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Garmin quatix 7 pro smartwatch for marine users. (Image source: Garmin)

Garmin quatix 7 Pro smartwatch arrives with new features for sailors and fishermen

Garmin has released the quatix 7 pro smartwatch designed for sailors and fishermen. Besides usual health tracking features, the quatix 7 pro adds unique features such as remote control over trolling motors when fishing to keep boa...
David Chien, 15 Nov 2023 22:15
The T9 earbuds. (Source: Black Shark)

Deal | Black Shark Earbuds T9 launch as new sub-US$20 Bluetooth 5.3 accessories

The Xiaomi-linked mobile gaming brand Black Shark has released its latest accessories just in time for the 2023 Black Friday/Cyber Monday event. The T9s seem like standard budget AirPod clones in black or white; nevertheless, they...
Deirdre O'Donnell, 15 Nov 2023 16:20
University of Washington AI headphone technology allows only specific sounds through. (Image source: Paul G. Allen School at YouTube)

University of Washington AI technology lets headphone wearers pick specific sounds to hear

A University of Washington led team has developed AI headphone technology allowing wearers to pick specific sounds to hear while blocking all others. This advanced noise-cancelling targets any sound from animals to machines creati...
David Chien, 15 Nov 2023 15:03
Daily Summary, Rest Alerts and Stress Alerts are already available for the Vivoactive 5 (above). (Image source: Garmin).

New Garmin Fenix 7 and Forerunner 265 smartwatch features discovered

After recent Public Beta updates, new features were reported for the Garmin Fenix 7 and Forerunner 265 smartwatches that were not listed in the change logs. Three new items, Daily Summary, Stress Alerts, and Rest Alerts, have been...
Polly Allcock, 15 Nov 2023 14:37
The Ahotu calendar for endurance events is now accessible via Garmin Connect. (Image source: Ahotu)

Garmin Connect gets new Ahotu extensive live event database

Garmin smartwatch users can now search for live events via the Ahotu calendar in Garmin Connect. The database covers a wide variety of races, from 5ks to marathons in 187 countries. Once you have selected a race, you can use the G...
Polly Allcock, 15 Nov 2023 13:20
Garmin sells the Descent G1 Solar – Ocean Edition in a single 'Azure' colourway. (Image source: Garmin)

Descent G1 Solar – Ocean Edition: Garmin presents new 'eco-orientated' dive computer with recycled ocean-bound plastics

The Descent G1 Solar – Ocean Edition is the third entry in Garmin's Descent G1 series. Available exclusively with solar charging, the Ocean Edition is said to be Garmin's 'most sustainable multiuse watch ever'.
Alex Alderson, 14 Nov 2023 18:12
Garmin Health x Labfont offers a mental health research grant. (Image source: Garmin Health)

Garmin Health partners with Labfront to offer mental health research award worth US$1,750 in fitness trackers and software

Garmin Health, a division of smartwatch maker Garmin, has partnered with Labfront to offer an award worth US$1,750 to assist research into mental health. The goal of the hardware and software award is to accelerate data collection...
David Chien, 14 Nov 2023 15:06
A supposedly leaked image could show the Garmin Descent Mk3 dive computer. (Image source: Plongez)

Garmin Descent Mk3 watch-style dive computer appears in new image

A possibly leaked picture appears to show the Garmin Descent Mk3 series watch-style dive computer. Four models are shown, which could correspond to the rumored Descent Mk3, Descent Mk3i, Descent Mk3S and Descent Mk3Si. Expected fe...
Polly Allcock, 14 Nov 2023 00:55
Vivo has designed the Watch 3 in four finishes. (Image source: Vivo)

Vivo Watch 3: New smartwatch debuts in multiple styles with BlueOS and 16 days of battery life

Vivo has presented the Watch 3, an affordable smartwatch available in several finishes. The Vivo Watch 3 is also a showcase for BlueOS, a new OS that supports third-party apps and helps the smartwatch achieve up to 16 days of batt...
Alex Alderson, 13 Nov 2023 19:23
Meta Quest 2 (Image source: Meta)

Deal | Meta Quest 2 hits lowest price ever on Amazon, now starting at just US$249

Even though its successor came out a month ago, the Meta Quest 2 remains a good alternative for people who aren't interested in mixed reality. On Amazon US, it's currently off by US$50, making the 128 GB model US$249, while the 25...
Tudor Cibean, 12 Nov 2023 15:17
Nærwear has launched the STUND watch. (Image source: Nærwear on Indiegogo)

Nærwear launches display-less STUND watch on Indiegogo

Nærwear has unvieled the STUND watch, its take on timekeeping without hands or even a display. While KonMarie fans will immediately get this design, the lack of any visible time display will challenge wearers to understand the pas...
David Chien, 12 Nov 2023 12:40
Apple Watch: The watch is not only worn on the wrist (symbolic image, Luke Chesser)

Study: The Apple Watch is not only worn on the wrist and can also be worn in unusual places for unusual reasons

A new study proves the accuracy of the Apple Watch - even when it is worn in an unusual place. The study also shows that the watch can be used in rather unusual situations.
Silvio Werner, 11 Nov 2023 23:00
Amazfit: New update for several smartwatches with new functions

Amazfit: New update brings new functions to smartwatches

Amazfit has significantly expanded the range of features of the Cheetah series and added a function that is particularly relevant for runners. This is intended to allow users to optimally adjust their own speed or training plans.
Silvio Werner, 11 Nov 2023 08:33
The Pixel Watch 2 LTE is the only Pixel Watch SKU to receive this month's update so far. (Image source: Google)

Google Pixel November 2023 update published for just Pixel Watch 2 LTE

Google has started rolling its November 2023 update to the Pixel Watch 2. Inexplicably, this month's update is restricted to the Pixel Watch 2 LTE for now, with other models eligible for the time being.
Alex Alderson, 10 Nov 2023 19:35
The OnePlus Watch 2 looks hardly anything like its predecessor. (Image source: @OnLeaks & MySmartPrice)

OnePlus Watch 2 to launch with Snapdragon W5 Gen 1 and updated styling

According to reports, OnePlus is developing another smartwatch, having released two smartwatches so far. Reputedly, the company's next model will be the OnePlus Watch 2, which will directly succeed the now two-year-old OnePlus Wat...
Alex Alderson, 10 Nov 2023 18:54
The Galaxy Fit3 has a much larger display than its predecessor. (Image source: Windows Report)

Samsung Galaxy Fit3 to launch with new sensors and larger display

It appears that Samsung is preparing to launch a cheaper alternative to the Galaxy Watch6 series. Leaked press images of the Galaxy Fit3 have now surfaced online, in which the forthcoming fitness tracker can be seen from multiple ...
Alex Alderson, 10 Nov 2023 15:54
Public Beta version 8.25 is now available for the Garmin Vivoactive 5 smartwatch. (Image source: Garmin)

Garmin rolls out Public Beta 8.25 to the new Vivoactive 5 smartwatch

Garmin has announced the Public Beta update version 8.25 for the Vivoactive 5 smartwatch. The change log for the latest software has many similarities to the first update, version 8.23, with new enhanced icons. As with the previou...
Polly Allcock, 10 Nov 2023 12:34
The Garmin Public Beta software version 8.25 is broadly the same as the last update. (Image source: Garmin)

Garmin Venu 3 and Venu 3s smartwatches receive new Beta update 8.25

The Garmin Public Beta software version 8.25 is now available for the Venu 3 and Venu 3s smartwatches. The change log suggests that the update is broadly the same as its predecessor, v8.23, with an additional improvement to transl...
Polly Allcock, 10 Nov 2023 10:55
The Cota Universal Adapter. (Source: Ossia)

Ossia Cota Universal Adapter touted to bring wireless charging to (almost) any smartphone

Ossia asserts that it is ready to bring its Cota Real Wireless Power to any USB type-C device with its new Universal Adapter. Furthermore, the compact gadget is touted to charge a compatible device over the air, received from a Hu...
Deirdre O'Donnell, 09 Nov 2023 18:35
Beta Version 26.82 is now available on the Fenix 6 series with a few changes from its predecessor. (Image source: Garmin)

Garmin brings improved device management to Fenix 6 series and other older smartwatches via new beta update

Beta Version 26.82 is now available to download for the Fenix 6 series, as well as across Enduro, Tactix Delta, Quatix 6 and Marq smartwatches. The new beta update brings a few changes to eligible smartwatches, including the optio...
Alex Alderson, 09 Nov 2023 17:34
Garmin continues to improve the Fenix 7 series at an almost weekly occurrence. (Image source: Garmin)

Garmin Fenix 7 and Fenix 7 Pro gain more bug fixes courtesy of new update

Garmin has brought a new round of bug fixes to the Fenix 7 and Fenix 7 Pro. Also available for the Epix 2, Enduro 2, MARQ Gen 2 and Quatix 7, Beta Version 15.71 is available to download now from smartwatches enrolled on Garmin's B...
Alex Alderson, 09 Nov 2023 17:31
The Humane Ai Pin will have a lower-than-expected starting price. (Image source: Humane)

Humane Ai Pin: Leak suggests lower than expected pricing but with costly monthly subscription

The Humane Ai Pin is billed as being able to replace your smartphone thanks to a Qualcomm Snapdragon chipset, a small projector and various sensors. While the device is now rumoured to cost significantly less than earlier rumours ...
Alex Alderson, 09 Nov 2023 16:41
The RayNeo Air 2 XR Glasses are now available in the US. (Image source: RayNeo)

RayNeo Air 2 XR Glasses now available

The RayNeo Air 2 XR Glasses are now on sale in the US at Amazon, with a discount for early customers. The company suggests the wearable will soon roll out to more markets with the JoyDock gaming adapter. You can use the glasses to...
Polly Allcock, 09 Nov 2023 14:18
The Watch GT 4 should now track sleep and menstrual cycles more accurately. (Image source: Notebookcheck)

Huawei Watch GT 4: Smartwatch gains more improvements with latest HarmonyOS 4 update

Huawei has released HarmonyOS (C00M02) for the Watch GT 4. Available globally, the update introduces two changes of note, including another sleep tracking refinement.
Alex Alderson, 09 Nov 2023 00:47
The YogiFi smart ring has built-in sensors to track blood oxygen levels and skin temperature. (Image source: Wellnesys)

YogiFi Smart Ring with skin temperature sensor now crowdfunding

Wellnesys has launched a Kickstarter Crowdfunding campaign for its new YogiFi Smart Ring. You can use the device to track biometrics such as heart rate, blood oxygen level and skin temperature. Plus, an accompanying app provides i...
Polly Allcock, 08 Nov 2023 16:17
The AirPods Pro 2 next to two fakes from left to right. (Image source: Lumafield & @JonBruner)

AirPods Pro 2: CT scans compare high-end Apple earbuds with cheap copies

CT scans have revealed the differences between the AirPods Pro 2 and fake alternatives. Not only does Apple include more complex hardware inside its earbuds, but counterfeit manufacturers even place small weights inside their char...
Alex Alderson, 07 Nov 2023 19:35
The Vivo Watch 3. (Source: Vivo)

Vivo Watch 3 preview confirms Pixel-esque build and new OS

Vivo has revealed that its upcoming third-gen Watch will have a lot in common with the Pixel Watch 2 ahead of its launch. Those similarities are mostly appearance and hardware-based, although its software will not be WearOS-based....
Deirdre O'Donnell, 06 Nov 2023 21:21
The McLEAR RingPay 2 is now available in Silver and Stealth (matte black, above) colors. (Image source: McLEAR)

McLEAR RingPay 2 Silver and limited edition Stealth models now available

McLEAR has launched two new colors for its RingPay 2 contactless payment wearable. You can now buy the ring in Silver and Stealth (Matte Black), with the same design as the black and white versions of the RingPay 2. Features of th...
Polly Allcock, 06 Nov 2023 12:57
The CLOMP muscle oxygen saturation tracking wearable can detect muscle fatigue. (Image source: CLOMP)

CLOMP muscle oxygen saturation tracking wearable for runners now crowdfunding

CLOMP has launched an Indiegogo crowdfunding campaign for its muscle oxygen saturation tracking wearable. The device, worn on the leg, can help runners track muscle fatigue. You can use these insights to track performance with cus...
Polly Allcock, 06 Nov 2023 12:39
New batteries in MIT Clean Energy Prize semifinals (Image: Anthro Energy)

New batteries for electric cars and wearables, backed by multi-million US$ funding, are both fire resistant and flexible

Anthro Energy's flexible energy storage systems will be used in next-generation electronic devices and are currently being sold to the first wearable manufacturers. The development team has identified promising applications for th...
Nicole Dominikowski, 04 Nov 2023 14:10
The Huawei Eyewear 2 smart glasses are expected to come to Singapore. (Image source: Huawei)

Huawei Eyewear 2 smart glasses rolling out to more markets

Huawei could soon launch the Eyewear 2 smart glasses in Singapore. A certification from the IMDA suggests that the wearable will soon go on sale in the country, though further information is lacking. You can use the smart glasses ...
Polly Allcock, 03 Nov 2023 18:42
The Vivo Watch 3 has a slim profile with a digital crown. (Image source: Vivo)

Vivo Watch 3 to launch alongside Vivo X100 and Vivo X100 Pro

Vivo has confirmed the launch date of its next smartwatch, as well as its flagship X100 and X100 Pro smartphones. The company has also revealed what the Vivo Watch 3 looks like, which it will sell in two stylish finishes.
Alex Alderson, 03 Nov 2023 16:34
The Garmin Vivoactive 5 smartwatch has received its first Public Beta update, version 8.23. (Image source: Garmin)

Garmin Vivoactive 5 smartwatch receives first Beta update with new features

The Garmin Vivoactive 5 smartwatch has received its first Public Beta Update, version 8.23. The new software brings several features to the wearables relating to activity tracking and sleep insights. Garmin notes that the update s...
Polly Allcock, 03 Nov 2023 16:21
Leaks suggest a new Garmin watch-style dive computer is on the way. (Image source: Garmin)

New leak about Garmin Descent Mk3i watch-style dive computer appears

Fresh rumors have started about the Garmin Descent Mk3i following the leak of an image supposedly showing an event preview. The new wearable series would be a watch-style dive computer, with alleged features including a flashlight...
Polly Allcock, 03 Nov 2023 16:16
Beta Version 15.69 is available when you tap 'Check For Updates' within smartwatch settings. (Image source: Garmin)

Garmin rolls out nearly a dozen improvements to Fenix 7 series and other premium smartwatches with latest beta update

Garmin has released a new beta build for the Fenix 7 and Fenix 7 Pro series. Also available across Epix 2, Enduro 2, Fenix 7, Fenix 7 Pro, MARQ Gen 2 and Quatix 7 series smartwatches, the update introduces over 10 changes, includi...
Alex Alderson, 03 Nov 2023 15:51
Google Pixel Watch (1st Gen)

Deal | Google Pixel Watch (1st Gen) receives a whopping 43% discount on Amazon

Google has already released the Pixel Watch 2 back in October. While it brings many improvements, the new watch isn't a major refresh. That means the Google Pixel Watch (1st Gen) is still a good purchase, especially with this 43% ...
Abid Ahsan Shanto, 03 Nov 2023 11:07
Google Pixel Buds Pro (Image source: Google)

Deal | Google Pixel Buds Pro now cheaper than ever on Amazon thanks to 40% discount

Google's Pixel Buds Pro can now be had for US$119 on Amazon, a massive 40% drop from their list price. The flagship truly wireless earbuds support Active Noise Cancellation and transparency mode, and they have a total listening ti...
Tudor Cibean, 03 Nov 2023 04:57
The A10 headphones. (Source: OneOdio)

Deal | Grab CNET's Best Over-Ear Headphones of 2023 at a 33% discount

OneOdio is lauding the fact that its A10 over-ear headphones have been declared best of their class in 2023 by CNET. The announcement coincides with a sizeable discount on the same audio peripherals on Amazon. Are the award-winnin...
Deirdre O'Donnell, 01 Nov 2023 18:28
The Forerunner 265 is receiving its first beta build in two months. (Image source: Garmin)

Garmin Forerunner 255 and Forerunner 265 latest updates introduce improved sleep insights and other new features

Garmin has released new updates for the Forerunner 255 and Forerunner 265. Both Release Candidate builds, the updates contain various improvements and bug fixes for the Forerunner 255 and Forerunner 265 ahead of a full public roll...
Alex Alderson, 01 Nov 2023 14:58
Garmin has announced  Public Beta v17.18 for the Forerunner 955 and Forerunner 965 (above) smartwatches. (Image source: Garmin)

Garmin Forerunner 955 and Forerunner 965 smartwatches receive new Public Beta v17.18 update

The Garmin Public Beta Version 17.18 update is now available for the Forerunner 955 and Forerunner 965 smartwatches. The new software brings improvements for Body Battery, sleep insights and smart notifications. Plus, a Red Shift ...
Polly Allcock, 01 Nov 2023 14:10
APG uses ultrasonic tones modulated by pressure changes in the ear canal (Image Source: Google Research)

Google’s new heart rate monitoring tech can be added to ANC earbuds via software update

Google has recently shared details of its research in audioplethysmography (APG) technology, which can enable heart rate monitoring in ANC earbuds with just a software update. The feature requires no extra sensors, is accurate and...
Vishal Bhardwaj, 31 Oct 2023 19:33
The Movano Evie Ring will launch on November 20. (Image source: Movano)

Movano confirms Evie Ring launching in matter of weeks

The Movano Evie smart ring will launch this November, according to a recent announcement from the company. The wearable has heart rate, HRV and SpO2 level tracking with an accompanying app. However, the gadget has yet to receive t...
Polly Allcock, 31 Oct 2023 14:41
Garmin has released Public Beta 8.23 for the Venu 3 and Venu 3s smartwatches. (Image source: Garmin)

Garmin skin temperature tracking arrives for Venu 3 and Venu 3s smartwatches

The Garmin Venu 3 and Venu 3s smartwatches now have a skin temperature monitoring feature, designed for use with sleep tracking. The new tool arrives as part of a broader Public Beta update, version 8.23, which also brings new fea...
Polly Allcock, 31 Oct 2023 11:27
The Momentum 3 earbuds. (Source: Sennheiser)

Deal | Sennheiser hypes Hallowe'en and early Black Friday sales events

Sennheiser Europe has announced a "Halloween" sale with up to 20% off popular consumer audio products such as Ambeo soundbars and Momentum True Wireless earbuds. Meanwhile, the OEM is also building up to its Early Black Friday eve...
Deirdre O'Donnell, 30 Oct 2023 18:26
The Xiaomi MiTu Children’s Phone Watch U1 Pro supports 4G. (Image source: Xiaomi)

Xiaomi launches new U1 Pro smartwatch for kids with video calling and GPS

The Xiaomi MiTu Children’s Phone Watch U1 Pro has been revealed in China. The gadget supports 4G, allowing you to make video and voice calls with family or friends. Other features include GPS tracking for parents, contactless paym...
Polly Allcock, 30 Oct 2023 16:57
Samsung Galaxy Watch6 Classic in review

Samsung Galaxy Watch6 Classic 43 mm LTE smartwatch in review - The return of a classic

Stainless steel. Along with the Galaxy Watch6, Samsung brings back the Classic model with a rotating bezel, the Galaxy Watch6 Classic. It features a stainless steel casing and is larger. The siblings are quite similar beneath the surface. This year's gadgets are distinguished mostly by their screens.
Samsung Exynos W930 | 1.30" | 77 g
Benedikt Winkel, 30 Oct 2023 11:48
The Garmin Venu 3 may also be able to measure skin temperature in the future

Garmin: Several smartwatches, including Fenix, Epix and Venu 3, may get skin temperature measurement function via software update

Several Garmin smartwatches may get a new functionality within the scope of a software update. Accordingly, the hardware requirements are unlikely to be an issue.
Silvio Werner, 30 Oct 2023 01:39
Rogbid is launching a new smartwatch, the Rowatch 5. (Image: Rogbid)

New Rogbid Rowatch 5 smartwatch measures blood pressure as well as blood sugar and launches with massive discount

Rogbid has launched a new smartwatch, the Rowatch 5, which is on sale at a low price thanks to a massive discount and, according to the manufacturer, can even measure blood pressure and blood sugar levels.
Marcus Schwarten, 30 Oct 2023 01:21
The new VoltaGo. (Source: Volta)

Volta VoltaGo MagSafe Power Bank hyped as Most Versatile 4-in-1 Magnetic Power Bank to hit Indiegogo yet

Volta has announced that its next "high-speed" charging accessory will launch via a crowdfunding campaign. The 10,000mAh VoltaGo power bank is designed to deliver fast wireless charging to MagSafe-compatible iPhones, although it i...
Deirdre O'Donnell, 29 Oct 2023 17:35
Beta Version 26.81 is available to download now. (Image source: Garmin)

Garmin updates older smartwatches with new Ski activity feature

Garmin has released Beta Version 26.81 for the Fenix 6 series and its counterparts. Rolling out now as a side-load-only build, the update is the latest that aims to improve Garmin's Auto Run feature in Sky and Snowboard activities...
Alex Alderson, 29 Oct 2023 01:24


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