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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. Read More >>

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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 fantasise about it. Read More >>

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Samsung Had to Fix One Thing With the Galaxy Watch Active2

When I unboxed the Samsung Galaxy Watch Active2 last week, I was rooting for it. On paper, the Active2 had a lot going for it. It’s a good looking watch with solid app offerings and multi-day battery life. It’s reasonably priced, and now comes with 4G connectivity. There was just one thing potentially standing in its way: Health tracking. Read More >>

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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. Read More >>

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The New Apple Watch Is The Best One Yet – Thanks to a Major OS Upgrade

The Apple Watch is hands-down the best smartwatch out there. There, I said it. It’s a boring conclusion that is nevertheless the cold, hard truth. You can prefer a round face, or a different operating system. You can scream about better battery life and third-party watch faces until you die, purple-faced from asphyxiation. The Series 5 still reigns king. That’s true even if this time around, most of the updates are small tweaks rather than game-changers. Read More >>

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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. Read More >>

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IFA 2019: You Can Always Count on Fossil to Bring a Million Smartwatches to a Party

Ever since it got into the smartwatch game, Fossil never fails to show an army of wrist computers everywhere it goes. This year’s IFA is no exception. In addition to showcasing its newly launched Gen 5 smartwatches, Fossil – and its horde of designer brand partners – brought four totally new watches and some familiar friends to Berlin. Read More >>

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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. Read More >>

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IFA 2019: Asus Rises From Smartwatch Grave With New VivoWatch SP

Asus just showed off a brand new smartwatch at IFA – I guess it isn’t giving up on smartwatches after all. After releasing the Zenwatch 3 in 2016, it seemed like Asus had quietly withdrawn from smartwatches. Yet today the company proudly touted its new VivoWatch SP – a chic health-oriented wearable that boasts 14-day battery life, and “medical grade” ECG and PPG sensors. Read More >>

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

There are smartwatches that can do fitness, and then there are 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. Yesterday, it launched its fenix 6 series of smartwatches, and boy, they sure are beefy. Read More >>

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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 Read More >>

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Sky Mobile Now Sells a Smartwatch for Kids

Do your kids need smartphones or tablets? Debatable, and the answer depends on who you talk to and how highly they think of smartphones as a whole. Do kids aged 5-12 need a smartwatch? No, but Sky Mobile is now stocking kid-targeted smartwatches anyway. Read More >>

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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 have 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 fitness features—but I can’t help but wonder why Samsung didn’t just lead with the Active2 in the first place. Read More >>

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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 speaker, and beefed-up heart rate tracking. Read More >>

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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. Read More >>