From iPhone lens kits to waterproof smartwatches, the latest deals at Cult of Mac [Deals]

These 3 lenses will up your iPhone camera game into DSLR territory
These 3 lenses will up your iPhone camera game into DSLR territory
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Wow, this week we brought in a truly great haul of fresh deals. It’s all about variety — lenses to take even better photos with your iPhone, a combination smartwatch/fitness tracker that’s waterproof, a kit of custom screwdrivers for repairing electronics, and courses in product management. There’s something here for everybody, and all at massively reduced prices.

Take a look:

Apple Watch no closer to knocking Fitbit off its throne

Update your fancy wrist computer to the latest watchOS.
Fitbit won't be worried about Apple Watch... yet.
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Despite its focus on helping you get fit, Apple Watch is still no closer to knocking Fitbit off its throne.

The company’s much more affordable fitness trackers have helped it claim 61.7 percent of the U.S. wearables market so far, while Apple’s first smartwatch has grabbed just 6.8 percent since making its debut last April.

Samsung Gear S2 to gain iPhone support this month

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iPhone is getting a new companion in Gear S2.
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Samsung’s Gear S2 smartwatch will get an update that adds iPhone compatibility by the end of this month, according to a new report.

The move will allow Samsung to compete with the Apple Watch in its own backyard, but some features — such as Samsung Pay — will be lost when the wearable is connected to iOS.

Apple Watch will stay ahead in smartwatch race, but look out for Android Wear!

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Apple Watch will continue to lead, but don't expect its current lead to stay the same.
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In terms of marketshare, the Apple Watch’s watchOS compared to Google’s Android Wear is likely to follow a similar trajectory to iOS and Android.

In other words, while Apple is dominating right now in smartwatch shipments, that balance promises to shift somewhat over the coming years as new low-cost competitors enter the market.

Smartwatches don’t have to cost stupid money [Deals]

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The Martian is a smartwatch with all the features you want but at a price you can afford.
The Martian is a smartwatch with all the features you want but at a price you can afford.
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If you wear a watch, it’s probably not a smart one. That’s probably because the current generation of smartwatches are prohibitively expensive, and the cheap ones aren’t worth the plastic they’re printed on. Martian Notifier Smartwatch shows that’s not how it has to be, it’s a slick, feature rich wrist piece that you can get for just $35.99.