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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The Galaxy Watch Active is the right size for you, no matter how big or small your wrist is

Launched among a massive array of other new products, the Samsung Galaxy Watch Active could easily have been missed at Galaxy Unpacked 2019 -- which would be unfortunate. This is a sensibly designed, correctly sized smartwatch suitable for…
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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?
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Casio’s Pro Trek Smart is the outdoors smartwatch even watch fans will adore

The latest Casio Pro Trek smartwatch may be smaller than the last one, but it’s more mighty, with a stronger feature list, a highly wearable design, and now two battery-saving modes to keep it up and running while you’re out hiking…
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Honor puts the Magic back into smartwatches by going small, not big

Honor has taken the Huawei Watch GT and made it a little smaller, designed it a little better, and come up with the Honor Watch Magic. The alterations are winners, for the most part, and we’ve tried the various different versions on to…
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At $180, you won’t care about the TicWatch S2’s utilitarian looks

The Mobvoi TicWatch S2 is not the best-looking smartwatch you’ll strap on your wrist, but it may be the toughest, and it’ll almost certainly be the cheapest. We’ve been wearing it to see what it’s like.
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It may be basic, but the TicWatch E2 is all the smartwatch you need

Want a smartwatch that can track heart rate, has GPS, and interact with notifications — for cheap? Mobvoi’s Google Wear OS-based TicWatch E2 can do it all, for just $160.
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Apple brought ECG tracking to consumers. Withings is making it affordable

The Apple Watch Series 4 starts at $400, and the highlight function is the electrocardiogram, which has the potential to save lives. Withings’ new Move ECG has the same capability but at a fraction of the cost.
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One breath into this device could change what you eat forever

Anyone living with a food intolerance knows the pain — literally and figuratively — of dealing with it, and even identifying what the cause of the problem is. The FoodMarble Aire wants to solve this, and we took a closer look at CES…
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Garmin’s 4G LTE VivoActive 3 keeps you safe when you’re out on the trails

Garmin takes its already great VivoActive 3 Music fitness smartwatch and adds a 4G LTE connection, courtesy of Verizon. The watch now has streaming music, independent GPS, and best of all, SMS support and various safety features. We’ve…
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The Kate Spade Scallop 2 is on trend, and should be on your wrist

The new Kate Spade Scallop 2 smartwatch takes the successful original and brings it up to date with the latest wearable tech, and into line with the fashion brands latest clothes and accessories. We’ve tried it out.
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This smartwatch harvests your body heat, the power of the sun to stay charged

Matrix has unveiled the PowerWatch 2 at CES 2019, a smartwatch that uses body heat and solar rays to stay charged. We take a first look at the PowerWatch 2 to see what the device has to offer.
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Achieve ironman status with the Coros Pace triathlon watch

Coros, known for its cutting-edge smart cycling helmets, is a newcomer to the smartwatch market. The company's first smartwatch, the Pace, is designed for serious triathletes looking to eek as much as possible out of their training.
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Huawei’s Watch GT is all the fitness smartwatch you need, if you exercise in silence

The Huawei Watch GT shows what Huawei can do when it ditches Google’s Wear OS and comes up with its own smartwatch operating system. The result is a stylish watch with amazing battery life, but with some surprising omissions.
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Mechanical hands can’t make the LG Watch W7’s drab design interesting

The LG Watch W7 is a Wear OS smartwatch, but it differentiates itself from the pack by offering mechanical watch hands. We appreciate LG’s efforts to try something new, but the execution on the W7 is flawed.
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The Mobvoi TicWatch C2 goes beyond its affordable price tag

The Mobvoi TicWatch C2 packs built-in GPS, a heart rate monitor, and Google’s newly-redesigned Wear OS. It also has a high-end look, all for a $200 price tag. We take a closer look.
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Push yourself, and your wallet, harder with Polar’s Vantage V fitness tracker

With 130 different sports profiles to track and wrist-based running power, the Polar Vantage V is a great option for professional and amateur athletes alike. But with a high price tag and a distinct lack of smart features at launch, does it…
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The Michael Kors Access Runway smartwatch is feature-packed and fashionable

The Michael Kors Access Runway offers important health and fitness features, packed into a beautiful case. While it includes Google’s new Wear OS, is it worth the purchase? We take a closer look.
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With sapphire glass and analog dials, you'd never know this watch is smart

The world of hybrid smartwatches is getting much larger, and the latest comes from a name with history — New York Standard Watches. In our NYSW GTS Activity Tracker review, we find out what makes this watch special, and why we were so…