smartwatch

Blocks hopes to court enterprise customers with its modular smartwatch

As we noted earlier this week, the mere fact that Blocks was able to bring its modular smartwatch system to market feels like a minor miracle. The company appears to have not taken the easy route in a

Blocks, the modular smartwatch, is available now for $259

Kickstarter projects are always a crapshoot. Blocks’ modular smartwatch had a been of a leg up, in that the company had an actual working product to show to people — but even so, the device always

Kate Spade gets into the smart watch game

As it stands right now, Apple is absolutely dominating the smart watch market. But that hasn’t stopped other entrants from trying their hand, or wrist, in the space. Most recently, Kate Spade Ne

Smart speakers to outsell wearables during U.S. holidays, as demand for wearables slows

Smart speakers will likely outsell wearable devices this holiday season. That’s the latest prediction from analysts at eMarketer, which forecasts a slowing growth rate for devices like fitness t

Misfit’s new hybrid smartwatch offers a better notification system

Hybrid smartwatches are a weird category right now. No one’s really mastered the perfect balance between the smart and dumb, though a handful of products have done a decent job, most notably Withing

Germany bans kids’ smartwatches that can be used for eavesdropping

A German regulator has banned domestic sales of children's smartwatches that have a listening function -- warning that parents have been using the devices to secretly eavesdrop on teachers at their ki

Smaller is better with Samsung’s Gear Sport smartwatch

Samsung’s been in the smartwatch game longer than most. The first Galaxy Gear hit the market way back in 2013, beating out the Apple Watch by 18 months. It doesn’t get nearly as much love (or mark

Consumer report warns over safety of kids’ smartwatches

A report by an EU consumer watchdog has flagged up myriad problems with smartwatches designed for children, including security flaws, privacy concerns, and risks posed by unreliable features.

Fitbit’s Ionic smartwatch and bluetooth headphones go on sale October 1

Those who’ve been eagerly awaiting Fitbit’s first real foray into the world of smartwatches will be able to get their hands on the thing in a matter of days. The company announced this morning tha

Apple is working on a fix for Watch Series 3 LTE issues

The new Apple Watch is mostly an iterative update over its predecessor, but for one major feature: LTE. The addition of cellular connectivity has been touted as everything from “nice” to “game c

The Apple Watch is still the one to beat

The sheen has worn off of wearables. The pack has begun to thin, and even industry leaders like Fitbit felt the pinch. There are a few exceptions, of course. At the low end, companies like Xiaomi have

Fitbit still hasn’t cracked the smartwatch code

Struggling with a sputtering wearables market, plummeting stock pricing and increased competition on the low-end of the market, Fitbit threw a Hail Mary. It vacuumed up a trio of startups and got to w

Apple’s LTE-enabled Watch could be a wearable watershed moment

Apple's Series 3 smartwatch may look the same on the outside as the previous generation, but what they have inside might help kick the somewhat sleepy wearable category into high gear. To be clear, Ap

The Apple Watch Series 3 will transform a lot of workouts

New Apple Watch available in ceramic gray; orders begin September 15

Apple Watch Series 3 was unveiled at the company's annual event on Tuesday. The new version will have cellular and GPS capability, which means you can leave your phone at home and still receive calls

The cellular-enabled Apple Watch has the SIM built in

Apple has hidden an interesting twist inside the new Apple Watch: a built-in SIM card that isn't a SIM card. It's an eSIM, or embedded subscriber identity module. They've been talked about for years,

Here’s the new Apple Watch software

In Apple's big product show today in Cupertino at the new Steve Jobs Theater, Apple COO Jeff Williams unveiled watchOS 4, which is largely focused on health and fitness. The new OS features a redesign

Apple’s Watch 3 rolls out heart health and smart fitness features

Today, Apple announced the new Apple Watch 3 will be rolling out several health and fitness features included with OS4, like smart activity coaching, new features for swimmers, Gym Connect and an enha

The Apple Watch Series 3 comes with LTE connectivity

The new Apple Watch is now official, offering one big highlight upgrade over the previous version: Built-in cellular support. Wireless cellular LTE connectivity provided by a built-in chip means the n

Fitbit is teaming up with Dexcom for glucose monitoring on the Ionic Smartwatch

Wearable fitness makers are increasingly interested in tracking our vitals. Now Fitbit has announced a collaboration with glucose monitor company Dexcom to develop and market products to help those wi
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