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Samsung's New Galaxy Watch Comes So Close to Delivering the Modern Wearable Dream Samsung's New Galaxy Watch Comes So Close to Delivering the Modern Wearable Dream

Divorce yourself from the far out scifi depictions and crazy nerd dreams of what a smartwatch is supposed to be for just a second, and instead think about what makes sense for a wrist-mounted device in 2018. You’ll quickly realize there’s a huge gap between reality and expectation, because while the idea of playing…

The Real Withings Returns With a Smarter and Sportier Smartwatch The Real Withings Returns With a Smarter and Sportier Smartwatch

Withings’ history reads like a rollecoaster tour of early wearable development, because after the company launched its first product—a connected body scale—almost 10 years ago in 2009, Withings quickly followed up by expanding into things like smartwatches, blood pressure monitors, smart alarm clocks, and more.

Is the New Apple Watch's ECG Feature Legit? Is the New Apple Watch's ECG Feature Legit?

Many of the products announced during Apple’s annual iPhone event today are sure to get people excited, but it’s the newest, fourth iteration of the Apple Watch that could have grand public health implications.

Apple Watch Series 4: Here’s Everything It Can Do Apple Watch Series 4: Here’s Everything It Can Do

Coming as a surprise to no one who eagerly scanned the countless leaks, today Apple revealed the fourth generation Apple Watch which sticks with the wearable’s square-faced, minimalist form factor, but improves how much info can be squeezed on that tiny display, and the watch’s health-tracking capabilities.

Snapdragon Wear 3100 Chip Arrives to Give Wear OS Watches a Much Needed Boost Snapdragon Wear 3100 Chip Arrives to Give Wear OS Watches a Much Needed Boost

Google recently rolled out a big update to Wear OS with improvements including a new streamlined UI, better health and fitness tracking, and an all-around smarter and more useful Google Assistant. But as nice as that all sounds, software is just one piece of what you need to make a good smartwatch, because without the…

Garmin's New Fitness Tracker Has a 'Body Battery' Feature That Tells You When You're Too Tired to Exercise Garmin's New Fitness Tracker Has a 'Body Battery' Feature That Tells You When You're Too Tired to Exercise

If you compare all of the ~$100 fitness trackers currently available, you’ll find a lot of similarities when it comes to their hardware, design, and functionality. So to make its new vívosmart 4 stand out, Garmin has instead tried to innovate on the software side by using all of the data the wearable is tracking to…

Google's Wear OS Finally Gets the Refresh it Needs, Hints at More to Come Google's Wear OS Finally Gets the Refresh it Needs, Hints at More to Come

Earlier this year, I got a little annoyed when Google renamed Android Wear to Wear OS because even though Google’s intention to make its smartwatch OS less platform specific was good, it kind of felt meaningless without any new software or hardware features to improve how Wear OS actually works

This Smartwatch Is Too Freaking Big [Correction] This Smartwatch Is Too Freaking Big [Correction]

Look I knew smartwatches were just going to keep getting bigger as device makers try to cram more stuff into them, and I knew fashion and tech joining forces would lead to ridiculous stuff, but a smartwatch with a 1.39-inch display is too much—the Samsung Galaxy Watch comes in a 42mm and 46mm design—both of which are…

Fitbit's Charge 3 Actually Seems Like a Solid Smartwatch Alternative Fitbit's Charge 3 Actually Seems Like a Solid Smartwatch Alternative

The Fitbit Charge 3 seems shockingly light. That’s going to be the first thing that really strikes you about this fitness tracker. You pick it up and it lacks all the heft you’re accustomed to for a device like the Charge 2 or its predecessor. It’s lighter than my Apple Watch too, which is impressive because Fitbit…

Report: Google Finally Has a Plan to Make a Good Smartwatch Report: Google Finally Has a Plan to Make a Good Smartwatch

Currently, when it comes to smartwatches, it’s the Apple Watch and then everything else. However, if a report from Android Police is any indication, Google might have a plan to wrest some sales away from Tim Cook and co.

New Leak Suggests Next Fitbit Charge Will Skip the One Feature It Really Needs New Leak Suggests Next Fitbit Charge Will Skip the One Feature It Really Needs

In its heyday, the Fitbit Charge was, for most people, the best wearable you could buy. It was incredibly functional, focused, and attractive enough to only gently scream your fitness aspirations to whoever caught a glimpse of it on your wrist. That was long ago, before smartwatches got sleeker, slimmer, and more…

The Samsung Galaxy Watch is Cute, But Way Too Big The Samsung Galaxy Watch is Cute, But Way Too Big

At Samsung’s Unpacked event, the company confirmed what we already knew, and announced its Samsung Galaxy Note 9 phablet. It also announced a new wearable: The Samsung Galaxy Watch, the fourth device in Samsung’s line of wearable gadgets. With LTE connectivity, a slew of new health features, and three different…

This Body Heat-Powered Smartwatch Gets One Thing Very Right This Body Heat-Powered Smartwatch Gets One Thing Very Right

One of the most interesting gadgets I’ve tested in the past few years was the Matrix PowerWatch: a fitness-tracking timepiece powered only by the wearer’s body heat. The battery-free technology was neat, but the watch’s limited functionality wasn’t. Matrix Industries’ new PowerWatch X promises to be a more useful and…

9 Tips and Hacks to Make Your Fitbit More Productive 9 Tips and Hacks to Make Your Fitbit More Productive

Dig out your Fitbit tracker, wristband, or smartwatch from whatever drawer it’s gathering dust in and strap it back on—we’re about to show you some cool tricks you can try to do more with your wearable. From improving device accuracy to exporting your data, here’s how to get the most from your Fitbit.

This Gadget Told Me How Wimpy My Punches Are, Please Don't Fight Me This Gadget Told Me How Wimpy My Punches Are, Please Don't Fight Me

You ever get in a fight? No, not on Twitter. I mean a real fight, you know, with your fists? If not, then Hykso’s $150 FightCamp punch trackers probably aren’t your bag. The wearable is designed to provide the hard-hitting boxer within you valuable insight about your performance, and show you how you stack up compared…

How to Buy a Good Smartwatch if You're Not into Apple How to Buy a Good Smartwatch if You're Not into Apple

If you carry around an iPhone as your smartphone of choice then the Apple Watch is hands-down the best option for a smartwatch, for the seamless integration if nothing else. But what about the rest of us? You’ve got more options than you might realize for a companion wearable, and we’re going to get into the pros and…

The Only Good Wearable Records Everything You Miss While Blinking Your Eyes

An eye blink is over in less than a second, which means you can’t possibly be missing much while your eyes are closed, right? But it’s estimated that humans can blink over 28,000 times a day, and as much as 10 percent of our time awake is spent with our eyes closed. So it turns out you’re actually missing a lot by…

Why the Round Apple Watch Dream Won’t Die Why the Round Apple Watch Dream Won’t Die

Today, Apple was awarded a patent for an “electronic device having display with curved edges” that brings the dream of a round Apple Watch a little closer to the realm of possibility. Noticed by 9to5Mac, the patent mostly discusses the technical challenges when it comes to creating curved and circular displays, but…

Fitbit Smartwatches Get Menstrual Cycle Tracking and ‘Quick’ Messaging Fitbit Smartwatches Get Menstrual Cycle Tracking and ‘Quick’ Messaging

Today, Fitbit has begun to roll out a major update to its app that adds a handful of welcome features for its Versa and Ionic smartwatches.

Nokia Screws Up Again, Sells Withings Back to Its Co-founder Nokia Screws Up Again, Sells Withings Back to Its Co-founder

Another day, another company snatching defeat from the jaws of victory. This time it’s Nokia, as the company has decided to sell its health division— formerly known as Withings—which it purchased for $191 million in 2016. The sale itself seemed inevitable, and its price undisclosed, but its buyer is a huge surprise:…

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