wearables

The Morning After: The Apple Card is incompatible with leather

Engadget RSS Feed Sponsored Links Apple Hey, good morning! You look fabulous. Ready to take a ride in a flying taxi? Cool, just try to find a place to put your Apple Card where it isn’t touching anything, and then we can all fly back to 1995 and play Panzer Dragoon. Just don’t put it […]

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Garmin adds Amazon Music to its fitness watches

Engadget RSS Feed Sponsored Links Garmin After adding support for Spotify last October, Garmin is expanding the music streaming services its wearables support to include Amazon Music. What’s more, this time around the company is doing a broader rollout. Not only is Amazon Music available on Garmin’s high-end devices like the Fenix 5 Plus series, […]

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Fitbit will play a key role in Singapore’s public health program

Engadget RSS Feed Sponsored Links joyt via Getty Images Never mind getting a fitness tracker through your insurance company — in Singapore, the government will encourage you to get one. Fitbit has unveiled a partnership with Singapore’s Health Promotion Board on an initiative, Live Healthy SG, that will spur the city-state’s residents to adopt fitness […]

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Runkeeper drops its Wear OS app due to a ‘buggy experience’

Engadget RSS Feed Sponsored Links Cherlynn Low/Engadget Add Runkeeper to the list of companies dropping their smartwatch apps — albeit not for the usual reasons. The developer is warning customers that it’s scrapping its Wear OS app as of the 9.13 release. It’s “just not able” to deliver the best experience on Google’s smartwatch platform, […]

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The next Apple Watch may come in titanium and ceramic models

Engadget RSS Feed Sponsored Links Chris Velazco/Engadget Apple Watch Series 4 appeared to mark the death of the Edition line, but those luxurious models might be ready to come roaring back. iHelp BR said it has discovered animations in the watchOS 6 beta that reference not just the previously rumored return of ceramic models for […]

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Blocks ends its modular smartwatch project after running out of money

Engadget RSS Feed Sponsored Links Engadget Blocks’ years-long quest to build a modular smartwatch has come to an unfortunate end. The company has revealed (including through a private Kickstarter post) that it’s liquidating assets after running out of cash. The company had been looking for investors back in April 2018, but apparently didn’t have much […]

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Sticker sensor monitors your body using wireless power

Engadget RSS Feed Sponsored Links Bao Lab Wearable body sensors have a common problem: they need power and antennas, and all that equipment leads to bulky devices that influence your behavior. Stanford researchers, however, have developed a system that could be almost imperceptible. Their BodyNet sticker sensor gathers power and transmits data using an RFID […]

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Best Buy’s weekend sale takes up to $600 off the pricey iPad Pro

Engadget RSS Feed Sponsored Links Engadget Best Buy is running another massive 3-day weekend sale. If that sounds familiar, it’s because the retailer slashed prices just a few weeks ago. This time around, Best Buy is cutting prices on the latest entry-level MacBook Pro and MacBook Air. It’s offering steep discounts on iPads, Surface notebooks […]

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Wirecutter’s best deals: Save $50 on a Schlage Connect smart lock

Engadget RSS Feed This post was done in partnership with Wirecutter. When readers choose to buy Wirecutter’s independently chosen editorial picks, it may earn affiliate commissions that support its work. Read Wirecutter’s continuously updated list of deals here. LG WP50NB40 External Optical Drive Street price: $83; deal price: $68 Down to $68, this is an […]

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This hip-hugging exosuit uses AI to make walking and running easier

Engadget RSS Feed Sponsored Links Wyss Institute at Harvard University Robotic devices have been used to help people walk or run in rehabilitation settings, but until now, they’ve been tethered and limited to a single action, like walking or running. In a paper published in Science today, a team of researchers explain how they’re going […]

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