Wearables to GPS, satellite communicators, fitness watches, and more.
Leave Phone at Home: Garmin vívoactive 3 Goes 4G
Garmin’s latest GPS smartwatch, the vívoactive 3 Music (Verizon), even senses a crash and notifies emergency contacts — no phone needed.
Seiko’s Excellent, Affordable Dive Watches Are $200 Off
If you’re in the market for a dive watch, you can pick up a Seiko at far below MSRP right now on Amazon.
Somewear Global Hotspot Review: Simple Off-Grid Assistance
Forgoing all the fancy extras, Somewear relies heavily on users’ phones to power its wearable hotspot. But does that ease of use make for reliability headaches? We put the app-based satellite communicator to the test.
Flashlights: Tips to Pick a Top Torch
Flashlights run the gamut of price and quality. Here, we break down how to choose a flashlight, including best flashlight LEDs, batteries, designs, and more.
‘Drink Now’ Tech Mug Means Coffee’s Never Too Hot
Travel mug brand BURNOUT is using space tech to keep fluids like coffee at their optimal — or most drinkable — temperature.
Dog Helps Owner Trigger First SPOT X SOS Call
Someone had to be the first to initiate a rescue with the new SPOT X two-way communication and navigation device. Darrel Comeau just never thought it would be him — or his dogs.
Hard Charging: Jaybird Releases Tarah Pro Wireless Headphones
Jaybird releases its most elite sport headphone to date: the Tarah Pro. The rugged yet lightweight Tarah Pro is the first in the company’s new professional series. We tested them for this first look review.
Mold-Perfect Fit: Decibullz Launches Sub-$200 Wireless Earphones
With safety features for outdoor enthusiasts, remoldable custom fit, and no dangling wires, the Decibullz Black Diamond earphones claim to be an industry first that almost anyone can afford.
Garmin Instinct: Rugged Smartwatch for Under $300
Military-grade durability, a suite of fitness tracking, and enough built-in tools to venture far off the beaten path give the Garmin Instinct smartwatch some impressive outdoor chops.
Running Power From the Wrist: Polar Vantage Measures Watts
The Polar Vantage running power display lets athletes now see hard they’re working — a cool complement to standard heart rate tracking.
Track Your FKT: SPOT X and Other Smart Strategies to Go the Distance
With new two-way satellite messaging devices like the SPOT X, sharing your fastest known time with the world is simpler than ever. Are you ready?
First Look: BioLite ‘No-Bounce’ Ultralight HeadLamp
BioLite says its first headlamp gives users a unique experience thanks to its super-light, comfortable design. We gave it a brief test and found it a capable camp companion during this first look.
Disposable Durability: A Budget Watch Battle
How much toughness can you expect from a cheap watch? I aim to find out, with an extensive head-to-head battle between the venerable Casio F108 and the upstart Timex Marathon.
SPOT Devices Go the Length of the Appalachian Trail and Beyond
The SPOT is becoming a way of life on the Appalachian Trail. The satellite messenger devices are used by people who protect these wild places as well as thru-hikers like Dale Sanders, the oldest person to hike the whole 2,190 miles.
Bosch Kiox Onboard Computer for E-Bikers Who Actually Train on Them
Bosch is introducing the Kiox, a handlebar-mounted fitness tracker for those who use e-bikes to ride seriously.
Larger Display, ‘BirdsEye’ View: Garmin Launches New Handheld GPS
Garmin today announced two new handheld GPS units — the GPSMAP 66s and the GPSMAP 66st — that the brand claims improve imagery, wireless connectivity, and more.
Pet Fitness Trackers Monitor Dogs on the Move (or Couch)
Just when you think you’ve tech-ified your entire fit life, you realize you forgot Fido. Maybe he needs a pet fitness tracker.
Power Packed: Goal Zero Giving Away a Sherpa 100AC Each Week
Goal Zero wants to know where you’re headed next. Share your travel plans and you could score a free Sherpa 100AC — a powerful return on your Instagram investment.