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A few months ago, rumors of Meta’s Facebook Watch surfaced, but now, a few patent filings may have leaked a few features that we could see in the company’s first smartwatch. Meta Platforms recently had patent approved by the WIPO (World Intellectual Property Organisation) for a ‘detachable camera block for a wearable device,’ and in the sketches, we basically see a smartwatch with a detachable display, along with several cameras integrated directly into the panel. Read more for more pictures and information.
If nothing but the most luxurious smartwatch will do, then look no further than Louis Vuitton’s Tambour Horizon Light Up Smartwatch. It comes in polished steel ($3,450 USD) or matte ($4,100 USD) versions, with both measuring 44mm-wide and 13.2mm-thick. Features include a 1.2-inch AMOLED display, 24 LEDs embedded beneath the iconic LV monogram pattern, and most surprising of all, a custom-designed operating system. Read more for a video, additional pictures and information.
The Apple Watch Series 7 (GPS, 45mm) is not only stylish, but it can help you get in shape this year, and it’s being offered for just $379 shipped, today only, originally $429. It comes equipped with an electrical heart sensor, a Blood Oxygen sensor and watchOS 8, which helps users stay healthy, active, as well as connected through new workout types. Product page. Read more for a hands-on video review and additional information.
The Samsung Galaxy Watch 4 40mm is the company’s best smartwatch yet, and you can get one for $209.99 shipped, today only, originally $249.99. What makes this one of the best Android smartwatches today is its ultra powerful Exynos W920 Dual Core 1.18GHz (5nm Processor), 1.5GB of RAM and 16GB of internal storage, all running on WearOS. Product page. Read more for a hands-on video review and additional information.
Hyatt guests at six locations across the US can now seamlessly and securely tap their iPhone or Apple Watch to unlock guestrooms and key card-protected common areas (fitness centers, pools, elevators, etc.). To get started, all guests need is the World of Hyatt app, where they can then add their room key to Apple Wallet after completing a reservation. Read more for another picture and additional information.
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A recently uncovered patent filed by Samsung Electronics with the World Intellectual Property Office (WIPO) for an ‘electronic device comprising rollable display and display method therefor’ was just published on December 9, 2021. The patent sketches reveal a smartwatch or other wearable that appears to have some kind of rollable display and a hole punch camera right in the middle. Read more for the sketches and additional information.
Technology leaker Jon Prosser may have uncovered the new Google Pixel Watch ahead of its official reveal. The company has been mum on any details, but there are rumors circulating that it could integrate some of the most popular Fitbit features since Google’s acquisition is now complete. As for pricing, it’s expected to fall somewhere between $199 – $299, depending on the size as well as connectivity (LTE) options. Read more for a video and additional information.
The Apple Watch is synonymous with smartwatches, but long before it became a thing, there was the Seiko / Ex Machina WristMac. This was the first wrist computer of sorts capable of communicating with a Macintosh computer using the AppleTalk protocol, which was mainly used as a way to connect to printers and file servers at that time. Read more for a short video, additional pictures and information.
The Fitbit Luxe Fitness and Wellness Tracker watch has just what you need to keep an eye on your health, and it’s being offered for just $99.95 shipped, today only, originally $149.95. This tracker is designed for maximum comfort, making it easy to wear nightly to track your sleeping patterns. Sleep Score allows users to better understand their sleep quality, while bedtime reminders can help one establish a more consistent sleep routine. Product page. Read more for a hands-on video review and additional information.
Garmin’s Instinct Solar Rugged Outdoor Smartwatch can provide near unlimited battery life with sufficient light exposure in Battery Saver mode, and you can get one for $249.99 shipped, today only originally $399.99. When in Expedition Mode with sufficient solar exposure, Instinct Solar offers increased GPS functionality while still delivering over two months of battery life, which can be managed in new Power Manager settings. Product page. Read more for a hands-on video review and additional information.