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Wear OS Stories August 15

With a “lead smartwatch” coming this fall and rumors of a Google-made Pixel wearable, Wear OS has seen a flurry of activity in recent weeks. Google today announced a new initiative aimed at improving Wear app quality by instituting a Play Store review process.

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Wear OS is due for a big update this fall, starting with a new chip from Qualcomm and a “lead smartwatch” that could possibly be a Google-made Pixel Watch. On the software side, there is a developer preview of Android P for Wear OS, but not much else has been rumored. However, a new report today suggests that Google is working on a health and fitness “Coach” for wearables.

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Wear OS Stories August 14

With new hardware and software options that continue to get better and better, there’s no time like now to buy a smartwatch. While iOS users are pretty limited in what they could buy, Android users have too many choices to count. Not sure where to start looking? Let’s go over some of the best options…

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Wear OS Stories August 13

Fossil Group is easily the biggest player in the Wear OS space today, and lately, we’ve seen a couple of refreshes from the company’s catalog. Today, the Michael Kors Runway is getting revamped with a lot of handy new additions…

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Wear OS Stories August 7

Google’s Wear OS platform has been mostly running on the same old Snapdragon Wear 2100 chipset for the past couple of years. While that chipset is capable of running the platform, it hasn’t really evolved to keep up with the demand of newer software and customers. Now, it looks like Qualcomm is preparing to introduce a successor…

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Wear OS Stories August 6

Back in June, the FCC revealed that the Fossil Group is working on a new generation of Wear OS devices. The watch maker today unveiled the Fossil Q Explorist HR and Q Venture HR with NFC, built-in GPS, and a heart rate sensor.

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