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The Oppo Watch charges its way to a day’s worth of battery life in 15 minutes

The design looks familiar, but the battery tech is all-new

Mobvoi TicWatch C2 Plus Review: Powered up and ready for 2020

A sensible internal upgrade and classic good looks make the TicWatch C2 Plus smartwatch a sensible buy.

5 Everyday Gadgets That Will Improve Your Workout

There are many reasons why people decide to start working out. Some of them want to improve their fitness, others want to...

Garmin Forerunner 235 smartwatch down to lowest-ever price — save $175

The Garmin Forerunner 235 is a great deal at only $155 right now for a limited time only

Hublot’s fabulous Big Bang E smartwatch costs a mighty $5,200

Even at this price, this is the cheapest Hublot watch you can buy

The $179 Timex Metropolitan R gives WearOS smartwatches reason to worry

Timex's affordable new smartwatch may look familiar, but it ticks off all the boxes and undercuts competitors.

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.

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Anker PowerExpand Elite 13-in-1 docking station review

Thunderbolt 3 has been a great protocol for the modern tech nerd. It utilizes USB-C cables to extend your PC capabilities to myriad peripherals, including monitors, network adapters, and even external graphics cards. Anker has a new entry in this space with the PowerExpand Elite 13-in-1 docking station.The company was nice enough to allow us three weeks with the PowerExpand Elite. We came away with several impressions. Most of them are for the positive and a few question marks. Let’s dive into the full review to expand on the expandability of the Anker PowerExpand Elite.DesignThis docking station is a tank. You will immediately notice the heft and solid metal construction of the casing. The PowerExpand isn’t large though. It’s around the size of a small novel making it easy to set up on your desk space.The dock can also be oriented both vertical and horizontal. Again, depending on your office, this adds additional flexibility on where to place the PowerExpand Elite.What’s in the Box?The included materials with things like docking station is always a mixed bag. Thankfully, Anker has included the essentials to get you started. Upon opening the box you will find the PowerExpand Elite 13, a two-part 180-watt power adapter, and a two-foot Thunderbolt 3 cable.The included accessories made setup a seamless experience. Take the PowerExpand Elite out the box. Plug in the power brick. Press the power button. Yes, there’s a dedicated power button which is nice. Now, you’re ready to put that Thunderbolt 3 cable to use with your laptop.All the PortsAs the name implies, the PowerExpand Elite has 13 available options of input and output. You have an array of slots on both the front and the rear of the PowerExpand Elite to accomplish this.The front houses the power button, micro and standard SD slots, a 3.5mm headphone jack, dual 10Gbps USB-C ports, and a 5Gbps USB-A port. This gives users quick access to most general input of data peripherals like USB pen drives, digital photo SD cards, and even your headphones without having to reach for the back of the dock.Now, around the back of the PowerExpand Elite is where all the heavy lifting is going to be done. The rear ports include two Thunderbolt 3 40Gbps ports (one for your laptop input and one for your output of choice), three USB-A ports, HDMI, and Gigabit Ethernet adapter.General UseUsing the PowerExpand Elite 13-in-1 is about as simple as it gets. Plug in your laptop, or Thunderbolt 3 PC, in one port and as many peripherals as the Elite can handle in the other 12. All the appropriate expansions worked as advertised in my usage.There was one caveat worth a mention. When using external monitors, you should make sure that your device is a certified Thunderbolt device. This gives you full capabilities to daisy-chaining up to three external monitors via the 40Gbps Thunderbolt out port.If using a USB-C device without Thunderbolt, you can only use display out with the HDMI port. All other expansion will work as intended, but you can’t use the other USB-C/Thunderbolt to push the external monitors. This is due to Thunderbolt 3 is backward compatible to USB-C standards, but the standard USB-C output doesn’t have the throughput to push the extra displays. Many laptop are USB-C only and do not support the Thunderbolt output.I’d suggest only using this dock with true, certified Thunderbolt laptops with this limitation. While you can get peripherals to work with no issue, the hindered monitor situation is worth noting. If not sure of your USB-C device, please check out the below picture. The Thunderbolt logo with the lightning bolt is your go-to indicator that you have a Thunderbolt certified port.Lastly, I’d loved to have seen at least one DisplayPort out option. Many other docks have both an HDMI and DisplayPort ports to offer both HD out monitor standards. This makes it more out-of-the-box compatible with numerous displays on the market.Final ThoughtsThe Anker PowerExpand Elite 13-in-1 is a phenomenal Thunderbolt 3 dock. It’s compact design and large expansion list make it a desirable option for any home office. The other setback for some might be the cost of $299, but this amount of peripheral diversity can’t be cheap.You can purchase the PowerExpand Elite on Anker’s website directly or on Amazon. At the time of this writing, Amazon has it $50 off. If you’re in the market for a versatile Thunderbolt dock, then this one from Anker needs to be on your list of options.

Motorola Edge review: Numbers don’t mean everything

Motorola made just the right changes to give the Edge the cost advantage it needs compared to its performant stablemate.

Amazfit Powerbuds review: Good audio with a fitness twist

A great sounding pair of fitness earphones? Sign me up.

QLango: Learn 30+ languages in a fun and easy way

Just about all of us have taken a foreign language as part of a school curriculum. While that’s a great way to learn a new language, it’s not for everyone.We all have our own ways of learning and not every has the same amount of time to do so. Moreover, we all have different speeds that we learn, too. Fortunately, there are fun and innovative ways to master a new language.Rather than taking the same old approach that most language apps do, Qlango goes about it an interesting way. It’s more or less games that are fast, fun, and simple.The all-in-one app lets you learn from nearly three dozen languages at a pace that works for you. Right now a lifetime subscription is available for half off, or just $44.99.QLango FeaturesTranslate texts from a language you know to a language you are learningWrite dictated textsSearch for the correct answer among 4 suggested onesUnscramble the correct answerCreate a sentence from given wordsLearn more languages at the same time by writing, reading, listening & revisingChoose from 5 different learning modes or customize any or all of themUse innovative & useful 3-stage hints to find the correct answerAcquire knowledge by translating to the language you are learning & not vice versaTrack statistics with Qlango elephant (don’t worry, it has memory like a real elephant)Brag about your results and share them on FacebookComplete your weekly plan on the first or on the last day of the week (or any day in between)With Qlango you can learn Albanian, Arabic, Dutch, Finnish, English, Spanish, and more languages through fast, simple, and fun games. You will be acquiring knowledge by translating to the language you are learning and not vice versa. It won’t waste any of your time and effort too! Each Qlango lesson (or game) lasts a maximum of five minutes and examples are most often used in conversations.AvailabilityLearn a new language the cheap and easy way with you lifetime subscription to QLango. Just $44.99 — 50% off for a limited time — it’s available in the AndroidGuys Deals Store today.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.