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10 coolest smartwatches of 2017

Don’t listen to the naysayers. Smartwatches are alive and well — and yes, cool. Here are 9 that would make great gifts for just about any occasion, plus a sneak peek at what Fitbit may be planning.

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Android Wear 2.0 finally arrives on Huawei Watch as slow rollout continues

One of the best Android Wear watches, the Huawei Watch, finaly gets its 2.0 updates, but the rollout is still far from over.

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WWDC wish list: What we’d like to see from watchOS 4

The Apple Watch is already the king of the smartwatch mountain, but a few software tweaks would make it even better.

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Leaked Fitbit photos show new devices in need of a redesign

Fitbit is reportedly developing a smartwatch and pair of wireless earphones to take on Apple.

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After early hype, smartwatches slowly emerge with enterprise uses

A market for enterprise-use smartwatches is slowly emerging, being led by the Apple Watch.

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Save $51 on Samsung Gear S3 Frontier Smartwatch Right Now - Deal Alert

Samsung Gear S3 has an always-on watch face and distinctive steel bezel that you rotates to access apps and text, call or other notifications. Make payments via Samsung Pay. Keep track of your activity or share your location with its...

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Google Fit update finally brings strength training feature to all Android Wear 2.0 watches

An update to the Google Fit app on Android Wear 2.0 brings strength training, which will automatically detect your workout and count your reps.

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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.

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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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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