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 28 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
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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 ( large, slate)

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
Polar M400 GPS Powered Fitness Watch
REVIEW

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
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 ( reef)

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
REVIEW

Basis Peak ( matte black)

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
2.5 stars User rating out of 1 vote
iFit Active
REVIEW

iFit Active ( black)

Despite being accurate, having great battery life and a unique ability to wirelessly sync with some treadmills, the iFit Active is an expensive activity tracker that brings nothing new to the table.

2.5 stars Editors' rating on October 29, 2014
Motorola Moto 360
REVIEW

Motorola Moto 360 ( Light Stainless Steel Case + Stone 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
Meta M1 Limited Smartwatch
REVIEW

Meta M1 Limited Smartwatch ( rose gold)

While it's not the perfect replacement for an everyday wristwatch, the iOS and Android-friendly Meta M1 is a simplified smartwatch that gets a lot of things right.

3 stars Editors' rating on September 3, 2014

MSRP: $399.00

Lumo Lift
REVIEW

Lumo Lift ( white gloss)

The Lumo Lift offers a fresh alternative to other fitness trackers, but its limited features will disappoint anyone who wants to track multiple metrics.

3.5 stars Editors' rating on August 28, 2014
LG G Watch
REVIEW

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
REVIEW

Samsung Gear Live ( wine red)

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

MSRP: $199.00

LifeTrak Zone C410
REVIEW

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
REVIEW

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
Garmin Vivofit
REVIEW

Garmin Vivofit ( black)

Garmin's simple and functional activity band is easy and low-maintenance, which makes it one of the best alternatives to a Fuelband or Fitbit.

3.5 stars Editors' rating on May 19, 2014
2 stars User rating out of 3 votes
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