Fitbit Versa 2 review

September 10, 2019

The Versa didn’t Last year’s Versa Lite was, by all accounts, a misstep. The device was an attempt to capitalize on one of the Versa’s strongest selling points: price. It was a miscalculation, however. The discount wasn’t enough to justify the missing features, and Fitbit’s financials took a hit as things finally appeared to be heading in the right direction. By that account, the Versa 2 arrives just in time…

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Withings Move ECG Watch Is Good for Your Ticker

March 23, 2019

I’ve long thought Withings wearables are the kind of smartwatches that most people actually want to wear. The French company eschews “wrist-­computer” designs, opting instead for devices that look and feel like analog watches and—hallelujah!—don’t need to be recharged every night. Withings’ first smartwatch that tracked your activity, the Activité from 2014, even had “swiss-made” emblazoned on it. Smartwatches have grown more sophisticated since then, thanks to an explosion in…

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Bellabeats new hybrid smartwatch tracks your stressand goes with your outfit

December 23, 2018

Bellabeat, the company behind a variety of health and wellness wearable devices aimed at women, is now selling its first smartwatch. The device, which is simply called “Time,” was announced earlier this month right in the midst of holiday shopping season. Like other fitness trackers, the watch is capable of basic tasks like counting your steps, tracking sleep patterns and reminding you to move. But unlike traditional smartwatches — which,…

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Fitbit is getting in the smart watch game – so how does it hold up?

September 1, 2018

Google confirmed in an interview with tech site Tom's Guide that it will not be releasing a "Pixel" smartwatch this year.Image: Stephen Lam / Getty Images Sorry, folks!  Google is not releasing a smartwatch this year. The company confirmed on Friday in an interview with Tom’s Guide that it has no plans to release it’s own-branded smartwatch in 2018. Tech news sites have been in a frenzy over the past…

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Report: Google working on Pixel-branded Wear OS smartwatch

May 14, 2018

Image: pete pachal/mashable Google plans on launching up to three Pixel-branded smartwatches this fall, according to VentureBeat mobile reporter Evan Blass, who cites a “reliable source.”  SEE ALSO: Google accidentally confirms Pixel 3 in new Android source code Such a watch would almost certainly be powered by Google’s Wear OS (formerly Android Wear). It would likely also incorporate Qualcomm’s upcoming wearable chip, which Google helped design.  Qualcomm’s senior director of…

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Buy a wearable for that friend who always misses your calls

March 4, 2018

Image: Ringly Heads up: All products featured here are selected by Mashable’s commerce team and meet our rigorous standards for awesomeness. If you buy something, Mashable may earn an affiliate commission. We’ve all experienced it. You’re waiting for an important call. You step away from your phone for just a few moments and return to a dreaded “Missed Call” notification.  Or you call someone to chat about something important, and…

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This adorable, habit-tracking smartwatch for kids was a CES 2017 Innovation Awards Honoree

January 6, 2018

Getting into a routine means more quality family time.Image: joy Heads up: All products featured here are selected by Mashable’s commerce team and meet our rigorous standards for awesomeness. If you buy something, Mashable may earn an affiliate commission. Remember when you were a kid and felt like you had all the time in the world? It’s difficult to teach a child how to manage their time because they don’t…

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In 2017, the Apple Watch became the most important wearable in the world

December 13, 2017

Apple is victorious in the wearable wars at least for now.Image: bob al-greene/mashable The Apple Watch conquered all comers and became the most important wearable in the world in 2017.   SEE ALSO: AirPods will be even more ubiquitous in 2018, says report The iPhone maker flexed its muscles to take over the young wearable space in a relatively short period. Apple only released its first smartwatch in April 2015,…

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Get a sleek, simple smartwatch for way less than the Apple Watch

December 7, 2017

Would you look at the time?Image: Mobvoi Just to let you know, if you buy something featured here, Mashable might earn an affiliate commission. Maybe your alarm didn’t go off, maybe you merely snoozed it a few too many times, maybe you flat-out forgot to set it whilst in that sleepy post-turkey haze. Whatever your excuse, the truth is that you didn’t get up early on Black Friday and, as…

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Fitbit has a new partnership to help wearers manage diabetes with the Ionic smartwatch

October 1, 2017

Fitbit's latest partnership will help people with diabetes use the new Ionic smartwatch to monitor glucose levels.Image: lili sams/mashable Fitbit is looking to expand its health monitoring capabilities beyond just fitness tracking, so the company is teaming up with a major medical device maker to help people manage diabetes directly on their wrists.  Fitbit just announced a new partnership with glucose monitoring device company Dexcom. The first initiative to come…

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