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Fossil's e-ink hybrid smartwatch will soon be available in more sizes and colors

Fossil's e-ink hybrid smartwatch will soon be available in more sizes and colors

Fossil released its first hybrid smartwatch in late 2019, as a halfway point between the company's traditional watches and its Wear OS smartwatches. Following a few software updates, the original Hybrid HR ended up being a capable smartwatch alternative, and now Fossil Group is releasing an updated model under its Skagen brand.

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Fossil's first Wear OS smartwatch with LTE is a Verizon exclusive

Fossil's first Wear OS smartwatch with LTE is a Verizon exclusive

Fossil Group has been Google's main partner with Wear OS for years, producing dozens of watches under a handful of different brands. The company's main flagship watch is the Fossil Gen 5, which is nearing two years old. Fossil didn't announce a Gen 6 line at this year's CES show, but there is a new LTE version of the Gen 5 coming this spring.

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OnePlus Health app shows up on Play Store ahead of OnePlus Band's launch

OnePlus Health app shows up on Play Store ahead of OnePlus Band's launch

Following recent teasers and leaks, an app for the OnePlus Band fitness wearable has just been published to the Play Store. Called OnePlus Health, the app shows off pretty typical fitness features, like mapping, activity tracking, clock face customization, and general device management. We even get a glimpse at some of the clock faces it might come with. And if it looks familiar, there's a good reason for that.

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Google is working on bringing COVID-19 contact tracing to smartwatches

Google is working on bringing COVID-19 contact tracing to smartwatches

Wear OS may feel dead in the water and might only be receiving a minimum of feature additions, but it  remains a widely used platform nonetheless. And it looks like the company isn't completely done with wearables. Following the Bluetooth SIG decision to expand the standard's specifications to enable contact tracing on Bluetooth Low Energy devices like wearables, Google already appears to be working on adding COVID-19 exposure tracing to its platform.

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OnePlus teases future fitness band with heart-rate and sleep tracking

OnePlus teases future fitness band with heart-rate and sleep tracking

OnePlus revealed earlier this month that it will release a smartwatch in 2021, though it's still unclear if it will use Google's Wear OS platform or custom-built software (like Huawei and Samsung's wearables). However, a cheaper fitness band might reach the finish line before a full-blown OnePlus smartwatch is ready.

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The new Moto 360 smartwatch is back down to $130

The new Moto 360 smartwatch is back down to $130

A new Moto 360 smartwatch powered by Wear OS was released last year, manufactured by eBuyNow instead of Motorola. It was a decent watch, but the original price of $350 was absolutely too much money. Now you can get it for a significantly better price: $129.99.

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Gen 5 Fossil smartwatches drop to their lowest price ever at just $139

Gen 5 Fossil smartwatches drop to their lowest price ever at just $139

Fossil is known for making some of the best-looking smartwatches on the market, which also tend to offer a good compromise when it comes to features. The brand's fifth generation of timepieces is currently on sale, down to its lowest price ever at only $139, which is more than 50% off its initial retail price.

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OnePlus CEO confirms the company's first smartwatch is coming early next year

OnePlus CEO confirms the company's first smartwatch is coming early next year

OnePlus has released plenty of phones over the years, but one product it has never tried to revolutionize (yet) is the smartwatch. We thought that might change when a listing for the OnePlus Watch was spotted this past summer, but then things got delayed and the status of the watch was unknown. We now know that it's coming — and we won't have long to wait.

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Snag Fitbit's newest Sense smartwatch for just $260 ($70 off)

Snag Fitbit's newest Sense smartwatch for just $260 ($70 off)

Fitness tracking is one of the main reasons people love smartwatches, and Fitbit's offerings excel at it. Right now, Amazon has two of the company's watches on sale, including its newest watch, the Fitbit Sense. It has special health monitoring sensors, long battery life, Google Assistant integration, and it's just $259.95 at the moment — $70 off.

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Fitbit Sense review, one month later: Making a comeback

Fitbit Sense review, one month later: Making a comeback

In the era before modern smartwatches, Fitbit's name became synonymous with wearable fitness trackers. Full-fledged smartwatches have become the norm as consumers have demanded more and more from wearables, and Fitbit stepped in with the Ionic and Versa smartwatches a few years ago. I had high hopes that Fitbit would continue to improve and provide Android users a viable alternative to the increasingly frustrating Wear OS experience, but the Sense has some of the same shortcomings and bugs I remember from the Ionic. The Sense also has its own raft of new glitches that I find equally annoying.

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