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Google has announced when and which smartwatches will receive the new Wear OS 3. Spoiler:

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Google has revealed details of a new smartwatch platform, which was first announced in May with Samsung. As it turned out, the platform received the name Wear OS 3 and as an update it will receive not so many watch models currently on sale.

Users were especially interested in whether Samsung and Fitbit watches could be worn. The first company has partnered with Google to create a new platform and is transferring its future watch models to it, and the second came under the wing of Google in January 2021. So, according to a recent Google announcement, existing Samsung and Fitbit watches will not be able to upgrade to Wear OS 3.

While all watches based on the Snapdragon Wear 3100 SoC and earlier Qualcomm platforms will not receive the update, devices with the Snapdragon Wear 4100 will be able to join Wear OS 3.

The Wear OS 3 update is slated for mid to second half 2022 (vendor dependent) for the following models:

  • Mobvoi TicWatch Pro 3 GPS
  • Mobvoi TicWatch Pro 3 Cellular / LTE
  • Mobvoi TicWatch E3
  • Future watches from Mobvoi
  • Future watches from Fossil
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No Apple Watch, Xiaomi, Amazfit or Huawei on the leaderboard, although Samsung has squeezed its way through. India’s smartwatch market looks very unusual and is changing rapidly

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No Apple Watch Xiaomi Amazfit or Huawei on the leaderboard

The Indian market is often different from the global one, and the smartwatch market is no exception. Here the leaders are not at all Apple, Garmin or Huawei.

No Apple Watch, Xiaomi, Amazfit or Huawei on the leaderboard, although Samsung has squeezed its way through.  India's smartwatch market looks very unusual and is changing rapidly

According to Counterpoint analysts, the Indian smartwatch market grew by an incredible 312% in the second quarter. How much it is in quantitative terms, unfortunately, is not reported.

And the leaders here are almost never found companies that are leaders in many other markets or globally. Moreover, in just one year, the smartwatch market in India has changed a lot.

The leader here now is Fire-Bolt with 27.7%, while a year earlier it occupied only 8.9%! Noise moved to second place with 26%, Boat rounded out the top three with 19.5%. All other companies have not even overcome the threshold of 4%. The top five also includes Samsung with 3.3% and Dizo with 2.5%.

If we talk about other companies, Realme increased sales by 76%, but fell to seventh place. Apple came in eighth with a 197% increase in sales, and interestingly enough, Pebble watches, which is now owned by Mensa, are in ninth.

No Apple Watch, Xiaomi, Amazfit or Huawei on the leaderboard, although Samsung has squeezed its way through.  India's smartwatch market looks very unusual and is changing rapidly

Of course, the above data is exactly that, because the source refers to smart watches all activity trackers that are made in the appropriate form factor. The lion’s share of them is not a full-fledged smart watch with an operating system.

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The best camera phone on the way? Huawei Mate 50 launched in mass production, it will be presented on September 7 along with smart watches Huawei Watch GT4

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The best camera phone on the way Huawei Mate 50

Huawei has started mass production of the new Mate 50 flagship smartphones, according to a Chinese resource that cites supply chain sources. Huawei has traditionally been very strong in terms of camera capabilities, and it is possible that some Mate 50 Pro will top the DxOMark rankings in the future. .

The best camera phone on the way?  Huawei Mate 50 launched in mass production, it will be presented on September 7 along with smart watches Huawei Watch GT4

In general, four models are expected in the series: Mate 50e, Mate 50, Mate 50 Pro and Mate 50 RS. They will receive curved screens from local (Chinese) manufacturers and the recently introduced HarmonyOS 3.0. The younger model is credited with SoC Snapdragon 778G, all the rest – Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 without 5G support. However, some sources also talk about the use of Snapdragon 888 (also in the version with an LTE modem), so not everything is clear here yet.

The best camera phone on the way?  Huawei Mate 50 launched in mass production, it will be presented on September 7 along with smart watches Huawei Watch GT4

The premiere of Huawei Mate 50 in China is expected on September 7, on the same day the company may introduce the Watch GT4 smart watch. There are no special details about this device: it is only reported that the watch will receive a larger screen than the current model, improved optical sensors and, of course, HarmonyOS 3.0.

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1.91-inch AMOLED screen, heart rate and SpO2 sensors, ECG logging, eSIM, NFC, Snapdragon W5 Gen 1, and up to 15 days of battery life for $280. Oppo Watch 3 and Watch 3 Pro go on sale in China

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191 inch AMOLED screen heart rate and SpO2 sensors ECG logging

Oppo Watch 3 and Watch 3 Pro are the world’s first smartwatches based on the Qualcomm Snapdragon W5 Gen 1 single-chip system. Their official premiere took place on August 10, and sales started today in China.

1.91-inch AMOLED screen, heart rate and SpO2 sensors, ECG logging, eSIM, NFC, Snapdragon W5 Gen 1, and up to 15 days of battery life for $280.  Oppo Watch 3 and Watch 3 Pro go on sale in China

Oppo Watch 3 hardware platform is represented by two SoCs: Snapdragon W5 Gen 1 is Apollo 4 Plus, which is used to perform tasks that do not require a lot of computing power. The amount of RAM was 1 GB, built-in flash memory – 32 GB.

The Oppo Watch 3 is equipped with a 1.75-inch AMOLED screen with a resolution of 372 x 430 pixels. The thickness and weight of this model is 11.65 mm and 31.9 grams. Oppo Watch 3 Pro is equipped with a screen with a diagonal of 1.91 inches and a resolution of 378 x 496 pixels, the thickness of the case and the weight of this model is 12.75 mm and 37 grams.

1.91-inch AMOLED screen, heart rate and SpO2 sensors, ECG logging, eSIM, NFC, Snapdragon W5 Gen 1, and up to 15 days of battery life for $280.  Oppo Watch 3 and Watch 3 Pro go on sale in China

Oppo Watch 3 received a 400 mAh battery, autonomy in active mode is 4 days. The oppo Watch 3 Pro has a 550 mAh battery that provides autonomy of 5 days (or up to 15 days in power saving mode).

Oppo Watch 3 is equipped with heart rate and SpO2 sensors, GPS receivers, NFC chips, as well as eSIM, Bluetooth 5.0. There is 5ATM water resistance, ColorOS Watch 5 acts as firmware. There are hundreds of sports modes, but ECG registration is only in the Pro version.

The prices are:

  • Oppo Watch 3 – $220;
  • Oppo Watch 3 (leather strap) – $235;
  • Oppo Watch 3 Pro – $280;
  • Oppo Watch 3 Pro (leather strap) – $295
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