Samsung announces Gear Sport, Gear Fit2 Pro, and new Gear IconX earbuds

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Article Contents Samsung turned up at IFA in Berlin with some new things to show off, but not a phone—the Galaxy Note 8 was revealed last week. Samsung's IFA push is all about wearables. There's a new Gear smartwatch, a fitness band (thoroughly leaked), and a new version of the IconX wireless earbuds. Only the new Gear Fit has a price and release date, but the others will be in the not too distant future. Gear Sport The Gear Sport is a smartwatch similar to ...

Connect Watch is the first device to be built for AsteroidOS

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Late last year, we learned of a fledgling indie wearable OS that could run on Android Wear devices. The open source, Linux-based AsteroidOS is built by French developer Florent Revest and was compatible with several watches at launch, including LG's G Watch and Urbane, the Asus ZenWatch 2, and the Sony Smartwatch 3. The OS is now taking its next step, as Connect Watch has revealed the first watch to be built specifically to run AsteroidOS. .@_ConnectWatch_ is the first company to announce the making of a product running ...

Movado Connect, the latest high-fashion entrant into the world of Android Wear, available for $595

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Some people genuinely dig a busy aesthetic. They like extra buttons, markings, numbers, exposed screws, added angles, lines, etc. If you are precisely not that kind of person, then Movado's latest Android Wear device is probably to your liking. The Movado Connect is one of the most minimal wearables in recent memory, and right now you can even buy one starting at $595. You might remember the Movado Connect from earlier this year. We expected it to be released some time in the fall, but it seems ...

FrontRow is a $400 livestream-capable wearable with two cameras and a circular touchscreen

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Wearable tech may not be doing so well these days, with companies like Motorola pulling out of the smartwatch game and Google Glass not having the greatest reputation with the public, but that doesn't mean everyone's giving up on it. Ubiquiti has debuted the FrontRow, a wearable camera with a round display that enables the "effortless capture and sharing of life's experiences." Oh, and it's $400. FrontRow is being made and sold by Ubiquiti, a tech company that currently sells various networking products. The aim ...

Samsung Gear Fit2 Pro leak points to offline Spotify support, a stronger clasp, and more

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Samsung has stuck with wearables over the years, starting with its own Android-based Gear watches, then moving to Android Wear, then finally to a Tizen-based wearable platform. This has given Samsung the freedom to pursue a number of form factors like the "Fit" smart bands. The third iteration of Samsung's Fit device has been leaked, which is confusingly named "Samsung Gear Fit2 Pro." It packs improved water-resistance, offline Spotify, and a few other enhancements for athletic types. Read MoreSamsung Gear Fit2 Pro leak points to ...

Android TV app for YouTube Kids now available

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YouTube Kids launched in 2015, as a portal for child-appropriate content with parental controls. It has been over two years since then, but for most of that time, only apps for Android and iOS were available. An app for select smart TVs was released in April, and now Android TV owners can use the service as well. Judging from the screenshots, this appears to be the same exact app released for smart TVs. Considering the main YouTube app has been switched to a web wrapper, ...