Tag: wearables

Beyond the Wrist: 6 Wearable Tech Gifts for Women

By Christine Persaud
The term “wearable tech” no longer refers only to devices that can be worn around a wrist, a la smartwatches and activity trackers. When we look at gear for females, in particular, there is a wealth of cool choices that would make great gifts for any woman on your holiday gift list. Here are six particularly interesting ones.

Narrative’s fall and Snapchat’s new Spectacles show privacy still matters

By Ted Kritsonis

The “lifelogger” category has never truly gotten off the ground, and part of it can probably be attributed to the inherent invasion of privacy others might feel. Narrative, makers of the Clip, has voluntarily shut down, while Snapchat’s new Spectacles glasses aim to live stream everything the wearer sees.

Tech Gear for the Athletic Student

It’s that time again – back-to-school – which means loading up on all of the basics, from a new laptop and smartphone, to pens, notebooks, and a stylish backpack. For the student athlete, however, there’s an additional list of gear…

Review: Under Armour HealthBox thinks big, needs helping hands

By Ted Kritsonis

These days, it’s not that it’s hard to find a fitness band or other connected health product, it’s that it’s hard to know which one is the best fit for what you want to achieve. Under that premise, the Under Armour HealthBox — with a band, chest strap and scale — would seem to be the ideal bundle to get started. But how well does it deliver as the sum of its parts?

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.