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
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

MSRP: $149.99

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 ( lime)

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 stars User rating out of 1 vote
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
Jawbone Up Move
REVIEW

Jawbone Up Move ( purple/ grape rose)

The little Jawbone Up Move is an affordable entry to a great fitness app, though its design leaves something to be desired.

3.5 stars Editors' rating on November 24, 2014
Fitbit Charge
REVIEW

Fitbit Charge ( small, black)

The Fitbit Charge is a fine replacement for the discontinued Fitbit Force, but you're better off waiting for Fitbit's heart-rate-tracking upgrade.

3.5 stars Editors' rating on November 20, 2014
2 stars User rating out of 1 vote
Xiaomi Mi Band
REVIEW

Xiaomi Mi Band

At $13, it's really easy to forgive the few flaws the Mi Band has, though getting one will be challenging unless you're in China.

3.5 stars Editors' rating on November 20, 2014
3.7 stars User rating out of 4 votes
Polar M400 GPS Powered Fitness Watch
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Polar M400 GPS Powered Fitness Watch ( black)

The feature-packed and waterproof Polar M400 offers a good set of features for beginners and advanced runners a like. It also provides feedback on your daily activities and sleep.

3.5 stars Editors' rating on November 20, 2014
Samsung Gear S
REVIEW

Samsung Gear S

The wildly ambitious Samsung Gear S smartwatch doubles as a full standalone smartphone, but the software and apps available don't let it do as much as you'd expect.

3 stars Editors' rating on November 17, 2014
3.6 stars User rating out of 15 votes
Netatmo June
REVIEW

Netatmo June ( platinum)

For $99, the June is a beautiful, yet unnecessary, way to keep yourself from getting burned by the sun.

3 stars Editors' rating on November 14, 2014
Microsoft Band
REVIEW

Microsoft Band ( large)

Microsoft Band is an ambitious first crack at a smart health wearable that throws in a ton of features and cross-platform support, but it's just not as easy to use or as functional as it should be.

3 stars Editors' rating on November 12, 2014
4.2 stars User rating out of 14 votes
Misfit Flash
REVIEW

Misfit Flash ( wave)

The Misfit Flash is a versatile, easy-to-use and extremely affordable fitness tracker that can be worn swimming, too, and it even kind of works as a watch.

3.5 stars Editors' rating on November 6, 2014
Basis Peak
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Basis Peak ( brushed metal/white)

Despite some smart features, the Basis Peak is a fitness watch that's impressively automatic but too limited and unfinished to feel like a truly great product.

3 stars Editors' rating on November 5, 2014
3 stars User rating out of 1 vote