As Apple Watch dominates market, Fitbit launches cheaper watch

“Fitbit Inc launched its cheapest smartwatch on Wednesday to defend its position as the second-largest seller of smartwatches after Apple Inc.,” Stephen Nellis reports for Reuters. “San Francisco-based Fitbit said the Versa Lite smartwatch will cost $160, down from $200 for the full version,” Nellis reports. “While still tracking workouts and heart rate, it will […]

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The Apple Watch and China are Crushing the Swatch Watch Company

“The Swatch watch is unwinding,” Andrea Felsted and Alex Webb report for Bloomberg. “The Swiss manufacturer of its namesake brand and higher-end timepieces such as Harry Winston is facing twin pressures.” “The company on Thursday reported worse-than-expected 2018 sales and profits. It was hurt by a slowdown in China in the final three months of […]

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Hey! It’s time to update to WatchOS 5.1.3

“It’s time to update your Apple Watch with the first watchOS update of 2019,” Adrian Kingsley-Hughes writes for ZDNet. “But don’t expect too much from this update, as it is only a minor release containing security bug fixes and a few other improvements.” “According to the release notes, here’s what watchOS 5.1.3 contains: This update […]

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Apple, Johnson & Johnson working together for stroke study

By Mike Wuerthele – AppleInsider.com: Apple and Johnson & Johnson will launch a study later in 2019 to figure out if the Apple Watch in conjunction with trend monitoring can assist in preventing strokes, in particular, ones induced by atrial fibrillation. Apple Watch Series 4 heart rate monitoring The study will focus on patients 65 years […]

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