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Fossil Sport Gen 4 smartwatch drops to $99 ($50 off) (Update: UK, too)

If you're in the market for an affordable smartwatch that doesn't disappoint when it comes to features or style, the Fossil Sport is now available for $99 from either Best Buy or directly from Fossil. It's an excellent time to pick up one of Fossil's older smartwatches, as the company just released an update for Gen 4 products that brings the Gen 5's previously exclusive battery management features and Wear OS H (based on Android Pie) to the previous generation.

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Should you buy a Wear OS watch or a Galaxy Watch?

When it comes to smartwatches you can use with Android phones, there are two primary options: models running Google's Wear OS platform (formerly Android Wear), and Samsung's Galaxy/Gear watches that run Tizen OS. Just like with iOS and Android, each platform has its own advantages and disadvantages that have to be considered.

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All the new Wear OS watches from CES 2020

Smartwatches and other wearables have become regular guests at tech exhibitions. The same is true for CES, where Fossil has taken the stage to launch a ton of variations for its Wear OS lineup. A new competitor, Suunto, has also entered the high-end market during the show. To give you an overview of the introduced designs and devices, we've compiled this article listing all Wear OS watches shown during CES 2020.

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Skagen's Falster 3 smartwatch is official, includes Wear 3100 CPU and speaker

 

Just a few days ago, a product listing for the then-unannounced Skagen Falster 3 smartwatch with Google's Wear OS showed up on Amazon. The watch has now officially been revealed at CES, and it's more or less a Fossil Gen 5 in a different casing — which is certainly a good thing.

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Suunto 7 is the Finnish brand's first Wear OS smartwatch, and it comes with offline maps

Finnish exploration and sports specialist Suunto has just announced its first Wear OS smartwatch, and it comes with one especially neat trick up its sleeve. The Suunto 7 features full-color offline outdoor maps so you can follow your live location no matter where you are. This rugged watch and sports tracker isn't cheap at just under $500, but its feature-set might just make it worth the money.

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The fourth-generation Fossil Sport smartwatch is selling for $104 again ($45 off)

If you're looking for a new smartwatch, the Fossil Sport is worth considering. It's powered by Wear OS and comes with all the essentials you need. When it came out, it was selling for $275, but thanks to this deal, you can pay just $104 for it, making it an attractive purchase.

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The best Wear OS smartwatch is only $172 ($123 off) at Amazon (Update: Extra savings removed)

One of the great things about being an Android user is that there are plenty of good smartwatch options to match any style and preference. If you want the best Wear OS watch on the market, though, there is only one that we'd recommend above all the rest. For a limited time, you can pick up a brand new Fossil Gen 5 smartwatch for only $172 ($123 off) at Amazon.

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TicWatch Pro hits an all-time low price at just $159 ($91 off) on Amazon

With the holidays fast approaching, you might be scrambling for gift ideas for some of your tech-savvy relatives and friends — or maybe you just want something neat for yourself. If you want to look snazzy while you track calories for your New Year's resolution, you're in luck: The TicWatch Pro is on sale for a new low of $159 ($91 off) on Amazon.

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Fossil's fifth-gen smartwatches showcase Wear OS at its best (Update: four months later)

Google's Wear OS platform is in a bit of a weird place. The operating system itself is still being periodically updated with new features and improvements, like the Tiles function that was released in May, but the third-party app library is still minimal, and Qualcomm has been slow to improve the underlying hardware. Still, Wear OS isn't going anywhere, and the closest thing to a flagship watch is the new fifth-generation Fossil Q lineup.

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You can pre-order the new Moto 360 with Wear OS today, ships in January

Wearable fans have something to be happy about today. After getting a glimpse of the new Moto 360 back in October, the smartwatches are now open for preorder and set to start shipping early next year. For better or worse, though, the watch isn't being produced by Motorola this time around. Instead, it's made by a company called eBuyNow who has licensed the Moto 360 branding.

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