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Fossil’s New Wear OS Watch Isn’t Trash, and That’s Huge Fossil’s New Wear OS Watch Isn’t Trash, and That’s Huge

The hunt for a truly great and iconic Wear OS smartwatch is still on—but in the meantime, you could do a hell of a lot worse than the Fossil Sport. Thanks to the newer Snapdragon 3100 processor, the Sport finally has most of the features you expect a 2018 smartwatch to have. Namely, heart rate monitoring, standalone…

Indoor Vaping Bans, Trump's New AG, and the Home Button: Best Gizmodo Stories of the Week Indoor Vaping Bans, Trump's New AG, and the Home Button: Best Gizmodo Stories of the Week

It’s been one hell of a week. From the 2018 midterms—in which races in Florida, Arizona, and Georgia are still being contested—to raging wildfires in California that are wiping entire communities off the map and continuing to rage, the news cycle has verged on impossible for any one person to process in its entirety.

The Fossil Sport Might Be a Wear OS Watch That Doesn't Suck The Fossil Sport Might Be a Wear OS Watch That Doesn't Suck

I have a lot of Apple-hating friends who are always asking me: “What’s the best Wear OS smartwatch?” And I always say the same thing: They’re all bad. That said, the Fossil Sport could be the first contender for the title.

LG's W7 Smartwatch Is a Chaotic Mix of Old and New LG's W7 Smartwatch Is a Chaotic Mix of Old and New

Anytime Google does a big revamp to its smartwatch platform, it seems like LG is always close behind with new wearable to test out how good that new OS really is. Unfortunately, LG’s most recent attempt was kind of dud, but with the new W7, LG may have finally created something with a little more legs (or in this…

Google's Big Wear OS Revamp Has Started Rolling Out Google's Big Wear OS Revamp Has Started Rolling Out

While it doesn’t have a grand, overarching designation, you can think of Google’s recently announced revamp to its smartwatch platform as the third version of Wear OS (though officially, it’s 2.1). It’s got an all-new UI, updated health and fitness tracking, better app integration, and more, and it all should be…

Snapdragon Wear 3100 Chip Arrives to Give Wear OS Watches a Much Needed Boost Snapdragon Wear 3100 Chip Arrives to Give Wear OS Watches a Much Needed Boost

Google recently rolled out a big update to Wear OS with improvements including a new streamlined UI, better health and fitness tracking, and an all-around smarter and more useful Google Assistant. But as nice as that all sounds, software is just one piece of what you need to make a good smartwatch, because without the…

Google Day Finally Gets an Official Date: October 9 Google Day Finally Gets an Official Date: October 9

With all the Pixel 3 leaks making their way around the net, we’ve been wondering when Google would finally get around to announcing a date for its annual fall launch event. Well, now we know: It’s going to be on October 9 in New York City.

Report: There Won't Be Any Google Smartwatch This Year Report: There Won't Be Any Google Smartwatch This Year

Google has confirmed that it is not planning on launching a smartwatch this year, telling Tom’s Guide that the company simply isn’t there yet and will focus on upgrades to Wear OS for the time being.

Google's Wear OS Finally Gets the Refresh it Needs, Hints at More to Come Google's Wear OS Finally Gets the Refresh it Needs, Hints at More to Come

Earlier this year, I got a little annoyed when Google renamed Android Wear to Wear OS because even though Google’s intention to make its smartwatch OS less platform specific was good, it kind of felt meaningless without any new software or hardware features to improve how Wear OS actually works

This Smartwatch Is Too Freaking Big [Correction] This Smartwatch Is Too Freaking Big [Correction]

Look I knew smartwatches were just going to keep getting bigger as device makers try to cram more stuff into them, and I knew fashion and tech joining forces would lead to ridiculous stuff, but a smartwatch with a 1.39-inch display is too much—the Samsung Galaxy Watch comes in a 42mm and 46mm design—both of which are…

Google's Revamped Fitness App Turns Activity Tracking into a Game Google's Revamped Fitness App Turns Activity Tracking into a Game

There’s a whole host of Google apps that people use on a daily basis, like Chrome, Gmail, Drive, and so on. But Google Fit hasn’t really caught on like that. In an effort to improve its Android heath and fitness app, Google has basically redesigned Fit to better support people’s activity and wellness goals.

Report: Google Finally Has a Plan to Make a Good Smartwatch Report: Google Finally Has a Plan to Make a Good Smartwatch

Currently, when it comes to smartwatches, it’s the Apple Watch and then everything else. However, if a report from Android Police is any indication, Google might have a plan to wrest some sales away from Tim Cook and co.

How to Buy a Good Smartwatch if You're Not into Apple How to Buy a Good Smartwatch if You're Not into Apple

If you carry around an iPhone as your smartphone of choice then the Apple Watch is hands-down the best option for a smartwatch, for the seamless integration if nothing else. But what about the rest of us? You’ve got more options than you might realize for a companion wearable, and we’re going to get into the pros and…

An Empowered Assistant Is How Wear OS Could Get Back on Track An Empowered Assistant Is How Wear OS Could Get Back on Track

When Google changed the name of its smartwatch OS from Android Wear to Wear OS, I was pissed. Not because the name sucked, as Wear OS does do a better job of reflecting the platform’s support for both Android and iOS devices. The problem was that the rebranding didn’t come with any new features or updates that…

Everything We Learned About Android P Today at Google I/O Everything We Learned About Android P Today at Google I/O

Is it going to be called Pumpkin Pie or Peppermint Patty? Or how about Popsicle? Well, whatever Google ends up deciding on, if history is any indication, we’re not going to know for sure until the fall. So to hold us over, why don’t we take a look at all the new updates and features Google showed off for Android at…

Watch the 2018 Google I/O Keynote Live Right Here

Google I/O, the company’s annual developer conference, kicks off today with a keynote at 1pm ET/10am PT led by Google CEO Sundar Pichai, who will no doubt wax about the major projects Google’s been working on since its last conference. Are you ready for extremely nerdy details about Android P? It’s a bit too late to…

What to Expect at Google I/O 2018  What to Expect at Google I/O 2018 

Google’s big once-a-year developer conference kicks off Tuesday May 8th. While much of Google I/O is meant to support coders and the people who create apps and software for Google’s various platforms, what gets announced at the event will impact anyone who uses Android, Chrome OS, Wear OS, or any of Google’s many…

I’ll Get Excited About Hublot’s New Smartwatch When Jay Z Actually Wears It I’ll Get Excited About Hublot’s New Smartwatch When Jay Z Actually Wears It

“New watch alert: Hublot.” The timepiece maker made famous by rapper and Tidal owner Jay Z in a shout-out on his track “Otis,” is releasing a smartwatch powered by Google’s Wear OS. It’s called Big Bang Referee 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia. Cute name. Call me when Hov puts one on.

Google's Smartwatch Program Is a Mess, and a Name Change Won't Fix That Google's Smartwatch Program Is a Mess, and a Name Change Won't Fix That

Yesterday, Google announced it would rename its four-year-old smartwatch operating system from Android Wear to Wear OS. Ostensibly, the purpose of this rebranding is to prevent scaring off iPhone owners from purchasing smartwatches running Android Wear, which for a long time has supported pairing with both Android…

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