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Samsung Galaxy Watch is official, launches August 24th starting at $330

The oft-leaked Samsung Galaxy Watch is official after the company's Unpacked event today. The latest Samsung wearable comes in two sizes: a svelte 42mm version and a more robust 46mm watch. It will launch later this month in the US and Korea, with more markets coming next month. You better start saving now, because Samsung's watches won't be cheap with a starting price of $329.99.

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Qualcomm teases September 10th smartwatch event

Qualcomm doesn't make smartwatches (anymore), but it does make smartwatch chips. Almost all Wear OS devices for the last several years have run the aging Snapdragon Wear 2100. Rumors have swirled in recent months that Qualcomm would finally launch a modern successor, and September 10th might be the day.

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Fossil announces fourth-generation smartwatches with NFC, GPS, and heart rate sensors

Fossil's third-generation Q smartwatches have been going on sale frequently as of late - and now we know why. Today the company announced fourth-gen Fossil Q watches, starting with the Q Venture HR and Q Explorist HR.

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[Deal Alert] Samsung Gear Fit2 Pro on sale for $130 ($69 off)

I think I speak for most AP readers when I say that smartwatches haven't lived up to the hype. Samsung's Tizen watches have some good selling points. They tend to get better battery life, and the fitness tracking is great. You don't need a full smartwatch for that, though. The Gear Fit2 Pro might have everything you need, and it's on sale today for $69 off.

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[Deal Alert] Huawei Watch 2 Sport down to $180 ($80 off), Watch 2 Classic for $220 ($80 off)

The Android Wear market isn't what it once was, but one of the few manufacturers that has stuck around is Huawei. The Huawei Watch 2 Sport and Classic didn't wow us as much as the original Huatch, but given the price drops B&H is offering, they might be worth another look. The Sport is offered for $179.99, and the Classic for $219.99.

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Fitbit Versa gets fashionable new knit watchbands from designer PH5

We're the Android Police, so we typically cover technology more than fashion. But sometimes the two overlap a bit, and today is one of those days. Fitbit has just revealed a new line of designer watchbands for its Versa, made by the up-and-coming PH5 label. The twist? They're all knits.

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Samsung accidentally outs unannounced 'Galaxy Watch' on its website

We've watched with moderate interest as the rumors swirl around Samsung's upcoming smartwatch release. Will it run Wear OS? Will it run Tizen? We still don't know, but we can now be fairly sure what the Galaxy Watch looks like. Samsung appears to have added a listing for the device on its website ahead of the announcement.

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Smartwatches and other accessories face looming threat of new Chinese-import tariffs

The world of international commerce is a complicated one, and the particular path a product takes as it evolves from raw materials, to discrete components, to a final, assembled gadget can have a big impact on what it ends up costing. Right now, shoppers in the U.S. are concerned about what impact new tariffs on Chinese imports might have on all manner of consumer goods, from cars to portable electronics. Now some newly published rulings spell out exactly what what kinds of gadgets we may be about to see become slightly more expensive.

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Corning Gorilla Glass DX and Gorilla Glass DX+ want to make your next smartwatch tougher

 

Corning is primarily known as a manufacturer and supplier of hardened glass products for essentially every major smartphone brand in the world. But following yesterday’s introduction of the Gorilla Glass 6, billed as the company’s most durable cover glass yet, we’re now reminded Corning also designs market-leading glass composites for wearable devices. Your next smartwatch, be it a Wear OS or Tizen-powered product, is likely to use either Corning Gorilla Glass DX or Gorilla Glass DX+ protection. Since wearables are more often used in the great outdoors than smartphones, it shouldn’t come as a surprise that the focus here is on display readability.

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[Deal Alert] Fossil Q Gen 3 Venture watches as cheap as $153 on Amazon (up to $110 off)

Amazon's Prime Day consumer festivities are in full swing, and some of the best deals are going fast, like the handful of Fossil Q Wear OS watches that went on sale yesterday. Although all the Explorist models have either sold out or been marked back up to their typical ~$200 price, many of the smaller dial Q Venture watches are still on sale.

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