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Fitbit Versa 3 review, one month later: Still the one to get

Fitbit Versa 3 review, one month later: Still the one to get

The Fitbit Versa 3 launched earlier this year alongside Fitbit's flagship tracker, the Sense. That device is packed with features, including heart rate monitoring, sleep tracking, what have you — but it can also do ECG scans, and even purportedly measure your stress levels. In his review, our own Ryan found that the usefulness of some of the Sense's features was questionable. He also said it's too expensive at $329.

The Versa 3 is extremely similar to the Sense, with a few key differences: it drops ECG and electrodermal activity (EDA) monitoring, trades stainless steel casing for aluminum, and slashes $100 off the price tag.

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Fitbit Sense review, one month later: Making a comeback

Fitbit Sense review, one month later: Making a comeback

In the era before modern smartwatches, Fitbit's name became synonymous with wearable fitness trackers. Full-fledged smartwatches have become the norm as consumers have demanded more and more from wearables, and Fitbit stepped in with the Ionic and Versa smartwatches a few years ago. I had high hopes that Fitbit would continue to improve and provide Android users a viable alternative to the increasingly frustrating Wear OS experience, but the Sense has some of the same shortcomings and bugs I remember from the Ionic. The Sense also has its own raft of new glitches that I find equally annoying.

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Fitbit OS 5.1 adds Google Assistant integration to the Sense and Versa 3

Fitbit OS 5.1 adds Google Assistant integration to the Sense and Versa 3

Following its acquisition in progress, Google already confirmed that it would add the Assistant to the latest Fitbit smartwatches, the Versa 3 and the Sense, and today, it has arrived as part of Fitbit OS 5.1. The update will roll out to the two health trackers starting today, and it packs a few more things on top of the Assistant: Automatic SpO2 readings at night without the dedicated watchface, new SpO2 clockfaces, audible Alexa replies, and more.

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OnePlus Watch reportedly delayed indefinitely, adding to company's struggles

OnePlus Watch reportedly delayed indefinitely, adding to company's struggles

OnePlus has been managing a series of crises in recent times — it has split from Carl Pei, arguably its most influential co-founder, and is facing stiff, price-competitive adversaries against its newest flagship devices. Now, we can add another one to the pile: the OnePlus Watch.

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Flash sale: Take an additional 30% off select Fossil smartwatches with prices as low as $54 (Sponsored)

Flash sale: Take an additional 30% off select Fossil smartwatches with prices as low as $54 (Sponsored)

With seemingly everyone working from home these days, managing your time — and even keeping track of what day it is — has become a challenge for us all. It’s up to you to watch yourself, and there has never been a better time to LITERALLY watch yourself than now (See what we did there?).

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Oppo tipped to release an international version of its smartwatch with Wear OS

Oppo tipped to release an international version of its smartwatch with Wear OS

Back in March, Chinese manufacturer Oppo announced its first smartwatch, sporting a design similar to the one of an Apple Watch. The device, called the Oppo Watch, was exclusively meant to be sold on the Chinese Market and ran an in-house Android-based OS. However, a new promotional video seems to point the company is about to release a refreshed version of the product that will ship with Wear OS.

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Smartwatch shipments are up 12% in Q1 2020 despite the coronavirus outbreak

Smartwatch shipments are up 12% in Q1 2020 despite the coronavirus outbreak

You would think that smartwatch shipments fell sharply this year due to many people being confined to their homes during lockdown orders, but the market is alive and well with a 12% growth compared to last year's first quarter, according to Canalys. However, the news isn't great for every player: Apple's and Fitbit's share annual growth turned negative while Huawei, Samsung, and Garmin are the winners of Q1 2020.

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Fitbit is preparing to add support for the Google Assistant

Fitbit is preparing to add support for the Google Assistant

Google has been making a big deal about its Assistant for a long time now, going so far as to call it "your own personal Google." It's made it onto phones, Chromebooks, and smart speakers, but it's never been available on a third-party smartwatch — until now! According to code found in the latest version of the Fitbit Android app, the company is working on adding integration with the Google Assistant.

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Get an open-box Samsung Galaxy Watch Active2 for as low as $170

Get an open-box Samsung Galaxy Watch Active2 for as low as $170

Samsung's Galaxy Watch Active2 is a fantastic smartwatch that earned our Most Wanted accolade back in October. Its MSRP is steep, though, starting at $280. But thanks to an open-box deal on eBay, you can pick one off at a tasty discount — $170 for the 40 mm model or $180 for the 44 mm.

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The best smartwatches, fitness trackers, and wearables for Android (Spring 2020)

The best smartwatches, fitness trackers, and wearables for Android (Spring 2020)

Smartwatches weren't exactly the next smartphone revolution that many hoped for, but for checking notifications and tracking health, they can be incredibly valuable tools. They're certainly not for everyone, but if you're looking for a new smartwatch, fitness tracker, or other wearable product, there are plenty of excellent options at every price bracket.

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