Garmin Fenix 5 Plus gives Apple Watch some do-it-all competition

Last week, Garmin made a round of updates to its Vivoactive 3 fitness tracker, and today, it’s taking a pass at the Vivoactive’s big brother. The Fenix 5 series is the next in line to get some updates, with Garmin today announcing three new watches that will comprise the Fenix 5 Plus line. The watches boast some significant upgrades over … Continue reading SOURCE: SlashGear - Read entire story here. [Read Entire Story]

Garmin Vivoactive 3 gets onboard storage for music

Garmin has announced a new version of the Vivoactive 3, the fitness tracking GPS smartwatch it launched last August. This new version, dubbed the Vivoactive 3 Music, is pretty much the same as the original that debuted last year, but with one key difference: it comes with onboard storage you can fill up with music. At first blush, that might … Continue reading SOURCE: SlashGear - Read entire story here. [Read Entire Story]

Misfit Path hybrid smartwatch could teach Apple Watch some style

Back at CES 2018, Misfit unveiled its new Path smartwatch. Dubbed a “hybrid smartwatch” and following a trend that we’re seeing many manufacturers pursue, the Path attempts to blend the look of a standard watch with the increased functionality of a smartwatch. In a market where interest in standard smartwatches seems to be declining, hybrids like the Path might be … Continue reading SOURCE: SlashGear - Read entire story here. [Read Entire Story]

Apple Watch welcomes spring with a colorful trove of new bands

Though some of us in the northern US may not have noticed it, spring is officially here. Apple is ready to see in the new season with a selection of new bands for the Apple Watch. There are a bunch of bands on offer for the standard Apple Watch, the Apple Watch Nike+, and the Apple Watch Hermès, so there’s … Continue reading SOURCE: SlashGear - Read entire story here. [Read Entire Story]

Fitbit’s Apple Watch rival leaks with strong hints of Pebble

Though the market for smartwatches feels like it’s on the decline these days, there are still a few companies that are doing well with wearables. Apple is one that immediately springs to mind, and now it appears that Fitbit is going to try to challenge the dominance of the Apple Watch. Rumor has it that the company has a new … Continue reading SOURCE: SlashGear - Read entire story here. [Read Entire Story]

Apple Watch Series 3 now tracks your winter sports

Apple Watch Series 3 is getting a small but possibly significant update today, depending on how much you love certain winter sports. Snowboarders and skiers will find that their Apple Watch is now capable of tracking runs, thanks to updates launching certain apps. Of course, this being the Apple Watch, it’ll track a fair bit more than just your time … Continue reading SOURCE: SlashGear - Read entire story here. [Read Entire Story]

Apple AirPower charging mat release could be closer than we thought

The introduction of the iPhone X was a big deal for a lot of different reasons, but one important one is that it signaled Apple’s long overdue adoption of wireless charging. The iPhone X, just like the iPhone 8 and the latest Apple Watch, are Qi wireless charging capable. While that means they can be used with a bunch of … Continue reading SOURCE: SlashGear - Read entire story here. [Read Entire Story]

The Xbox Watch nobody asked for has leaked

The smartwatch market seems to be slowing these days, with only a few major players (like Apple) still pursuing a slice of that particular pie. A few years back, however, it seemed that everyone was making smartwatches and fitness trackers of some variety, with Microsoft counted among that group. Many of you are probably familiar with Microsoft’s Band line of … Continue reading SOURCE: SlashGear - Read entire story here. [Read Entire Story]

New Apple patent could adjust the fit of your smartwatch automatically

The Apple Watch already has a pretty big edge against other smartwatches in the space, and this year we saw Apple pack even more into the tiny device. New improvements include building a an LTE antenna into the display of the device, but what happens when you run out of space to add or improve hardware? You shift your attention … Continue reading SOURCE: SlashGear - Read entire story here. [Read Entire Story]

Apple AirPods wireless charging case release date might have just leaked

One of the most exciting announcements from Apple‘s reveal event on Tuesday was that after years of rumors, the iPhone 8, 8 Plus, and iPhone X will support wireless charging. The trio of iPhones aren’t the only Apple devices compatible with wireless charging, as the feature was also announced for the Apple Watch and Apple’s wireless AirPods. You won’t need … Continue reading SOURCE: SlashGear - Read entire story here. [Read Entire Story]

Michael Kors Access Grayson review: Android Wear puts on a pretty face

I have to be honest: the value of a smartwatch is something that’s always been lost on me. Though novel and even somewhat exciting at first, each and every smartwatch I’ve tried has eventually just found its way to a drawer, destined to be forgotten. Despite the fact that the smartwatch industry seems to be a bit shaky, Michael Kors … Continue reading SOURCE: SlashGear - Read entire story here. [Read Entire Story]

Fitbit Aria 2 WiFi scale FDA approved, ‘most accurate’ yet

You’d think that Fitbit would be content with revealing both a brand new smartwatch and a pair of new fitness headphones in one day, but it didn’t stop there. The company also revealed its Aria 2 WiFi scale today, completing this trifecta of new fitness devices. As with the other two devices Fitbit introduced today, pre-orders for the Aria 2 … Continue reading SOURCE: SlashGear - Read entire story here. [Read Entire Story]

Fitbit smartwatch leaks, and we’re not loving the design

The future of smartwatches may be unknown at this point where a lot of companies are exiting the market, but there are still a few heavyweights supporting the industry. Fitbit, king of the fitness tracking universe, wants to be counted among these heavy hitters, as it’s plotting a smartwatch of its own to take on other big manufacturers like Apple … Continue reading SOURCE: SlashGear - Read entire story here. [Read Entire Story]

Louis Vuitton breaks into smartwatches with Tambour Horizon line

Even though it may seem like smartwatches could be on the way out, Louis Vuitton has decided to try its hand at the segment. Today the French designer house announced a new line of Android Wear-powered smartwatches. The Tambour Horizon line, as its being called, certainly looks impressive, but as with everything else to come out of Louis Vuitton, expect … Continue reading SOURCE: SlashGear - Read entire story here. [Read Entire Story]

ExxonMobil’s SpeedPass+ brings mobile payments to Ford SYNC 3 and Apple Watch

Back in January, ExxonMobil announced that its SpeedPass+ app would soon support mobile payments through Ford’s SYNC 3 infotainment system. It looks like that update is going live today, but it’s bringing more than SYNC 3 functionality with it. ExxonMobil is also launching an Apple Watch version of SpeedPass+ today, meaning those of you with Apple’s smartwatch will be able … Continue reading SOURCE: SlashGear - Read entire story here. [Read Entire Story]

Vuzix Blade 3000 Sunglasses are like a smartwatch for your face

Vuzix is looking to fuse the world of wearable tech and augmented reality with its new Blade 3000 Smart Sunglasses. The company has unveiled its new smart specs, announcing that they’ll be at showcased at CES next year. These glasses aim to give users a head-up display that can take the place of their smartphone in many instances, similar to … Continue reading SOURCE: SlashGear - Read entire story here. [Read Entire Story]

Samsung Gear S3 pre-order and release details revealed

Those of you who have been waiting since August to get your hands on Samsung’s Gear S3 will soon get your chance. Samsung has announced pre-order and availability details for the Gear S3 today, revealing that the smartwatch will make it store shelves later this month. Pre-orders open up on November 6 as well – just three days from today. … Continue reading SOURCE: SlashGear - Read entire story here. [Read Entire Story]

Why Misfit Phase is the anti-Apple Watch

Misfit has announced a new addition to its product lineup, revealing a new device called the Phase Hybrid smartwatch today. Misfit says it was “classically inspired” with this latest device, looking to launch a smartwatch that emulates the design of analog watches. This is currently the only smartwatch on offer from Misfit, a company traditionally known for launching fitness trackers. … Continue reading SOURCE: SlashGear - Read entire story here. [Read Entire Story]

Apple Watch Nike+ hits the ground running later this month

Back when Apple revealed its latest round of Apple Watches, the company showed off a variant with Nike+ branding. There was just one small issue with the reveal: while the rest of the watches had solid release dates, the Apple Watch Nike+ model had a rather vague “late October” launch window. It would appear that Apple and Nike have decided … Continue reading SOURCE: SlashGear - Read entire story here. [Read Entire Story]