Category Archives: Wearables

Withings makes its comeback with the Steel HR Sport

In 2016, Nokia bought Withings, which was then renamed to Nokia Health as part of an overall strategy to re-enter the consumer market — but that didn't quite work out as planned. The health and fitness industry is apparently a lot harder than it…

Smartwatches promised to make us healthier and they finally might

It's been a big week for smartwatches. Big month, really. On Wednesday, Apple unveiled the latest version of its Watch, which — in addition to cosmetic updates — got new features like an FDA-cleared ECG app, irregular heart rate notification and fa…

Apple iPhone Xs, Xs Max and Watch Series 4 pre-orders start soon

Snagging Apple's latest and greatest iPhone costs a bit more than it did in previous years, but some of you early adopters will surely be lined up to secure a device right away. As usual, preorders via Apple and the various wireless carriers will ope…

Live from Apple’s 2018 iPhone event!

Hello! Happy iPhone Day! (And if you're here early, slow your roll!) Senior mobile editor Chris Velazco and I are reporting live from Cupertino, California on Wednesday, where Apple is holding its "Gather Round" iPhone launch at the Steve Jobs Theate…

Apple Pay and Google Pay can buy you a Slurpee at 7-Eleven

After years of holding out, 7-Eleven is finally ready to embrace tap-to-pay in earnest. The convenience store chain has followed through on earlier teasers by supporting Apple Pay and Google Pay at its US stores. "Most" American locations will supp…

Qualcomm’s latest Snapdragon Wear chip could revitalize smartwatches

Don't give up on smartwatches just yet. Qualcomm has finally unveiled its latest made-for-wearables processor, which it first teased at Google I/O earlier this year. The new chipset is called the Snapdragon Wear 3100 and succeeds the existing 2100 mo…

Trump tells Apple to build more US plants in response to tariffs

If Apple was hoping to elicit sympathy for the potential impact of US tariffs on product prices… well, it's not going to get any from the highest levels of government. In one of his characteristic weekend Twitter sprees, President Trump acknowledge…

Garmin adds Deezer to its music-playing fitness watches

To date, Garmin's music-capable fitness watches have had access to iHeartRadio and… that's about it. You're about to get some much-needed variety, though, as Deezer's music service has finally arrived on Garmin fitness wearables after months of pr…

Snap’s new Spectacles 2 frames are now available

Snap's second-gen Spectacles are way better than the first and all, but some fashion-conscious users might have passed on buying it because the frame didn't suit their faces. Thankfully, the company seems to understand that a pair of glasses is still…

eBay now verifies the authenticity of luxury watch sales

eBay's Authenticate program now covers more than high-style handbags. The online shopping giant now verifies the authenticity of luxury watch sales from more than 30 luxury brands, including Audemars Piguet, Breitling, Patek Philippe and Rolex. Selle…