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The Apple Watch Ultra 2 next to the original Apple Watch Ultra.

This is how the Apple Watch needs to change in 2024

2023 was a good, but but quiet year for the Apple Watch. Here's what Apple needs to change in 2024 to make next year better.
The Samsung Galaxy Watch 6 is the most innovative wearable of 2023.

The most innovative smartwatches and wearables of 2023

These are the wearables that have made a real impact in 2023 by including clever tech that changes the way we use and enjoy them.
Digital Trends picked the most innovative products of 2023.

The most innovative tech products of 2023

They're bold, unique, and sometimes wildly impractical. But the the most innovative tech products of 2023 all dared to be different.
A render of the Withings ScanWatch Nova watch.

This new Withings smartwatch puts the Apple Watch to shame

The ScanWatch Nova is Withings' latest smartwatch, and it has a design that would make even the Apple Watch Ultra 2 blush.
A top view of someone wearing the Google Pixel Watch 2.

I was completely wrong about the Google Pixel Watch 2

I really didn't like the first Google Pixel Watch, so I was dreading using the Pixel Watch 2. But after a few weeks of use, I'm happy to admit I was dead wrong.
A woman does plank exercises while wearing a Samsung Galaxy Watch 6.

Best Samsung Galaxy Watch deals: Get a smartwatch for $100

Ready for a new kind of watch? These are all of the best Samsung Galaxy Watch deals to get your fitness tracking and smartwatch on. Let's go.
Samsung Health widget on the Galaxy Watch 6.

This is the one product I don’t want Samsung to launch in 2024

I'm looking forward to a lot of Samsung products in 2024, such as the Galaxy S24 Ultra. But there's one I fear may be coming that I don't want at all.
The Google Pixel Watch 2 resting on a stone fireplace.

The Pixel Watch 2 just got a feature it should have launched with

Google has finally given in and brought a very demanded feature to the Pixel Watch 2 — and we couldn't be happier.
Renders of the Apple Watch Series 9 and Apple Watch Ultra 2 next to each other.

Apple Watch Series 9 vs. Ultra 2: don’t make a mistake

Whether you're strolling through midtown or scaling the Matterhorn, Apple's has you covered. But should you opt for the Series 9 or the more rugged Ultra 2?
The side of the Apple Watch Ultra with the Solo Loop band.

The best Apple Watch bands in 2023: our 20 favorite ones

These are the best Apple Watch bands and straps to stylize your timepiece. We've got a veritable feast of wristwear for every budget.
A person wearing the Oura Ring 3rd generation Horizon model.

I’ve worn an Oura Ring for years, and you should grab this Black Friday deal

I've worn an Oura Ring for more than two years, and highly recommend you grab one in this great Black Friday 2023 deal on all designs and finishes.
The Double Tap symbol on the Apple Watch Series 9.

Why the Apple Watch’s newest feature is doomed to fail

The Double Tap gesture control for the Apple Watch is great, but unfortunately, history shows similar tech doesn't always survive.
ECG app on the Fitbit Charge 6.

The best fitness trackers in 2023: 13 best ones you can buy

Looking for your first fitness tracker or an upgrade to the one you're wearing? Here are our picks for the best fitness trackers that are available right now.
The Ultrahuman Air smart ring with the Oura Ring.

Why I can’t wait for Apple to finally make a smart ring

Apple seems to have the smartwatch market pretty well handled. But what if it made a smart ring?
A person wearing the Google Pixel Watch 2.

Does the Google Pixel Watch work with an iPhone?

Google's Pixel Watch 2 packs in some nice improvements to give other Android smartwatches a run for their money — but is it a viable Apple Watch alternative?
MediaTek M60 5G RedCap Modem.

This new MediaTek chip is about to bring 5G to a lot more devices

MediaTek's new RedCap modem promises to bring 5G connectivity to a new generation of wearables and IoT devices.
A person using Double Tap on the Apple Watch Series 9.

Double Tap is the coolest Apple Watch feature I’ve used in ages

Double Tap may be a bit limited in what it can do, but that doesn't stop it being one of the coolest Apple Watch features I've used in a while.
iPhone 15 Pro showing One Drop app and kit.

How I use my Apple Watch and iPhone to manage my diabetes

November is Diabetes Awareness Month. The iPhone and Apple Watch are valuable tools for diabetes management — here's how I use them to control my diabetes.
The Palette watch face on the Apple Watch Series 9.

Apple Watch is bringing back a popular feature soon

Many Apple Watch users were dismayed to find that with the launch of watchOS 10, you could no longer swipe to change the watch face. That's about to change.
A person wearing the Apple Watch Series 9, showing the Snoopy watch face

Apple Watch Series 9 review: why you should buy it right now

Should you rush out and buy the Apple Watch Series 9? Yes, but also no, depending on what's on your wrist already. Our in-depth review explains everything.
Leaked render of OnePlus Watch 2.

Here’s our first look at OnePlus’ next Apple Watch killer

OnePlus’ next smartwatch has just popped up in an apparent design leak, but more than the standout looks, it’s the promise of a Wear OS shift that’s excites us.
The Fitbit Inspire 3 on a rock.

The future of Fitbit doesn’t look good

Google's acquisition of fitness-tracking company Fitbit seemed like a big move at the time, but four years later, the future of Fitbit looks uncertain.
ECG app on the Fitbit Charge 6.

Subscriptions are quickly ruining fitness trackers

There's a plethora of excellent fitness trackers to choose from in 2023. But so many of them coming with pesky subscriptions — and I'm sick of it.
Google Pixel Watch 2 with several different band styles.

Google Pixel Watch 2 vs. Google Pixel Watch: should you upgrade?

The Google Pixel Watch 2 brings substantial under-the-hood changes. But should you ditch your first-generation Pixel Watch for it? Let's find out!
The Garmin Vivoactive 5's main watch face.

I tried Garmin’s $300 Apple Watch alternative. Here’s why I love it

The Garmin Vivoactive 5 is Garmin's latest fitness smartwatch, with all the health, fitness, and safety tools you can expect. But how does it hold up?
A man checks his phone in an Apple retail store in Grand Central Terminal.

Shopping at Apple this holiday season? You should know this

Apple has released some important information for anyone purchasing one of its products during the upcoming holiday season.
The G-Shock GW-9500 Mudman on some mud and grass.

I wore a G-Shock watch that rivals the Apple Watch Ultra 2

I left my Apple Watch Ultra at home and wore a new G-Shock Mudman instead, and I saw how it could possibly replace Apple's big smartwatch.
Apple Watch update feature image

The 22 best Apple Watch faces you should be using

You can overhaul the look of your Apple Watch and customize it with useful information using the right watch face. We rounded up the best Apple Watch faces.
The Google Pixel Watch 2's charging puck.

There might be something wrong with the Google Pixel Watch 2

The Google Pixel Watch 2 just launched last month, but there's already a problem with it: some users can't get it to charge. Here's what's going on.
A person holding the Oura Ring in the Equinox Ring Cover.

I did something ridiculous to my Oura Ring

There's a case for the Oura Ring, and as weird as it may first sound, it actually makes a lot of sense. I've tried one out.
Exercise data showing on the Apple Watch Series 9.

The Apple Watch could get two amazing health features next year

The next Apple Watch in 2024 will reportedly be able to measure anomalies in a person's blood pressure levels and detect signs of sleep apnea.
Someone wearing a Fitbit Charge 6 with a coral band.

Fitbit’s $160 fitness tracker is way better than I expected

How good can a $160 fitness tracker be? That's how much Fitbit is asking for the new Fitbit Charge 6. And you know what? It's shockingly great.
A person wearing the Ultrahuman Ring Air, and holding a mug.

I made a normal person wear a smart ring. What happened was fascinating

I made my friend, a 'normal' person and not a tech journalist, wear a smart ring. What happened revealed a lot about how we need to think about wearables.
The Apple Watch Ultra 2 next to the original Apple Watch Ultra.

Waiting for the Apple Watch Ultra 3? We have bad news

If you decided not to purchase an Apple Watch Ultra 2 this year, we have some bad news. There might not be an Apple Watch Ultra 3, at least not in 2024.