Wearable Tech

3 big problems with Apple Watch Series 3

The Apple Watch has come a long way from the first model. With each update, Apple adds important missing ingredients, like GPS, a faster processor, cellular and an altimeter.<p>So has Apple Watch finally reached its true potential? Cupertino certainly thinks so. Apple COO Jeff Williams described …

Smartwatches

Apple Watch’s new heart rate features won’t work on the original Watch model

Not enough oomph<p>Apple’s new Apple Watch software, WatchOS 4, includes several updates to the health and fitness tracking features of the Watch, the most interesting of which are new heart rate monitoring features. With the new software, the Watch will show resting heart rate, walking heart rate, …

Smartwatches

How to Turn a Photo Into an Apple Watch Face in iOS 11 and watchOS 4

With the launch of iOS 11 and watchOS 4, Apple has made it easier than ever to turn your own personal photography into an Apple Watch face. As long as you're running the newest pieces of software for your iPhone and Apple Watch, follow these steps to quickly add one of your Camera Roll pictures …

Smartwatches

The One Thing You Must, Must Do Before You Set Up Your New iPhone

There’s an excitement which bubbles up when it comes to unwrapping a brand new smartphone, a bit like your own private keynote unveiling. All right, maybe not, but still it’s nice to take proud ownership of your new possession.<p>But once you’ve opened it, there’s the drudgery of setting it up. Well, …

iOS

Instant Expert: Secrets & Features of watchOS 4

This week Apple released watchOS 4, the fourth major update to its flagship wearable device in the two years since it’s been available. While the …

iOS

Clock Is Ticking on the Apple Watch 3's Connectivity Problem

As glitches go, the buggy wireless connection on the $399 Apple Watch Series 3 is not even in the same category as the combustible batteries for the …

Smartwatches

Samsung’s Gear Fit2 Fitness Tracker now $90 shipped (Orig. $180)

Verizon Wireless offers the Samsung Gear Fit2 in black and two sizes for <b>$89.99 shipped</b>. For comparison, it has a list price of $180 which it still goes for at Best Buy. Today’s deal is $35 less than the Amazon all-time low and the best price available. Rated 4.3/5 stars.<p>Samsung Gear Fit2 …

Samsung

Samsung Gear Sport vs. Gear S3: What's the difference?

The wearable landscape is heading toward fitness, and there are plenty of choices.<p>Samsung offers a nice three-pronged approach to wearables, starting …

Consumer Tech

Amazon Alexa Smart Glasses Could Launch This Year

Amazon is set to bring Alexa to wearable tech, with a pair of smart glasses launching in 2017 a real possibility.<p>That’s according to a report in the Financial Times, which states that Babak Parviz, one of the creators of Google Glass, has been closely involved with an Alexa spectacles project.<p>It’s …

Consumer Tech

Fitbit’s Ionic Smartwatch: The newest Android Wear watch may be the best yet

by Michael Frank<p>Fitbit has had a simple formula for success: target women. Think about the average Fitbit wearer and it’s not only a woman, it’s a younger, gym-going woman. To make progress Fitbit needs men to care about its wearables, too, which is one good reason they’re now debuting their first …

Consumer Tech

iPhone 8 unboxing & fast setup with iOS 11's new Quick Start

In iOS 11, Apple has made it even easier to set up a new iPhone with your existing phone with Quick Start, a new system that discovers your new …

IPhone 8

Recode Daily: Apple's watch problem, Facebook's ad apology, Google's $1.1 billion HTC deal

Plus, Facebook is moving into San Francisco, streaming is reanimating the music business, and Nest is back with a home-security suite.<p><b>Apple says its new wireless Apple Watch has a problem</b>, which led to some very mixed reviews for the $400 gadget. While testing the device for her review on The …

Apple Watch

Tip: have Apple Watch auto-show corresponding app when playing audio on iPhone

The watchOS 4 software includes a nifty little time-saving feature that automatically shows a corresponding watch app, if available, when you …

iOS Apps

6 Ways Technology Helped Me 'Hack' Getting Into Shape

Consider switching to a smart scale that integrates with your Fitbit app or your iPhone.<p>It's no secret that Americans are battling a number of sweeping lifestyle health epidemics: According to the Center for Disease Control (CDC) one in four Americans will die as a result of heart disease-related …

Annals of Internal Medicine

Apple Watch Series 3 Gets Reviewed

The new Apple Watch Series 3 launches tomorrow, there will be two versions of Apple’s new smartwatch, one with GPS and one with GPS and Cellular.<p>The …

Smartwatches

Apple Pay comes to grocery store chain ALDI’s almost 1700 locations

Apple regularly adds new banks and credit unions to support Apple Pay, but mobile payment adoption by major holdouts is a much slower process. Grocery store chain ALDI, however, announced today that it now accepts Apple Pay at its almost 1700 locations across the United States.<p>“We’re continually …

Apple

SmartHalo will turn any bike into a smart bike with navigation, fitness tracking

Why it matters to you<p>Designed to turn any bike into a smart bike, the SmartHalo device brings onboard navigation, fitness tracking, anti-theft …

Cycling

Long wait over for Sydney Apple fans

Three Sydneysiders who camped out for 10 days to be the first to purchase the new Apple iPhone have been cheered by staff members.

Apple Watch

Fujitsu taps Fitbit for employee wellness and more digital health deals

<b>Fitbit</b>’s wearable devices and services will soon be included in Japanese tech company <b>Fujitsu</b>’s corporate wellness program. The program will offer …

Digital Health

Personalized iPhone healthcare for the rest of us? Doctella has an app for that

Apple’s health-related solutions open the door to a new era of connected and personalized digital health, but the cost of app development means …

Business Technology

Apple Watch 3 Connectivity Issues Confirmed | Investopedia

With one day to go before the Apple Watch 3 hits store shelves, Apple Inc. (AAPL) has confirmed connectivity problems with the cellular version of …

Smartwatches

Fitbits could be putting children off exercise

A study of 13 and 14-year-olds found that the devices could be contributing to low self-esteem among those children who do not reach targets, such as …

UK News

Amazon bones up on history with eye on ‘smart glasses’

As Amazon joins the race to the face, its new “smart glasses” are powered by an old technology — bone conduction.<p>Silicon Valley seems to have an …

Google Glass

Happy Hour Podcast 139 | Hands on with Apple Watch Series 3 and iPhone 8

This week Benjamin and Zac discuss 9to5Mac’s iPhone 8 / 8 Plus and Apple Watch Series 3 reviews, favorite app updates for iOS 11, and best features in iOS 11 / watchOS 4 / tvOS 11.<p>9to5Mac’s Happy Hour podcast is available for download on iTunes and Apple’s Podcasts app, or through our dedicated RSS …

IPhone 8

Hodinkee review of the Apple Watch Series 3 Edition

Benjamin Klymer, Executive Editor of Hodinkee:<p>One of the most amusing things about doing what I do for a living – writing about and working with …

Smartwatches

The daily business briefing: September 21, 2017

1.<p>SEC data hacked<p>The Securities and Exchange Commission said Wednesday night that someone hacked its computer database on company filings last year, …

Economy

The reviews for the new Apple Watch are pretty bad

The first reviews for Apple's new Apple Watch are out, and the verdict isn't good.<p>The new $399 Apple Watch Series 3, which goes on sale September 22, is the first Apple Watch that can work without being tethered to the iPhone thanks to an LTE connection from your wireless carrier. It's the one …

Smartwatches

The Apple Watch Series 3 is a bad sign for a 5G world

The Apple Watch Series 3 finally completes the picture of what a wearable device should be, thanks to the addition of a cellular LTE radio. Now the …

Smartwatches

iPhone 8 is the fastest phone, but is the new Apple Watch really that bad?

Reviews are in for the Apple Watch Series 3 and iPhone 8 and 8Plus. Apple boasts the fastest phone on Planet Earth but leaves out gigabit LTE, and IKEA's new ARKit app is our happy place.

Apple Watch

Here's everything you need to know about the new Apple Watch

Apple Watch Series 3 offers a slew of new features such as in-watch data, a hidden antenna, an electronic SIM, a new dual core processor, and even …

Apple