CES 2016

CES 2016: Razer Nabu Watch digital chronograph

Razer Nabu Watch Forged

Razer, a company well known for its gaming accessories, unveiled a new wearable at CES 2016. Rather than a smartwatch, the Razer Nabu Watch is billed as “a digital chronograph with discreet notifications, fitness tracking and social functions.” Unlike most smartwatches, it does not need daily recharging and offers a range of watch functions on top of its connected ones. The Razer […]

CES 2016: Withings Go fitness tracker

Withings Go

Withings is already an established player in the wearables space. Best known for its Activité line of smartwatches (including the recent Withings Activité Steel and the Activité Pop it unveiled at CES 2015), it also offers the Pulse Ox tracker. The French company expanded its line of wearables at CES 2016 with the introduction of the Withings Go, an inexpensive fitness tracker that uses […]

Lenovo to phase out Motorola brand

Motorola - A Lenovo company

The last chapter in the famed and long-storied saga of the Motorola brand is about to be written. When Lenovo acquired Motorola Mobility from Google in 2014, it offered mobile devices under both the Lenovo and Motorola brands. It has now decided to retired the Motorola brand in favour of offering all devices under its own brand, Motorola Chief Operating […]

CES 2016: New Balance smartwatch coming by end of 2016

New Balance Digital Sport

New Balance announced at CES 2016 that it is entering the wearables market later this year. To do so, New Balance created a new Digital Sport division that will develop digital experiences and wearable technologies to understand, motivate and improve the lives of athletes. Its first product, a New Balance smartwatch, is expected to launch in time for the 2016 holiday […]

CES 2016: Fitbit Blaze smart fitness watch announced

Fitbit Blaze

Fitbit, the world’s largest wearables manufacturer, yesterday unveiled the Fitbit Blaze smart fitness watch, billing it as its “smartest, most stylish, most motivating fitness tracker yet.” While the Fitbit Surge HR blurred the lines between fitness tracker bracelet and smartwatch, there is no question that the Fitbit Blaze with its high-resolution, colour touchscreen is indeed a smartwatch. “One of the first things we learned […]

CES 2016: Fossil Q54 Pilot smartwatch

Fossil Q54 Pilot

Fossil unveiled its line of Fossil Q wearables back in October. Among the new devices introduced was the Fossil Q Founder smartwatch and the Fossil Q Grant “smarter watch.” Today, the company introduced a new watch, the Fossil Q54 Pilot. Billed as a “smartwatch for analog watch lovers,” lacks a digital touchscreen display, opting instead for the connected approach we saw […]

CES 2016: Android Wear-powered Casio WSD-F10 Smart Outdoor Watch

Casio WSD-F10 Smart Outdoor Watch

Casio announced last summer that it would soon jump into the smartwatch arena with a watch “that tries to be smart, rather than a smart device that is also a watch.” It unveiled the Casio WSD-F10 Smart Outdoor Watch at CES 2016. Powered by Android Wear, it offers a unique feature not seen on other smartwatches to date. The rugged Casio WSD-F10 Smart Outdoor Watch sports a dual layer […]

CES 2016: Rose Gold and Platinum Samsung Gear S2 classic unveiled

Samsung Gear S2 classic in platinum and rose gold

Huawei was not the only smartwatch manufacturer to unveil new versions of a current model at CES 2016. As rumours suggested last month, Samsung today announced two new Gear S2 classic models. The first encased in 18K Rose Gold and the second in Platinum. “In 2015, we set a new standard with the Gear S2 in smart wearable category. We broke barriers to introduce […]