by Todd Vorenkamp ·Posted 04/26/2021
The art of photographing the wristwatch is known as one of the most challenging aspects of still life photography. Between the relatively small size of the timepiece, reflective sapphire and acrylic crystals, shiny elements on the watch face, matte leather or nylon straps, etc., there are a multitude of surfaces with different properties and reactions to light and the camera. Photographs ©Todd Vorenkamp If you are a lover of the wristwatch or a horologist, you
by M. Brett Smith ·Posted 08/28/2020
Fitbit has just announced not one, not two, but three new wearables: the Versa 3, the Inspire 2, and the Sense. As you probably have guessed, the Versa 3 and Inspire 2 are the next iterations of their respective series, while the Sense
by John Foldi ·Posted 04/07/2020
Motivation and information: Two key components surrounding exercise and your overall health and fitness. A smartwatch, like the Galaxy Watch Active2 Bluetooth Smartwatch from Samsung, serves as a constant reminder to get moving, and it’s a constant source of information to help you make your workouts more effective. The Active2 goes
by M. Brett Smith ·Posted 03/30/2020
It has been almost five full years since we’ve seen a new Moto 360 smartwatch. The previous model, which was released in 2015, was both handsome and capable, but it didn’t sell well enough for Motorola to continue the series. That was a bit of sad news for wearable enthusiasts, because both the first- and second-generation Moto 360 had scored
by M. Brett Smith ·Posted 01/10/2020
The year 2020 is officially upon us, which means it’s time to start making good on all those New Year’s resolutions. For many of us, our resolutions include specific fitness goals or a greater focus on our overall health. One brand that can help reach those goals is Garmin, whose extensive catalogue of fitness trackers, watches, and wearables are a boon to anyone looking to conquer their newly pledged athletic aspirations. Here’s a list of some of our favorites. Fenix 6 The first item on our list is arguably the best multisport smartwatch on
by John Foldi ·Posted 02/04/2020
It’s all on the wrist—everything from notifications, messaging, navigation, fitness tracking, streaming music, and your next Uber ride. Motorola’s new 3rd-generation Moto 360 smartwatch makes this functionality available at a glance. The Moto 360 comes in three styles: Steel Grey, Rose Gold, and
by M. Brett Smith and Shawn C. Steiner ·Posted 09/10/2019
Live from Cupertino, California, it’s time once again for Apple’s annual keynote event. This year, the tech giant made several exciting announcements, including the iPhone 11, 7th-gen iPad, and Apple Watch Series 5. Follow along to learn about all of Apple’s exciting new products. iPad Gets Bigger and Better The first big announcement was the unveiling of the new 7th-generation iPad. This latest iPad features a larger 10.2" Retina display, powerful A10 Fusion chip (which will allow
by Staff Writer ·Posted 08/28/2019
Fitbit has upgraded its very well received Versa smartwatch with the Versa 2 and Versa 2 Special Edition. This sequel improves on the original in a few significant ways, by adding something no Fitbit smartwatch has ever had: a microphone. It works in conjunction with Amazon Alexa to provide a host of voice-controlled capabilities. The special edition version of the Versa 2 shares this and all of the features of the Versa 2, but adds a second watch band. With the inclusion of a
by M. Brett Smith ·Posted 05/09/2019
A quality smartwatch is a great addition to anyone’s everyday carry (EDC) inventory. It helps you thrive, stay connected, and stay on track. Whether you need a personal assistant, personal trainer, or both, a good smartwatch will help. Here are five of our current favorites. Apple Watch Series 4 The original Apple Watch was a true revelation, inviting us to reimagine what was possible from a smartwatch. It gave us new ways to connect, to stay on top of our health, and to multi-task like never before. The
by M. Brett Smith ·Posted 10/29/2019
2019 was another banner year for smartwatches and wearables, with worldwide sales of individual units on pace to surpass last year’s volume by nearly 26 percent. Driving these figures were the usual suspects—Fitbit, Apple, Garmin, and Samsung. We’ve compiled the very best of these devices into our list of top wearables of 2019. Fitbit Versa 2 One of the most welcomed surprises of 2018 was the Fitbit Versa. With stunning looks, a ton
by M. Brett Smith ·Posted 10/04/2018
LG officially has unveiled the newest addition to its V-series of smartphones, the V40 ThinQ. This latest iteration channels the innovative spirit and design quality that has made the V-series such a fan favorite and furthers that reputation with the inclusion of a groundbreaking new camera system that includes a total of five—that’s right, five—different lenses.  
by William Min ·Posted 09/14/2018
Live from its campus in Cupertino, California, Apple invited the media to the Steve Jobs Theater and the rest of the world via livestream to witness this "Gather Round" event. The keynote was entirely focused on three new iPhone models and the next-gen Apple Watch. Kicking things off was the Apple Watch Series 4. Redesigned and re-engineered to keep users connected, as well as active, the Apple Watch Series 4 provides new ways for users to manage their health. While the
by M. Brett Smith ·Posted 07/26/2019
Are you looking for a fitness coach or a personal assistant? Do you want something sleek and sartorially minded, or do you prize function above all? To help decide which device is right for you, we’ve put together this buying guide of some of the best smartwatches on the market today. But first, a note: Throughout this piece, we will, from time to time, use the term “smartwatch” as the market often does—as a catch-all. We’re aware that certain wrist wearables don’t meet all the technical criteria of a smartwatch, but we’re going to forego
by Shawn C. Steiner ·Posted 07/26/2018
Wearables are supposed to help people create data points around their life and then use that information to better themselves. Or they are just some flashy accessory that complements their outfit, much like a regular old wristwatch used to be. When I picked up an Apple Watch Nike+ Series 3, I had a goal in mind: to get in shape. Partially because I have always wanted to make sure I exercise regularly, but mostly because I was
by M. Brett Smith ·Posted 12/06/2017
The holidays are upon us once again, which means it’s time to crank the carols, crack open an ice-cold ’nog, and start your seasonal shopping. And whether you need gift ideas for friends, family, or that inscrutable father-in-law (just tell me what you want, Gary!), B&H has you covered. Check out all our favorite gadgets and gift ideas below. Propel Star Wars Quadcopters Just in time for the new movie, Propel’s Star Wars Drones