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Mobility
Tyson Beckford partners with Element Case on new AppleWatch band
Celebrity Tyson Beckford has collaborated with STM Brands' Element Case brand to create a rugged new accessory.
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Artificial Intelligence
Google to enter the smartwatch market with the Google Pixel Watch
Google has provided a first look at its new Google Pixel Watch, which is set to make an entry into the competitive smartwatch market.
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Ingram Micro
Moochies Connect Phone Watch to help parents keep track of their kids
“The idea isn’t constant tracking of your child, but rather providing a layer of assurance for those times when a child might test the limits of their freedom."
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Apple Watch
Bigger display for new Apple Watch Series 7
Apple has today announced the Apple Watch Series 7, featuring a reengineered Always-On Retina display with significantly more screen area and thinner borders.
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Health
Hands-on review: Fitbit Versa 3, the actual star of the smartwatch show
This year Fitbit released the Versa 3, and just like the first two, it did not disappoint. 
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Wearables
Hands-on review: Fitbit Sense
This year, Fitbit surprised its fanbase with a brand new watch, the Fitbit Sense. Is it any better than the Versa 2 or 3? Is it worth the new, hefty price tag? 
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Huawei
Hands-on review: Huawei GT2 Pro - Huawei creates a winner
The GT2 Pro should definitely be considered by anyone looking to get a smart fitness watch.
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Wearables
Hands-on review: The Huawei Watch Fit needs a better workout
This watch has a couple of seriously good features, but there's a lot of room for improvement.
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Fitness
Hands-on review: OPPO Watch 2020 gives Apple a run for its money
Up until now, The Apple Watch has been dominating the market. There was simply no Android watch that was as good. This year, OPPO is here to challenge that with their 2020 Android-basedwatch.
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GlobalData
COVID features to drive smartwatch sales
"New age customers are becoming health conscious and preferring devices with advanced features."
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GlobalData
COVID-19 features to further drive smartwatch uptake in APAC
The outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic has led to reduced consumer spending in consumer electronics devices, resulting in the low adoption of smartwatches in 2020, according to new figures released by GlobalData.
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Wearables
Fitbit's new products want to help manage your stress levels
Fitbit is rolling out the red carpet for a new set of wearable fitness devices, including a new Versa, Inspire, and an entirely new smartwatch called the Fitbit Sense.
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Wearables
OPPO Watch debuts featuring a 'world-first' 3D hyperboloid screen
With OPPO’s growing reputation for style, reliability and innovation, I confidently think they’re onto a winner.
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IDC
Research: Wearables market to grow by 137% by 2024
“The pandemic greatly increased the awareness of wearable devices as their use cases increased. This has resulted in an increase in device innovation as more companies race to develop new ways to cash in and help limit the spread of the virus.”
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Apple
Worldwide smartphone market sees strong growth in first quarter of 2020
Despite the impact of the ongoing COVID-19 crisis, worldwide smartwatch shipments reached 14.3 million units in the first quarter 2020, up 12% year on year.
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Apple
Apple still owns growing wearables market, says GlobalData
While many consumers cannot afford the latest Apple Watch, there is an untapped demand for cheaper smartwatches.
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Wearables
Wearable payment options sweeping Australia
New research from Bankwest shows that having the option to pay with wearable tech is becoming more appealing than ever.
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Apple
Hands-on review: Apple Watch series 5 (Cellular)
No more attaching the phone to your bicep on runs, no more holding the phone on the dance floor because your skinny jeans are too skinny.
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Apple
Cellular Apple Watch Series 5 available from Spark today
For $12.99 a month, the One Number Wearable Plan lets users share their primary plan’s minutes and texts and get unlimited data on the watch through an e-sim.
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Apple
Hands-on review: One month with the Apple Watch Series 5
The Apple Watch Series five does everything you would expect from a smartwatch and more.
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Wearables
Hands-on review: Fitbit Versa 2 upgrades battery life, display, and adds Alexa
We look at whether it holds up as the all-day companion for the modern tech-savvy consumer – and that’s a space it does really well in.
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Apple
Apple brings always-on display to the Watch Series 5
Both Apple Watch Series 5 (GPS) and (GPS + Cellular) models will be available in stores beginning Friday, 20 September.
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Smartphone
Concerns around smart device privacy continues to grow
According to the research, Australian consumers have concerns specifically around smart devices listening in on their conversations and organisations extracting personal information from their digital footprints.
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Fitbit
Fitbit launches Versa 2 with Amazon Alexa, announces new subscription service
Versa 2 delivers a new swimproof design, includes sleep features like Sleep Score and smart wake, and is packed with more advanced health, fitness and smart features.