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LG's W7 Smartwatch Is a Chaotic Mix of Old and New LG's W7 Smartwatch Is a Chaotic Mix of Old and New

Anytime Google does a big revamp to its smartwatch platform, it seems like LG is always close behind with new wearable to test out how good that new OS really is. Unfortunately, LG’s most recent attempt was kind of dud, but with the new W7, LG may have finally created something with a little more legs (or in this…

Google's Big Wear OS Revamp Has Started Rolling Out Google's Big Wear OS Revamp Has Started Rolling Out

While it doesn’t have a grand, overarching designation, you can think of Google’s recently announced revamp to its smartwatch platform as the third version of Wear OS (though officially, it’s 2.1). It’s got an all-new UI, updated health and fitness tracking, better app integration, and more, and it all should be…

Octopuses on Ecstasy, Weight-Loss Scams, and Neutron Stars: Best Gizmodo Stories of the Week Octopuses on Ecstasy, Weight-Loss Scams, and Neutron Stars: Best Gizmodo Stories of the Week

The tech and science world has had a very interesting week: Researchers have discovered what happens when you give our favorite tentacled, ocean-dwelling friends MDMA, landed rovers on asteroids, confirmed the oldest known animal fossil on the planet, and found something very weird going on with a distant neutron star…

Samsung's New Galaxy Watch Comes So Close to Delivering the Modern Wearable Dream Samsung's New Galaxy Watch Comes So Close to Delivering the Modern Wearable Dream

Divorce yourself from the far out scifi depictions and crazy nerd dreams of what a smartwatch is supposed to be for just a second, and instead think about what makes sense for a wrist-mounted device in 2018. You’ll quickly realize there’s a huge gap between reality and expectation, because while the idea of playing…

The Real Withings Returns With a Smarter and Sportier Smartwatch The Real Withings Returns With a Smarter and Sportier Smartwatch

Withings’ history reads like a rollecoaster tour of early wearable development, because after the company launched its first product—a connected body scale—almost 10 years ago in 2009, Withings quickly followed up by expanding into things like smartwatches, blood pressure monitors, smart alarm clocks, and more.

Snapdragon Wear 3100 Chip Arrives to Give Wear OS Watches a Much Needed Boost Snapdragon Wear 3100 Chip Arrives to Give Wear OS Watches a Much Needed Boost

Google recently rolled out a big update to Wear OS with improvements including a new streamlined UI, better health and fitness tracking, and an all-around smarter and more useful Google Assistant. But as nice as that all sounds, software is just one piece of what you need to make a good smartwatch, because without the…

Report: There Won't Be Any Google Smartwatch This Year Report: There Won't Be Any Google Smartwatch This Year

Google has confirmed that it is not planning on launching a smartwatch this year, telling Tom’s Guide that the company simply isn’t there yet and will focus on upgrades to Wear OS for the time being.

Look At This Wacky Smartphone Watch Look At This Wacky Smartphone Watch

With Samsung working on bendy displays to put in flexible phones and even providing those screens to Chinese phonemakers to help grow the ecosystem, it’s clear a new era for smartphones is just around the corner. However, it seems like Nubia couldn’t wait that long, because at IFA 2018, the company released a frankly…

Garmin's New Fitness Tracker Has a 'Body Battery' Feature That Tells You When You're Too Tired to Exercise Garmin's New Fitness Tracker Has a 'Body Battery' Feature That Tells You When You're Too Tired to Exercise

If you compare all of the ~$100 fitness trackers currently available, you’ll find a lot of similarities when it comes to their hardware, design, and functionality. So to make its new vívosmart 4 stand out, Garmin has instead tried to innovate on the software side by using all of the data the wearable is tracking to…

Google's Wear OS Finally Gets the Refresh it Needs, Hints at More to Come Google's Wear OS Finally Gets the Refresh it Needs, Hints at More to Come

Earlier this year, I got a little annoyed when Google renamed Android Wear to Wear OS because even though Google’s intention to make its smartwatch OS less platform specific was good, it kind of felt meaningless without any new software or hardware features to improve how Wear OS actually works

This Smartwatch Is Too Freaking Big [Correction] This Smartwatch Is Too Freaking Big [Correction]

Look I knew smartwatches were just going to keep getting bigger as device makers try to cram more stuff into them, and I knew fashion and tech joining forces would lead to ridiculous stuff, but a smartwatch with a 1.39-inch display is too much—the Samsung Galaxy Watch comes in a 42mm and 46mm design—both of which are…

Report: Google Finally Has a Plan to Make a Good Smartwatch Report: Google Finally Has a Plan to Make a Good Smartwatch

Currently, when it comes to smartwatches, it’s the Apple Watch and then everything else. However, if a report from Android Police is any indication, Google might have a plan to wrest some sales away from Tim Cook and co.

This Body Heat-Powered Smartwatch Gets One Thing Very Right This Body Heat-Powered Smartwatch Gets One Thing Very Right

One of the most interesting gadgets I’ve tested in the past few years was the Matrix PowerWatch: a fitness-tracking timepiece powered only by the wearer’s body heat. The battery-free technology was neat, but the watch’s limited functionality wasn’t. Matrix Industries’ new PowerWatch X promises to be a more useful and…

How to Buy a Good Smartwatch if You're Not into Apple How to Buy a Good Smartwatch if You're Not into Apple

If you carry around an iPhone as your smartphone of choice then the Apple Watch is hands-down the best option for a smartwatch, for the seamless integration if nothing else. But what about the rest of us? You’ve got more options than you might realize for a companion wearable, and we’re going to get into the pros and…

An Empowered Assistant Is How Wear OS Could Get Back on Track An Empowered Assistant Is How Wear OS Could Get Back on Track

When Google changed the name of its smartwatch OS from Android Wear to Wear OS, I was pissed. Not because the name sucked, as Wear OS does do a better job of reflecting the platform’s support for both Android and iOS devices. The problem was that the rebranding didn’t come with any new features or updates that…

The World's First Working Projector Smartwatch Turns Your Arm Into a Big Touchscreen

Some smartwatches come with powerful processors, lots of storage, and robust software, but have limited capabilities compared to smartphones thanks to their tiny touchscreens. Researchers at Carnegie Mellon University and ASU Tech, however, have now created a smartwatch prototype with a built-in projector that turns…

Garmin Made a Great Smartwatch for People Who Hate Wearing a Smartwatch Garmin Made a Great Smartwatch for People Who Hate Wearing a Smartwatch

There’s no better example of the war between form and function than smartwatch design. There are boxy, bulging, touchscreen wearables that do almost everything your smartphone can, and there are sleeker analog alternatives that maybe keep track of how many calories you’ve burned. With the latest version of the …

The Fitbit Versa Is the First Real Bargain Smartwatch The Fitbit Versa Is the First Real Bargain Smartwatch

“That’s a nice watch,” said my colleague, about an hour after I strapped the Fitbit Versa to my person. The new fitness tracker, the company’s third pass at a smartwatch you can wear for days at a time, is a welcome update to its butt-ugly predecessor. The $200 Versa will more than likely satisfy any fitness…

I’ll Get Excited About Hublot’s New Smartwatch When Jay Z Actually Wears It I’ll Get Excited About Hublot’s New Smartwatch When Jay Z Actually Wears It

“New watch alert: Hublot.” The timepiece maker made famous by rapper and Tidal owner Jay Z in a shout-out on his track “Otis,” is releasing a smartwatch powered by Google’s Wear OS. It’s called Big Bang Referee 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia. Cute name. Call me when Hov puts one on.

Google's Smartwatch Program Is a Mess, and a Name Change Won't Fix That Google's Smartwatch Program Is a Mess, and a Name Change Won't Fix That

Yesterday, Google announced it would rename its four-year-old smartwatch operating system from Android Wear to Wear OS. Ostensibly, the purpose of this rebranding is to prevent scaring off iPhone owners from purchasing smartwatches running Android Wear, which for a long time has supported pairing with both Android…

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