Suunto’s Spartan Sport Wrist HR Baro Watch

A multi-sport GPS-enabled timepiece for all types of activities and adventures

The Finnish word “suunta” roughly translates to “direction,” which is precisely what Tuomas Vohlen was seeking when he founded Suunto in 1936. One of his first inventions was a liquid-filled field compact compass that could be worn on the wrist. Later (some 65 years after) Suunto was the first brand to make an outdoor “wrist-top” computer that would have the “ABCs” (altimeter, barometer and compass) …

Fitbit’s Ionic Smartwatch

The newest Android-compatible smartwatch could be the best yet

by Michael Frank Fitbit has had a simple formula for success: target women. Think about the average Fitbit wearer and it’s not only a woman, it’s a younger, gym-going woman. To make progress Fitbit needs men to care about its wearables, too, which is one good reason they’re now debuting their first smartwatch, the Ionic. The greatest market strategy isn’t necessarily competing with the Apple …

Baselworld 2017: New Fossil Q Smartwatches

Our exclusive look at the inexpensive Android Wear 2.0 and hybrid classic models

Forever on the quest to contextualize releases in the worlds of smartwatches and wearable tech we got all the advanced details on Fossil‘s forthcoming Q smartwatches. Revealed during the Baselworld watch and jewelry fair, the new Q pieces can be divided into two distinct groups: hybrid classic and Android. The former are more akin to traditional timepieces from the brand, but with connectivity and tracking; …