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The best Wear OS watch is at its lowest price ever on Amazon right now

The best Wear OS watch is at its lowest price ever on Amazon right now

Wear OS has drawn more than its fair share of criticism, but well-equipped watches that run Google's wearable OS are actually pretty nice to use. Mobvoi's TicWatch Pro 3 is among the best equipped out there, rocking a Wear 4100 chip and a whole gigabyte of RAM — and you can get your hands on one for $90 off in today's sale on Amazon.

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We could finally be getting the Wear OS Apple Watch clone we truly deserve

We could finally be getting the Wear OS Apple Watch clone we truly deserve

While Google is mostly to blame for the state of Android smartwatches — before hopefully breathing new life into Wear with Samsung — the lack of compelling silicon from chipmakers hasn't helped. Even after Qualcomm announced a new chipset last year, only one smartwatch really made use of it. However, the choice may not be as limited this year because Oppo seems set to announce a Snapdragon Wear 4100-powered watch later this year.

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Fitbit users who don't realize they snore are in for a rude awakening

Fitbit users who don't realize they snore are in for a rude awakening

Fitbit wearables have been able to track your sleep for quite a while now. In essence, they use heart rate and movement sensors to measure your sleep cycles, providing insights as to how well you've slept. The company is working on further improving these measurements by monitoring ambient noise and even telling if you're a heavy snorer. This data could then be used to assess what type of or what "sleep animal" you are.

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YouTube Music's Wear OS app has a feature not available on the Apple Watch

YouTube Music's Wear OS app has a feature not available on the Apple Watch

After years of stagnant updates, Google has finally refocused its efforts on wearables. A new platform for Wear OS is launching later this year in partnership with Samsung, and Google is bringing several of its apps to your wrist for the first time. YouTube Music is finally coming to Wear OS, though you'll have to keep waiting for its official launch.

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What to expect from the Galaxy Watch 4 as Samsung moves to Wear OS

What to expect from the Galaxy Watch 4 as Samsung moves to Wear OS

Samsung has always relied on Tizen to power its smartwatches — the company updated its first Galaxy Gear from Android months after release — but rumors that the company is planning a move to Wear OS have persisted for months. New leaks have shed light on what we can expect from Samsung's next watch, and it sounds like the Galaxy Watch 4 is shaping up to be the most exciting wearable in years.

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Gboard is the first new Wear OS app from Google in years — download it here

Gboard is the first new Wear OS app from Google in years — download it here

Wear OS isn't quite in a place to compete directly with gadgets like the Apple Watch and Samsung's wearables, but it's not time to throw in the towel just yet. For the first time in years, Google is bringing an all-new app to its smartwatch lineup, designed to improve communication from your wrist. Gboard is finally coming to Wear OS, complete with a fresh design and multi-language support. We've also got a link to download it at the bottom of this post.

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The OnePlus Watch gets a critical feature it should have had at launch (but there's a catch)

The OnePlus Watch gets a critical feature it should have had at launch (but there's a catch)

We had high expectations when we first heard OnePlus was working on a smartwatch and thought it would combine great value with an affordable price. Unfortunately, when we reviewed it, we found out it lacked a bunch of essential features.

However, when OnePlus announced the first update for its smartwatch, we thought it would fix some of its flaws. Sadly, it only corrected a handful of bugs without really adding new functionality. Thankfully, the OnePlus watch is getting another update, which adds the much-expected always-on display feature.

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Pick up one of Mobvoi's TicWatch wearables for less than a good pair of sneakers

Pick up one of Mobvoi's TicWatch wearables for less than a good pair of sneakers

If you've been shopping for a new smartwatch to pair with your Android phone, one name has probably kept appearing over and over again. Mobvoi's entire TicWatch lineup is routinely called the best wearable tech for fans of Google's mobile OS, but with one major catch: the price. If you're looking for a quality fitness tracker for your phone but don't want to break the bank, two of Mobvoi's gadgets are on sale today for under $100.

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Buying your first Android wearable? Here's what you need to know

Buying your first Android wearable? Here's what you need to know

The Apple Watch is ubiquitous among iPhone owners: it's the go-to for iOS devices. Android, on the other hand, doesn't have any such singular, easy-to-recommend smartwatch — we've got all kinds of options from tons of different manufacturers. Here's a quick guide to some of your best options across categories.

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TicWatch 3 Pro LTE is getting a double-stuffed update

TicWatch 3 Pro LTE is getting a double-stuffed update

We've already praised the TicWatch 3 Pro as being one of the only Wear OS watches worth buying today, but what about its LTE-equipped cousin? Mobvoi released a cellular version of its newest watch late last year in the UK, Germany, and Spain for staying connected on the go without a phone. That variant wasn't included in last week's software update, but luckily, TicWatch 3 Pro LTE owners didn't have to wait long for a new patch of their own.

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