smartwatches

Garmin Fenix 6 series to offer athletes a smartwatch to call their own

Garmin Fenix 6 series to offer athletes a smartwatch to call their own

Smartwatches are a dime a dozen but the majority of them seem to be targeted as a specific class of users that prefer casual or classy looking timepieces. Even those designed for active users wouldn't really look out of place in a board meeting or gala. Athletes and fitness buffs, however, need more than just a handsome smartwatch. They need one that caters to their specific lifestyle and uses cases as well. Navigation expert Garmin might deliver exactly that in the upcoming Fenix 6 series of smartwatches headed to IFA next month.

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Casio Pro Trek WSD-F21HR smartwatch adds heart rate monitor

Casio Pro Trek WSD-F21HR smartwatch adds heart rate monitor

The newest smartwatch from Casio carries the same Casio Pro Trek nomenclature of the 2017 device from the same brand. This version of the watch brings updated specifications throughout the hardware, including a new heart rate monitor/optical sensor and new abilities using Google's Wear OS. This device is extremely similar to its predecessor - almost shockingly similar.

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Apple Watch 5 out next month with OLED screen, titanium and ceramic case

Apple Watch 5 out next month with OLED screen, titanium and ceramic case

A lot of attention is naturally given to the upcoming iPhone models, especially considering the rather controversial design change on its back. Fans of Apple's wearable products, however, may have been slightly worried about the lack of rumors on the Apple Watch. Better late than never, those are finally dropping in and, if they are on the mark, this year could see yet another big change for the Apple Watch.

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Garmin has at least four smartwatches heading to IFA 2019

Garmin has at least four smartwatches heading to IFA 2019

Garmin is no longer just about GPS navigation in cars. It isn't even about golf watches. An almost unlikely player in the wearable market, Garmin has started making smartwatches and fitness wearables to jump on that still unstable industry. Despite the uncertainty and the number of players already in the market, Garmin is showing no hints of slowing down. In fact, it might have as many as six such wearable devices coming next week, and four of them have already been leaked.

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Misfit Vapor X puts Wear OS on 3100 chip for under $200

Misfit Vapor X puts Wear OS on 3100 chip for under $200

Your options for a Wear OS smartwatch running the latest chipset just got bigger today, with the new Misfit Vapor X joining the Snapdragon Wear 3100 team. The newest smartwatch from the company runs Google's wearable platform on Qualcomm's latest-generation silicon, and includes integrated GPS as well as Spotify preloaded.

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Apple’s next big thing is in the mind

Apple’s next big thing is in the mind

Apple is ramping up to a revolution in the way you live your life. Right now the most ironic paradox in most people's lives is the complete lack of motivation they feel for keeping their body healthy. I know I feel that way - it seems like a lot of work. I've got a hard enough time trying to act on things I know are right, I've got ADHD, now you want me to remember that going for a bike ride makes me feel good the rest of the day? Madness!

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Apple Watch may be able to detect signs of dementia, brain decline

Apple Watch may be able to detect signs of dementia, brain decline

Apple has slowly but surely been turning its Apple Watch into a tiny medical lab, equipping it with various sensors to paint a picture of the wearer's health and medical condition. There is no shortage of anecdotes and testimonies of how every new Apple Watch feature has saved lives, either through diagnosis or prognosis. Most of those, however, come from the usual heart-related sensors and measurements. A new study, however, is now looking into whether the Apple Watch can also be used to determine the wearer's mental health as well.

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Galaxy Watch Active2 Under Armour Edition official details

Galaxy Watch Active2 Under Armour Edition official details

So we'd heard rumors of this watch, then on the day the Active2 smartwatch was revealed, there was no info about an Under Armour edition. It didn't seem like that much of a stretch to assume that, maybe at one point there'd been a watch like this in the works but it didn't end up being made - or maybe the original rumor was simply untrue. As it turns out, there IS an Under Armour Edition of the Galaxy Watch Active2 and it is... well...

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Fossil Gen 5 Wear OS smartwatches let iPhone users take calls

Fossil Gen 5 Wear OS smartwatches let iPhone users take calls

Fossil isn't giving up on Google's Wear OS, and its fifth-generation smartwatches promise to give iPhone users the attention they may have felt their Android counterparts were enjoying. The Fossil Gen 5 watches will allow iPhone users to not only see that a call is incoming, but answer it and hold a conversation through a speaker built into the smartwatch, too.

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Samsung Galaxy Watch Active2 official with magical digital bezel

Samsung Galaxy Watch Active2 official with magical digital bezel

There's a bit of digital magic going on with the next Samsung smartwatch with what they're calling a "digital bezel" of sorts. They've previously released Samsung Galaxy Watch devices with a physical rotating bezel - this has gone over well. Now they want to simplify - so they've kept the bezel's abilities whilst removing the physical rotation - but how?

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Galaxy Tab S6, Galaxy Watch Active 2 could set a disappointing tone for Unpacked 2019

Galaxy Tab S6, Galaxy Watch Active 2 could set a disappointing tone for Unpacked 2019

Samsung has a busy week ahead before it unveils its second big smartphone of the year. But before it fully announces what is one of its worst kept secrets, it is going to formally reveal its other worst kept secrets. Samsung has released a teaser video for two other Galaxy devices that will be announced tomorrow and next Monday and it's pretty obvious that it will be all about the Galaxy Tabs S6 and Galaxy Watch Active 2, respectively. But instead of drumming up hype for the Galaxy Note 10, the two could have a dampening effect on the excitement instead.

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Galaxy Note 10 reveal is so packed Samsung’s revealing a tablet and smartwatch early

Galaxy Note 10 reveal is so packed Samsung’s revealing a tablet and smartwatch early

Samsung's big Galaxy Note 10 reveal is set for August 7th, and as per usual, we're expecting more than just the phone to be revealed at the show. Samsung's Unpacked event is apparently going to be an affair filled with announcements - so many, in fact, that Samsung is opting to reveal two new devices before the show even starts. Samsung today said that it will announce these two devices in the week leading up to Unpacked, beginning with the first reveal tomorrow.

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