Tag Archive: smartwatch


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…]

The TicWatch Pro is the best Wear OS smartwatch you can buy right now

Wear OS represents a growing ecosystem of smartwatches from tech and lifestyle brands, and we’ve tried them all to bring you a guide for buying the perfect smartwatch.

What’s the best Android smartwatch? The Mobvoi TicWatch Pro is a great smartwatch with a pretty silly name. But that’s OK, because once you put it on your wrist you won’t care what it’s called. Instead, you’ll care that it has a great screen, long battery life, and all  [Read More…]

This Mobvoi smartwatch can cover the basics and your wrist for $160

This unassuming wearable may not be the most powerful or pretty, but it gets the job done on limited resources.

Smartwatches don’t have to be ultra-expensive status symbols; smartwatches can and do serve practical purposes. I may not be making calls on my wrist, but I do want to see why my phone keeps buzzing in my pocket as I walk around Walt Disney World — or just how many miles I’m walking — and a practical  [Read More…]

Get $15 off the Amazfit Bip Smartwatch and track steps, sleep, & more

What’s going on?

Amazon has the Amazfit Bip Smartwatch by Huami available for $ 67.49, which gets you $ 15 off the normal price. This gadget has received an average of 3.9 stars based on its 1,614 customer reviews. Today’s deal is one of the best we’ve ever seen, and the price is valid on all four color options: Cinnabar Red, Kokoda Green, Onyx Black, and White Cloud.

This budget-friendly smartwatch is the perfect option if you’re  [Read More…]

Track your goals and time with the discounted Samsung Gear Sport Smartwatch

Smart tech in a classic form factor.

Right now you can grab Samsung’s Gear Sport smartwatch for just $ 159.99, which is about $ 50 lower than it normally sells for. It’s swim-ready and water-resistant up to 50 meters. It will easily track your fitness goals, including calories burned, steps taken, and more. In addition to tracking your activity, it can show your notifications, alert you of calls, and even allow you to make payments using Samsung  [Read More…]

Google buys $40 million in smartwatch tech from Fossil

A huge move for the future of Wear OS.

Fossil Group, one of the most successful Wear OS smartwatch makers, has agreed to sell $ 40 million in smartwatch technology to Google. The deal includes intellectual property Fossil has developed, but will also include sending “a portion” of Fossil Group’s research and development team over to Google. Fossil says it will retain more than 200 R&D team members after the transaction, and it isn’t clear exactly how  [Read More…]

Google snaps up Fossil smartwatch tech in $40M deal

Google on Thursday announced a deal which sees it acquiring Fossil’s smartwatch technology and members of its research and development division. Worth around $ 40 million, the deal gives Google a dedicated team with hardware experience to work on its WearOS platform.

Does this mean that we’ll get a Pixel watch or Google Watch in the coming year? It’s hard to say, but it certainly makes sense. It’s not all that dissimilar from what Google did with HTC when it  [Read More…]

Garmin’s first LTE smartwatch is the Vivoactive 3 Music

Garmin has officially joined the LTE smartwatch fray, this week introducing the vivoactive 3 Music – Connected by Verizon. Yeah, that’s technically its full name.

For all practical purposes, the watch is essentially the same as the existing Vivoactive 3 Music, but with a few new features baked into it. Chief among them, of course, is the LTE connectivity — powered by Verizon.

The connectivity means wearers can receive texts and download music from Spotify and Deezer without relying on  [Read More…]