FDA warning: Don’t believe smartwatches claiming to monitor your blood sugar

The FDA has issued a new safety alert for smartwatch enthusiasts relying on their devices to monitor their health and potentially detect common conditions, including diabetes. The government agency warns consumers that they should steer clear of wearable smart devices that claim to detect blood glucose levels without actually penetrating a user’s skin — potentially … Read more

The FDA warns smartwatches and smart rings can’t measure blood glucose

If you see a smartwatch or smart ring for sale that claims to noninvasively measure your blood glucose levels, don’t believe it. Today, the Food and Drug Administration has issued a safety communication that warns consumers, patients, and healthcare professionals that the agency has “not authorized, cleared, or approved any smartwatch or smart ring that … Read more

One of the most durable smartwatches I’ve ever tested should not be this cheap

The Oukitel BT20 is a big, big watch. Jack Wallen/ZDNETZDNET’s key takeawaysThe Oukitel BT20 is available now on Amazon for $49.99.The battery life is stellar and the various points of data are as accurate as watches far more expensive.It’s bulky, wake on raise is a bit janky, and the display isn’t quite as interactive as … Read more

9 Good Deals on Smartwatches, Robot Vacuums, and Video Games

From power banks to smartwatches to classic jeans, these deals may not have a single common theme tying them together, but they’re good. I swear! Scroll on for discounts on our reviewers’ favorite video games, ceramic cups, and other goodies. Be sure to check out our separate story on Prana’s discounted apparel for more savings. … Read more

The 7 best Android smartwatches in 2024

After a long stretch of slim pickings, the last couple of years have been huge for Android smartwatches. Now there are more good options than ever. But this is still a transitional era. While we’re encouraged by the stronger third-party app options, the market is still fragmented. Wear OS 4 is already here for Samsung’s … Read more

You No Longer Can Buy the Apple Watch Series 9 or the Ultra 2 Yet Again

Photo: Florence Ion / Gizmodo Just Tuesday, we reported on Apple trying to circumvent the import ban by dropping the blood-oxygen monitoring sensor on it. Until the new watches without the sensor were out, the ban was temporarily lifted, allowing Apple to start selling again. CNBC just reported that the Cupertino company has again been … Read more

Apple Ditches Blood Oxygen Feature on Its Watches to Escape Import Ban

Photo: Florence Ion / Gizmodo Apple has finally come up with a workaround for the recent ban on two of its watches: the Apple Watch Series 9 and the Ultra 2. It will ditch the blood oxygen measurement feature on its watches altogether. The M3 MacBook Pro: Made Dark for Halloween The Cupertino giant has … Read more

The 22 best New Year’s deals still live: Smartwatches, headphones, standing desks, and more

Current price: $199 Original price: $249 If wellness is your goal, then the Apple watch is a popular pick for maximum productivity. And if you’re not looking for advanced features offered in the newer Series 8, 9, or Ultra and Ultra 2 models, the watch SE is a great buy with all the essentials, and you’d … Read more

10 Best Deals on Fitness Trackers and Smartwatches

Another new year, another bombardment of fitness and health resolutions (plus expensive monthly gym subscriptions). Don’t let your commitment to a year of renewed health fizzle like day-old champagne. A fitness tracker or smartwatch certainly can be a helpful tool in monitoring your health, whether it’s for tracking steps, your workouts, or even heart rate … Read more