ChronoWatch Multi-Function Smart Watch: $36.99

· Bryan Chaffin · TMO Deals

ChronoWatch Smartwatch

We have a deal on ChronoWatch, an inexpensive, multi-function smartwatch. It has 16 main functions including activity tracking, sleep monitor, blood pressure monitor, message and call notification, alarm, and more. It’s also waterproof, and it’s $36.99 through our deal.

Keep Your Pebble Watch Alive with Rebble

· Jeff Gamet · Cool Stuff Found

Support for the Pebble smartwatch ends on June 30th, but that doesn’t mean it has to end up lost in a drawer. Thanks to Rebble, Pebble owners get to have an app store, mobile app support, and firmware updates. The catch is you need to link your Pebble account to Rebble’s service before the end of June because that’s when Pebble’s servers shut down. If you don’t, you miss out and your Pebble watch turns into a nerd bracelet. Rebble is free, but you’ll have to pay for a subscription to get voice dictation and weather service support.

Keep Your Pebble Watch Alive with Rebble

Apple Rolls Out watchOS 4 for Apple Watch

· Jeff Gamet · Product News

Apple Watch with watchOS 4 and Siri face

Apple released watchOS 4 on Tuesday, and yes, the upgrade for the Apple Watch operating system is compatible with all of Apple’s smartwatch models.

Leaked Pics Hint at Pulse Oximeter in Fitbit Smartwatch

· Jeff Gamet · News

Rendering showing Fitbit smartwatch with pulse oximeter sensor

Last week Fitbit said its smartwatch will ship later this year, and now we’re seeing leaked images of their Apple Watch competitor. Based on the renderings that just surfaced, it’s possible it may include a pulse oximeter—something the Apple Watch doesn’t have.

Apple Watch Shipments Top 30 Million

· Jeff Gamet · News

Apple Watch, AirPods, and Beats headphones sales at Fortune 500 level

Apple’s total Apple Watch shipments since the smart watch was first introduced in 2015 have topped 30 million units, according to Strategy Analytics.

Apple May Put Blood Glucose Sensors in Apple Watch Smart Band

· Jeff Gamet · News

Report says Apple Watch Series 3 launching in fall 2017

Apple reportedly has plans to bring blood glucose monitoring to the Apple Watch, and the company wants to launch a line of specialized function smart watchbands for the device, too. Details—like when the new features will come—are pretty scarce right now, but the idea is interesting.

Apple Dethrones Fitbit as the Top Wearables Maker

· Jeff Gamet · News

Apple takes top wearables maker slot from Fitbit

Apple has taken over Fitbit’s position as the top wearables maker for the first quarter of 2017. Wearable device shipments are on the rise, as are Apple’s sales, but Fitbit’s numbers are declining and the company laid off over 100 employees earlier this year.

Pebble Watches Aren't Dead Yet, Whole-home VPN - TMO Daily Observations 2017-04-06

· Jeff Gamet · The Mac Observer's Daily Observations Podcast

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Good news, Pebble owners, your smartwatch isn’t a paperweight just yet. Dave Hamilton and John F. Braun join Jeff Gamet to share their thoughts on Fitbit making it possible to side load apps onto Pebble smartwatches, plus they explain whole-home VPN protection.

Pebble Update Lets Watches Work After Servers Shut Down

· Jeff Gamet · Product News

Pebble app update removes server dependency for app installs and firmware updates

Pebble smartwatch owners got a welcome iPhone app update this week that removes the dependency on the company’s cloud servers for firmware updates and app installation. The update addresses a concern users and developers have had ever since Fitbit bought Pebble last year.

Garmin fenix 5 Watches at CES 2017

· Jeff Gamet · Cool Stuff Found

LAS VEGAS – Garmin wants to keep you looking fashionable when you’re exploring outdoors or just around town with its fenix 5 watches. Cesar Palacios shows Jeff Gamet what you can do with Garmin’s latest smartwatches at CES 2017.

Bigger Apple Watch 2 Battery Doesn't Mean Longer Life

· Jeff Gamet · News

Apple Watch 2 battery

The Apple Watch 2 may pack a bigger battery, assuming a new photo is legit. If so, that could mean longer battery life for Apple’s second generation smartwatch, but it could be powering new features instead.