Report: The Apple Watch Will Only Last 2.5 Hours With "Heavy" Use

We've heard rumors for some time that Apple's been less than pleased with the purported battery life of its upcoming Apple Watch. And now, it looks as though it has plenty of reason to be worried. According to a new report from 9 to 5 Mac, the Apple Watch the battery is looking at just 2.5 to 4 hours of "active… » 1/22/15 3:36pm Thursday 3:36pm

The Mio ALPHA 2 Heart Rate Watch Adds an Accelerometer and a Backlight

The original Mio ALPHA was the first fitness-tracking wearable to keep tabs on your heart rate using the same technology as the highly-accurate finger-worn pulse oximeters used at hospitals, instead of an awkward and uncomfortable chest strap. And now the company has finally revealed its successor, the Alpha 2, which… » 1/05/15 11:00am 1/05/15 11:00am

Garmin's Slim vívoactive Bridges Smartwatches and Fitness Trackers

At one time we all carried separate cellphones and MP3 players because there just wasn't a single device that did both well—and then the iPhone arrived. The same problem exists between fitness trackers and smartwatches. Neither does the other one's job particularly well, but it doesn't have to be that way. At least… » 1/05/15 8:00am 1/05/15 8:00am

Garmin's epix Puts a Rugged Touchscreen GPS Navigator On Your Wrist

A hike deep into the woods or unexplored territory is only fun if you know you can find your way back out. And to ensure that adventurers can safely get to or from their destinations without a pack weighed down with gadgets, Garmin's new epix watch straps a full GPS navigator to your wrist, complete with touchscreen… » 1/05/15 8:00am 1/05/15 8:00am

Install Rad New Watchfaces on Android Wear

When Google rolled out the 5.0 Lollipop update for Android Wear, it brought with it a number of cool features, not least the ability to install any watchface from Google Play (rather than just the ones pre-installed on your device). What's more, you can now manage them from your smartphone more easily. Here's how to… » 12/18/14 12:11pm 12/18/14 12:11pm

Pebble and PayPal Give You Another Stupid Way To Pay For Stuff

Tech companies are continuing with the long, hard struggle to rid the planet of credit cards. Today's slightly awkward solution comes courtesy of PayPal and Pebble, who will now let you ditch your wallet, provided you own a Pebble smartwatch, have a PayPal account, and shop at stores that take PayPal. » 11/18/14 10:04pm 11/18/14 10:04pm

After Three Weeks, Apple Pay Is Already Transforming How We Buy Things

For years, tech companies like Google and Softcard (formerly known as ISIS) begged with consumers to adopt its NFC-powered payment platform, and for the most part, their pleas went largely unheard. Now that Apple Pay has graced millions of iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus users with NFC purchasing powers, things are… » 11/16/14 10:00am 11/16/14 10:00am

Of Course You Can Track Domino's Pizza On Your Smartwatch Now

In a move that fulfills every basement-dwelling tech nerd stereotype out there, Domino's and Pebble are finally letting you use your wrist computer to watch as your pizza inches ever-closer to your gaping maw. Wipe away those tears and/or meat sweats, and behold the Domino's Tracker smartwatch app. » 11/13/14 10:16am 11/13/14 10:16am