Most Android Wear devices only show the time after separating from an Android phone. The new Sony SmartWatch 3 includes integrated GPS, NFC, and Wi-Fi, as well as offline music playback.
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There are plenty of smartwatch options and in MoTR #333, Matthew and Kevin discuss one that may be best for them. They also chat about a couple of surprising new Android-compatible tablets.
Pebble continues to release firmware and smartphone application updates to improve their smartwatch experiences. The latest Android update is sure to please Pebble owners.
The wearable market continues to develop with activity trackers and smartwatches available in prices ranging from $50 to $300 or more. Matthew offers up six wearables across the pricing spectrum for you to consider.
The data collected by our life trackers shows trends in activity and if an accident causes a degradation in activity then that data may serve to justify compensation.
The Microsoft Band is a data collection machine and with the ability to select your tile interface, it can do as much or as little as you want it to.
LG's latest smartwatch looks like a regular watch at first and second glance. It's powered by Android Wear and connects to your Android smartphone.
The MoTR guys had more time with mobile devices over the past couple of weeks, including the new Nexus tablet, new phones, wearables, and more.
Activity trackers are flooding the market as wearables become trendy. Make sure you know if you can access that data when you decide to stop using your new accessory.
Microsoft launched the Microsoft Band late at night, but it turns out they may have delivered one of the best values in wearable technology to date. Matthew has spent the last three days running, walking, and sleeping with it.
Jawbone continues to launch compelling activity trackers and their two new products bound the spectrum of price and functionality.
We are a connected world and even when on vacation people want to stay in touch with family and friends. Carnival is improving its wireless technology so you can share your experience on social media.
Google is launching a Nexus tablet at a premium price. Thankfully, HTC's premium design is part of the package.
Kevin visited with Google to get some hands on the new Nexus products while Matt went to T-Mobile and bought a new phone that he likes better than his iPhone 6 Plus at the moment.
Activity trackers are important pieces to improving your health. Misfit hit it out of the park with the $50 Flash and it may be my last activity tracker.
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