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Amazon listing details upcoming Skagen Falster 3: Built-in speaker, $295, potential January 25th launch date

Details surrounding a new Skagen Falster 3 Wear OS device have just leaked courtesy of Amazon. Although there doesn't appear to have been any announcement for the new device, a listing for it has silently appeared on the retailer's site, revealing photos of the watch, a handful of specs, features, physical dimensions, and price: $295. In fact, you can even pre-order it now, with an expected release date of January 25th.

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eBay has heavily discounted refurbished Galaxy Watch LTE models, just $170

If you're in the market for an affordable smartwatch that still packs a punch, eBay might have the product you've been waiting for. Originally listed at $380, a refurbished Samsung Galaxy Watch (42MM) SM-R815 with GPS and LTE capabilities is currently discounted to the low price of $170.

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The fourth-generation Fossil Sport smartwatch is selling for $104 again ($45 off)

If you're looking for a new smartwatch, the Fossil Sport is worth considering. It's powered by Wear OS and comes with all the essentials you need. When it came out, it was selling for $275, but thanks to this deal, you can pay just $104 for it, making it an attractive purchase.

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Fossil just fixed the biggest problem with its Hybrid HR smartwatch

Fossil released its new hybrid smartwatch earlier this year, and I reviewed it last month. The greatest problem with the watch isn't its lack of features or poor design — it's that the companion app only sends notifications to the watch from a handful of supported apps. Thankfully, Fossil has finally fixed this issue by enabling notification support for all apps.

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Fossil's fifth-gen smartwatches showcase Wear OS at its best (Update: four months later)

Google's Wear OS platform is in a bit of a weird place. The operating system itself is still being periodically updated with new features and improvements, like the Tiles function that was released in May, but the third-party app library is still minimal, and Qualcomm has been slow to improve the underlying hardware. Still, Wear OS isn't going anywhere, and the closest thing to a flagship watch is the new fifth-generation Fossil Q lineup.

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Google's acquisition of Fitbit under review by the Justice Department

Google’s recent agreement to purchase Fitbit has hit a bit of a speed bump as the U.S. Justice Department will be reviewing the transaction for antitrust issues. The deal is valued around $2.1 billion, and several watchdog groups are concerned that the acquisition would give Google unprecedented access to consumer data.

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Get the new Fitbit Versa 2 smartwatch for $130, the lowest it's ever been ($70 off)

The Versa 2 smartwatch is one of Fitbit's best products and offers a good compromise between looks and fitness features. It usually sells for about $200, but you can now get it for just $130, thanks to this markdown.

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You can pre-order the new Moto 360 with Wear OS today, ships in January

Wearable fans have something to be happy about today. After getting a glimpse of the new Moto 360 back in October, the smartwatches are now open for preorder and set to start shipping early next year. For better or worse, though, the watch isn't being produced by Motorola this time around. Instead, it's made by a company called eBuyNow who has licensed the Moto 360 branding.

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Oppo has big plans for 2020 — Expect a smartwatch, true wireless earbuds, AR glasses, and more

At its Inno Day 2019 event in Shenzhen today, Oppo outlined its plans for the coming year and showcased a few new products that will be hitting the market. You probably only associate the Chinese company with smartphones, but that's about to change as it seeks to diversify its portfolio with a range of interconnected devices.

Oppo wants to build out an ecosystem comprising AI-enhanced IoT products such as true wireless earbuds, smartwatches, 5G routers, and even a pair of AR glasses. Enabling new human-machine interactions is a key focus of Oppo's ambitious expansion plans, and 5G connectivity will also be at the center of everything they do in 2020.

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Women's Gen 4 Fossil Sport smartwatches are as low as $124 ($151 off MSRP)

Fossil Sport Gen 4 smartwatches don't showcase Wear OS at its best; that distinction belongs to the Fossil Sport Gen 5 now. That doesn't mean, however, that the Gen 4 watches are bad as they still have a lot going for it: always-on heart rate monitoring, Google Pay compatibility, and sleek design. If that speaks to you, now's a great time to pick one up — with a $25.25 savings coupon, Fossil Sport Gen 4 watches are going for as low as $123.75 on Amazon.

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