Wearables
Emerging Tech

Powered brace proves restoring arm functionality is no longer out of reach

The breakthrough MyoPro myoelectric powered arm brace promises to help restore functionality in the arms and hands of individuals with neuromuscular disease or injury. Here's how it works.
Product Review

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.
Product Review

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.
Product Review

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.
Wearables

NYPD pulls thousands of body cams after one explodes

The NYPD has recalled thousands of body cameras after one of them exploded during an officer's shift on Sunday, October 21. No one was injured in the incident, which is thought to have been caused by the device's battery.
Mobile

It’s about time! A USB-C magnetic charger for the Apple Watch has finally arrived

While most of the buzz surrounding Apple has been about the iPhone XR, the company also introduced a new Apple Watch accessory. Starting October 24, a USB-C magnetic charger will be available for purchase.
Wearables

Skydio’s self-flying drone now has an Apple Watch app for flight prep

Skydio's clever R1 autonomous drone now has its own Apple Watch app, making flight preparations simpler than ever. The $2,000 flying machine is now also selling at its first retail outlet — Apple Stores in North America.
Mobile

The Verizon GizmoWatch puts a quick-communication device on your kid’s wrist

Verizon is taking another shot at building a smartwatch for youngsters. The company announced the Verizon GizmoWatch, which boasts 4G connectivity and helps parents keep track of their children.
Mobile

With Spotify for Wear OS, you’ll soon have even more control over your music

A Spotify app will soon be available for download on Wear OS smartwatches. Whether you're working out or lounging at home, you'll soon be able to access and control more of your music straight from your wrist.
Mobile

Inferiority is a feature now! Palm's new plan is psychotic

The Palm is a smartphone to reduce your smartphone usage, or a small smartphone for when you don't want to carry your big smartphone. Palm itself doesn't seem sure which it is, but either way, it's a product that's so witless, we're amazed…
Mobile

Montblanc’s $995 Summit 2 watch stays on your wrist for longer between charges

Montblanc has taken the wraps off of the new Montblanc Summit 2 -- the first watch to feature the new Qualcomm Snapdragon Wear 3100 processor. The watch features a premium design and Google's Wear OS.
Outdoors

Garmin’s new Instinct GPS watch is built for the sportsman in all of us

The new Garmin Instinct is a GPS multisport watch for people who love to be outdoors. The $300 Instinct takes the best features of the company's popular Fenix watches and packages them into rugged, military-grade package.
Product Review

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.
Product Review

Fossil's Q Venture HR packs quality fitness features into stunning, everyday watch

Starting at $255, the Fossil Q Venture HR brings along top-notch health and fitness features without having to sacrifice style for everyday wear. It also includes Google's new Wear OS. Is it the upgrade from Fossil we've been waiting for?
Wearables

Garmin listens to feedback, adds Spotify to Fenix 5 Plus Series watch

Garmin announced integration with Spotify, allowing customers to listen to offline playlists from their wrist. Adventurers who own one of the Fenix 5 Plus devices can download the Spotify app and start syncing their music.
Mobile

It costs more than an Apple Watch, but LG's Watch W7 is limited on features

LG has officially announced its new hybrid smartwatch, the LG Watch W7. For $450, the new device combines mechanical watch hands with a touchscreen display. While it's powered by Qualcomm's 2100 chipset, it does come with Google's…
Emerging Tech

Worried about your screen use? These glasses block them out wherever you go

Inspired by the ad-blocking sunglasses from John Carpenter’s 1988 cult movie They Live, IRL Glasses counter your screen addiction by turning LCD and LED digital screens black. Here's how.
Wearables

Citizen-Fossil mash-up could make waves in the hybrid smartwatch market

Citizen and the Fossil Group will work together to create new hybrid smartwatches, thanks to a new partnership that will see the Japanese watch brand utilizing Fossil's technology in its own movements and watches.