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Nothing’s CMF devices prove once again that cheap doesn’t have to be synonymous with boring

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CMF watch from Nothing

This one doesn’t run Google’s Wear OS platform, so you won’t be able to access a ton of apps like you can on other smartwatches. CMF hasn’t provided details on the operating system, but it runs similarly to Wear OS smartwatches and is very fast. It’s compatible with both iPhone and Android, so anyone can use it. You pair it with your phone via the CMF Watch app. Battery life is impressive — CMF claims 11 days with typical use, and that seems likely. After a day, I had 90 percent left.

You can interchange the straps and bezel of the CMF Watch Pro 2.

Photography: Julian Chokkattu

You can get notifications and swipe through tiles to see details like weather and step count. The watch can track sleep, heart rate, cycle tracking, blood oxygen saturation, and over 100 workouts (with automatic workout detection), plus it has built-in GPS. Based on the very limited time I’ve spent with the device, its results seem to be pretty accurate, though I’ll need to do more testing. All of this can be synced with Google’s Health Connect, Apple Health, or Strava.

CMF Buds Pro 2 Headphones

Photography: Julian Chokkattu

Photography: Julian Chokkattu

Finally, there are the CMF Buds Pro 2, a pair of wireless earbuds with a fun AirPods-like case design. The round part on the outside of the case is called the Smart Dial, which you can brilliantly twist to adjust the volume without having to fiddle with the earbuds or take out your phone. You can even press this button to control noise cancellation, activate a voice assistant, or mute the microphone (all of which can be customized in the Nothing X app. There are still touch controls on the earbuds themselves if you prefer to use those instead).

The earbuds have two drivers and support active noise cancellation and transparency mode, and there are three microphones to power all of this. CMF claims 6 hours of battery life, and 25 hours if you recharge them using the case’s 460mAh battery. The case doesn’t have wireless charging, but you can recharge them via USB-C.

All of these devices are available for purchase now.

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