Wearable Tech

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
Jawbone Up2
REVIEW

Jawbone Up2 ( black)

Even with no display, the Jawbone Up2 is an affordable, easy-to-use activity and lifestyle tracker for those who want a little extra coaching in their life.

3.5 stars Editors' rating on April 28, 2015
1 star User rating out of 3 votes
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
4.3 stars User rating out of 2 votes
Apple Watch
REVIEW

Apple Watch

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.

3.5 stars Editors' rating on April 8, 2015
3.3 stars User rating out of 27 votes
Fitbit surge
REVIEW

Fitbit surge ( black, small)

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
4.5 stars User rating out of 2 votes
Fitbit Charge HR
REVIEW

Fitbit Charge HR ( plum, large)

Fitbit's Charge HR adds heart-rate tracking to an already solid fitness band at a great price, but all the kinks don't feel fully ironed out yet.

3.5 stars Editors' rating on January 29, 2015
Sony Smartwatch 3
REVIEW

Sony Smartwatch 3 ( black)

Although its ability to use GPS to track your run is handy, its poor screen, uninspiring design and lack of a heart-rate monitor means the SmartWatch 3 doesn't impress over its more luxurious Android Wear competitors.

2.5 stars Editors' rating on December 18, 2014
4.5 stars User rating out of 3 votes
Samsung Gear VR
REVIEW

Samsung Gear VR

The Gear VR Innovator Edition is a cool -- and very promising -- entry ticket for early adopters looking for an affordable taste of virtual reality.

3.5 stars Editors' rating on December 17, 2014
Garmin Vivosmart Activity Tracker with Heart Rate Monitor
REVIEW

Garmin Vivosmart Activity Tracker with Heart Rate Monitor ( slate, large)

While it won't appeal to everyone, the Vivosmart is a solid activity tracker for those individuals who are also interested in receiving basic notifications on their wrist.

3.5 stars Editors' rating on December 9, 2014
Sony SmartBand Talk
REVIEW

Sony SmartBand Talk ( black)

The SmartBand Talk's screen, waterproof design and ability to show your incoming notifications make it a useful piece of tech to wear, even if you're not fussed about keeping track of your activity during the day.

3.5 stars Editors' rating on December 1, 2014