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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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Fantastical 2.8.3 adds more Apple Watch options, retains ease-of-use

03/05/2017, 02:03 pm

Small improvements to the latest version of the long-running Fantastical aim to keep the app best in class -- AppleInsider checks to see if the modifications add up to anything.

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Apple Watch saw 'best quarter ever' with 4.6M units during holidays, estimate claims

03/02/2017, 12:03 pm

Thanks to the Series 1 and Series 2, the Apple Watch saw its best-ever performance in the December quarter, according to research estimates shared on Thursday -- even if Apple was eclipsed in the wearables market by the likes of Xiaomi.

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Fitbit's $23M Pebble purchase lower than expected, under financial pressure from Apple Watch success

02/23/2017, 10:02 am

Fitbit has confirmed it paid $23 million for smartwatch maker Pebble, far below the expected value of the deal when it was announced in early December, amidst both companies' struggles against the Apple Watch.

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How to make your Apple Watch battery last longer

02/22/2017, 03:02 pm

For some heavy Apple Watch users constantly checking their wrists, Apple's wearable device may not quite provide the 18-hour battery life the company advertises. For Apple Watch addicts, AppleInsider offers a handful of simple things you can do to squeeze some extra time out of your battery.

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Strava adds support for iPhone-free running & biking with GPS on Apple Watch Series 2

02/22/2017, 01:02 pm

Via an update, Strava's signature fitness app now makes use of the GPS on the Apple Watch Series 2 -- allowing activity tracking without carrying an iPhone along, the developer has announced.

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Apple Watch & ResearchKit epilepsy study concludes, gleans insight on seizure triggers

02/22/2017, 11:02 am

A research study on epilepsy with the Apple Watch and ResearchKit at the core of the work has concluded, and is shedding light on seizure triggers, hopefully paving the way for better identification of precursors of the disruptive and dangerous event.

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Apple seen switching to glass-film touch tech this year for Apple Watch Series 3

02/21/2017, 09:02 am

For the next Apple Watch, Apple is likely to switch from touch-on-lens technology to a glass-film option, in the process changing up suppliers for its touch technology, a report claimed on Tuesday.

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Apple unlikely to develop an Echo-like standalone Siri speaker - report

02/20/2017, 02:02 pm

Apple doesn't appear interested in developing a standalone Amazon Echo-like speaker utilizing Siri, as the company's vision is instead linked to devices like the iPhone, Apple Watch and AirPods.

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Apple releases third beta of iOS 10.3 with 'Find my AirPods,' tvOS 10.2, watchOS 3.2 for developers

02/20/2017, 01:02 pm

Nearly two weeks since the last release, Apple has made available the third betas of iOS 10.3, watchOS 3.2, and tvOS 10.2 available to developers.

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