[Deal Alert] Get $50 off Samsung’s Gear Sport and Gear Fit2 Pro

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Smartwatches are not as popular as they used to be, but of what's available right now, Samsung definitely has the best offerings. The recently-announced Gear Sport and Gear Fit2 Pro have already seen a discount at various retailers, including Samsung's online store. You can get the proper watch for $249.99 and the Fit for $149.99, meaning that you can save $50 off either or both. Ryan took a look at the Gear Sport not too long ago, and he came away impressed. If neither of ...

Gear S3 Value Pack update brings UX changes, improved fitness tracking, and much more

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Considered to be one of the better smartwatches available, and my personal favorite, the Samsung Gear S3 received a substantial update today. Dubbed "Value Pack," it brings both the Classic and the Frontier to Tizen 3.0.0.1, as well as a bunch of new stuff. Here is the massive changelog: Samsung Connect: Monitor and manage smart devices the smarter way with Gear S3 Gear VR Controller: Easily control your Gear VR right from your wrist with the Gear S3 PPT Controller: Command the audience and the presentation with the ...

[Deal Alert] Get $30 off Samsung’s Gear Sport and Gear Fit2 Pro smartwatches

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Samsung's latest wearables lineup has barely been on sale five minutes, but we're already seeing some good deals on them. The Gear Sport and Gear Fit2 Pro, both of which were only launched last month, can be had for $30 off the MSRP at the moment, from various retailers. The Gear Sport was just reviewed by Ryan, and he was pretty impressed with it. He thought the experience was as close as he's seen to a compelling smartwatch for average users, with the high price point ...

Nixon Mission now comes with stainless steel band in three colors for an extra $25/£50/€21

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For such a small platform, there are a surprising number of different Android Wear watches on the market. Traditionally non-techy brands like Michael Kors, Diesel, and Tag Heuer all sell smartwatches powered by Google's wearable OS. Nixon is one of those brands, and now offers its Mission watch with stainless steel bands. The Mission with its plain-jane silicone band was already a pretty handsome watch, but its chiseled face didn't match the rather dainty strap. However, the stainless steel models, dubbed the Mission SS, ...

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. ...

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 ...

Louis Vuitton announces the Tambour Horizon Android Wear watch, starts at $2,450

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Despite attempts to the contrary, the smartwatch industry has slowed. Surprisingly, it's been the luxury brands that have kept Android Wear alive well into 2017. Some of their efforts have been disappointing, but that hasn't stopped Louis Vuitton from tossing its hat into the ring. This is the Tambour Horizon, a smartwatch whose price starts at the paltry sum of $2,450. Left: Graphite; Middle: Monogram; Right: BlackImage credit: The New  York Times This watch is all about the aesthetics. Read MoreLouis Vuitton announces the Tambour Horizon Android ...