I bought the Apple Watch a year ago. I stopped wearing it two months ago, and I'm not sure if I'll ever wear it again. That's because it doesn't really do anything that anyone needs, and even when it does, it doesn't always work like it's supposed to.
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"For gamers, by gamers" is the kind of motto that sells liquid-cooled spec-obsessed towers, headsets, rumbling lounge chairs, and ergonomic mice with more buttons than a double-breasted suit. Razer, however, has these words stamped into the back of its wearable Nabu, which it'd like to remind us is not a smartwatch, but a watch with smart features.
It's been almost a year since the first Apple Watch was released, and following its poor sales numbers, we were hoping that we might get some much-needed love at Apple's special press event today.
Watches are awesome, ancient technology. They're simple, often beautiful, completely functional tiny clocks we strap to our arms and wear out into the world. I love watches, but I think making them "smart" makes them worse. Instead, we should be making smart bands for the dumb, beautiful watches that already exist.
The Apple Watch is OK, I guess, but a miniaturised Apple II strapped to your wrist? Now that would be cool.
The Suunto Ambit2 (HR) won't read you your email and doesn't know Will.i.am's phone number. But, it will tell you your precise location anywhere on earth and powerfully monitors your physical exertion. How many beers did that climb burn? http://indefinitelywild.gizmodo.com/achieving-hima...
With the impending launch of the Apple Watch, many people have been wondering how a company geared towards selling gadgets to techies will flog $US5000 fashion accessories to Vogue editors. According to documents seen by 9to5Mac, the solution lies in hiring conscious staff.
For years, I've wanted a smartwatch: a device that would blend style with digital convenience. Unfortunately, the first crop of smartwatches have predominantly been bulky pieces of plastic and glass for which adjectives like "elegant" seem disingenuous. But the Asus ZenWatch is evidence that things are getting better.
The worst-kept gadget secret in recent history is no longer secret at all. The new Fitbit Charge, Charge HR and Surge fitness trackers are official. Here's everything you need to know.
We first heard about will.i.am's foray into the world of smartwatch-esque wearables back in April, but we had... questions. What was that mysterious cuff on his wrist? And could it really do all the things he promised? Today he unveiled the Puls. Welcome to fashionology, people.
One of the Apple Watch's nifty features will be its Apple Pay integration, letting you tap-to-pay right from your wrist. Yes, that means the sensor-laden smartwatch will be connected to your credit card — but there's a nifty trick to prevent would-be thieves from stealing your credit card if they nick your watch.
Battery life is generally the slowest thing to test on a gadget, and it's almost always the toughest to get right. There's just no way to rush it, and there are just so many variables regarding how people use a particular gadget that it's always one of those "your mileage may vary" type of situations. Last week, some very early reviews of the Moto 360 smartwatch lambasted its weak battery performance. It's possible they may have jumped the gun.
Because you are not allowed to be a company anymore if you don't make an activity tracker, Epson is getting in on the action with its first two entries into the product category. While most of these are a dime a dozen, Epson's Pulsense products might actually have a leg up on their competition: Built-in heart-rate monitoring.