Wearable Tech

Samsung Denies That It Is Turning Its Back On Android Wear, But Here's The Catch

Reports claimed that Samsung is turning its back on Android Wear to focus on its proprietary Tizen operating system for its wearable devices. The company responded to the reports, but did not necessarily answer all the questions.

Wearable Tech May 25, 2016

Samsung Gear Fit 2 Promo Image Leaks: Curved Display, Sleek Profile And More

The Samsung Gear Fit 2 promo image gets leaked, revealing a curved display and a sleeker profile compared with the first Gear Fit. Here's a close look at the upcoming wearable tech.

Wearable Tech May 24, 2016

How To Bypass New Oculus Rift Update That Blocks Porting Games On Competing Headsets

Oculus released a software update that blocks other VR headsets from accessing exclusive Oculus Rift games. However, developers also found workarounds to bypass the block.

Wearable Tech May 22, 2016

Project Soli Radar Sensor: Google Showcases How To Control Smartwatches And Speakers Without Touching Them

Project Soli's radar sensor allows users to execute some smartwatch functions with gesture control. The radar sensors can be used in wearables, speakers and more.

Wearable Tech May 22, 2016

Google And Levi's Introduce Smart Jacket Commuter With Project Jacquard Technology: Here's What It Can Do

Google and Levi's unveil Commuter, a smart jacket with Project Jacquard technology woven in. Not only is it fashionable, but it also comes with a lot of nifty features.

Wearable Tech May 21, 2016

Google Daydream Gets Unreal Engine Support: The Future Of VR Gaming Is Bright

Google announced that its VR platform Daydream gets Unreal Engine support. The support for Daydream signifies that it will soon be easier for developers to port their apps into Google's mobile VR system.

Wearable Tech May 21, 2016

Pal Strap Gives GPS And More Battery Life To Pebble Time: Here's The Deal

Hong Kong-based Powerstrap has introduced a new watch strap for the Pebble Time and Pebble Time Steel smartwatches. The Pal smartstrap boosts the wearable's battery life by a week.

Wearable Tech May 19, 2016

EyeSight Showcases Gesture Control With Smartphone-Based VR [Video]

EyeSight Mobile Technologies has uploaded a YouTube video showcasing its developed gesture controls for smartphone-based virtual reality headsets. Here is how this new technology works.

Wearable Tech May 18, 2016

Garmin Launches The Vívosmart HR+ With GPS For More Accurate Activity Tracking

The Vívosmart HR+ is designed to keep track of users' heart rates and movement while simultaneously using GPS.

Wearable Tech May 16, 2016

Acer And Starbreeze Band Together To Develop StarVR

Acer and Starbreeze are teaming up to design and manufacture the StarVR headset moving forward, promising to bring 'top-end VR experiences' in the near future.

Wearable Tech May 16, 2016

Samsung Files Patent For Smartwatch That Can Project The Display Onto Your Hand

Samsung has filed a patent application for a smartwatch that can beam the display onto a user's hand or any nearby surface. Here's how it's expected to work.

Wearable Tech May 17, 2016

Samsung Charm Fitness Tracker Going International: Here's What The Charming Wearable Has To Offer

Samsung is rolling out the Charm fitness tracker to 'select markets' across the globe, and that means it could pop up at a store near you.

Wearable Tech May 15, 2016

Your Cat Can Finally Talk Back In A Human Voice With Temptations' 3D-Printed Collar

Temptations Lab developed a 3D-printed collar that gives your cat the ability to talk back by translating meows to English.

Wearable Tech May 13, 2016

One Poland Nonprofit Is Working On 3D-Printed Smart Glasses For The Visually Impaired

Users who are wearing the glasses can press a button on the frame to take a picture of the object in front of them.

Wearable Tech May 13, 2016

Google Developer Site Confirms Android VR As Placeholder Turns Up

A placeholder for the Android VR headset has been spotted on the Google Play Developer Console (in the pricing and distribution section), confirming the device's existence and suggesting it will release at the Google I/O next week as rumored.

Wearable Tech May 14, 2016

Xiaomi CEO Lei Jun Reportedly Confirms Mi Band 2 Release In Early June

Xiaomi announced to fans of its affordable fitness wristbands that the Mi Band 2 is coming their way. The company's CEO Lei Jun himself confirmed that the new fitness tracker will hit the shelves really soon.

Wearable Tech May 13, 2016

Wearable Keyboard Tap Strap Does Away With Touching Your Mobile Device When Typing

Will the Tap Strap be a game changer or another failed attempt to mainstream gesture control devices?

Wearable Tech May 12, 2016

Google Reportedly Unveiling Standalone Android VR Headset At I/O Conference: Here Are The Details

Google is reportedly going to introduce a new standalone Android VR headset at the 2016 I/O conference. It's believed to be less powerful than the HTC Vive and Oculus Rift but better than the Samsung Gear VR.

Wearable Tech May 12, 2016

Oculus Hits Milestone, Reaches 1 Million Mark Of Samsung Gear VR Users

After reaching 1 million Gear VR users, Oculus believes the number will push developers to create more content for the platform.

Wearable Tech May 12, 2016

Meet The New Garmin Forerunner 735XT: The Ultimate GPS Smartwatch For Athletes

Garmin launched a new GPS running smartwatch that can track a variety of sports, measure heart rate and download additional free apps for customizing purposes. It comes with a sleek design and a large display to easily view stats.

Wearable Tech May 12, 2016

Pebble Time Smartwatch And Mobile App Get New Features With Latest Update

Pebble has released a new update that will provide more health and fitness functionality to the Pebble Time smartwatch line. Among the new features is the Mobile Health Snapshot, which serves as a hub for all fitness and sleep-related information.

Wearable Tech May 11, 2016

Motorola Moto 360 (2nd Gen) And Moto 360 Sport Now $50 Off At Verizon

Customers can now snag the Motorola Moto 360 (2nd Gen) and Moto 360 Sport at $50 off the regular price. The discounted price scheme will be available from now until the end of May at Verizon.

Wearable Tech May 11, 2016

Halo Neuroscience Wearable Promises To Actively Influence Physical Activities: Can Neurostimulation Turn You To A Superhuman?

Halo Neuroscience is developing the Halo Sport, a wearable that can help out athletes with their training. The device can place wearers into a state of hyperplasticity, where athletes can benefit from increased strength and skill acquisition.

Wearable Tech May 10, 2016

Deal Alert! All Samsung Gear S2 Now $50 Off At Amazon And Best Buy

Samsung Gear S2 got discounted by $50 at Best Buy and Amazon. The smartwatch was launched in August 2015 and is compatible with a wide array of Samsung and non-Samsung smartphones.

Wearable Tech May 7, 2016

Manus VR Gives HTC Vive Arm Tracking: Hands, Fingers, Elbows - You Name It

Manus VR is developing game-changing gloves that can provide complete arm-tracking support on the HTC Vive, from the hands and fingers' movement to the elbows' motion.

Wearable Tech May 8, 2016

Samsung Gear Fit 2 And Gear IconX Images Leaked: Here's A Look At The New Fitness Band And Wireless Earbuds

Images of the purported Samsung Gear Fit 2 and Gear IconX have accidentally emerged on Samsung's website. Here's a glimpse of the new fitness band and wireless earbuds from Samsung.

Wearable Tech May 7, 2016

Fingertips Too Big For Your Tiny Smartwatch? SkinTrack Turns Your Forearm Into A Touchpad

Researchers from Carnegie Mellon University are working on a possible solution to the problem of small smartwach displays. Named the SkinTrack system, the technology will allow users to transform their forearms into accurate touchpads.

Wearable Tech May 6, 2016

'World's Thinnest Watch' Declares Bankruptcy

Central Standard Timing’s CST-01 is dead after company files for bankruptcy.

Wearable Tech May 5, 2016

Delta Now Uses RFID Technology To Reduce Lost Baggage Claims

Delta has the goal of passengers no longer losing their bags while traveling thanks to the addition of RFID technology.

Wearable Tech May 5, 2016

Man Spends 25 Hours In Virtual Reality, Sets Guinness World Record

A Californian man has set a new Guinness World Record for the 'longest video game marathon on a virtual reality game system.' Derek Westerman spent straight 25 hours and 2 minutes in a VR environment while donning the HTC Vive.

Wearable Tech May 5, 2016

Fitbit Dominates Wearable Tech Market, Outsells Apple Watch

A new consumer survey reveals that fitness bands from Fitbit dominate the wearable space in the U.S. with a share of 61.7 percent, outselling the Apple smartwatch with ease.

Wearable Tech May 5, 2016

Microsoft Band 2 Price Cut Reinstated: Now $175 At Microsoft Store, Best Buy

Consumers can now get the Microsoft Band 2 at a once-again discounted price of $175. Built with an array of health tracking features, the wearable can be used with Windows, Android and iPhone devices.

Wearable Tech May 5, 2016

Garmin Launches The Vívomove For Fashion-Conscious Fitness Tracker Users

The goal is to make the tracker wearable during any event, whether it be a swanky dinner or child’s birthday party.

Wearable Tech May 4, 2016

Xiaomi Mi Band 2 Activity Tracker Reportedly Delayed Over Production Issues

The Xiaomi Mi Band 2 is facing delays, as CEO Lei Jun reportedly confirmed. Faced with manufacturing issues, the highly anticipated wearable will have a one-month delay before it’s launched officially.

Wearable Tech May 5, 2016

Elusive HTC Smartwatch Now Tipped To Debut Next Month, In The Week Of June 6

An HTC smartwatch has been rumored for a good while now, yet nothing has materialized so far. The latest tip now claims the elusive wearable will finally arrive next month.

Wearable Tech May 3, 2016

Deal Alert: Huawei Watch Now $100 To $150 Off At Amazon, Best Buy And Newegg

Various styles of the Huawei Watch are now available at Amazon, Best Buy and Newegg with $100 to $150 off their original prices. Here are the details.

Wearable Tech May 3, 2016

Huawei Watch For Ladies Jewel And Elegant Hit The US Market Starting At $450

Huawei Watch for ladies Elegant and Jewel finally hit the United States market. The price starts at $450 for the Elegant model and $550 for the Jewel variant.

Wearable Tech May 4, 2016

Fitbit CEO Says Apple Watch Had A 'Wrong' Approach For The Wearable Category

Fitbit CEO says Apple took a wrong turn with its smartwatch. The Apple Watch is a computing platform, which according to James Park, is a wrong way for the Cupertino company to approach the wearables industry.

Wearable Tech May 3, 2016

IBM Watson Supercomputer And Fashion House Marchesa Create High-Tech Cognitive Dress [Video]

IBM Watson and Marchesa collaborated on creating a cognitive dress that is ‘truly extraordinary.’ The first-of-its-kind cognitive-inspired garment will be unveiled at the Manus x Machina-themed Met Gala event.

Wearable Tech May 2, 2016

OSU Researchers Are Learning How To Stitch Better Cell Reception Into Your Clothes

With continuous development, these circuits could eventually evolve into technology that allows people to monitor everything from fitness level to tissue healing — all through the clothes they're wearing.

Wearable Tech May 2, 2016

Apple Watch Is One Year Old: Hit or Flop?

The Apple Watch turned a year old on April 24. It had an impressive first year, but it fell short of some of the loftier expectations placed on it.

Wearable Tech May 1, 2016

Sony Files Patent For Smart Contact Lenses That Can Record Videos, Take Pictures With Blink Of An Eye

Sony has filed a patent for a smart contact lens that features an ability to capture photos and videos. What makes it different from Samsung's smart lens with camera?

Wearable Tech May 1, 2016

Xiaomi Mi Bunny Smartwatch: The Wearable Tech For Kids That Mixes Cuteness With Functionality

Xiaomi launched the Mi Bunny smartwatch, providing another wearable tech designed for kids. Under the cute exterior, it has a couple of handy functions to keep children safe.

Wearable Tech May 1, 2016

Samsung Bedtime VR Stories Lets You Read Bedtime Stories From Anywhere: Yes, It's A Thing

Samsung Bedtime VR Stories is a novel concept introduced by the company that lets a parent share a bedtime story with the child, through a virtual world, when they are away. Although the thought behind the product is beautiful, the concept seems to be having more cons than pros.

Wearable Tech April 30, 2016

This Guy Got Windows 95 Running On His Apple Watch: How Did He Do It?

Developer Nick Lee was able to get Windows 95 running on his Apple Watch. Lee noted that the Apple Watch is already more advanced than the computers of the 1990s, a fact which inspired the project.

Wearable Tech April 30, 2016

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