (but there's a catch)

The OnePlus Watch gets a critical feature it should have had at launch (but there's a catch)

We had high expectations when we first heard OnePlus was working on a smartwatch and thought it would combine great value with an affordable price. Unfortunately, when we reviewed it, we found out it lacked a bunch of essential features.

However, when OnePlus announced the first update for its smartwatch, we thought it would fix some of its flaws. Sadly, it only corrected a handful of bugs without really adding new functionality. Thankfully, the OnePlus watch is getting another update, which adds the much-expected always-on display feature.

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The OnePlus Watch's first software update isn't what we hoped for

The OnePlus Watch's first software update isn't what we hoped for

When OnePlus unveiled its first smartwatch, it sounded like it would offer great value at an affordable price, just like most of the brand's products. Sadly, the device was not only hard to find; it turned out to be an unfinished product that lacked essential features. Thankfully, most of these issues could be fixed with software improvements, which is why we had high hopes when OnePlus announced one for its watch. Unfortunately, it mainly fixes bugs but doesn't add much to the watch for now.

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Good luck buying a OnePlus Watch

Good luck buying a OnePlus Watch

OnePlus managed to scrounge up a lot of excitement for its first smartwatch last month at its official unveiling. With included fitness tracking and up to two weeks of battery, it seemed like a great deal at $159, even before taking the $20 voucher offered for the watch into account. Launch day has arrived, and OnePlus's newest gadget is officially up for sale — or it would be, rather, if it hadn't sold out almost immediately.

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Your Fitbit can't tell when you're angry yet, but it may soon know when your blood pressure spikes

Your Fitbit can't tell when you're angry yet, but it may soon know when your blood pressure spikes

Fitbit has been expanding the range of its tracking sensors since well before its acquisition by Google. Just last month, the company added support for monitoring blood oxygen saturation and skin temperature to the Charge 4, but now it's looking to expand beyond surface-level information. In an effort to combat high blood pressure, Fitbit is launching a study to determine if its devices can track changes in your heart, right from your wrist.

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