Tag: wearables

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.

Samsung Gear VR is entry-level virtual reality

By Ted Kritsonis

Samsung first launched its Gear VR headset last fall, but the hype around VR devices and content, coupled with the recent launches of the Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge, has cast a bright light on it. This isn’t on par with the expensive and powerful headsets from the likes of Oculus, HTC and Sony, among others, but it is one of the best ways to currently dip a toe into VR and 360-degree video.

Review: Quell is a wearable for pain relief

By Ted Kritsonis

Dealing with chronic pain usually requires a cocktail of medication, physiotherapy, creams and injections to manage. Quell is a wearable device from NeuroMetrix that aims to not only impact one troublesome area in the body, but anywhere in it using electro-stimulation.

2016 Mobile World Congress: Smartphone segment tries to redefine its future

By Gadjo Cardenas Sevilla
While the flagship smartphone segment seems a bit fatigued, specially with more affordable and practical midrange smartphones being offered off contract and with great battery life, impressive camera technology and impressive features, we’re seeing giants of smartphone world kick it up a notch by revealing new and exciting models.

Beyond Google Cardboard: The Future of VR

By Gadjo Cardenas Sevilla

I tried Google Cardboard on my LG G4 as well as my iPhone 6S, these are two of the most powerful smartphones in the market today which also have very high resolution displays. Both devices did a great job in tricking me into being sucked into various environments.

7 Great Tech Products for Parents

By Christine Persaud
This year, we’ll be seeing more great tech gear for parents, targeting safety, health, fun, and convenience. Here’s a sampling of five great products coming up in 2016.