Fossil Q Venture and Explorist appear to be on sale ahead of 9/24 launch date

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Fossil announced two new Android Wear smartwatches a few months ago, but they weren't supposed to be out until September 24th. Pre-orders for the Q Venture and Q Explorist popped up last month, and now most of the models appear to be on sale a bit early. You can get the watches from Fossil or at eBags. Unlike past Fossil smartwatches, these devices have fully round displays instead of the flat tire. The Venture and Explorist have been available for pre-order on Fossil's site ...

Huawei Band 2 Pro fitness tracker arrives in the US for $69

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Article Contents As the novelty of smartwatches begins to wear off a little (pun intended), the dust is settling and those companies capable of making passable devices are beginning to become more apparent. Huawei is one of them, and even though the Watch 2 Classic and Watch 2 Sport weren't quite as impressive as had been hoped, they still make for a good introduction to the Android Wear ecosystem if you can get a good deal on them. If you want something a little ...

Facer updated to v4.0 with designs from traditional watchmakers, wrist selfies, and more

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We've been talking about Facer since the early days of Android Wear; even before third-party watch faces were officially supported. The app has gone through some big changes over the years, and today it's getting one of its largest updates ever. Facer 4.0 adds content from a number of traditional watchmakers, along with a revamped website, wrist selfies (yes, really), and a system to detect copyright infringement. Okay, you're probably not going to be happy about that last one. The most significant change this ...

Grayson and Sofie, the new Michael Kors Access watches, go on sale

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Android Wear is undergoing an interesting transformation. While tech companies like Motorola and ASUS are abandoning the platform, fashion brands like Michael Kors and TAG Heuer are showing interest. Michael Kors announced two new watches back in March, the Access Grayson and Access Sofie, and now they are finally on sale. The Grayson (pictured on the top left) is aimed at men, with a larger 1.39-inch 454x454 display and 370mAh battery. The Sofie is targeted towards women, with a smaller 1.19-inch 390x390 screen and 300mAh battery. ...

Bragi’s The Dash and The Dash Pro will get Amazon Alexa support in October

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Bragi makes The Dash series Amazon Alexa-compatible Amazon Alexa on The Dash and The Dash Pro marks the first integration for smart ear-based computing and Alexa BERLIN, Germany (September 1, 2017) –Bragi The Dash and Bragi The Dash Pro are about to get smarter with the help of Alexa. Bragi, once the largest Kickstarter in European history and the company behind The World’s First Hearable, has made The Dash series (The Dash, The Dash Pro) Alexa-compatible. This marks a first for Alexa in the “truly wireless” headphone space. It’s ...

Garmin announces three new wearables, and Garmin Pay for NFC payments

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OLATHE, Kan.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Garmin International, Inc., a unit of Garmin Ltd. (NASDAQ: GRMN), today announced the vívoactive 3, a GPS smartwatch that introduces Garmin PayTM, a contactless payment solution that lets users make secure payments from the watch, no phone or wallet required1. With ElevateTM wrist-based heart rate2 and over 15 built-in indoor and outdoor sports apps, the vívoactive 3 is packed with features to keep up with a varied active lifestyle. Multiple passions? Not a problem. Cardio class on Tuesday and yoga on Wednesday? This smartwatch can handle ...

9 new and notable Android Wear apps and watch faces from the last month (7/20/17 – 8/30/17)

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Article Contents Welcome to the roundup of the best new Android Wear apps and faces that went live in the Play Store or were spotted by us in the previous month or so. Please wait for this page to load in full in order to see the widgets, which include ratings and pricing info. Looking for the previous roundup editions? Find them here. Apps Music Streaming, Songs, Albums & Radio Android Police coverage: Deezer updated to include support for Android Wear About a month ago the internet-based ...