Wearables

Best Buy just spent $800 million on GreatCall, the company that made the JitterBug phone

Best Buy just spent $800 million on GreatCall, the company that made the JitterBug phone

2 days ago   |   The Verge   |   2 articles

Best Buy announced late yesterday that it has acquired GreatCall ,the company behind the JitterBug phone for seniors, for $800 million. The company currently focuses primarily...
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It sure looks like a Pixel Watch will launch alongside the Pixel 3 phones

It sure looks like a Pixel Watch will launch alongside the Pixel 3 phones

2 days ago   |   TheBoyGeniusReport   |   5 articles

The Pixel 3 phones aren't going to be the only products that Google launches this fall, considering what we've witnessed in previous years. We can also expect a new Pixelbook...
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With the Pixel Watch closer to release, Google is enforcing new Wear OS app quality guidelines

With the Pixel Watch closer to release, Google is enforcing new Wear OS app quality guidelines

2 days ago   |   Phone Arena   |   3 articles

With the recent reveal of the Samsung Gear S4 Galaxy Watch, an Apple Watch Series 4 announcement looming on the horizon, and a Google Pixel Watch reportedly slated for release...
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Google reportedly working on a health and fitness assistant called Google Coach

Google reportedly working on a health and fitness assistant called Google Coach

2 days ago   |   Phone Arena   |   4 articles

Google plans to strengthen its presence in the wearables market with a health and fitness assistant that might or might not be called Google Coach. The Mountain View company is...
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Wear OS gets a mandatory quality review process on Google Play Store

Wear OS gets a mandatory quality review process on Google Play Store

3 days ago   |   SlashGear   |   3 articles

Google is making a bit of noise about something that users may have presumed has actually been the case even when Wear OS by Google was known by a different name: Android Wear...
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Google aims for better-quality Wear OS apps with mandatory review process

Google aims for better-quality Wear OS apps with mandatory review process

3 days ago   |   Digital Trends   |   3 articles

Google wants to improve the quality of Wear OS apps, and to that end the company has announced that the review process of Wear OS apps for Google Play is now mandatory...
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Google reportedly set to launch an A.I. fitness coach for smartwatches

Google reportedly set to launch an A.I. fitness coach for smartwatches

3 days ago   |   Digital Trends   |   4 articles

Google is reportedly working on a health and well-being coach for Wear OS devices. Known as "Google Coach," the assistant will be able to suggest workouts, meal plans, and...
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VR optics could help old folks keep the world in focus

VR optics could help old folks keep the world in focus

3 days ago   |   TechCrunch

The complex optics involved with putting a screen an inch away from the eye in VR headsets could make for smart glasses that correct for vision problems. These prototype...
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Fitbit Charge 3 and its new touchscreen revealed in leaked pics

Fitbit Charge 3 and its new touchscreen revealed in leaked pics

3 days ago   |   Pocket-lint   |   4 articles

Fitbit is working on a new Charge 3 fitness band, and leaked photos of the device were just posted by Android Authority. The images show the wearable's redesign, which includes...
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Google Coach fitness and health AI assistant for smartwatches tipped

Google Coach fitness and health AI assistant for smartwatches tipped

3 days ago   |   SlashGear   |   4 articles

Google is working on a personal fitness and health assistant, according to a new leak, and it's reportedly called Google Coach. The new personal assistant is allegedly being...
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