Wearables

Fitbit Versa - Fitbit OS update, features

Fitbit OS Update for Versa 2, Ionic: Clock face switcher, always-on enhancements, advanced sleep tools, more

Fitbit keeps rolling out software updates for its fitness trackers and smartwatches. As a generally happy Versa owner color me impressed. And the latest comes in the form of Fitbit OS 4.1, due December 3, 2019 per the Fitbit blog.Fitbit is heavily promoting its sleep tools in the latest...
Fitbit versa colors and straps

Google Pixel Watch is coming after all, and it’s called Fitbit

Google buys Fitbit for $2.1 billion. What does that mean for WearOS and Google wearables?
Google Pixel 4 Quick Gestures

Made by Google 2019: Everything but a Pixel Watch

Will Google ever capitulate and reboot its wearable strategy?
Apple Watch Captures Half of 18 Million Global Smartwatch Shipments in Q4 2018

Trendspotting: At 50% share Apple Watch still dominates smartwatch market, Fitbit and Samsung gain

A new report today on the smartwatch market tells us something we already know all too well:Apple continues to dominate.According to Strategy Analytics the Apple Watch -- launched less than four years ago in 2015 -- once against sold more than any other brand, capturing 50% of the market...
ECG Apple Watch 4

Apple Watch 4 is everything you want in a modern smartwatch

"California. How I love. California. California..."How appropriate that the new Apple Watch would be unveiled this morning in Cupertino at the Steve Jobs Theater.With a Mission Impossible style opening sequence featuring employees running across the stunning Apple campus and a little bit of help from Siri ("Hey Siri, what...
Preview: Apple Watch Series 4

Apple Watch Series 4 looks to further extend market lead – less bezel, more screen and (helpful) complications

Apple's design ethos is leading the way. Google's Pixel Watch has a lot of catching up to do.
Samsung Galaxy Watch price, features, news, reviews

Samsung Galaxy Watch is here, pre-orders start at $330 – sadly still runs Tizen OS

It's official. The new Samsung smartwatch runs Tizen. Not Android Wear OS, as many were hoping. Too bad about that.Aside from that unfortunate bit of news, Samsung is offering two sizes of the new Galaxy Watch -- the successor to the decidedly poorly received Gear S3. Galaxy Watch 42mm...
Apple Watch: Tips for better battery life

Wearable News: Apple Watch sales up 30% y/y, but Fitbit and Garmin make inroads

While many are struggling Apple clearly is not. Sales for the Apple Watch are estimated to be up 30% y/y in Q2 2018.That means Apple shipped something in the order of 3.5 million versions of its Series 1, 2 and 3 smartwatch (it no longer sells the original Series...
Ticwatch E Prime Day deal - sale $109 USD

Ticwatch E with Google Wear OS 2.0 a solid smartwatch deal

If you've been holding off getting a Wear smartwatch now might be one of your best opportunities. Amazon Prime Day is here to save the day -- well, mostly.Ticwatch E has been marked down. That means you can get the well-reviewed smartwatch made by Mobvoi for a nice discount -- normal...