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Magic Leap CEO Refutes Reports That Claim The AR Startup 'Oversold' Its Headset

In light of reports that Magic Leap 'oversold' its technology and is running into problems making it a reality, CEO Rony Abovitz has reacted to the claims, saying that 'mini-production test runs' have started.

Wearable Tech December 9, 2016

Apple's AirPods Delay Reportedly Due To Manufacturing Problems: No Wireless Earbuds For Your iPhone This Holiday

According to new reports, Apple’s Siri-enabled wireless earphones, the AirPods, are being delayed due to problems with Bluetooth technology. However, a person close to sources familiar with the situation has said that this isn’t the case.

Wearable Tech December 9, 2016

Huawei Watch Gets Pulled From Google Store: Android Wear Options Waning

Google has pulled the Huawei Watch from its online store, leaving merely five smartwatches on the company’s online store able to run the operating system. Does this represent a bigger, more general problem for smartwatches?

Wearable Tech December 9, 2016

Magic Leap Lags Behind Competition: Innovative AR Technology Far From Becoming A Reality

Magic Leap is struggling to fulfill its original vision for an innovative augmented reality technology, as reported by The Information. Magic Leap has allegedly shifted to a new technology since its patented fiber-optic technology is hitting a few snags.

Wearable Tech December 9, 2016

Google Expands Daydream VR Games And Apps: 'Gunjack 2: End Of Shift,' 'Need For Speed VR,' HBO Now And More

More apps are headed for Google’s virtual reality platform, Daydream VR. 'Gunjack 2: End of Shift,' 'Need for Speed,' and 'Wands' are just some of the mobile VR experiences added in Daydream’s expanding roster of applications.

Wearable Tech December 9, 2016

Pebble Is No More: Here Are Some Smartwatch Alternatives To Consider Instead

Now that Fitbit has bought Pebble, highly acclaimed Pebble smartwatches will no longer crowd the flimsy smartwatch market. Here are a few worthy smartwatch alternatives in light of Pebble’s eventual pullout.

Wearable Tech December 7, 2016

New Samsung Gear S3 Bands From Strap Studio, SLG Design Give You More Options To Personalize Your Smartwatch

Samsung Gear S3 classic and frontier are getting more bands courtesy of Strap Studio and SLG Design. Thanks to them, you now have more options to personalize your smartwatch.

Wearable Tech December 7, 2016

Samsung Gear S2 Receives Gear S3 Features Via Latest Update

Samsung has refreshed the Gear S2 with an array of new features first seen in the Gear S3. The refresh is expected to make the device a viable alternative for those who might be turned off by the Gear S3's size.

Wearable Tech December 6, 2016

Apple Watch Goes Down As Fitbit Tops Q3 Wearable Market, IDC Says

Fitbit has maintained its dominance of the wearable devices market. The same, however, cannot be said about the market share of the Apple Watch, which posted a 71 percent year-over-year decline.

Wearable Tech December 6, 2016

Oculus Touch Review Roundup: Do The VR Motion Controllers Finally Complete The Rift?

The Touch motion-sensing controller for Oculus Rift is now out. The bulk of the reviews coming out of the press is saying that it is completing the entire VR experience and here is why.

Wearable Tech December 5, 2016

Can VR Help People Conquer Their Fear Of Heights And Public Speaking? Samsung Thinks So

Samsung is introducing its Gear VR device in Canada as a tool to cure certain afflictions. The company offers VR modules that can be experienced for several weeks and claims that the VR therapy program has enjoyed success in Europe, Russia and the UAE.

Wearable Tech December 5, 2016

Here's How To Order Snapchat Spectacles Prescription Lenses

Prescription lenses are now available for Snap Inc.’s Spectacles thanks to New York-based lens maker Rochester Optical. The prescription lenses start from $99 to $199.

Wearable Tech December 3, 2016

Motorola Steps Back From Wearables For Now: Don't Hold Your Breath For A Moto 360 Successor

Motorola has pushed away plans for a new wearable product indefinitely, the company confirmed during a press event. There will be no successor to the Moto 360 for the time being, but things could still change for Motorola.

Wearable Tech December 1, 2016

Fitbit Is Buying Pebble For Up To $40 Million: What Will Happen Next For The Two Wearable Device Companies?

Fitbit is said to be buying struggling smartwatch maker Pebble for a price between $34 million and $40 million. What will come next for the two wearable device companies after the acquisition?

Wearable Tech December 1, 2016

LG Files Trademark Applications For Four New Smartwatches And Accelerates Work On LG Pay

LG has filed trademark applications for four smartwatches and a mobile payment system called Watch Pay. LG may launch the four wearables and the mobile payment solution along with the LG G6 in February 2017.

Wearable Tech November 30, 2016

Samsung Pay On The Gear S3 Compatible With Almost Every Android Phone Except Google Pixel

Samsung Pay now works on Android devices that are paired with the Galaxy Gear S3 and S3 Frontier through an update to the Gear Manager app. Google Pixel owners have discovered that they cannot install the update.

Wearable Tech November 29, 2016

Samsung Gear Fit 2 Gets Software Update: Auto Pause Feature, New Workout Tracking Options

The Samsung Gear Fit 2's new firmware update will significantly improve the wearable's precision and tracking smarts. These are complemented by new features that require less input from users, allowing uninterrupted workouts.

Wearable Tech November 25, 2016

No, You Don't Need A PC Powerhouse To Use Microsoft's $300 Windows 10 VR Headsets: Minimum System Requirements Revealed

Microsoft's Windows 10 VR headsets and platform won't need a high-end PC to work, and according to the minimum system requirements, you only need a midrange computer.

Wearable Tech November 22, 2016

Google's Smart Autofocusing Contact Lens Delayed: Tests Pushed Back Beyond 2016

Novartis and Alphabet's smart contact lenses aren't set for human clinical trials in 2016, as previously promised. A spokesperson has explained that both companies are learning as the development progresses, promising to provide updates in the future.

Wearable Tech November 21, 2016

[UPDATED] Intel To Discontinue Wearable Efforts As Report Of Layoffs In New Devices Group Surfaces

Intel's wearable ambition sustained a major setback with the phaseout of its Basis product line. The company has already notified affected employees that they will have to go by the end of the year.

Wearable Tech November 20, 2016

Sony Xperia Ear To Be Released On Dec. 13 For $200 In The US

The Sony Xperia Ear, Sony's own hands-free virtual assistant entry will hit U.S. shelves Dec. 13 for $199. It's a tiny voice-enabled device that can perform tasks such as sending messages, helping with directions, looking for information and more.

Wearable Tech November 19, 2016

You Can Use Samsung Pay On The Gear S3 With Any Other Android Phone

Samsung confirmed that Samsung Pay, its proprietary mobile payment service, will work on the Gear S3 even when paired with non-Samsung smartphones. For this, you need to have an Android phone running Android 4.4. Kitkat or higher.

Wearable Tech November 19, 2016

Snapchat Spectacles: How To Buy And Where You'll Find Them

As the frenzy for Snapchat Spectacles grows, we give you some tips on where and how to snag the video-recording sunglasses which are limited in supply. The $129.99 sunglasses are being sold officially only through the Snapbot and not online or in physical stores.

Wearable Tech November 16, 2016

Samsung Gear S3 Frontier To Be Available Via AT&T And T-Mobile: Which Carrier Should You Buy The Smartwatch From?

The Samsung Gear S3 frontier is going to be available at AT&T and T-Mobile, but the question is, which carrier should you get the smartwatch from?

Wearable Tech November 16, 2016

Samsung Gear S3 Gets Official Teardown Treatment: Here's What The Innards Of The Upcoming Wearable Look Like

Samsung has uploaded an exhaustive teardown of its upcoming Tizen-based smartwatch. The Samsung Gear S3 hits shelves Nov. 18 with a retail price of $349 for the Wi-Fi and Bluetooth model.

Wearable Tech November 15, 2016

MIT's MoVR Lets HTC Vive, Oculus Rift VR Headsets Go Wireless Via Millimeter Waves

MIT has developed a system that enables wireless connection for virtual reality headsets. Named the MoVR system, it uses high-frequency radio signals called millimeter waves, pushing out data to the VR headset at speeds in the Gbps range.

Wearable Tech November 15, 2016

'The Martian VR Experience' Rolling Out For HTC Vive, PSVR: See The Red Planet Up Close For $20

The 'Martian VR Experience' is heading to the PlayStation VR and to the HTC Vive via SteamVR. There is no word yet on the rollout schedule for other VR systems such as the Oculus Rift.

Wearable Tech November 15, 2016

Nike HyperAdapt 1.0 Self-Lacing Sneakers To Cost $720, Not $1,000: Dec. 1 Expected Release Date, Not Nov. 28

Nike HyperAdapt 1.0 is the self-lacing sneakers that will make you feel like Marty McFly, and it's about to be released next month with a pretty hefty price tag.

Wearable Tech November 14, 2016

Matrix PowerWatch Uses Your Body Heat To Run: No Charging Required

Matrix Industries is currently in the process of crowdfunding the first smartwatch you can charge with your body heat. Employing thermoelectric technologies, the Matrix PowerWatch can convert your body heat to power.

Wearable Tech November 15, 2016

Snapchat Spectacles Is Popular Because It's Nothing Like Google Glass

When Snapchat CEO Evan Spiegel unveiled the Spectacles, the device was likened to the Google Glass. The Spectacles are nothing like the Google Glass though, and that is why it has skyrocketed in popularity.

Wearable Tech November 15, 2016

Nokia's Scrapped Smartwatch Moonraker Revealed: Hands-On Video Shows What Could Have Been On Our Wrists

A new video showcasing the different capabilities of the now-canceled Nokia Moonraker has surfaced online. The Moonraker was supposed to be the company's first smartwatch until Microsoft killed it in favor of its Band watches.

Wearable Tech November 14, 2016

This Anti-Snore Wearable Has Taken Kickstarter By Storm: How Does It Work?

Kickstarter is on fire because of the rise of the Anti-Snore wearable. The gadget is designed to stop snorers from causing a raucous in the middle of the night.

Wearable Tech November 14, 2016

Forget Snapchat Spectacles, Meet Vuzix Blade 3000: AR Smart Sunglasses That Work Like A Smartwatch

Vuzix is trying to make an inroad in the small growth of smart glasses technology. Its Blade 3000 series of AR-powered smart glasses will make an appearance at CES next year, poised to work as easily as a smartwatch.

Wearable Tech November 14, 2016

HTC Vive Virtual Reality Headset Goes Wireless: $220 Upgrade Kit Now Open For Preorders

HTC recently announced its upgrade kit for the HTC Vive VR headset at Alibaba's 11/11 Global Shopping Festival in China. This add-on will render the Vive VR wireless and is available for preorders in China for $220.

Wearable Tech November 12, 2016

Snapchat Spectacles Are Official, And Here's Why Everyone's Having Fun With It

Early owners of the Snapchat Spectacles are now getting to know their devices after its unusual rollout this week. Unboxings and early hands-on experience revealed a number of surprising things.

Wearable Tech November 12, 2016

Snapchat Spectacles Sold Out Quick: You Can Still Buy It On eBay, But It Costs A Lot More Than $130

The first batch of Snapchat's Spectacles are getting sold out hours after release only to resurface at eBay with outrageous prices. Its limited supply will likely drive the high resale prices for some time due to high demand.

Wearable Tech November 11, 2016

Snap Inc Spectacles Hitting Snapbot Vending Machines: Ready For Bot Landing? [Video]

Snap Inc. has started selling its video-recording Spectacles via special vending machines called Snapbots, which look like huge yellow minions. Snapbots won't stay for long in the same location, but a map will tell you where they are and where they're going.

Wearable Tech November 10, 2016

Google Daydream View Review Roundup: Good Mobile VR, Game-Changing Controller And More Early Impressions

Google's new Daydream View smartphone-powered mobile VR headset is ready to go on sale, promising an exciting experience on a budget. Early reviews are in, so here's what the experts are saying.

Wearable Tech November 10, 2016

New HTC Vive Headset Under Development: Is This The HTC Vive 2, Code-Named 'Oasis?'

HTC confirmed that it is indeed working on an HTC Vive successor. It will come with still-unspecified hardware improvements but a number of these were designed to support the company's new initiative, the Viveport Arcade.

Wearable Tech November 4, 2016

Huawei Fit Review Roundup: What Experts Are Saying About The New Fitness Tracker In Town

As the Huawei Fit begins to roll out in the United States, early reviews are trickling in. There are standout features that impressed a few watchers but are these enough to make up for several weaknesses?

Wearable Tech November 3, 2016

Samsung Gear S3 Preorder Begins Nov. 6, Release Date On Nov. 18 In The US: Prices Start At $350

The Samsung Gear S3 is about to roll out this November, with preorders kicking off in the same month. Here's what you need to know before then, from the price to the Frontier and Classic variants.

Wearable Tech November 3, 2016

Samsung Gear S3 Nears Launch: Best Buy Listings Go Up, Gear Manager Update Brings Compatibility Support

Preorders for Samsung's new Gear S3 range of Android smartwatches started going live across U.S. retailers this week. Best Buy is leading the fray with a dedicated store page, listing the wearables as Coming Soon.

Wearable Tech November 3, 2016

Samsung Gear S2 Owners Report Email Notification Issues Following Gear Manager Update

Samsung has found itself in another rut after the Gear Manager update caused a few glitches for Gear S2 owners. Owners of the popular smartwatch are unable to perform certain tasks that were possible prior to the new update.

Wearable Tech November 4, 2016

Third Oculus Sensor Gives You Room-Scale VR, And It's Available For Preorder Now At $79

Oculus has launched a third standalone sensor for the Oculus Rift that will allow the setup of a room-scale VR. It is now available for preorder and will start shipping on Dec. 13.

Wearable Tech November 1, 2016

Asus ZenWatch 3 Goes Up For Preorder: Available Via Asus Store, B&H For $229

The Asus Zenwatch 3 has already been made available for preorder, although it appears to be selling out fast. The wearable device not only looks and feels premium, but it is also quite sturdy, as it is made from jewel-grade stainless steel.

Wearable Tech November 1, 2016

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