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New Wear OS Watch From LG Shows Up In FCC Filing

An upcoming LG smartwatch spotted recently in an FCC filing features a hybrid design that adds traditional clock hands on top of a 1.2-inch LCD display. It’s possible the device would be unveiled at Google’s I/O developer conference.

Wearable Tech May 8, 2018

Over 5 Years Later, Fitbit Finally Adds Menstrual Cycle And Text Response Features

Fitbit announced that it is adding a new feature called female health tracking to help women track menstrual cycles. It is also adding text responses for Android users.

Wearable Tech May 7, 2018

Wear OS Is Getting A Lot Smarter Thanks To New Assistant Features

More Google Assistant features are coming to Wear OS, the company's newly renamed smartwatch platform. Included are Smart suggestions, a better implementation of My Day, and Actions.

Wearable Tech May 4, 2018

Fitbit Teams With Google To Give Your Data To Doctors: Will This Improve Healthcare?

Fitbit is using Google's new Cloud Healthcare API and integrating the technology into its devices. This collaboration will be aimed at giving healthcare providers more data about patients.

Wearable Tech April 30, 2018

Snapchat Spectacles 2.0 Unveiled: Are They Better Than The Original?

Snap unveiled Snapchat Spectacles 2.0, the follow-up to the original Spectacles that were released in November 2016. Is the new version of the social media-centric smart glasses worth it at $150 each?

Wearable Tech April 27, 2018

21 Reasons Why We Think Fitbit Versa Is Better Than Apple Watch As A Fitness Tracker-Smartwatch Hybrid

The Apple watch already established itself as a capable smartwatch. However, there are opinions that prefer to take the side of the Fitbit Versa as the better one with superior fitness-tracking capabilities.

Wearable Tech May 8, 2018

Surprising Facts About Virtual Reality That You Probably Didn't Know

As virtual reality technology improves, it will become more accessible for the average consumer. Here are 20 facts about virtual reality that you should know about.

Wearable Tech April 21, 2018

17 Reasons Why Fitbit Versa Is The Best Smartwatch Out There

The Fitbit Versa’s is the fitness company’s cheapest smartwatch yet, but don’t let the low price tag fool you. It’s just as good as its rivals out there, topped with unbeatable features focused on health and fitness.

Wearable Tech April 16, 2018

Instagram Is No Longer Available On The Apple Watch

A new update for iOS devices quietly removed Instagram from the Apple Watch. A new requirement from Apple was allegedly not met by the developers, which triggered the system to remove the photo-sharing app from the wearable device.

Wearable Tech April 4, 2018

T-Mobile's Sidekicks Is Making A Comeback (For April Fool's Day)

T-Mobile created another Sidekicks product in time for April Fool's Day. The company teased the world's first ever Smartshoephone that comes with remarkable features.

Wearable Tech March 31, 2018

Apple's New iPhone And iPad Cases Are Themed After Spring

Apple revealed a new lineup of color for its first-party accessories. The new products apparently flaunt spring-related themes and are available for the Apple Watch, iPad, and iPhone.

Wearable Tech March 30, 2018

The Wear OS Developer Preview With Android P Is Here, And It’s All About Battery Saving

Google makes its newly minted Wear OS platform finally available as a preview. It offers Dark UI as a native system theme, and a suite of battery-saving options.

Wearable Tech March 29, 2018

Fitbit Versa Review Roundup: At $200, Is It Better Than The Apple Watch?

Reviews on the $200 Fitbit Versa have started coming in, giving customers a better idea of what to expect from the Fitbit Ionic successor. Does the device live up to its billing as an Apple Watch challenger?

Wearable Tech March 27, 2018

The Fitbit Ace Was Designed For Children: Will The Fitness Tracker Really Help Kids Stay Healthy?

Fitbit unveiled the Fitbit Ace, a fitness tracker created for kids of ages 8 years old and up. The device, which will remind children of their daily fitness goals, is now up for preorders at $99.95 each.

Wearable Tech March 14, 2018

New Fitbit Versa Smartwatch Launches At $199, Looks Like An Apple Watch

Fitbit just launched a new smartwatch called Versa, which looks like a cheaper Apple Watch. The $199 Versa comes with standard smartwatch features but also cuts a few corners.

Wearable Tech March 14, 2018

Bose Unveils Augmented Reality Smart Glasses That Prioritize Audio Over Visuals

Bose’s new augmented reality glasses challenge the definition of AR. Instead of relying heavily on visual overlays, it focuses on immersive audio experiences, and that’s actually genius.

Wearable Tech March 12, 2018

Snap Spectacles New Models In The Works: One Will Be Water-Resistant, The Other Will Have 2 Cameras

Snap is reportedly working on two new Spectacles models despite weak sales for the social media smart glasses. The second model is expected to be released this year while the third model is planned for 2019 launch.

Wearable Tech March 4, 2018

Electronic Skin Measures Vital Signs And Displays Them: How Soon Will It Be Available?

Researchers from the University of Tokyo developed an electronic skin that can measure the wearer's vital signs and display them. The product, which is a non-invasive way of monitoring the health status of a person, may be available soon.

Wearable Tech February 19, 2018

Magic Leap Partners With NBA, Announces Cheapest Headset Model To Cost As Much As High-End Smartphone

Magic Leap has made several announcements. The secretive company said it partnered with NBA for a special experience powered by ‘spatial computing,’ and it hinted at the possible price points of its forthcoming headsets.

Wearable Tech February 14, 2018

The Intel Vaunt Smart Glasses Takes Simple Approach To Fix All Google Glass Issues

The Intel Vaunt does not look like smart glasses at all, save for the small red light that will sometimes be seen on the right lens. Intel is hoping that it will find more success compared to the Google Glass.

Wearable Tech February 6, 2018

Amazfit Bip Smartwatch Looks Like An Apple Watch, But Offers 45-Day Battery Life And GPS At $99

A new smartwatch called Amazfit Bip comes from Huami and offers a 45-day battery life and GPS at just $99. The smartwatch is available now in the United States, with more color options coming soon.

Wearable Tech February 6, 2018

Fitbit Announces Pebble Smartwatch Will Get Only Six More Months Of Support

The Pebble Smartwatch’s ecosystem has a time limit, and Fitbit has revealed how long the system will work. While the watch will still work, a lot of features will be cut.

Wearable Tech January 26, 2018

Some Smartwatches Are Getting Android Wear 2.8, Bringing Darker Backgrounds, Better Notification Layouts

Some Android Wear Smartwatch users reportedly noticed a new prompt that urged them to upgrade their software. Select owners now have their wearables running version 2.8 along with new features and tweaks to enhance its usability.

Wearable Tech January 20, 2018

Samsung To Use Metal 12 Magnesium Alloy To Make Phones Sturdy And Durable But Lightweight

A new alloy called Metal 12 was featured on the Samsung Notebook 9 2018. The company plans to use the new material on its future products to reduce weight and maintain durability.

Wearable Tech January 16, 2018

Tag Heuer Unveils Connected Modular 41 Smartwatch, Comes With 8 GB Of Storage, AMOLED Display

The just-unveiled Connected Modular 41 is a smaller variant of last year’s Connected Modular 45 by Tag Heuer, with double the specs and a crisper display. Pricing starts at $1,200.

Wearable Tech January 15, 2018

Going to the doctor? Hundreds Of Physicians Are Now Using Google Glass In Their Visits

We recently had the opportunity to talk with Dr. Albert Chan, M.D., Sutter Health's Chief of Digital Patient Experience. He discussed why more doctors at Sutter Health are using Augmedix, a live transcription service that uses Google Glass, in addition to how it's changed the patient experience and allowed doctors more time to spend with their family members.

Wearable Tech February 8, 2018

Google And Lenovo’s Mirage Solo VR Headset Doesn’t Need A PC Or Phone To Work

The first Daydream-based standalone VR headset is finally here. Lenovo and Google have just unveiled the Mirage Solo, complete with a QHD display, 6DOF, onboard storage, and more.

Wearable Tech January 10, 2018

Kate Spade Partners With Fossil For Android Wear Smartwatch Line

Kate Spade New York teamed with Fossil to create a line of Android Wear smartwatches. The design fits with the brand and has an “unapologetically feminine” design.

Wearable Tech January 10, 2018

Skagen Launches Falster As Its First Ever Touchscreen Smartwatch

Skagen launched Falster as its first smartwatch that features a touchscreen smartwatch. The Danish watchmaker's new watch runs on Android Wear and debuted at CES 018.

Wearable Tech January 10, 2018

Vuzix Unveils Blade Augmented-Reality Smart Glasses Featuring Amazon's Alexa

Wearables maker Vuzix will be unveiling its Blade augmented-reality smart glasses at this year's Consumer Electronics Show. These smart glasses will differ from other similar devices as they feature Amazon's Alexa.

Wearable Tech January 9, 2018

Stepping Up For The Future Of Health: Fitbit Invests In Glucose-Monitoring Startup Sano

Fitbit could be heading into tracking users’ glucose levels. The company has reportedly invested millions into startup Sano, which is developing a minimally invasive continuous glucose monitor.

Wearable Tech January 8, 2018

Amazon Alexa Hitting Smartwatches, Headphones, And Other Wearables This Year

Amazon announced a new Alexa Mobile Accessory Kit, which will make its digital assistant available on the go. Alexa will hit smartwatches, headphones, fitness trackers, and more wearables this year.

Wearable Tech January 6, 2018

People Aren’t Into Wearables, And It’s Not Going To Get Better

The wearable devices market is looking bleak, says a new forecast. People are buying them, yes, but not at a rate similar to smartphones, probably because they’re not as necessary as our phones.

Wearable Tech December 27, 2017

Garmin's Vivofit 4 Has Arrived: Here's Everything You Need To Know About The Wearable

The Garmin Vivofit 4 has finally hit the market and the new wearable is hosting a plethora of new features. We’ll tell you why this is one of the best fitness trackers around.

Wearable Tech December 27, 2017

Russian Man Dies From Blood Loss In Virtual Reality-Related Accident

A 44-year-old man in Russia died from blood loss because of a VR-related accident. Is his death an example of the dangers of VR technology?

Wearable Tech December 24, 2017

Wearables Market Will Double Its Growth By 2021

A new report is showing that the global wearables market will double by 2021. Shipments will rise from 113.2 to 222.4 million in the next four years.

Wearable Tech December 25, 2017

Adidas Gives Up On Fitness Wearables

Adidas confirmed that it plans to stop making fitness wearables until further notice. The company intends to focus on the software side for now.

Wearable Tech December 19, 2017

Samsung Gear S3 Gets Huge Tizen 3.0 Update: Improved Fitness Tracking, Gear VR Controller, And More

Owners of Samsung’s flagship smartwatch are about to get a slew of updates. Samsung has now released a Tizen 3.0 update that contains improvements to fitness tracking, user interface and experience, and more.

Wearable Tech November 21, 2017

Smartwatches For Kids Banned In Germany: Regulators Want Parents To Destroy The Devices

Germany's Federal Network Agency has banned smartwatches for kids from being sold in the country, and has urged parents who have already purchased the devices to destroy them. Here's the reason behind the decision.

Wearable Tech November 18, 2017

Apple Is The Top Wearable Company Again After Shipping 3.9 Million Smartwatches In Q3 2017

Apple shipped the most smartwatches in Q3 2017 according to latest estimates from market analysis firm Canalys. Even so, it was a bad quarter for smartwatches in general.

Wearable Tech November 15, 2017

Ford And Ekso Bionics Pilot Exoskeleton Technology For Auto Workers

Ford workers are testing out exoskeletal technology from Ekso Bionics. The EksoVest is a lightweight, non-bulky technology that lifts and supports workers' arms during overhead tasks.

Wearable Tech November 11, 2017

Misfit Vapor Launch Date Set For Oct. 31: What Does The Android Wear 2.0 Smartwatch Offer?

After successive delays, the Misfit Vapor will finally launch on Oct. 31. Preorders are now open for the Android Wear 2.0 smartwatch, which is a standalone device that can function without being paired with a smartphone.

Wearable Tech October 25, 2017

Life Insurer Offers Apple Watch For $25 If You Exercise Regularly Over The Next Two Years

If you can stay active enough for two years, then you’re eligible to get the Apple Watch Series 3 for just $25. Life insurer John Hancock is now offering the steeply discounted smartwatch insurance to holders who exercise regularly.

Wearable Tech October 24, 2017

New Oculus VR Headset On The Way: Jump Into Virtual Reality With The $200 Oculus Go

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg unveiled the Oculus Go, a $200 standalone virtual reality headset that looks to attract more people to the technology. Oculus also provided more details on Santa Cruz, its next-generation headset that is in the prototype stage.

Wearable Tech October 12, 2017

Samsung Enters Windows Mixed Reality Lineup With Its HMD Odyssey VR Headset

Samsung’s new HMD Odyssey headset offers the best visuals on a virtual reality device at $499. It’s part of Microsoft’s Windows Mixed Reality lineup, which will soon offer support for SteamVR titles.

Wearable Tech October 4, 2017

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