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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Samsung's $99 fitness tracker takes on Fitbit. Can it keep pace?

Samsung’s going toe-to-toe against Fitbit’s Inspire HR with its own $99 fitness tracker -- the Galaxy Fit. It also has a heart rate monitor, can automatically detect six workouts, and has a battery that can last for days.
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The TicWatch Pro 4G/LTE is the Wear OS smartwatch you’ve been waiting for

Mobvoi has launched a 4G version of its TicWatch Pro, which has seen some slight changes from last year’s model. The LTE connectivity only works on Verizon, but it opens a world of possibilities with the Wear OS smartwatch.
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Diesel On Full Guard 2.5 watch has killer looks but deadly battery life

Diesel’s no-holds-barred watch designs are awesome, so we hold its new smartwatch to a similarly high standard. While Diesel holds its end of the deal up, the On Full Guard 2.5 is let down by the battery and Wear OS.
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Garmin’s Forerunner 245 Music is all a runner needs to measure performance

Garmin's new Forerunner 245 fitness watch offers advanced metrics, onboard color maps and music. Is this trio a winning combination? We put the watch through its paces to find out.
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Garmin's $200 fitness watch gives feedback you don’t need a Ph.D. to understand

Garmin's new Forerunner 45S sets a high bar for an entry-level fitness watch. We took to the trails and hit the road to find out if this fitness watch should be your next running partner.
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Fitbit schmitbit. Garmin's new fitness tracker makes step counters look archaic

Garmin's Forerunner 945 has a feature list that is seemingly endless. This bulleted list looks good on paper, but does it translate into real-world performance? We spent some time with the Forerunner 945 to find out.
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Tag Heuer’s Golf smartwatch is a pricey but excellent companion on the green

Tag Heuer’s known for its sporting partnerships, and this new Golf Edition Connected Modular 45 smartwatch is so into the game, it even comes with three specially-branded golf balls. It has got the looks, but has it got the talent?
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This Swiss-made smartwatch can go two years without charging

The Alpina AlpinerX is what happens when the Swiss watch industry gets smartwatches right. It combines the desirability of a Swiss-made timepiece with the convenience of notifications and smart features of a full smartwatch.
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This $295 smartwatch has the Armani name, but not the looks

The Armani Exchange AX Connected smartwatch does everything right. It has strong technical features, a good design, and isn’t over-priced. But is subtle brand name appeal enough to recommend it?
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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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Comfortable. Beautiful. Affordable. What more do you want from a smartwatch?

Samsung’s Galaxy Watch Active is a strong contender in the wearable world. It has solid battery life, a great notification system, and good fitness-tracking capabilities, all for a price of $200. Did we mention it looks great, too?
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Huawei’s Watch GT Active and Elegant give you the look, but not all the moves

Huawei has launched two new versions of the Watch GT smartwatch, embracing a smaller screen and case size to go along with a new look for the larger model. While it has not added many new features, Huawei does expect you to pay more to own…
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Garmin’s luxury Marq watches need dedication and a deep pocket to justify buying

Garmin’s celebrating its 30th anniversary in style with the launch of its Marq range of luxury, “tool watches,” which have special features that will appeal to adventurers, sailors, pilots, racing drivers, and the very sporty
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Fitbit’s Inspire HR fitness tracker nails the basics and keeps the price low

Fitbit targets the new user with the Inspire HR, a low-cost, lightweight fitness tracker that covers all the basics. I put the device through its paces. It not only lived up to our expectations for an entry-level tracker, but sometimes…
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Fitbit’s trimmed-down Versa Lite still has all the smartwatch features you need

Fitbit trimmed some of the features it bundles in its popular Versa smartwatch to keep the price low on it newest smartwatch, the Versa Lite. Does this strategy work? Read our review to find out.
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Casio’s Pro Trek WSD-F30 outdoors smartwatch fits city lifestyles, too

It’s equipped with all the outdoor tools and sensors you want, but the Casio Pro Trek WSD-F30 is as much a lifestyle smartwatch as it is trekking companion.
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Nubia Alpha Hands-on Review: Only the most geeky need apply

The Nubia Alpha is the maddest wearable we’ve seen in a while. Described as a wearable smartphone, it has a 4-inch flexible screen that wraps around the top of your wrist, gesture controls so you don’t have to touch the screen, and a…
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The Oaxis Timepiece is minimalist in style, maximalist in frustration.

The Oaxis Timepiece wants to be a traditional watch, a fitness tracker, and a basic smartwatch all-in-one. That’s a tall order, despite it sounding quite simple, so can the sub-$180 wearable manage to pull it off?