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The Ultratide works with the Surfline app on the user's smartphone

Surfing is one of those sports where you don't just go out at a scheduled time – you go out as soon as you hear that conditions are good. Surfline is an established service that provides information on those conditions, in the form of alerts on a smartphone app. Now, Surfline has partnered with Nixon to provide such alerts on an easier-to-access sports watch, known as the Ultratide.  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 met with the company at Baselworld to take a look at the luxury bracelet (Image: Ch...

Christophe & Co's high-end Armills are luxury jewelry pieces that offer optional built-in technology, running for a year or more on a single charge. The highest-end model, the Apollo, retails for a US$149,000, making it just about the priciest wearable around. We got the chance to check out the bracelet at Baselworld 2015.  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

The new smartwatch runs of proprietary software (Image: Chris Wood/Gizmag)

Vector has announced a new smartwatch range at Baselworld, offering a 30 day battery life and running on a proprietary operating system. The new watch, which is available in two different form factors with various finishes, links with iOS, Android and Windows Phone.  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

Quell is a slim device that is slipped into a sports band and worn around the upper calf

Though it is true a big part of the wearable technology market is aimed at better connecting us through rings, headsets and everything in between, a sizable chunk is also directed at maintaining our physical well-being. Joining the likes of Thimble Electronics and migraine-preventing headband Cefaly is start-up Quell, which bills its device as the first over-the-counter wearable that offers relief from chronic pain.  Read More

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