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This Garmin Smartwatch Is a Beast That Doesn't Have a Real Reason to Exist

This Garmin Smartwatch Is a Beast That Doesn't Have a Real Reason to Exist

Most smartwatches are aimed at couch potatoes who aspire to be kinda active—but not all. Some are destined to be ugly, chunky, fitness machines. They’re jam-packed with every sensor imaginable and built for a specific fitness freak. You know, that insufferable gym rat bulging with high-definition muscles you thought were specifically reserved for Chris Hemsworth. The kind of monster that...

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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Victoria Song Victoria Song Oct 01, 2019.

The Google Jacket Is Smarter Than Ever (But Still Pretty Dumb)

The Google Jacket Is Smarter Than Ever (But Still Pretty Dumb)

I had it all planned out. On the subway ride home, I’d been futzing around in the Jacquard app, assigning actions to my Levi’s Trucker Jacket with Jacquard by Google. A simple double-tap to the wrist cuff as I neared my apartment, and when I walked through the door, I’d strut in to “Touch the Sky” by Kanye West. Stupid, vain, and mildly dorky yes, but I am extra and it’d have been a fun way...

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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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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Alex Cranz Alex Cranz Aug 28, 2019. 18 comments

The Fitbit Versa 2 Chases Apple's Dominance

The Fitbit Versa 2 Chases Apple's Dominance

The new Fitbit Versa 2 seems awfully aware of the issues Fitbit has had with its smartwatches for the last few cycles. The product, announced today, addresses many of the previous issues with the Versa line while also keeping features that we love about its predecessors. As before, it’s a smartwatch that looks like an Apple Watch, but at a much lower price. And with the addition of Alexa, you...

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Aug 06, 2019. 11 comments

Esta cola robótica mejora el equilibrio y la agilidad de cualquier persona que la lleve puesta

Esta cola robótica mejora el equilibrio y la agilidad de cualquier persona que la lleve puesta
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Hay muchas compañías que hacen colas usables para humanos, pero generalmente son para cosplay u otras actividades de entretenimiento . Investigadores de la Universidad de Keio en Japón han creado una cola animada portátil que promete aumentar genuinamente las capacidades del usuario, no solo la apariencia, al mejorar...

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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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Victoria Song Victoria Song Jul 26, 2019. 2 comments

This Fitness Smartwatch Humbled Me Into Taking Recovery Days More Seriously

This Fitness Smartwatch Humbled Me Into Taking Recovery Days More Seriously

Training sucks, especially if you’re a newly reformed couch potato. Your options are shell out for a trainer or gym membership—or cobbling together an ad hoc regimen with the help of apps, subreddits, a fitness tracker, and dubious YouTube personalities very keen on selling you their workout packages. The Polar Ignite is a casual fitness smartwatch dedicated to splitting the difference.

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Victoria Song Victoria Song Jul 25, 2019. 23 comments

Sony’s Wearable Air Conditioner Should Be Ready for Next Year’s Heat Wave

Sony’s Wearable Air Conditioner Should Be Ready for Next Year’s Heat Wave

We are officially in the dog days of summer , and that usually means strategically dashing from one air-conditioned space to the next. But what if we didn’t have to bow down to the whims of the scorching midday sun? Well, apparently Sony is crowdfunding a portable wearable air conditioner/heater so you can flip the bird to mother nature and live your best, climate-controlled life.

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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...
Andrew Liszewski Andrew Liszewski Jun 27, 2019.

The Original Apple Watch Definitely Wasn't Smart

The Original Apple Watch Definitely Wasn't Smart

It's no secret that the original Apple watch was nothing like the connected touchscreen wonder the company revealed last September. In reality, it looked more like something Swatch's designers sketched on a discarded napkin, and back in 1995 it was actually given away to encourage Mac users to upgrade their operating systems.

But what started as a giveaway is now a much sought-after...

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