Michael Frank

The 6 Sharpest-Looking Smartwatches

The reason so many plastic fitness bands wind up forgotten in drawers isn’t just lame battery life. It’s also because they’re ugly and uncomfortable—too much like Livestrong bracelets and too little...

Your Head Is Better for Sensors than Your Wrist

Most fitness trackers today (including the Mio Alpha, the Fitbit Surge, and the upcoming Apple Watch) use wrist-based heart-rate monitors to measure everything from beats per minute to calories...

Your iPhone Needs a Leash

We were more than a little dubious when we first heard about the Kenu Highline. Seriously, an idiot string for a phone?

Under Armour's Big Digital Play

Under Armour is the second largest fitness apparel brand in the U.S., clawing at the heels of Nike, and now surpassing number three Adidas.

The InBody Band Knows If You're Secretly Fat

A lot of activity trackers can count steps, track sleep patterns, monitor heart rate from your wrist, and display calls and texts. The InBody Band does all that, too, but it can also measure your...

BMW i3

Even though we were running late for a trailhead meet-up, we didn’t think twice about bombing down a Catskill mountain road. Simply put, an electric car that handles this sharply doesn’t exist this...

Ford Transit Connect LWB

The third row in most full-size SUVs is cramped and difficult to clamber into. That’s not the case in Ford’s new seven-passenger Transit Connect, which has ten more inches of backseat legroom than...

BMW X4 xDrive28i

You can forgive us for not thinking of BMW as an “eco” brand. It’s the “Ultimate Driving Machine,” not the ultimate tree-hugging machine.

Mini Cooper

This is the third generation of Minis and the thematics that were once comically cute now strike a better balanced between flash and substance.

Porsche Macan

Drive an AWD Macan to an off-road trailhead, and you’ll understand why Porsche’s best selling cars aren’t the two-seat 911 or Boxster, but the Cayenne—the Macan’s big sister.

Nissan Murano

The third-generation AWD Murano is clearly the best yet. In every way, it’s more like a luxury crossover than the price would lead you to believe.