This Smartwatch Ditches Apps For Great Design

In a post-iPhone world, saying that apps are useless will probably get you beheaded in the startup community. But the (brave) designers behind Olio, a gorgeous new smartwatch with a minimalist feature set are saying exactly that. » 3/26/15 11:04pm Thursday 11:04pm

A Key-Sized Pebble Watch Charger You'll Never Forget At Home

The Pebble smartwatch boasts vastly superior battery life to Apple's upcoming wearable, but that doesn't mean you still don't have to regularly keep it charged. So following up on its key-sized smartphone chargers, Nomad is introducing the tiny NomadKey Pebble that includes a magnetic connector for attaching to and… » 3/25/15 11:25am 3/25/15 11:25am

Will.i.am Finally Found A Customer For His Smartwatch: Gucci

I don't know if I'm quite having a breakdown, but I'm certainly sitting at my desk having some kind of adverse physical reaction to the fact that will.i.am has pumped another wearable device into this consumer electronics landfill we call Earth. Yes, Mr I.Am has made another smartwatch. » 3/19/15 10:00pm 3/19/15 10:00pm

Watch Out Apple Watch, There's a Swiss-Made Android Wear Watch Coming

Swiss watchmaker TAG Heuer is teaming up with both Google and Intel are going to team up to make a luxury Android Wear watch to do battle with the upcoming (and expensive) Apple Watch. Sounds interesting! But unfortunately that's about all we've got in the way of details so far. » 3/19/15 9:32am 3/19/15 9:32am

Tag Heuer and Intel Are to Challenge the Apple Watch

"Apple will get young people used to wearing a watch," Tag Heuer CEO CEO Jean-Claude Biver recently told Reuters, "and later maybe they will want to buy themselves a real watch." Could today be the day we see Tag Heuer's "real watch" answer to the rise of the smartwatch? » 3/19/15 5:01am 3/19/15 5:01am

Breitling's First Smartwatch Isn't Overloaded With Functionality

Many have criticized Apple for trying to cram too much functionality into a wearable device with a tiny touchscreen and short battery life. Breitling's first smartwatch is simpler: the B55 Connected will wirelessly communicate with your smartphone too, but only to make the watch's core functionality easier to use. » 3/13/15 3:52pm 3/13/15 3:52pm

The Best Smartwatches That Aren't the Apple Watch

The Apple Watch is finally coming. It touches down on April 24th. But what makes it so special? Well...not a whole lot except for the fact that it works with an iPhone and is made by Apple, as Mark Wilson very succinctly points out at Co.Design. Here's everything else that's already out there, and already fantastic. » 3/09/15 4:31pm 3/09/15 4:31pm

The Many, Many Prices of the Apple Watch

Big or small? Gold, stainless steel, or anodized aluminum? Metal, leather, plastic. So many choices at so many prices. It's going to be ok. Let's break it down. » 3/09/15 2:32pm 3/09/15 2:32pm

Everything We Think The Apple Watch Can Do

The Apple Watch is one of the more intriguing pieces of hardware to come out of Cupertino for some time. It was long-awaited, and at first glance, well-received. So what is it that we've exactly been waiting for all this time? Is this the one smartwatch to rule them all or just another in a long line of "meh?" » 3/09/15 10:50am 3/09/15 10:50am

These Are Pebble's Secret Weapons In The Smartwatch War

Did you think the new Pebble Time's color screen and new UI paradigm made for an exciting smartwatch? Well, you ain't seen nothing yet. The company's been hiding two major announcements that could make Pebble Time the smartwatch to beat this year. » 3/03/15 8:00am 3/03/15 8:00am

Huawei Already Revealed Its First Android Watch

All the cool kids are peddling Android wearables these days, and it looks like Huawei is no exception: in advance of the upcoming Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, it looks like the Chinese phone giant has revealed its upcoming watch in an (accidental?) ad. » 2/28/15 10:15am 2/28/15 10:15am

This Wildly Nerdy App Gives Android Wear Watches Super Geek Powers

Maybe you've heard of Tasker. If so, welcome nerd. If not, it's a robust but complex Android app that lets power-geeks (like me) program their rooted phones to do just about anything. Now, thanks to a Tasker plug-in called AutoWear, you can extend that sort of ludicrous control to an Android Wear smartwatch. » 2/27/15 10:50am 2/27/15 10:50am

You'd Never Know This Stylish Helvetica Watch Is a Fitness Tracker

Athletes were among the first to adopt and wear fitness trackers, which is why they're all styled to look like an athletic accessory. But since everyone can benefit from a little motivation to stay active, especially those stuck behind a desk, we're starting to see fitness trackers that look more like… » 2/27/15 10:20am 2/27/15 10:20am

Swatch's Touchscreen Watch Gets Smarter With Fitness Tracking Features

Rumors of Swatch making a smartwatch of its own were recently confirmed to Gizmodo by the company, we just don't have any idea of when it will happen. So if you're tired of waiting to strap a genuine smart Swiss watch to your wrist, Swatch has just upgraded its touchscreen Swatch Touch with the slightly smarter Swatch… » 2/27/15 9:20am 2/27/15 9:20am

​LG is Building a Smartwatch With An Enormous Battery 

I have a hard time caring about smartwatches. They sound neat, but most of them have tiny batteries that can barely last a couple days. Why can't someone make a watch that both looks swanky and has a decent sized battery? Well, LG just did: it's called the Watch Urbane LTE. » 2/26/15 3:20pm 2/26/15 3:20pm

Soon, You'll Be Able to Build Your Own Moto 360 Smartwatch

People want their smartwatches to be fashion statements. And some have gone to extreme measures—including one enterprising, sandpaper-equipped individual—to make them uniquely their own. Now, Motorola is making it way easier to build your own Moto 360 smartwatch—no sandpaper required. » 2/26/15 2:15pm 2/26/15 2:15pm

The Best Smartwatch For Every Wrist 

I've been keen on smartwatches pretty much since day one. I get a lot of emails, texts, and assorted notifications, most of them garbage but some vitally important. Having a glancable screen on my wrist makes life infinitely easier. But smartwatches have come a long way since they showed up a few years ago. Which… » 2/24/15 6:27pm 2/24/15 6:27pm

The Basis Peak Fitness Tracker Won't Replace Your Smartwatch

This February, the Basis Peak got a new ability to display smartwatch notifications in a new firmware update. Does that make it a great smartwatch, too? Ehhh... not so much. I just spent the last couple weeks trying it out, and here are my findings. » 2/24/15 4:45pm 2/24/15 4:45pm

Pebble's Fantastic Smartwatch Is Growing Up

It's been almost three years since the original Pebble ( still one of the very best) closed up Kickstarter-shop with over $10 million, and now the little watch that could has a true successor. This is the Pebble Time. It's thinner. It's got a color screen. It's got a microphone. And...it's on Kickstarter. » 2/24/15 10:00am 2/24/15 10:00am

Looks Like Pebble's New Smartwatch Will Have a Color Screen

Last week, Pebble started teasing a new announcement with a countdown on its homepage. And now a leak from 9to5Mac—an image hosted on Pebble's own servers—is giving us a pretty good idea of what it is: A new, thinner, wider smartwatch with a color screen. » 2/23/15 9:52am 2/23/15 9:52am