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4 reasons to consider Garmin's new vivosmart 3

Garmin's vivosmart 3 activity trackers has a lot going for it — but you may find it to be too much of a good thing.

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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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Android device updates: Android Wear 2.0 tipped to drop soon for Huawei Watch, Moto 360 second-gen

Google Pixel beta testers are getting their update to the latest stable Android build, which has unfortunately caused some fingerprint sensor problems for others.

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Researchers build a microprocessor from flexible materials

Researchers have built a primitive microprocessor out of a two-dimensional material similar to graphene, the flexible conductive wonder material that some believe will revolutionize the design and manufacture of batteries, sensors and...

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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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Apple is betting big on augmented reality

With 1,000 engineers reportedly working on augmented reality projects, virtual reality could be the company's next big hit.

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Huawei rolls out its Android Wear 2.0 watch in the U.S. with an eye on fitness, Android Pay

Android Wear fans looking for a wearable built for the latest generation of the OS have two new watches to choose from: the Huawei Watch 2 and Verizon Wear 24.

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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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New Garmin vivosmart 3 adds stress tracking and fitness age

Garmin's newest wearable offers a few promising new features, such as all-day stress tracking, fitness age based on VO2 max score, and a Strength Training activity.

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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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Android device updates: Android 7.1.2 arrives for Pixel and Nexus devices

Android Wear 2.0 is finally hitting the LG Watch and Watch Urbane, while it's Nougat time for the Sprint Note 5 and S6 Edge+.

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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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Fitbit Alta HR: Looks aren't everything

With the market of fitness wearables growing fast, CIO.com contributor Jim Martin looks at the Fitbit Alta HR to see where this device fits.

4 new gadgets that track heart rate

Heart-rate tracking is everywhere these days — in headbands, chest straps, bras, shirts, you name it. Here are four recent activity trackers worth checking out.

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4 new gadgets to track your heart rate

CIO.com contributor Jim Martin looks at 4 very different health-tracking devices that monitor your heart rate.

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3 favorite wearables of 2017 (so far)

The year is still young, but these three wearable tech devices have already earned a sweet spot in our hearts (and they'll track our heart rates, too).

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