Wearables News & Smart Watch Reviews

You Can Now Install Wear OS Apps From Your Android Phone

20/07/2021

With the new update to the Google Play Store, you can now browse and download Wear OS apps from your phone to your smartwatch Oftentimes, it is the simplest things that make all the difference. If you’ve been using Wear OS for any amount of time, you’ll know finding and…

All the latest news and reviews on the best new wearable technology, including Apple Watch, fitness trackers, VR, AR, Samsung watches, activity trackers, smart glasses, wireless earbuds, and more. We cover the latest releases, detail specs, and new features, and provide expert advice on what to buy and how to use your wearables properly.

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Most Garmin watches feature Body Battery, a tool that is designed to track your energy levels. But how does it work? In this guide, we’ll show you how the...

Is Apple Watch Series 2 Worth A Buy In 2021? PROS & CONS…

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Can Google’s New Wear OS FINALLY Catch Apple Watch?

Google, Samsung, and FitBit are working on a brand new Wear platform. It should be excellent, based on what we know so far. Here's everything YOU need to...

Why Every Runner Needs A Solar-Powered Smartwatch

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watchOS 8: The Best New Features Coming To Apple Watch!

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Why I Ditched My Apple Watch For A Huawei Watch

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How Long Does An Apple Watch Last?

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Oura Ring: Everything You Need To Know

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Garmin Watch Battery Life Guide: Which is Best?

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The wearables market has grown massively in the past several years. Powered by the rise of Apple Watch and other sports trackers like FitBit and Garmin, you now have loads of choices when it comes to finding the best smartwatch and activity trackers.

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Samsung has its own Tizen OS platform. Google has Wear OS (and now owns FitBit). And Apple has watchOS for its Apple Watch line of products. And that’s just for smartwatches.

You also have things like true wireless headphones and earbuds – from big name brands like Bose and Sennheisser to smaller, boutique brands like Bowers & Wilkens and Cambridge Audio.

And they all make great wireless, bluetooth headphones. We have detailed guides to the best wireless headphones that you should read if you’re in the market for a great pair of headphones that’ll last.

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Smartwatch & Wearables FAQ

What is The Best Smartwatch?

The best smartwatch will depend largely on what phone and ecosystem you use most. If you have an iPhone, you’ll want to use an Apple Watch. If you’re an Android user, you’ll be best off with a Wear OS-powered smartwatch, something like the Moto 360 or the OPPO Watch.

Samsung makes a range of Tizen-powered smartwatches that are designed to sync perfectly with its smartphones.

Samsung’s Tizen smartwatches, in many respects, are better than most of the Wear OS watches on the market.

If you’re serious about tracking your activity, specifically running or golfing, then you’re best off with a Garmin watch: these are designed specifically with athletes and specific sports and activities in mind, like sailing, golf, and running.

Is It Worth Buying A Smartwatch?

If you’re serious about tracking your activity and health, then a smartwatch makes a lot of sense. You can use it to monitor your daily step count, track your runs, and monitor your heart beat and bloody oxygen levels.

Beyond this, you can use your smartwatch to take calls, screen text messages and emails, and quickly respond to emails.

If that sounds appealing, then, yes, you should probably consider investing in a smartwatch. 

Which Smartwatch Has The Best Battery Life?

Apple’s Apple Watch might be the most popular smartwatch on the planet, but it does not impress in the battery performance department.

You will have to charge your Apple Watch on a daily basis, whereas with some Garmin watches you can go a week to 14 days on a single charge.

My Huawei smartwatch will do a full week before it needs a top-up (and that’s with it using GPS too).

Check out this guide on the best smartwatch for battery performance for more information.