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Fossil's Misfit takes on Apple with Vapor, a $199 smartwatch designed to stand on its own

Misfit's first touchscreen smartwatch has GPS, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, 4GB of music storage, a heart rate monitor, and every other feature you think of.

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Casio's new outdoor smartwatch is built for Android Wear 2.0

The WSD-F20 has a rugged style and built-in GPS, but won't be released until April.

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15 technologies that died in 2016

Technology's graveyard overflowed in 2016. RIP Google Nexus, Vine, Sunrise Calendar, Pebble, and others.

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Apple's AirPods survive tough workouts with no sweat

AirPods stay securely in your ears—yes, even on the treadmill.

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Apple's 10 biggest wins, fails, and WTF moments of 2016

New iPhones, new MacBooks, and new Apple Watches were bright spots in an otherwise gloomy year of sliding iPhone sales and a legal battle with the FBI.

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It's about time! Google to release a pair of Android Wear smartwatches in 2017

After months of rumors, Google confirms it will release two wearables in the new year, but they won't be branded as Pixels.

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Samsung tricks out Gear S3 smartwatch with a 64-bit chip

If Apple was the first to bring 64-bit to the iPhone, Samsung is among the first to bring it to smartwatches.

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Fitbit vows to keep Pebble smartwatches running through 2017

In a blog post, developer says Fitbit will keep Pebble services intact and has no plans to brick any smartwatches.

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Awesome tech gifts that cost less than $100

Make an impression this holiday with gifts that are cool and useful.

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Smartwatch user dropout rate is still 29%, Gartner says

Almost a third of smartwatch owners have stopped using them, saying they aren't useful, are boring or they broke.

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Fitbit scoops up rival fitness tracker maker Pebble

Fitbit, the maker of popular fitness trackers, has acquired assets owned by rival Pebble, including key employees and intellectual property related to software and firmware development.

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Samsung makes its Gear smartwatches more attractive with new bands, features

Partnership delivers designer straps for the S3, while a software update brings new features for the S2.

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Smartwatches wear out their welcome with Motorola

Don’t expect to see a third generation of the Moto 360 anytime soon.

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Apple now takes your old Apple Watch for free recycling

You can send your old Apple Watch as part of the Apple Renew program, but don't expect a gift card in return.

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Fitbit may buy smartwatch maker Pebble for its IP

Fitness wristband maker Fitbit is said to be close to a deal to acquire smartwatch maker Pebble, mainly for its intellectual property.

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7 must-have gifts for iPhone lovers and Apple fans

Here are the very best accessories that will thrill anyone who loves their iPhone, iPad, and Apple Watch.

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Read this if you are planning to buy Apple Watch 2 as Christmas present

Here are a few reasons why I think the Apple Watch 2 is a great Christmas gift, especially if you are planning to upgrade from Apple Watch 1.

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Black Friday deals: The best discounts on Apple gear

There are lots of Apple deals to be found this year—if you know where to look.

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