Tag Archive: smartwatches

These are the best smartwatches for measuring SpO2 levels

Nowadays, it’s becoming more common to see smartwatches with SpO2 sensors for measuring blood oxygen saturation. It’s useful during sleep monitoring or when you’re at high altitudes. Most importantly, it will alert you to potential issues that need to be addressed such as sleep apnea or other breathing conditions. The Garmin Forerunner 245 is an excellent running watch on its own, but it also has a built-in SpO2 sensor, which makes it even more appealing. We’ve rounded up  [Read More…]

These are the best Amazfit smartwatches you can buy

Finding a smartwatch that checks every box on your wish list is no easy task. The options are endless and it can be tricky to navigate them all. Amazfit continues to impress with its growing smartwatch lineup. We happen to favor the Amazfit Verge, which is a superb lifestyle smartwatch full of useful features. Of course, the watch you pick will depend on the experience you’re after. Luckily, Amazfit has something for everyone.

Best Overall: Amazfit Verge

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These are the best Garmin smartwatches you can buy

If you’re both a fitness and a smartwatch enthusiast, you might be familiar with Garmin, which designs an array of wearables that cater to both the smartwatch and fitness crowds. Our personal favorite is the new Vivoactive 4, which mixes the two well. Whether you’re a pro athlete or a first-time runner, there are many fantastic choices here.

Best Overall: Garmin Vivoactive 4

The Garmin Vivoactive 4 is still new to the market but it sure  [Read More…]

Fossil has a wide variety of smartwatches, but which should you pick?

If you’re in the market for a new Wear OS smartwatch and happen to like classically styled watches, then the Fossil Gen 5 Carlyle is going to be for you. Fossil is one of the few Wear OS watchmakers out there that continues to produce not only good looking but also top of the line specced devices out there. The Carlyle has a classic look that can work for almost any occasion with swappable bands, snappy performance, and  [Read More…]

Do more than tell time with the best smartwatches for women

It can be fun to accessorize but sometimes it’s a battle to find the perfect blend of function and fashion, like when choosing a smartwatch. The good news is that there are tons of options for women these days. Our favorite is the Fossil Gen 5 Julianna, which offers premium features while boasting a classic, stylish design. We’ve rounded up the best picks to help you choose the one that’s right for you.

Best Overall: Fossil Gen 5  [Read More…]

Puma and Michael Kors debut first fitness-focused Wear OS smartwatches

All new models are built on Fossil Gen 5 platform with newest specs and features.

What you need to know Puma’s first smartwatch is fitness-focused and powered by Snapdragon Wear 3100. MKGO is the first Michael Kors fitness watch, running on the same platform. Michael Kors Access Lexington and Bradshaw also updated with new platform internals

Puma and Michael Kors are both announcing their first fitness-focused smartwatches, and in the case of Puma its first ever smartwatch for the  [Read More…]

Garmin rolls out new Fenix 6 smartwatches with solar power, larger displays

With the battery-saver mode activated, Fenix 6X Pro Solar is claimed to deliver up to 120 days of battery life.

What you need to know Garmin today announced its new Fenix 6 series GPS multisport smartwatch lineup. The latest lineup comes with bigger displays, improved battery life, and a new PacePro feature for grade-adjusted pacing guidance. Garmin’s Fenix 6 series starts at $ 600 and goes up to $ 1,150 for the Fenix 6X Pro Solar.

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Garmin’s new Forerunner smartwatches get phone-free Spotify integration

Put on your workout playlist.

Garmin has today unveiled a new line of Forerunner smartwatches including options for beginner runners all the way up to experienced triathletes, with select models gaining support for phone-free Spotify and Deezer playback.

The newly-announced Forerunner 245 and 245 Music are upgrades to the popular Forerunner 235 and feature built-in GPS, activity and exercise tracking, as well as support for stress and sleep monitoring. They also feature Garmin Coach training plans and  [Read More…]

Fitbit Versa Lite review: A great standard for cheap smartwatches

Fitbit’s most affordable and accessible smartwatch is better than it should be.

Fitbit, a company that’s been primarily focused on creating and selling fitness trackers for over a decade, has suddenly found itself as the #2 smartwatch brand in the United States — beating out the likes of Samsung, Fossil, and more.

The company’s first smartwatch, the Ionic, was a powerful device that did a lot, but it was also big, clunky, and expensive. Unsurprisingly, it was  [Read More…]

The Galaxy Watch Active could be one of 2019’s best smartwatches

Seriously, why would you get anything with Wear OS over this?

This past Wednesday, February 20, will be one of the most memorable days in the tech space for a while to come. It was the day that Samsung unveiled its foldable smartphone to the world — paving the way for what’s shaping up to be the future of smartphones as we know it.

The Galaxy Fold is immensely exciting and is the device that has most  [Read More…]