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Samsung Turkey accidentally confirms Galaxy Buds as the wireless in-ear headphones pass through FCC

Samsung Turkey accidentally confirms Galaxy Buds as the wireless in-ear headphones pass through FCC

In the run-up to Samsung's Galaxy S10 event, new information has emerged concerning the company's forthcoming wireless earbuds. The details come courtesy of the FCC and Samsung Turkey, providing name confirmation and a partial illustration of the charging case for the accessory, which is expected to become the successor to Samsung's Gear IconX earbuds.

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[Update: Available starting $2550] Louis Vuitton's Tambour Horizon watch receives a Snapdragon Wear 3100 and an upgraded screen

[Update: Available starting $2550] Louis Vuitton's Tambour Horizon watch receives a Snapdragon Wear 3100 and an upgraded screen

It seems like every luxury brand has a Wear OS watch offering these days, and Louis Vuitton is one of them. According to Engadget, the designer has updated its Tambour Horizon watch with Qualcomm's new Snapdragon Wear 3100, as well as a handful of other improvements for the new year.

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Fossil's third-gen Wear OS smartwatches are 25% off, as low as $134

Fossil's third-gen Wear OS smartwatches are 25% off, as low as $134

Fossil announced its fourth-generation Fossil Q smartwatches in August of last year, but the company still has some third-gen watches in stock. The older models were already on sale, but now Fossil has taken an additional 25% off, reducing prices to as low as $134.25.

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Samsung Galaxy Wearable app update brings watch face preview tab, new settings, and more

Samsung Galaxy Wearable app update brings watch face preview tab, new settings, and more

Following the Gear S3's substantial Tizen update, Samsung has begun rolling out a update to the Gear S Plugin that's delivering a few changes for its Galaxy Wearable smartphone app. The update delivers a variety of new features and fixes, including a new tab for previewing watch faces and the ability to toggle more settings from the user's phone.

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TicWatch E2 and S2 are now available for $159.99 and $179.99

TicWatch E2 and S2 are now available for $159.99 and $179.99

Smartwatches aren't quite the product category that some thought (or hoped) they would be, but that hasn't stopped some companies from continuing to expand and improve their offerings. Take Mobvoi, the makers of the TicWatch line, for example, which has just announced pricing and immediate availability for its new TicWatch E2 and TicWatch S2.

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Google buys undisclosed smartwatch technology from Fossil for $40 million, includes some personnel

Google buys undisclosed smartwatch technology from Fossil for $40 million, includes some personnel

Google's wearables platform hasn't been as successful as Android itself, but that isn't stopping Google from investing in it further. Today Fossil has announced that Google is acquiring undetermined "smartwatch technology" it is currently developing for a cool $40 million. Together with the IP acquisition, Google is also picking up part of Fossil's research and development team, with the sale set to close this month.

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Wear OS 2.3 is now rolling out to some smartwatches

Wear OS 2.3 is now rolling out to some smartwatches

While Google's battery-focused Wear OS 2.2 H update continues to roll out, version 2.3 of the wearable operating system is now beginning to hit smartwatches as well. The new Wear OS version comes with a Home app update from 2.20 to 2.21, which promises a more intuitive, efficient design; improved health coaching; and more proactive help from Google Assistant.

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Nike reveals self-lacing Adapt sneakers and of course they have a smartphone app

Nike reveals self-lacing Adapt sneakers and of course they have a smartphone app

Ever since Marty McFly put on those self-lacing trainers in Back to the Future Part II, we've been waiting for them to become a reality. Nike's first attempt at such a sneaker in 2016 was the HyperAdapt 1.0, which laced automatically when you put your feet in. The 2019 Nike Adapt BB is the next generation.

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Withings brings ECG measurements to your wrist for $130, updates watches and health monitor hardware

Withings brings ECG measurements to your wrist for $130, updates watches and health monitor hardware

Withings, the French fitness company that was acquired by Nokia in 2016 and then sold back to Withings co-founder Éric Carreel the following year, has launched three new products at CES: the Move ECG, a fitness watch with an built-in ECG, the Withings Move, a basic analog fitness watch, and the BPM Core, a standalone health monitor.

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Mobvoi unveils two updated Wear OS smartwatches: Ticwatch E2 and S2

Mobvoi unveils two updated Wear OS smartwatches: Ticwatch E2 and S2

Chinese AI firm Mobvoi has been a shining light in the generally underwhelming Android Wear/Wear OS space, and today it's announcing two new products. The TicWatch E2 and S2 (standing for Express and Sport) are follow-ups to the company's most affordable smartwatches, with updated designs, bigger batteries, and Qualcomm Snapdragon Wear 2100 chips (but not the new 3100).

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