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Fitbit acquired by Google

Google has just definitively agreed to buy Fitbit, hook, line and sinker. The deal itself will probably have all the I’s dotted and T’s crossed in 2020. Many of us knew this was probably happening ‘a while’ ago but, hey, insider trading is illegal and I’m still poor :-(. Although if you look at the…

Ticwatch TicSleep

new TicSleep

OK, OK I know I wasn’t going to plan to do a ‘review’ of this new Sleep app but I had hoped to write something at least a little bit original.   I have the TicWatch S2 and last night I charged it up so that I could immerse my left wrist in a night…

Google next to implement dual-band Galileo or GPS

I don’t usually write about smartphones but this news is peripherally relevant to GPS sports watches as it heralds yet more companies taking dual-band GNSS accuracy more seriously. These initiatives MIGHT herald copycat technical imprvements in the sports watch realm. Well…that is…someone might finally soon START doing it! ie Garmin Here are the specs for…

New SnapDragon for WearOS

Qualcomm is modifying one of its Nokia-based, 64bit chipsets to work with WearOS and this will hit the market ‘fairly soon’. This means that WearOS should see a notable improvement in performance and, most likely, this will be most visible with extended battery life. This is made possible, for example, by power savings gains from using…

STRYD Supported on WearOS and through to Final Surge.

The unusually named Sporty Go! app from qooapps is now ready to go for any STRYD users out there who are keen to use a WearOS watch as their sporting weapon of choice. Also announced today is the linking of Sporty Go! with Final Surge to upload your workouts. I have tried to find the…

Garmin : Project DragonflyM ?

I had this interesting image passed to me recently (ty @G) and I’m not sure of what to make of it Because of where the image came from and the circumstances in which it was used, @G suspected it was linked to Garmin beta testing a new product and ‘M’ would denote music. #Possibly. I…

Spotify for WearOS – Announced

Spotify has just announced it will now support Google WearOS 2.0 devices. That means the Polar M600 amongst others (I updated to WearOS 2 yesterday by coincidence) Details and download here: link to Google Play Store In November all new Fossil Gen 4 devices will come with Spotify pre-installed. This follows Garmin’s recent announcement for…

Puma to release multiple sports watches on Wear OS

Another footwear and clothing giant steps further into the breach. This time it is Puma tying up with Fossil Group in a move that is similar to adidas+Ionic and Nike+Apple. Devices will be Puma branded. Fossil have generally steered away from sporty devices so far so a tie up with Puma is a sensible move.…