Tag: smartwatches

What to expect from Android Wear 2.0

By Gadjo Cardenas Sevilla
Is there still space for Android Wear 2.0 devices in a world divided between Apple Watch and Fitbit trackers? Google seems to think so and is putting health tracking, mobile payments, Google Assistant and messaging at the forefront of its new OS and devices.

Review: Microsoft Band 2 walks a fine line

By Ted Kritsonis

The Microsoft Band 2 is neither a full-on smartwatch, nor a dedicated fitness band, but rather something in the middle seeking to stand out from a crowded pack. Having learned from prior mistakes with the first Band, this model was meant to be a refined iteration that improved in both design and functionality. How well it stacks up depends on what you prioritize most in a wearable tracker.

Review: Fitbit Blaze tries to ‘fit in’ everywhere

By Ted Kritsonis

It’s not a smartwatch, but rather a fitness watch? Such a term hasn’t really existed in the crammed wearable category, but Fitbit is staking its claim to it with the Blaze, a fitness tracker that not only resembles a smartwatch, but also sort of acts like one, too.

Latest Apple launch shifts gears to target mid-range market

By Ted Kritsonis

There is increasingly less and less that is secretive about Apple launch events. Virtually everything rumoured to be announced yesterday came to pass, revealing that the company is trying to shore up its credentials in mid-range smartphones, while pushing the iPad inextricably into “Pro” territory.

Buying a smartwatch? Here are the latest to choose from

By Ted Kritsonis

Looking for, or intrigued at the notion of buying a smartwatch, either as a gift or for yourself? The category is still a mixed bag, but compared to last year, the added polish has made them noticeably better than the initial batch that came to market. We lined up some of the best available to you now.