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The Apple Watch Ultra 2 might come in a new premium color option

Oliver Haslam | Jul 31, 2023 12:48 PM CDT

If you like the look of the Apple Watch Ultra but that silver finish just isn't going to work for you, we have good news. It appears that there might be a new color arriving with the Apple Watch Ultra 2 this year and it's going to be a more moody option for those who prefer a darker color.

The Apple Watch Ultra 2 might come in a new premium color option

The new color would be a dark titanium look which is no surprise given the fact that the watch is made from titanium. But the darker look could be closer to the Space Gray Apple Watch that we're all so familiar with, and that's absolutely something that we can get behind.

In fact, Bloomberg's Mark Gurman writing in the weekly Power On newsletter says that Apple had originally looked at the darker color option back in 2022. It was designed ahead of the original Apple Watch Ultra release but was ultimately canned because Apple's designers didn't like the appearance. It isn't clear yet whether that has now changed since that opinion, but Gurman says that the dark titanium look could pop up again in 2023.

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The Apple Watch Series 9 and Apple Watch Ultra 2 are getting a big chip upgrade

Oliver Haslam | Jul 31, 2023 12:37 PM CDT

If you plan on picking up a new Apple Watch Ultra 2 or Apple Watch Series 9 when they arrive later this year you're going to be in for a good time, it seems. Because for the first time in years, these new watches are going to have an upgraded chip that should make them much faster to use.

The Apple Watch Series 9 and Apple Watch Ultra 2 are getting a big chip upgrade

That speed improvement will hopefully ensure that apps load more quickly and data refreshes with fewer hiccups than can be the case on other Apple Watches. Bloomberg's Mark Gurman, writing in the weekly Power On newsletter, reports that both new Apple Watches announced this year will use a new S9 chip, and it'll actually be new this time.

While Apple has increased the number of its S-series Apple Watch chips every year, the last time there was a notable speed increase was right back in 2020 with the S6 inside the Apple Watch Series 6. Since then Apple has made minor changes to the chip without improving performance noticeably. Gurman says that will change this year and that we should look forward to a sizable performance bump thanks to the upgraded S9.

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The Google Pixel Watch 2 is getting four new, exclusive watch faces and they just leaked

Oliver Haslam | Jul 29, 2023 10:17 AM CDT

The Google Pixel Watch, like the Apple Watches that came before it, has multiple watch faces that users can choose from when wearing their wrist computer. With attention having now turned to the Pixel Watch 2 it seems that Google has been working on some new watch faces that will be offered on that wearable.

The Google Pixel Watch 2 is getting four new, exclusive watch faces and they just leaked

According to a new report, there will be as many as four new watch faces, all of which will be exclusive to the Pixel Watch 2. That means that buyers of the original Pixel Watch will have to upgrade to the new model if they want to enjoy the new watch faces.

The watch faces have been leaked by Android Authority which claims to have come about them by way of a Google insider. They're said to be an anonymous source inside Google, so it's difficult to know how legitimate this leak is at this point.

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Samsung's Galaxy Ring faces a production D-Day this August

Oliver Haslam | Jul 29, 2023 9:07 AM CDT

Rumors continue to point to Samsung announcing its own fitness ring similar to the Oura Ring and a new report claims that the company will make a decision on mass production as soon as next month.

Samsung's Galaxy Ring faces a production D-Day this August

The report claims that the development of the Galaxy Ring has been in the concept stage, with mass production not planned to kick off until August. However, it appears to suggest that Samsung hasn't yet decided that mass production will actually happen which could mean that the project might be delayed or ditched entirely.

The report, courtesy of the Korean supply chain watchers at The Elec, also notes that even if the mass production is given the go-ahead for August it might e some time before the product can actually go on sale. The wearable would need to go through all of the testing and licensing to ensure that it can be used to measure heart rates and other medical data. It's likely that the Galaxy Ring will keep track of things like blood oxygen levels, too.

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The Samsung Galaxy Watch 6 Classic Golf Edition is a thing that just happened

Oliver Haslam | Jul 27, 2023 1:48 PM CDT

Samsung might have only just announced the Galaxy Watch 6 and Galaxy Watch 6 Classic, but it's already added a new version to the lineup, Say hello to the Galaxy Watch 6 Classic Golf Edition complete with a green rotating bezel.

The Samsung Galaxy Watch 6 Classic Golf Edition is a thing that just happened

The new model is only available on Samsung's Korean website right now and it comes with special features that make it more suited to use on the golf course. Those included a special band and caddy app to help people work on their handicap when out on the course.

The new watch is essentially the same as the standard Galaxy Watch 6 Classic, however. That means that it comes in 43mm and 47mm configurations and features a Super AMOLED display with a 432 x 432 or 480 x 480 resolution depending on the size that you choose. It also features a Sapphire Crystal cover to ensure that nothing gets scratched. Other specifications include a 300/435mAh battery and Exynos W930 chip. The whole thing is powered by Google Wear OS 4, too.

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Latest watchOS 10 beta adds the cutest Snoopy watch faces

Oliver Haslam | Jul 27, 2023 1:27 PM CDT

The Apple Watch is getting some new software this fall when watchOS 10 finally ships. The update was announced during WWDC on June 5 and it's been in developer beta ever since. The latest beta includes one of the features that wowed everyone when it was previewed - a new animated Snoopy watch faces.

Latest watchOS 10 beta adds the cutest Snoopy watch faces

Apple has only just added the new animated watch faces and people have been enjoying it ever since the updated beta arrived a day or two ago.

The new watch faces show Snoopy and Woodstock but rather than be static images they're animated in such a way that they react to the time, The result is that the watch hands can knock the pair over while they're in position and the effect is as cute as it sounds.

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Samsung's Galaxy Watch 6 and Galaxy Watch 6 Classic are finally official

Oliver Haslam | Jul 26, 2023 2:19 PM CDT

They'd both been rumored for months but the Samsung Galaxy Watch 6 and Galaxy Watch 6 Classic are both finally here, and they both look pretty sweet.

Samsung's Galaxy Watch 6 and Galaxy Watch 6 Classic are finally official

Samsung announced the two wearables during its Unpacked event alongside the Galaxy Z Fold 5 and Galaxy Z Flip 5.

While Samsung did announce two watches, they're both essentially identical in terms of functions. Where things differ is in the aesthetics and price, with the Galaxy Watch 6 adding an overall larger case size and a rotating bezel.

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New Samsung Galaxy Watch 6 specs leak as launch edges nearer

Oliver Haslam | Jul 20, 2023 5:09 AM CDT

The Samsung Galaxy Watch 6 and Galaxy Watch 6 Classic are expected to be announced in less than a week now and new details have leaked that show the specifications that we can expect from these devices.

New Samsung Galaxy Watch 6 specs leak as launch edges nearer

Samsung is set to announce the new wearables during the Unpacked event on July 26 and leaker SnoopyTech has now shared details of what they believe to be the specifications of the watches. There's a lot of data here, and you can see the full details in the tweet embedded below.

According to these leaks we can expect the following main specifications:

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Samsung's Galaxy Watch 6 is getting a new thermometer app

Oliver Haslam | Jul 19, 2023 2:32 PM CDT

Samsung is set to announce the Galaxy Watch 6 smartwatch during the Unpacked event on July 26 and now we know a little more about what apps it will have to offer. One of those apps will be capable of using the watch's built-in temperature sensor to measure the temperature of its surroundings.

Samsung's Galaxy Watch 6 is getting a new thermometer app

That app will be called Thermo Check, and it will tie into the new Skin Temperature API to use the built-in infrared sensor. That means that it can be used to measure the temperature of things without even touching them, which sounds pretty cool indeed.

In fact, that's exactly what Samsung is advertising the app as being able to do, adding that it will be useful for meaning the temperature of meals before they are eaten or water before going for a swim. The lack of a physical contact requirement is a game changer, to be sure.

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The Galaxy Ring could be Samsung's first entry into the smart ring market

Oliver Haslam | Jul 19, 2023 1:22 PM CDT

Samsung could be about to enter the smart ring market with the Galaxy Ring, according to a new report. And while we don't have concrete information on when the Galaxy Ring will go on sale, we do know that at least one manufacturing partner has been lined up.

The Galaxy Ring could be Samsung's first entry into the smart ring market

Oura is perhaps the most famous company that works on smart rings today but it could be about to get some big new competition, and they don't come much bigger than Samsung. Apple has also been reported to have an interest in smart rings with various patents confirming as much. However, it appears that Samsung is the closest to having something ready to ship.

According to a report by the Korean website The Elec, Samsung has Japanese outfit Meiko lined up and ready to produce the printed circuit boards that would be used in a smart ring. We don't know for sure that Galaxy Ring is the name that Samsung will use, but that's the one being bandied around right now at the very least. And it does make sense given Samsung's other product names including Galaxy Watch.

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