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Sony Takes Another Shot at Activity Trackers With the SmartBand 2

This is Sony’s SmartBand 2. And guess what? It still doesn’t tell time. But other than its lack of screen and a new heart rate monitor, there aren’t many surprises on Sony’s official page for the new wearable—since info about its specs were accidentally published on the Play Store in June. » 8/20/15 11:07am 8/20/15 11:07am

Samsung's Mysterious Gear S2 Smartwatch Looks Downright Wearable

Samsung showed us two jumbo phones today that were, you know, more or less what we were expecting—and frankly not all that interesting. At the end of the show, though, Samsung teased the Gear S2 smartwatch, set to be announced on September 3rd at IFA in Berlin. Now that’s what I’m talking about! » 8/13/15 12:40pm 8/13/15 12:40pm

Try Your Hand (Wrist?) At Fitness Tracking With This Discounted Fitbit Flex

It’s not the most advanced fitness tracker out there, but the Fitbit Flex is a great barebones wearable that can track your steps by day, your sleep by night, and sync all of that data to your smartphone. You might eventually want to graduate to a more capable wearable, but this is a great way to see if Fitbit’s… » 8/12/15 6:15pm 8/12/15 6:15pm

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… » 7/21/15 4:21pm 7/21/15 4:21pm

Put a HoloLens in the Classroom and I'll Happily Go Back to School

Though they’re often being lumped together, Microsoft’s HoloLens headset is a very different beast to the Oculus Rift. Whereas the Rift wants to transport you to a whole other virtual reality world, Microsoft’s augmented reality driven HoloLens wants to invade your real world. And that gives it a far wider potential… » 7/12/15 4:00pm 7/12/15 4:00pm