Misfit just slipped up behind us with some new watches

They slipped the watches in, all sneaky like and silent. Well, no, that’s not really the case – I got the email about the new releases just as I normally do. But unlike brands that don’t see fit to give their watches clever names (and hope the model numbers do the trick), Misfit didn’t just name their watches – they named the specific colorway they released. In this case, we’ve got the new “Ninja” palette gracing the Misfit Command and Misfit Path watches.

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When is a Moto not a Moto? The return of the Moto360 smartwatch!

The Moto360 was the most memorable of the Android Wear smartwatches. Known both for its round screen and flat tire sliver at the bottom of the display. People loved it, but not enough to make it sustainable: Moto killed it off in 2017. But as we learned through 8 seasons of Game of Thrones applies: What is dead may never die.

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Taking steps with the Casio ProTrek PRT-B50-4

Over the last year or two, I’ve reviewed a number of watches in the Casio ProTrek lineup. Those most prominently have featured their Triple Sensor technology, which give you compass, altitude/barometer, and temperature readouts on your wrist. Well, friends, we’ve now reached the realm of the (wait for it) quad sensor. What does this do, you ask? Well, read on for our review of the Casio ProTrek PRT-B50.

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The Echo Loop smart ring is a terrible idea

I’ll admit I’m enamored with wearables. My Oura ring is my constant companion that lets me know when I’ve walked enough and how well I’m sleeping. It tracks me but not in any scary way.

Amazon’s Echo Loop, a smart ring with two tiny microphones and a button to call for Alexa, is a different beast entirely. Billed as a tool to bring Alexa on the go, it seems like an awful use of microelectronics and always-on surveillance.

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2020, the year of Linux on the smartwatch

I apologize for the headline. I had to do it. For years, devotees have been talking about how this year will be the year of Linux on the desktop. But for true believers, I think we’ve moved past that in some ways – now it’s all about mobile and wearable computing. There’s this $25 PineTime watch: what are we talking about?

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Withings watches your heart ticking as your watch does

Heart rate tracking is quite the trendy thing to pop into watches these days. Most commonly, these take the form of optical sensors embedded in the back of the watch, and can provide a directional – if not medically accurate – representation of what your heart is doing. But what if you want something more precise, and accepted by your doc? Until recently, the Apple Watch Series 4 was the one to get. Withings is looking to challenge that with the Withings Move ECG.

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The Polar Ignite is available in some other colors

Hey, so remember the Polar Ignite that we reviewed earlier this week? While I thought there were some technical shortcomings that firmware and app development could overcome, it’s not a bad fitness watch. It just needed some more time in the usability labs. That aside, you’d be hard-pressed to find a more compact fitness-oriented watch.

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