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Ticwris Max smartwatch

This $209 smartwatch has a massive screen like nothing you’ve ever seen

August 9th, 2022

We can pretty much guarantee that you’ve never seen another smartwatch like the Ticwris Max smartwatch. For many people out there, it could be the best Android smartwatch you’ll ever come across. Even if you’ve been using smartwatches for years, you’ve never seen anything like this incredible beast. This crazy gadget packs a massive 2.86-inch …

Best Fitness Trackers

Best fitness trackers in 2022

March 3rd, 2022

Wearables have become a big part of smart tech in the past few years, and while there are tons of smartwatches out there with fitness features, those looking to up their fitness game will want to get a dedicated fitness tracker to keep up with all their workouts. Not only do these more fitness-focused devices …

Samsung fingerprint scanner

Samsung apparently wants to bring ‘force touch’ to its smartwatches

December 3rd, 2018

Samsung has been working on in-display fingerprint scanning technology for its phones for years, but if a newly published patent is any guide, the South Korea tech giant wants to bring the feature to its smartwatches too. The folks at Patently Mobile spotted the patent, which was filed with the US Patent Office earlier this …

Smartwatches 2018

The wearable market is growing because people love smartwatches

November 29th, 2018

The wearable device market looks set to grow almost 26 percent next year compared to 2018, with worldwide shipment of wearable devices reaching 225 million. That’s according to a new forecast from research firm Gartner, which predicts that of the estimated $42 billion that end users will spend on wearable devices next year, a little …

wearable health

Researchers prove that smartwatches know you’re sick even before you do

January 18th, 2017

Smartwatches are normally touted for their ability to track our activity, count steps, and log our heart rate during a morning run, but the devices have a hidden ability that isn’t advertised: tracking illness. That might sound crazy, but a Stanford professor and his team just proved it with an extremely thorough two-year study where volunteers equipped …

smartwatch battery life

Finally, a smartwatch that never needs to be charged

November 14th, 2016

If there’s one thing that’s keeping the smartwatch movement from gaining mass market traction, it’s the fact that they need to be charged more often than almost any other device. A startup on Indiegogo thinks it’s solved that problem, and it’s launching a smartwatch that is powered by body heat. The Matrix PowerWatch is a …

Smartwatch Games 10 Second Sessions

Smartwatch game wars start right now – but can a 10-second game really work?

March 18th, 2015

A new Finnish mobile game company called Everywear has made a radical decision: It will only develop games for wearable devices. This leap seems gutsy, almost foolhardy… but the people backing the company are bound to give skeptics a pause. The lead investors in a newly announced €500,000 seed round are Lifeline and Sunstone, two institutions closely …

Why Smart Watches Are Stupid

Man tries wearing smartwatches for a week, still finds them virtually useless

July 14th, 2014

Is Silicon Valley deluding itself into thinking that smartwatches are going to be the next game-changing gadget? That certainly seems to be the case for the early generation of smartwathces, as New York Magazine’s Kevvin Roose tried wearing two different smartwatches at all times for a week and found them to be virtually useless.

Samsung Smartwatch Gesture Controls

Samsung has found something even worse than talking to your watch to control it

May 27th, 2014

As smartwatches struggle to find their place in a saturated device market, vendors are looking for new ways to attract potential customers. Even executives are willing to admit that the current lineup hasn’t done much to impress consumers. The latest patent from Samsung imagines a new method of gesture controls for future smartwatches, using a built-in …