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    Intel and Tag Heuer Team Up for a Fancy New Modular Smartwatch

    Android Wear 2.0 has finally arrived, and with it, we’re starting to see a slow trickle of updated smartwatches. With smartwatches maybe not doing so hot, the lack of enthusiasm might not be too surprising. But, Intel’s enthusiasm hasn’t waned, and neither has Tag Heuer’s — the latter is updating their Tag Heuer Connected watch with […]

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    Withings Steel HR Hybrid Smartwatch Review

    We’ve talked a fair bit about Fossil’s hybrid smartwatches lately, but it was Withings that got the ball rolling in 2014 with the Activité, an analog watch with fitness tracking sensors and a Bluetooth module hidden inside. That watch demonstrated the value of hybrid smartwatches — smart features combined with months-long battery life. But, even with the […]

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    Fossil Adding Thinner Hybrid Q Smartwatches This Spring

    Last year, Fossil started adding hybrid smartwatches to their Q line of wearables. Being analog watches with simple, user-friendly smart features, we found them to be much more fashionable and non-intrusive than full-on smartwatches. As much as we liked them, we still found the hybrid smartwatches a bit thicker than we expected — that’s changing in […]

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    Misfit’s First Smartwatch is the Sleek, Sporty Vapor

    Up until now, Misfit has been known best for the Shine, their simple, fashionable fitness tracker. But, in 2015, Misfit was acquired by Fossil, a company that has always been interested in the smartwatch, in all its forms. At CES today, Fossil and Misfit made the most of both their areas of expertise with the […]

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    Motiv Ring is As Discreet As A Fitness Tracker Wearable Gets

    The Motiv Ring does everything a bulky fitness tracker does but instead of taking up real estate on your wrist as a smartwatch, it is a simple and comfortable ring made out of a feather-light titanium shell. It tracks your heart rate with an optical sensor, along with active heart rate, resting heart rate, distance, […]

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    Pokémon Go Finally Makes it to the Apple Watch, as Promised

    Apple made a bad habit of promising things at the iPhone 7 launch and seeing them get delayed longer than they’d like. After mysterious setbacks, Apple finally released the AirPods earlier this month, and now we’re seeing one of the big Apple Watch guarantees — Pokémon Go is now on Apple’s wearable. When Apple discussed Pokémon Go for the Apple […]

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    Cronologics, Makers of the CoWatch, Have Been Acquired by Google

    2016 has been a rough year for smartwatches — not only did sales drop over 50 percent from last year, but the entire year has gone by without an update to Google’s Android Wear smartwatch operating system. Android Wear 2.0 is slated to arrive early next year, but it’s already seen considerable delays, and some Android […]

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    Huawei Fit Review

    The relatively young wearable market is already showing signs of slowdown. Sales are down 50 percent year over year, while current-era smartwatch pioneer Pebble was stripped down and sold off for parts in the face of mounting debt and declining sales. For fitness trackers and smartwatches (and there’s a lot of overlap), it’s becoming increasingly […]

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    Fitbit Buys Up Parts of Pebble, Upcoming Smartwatches Cancelled

    Pebble, the smartwatch company that rose to prominence as a Kickstarter success story in 2012, is no more. After weeks of increased speculation of a Fitbit buyout, both companies are confirming that Fitbit will acquire some of Pebble’s staff and intellectual property, discontinuing their product lines. All of the new Pebble products introduced in the […]

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    Fitbit Charge 2 Review

    With there sure to be an uptick in fitness goals in the coming months, the Fitbit Charge 2 is ready to be the ultimate tech stocking stuffer gift or indulgence. We tested the latest Fitbit Charge 2 for over two weeks, capturing, tracking, and noting the top features throughout our fitness, health, and everyday routines. The new, […]