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Moto 360 review: Classic smartwatch, stunning new design

No, this isn't the Moto 360 from 2015. The new model looks like the original, but improves on its execution.

Suunto 7 review: Still a hardcore fitness watch

Can the new Suunto 7 appeal to both hardcore sports fans and those who want a fitness-lifestyle smartwatch?

Tag Heuer reimagines its beautiful, $1,800 luxury WearOS smartwatch for 2020

The Tag Heuer Connected is expensive, but you get all the luxury you expect from the famous watch brand.

The Casio G-Shock is a true smartwatch with heart-rate sensor and notifications

For the first time, this G-Shock has all the smart features you need

This smartwatch takes a feature from the world’s most luxurious watches

Yes, that's a tourbillon on the Lankzet King Harald, a hybrid smartwatch now being launched on Kickstarter.

Tory Burch is back with a new ToryTrack smartwatch after more than a year away

The latest designer smartwatch for women from the popular American brand

Oppo’s smartwatch gets casually outed, and looks more than a little familiar

Oppo has casually given us an early look at its upcoming smartwatch, which may be ready to launch at MWC 2020.

Honor’s MagicWatch 2 wins at fitness tracking, but fails to set itself apart

If you want a smartwatch that tracks fitness on par with some of the best fitness bands, the new Honor MagicWatch 2 is for you. The fitness features definitely trump the smartwatch aspects.

Amazfit’s T-Rex smartwatch is so tough, it would take dino-mite to break it

Amazfit has made a smartwatch designed to withstand some hard treatment, then named it after a massive dinosaur to hammer the point home. Meet the roaring Amazfit T-Rex, a $140 rugged smartwatch.

Diesel On Fadelite watch launches with stylish translucent design

Fossil Group on Monday introduced its newest member of the Diesel On family of smartwatches in the Fadelite. Offered in four distinct colors, it’s a unisex approach to Wear OS with mostly new hardware.Key specifications in the watch include a Qualcomm Snapdragon 3100 processor with 4GB internal storage. Also present are GPS, NFC, water resistance, and support for Google Assistant.SEE ALSO: Wear OS-powered Suunto 7 arrives with GPS tracking, offline mapsWhere things get a little iffy, though, is that it only packs 512MB RAM. Most modern Wear OS devices come with 1GB memory and we’ve seen first-hand how much that matters in performance, especially when using Google Assistant.The innovative new “Globe” dial features a rotating globe that users can manipulate with just a touch. Using the moving globe, two additional time zones can be shown on the dial. The Fadelite smartwatch will also feature weather effects, interactive dial animations that show a range of real-time weather conditions and will update based on your current location.The Diesel will be offered in four colorways (red to black, black to clear, blue to clear, and all clear with an iridescent case). The colors will appear to fade into each other, hence the name Fadelite. Diesel On Fadelite 1 of 3 Diesel On Fadelite smartwatch The straps are reported to be breathable and extremely comfortable and the translucent hard shell nylon case keeps things light. At just 43mm, the case is smaller than traditional Diesel watches.The Diesel On Fadelite is expected to go on sale in March 2020 with a starting price of $275.

Suunto’s hardcore S7 smartwatch takes on Apple Watch in its toughest race yet

The Suunto S7 keeps the hardcore fitness tech the brand is known for, but adds in a lifestyle look and some clever battery-saving tech for wider appeal. We've tried it out.

Smartwatch water resistance: The technology demystified

The vast majority of smartwatches are built with some degree of water resistance so that benign contact with moisture will not be fatal to your timepiece. Here are the ratings you should look for.

Oppo sees a smartwatch, a chip, and an under-screen camera as part of its future

Oppo will release a smartwatch in early 2020, and is also working on an unusual under-screen camera for smartphones, and has plans for its own mobile processors too.

Huami Amazfit GTS review: Almost there, but not quite

The Amazfit GTS has a vibrant display and impressive battery life, but inconsistencies are the bane of its existence.

Honor pulls its new MagicWatch 2 smartwatch out of a hat

Surprise! Honor has shouted abracadabra and pulled the new MagicWatch 2 smartwatch out of a hat. Up to two weeks battery life and strong health tracking makes it desirable.

Garmin lets you rule the galaxy with this Sith-inspired Darth Vader smartwatch

The Galaxy is yours for the taking with a Garmin Darth Vader Special Edition smartwatch. While you devise your galaxy takeover strategy, the Darth Vader smartwatch will support you with fitness and wellness tracking tools.

Michael Kors Access Lexington 2 review: Elegant form, average software

This stylish Wear OS smartwatch has most everything you could ask for, but Wear OS lets down the capable and stylish hardware.

Fossil HR hybrid watches feature always-on display, physical hands

First spotted in September, Fossil’s new smartwatches have officially gone on sale. The new Fossil HR line is made of two models, both of which are hybrid devices. More specifically, the watches have physical hands, digital displays, and a blended smart experience.Whereas initial speculation was that the new watches would potentially run Wear OS, that no longer appears to be the case. In fact, there’s nary a word about the platform in its description. Indeed, these watches are managed in the Fossil Smartwatches app.The Fossil HR have circular low-power, always-on, monochromatic displays which show weather, app notifications, activity tracking, and more. Fossil HR Collider/Charter 1 of 6 Paired with the physical hands, this gives wearers a watch experience that allows for up to two weeks of battery life per charge.The new watches feature Bluetooth 4.2 and are compatible with Android phones running 5.0 or later and iOS phones with 9.0+ or later.This is certainly not the first hybrid watch on the market and it’s not the first from Fossil. We like that the design language is stylish and sophisticated, resembling other quality watches. It’s easy to go “generic” with a hybrid watch and lean more on function over form.The Fossil HR watches can be had in two designs: HR Charter and HR Collider. Pricing starts at $195 for both and each has a number of strap and face options.Fossil HR CharterFossil HR Collider

Watch out, WearOS. Fossil’s Has reimagined the hybrid smartwatch

Fossil has spotted a gap in the market and filled it with the new Hybrid HR smartwatch, which fits in between a full touchscreen watch and a full hybrid model.

The Moto 360, the original round smartwatch, is back, and it’s a stunner

The Moto 360 smartwatch is back, and it's the same stunner it always was. But its looks may not be enough to make it worth $350.

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How much data does video streaming use?

When it comes to internet usage, video watching is one of the main interests of users. Most users are mainly inclined towards streaming videos so it matters a lot to know how much data is required for it. Of course, we do require a smooth internet connection to be able to stream our favorite content online.If video streaming is your preference then you must consider high-speed internet like Spectrum internet for instance, that do not offer data caps. This means you do not have to worry about any extra fee surprises in your bill that are bound to happen if you run out of your data limit. Most of the providers in the United States do impose data caps so it is very important to find out an internet plan that assures a no data cap policy. For that, let us first have a look at the data that is needed for various video streaming platforms.YouTubeJust like using any other app on your smartphone, YouTube being one of the popular platforms needs data too. It nearly takes 562.5 MB of data per hour. This holds valid when you stream at around 480p resolution. In case you want better resolution, then you might require 1.86 GB per hour for 720p. For 1080p you might require 3.04 GB. For watching videos in 4K, you will require a massive 15.98 GB of data per hour.NetflixWe all agree with the fact that how much we love Netflix as it has successfully evolved as one of the most popular video streaming services. For subscribers exceeding 130 million, the internet speed is not much of a problem. An hour of video streaming in standard definition would need around 1 GB of data. If you want to enjoy high-quality video streaming, you might need up to 3GB. For ultra-high-definition, you can require up to 7 GB of data per hour.The selection of accounts can help you decide a suitable resolution for your connection. If you want to save your data, you can check the settings option and click the save button when you want.Amazon Prime VideoAmazon Prime Video was launched by Amazon as a streaming service in 2011 and has ever gained popularity among the users. Nowadays it is seen as one of the biggest competitors for Netflix. This service provides up to three resolutions for the users. Among them include good, better, and best. The Good enables streaming videos at around 480p in standard definition and utilizes a data of 800 MB per hour. The Better option allows an HD stream with a data requirement of around 2 GB per hour. The Best option consumes nearly 6 GB of data per hour. You should also know that accessing Amazon Prime Video on your mobile app results in low data consumption as compared to the desktop app.HuluHulu is another important video streaming option that uses somewhat less data as compared to Netflix and Amazon Prime Video This makes Hulu as one of the most economical options available. You require around 680 MB per hour of data for the standard definition. If you switch to a 720p high definition setting, the data requirement may jump to 1.3 GB per hour. 1080p resolution can need data up to 2.7 GB per hour. You can also stream live TV if you are using Hulu’s $39.99 monthly plan.SpotifySpotify is one of the best-known music streaming platforms but not everyone knows that it also provides a video service in certain areas. The company does not disclose much about the data requirements of the video streaming service. However it only notifies that video streaming requires more data as compared to music streaming and is much like the ones needed for other video channels. Mostly the videos are in high definition and can consume up to 3 GB of data for an hour streaming.VimeoVimeo does not have any details regarding data usage. The standard definition content can need up to 353 MB of data per hour. As far as the HD videos are concerned, they need up to 2.75 GB per hour.StanMany of us might not have heard of Stan as it is accessible in Australia only. The app usually provides four-tier quality. The lowest standard definition setting can require up to 1.13 GB per hour while HD and 4K can require around 3 GB per hour and 7 GB per hour respectively.DirecTVThe DirecTV website also does not display clear information about the required bandwidth. In case if your provider puts a data limit, you can always reduce your video quality. The data consumption parallels to the aforementioned video streaming platforms.Sling TVSling TV is another one of the highest quality video streaming service that uses around 2 GB per hour of data for its highest quality option. The data required for medium quality is 540 MB per hour that further lowers to 360 MB per hour for low-quality streaming options.Summing UpYou need to be aware of the data consumption involved in the video streaming service you are using. This can save you from exceeding your data limit and paying any additional cost.EDITOR NOTE: This is a promoted post and should not be viewed as an editorial endorsement.

This portable UV-C wand sterilizes your items and work space

In an age when cleaning wipes and hand sanitizer aren’t easily found, it’s a little tough to keep your personal items and space clean. Not wiped down and washed, but free from germs and bacteria.Rather than fighting your way through a store to find only to find out there are no wipes left, take a smarter approach. The SANITECH UV-C Wand, on sale for just $72.99, is the sort of thing you buy once and get to use over and over. Try that with those Clorox Wipes.About the size of an electric toothbrush, the SANITECH UV-C Wand emits a UV-C light that kills 99.9% of germs and bacteria within ten seconds. It cleans all sorts of surfaces, including clothes, bedding, phones, keyboards, laptops, and more. If your hands touch it, you can probably clean it with the SANITECH UV-C Wand.FeaturesUV-C light kills 99.9% of germs, bacteria, & viruses within 10 secondsChemical-free for your safety & can be used on baby products, cosmetics, pet supplies, on home and public spacesLasts up to 90 minutes w/ full chargeBuilt for travel & convenienceBuy it NowPurchase the SANITECH UV-C Wand for just $72.99, a savings of 18% off the normal $90 price. Choose from Winter White, Flamingo Pink, and Seabreeze Green.Best SellersEarn Credits!For every $25 you spend in the AG Deals Store you get $1 credit added to your account. And, if you refer the deal via social media or an email that results in a purchase, you’ll earn $10 credit in your account.First Time Buying?If this is your first time buying, you are also eligible for 10% discount! Just be sure to subscribe for email updates.Free StuffNot looking to spend any money today? No worries. You can still visit the AndroidGuys section for freebies and pick something anyhow.

Xiaomi Mi 10 review: Premium hardware let down by unpolished software

The Mi 10 is an excellent piece of hardware let down by software inconsistencies.