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ZTE Quartz smartwatch

ZTE's Quartz smartwatch: A good idea hindered by its OS

ZTE's Quartz smartwatch packs 3G connectivity and a big battery in a more affordable package, but an underdeveloped network and operating system are keeping the watch from reaching its full potential.

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Tested: 5 protective bumpers for the Apple Watch

What? You can get a case for your Watch? Of course you can—every electronic device needs protection.

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Nike will sell an exclusive Apple Watch NikeLab not available in most Apple stores

Apple and Nike continue their partnership with the Apple Watch NikeLab, which is basically the same as the previous Apple Watch Nike+ models but with a neutral-toned band.

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Future Apple Watch could help treat diabetes with sensors that monitor blood sugar levels

A new report claims Apple has a secret team of biomedical engineers working on helping diabetes patients with non-invasive, continuous glucose monitoring.

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Spotify enlists third-party competitor to develop its official Apple Watch app

After initial conflict, the Snowy app developer is now working closely with Spotify.

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ZTE's first Android smartwatch is here

The Quartz runs on Android Wear 2.0 and has built-in 3G and Google Assistant, but requires you to take your wallet: Android Pay is not supported.

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Quartz is ZTE's first Android smartwatch

ZTE's first Android smartwatch comes with 3G connectivity and Google Assistant, but doesn't support Android Pay.

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Surprise! Your first-gen Huawei Watch might get Android Pay after all

A statement from Huawei reportedly confirms that its first-generation wearable has a dormant NFC chip that may be turned on after the Android Wear 2.0 update lands.

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Your Pebble smartwatch will live on when Pebble's servers shut down

Pebble's iOS and Android update ensures your watch will work after Pebble dies.

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All the new Apple Watch bands—and third-party knockoffs for under $25

Apple refreshed its line of watch bands for Spring 2017. And so did the companies selling inexpensive imitations on Amazon.

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Why smart clothing is the future of smartwear

Smartwatches and smart glasses have dominated the conversation on the future of wearables. But that future actually lies in clothing.

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New Apple Watch buyers face limited band selection

You may have to buy your preferred Apple Watch band as a separate accessory.

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First Look: New Apple iPad, red iPhone and iWatch gear

Apple rolled out an upgraded new iPad model, new Apple Watch stuff and a couple other things today. Have a look.

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'Hearables' and clothing to grow fastest in wearables market, IDC says

Devices that double as clothing or get worn on the ear will grow the fastest of all wearables in the next five years, market research firm IDC said.

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Guess goes all in on Android Wear 2.0 as it reboots its smartwatch strategy

At Baselworld 2017, Guess launches new fashion-minded models aimed at the consumer and luxury markets in a variety of finishes and straps.

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How to stop your smart devices from spying on you

Recent revelations regarding the CIA's ability to snoop on our connected devices have been alarming. Here's how to protect yourself.

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Intel pursuing new chips as it plots a wearables future

Intel also is developing new chips for wearables like Curie, which will be smaller and faster, and enable sleeker wearables.

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Fossil updates its three Q watches to Android Wear 2.0

If you own a Fossil Q Wander, Q Marshal, or Q Founder, you can now upgrade to Android Wear 2.0 to get standalone apps, cleaner navigation, and enhanced fitness features.

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