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Samsung's 2021 phones may not work with older Gear smartwatches

Samsung's 2021 phones may not work with older Gear smartwatches

Samsung has been making wearables for the better part of forever, but like all companies that make money off hardware sales, it can only offer support for so long. Now it looks like Samsung may be ending support on upcoming 2021 smartphones for some older Gear wearables  — including the Galaxy Gear 2 and Gear S.

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Samsung's latest Galaxy Watch3 is $300 ($100 off), plus extra 20% off for Amazon Prime card members

Samsung's latest Galaxy Watch3 is $300 ($100 off), plus extra 20% off for Amazon Prime card members

The Samsung Galaxy Watch3 offers a stylish design, polished software, and plenty of health tracking features. When we reviewed it earlier this year, we called it "the best smartwatch Samsung has made yet." And right now, the watch is discounted a full $100 off both the 41mm and 45mm models — and if you have an Amazon Prime Card, you can save even more.

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Mobvoi watch faces return to the Play Store following mysterious disappearance

Mobvoi watch faces return to the Play Store following mysterious disappearance

Mobvoi makes a lot of Wear OS smartwatches, and like any good watchmaker, it also produces a variety of watch faces that users can install to personalize their timepieces. Last month, however, on the eve of Halloween, all of the company's watch faces — and the developer account used to publish them — seem to have been purged from the Play Store entirely. Now it looks like most of them have returned to their rightful place on the Play Store's virtual shelves.

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Wyze wants to sell you a $20 Apple Watch clone

Wyze wants to sell you a $20 Apple Watch clone

Smart home company Wyze has been rapidly expanding its product lineup over the past few months, with new internet-connected sprinklers, vacuums, thermostats, and third-gen Wyze Cams. Wyze released its first wearable device last year, the unimpressive Wyze Band, and now the company is working on a full-blown smartwatch.

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The TicWatch Pro 3 with LTE is now available in the UK, Spain, and Germany

The TicWatch Pro 3 with LTE is now available in the UK, Spain, and Germany

Qualcomm revealed two new wearable chipsets back in June, the Snapdragon Wear 4100 and 4100+. The new chips are a significant upgrade over Qualcomm's previous designs, with up to 85% faster performance and improved battery optimization, but there hasn't been a Wear OS smartwatch yet that utilizes the newer chipsets. That's finally changing, as Mobvoi has announced the first Wear OS watch with the Wear 4100.

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Fitbit's new Sense and Versa 3 trackers are on sale starting at just $200 (up to $50 off)

Fitbit's new Sense and Versa 3 trackers are on sale starting at just $200 (up to $50 off)

One of the primary purposes for smartwatches is to keep track of fitness, something Fitbit's offerings have always excelled at. Right now, two of the company's newest offerings are on sale, including $50 off the top-of-the-line Fitbit Sense and $30 off the Versa 3 model from a variety of online retailers.

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Slap a Fossil Gen 5 smartwatch on your wrist for just $179 ($116 off)

Slap a Fossil Gen 5 smartwatch on your wrist for just $179 ($116 off)

Mobvoi's TicWatch 3 Pro is the latest and greatest Wear OS smartwatch, but it costs a whopping $300. If you're looking for a better deal, Fossil has once again dropped the price of some Gen 5 smartwatches to $179.00 on Amazon. That's $116 off the usual cost.

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Smartwatches from Fossil, Skagen, and more start at just $169 in Amazon's Deal of the Day

Smartwatches from Fossil, Skagen, and more start at just $169 in Amazon's Deal of the Day

Smartwatches are great for staying on top of notifications, sending quick messages, and keeping track of fitness statistics. Right now, Amazon is offering big savings on a number of smartwatches from the likes of Fossil, Skagen, and Armani. There are options that will look good on anyone's wrist, and the prices start at just $169 for some of the best Wear OS options you'll find available today.

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Fitbit OS 5.1 adds Google Assistant integration to the Sense and Versa 3

Fitbit OS 5.1 adds Google Assistant integration to the Sense and Versa 3

Following its acquisition in progress, Google already confirmed that it would add the Assistant to the latest Fitbit smartwatches, the Versa 3 and the Sense, and today, it has arrived as part of Fitbit OS 5.1. The update will roll out to the two health trackers starting today, and it packs a few more things on top of the Assistant: Automatic SpO2 readings at night without the dedicated watchface, new SpO2 clockfaces, audible Alexa replies, and more.

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Montblanc's stupid-expensive Summit 2+ Wear OS watch comes to Verizon for $1,170

Montblanc's stupid-expensive Summit 2+ Wear OS watch comes to Verizon for $1,170

Luxury watch brand Montblanc announced its Summit 2+ smartwatch back in March. The Wear OS watch is now available to order from Verizon for an eye-boggling $1,170. It doesn't offer much that really stands out except for two things: built-in LTE connectivity and a price tag that's higher than anybody should probably pay.

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