What we do here at SuperWatches
SuperWatches brings watch enthusiasts, early adopters, and gadget fans the most up-to-date rumors and news on smartwatches and traditional timepieces.
We do this by extensively examining the market; testing watches as they come out and relying on knowledgeable specialists to offer our judgments.
SuperWatches is totally objective, trustworthy, and well-read. We are an independent publication that was founded in 2018 and has evaluated hundreds of devices from tens of different brands.
Our promise to our readers
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How we evaluate and test wearable technology
When we evaluate wearable gadgets, we want to make sure they’re accurate, usable, and comfortable to wear. That means we live with them, just like a user would.
These are the most important aspects of our evaluations and how we conduct them. We physically use the device so you can trust that our reviews are first-hand. Especially when it comes to major releases from big brands, such as the Apple Watch, a new Fitbit, Garmin or Samsung Galaxy Watch. What’s more, we also try to be among the first to do so, in order to deliver the freshest information to our readers.
Here’s a bit more information about the specific testing:
We test the gadget across a number of battery cycles to see how it drains and how long you can expect it to last. We’ll still use a gadget with extraordinarily long battery life, such as a Garmin, for a few weeks.
We’ll also put features to the test with extended workouts and exercise sessions, and an ultra-marathon runner will be on hand for sessions up to 40km.
Heart rate monitor
Because measuring a heart rate outside of a lab is highly challenging, our goal is to compare performance to an EKG chest strap, which is the gold standard currently accessible to consumers. It’s this sensation that wrist wearables are attempting to imitate.
We measure heart rate at rest, during continuous activity (typically an hour run), and then during a high-intensity interval training (HIIT) session with rapid peaks and dips.
Our goal is to verify the accuracy of the heart rate sensor so that readers can trust the vast amount of data derived by your bpm. Calorie estimations, sleep data, stress ratings, exercise zones, intensity minutes, and other information may be included.
Optical sensors aren’t as precise as chest straps, but they may still provide important information, particularly for novices.
We assess new devices against existing top-performing sleep trackers since sleep monitoring is one of the most challenging aspects to test outside of a sleep lab.
The goal was to see whether sleep duration, phases, and resting heart rate data correlated throughout the night. After that, we look at the data’s actionability and how beneficial it is to the user.
We constantly compare step data to other devices (often Garmin and Fitbit) as well as the iPhone’s built-in motion co-processor to search for any significant differences.
We’ll run with a gadget many times to ensure that the GPS is accurate and up to par. This will be compared against a Garmin GPS sports watch across well-known, well-measured routes.
Design, usefulness, and durability
Wearables must be comfortable to wear. It may seem absurd, yet this is not always the case. During our testing procedure, we wear gadgets 24 hours a day, seven days a week to ensure that they are comfortable, look nice, and operate well. We’ve evaluated hundreds of gadgets, so we know what to look for in terms of materials and construction. We also evaluate the user interface, touchscreen displays and responsiveness, and the controls, so you can get a real sense of how a gadget is to live with.
Wherever possible, we shoot our own photos to show you how gadgets are in real life. Our goal is to capture high-resolution, unique imagery to assist you in determining if a device is appropriate for your own requirements and style.
Fact-checking and verification
SuperWatches is dedicated to providing accurate and truthful information. We encourage reader input through comments or email, and we agree to and strive to adhere to our Editors’ Code of Practice.