Wearable Tech

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 M. Brett Smith ·Posted 12/10/2021
Shopping for mom has never been easy. After all, what do you get the woman who once put, “Some grandkids would be nice,” on her B&H Wish List? (Real subtle, Ma, thanks.) Luckily, B&H carries plenty of awesome alternatives, including great gift ideas from companies like Apple, Bose®, and DJI. Here are some of our top recommendations. Google Nest Mini According to the Internet, there’s an old couplet that goes: “Man may work from sun to sun / But woman’s work is never done.” According to my mom, that couplet was written about her. If
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 10/02/2020
Samsung's latest activity tracker, the Galaxy Fit 2, is now available to order at B&H. The new wearable delivers all the features you'd expect from a premium tracker: big display, lots of fitness metrics, Bluetooth connectivity, and more. But it's the battery life that's going to turn the most heads. Samsung promises the Galaxy Fit 2 will get between two and three weeks of juice per charge, depending on your settings. If true, that means the Fit 2's battery life will crush
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 Harris ·Posted 05/03/2022
I did a quick survey of the women in my life. As it turns out, most of them are somebody’s mother, and one of them is even my mother. I asked what gift they would like for Mother’s Day—items that B&H sells, anyway. Two of them mentioned items they didn’t realize B&H sold, like guitar picks and
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 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 Shawn C. Steiner ·Posted 05/02/2019
Just announced is a pair of classic and retro sunglasses from Bose®, not exactly what you would expect from them. However, the Alto and Rondo Frames are a bit more than just glasses because they contain some advanced audio tech that transforms them into wearables with open-ear audio—meaning no buds or cans in or over your ears
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