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.
Women's watches comprise about 35 percent of the traditional luxury wristwatch market, yet the consumer electronics companies are sticking to a tech-nerd aesthetic.
TAG Heuer's CEO says smartwatches look like ‘cheap wrist computers’ but won’t rule one out. Top brass from Citizen and Bulova are almost as critical, but have kind words for Moto 360 and Pebble.
Evidence mounts that an Apple smartwatch is coming. Just don't expect it to be labeled "Swiss made."
Egalitarian mobile support just isn't a killer feature in fit-tech wearables—unless you happen to use a Windows Phone.
In Episode 7 of his weekly video show, Jon Phillips sets his crosshairs directly on Android Wear, Google's new OS designed just for wrist wearables.
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