Anyone looking for an Apple Watch alternative should look no further than the Oppo Watch. It’s essentially the WearOS equivelent of Apple’s offering with a 1.91-inch AMOLED display and a 430mAh battery that can charge to full capacity in just 15 minutes viae Watch VOOC Flash Charge technology. The new ECG edition lets users check their heart health and monitor for problems like atrial fibrillation, premature heartbeat, and supraventricular tachycardia. Read more for two videos and additional information.
The Apple Watch Series 6 (GPS, 40mm) hasn’t been out for a month and you can already get one for $384.99 shipped, today only, originally $399.99. Improvements over the Series 5 include an S6 System in Package (SiP), a next-generation always-on altimeter, and a palette of new case finishes as well as bands. Apple’s watchOS 7 brings Family Setup, sleep tracking, automatic hand washing detection, new workout types, and the ability to curate and share watch faces, encouraging customers to be more active, stay connected, and better manage their health. Product page. Read more for a hands-on video review and additional information.
The Apple Watch Series 6, is here, and it’s the first model to come equipped with a revolutionary Blood Oxygen feature as well as a faster S6 System in Package (SiP), a next-generation always-on altimeter, and a palette of new case finishes / bands. Apple’s watchOS 7 also features Family Setup, sleep tracking, automatic hand washing detection, new workout types, and the ability to curate / share watch faces, stay connected, and manage your health in better ways. Read more for two videos and additional information.
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Apple’s long-awaited Fall event is just days away, and leaks are already happening. First up, it’s rumored that the new Apple Watch Series 6 will come in a new color, possibly blue to match the iPhone 12 Pro Max. This model will reportedly have fast-charging, which makes it perfect for WatchOS 7, since the sleep-tracking capabilities will mean you’ll have to wear it for longer periods. You can expect the order page to go up on September 15th, the same day that it’s announced. Read more to see a leaked Target circular that has a placeholder for the iPhone 12.
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Apple has been known for either intentionally leaking early prototypes of their devices, or mysterious spy shots surface out of nowhere. This early Apple Watch prototype was concealed in a security case of sorts that resembles the iPod Nano. It came packaged in a small cardboard box labeled “Apple Confidential,” and was allegedly used in developing and testing the original device, released in 2015. The case itself is made of silicone and has a faux click wheel as well as buttons on the side. Read more for additional pictures and information.
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Microsoft has released several smartphones, tablets, laptops, and even an MP3 player (Zune) over the years, so it’s not hard to imagine them unveiling a smartwatch sooner than later. Industrial designer Reiten Cheng shows us their vision, starting with a minimalist circular body, a magnesium alloy chassis, an adjustable Alcantara band, and several color variations. Read more for additional pictures.
The Nubia Watch is the world’s first mass-produced smartwatch to use a flexible 4.01” AMOLED display that wraps around the wrist giving users a huge amount of screen real estate. It features dynamically scrolling text, animations, live wallpapers, hundreds of downloadable widgets as well as multiple watch faces. Plus, the watch continuously tracks your real-time heart rate zones, so you’ll be able to plan for your next run or workout session. Read more for a hands-on video and additional information.
Photo credit: James Tsai via Yanko Design
The Google Pixel 4a is already touted as the best budget-priced Android smartphone in its class, and a Pixel Smarwatch would be the perfect companion. Industrial designer James Tsai thought so as well, and came up with this minimalist design. Less is more, and that’s why you won’t find a rotating crown or bezel, but rather a small button on the right side of the device. Read more for additional pictures and information.
TechTalk TV gives us a hands-on look at the yet to be announced Samsung Galaxy Watch 3, and this model does appear to have a physical rotating bezel, two buttons on the right, and a 41mm variant sporting a 1.2-inch display. For those wondering, the rotating bezel will allow users to control the user interface, while the IP68 water and dust resistance as well as 5ATM ratings ensure that you’ll be able to do so in just about any kind of weather. Read more for the video and additional information.
The Apple Watch Series 3 will be compatible with the upcoming WatchOS 7, and you can get one for $169 shipped, this week only, originally $199. This third-generation Apple Watch is a great health and fitness companion with intelligent coaching features, water resistance 50 meters, as well as a barometric altimeter that measures relative elevation. Product page. Read more for a hands-on video review and additional information.