Apple Watch

Study Suggests Apple Watch Heart Rate Monitor Can Detect Hypertension and Sleep Apnea

The Apple Watch may be able to accurately detect hypertension and sleep apnea, according to a new study published today by the University of California San Francisco (UCSF) and Cardiogram, a company that’s developed an app that breaks down heart rate data collected by the Apple Watch. Using data collected from 6,115 Apple Watch owners …

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Apple Watch Nike+ Series 3 Available With New Midnight Fog Band Starting Tomorrow

Nike today announced the Apple Watch Nike+ Series 3 will be available with a new “Midnight Fog” colored Sport Loop starting November 14. Nike says the Space Gray aluminum casing coupled with the darkly shaded Sport Loop combine to give this particular model a so-called “stealthy color scheme” of “deep grays with iridescent accents.” The …

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Apple Watch Series 2 Aluminum Models Drop to $230 in 38mm and $260 in 42mm

Following the launch of the Apple Watch Series 3 last month, the previous generation of Apple’s wearable device — Series 2 — has seen a steady stream of sales hit both aluminum and stainless steel editions, with the best discounts arriving for the aluminum models. The first discounts (from B&H Photo) marked 38mm devices down …

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Vitality Insurance Members in United Kingdom Can Exercise Their Way to Free Apple Watch Series 3

Vitality, a health and life insurance provider, today announced that new and existing members in the United Kingdom can essentially earn their way to a free Apple Watch by maintaining an active lifestyle. Between now and December 31, members enrolled in an eligible VitalityHealth or VitalityLife insurance plan can get a 38mm or 42mm sized …

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Twelve South's HiRise Duet Dock is Available Again After Selling Out Last Year

Twelve South today announced that its popular HiRise Duet combination dock for iPhone and Apple Watch is available to purchase again. HiRise Duet was originally introduced in November 2016, but the dock sold out within just a few weeks and it remained out of stock until today. Twelve South appears to have finally received more …

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Apple Exploring Self-Adjusting Apple Watch Band Designs

Apple is investigating designs for Apple Watch bands that self-adjust to fit the wearer’s wrist using an integrated tensioner mechanism (via AppleInsider). A patent application granted on Tuesday by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office describes multiple designs that utilize such a system, which could one day replace magnetic clasps, velcro, and other fasteners used …

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Review: Fitbit Ionic is a Decent Fitness Smartwatch Spoiled By Lingering Bugs

The Ionic is Fitbit’s first real effort at a “true” smartwatch, and there’s plenty riding on the $300 device. Not only is the activity tracker company late to the smartwatch game, its market share in wearables has shrunk because of increasingly sophisticated rival devices from the likes Apple and Xiaomi. To have a hope of …

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Apple Watch Series 3 LTE Models Shipping Earlier Than Expected

Customers who were not lucky enough to secure an LTE-enabled Apple Watch Series 3 model right when pre-orders went live have been waiting patiently for their new devices, with many shipping estimates ranging into October after delivery dates slipped by weeks. Some of those customers won’t be waiting too long, though, as Apple is getting …

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Apple Watch Series 3 Teardown Reveals Larger Battery and Air Vent Moved Next to Diagnostic Port

iFixit has completed a teardown of the Apple Watch Series 3, which has a virtually identical form factor as previous models. The display is unchanged from the Series 2, with one key difference being that it now functions as a multifrequency antenna for cellular. Series 3 models support LTE and UMTS, according to Apple’s tech …

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