Wearable

Withings Steel HR Sport Review: Analog style with a smart heart

Withings Steel HR Sport Review: Analog style with a smart heart

Withings wrote the book on making a fitness wearable that wasn't an ugly hunk of rubber on your wrist: now, it wants the Steel HR Sport to do the same for smartwatches. Freshly returned to original co-founder Eric Carreel after a stint as Nokia Digital Health, this first product under new management argues you don't need to sacrifice classic watch style just to get modern smart features. In an Apple Watch Series 4 age, though, does Withings' nod to the analog past make too many compromises for its future?

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Audible on Apple Watch lets your read books without your iPhone

Audible on Apple Watch lets your read books without your iPhone

Some people say they don’t have time to sit down to read a book, be it a real one or even a digital copy. But rather than let that keep them from devouring tons of literary works, not a few people have flocked to listening to books instead. Audible, the now Amazon-owned service, is probably the most popular source for such audio content and it’s now giving you one less excuse to “read books” by letting you listen on your Apple Watch, which or without your iPhone nearby.

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Verizon GizmoWatch is an Apple Watch for kids, sort of

Verizon GizmoWatch is an Apple Watch for kids, sort of

The latest in kid-oriented smartwatch hardware comes from Verizon, and it's called GizmoWatch. This is the latest in a line of similar products sold exclusively by Verizon, all in the Verizon GizmoKids product line. This watch will replace the most recent smartwatch made by Verizon, the GizmoGadget. This device holds the distinction of being "the first 4G LTE kid's watch in the United States powered by Qualcomm."

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This is how the new Apple Watch’s mesmerizing motion faces were made

This is how the new Apple Watch’s mesmerizing motion faces were made

The Apple Watch Series 4 may have made headlines with its ECG sensor and much larger display, but it's the new "motion faces" that arguably show just how much attention to detail the Cupertino company will go to. Added as part of the fourth generation watch, the new fire, water, liquid metal, and vapor faces aren't, as you might have first suspected, CGI.

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Apple Watch Series 4 review roundup: Do you need it?

Apple Watch Series 4 review roundup: Do you need it?

Early Apple Watch Series 4 reviews seem to agree that the device is different from last year. Early reviews seem to agree that Apple Watch Series 4 is one of the best, if not flat-out the best smartwatch in the world right this minute. The element that doesn't seem to have been agreed upon by all early reviewers is this: Should you buy?

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Withings Steel HR Sport puts fitness tech in a sleek analog design

Withings Steel HR Sport puts fitness tech in a sleek analog design

Withings is back to being independent, and the smartwatch company is celebrating post-Nokia liberation with the new Steel HR Sport. A fitness-tracking smartwatch that you could mistake, at first glance, for a high-end analog timepiece, it takes inspiration from the first Withings Activité, launched back in 2014.

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Polar Vantage V and M multi-sport watches are made for athletes

Polar Vantage V and M multi-sport watches are made for athletes

Polar has launched two new smartwatches, the Polar Vantage V and the Vantage M. Both models are designed for athletes who are serious about their workouts, including runners and swimmers who need a wearable way to track their exercise metrics. Both watches include continuous heart rate monitoring and Sleep Plus, a way to track the quality and amount of sleep.

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Apple Watch Series 4 ECG: What you need to know

Apple Watch Series 4 ECG: What you need to know

The Apple Watch Series 4 may have a big, beautiful new screen, but it's the wearable's healthcare features which will arguably make it a must-have gift this holiday season. As well as tracking when you may have fallen over, the smartwatch also adds heart health monitoring, with the ability to take an electrocardiogram directly form the wearable itself.

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Beats adds headphone color options to match new iPhone XS and XR

Beats adds headphone color options to match new iPhone XS and XR

Consumers planning to buy one of the newly introduced iPhone models will also soon be able to order Beats headphones and earbuds with a matching color. Beats introduced the new color options today alongside the Apple event, during which time the latter company unveiled its new iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max, and iPhone XR models.

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Apple Watch Series 4 hands-on: Simply mesmerizing

Apple Watch Series 4 hands-on: Simply mesmerizing

With the Apple Watch Series 4, it's a little like Apple took a sizable slice of OLED screen and then allowed it to melt, gently slumping, across the curved coverglass of its fourth-generation wearable. Little prepares you for just how beautifully integrated the new, 30-percent larger screen of the updated smartwatch is.

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Apple Watch Series 4 revealed officially: Features, Release Date, Price

Apple Watch Series 4 revealed officially: Features, Release Date, Price

Today Apple revealed the Apple Watch Series 4 in all its big display-toting glory. This new watch takes the better bits of the previous model and makes them bigger and better in three specific areas: connectivity, fitness, and health. And it's got a bigger screen, to boot.

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Apple’s September 12th 2018 event: what to expect

Apple’s September 12th 2018 event: what to expect

We’re counting down the hours to Apple’s much awaited event of the year, even if it’s still more than 24 hours away. But while the event on 12th September is already earmarked for that iPhone, the story hardly that simple. Yes, we are getting new iPhones, but which ones? And it won’t be arriving alone either. Over the past months, even all the way back to late 2017, we’ve been inundated with rumors, leaks, and tips about Apple’s next mobile devices and wearables. And even if those don’t come to pass, they were strong enough to have changed the face of the market way before the next-gen iPhone X. To help you navigate through tomorrow’s big day, here’s the Cliff Notes version of what we’re expecting to be unveiled.

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