Garmin’s Tactix Delta is designed for special forces soldiers, as it’s a multisport GPS smartwatch built to military standards (MIL-STD-810), complete with a scratch-resistant domed sapphire lens and diamond-like carbon coated bezel. It features a stealth mode which disables storing and sharing of your location and a kill switch that erases all user memory instantly. You also get a 1.4 inch display, which is a 36 percent increase in surface area than previous Tactix models. Product page. Read more for a video and additional information.
Xiaomi has officially unveiled the Mi Watch, and just like the Apple Watch, this square-shaped device comes equipped with a digital crown and a button. Other features include an always-on 1.78-inch AMOLED display (326 ppi), 570mAh battery good for 36 hours of use, a Qualcomm Snapdragon Wear 3100 processor, 1GB of RAM, 8GB of internal storage, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, NFC, and eSIM support for 4G connectivity, all running MIUI for Watch. Read more for two videos, additional pictures and information.
The Apple Watch has cemented itself as one of the best smartwatches in the world, but Xiaomi may not be far behind with their latest model. Set for launch on November 5th, the Xiaomi Mi will be powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon Wear 3100 SoC and feature GPS, NFC, WiFi, as well as Bluetooth connectivity. Apparently, it’s also capable of video playback, which could come in handy for short social media clips. Read more for a video, additional pictures and information.
Forget Black Friday, you can pick up an Apple Watch Series 4 (GPS + Cellular, 44mm) for $369.97 shipped, today only, originally $529. Compared to the Series 3, this model’s vibrant display is over 30 percent larger and seamlessly integrates into the thinner, smaller case, while the new interface provides more information with richer detail. It also features Apple’s S4 chip with a custom 64-bit dual-core processor to deliver twice the speed while maintaining the same all-day battery life. Product page. Read more for a video showing how it compares to the Series 5.
There are smartwatches, and then the LEMFO LEM T, which could be the world’s largest. Featuring a 2.86-inch LCD display, MT6739 processor, up to 3GB of RAM, up to 32GB of internal storage, Bluetooth 4.0 connectivity, and a 2700mAh battery. Is this powerful enough to run intensive games like Fortnite or PUBG? Most certainly not, and playing on your wrist is another issue. Read more for a hands-on video and additional information.
Forget Black Friday, get the Apple Watch Series 4 (GPS + Cellular, 44m) for $399.97 shipped, today only, originally $529. The device includes Apple’s S4 chip with a custom 64-bit dual-core processor that delivers twice the speed of the previous model while maintaining the same all-day battery life. The back is made from a stunning black ceramic and sapphire crystal, enabling radio waves to easily pass through the front / back for better cellular service. It can also take an ECG reading right from the wrist using the app, which takes advantage of the electrodes built into the Digital Crown and new electrical heart rate sensor in the back crystal. Product page. Read more for a hands-on comparison with the Series 5 and additional information.
If you’re seeking an alternative to the Apple Watch or Wear OS, there’s the all-new Huawei Watch GT2, running LiteOS. Available in two sizes, the 42mm with a more rounded case sporting curved glass, along with a 1.39-inch OLED (454 x 454) and then the 46mm, which comes equipped with a laser-etched bezel around the flat, 1.2-inch OLED (390 x 390) round display. Both are powered by the Kirin A1 chip and feature Bluetooth 5.1, GPS, along with optical heart rate sensors. Read more for a hands-on video and additional information.
The Apple Watch Series 5 officially hits stores Friday, but you can pre-order one for $384.99 shipped, originally $399.99. This latest-generation model features an S5 64-bit dual-core processor, W3 wireless chip, 32GB of internal storage, an optical heart sensor, electrical heart sensor, improved accelerometer up to 32 g‑forces, and a compass function. Product page. Read more for a video explaining why you should or shouldn’t upgrade to Series 5.
It’s here, the next-generation Apple Watch Series 5. Unlike its predecessors, this model sports an “Always-On Retina display” that never sleeps, so you’ll be able to catch the time and other important information without having to raise or tap the screen. New location features include built-in compass to help users better navigate their day, while international emergency calling enables you to call emergency services directly from Apple Watch in over 150 countries, even without iPhone nearby. Read more for two videos and additional information.
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The Apple Watch may be king of smartwatches, but rest assured, there will be others that try and take that crown. One possible competitor could be Oppo, a Chinese consumer electronics and mobile communications company headquartered in Dongguan, Guangdong. They recently filed a patent with the WIPO (World Intellectual Property Office) titled ‘Wearable electronic device’ and it was published in September 2018. Read more to see the patent and for additional pictures.