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Amazfit goes from strength to strength in its market. (Source: Amazfit)

Amazfit celebrates its 2021 third-quarter success with its Black Friday 2021 deals

Amazfit has risen to #3 in the smartwatch market for the latest complete quarter of 2021 (or 3Q2021). Accordingly, it has announced deals on a number of these wearables for today's Black Friday event in the US. They include the po...
Deirdre O'Donnell, Fri, 26 Nov 2021 19:11:00 +0100
The Xiaomi Watch S has made two appearances so far. (Image source: LetsGoDigital)

Xiaomi Watch S: New smartwatch discovered at regulatory bodies

It seems that Xiaomi is gearing to announce another new smartwatch. The Xiaomi Watch S should receive a global release too, unlike some recent smartwatches and fitness trackers produced by the company.
Alex Alderson, Fri, 26 Nov 2021 13:58:00 +0100
OPPO's alleged new earbuds. (Source: GizNext)

OPPO is slated to launch new TWS earbuds as well as phones on November 25, 2021

OPPO has confirmed that it will debut the potentially innovative Reno7 series of Android smartphones tomorrow (November 25, 2021). Now, it is rumored to have new TWS earbuds to launch alongside them. Judging by their alleged produ...
Deirdre O'Donnell, Wed, 24 Nov 2021 23:56:00 +0100
Tile is about to become a part of Life360. (Source: Life360)

Tile is to become part of Life360 as part of a US$200+ million deal

The Life360 has announced that it will acquire Tile, buying the company out for just over $205 million. The acquisition has the potential to expand and streamline the location-tracking features involved in the services offered by ...
Deirdre O'Donnell, Wed, 24 Nov 2021 19:50:00 +0100
The way Beats earphones sell on Amazon.it is about to change. (Source: Beats)

The Italian anti-trust authority slaps Apple and Amazon with multi-million-euro fines

Italy's anti-competition watchdog AGCM has ruled against Apple and Amazon in a case concerning the sale of Beats-series products on the latter's website for the country. The authority has concluded that the 2 OEMs formulated sales...
Deirdre O'Donnell, Tue, 23 Nov 2021 23:53:00 +0100
The difference a year makes. (Source: Counterpoint Research)

The Samsung Galaxy Watch4 series propels Wear OS to its best quarter in years

The overall share of Wear OS within the smartwatch market has never so much as cracked 5% in Counterpoint Research's reports on this space for the last 5 years. Now, thanks to the launch of the new Galaxy Watch4 series, things hav...
Deirdre O'Donnell, Tue, 23 Nov 2021 18:11:00 +0100
The Apple Watch SE is orderable for US$219 in the US during Black Friday sales. (Image source: Apple)

Deal | Apple Watch SE receives US$60 discount as part of Black Friday sales

Multiple retailers have reduced the price of the entry-level Apple Watch SE. The 40 mm smartwatch is now available at US$60 less than its retail price, albeit only with GPS and Wi-Fi connectivity.
Alex Alderson, Tue, 23 Nov 2021 14:29:00 +0100
The Vivo Watch 2 will lack the metal bezel of its predecessor, pictured. (Image source: Vivo)

Vivo Watch 2 marketing render leaks, confirming a conventional design

A reliable leaker has published a marketing render of the Vivo Watch 2, a successor to last year's model. The Vivo Watch 2 is thought to arrive as a 42 mm watch with an OLED display, a 515 mAh battery, and an LTE modem.
Alex Alderson, Tue, 23 Nov 2021 12:07:00 +0100
The WristMac on its 'bi-directional' Macintosh adapter. (Image source: Aroged)

Seiko WristMac: Macintosh-compatible wristwatch that helped send the first email from space goes up for auction 33 years after its release

A rare example of early wearable technology is available to purchase on auction website ComicConnect. The WristMac debuted in 1988 and could communicate with the Mac Plus, Mac SE or the Mac II. It was also instrumental in sending ...
Alex Alderson, Tue, 23 Nov 2021 12:03:00 +0100
The BOLT power bank. (Source: Volta)

Volta teases "240W" and MagSafe power banks as its next upcoming products

Volta, an OEM specializing in high-speed power accessories for smart devices, has announced that one of its latest products is to be the BOLT power bank. It is touted to offer up to 6 different charging modes at a combined potenti...
Deirdre O'Donnell, Sat, 20 Nov 2021 14:39:00 +0100
The Watch Series 8, as imagined by @LeaksApplePro. (Image source: @LeaksApplePro)

Apple Watch Series 8 CAD-based render leaks showing few changes from this year's smartwatch

The Apple Watch Series 8 could look an awful lot like its predecessors, if a CAD-based render is correct. Allegedly, Apple is only planning on making one visible change for its next-generation smartwatch, with no flat design to be...
Alex Alderson, Fri, 19 Nov 2021 14:22:00 +0100
Realme gives the Dizo Watch 2 a new title. (Source: Dizo)

Realme's Dizo sells 100,000 units of its Watch 2 in the first 40 days of its release

Dizo is a new brand recently started by Realme with a focus on a cost-effective tech-enhanced lifestyle. Now, it has announced that its second-gen Watch has amassed 100,000 orders in the 40 days since its release. The company asse...
Deirdre O'Donnell, Thu, 18 Nov 2021 21:55:00 +0100
The Watch GT Runner. (Source: Huawei)

Huawei launches the Watch GT Runner as its latest wearable

Huawei has made the new Runner variant of its Watch GT series. Its case, band and UI have been redesigned with athletic performance in mind. It incorporates a new antenna design for improved positioning, and is rated for up to 14 ...
Deirdre O'Donnell, Wed, 17 Nov 2021 17:50:00 +0100
The Moto Watch 100 has launched in two colours. (Image source: Motorola)

Moto Watch 100: Motorola takes a step towards abandoning Wear OS with a new smartwatch that runs a proprietary OS

Motorola has announced the Moto Watch 100, a 42 mm smartwatch with up to 14 days of battery life. The Moto Watch 100 is available to order for US$99.99 and is packed full of features, but not Wear OS.
Alex Alderson, Wed, 17 Nov 2021 12:05:00 +0100
Fitbit Charge 5 smartwatch review: Many health functions for the fitness tracker and finally a color display

Fitbit Charge 5 smartwatch review: Many health functions for the fitness tracker and finally a color display

In color. The update of the well-known fitness tracker doesn't turn out small. In the Charge 5, Fitbit replaces the outdated monochrome OLED of the predecessor with a color version, removes the button on the side, and expands several functions for health monitoring.
Update: ECG and Daily Readiness Score are available at this point.
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J. Simon Leitner, Wed, 17 Nov 2021 02:54:00 +0100
The ear (1) buds might get a new look soon. (Source: Nothing)

Rumor | Nothing plans to release its ear (1) buds in a new colorway

Carl Pei's new start-up Nothing has but one product to its name so far: the ear (1) TWS earbuds. The active noise-cancelling (ANC)-enabled wearables have had only one SKU since their launch. Now, however, they are slated to releas...
Deirdre O'Donnell, Tue, 16 Nov 2021 18:34:00 +0100
HarmonyOS 2.0.0.197 is rolling out globally to the Huawei Watch 3 series. (Image source: Huawei)

Huawei Watch 3 and Watch 3 Pro receive new features via an extensive update

Huawei has started rolling out a new update to the Watch 3 and Watch 3 Pro globally. This month's update expands message replies to third-party party apps, adds a sleep mode and enables a switch for cycling between paired headphon...
Alex Alderson, Tue, 16 Nov 2021 15:44:00 +0100
Is this the Moto Watch 100? (Source: 91Mobiles)

Motorola's "Moto Watch 100" appears in new leaked renders

Motorola's next smartwatch is projected to launch as the first of a new Moto Watch 100 series. This wearable has now surfaced in a new tip that is a close match for images allegedly leaked directly from the OEM earlier. Therefore,...
Deirdre O'Donnell, Sun, 14 Nov 2021 16:58:00 +0100
Huawei has already launched four smartwatches this year. (Image source: Huawei)

Huawei patent describes how blood pressure monitoring could work in the Watch D

A patent that Huawei filed last year has shed light on how the Huawei Watch D measures blood pressure. Seemingly, Huawei's approach relies on three sensors, with two measuring your wrist thickness and fat levels, which a smartwatc...
Alex Alderson, Sat, 13 Nov 2021 11:17:00 +0100
A Watch GT Runner poster. (Source: Huawei via Weibo)

Huawei teases the launch of the new Watch GT Runner on Weibo

Huawei has announced a launch for what it indicates is its first "professional" smartwatch via Chinese social media. This is apparently because the GT Runner will come with a UI, UX and specs geared toward running and the tracking...
Deirdre O'Donnell, Fri, 12 Nov 2021 15:37:00 +0100
Apple Watch Series 7 review - More display area for Apple's smartwatch

Apple Watch Series 7 review - More display area for Apple's smartwatch

Fast charging as the star feature. The Apple Watch 7 is mainly distinguished by a larger display without much of an increase in the watch size. The Californians have also equipped it with a fast charge function, but this is as far as the improvements for the newest Apple smartwatch go. Find out in our test, for whom the changes might still be worthwhile.
Apple S7 | 1.61" | 32 g
Daniel Schmidt, Fri, 12 Nov 2021 01:39:00 +0100
The Redmi Watch 2 Lite costs less than US$59.99. (Image source: Xiaomi)

The Xiaomi Redmi Watch 2 Lite is orderable globally for under US$60

The Redmi Watch 2 Lite can be purchased globally, having been unveiled last month. The smartwatch has a 1.55-inch IPS display, a GPS module and a SpO2 sensor, among other features.
Alex Alderson, Thu, 11 Nov 2021 20:49:00 +0100
The Watch GT 3 is available in two sizes and six styles. (Image source: Huawei)

The Huawei Watch GT 3 and Watch FIT mini are now purchasable across Europe and the UK with pre-order bonuses

Huawei has started selling the Watch GT 3 and Watch FIT mini on its website. Depending on which smartwatch you choose, the pair can be pre-ordered across Europe and in the UK with a complimentary pair of FreeBuds 4i or the Smart S...
Alex Alderson, Thu, 11 Nov 2021 20:45:00 +0100
Xiaomi did very well out of 11.11.2021. (Source: Xiaomi)

Xiaomi sells 2 million wearables 30 minutes into Singles' Day

It's 11.11, and Xiaomi has been having a bumper sales event via its JD.com store in its native China. It claims to have taken only a half-hour during this event to sell 2 million of its fitness trackers and wearables. The OEM has ...
Deirdre O'Donnell, Thu, 11 Nov 2021 19:15:00 +0100
It seems that Vivo is close to releasing the Vivo Watch 2. (Image source: ITHome)

Vivo Watch 2 teased in Vivo's Smart Health app

Vivo has added the Vivo Watch 2 to its Smart Health app, hinting at its impending release. The upcoming smartwatch has a circular display and smaller bezels than its predecessor, but it may only be available as a 46 mm smartwatch.
Alex Alderson, Thu, 11 Nov 2021 01:54:00 +0100
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Amazfit announces some new deals. (Source: Amazfit)

Deal | Get one of the latest Amazfit GT-series watches at up to 13% off

Amazfit's US store is holding what it calls a "Black Friday-beating" sales event for Thanksgiving 2021. It involves up to 50% discounts on various smartwatches or fitness trackers from the increasingly popular Zepp Health brand. T...
Deirdre O'Donnell, Tue, 09 Nov 2021 22:31:00 +0100
The Fitbit Charge 5 finally supports ECG functionality, three months after it launched. (Image source: Fitbit)

The Fitbit Charge receives ECG functionality with an update as Daily Readiness Score rolls out to Fitbit Premium subscribers

Fitbit has started distributing ECG functionality to the Charge 5, an advertised feature since the device's launch in August. The company has enabled its Daily Readiness Score for Fitbit Premium subscribers, too.
Alex Alderson, Tue, 09 Nov 2021 18:56:00 +0100
The Haylou RS4 has a 1.78-inch AMOLED display. (Image source: Haylou)

Haylou RS4: Apple Watch clone launches with an AMOLED display, GPS module and IP68 certification for under US$50

Haylou has announced the RS4, another affordable smartwatch by the company. The RS4 features a 1.78-inch AMOLED display, a GPS module and is IP68 certified. The 45 mm smartwatch should last up to 25 days on a single charge of its ...
Alex Alderson, Mon, 08 Nov 2021 21:23:00 +0100
The latest HERO10 Black. (Source: GoPro)

GoPro is now sitting on over US$160 million in cash for the latest quarter of 2021

GoPro claims to have closed the third quarter of 2021 (3Q2021) with US$317 million in sales, or 13% more year-on-year (YoY). New subscription-based strategies are also still working out for the action-cam brand, with over 100% gro...
Deirdre O'Donnell, Sat, 06 Nov 2021 17:54:00 +0100
The Vonmaehlen High Six. (Source: Vonmaehlen)

The Vonmählen High Six is an ultra-portable charging cable accessory that has made 350% of its Kickstarter campaign already

Vonmählen aims to solve the problem of having left the charging cable that has suddenly become vital at home while travelling or commuting with the High Six. It is a miniature, foldable cable that can become interchangeable betwee...
Deirdre O'Donnell, Sat, 06 Nov 2021 16:20:00 +0100
It is unclear if the Redmi Watch 2 will be available outside China. (Image source: Xiaomi)

The Xiaomi Redmi Watch 2 is already a storming success in China as the company shares first hands-on pictures of its new smartwatch

Xiaomi has started selling the Redmi Watch 2 in China, which has netted the company CNY 10 million (~US$1.56 million) in just two hours. It has also published hands-on photos with the Redmi Watch 2, confirming what the smartwatch ...
Alex Alderson, Thu, 04 Nov 2021 16:07:00 +0100
Nothing has something in the works. (Source: Nothing)

Nothing hints it has something else to launch soon

Carl Pei's new start-up Nothing geared up with bold claims of an entire ecosystem of unique products; however, it has launched just 1 pair of TWS earbuds thus far. Now, however, an executive at the company has teased launches for ...
Deirdre O'Donnell, Wed, 03 Nov 2021 23:04:00 +0100
The VivoWatch 5 LTE should succeed the VivoWatch SP, pictured. (Image source: ASUS)

ASUS VivoWatch 5 LTE spotted at Bluetooth SIG

The Bluetooth SIG has revealed that ASUS is on the verge of releasing another VivoWatch. The VivoWatch 5 will support LTE and should be the successor to the VivoWatch SP.
Alex Alderson, Wed, 03 Nov 2021 14:20:00 +0100
The Venu 2 Plus will be a minor upgrade over the Venu 2. (Image source: @davezatz)

Garmin Venu 2 Plus leaks with a subtle design change from the Venu 2

The Venu 2 Plus has leaked, confirming a minor tweak for Garmin's flagship smartwatch. The Venu 2 Plus retains its predecessor's overall design but with a third hardware button, possibly for built-in voice commands.
Alex Alderson, Wed, 03 Nov 2021 14:09:00 +0100
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Huawei is expected to launch the smartwatch as the Watch D. (Image source: @RODENT950)

Huawei to release its first smartwatch that supports blood pressure monitoring this month

According to reports, Huawei plans to unveil another smartwatch this month. While the company recently revealed the GT 3 and Watch FIT Mini, its next smartwatch will be its first to support blood pressure monitoring.
Alex Alderson, Tue, 02 Nov 2021 23:27:00 +0100
The Hey Plus Watch contains numerous health tracking features. (Image source: Youpin)

Hey Plus Watch launches on Xiaomi's Youpin with a large AMOLED display

Xiaomi has listed the Hey Plus Watch on its Youpin marketplace. The smartwatch has a 1.78-inch AMOLED display, a 24-hour heart rate monitor and over 100 exercise modes, among other features. The Hey Plus Watch retails for CNY 399 ...
Alex Alderson, Tue, 02 Nov 2021 16:37:00 +0100
Apple is planning to bring a crash detection feature to the iPhone and the Apple Watch.

Apple plans to bring a life-saving Google Pixel feature to the iPhone and the Apple Watch

Apple is planning to bring a car crash detection feature to the iPhone and the Apple Watch in 2022. According to documents reviewed by The Wall Street Journal, the feature would work similarly to the Apple Watch's fall detection a...
Fawad Murtaza, Tue, 02 Nov 2021 11:47:00 +0100
Samsung is rolling out a new update to the Galaxy Watch4.

Samsung improves the Galaxy Watch4 to fight the Apple Watch Series 7 with a new update

Samsung is rolling out a new update to the Galaxy Watch4 to consumers in the US, the Netherlands, and a few other regions across the globe. The update brings new watch faces, support for backups, and an improved heart rate measure...
Fawad Murtaza, Sun, 31 Oct 2021 20:44:00 +0100
The Redmi Watch 2 Lite has a square display and plenty of health features. (Image source: Xiaomi)

Xiaomi reveals the Redmi Watch 2 Lite in six colours with up to 10 days of battery life and a GPS module

Xiaomi has announced the Redmi Watch 2 Lite, its third smartwatch this week. The Redmi Watch 2 has plenty going for it, including a SpO2 sensor, a GPS module and a large battery. The Redmi Watch 2 Lite will be available in six col...
Alex Alderson, Sun, 31 Oct 2021 18:59:00 +0100
The Redmi Smart Band Pro's AMOLED panel has a 194x368 resolution. (Image source: Xiaomi - edited)

Redmi Smart Band Pro launches with SpO2 monitoring, over 110 fitness modes, and a bright AMOLED touch display

Xiaomi has officially revealed the Redmi Smart Band Pro. The latest activity tracker from the popular Chinese OEM features a 1.47-inch AMOLED touch display, offers up to 450-nit brightness, and it can automatically detect up to th...
Daniel R Deakin, Sat, 30 Oct 2021 11:30:00 +0200
The Fitbit Sense and Versa 3 are now eligible for Fitbit OS 5.3. (Image source: Fitbit)

Fitbit Sense and Fitbit Versa 3 receive quality of life improvements with Fitbit OS 5.3

Fitbit has started distributing version 5.3 of its OS to the Sense and Versa 3. Arriving as 44.128.6.12 for the Sense and 36.128.6.12 for the Versa 3, Fitbit OS 5.3 contains several new features, including outdoor exercise modes.
Alex Alderson, Fri, 29 Oct 2021 16:27:00 +0200
The Facebook smartwatch could end up having a display notch for a front-facing camera. (Image source: Bloomberg/Facebook/Meta - edited)

Leaked Facebook smartwatch image reveals potential Apple Watch Series 8 competitor with a display notch for a camera

A Facebook (now Meta) smartwatch image has been leaked, revealing some interesting details about the expected upcoming wearable. The overall design is clearly more akin to the Apple Watch Series than activity trackers such as the ...
Daniel R Deakin, Fri, 29 Oct 2021 11:46:00 +0200
The Redmi Watch 2 will be available in three colours. (Image source: Xiaomi)

Xiaomi introduces the Redmi Watch 2, a budget smartwatch with an AMOLED display, 12 days of battery life and a SpO2 sensor

Xiaomi has unveiled the Redmi Watch 2 as part of its Redmi Note 11 series launch event. The Redmi Watch 2 has a 1.6-inch AMOLED display and a SpO2 sensor but at an affordable price.
Alex Alderson, Thu, 28 Oct 2021 18:52:00 +0200
Palm's first-gen TWS earbuds. (Source: Palm)

Palm is back with the Buds Pro TWS earphones

The brand Palm may have helped propel hand-held personal tech to where it is today; however, it has all but faded into obscurity now. However, it has just revealed that it might be mounting a fightback against this with the launch...
Deirdre O'Donnell, Wed, 27 Oct 2021 18:14:00 +0200
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The Watch Series 8 may herald new health features for Apple's smartwatches. (Image source: Daniel Korpai)

Apple Watch Series 8: Suppliers develop an infrared blood glucose sensor for next-generation smartwatches

Rumour has it that Apple's suppliers are developing a non-invasive blood glucose sensor in time for smartwatches released next year. The sensor relies on infrared light and a photodiode to read blood glucose levels, along with you...
Alex Alderson, Wed, 27 Oct 2021 00:13:00 +0200
HTC's new TWS earbuds. (Source: HTC)

HTC launches new TWS earbuds with ANC and an IP5X certification

HTC has introduced its latest product as a pair of noise-cancelling TWS earbuds. In fact, the Taiwanese stalwart insists these accessories have dual noise cancellation: that of the often sought-after active variety (or ANC), as we...
Deirdre O'Donnell, Tue, 26 Oct 2021 16:23:00 +0200
Motorola's latest watch gets closer to a debut. (Source: CE Brands via 9to5Google)

The next generation of Motorola smartwatches emerges in a new official leak

Motorola had confirmed plans to release new smartwatches under its branding with a new partner, currently known as CE Brands. Now, this company has dropped this wearable's final product name, as well as several strong hints as to ...
Deirdre O'Donnell, Mon, 25 Oct 2021 15:51:00 +0200
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Android Authority: Apple iPad (2021) review: Bare minimum update still beats the competition, Android Authority: Apple iPhone 13 review: Powerful pocket pal, 9to5google: Galaxy Z Fold 3 Review: Two months later, refinement is the name of the game, 91mobiles: Realme GT NEO 2 5G review: power-packed performance, 91mobiles: Xiaomi 11 Lite NE 5G review in 11 Points, Android Authority: Motorola Edge (2021) review: A tale of two models, Android Authority: Huawei MateBook 16 review: Big display, big potential, 91mobiles: Apple iPhone 13 Pro review: a little spit, a lot of polish, Android Authority: Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3 second opinion: Big steps forward, small steps behind, Android Authority: Honor 50 hands-on preview: Breaking away from Huawei, Android Authority: Doogee S97 Pro review: Durable power at an affordable price, Android Authority: Sony Xperia 5 III review: Small yet sumptuous, Android Authority: ZTE Blade X1 review: A hidden but flawed gem for Visible users, 91mobiles: Motorola Edge 20 Pro review: filling a void, Expert Reviews: Apple iPad (2021) review: Keeps on improving, 91mobiles: Apple iPhone 13 review and comparison with iPhone 12: all-round improvements, Gadgetguy: Samsung Galaxy Z Fold3 5G – know when to fold ’em (review), Expert Reviews: Apple iPad mini (2021, 6th generation) review: Small and perfectly formed, Engadget: Apple iPad (2021) review: Another modest update, Engadget: ZTE Axon 30 review: An 'invisible' selfie camera comes at a cost, ePhotozine: Sony Xperia 5 III Smartphone Review, Cool Smartphone: OnePlus Nord 2 5G – Review, Ausdroid: Ausdroid Reviews: VIVO Y52 5G – 5G on a budget, AnandTech: Huawei MateBook X Pro (2021) Review: A Sleek and Vibrant Notebook, OI Spice Tech News: TCL 20 R Review, Pros and Cons, OI Spice Tech News: Infinix Zero X and Zero X Pro Review, Pros and Cons, OI Spice Tech News: Vivo X70 Pro Plus Review, Pros and Cons, Pocketnow: Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 3 One Month Later: no longer the future? 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AirPods 2 case: possibly the same, but only from the front. (Source: MacRumors)

Rumor | Next-gen AirPods Pro will upgrade to a case with Apple Find My integration and more

Apple is projected to launch second-gen AirPods Pro in 2022. These TWS earbuds have allegedly been captured in new renders hinting that their charging case will come with new and heretofore-unseen features. Then again, their sourc...
Deirdre O'Donnell, Sun, 24 Oct 2021 17:44:00 +0200
The Bip U Pro. (Source: Amazfit)

Amazfit releases its latest smartwatches for sale via Walmart

Walmart now has new listings for Amazfit smartwatches; however, they are not for the latest GTR/GTS 3 series, but for the popular health and fitness tech brand's latest "performance" wearables, the Bip U Pro included. They start a...
Deirdre O'Donnell, Sun, 24 Oct 2021 14:59:00 +0200
iFixit images the Apple Watch again. (Source: iFixit)

An Apple Watch Series 7 teardown reveals what lies behind its screen's updated design

The popular teardown site iFixit has now released its disassembly walk-through for Apple's latest Watch, comparing it to the preceding series 6 as it went. The process revealed the design changes that contribute to the wearable's ...
Deirdre O'Donnell, Sat, 23 Oct 2021 19:56:00 +0200

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