Category Archives: Smartwatch

Smartwatches were finally worth our time this year

Smartwatches were finally worth our time this yearThis time last year the forecast for wearables was gloomy. Research firm eMarketer had slashed its 2016 wearables growth outlook from 60 percent to just under 25 percent. The smartwatch market had declined more than 51 percent in the third [...]

Consumer report warns over safety of kids' smartwatches

Consumer report warns over safety of kids' smartwatchesA report by an EU consumer watchdog has flagged up myriad problems with smartwatches designed for children, including security flaws, privacy concerns, and risks posed by unreliable features.Based on the analysis it argues that the cor [...]

LunaR launches solar-powered smartwatch via Kickstarter

LunaR launches solar-powered smartwatch via Kickstarter"Smart" is an understatement.Image: lunarBy Leah StodartMashable Shopping2017-10-12 18:59:54 UTCThough the smartwatch phenomenon exploded a number of years ago, it seems as if the "new and improved" features have come to a slight halt: we've se [...]

Best smartwatches for Android you can buy [October 2017]

Best smartwatches for Android you can buy [October 2017]With new hardware and software options that continue to get better and better, there’s no time like now to buy a smartwatch. While iOS users are pretty limited in what they could buy, Android users have too many choices to count. No [...]

Why TomTom Is Getting Out of the Smartwatch Business

Why TomTom Is Getting Out of the Smartwatch Business Competition from Apple, Fitbit, and Garmin was too much. Aside from Apple and maybe a few luxury brands, the smart wearable device market has been brutal for the past year. Pebble and Jawbone along with some even smaller [...]

A solar-powered smartwatch seems like a good idea — if it works

A solar-powered smartwatch seems like a good idea — if it worksBattery life on smartwatches is, in a word, bad. And while most of today’s watches can more or less make it through a day without dying, they’re still a far cry from the months or even years that traditional watches can run for. Wh [...]

Fitbit Ionic Smartwatch Hands-On Review: First Impressions

Fitbit Ionic Smartwatch Hands-On Review: First ImpressionsBe it swimming, spinning, running, yoga, mountain biking or circuit training, the stunning setting of Cala Mondrago in the Spanish Island Mallorca couldn't be a more perfect location to test Fitbit's much anticipated smartwatch, the Ionic.Wee [...]