Category Archives: Wearable Tech

The New Apple Watch Ultra Might Replace Your Garmin, Sleep-Tracker, and Dive Computer All at Once

I’ve switched between my Apple Watch and a Garmin Fenix watch for several years, depending on the day. The Apple Watch has been my go-to for daily life because it’s great at motivating me to get out for a run, keeps me up to date on notifications, stores a ton of music, and works seamlessly […]

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Are Muscle Oxygen Sensors the Next Great Fitness Wearable?

On a typical training ride in Spain’s Sierra Nevada, Tokyo Olympics triathlon champion Kristian Blummenfelt might start near Granada, at around 3,000 feet above sea level, and finish as high as 10,000 feet. A key mantra for Norway’s world-beating triathlon squad is intensity control—each workout is neither easier nor harder than what the coach prescribes. […]

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The Best Audio Gear of 2022

Jaybird Vista 2 ($150) (Photo: Courtesy Jaybird) Best for Harsh Weather Like the first-gen Vista, these clear, robust-sounding earbuds have real outdoor cred. They’re IP68 dust- and waterproof and meet U.S. military shock and crush standards. What’s new: active noise cancellation and a volume control that lets you listen to music without blocking out the […]

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The Garmin Fenix 7X Solar Is the Only Watch I Want to Wear

For most of my life, I didn’t consider myself a watch person. Sure, I appreciated being able to control my AirPods with my Apple Watch, but it never hooked me because the battery was—and still is—too small to power big adventures. I tested several older Garmin and Suunto watches years ago, but they ended up […]

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