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Casio G-Squad Pro is the first G-Shock watch with Wear OS - GSMArena.com news - GSMArena.com
The iconic rugged watch from Casio with modern smarts and a full-blown OS.
It sure took some time but the first Casio G-Shock to run Wear OS is finally here. Say hello to the G-Squad Pro GSW-H1000. Bringing the iconic rugged design with up to date specs and a full smartwatch OS, the latest G-Shock watch is built to withstand the elements and track your sports activities too. You get a round 1.2-inch dual-layer display with a monochrome always-on panel on top of the color LCD one. The build is nothing less than what youd expect from a true G-Shock watch - shock-resistant and with 20 bar water resistance so that you can go about your extreme activities. The back of the casing is made from titanium while the buttons and portions of the top part of the casing are aluminum. The G-Squad Pro also brings heart rate tracking as well as blood oxygen saturation, sleep and stress monitoring. You get on-board GPS, a compass and barometer as well as tracking for 15 activities and 24 indoor workout options. The Wear OS interface includes several iconic G-Shock watch faces as well as Casios custom apps for sports-specific data like altitude measurement, tide graphs and road gradient. Youre also free to download any app watch-compatible from the Google Play store. Battery life is rated at up to a month if you rely on the monochrome display and tracking sensors or about a day and a half if youre more frequent with the color display. The G-Squad Pro comes in red, dark blue and black colors. Retail is set at $699/£599 through Casio hasnt provided any actual availability details as of now.
Amazfit T-Rex Pro goes global with 10ATM water resistance and improved heart rate tracking - GSMArena.com news - GSMArena.com
A rugged and capable watch for outdoor lovers.
The latest smartwatch from Huami (soon to be Zepp) is here with the Amazfit T-Rex Pro. As the name implies, this is a more capable version of the original T-Rex which we reviewed last year and found out to be a decent smartwatch option though not without its limitations. The new edition brings improved 10ATM water-resistance (compared to 5ATM on its predecessor) and a new BioTracker 2 PPG optical sensor which should deliver more accurate heart rate measurements. The rest of the spec sheet remains largely unchanged. The T-Rex Pro packs a round 1.3-inch AMOLED display with 360x360 pixel resolution and always-on functionality. The casing is made from polycarbonate while the buttons are metal and the watch strap is made from soft silicone. You get MIL-STD-810 and onboard GPS, GLONASS, BeiDou and Galileo positioning. The dimensions come in at 47.7x47.7x13.5mm while weight checks out to 59 grams without the strap. The T-Rex Pro also brings SpO2 blood oxygen saturation monitor and sleep tracking. Theres onboard activity tracking for over 100 sports modes too. Thanks to its rugged design and waterproofing, the T-Rex Pro is also swim-proof. Theres a 390 mAh battery which gives out an endurance rating of up to 18 days on a single charge with typical use. Charging is done through the proprietary magnetic stand. The software front is covered by Zepps RTOS operating system. You get your standard notification management, music controls, alarms and reminders. The watch can connect with any device running at least Android 5.0 or iOS 10 and above. Amazfit T-Rex Pro in Meteorite Black, Desert Grey and Steel Blue colors. The Amazfit T-Rex Pro will be available in Meteorite Black, Desert Grey and Steel Blue colors. Retail in the US is set at $180 with sales scheduled to begin today from Amazfit's webstore. UK buyers will have to shell out £139. First sales there begin on March 31 through Argos and Amazon.
Oppo F19 Pro+ announced with Dimensity 800U chipset and 50W charging - GSMArena.com news - GSMArena.com
Oppo Band Style tags along.
The latest additions to Oppos F-series are here with the F19 Pro and F19 Pro+ 5G. The two are virtually identical apart from their chipsets and battery charging speeds. Alongside them, we see the global debut of the Oppo Band Style fitness tracker. Oppo F19 Pro The F19 Pro duo comes with 6.43-inch AMOLED displays with FHD+ resolution and a 60Hz refresh rate. They have punch hole cutouts for the 16MP selfie shooter. The panel is protected by Gorilla Glass 5 and features a fingerprint scanner tucked below the screen. Around the back, we have OmniVision's OV48B 48MP sensor alongside an 8MP ultrawide snapper and two 2MP auxiliary modules for macro shots and depth data. The quad camera features plenty of Oppo enhancements including AI Highlight Portrait Video, Ultra Night Video and Dual View video which takes shots from both the front and rear cameras. Sitting at the helm of the F10 Pro+ is MediaTeks Dimensity 800U chipset paired with 8GB RAM and up to 128GB storage. The F19 Pro downcsales to a Helio P95 with 8GB RAM and up to 256GB storage. The battery comes out to 4,310 mAh on both units with speedy 50W Flash charging on the F19 Pro+ and more standard 30W on the regular Pro model. Both boot ColorOS 11.1 on top of Android 11. The Oppo F19 Pro will go for INR 21,490 in the 8/128GB trim. Theres also an 8/256 GB model for INR 23,490. The F19 Pro+ 5G will retail for INR 25,990 in its 8/128GB trim and interestingly does not come in a 256GB version. Pre-bookings for both F19 Pro models start tomorrow while first sales open on 17 March. Oppo Band Style Oppos Band Style was initially unveiled in China last June. It packs a 1.1-inch AMOLED display with 40 clock face options. The fitness tracker comes with a sleek metal ring that wraps around the band for a unique look. Buyers are treated to a second TPU sport band bundled with their device. The Band Style does your standard activity tracking with 12 activity modes. Its also swim-proof with a 50-meter water resistance rating. Theres a heart rate tracker as well as SpO2 tracking which measures your oxygen saturation per second. The Band Style can also buzz your notifications, display weather information, control music playback. Sadly it does not come with NFC like the Chinese variant. It is compatible with all Android 6.0+ devices at launch while a separate firmware update coming in April will bring iOS compatibility. The Oppo Band Style goes for INR 2,999 and comes in black and vanilla colors. Early birds can snag it for INR 2,799 from today until March 23.
Samsung is indeed working on a Wear OS smartwatch, new evidence suggest - comments - GSMArena.com
This is great news, WearOS has way more apps & watchfaces, but it will be great if Samsung can put their, fall detection & ECG on a WearOS smartwatch, lets hope they keep their own app as GoogleFit is terrible. Anonymous, 1 hour agoTo me Wear OS looks more serious and professional. Tizen looks a bit Disney. Also I still susp... moreYour clearly have never used both. Anonymous, 2 hours agoWear OS sucks, Samsung please keep Tizen it's superior in every which way.To me Wear OS looks more serious and professional. Tizen looks a bit Disney. Also I still suspect that Wear OS is better for delivering and answering notifications which is still 80% of why we have smartwatches. Wear OS sucks, Samsung please keep Tizen it's superior in every which way. But Wear OS looks like it's abandoned by Google. This system is awful. i don't really care about what OS inside my smartwatch, whether it's WearOS and Tizen (Yes, i have both) in the beginning i tought that with WearOS i will get an advantage of larger library of apps, but in the end i'm ended up just using the integrated apps. smartwatch for me is about : watchface, health measurement, notification, and playback button. i don't really need game on my smartwatch, or browsing something, or take a photo with it.
Samsung Galaxy Watch and Watch Active get Watch3 features with Tizen 5.5 - GSMArena.com news - GSMArena.com
They will all be running Qualcomm chips and Wear OS
Shortly after the Galaxy Watch Active2 and Galaxy Watch3 received an update unlocking the ECG feature for the European countries, Samsung is now delivering Galaxy Watch3-intrinsic features to the original Galaxy Watch and Watch Active. So far, the update is being distributed to the US and Korean owners but it will likely go global soon enough. The original Galaxy Watch bumps up the firmware version to R810XXU1FUB6 while Active2 is getting R500XXUF1UB5. Both are now running Tizen 5.5 as opposed to the Tizen 4.0 when they were first released. The new features in question are support for AR Emoji and Bitmoji, images appear on your notifications, voice guidance for cycling and running, continuous scrolling screenshots and guidance over Bluetooth-connected headphones. Of course, other stability and performance improvements are also at hand. Via
New report suggests Apple may replace iPad mini with larger iPhone - GSMArena.com news - GSMArena.com
The larger iPhone may offer Apple Pencil input.
Reports of Apples folding iPhone keep making headlines and todays report puts it into perspective with the companys entry-level iPad. In a new report, MyDrivers suggests that Apple may eventually replace the iPad mini with a folding iPhone, such that will offer stylus input. Last weeks report brought about the possibility that Apples folding iPhone may bring support for a stylus though it isnt clear if its the current Apple Pencil or something new. The display will be somewhere between 7.3 and 7.6-inches diagonally, but with a very tall aspect ratio. MyDrivers report points to a September 2022 release date for Apples folding device which will reportedly feature a clamshell form-factor but last weeks report from EqualOcean suggested it would be pushed back to 2023. Apple iPhone 12 Pro MaxWith such a high cost difference, I personally dont think Apple would replace the iPad mini with a folding iPhone. I do, however, believe that Apple may phase out the iPad Mini for some other reason perhaps in a couple of years, all iPads will have smaller bezels and the larger iPad will have the same footprint as the current 5th generation iPad Mini. Who knows? were only speculating. Rumors about Apples development of a folding iPhone have swirled for years now. With the first Galaxy Fold, Samsung showed us how difficult it is to manufacture and market such a device. While the Galaxy Folds first wave of customers revealed the products flaws and drawbacks, Apple normally takes time to refine new technologies like this - the company historically watches and learns from other OEMs mistakes before implementing the new technology into its products. Source (Chinese)