Wearable Tech

Garmin Forerunner 225
REVIEW

Garmin Forerunner 225

Runners interested in tracking both heart-rate and all-day activities can't go wrong with the Forerunner 225.

4 stars Editors' rating on July 23, 2015
5 stars User rating out of 1 vote
Epson Runsense SF-810
REVIEW

Epson Runsense SF-810 ( black)

Long-distance elite athletes will appreciate the accuracy of the GPS and heart-rate, but the high price tag makes it less appealing for everyday runners.

3 stars Editors' rating on June 27, 2015
Huawei TalkBand B2
REVIEW

Huawei TalkBand B2 ( silver/white)

Despite its unique two-in-one design -- it's a fitness tracker and Bluetooth headset -- the Huawei TalkBand B2 ultimately overpromises and underdelivers on both accounts.

2.5 stars Editors' rating on June 19, 2015
Garmin Vivofit 2
REVIEW

Garmin Vivofit 2 ( white)

The always-on display and long battery life make the Garmin Vivofit 2 an appealing alternative to the Jawbone Up2 and Fitbit Charge.

3.5 stars Editors' rating on June 5, 2015
Pebble Time
REVIEW

Pebble Time ( black)

The Pebble Time adds a few key improvements and a color screen compared to previous Pebble watches, but owners of previous Pebble watches may not see a need to upgrade yet.

3.5 stars Editors' rating on May 27, 2015
5 stars User rating out of 1 vote
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 Up3
REVIEW

Jawbone Up3 ( black)

The Up3 is one of the smallest super-slim fitness bands around, but its lack of a display and limited heart rate tracking aren't worth the high price.

3 stars Editors' rating on May 1, 2015
1 star User rating out of 5 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
3.8 stars User rating out of 5 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
4 stars User rating out of 1 vote
Apple Watch 38mm Stainless Steel Case
REVIEW

Apple Watch 38mm Stainless Steel Case ( Black Sport Band)

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. That may change with a big software update later this year, though.

3.5 stars Editors' rating on April 8, 2015
4.3 stars User rating out of 9 votes
Samsung Galaxy S6
REVIEW

Samsung Galaxy S6 ( 32GB, black sapphire)

Worldly looks and top-notch specs make the impressive, metal Samsung Galaxy S6 the Android phone to beat for 2015.

4.5 stars Editors' rating on March 1, 2015
Fitbit Surge
REVIEW

Fitbit Surge ( black, large)

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
2.9 stars User rating out of 4 votes
Fitbit Charge HR
REVIEW

Fitbit Charge HR ( black, 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
4.5 stars User rating out of 1 vote
Withings Activité Pop
REVIEW

Withings Activité Pop

With its analog looks and Bluetooth-syncing functions, the Withings Activite Pop is a clever, stylish blend of everyday watch and connected fitness band that lasts months on a single battery.

3.5 stars Editors' rating on January 16, 2015
Pivotal Tracker 1
REVIEW

Pivotal Tracker 1

While you won't find any advanced features in it, the affordability of the Pivotal Tracker 1 makes it a low risk tracker for newcomers interested in the wearable market.

3.5 stars Editors' rating on December 19, 2014
3 stars User rating out of 13 votes
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
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, 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
0 stars User rating out of 2 votes
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 stars User rating out of 8 votes
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
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 ( medium)

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
3.3 stars User rating out of 2 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
REVIEW

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
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
LG G Watch R
REVIEW

LG G Watch R

Although its stark design and beautiful face makes this the first smartwatch you might actually be happy to be seen wearing, its Android Wear software has a long way to go before it's anything more than a passing novelty.

3.5 stars Editors' rating on October 27, 2014
3.8 stars User rating out of 2 votes
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
3.5 stars User rating out of 6 votes