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Steal This Idea: A Smart Band For Your Dumb Watch

Watches are awesome, ancient technology. They’re simple, often beautiful, completely functional tiny clocks we strap to our arms and wear out into the world. I love watches, but I think making them “smart” makes them worse. Instead, we should be making smart bands for the dumb, beautiful watches that already exist. » 5/13/15 4:10pm 5/13/15 4:10pm

Huawei's Android Wear Watch Is Handsome, But Still Too Bulky

Huawei is launching not one but three wearables this year at Mobile World Congress, and the new Android Wear-powered Huawei Watch is the most interesting of the trio. The Huawei Watch is nice but also, well, just another Android Wear watch, and to me it's as bulky as almost every other smartwatch out there—with a… » 3/01/15 10:09am 3/01/15 10:09am

Sony SmartWatch 3 Review: The Best-Performing Android Smartwatch Yet

Sony's been trying the smartwatch thing for years, but the original SmartWatch and the SmartWatch 2 both... what's the word I'm looking for here? Sucked? Yeah. But the SmartWatch 3 has solid performance and two nifty features you won't find on any other Android Wear. It's the first with built-in GPS and a screen you… » 2/11/15 11:00am 2/11/15 11:00am

Leaked Companion App Spills Details on the Apple Watch

The Apple Watch was already one of the most anticipated gadgets of 2015 before the year even started. And though current rumors indicate we still have two months worth of waiting, a new leak of the watch's companion app, posted by the ever-reliable Mark Gurman at 9to5Mac, give us even more details on what this watch… » 1/13/15 4:55pm 1/13/15 4:55pm

ASUS ZenWatch Review: The First Smartwatch I'd Wear As a Watch

For years, I've wanted a smartwatch: a device that would blend style with digital convenience. Unfortunately, the first crop of smartwatches have predominantly been bulky pieces of plastic and glass for which adjectives like "elegant" seem disingenuous. But the Asus ZenWatch is evidence that things are getting better. » 12/03/14 10:45am 12/03/14 10:45am