Gadgets – TechCrunch Darrell Etherington

 If you’re looking to get pretty much all the benefits of a smartwatch without a watch, and to track your activity and sport performance with tools that are more than up to the task, Garmin’s Vivosport is a strong option, with a price tag that comes in well under that of most dedicated smartwatches. It works well with both Android and iOS devices, has a built-in heart rate tracker… Read More

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Gadgets – TechCrunch Natasha Lomas

 Amazon is working on building a pair of smart glasses to house its Alexa voice assistant, and a home security camera that could be linked to its existing Echo connected devices to further expand their capabilities, according to a report in the FT citing people familiar with the company’s plans. Read More

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Xiaomi Mi Band HRX Edition

Xiaomi is offering you their latest smartband, the Mi Band HRX Edition. Made in partnership with HRX by Hrithik Roshan, this water resistant smartband (IP67) sports a 0.42-inch OLED display w/ scratch-resistant glass, anti-fingerprint coating and an improved tracking algorithm to accurately monitor your activities (when compared to Mi Band 2).

Other highlights include Time function and Call & Notification Alerts. Powered by up to 23-days of battery life (Mi Band 2 only 20 days of battery life), the Mi Band HRX Edition provides Bluetooth 4.0 for connectivity.

Coming in Black and Blue color options (Green and Orange will be arriving soon), the Xiaomi Mi Band HRX Edition is available now for just Rs. 1,299 (about $20). [Product Page]

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Gadgets – TechCrunch Darrell Etherington

 Apple’s Series 3 smartwatch may look the same on the outside as the previous generation (albeit with a new ceramic gray options and contrasting red-tipped digital crown) but what they have inside might help kick the somewhat sleepy wearable category into high gear. To be clear, Apple isn’t the first to put cellular connectivity into a smartwatch – but it is the first to put… Read More

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Gadgets – TechCrunch Jordan Crook

 In case you happened to miss the presentation of Apple’s latest iGear, we’ve got your back. The company today announced Apple Watch Series 3, a new 4K Apple TV, the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus, as well as the much-rumored iPhone X (pronounced “ten”). As Apple is want to do, the company peppered videos into the presentation. Some were straight-up advertisements, others… Read More

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Gadgets – TechCrunch Sarah Buhr

 Today, Apple announced the new Apple Watch 3 will be rolling out several health and fitness features included with OS4, like smart activity coaching, new features for swimmers, Gym Connect and an enhanced heart rate monitor. Read More

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Gadgets – TechCrunch Sarah Perez

 The updated software powering the Apple Watch, watchOS 4, will be released on September 19, 2017, for all Watch customers, according to Apple COO Jeff Williams, speaking at Apple’s iPhone press conference today. The updated software, which includes features like new watchfaces, improved fitness coaching, a redesigned music experience and more, was previously announced this summer at WWDC. Read More

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Gadgets – TechCrunch Darrell Etherington

 The new Apple Watch is now official, offering one big highlight upgrade over the previous version: Built-in cellular support. Wireless cellular LTE connectivity provided by a built-in chip means the new Apple Watch will be able to stay connected even when it’s not tethered to an iPhone, which is a huge step forward in terms of making it an independent mobile device. Read More

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Gadgets – TechCrunch Matthew Lynley

 Fitbit today came out with some additional news that might give Wall Street some signs of life as it looks to compete with an increasingly complicated fitness tracking environment — and the stock is surging this afternoon as a result. Read More

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Samsung Gear Fit 2 Pro

Samsung has just unveiled their latest smartwatch ‘Gear Fit 2 Pro’ at IFA 2017. Coming in a new watch-style clasp, this water resistant smartwatch (5 ATM certified / MIL STD 810G certified) is equipped with a 1.5-inch 432 x 216 curved Super AMOLED display with Corning Gorilla Glass 3 protection, a 1GHz dual-core processor, a 512MB RAM, a 4GB of internal storage and a 200mAh battery (up to 3 to 4 days of battery life with average use).

Other highlights include Swim Tracking, Heart Rate Monitor and Standalone Music Player. Running on Tizen OS (compatible with iPhone 7, 7 Plus, 6S, 6S Plus, SE, 5 with iOS 9.0 or later and Android phones with Android 4.4 or later), the Gear Fit 2 Pro provides WiFi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.2 and GPS/GLONASS/Beidou for connectivity.

The Samsung Gear Fit 2 Pro will hit the market from September 15th for $199. [Product Page]

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