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Alexa comes to the Amazfit Verge fitness smartwatch

Amazfit's popular, inexpensive, and fitness-focused Verge smartwatch now offers Alexa integration for voice commands. Whether you want a quick news briefing, the weather forecast, what's on your calendar, or to turn on the lights, all you need to do is just talk to your watch.

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Samsung's Galaxy Watch Active is a great smartwatch, especially for $200

Samsung unveiled its latest mainstream smartwatch, the simply-named Galaxy Watch, late last year. It was a decent wearable, but fairly pricey at the time ($300), and it lacked MST support in Samsung Pay.

The newer health-focused Galaxy Watch Active was announced alongside the Galaxy S10, and it's definitely a more attractive wearable for most people. It's less expensive and physically smaller, while retaining excellent battery life.

The Galaxy Watch Active is one of the best smartwatches you can buy right now, but Samsung definitely cut a few corners — including dropping one of Tizen's best features.

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Huawei Watch GT Classic drops to $200 ($30 off), GT Sport to $180 ($20 off) on Amazon

Huawei's latest smartwatches, the Watch GT Classic and Watch GT Sport, don't run Wear OS anymore. Instead, they use the company's own Lite OS, which some people love and others aren't as happy with. If you're not tied to Google's platform and you're looking for a new smartwatch, the Watch GT Classic has dropped to $199.72 (a little over $30 off), and the Watch GT Sport is now $179.99 ($20 off) on Amazon.

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[Update: It's back] Samsung's Gear S3 Frontier is now $200 on Amazon

If you want a smartwatch, and Google's Wear OS isn't appealing to you, Samsung's Tizen watches are the next-best thing you can use with Android phones. The Gear S3 is one of the company's older watches, as it came out in late 2016, but it's still supported and has some features the newer watches lack. Now you can get it for just $199.99 on Amazon — around $20 cheaper than the typical price, and $150 below the original MSRP.

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Samsung unveils health-focused Galaxy Watch Active with blood-pressure monitoring, will cost $200

Health tracking has never been a top focus for Samsung's smartwatches, but that changes today. Samsung unveiled a slew of new wearable products today, including a sleeker version of last year's Galaxy Watch — the fittingly-named Galaxy Watch Active.

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Huawei Watch GT coming to the US on February 19 for $200, up for pre-order on Amazon now

Huawei's latest smartwatch, the Watch GT, has been out in overseas markets for quite some time now. However, it's only just made its way to US shores. Amazon pre-orders for the $199.99 Watch GT Sport and $229.99 Watch GT Classic are up now, with the release date marked as February 19th.

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Samsung Gear Sport drops to $169 ($120 off) at Best Buy and Amazon

If you've been looking for a capable smartwatch that won't break the bank, then this deal is for you. Right now, you can grab a Samsung Gear Sport for $159.99, a whopping $120 off. This deal is available at Best Buy and on Amazon.

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[Update: Available starting $2550] Louis Vuitton's Tambour Horizon watch receives a Snapdragon Wear 3100 and an upgraded screen

It seems like every luxury brand has a Wear OS watch offering these days, and Louis Vuitton is one of them. According to Engadget, the designer has updated its Tambour Horizon watch with Qualcomm's new Snapdragon Wear 3100, as well as a handful of other improvements for the new year.

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TicWatch E2 and S2 are now available for $159.99 and $179.99

Smartwatches aren't quite the product category that some thought (or hoped) they would be, but that hasn't stopped some companies from continuing to expand and improve their offerings. Take Mobvoi, the makers of the TicWatch line, for example, which has just announced pricing and immediate availability for its new TicWatch E2 and TicWatch S2.

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[Update: Gear Sport, too] Gear S3 gets a substantial Tizen update full of UI improvements and other changes

Gear S3 owners were greeted with a large software update for their watches today. Not only does the ~300MB file mark the arrival of Tizen v4, but it adds a host of other improvements and changes. We'll take a look through the changelog first.

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