The 3 best wearables to buy right now

The 3 best wearables to buy right now

In the market for a new activity tracker? Fitbit's Charge 2 and Alta HR and the Apple Watch Series 2 earn the highest ratings from a variety of review sites we checked.

05/18/17

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.

05/16/17

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.

05/09/17

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?

04/29/17

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?

04/28/17

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.

04/27/17

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

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