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When it comes to wearables, 2017 is going to be all about Apple, Fitbit and Samsung

2016 has been a very interesting year for wearables. While fitness trackers have prospered, smartwatches have fallen behind (so much so that, like with the iPad and the market for tablets, the market for smartwatches might soon become a market for just Apple Watches). Even Fitbit, considered the king of…

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What your Apple Watch Activity Rings say about you

I’m an ‘everyday athlete’. Well, 4 days out of 7. The other days, it seems that I’m ‘captain hungover’ (even though I’m a teetotaler).   There’s a great piece over at my favorite wearable-news website, punnily named Wareable, about the categories that Apple Watch owners fall into, based on the status…

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Why I’m going to hold on to my Apple Watch (Series 0) for at least one more year

Apple announced the successor to the 2-year-old Apple Watch this month and it adds useful features like waterproofing, GPS, a brighter screen and a faster processor. This Series 2 update is what I feel will catapult the Apple Watch to the top of the smartwatch market as with the added features,…

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WTF?! Samsung’s Gear IconX wireless earbuds have some pretty un-icon-y battery life

I’m a huge fan of what Samsung has been doing with their wearables lately (I really like the Gear S2 and Gear Fit 2 and would surely consider them is they were compatible with iOS. The bulky and heavy Gear S3 that they recently launched, that’s another story altogether.). That’s…

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Garmin’s newly announced Forerunner 35 is a runner’s delight

I’m obsessed with technology. And after seeing the tip of the weighing scale move towards making obtuse angles, I have taken a liking towards getting fitter. So, now, whenever I hear about a new device that promises to help my fitness, I go bananas. I’ve already owned a few (starting…

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The little known GOQii might end up disrupting the Indian fitness tracker market

Move aside, the Fitbits, Jawbones, Garmins, Samsungs and Apples of the world, GOQii is here to rule the roost with an offer you can’t refuse. The wearable brand held a media event last week to highlight version 2.0 of its fitness tracking ecosystem and left me excited about their offerings and…

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Samsung has finally gotten me excited, but not for its phones

Samsung announced the Galaxy Note 7 yesterday. And while the control freak side of me can’t forgive the jump from Note 5 to Note 7 (to bring consistency to the naming convention the South Korean company established with Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge, or, if you believe a few conspiracy…

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#InTheNews: Fitness tracking on a budget is in! Xiaomi sells 10 million Mi Bands in 9 months

Xiaomi, that Chinese manufacturer whose products look like those of all those other Chinese manufacturers but are known and desired because they are even cheaper than those other Chinese manufacturers’ and whose dirt-cheap flash sales (Rs. 1 for a Mi Band, for example) are notorious for making you wait a…

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