Wearable Tech

Garmin Forerunner 225
REVIEW

Garmin Forerunner 225

Runners interested in tracking both heart-rate and all-day activities can't go wrong with the Forerunner 225.

4 stars Editors' rating on July 23, 2015
5 stars User rating out of 1 vote
Epson Runsense SF-810
REVIEW

Epson Runsense SF-810 ( black)

Long-distance elite athletes will appreciate the accuracy of the GPS and heart-rate, but the high price tag makes it less appealing for everyday runners.

3 stars Editors' rating on June 27, 2015
Huawei TalkBand B2
REVIEW

Huawei TalkBand B2 ( silver/white)

Despite its unique two-in-one design -- it's a fitness tracker and Bluetooth headset -- the Huawei TalkBand B2 ultimately overpromises and underdelivers on both accounts.

2.5 stars Editors' rating on June 19, 2015
Garmin Vivofit 2
REVIEW

Garmin Vivofit 2 ( white)

The always-on display and long battery life make the Garmin Vivofit 2 an appealing alternative to the Jawbone Up2 and Fitbit Charge.

3.5 stars Editors' rating on June 5, 2015
LG Watch Urbane
REVIEW

LG Watch Urbane

The LG Watch Urbane is the best-looking Android Wear smartwatch and adds Wi-Fi-to-phone connectivity, but it doesn't offer all that much more than previous Android Wear watch models.

3.5 stars Editors' rating on May 12, 2015
Garmin Vivoactive
REVIEW

Garmin Vivoactive ( black)

The ultraslim design and laundry list of features can't overcome the buggy software. Once Garmin fixes these problems, the Vivoactive could be a good product, but until then, there are better options available.

2.5 stars Editors' rating on April 20, 2015
3.8 stars User rating out of 5 votes
Alcatel OneTouch Watch
REVIEW

Alcatel OneTouch Watch ( black/red)

The Alcatel OneTouch Watch is an affordable and reasonably attractive basic smartwatch, but it doesn't work well enough to justify choosing one over better and increasingly comparably priced alternatives.

3 stars Editors' rating on April 15, 2015
4 stars User rating out of 1 vote
Apple Watch 38mm Stainless Steel Case
REVIEW

Apple Watch 38mm Stainless Steel Case ( Black Sport Band)

The Apple Watch is the most ambitious, well-constructed smartwatch ever seen, but first-gen shortfalls make it feel more like a fashionable toy than a necessary tool. That may change with a big software update later this year, though.

3.5 stars Editors' rating on April 8, 2015
4.3 stars User rating out of 9 votes
Samsung Galaxy S6
REVIEW

Samsung Galaxy S6 ( 32GB, black sapphire)

Worldly looks and top-notch specs make the impressive, metal Samsung Galaxy S6 the Android phone to beat for 2015.

4.5 stars Editors' rating on March 1, 2015
Fitbit Surge
REVIEW

Fitbit Surge ( black, large)

All-day heart-rate tracking is a step in the right direction, but the smart features aren't nearly smart enough and the fitness side of the Surge is too basic to justify the higher price.

3 stars Editors' rating on February 5, 2015
2.9 stars User rating out of 4 votes