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Apple could provide Series 1 Apple Watch as replacement for original models requiring repairs

07/21/2017, 09:07 am

Owners of the first-generation Apple Watch could find they will be offered a newer model as a replacement if they take their timepiece in for repairs, with Apple said to have advised its retail stores and Authorized Service Providers that they can use Series 1 Apple Watch parts with the original model.

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Intel reportedly disbands wearables division as it focuses on AR

07/20/2017, 12:07 am

Intel has reportedly laid off the few employees working in its health wearables division, which includes fitness trackers and the Basis smartwatch, as the company refocuses on augmented reality.

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Apple releases third watchOS 4 beta to developers

07/13/2017, 07:07 pm

Three weeks after releasing the second beta version of its upcoming watchOS 4 operating system to developers, Apple on Thursday issued a third beta of the Apple Watch software for testing and evaluation.

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Apple extends free repairs for first-gen Apple Watch back covers to three years

07/11/2017, 11:07 am

Apple has quietly extended free repairs for separated back covers on the first-generation Apple Watch to three years, regardless of warranty coverage.

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Apple Watch latest target in Uniloc's quickly growing legal barrage against Apple

06/30/2017, 08:06 pm

Notorious non-practicing entity Uniloc continued its legal attack against Apple on Friday with a new filing claiming infringement of three related patents covering motion tracking, or more specifically technology applicable to fitness devices like Apple Watch.

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Apple Watch National Park celebration launches with Messages stickers for participants

06/30/2017, 12:06 pm

Apple has launched a celebration of America's national parks, with awards and stickers for Messages inspired by national parks for workout rewards.

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Apple donating some proceeds from Apple Watch Pride band to LGBTQ groups

06/22/2017, 11:06 am

Some of the money generated from the "Pride Edition" nylon band for the Apple Watch is going towards LBGTQ advocacy groups in the U.S. and abroad, Apple quietly announced this week.

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Wearables market may top 125M units in 2017, helped by Apple Watch

06/22/2017, 10:06 am

The global wearables market is likely to hit 125.5 million devices this year, according to new research data, with the Apple Watch's share getting a small boost from an unusually strong region -- the Middle East and Africa.

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Diabetes monitor exec details Apple Watch connectivity, refutes claims of other hardware partnership

06/21/2017, 03:06 pm

Apple's introduction of CoreBluetooth support in watchOS 4 heralded easier glucose control possibilities for diabetics and is a "game changer" according to Dexcom CEO Kevin Sayer, but an Apple partnership with the lead monitor vendor does not appear to be in the cards.

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Inside watchOS 4: Use NFC to pair the Apple Watch with an iPhone

06/08/2017, 02:06 pm

One of the most obvious things to add to the Apple Watch is a new way to pair it to an iPhone. Starting with iOS 11 and WatchOS 4, Apple has added the ability to pair the devices through Near Field Communication.

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Apple may use Micro LED in wearables 'as soon as 2018'

06/07/2017, 05:06 pm

Apple may adopt Micro LED displays for wearables like the Apple Watch as soon as next year, according to a report.

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Apple Watch band lineup boosted with new Sport, Nike Sport, and Pride bands

06/06/2017, 01:06 pm

Apple is now shipping a summer 2017 series of Apple Watch bands, including a slightly different version of the LGBT Pride band from the 2016 parade in San Francisco.

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Last call! Trade-in Deals: Grab a $20 cash bonus when you sell your used MacBook or iPad to BBW now that WWDC hardware has arrived

06/03/2017, 10:06 pm

Final week! With brand-new MacBooks, iMacs and iPad Pros hitting the shelves, now is the time to lock in a $20 cash bonus for your used iPad or MacBook before prices drop. Plus, take advantage of a 30-day price lock, giving you plenty of time to transfer files and import settings before shipping your old device to BuyBackWorld.

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Apple designer Marc Newson sells $12K hourglass as Swiss watchmaker does analog Apple Watch clone

05/26/2017, 10:05 am

One of the designers behind the Apple Watch, Marc Newson, has crafted a special-edition hourglass priced at a whopping $12,000. Swiss luxury watchmaker H. Moser & Cie., meanwhile, has launched a new mechanical piece designed to resemble the Apple Watch itself.

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Apple Watch tops Stanford study amid 'Series 3' rumors

05/25/2017, 07:05 pm

A new study from Stanford University found Apple Watch to carry the most accurate heart rate monitor out of seven popular fitness trackers. The results come amidst rumors of a "Series 3" device that could launch later this year.

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Stanford study finds Apple Watch top-notch heart rate monitor, mediocre calorie counter

05/24/2017, 08:05 pm

A new medical study from Stanford University focusing on consumer fitness tracker reliability found Apple Watch to be the most accurate heart rate monitor out of seven popular devices, though all products tested failed in terms of calorie counting.

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Nike debuts four new Apple Watch bands to coincide with shoe launch

05/22/2017, 11:05 am

Nike on Monday introduced four new Nike Sport Band colors for the Apple Watch, designed to match the company's Air VaporMax Flyknit "Day to Night" running shoe collection.

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Rumor: Tim Cook personally testing new glucose blood sugar monitor for Apple Watch

05/18/2017, 04:05 pm

Apple Chief Executive Tim Cook is said to have been spotted on his company's corporate headquarters wearing a new, unannounced Apple Watch accessory that could be used to measure a user's blood sugar levels in an non-intrusive fashion.

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Kanex announces GoPower Watch Stand with built-in magnetic Apple Watch charger, USB port

05/18/2017, 03:05 pm

Kanex on Thursday announced its new GoPower Watch Stand, a premium magnetic charging stand for both Apple Watch and iPhone, featuring an Apple-certified charging connector integrated directly into the hardware.

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Apple highlights Global Accessibility Awareness Day on May 18 with "Designed for everyone" video series

05/17/2017, 01:05 am

For Global Accessibility Awareness Day, Apple has posted a series of seven videos to YouTube showing how real people make use of Mac, iOS and Apple Watch accessibility features from Switch Control to Siri to VoiceOver. Each tells the story of specific individual in about two minutes.

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