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The Fossil Gen 5E is smaller and more affordable than its predecessor

The Fossil Gen 5E is smaller and more affordable than its predecessor

The Fossil Q Gen 5 came out last year, and we were pretty pleased with it in our review. We praised the watch's snappy performance, feature support, and excellent battery life, but we weren't thrilled with the price — a hefty $295. Now, you can get the same performance in a smaller — and more affordable — package: Fossil has just launched the Gen 5E, a revision with a smaller screen, new size options, and a price tag of $250.

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Flash sale: Take an additional 30% off select Fossil smartwatches with prices as low as $54 (Sponsored)

Flash sale: Take an additional 30% off select Fossil smartwatches with prices as low as $54 (Sponsored)

With seemingly everyone working from home these days, managing your time — and even keeping track of what day it is — has become a challenge for us all. It’s up to you to watch yourself, and there has never been a better time to LITERALLY watch yourself than now (See what we did there?).

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Diesel's new smartwatch is either garishly ugly or strikingly beautiful

Diesel's new smartwatch is either garishly ugly or strikingly beautiful

Wear OS has fallen by the wayside in recent years, but the updates coming with Android 11 offer some encouragement. Diesel has been experimenting with translucent designs for a while now, and the company's newest release takes it to the next level. The DT2023 is a limited-edition version of the Fadelite DT2021 watch. It's a collaboration between Diesel and digital artist Mad Dog Jones — and I don't know if I love it or hate it.

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Redmi's new Smart Band is super cheap and charges without a cable

Redmi's new Smart Band is super cheap and charges without a cable

Xiaomi’s Mi Band series is a globally recognized brand of eminently affordable fitness trackers, and the recent Band 5 sure lives up to that rep. Its sub-brand Redmi also runs a parallel fitness product line, more common in Asian markets. The company announced its super-cheap Redmi Smart Band packed with a ton of features back in April, and now it's making its way to India at a similar bargain price.

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Fitbit makes it easier to track blood oxygen with new SpO2-monitoring watch face

Fitbit makes it easier to track blood oxygen with new SpO2-monitoring watch face

With the advent of the fitness-focused wearable, everyone suddenly became a lot more conscious of their health. Fitbit introduced blood oxygen saturation monitoring for many of its existing smartwatches earlier this year, and now the company is giving customers a new watch face to easily check SpO2 levels at a glance.

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Withings ScanWatch now available in Europe after receiving CE clearance

Withings ScanWatch now available in Europe after receiving CE clearance

ScanWatch is the latest in a range of hybrid smartwatches from French health and fitness company Withings. First announced at CES back in January, ScanWatch is finally going on sale after some pandemic-induced delays. It's now received the CE marking in Europe that clinically validates the detection of atrial fibrillation (Afib) and overnight breathing disturbances. FDA approval and a US launch are expected later this year.

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Leaked specs reveal Huawei Watch GT2 Pro will support Qi wireless charging

Leaked specs reveal Huawei Watch GT2 Pro will support Qi wireless charging

Smartwatches have come a long way in the past few years. Apple makes some of the best hardware on the market, and companies like Fossil and Mobvoi are keeping Wear OS alive until wearables with Qualcomm's new chipset are released. Huawei unveiled the GT2 watch last year and followed that up with the fitness-focused GT2e. Now it's preparing to launch a Pro version, as leaked photos and a spec sheet give us our first preview of the upcoming Huawei Watch GT2 Pro.

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Should you buy a Wear OS watch or a Galaxy Watch?

Should you buy a Wear OS watch or a Galaxy Watch?

These days, there are two primary options for Android-compatible smartwatches. You can use a watch powered by Google's own Wear OS software, or pick up a Galaxy Watch from Samsung. Both platforms get most of the basics right, but depending on which features you care about the most, one might be better than the other for you.

In this guide, we'll go over the key differences between both platforms, so you can make an informed smartwatch purchase.

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Should you buy the Samsung Galaxy Watch3 or the Fossil Gen 5?

Should you buy the Samsung Galaxy Watch3 or the Fossil Gen 5?

Samsung's new smartwatch on the block is the Galaxy Watch3, featuring the company's latest hardware and software packed into a traditional-looking watch. However, at a starting price of $400 (with configurations that make it almost $500), it's not an impulse purchase. There's also the competition to consider, namely the Fossil Gen 5.

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TicWatch Pro 3 with Snapdragon Wear 4100 leaks on Amazon, could be released October 1

TicWatch Pro 3 with Snapdragon Wear 4100 leaks on Amazon, could be released October 1

Qualcomm revealed its new Snapdragon Wear 4100 and 4100+ chipsets back in June, promising improved battery life and more features for Wear OS. The company said that Mobvoi would be the first to produce a Wear OS smartwatch using the new SoC, and now the upcoming model has made an appearance on Amazon UK.

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