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Gizmag takes a first look at the Apple Watch (Photo: Will Shanklin/Gizmag.com)

In case you haven't heard, a smartwatch from a little fruit company in California started shipping today. Gizmag has an Apple Watch in house, along with some early thoughts (very early, mind you, as we're going to take some time before running our full Apple Watch review).  Read More

Gizmag reviews the Garmin Vivosmart fitness tracker band (Photo: Simon Crisp/Gizmag.com)

With the almost inevitable rise of smartwatches (which still hasn't quite hit the mainstream), the humble fitness tracker could soon have a hard time justifying its demands on your wrist real-estate. As such, they too are getter smarter. While tracking your fitness and activity, the Garmin Vivosmart can also show incoming emails on your wrist and control the music playback of your smartphone. But is a smart(er) fitness tracker a smart buy? Gizmag recently spent a bit of time with one on our wrist to find out.  Read More

The Olio Model One goes all-in on design, though that cut-off point at the top of its scre...

It looks like Pebble wasn't the only company to come up with a past/future based smartwatch UI. San Francisco-based startup Olio has its own take on a time-based wearable, with its sharp-looking new Olio Model One.  Read More

Gizmag goes hands-on with the newly announced Vector smartwatch (Photo: Chris Wood/Gizmag....

The Vector smartwatch is available in both square and round-faced models, and makes use of a memory LCD display alongside a low-powered OS to provide a (claimed) 30-day battery life. The product's creators were keen to emphasize the simplicity of the device, but how does it measure up in the flesh? Read on as Gizmag goes hands on with the brand new wearable.  Read More

A work-in-progress peek at what we might expect from Pebble Time smartstraps

When Pebble announced its Kickstarter record-shattering Pebble Time smartwatch (and its Steel counterpart), one part of the announcement that was easy to miss was its smartstraps. The modular component of Pebble Time lets hardware developers create their own add-ons for the watch, to make it as smart as you want it to be. Today Pebble is doubling down on the initiative, pledging US$1 million to fund smartstrap development.  Read More

Magic Leap is gradually letting us peak a little closer at what lies inside its hands

Magic Leap just might be the most mysterious company in tech. What we do know is that it's making a head-worn augmented reality device, and it's raised over US$540 million in venture funding (including, most notably, from Google). Today the company got slightly less mysterious, showing us our first (simulated) glimpse of what it's like to use the product.  Read More

Mondaine's new watch offers undercover activity tracking (Image: Chris Wood/Gizmag)

Mondaine's latest timepiece, known as the Helvetica No.1 Smart, approaches fitness tracking from a traditional watchmaking point of view. It might not boast the same level of functionality as competing full-fledged smartwatches, but it does connect with iOS and Android devices to offer activity and sleep tracking, and also happens to be one of the most attractive wearables we've seen so far. We got a chance to see the new timepiece in the flesh at Baselworld 2015.  Read More

You can now customize your own Moto 360 through Moto Maker, though your options are (mostl...

Since mid-2013, Motorola has let you customize your own smartphone, with Moto Maker and the Moto X. Starting today that extends to smartwatches, with the made-to-order Moto 360.  Read More

Tim Cook and company answered many of the remaining questions about the Apple Watch today

While the new MacBook may have been the freshest news out of Apple's "Spring Forward" event today, the main focus was, as expected, on the Apple Watch. The company broke down more details on pricing and release.  Read More

Gizmag compares the features and specs of the Android Wear-running Huawei Watch (left) and...

Huawei is jumping into smartwatches in a big way, with the beautiful, Android Wear-running Huawei Watch. Let's compare its features and specs to those of the Moto 360.  Read More

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