Smartwatch battle: Apple Watch or Samsung Gear?

The smartwatch niche is a relatively quiet one. There are no big battles, no products trying to cannibalize each other. There are the Apple Watch, Samsung’s Gear S watches, and then there are the Android Wear models that just can’t get much publicity. So yeah, it’s pretty much an “Apple vs Samsung” field.

On the Apple side, we’ve got the square-shaped Watch, which looks the same no matter which generation you pick. Aside from different materials used for the different price tiers, the design of a first-gen Watch is the same as the one on a Series 3. And, of course, Apple’s wearable only …


Deal: Save $30 when you buy the Nokia Steel HR hybrid smartwatch

The Nokia Steel HR is on sale once again in case you’re looking for a stylish, minimalistic hybrid smartwatch. For a limited time, customers can purchase the wearable device for just $150, $30 off the MSRP.

The deal is available in multiple countries, including the United States and the UK. It’s also worth mentioning that you can also get $10 off any additional wristband that you purchase (the smartwatch comes with just one).

The $30 discount applies to both versions of the Nokia Steel HR: 36mm and 40mm. Moreover, the Black & Rose Gold and White & Rose Gold variants that usually …

Fossil Q Jacqueline smartwatch Review


There are smartwatches, then there are hybrid smartwatches. While gadget fanatics have no qualms about wearing a techy-looking smartwatch on their wrist, others may prefer something a bit more discrete, yet that doesn’t skimp on features – something like the hybrid Fossil Q Jacqueline, which has the looks of a traditional watch, but has a variety of smart functions built into it as well. Hybrid smartwatches aren’t new. There have been quite a handful from various manufacturers, so what makes this particular one any different or better than the competition?

Design

The Fossil Q …

Fossil Q Jacqueline hybrid smartwatch Review


There are smartwatches, then there are hybrid smartwatches. While gadget fanatics have no qualms about wearing a techy-looking smartwatch on their wrist, others may prefer something a bit more discrete, yet that doesn’t skimp on features – something like the hybrid Fossil Q Jacqueline, which has the looks of a traditional watch, but has a variety of smart functions built into it as well. Hybrid smartwatches aren’t new. There have been quite a handful from various manufacturers, so what makes this particular one any different or better than the competition?

Design

The Fossil Q …

A Samsung Gear S4 smartwatch might be released this year

Samsung is reportedly working on a brand new smartwatch that should succeed the Gear S3 series (launched in late 2016) and the Gear Sport (released in October 2017). According to SamMobile, the new watch has the model number SM-R800, and might be called Samsung Gear S4. For now, though, this name can’t be confirmed. 
At the moment, there aren’t many details about this alleged Samsung Gear S4. However, it’s said that the watch should – unsurprisingly – bring upgraded internals, as well as enhanced fitness capabilities, including more accurate sleep tracking.  
Similar …

Casio unveils limited-edition WSD-F20SC smartwatch powered by Wear OS

Casio has just announced its next smartwatch for true adventurers – the limited-edition WSD-F20SC. Perhaps the name won’t tell you anything, so we’re going to clear it up for you.

The new Casio WSD-F20SC is a more expensive version of the regular WSD-F20 smartwatch that was officially introduced one year ago. Unlike the standard model, the limited-edition edition WSD-F20SC will not be available in large quantities.

According to Casio, only 700 units will be available for purchase in late June when the smartwatch will be released. The wearable device hasn’t been priced yet, but it …

Hublot's FIFA-themed luxury smartwatch goes official and costs a small fortune

Hublot is a newcomer in the smartwatch industry, but it has tremendous experience as a watchmaker which plans to put to good use. As we previously reported, French brand is unveiling its first-ever luxury smartwatch powered by Wear OS by Google.

The result of the collaboration with FIFA, the smartwatch will be released under a weird name: Big Bang Referee 2018 World Cup Russia. When it teased its wearable device a few days ago, Hublot confirmed only a limited number of units will be produced, and today that number was revealed: 2,018.

The smartwatch is made out of light titanium and …

Get ready for Hublot's $5,200 smartwatch, coming to store shelves in mid-April

TAG Heuer was a pioneer for luxury watchmakers, as the Swiss company is one of the first to have been successful in the smartwatch industry. Not sure if it’s jealousy or others simply want a piece of the pie, but another luxury watchmaker is readying its first smartwatch.

Hublot has just announced plans to unveil its first luxury smartwatch this week at the Baselworld trade fair, Bloomberg reports. The name of the wearable device hasn’t been revealed yet, but Jean-Claude Biver, LVMH’s watch chief said in an interview that it will cost around $5,200.

Apparently, Hublot’s smartwatch …

Nokia Steel HR smartwatch Review

Nokia’s been generating a lot of buzz in the past year with the resurgence of their phone brand, helmed by HMD global. Quietly, Nokia Health – still headed by Nokia – has released a small range of health products. Among them is the Nokia Steel HR, a stylish, classy hybrid smartwatch with the ability to track sleep, runs, swims and more. No GPS is on board, but the HR, as the name suggests, has a heart rate monitor, as well as the ability to receive smartphone notifications. We took the Nokia Steel HR on our physical and casual journeys to see if this $180 device nails …

Fitbit's new Versa smartwatch copies the Apple Watch, but beats it in battery life

Fitbit is probably the company that suffered the most from Apple’s entry into the smartwatch market with the Apple Watch. The Apple Watch ate into Fitbit’s revenues and the company tried to counter it in fall of last year with a distinct smartwatch of its own, the rugged-looking Fitbit Ionic.
But now, Fitbit seems to have decided that the best way to beat Apple is to… copy it.
The newly unveiled Fitbit Versa looks a lot like the Apple smartwatch, except that it lacks the spinning digital crown. Instead of the rugged look and sharp corners …