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Apple Watch NikeLab now available from Nike itself, but not at Apple Retail

04/27/2017, 03:04 pm

The latest minor variant of Apple's wearable, the limited edition Apple Watch NikeLab, is now available from the sportswear company itself plus the sole remaining Apple Watch dedicated shop in Japan.

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Samsung, LG concerned by Apple's plans to replace OLED with micro-LED in 2017 Apple Watch 3, later iPhones

04/25/2017, 04:04 pm

Later this year, Apple is expected to begin production of its advanced new power-efficient display technology known as micro-LED, which is expected to initially be used to replace OLED in Apple Watch Series 3. The shift is part of a series of moves that is concerning Samsung, LG and other South Korean suppliers.

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On its 2nd anniversary, Apple Watch settling into role as fitness & notification wearable with Siri, Apple Pay

04/24/2017, 02:04 pm

Originally pitched as a multitude of things, including an intimate communication tool and new frontier for mobile apps, the Apple Watch has been refined and simplified in the years since its debut, focusing on what Apple has determined to be the fledgling device's core strengths.

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Overcast 3.1 update puts podcasts directly on Apple Watch

04/21/2017, 12:04 pm

Popular iOS podcast app Overcast has updated with the ability to sync episodes directly to an Apple Watch, letting runners and others leave home without an iPhone in tow.

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Apple Watch NikeLab to bring new band option in limited Apr. 27 launch

04/20/2017, 01:04 pm

Apple and Nike on Thursday revealed a new edition of the Apple Watch Series 2, the Apple Watch NikeLab, essentially a color variation on the Apple Watch Nike+.

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Apple to offer 2017 Earth Day Challenge Activity achievement with iMessage stickers

04/19/2017, 09:04 pm

In recognition of Earth Day on April 22, Apple is creating a special "Earth Day Challenge" to reward reaching 30 minutes of exercise on the day with a special achievement badge in the Activity app, as well as stickers for use within iMessage.

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Alphabet Verily begins research on 10,000 patients to 'map human health'

04/19/2017, 02:04 pm

Alphabet's health-focused moonshot Verily is launching Project Baseline -- a project to both track long-term health of 10,000 people, and to create a map of human health.

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Fitbit's Apple Watch competitor may launch without app store or third-party apps

04/13/2017, 01:04 pm

Already delayed from spring until fall, Fitbit's upcoming smartwatch may not ship with a planned app store, or possibly even third-party apps.

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Apple working on breakthrough glucose sensors for Apple Watch, report says

04/12/2017, 09:04 pm

Apple has reportedly hired a team of biomedical engineers to develop noninvasive glucose sensors for integration in Apple Watch, a solution that could lead to continuous monitoring of blood sugar levels for users with diabetes.

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Official Spotify app coming to Apple Watch with help from third-party developer

04/12/2017, 10:04 am

Popular music service Spotify will finally be coming to the Apple Watch in the near future via an official app, developed in conjunction with the creator of a third-party client, Snowy.

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Design issues force Fitbit to delay latest Apple Watch competitor until fall

04/11/2017, 12:04 pm

Apple's main rival in the wearables space, Fitbit, is reportedly postponing the launch of its first full-fledged smartwatch from spring until fall, owing to a pair of design issues.

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How to keep 2GB of most recently added music synced to your Apple Watch with iTunes Smart Playlists

04/11/2017, 10:04 am

Syncing music to your Apple Watch can be a convoluted, laborious process. But if you want to ensure that the latest additions to your library are automatically available on your watch, iTunes Smart Playlists may be the solution you need.

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Pebble watches will work indefinitely with new software update

04/05/2017, 09:04 pm

Pebble this week issued a firmware update that removes device dependency on cloud services, meaning existing hardware will remain operable once parent company Fitbit shuts down legacy Pebble servers later this year.

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Apple said to diversify Apple Watch manufacturing duties as sales expand

04/05/2017, 10:04 am

The Apple Watch is currently manufactured by one company, but that's reportedly set to change in the latter half of this year, when Apple is rumored to bring on a second partner to build the flagship Series 2 model.

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New Apple Watch Series 2 ad showcases waterproofing & fitness features

03/31/2017, 01:03 pm

Apple on Friday debuted a new ad, "Live Bright," once again highlighting the fitness-connected features on the Apple Watch Series 2, particularly its waterproofing.

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No, an LTE-equipped Apple Watch will not come with a physical SIM card

03/28/2017, 03:03 am

Amidst a lull in Apple hardware releases, an industry analyst on Monday issued a research note claiming Apple's next-generation Apple Watch will use a physical SIM card for standalone LTE connectivity. We explain why that is an unlikely scenario.

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In-box band options for new Apple Watch buyers now limited to Sport, Milanese Loop

03/21/2017, 11:03 am

Apple has cut back on bands you can get with a new Apple Watch, with new users only able to get a Series 2 watch bundled with either the Milanese Loop or Sport Band.

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Apple Watch Nike Sport band now sold separately for $49, joins new spring lineup

03/21/2017, 09:03 am

New seasonal bands for the Apple Watch are available in a range of colors, as well as the Nike Sport Band, which can now be purchased separately without the special Nike edition of the Apple Watch.

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Swatch to take on Apple Watch & Android Wear with custom OS

03/16/2017, 04:03 pm

The Swatch Group will be paving its own road into the smartwatch space with a custom operating system, the company's CEO said on Thursday, with the OS going up against mature software from incumbents Apple Watch and Google's Android Wear platform.

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Apple fails to remove UK import duty for Apple Watch sport bands

03/06/2017, 04:03 pm

Sport bands for the Apple Watch continue to be a taxable accessory in the United Kingdom, after a tax tribunal ruled the strap should not be exempt from import duty, despite Apple's insistence it is an essential part that allows many of the wearable device's functions to work.

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