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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… » 7/21/15 4:21pm 7/21/15 4:21pm

The Key to Longer-Lasting Smartwatches Might Be Stupidly Simple

Smartwatches are not endowed with the greatest battery life, thanks to the limited space available. But for the increasingly large number of circular smartwatches on the market, there’s one simple change that could yield a quarter more power: stop trying to fit rectangular batteries into round bodies. » 6/29/15 11:31pm 6/29/15 11:31pm

The Next Apple Watch May Be Way Less Reliant On An iPhone

Rumors are an endless ouroboros of speculation. As soon as one device is announced/launched/shipped fresh gadget hearsay about The Next Generation begins. With some Apple Watch buyers still awaiting their precious wrist-strapped cargo, we’re already hearing more and more about the next one, and to be honest, it sounds… » 6/18/15 5:40pm 6/18/15 5:40pm

Here’s The Microsoft Smartwatch You’ll Never Be Able To Buy 

It seems like everybody is making smartwatches these days: Apple has one, Samsung has a few, and you can get wearables from Motorola, ASUS and more. Microsoft even made one. But I’m not talking about the Microsoft Band—I’m talking about the Microsoft Moonraker: the company’s cancelled smartwatch.
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Pebble Time Preview: Why Can't All Smartwatches Be This Simple?

Before the Apple Watch, there was the Pebble—the smartwatch that raised an incredible $10.3 million on Kickstarter. The smartwatch that managed to outsmart Google’s Android Wear. The Best Smartwatch according to critics everywhere. For the past six days, I’ve been wearing its successor: the Pebble Time. It’s the most… » 5/27/15 1:00pm 5/27/15 1:00pm

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

Samsung's Next Smartwatch Will Pack A Round Screen And Rotating Bezel

Amidst all the Apple Watch hype, it’s easy to forget that Samsung’s aleady worked its way through two generations of smartwatch, and is prepping to launch a third. And according to a new Samsung software development kit, the next Gear will have a circular display, and rotating bezel to control it with. Digital crown… » 5/13/15 1:00am 5/13/15 1:00am

The Best Look Yet at Samsung's Round Galaxy Smartwatch

Samsung has more smartwatches than most shady trenchcoat salesmen out there, and they’re going to add yet another one to the mix. We already know that the next Gear will be the first circular face for Samsung, but a newly released SDK gives an even closer look at the watch’s Tizen apps and a totally cool bezel that … » 5/12/15 7:00pm 5/12/15 7:00pm