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Wyze Band review: One critical flaw ruins a promising fitness tracker

Wyze started off as a maker of simple smart home products that worked well and were affordable, but the company has started to expand rapidly. It just released a scale and door lock, and additional products like outdoor and doorbell cameras are in development. Another of its new products is the Wyze Band, a $25 fitness tracker that can also control your smart home devices.

I've been trying out the new Wyze Band for the past week, and while there's a surprising amount of functionality for a wearable product that costs so little, there are a few software quirks that ruin the experience.

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Fitbit 4 leak reveals integrated GPS, Spotify music controls, and a special Sports Edition (Updated)

Back in 2018, Fitbit launched the Charge 3 fitness tracker, which looked a lot like its predecessor, but gained several features that essentially turned it into a smartwatch, thanks to its larger greyscale display with touch input. Even though the company is about to get absorbed by Google, it's continuing to update its lineup until the acquisition is complete. 9to5Google just published leaked information on the upcoming fitness tracker, which merely seems to be a Charge 3 with updated internals.

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Huawei unveils fitness-oriented Watch GT2e smartwatch

Back in September, Huawei launched the Watch GT2, which seemed to be a mere upgrade over the previous generation. The company just announced a new intelligent timepiece, the Watch GT2e, which is designed for those with an active lifestyle. It's essentially a Watch GT2 with advanced fitness features and a rubberized design.

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Skagen's Falster 3 Wear OS smartwatch with Wear 3100 SoC drops to $238 ($56 off)

If you're on the market for a Wear OS watch, the Skagen Falster 3 is one of the best ones around. It's not cheap, though, as its original retail price was $295, but it's currently down to $238 on Amazon, making it a bit more affordable. For this price, you get the latest tech and a sleek minimalist design, making it worth considering.

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Pre-orders are now open for Wyze Band and Scale (Updated)

Wyze, the company known for making affordable smart home products, was rumored to be working on a fitness tracking band and a smart scale. The company confirmed this information and released further details on their availability last month, hinting these devices were almost ready to hit the market. We now know they will be available for early access buyers on Tuesday.

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Fossil Sport Gen 4 smartwatches drops to impulse-buy territory at $69

For those on the market for an affordable, up-to-date smartwatch to use with your Android phone, look no further than the Fossil Sport. Even at release, its $275 price tag was considered relatively affordable, but thanks to a coupon code on Fossil's site, you can grab either the 41mm and 43mm versions in a variety of colors for only $69. This discount marks a savings of $30 off the already-low recent pricing and one of the lowest prices we've ever seen on this model.

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The original Samsung Galaxy Watch Active is only $137 ($63 off) at Microsoft

By this stage of the wearables game, Samsung has pretty much nailed down the formula for building great smartwatches. The company has been churning out hits for years, seemingly iterating on its winning designs and software with each generation. For a limited time, you can pick up last year's original Samsung Galaxy Watch Active for just $137.17 ($62.82 off) at Microsoft.

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New TAG Heuer Connected Wear OS smartwatch includes a Wear 3100, sapphire glass screen, and titanium or steel cases, costs All The Money

TAG Heuer has just revealed a "new generation" of its Wear OS-powered, high-end smartwatches. Featuring stainless steel or titanium cases, a round OLED display, a 430mAh battery, NFC, GPS, a heart rate monitor, and an updated Snapdragon Wear 3100 SoC, it basically has everything — and it will cost All The Money, too. Prices start at $1,800 for the "basic" version with a black rubber strap. It's available now to order online "in all regions," and will start showing up in some retailers tomorrow, Friday the 13th.

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Montblanc upgrades the Summit 2 smartwatch with built-in LTE

With the Summit 2, Montblanc was the first company to release a smartwatch powered by Snapdragon's latest Wear 3100 chipset. The luxury brand just unveiled an updated timepiece, which now comes with built-in LTE, along with other improvements.

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Wyze Band to combine activity tracking and smart home control, app teardown reveals

Wyze detailed the timeline of its upcoming smart home products last week, including the Wyze Band—a wearable that functions as a fitness tracker as well as allowing you to control your Wyze products from your wrist in the form-factor of the Fitbit Charge 3. Now, additional details have come to light thanks to some information in the public beta app.

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