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Chris Smith


Fort Lauderdale, FL, United States

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Past articles by Chris:

Wearable tech in numbers: The stats behind the devices

The wearable tech market is still going from strength to strength – and that's backed up by relentless growth in a number of verticals. Smartwatches are st... → Read More

Wyze Band review: $30 do-all device takes on too much

Wyze made its bones with affordable smart home devices and is bringing that ethos to wearables, starting with the $29.99 Wyze Band. The price undercuts bud... → Read More

Amazfit Bip U Pro review: another budget powerhouse

The new Amazfit Bip U Pro is the company's latest budget smartwatch, with a super-charged spec sheet and super-affordable price. The follow-up to the Bip S... → Read More

Amazon Halo review: super intrusive but big-brand Labs shine through

Amazon’s recent incursion into wearables continues with its Halo fitness tracker – which has made it out of beta and is available in the US. In more than ... → Read More

The death of the Blocks modular smartwatch – burned backers have their say

In the summer of 2019, the Blocks modular smartwatch finally joined the sprawling Kickstarter boneyard. It's a wasteland littered with products that willing... → Read More

Future of AR smartglasses: How it will become the way we view the world

An alternate reality is preparing to leapfrog the need for total immersion VR. It promises to enhance what we see in the real world, instead of shutting us ... → Read More

A wearable beast from the East: Rise of the Chinese smartwatches

The kingpins of the western wearables market are facing a new challenge; the influx of more affordable (often free) and increasingly capable fitness tracker... → Read More

The future of live translation hearables: What needs to happen next

Over the last fews years we have been teased about the prospect of hearables that can break down language barriers in really discreet and elegant ways. Goog... → Read More

Remembering the Pebble 1.0: The DNA inside modern smartwatches

There was a brief time, when wearing the original Pebble smartwatch meant sporting the hippest piece of consumer technology on the planet. The e-paper sma... → Read More

How to change, customize and make a Garmin watch face

Most Garmin watches ship with a bevy of built-in watch faces, enabling you to prioritise the data most important to you and freshen up the display design de... → Read More

How to update your Garmin to the latest software through Connect or Express

Ensuring you have the latest software installed on your Garmin watch is essential to getting the best experience. Not only do you receive all of the latest... → Read More

How to change a Garmin watch band

Changing the band on your Garmin watch is simple, and it's likely you'll want to upgrade from the one out of the box fairly quickly. The standard bands that... → Read More

Remembering the Fitbit Flex: The tracker that changed how we wore wearables

The Fitbit Flex was a step backwards, for all intents and purposes. It arrived with an ugly rubbery band, provided less accurate step tracking than its clip... → Read More

Garmin set up: How to connect and pair your Garmin watch to a smartphone

Of all of the connected devices that come through the doors at here at Wareable, the wide selection of Garmin sports watches are among the easiest to set up... → Read More

Rise and fall of the Jawbone UP24: The tracker that changed wearable tech

The Jawbone UP24 represented the apex of those early, step-focused fitness trackers. Alongside the Fitbit Flex and the Nike+ FuelBand range, the stylish UP2... → Read More

How wearable sweat trackers are providing athletes with critical hydration insights

The old adage decrees it takes ‘blood, sweat and tears’ to be the best in your athletic field. But Epicore Biosystems reckons one of those fabled fluids is ... → Read More

Podium is an Apple Watch app that wants to be your personal running coach

Performance Lab is a company that boasts more than 30 years of real-world coaching experience and has already dabbled in wearables having developed the tech... → Read More

Dream 2 wants to rescue insomniacs from ‘failing’ sleep trackers

Mainstream consumer fitness trackers are failing millions of people who rely on them to track and improve sleep quality. That’s according to Hugo Mercier, t... → Read More

How to use your Fitbit with Alexa and Amazon Echo speakers

There’s an Alexa skill for almost everything now, but Fitbit was among the first companies to spot the potential of integrating its fitness trackers with th... → Read More

How to charge a Fitbit: Step-by-step help to filling up your battery

Battery life on Fitbit smartwatches and fitness trackers has improved considerably down the years, but the charge levels obviously aren't everlasting. The ... → Read More