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The Amazfit X will make it to retail soon. (Source: Weibo)

The Amazfit X gets a final release announcement amid a deluge of dissatisfaction from its Indiegogo backers

The Amazfit X is a fitness band-like device that purports to improve on this form factor with a curved screen. Its maker Huami has confirmed that it will be available at its final retail price in the fourth quarter of 2020. Howeve...
Deirdre O'Donnell, Wed, 30 Sep 2020 01:16:00 +0200
The Amazfit Band 5 comes in midnight black. (Image source: Amazfit - edited)

Amazfit Band 5 with blood oxygen measurement and Alexa virtual assistant is now available to buy from Amazon and Amazfit US for US$49.99

The new Amazfit Band 5 from Huami is now available to purchase either from Amazon or Amazfit’s US online store. The smart band, which costs US$49.99, provides blood oxygen measurement, Amazon Alexa, the PAI health assessment syste...
Daniel R Deakin, Sat, 26 Sep 2020 10:17:00 +0200
The ECG-enabled OPPO Watch. (Source: OPPO)

The OPPO Watch ECG Edition is now official

OPPO has unveiled an electrocardiography (ECG) -enabled version of its first-gen smartwatch in the course of its 2020 Developer's Conference. The wearable is essentially the same as the 46mm variant of this Watch, just with the ne...
Deirdre O'Donnell, Thu, 24 Sep 2020 22:53:00 +0200
The TicWatch Pro 3 GPS retails for US$299.99. (Image source: Mobvoi)

Mobvoi unveils the TicWatch Pro 3 GPS, its US$299 smartwatch with NFC and a heart rate monitor

Mobvoi's latest smartwatch is here, the TicWatch Pro 3 GPS. The new smartwatch features a 1.4-inch AMOLED screen, a heart rate monitor and a 577 mAh battery that can last up to 45 days. The TicWatch Pro 3 GPS retails for US$299 an...
Alex Alderson, Thu, 24 Sep 2020 16:00:00 +0200
Samsung's newest smartwatches are now on par with the Apple Watch

Galaxy Watch 3 and Galaxy Watch Active 2 get ECG functionality in the United States

Samsung Galaxy Watch Active 2 and Galaxy Watch 3 users in the United States can soon use their smartwatches to take ECG readings. The functionality will be available via an update to the Samsung Health Monitor app. The app can als...
Anil Satyanarayana, Wed, 23 Sep 2020 21:19:00 +0200
The Xiaomi Mi Smart Band 5 features lifestyle monitoring such as heart rate, sleep, and women's health. (Image source: Xiaomi)

Xiaomi Mi Band global sales top 13 million units for Q2 2020 as Pro and Lite variant rumors still linger for the Mi Band 5

Details about the sales records for the Xiaomi Mi Band series, both domestic and international, have been shared by Huami’s CEO Huang Wang. The health-focused smart bracelets from the Chinese OEM are the world’s number 1 most-ship...
Daniel R Deakin, Wed, 23 Sep 2020 12:15:00 +0200
The Huami Amazfit GTS 2 comes in a choice of three colors. (Image source: Huami - edited)

Amazfit GTS 2 smartwatch from Huami launched: Light, thin, and colorful with blood oxygen measurement and smart voice assistant for 999 yuan (US$147)

The Amazfit GTS 2 from Huami is now official, with the fun but functional smartwatch already on sale in China. The GTS 2 has had a design overhaul from the first generation, with a borderless display and lighter weight included. T...
Daniel R Deakin, Wed, 23 Sep 2020 10:19:00 +0200
The Amazfit GTR 2 with the sports edition on the left and the classic model on the right. (Image source: Huami - edited)

Huami launches the Amazfit GTR 2 smartwatch: Two editions with NFC, up to 38-day battery life, and blood oxygen detection from 999 yuan (US$147)

The Huami Amazfit GTR 2 smartwatch has been launched in China at a very competitive price starting from 999 yuan (US$147). The GTR 2 mixes form with function so that buyers can expect an elegant-looking wearable that also provides...
Daniel R Deakin, Wed, 23 Sep 2020 09:08:00 +0200
The "Watch GT 2 Porsche Design" on camera. (Source: GizmoChina)

Rumor | The Huawei Watch GT 2 has an upcoming Porsche Design variant

A YouTube channel has allegedly posted a video of a heretofore-unreleased Huawei wearable called the Watch GT 2 Porsche Design. It seems much like the rest of its possible series, albeit with a new bezel and boot animation. This m...
Deirdre O'Donnell, Tue, 22 Sep 2020 16:22:00 +0200
A TicWatch Pro 3 teaser. (Source: Mobvoi)

Mobvoi announces a launch date for the TicWatch Pro 3

The TicWatch Pro 2020 may be a particularly interesting smartwatch due to its dual-layer display that is intended to save battery over time and 1GB of memory. Now, TicWatch has revealed that it has a successor that will launch in ...
Deirdre O'Donnell, Mon, 21 Sep 2020 18:10:00 +0200
The Amazfit GTS 2 and GTR 2 will be launched on September 22. (Image source: Huami - edited)

Huami's upcoming Amazfit GTR 2 and Amazfit GTS 2 smartwatches have diamond-like screen coatings that are as hard as sapphire

Huami has been sharing some late details about the upcoming Amazfit GTR 2 and Amazfit GTS 2 smartwatches. Along with a new promo image of the fashionable wearables, Huami has also revealed that the screens of the GTR 2 and GTS 2 h...
Daniel R Deakin, Mon, 21 Sep 2020 13:07:00 +0200
The back of the Realme Watch S. (Source: FCC via MySmartPrice)

Realme will launch 2 versions of the same upcoming smartwatch: new leaks

The FCC has confirmed that Realme will launch its first-ever round wearable, the Watch S Pro, soon. Further similar leaks indicate that there is also a vanilla variant that may debut alongside it. This Watch S may have the same ci...
Deirdre O'Donnell, Sun, 20 Sep 2020 19:27:00 +0200
OPPO Watch: coming soon with ECG. (Source: Weibo)

An "ECG Edition" of the OPPO Watch will launch soon

OPPO has announced what it is calling a smartwatch with "professional"-grade electrocardiography (ECG) features. This is because it has been officially certified as such a device, albeit in China only. This wearable, which looks l...
Deirdre O'Donnell, Sun, 20 Sep 2020 17:43:00 +0200
It seems that a new Polar Vantage V smartwatch is in development. (Image source: Gadgets & Wearables)

Leaked Polar Vantage V2 retail listing points to an October release

A Finnish retailer has listed the Polar Vantage V2, prompting speculation that Polar is on the verge of releasing a new smartwatch. Polar released the Vantage V in 2018, so an update is in order.
Alex Alderson, Fri, 18 Sep 2020 19:05:00 +0200
The TicWatch GTX can currently be purchased at a 10% discount. (Image source: Mobvoi)

Deal | The Mobvoi TicWatch GTX is orderable for as little as US$53.99

Mobvoi only announced the TicWatch GTX last month, but the company is already running a promotion on the budget smartphone. If you act fast, then you grab the TicWatch GTX for US$53.99, £49.49 in the UK or AUD$80.99 in Australia.
Alex Alderson, Wed, 16 Sep 2020 18:03:00 +0200
The Samsung Galaxy Watch3 Titanium features blood oxygen measurement. (Image source: Samsung - edited)

Samsung Galaxy Watch3 Titanium gets a September 18 global launch date but Samsung fans in the US will have to wait a bit longer

The Samsung Galaxy Watch3 Titanium variant of the recently released smartwatch will be officially launched on the European and South Korean markets on September 18. However, potential customers in the US will have to wait a little...
Daniel R Deakin, Wed, 16 Sep 2020 10:44:00 +0200
The Apple Watch Series 6 has new sensors. (Source: Apple)

Apple makes the Watch Series 6 and Watch SE official

The latest Apple Watch is here...and so is the latest Apple Watch. The Cupertino giant has released 2 variants of its iconic wearable for the first time. The flagship Series 6 has the latest watchOS 7 features, a new always-on alt...
Deirdre O'Donnell, Wed, 16 Sep 2020 00:29:00 +0200
Is this a future Oppo Watch? (Source: LetsGoDigital)

OPPO patents a version of its Watch with a 3D-curved round face: new leak

According to an allegedly leaked patent, the OEM OPPO will follow its first-gen smartwatch with 2 more. One of these drops the Apple Watch style for a round face instead; however, it still appears to have the attractive curved-edg...
Deirdre O'Donnell, Tue, 15 Sep 2020 20:38:00 +0200
Connected health in the home is on the rise. (Source: Parks Associates)

42% of US households with broadband internet now own at least one health-related device

Connected health devices are electronics that can provide links to organizations such as the Mayo Clinic or Electronic Caregiver so as to help monitor or even treat a patient in their own home. A new survey indicates that their ad...
Deirdre O'Donnell, Tue, 15 Sep 2020 19:36:00 +0200
The Amazfit GTR 2 and GTS 2 have more refined appearances over their predecessors. (Image source: Amazfit - edited)

Huami Amazfit GTR 2 and Amazfit GTS 2 smartwatches to launch soon: Contemporary looks and possible blood oxygen sensor for the second generation

Huami has been teasing the second-generation Amazfit GTR and GTS smartwatches, with a new promo poster simply announcing the new products will be “Beyond GT”. There is some expectation that the Amazfit GTR 2 and GTS 2 wearables wi...
Daniel R Deakin, Tue, 15 Sep 2020 10:27:00 +0200
Four new products are expected to launch at Apple's event tomorrow. (Image source: Dose Media)

Apple Watch and Watch Pro set to debut alongside iPad Air 4 and iPad 8 at tomorrow's Apple Event

Jon Prosser expects Apple to unveil at least four new products at tomorrow's Apple Event at Apple Park. An eighth-generation iPad is believed to be in attendance, as is a fourth-generation iPad Air and two Apple smartwatches eithe...
Alex Alderson, Mon, 14 Sep 2020 13:31:00 +0200
The Realme Watch S Pro. (Source: FCC via MySmartPrice)

Realme's first round-faced smartwatch may launch in the US soon following a full FCC specs leak

The Realme Watch S Pro is a new product approved for use by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC). Unlike this OEM's first wearable, it has a circular AMOLED display and a relatively large 420mAh battery. These details are k...
Deirdre O'Donnell, Sun, 13 Sep 2020 18:53:00 +0200
An original GTR teaser. (Source: Amazfit)

The Amazfit GTR 2 takes a trip to the Bluetooth SIG, possibly confirming it will launch soon

An earlier leak suggested that the increasingly popular wearables brand Amazfit had a second-gen GTR smartwatch in the works. Now, a device of this name has been approved to use Bluetooth 5.0. Therefore, it may not be far away fro...
Deirdre O'Donnell, Sun, 13 Sep 2020 17:25:00 +0200
BOE is a proponent of flexible AMOLED tech. (Source: BOE)

BOE reports that its 5mm flexible display tech is now in mass production

Display panels that can fold and unfold regularly without damage will probably play a growing role in the electronics of the future. BOE is one company involved in their development and production. Its latest milestone in this end...
Deirdre O'Donnell, Fri, 11 Sep 2020 23:54:00 +0200
The leaked promo collateral for the Vivo Watch. (Image: @BenGeskin/Twitter)

Vivo Watch, the first smartwatch from smartphone maker Vivo set to launch September 22

Vivo is prepping the Vivo Watch, the company’s first foray into the smartwatch market. The device looks similar in appearance to Samsung’s Galaxy Watches and similarly eschews Google’s WearOS in favor of a bespoke solution.
Sanjiv Sathiah, Fri, 11 Sep 2020 13:11:00 +0200
The OnePlus Watch will likely be released soon

OnePlus Watch reportedly in the works; will allegedly come with a round screen

A Twitter leak suggests that OnePlus is working on a smartwatch. Earlier reports suggested that it would sport the Oppo Watch's square aesthetic, but the OnePlus Watch will allegedly have a round screen. OnePlus will likely unveil...
Anil Satyanarayana, Thu, 10 Sep 2020 16:16:00 +0200
Oppo Watch Review: Looks like Apple, ticks like Google

Oppo Watch Review: Looks like Apple, ticks like Google

Nice try. Oppo’s first smartwatch is just as angular as the Apple Watch. It runs Google’s Wear OS. There is also a model with Oppo’s proprietary ColorOS. Moreover, Oppo offers two SoCs with a different TDP.
Qualcomm Snapdragon Wear 3100 | 1.6" | 29.7 g
Inge Schwabe, Wed, 09 Sep 2020 10:32:00 +0200
The SMAWATCH M7C comes in two colours. (Image source: SMAWATCH)

M7C: A budget smartwatch with a touchscreen display, GPS and a heart rate monitor

The M7C smartwatch by SMAWATCH includes a GPS module, a touchscreen display, a heart rate monitor and a host of workout modes for US$30. The SMAWATCH M7C is available from AliExpress.
Alex Alderson, Tue, 08 Sep 2020 20:53:00 +0200
The Apple Watch Series 5 costs from US$399 at the Apple US online store. (Image source: Apple - edited)

Apple Watch Series 3 and Series 5 sales help sink Samsung in the growing North America wearables market

Apple has maintained a strong regional share for the North America wearables market and even enjoyed growth in terms of amount of units shipped. Discounted Apple Watch Series 3 devices and the popularity of the Series 5 smartwatch...
Daniel R Deakin, Tue, 08 Sep 2020 12:05:00 +0200
The Withings ScanWatch is available in two sizes, with a black or white dial, and with numerous strap options. (Image source: Withings - edited)

Withings ScanWatch: Incredible clinically validated hybrid smartwatch with medical-grade SpO2 sensor, ECG recording, and 24/7 heart scanning now available from £249.95 (US$330)

The Withings ScanWatch hybrid smartwatch is now available to buy in Europe, and it can be purchased from £249.95/€279 (about US$330). This incredible health-focused wearable comes with its own on-demand electrocardiogram, respirat...
Daniel R Deakin, Mon, 07 Sep 2020 13:11:00 +0200
The Apple Watch Series 6 is expected to debut blood-oxygen sensing technology. (Image: ConceptsiPhone)

Apple Watch 6, iPad Air 4 set for launch this week

Apple could be set to launch the Watch Series 6 and iPad Air 4 this week. Separate tips by leaker Jon Prosser and @LeaksApplePro peg the launch of both devices for September 8.
Sanjiv Sathiah, Mon, 07 Sep 2020 12:13:00 +0200
The Watch GT 2 Pro will support Qi wireless charging. (Image source: Roland Quandt & WinFuture)

Huawei Watch GT 2 Pro: Stylish and classy smartwatch leaks ahead of mid-September anticipated launch

Marketing renders of the Huawei Watch GT 2 Pro have been leaked ahead of its likely launch later this month. The Watch GT 2 Pro is somewhat of an iterative update over last year's Watch GT 2 with a more refined design and the adop...
Alex Alderson, Fri, 04 Sep 2020 13:37:00 +0200
The Honor Watch GS Pro will be available in three colours. (Image source: Honor)

Honor Watch GS Pro launched: A rugged smartwatch with a heart rate monitor, GPS and a SpO2 sensor

Honor has released its first rugged smartwatch, the Watch GS Pro. With an AMOLED screen, over 100 workout modes and GPS, the €249.99/£249.99 smartwatch should be suited for most eventualities. The Honor Watch GS Pro will be availa...
Alex Alderson, Fri, 04 Sep 2020 12:04:00 +0200
The Honor Watch ES features a 1.64-inch screen. (Image source: Honor)

Honor Watch ES launches for £99.99/€99.99 with a large touchscreen and an abundance of sensors

Honor's answer to the Huawei Watch Fit has arrived. Called the Honor Watch ES, the device features an elongated AMOLED screen, an optical heart rate sensor, a SpO2 sensor and a 6-axis IMU sensor. The Honor Watch ES retails for £99...
Alex Alderson, Fri, 04 Sep 2020 12:02:00 +0200
The Zepp E Circle and Square are now shipping in the UK and US. (Image source: Zepp)

Updated | The Amazfit Zepp E is now shipping in the UK and US

The Zepp E is now shipping in the UK and US. The Zepp E is available in two styles, which both feature AMOLED screens, up to 15 days of battery life and a host of sensors. The Zepp E supports Bluetooth 5.0 BLE connectivity, too. U...
Alex Alderson, Tue, 01 Sep 2020 16:51:00 +0200
Amazon customers can pre-order the Amazfit Band 5 in orange or black. (Image source: Amazon/Huami - edited)

Amazfit Band 5 fitness tracker from Huami now available for pre-order on Amazon: blood oxygen saturation monitor, 24/7 heart-rate tracker, and Amazon Alexa for US$49.99

The Huami Amazfit Band 5 fitness tracker is now officially available to pre-order from Amazon. The wearable has a price tag of US$49.99 and offers users Amazon Alexa built in, heart-rate tracking, SpO2 monitor, women’s health trac...
Daniel R Deakin, Tue, 01 Sep 2020 10:25:00 +0200
The Watch GT 2 Pro will apparently launch in two variants. (Image source: Huawei Ailesi)

Huawei Watch GT 2 Pro leaked with a new design, Qi wireless charging, GPS and a SpO2 sensor

The design of the Watch GT 2 Pro has leaked, and Huawei has made a few changes from last year's Watch GT 2. Huawei's next premium smartwatch will make the switch to Qi wireless charging too and boasts up to two weeks of battery li...
Alex Alderson, Mon, 31 Aug 2020 17:12:00 +0200
The Honor promo material snippet that might leak its new wearable. (Source: Weibo)

Honor is now linked to its own-brand version of the Huawei Watch Fit

The Huawei Watch Fit is an interesting sports-focused smartwatch as it has launched with a screen that is rectangular rather than the usual square or strip-like shapes. Now, it seems this company's second major brand, Honor, is al...
Deirdre O'Donnell, Mon, 31 Aug 2020 17:01:00 +0200
The Lenovo Smart Home Essential is a clock with the Google Assistant. Image via Lenovo.

Lenovo announces Smart Clock Essential, a Google Assistant-equipped digital clock

Lenovo announced a new smart clock, the Smart Clock Essential. The device is basically a trimmed down version of last year's Smart Clock, featuring a simple LED display for showing the time and some other tidbits of info. The Smar...
Sam Medley, Mon, 31 Aug 2020 15:00:00 +0200
The large display on the Huawei Watch Fit has a slight curve to it. (Image source: Huawei)

Huawei Watch Fit: Affordable smartwatch launches in multiple colours with a SpO2 sensor, a heart rate monitor and GPS

Huawei's latest smartwatch here and it is rather affordable. Priced at AED 399 (~US$109) and thought to retail for €119 in Europe eventually, the Huawei Watch Fit looks like a stretched Apple Watch without a Digital Crown. The Hua...
Alex Alderson, Mon, 31 Aug 2020 13:05:00 +0200
The Samsung Wireless Charger Pad Trio render. (Source: Evan Blass)

Samsung is tipped to release a new, multi-device wireless charger

Samsung's Wireless Charger Duo is a device that allows a phone and a smartwatch to charge simultaneously using the Qi standard. Now, Evan Blass asserts the OEM has come up with a new generation of this product. Called the Wireless...
Deirdre O'Donnell, Mon, 31 Aug 2020 00:43:00 +0200
The Mi Watch Revolve. (Source: Xiaomi)

Xiaomi will launch the Mi Band 5 and Mi Watch Revolve in India soon: new leak

A respected leaker has reportedly let it be known that the successor to the Mi Band 4 will be unleashed on the Indian market soon. It will apparently be joined there by the Mi Watch Revolve, the global version of Xiaomi's first ro...
Deirdre O'Donnell, Mon, 31 Aug 2020 00:08:00 +0200
Year-on-year changes in the smartphone market. (Source: Counterpoint Research)

The smartwatch market grew by 20% in the first half of 2020, driven by devices from Huawei, Garmin and Apple

The smartwatch market continued to flourish in the first 6 months of 2020 (1H2020), with Apple, Garmin and Huawei as its new top 3 brands. This growth was seen worldwide, albeit particularly in India, the US and Europe. The demand...
Deirdre O'Donnell, Sat, 29 Aug 2020 19:05:00 +0200
Apple has certified eight new smartwatches with the EEC. (Image source: Daniel Korpai)

Probable Apple Watch Series 6 models grace the EEC ahead of September launch

Apple has certified eight new smartwatches with the EEC, prompting speculation that they make up the company's Watch Series 6 offering. The smartwatches, likely to be released alongside the iPhone 12 series, will come in multiple ...
Alex Alderson, Thu, 27 Aug 2020 12:12:00 +0200
The Huami Amazfit Neo smartwatch weighs just 32 g and has a 1.2-inch display. (Image source: AliExpress)

Huami Amazfit Neo smartwatch with always-on display, heart-rate monitor, and chunky retro design now available from US$39.99

The new Huami Amazfit Neo smartwatch has appeared online for sale. The latest wearable from Huami comes with a 24/7 always-on display, heart-rate and sleep monitoring, water resistance to 5 ATM, and up to 28-day battery life. The ...
Daniel R Deakin, Wed, 26 Aug 2020 22:23:00 +0200
COLMI V23: A cheap smartwatch with multiple sensors and IP67 certification. (Image source: COLMI)

COLMI V23: A cheap smartwatch with multiple sensors and IP67 certification

The COLMI V23 is an affordable smartwatch that supports multiple sports modes, a heart rate monitor and IP67 water and dust resistance. The 1.28-inch smartwatch supports Android and iOS too.
Alex Alderson, Wed, 26 Aug 2020 00:06:00 +0200
Indian consumers can soon buy products directly from Apple

Apple likely to begin online sales in India starting October 2020

According to a source familiar with the matter, Apple will reportedly start direct-to-consumer sales in India this October. The move will help Apple market its products better and reduce its reliance on third-party retailers. The ...
Anil Satyanarayana, Tue, 25 Aug 2020 16:36:00 +0200
The Amazfit features a curved AMOLED screen and up to 7 days of battery life. (Image source: Xiaomi)

The Amazfit X is now available to order from Xiaomi

The Huami Amazfit X has reached the Xiaomi's Youpin eCommerce platform. The smartwatch has already received almost US$2 million in crowdfunding on Indiegogo and comes with a 2.07-inch AMOLED screen, along with up to 7 days of batt...
Alex Alderson, Tue, 25 Aug 2020 00:02:00 +0200
Apple released gold-clad smartwatches in 2015. (Image source: Apple/MacRumors)

Apple Watch SE and new Apple Watch Gold Edition could offer fans budget and premium alternatives to the upcoming Apple Watch Series 6

It has been reported that Apple is working on both a budget smartwatch and ultra-premium smartwatch for fans of the brand to choose from. Details of a supposed Apple Watch SE, which would replace the current Series 3 models, have ...
Daniel R Deakin, Sat, 22 Aug 2020 22:51:00 +0200
The new Zepp E watch. (Source: Zepp)

The Zepp E is a new sporty smartwatch that comes in round- or square-faced options

The new wearables brand Zepp has launched its first smartwatch, the E. This device has a choice of square or round 3D curved bezel-free glass faces with AMOLED displays and stainless steel backing. Both versions also feature 11 sp...
Deirdre O'Donnell, Sat, 22 Aug 2020 00:29:00 +0200


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