Smartwatch

OnePlus Watch 2 review – Like their newest phones, this watch gives others brands a run for their money

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REVIEW – OnePlus has been putting out some really great devices lately. Their OnePlus Open is my favorite folding phone so far, and more recently, the OnePlus 12 has me on hiatus from my iPhone 15 Pro Max. But without an iPhone, my Apple Watch hasn’t been all that useful, so it was great timing

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Pixel Watch failed and out of warranty? Google may replace it at a discount

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NEWS – Google has made a nice change for out of warranty Pixel Watch problems. Normally when our devices fail after the warranty expires, our choice is to buy another at retail price or do without.  From the Google Pixel Watch Help site: “If your Pixel Watch is out of warranty or your claim isn’t

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Watchmaker Fossil has RIP’d its smartwatch business

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NEWS – The announcement here and many other places confirm that Fossil will stop making Wear OS smartwatches as of its ‘Gen 6 line’ which is currently sold at the fossil.com website and elsewhere.  9to5Google reports that Fossil never achieved better than 2.2% of the smartwatch market so the decision comes with little surprise.  Fossil

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Oukitel BT20 Smartwatch review – A mix of great, and ‘opportunities’

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REVIEW – The Oukitel BT20 Smartwatch carries the same brand name as large, portable power stations Gadgeteer reviewers have published here. It figures it has a large-ish battery, but at $60 how close to ‘smart’ is this watch? I’ve reviewed some doozies before and this price range usually marks where I approach with lower expectations.

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Can an app make a mediocre smartwatch great?

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NEWS – Notify for Smartwatches can elevate no-name smartwatches to a new level. I just reviewed two smartwatches back to back and both were brand names you probably don’t know. Those reviews will appear soon.  The major problem with both watches was zero customize-ability to the vibrations they deliver. If you don’t notice one, single,

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KOSPET TANK X1 Smartwatch review – Smarter than his older brother?

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REVIEW – The KOSPET TANK X1 smartwatch was offered for review and the brand was familiar to me. I reviewed a KOSPET watch in 2021 and after the review I promptly took it to electronic recycling with no regrets. I was interested to see if KOSPET had matured as a fitness tracker manufacturer. Other reviews

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The Withings ScanWatch Nova – A smartwatch that doesn’t look like a smartwatch

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NEWS – Do you like the idea of a smartwatch, but hate the look of a digital screen trying to emulate a traditional watch face—not to mention its abysmal battery life? You may be able to have that digital cake and eat it too. Withings, a leader in connected health devices and the inventor of

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Withings ScanWatch review – Smart and classy smartwatch without distractions

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REVIEW – I’ve been rocking an Apple Watch for 3 years now and it was the watch that got me back to wearing watches again after years of having nothing strapped around my wrist. I love the display and functionality of the Apple Watch, but I don’t like that I have to charge it every

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Mobvoi TicWatch Pro 5 smartwatch review – a fantastic, fast, and fun smartwatch

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REVIEW – I’ve been using Mobvoi’s TicWatch C2+ for the last few years and really enjoying it, but I’ve been thinking about an upgrade. Luckily, the TicWatch Pro 5 smartwatch recently came out and I was given the opportunity to review Mobvoi’s latest smartwatch. I had a blast using the Mobvoi TicWatch Pro 55 over

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Pitaka Carbon Fiber Samsung Galaxy Smart Watch Band review – Be careful what you wish for

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REVIEW – It seems that the smartwatch has become as much a fashion accessory as an intelligent wearable.  While Samsung lags behind that other Fruit-flavored brand when it comes to accessories, recently third-party manufacturers are stepping up and filling in the gaps.  Case in point: Pitaka, who entered the fray with a fashion-forward carbon fiber

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KIESLECT Ks Pro: world premiere of a smart watch that breaks through technological boundaries

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SPONSORED NEWS – Well-known technology brand KIESLECT is proud to announce the upcoming launch of its innovative product: KIESLECT Ks Pro smart watch. Specifically designed to meet the needs of elites and young professionals, this cutting-edge device combines superior functionality, advanced technology, and sleek design to deliver an unrivaled user experience. To commemorate the 8th

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HiFuture FutureFit Ultra2 smartwatch review – How futuristic is it?

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REVIEW – HiFuture FutureFit Ultra2 smartwatch does Bluetooth calling really well. But HiFuture needs to put some work into several other functions of the watch to bring it into the present. Take a look to see if the Ultra2 does enough for you to justify its relatively low price. It’s well built overall, has a

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