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How to choose the best fitness tracker for you

Find the fitness tracker to help hit your goals.<p>You've decided you want to live a healthier life, and use the power of wearable technology to help go about it, but where do you start looking a fitness tracker? A host of different devices are available, each with their own specs and apps and …

ASUS confirms July 11th rollout for Android Wear 2.0 on ZenWatch 3, ZenWatch 2 next month

Android Wear 2.0’s rollout to the wide variety of wearables set to receive it has been slow, to say the least. Many watches still lack the update, but one of the biggest releases yet to pick it up has been ASUS’ ZenWatch line. Recently, ASUS finally gave us some concrete information on when its …

TAG Heuer Wants You to Mix-and-Match Its New Smartwatch

TAG Heuer has just released its second-gen smartwatch, which now runs Android Wear 2.0. That means it comes equipped with features like Android Pay …

Huawei Watch 2 first impressions: Uh...

The Huawei Watch, released in 2015, was arguably <i>the</i> best Android Wear device on balance until very recently. Accordingly, its sequel has been …

Apple Watch 2 Vs Samsung Gear S3 Vs Huawei Watch 2 Vs LG Watch Sport: Specs Comparison After MWC 2017 Addition

Huawei announced its latest smartwatch during a Mobile World Congress press conference Sunday. The Huawei Watch 2 is expected to release between …

The Huawei Watch 2 is a strong showcase for Android Wear 2

Android Wear 2.0 recently made its debut on a pair of LG-made watches and, as expected, we're starting to see other companies show off devices of their own running the new operating system. At MWC this weekend, Huawei is unveiling its Watch 2, which combines the new Google OS with a sportier …

Alexa just became a virtual doctor

Alexa is useful for a great many things, from starting up a music playlist to talking you through a morning workout, so it should come as no surprise …

Strava app updated for Apple Watch Series 2, tracks rides without an iPhone

First it was Android Wear, and now it’s Apple Watch getting the untethered ride tracking through Strava. iOS users can update the app to the latest …

LG Watch Sport vs. Apple Watch Series 2

Size<p>The Apple Watch Series 2 comes in two sizes; both are smaller than the LG Watch Sport. The 38-mm Apple Watch is one of the daintiest smartwatches …

Apple Seeds First Beta of watchOS 3.2 to Developers With SiriKit, Theater Mode

Apple has seeded a new beta of an upcoming watchOS 3.2 update to developers for testing purposes. watchOS 3.2 comes more than three months after the release of watchOS 3.1, the first significant update to the watchOS operating system, and a week after the release of watchOS 3.1.3.<p>The watchOS 3.2 …

Score $50 off the Samsung Gear S3 Frontier smartwatch for a limited time

In our December Samsung Gear S3 Frontier review, we not only stated that it is the best smartwatch an Android owner can buy, but also that it feels …

Upcoming watchOS 3.2 Update for Apple Watch Will Bring Advanced Siri Functionality to Select Apple and 3rd Party Apps

According to a recent report published by <i>Business Insider</i>, a preliminary review of Apple’s latest watchOS 3.2 developer beta software revealed that …

Apple Watch will soon let you talk to Siri to use your apps

The next version of Apple Watch’s software will let you talk to Siri via your smartwatch in order to interact with third-party applications, according to new developer documentation from Apple released on Tuesday. This will let you do things like order an Uber, send a message through a chat …

Smartwatches

Google releases Android Wear 2.0 Developer Preview 5 with iOS support

Google today released Android Wear 2.0 Developer Preview 5, which adds iOS support. This is the final developer preview, and apps compiled with it are ready for final submission to the Google Play Store.<p>Android Wear 2.0 was revealed at Google’s I/O 2016 developer conference, where the company …

Build a Huge Floating Shelf With a Hidden Storage Compartment

Floating shelves are a great way to mount a huge shelf to the wall so it looks natural, but YouTuber DIY Creators took that to the next level with an …

Woodworking

Latest Android Wear 2.0 preview delivers better iOS support

Google has delayed the launch of Android Wear 2.0 once, but it looks like the operating system may actually be on track for its early February release. The company today released the fifth and final developer preview of the updated platform, adding iOS compatibility along with some bug fixes to the …

Apple unveils its own way to find lost AirPods

Memo to app makers, steer clear of Apple's turf.<p>Just two weeks after not-so-quietly removing the Finder for AirPods app, which helped nervous AirPod …

Apple Watch gets a Theater Mode in latest software update

Apple is planning on adding a new Theater Mode to the Apple Watch in the upcoming watchOS 3.2 update. According to Apple’s developer guide, Theater Mode easily allows users to mute sound and disable waking the screen when raising your wrist, making it ideal for those looking to avoid interrupting …

Why You Should Give the Apple Watch Another Chance

The Apple Watch, quickly approaching its second birthday, was released to the world facing close-to-impossible expectations. The first new product …

I'm excited for Fitbit's mythical smartwatch

It hasn't been a great year for wearables, with sluggish sales and underwhelming products dominating the space. If the category had an Oscars-style 'In Memoriam' reel, it would feature several smartwatches that I loved deeply. For me, at least, devices from Apple, Samsung and Google that try to …

HTC's smartwatch appears in new photos

New photos have leaked that show HTC’s upcoming Android Wear smartwatch. This smartwatch initially leaked on Weibo in October, but no announcement or …

Did Fitbit try to buy longstanding rival Jawbone for Christmas?

After settling patent infringement lawsuits in the run-up to Christmas, Fitbit supposedly offered to acquire Jawbone for an undisclosed amount.<p>The two firms have been at each other’s throats for a few years, accusing each other of patent infringement and stealing trade secrets. Jawbone originally …

Genomics

TAG Heuer Connected outsold expectations, next model coming in May

The TAG Heuer Connected is a pricey Android Wear smartwatch out of the reach of most smartwatch customers. The base models start at $1,500, and …

Wearable Tech

Why the best smartwatch for your iPhone isn’t made by Apple

Samsung pushes the smartwatch Frontier<p>The best watch for the iPhone isn’t made by Apple. It’s a Samsung creation.<p>I was already a big fan of the Gear S3 Frontier when it came out late last year, but Samsung’s decision to add robust iOS support to its latest smartwatch has pushed my enthusiasm for …

Tag Heuer's Android Wear 2.0 Smartwatch Launching In May

Tag Heuer CEO Jean-Claude Biver has confirmed that the Swiss company’s second-generation Android Wear smartwatch will be launching later this year.<p>In an interview with Neue Zürcher Zeitung, Biver said that the 2017 Tag Heuer Connected model will launch in May. Therefore an official announcement at …

Wearable Tech

TAG Heuer Connected watches sell much better than expected, new models due in May

The many analysts who claim no one wants to buy a smartwatch apparently forgot all the people who bought the high-end Connected watches from TAG Heuer. The $1,500 Android Wear-powered devices have turned out to be a big hit, according to TAG Heuer CEO Jean-Claude Biver.<p>In an interview with <i>Neue</i> …

Coming soon to an apartment near you: Smart locks with built-in cameras

Smart locks aren't just for smart houses -- they're made for smart businesses, too. Case in point: the M-Series Smart Lock from Latch, a startup founded by Apple alums in 2013. With Bluetooth smarts and a companion app, the M-Series is an enterprise-focused deadbolt designed to help landlords and …

Home Automation

It's time for the Apple Watch to support Android

The smartwatch race should be over. Apple should have won, but that hasn't exactly been the case. While the Cupertino company remains the leading smartwatch maker, shipments of the Apple Watch have fallen and its market share is slowly diminishing due to increased competition from Samsung, Garmin …

Apple Watch

Researchers prove that smartwatches know you’re sick even before you do

Smartwatches are normally touted for their ability to track our activity, count steps, and log our heart rate during a morning run, but the devices …

First Android Wear 2.0 devices revealed: Google and LG’s Watch Sport and Watch Style

Google has teamed up with LG in a Nexus-style partnership to produce the first devices powered by Android Wear 2.0: the LG Watch Sport and LG Watch Style.<p>The two companies will unveil these smartwatches on February 9 — at an event for the platform’s official launch — and begin selling them in the …