LG G Watch R Review: Worthy of Your Wrist, Even If Android Wear Isn't

Motorola's Moto 360 stole the Android Wear spotlight when Google's smartwatch operating system was first revealed. But it's not the only tech-filled timepiece to sport a circular display, with this, LG's G Watch R, hot on its heels just a few months after the Moto 360's release. Depending on your aesthetic taste, the… » 10/30/14 12:47pm Today 12:47pm

Smartwatches Fulfill Their True Destiny With a Game Boy Emulator

Google and Apple can pitch them as productivity tools all they want, but the real reason anyone would strap a smartwatch to their wrist is as a more covert way to kill time and avoid boredom. So it's good to know that when your Twitter and Facebook feeds run dry, you can always boot up a Game Boy emulator on your… » 10/14/14 8:50am 10/14/14 8:50am

Apple Really, Really Wants The Apple Watch To Be Fashionable

Apple's already been clear that it wants its upcoming timepiece to be something that you're not ashamed to wear. But in case displaying it at the Paris Fashion Week wasn't clear enough, Apple's PR people have gone ahead and put the Apple Watch front and center — quite literally — on the November issue of Vogue China. » 10/09/14 9:37pm 10/09/14 9:37pm

Flexy, Wrist-Worn Concept Phone: A Real Life Buzz Lightyear Communicator

Indiegogo concepts are always a bit out there, and this one's no exception: Portal, a six-inch Android-powered smartphone that's impressively capable, waterproof, and flexible enough to wear on your wrist like Buzz Lightyear's communicator. Forget smartwatches, this baby's a goddamned gauntlet. » 9/27/14 5:30pm 9/27/14 5:30pm

The Joy and Misery of Life With a Grotesquely Large "Smartwatch"

Brought to life by a Kickstarter campaign that raised nearly $1 million last year, the Neptune Pine is the most literal interpretation of the word "smartwatch." It's a huge phone-like Android device that you strap to your wrist in order to feel smart. The $350 Neptune Pine does almost everything you would expect your… » 9/23/14 1:43pm 9/23/14 1:43pm

Apple Watch Will Play Music On Bluetooth Headphones, No iPhone Required

The Apple Watch we got a glimpse at this week is a powerful peripheral device, but most of its tricks require it to be tethered to an iPhone in the user's pocket. Last night on Charlie Rose, Apple CEO Tim Cook revealed one thing the Watch can do on its own: Send music to your Bluetooth headphones. » 9/13/14 11:47am 9/13/14 11:47am

Apple Watch Will Lock Up Your Payment Info When You Take it Off

One of the Apple Watch's nifty features will be its Apple Pay integration, letting you tap-to-pay right from your wrist. Yes, that means the sensor-laden smartwatch will be connected to your credit card—but there's a nifty trick to prevent would-be thieves from stealing your credit card if they nick your watch. » 9/11/14 12:10pm 9/11/14 12:10pm

Moto 360 Smartwatch Review: The Best Might Not Be Enough


Early this year when Google first announced Android Wear, it teased us with the Moto 360. It was by far the best-looking smartwatch we'd ever seen. Many months later it's here at last. It's the best Android Wear device yet, but with the Apple Watch looming on the horizon, it's no longer clear if that's good enough. » 9/11/14 11:00am 9/11/14 11:00am

Report: Apple Watch Will Need Charging Every Day

Amidst all the fist-pumping and Bono-goofing yesterday, one piece of information was conspicuously absent: The Apple Watch's battery life. What's the point of strapping a tiny computer to your body if it needs constant charging? According to Re/code, even Apple hasn't quite figured out the battery dilemma yet. » 9/10/14 12:46pm 9/10/14 12:46pm

Can Apple's Watch Overcome the History of Broken Smartwatch Promises?

Yesterday, Apple announced that it will release its own smartwatch in "early 2015." But the smartwatch has a trail of broken promises in its wake. Around this time last year Samsung announced that they were going to bring us the sci-fi future we had always dreamt about. Can Apple finally make our smartwatch dreams a… » 9/10/14 12:36pm 9/10/14 12:36pm