Wearable Tech

Samsung Gear 2 Neo
REVIEW

Samsung Gear 2 Neo ( Black)

The Gear 2 Neo offers the best balance of features and price among Samsung's three 2014 smartwatches, but it falls short of must-have status.

3.5 stars Editors' rating on May 15, 2014
1 star User rating out of 1 vote
Samsung Gear 2
REVIEW

Samsung Gear 2 ( Silver/Black)

Samsung has made strides with the Gear 2, but this smartwatch is on its own island with few apps and Samsung-only device compatibility. At this point, you're better off waiting for Android Wear.

3 stars Editors' rating on May 7, 2014
3.9 stars User rating out of 5 votes
Martian Notifier
REVIEW

Martian Notifier ( black)

If you’re looking for a way to get subtle phone alerts on your wrist without busting the budget, it’s hard to top the Martian Notifier.

3.5 stars Editors' rating on May 2, 2014
5 stars User rating out of 1 vote
Withings Pulse O2
REVIEW

Withings Pulse O2 ( blue)

A new wristband and new firmware improve the Pulse and make it a true fitness band, but it's not a big leap forward over last year.

4 stars Editors' rating on April 25, 2014
1 star User rating out of 2 votes
Samsung Gear Fit
REVIEW

Samsung Gear Fit

The Samsung Gear Fit is a great-looking wearable, but doesn't successfully reconcile its dual roles as activity tracker and smartwatch.

3 stars Editors' rating on April 7, 2014
3.7 stars User rating out of 3 votes
Sony SmartBand SWR10
REVIEW

Sony SmartBand SWR10

The SmartBand is an ambitious recipe that needs a little more time in the oven. There are better trackers on the market.

3 stars Editors' rating on February 24, 2014
Huawei TalkBand B1
REVIEW

Huawei TalkBand B1

While the TalkBand B1 is a valiant first try for Huawei, it could actually use a little more focus. While it might find a niche with some users, most people are likely to prefer dedicated individual devices instead.

3 stars Editors' rating on February 23, 2014

Pricing not available

Pebble Steel
REVIEW

Pebble Steel

The competition is advancing fast, but the fashionable, functional, and more affordable Pebble Steel's conservative approach puts it at the top of the 2014 smartwatch heap.

4 stars Editors' rating on November 19, 2014
3.9 stars User rating out of 4 votes
Nike+ FuelBand SE
REVIEW

Nike+ FuelBand SE ( medium/large)

The Nike+ FuelBand SE is a minor upgrade to last year's FuelBand, adding Bluetooth 4.0 and a few new motivational wrinkles to its software, but the band's design is more successful than its package of features.

3.5 stars Editors' rating on November 15, 2013
3 stars User rating out of 6 votes
Jawbone Up24
REVIEW

Jawbone Up24 ( onyx, Large)

If having a screen isn't a priority, the Jawbone Up24's superb app, clever advice, and comfy fit are hard to resist.

4 stars Editors' rating on November 13, 2013
2 stars User rating out of 4 votes
Fitbug Orb
REVIEW

Fitbug Orb

It’s hard to beat the Fitug Orb’s low price, but for $10 more, the Fitbit Zip has more features, is easier to use, and is ultimately a better buy.

3 stars Editors' rating on November 6, 2013
Samsung Galaxy Gear Smartwatch
REVIEW

Samsung Galaxy Gear Smartwatch

Samsung's take on the smartwatch has some potential, and it does get some things right, but its inability to perform truly "smart" functions means it falls far short of expectations.

2.5 stars Editors' rating on September 27, 2013
3.5 stars User rating out of 13 votes
Misfit Shine
REVIEW

Misfit Shine ( jet)

The Shine is one of the most stylish and futuristic-looking wireless fitness trackers out there, but you're trading in extra versatility for minimalist style.

3.5 stars Editors' rating on August 7, 2013
1 star User rating out of 14 votes
Basis Band
REVIEW

Basis Band

The $199 Basis Band offers a powerful mix of sensors and motivational tools, but pass if you'd rather spend less on a fitness tracker or aren't partial to big, watch-style designs.

3.5 stars Editors' rating on June 11, 2013
3.3 stars User rating out of 5 votes
Fitbit Flex
REVIEW

Fitbit Flex ( black)

A long list of features and a comfortable fit make Fitbit’s new Flex the best fitness tracker you can buy.

3.5 stars Editors' rating on May 6, 2013
1 star User rating out of 22 votes
Pebble Watch
REVIEW

Pebble Watch

With a major software update and new app store, the original Pebble gets a new lease on life -- a less stylish but arguably better value than the newer Steel.

3.5 stars Editors' rating on February 10, 2014
3.4 stars User rating out of 12 votes
I'm Watch
REVIEW

I'm Watch

The I’m Watch smartwatch runs Android and custom apps, but weak software and quirky performance mean you should pass on this pricey gadget.

2.5 stars Editors' rating on March 11, 2013
0 stars User rating out of 2 votes

MSRP: $449.00

Zeiss Cinemizer OLED
REVIEW

Zeiss Cinemizer OLED

While it looks like it came from the future, the Zeiss Cinemizer OLED headset offers performance from the Dark Ages.

2.5 stars Editors' rating on November 26, 2012
Wimm One
REVIEW

Wimm One

The Android-powered Wimm One from Wimm Labs isn't a looker, but this smart watch has the chops to satisfy your inner geek.

3 stars Editors' rating on June 26, 2012

MSRP: $199.00

Pivothead Durango
REVIEW

Pivothead Durango ( Glacier Blue)

Pivothead's pricey Durango video-recording eyewear is a fast, easy way to shoot Web-friendly POV movies.

3.5 stars Editors' rating on June 26, 2012
5 stars User rating out of 1 vote

MSRP: $349.00

Nike FuelBand
REVIEW

Nike FuelBand

Armed with a few tricks, the Nike FuelBand can be very effective as a motivator for casual exercise, but its limitations will leave serious athletes disappointed.

3.5 stars Editors' rating on March 26, 2012
1 star User rating out of 12 votes

MSRP: $149.00

Fossil Wrist Net FX3005
REVIEW

Fossil Wrist Net FX3005

Nothing screams geek like a SPOT watch, but this one does so a little less loudly than other models.

2.5 stars Editors' rating on February 15, 2005

This product is available through mySimon.com

Giro Tune Ups II
REVIEW

Giro Tune Ups II

This upgrade kit for Giro SnowSports helmets will keep you from missing a beat--or a call--on the slopes.

3.5 stars Editors' rating on July 21, 2004

Pricing not available

Fossil Abacus AU4000
REVIEW

Fossil Abacus AU4000

The Abacus AU4000 is a decent-looking SPOT watch, but its band is poorly designed.

2.5 stars Editors' rating on January 22, 2004

Pricing not available

Casio WQV-1CR Wristwatch Camera
REVIEW

Casio WQV-1CR Wristwatch Camera

The perfect whiz-watch for your inner 10-year-old.

3 stars Editors' rating on September 6, 2000

Pricing not available

LifeBEAM Smart Hat
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LifeBEAM Smart Hat

This product has not yet been reviewed.

LifeBeam's heart-rate-sensing hat isn't such a dumb idea.

Pricing not available

Vector Watch Luna
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Vector Watch Luna

This product has not yet been reviewed.

The Vector smartwatch has an attractive metal design and loads of smart skills, but it's the promised 30-day battery life that makes it really stand out.

MSRP: $349.00

Mio Link Heart Rate Wristband
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Mio Link Heart Rate Wristband ( white)

This product has not yet been reviewed.

The $99 Mio Link uses its optical sensor to track your heart rate.

Pricing not available

MediaTek 361 Smart Shoe
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MediaTek 361 Smart Shoe

This product has not yet been reviewed.

The 361 smart shoe contains MediaTek tech, a GPS tracker and wireless charging so you can see where your anklebiters are.

Pricing not available

Qualcomm Toq
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Qualcomm Toq

This product has not yet been reviewed.

Is there room for yet another smartwatch? The Qualcomm Toq tries to demonstrate how new screen technology could help extend battery life.

MSRP: $349.99