Armani Exchange AX Connected review

Armani Exchange AX Connected review

Running on Google's Wear OS, the Connected unsurprisingly goes high on looks, but it's not scrimping on the big features either bringing built-in GPS, a heart rate monitor and Google Pay to the party.

Google Fit's new low-power GPS mode will save you some battery life

Google Fit's new low-power GPS mode will save you some battery life

The Mountain View company also tells Wareable that the low power GPS mode only works in a specific situation: You must be using Google Fit to actively track a workout and be disconnected from your paired smartphone.

Garmin Marq will compete with luxury sports watches for your wrist space

Garmin Marq will compete with luxury sports watches for your wrist space

Let's clear up what's actually offered: Marq Captain Marq Driver Marq Aviator Marq Athlete Marq Expedition We've had an early play with the Marq but hope to have our hands on one for further testing to see if Garmin has a future in the world of luxury watches.

Fitbit Versa Lite Edition first look: Smartwatch cuts the fat, keeps the smarts

Fitbit Versa Lite Edition first look: Smartwatch cuts the fat, keeps the smarts

For 2019, Fitbit is launching a new edition of the watch, the Fitbit Versa Lite Edition, which strips away some features and knocks down the price further still. It’s gone because Fitbit removed the altimeter, which is why the Lite Edition also can’t track how many floors you’ve climbed.

Best GPS multisport watches and smartwatches to buy

Best GPS multisport watches and smartwatches to buy

$499.99, Amazon | garmin.com Polar Vantage V Feature check : Multisport modes | GPS | Optical heart rate | VO2 Max analysis | Running power | Smartwatch notifications (coming soon) | Water resistant to 50m | up to 40 hours GPS battery life Natural successor to the Polar V800, the Vantage V brings a new design, innovative features but retains the features that made the V800 so well liked by serious athletes.

The best GPS kids tracker watches 2019: Child safety wearables round up

The best GPS kids tracker watches 2019: Child safety wearables round up

$99, Amazon | angelsense.com HereO V2 The HereO is the first GPS tracking device cleverly disguised to look like a cute, colourful watch, so little ones can show off and tell the time while you keep tabs on their whereabouts via your iOS or Android device.

Diesel On Full Guard 2.5 review

Diesel On Full Guard 2.5 review

Diesel On Full Guard 2.5: Sports and fitness tracking Aside from the added waterproofing, the big new features on the On Full Guard 2.5 are Google Pay, a heart rate monitor and built-in GPS.

Fitbit's Valentine's Day sale goes live with big Charge 3 and Versa deals

Fitbit's Valentine's Day sale goes live with big Charge 3 and Versa deals

There are discounts at both Amazon and the official Fitbit Store, with sizeable deals on the Fitbit Versa, as well as the Fitbit Charge 3, which only went on sale a few months ago.

And finally: ​Amazfit Cor 2 comes packing big battery life - and more stories of the week

And finally: ​Amazfit Cor 2 comes packing big battery life - and more stories of the week

With all eyes fixed on Las Vegas for CES 2019, it’s been a busy week finding out about the new wearables that will be launching over the next 12 months. Of course this week has been about CES – and there’s been a slew of wearable tech news.

Withings Move ECG is the first hybrid to measure clinical-grade heart rate data

Withings Move ECG is the first hybrid to measure clinical-grade heart rate data

The watch offers connected GPS, so you can piggyback of your phone’s GPS to map outdoor activities (but can't use it standalone) and you’ll get to benefit from all of the latest Withings sleep monitoring features.

The PowerWatch 2 ups its smartwatch skills with solar power, heart rate and GPS

The PowerWatch 2 ups its smartwatch skills with solar power, heart rate and GPS

Matrix is solving that issue in spades with the new PowerWatch 2, which adds GPS, heart rate monitoring, water resistance to an improved 200 meters, and a full-color display.

Fitbit Versa drops to $125 on Amazon

Fitbit Versa drops to $125 on Amazon

If you thought the Fitbit Versa dropping down to $149 for Black Friday and then in Amazon's 12 Days of Deals was a good deal, Amazon has now cut the price of Fitbit's second smartwatch even further, letting you grab it for $125.

There's a top Fitbit Charge 3 pre-Christmas deal over at Amazon

There's a top Fitbit Charge 3 pre-Christmas deal over at Amazon

If you need any reminding, the Versa is Fitbit's second smartwatch that offers all the usual fitness tracking features in a smaller, slimmer design than Fitbit's debut smartwatch, the Ionic.

​There's TicWatch deals galore in the countdown to Christmas

​There's TicWatch deals galore in the countdown to Christmas

And it’s not short on specs, with GPS, heart rate and NFC payments. The TicWatch Sport offers heart rate and GPS, and runs on Wear OS. Head over to Amazon to get involved – and keep Wareable on lock for more deals in the coming days.

Fitbit missing manual: Everything you need to know about your Fitbit

Fitbit missing manual: Everything you need to know about your Fitbit

You still get heart rate tracking and advanced sleep stats, and all the normal step tracking features – although the screen is too small for notifications and there’s no connected GPS for workouts.

Fitbit deals galore in Amazon 12 days of Christmas sale

Fitbit deals galore in Amazon 12 days of Christmas sale

It took a while but Fitbit smartwatches and fitness trackers have got a big sale over at Amazon, as part of the 12 Days of Christmas sale.

Withings Steel HR Sport is $40 off in Amazon's 12 Days of Deals

Withings Steel HR Sport is $40 off in Amazon's 12 Days of Deals

If you were eyeing up a Withings Steel HR Sport during Black Friday and Cyber Monday and didn't hit that buy button, Amazon has got a pretty good deal on the hybrid smartwatch right now.

Best GPS multisport watch and sports wearables 2018

Best GPS multisport watch and sports wearables 2018

Feature check: Multisport modes | GPS | Optical heart rate | VO2 Max analysis | Running power | Smartwatch notifications (coming soon) | Water resistant to 50m | up to 40 hours GPS battery life

Bose AR Glasses Alto and Rondo -

Bose AR Glasses Alto and Rondo -

The Bose Frames work on a similar principle, combining data gleaned from motion sensors on the device with GPS positioning tech to create the illusion of an audio-based world combined with the real world.

Which Samsung Gear smartwatch should you buy?

Which Samsung Gear smartwatch should you buy?

Plus, like other Samsung smartwatches, it's still got Spotify support, offline music support with 4GB of storage and a healthy selection of apps - though not quite to the level of Wear OS or Apple Watch. Wareable verdict: Samsung Gear Fit2 Pro review

Garmin v Fitbit: How do these two fitness giants compare?

Garmin v Fitbit: How do these two fitness giants compare?

Both have managed to carve out a name for themselves when it comes to fitness trackers, while Garmin also has an ample stable of sports watches and smartwatches to choose from – an area Fitbit has begun to encroach on with the Ionic and Versa.

​Apple Watch Series 3 gets Cyber Monday deals on Amazon

​Apple Watch Series 3 gets Cyber Monday deals on Amazon

The Apple Watch Series 3 has got a tasty 20% discount on Amazon for Cyber Monday – and is one of the few deals around for the ubiquitous smartwatch. Apple Watch Series 3, 42mm, GPS and cellular - $359.99 (save $50) - Best Buy

Quantum-based accelerometer can locate objects without GPS

Quantum-based accelerometer can locate objects without GPS

An accelerometer is a tool used to measure the changes in an object’s velocity over time, and is a common piece of technology that you likely have embedded in your phone. This means that the accelerometer can measure movement through space in a highly accurate way.

Fossil Sport comes with Snapdragon Wear 3100 to extend battery life

Fossil Sport comes with Snapdragon Wear 3100 to extend battery life

Fossil has unveiled its new Fossil Sport smartwatch, becoming the second company to feature Qualcomm's battery-extending Snapdragon Wear 3100 technology. The £249 Sport runs Wear OS and follows the Montblanc Summit 2, the only other smartwatch housing the latest chipset, which Fossil indicates will help to extend the Sport's battery life past 24 hours.

Fitbit Ionic v Fitbit Versa: Comparing the tracking giant's two smartwatches

Fitbit Ionic v Fitbit Versa: Comparing the tracking giant's two smartwatches

The Versa will appeal to more people, with its smaller, everyday look also likely to compete with the Apple Watch better than the Ionic currently does.

Misfit Vapor 2 gets sportier with GPS and brings Google Pay to the party

Misfit Vapor 2 gets sportier with GPS and brings Google Pay to the party

Misfit has officially announced the Vapor 2, the sequel to its sporty smartwatch that comes packing Google's Wear OS. The Misfit Vapor 2 is priced at £215, so it remains one of the more affordable Wear options available.

​Best running watches 2018

​Best running watches 2018

It’s designed to track most forms of running, including trail sessions, plus it includes the company’s Elevate heart rate sensor, for HR data from runs, and also 24/7 fitness tracking.

We put the Fitbit Versa to the big race test

We put the Fitbit Versa to the big race test

What I got there, I saw a map of the route pinpointing the 1km marks of the course, splits, heart rate data, calories burned, impact of that workout on activity tracking for the day and comparison of past runs.

Best Garmin watch: Choosing the right device for your needs

Best Garmin watch: Choosing the right device for your needs

Buy it for: Advanced running metrics, training effect data, GPS distance, heart rate monitor-based data, smartwatch notification support, Connect IQ app support, great battery life

Week in wearable tech: New Huawei and LG smartwatches inbound

Week in wearable tech: New Huawei and LG smartwatches inbound

And it seems the company is also set to announce the Huawei Terra fitness tracker – again with waterproofing and a big AMOLED display, which doesn’t scrimp on specs or battery life either.

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