Smartwatches tend to cost a pretty penny. Even budget offerings still manage to run into triple digits, and with the state of wearables on Android, it's a tough price to justify. If you're just looking for a way to track your fitness and view notifications without needing your phone, Samsung's Galaxy Fit2 is a fantastic Fitbit alternative. It's already a steal at its usual $50 price, but now you can start counting steps and calories for an all-new low of just $30 at Amazon.
Casio's G-Shock watches are well-known for their bold designs, offering water and shock resistance to athletes, workers, and any outdoorsy type. Despite shipping several ruggedWear OS gadgets in the past, none of its smartwatches have ever been included in the G-Shock series. While finding a suitable wearable for Android might be a challenge these days, Casio is looking to finally bring G-Shock into the 21st century with its massive new GSW-H1000 smartwatch.
The OnePlus Watch was just officially announced yesterday following a very on-brand drip-feed of leaks and teasers. At $159, it already looks like a strong value — but if you want an even stronger value, OnePlus has a voucher you can claim up until the day it launches to save 20 bucks.
At a livestreamed event today, Realme unveiled a set of new products, including its latest affordable smartphone. The Realme 8 Pro boasts Samsung's new 108MP camera sensor for high-resolution photos, while other innovative features such as tilt-shift time-lapse video are also on board. At the same time, Realme announced the launch of two new wearable accessories in European markets: the Watch S Pro and Buds Air 2.
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Android as an ecosystem is lacking any one de facto wearable accessory. Whereas iOS users enjoy exclusive access to the best smartwatch you can buy, we Android loyalists have to do a little research to choose from a staggering number of smartwatches and fitness trackers (and yes, iPhone owners can use these devices, too — but there's not much reason for them to).
But we here at Android Police have done the legwork for you! Here, for your convenience, is a selection of the very best wearables you can get for your Android phone.
OnePlus revealed earlier this month that it will release a smartwatch in 2021, though it's still unclear if it will use Google's Wear OS platform or custom-built software (like Huawei and Samsung's wearables). However, a cheaper fitness band might reach the finish line before a full-blown OnePlus smartwatch is ready.
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.
Black Friday has been and gone, but don't fear — it's Cyber Monday! Many of the same deals are still available and some have even been improved. Check out our list featuring some of the best discounts on tech this holiday. If you play your cards right, you could get your Christmas shopping out of the way before we even reach December.
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OnePlus isn't just stopping at a Cyberpunk-themed phone. According to a recent leak from @StationChat, the long-rumored OnePlus watch will also offer a Cyberpunk 2077 edition. But according to reliable OnePlus leaker Max Jambor, the OnePlus Watch won't run WearOS.
I've always been really interested in fun products — even if the product isn't remotely practical or "good" in the traditional sense. Sometimes a truly bleeding-edge device can give us a glimpse of the future, regardless of its flaws. That's what made me interested in the new Bose Frames when they were released a few weeks ago.
The idea of Bose Frames is to combine sunglasses and earbuds into one product by putting directional speakers in the temple of the shades right above the ear. They are the most unusual audio gimmick I've seen in a long time, and the interesting design and genuine enjoyment I get from this product makes it hard to regret my purchase.