Wearable Reviews

We review hundreds of products in a wide range of categories each year. Here’s the best of the best in wearables.

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Montblanc Summit 2 offers smart functionality but still looks good with a suit

Montblanc’s Summit 2 is the first smartwatch to use Qualcomm’s Snapdragon Wear 3100 processor. It’s feature packed, with GPS, NFC for Google Pay, and a heart rate sensor, but it also has the classic timepiece look.
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More power, more options: Sonos’ Amp is a worthy upgrade for your speakers

Sonos reinvents its first product with a view toward making it more appealing to custom AV installers and consumers alike. With more power and more features, it mostly succeeds, but comes at a steeper price.
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The Skagen Falster 2 proves it takes a lot of battery life to look this good

Skagen unveiled the Falster Wear OS smartwatch earlier this year, and not even a year later the Falster 2 arrived. It’s among the most beautiful smartwatches available, and the new model adds more functionality.
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Like neon running shorts, the Huawei Band 3 Pro is all function, no fashion

Huawei’s latest fitness tracker is the Huawei Band 3 Pro. At $70, it features built-in GPS, a heart-rate sensor, and can track your sleep patterns. But with very few differences from its predecessor, is it worth the upgrade? Let’s take…
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This featherweight Fossil might be the lean smartwatch you've been waiting for

Fossil has released its first-ever smartwatch featuring Qualcomm’s Snapdragon Wear 3100. For $255, it comes equipped with a heart-rate sensor, built-in GPS, and more, but does the Fossil Sport live up to the hype? We take a closer look.
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With style and feature upgrades, Misfit's next-generation Vapor 2 gets it right

Misfit’s next-generation smartwatch, the Vapor 2, packs built-in GPS, a heart-rate sensor, and more, into a beautiful design that starts from $250. We take a closer look at the company's latest device.
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Cut cable and keep quality with TiVo's 4K-friendly Bolt OTA DVR

Free over-the-air programming isn’t available in 4K, so why would you want a 4K OTA DVR? We’ll discuss what makes the new TiVo Bolt OTA a viable choice for cord-cutters with 4K UHD TVs who want to get ahead of the game.
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Sony’s UBP-X800 UHD Blu-ray player offers beautiful sights and astonishing sound

With gorgeous 4K HDR picture and high-end audio decoding that includes support for both Dolby Atmos and DTS:X, Sony’s UBP-X800 is the best Ultra HD Blu-ray player on the market right now, and it’s more affordable than you might think.
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Google's new charging dock gives your Pixel phone more than just juice

Google’s new Pixel 3 smartphones can wirelessly charge, so it made a wireless charger to complement them. But the Pixel Stand is also packed with smart features that enhance the Pixel 3 when it’s out of your hands.
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The TicWatch C2 is the $200 smartwatch you’ll want to wear

Can buying another connected device ever reduce smartphone use? The Mobvoi TicWatch C2 is a $200 smartwatch with Wear OS that has those ambitions, and it’s well-designed enough that you’ll want to put it on your wrist.
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North’s Focals aim to keep you ‘heads-up’ with smartglasses

North, formerly known as Thalmic Labs, has unveiled a new product alongside the brand-name change. Focals is a pair of smartglasses, like Google Glass, that attempts to help keep you heads-up.
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The Fitbit Charge 3's battery lasts so long, you'll lose the charging cable

Fitbit’s latest wearable is part fitness tracker, part smartwatch. Building on the Fitbit Charge 2, the Charge 3 has a sleeker look and more capabilities, for $150. We take a closer look at what the Charge 3 has to offer.
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Pulse ox and body battery make Garmin’s Vivosmart fitness tracker stand out

The market for fitness trackers is still alive and kicking thanks to companies like Garmin that are willing to try something new. A new style, metrics, and sensors help to set the Vivosmart 4 apart from the competition.
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Biolite's new headlamp is brilliant -- and we're not just talking about the LEDs

BioLite's new headlamp turns heads with its lightweight profile and innovative design that integrates the light right into a comfortable moisture-wicking band. Once we put the headlamp on, we never wanted to take it off
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The Huawei Watch GT’s battery life gets a tick, but the software may not tock

Huawei’s track record with smartwatches is strong, having releases two models and several spin-offs to general acclaim. This is the Watch GT, and it moves away from Google’s Wear OS to focus on fitness, yet stays ahead of the…
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The Scuf Vantage PS4 Controller puts a new spin on pay to win

The Scuf Vantage is the best high-performance PlayStation 4 controller you can get with all the customization options a dedicated gamer can ask for, but with such a high price tag, we have a few reservations about its issues.
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Withings Steel HR Sport is a fitness tracker you’ll love wearing

Withings jumps back in the wearables game with the new Steel HR Sport, a hybrid smartwatch that is as much a fitness tracker as it is a timepiece. It's so good that it hasn't left our wrist since we pulled it out of the package.
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Garmin's Fenix 5X Plus is built for fitness freaks who fawn over every feature

With onboard music, full-color topographic maps, and new sport metrics, the Garmin Fenix 5X Plus sets a high bar for GPS smartwatches. Find out how it can help boost your performance in our Fenix 5X Plus review.