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Timex's New GPS Smartwatch Ain't Cute, But It's Cheap

When Timex announced earlier this year that it was getting back into the smartwatch game, I was a little perplexed.. That’s mainly because, at a glance, the new Ironman GPS R300 looks much more like the kind of smartwatch-fitness tracker hybrid that was popular back in 2016 than a device you’d relaunch a product line …Read more...
Tags: Gadgets, Wearables, Science, Smartwatches, Timex, Timex Ironman Gps R300 Review


This Ankle Exoskeleton Was Designed to Make Running Easier

Running is one of the most affordable forms of exercise, but it’s also one that people love to groan about—and for good reason. It’s a high-impact sport that can be hard on the body, and that’s without factoring in however you might feel about your individual athleticism. But Stanford engineers have found a wearable…Read more...
Tags: Gadgets, Wearables, Science, Fitness, Stanford, Running


The World's First Digital Watch Is Coming Back—for $750

If you’re trying to do everything you can to preserve your mental health while quarantined at home, an endless list of doomsday notifications on your smartwatch probably isn’t helping. Given that a dumb watch doesn’t seem so dumb any more, Hamilton is re-releasing the world’s first digital watch that does nothing more…Read more...
Tags: Gadgets, Wearables, Science, Tech, Watches, Hamilton, Consumer Tech, Pulsar, PSR, Hamilton PSR, Hamilton Watch


Finally, a Wear OS Smartwatch I Don't Absolutely Hate

There’s no getting around it: The Suunto 7 smartwatch is a big, beefy boy. Giant smartwatches can be polarizing, but in a world of aggressively mediocre Wear OS devices, the Suunto 7 is a refreshing reminder that the Android watch platform doesn’t have to suck as hard as it currently does.Read more...
Tags: Wearables, Science, Fitness, Smartwatches, Consumer Tech, Suunto, Wear OS, Suunto 7, A Big Fitness Beef Boy, Suunto 7 Review


Google Wants to Get Inside Your Soccer Cleats

If there’s one thing soccer nerds love, it’s playing FIFA. Well, for the more actively inclined, Google is apparently partnering with Adidas and EA Sports by offering up “Adidas GMR Insoles.” Powered by Google’s second-generation Jacquard tag, the insoles will track how well you play on the pitch and translate that…Read more...
Tags: Google, Gadgets, Wearables, Science, Adidas, Fifa, Ea Sports, Consumer Tech, Smart Shoes, Jacquard, Google Jacquard


Apple Watch 6 Could Reportedly Get Support for Blood Oxygen Monitoring

Thanks in part to a wealth of health monitoring features, . Now for the upcoming Apple Watch 6, it appears Apple is working on adding support for blood oxygen monitoring. Read more...
Tags: Apple, Health, Wearables, Science, Leaks, Apple Watch, Watch OS, watchOS, Consumer Tech, The Rumor Mill, Apple Watch Gets Blood Oxygen Monitoring, Apple Watch 6, Blood Oxygen, Spo2, Ios 14


For $350 the Moto 360 Should Be Much Better Than It Is

There’s nothing wrong with the new, rebooted Motorola Moto 360. There’s just nothing special about it either.Read more...
Tags: Gadgets, Motorola, Wearables, Science, Smartwatches, Consumer Tech, Motorola Moto, Its Fine, Motorola Moto 360 Review


Heart Rate Limitations Show Why You Shouldn't Get Your Medical Advice From the Apple Watch

The Apple Watch is the smartwatch to beat. It’s massively popular, has a full range of features, and compared to some of its competitors, leads the way in rethinking how wearables can function within the health sector. During the Apple Watch portion of Apple events, you can generally expect a feel-good reel of…Read more...
Tags: Apple, Gadgets, Wearables, Science, Smartwatches, Apple Watch, Consumer Tech, ECG, Go To The Doctor


It Is the Year 2020, and Timex Just Got Back Into Smartwatches

Timex is well-known for its low-tech watches, but the company doesn’t immediately come to mind when you think of smartwatches. That’s because it’s been a hot second since the company put out anything worthwhile in the category. Well, 2020 is a new year, and Timex is looking to get back into the game with a new running…Read more...
Tags: Gadgets, Wearables, Science, Smartwatches, Consumer Tech, Timex, Running Watches


EU Warns Google Buying Fitbit Presents a Major Privacy Risk

It wasn’t too long ago that Google announced it had plunked down $2.1 billion to acquire Fitbit. While the news was welcomed by some, many others raised the question of what would happen with all that health data Fitbit had collected. You can count the European Data Protection Board among the latter. At its 18th…Read more...
Tags: Google, Wearables, Science, Privacy, Fitbit, Data Privacy, European Data Protection Board, EU Warns Google


Under Armour's New Smart Sneakers Are Ugly as Sin But Good for Running

Last year I reviewed Under Armour’s HOVR Infinite shoes, which sync with your smartphone to offer running data from the built-in Bluetooth chip. I was pleasantly surprised by how much I enjoyed working out in them. I expected the shoes to be more gimmick than substance, but the personalized gait-coaching actually…Read more...
Tags: Wearables, Science, Running, Under Armour, Consumer Tech, Armour, Smart Shoes, Ua Hovr Machina Review


The Best Thing About This Smartwatch Is the Strap

There’s no shortage of stylish Wear OS watches—it’s literally Fossil’s main reason for existing at this point. The company and its small army of designer brands make up the bulk of Android-friendly smartwatches out there. The problem is, they’re all functionally interchangeable. They run the same software, sport the…Read more...
Tags: Gadgets, Wearables, Science, Smartwatches, Fossil, Consumer Tech, Skagen, Skagen Falster 3, Buckle In For My Strap Ted Talk, Skagen Falster 3 Review


Stop Trying to Clone the Apple Watch

At this point, there’s no denying the Apple Watch is the smartwatch to beat. It’s feature-rich, massively popular, and when you wear one, it confers a certain sensibility about you, the tech-savvy consumer. But for the love of everything holy, can other smartwatch makers please stop trying to shamelessly ape the…Read more...
Tags: Apple, Wearables, Science, Design, Withings, Samsung, Smartwatches, Apple Watch, Fitbit, Oppo, I Am Tired Of The Same Tired Designs


Hey, Look! Another Fitness Tracker For Your Finger, Now With a Button

Smart rings have a few advantages over more common wrist-worn wearables. For starters, they can be more discreet, fashionable, and comfortable to wear while sleeping. The main issue is there aren’t as many of them out there—much less ones that offer the same breadth of features as wristables. That’s why it’s nice to…Read more...
Tags: Wearables, Science, Fitness Trackers, Smart Ring, Put A Ring On It, Circular Smart Ring


Watch This Veteran Collapse on Antiques Roadshow When He Learns His $345 Rolex Is Actually Worth $700,000

There’s rarely as satisfying a moment on TV as watching someone strike it rich on Antiques Roadshow when a random item turns out to be worth a fortune. That’s exactly what happened on when an Air Force veteran learned a rare was worth upwards of $700,000.
Tags: Gadgets, Wearables, Science, Watches, Antiques Roadshow, Air Force, Antiques, Rolex, Paul Newman, Rolex Daytona, Rolex Oyster Cosmograph


Gyms Now Offering Perks for Working Out With an Apple Watch

The plan is that soon you’ll be able to waltz into a gym, connect your Apple Watch to a treadmill, and earn cash back or a free watch just for showing up.Read more...
Tags: Apple, Wearables, Science, Fitness, Gyms, Consumer Tech, Applewatch, Data Up For Sale


This Posture Gadget Shamed Me Into Sitting Straighter But I'm Still a Gargoyle

I’ve always been a sloucher. It’s impossible to be a tech blogger, curled over a keyboard most hours of the day, and not have terrible posture. I only realized how big of a problem it was after a recent yoga class. While lying down in corpse pose, the class instructor walked past, looked at my shriveled body, and…Read more...
Tags: Reviews, Gadgets, Wearables, Science, Posture, Consumer Tech, Failing Hard On My 2020 Resolutions Woo, Upright 2 Go


Link About It: This Week’s Picks

Ginormous diamonds, living robots made from frog stem cells, and more from around the web Preserving the Scents of Everyday Life Researchers at the UCL Institute for Sustainable Heritage are working double-time to identify and catalog scents that exist all around us—from the smell of an old book, to a pub at a particular time of night, and worn-in leather. Many of these are disappearing …
Tags: Art, Wearables, Weather, Music, Science, Design, Air Travel, Medicine, Video Games, Tech, Diamonds, Airplanes, Stem Cells, Meteorology, Exhibitions, Airbus


Maybe We Shouldn't Go Bananas Over Smart Contacts Just Yet

Imagine plopping a contact lens in your eye, and instead of just seeing better, you could see an enhanced view of your environment. That’s what Mojo Vision is saying their new prototype smart contact lens could do. Eventually. It sounds like a concept straight out of a sci-fi movie. But whereas anything is possible in…Read more...
Tags: Health, Wearables, Science, Augmented Reality, Smart Contact Lens, Mojo Vision


Philips Accuses Fitbit and Garmin, Its More Successful Competitors, of Stealing Its Wearable Tech

Philips is accusing two of the highest profile players in the wearables market, Fitbit and Garmin, of stealing its propriety technology, and it wants the companies to be brought to justice. Specifically, it is asking for Fitbit and Garmin, along with three other companies, to pay tariffs or be subjected to an import…Read more...
Tags: Wearables, Science, Technology, Fitbit, Philips, Garmin


Your Earbuds May Soon Be Able to Track Your Blood Pressure

Over the past few years, it’s clear that wearable makers are setting their sights beyond heart rate tracking. More smartwatches and fitness trackers sport SpO2 sensors, for example, as a means of either monitoring for sleep apnea or keeping tabs on stress. But if there’s one ailment most wearable companies are stumped…Read more...
Tags: Gadgets, Wearables, Science, Ces, Blood Pressure, Valencell, Consumer Tech, CES 2020, Ces Makes My Blood Pressure Skyrocket


ASICS's New Smart Shoes Roasted My Running Form

Despite putting in a lot of hours pounding the pavement, I have never been the fastest runner. It’s not for lack of trying! I do fartleks, interval runs, tempo runs—you name it. I read an absurd number of articles about proper running form, and hyper-obsess over minute differences workout-to-workout from running…Read more...
Tags: Wearables, Science, Fitness, Ces, Asics, Smart Shoes, CES 2020, Sit Down Bitch Be Humble


It's Not CES Without Yet Another Million Fossil Smartwatches

Look, it’s not a tech trade show if you aren’t bombarded with a small army of Fossil smartwatches. The wearable hype may have died down at CES since its heyday in 2014, but you can always count on Fossil and its umbrella of trendy designer brands to bring more smartwatches than you know how to write about. Read more...
Tags: Wearables, Science, Ces, Smartwatches, Fossil, CES2020, Skagen Falster 3, X By Kygo Ren, Diesel On Fadelight


Withings's Latest Smartwatch Doubles Down on Medical Wearables

Last year, Withings wowed at CES with a hybrid smartwatch that could also take your ECG. That was no small feat, considering it came just months after Apple made waves with the same feature on the Series 4. This year, it’s doubling down on ‘medical-grade’ hybrid smartwatches with the ScanWatch, which can take ECGs and…Read more...
Tags: Apple, Gadgets, Wearables, Science, Withings, Ces, Smartwatches, Consumer Tech, Withings Move ECG, CES2020, Taking Bets On When Well See This Thing, Withings Scanwatch


This Is the Decade Smartwatches Actually Became a Thing

Over the past ten years, smartwatches have gone from futuristic tech relegated to sci-fi flicks to something so common, it’s not a surprise to multiple people sporting them on your daily commute. These wrist-sized computers can’t do quite as much as your smartphone, but these days the modern wristable can do…Read more...
Tags: Google, Wearables, Science, Android Wear, Smartwatches, Fitmodo, Apple Watch, Fitbit, Fitness Trackers, Garmin, Polar, Wear OS, Decades End, Decade In Review


Garmin Will Charge You an Extra $450 To Buy Its Luxury Smartwatch Collection in a Wooden Box

Garmin’s MARQ line was designed to bridge the gap between highly functional smartwatches and luxury timepieces made with high-end materials. And for those who’ve struggled with choosing which design to splurge $1,500+ on, Garmin has now packaged almost the entire line in a fancy wooden box that will set you back…Read more...
Tags: Gadgets, Wearables, Science, Smartwatch, Tech, Watches, Garmin, Smart Watches, Consumer Tech, Marq


The Most Improved Tech of the Past Ten Years

In the grand scheme of things, ten years is nothing; an insignificant slice of our planet’s long timeline. But when it comes to technological innovation, a lot can change in a decade, and some of the gadgets, software, and silicon you relied on back in 2010 now seems almost ancient and ready for the antique market.Read more...
Tags: Gadgets, Wearables, Science, Technology, Bluetooth, Messaging, Tech, Wireless, Oled, Electric Cars, Biometrics, Self Driving Cars, Decades End


This Casio Smartwatch Perfectly Illustrates the Struggles of Wear OS

The history of Wear OS watches is long, and mostly disappointing. Over the years, Qualcomm’s less-than-snappy Snapdragon Wear 2100 chip bore a decent chunk of the blame. The arrival of the 3100 was supposed to offset that, and it’s better sure—but not by a degree that offsets years of stunted development. Knowing all…Read more...
Tags: Reviews, Gadgets, Wearables, Science, Smartwatches, Qualcomm, Consumer Tech, Casio Pro Trek Review


How Science Fiction Ruined Smart Glasses

When you picture a pair of smart glasses, chances are you’re envisioning something slick. Perhaps, a stylish pair of aviators that with either a discreet tap or voice command, will immediately pull up an array of information based on whatever you’re looking at. In any case, you probably imagine someone like James Bond…Read more...
Tags: Wearables, Science Fiction, Science, Google Glass, James Bond, Hud, Ar, Smart Glasses, Heads Up Display, The Quest


Guys, Fitbit Started Profiting Off Health Data Long Before Google Showed Up

Since news broke that Google bought Fitbit for $2.1 billion, one of the big questions was how that massive treasure trove of Fitbit data would be handled. Everyone saw what happened with Nest. As a company, Nest and its data operated separately for a long while, but earlier this year, Nest users were told to migrate… Read more...
Tags: Health, Google, Wearables, Science, Fitbit, Nest, Fitness Tracking



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