The G Watch R beats its closest competitor, the Moto 360, to take the Android Wear crown. Just be prepared for a large smartwatch with a very specific design.
Shipping in early November, the G Watch R evokes a traditional sports chronograph, complete with a circular display and watch faces with digital complications.
With a more elegant design, brighter display, and improved heart-rate sensor, the Basis Peak fitness and sleep tracker improves on the Basis B1 Band in pretty much every way.
Apple's new $350 wearable supports mobile Apple Pay payments and a raft of health and exercise features. But its most novel feature may be the "Digital Crown" navigation interface.
Apple's wearable is far from a guaranteed success, but mobile payments, simple UI, and a perfectly compromised hardware design could make the iWatch the first smartwatch everyone loves.
The entire world is calling the Ironman One GPS+ a smartwatch... and the entire world is wrong. Jon Phillips also tackles Pebble's cosmetic upgrades, and the intrinsic emptiness of Apple's latest trademark application in Episode 12 of Wearables Right or Wrong?
Just as Radio Shack moves to reinvent itself for 2014, we look at the most adorable photos from the company's archives.
It's not pretty or even cheap, but this serviceable activity-tracking wristband offers special data-syncing with the Runtastic Pro mobile app.
Xiaomi announces a $13 activity tracker. iTime becomes the new iWatch. Healbe releases dubious lab data. It was a meh-to-lousy 7-day stretch for wearable tech.
Vessyl can report the caloric value of liquids, and even (get this!) tell you what you just poured inside of it. Huh. This is useful how?
Apparently we can disregard the news that 8-inch Windows slates have been kicked off the U.S. road map. The world's leading PC manufacturer remains committed to wee Windows tablets.
According to its lab report, the wrist-worn wearable can detect the calories in the food you eat with an error rate of 13.5 percent. But this comes via a blog post, not a peer-reviewed study.
Android Wear is a solid step forward in smartwatch interface design, but LG's implementation is uninspired and costs $30 more than Samsung's very similar hardware.
The Gear Live is the best hardware expression of the world's best smartwatch OS. But Samsung's reign will be short unless it innovates in key areas.
In Episode 8 of his weekly video show, Jon Phillips riffs on Apple's not-so-luxurious iWatch plans, the opposing goals of smartwatches and wristwatches, and vexing Android Wear navigation.
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