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Pick up Fitbit's best smartwatch for its lowest price since Prime Day

Pick up Fitbit's best smartwatch for its lowest price since Prime Day

Although Fitbit has yet to pivot to Wear OS 3, its current lineup of wearables are still outstanding fitness trackers in their own right. The Sense smartwatch is its most advanced gadget yet, with superb battery life and Google Assistant built right in. If you've been waiting for a great deal to pick one up, today's the day. You can grab a Fitbit Sense from Amazon for just $220.

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TicWatch's Wear OS 3-upgradable smartwatch is $80 off today

TicWatch's Wear OS 3-upgradable smartwatch is $80 off today

Right now may seem like a slightly uncertain time to pick up a new Wear OS watch, considering that current watches will only get the new Wear OS 3.0 update next year and newer hardware is incoming. However, if you had to buy one, the TicWatch Pro 3 GPS is probably your best bet, and a limited-time discount is making the deal sweeter.

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Fresh Samsung Galaxy Watch4 leaks include the first live images and full spec sheets

Fresh Samsung Galaxy Watch4 leaks include the first live images and full spec sheets

Samsung’s second mega launch event for 2021 is happening later this month, likely bringing you two new foldables and a few accessories, including the abundantly leaked Galaxy Watch4 series. We already know that the two smartwatches will be the first to use the new Wear OS. But these new leaks go a step further, detailing their specifications while also showing us how the Classic variant (the one with the rotating bezel) is going to look in real life.

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This is the simplest way to discover and install apps on your Wear OS watch

This is the simplest way to discover and install apps on your Wear OS watch

A few months ago, Google said that it was working on improving the way you discover and install apps on Wear OS watches, by allowing you to browse the watch's Play Store from the larger screen on your smartphone. At the time, we thought this would only roll out once the all-new Wear OS revamp was out, but it seems this isn't the case. Two of our team members are already seeing these changes in the Play Store on their phones, and we can say with certainty: this is the easiest way to find and send apps to your watch.

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Google confirms Wear OS 3 upgrade for a handful of current smartwatches — will yours get it, and when?

Google confirms Wear OS 3 upgrade for a handful of current smartwatches — will yours get it, and when?

Since Google and Samsung announced a relaunched version of Wear OS at I/O two months ago, anyone with a current-gen smartwatch has wondered whether their device will receive an upgrade. Samsung and Fitbit have both been open regarding whether older wearables will move to Wear OS — the answer is a solid "no" — but Google has remained vague in its language over the last two months. Finally, we're learning a lot more about the future of wearables on Android, and it's not all good news.

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Mobvoi wants to give you a free TicWatch E3 for basically just using it

Mobvoi wants to give you a free TicWatch E3 for basically just using it

Google is about to release an all-new version of Wear OS built in partnership with Samsung, but if you can't wait for a new wearable any longer — or you're looking to pick up a smartwatch for free — do we have a deal for you. Mobvoi is the company behind one of the best Android-friendly watches you can buy right now, and it's willing to give you its new TicWatch E3 on the house. You'll just need to complete a few workouts — oh, and you'll need to post about them publicly too.

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Who wants to buy a $2,000 Super Mario-themed Wear OS watch?

Who wants to buy a $2,000 Super Mario-themed Wear OS watch?

When luxury watch brand Tag Heuer announced its Connected Wear OS smartwatch last year, we were flabbergasted at the price — it started at $1,800 for the most basic version. The Swiss watchmaker has found an ingenious way to charge even more money for it, however. Enter the Super Mario Limited Edition version, costing a whopping $2,150.

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Amazfit's bestselling smartwatch is nearly half off today

Amazfit's bestselling smartwatch is nearly half off today

It's tough to find that perfect smartwatch for your wrist, especially with the Apple Watch single-handedly dominating the wearable market. Thankfully, there are plentiful of other decent smartwatches that won't lure you into Apple's proverbial walled garden, including Amazfit's bestselling GTS watch. It's an excellent companion that screams premium at every angle, and you can snag one for $80 at B&H — nearly half off its $140 MSRP.

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Will your smartwatch get an upgrade to Google and Samsung's new Wear OS?

Will your smartwatch get an upgrade to Google and Samsung's new Wear OS?

After years of silence from Google, Wear OS has finally returned to the spotlight. New partnerships with Samsung and Fitbit have reenergized Android-friendly wearables, but there's still a lot we don't know. Both of these companies currently power some of the most popular wearables for Google's mobile OS, leaving many current owners unsure about the future of their watch.

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Galaxy Watch4 Classic surfaces in three sizes and with (yes!) one rotating bezel

Galaxy Watch4 Classic surfaces in three sizes and with (yes!) one rotating bezel

While we were disappointed that Samsung didn't want to show off any hardware at its MWC non-event, it's safe to guess that we'll soon be seeing more leaks of its upcoming Galaxy Watch4, now confirmed to be the first device to run the next-gen Wear OS developed by both Samsung and Google. Patience pays off today, as a bevy of what appear to be retail renders of the Galaxy Watch4 Classic have come out.

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