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Looking For a Smartwatch or Fitness Tracker? These Are the Best You Can Buy Looking For a Smartwatch or Fitness Tracker? These Are the Best You Can Buy

Smartwatches, fitness trackers, and even jewelry—if it’s technology you can wear, we’ve reviewed it. Whether you’re an Apple diehard or you stan for Android, these are the wearables you should bother with.

Optimus Prime Replaces the Matrix of Leadership With a Watch, and More of the Wildest Toys of the Week Optimus Prime Replaces the Matrix of Leadership With a Watch, and More of the Wildest Toys of the Week

Welcome back to Toy Aisle, io9's regular roundup of all the wonderfully weird and wallet-draining toys we’ve seen floating around the internet. This week: Fantastic Beasts comes to Hot Toys, Monopoly’s got something to say about kids these days, and the fluffiest answer to Super Smash Bros. possible.

Fossil’s New Wear OS Watch Isn’t Trash, and That’s Huge Fossil’s New Wear OS Watch Isn’t Trash, and That’s Huge

The hunt for a truly great and iconic Wear OS smartwatch is still on—but in the meantime, you could do a hell of a lot worse than the Fossil Sport. Thanks to the newer Snapdragon 3100 processor, the Sport finally has most of the features you expect a 2018 smartwatch to have. Namely, heart rate monitoring, standalone…

Spotify's Official Apple Watch App Is On Its Way—And Missing Key Features Spotify's Official Apple Watch App Is On Its Way—And Missing Key Features

One of the big selling points of smartwatches is the ability to control apps without needing to pull out your phone. However, due to the absence of an official Apple Watch app, adjusting music in Spotify using Apple’s smartwatch always felt kind of clunky. Now that’s changing. Spotify is finally gracing Apple Watch…

Hublot's $25,000 Bitcoin Watch Is Perfectly Designed to Help Me Spot Terrible Jabronis Hublot's $25,000 Bitcoin Watch Is Perfectly Designed to Help Me Spot Terrible Jabronis

There are lots of annoying telltales of a blowhard, but none quite so insufferable as Hublot’s Big Bang Meca-10 P2P watch. It costs an absurd $25,000, but even if you have all those Benjamins in your bank account, you’re out of luck—this is a watch that can only be bought with cold, hard Bitcoin.

19 Tips and Tricks to Make You an Apple Watch Master 19 Tips and Tricks to Make You an Apple Watch Master

Three years and four hardware revisions down the line, and it’s clear that the Apple Watch is here to stay—but are you squeezing all the functionality you can out of your Apple wearable? Here we present 19 tips and tricks for the Apple Watch, many of which will work across multiple models, to help you really master…

Apple ‘Working On a Fix’ for Watches Bricked by Latest Update Apple ‘Working On a Fix’ for Watches Bricked by Latest Update

There’s always a risk involved when grabbing the latest software update for a device as soon as it’s released. You want to try out all those new features, but there’s bound to be a bug or two discovered as the masses get their hands on it. That gamble didn’t pay off for some Apple Watch Series 4 users, who discovered…

Apple Watch Series 4 Review: A Giant Leap Apple Watch Series 4 Review: A Giant Leap

No matter how skeptical we were from the very beginning the Apple Watch is everywhere now. You see them on the wrists of all kinds of people—not just tech nerds. It is officially a thing. And as of the Series 3 last year, it was even a pretty good thing that you could buy without feeling annoyed to hell by…

LG's W7 Smartwatch Is a Chaotic Mix of Old and New LG's W7 Smartwatch Is a Chaotic Mix of Old and New

Anytime Google does a big revamp to its smartwatch platform, it seems like LG is always close behind with new wearable to test out how good that new OS really is. Unfortunately, LG’s most recent attempt was kind of dud, but with the new W7, LG may have finally created something with a little more legs (or in this…

You Can Easily Reprogram the Timezone on This Watch Using Flashes of Light From Your Smartphone You Can Easily Reprogram the Timezone on This Watch Using Flashes of Light From Your Smartphone

Not every one wants email notifications or step-tracking on their timepieces, but Longines has created an analog watch that cleverly integrates one useful smartwatch feature: easy time zone adjustments, without requiring a wireless connection to your phone, or the watch to be charged every night.

Samsung's New Galaxy Watch Comes So Close to Delivering the Modern Wearable Dream Samsung's New Galaxy Watch Comes So Close to Delivering the Modern Wearable Dream

Divorce yourself from the far out scifi depictions and crazy nerd dreams of what a smartwatch is supposed to be for just a second, and instead think about what makes sense for a wrist-mounted device in 2018. You’ll quickly realize there’s a huge gap between reality and expectation, because while the idea of playing…

The Real Withings Returns With a Smarter and Sportier Smartwatch The Real Withings Returns With a Smarter and Sportier Smartwatch

Withings’ history reads like a rollecoaster tour of early wearable development, because after the company launched its first product—a connected body scale—almost 10 years ago in 2009, Withings quickly followed up by expanding into things like smartwatches, blood pressure monitors, smart alarm clocks, and more.

Is the New Apple Watch's ECG Feature Legit? Is the New Apple Watch's ECG Feature Legit?

Many of the products announced during Apple’s annual iPhone event today are sure to get people excited, but it’s the newest, fourth iteration of the Apple Watch that could have grand public health implications.

Apple Watch Series 4: Here’s Everything It Can Do Apple Watch Series 4: Here’s Everything It Can Do

Coming as a surprise to no one who eagerly scanned the countless leaks, today Apple revealed the fourth generation Apple Watch which sticks with the wearable’s square-faced, minimalist form factor, but improves how much info can be squeezed on that tiny display, and the watch’s health-tracking capabilities.

Snapdragon Wear 3100 Chip Arrives to Give Wear OS Watches a Much Needed Boost Snapdragon Wear 3100 Chip Arrives to Give Wear OS Watches a Much Needed Boost

Google recently rolled out a big update to Wear OS with improvements including a new streamlined UI, better health and fitness tracking, and an all-around smarter and more useful Google Assistant. But as nice as that all sounds, software is just one piece of what you need to make a good smartwatch, because without the…

Garmin's New Fitness Tracker Has a 'Body Battery' Feature That Tells You When You're Too Tired to Exercise Garmin's New Fitness Tracker Has a 'Body Battery' Feature That Tells You When You're Too Tired to Exercise

If you compare all of the ~$100 fitness trackers currently available, you’ll find a lot of similarities when it comes to their hardware, design, and functionality. So to make its new vívosmart 4 stand out, Garmin has instead tried to innovate on the software side by using all of the data the wearable is tracking to…

Google's Wear OS Finally Gets the Refresh it Needs, Hints at More to Come Google's Wear OS Finally Gets the Refresh it Needs, Hints at More to Come

Earlier this year, I got a little annoyed when Google renamed Android Wear to Wear OS because even though Google’s intention to make its smartwatch OS less platform specific was good, it kind of felt meaningless without any new software or hardware features to improve how Wear OS actually works

This Smartwatch Is Too Freaking Big [Correction] This Smartwatch Is Too Freaking Big [Correction]

Look I knew smartwatches were just going to keep getting bigger as device makers try to cram more stuff into them, and I knew fashion and tech joining forces would lead to ridiculous stuff, but a smartwatch with a 1.39-inch display is too much—the Samsung Galaxy Watch comes in a 42mm and 46mm design—both of which are…

Fitbit's Charge 3 Actually Seems Like a Solid Smartwatch Alternative Fitbit's Charge 3 Actually Seems Like a Solid Smartwatch Alternative

The Fitbit Charge 3 seems shockingly light. That’s going to be the first thing that really strikes you about this fitness tracker. You pick it up and it lacks all the heft you’re accustomed to for a device like the Charge 2 or its predecessor. It’s lighter than my Apple Watch too, which is impressive because Fitbit…

Report: Google Finally Has a Plan to Make a Good Smartwatch Report: Google Finally Has a Plan to Make a Good Smartwatch

Currently, when it comes to smartwatches, it’s the Apple Watch and then everything else. However, if a report from Android Police is any indication, Google might have a plan to wrest some sales away from Tim Cook and co.

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