watches

Where can I buy a charger for my fitness watch?

New Balance NX950 GPS Runner

Episode 1300

Gary from Laughlin, NV

Gary picked up a second hand New Balance runner's watch and he needs to get a USB charger for it. Leo says that NBMonitors.com is where he can go if it uses a proprietary connector. It uses a Pogo pin plug, though, and that means he can't just pick up a third party charger.

If Gary can find out what model number it is, he may be able to go to eBay and pick one up. He should definitely get it from New Balance, though.

US Watch Sales Drop in the Last 7 Years

Apple Watch

Episode 1210

Citing the release of the Apple Watch, US Watch sales have been reportedly declining in the last seven years. Leo says it's silly to blame Apple for the sales downturn, and it's likely that saturation with customers is blamed. Even Apple admits that the high priced Apple Watch hasn't done as well as they had hoped. Most people have a smartphone and that took the place of a wrist watch for most people long before the Apple Watch came on the scene.

What should I get for my next smartphone?

Droid Turbo

Episode 1168

Jacob from Louisianna

Jacob gets to upgrade his phone this month. He's thinking of the Droid Turbo on Verizon. Leo says he has one. It has a huge battery, but it's a bit chubby. Since it has a high resolution screen, it actually still deals with battery life issues. There are new phones coming, though, including the Samsung Galaxy S6 and the third generation HTC One. Jacob doesn't like TouchWiz at all, which is why he prefers Motorola.

Google Announces 'Android Wear' Platform at I/O Conference

Episode 1095

Google has announced its Android Wear platform for smart watches. LG and Samsung have announced Android Wear watches, and Motorola will be doing another one this summer. These watches will let you know when you have an incoming call, and even will allow you to respond because it has a built in microphone. They'll also have Google Now, so it can provide contextual information when you need it, right on the watch face. These watches also have sensors to track your health statistics, like many of the fitness bands that are already on the market.