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Want an Apple Watch but... don't? Check out these alternatives!

For some, the Apple Watch is considered the gold standard of smartwatches, but whether it is or not makes no difference to Android users who couldn't use it even if they wanted to. The best Apple Watch alternative for Android users that stands out from the pack is the Samsung Galaxy Watch 3 because of its balanced functionality and stylish design that caters to a wider subset of users. There are plenty of other options worth exploring, too. Best Overall: Samsung Galaxy Watch 3 After focusing for over a year on the Active models in its Galaxy Watch lineup, Samsung came back this year with a newer premium design. The Samsung Galaxy Watch 3 offers a slimmer frame and while it's not quite as small as the Active models, there are 41mm and 45mm sizes to choose from. The biggest design treatment setting this watch apart from others is the trusty physical rotating bezel that makes navigation feel fluid when wading through the various menus and options. You can still tap on the

mophie unwraps new 4-in-1 Qi charger for iPhone, AirPods, Apple Watch, more

Nomad, Belkin, Satechi, and many others have offered up all-in-one charging solutions for multiple devices in recent years. While Apple has flirted with the idea periodically, nothing of the first-party sorts has come to fruition out of Cupertino. Today, mophie is introducing a new power solution for multiple devices, four in fact, that can charge up each one wirelessly. The new mophie 4-in-1 wireless charging pad differs from other offerings on the market today with the ability to power up two smartphones, AirPods, and an Apple Watch. Most other solutions we’ve seen have been limited to three devices. Head below for full details on today’s announcement, availability, pricing, and more on the mophie 4-in-1 Qi charger. Latest from mophie powers four devices at once There’s been a pretty large increase in interest for these types of all-in-one charging solutions in recent years. As many users are now toting around multiple devices at once, often a smartphone, wearable, and headphone

Apple Drops Force Touch Gesture in watchOS 7

Apple has elected to drop support for Force Touch in watchOS 7, indicating that the Apple Watch Series 6 will not include the firm-press gesture from the outset. Force Touch used in the Weather app on watchOS 6 Force Touch can be used in ‌watchOS 6‌ to reveal hidden menus on ‌Apple Watch‌, such as options to clear notifications and customize the current Watch Face. These options will no longer be accessed using the Force Touch gesture when watchOS 7 is released. Apple's new Human Interface Guidelines for developers making apps for watchOS 7 confirms the change: Firm press and long press. In versions of watchOS before watchOS 7, people could press firmly on the display to do things like change the watch face or reveal a hidden menu called a Force Touch menu. In watchOS 7 and later, system apps make previously hidden menu items accessible in a related screen or a settings screen. If you formerly supported a long-press gesture to open a hidden menu, consider relocating the me

Apple Watch Gets Two New Pride Sport Bands, Including Nike Edition

Apple today announced it has released two new Pride-themed Sport Bands for the Apple Watch, including a Nike edition. Both of the bands will be available starting today on and at select Apple Store locations that are open. The bands can be paired with new matching Pride watch faces coming in watchOS 6.2.5, which remains in beta testing. Through this effort, Apple and Nike said they are proud to support LGBTQ advocacy organizations worldwide, including GLSEN, PFLAG, The Trevor Project, Gender Spectrum, The National Center for Transgender Equality, and ILGA World, which brings together more than 1,500 member organizations in more than 150 countries and regions. Last year's Pride band was a nylon Sport Loop . Related Roundups: Apple Watch , watchOS 6 Tag: Pride Buyer's Guide: Apple Watch (Neutral) Source:

'Apple Watch Series 6' may introduce blood oxygen detection, better ECG

New health-focused features and a new sensor suite may come to Apple Watch this fall, including blood oxygen detection and an improved ECG. While the technology for blood oxygen detection has existed in the Apple Watch since the first version, it has never been used. However, a new report claims that the " Apple Watch Series 6 " in the fall may have the ability. If a person's blood oxygen falls below healthy levels, which is usually around 95% to 100% saturation, it can lead to heart health issues or even cardiac arrest. It is suggested that once implemented, users will be able to get push notifications for low blood oxygen. According to 9to5Mac, this technology could come in the future, and along with it an upgraded ECG. The Apple Watch Series 4 and newer can conduct an Electrocardiogram via the Digital Crown. There is a limitation, however, because it will return inconclusive results if the heart rate is too high. An improved system would allow ECGs to be pe

iPhone vs 7 6S Plus: release date, price, compatibility Apple Watch

It is to iPhone 6S Plus and iPhone 7, at least in the minds of those who skipped the launch last month and are now focused on the next big thing from Apple. Several users took a pass on the iPhone 6, as yet to be updated-right, or because they could not afford it or one of several other reasons, and users are looking at what comes next. But just what model (s) of the next Apple iPhone will be launched? What will it cost, and when its release date to arrive? And how is Apple Watch affecting its release? The first question may be the most difficult. The story says that Apple will move to the next iPhone 6S, as it has a habit of making a model "S" every two years, effectively keeping each generation iPhone around for the benefit of those who are within two years of renovation cycles with their carriers. But a series of recent changes suggest that Apple may be reconsidering that plan, from changes in naming conventions to more belated interest in fighting movements dire

Now you can have the design of Apple Watch Wear your watch on Android

In March , Google announced Android Wear,   a project that extends the mobile operating system to take over the company , starting with support for specific watches. A number of major brands have already used wear their watches , and some developers even let you create your own custom Android sphere of wear. In fact , WearFaces is one such service , which allows you to customize your SmartWatch , either a Gear Samsung , LG G or Moto 360 .   To help demonstrate this customization , WearFaces has launched the PEAR watchfaces for Android that are , erm , 100 % original and bears zero resemblance to another product tech fruity . Someone has already created a design style clock on your Apple Moto 360 also .   WearFaces has created a round and square versions of the design to meet different clocks based on Android and can be downloaded from here . It is worth noting that this is only one face of the watch - the icons a

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