Posts tagged smartwatch

The One M9 could be a big upgrade over the One M8. Photo: Killian Bell/Cult of Android.

March will be an expensive month for HTC fans. Photo: Killian Bell/Cult of Android.

If you’re an HTC fan, the upcoming One M9 may not be the only gadget you’ll want to splash the cash on in the coming months. According to sources familiar with the Taiwanese company’s plans, its first fitness-focused wearable will be unveiled alongside the One M9 at an event scheduled for March 1.

The Fitbit Flex is just one of the wearables you can try with Lumoid. Photo: Fitbit

The Fitbit Flex is just one of the wearables you can try with Lumoid. Photo: Fitbit

With so many wearables to choose from these days, how do you decide which one is right for you? Are you better off investing in a cross-platform device like the Pebble, or do you want the color display and other benefits that Android Wear brings?

The best way to decide is by trying these devices out before you buy them. Not for five minutes in a store, but for as long as you like as you go about your day. Lumoid’s rent-to-own program lets you do just that; you can sample five wearables for a full 7 days before deciding which one you want to buy, and if you don’t like any of them, you can just send them all back.

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Looking for an affordable smartband without the fancy bells and whistles? Razer’s new Nabu X could be exactly what you’re after. Priced at under $50, the minimalistic device connects to your smartphone and brings super simple notifications to your wrist using only three colored LED indicators.

HTC wants to help you get fit. Photo: Killian Bell/Cult of Android.

HTC wants to help you get fit. Photo: Killian Bell/Cult of Android.

Remember when reports from South Korea claimed Samsung was developing new fitness trackers with Under Armour? Well, it seems HTC got there first. The Taiwanese company today announced plans to launch “a series of products” that will work alongside UA Record, Under Armour’s own fitness tracking platform.

WATCH will work with iOS as well as Android. Photo: Alcatel Onetouch

WATCH will work with iOS as well as Android. Photo: Alcatel Onetouch

Alcatel Onetouch wanted the world to see its new smartwatch so badly that it actually previewed the device last week ahead of its official unveiling. But at CES in Las Vegas today, the company confirmed a few juicy details we didn’t already know — such as compatibility with iOS devices, and the WATCH’s $149 price tag.

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