James A. Martin

James A. Martin is a seasoned tech journalist and blogger based in San Francisco and winner of the 2014 ASBPE National Gold award for his CIO.com blog. He writes CIO.com's Living the Tech Life blog and is also a content marketing consultant.

The 3 best wearables to buy right now

Fitbit ranks the fittest countries and U.S. cities

Fitbit ranks the fittest countries and U.S. cities

Are you sitting down? Probably. The results of anonymous, aggregated, global Fitbit user data reveals that the U.S. needs to seriously step up its game.

5 reasons to give Fitbit Blaze a second look

5 reasons to give Fitbit Blaze a second look

Fitbit's fitness watch has steadily improved since its early 2016 launch, adding useful new features and earning a nod as best corporate wellness wearable. But Fitbit's intent to release a full-blown smartwatch is worth considering.

10 coolest smartwatches of 2017

10 coolest smartwatches of 2017

Don’t listen to the naysayers. Smartwatches are alive and well — and yes, cool. Here are 9 that would make great gifts for just about any occasion, plus a sneak peek at what Fitbit may be planning.

3 top travel apps worth revisiting

3 top travel apps worth revisiting

TripAdvisor, Kayak, and TripIt have been around for years. But they keep getting more powerful and more useful with new features.

8 things CMOs need to know right now

8 things CMOs need to know right now

At the recent Marketing Nation Summit, industry leaders offered CMOs tips and strategies for success — including why less is more when marketing to customers.

10 content marketing and customer experience all-stars

10 content marketing and customer experience all-stars

From a cruise ship wearable to a media company that’s also a bank, here are 10 examples of standout customer experiences and successful content marketing and campaigns.

Amazon Echo Dot gets more portable and better sound from Vaux

Amazon Echo Dot gets more portable and better sound from Vaux

A new speaker/dock called Vaux gives Echo Dot two things Amazon left out. But does that make Echo Dot and Vaux a better buy than Amazon Tap?

Fitbit Blaze best wearable for wellness programs

Fitbit Blaze best wearable for wellness programs

A study finds that Fitbit's fitness watch is the best choice for corporate wellness programs. But how did Apple Watch and Fitbit's Charge 2 fare?

Who's smartest — Alexa, Siri, Cortana, or Google Assistant?

Who's smartest — Alexa, Siri, Cortana, or Google Assistant?

You won't be shocked to learn that Apple's Siri virtual assistant has the best sense of humor. But you might be surprised to learn which virtual assistant is the smartest—and which one is no. 2 with a bullet.

Does the world need a Windows smartwatch?

Does the world need a Windows smartwatch?

The answer is, 'yes,' if you like the idea of a commercial-grade wearable for retail, hospitality, healthcare and manufacturing. But the track record of squeezing Windows into a small device isn't good.

4 reasons to consider Garmin's new vivosmart 3

4 reasons to consider Garmin's new vivosmart 3

Garmin's vivosmart 3 activity trackers has a lot going for it — but you may find it to be too much of a good thing.

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