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FDA clears Apple Watch app that helps treat PTSD-related nightmares

NightWare Your Apple Watch might be the key to addressing nightmare-related sleep issues. The FDA has approved the sale of NightWare, an Apple Watch app (with a corresponding iPhone element) that helps treat nightmares stemming from disorders like PTSD. The system uses smartwatch motion and heart rate data to detect when you’re having a nightmare …

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The best smartwatches, fitness trackers and wearables to gift

Smartwatches and wearables are finally finding their place in tech. They’ve become robust health-trackers in recent years, and what better way to help your loved ones care for themselves than with a gift that will help monitor their wellbeing? Smartwatches have also become more affordable lately, and even Apple has a new sub-$300 watch in …

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Undocumented backdoor that covertly takes snapshots found in kids’ smartwatch

Enlarge Xplora A popular smartwatch designed exclusively for children contains an undocumented backdoor that makes it possible for someone to remotely capture camera snapshots, wiretap voice calls, and track locations in real time, a researcher said. The X4 smartwatch is marketed by Xplora, a Norway-based seller of children’s watches. The device, which sells for about …

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Apple Watch Series 3 owners deal with random reboots in watchOS 7

Engadget WatchOS 7 has been a welcome upgrade in some respects, but not so much if you’re an Apple Watch Series 3 owner. As 9to5Mac reports, Series 3 users on the Apple and MacRumors forums are complaining of random reboots after installing watchOS 7 on their devices. There can be multiple restarts per day, and …

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Apple Watch Series 5 drops to $299 at Walmart

Apple All products recommended by Engadget are selected by our editorial team, independent of our parent company. If you buy something through one of the links on this page, we may earn an affiliate commission. If you’re determined to get an Apple Watch Series 5 and don’t mind that it’s been around for a while, …

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Fossil’s Gen 5 Wear OS smartwatches are about to get a major update

Harper Ewing The Wear OS-powered Gen 5 touchscreen smartwatches Fossil rolled out last year are about to get some upgrades. Their phone apps include avatars for contacts and quick access to key tools, as well as new battery modes that include custom profiles for stuff like working out and an extended mode that helps it …

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Samsung’s Galaxy Watch 3 will let you answer calls by clenching your fist

Samsung It can be a pain to answer a call with a smartwatch when the hand you’d use is busy, but Samsung’s upcoming Galaxy Watch 3 could make it relatively easy. XDA reports that Samsung’s newly released Galaxy Watch 3 Plugin app (so much for a surprise at Unpacked) references support for hand gestures, most …

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Save $60 on Withings’ stylish Steel HR smartwatch

Sponsored Links Engadget Most tech companies err on the side functionality when it comes to the designs of their smartwatches and fitness trackers, but not so with France’s Withings. The company has made a name for itself creating devices that are not only functional but also handsome. And now you can get one of its …

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Apple Watch Series 5 is on sale for $300 at Amazon

Sponsored Links Chris Velazco/Engadget Amazon just made it much easier to consider the Apple Watch Series 5 if you’re looking for a wearable to track your workouts or keep in touch with others. The internet retailer is selling the 40mm GPS model with a Sport Band for $300, or a solid $100 below the official …

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Samsung’s next Galaxy Watch gets spoiled by the FCC

Sponsored Links Engadget If Samsung was hoping to keep plans for a Galaxy Watch sequel under wraps, it’s probably disappointed. Droid-Life (via 9to5Google) has discovered a series of FCC filings that not-so-subtly reveal the next version of Samsung’s flagship smartwatch. It’s superficially similar, complete with 5ATM water resistance, GPS and LTE models. However, Samsung is …

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