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Samsung sees smartwatch growth of 127% in Q1 2019, but Apple is still king

Fitness-focused smartwatches are among the most popular.

The latest numbers are out for smartwatches in the first quarter of 2019, and it shows very good news for Apple. In year-on-year growth, Apple saw a growth rate of a whopping 48% in the first quarter, giving it 35.8% of the overall smartwatch market.

Sales were driven by the Apple Watch Series 4 and its continued focus on health-related features. According to a survey, the ECG capability was the  [Read More…]

Best Android Smartwatch in 2019

Right now, the best smartwatch for Android users is the Samsung Galaxy Watch Active. It’s optimized for Samsung phones but runs well on all Android devices and has all the smartwatch and fitness features you’d expect. It’s also compact and lightweight, and has very good battery life. But if you’re not into that one, the good news is that there are so many other amazing options from Fossil to Garmin to Fitbit and more.

Best Overall Samsung Galaxy  [Read More…]

The best Samsung Smartwatch you can buy right now

Samsung likes to have its hands in a lot of different pots, and the smartwatch game is no different. The company continues to churn out new smartwatches and fitness trackers every year, and we are taking a look at some of the best. This list includes the new kid with the Galaxy Watch Active, and a hybrid fitness tracker.

New Kid on the block Samsung Galaxy Watch Active

Staff pick

The Samsung Galaxy Watch Active is the  [Read More…]

Size makes all the difference in this smartwatch match-up

I’ve been a smartwatch user since the first Moto 360 and I’ve learned that when it comes to wearables, it’s all about balancing form and function, size and sensibility, and that balance can make or break a watch in this crowded market.

Samsung Galaxy Watch Active

Thin and fit

$ 200 at Amazon

Pros Wonderful AMOLED display Qi charging Excellent notification management Comfy, lightweight design Cons Tizen OS not perfect Lower-end battery life

The Galaxy  [Read More…]

Engage in new activities with $40 off the Garmin Vivoactive 3 smartwatch

Lowest price ever.

The black with slate Garmin Vivoactive 3 GPS smartwatch is down to $ 199.99 on Amazon. The black and silver version is down to around $ 210, but the other versions, like white and rose gold, are still selling for around $ 260 or more.

Tick Tock Garmin Vivoactive 3 GPS smartwatch

The black and slate watch was selling for around $ 300 until late last year and has been selling for closer to  [Read More…]

The Amazfit Verge is a fitness smartwatch for the rest of us

With built-in GPS, 24/7 heart rate monitoring, and five-day battery life, the Amazfit Verge has it all.

Amazfit has carved out a name for itself over the last 18 months as a purveyor of affordable fitness bands and smartwatches. The Bip showed that the brand could do a great job with a sub-$ 100 smartwatch, whereas the fitness-focused Stratos is positioned against the likes of Garmin and Polar.

The Verge is also aimed at the fitness segment,  [Read More…]

Save $70 and strap the Samsung Gear S3 Frontier smartwatch to your wrist

A computer for your wrist.

The Samsung Gear S3 Frontier Bluetooth smartwatch is $ 199.99 on Amazon thanks to a price drop down to around $ 229 and a $ 28.59 off on-page coupon. Without the coupon and the price drop, the watch has sold regularly for around $ 270 since last year. We did see the Frontier drop as low as $ 190 during the Black Friday sales, but this deal is only $ 10 off  [Read More…]

Nine tips to improve battery life on your smartwatch

Since the launch of smartwatches, one of the biggest complaints has been battery life. Some watches can last a day or two while others might be able to go several days on a charge. Regardless of whatever battery life you’re getting from your current watch, it could always be better.

We’ve gathered up some tips on how to extend the battery life on your watch. By using one or several of these you can increase the time your watch stays on  [Read More…]

Coolpad Dyno Review: The only kids smartwatch worth buying

Peace of mind without the worst parts of the Internet? I’ll take two.

My son has finally reached that age where not every school field trip fits into the normal school day. I drop him off a little earlier than the day normally starts, and he’s not back until late that night. That last part can be a little stressful, because traffic can cause significant delays and being stuck in a parking lot with other nervous parents  [Read More…]

Wear OS accounts for less than 12% of the U.S. smartwatch market

Apple, Samsung, and Fitbit make up 88% of all smartwatch sales.

While the smartphone market may be sitting at a standstill right now, the smartwatch market is currently growing. According to an analysis from research firm NPD, dollar sales of smartwatches in the U.S. increased by a massive 51% in November 2018 compared to November 2017 — resulting in total sales of $ 5 billion. As for unit sales, those saw an even larger 61% increase.

What’s  [Read More…]