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Is Sleep Tracking a Difference Maker for the Apple Watch?

Sleep tracking has been considered by many to be the Apple Watch’s white whale since the original Series 0 released. While other competing health and fitness products have offered this capability for a few years, battery life has prevented Apple from including it as a built-in feature on the Watch. One of the recent pre-release rumors has Apple finally adding this in their 5th generation product, but I can’t help but wonder if this is really a difference maker for the Watch.

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The Apple Watch Series 5 May Have an Exciting New Health Feature

Photo Source: Mr-white on Twitter

While this picture doesn’t appear to tell us a lot, the tweet that it was associated might. If correct, it could mark a significant advancement for smartwatch health and wellness monitoring.

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Let the Apple Watch Series 5 Rumors Begin with New Finishes

Photo Source: iHelp BR

There have been plenty of iPhone rumors over the last few months, but that isn’t anything new. However, things have been significantly quieter on the Apple Watch front. That’s the thing about the iPhone. Even with its sales and profits hovering between stable and decline, it still tends to hog the spotlight.

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Apple May Switch the Apple Watch to microLED Displays Next Year

Apple has been kicking the tires on next-gen microLED displays for a few years now. If you keep up with the company, that shouldn’t come as any surprise. While they may not be the first to roll out new technologies and materials, they are definitely working with them and planning for when the time will be right to release them in new products. When it comes to microLED, it looks like that time may be next year.

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Apple Watch and watchOS 6 Upgrades from Today’s WWDC

Here is a basic rundown of the new features coming this year in watchOS 6.

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WWDC Preview Part 2: Is the Apple Watch About to Reach Full Devicehood?

Picking up from Part 1 of my WWDC Preview, let’s take a look at the Apple Watch. The Watch and watchOS have grown up quite a bit since their release in 2015. Four years have brought much more speed and stability, a better app experience, a smart focus on health and wellness features and even LTE and the ability to use an independent data connection.

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Mark Gurman Throws Down the Apple Leak Gauntlet

Remember a few years ago when Tim Cook said Apple was doubling down on security? Remember when it looked like it was actually working, like when all the new iPad features in iOS 11 remained a surprise until WWDC. That seems like a long time ago now.

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Apple Took a Break From Hardware Today, Releasing New Spring Watch Straps and iPhone Cases

Apple has been on a hardware hot streak this week, releasing new iPads, updated iMacs and new AirPods. However, they dialed things down a bit today and quietly released their annual Spring refresh for iPhone cases and Apple Watch bands.

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Apple’s AR Glasses May Be Coming Sooner Than Initially Expected

Everyone knows that Apple is heavily invested in Augmented Reality. Just as with the Apple Watch, Tim Cook has telegraphed Apple’s intentions with plenty of comments about their “interest.” Add in Apple’s ARKit, which is the perfect preparatory test bed to get developers working on AR software ahead of a hardware release, the money Apple is spending on R&D these days, and the AR-focused hires we know Apple has been making, and you have all the proof you need that Apple is working on getting into AR hardware early.

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Apple Remains the Brand to Beat in Smartwatches

The smartwatch field is still crowded, but Apple remains all alone at the top. According to a recent report from Strategy Analytics, Apple’s Watch platform still makes up a majority  50% of the market, with 22.5 million devices shipped in 2018. Considering that Samsung continues to pour money into their platform and that Fitbit and Garmin have been able to capture solid niche audiences, it is impressive that Apple can still command over half of the market.

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Apple Watch Series 3 on Sale at Target for Only $199!

The Apple Watch wasn’t the instant hit that some thought it would be, but it did grow steadily through its first couple of years. Now that pace has picked up and the Watch can’t be thought of as anything but a huge success for Apple. They now own the smartwatch market the way they once owned portable music players.

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