Notes: The Apple Watch 3 Has Me Back on the Kool-Aid

With updates throughout the hardware and software, the latest wearable proves its value

When the original Apple Watch launched in the spring of 2015 I was obsessed with the promise of a wearable to end all wearables. After all, Apple did it with the iPhone—a device that changed the world for businesses and consumers alike and set a course for all phones to follow. I committed to wearing the Watch daily for about six months. Once the novelty …

Matrix’s Body-Heat-Powered Smartwatch, PowerWatch

An advanced activity-tracker requiring no charging ever

One of the biggest challenges to activity- and sleep-tracking gadgets happens to be the disruption caused by charging. While battery life has improved for certain devices, anyone looking for a solid, entire day read loses accuracy for those power-up minutes. With the PowerWatch, which is at 185% of its Indiegogo goal at time of publish, the wearer’s body heat charges the versatile device while it’s …

Misft Debuts the Phase Hybrid Smartwatch

Analog wristwatch design with advanced activity-tracking functionality

Plenty of companies in the wearable tech world have shied away from embracing traditional watch design in lieu of bands, bracelets or necklaces. As a relatively new product category—in the grand scheme of things—it’s allowed for a clean slate of design sensibilities. And then, a substantial number of brands both in the watch world (like Nixon) and outside of it (Apple and Google) have attempted …