Withings undercuts Apple Watch, debuts $129 ECG monitoring smartwatch

Enlarge (credit: Withings) Withings has had a tumultuous couple of years. The company was bought by Nokia only to be re-acquired by its original owner Éric Carreel last May. While it sells smart scales, thermometers, and other health electronics, the French company has an uphill battle ahead of it in the wearable space thanks to an […]

Garmin’s rugged $300 smartwatch can last two weeks on a charge

Garmin has added another entry to its growing list of rugged devices for outdoors enthusiasts. It’s a smartwatch called Instinct, and it was built to comply with military standards for shock and water resistance. It’s also encased in a fiber-reinforced polymer shell with a chemically strengthened and scratch-resistant display. Since it was obviously created for […]

Withings unveils $200 Steel HR Sport smartwatch, its first device since founder reacquired company from Nokia

Withings today completes its tantalizing return from the tech scrapheap with the launch of its first new product as an independent company. The French firm, which was founded by Éric Carreel and Cedric Hutchings in 2008, was bought by Nokia in 2016 for $ 192 million. Nokia later ditched the Withings brand in favor of Nokia […]

Google is making its Wear smartwatch OS even smarter (GOOGL)

This story was delivered to Business Insider Intelligence Apps and Platforms Briefing subscribers hours before appearing on Business Insider. To be the first to know, please click here. Google plans to revampWear OS, its smartwatch operating system (OS), through an update that will enhance the functionality and design of Wear OS smartwatches, which the company plans to […]

Skagen revamps its slick-looking Falster smartwatch

Skagen’s Falster has been one of the darlings among Wear OS smartwatches thanks to its posh yet minimalist look, but it was hard to recommend to everyone when there were no standout features besides the design. The Fossil-owned brand is fixing that today with the Falster 2. It still maintains the Danish brand’s aesthetic but […]

I absolutely love this gorgeous new smartwatch from Skagen — except it’s missing one major feature every smartwatch should have in 2018

Avery Hartmans/Business Insider I was prepared to love the Skagen Falster smartwatch.  When I first saw the watch at CES — the tech industry trade show in Las Vegas last month — it blew me away. The watch was easily the best-looking wearable I saw there, and certainly the best-looking smartwatch I’ve seen in months.  The Falster […]

Period time? Femtech app Clue launches on Fitbit’s Ionic smartwatch

Period-tracking app Clue announced today that it is launching on Fitbit’s Ionic smartwatch, thereby allowing women to track their period, PMS symptoms, sexual activity, energy, and fertility windows directly from their wrists. “The new Clue app on Ionic is the next step in giving users the ability to connect their workout with their cycle,” wrote Clue cofounder […]

Guidemaster: Fitness trackers to consider before buying a smartwatch

Enlarge (credit: Valentina Palladino) The smartwatch hasn’t swallowed up the fitness tracker yet. While many consumers are intrigued by the Apple Watch, Android Wear devices, and the like, old-school fitness trackers can still be useful and available for the right price. The main goal of these devices remains simply tracking activity: from daily movement to […]