Tag: fitness trackers

Samsung announces the Galaxy Watch Active and Galaxy Fit fitness tracker

Samsung didn’t just announce four new smartphones (and the Galaxy Fold) at its Unpacked event — it also took the wraps off three new wearables: the Samsung Galaxy Watch Active, Samsung Galaxy Fit, and Samsung Galaxy Fit E. Here’s what you need to know about these new Samsung fitness devices. Don’t miss: Samsung Galaxy S10, S10 Plus, […]

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Rumor: Samsung’s new sport smartwatch won’t have one of the Galaxy Watch’s best features

One of the genuinely useful features on the Samsung Galaxy Watch — and older Samsung smartwatches for that matter — is the physically rotating watch dial. It’s an ingenious way to navigate around the user interface without making the user scroll through a tiny display with their smudgy fingers. Unfortunately Samsung’s upcoming sport smartwatch might […]

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Google is buying smartwatch tech from Fossil for $40 million

Google is finally getting serious about Wear OS. On Thursday, Fossil Group, the company that’s perhaps the most focused on bringing new Wear OS watches to market, is selling $40 million worth of smartwatch-related intellectual property to Google. The IP is related to a smartwatch technology currently under development by Fossil. As part of the […]

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Smartwatch roundup: All the best wearables we could find at CES 2019

Smartphones may have been almost a no-show at CES 2019, but that wasn’t the case for smartwatches. From fitness companies to fashion brands, we’ve seen plenty of companies launch new wearables at this year’s trade show. Here’s our list of the best smartwatches we could find at CES 2019. Kate Spade Scallop Smartwatch 2 Don’t […]

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Withings brings ECG measurements to your wrist for $130, updates watches and health monitor hardware

Withings, the French fitness company that was acquired by Nokia in 2016 and then sold back to Withings co-founder Éric Carreel the following year, has launched three new products at CES: the Move ECG, a fitness watch with an built-in ECG, the Withings Move, a basic analog fitness watch, and the BPM Core, a standalone […]

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Hands-on: Withings packed an ECG into its new customizable hybrid watch

Withings has announced a new wearable called the Withings Move, a hybrid watch that you can customize to your heart’s content. This is the third device launched under the Withings name following the brand’s brief stint at Nokia. If you’re familiar at all with Withings’ previous Activite watches, you’ll feel right at home here — […]

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Matrix’s new solar-powered smartwatch never needs to be charged

One of the biggest complaints with modern smartwatches is battery life. If you’re buying anything powered by Google’s Wear OS, for instance, you can usually only expect the battery to last a day or so. A company called Matrix is well on its way to fixing that headache. Its new smartwatch, the Matrix PowerWatch 2, […]

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2019 will be a great year for smartwatches and fitness trackers — here’s why

Smartwatches and fitness trackers have never been as cut-and-dry as smartphones because they’re not for everyone. Not everyone needs to track how many steps they take, and most of us certainly don’t need our wrists buzzing day in and day out. Looking back at the past year, a lot has gone on in the world […]

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Oura Ring 2 review: The early adopter catches the worm

The Oura Ring 2 is an exciting ring-shaped health tracking device that measures something a little different from all the other calorie-focused trackers out there. In theory it can help you to feel better, perform better, and make smarter decisions regarding health and training. This is the second iteration of a relatively-underground product that launched […]

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Withings announces the Pulse HR fitness tracker with 20-day battery life

Withings has announced a new fitness tracker called the Pulse HR, a follow-up to 2013’s Withings Pulse. The Pulse HR comes with a PPG heart rate sensor, connected GPS, and 20-day battery life. It’s available for pre-order now for $129.95. Withings has been focused on analog hybrid smartwatches for a few years now, but today […]

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The best wearable devices you can buy right now (Winter 2018)

Article Contents Smartwatches haven’t been the smashing success that many manufacturers hoped they would be, but that doesn’t mean all of them are bad or useless. Not everyone needs or wants a screen on their wrist, but for those of us who like tracking workouts and responding to notifications without reaching for a phone, they […]

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Misfit Vapor 2 is here: Built-in GPS, NFC, and an old processor for $250

Misfit has announced the Vapor 2, a new Wear OS smartwatch that costs $249.99. The Misfit Vapor 2 brings GPS and NFC — two features the original didn’t have. The new watch is also powered by Qualcomm’s almost-three-year-old Wear 2100 chipset. 2017’s Misfit Vapor smartwatch was a bit disappointing. The watch didn’t come with NFC […]

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Huawei Watch GT hands-on: Huawei’s Galaxy Watch competitor

[embedded content] Today, the Huawei Mate 20 and Huawei Mate 20 Pro were announced. Alongside these brand new phones, the company also unveiled its new Huawei Watch GT smartwatch. At first glance, the Watch GT may look like a Wear OS smartwatch, but it’s a actually a competitor to Wear OS and Apple Watch. The […]

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Fitbit Charge 3 launches October 7: Here’s where you can buy it

Fitbit’s Charge line of fitness trackers are extremely popular — even more so than its recent smartwatches. The company announced its latest activity tracker, the Fitbit Charge 3, back in August, and now we have an official launch date. Fitbit has confirmed that the Fitbit Charge 3 release date is Sunday, October 7. You can pre-order […]

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Polar’s new Vantage V and M fitness watches bring advanced running features to the wrist

Polar Vantage V Polar announced two new GPS running watches, the Vantage V and Vantage M. The Vantage V is the higher-end model, with support for running power metrics and Polar’s Recovery Pro feature. The Vantage M has many of the same features but costs much less. Today, Polar took the wraps off two new […]

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Garmin vivosmart 4 review: If you don’t need GPS, this is a great option

Garmin’s vivosmart 3 fitness tracker tried some interesting things, but it didn’t follow through so well on all of them. This year, the company not only needed to make up for the vivosmart 3’s faults, but also create something to go head to head with the upcoming Fitbit Charge 3. That’s where the Garmin vivosmart 4 […]

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