Althea Chang is Associate Director of Content Development for Consumer Reports and was previously a Senior Writer for Tom's Guide, covering mobile devices, health and fitness gadgets and car tech.
Though it lacks GPS and a heart rate monitor, the affordable Asus Zenwatch 3 sports an attractive design and long battery life.
The Sony Xperia XZ has a beautiful display, better-than-average battery life and effective image stabilization, but it doesn't live up to the company's promise of a smartphone camera that produces blur-free images.
If you want to receive all your smartphone notifications on your wrist along with fitness-tracking features in an attractive, simple package, the Huawei Fit is worth considering.
The Pebble 2 + Heart Rate is a great low-cost alternative to other smartwatches, but the fitness-tracking features are fairly limited.
Unless you're specifically focused on losing fat or building muscle, the Fitbit Charge 2 is probably a better option for a relatively inexpensive fitness tracker.
With the release of a bunch of new Dash buttons, Amazon wants to make sure you never have to run out of these products again.
With the right accessories, the Elite x3 can convert into a laptop or desktop, but Windows 10 Mobile's lack of apps is still a turnoff.
The Kobi lawnmower and snow blower robot could eventually make landscapers obsolete, but it's pricey.
If you want to track your activities with an inexpensive fitness tracker that doesn't look like one, you'll appreciate the $99 Fitbit Flex 2.
Google's newly-unveiled Pixel phones are an improvement from its earlier Nexus models, but they come with a heftier price tag.
Solar Roadways hopes to replace all concrete and asphalt with its solar panels to generate green energy.
The Xperia X Compact has a beautiful screen and amazing battery life. But its camera doesn't live up to Sony's claims of blur-free photos.
The Amazfit is beautiful, but good looks don't cut it even when you're looking for an entry-level fitness tracker under $100.
The number three cell phone carrier's Chief Technology Officer says its bigger competitors aren't doing enough to make 5G connections widely available.
Apple amps up the Apple Watch's fitness features, which could mean big business for a weakening smart-watch market.
Those who want to track their weight-training exercises and expand their workout regimes will appreciate the Atlas Wristband 2.
The Fitbit Flex 2 is smart enough to recognize your activities automatically and is so light that you might forget you're wearing it.