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Withings ScanWatch Nova Review: The Ultimate Dive-Style Hybrid Watch Gets Even Better

In 2022, I reviewed the Withings ScanWatch Horizon. I called it the perfect combination of the chunky stainless diving-style watches that I love with the added benefit of accurate, advanced health-metrics tracking that even the most expensive diving-style watches can’t provide. Two years later, the Horizon has been refreshed as the Withings ScanWatch Nova. As you’ll see, the Nova is a very handsome hybrid smartwatch that gathers accurate health-tracking metrics while looking stylish. But, of course, Withings has added even more features to make the latest luxury ScanWatch even more compelling.


OnePlus Watch 2 Review: It’s Close to Android Smartwatch Perfection

Android users have long expressed frustration with the lack of compelling Wear OS smartwatch options compared to the seamless integration and features enjoyed by Apple Watch users through the iOS ecosystem. We’ve seen multiple companies try and fail at Android Watches for multiple reasons, including a lack of features or simply horrific battery life. The OnePlus Watch 2 aims to tackle these issues with a premium design that uses a dual-engine architecture with two flagship chipsets to optimize performance so the Watch 2 can deliver up to 100 hours of battery life in Smart Mode with full Google apps integration.


Garmin Recognizes Women Need Devices That Work as Hard as They Do!

Garmin is synonymous with excellence in GPS tracking for athletic activities. But also, when most people think of Garmin, they think of big, chunky running watches. It’s safe to say that most GPS watches aren’t designed for aesthetics first, but Garmin has some cool ideas up their (sweat-wicking) sleeves to make fitness tracking a lot more comfortable. First of all, if you’re someone who has ever had to wear a support garment under their shirt, you’ll know that chest straps can often get in the way of sports bras. Garmin is trying to solve that with the HRM-Fit. It’s designed…


The 42mm Withings ScanWatch Nova Blends Luxury Diver Watch Aesthetics with Advanced Health Tracking Capabilities

Withings has introduced its latest hybrid smartwatch, the ScanWatch Nova. An update to the 2022 ScanWatch Horizon that I wear every day, the 42mm Withings ScanWatch Nova is a luxurious hybrid smartwatch tailored for health enthusiasts. It seamlessly blends stylish diver watch aesthetics with advanced health-tracking capabilities, making it perfect for those who love wearing this style watch but need something smarter to track their sleep, steps, heart rate, and much more.


Withings ScanWatch 2 and ScanWatch Light Will Offer Even More Exceptional Health Tracking Options

One of the best smartwatches I’ve ever used is the 43mm Withings ScanWatch; it tracks my sleep, steps, heart rate, SpO2, ECG, and much more. I rely on it so much that it only leaves my wrist for recharging about once a month. All that to say, I didn’t think there was much room or need for improvement, but of course, Withings has found a way. They’ve just introduced their second generation of ScanWatch, including the flagship Withings ScanWatch 2 and the attractively priced ScanWatch Light. Let’s take a look at these new watches and the features that they’ll offer.


Samsung Unpacked Introduces Latest Folding Flagships, the Galaxy Z Fold5 and Galaxy Z Flip5; Are You Ready to Upgrade?

At this morning’s Samsung Unpacked event in Seoul, details were revealed regarding the brand’s latest foldables, the Galaxy Z Fold5 and Galaxy Z Flip5. But unlike previous years, Samsung’s no longer one of the (very) few foldable readily available with US carrier financing. Now, we can choose from the Google Pixel Fold, the updated Motorola Razr, and, if the rumors hold true, an upcoming OnePlus device. With more Android foldable choices available, we’ll soon know if the latest Samsung Galaxy offerings will be enough to keep its future-forward users loyal; in the meantime, let’s discuss Samsung’s latest flagship releases.


CITIZEN CZ Smart Watch Uses NASA Science and IBM Watson for an Algorithm That Knows You Better Than You Know Yourself

CITIZEN has a deservedly excellent reputation for making stylish and reliable wristwatches. They’re taking their eye for style and combining it with some seriously smart machine learning to make smartwatches that actually adapt to your needs. The second generation of CITIZEN CZ Smart watches will be powered by the YouQ application with the aim of improving your health and your daily routine!



43mm Withings ScanWatch Horizon Review: A Dive Watch by Any Other Name Is Just a Dive Watch

There’s something so effortlessly fashionable about the chunky, utilitarian design of a traditional diving watch. But other than being able to withstand abyss-like pressures underwater, even the most expensive diving watches can’t do much more than tell the time and apprise the wearer of how long they’ve been underwater. The Withings ScanWatch Horizon, on the other hand, offers luxury dive watch design and features, but it is so much more than just a great-looking watch that is also water-resistant to 10ATMs.


Citizen Rolls Out New CZ Smart Hybrid Smartwatches

Citizen watches have a specific and, in my personal opinion, fantastic aesthetic. It’s not shocking that with the advent of smartwatches, Citizen would want to be part of that market; to that end, they’re combining Citizen style with the brains of a smartwatch with their new CZ Smart Hybrid Smartwatch, which they call “Genius incognito.”


Amazfit GTR 3 Review: A Refined and Solid Fitness Tracking Watch!

We’ve been big fans of various Amazfit/Zepp smartwatches in the past. They’ve recently debuted their new Amazfit GTR 3 smartwatch, and we’ve had the chance to put it through the smartwatch ringer. The GTR 3 isn’t perfect, but it’s definitely hands-down my favorite smartwatch that I’ve tested in a very long time. What makes it so great? Read on to find out!


The Polar Grit X Pro and Grit X Pro Titan Are Ready for Your Outdoor Fitness Adventures

Whether your idea of exercise is a daily walk to the park, running along wilderness trails in rural areas, training for a marathon, or readying yourself for a daring climb to the top of a far-away mountain, the Polar Grit X Pro and the Polar Grit X Pro Titan are ready for your next adventure. The Polar Grit X Pro series offers military-grade durability and ultra-long battery life while giving you extensive training, recovery, sleep, and navigation features designed to help an outdoor enthusiast handle nearly any environment.


43mm Withings ScanWatch Horizon Brings Luxury to Medical-Grade, Health Hybrid SmartWatches

Take a look at the watch on this guy’s wrist. At first glance, you’d think he was wearing a high-end Swiss diving watch, right? The Withings ScanWatch Horizon has all the features we expect to see in luxury dive watches, including a chunky stainless steel wristband, a laser engraved stainless-steel rotating bezel, and Luminova hollow watch hands and indicators with thick indices that glow in low light. But looks aren’t everything; the Withings ScanWatch Horizon is also a powerful, medical-grade hybrid smartwatch that can help keep you on the right track for good health and extensive body monitoring.




TickTalk 4 Review: Smartwatch Connectivity Brought to a Safe, Kid-Friendly Device

One of the toughest parts of parenting is determining when your child is ready for more connected technology and how you balance connection with safety. Making a kid-friendly phone safer by combining it with a watch isn’t a brand-new concept, but TickTalk thinks they’ve brought it to a new level with the TickTalk 4 launching Tuesday on Kickstarter. Is it a success? I tested it on my 7-year-old, so read on to learn how it went!




Zepp Z Review: Traditional Styling, a Titanium Alloy Body, Smart Features, and Health Tracking Make for One Premium Smartwatch

I recently reviewed the Zepp E Circle, one of the most gorgeous and functional health-centric watches available. Zepp has already added another watch to their line — the Zepp Z. Made from a single block of polished titanium alloy with more of a traditional men’s watch design, the Zepp Z has a classic style that is loaded with smart features and intelligence-assisted fitness tracking.


Citizen Jumps into the Smartwatch World with the C Z Smart

When smartphones hit critical mass, every manufacturer of “dumb” phones started leveraging all their designs to add smarts to every phone in their lineup. We’re seeing a similar push with smartwatches. Traditional watchmakers are finding ways to raise the intelligence level of their iconic designs. The latest watchmaker to do so is Citizen, with their C Z Smart line.