I’ve said it before, and it bears repeating – not all smartwatches are created equal. By that, I mean that while many have similar functionality, they tend to have differentiated purposes, or use cases. For instance, if you want to have something that gives you precise tracking for your workouts, you’d probably look at something like the Amazfit we recently reviewed. On the other hand, if you want something more for day-to-day, you might be thinking about an Apple Watch or something with WearOS. If battery life is the most important to you, though, I’d suggest you give some consideration to the Fossil Collider Hybrid Smartwatch HR.(more…)
For me, wireless headphones, be they over-the-ear (like the Soundcore Q30) or earbuds (my current favorites are also from Soundcore, the Liberty Air 2 Pro ) have become a constant. Earbuds are great when going out for a jog, and the on-ear are perfect for WFH. I also like to have earbuds with me when I head out to handle an unexpected phone call. But what if you forget to grab your (admittedly small) case? That’s where the Aipower Wearbuds can help you out.(more…)
If you recall, we brought you word of the new AmazFit T-Rex Pro last month (seen here), particularly notable for it’s sponsorship and association with the Spartan Race. While I’m not planning to take on one of those endurance-style races, I do like knowing how I’m doing in my morning jogs. So, that’s where we put the AmazFit T-Rex Pro to the test.(more…)
In my mind, it was not all that long ago that I reviewed the first version of the Alpina AlpinerX – but it was. Just about 2.5 years ago, to be precise. In the watch world that doesn’t necessarily mean a long lapse of time, but in the tech and gadget world, that’s a much different story. Given that, we were quite happy to have a look at a loaner of the latest Alpina AlpinerX Alive.(more…)
TAG Heuer did it. Hublot did it once before, with the Big Bang Referee smart watch. And now, they’re doing it again. They’re making an
Android Wear WearOS smartwatch. The question has to be, what makes a Hublot smart watch worth above 5 grand?
According to Morgan Stanley smartwatches are spanking Swiss watches. In 2019 the firm said that 67.3 million smartwatches were sold versus 20.6 million Swiss watches.
Apple sold 26.3 million alone, up from 23.4 in 2018.
Further, even smartwatch revenue is up. The Apple Watch sold $11.7 billion in revenue for Apple, while Rolex, the second largest watchmaker, sold $5.2 billion.
The next biggest smartwatch maker, Garmin, saw sales of $2 billion last year, beating both Patek Philippe and Audemars Piguet in terms of revenue.
The Moto360 was a beloved addition to Android’s original smartwatch lineup. One of the first with a truly round dial, the 360 was a direct assault on Apple Watch hegemony.
After Motorola began its slow sell-off of much of its mobile technology it looked bleak on the Moto360 front. Now, however, a relatively unknown company call eBuyNow has licensed the name and the design and is bring the 360 back.(more…)
In the olden days, the a tact watch was all the rage. These watches told the time by buzzing or chiming silently in your pocket, allowing you to tell the time without looking away from your paramour or the King. The complex little timepieces were quite delicate and the complication barely made it past the 17th century.
Now, however, a new watch, the Prompt, replicates the a tact concept with some high tech trappings.(more…)