To put it bluntly, the wearable market on Android isn't in a great place. Companies like Samsung and OnePlus have switched to using custom operating systems for their respective watches, with varying degrees of success. Meanwhile, Qualcomm shipped its newest processor for smartwatches last June, but it's still only found in one device. For that very reason, the TicWatch Pro 3 remains the single Wear OS watch worth buying today. If you already have it on your wrist, a new update brings some solid improvements to help make it that much better.
Earlier today, Fitbit announced the Luxe, its newest tracker designed to bring a touch of fashion to your workouts, but you don't have to wait until it launches to start getting in shape. If you're looking for a more traditional form factor, the flagship Sense wearable is the gadget for you. It's filled with all sorts of sensors to help you keep track of your health, and you can grab one from Amazon today for just $249 — $80 off its usual price point.
Only a few days have passed since Fitbit's newest wearable leaked, showing off a style-focused fitness tracker designed to look more like jewelry than any of the company's other gadgets. If you've been counting the days to an official announcement, wait no longer. The Fitbit Luxe is here, made to help users keep an active lifestyle without losing out on fitness tracking. With several new bands and metallic colors to choose from, the Luxe brings a premium experience to your workouts.
Mobvoi's TicWatches are some of the best wearables around right now. In fact, they're among the very few Wear OS watches that we would actually recommend buying. The latest addition to the lineup is a little different, however — it doesn't run Google's OS, it's almost entirely health focused, and it's exceedingly affordable.
Fitbit has been expanding the range of its tracking sensors since well before its acquisition by Google. Just last month, the company added support for monitoring blood oxygen saturation and skin temperature to the Charge 4, but now it's looking to expand beyond surface-level information. In an effort to combat high blood pressure, Fitbit is launching a study to determine if its devices can track changes in your heart, right from your wrist.
Casio's G-Shock watches are well-known for their bold designs, offering water and shock resistance to athletes, workers, and any outdoorsy type. Despite shipping several ruggedWear OS gadgets in the past, none of its smartwatches have ever been included in the G-Shock series. While finding a suitable wearable for Android might be a challenge these days, Casio is looking to finally bring G-Shock into the 21st century with its massive new GSW-H1000 smartwatch.
At a livestreamed event today, Realme unveiled a set of new products, including its latest affordable smartphone. The Realme 8 Pro boasts Samsung's new 108MP camera sensor for high-resolution photos, while other innovative features such as tilt-shift time-lapse video are also on board. At the same time, Realme announced the launch of two new wearable accessories in European markets: the Watch S Pro and Buds Air 2.
OnePlus is all set to unveil the OnePlus 9 series next week, but that's not the only thing we're going to be seeing at the event. The company will also debut its first smartwatch, and now we've already got our first look at it.
Rumors of OnePlus releasing a smartwatch in Q1 were finally put to rest when the company took to Twitter to confirm that they would be announcing one alongside the OnePlus 9 series. While it did a good job of keeping details about the wearable under wraps, a new leak tells us almost everything we'd like to know.