While most of the world waits for Apple to announce whatever its new wrist-bound iGadget is called, there are plenty of other people looking to get into the smart watch game. The Withings Activite Smart Watch is a perfect example. Instead of slapping a screen onto a band and calling it a day, the Activite looks like a normal timepiece, with slim watch hands, a stainless steel case, and a sapphire cover. But where it differs from your average watch is in its ability to track your steps, swimming, and running, showing an analog visualization of your progress right on the face while connecting to your phone for more in-depth tracking, sleep monitoring, and automatic watch setting, no matter where you roam.
Watches that use GPS to help you on the course are nothing new. Clip-on swing trackers are old news. But a wearable that combines them both? Now you've got something. The Garmin Approach S6 GPS Golf Watch continues the GPS-maker's golfing line with a host of sensors that it uses to track your swing tempo and speed, comparing your tempo against the ideal ratio and giving you audible tones to improve your mechanics. Of course, it's also got serious GPS chops, with detailed, full-color views of over 30,000 courses, the Pin Pointer to help with blind shots to the green, a green view that allows you to move the pin to its current location, and the ability to keep your score and measure your distance on big shots.