Wearable Tech

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
2.8 stars User rating out of 15 votes

MSRP: $349.00

Motorola Moto 360 (Light Stainless Steel Case + Gray Hoween Leather Band)
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Motorola Moto 360 ( Light Stainless Steel Case + Gray Hoween Leather Band)

The Moto 360 tries to be the ultimate smartwatch, but it just ends up being a better-looking Android Wear watch with some notable limitations.

3 stars Editors' rating on October 2, 2014
4.9 stars User rating out of 3 votes

MSRP: $249.99

LG G Watch (white gold)
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LG G Watch ( white gold)

The LG G Watch attempts to bring you the future on your wrist, but with its generic design, unimpressive battery life, and unpolished early software, you're better off waiting to see what else is around the bend.

3 stars Editors' rating on July 3, 2014
LG G Watch (black titan)
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LG G Watch ( black titan)

The LG G Watch attempts to bring you the future on your wrist, but with its generic design, unimpressive battery life, and unpolished early software, you're better off waiting to see what else is around the bend.

3 stars Editors' rating on July 3, 2014
5 stars User rating out of 1 vote
Samsung Gear Live (black)
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Samsung Gear Live ( black)

Samsung's new smartwatch feels like its other Gears, but injected with Google's new Android Wear software. The makeover means better Google phone connectedness, but it's not a killer smartwatch.

3 stars Editors' rating on July 3, 2014
LifeTrak Zone C410 (white)
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LifeTrak Zone C410 ( white)

The LifeTrak Zone C410 may not be the most stylish activity tracker around, but it's priced cheaper, and offers more features, than many of its competitors. It gets the job done with accurate tracking, long battery life, and a waterproof design.

3.5 stars Editors' rating on July 1, 2014
2 stars User rating out of 1 vote
LG Lifeband Touch
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LG Lifeband Touch

The Lifeband Touch, LG's crack at a smart fitness band, has moments of promise, but just doesn't add up to an experience that's useful or fun compared with the competition.

3 stars Editors' rating on June 18, 2014
Samsung Gear 2 Neo (Black)
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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 Neo (Orange)
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Samsung Gear 2 Neo ( Orange)

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
Samsung Gear 2 (Brown Gold)
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Samsung Gear 2 ( Brown Gold)

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
Samsung Gear 2 (Metallic Orange)
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Samsung Gear 2 ( Metallic Orange)

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
Martian Notifier (black)
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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 (blue)
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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
Sony SmartBand SWR10
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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
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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

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Pebble Steel
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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 (medium/large)
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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

MSRP: $149.00

Jawbone Up24 (onyx - Large)
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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
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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

MSRP: $49.99

Misfit Shine (jet)
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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