Smartwatches

by M. Brett Smith ·Posted 09/08/2022
Today, during Apple's "Far Out" keynote, Tim Cook and company unveiled a treasure trove of new devices, including the next generation of iPhones, AirPods Pro, and Apple Watches. We streamed the whole 90-minute presentation so you wouldn't have to. Here's everything that was announced at today's big event. Three years after the original AirPods Pro debuted, Apple announced the next generation of AirPods Pro at today's big event. The second-gen earbuds will feature Apple's new H2 chip, which purportedly will provide improved audio quality over
by M. Brett Smith ·Posted 06/24/2021
Despite my fairly extensive history reviewing and even developing wearable tech, I don’t think I’ve ever come across a device that elicited more of a “Thinking Face” emoji than the Wristcam. A dual-camera watch band that connects to and works with your Apple Watch? Hmmm. The premise alone had me intrigued. After all, it’s not hard to imagine the possible advantages of having a capable camera on your wrist. In my mind, I
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 12/07/2020
Fueled by a global pandemic and the sudden shift away from mass transit, bike sales skyrocketed in 2020. In fact, right now, in the U.S., we are in the middle of the biggest cycling sales boom since the 1970s. Come next year, millions of new riders will have taken to the streets, many for the first time. To help all those beginner bikers get the most out of their cycling experience, we’ve put together a handy buying guide of cycling accessories. Helmet The number one rule of bike safety is always going to be wear your helmet. In fact, we would
by Mos Khan ·Posted 11/17/2021
The year 2021 saw our favorite wearable tech get some solid quality of life improvements and upgrades. Our list has the usual inclusions from Apple, Samsung, and Fitbit, along with a couple of honorable mentions as well. We’ve compiled our favorite smartwatch picks into our list of top wearables for 2021. Apple Watch Series 7 Apple Watch has continued to be a mainstay in our “best of year” picks, and for good reason. The newest model, the
by M. Brett Smith ·Posted 09/15/2020
Today, during its "Time Flies" event, Apple announced several new products and services, including the Apple Watch Series 6 and Watch SE. During the live blog, Apple also showed off the latest generation iPad and an all-new iPad Air. We'll take a closer look at each, along with some of the new services and software Apple unveiled today.       Watch Series 6 It's hard to believe we're already up to Series 6 of the Apple Watch. Maybe it's the subliminal effect of Apple's "Time Flies" marketing, but it