Technology

Best Buy, Walmart Are Now Offering Huge Discounts on Apple Watch

  Now is a great time to pick up a new Apple Watch, thanks to sales currently being held by two major retailers. The Apple Watch is one of Apple’s recent breakout products — and it’s by and far the most popular smartwatch in the world. There are two versions of the flagship wearable currently available. The current-generation Apple Watch Series 3, which the most advanced Watch yet (some models even sport LTE connectivity). Apple Watch Series 1 is an upgraded…

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AN LTE APPLE WATCH BRINGS LOTS OF POTENTIAL PROBLEMS. CAN APPLE SOLVE THEM ALL?

In case you haven’t been paying attention, this year’s September Apple event is shaping up to be a doozy. And it’s not just the iPhone 8. In addition to the anniversary handset and a possible 4K Apple TV, rumors are swirling about a new Apple Watch that won’t have to always be near your phone. Just this week, both Ming Chi Kuo and CNBC corroborated an earlier rumor by Business Insider that spilled the beans on Apple’s plans to release an LTE-enabled Apple Watch. That would mean the…

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My first week with Apple Watch Series 3

I’ve been using Apple Watch since the first version shipped. I’ve grown so accustomed to using one that some of the things you might like about owning one yourself have become so much part of my daily life that I neglect to mention them here. That’s the thing about Apple Watch — it weaves itself so intimately inside your daily experience that you begin to use it unconsciously. Just like a watch. I use the device’s health, Activity, heart and fitness…

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Apple Watch ‘PTT’ Would Enable Quick Blood Pressure Readings

Apple’s latest patent, which was published on Thursday by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, details a novel new method by which the company’s Watch device can measure blood pressure using a connected accelerometer apparatus, via Patently Apple. High blood pressure is among the leading causes of coronary heart disease and stroke, and its symptoms affect roughly one in three Americans, according to the CDC. While the medical field is ripe with  management and prevention options for those with high blood pressure,…

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An iPhone is required to get the new Apple Watch with LTE connectivity working

The $399 Apple Watch Series 3 is the latest and most significant update to Apple’s line of smartwatches for one important reason: LTE connectivity. With a cellular connection, users are able to talk and stream music on their watches free from the shackles of their extremely lightweight smartphones. Except, here’s the thing: They’ll still need to own an iPhone 6 or better for any of it to work. The relevant details are buried on Apple’s press site, and confirm that just owning an…

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Apple Watch Series 3 makes official debut with built-in cellular connectivity

Today Apple held its big fall event, and the first device announced by the company was the Apple Watch Series 3. The biggest addition to the Apple Watch Series 3 is built-in cellular connectivity. With it, you can send and receive calls and texts from your watch, use maps, and more. Calling and texting with the new Apple Watch Series 3 uses the same number as your phone. Apple says that it’ll also offer Apple Music on the Apple Watch Series 3,…

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Hands On: This is the Apple Watch’s most important update yet

Apple just upped its smartwatch game in a huge way. The Apple Watch Series 3 is the biggest and most consequential update to date. By adding LTE connectivity, Apple has delivered an upgrade that will completely change how you use the device. Earlier iterations of the Apple Watch, and frankly, most other smartwatches, have been hamstrung by their dependency on your phone for data. By completely untethering the watch from your iPhone, it’s not a completely different story. Prior to…

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Apple Watch Series 3 to Feature LTE and New Form Factor

Apple’s third-generation watch, slated for release later this year, will have an all-new form factor that includes an LTE chip for cellular connectivity. The report comes from Bloomberg, which cites people familiar with the matter, and suggests that Apple is finally following through on its long-standing plans to release and cellular Apple Watch after hitting roadblocks last year. Daring Fireball’s John Gruber notes that “It’s hard to overstate just how big a deal this could be. No mention in Businessweek’s report, though, of the all-new form…

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Apple Watch Series 3 in a nutshell: Leaks, rumours and UK launch date

The Apple Watch Series 3 will launch later in 2017 according to the latest reports, bringing some tempting new features such as cellular support. Here’s the latest leaks and rumours about the third Apple Watch wearable. After a distinctly unimpressive opening to its smartwatch venture with the original Apple Watch, the Cupertino company came back strong with the rather excellent Apple Watch Series 2. This boasted the best bits of the first Apple Watch, but with far fewer flaws. Built-in…

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Apple Watch Series 3 Rumored to Launch Later This Year

Apple is currently preparing itself to launch a new Apple Watch during the second half of this year, according to a new rumor out of the supply chain. The Cupertino-based tech giant has reportedly tapped Compal Electronics to shoulder some of the manufacturing for the current-generation Apple Watch, and will begin shipping products in the second half of this year, according to DigiTimes. The publication also suggested that Quanta Computer will continue to handle the majority of production for what…

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FUTURE APPLE WATCH COULD HELP TREAT DIABETES WITH SENSORS THAT MONITOR BLOOD SUGAR LEVELS

Apple is secretly working on a breakthrough for diabetes patients—something Steve Jobs originally set out to do. According to CNBC, Apple has hired a small team of biomedical engineers to develop sensors that can continuously monitor blood sugar levels without breaking the skin. If Apple’s team is successful, such technology would be implemented in future models of the Apple Watch. Furthermore, the report claims that Apple has been secretly working on this initiative for at least five years. The company…

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Apple Watch Series 3 Rumored to Launch Later This Year

Apple is currently preparing itself to launch a new Apple Watch during the second half of this year, according to a new rumor out of the supply chain. The Cupertino-based tech giant has reportedly tapped Compal Electronics to shoulder some of the manufacturing for the current-generation Apple Watch, and will begin shipping products in the second half of this year, according to DigiTimes. The publication also suggested that Quanta Computer will continue to handle the majority of production for what…