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.

04/26/17

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.

04/24/17

New Garmin vivosmart 3 adds stress tracking and fitness age

New Garmin vivosmart 3 adds stress tracking and fitness age

Garmin's newest wearable offers a few promising new features, such as all-day stress tracking, fitness age based on VO2 max score, and a Strength Training activity.

04/12/17

Why you still need a dedicated GPS navigation device

Why you still need a dedicated GPS navigation device

In an effort to keep the portable GPS device category alive, Garmin packs a lot of features into its new DriveAssist 51. But only one is likely to resonate with most drivers.

04/12/17

Alexa helps you shop on iOS but won't play Spotify

Alexa helps you shop on iOS but won't play Spotify

Amazon's virtual assistant Alexa, in its quest for world domination, is now available on iOS devices. But Alexa on iPhones has its limits.

04/06/17

4 new gadgets that track heart rate

Heart-rate tracking is everywhere these days — in headbands, chest straps, bras, shirts, you name it. Here are four recent activity trackers worth checking out.

04/05/17

3 favorite wearables of 2017 (so far)

3 favorite wearables of 2017 (so far)

The year is still young, but these three wearable tech devices have already earned a sweet spot in our hearts (and they'll track our heart rates, too).

04/03/17

4 reasons why Alta HR is the second-best Fitbit

4 reasons why Alta HR is the second-best Fitbit

Fitbit's latest tracker adds heart rate monitoring to the thin, light and stylish Alta wristband. But there is still one better option.

03/28/17

New Fitbit Alta HR sleep tracking could be eye-opening

New Fitbit Alta HR sleep tracking could be eye-opening

Curious about your sleep patterns and how they compare to others in your age and gender group? You'll appreciate Fitbit's new Sleep Stages and Sleep Insights, currently available in the new Alta HR tracker.

03/27/17

LiquidText update a must-have for iPad Pro

LiquidText update a must-have for iPad Pro

Annotating PDFs just got a lot cooler, thanks to the latest version of LiquidText. The cleverly designed iPad-only app now allows freehand drawing.

03/17/17

Carry-on bag promises to hold garments, gadgets and charger

Carry-on bag promises to hold garments, gadgets and charger

Want one bag to carry hanging garments and recharge your smartphone? Genius Pack's carry-on duffle might fit your needs — but expect a few wrinkles..

03/15/17

Are truly wireless earbuds (like AirPods) safe?

Are truly wireless earbuds (like AirPods) safe?

Truly wireless earbuds are having a moment. But does wearing tiny transmitters in your ears pose health risks? Experts are divided.

03/14/17

Fitbit's Alta HR adds heart-rate monitoring

Fitbit's Alta HR adds heart-rate monitoring

Fitbit's new Alta HR tracker adds heart-rate tracking to its slim, stylish Alta wristband. The company also announced new sleep-tracking features for Alta HR and a few other wearables.

03/06/17

3 reasons fitness buffs may want a Mio SLICE

3 reasons fitness buffs may want a Mio SLICE

If reaching 10,000 steps every day isn't helping your meet your health goals, consider Mio's new wristband tracker SLICE. By focusing on only one metric — a score tied to your heart rate — it could be the game-changer you need.

03/02/17

Hopper travel app helps you decipher — or avoid — basic economy airfares

Hopper travel app helps you decipher — or avoid — basic economy airfares

Most business travelers want to avoid basic economy fares at all costs (literally). The Hopper travel search app offers a new feature designed to help you identify the hidden costs of basic economy, or avoid that airfare class...

03/01/17

3 ways to transform a carry-on bag into smart luggage

3 ways to transform a carry-on bag into smart luggage

Smart luggage is cool, but it often costs $300 and up—and why buy it if you love your current bag? Instead, add some tracking smarts to your bag with one of these three products.

02/28/17

Into HIIT and don't mind looking dorky? This activity tracker is for you

Into HIIT and don't mind looking dorky? This activity tracker is for you

Moov HR Sweat puts a 21st-century twist on that staple of 1980s workouts, the headband. If you're into HIIT and want to up your game, though, the $100 device is worth considering.

02/27/17

Top 3 easiest-to-use activity trackers

Top 3 easiest-to-use activity trackers

Don't want a feature-laden wearable that's difficult to use? Check out these three devices, two from Fitbit and one from Garmin, that combine basic activity tracking with ease-of-use.

02/24/17

Ordering Starbucks coffee on Amazon Echo easy but not fast

Ordering Starbucks coffee on Amazon Echo easy but not fast

Starbucks recently introduced voice ordering via Alexa, Amazon's virtual assistant. After the initial setup, ordering your favorite caffeine fix is effortless — but ordering from the mobile app is faster.

02/18/17

Is New Balance's RunIQ fitness smartwatch a rival to Apple Watch Series 2?

Is New Balance's RunIQ fitness smartwatch a rival to Apple Watch Series 2?

The answer: Yes, and no. Here's how the two fitness-focused smartwatches compare.

02/17/17

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