Smart watches

OnePlus Watch 2 – a watch with two operating systems that promises 100 hours of battery life

At MWC 2024, OnePlus showed off the OnePlus Watch 2 smartwatch, which is the first to use the Wear OS operating system for the manufacturer, but with a unique feature aimed at increasing battery life, 9to5Google reports. The fact is that OnePlus Watch 2 has two operating systems at once, ... Read more

The FDA urges you to stay away from some smartwatches. What is the reason?

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) warns people against using smartwatches and rings that are claimed to be invasive blood sugar sensors, writes Engadget. “The FDA has not authorized, cleared, or approved any smartwatch or smart ring that is intended to measure or estimate blood glucose values on its ... Read more

Garmin introduces Forerunner 165 – a more affordable running watch

Garmin has introduced a new running watch, the Forerunner 165. It’s one of the more affordable ones by the company’s standards, but offers almost the same features as more expensive models, writes The Verge. The watch has a 1.2-inch OLED screen, support for contactless payments, and more running and sports ... Read more

Fossil Group leaves the smartwatch market

The Fossil Group, a company that has been desperately trying to create stylish and cutting-edge watches that represent their traditional counterparts, is now completely abandoning the business. Fossil Gen 6 will be the last generation of Wear OS watches

Google and Samsung are preparing Wear OS 5 based on Android 14 for smartwatches

Google and Samsung have been working in partnership for several years to develop an operating system for smartwatches, with the next version of Wear OS 5 due this year and based on Android 14, according to 9to5Google. The upcoming Wear OS 5 is being actively developed by Samsung for the ... Read more

Apple to remove blood oxygen monitoring in Apple Watch Series 9 and Watch Ultra 2 for new US buyers

Apple is going to remove the blood oxygen monitoring feature in the Apple Watch Series 9 and Watch Ultra 2 for new customers in the United States, reports The Verge. The decision follows a patent dispute with medical device manufacturer Masimo, which led to a ban on the sale of ... Read more

Apple has a lot of challenges for 2024, and iPhone sales are not the biggest of them – Gurman

Previously, it was common to hear opinions that Apple should focus on the iPhone, the product that brings the company the most profit and can “pull” many other initiatives of the manufacturer. However, according to analyst and well-known Apple insider Mark Gurman of Bloomberg, it is not the sales of ... Read more

The situation with the ban on Apple Watch sales is related to the Masimo engineer who joined Apple

The end of the year was difficult for Apple. Due to a patent dispute with Masimo, the manufacturer has suspended sales of the Apple Watch in the United States. However, the decision was temporarily relaxed, and smartwatches remained in stores until January 12. However, further developments have options. Meanwhile, Bloomberg’s ... Read more

The ban on the sale of Apple Watch Series 9 and Ultra 2 in the United States has been temporarily suspended

Earlier, Apple announced that the court banned the sale of Apple Watch Series 9 and Ultra 2 in the US due to a patent dispute, but now the ban has been temporarily suspended and the smartwatches are available again in the Apple Store and on the company’s official website. According ... Read more

Apple suspends sales of Apple Watch Series 9 and Ultra 2 in the US due to patent dispute

Apple has announced that it is temporarily discontinuing sales of its Apple Watch Series 9 and Ultra 2 smartwatches in the United States, starting this week. The decision was made as the tech giant is trying to resolve a patent dispute over the blood oxygen measurement function on these devices, ... Read more

Apple Watch 2024 models will have an updated design and advanced health monitoring

Apple intends to introduce a major update to the Apple Watch line in 2024. As Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman reports in his Power On newsletter, future models will include a new set of features aimed at increasing their appeal to consumers. Apple Watch design update Apple Watch 2024 models are expected ... Read more

The S9 processor in the Apple Watch Series 9 is a shortened version of the mobile A16 Bionic

All Apple Watch Series 9 models are equipped with the new S9 chip, but according to the latest analysis, this chip is not mass-produced using TSMC's advanced "3nm N3B" process, which was also used to manufacture the A17 Pro and M3 processor series.

The next Apple Watch model will learn to measure blood pressure and monitor sleep apnea

The season of Apple Watch Series 10 insights can be considered open, even though the current model went on sale a few weeks ago. Over time, the company has focused the gadget on the user’s health and continues to develop this direction. Thus, within a year, Apple’s smartwatch should receive ... Read more

Apple Watch could have worked with Android, but the iPhone got in the way

Since its introduction in 2016, the Apple Watch has remained exclusive to the iPhone, while some competing smartwatches, even with Android Wear, still receive support for Apple smartphones. That is, the iPhone is still a monopolist when it comes to Apple Watch. Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman said that this situation could ... Read more

After updating to watchOS 10.1, Apple Watch smartwatches may overheat and lose battery power quickly

Following the recent problems with overheating of new iPhones, the latest release of the operating system for Apple Watch seems to have a similar flaw. Some users complained about excessive heating of the gadgets and rapid loss of battery power. The problem was brought to the attention by 9to5Mac. The ... Read more

Apple Watch Ultra accidentally spent three months in a lake, after which it was able to continue working

Modern gadgets are quite resistant to water immersion, but they have their limits. In most cases, flagship products offer protection against water and dust, and some models of smartwatches even allow you to dive to a depth of 100 meters. For example, the first Apple Watch Ultra model could already ... Read more

Qualcomm announces first-ever RISC-V chip for Android in collaboration with Google

The Android ecosystem is rapidly moving toward a future with RISC-V. This shift gained momentum when Google announced official support for RISC-V in Android, aiming to use the architecture on par with ARM chips. Qualcomm has taken another important step in this direction by announcing the development of the first ... Read more

A new smartwatch for $600 – Polar Vantage V3 – has been announced

Polar has introduced a new smartwatch, the Polar Vantage V3, which can track more than 150 sports, reports Engadget. The watch costs $600 and is now available for pre-order. Shipments will begin on October 25. The Vantage V3 is equipped with features and tools to help you track your activity ... Read more

Google Pixel Watch 2: new platform and 24 hours of battery life with Always On Display

Google has introduced Pixel Watch 2, the successor to its first smartwatch. Although the exterior design of the model remained virtually unchanged, the new Wear OS 4 operating system and updated platform brought long-awaited improvements. The Pixel Watch 2 has switched from the old Exynos 9110 processor to the more ... Read more

Will no longer be repaired: The original Apple Watch, including the gold version for $17 thousand, has been declared obsolete

Apple has moved the Apple Watch Series 0, the original smartwatch released in 2015, to the list of obsolete products, reports MacRumors. The gold version of the Apple Watch, which cost $17,000, and the ceramic version, which cost $1,299, were also recognized as obsolete. The last software update for Series ... Read more

What watchOS 10 offers – the biggest operating system update for Apple Watch

Apple has released watchOS 10, an operating system update for its smartwatches that offers a new visual design for various apps, a Smart Stack feature for displaying widgets, and a number of new watch faces. It also adds advanced features for cycling and hiking, mental health tools, and even the ... Read more

Apple Watch Ultra 2 – higher display brightness and more powerful platform

Apple has announced the Apple Watch Ultra 2, an update to its most expensive watch aimed at athletes. The model received several significant updates, including a more powerful S9 SiP chip and a brighter display. [gallery ids=”146894,146896,146900,146902,146906″] Apple Watch Ultra 2 received updated straps, but the overall design of the ... Read more

Apple Watch Series 9 – brighter screen, S9 chip and new control gesture

At its traditional fall presentation, Apple presented an update to its line of smartwatches, called the Apple Watch Series 9. [gallery ids=”146807,146809,146811,146813,146815,146817,146819,146821,146823,146825,146827″] The design of the models has not changed compared to the previous generation, Apple still offers 41 mm and 45 mm cases made of aluminum or steel. This ... Read more

Galaxy Watch6 Classic review – a classic Android smartwatch

Samsung has returned to the classic design of its smartwatches with the release of the Galaxy Watch6 Classic. The model has a rotating bezel, a favorite interface control mechanism that debuted back in 2015 with the launch of the Samsung Gear S2 line of watches. After the release of last ... Read more

Withings introduced ScanWatch 2 and ScanWatch Light, its first smartwatches in almost 3 years

After almost a three-year hiatus, Withings presented two new hybrid smartwatches at IFA 2023: ScanWatch 2 and ScanWatch Light. [gallery ids=”144397,144399,144401″] The ScanWatch 2, a watch in two sizes, 38 and 42 mm, priced at $349.95, is the company’s most advanced offering, featuring a temperature tracking module that uses four ... Read more