Apple Watch Gets Female Menstrual-Cycle Tracking and These Other Health Features

Apple is enhancing the health and fitness features of its Apple Watch, including adding a new app for women to track their menstrual cycles. The new app will give users “a simple, discrete way to visualize your cycle right on your wrist,” Dr. Sumbul Desai, Apple’s vice president of health, said during the keynote address […]

WWDC Preview: How Tim Cook Plans to Keep Apple Watch Healthy for Business and Consumers

Apple has been the top seller of wearable computing devices for the past few years, thanks to the popularity of its smartwatches and AirPod wireless earbuds. But with competitors like Fitbit, Samsung, and Garmin adding new features to their competing devices, Apple can’t afford to stand still. The fifth generation update of the Apple Watch […]

Fitbit Versa Lite Smartwatch Review: Low $160 Price, But Not As Useful

Most gadget reviews focus on all the cool things a new smartwatch, laptop, or phone can do. Oddly, for my review of the new Fitbit Versa Lite Edition smartwatch, I can’t stop thinking about what it can’t do. That’s because the Lite edition is Fitbit’s second try at reducing the entry-level price for its smartwatches, […]

While Apple and Other Smartwatch Rivals Go High, Fitbit Goes Low—In Prices

Fitbit is pushing a smartwatch strategy that’s noticeably different from rivals Apple, Garmin, and Samsung: Lower prices. On Wednesday, Fitbit unveiled four new devices, all priced below its previous smartwatches and some below its most popular fitness trackers, as well. And the struggling company offered a few hints about a new effort to raise revenue […]

Apple and Fitbit Try to Outrun Chinese Competition for Wearables

Consumers in 2018 snapped up millions more smartwatches, and even smarter earbuds and headphones, than a year earlier, propelling the market for smart wearables up 28%, research firm International Data Corp. reported on Tuesday. But while manufacturers shipped 172 million smart wearables in total, that was still only about one-eighth the number of smartphones or […]