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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

Microsoft To Share More About Windows 10 Creators Update VR Headsets In December

Microsoft is ready to get in the VR market with the help of its VR partners. The first set of devices should hit the market in March of 2017, but we know little of what these VR headsets can do. Come December, we expect Microsoft to share a lot to ease frustration.

Wearable Tech November 3, 2016

Emporio Armani Connected Hybrid Smartwatch Line Launched: Quartz Batteries, Activity Tracking And More

Armani is selling its own lineup of hybrid smartwatches next week, called the Emporio Armani Connected series. The quartz-powered hybrid smartwatches lack notable smartwatch features but do support Bluetooth for smartphone integration.

Wearable Tech October 27, 2016

Abba Developing New Virtual Reality Experience With Universal Music and ‘American Idol’’s Simon Fuller

The members of iconic pop group Abba are reuniting to create a new virtual reality experience. The group has partnered with Universal Music and American Idol creator Simon Fuller in the venture.

Wearable Tech October 28, 2016

Xiaomi Mi VR vs. Mi VR Play: What's The Difference?

Xiaomi announced the new Mi VR headset during the official unveiling of the Mi Note 2 last Oct. 25 in Beijing. It replaces the Xiaomi VR Play, the company's first VR headset released in August.

Wearable Tech October 27, 2016

Xiaomi's Second Headset Mi VR Breaks Cover, Comes With 9-Axis Motion Controller: Smartphone Compatibility, Price And More

Xiaomi has a second VR headset in store, and it's called the Mi VR. Succeeding the Mi VR Play, the new wearable tech comes packed with a 9-axis motion controller, and it promises to provide ultra-low latency at 16 ms.

Wearable Tech October 26, 2016

Smartwatch Sales Down By More Than Half In The Third Quarter Of 2016

Smartwatches may have caught the public’s attention in previous years after its worldwide release. But it seems the smartwatch industry now is a thing of the past, following a decrease in overall sales in the third quarter of 2016.

Wearable Tech October 25, 2016

Samsung Gear S3 To Launch In Mid-November In The US

Samsung is reportedly shipping its latest smartwatch, the Samsung Gear S3, in mid-November for Korean and U.S. markets. No exact price has been announced, but its expected to closely mirror the Canadian Gear S3 price at CAD $469.99

Wearable Tech October 20, 2016

The Misfit Phase Is The $175 Analog Watch With Some Smart Features Launching Nov. 7

The Misfit Phase, a new analog watch from Misfit, comes with fitness tracking capabilities. It will be released this fall with a starting price of $175.

Wearable Tech October 18, 2016

PlayStation VR Works With The Xbox One, PC And Wii U For 2D Gaming In Cinematic Mode

The PlayStation is reported to support not only PlayStation 4 titles, but also other HDMI sources such as the Xbox One and Wii U. When connected, the third-party devices show up in PSVR's cinematic mode, a large 2D screen inside the virtual reality space.

Wearable Tech October 18, 2016

Smartwatch Prototype WristWhirl Lets You Control Your Wrist Like A Joystick

Researchers from Dartmouth College and the University of Manitoba bring to light the WristWhirl smartwatch prototype. The WristWhirl offers a unique alternative for one-handed smartwatch operations by using the wrist like a joystick.

Wearable Tech October 15, 2016

Apple Watch Nike+ To Be Available On Oct. 28: Price, Built-In Apps And More

Apple is set to release Apple Watch Nike+ editions of its latest smartwatch on Oct. 28. It will feature a more rugged design and exclusive Nike+ software geared for fitness-minded consumers.

Wearable Tech October 14, 2016

Modal VR: Atari Cofounder Nolan Bushnell Enters VR Space With New Startup

Atari cofounder Nolan Bushnell launched a new virtual reality startup with Jason Crawford called Modal VR, with Crawford acting as chief executive. The platform features support for multiple users simultaneously and is aimed at businesses.

Wearable Tech October 13, 2016

Samsung Unwraps 14nm Exynos 7 Dual 7270 With LTE Capability: Wearable Calling And Data In The Horizon?

Samsung announces the Exynos 7 Dual 7270 that is designed for wearable devices built on 14-nanometer (nm) FinFET technology. The new SoC has an LTE modem integration that will turn wearables into standalone devices for calling and data.

Wearable Tech October 13, 2016

HTC Halfbeak Android Wear Smartwatch Alleged Images Leak, Reveal Under Armour Logo: New Fitness-Focused Wearable Coming?

A series of photos showing what appears to be the long-rumored HTC smartwatch has surfaced on Weibo. HTC's yet to give an official release date and a detailed spec sheet for the smartwatch, which has suffered a number of delays.

Wearable Tech October 10, 2016

Pebble 2 Review Roundup: Good Battery And Affordable Price, But Don't Expect Too Much

The first Pebble 2 reviews are in, so let's see what critics think about this affordable gadget that tries to combine smartwatch and fitness tracking functionality without compromising battery life.

Wearable Tech October 5, 2016

You Could Control Your Samsung Gear VR Via Your Gear S2, Gear S3 Soon: Rumor

Samsung is rumored to be working on its Gear S2 and Gear S3 smartwatches to act as input devices for the Gear VR. Details remain scant as rumors go, but it’s a welcome push to improve the VR experience.

Wearable Tech October 4, 2016

Intel And Oakley Roll Out Radar Pace: Smart, Fitness-Tracking Eyewear That Features Real-Time Coaching System

Oakley and Intel have been developing the Radar Pace for years. It runs on the former's Real Speech technology to provide live and more natural conversational interface.

Wearable Tech October 4, 2016

Microsoft Band Wearables, No More: Fitness Device Pulled From Microsoft Store, No Microsoft Band 3 In Tow

Microsoft has apparently given up on fitness trackers, at least for now. The company is no longer selling the Band 2 via the Microsoft Store nor does it plan to release a Band 3 this year.

Wearable Tech October 3, 2016

Android Wear Problems: Some Android Smartwatch Models Are Not Compatible With iPhone 7

Android Wear fans who are also iPhone 7 users are in for some bad news, as some of the most popular wearable gadgets are incompatible with the flagship phone.

Wearable Tech September 30, 2016

Sony Unboxes The PlayStation VR Core Bundle: Here's What You'll Get From The Package

Sony released an unboxing video of its PlayStation VR Core package, set to hit shelves on Oct. 13. The package costs $400 and will include the PSVR headset and a demo disc with 18 playable games out of the box.

Wearable Tech September 30, 2016

Garmin Introduces Vivofit Jr. Fitness Tracker For Kids

Garmin has just announced the Vivofit Jr., an activity tracker specifically designed for kids, to encourage them to stay on the move. The fitness tracker is swim-friendly and durable, and powered by a battery that enables 24/7 wearability.

Wearable Tech October 2, 2016

Android Wear 2.0 Launch Postponed To 2017: What Caused Google's Delay?

There won't be a new version of Android Wear later this year. Google has decided to push back the launch of Android Wear 2.0 and extended developer preview for the said OS version until early 2017.

Wearable Tech September 29, 2016

New Huawei Smartwatch Could Sport Tizen OS Instead Of Android Wear

With rumors flying that Huawei has a second generation smartwatch in the works, there are now indications that it will run Tizen not Android Wear. If this turns out to be true, it could be evidence of smartwatch manufacturers being drawn to Tizen.

Wearable Tech September 30, 2016

Android Wear Pairing Issue: Users Report iPhone 7 Snubbing Their Android Wear Smartwatches

Google has confirmed that there are Android Wear devices that cannot be paired with the iPhone 7. It is not yet clear if this is caused by software or hardware incompatibility.

Wearable Tech September 29, 2016

Dr. OZ Talks Saving Lives With Entry Into Smartwatch Space With The iBeat Life Monitor

Dr. Mehmet Oz teams up with Practice Fusion’s Ryan Howard to launch a new smartwatch called the iBeat Life Monitor. The device is a more stylish alternative to Life Alert systems and could be used to save lives.

Wearable Tech September 30, 2016

Samsung Pay Giving Away 365 Gear S2 Smartwatches On Its 1st Birthday: Here's How You Can Join Samsung Pay Birthday Sweepstakes

Samsung Pay will be celebrating its first anniversary in the United States. A total of 365 Samsung Gear S2 smartwatches will be given away to lucky winners.

Wearable Tech September 28, 2016

Best Fitness Trackers 2016: Fitbit Charge HR, Samsung Gear Fit 2 And Microsoft Band 2

Keeping motivated and engaged in exercise or physical activity is all important. This is where fitness trackers help as they keep track on steps taken, heart rate and even provide motivation, but all are not created equal.

Wearable Tech September 28, 2016

Fitbit Charge 2 Now Available: Here's How Much You Need To Spend For This Fitness Tracker

Fitbit Charge 2 comes with classic functions of the popular fitness tracker line and introduces new features such as a more refined design, bigger OLED screen and smarter PurePulse technology. The device uses the same heart rate sensor outfitted in the Charge HR.

Wearable Tech September 27, 2016

Snap's Spectacles Might Have Problems: The Ups And Downs Of The Wearable

As interest mount for Spectacles, some quarters have already identified perceived weaknesses and possible long-term pitfalls. If not addressed, these issues could tie the device to Google Glass and its spectacular failure.

Wearable Tech September 26, 2016

VR Is Big This October: Google Daydream, PlayStation VR, 'Minecraft: Gear VR Edition' And Oculus

Google, Sony, Microsoft and Oculus are expected to give announcements on virtual reality in October, making the month an exciting time for the development of the technology. With companies pushing on their VR-related efforts, the technology continuously penetrates widespread conversation.

Wearable Tech September 26, 2016

Beats Not Releasing New Studio Wireless Headphones Update For 2016

Beats announced that its much-raved-about noise-canceling headphones, Studio Wireless, won’t get an update this year. Considering the features found in the company’s headsets from 2016, Beats’s decision makes sense.

Wearable Tech September 26, 2016

Five Best Apple Watch 2 Alternatives For iPhone Owners

Apple Watch 2 is a great smartwatch, but iPhone owners should know that they have quite a few alternative. We lined up five powerful smartwatches that are great accessories for the iPhone.

Wearable Tech September 24, 2016

Snapchat CEO Evan Spiegel Unveils Spectacles: It's Like Google Glass And Here's What It Can Do

Snapchat's new Spectacles smart glasses is capable of capturing 10-second videos using a 115-degree lens. It was announced alongside a rebranding move for a company seeking to expand its products line.

Wearable Tech September 24, 2016

The New Virtual Reality Vest Woojer Lets You 'Feel' The VR Worlds You Are In

Woojer is working to make your VR experience even more immersive. The company announced that it will roll out Vest, a wearable embedded with haptic transducers that will rock your world while gaming.

Wearable Tech September 24, 2016

CoWatch, The World's First Alexa-Enabled Smartwatch, Up For Sale For $299 On Amazon: Stay Connected In Style

CoWatch, the world's first Alexa-enabled smartwatch, is now available on Amazon for $299. The smartwatch sports the new Cronologics OS, a dual-core processor and a stainless steel and Zirconia Ceramic body.

Wearable Tech September 23, 2016

Apple Watch Rules The Smartwatch Market: The Apple Watch 2 Should Only Bolster Leading Position: Kantar

New data from Kantar Worldpanel reveals that Apple dominates the smartwatch market, leading sales in the U.S. and the four biggest markets in Europe. With the new Apple Watch Series 2 now boasting even better specs and features, Apple should see further growth.

Wearable Tech September 23, 2016

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