Tag: smartwatches

Review of the Fitbit Versa smartwatch

By Gadjo Cardenas Sevilla

The strengths of a Fitbit product including cross-platform functionality, multi-day battery life, excellent fitness and sleep tracking are all on tap in this lightweight and unobtrusive smartwatch.

Valentine’s Day tech gifts for him

By Gadjo Sevilla

Finding the right tech gifts for guys on Valentine’s Day can be a huge challenge since men tend to already buy and invest on the devices and gadgets that they like or want.

Head to head with the Apple Watch Series 3 and Fitbit Ionic

By Gadjo C Sevilla

In 2017, smartwatches are trying to cram fitness tracking capabilities with smart features like notifications, apps, payments, and ecosystem plays. They offer a substantial step up from fitness trackers which have minimal functionality outside of tracking activity, heart rate and sleep. Smartwatches are looking to be more independent of smartphones.

As Apple Watch turns 2, where has the smartphone market gone?

By Gadjo Cardenas Sevilla

Apple has succeeded in making the Apple Watch a notable category. But like the iPod before it, this can only grow if Apple makes it cross platform (i.e. available to Android or even Windows 10 users). New adoption is the only way to really grow a niche product like this, and bringing Apple Pay or other features to a wider audience may help Apple Watch become the profitable new category Apple expects it to be.

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.