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Maddie Stone Maddie Stone Oct 09, 2019. 13 comments

Does My Smartwatch's Sleep Tracker Actually Do Anything?

Does My Smartwatch's Sleep Tracker Actually Do Anything?

For most of my adult life, I didn’t really think about sleep: It was just an activity that my body required, for about six to eight hours a night, in order to not feel like garbage the next day. Rarely did I pause to consider the quality of my rest or whether my sleep patterns were “normal.” That is, until I was gifted a Fitbit Charge 3.

Now, just about every morning, I open my phone’s...

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Andrew Liszewski Andrew Liszewski Oct 02, 2019. 8 comments

Garmin Adds a Tacticool Military-Style Option to Its Luxury Smartwatch Line

Garmin Adds a Tacticool Military-Style Option to Its Luxury Smartwatch Line

Garmin’s MARQ line was designed to bridge the gap between stylish time pieces from companies like Omega or TAG Heuer and smartwatches that typically focus on function over form. The MARQ collection is now expanding with a sixth addition to the line designed for those serving in the military—or at least those who fantasize about it.

Am I Wrong For Wanting a Better Screen on a $1,500...

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David Nield David Nield Sep 26, 2019. 12 comments

The Clever Tech Powering the New Apple Watch's Always-On Display

The Clever Tech Powering the New Apple Watch's Always-On Display

The Apple Watch Series 5 is the first of Apple’s smartwatches to come with an always-on display, so you no longer need to lift your wrist to see what the time is—one of the few features that Google’s Wear OS got first. This upgrade is made possible by a change in the screen tech on the Apple Watch, and we’re going to explain how it works.

First though, a brief history of the smart timepiece:...

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Matías S. Zavia Matías S. Zavia Sep 19, 2019. 5 comments

Huawei Watch GT 2: un reloj inteligente con batería para dos semanas

Huawei Watch GT 2: un reloj inteligente con batería para dos semanas

Además de los teléfonos Mate 30 y Mate 30 Pro , Huawei ha anunciado hoy un nuevo reloj inteligente con sistema operativo LiteOS. El Huawei Watch GT 2 deja atrás Google Wear OS y presenta una interfaz centrada en el ejercicio físico, un nuevo chip Kirin A1 diseñado por Huawei y hasta dos semanas de autonomía.

El nuevo Watch GT 2 viene en dos tamaños de pantalla: 42 y 46 mm. Es un reloj de...

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Victoria Song Victoria Song Sep 15, 2019. 18 comments

Will We Ever Get Multi-day Battery Life on the Apple Watch?

Will We Ever Get Multi-day Battery Life on the Apple Watch?

Yesterday we got a glimpse at the Apple Watch Series 5. While it boasts a new LTPO screen and some software updates, one thing that hasn’t changed is its 18-hour, “all-day” battery life.

It’s an omission I noted in my initial Series 5 writeup , and one that earned scoffs from plenty of Apple Watch users in the comments. Some noted their Apple Watches regularly outlasted the 18-hour estimate,...

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Victoria Song Victoria Song Sep 11, 2019. 20 comments

Apple Watch Series 5 Brings Software Upgrades, Not Much Else

Apple Watch Series 5 Brings Software Upgrades, Not Much Else

It’s no surprise that Apple announced the next iteration of its Apple Watch today. But where last year’s Series 4 represented a major shift in design and added ECG capabilities, this year’s model focuses on software.

We already knew what to expect from WatchOS 6 after WWDC. And as expected, we’re getting some new watch faces, noise monitoring, better menstrual tracking, a tip calculator, and...

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Victoria Song Victoria Song Sep 09, 2019. 12 comments

The Fitbit Versa 2 Is a Solid Update That Just Makes Me Want So Much More

The Fitbit Versa 2 Is a Solid Update That Just Makes Me Want So Much More

Let me start out this review by saying I love my Fitbit Versa . There’s a reason it’s Fitbit’s most popular smartwatch. It’s stylish, affordable, the fitness features are solid, and the 5+ days of battery life are a godsend. I’m just tired of every new announcement from Fitbit being a different flavor of Versa—even if the latest Versa 2 is an excellent smartwatch.

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Victoria Song Victoria Song Sep 05, 2019. 2 comments

After Years of Ugly Watches, Garmin's Got Some Fresh Styles

After Years of Ugly Watches, Garmin's Got Some Fresh Styles

While Garmin might be known for powerful frumpy smartwatches, at IFA it’s launched some gorgeous wristables a fashionista wouldn’t be ashamed to wear.

First up is the Venu, Garmin’s first smartwatch with a 1.2-inch AMOLED display. It might sound surprising to get up in arms about an AMOLED smartwatch in 2019, but it’s a big step forward for Garmin. Until now, Garmin has favored color...

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Victoria Song Victoria Song Aug 29, 2019. 14 comments

Garmin's New Solar-Powered Watch Is a Beast In More Ways Than One

Garmin's New Solar-Powered Watch Is a Beast In More Ways Than One

There’s smartwatches that can do fitness, and then there’s fitness smartwatches geared toward that one super buff friend who reminds you every few months about the upcoming triathlon. Garmin’s made a name for itself making the latter. Today, it’s launching its fenix 6 series of smartwatches, and boy, they sure are beefy.

Leading the pack is the fenix 6X Pro Solar, which if you couldn’t guess...

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Victoria Song Victoria Song Aug 14, 2019. 8 comments

Misfit's New Vapor X Smartwatch Looks Very Promising

Misfit's New Vapor X Smartwatch Looks Very Promising

The first Misfit Vapor was nearly vaporware. Its successor, the Vapor 2 , tried to fix the original smartwatch’s issues but was ultimately hindered by an outdated processor. Today, Misfit launched its third stab at a smartwatch with the Vapor X—and at least on paper, it looks like it could be a substantial improvement over its predecessor

The most significant upgrade here is that the Vapor X...

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Aug 06, 2019. 5 comments

El nuevo Samsung Active2 demuestra que el modelo anterior no era necesario

El nuevo Samsung Active2 demuestra que el modelo anterior no era necesario

Samsung presentó su reloj inteligente Galaxy Watch Active durante la primavera pasada. Era precioso y sencillo, por lo que habría sido el reloj inteligente perfecto, si no fuera por los fallos y errores en su software. Menos de seis meses después, Samsung ya presentó el Galaxy Watch Active2, que pude probar en un evento la semana pasada. Soluciona muchas de las quejas que tuve con el reloj...

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Victoria Song Victoria Song Aug 05, 2019. 9 comments

Samsung Should Have Just Led With the Galaxy Watch Active2

Samsung Should Have Just Led With the Galaxy Watch Active2

Earlier this spring, Samsung introduced its Galaxy Watch Active smartwatch. Gorgeous and streamlined, it would’ve been the perfect smartwatch if not for some buggy software. Less than six months later, Samsung’s already unveiled the Galaxy Watch Active2, which I got to see for myself at an event last week. It fixes a lot of the gripes I had with the original and adds some neat style and...

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Victoria Song Victoria Song Aug 05, 2019. 8 comments

A New Processor Means Fossil's Smartwatches Might Be Getting Good

A New Processor Means Fossil's Smartwatches Might Be Getting Good

Remember when we were all hopeful that Qualcomm releasing the Snapdragon Wear 3100 chip would mean better, faster, longer-lasting Wear OS wearables? Well a year on, turns out it was just a dream as most Wear OS watches are still running that busted old 2100 chip . But today, Fossil is launching its Gen 5 smartwatches—all powered by the 3100, and featuring some new battery modes, a swim-proof...

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Andrew Liszewski Andrew Liszewski Aug 02, 2019. 12 comments

Leak Suggests the Next Fitbit Might Be Slowly Catching Up to the Apple Watch

Leak Suggests the Next Fitbit Might Be Slowly Catching Up to the Apple Watch

We struggled to find one positive thing to say about the Fitbit Ionic two years ago, but the company’s follow-up, the Versa , was a complete about-face, offering a better design, better battery life, and a bargain price tag. And if leaked product shots shared by Evan Blass are any indication, the next Versa is staying the course to potentially give the Apple Watch some tough competition.

The...

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Andrew Liszewski Andrew Liszewski Jul 09, 2019. 12 comments

IBM Patents a Smartwatch That Transforms Into a Giant Awkward Tablet Screen on Your Wrist

IBM Patents a Smartwatch That Transforms Into a Giant Awkward Tablet Screen on Your Wrist

Instead of maximizing pixel density to fit more info on a smartwatch’s tiny screen, IBM has patented a radically different approach that promises to change how we think about wrist wearables completely. But given the trouble companies have had with rolling out expanding screen smartphones, it’s hard to imagine this wearable ever being technically feasible.

Today, the most fashionable idea...

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Jul 07, 2019.

El nuevo Huawei Fit es un medidor de fitness barato al que puedes ponerle cualquier correa

El nuevo Huawei Fit es un medidor de fitness barato al que puedes ponerle cualquier correa

Puede que nadie esté comprando relojes inteligentes , pero eso no ha disuadido a Huawei, el fabricante de teléfonos chino, de lanzar un medidor de fitness con forma de smartwatch. Es una táctica interesante para una compañía conocida principalmente por sus teléfonos. El Huawei Fit se parece al Pebble Round, funciona como un Fitbit Charge, y cuesta menos que ambos.

En serio, nadie está...
Carlos Zahumenszky Carlos Zahumenszky Jul 05, 2019.

Qué es el material cerámico del nuevo Apple Watch y por qué lo querrás tener en el iPhone

Qué es el material cerámico del nuevo Apple Watch y por qué lo querrás tener en el iPhone

La segunda generación de Apple Watch tiene un nuevo tope de gama, y es de un prístino color blanco nieve. La tonalidad tiene su explicación. La corona del reloj está fabricada en cerámica, pero ¿qúe tipo de cerámica es esa para que cueste mucho más que el modelo de acero.

El material en cuestión no es en absoluto nuevo. Muchos fabricantes de relojes de lujo como Rado, Rolex o Chanel ya venden...

Victoria Song Victoria Song Jun 26, 2019. 8 comments

Polar's Latest Fitness Smartwatch Is for Data Dummies

Polar's Latest Fitness Smartwatch Is for Data Dummies

Fitness tracking can get old fast, especially if you’re a beginner staring at a bunch of numbers that don’t make sense. Polar in particular, is known for tracking in-depth metrics and that’s given it the reputation for creating wearables meant for serious athletes only. But its latest smartwatch —the Ignite—seems aimed at the more casual enthusiast—the weekend warrior who’s a data dummy.

For...

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Sam Rutherford Sam Rutherford Jun 25, 2019. 8 comments

Check Out Apple's Ridiculous Patent for Adding a Camera to the Apple Watch

Check Out Apple's Ridiculous Patent for Adding a Camera to the Apple Watch

Since its launch back in 2015, Apple has been steadily adding new sensors and features to the Apple Watch. The first model had a built-in heart rate sensor, the Apple Watch Series 2 tacked on GPS, while the Series 3 was the first version to feature true cellular connectivity. Most recently, Apple added an ECG monitor to the Apple Watch Series 4 , and based on a new patent granted by the U.S....

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Carlos Rebato Carlos Rebato Jun 24, 2019.

Así será el nuevo reloj circular que prepara Samsung

Así será el nuevo reloj circular que prepara Samsung

Sabemos que Samsung tiene otro (más) reloj en el horno. Y esta vez rehuirá el formato algo más cuadrado de los anteriores Gear para darle una forma parecida a la de un reloj tradicional. Un primer vistazo al SDK del nuevo reloj permite averiguar cómo será ese reloj y qué funciones traerá.

Samsung Gear S, análisis: el reloj del futuro todavía no está aquí

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