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Google Fit receives new home screen and better sleep tracking

Google Fit receives new home screen and better sleep tracking

Google Fit has been in a state of limbo for a while now. It has always lagged behind competing services from Apple, Samsung, and others, and sometimes has broke entirely. Thankfully, Google has revealed a major update to Fit today, along with a few minor new features for Wear OS.

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Montblanc's stupid-expensive Summit 2+ Wear OS watch comes to Verizon for $1,170

Montblanc's stupid-expensive Summit 2+ Wear OS watch comes to Verizon for $1,170

Luxury watch brand Montblanc announced its Summit 2+ smartwatch back in March. The Wear OS watch is now available to order from Verizon for an eye-boggling $1,170. It doesn't offer much that really stands out except for two things: built-in LTE connectivity and a price tag that's higher than anybody should probably pay.

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Strap a Fossil Gen 5E smartwatch to your wrist for just $150 from Best Buy ($100 off)

Strap a Fossil Gen 5E smartwatch to your wrist for just $150 from Best Buy ($100 off)

The success of Wear OS depends greatly on the hardware it's running on. Fossil's Gen 5 smartwatches utilize the Snapdragon Wear 3100 processor paired with 1GB of RAM for some of the smoothest performance you'll find in a Wear OS watch. Now the company's Gen 5e watches are on sale for just $150 (a hundred bucks off!) at Best Buy, offering all the essentials of the standard Gen 5 lineup for a much lower price.

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Get a Gen 5 Fossil smartwatch with Wear OS for as low as $143 with this coupon code

Get a Gen 5 Fossil smartwatch with Wear OS for as low as $143 with this coupon code

Wear OS smartwatches aren't for everyone, but Fossil's Gen 5 watches are some of the best ones to buy. They operate on the Snapdragon Wear 3100 chip paired with a full gig of RAM, making it one of the snappiest experiences with Google's wearable platform around. And right now, you can buy a Gen 5 watch for as low as $143.20 from Fossil's website when you use the coupon code exclusive.

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Google's Wear OS removes maximum limit on Tiles

Google's Wear OS removes maximum limit on Tiles

Wear OS is far from being the most praised smartwatch operating system, an issue Google is well aware of.  Thankfully, the company worked on improving it and introduced widget-like tiles in May. Sadly, these were capped to just five, a restriction that's now being lifted.

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Diesel's new smartwatch is either garishly ugly or strikingly beautiful

Diesel's new smartwatch is either garishly ugly or strikingly beautiful

Wear OS has fallen by the wayside in recent years, but the updates coming with Android 11 offer some encouragement. Diesel has been experimenting with translucent designs for a while now, and the company's newest release takes it to the next level. The DT2023 is a limited-edition version of the Fadelite DT2021 watch. It's a collaboration between Diesel and digital artist Mad Dog Jones — and I don't know if I love it or hate it.

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Suunto 7 smartwatch is first to receive major new Wear OS update

Suunto 7 smartwatch is first to receive major new Wear OS update

Google announced a pretty substantial Wear OS update last month, stating that it would be coming in the fall. We're still a couple weeks out from fall, but Finnish brand Suunto is already pushing this performance-improving update to its Suunto 7 watch.

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

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

These days, there are two primary options for Android-compatible smartwatches. You can use a watch powered by Google's own Wear OS software, or pick up a Galaxy Watch from Samsung. Both platforms get most of the basics right, but depending on which features you care about the most, one might be better than the other for you.

In this guide, we'll go over the key differences between both platforms, so you can make an informed smartwatch purchase.

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Latest Wear OS update for Fossil Gen 5 and other watches has screwed up Google Pay

Latest Wear OS update for Fossil Gen 5 and other watches has screwed up Google Pay

It's fair to say that Wear OS has been stagnating lately. Google announced a few updates for its smartwatch operating system last week, but they're more like minor improvements than the major overhaul many feel the platform needs. Fossil and its subsidiaries make a lot of Wear OS watches, and now the company is taking matters into its own hands with an exclusive update that adds new health-tracking capabilities, a Phone app tile, and more.

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Google announces Wear OS update with performance and UI improvements

Google announces Wear OS update with performance and UI improvements

Google's Wear OS platform has been in a holding pattern for much of the past year, while the company waits for its acquisition of Fitbit to go through (or be shut down over antitrust lawsuits). Thankfully, Google hasn't completely forgotten about its existing wearable platform, as a new update is coming in the fall with some much-needed improvements.

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