Many people still use portable navigation devices instead of their smartphones and at just $250 the TomTom Go 600 is one of the best available.
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Pebble continues to be my favorite smartwatch. With this software update, users can now leave their activity tracker behind and reduce the number of items on their wrist.
TomTom regularly updates and improves their GPS Watch fitness devices and this week they released a major update with Android and iOS 8 support.
Kobo is the first to launch an ebook reader with waterproof capability and that adds peace of mind for reading when you are close to or in water.
Pebble remains a compelling smartwatch alternative with its cross-platform support and new iPhone 6/6 Plus owners will appreciate the advanced notification support in this update.
Wearables are the talk of the town, but they have to be inexpensive and functional to get people to start using them. It looks like Misfit may have a perfect product with the Flash.
The Moto 360 was one of the most anticipated smartwatches of the year and after using it for a week, I am convinced it is the best available Android Wear watch you can buy.
Jawbone is providing UP24 owners with a major firmware update while also reportedly opening up their API to more hardware opportunities.
The Moto 360 smartwatch was announced at Google I/O, but is finally ready for the public. ZDNet spent time with the new watch and Hint Bluetooth headset.
If you regularly switch between a PC or Mac, tablet, and smartphone then you might want to look at this new keyboard that lets you enter text on all of them with a simple flip of the switch.
The first week of September will be very busy for smartphone and smartwatch fans with at least 15 devices likely to be revealed in Berlin and Chicago.
We know that September is going to be busy, but this week is turning out to be active too with two new smartwatches announced by Samsung and LG ahead of the IFA event.
Kobo's upcoming Aura H20 adds an element to ebook readers that I am sure many of you have wanted, but haven't yet seen implemented.
HTC released a new device last week, LG gave a sneak peek of its upcoming watch, and there are plenty of announcements coming in September.
Most smartwatch fans are holding out for the round Moto 360, but there is a preview video from LG that shows they have a round Android Wear device too.
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- 3 Samsung Galaxy Tab S 8.4 and 10.5 review: Best Android tablets thanks to a super display
- 4 Moto 360 review: An elegant modern timepiece that keeps me updated all day long
- 5 Google Nexus 9 review: HTC is back, but tablet pricing rivals Apple