wearables

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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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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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 September 12 event wrap-up: new iPhones, Apple Watch, and more

Apple September 12 event wrap-up: new iPhones, Apple Watch, and more

Apple's big event earlier today introduced the three new iPhone models that consumers have been anticipating for months, as well as the Apple Watch Series 4, the iOS 12 release date, pricing information, and more. The event is over, the hands-on look at the latest gadgets are in, and there's a lot to review if you're just tuning in. Here's the biggest news from Apple's big day.

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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 ECG and fall detection detailed

Apple Watch Series 4 ECG and fall detection detailed

Apple's iPhone reveal event is currently underway, but before the company gets to the main attraction, it took some time to announce Apple Watch Series 4. While there's a lot to talk about when it comes to the new Apple Watch, it has two new features that will be particularly exciting for people who care about health and safety. More specifically, these new features are centered around heart health and detecting falls.

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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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Samsung Galaxy Watch Review: Just Right

Samsung Galaxy Watch Review: Just Right

The Samsung Galaxy Watch follows the tradition of the Galaxy Gear S smartwatch line with a new brand and a new outlook on life. The Galaxy Watch uses the newest version of Tizen to deliver a wrist-bound smart wearable device experience that's both powerful and feels natural. The Galaxy Watch is the first smartwatch I've worn that I've not taken off (and left off forever) immediately after my review. In this watch, Samsung's delivered something special.

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Snapchat Spectacles launch two new styles today

Snapchat Spectacles launch two new styles today

Despite the fact that the original Spectacles didn't quite find the success Snapchat was hoping for, this year the company decided to press on with the wearable. Back in May, Snapchat introduced Spectacles V2, which came with a few new features to tempt the holdouts who may not have taken the plunge with the first version. Despite these tweaks, Spectacles V2 sported a design that was mostly similar to the original.

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Google says Pixel smartwatch won’t be released this year

Google says Pixel smartwatch won’t be released this year

Recent rumors have alleged that Google is working on a Pixel smartwatch that will be released in 2018. The company has dismissed those reports, stating that it won't be releasing its own smartwatch this year; instead, Google will work with smartwatch makers and on Wear OS improvements. However, the idea of a Pixel Watch wasn't entirely ruled out.

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Garmin Vivosmart 4 detailed with pulse-ox and longer battery life

Garmin Vivosmart 4 detailed with pulse-ox and longer battery life

The Garmin Vivosmart 4 was revealed earlier today at IFA 2018 in multiple colors. This wearable sports and fitness band tracks user activities in ways well advanced beyond its predecessor, and it's ready to roll in high-style sort of way. This version of the Vivosmart has water resistant (for swimming and showering, etc), and has a battery life of "up to 7 days" - supposing you're not using all 7 days of all-pulse-ox all the time.

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Diesel Full Guard 2.5 makes Wear OS get a big body

Diesel Full Guard 2.5 makes Wear OS get a big body

The newest in a line of (two so far) Diesel smartwatches running Wear OS was revealed today at IFA 2018. This was the Diesel Full Guard 2.5, a smartwatch with a 47mm x 56mm casing - that's pretty gosh-darned beefy. But the display isn't any larger than most other smartwatches on the market today.

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