Apple Watch Series 4 vs. Galaxy Watch Active: What’s th…

Apple Watch Series 4 vs. Galaxy Watch Active: What's th...

When it comes to smartwatches, the Samsung Galaxy Watch Active and Apple Watch Series 4 are among the best you can buy. They can also keep an eye on your health with many fitness tracking features, on top of the regular smartwatch functions you’d expect — like displaying notifications from your phone or listening to music […]

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Nintendo Labo VR kit review: The Switch makes virtual m…

Nintendo Labo VR kit review: The Switch makes virtual m...

Nintendo Labo VR. Sarah Tew/CNET Nintendo’s late entry to the world of VR is finally here. Yes, it’s made of cardboard. Yes, it’s weird. But the ideas inside are probably unlike anything else you’ve tried before. It’s impossible not to think of Google Cardboard when putting together Nintendo’s Labo VR Kit construction set, which I […]

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The Apple Watch ECG detected something strange about my…

The Apple Watch ECG detected something strange about my...

When I first started testing out the new electrocardiogram (EKG or ECG) feature on the Apple Watch Series 4 — which launched in December with the update to Watch OS 5.1.2 — the last thing I expected was to find something abnormal about my heart rhythm. But that’s exactly what happened when I was cross-referencing the Watch’s […]

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AirPods (2nd generation) from all angles

AirPods (2nd generation) from all angles

Apple Airpods (2nd generation) While they look almost identical to the originals, the second-generation AirPods are definitely better in small ways that a lot of people will appreciate, including Apple’s new H1 chip that supports Bluetooth 5.0, improved audio synchronization and always-on Siri. Published:March 28, 2019Caption:David CarnoyPhoto:Sarah Tew/CNET

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Google VR controller patent adds location, orientation …

Google VR controller patent adds location, orientation ...

Google’s VR and AR designs have suddenly gained more weight now that its Stadia game platform has been revealed. USPTO/Google A Google patent application published Thursday gives us a look at the way VR systems could improve their understanding of where your hands are. The patent, uncovered earlier by Patently Mobile, lays out a “VR […]

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Omron HeartGuide: My life with a blood pressure smartwa…

Omron HeartGuide: My life with a blood pressure smartwa...

The Omron HeartGuide: blood pressure on the go. Sarah Tew/CNET In the middle of a conversation at dinner, I slowly lift my arm to my chest. I feel the slight compression. I wait, and it stops. My blood pressure isn’t bad. I drink my iced tea. I’ve been wearing the Omron HeartGuide on my wrist […]

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Galaxy Watch Active, Galaxy Fit: When, where, how to bu…

Galaxy Watch Active, Galaxy Fit: When, where, how to bu...

Samsung not only announced new smartphones and wireless earbuds at last month’s Unpacked event, but the company also unveiled two new wearables: The Galaxy Fit and Galaxy Watch Active. Samsung’s Galaxy Watch Active has the looks and the features to match. It has blood-pressure-monitoring capabilities (app available on March 15), workout auto-detection, and a svelte […]

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CNET Asks: Do you want a wearable smartphone?

CNET Asks: Do you want a wearable smartphone?

Smartphone design just got taken to another level. Nubia, an associate company to Chinese telecommunications company ZTE, just unveiled the world’s first wearable smart phone at MWC 2019. The smartphone, (or is it a smartwatch?), named the Nubia Alpha, looks like something out of a sci-fi novel, and it’s a first step toward the wearable […]

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HoloLens 2 AR announced for $3,500, available to preord…

HoloLens 2 AR announced for $3,500, available to preord...

Comfort, better visuals, easier to use with your hands. That’s the takeaway from HoloLens 2, Microsoft’s follow-up to the Space Age goggles it announced four years ago. The technology behind the $3,500 HoloLens 2 device, which Microsoft calls “mixed reality,” overlays computer images on the real world. Imagine arrows directing you down the street as you […]

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The Fitbit you can’t buy on your own | Wearable Tech

The Fitbit you can’t buy on your own | Wearable Tech

Fitbit’s new fitness tracker is reportedly the company’s cheapest yet, but you’ll need company to get one. Or rather be in one, because the Fitbit Inspire is exclusively available to corporate employees and health insurance members. The plan is that the fitness tracker will be fully subsidised and issued by the bulk, whether by a company that […]

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